PTYS/LPL Faculty

Kuiper 438


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, the gravity field and structure of the Moon, impact basins, volcanology on Mars, the hydrology and climate of Mars and Titan, and the evolution of Venus.

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

Former Spacecraft Involvement

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

Current Postdocs

Former Postdocs

  • Alex Evans

Complete publications list available from: NASA ADS Author search: J. C. Andrews-Hanna

Refereed publications (NASA ADS): Calendar Years 2017 through June 2020

Jansen, J. C., Andrews-Hanna, J. C., Milbury, C., Head, J. W., Li, Y., Melosh, H. J., Zuber, M. T. Radial gravity anomalies associated with the ejecta of the Orientale basin 2019Icar..319..444J

Johnson, B. C., Andrews-Hanna, J. C., Collins, G. S., Freed, A. M., Melosh, H. J., Zuber, M. T. Controls on the Formation of Lunar Multiring Basins 2018JGRE..123.3035J

Andrews-Hanna, J. C., Head, J. W., Johnson, B. C., Keane, J. T., Kiefer, W. S., McGovern, P. J., Neumann, G. A., Wieczorek, M. A., Zuber, M. T. Ring faults and ring dikes around the Orientale basin on the Moon 2018Icar..310....1A

Evans, A. J., Andrews-Hanna, J. C., Head, J. W., Soderblom, J. M., Solomon, S. C., Zuber, M. T. Reexamination of Early Lunar Chronology With GRAIL Data: Terranes, Basins, and Impact Fluxes 2018JGRE..123.1596E

Evans, A. J., Tikoo, S. M., Andrews-Hanna, J. C. The Case Against an Early Lunar Dynamo Powered by Core Convection 2018GeoRL..45...98E

Horvath, D. G., Andrews-Hanna, J. C. Reconstructing the past climate at Gale crater, Mars, from hydrological modeling of late-stage lakes 2017GeoRL..44.8196H

Jansen, J. C., Andrews-Hanna, J. C., Li, Y., Lucey, P. G., Taylor, G. J., Goossens, S., Lemoine, F. G., Mazarico, E., Head, J. W., Milbury, C., Kiefer, W. S., Soderblom, J. M., Zuber, M. T. Small-scale density variations in the lunar crust revealed by GRAIL 2017Icar..291..107J

Cole, H. M., Andrews-Hanna, J. C. The anatomy of a wrinkle ridge revealed in the wall of Melas Chasma, Mars 2017JGRE..122..889C

Bottke, W. F., Andrews-Hanna, J. C. A post-accretionary lull in large impacts on early Mars 2017NatGe..10..344B

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Semester Course Day/Time Location Resources
Spring 2021 PTYS/ASTR 206-001 MWF 10:00-10:50a.m. Kuiper 308 Course Page
Fall 2020 PTYS 512-001 TTH 12:30-1:45p.m. Kuiper 330 Syllabus
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Spring 2019 PTYS/ASTR 206-001 TTH 11:00a.m.-12:15p.m. Kuiper 308 Syllabus
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Spring 2018 PTYS/ASTR 206-001 TTH 12:30 - 1:45p.m. Kuiper 308 Syllabus
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Fall 2018 PTYS 595B-003 TTH 12:30-1:45p.m. Kuiper 312 Syllabus
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Last updated on June 29, 2020