Rachel Klima Print


  240-228-0627

  Rachel.Klima@jhuapl.edu

: SES

:   Planetary Geologist

:  Planetary

  Chandrayaan-1, M3, Dawn, Europa Clipper, MESSENGER, MASCS, SSERVI, VORTICES

 
Degree Field of Study Year Attained Institution Name
Ph.D. Planetary Geology 2008 Brown University
M.S. Planetary Geology 2006 Brown University
M.S. Earth and Environmental Science 2003 University of Illinois at Chicago
B.A. Geophysical Sciences 1997 University of Chicago

My research focuses on planetary spectroscopy--in particular, using reflected light to characterized the mineralogy of solid surfaces in the solar system. I am interested in how planetary differentiation proceeds in different environments throughout the inner solar system. In the laboratory, my research centers on understanding the how mineral structure and composition affect the spectral properties observed in reflectance data, so that we can improve our ability to probe the geochemistry of surfaces from orbit. I have worked with data calibration for several infrared spectrometers as well as analysis of data covering the Moon and Mercury.

 
AGU Index Category AGU Index Sub-Category
GEOCHEMISTRY Composition of the planets
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLID SURFACE PLANETS Remote sensing
MINERALOGY AND PETROLOGY Mineral and crystal chemistry
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLID SURFACE PLANETS Instruments and techniques
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLID SURFACE PLANETS Origin and evolution
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Start Year End Year Description
2010 Current Research Scientist, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
2009 2009 Visiting Assistant Professor of Astronomy, Mount Holyoke College
2008 2009 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Brown University
Start Year End Year Description
2001 Current Member, American Geophysical Union
2001 Current Member, Geological Society of America
2004 Current Member, Meteoritical Society
2004 Current Member, Mineralogical Society of America
2013 Current Guest Associate Editor, American Mineralogist
Year Description
2012 NASA Carl Sagan Early Career Fellowship
2014 Best Paper Award, Workshop on Hyperspectral Image and Signal Processing: Evolution in Remote Sensing (WHISPERS)
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The following publication information was downloaded from http://www.researcherId.com/rid/H-9383-2012.
Peplowski, Patrick N., Klima, Rachel L., Lawrence, David J., Ernst, Carolyn M., Denevi, Brett W., Frank, Elizabeth A., Goldsten, John O., Murchie, Scott L., Nittler, Larry R., Solomon, Sean C., (2016), Remote sensing evidence for an ancient carbon-bearing crust on Mercury, Nature Geoscience, 9, 273-+

Vilas, Faith, Domingue, Deborah L., Helbert, Joern, D'Amore, Mario, Maturilli, Alessandro, Klima, Rachel L., Stockstill-Cahill, Karen R., Murchie, Scott L., Izenberg, Noam R., Blewett, David T., Vaughan, William M., Head, James W., (2016), Mineralogical indicators of Mercury's hollows composition in MESSENGER color observations, Geophysical Research Letters, 43, 1450-1456

D'Incecco, Piero, Helbert, Joern, D'Amore, Mario, Maturilli, Alessandro, Head, James W., Klima, Rachel L., Izenberg, Noam R., McClintock, William E., Hiesinger, Harald, Ferrari, Sabrina, (2015), Shallow crustal composition of Mercury as revealed by spectral properties and geological units of two impact craters, Planetary and Space Science, 119, 250-263

McCubbin, Francis M., Kaaden, Kathleen E. Vander, Tartese, Romain, Klima, Rachel L., Liu, Yang, Mortimer, James, Barnes, Jessica J., Shearer, Charles K., Treiman, Allan H., Lawrence, David J., Elardo, Stephen M., Hurley, Dana M., Boyce, Jeremy W., Anand, Mahesh, (2015), Magmatic volatiles (H, C, N, F, S, Cl) in the lunar mantle, crust, and regolith: Abundances, distributions, processes, and reservoirs, American Mineralogist, 100, 1668-1707

Murchie, Scott L., Klima, Rachel L., Denevi, Brett W., Ernst, Carolyn M., Keller, Mary R., Domingue, Deborah L., Blewett, David T., Chabot, Nancy L., Hash, Christopher D., Malaret, Erick, Izenberg, Noam R., Vilas, Faith, Nittler, Larry R., Gillis-Davis, Jeffrey J., Head, James W., Solomon, Sean C., (2015), Orbital multispectral mapping of Mercury with the MESSENGER Mercury Dual Imaging System: Evidence for the origins of plains units and low-reflectance material, Icarus, 254, 287-305

Peplowski, Patrick N., Lawrence, David J., Evans, Larry G., Klima, Rachel L., Blewett, David T., Goldsten, John O., Murchie, Scott L., McCoy, Timothy J., Nittler, Larry R., Solomon, Sean C., Starr, Richard D., Weider, Shoshana Z., (2015), Constraints on the abundance of carbon in near-surface materials on Mercury: Results from the MESSENGER Gamma-Ray Spectrometer, Planetary and Space Science, 108, 98-107

