PTYS/LPL Faculty

Jeffrey Andrews-Hanna

Associate Professor
Planetary atmospheres, Planetary surfaces
Ph.D., 2006, Washington University

Kuiper 438

Years with LPL: 2017


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.

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

  • NASA Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)

Current PTYS Graduate Students

Current Postdocs

Former Postdocs

  • Alex Evans

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

Refereed publications (NASA ADS): Calendar Year 2016 through July 2018

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

Johnson, B. C., Blair, D. M., Collins, G. S., Melosh, H. J., Freed, A. M., Taylor, G. J., Head, J. W., Wieczorek, M. A., Andrews-Hanna, J. C., Nimmo, F., Keane, J. T., Miljković, K., Soderblom, J. M., Zuber, M. T.  Formation of the Orientale lunar multiring basin 2016Sci...354..441J

Zuber, M. T., Smith, D. E., Neumann, G. A., Goossens, S., Andrews-Hanna, J. C., Head, J. W., Kiefer, W. S., Asmar, S. W., Konopliv, A. S., Lemoine, F. G., Matsuyama, I., Melosh, H. J., McGovern, P. J., Nimmo, F., Phillips, R. J., Solomon, S. C., Taylor, G. J., Watkins, M. M., Wieczorek, M. A., Williams, J. G., Jansen, J. C., Johnson, B. C., Keane, J. T., Mazarico, E., Miljković, K., Park, R. S., Soderblom, J. M., Yuan, D.-N.  Gravity field of the Orientale basin from the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory Mission 2016Sci...354..438Z

Horvath, D. G., Andrews-Hanna, J. C., Newman, C. E., Mitchell, K. L., Stiles, B. W.  The influence of subsurface flow on lake formation and north polar lake distribution on Titan 2016Icar..277..103H

Karasözen, E., Andrews-Hanna, J. C., Dohm, J. M., Anderson, R. C.  The formation of the South Tharsis Ridge Belt: Basin and Range-style extension on early Mars? 2016JGRE..121..916K

Evans, A. J., Soderblom, J. M., Andrews-Hanna, J. C., Solomon, S. C., Zuber, M. T.  Identification of buried lunar impact craters from GRAIL data and implications for the nearside maria 2016GeoRL..43.2445E

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Semester Course Day/Time Location Resources
Spring 2021 PTYS 206-001
Spring 2020 PTYS 206-001
Fall 2020 PTYS 595B-001
Spring 2019 PTYS 206-001 TTH 11:00a.m.-12:15p.m. Kuiper 308
Spring 2018 PTYS 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 May 7, 2018