Jeffrey Plescia Print


  240-228-1468

  Jeffrey.Plescia@jhuapl.edu

: SES

:   Planetary scientist; Geophysicist

:  Planetary, Earth

  LRO, LROC

 
Degree Field of Study Year Attained Institution Name
Ph.D. Geophysics 1985 University of Southern California
M.S. Geophysics 1981 University of Southern California
B.S. Geology 1976 University of Miami

My research includes analysis of impact melt in lunar craters and the rheology of impact melt flows, secondary cratering processes associated with lunar impact craters and implications for ejecta and cratering chronology, and the geophysics of impact craters. I participated in the international team that conducted the ICDP-USGS deep drilling project at the Chesapeake Bay Crater, and also conducted field investigations at impact sites in the U.S., Canada, and Australia. I'm currently working with the LROC imaging experiment on the NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, and conducted the search for US and Soviet robotic spacecraft on the lunar surface.

 
AGU Index Category AGU Index Sub-Category
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLID SURFACE PLANETS Impact phenomena, cratering
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLID SURFACE PLANETS Volcanism
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLID SURFACE PLANETS Tectonics
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLID SURFACE PLANETS Surface materials and properties
EXPLORATION GEOPHYSICS Gravity methods
VOLCANOLOGY Planetary volcanism
VOLCANOLOGY Lava rheology and morphology
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Start Year End Year Description
2004 Current The Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory, Lunar and martian geology Impact crater geophysics
1998 2004 U. S. Geological Survey, Martian volcanic and tectonic processes. VNIR spectral characterization of extremophiles in Yellowstone National Park. Geologic and geophysical studies of terrestrial impact craters.
1987 1998 Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Martian and outer planet satellite geology
Start Year End Year Description
2004 Current Lunar Exploration Analysis Group
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The following publication information was downloaded from http://www.researcherId.com/rid/B-7738-2016.
Hogan, James David, Kimberley, Jamie, Hazeli, Kavan, Plescia, Jeffrey, Ramesh, K. T., (2015), Dynamic behavior of an ordinary chondrite: The effects of microstructure on strength, failure and fragmentation, Icarus, 260, 308-319

Lawrence, David J., Peplowski, Patrick N., Plescia, Jeffrey B., Greenhagen, Benjamin T., Maurice, Sylvestre, Prettyman, Thomas H., (2015), Bulk hydrogen abundances in the lunar highlands: Measurements from orbital neutron data, Icarus, 255, 127-134

Clegg, Ryan N., Jolliff, Bradley L., Robinson, Mark S., Hapke, Bruce W., Plescia, Jeffrey B., (2014), Effects of rocket exhaust on lunar soil reflectance properties, Icarus, 227, 176-194

Plescia, Jeffrey B., Spudis, Paul D., (2014), Impact melt flows at Lowell crater, Planetary and Space Science, 103, 219-227

Dolgopolov, V. P., Basilevsky, A. T., Robinson, M. S., Plescia, J. B., Head, J. W., (2013), Where did the Luna 23 and 24 spacecraft land?: Comparing the spacecraft seen in LROC NAC images with synthetic images, Planetary and Space Science, 81, 82-85

Karachevtseva, I., Oberst, J., Scholten, E., Konopikhin, A., Shingareva, K., Cherepanova, E., Gusakova, E., Haase, I., Peters, O., Plescia, J., Robinson, M., (2013), Cartography of the Lunokhod-1 landing site and traverse from LRO image and stereo-topographic data, Planetary and Space Science, 85, 175-187

Plescia, J. B., Barnouin, O. S., Cintala, M. J., (2013), IMPACT MELT VOLUMES FOR SIMPLE LUNAR CRATERS: IMPLICATIONS FOR MELT PRODUCTION, Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 48, A283

Plescia, J. B., (2012), IMAPCTS ON SLOPING SURFACES: LUNAR EXAMPLES, Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 47, A317

Plescia, J. B., Cintala, M. J., (2012), Impact melt in small lunar highland craters, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 117

Robinson, M. S., Plescia, J. B., Jolliff, B. L., Lawrence, S. J., (2012), Soviet lunar sample return missions: Landing site identification and geologic context, Planetary and Space Science, 69, 76-88

Plescia, J. B., Cintala, M. J., (2011), IMPACT MELT IN SMALL SIMPLE LUNAR HIGHLANDS CRATERS, Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 46, A190