Reddy, Vishnu, Vokrouhlicky, David, Bottke, William F., Pravec, Petr, Sanchez, Juan A., Gary, Bruce L., Klima, Rachel, Cloutis, Edward A., Galad, Adrian, Guan, Tan Thiam, Hornoch, Kamil, Izawa, Matthew R. M., Kusnirak, Peter, Le Corre, Lucille, Mann, Paul, Moskovitz, Nicholas, Skiff, Brian, Vrastil, Jan, (2015), Link between the potentially hazardous Asteroid (86039) 1999 NC43 and the Chelyabinsk meteoroid tenuous, Icarus, 252, 129-143

Cahill, Joshua T. S., Hagerty, Justin J., Lawrence, David J., Klima, Rachel L., Blewett, David T., (2014), Surveying the South Pole-Aitken basin magnetic anomaly for remnant impactor metallic iron, Icarus, 243, 27-30

Chabot, Nancy L., Wollack, E. Alex, Klima, Rachel L., Minitti, Michelle E., (2014), Experimental constraints on Mercury's core composition, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 390, 199-208

Goudge, Timothy A., Head, James W., Kerber, Laura, Blewett, David T., Denevi, Brett W., Domingue, Deborah L., Gillis-Davis, Jeffrey J., Gwinner, Klaus, Helbert, Joern, Holsclaw, Gregory M., Izenberg, Noam R., Klima, Rachel L., McClintock, William E., Murchie, Scott L., Neumann, Gregory A., Smith, David E., Strom, Robert G., Xiao, Zhiyong, Zuber, Maria T., Solomon, Sean C., (2014), Global inventory and characterization of pyroclastic deposits on Mercury: New insights into pyroclastic activity from MESSENGER orbital data, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 119, 635-658

Isaacson, Peter J., Klima, Rachel L., Sunshine, Jessica M., Cheek, Leah C., Pieters, Carle M., Hiroi, Takahiro, Dyar, M. Darby, Lane, Melissa, Bishop, Janice, (2014), Visible to near-infrared optical properties of pure synthetic olivine across the olivine solid solution, American Mineralogist, 99, 467-478

Izenberg, Noam R., Klima, Rachel L., Murchie, Scott L., Blewett, David T., Holsclaw, Gregory M., McClintock, William E., Malaret, Erick, Mauceri, Calogero, Vilas, Faith, Sprague, Ann L., Helbert, Joern, Domingue, Deborah L., Head, James W., III, Goudge, Timothy A., Solomon, Sean C., Hibbitts, Charles A., Dyar, M. Darby, (2014), The low-iron, reduced surface of Mercury as seen in spectral reflectance by MESSENGER, Icarus, 228, 364-374

Dyar, M. Darby, Klima, Rachel L., Fleagle, Alexandra, Peel, Samantha E., (2013), Fundamental Mossbauer parameters of synthetic Ca-Mg-Fe pyroxenes, American Mineralogist, 98, 1172-1186

Klima, R., Cahill, J., Hagerty, J., Lawrence, D., (2013), Remote detection of magmatic water in Bullialdus Crater on the Moon, Nature Geoscience, 6, 737-741

Chabot, Nancy L., Klima, Rachel L., Minitti, Michelle E., Wollack, E. Alex, (2012), CONSTRAINING MERCURY'S BUILDING BLOCKS THROUGH CORE FORMATION EXPERIMENTS., Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 47, A96-A96

Klima, Rachel, Hapke, Bruce, (2012), Theory of reflectance and emittance spectroscopy, 2nd edition, Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 47, 1403-1404

Green, R. O., Pieters, C., Mouroulis, P., Eastwood, M., Boardman, J., Glavich, T., Isaacson, P., Annadurai, M., Besse, S., Barr, D., Buratti, B., Cate, D., Chatterjee, A., Clark, R., Cheek, L., Combe, J., Dhingra, D., Essandoh, V., Geier, S., Goswami, J. N., Green, R., Haemmerle, V., Head, J., Hovland, L., Hyman, S., Klima, R., Koch, T., Kramer, G., Kumar, A. S. K., Lee, K., Lundeen, S., Malaret, E., McCord, T., McLaughlin, S., Mustard, J., Nettles, J., Petro, N., Plourde, K., Racho, C., Rodriquez, J., Runyon, C., Sellar, G., Smith, C., Sobel, H., Staid, M., Sunshine, J., Taylor, L., Thaisen, K., Tompkins, S., Tseng, H., Vane, G., Varanasi, P., White, M., Wilson, D., (2011), The Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M-3) imaging spectrometer for lunar science: Instrument description, calibration, on-orbit measurements, science data calibration and on-orbit validation, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 116

