Christina Viviano-Beck Print


  87783

  Christina.Beck@jhuapl.edu

: SES

:   Planetary Geologist; Spectroscopist (VNIR/IR)

:  Planetary

  MRO, CRISM

 
2006, B.A. in Astrogeophysics, Colgate University
2012, Ph.D. in Earth and Planetary Science, University of Tennessee

My research pertains to the evolution of Martian crust over time, including the environments that existed during its early history as preserved in the rock record.  I utilize visible/near-infrared and thermal infrared spectroscopy of Mars to gain insight into the composition of the surface exposed today.  Presently, I focus on the variability in mineral signatures as identified through the CRISM visible/near-infrared hyperspectral imager.  Ultimately, understanding the geologic origin of the mineral diversity exposed at the surface today provides context for assessing the habitability of past surface and subsurface conditions on Mars.

 
AGU Index Category AGU Index Sub-Category
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLAR SYSTEM OBJECTS Mars
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLID SURFACE PLANETS Composition
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLID SURFACE PLANETS Remote sensing
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLID SURFACE PLANETS Surface materials and properties
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLID SURFACE PLANETS Erosion and weathering
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2014 - Present
JHU/APL, SR PROF STAFF I: CRISM science targeting; CRISM summary parameter generation to characterize spectral variability in CRISM dataset; Several ongoing research projects utilizing CRISM spectra to make geologic interpretations about the Noachian surface of Mars.
2012 - 2014
JHU/APL, POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER: CRISM science targeting; CRISM summary parameter generation to characterize spectral variability in CRISM dataset; Several ongoing research projects utilizing CRISM spectra to make geologic interpretations about the Noachian surface of Mars.
2011 - 2012
UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE, RESEARCH ASSISTANT: Used THEMIS thermal infrared multispectral imagery and CRISM hyperspectral imagery to determine the abundance, mineralogically characterize, and map phyllosilicates on Mars.
2006 - 2011
UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE, TEACHING ASSISTANT: Taught labs for introductory physical geology, introductory environmental geology, introductory planetary geology, upper-level undergraduate planetary geology, graduate-level remote sensing.
2008 - 2012
NASA MER TEAM, STUDENT COLLABORATOR: Documentarian
2005 - 2005
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, RESEARCH ASSISTANT: Summer internship analyzing Colorado Rocky Mountain Front Range seismicity. Helped deploy seismometer array in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range.
2004 - 2006
COLGATE UNIVERSITY, TEACHING ASSISTANT: Assistant for introductory astronomy
2004 - 2004
COLGATE UNIVERSITY, RESEARCH ASSISTANT: Summer internship analyzing taxonomy and density counts of diatoms in Antarctica ocean sediment core samples.
2012 - Present
Journal Peer-Reviewer: JGR, Icarus, American Mineralogist, OLEB
2013 - Present
Mars Exploration Student Data Team (MESDT), Judge/Scientist
2008 - Present
Involved in 20+ outreach or research presentations/programs, 1st Grade - Higher Ed, and general public.
2008 - Present
10+ professional conference or meeting research presentations
2012
Colombia flood basalt field excursion, THEMIS team meeting, WA
2010
NASA Planetary Volcanology Field Workshop, HI
2008 - 2009
Geology Club President, The University of Tennessee
2006
Colgate University Summer Field Course, NY, CO, WY, UT
2011: Dwornik Award, Best Graduate Student Poster, LPSC
2010, 2011: Excellence in Graduate Assistant Teaching, The University of Tennessee
2009, 2011: Excellence in Outreach, The University of Tennessee
2009: East Tennessee Geological Society Student Professional Presentation Award
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The following publication information was downloaded from http://www.researcherId.com/rid/F-3942-2015. Click on the publication title to view details.
Compositional and structural constraints on the geologic history of eastern Tharsis Rise, Mars
:   Viviano-Beck, C. E.; Murchie, S. L.; Beck, A. W.; Dohm, J. M.
:3/1/
: Icarus
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  43
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Name Link to Datasource Notes
Publication link http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S001910351630567X
Data repository link http://lib.jhuapl.edu/papers/compositional-and-structural-constraints/ Access to high resolution figures and source data
Orbital detection and implications of akaganeite on Mars
:   Carter, John; Viviano-Beck, Christina; Loizeau, Damien; Bishop, Janice; Le Deit, Laetitia
:JUN 2015
: Icarus
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  296
  310
: WOS:000353755200023
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Name Link to Datasource Notes