Plescia, J. B., Daniels, D. L., Shah, A. K., Gohn, GS, Koeberl, C, Miller, KG, Reimold, WU, (2009), Gravity investigations of the Chesapeake Bay impact structure, Icdp-Usgs Deep Drilling Project in the Chesapeake Bay Impact Structure: Results From the Eyreville Core Holes, 458, 181-193

Spudis, Paul D., Bussey, Ben, Plescia, Jeffrey, Josset, Jean-Luc, Beauvivre, Stephane, (2008), Geology of Shackleton Crater and the south pole of the Moon, Geophysical Research Letters, 35

Chabot, N. L., Corrigan, C. M., Hibbitts, C. A., Plescia, J. B., (2006), Planetary materials research at APL, Johns Hopkins Apl Technical Digest, 27, 156-167

French, BM, Cordua, WS, Plescia, JB, (2004), The Rock Elm meteorite impact structure, Wisconsin: Geology and shock-metamorphic effects in quartz, Geological Society of America Bulletin, 116, 200-218

Plescia, JB, (2004), Morphometric properties of Martian volcanoes, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 109

Swindle, TD, Plescia, JB, McEwen, AS, (2004), Exploring a possible shergottite source crater and calibrating the martian cratering chronology, Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 39, A102

Plescia, JB, (2003), Cerberus Fossae, Elysium, Mars: a source for lava and water, Icarus, 164, 79-95

Plescia, JB, (2003), Tharsis Tholus: an unusual martian volcano, Icarus, 165, 223-241

Plescia, J. B., (2002), Remote detection of extremophile communities using VNIR spectra., Astrobiology, 2, 508-509

Poag, CW, Plescia, JB, Molzer, PC, (2002), Ancient impact structures on modern continental shelves: The Chesapeake Bay, Montagnais, and Toms Canyon craters, Atlantic margin of North America, Deep-Sea Research Part Ii-Topical Studies in Oceanography, 49, 1081-1102

Johnson, Jeffrey R., Plescia, Jeffrey B., (2001), Visible/near-infrared and thermal infrared field spectroscopy of modern and ancient calcareous tufa deposits., Astrobiology, 1, 331-333

Plescia, J. B., Johnson, J. R., (2001), Visible-near infrared spectroscopy of siliceous sinter, Yellowstone National Park: Search for organic signatures., Astrobiology, 1, 337-338

Plescia, J. B., Johnson, J. R., Ferris, M., (2001), Visible-near infrared spectroscopy of hyperthermophile organisms, Yellowstone National Park., Astrobiology, 1, 338-340

Plescia, JB, (2000), Geology of the Uranius group volcanic constructs: Uranius Patera, Ceraunius Tholus, and Uranius Tholus, Icarus, 143, 376-396

Koeberl, C, Plescia, JB, Hayward, CL, Reimold, WU, (1999), A petrographical and geochemical study of quartzose nodules, country rocks, and dike rocks from the Upheaval Dome structure, Utah, Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 34, 861-868

Arvidson, RE, Acton, C, Blaney, D, Bowman, J, Kim, S, Klingelhofer, G, Marshall, J, Niebur, C, Plescia, J, Saunders, RS, Ulmer, CT, (1998), Rocky 7 prototype Mars rover field geology experiments - 1. Lavic Lake and Sunshine Volcanic Field, California, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 103, 22671-22688

PLESCIA, JB, (1994), GEOLOGY OF THE SMALL THARSIS VOLCANOS - JOVIS-THOLUS, ULYSSES-PATERA, BIBLIS-PATERA, MARS, Icarus, 111, 246-269

PLESCIA, JB, SHOEMAKER, EM, SHOEMAKER, CS, (1994), GRAVITY SURVEY OF THE MOUNT-TOONDINA IMPACT STRUCTURE, SOUTH-AUSTRALIA, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 99, 13167-13179

PLESCIA, JB, (1993), AN ASSESSMENT OF VOLATILE RELEASE FROM RECENT VOLCANISM IN ELYSIUM, MARS, Icarus, 104, 20-32

PLESCIA, JB, (1993), WRINKLE RIDGES OF ARCADIA-PLANITIA, MARS, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 98, 15049-15059

HENDRICKS, JD, PLESCIA, JB, (1991), A REVIEW OF THE REGIONAL GEOPHYSICS OF THE ARIZONA TRANSITION ZONE, Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth and Planets, 96, 12351-12373

PLESCIA, JB, (1991), GRABEN AND EXTENSION IN NORTHERN THARSIS, MARS, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 96, 18883-18895

