Jeffrey Andrews-Hanna

PTYS/LPL Faculty

Jeffrey Andrews-Hanna

Associate Professor

Ph.D., 2006, Washington University

Years with LPL: 2017

Lunar Studies, Planetary Geophysics, Planetary Surfaces, Titan & Outer Solar System

My research focuses on understanding the processes acting on the surfaces and interiors of the solid-surface planets and moons in our solar system.  I am interested in geodynamic, tectonic, magmatic, hydrologic, and climatic processes, at scales ranging from local to global. To this end, I combine the analysis of gravity, topography, and other remote sensing datasets with numerical modeling.  Current research interests include terrestrial planet tectonics, volcanism, impact basins, and hydrology; with projects on the Moon, Mars, Venus, and Pluto.

View LPL Evening Lecture from September 6, 2017, The Dark Side of the Moon

View Summer Science Saturday Lecture from July 20, 2019, The Scientific Legacy of Apollo

Current Grants

  • Gravity investigation of density anomalies in the lunar subsurface as records of early geodynamics and tectonics: NASA LDAP Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL), PI
  • Gravity investigation of multi-ring basins and mascons: Forward and inverse modeling, and gravity gradiometry: NASA Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) Guest Scientist Program, PI
  • Compressional tectonics and global strain on Mars, the Moon, and Mercury: NASA PGG, PI
  • Recent explosive volcanism on Mars: NASA MDAP, PI
  • The hydrology, climate, and sedimentary deposits of Meridiani Planum and Gale Crater: NASA SSW, PI
  • Climatic control of explosive volcanism on Mars: NASA SSW, PI

Current Spacecraft Involvement

VERITAS - the Venus Emissivity, Radar, InSAR, Topography, and Spectroscopy mission

Former Spacecraft Involvement

  • Co-Investigator on NASA Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) (2012-2016)

Current Postdocs

Former Postdocs

  • Alex Evans
  • Pranabendu Moitra
  • David Horvath

Based on Google Scholar and NASA ADS: NASA ADS Author search: J. C. Andrews-Hanna

Recent refereed publications (NASA ADS): Years 2019 through June 2023

Andrews-Hanna, J. C. & Broquet, A. 2023, Icarus. The history of global strain and geodynamics on Mars

Moruzzi, Samantha A., Kiefer, Walter S., & Andrews-Hanna, Jeffrey C. 2023, Icarus. Thrust faulting on Venus: Tectonic modeling of the Vedma Dorsa Ridge Belt

Broquet, A. & Andrews-Hanna, J. C. 2023, Icarus. Plume-induced flood basalts on Hesperian Mars: An investigation of Hesperia Planum

Andrews-Hanna, Jeffrey C. 2022, Nature Astronomy. Marsquakes coming into focus

Broquet, A. & Andrews-Hanna, J. C. 2022, Nature Astronomy. Geophysical evidence for an active mantle plume underneath Elysium Planitia on Mars

Jones, Matt J., Evans, Alexander J., Johnson, Brandon C., Weller, Matthew B., Andrews-Hanna, Jeffrey C., Tikoo, Sonia M., Keane, James T. 2022, Science Advances. A South Pole–Aitken impact origin of the lunar compositional asymmetry

Liang, Weigang & Andrews-Hanna, Jeffrey C. 2022, Icarus. Probing the source of ancient linear gravity anomalies on the Moon

Horvath, David G., Moitra, Pranabendu, Hamilton, Christopher W., Craddock, Robert A., & Andrews-Hanna, Jeffrey C. 2021, Icarus. Evidence for geologically recent explosive volcanism in Elysium Planitia, Mars

Horvath, David G. & Andrews-Hanna, Jeffrey C. 2021, Earth and Planetary Science Letters. The hydrology and climate of Mars during the sedimentary infilling of Gale crater

Moitra, Pranabendu, Horvath, David G., & Andrews-Hanna, Jeffrey C. 2021, Earth and Planetary Science Letters. Investigating the roles of magmatic volatiles, ground ice and impact-triggering on a very recent and highly explosive volcanic eruption on Mars

Hood, L. L., Oliveira, J. S., Andrews-Hanna, J., Wieczorek, M. A., & Stewart, S. T. 2021, Journal of Geophysical Research (Planets). Magnetic Anomalies in Five Lunar Impact Basins: Implications for Impactor Trajectories and Inverse Modeling

Andrews-Hanna, Jeffrey C. 2020, Icarus. The tectonic architecture of wrinkle ridges on Mars

Jansen, J. C., Andrews-Hanna, J. C., Milbury, C., Head, J. W., Li, Y., Melosh, H. J., & Zuber, M. T. 2019, Icarus. Radial gravity anomalies associated with the ejecta of the Orientale basin

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