Kimberly Seelos Print


  240-228-8415

  Kim.Seelos@jhuapl.edu

: SES

:   planetary geologist; spectroscopist

:  Planetary

  MER, MRO, CRISM, Phoenix

 
Degree Field of Study Year Attained Institution Name
B.S. Geology 1999 University of Georgia, Athens, GA
M.A. Earth and Planetary Science 2002 Washington University in St. Louis, MO
Ph.D. Earth and Planetary Science 2006 Washington University in St. Louis, MO

My research involves the investigation of geologic relationships and mineralogy of solid surface planets using visible/near-infrared remote sensing datasets. My current focus is on understanding the distribution and formation of phyllosilicates and other alteration minerals indicative of past aqueous activity, as well as primary mineralogy and ices, on Mars. I am also the tactical operations uplink lead for the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO).

ResearcherIDF-4647-2015

ORCID0000-0001-7236-0580

Recent conference abstracts:

 
AGU Index Category AGU Index Sub-Category
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLAR SYSTEM OBJECTS Mars
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLID SURFACE PLANETS Remote sensing
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLID SURFACE PLANETS Instruments and techniques
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLID SURFACE PLANETS Composition
MINERALOGY AND PETROLOGY Planetary mineralogy and petrology
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Start Year End Year Description
2016 Current CRISM Science Operations Uplink Lead, JHU/APL
2008 Current Research Scientist, JHU/APL
2006 Current CRISM Science Team, JHU/APL
2006 2016 CRISM Uplink Team, JHU/APL
2006 2008 Postdoctoral Research Associate, JHU/APL
2002 2006 Graduate Research Assistant, Washington University in St. Louis
2000 2002 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Washington University in St. Louis
2000 2000 Summer Assistant, Fossil Butte National Monument
1997 1999 Field Technician (summers), Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory
Start Year End Year Description
1998 Current Geological Society of America, member
2001 Current American Geophysical Union, member
2008 2016 Mars Exploration Student Data Team mentor
2004 2013 Mineralogical Society of America, member
Year Description
2015 NASA Public Service Group Achievement Award, CRISM Operations Team for Comet Siding Spring Observing Campaign
2014 NASA Public Service Group Achievement Award, CRISM Operations Team for MSL Relay Operations Support
2012 Outstanding STEM Volunteer, JHU/APL
2011 NASA Public Service Group Achievement Award, CRISM Science Team
2002 AGU Outstanding Student Paper Award
2001 Wheeler Graduate Fellowship, Washington University in St. Louis
1999 Undergraduate Student of the Year, Field School Student of the Year, Geology, University of Georgia
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The following publication information was downloaded from http://www.researcherId.com/rid/F-4647-2015.
Ehlmann, Bethany L., Swayze, Gregg A., Milliken, Ralph E., Mustard, John F., Clarks, Roger N., Murchie, Scott L., Breit, George N., Wray, James J., Gondet, Brigitte, Poulet, Francois, Carter, John, Calvin, Wendy M., Benzel, William M., Seelos, Kimberly D., (2016), Discovery of alunite in Cross crater, Terra Sirenum, Mars: Evidence for acidic, sulfurous waters, American Mineralogist, 101, 1527-1542

Nunez, J. I., Barnouin, O. S., Murchie, S. L., Seelos, F. P., McGovern, J. A., Seelos, K. D., Buczkowski, D. L., (2016), New insights into gully formation on Mars: Constraints from composition as seen by MRO/CRISM, Geophysical Research Letters, 43, 8893-8902

Wray, James J., Murchie, Scott L., Bishop, Janice L., Ehlmann, Bethany L., Milliken, Ralph E., Wilhelm, Mary Beth, Seelos, Kimberly D., Chojnacki, Matthew, (2016), Orbital evidence for more widespread carbonate-bearing rocks on Mars, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 121, 652-677

Ackiss, S. E., Buczkowski, D. L., Ernst, C. M., McBeck, J. A., Seelos, K. D., (2015), Knob heights within circum-Caloris geologic units on Mercury: Interpretations of the geologic history of the region, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 430, 542-550

Seelos, Kimberly D., Seelos, Frank P., Viviano-Beck, Christina E., Murchie, Scott L., Arvidson, Raymond E., Ehlmann, Bethany L., Fraeman, Abigail A., (2014), Mineralogy of the MSL Curiosity landing site in Gale crater as observed by MRO/CRISM, Geophysical Research Letters, 41, 4880-4887

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, (2014), Revised CRISM spectral parameters and summary products based on the currently detected mineral diversity on Mars, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 119, 1403-1431