PLESCIA, JB, (1991), WRINKLE RIDGES IN LUNAE PLANUM MARS - IMPLICATIONS FOR SHORTENING AND STRAIN, Geophysical Research Letters, 18, 913-916

MURCHIE, SL, HEAD, JW, PLESCIA, JB, (1990), TECTONIC AND VOLCANIC EVOLUTION OF DARK TERRAIN AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR THE INTERNAL STRUCTURE AND EVOLUTION OF GANYMEDE, Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth and Planets, 95, 10743-10768

MURCHIE, SL, HEAD, JW, PLESCIA, JB, (1989), CRATER DENSITIES AND CRATER AGES OF DIFFERENT TERRAIN TYPES ON GANYMEDE, Icarus, 81, 271-297

PLESCIA, JB, (1988), CRATERING HISTORY OF MIRANDA - IMPLICATIONS FOR GEOLOGIC PROCESSES, Icarus, 73, 442-461

PLESCIA, JB, (1987), CRATERING HISTORY OF THE URANIAN SATELLITES - UMBRIEL, TITANIA, AND OBERON, Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 92, 14918-14932

PLESCIA, JB, (1987), GEOLOGICAL TERRAINS AND CRATER FREQUENCIES ON ARIEL, Nature, 327, 201-204

MURCHIE, SL, HEAD, JW, HELFENSTEIN, P, PLESCIA, JB, (1986), TERRAIN TYPES AND LOCAL-SCALE STRATIGRAPHY OF GROOVED TERRAIN ON GANYMEDE, Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth and Planets, 91, E222-E238

PLESCIA, JB, GOLOMBEK, MP, (1986), ORIGIN OF PLANETARY WRINKLE RIDGES BASED ON THE STUDY OF TERRESTRIAL ANALOGS, Geological Society of America Bulletin, 97, 1289-1299

SMITH, BA, SODERBLOM, LA, BEEBE, R, BLISS, D, BOYCE, JM, BRAHIC, A, BRIGGS, GA, BROWN, RH, COLLINS, SA, COOK, AF, CROFT, SK, CUZZI, JN, DANIELSON, GE, DAVIES, ME, DOWLING, TE, GODFREY, D, HANSEN, CJ, HARRIS, C, HUNT, GE, INGERSOLL, AP, JOHNSON, TV, KRAUSS, RJ, MASURSKY, H, MORRISON, D, OWEN, T, PLESCIA, JB, POLLACK, JB, PORCO, CC, RAGES, K, SAGAN, C, SHOEMAKER, EM, SROMOVSKY, LA, STOKER, C, STROM, RG, SUOMI, VE, SYNNOTT, SP, TERRILE, RJ, THOMAS, P, THOMPSON, WR, VEVERKA, J, (1986), VOYAGER-2 IN THE URANIAN SYSTEM - IMAGING SCIENCE RESULTS, Science, 233, 43-64

PLESCIA, JB, BOYCE, JM, (1985), IMPACT CRATERING HISTORY OF THE SATURNIAN SATELLITES, Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth and Planets, 90, 2029-2037

PLESCIA, JB, (1983), THE GEOLOGY OF DIONE, Icarus, 56, 255-277

PLESCIA, JB, BOYCE, JM, (1983), CRATER NUMBERS AND GEOLOGICAL HISTORIES OF IAPETUS, ENCELADUS, TETHYS AND HYPERION, Nature, 301, 666-670

PLESCIA, JB, BOYCE, JM, (1982), CRATER DENSITIES AND GEOLOGICAL HISTORIES OF RHEA, DIONE, MIMAS AND TETHYS, Nature, 295, 285-290

PLESCIA, JB, HENYEY, TL, (1982), GEOPHYSICAL CHARACTER OF THE PROPOSED EASTERN EXTENSION OF THE GARLOCK FAULT AND ADJACENT AREAS, EASTERN CALIFORNIA, Geology, 10, 209-214

PLESCIA, JB, SAUNDERS, RS, (1982), TECTONIC HISTORY OF THE THARSIS REGION, MARS, Journal of Geophysical Research, 87, 9775-9791

PLESCIA, JB, (1981), THE TEMPE VOLCANIC PROVINCE OF MARS AND COMPARISONS WITH THE SNAKE RIVER PLAINS OF IDAHO, Icarus, 45, 586-601

PLESCIA, JB, (1976), RESPONSE OF GULF OF MEXICO TO HURRICANE ELOISE (1975), Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 57, 521-522