Isaacson, Peter J., Pieters, Carle M., Besse, Sebastien, Clark, Roger N., Head, James W., Klima, Rachel L., Mustard, John F., Petro, Noah E., Staid, Matthew I., Sunshine, Jessica M., Taylor, Lawrence A., Thaisen, Kevin G., Tompkins, Stefanie, (2011), Remote compositional analysis of lunar olivine-rich lithologies with Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M-3) spectra, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 116

Klima, Rachel L., Dyar, M. Darby, Pieters, Carle M., (2011), Near-infrared spectra of clinopyroxenes: Effects of calcium content and crystal structure, Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 46, 379-395

Klima, Rachel L., Pieters, Carle M., Boardman, Joseph W., Green, Robert O., Head, James W., III, Isaacson, Peter J., Mustard, John F., Nettles, Jeff W., Petro, Noah E., Staid, Matthew I., Sunshine, Jessica M., Taylor, Lawrence A., Tompkins, Stefanie, (2011), New insights into lunar petrology: Distribution and composition of prominent low-Ca pyroxene exposures as observed by the Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M-3), Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 116

Kramer, Georgiana Y., Besse, Sebastien, Dhingra, Deepak, Nettles, Jeffrey, Klima, Rachel, Garrick-Bethell, Ian, Clark, Roger N., Combe, Jean-Philippe, Head, James W., III, Taylor, Lawrence A., Pieters, Carle M., Boardman, Joseph, McCord, Thomas B., (2011), M-3 spectral analysis of lunar swirls and the link between optical maturation and surface hydroxyl formation at magnetic anomalies, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 116

Lane, Melissa D., Glotch, Timothy D., Dyar, M. Darby, Pieters, Carle M., Klima, Rachel, Hiroi, Takahiro, Bishop, Janice L., Sunshine, Jessica, (2011), Midinfrared spectroscopy of synthetic olivines: Thermal emission, specular and diffuse reflectance, and attenuated total reflectance studies of forsterite to fayalite, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 116

Mustard, John F., Pieters, Carle M., Isaacson, Peter J., Head, James W., Besse, Sebastien, Clark, Roger N., Klima, Rachel L., Petro, Noah E., Staid, Matthew I., Sunshine, Jessica M., Runyon, Cassandra J., Tompkins, Stefanie, (2011), Compositional diversity and geologic insights of the Aristarchus crater from Moon Mineralogy Mapper data, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 116

Nettles, J. W., Staid, M., Besse, S., Boardman, J., Clark, R. N., Dhingra, D., Isaacson, P., Klima, R., Kramer, G., Pieters, C. M., Taylor, L. A., (2011), Optical maturity variation in lunar spectra as measured by Moon Mineralogy Mapper data, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 116

Pieters, C. M., Besse, S., Boardman, J., Buratti, B., Cheek, L., Clark, R. N., Combe, J. P., Dhingra, D., Goswami, J. N., Green, R. O., Head, J. W., Isaacson, P., Klima, R., Kramer, G., Lundeen, S., Malaret, E., McCord, T., Mustard, J., Nettles, J., Petro, N., Runyon, C., Staid, M., Sunshine, J., Taylor, L. A., Thaisen, K., Tompkins, S., Whitten, J., (2011), Mg-spinel lithology: A new rock type on the lunar farside, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 116

Pieters, Carle M., McFadden, Lucy A., Prettyman, Thomas, De Sanctis, M. Cristina, McCord, Thomas B., Hiroi, Takahiro, Klima, Rachel, Li, Jian-Yang, Jaumann, Ralf, (2011), Surface Composition of Vesta: Issues and Integrated Approach, Space Science Reviews, 163, 117-139

Cloutis, Edward A., Klima, Rachel L., Kaletzke, Lindsay, Coradini, A., Golubeva, L. F., McFadden, L. A., Shestopalov, D. I., Vilas, F., (2010), The 506 nm absorption feature in pyroxene spectra: Nature and implications for spectroscopy-based studies of pyroxene-bearing targets, Icarus, 207, 295-313

Klima, Rachel L., Pieters, Carle M., Dyar, M. Darby, (2008), Characterization of the 1.2 mu m M1 pyroxene band: Extracting cooling history from near-IR spectra of pyroxenes and pyroxene-dominated rocks, Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 43, 1591-1604

Dyar, M. Darby, Klima, Rachel L., Lindsley, Donald, Pieters, Carle M., (2007), Effects of differential recoil-free fraction on ordering and site occupancies in Mossbauer spectroscopy of orthopyroxenes, American Mineralogist, 92, 424-428

Klima, Rachel L., Pieters, Carle M., Dyar, M. Darby, (2007), Spectroscopy of synthetic Mg-Fe pyroxenes I: Spin-allowed and spin-forbidden crystal field bands in the visible and near-infrared, Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 42, 235-253

Klima, RL, Pieters, CM, (2006), Near- and mid-infrared microspectroscopy of the Ronda peridotite, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 111