Publication link http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0019103515000366
Metamorphism in the Martian crust
:   McSween, Harry Y., Jr.; Labotka, Theodore C.; Viviano-Beck, Christina E.
:APR 2015
: Meteoritics & Planetary Science
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  603
: WOS:000352625200007
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Name Link to Datasource Notes
Publication link http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12330/abstract
Mineralogy of the MSL Curiosity landing site in Gale crater as observed by MRO/CRISM
:   Seelos, Kimberly D.; Seelos, Frank P.; Viviano-Beck, Christina E.; Murchie, Scott L.; Arvidson, Raymond E.; Ehlmann, Bethany L.; Fraeman, Abigail A.
:JUL 28 2014
: Geophysical Research Letters
  41
  4880
  4887
: WOS:000340536000011
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Name Link to Datasource Notes
Publication link http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2014GL060310/abstract
Revised CRISM spectral parameters and summary products based on the currently detected mineral diversity on Mars
:   Viviano-Beck, Christina E.; Seelos, Frank P.; Murchie, Scott L.; Kahn, Eliezer G.; Seelos, Kimberley D.; Taylor, Howard W.; Taylor, Kelly; Ehlmann, Bethany L.; Wisemann, Sandra M.; Mustard, John F.; Morgan, M. Frank
:JUN 2014
: Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets
  119
  1403
  1431
: WOS:000340535000017
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Name Link to Datasource Notes
Publication link http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2014JE004627/abstract
MICA Library Interface http://crismtypespectra.rsl.wustl.edu MRO CRISM Type Spectra Library available through the PDS
Challenges in detecting olivine on the surface of 4 Vesta
:   Beck, Andrew W.; McCoy, Timothy J.; Sunshine, Jessica M.; Viviano, Christina E.; Corrigan, Catherine M.; Hiroi, Takahiro; Mayne, Rhiannon G.
:NOV 2013
: Meteoritics & Planetary Science
  48
  2155
  2165
: WOS:000328543300006
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Name Link to Datasource Notes
Publication link http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12160/abstract
A hematite-bearing layer in Gale Crater, Mars: Mapping and implications for past aqueous conditions
:   Fraeman, A. A.; Arvidson, R. E.; Catalano, J. G.; Grotzinger, J. P.; Morris, R. V.; Murchie, S. L.; Stack, K. M.; Humm, D. C.; McGovern, J. A.; Seelos, F. P.; Seelos, K. D.; Viviano, C. E.
:OCT 2013
: Geology
  41
  1103
  1106
: WOS:000327391200016
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Name Link to Datasource Notes
Publication link http://geology.gsapubs.org/content/41/10/1103
Publication link http://geology.geoscienceworld.org/content/41/10/1103
Using THEMIS data to resolve the discrepancy between CRISM/OMEGA and TES modeled phyllosilicate abundance in Mawrth Vallis
:   Viviano, Christina E.; Moersch, Jeffrey E.
:SEP-OCT 2013
: Icarus
  226
  497
  509
: WOS:000324720200041
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Name Link to Datasource Notes
Publication link http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0019103513002601
Implications for early hydrothermal environments on Mars through the spectral evidence for carbonation and chloritization reactions in the Nili Fossae region
:   Viviano, Christina E.; Moersch, Jeffrey E.; McSween, Harry Y.
:SEP 2013
: Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets
  118
  1858
  1872
: WOS:000325628300009
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Name Link to Datasource Notes
Publication link http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jgre.20141/abstract
Petrologic and textural diversity among the PCA 02 howardite group, one of the largest pieces of the Vestan surface
:   Beck, Andrew W.; Welten, Kees C.; McSween, Harry Y., Jr.; Viviano, Christina E.; Caffee, Marc W.
:JUN 2012
: Meteoritics & Planetary Science
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  947
  969
: WOS:000306177400001
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Name Link to Datasource Notes
Publication link http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1945-5100.2012.01360.x/abstract
A technique for mapping Fe/Mg-rich phyllosilicates on Mars using THEMIS multispectral thermal infrared images
:   Viviano, Christina E.; Moersch, Jeffrey E.
:JUL 21 2012
: Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets
  117
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: WOS:000311726600001
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Name Link to Datasource Notes
Publication link http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2011JE003985/abstract
An Assessment of Colorado Seismicity from a Statewide Temporary Seismic Station Network
:   Monsalve, G.; Viviano, C.; Sheehan, A.
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: Seismological Research Letters
  79
  645
  652
: WOS:000259683300005
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Name Link to Datasource Notes
Publication link http://srl.geoscienceworld.org/content/79/5/645
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