Clancy, R. Todd, Sandor, Brad J., Wolff, Michael J., Smith, Michael D., Lefevre, Franck, Madeleine, Jean-Baptiste, Forget, Francois, Murchie, Scott L., Seelos, Frank P., Seelos, Kim D., Nair, Hari, Toigo, Anthony D., Humm, David, Kass, David M., Kleinboehl, Armin, Heavens, Nicholas, (2013), Extensive MRO CRISM observations of 1.27 µm O2 airglow in Mars polar night and their comparison to MRO MCS temperature profiles and LMD GCM simulations (vol 117, E00J10, 2012), Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 118, 1148-1154

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., (2013), A hematite-bearing layer in Gale Crater, Mars: Mapping and implications for past aqueous conditions, Geology, 41, 1103-1106

Buczkowski, Debra L., Seelos, Kim D., Cooke, Michele L., (2012), Giant polygons and circular graben in western Utopia basin, Mars: Exploring possible formation mechanisms, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 117

Clancy, R. Todd, Sandor, Brad J., Wolff, Michael J., Smith, Michael D., Lefevre, Franck, Madeleine, Jean-Baptiste, Forget, Francois, Murchie, Scott L., Seelos, Frank P., Seelos, Kim D., Nair, Hari A., Toigo, Anthony D., Humm, David, Kass, David M., Kleinboehl, Armin, Heavens, Nicholas, (2012), Extensive MRO CRISM observations of 1.27 µm O2 airglow in Mars polar night and their comparison to MRO MCS temperature profiles and LMD GCM simulations, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 117

Williams, Rebecca M. E., Rogers, A. Deanne, Chojnacki, Matthew, Boyce, Joseph, Seelos, Kimberly D., Hardgrove, Craig, Chuang, Frank, (2011), Evidence for episodic alluvial fan formation in far western Terra Tyrrhena, Mars, Icarus, 211, 222-237

Buczkowski, Debra L., Murchie, Scott, Clark, Roger, Seelos, Kim, Seelos, Frank, Malaret, Erick, Hash, Christopher, (2010), Investigation of an Argyre basin ring structure using Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter/Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 115

Seelos, Kimberly D., Arvidson, Raymond E., Jolliff, Bradley L., Chemtob, Steven M., Morris, Richard V., Ming, Douglas W., Swayze, Gregg A., (2010), Silica in a Mars analog environment: Ka'u Desert, Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 115

Byrne, Shane, Dundas, Colin M., Kennedy, Megan R., Mellon, Michael T., McEwen, Alfred S., Cull, Selby C., Daubar, Ingrid J., Shean, David E., Seelos, Kimberly D., Murchie, Scott L., Cantor, Bruce A., Arvidson, Raymond E., Edgett, Kenneth S., Reufer, Andreas, Thomas, Nicolas, Harrison, Tanya N., Posiolova, Liliya V., Seelos, Frank P., (2009), Distribution of Mid-Latitude Ground Ice on Mars from New Impact Craters, Science, 325, 1674-1676

Calvin, W. M., Roach, L. H., Seelos, F. P., Seelos, K. D., Green, R. O., Murchie, S. L., Mustard, J. F., (2009), Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars observations of northern Martian latitudes in summer, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 114

Heet, T. L., Arvidson, R. E., Cull, S. C., Mellon, M. T., Seelos, K. D., (2009), Geomorphic and geologic settings of the Phoenix Lander mission landing site, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 114

Murchie, Scott L., Seelos, Frank P., Hash, Christopher D., Humm, David C., Malaret, Erick, McGovern, J. Andrew, Choo, Teck H., Seelos, Kimberly D., Buczkowski, Debra L., Morgan, M. Frank, Barnouin-Jha, Olivier S., Nair, Hari, Taylor, Howard W., Patterson, Gerald W., Harvel, Christopher A., Mustard, John F., Arvidson, Raymond E., McGuire, Patrick, Smith, Michael D., Wolff, Michael J., Titus, Timothy N., Bibring, Jean-Pierre, Poulet, Francois, (2009), Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars investigation and data set from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's primary science phase, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 114

Spencer, David A., Adams, Douglas S., Bonfiglio, Eugene, Golombek, Matthew, Arvidson, Raymond, Seelos, Kim, (2009), Phoenix Landing Site Hazard Assessment and Selection, Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, 46, 1196-1201

Arvidson, R., Adams, D., Bonfiglio, G., Christensen, P., Cull, S., Golombek, M., Guinn, J., Guinness, E., Heet, T., Kirk, R., Knudson, A., Malin, M., Mellon, M., McEwen, A., Mushkin, A., Parker, T., Seelos, F., Seelos, K., Smith, P., Spencer, D., Stein, T., Tamppari, L., (2008), Mars Exploration Program 2007 Phoenix landing site selection and characteristics, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 113

Golombek, M. P., Huertas, A., Marlow, J., McGrane, B., Klein, C., Martinez, M., Arvidson, R. E., Heet, T., Barry, L., Seelos, K., Adams, D., Li, W., Matijevic, J. R., Parker, T., Sizemore, H. G., Mellon, M., McEwen, A. S., Tamppari, L. K., Cheng, Y., (2008), Size-frequency distributions of rocks on the northern plains of Mars with special reference to Phoenix landing surfaces, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 113

McGuire, Patrick C., Wolff, Michael J., Smith, Michael D., Arvidson, Raymond E., Murchie, Scott L., Clancy, R. Todd, Roush, Ted L., Cull, Selby C., Lichtenberg, Kim A., Wiseman, Sandra M., Green, Robert O., Martin, Terry Z., Milliken, Ralph E., Cavender, Peter J., Humm, David C., Seelos, Frank P., Seelos, Kim D., Taylor, Howard W., Ehlmann, Bethany L., Mustard, John F., Pelkey, Shannon M., Titus, Timothy N., Hash, Christopher D., Malaret, Erick R., CRISM Team, (2008), MRO/CRISM Retrieval of Surface Lambert Albedos for Multispectral Mapping of Mars With DISORT-Based Radiative Transfer Modeling: Phase 1-Using Historical Climatology for Temperatures, Aerosol Optical Depths, and Atmospheric Pressures, Ieee Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 46, 4020-4040

Mustard, John F., Murchie, S. L., Pelkey, S. M., Ehlmann, B. L., Milliken, R. E., Grant, J. A., Bibring, J. -P., Poulet, F., Bishop, J., Dobrea, E. Noe, Roach, L., Seelos, F., Arvidson, R. E., Wiseman, S., Green, R., Hash, C., Humm, D., Malaret, E., McGovern, J. A., Seelos, K., Clancy, T., Clark, R., Des Marais, D., Izenberg, N., Knudson, A., Langevin, Y., Martin, T., McGuire, P., Morris, R., Robinson, M., Roush, T., Smith, M., Swayze, G., Taylor, H., Titus, T., Wolff, M., (2008), Hydrated silicate minerals on mars observed by the Mars reconnaissance orbiter CRISM instrument, Nature, 454, 305-309

Seelos, K. D., Arvidson, R. E., Cull, S. C., Hash, C. D., Heet, T. L., Guinness, E. A., McGuire, P. C., Morris, R. V., Murchie, S. L., Parker, T. J., Roush, T. L., Seelos, F. P., Wolff, M. J., (2008), Geomorphologic and mineralogic characterization of the northern plains of Mars at the Phoenix Mission candidate landing sites, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 113

Guinness, Edward A., Arvidson, Raymond E., Jolliff, Bradley L., Seelos, Kim D., Seelos, Frank P., Ming, Douglas W., Morris, Richard V., Graff, Trevor G., (2007), Hyperspectral reflectance mapping of cinder cones at the summit of Mauna Kea and implications for equivalent observations on Mars, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 112

McEwen, A. S., Hansen, C. J., Delamere, W. A., Eliason, E. M., Herkenhoff, K. E., Keszthelyi, L., Gulick, V. C., Kirk, R. L., Mellon, M. T., Grant, J. A., Thomas, N., Weitz, C. M., Squyres, S. W., Bridges, N. T., Murchie, S. L., Seelos, F., Seelos, K., Okubo, C. H., Milazzo, M. P., Tornabene, L. L., Jaeger, W. L., Byrne, S., Russell, P. S., Griffes, J. L., Martinez-Alonso, S., Davatzes, A., Chuang, F. C., Thomson, B. J., Fishbaugh, K. E., Dundas, C. M., Kolb, K. J., Banks, M. E., Wray, J. J., (2007), A closer look at water-related geologic activity on Mars, Science, 317, 1706-1709

Arvidson, R. E., Poulet, F., Morris, R. V., Bibring, J. -P., Bell, J. F., III, Squyres, S. W., Christensen, P. R., Bellucci, G., Gondet, B., Ehlmann, B. L., Farrand, W. H., Fergason, R. L., Golombek, M., Griffes, J. L., Grotzinger, J., Guinness, E. A., Herkenhoff, K. E., Johnson, J. R., Klingelhoefer, G., Langevin, Y., Ming, D., Seelos, K., Sullivan, R. J., Ward, J. G., Wiseman, S. M., Wolff, M., (2006), Nature and origin of the hematite-bearing plains of Terra Meridiani based on analyses of orbital and Mars Exploration rover data sets, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 111

Murchie, S. L., Heffernan, K. J., Bedini, P. D., Humm, D. C., Thompson, P. L., Lees, J., Wirzburger, M. J., Darlington, H., Boldt, J. D., Strohbehn, K., Lohr, D. A., Hayes, J. R., Seelos, F. P., Choo, T. H., McGovern, J. A., Malaret, E., Hash, C., Cavender, P. J., Buczkowski, D. L., Morgan, M. F., Seelos, K. D., Taylor, H. W., (2006), Investigating Martian history with the CRISM imaging spectrometer, Johns Hopkins Apl Technical Digest, 27, 145-155