PTYS/LPL Research Scientists

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Erich Karkoschka

Research Scientist/Senior Staff Scientist

Ph.D., 1990, The University of Arizona

Years with LPL: 1983-

Planetary Astronomy, Planetary Atmospheres, Planetary Surfaces, Titan & Outer Solar System

Spectroscopy, photometry, development of astronomical instruments, data reduction techniques, modeling planetary atmospheres (chemical composition, vertical and horizontal structure of aerosol distribution, aerosol properties), methane and ammonia absorption spectra, interpretation of planetary ring and satellite photometry, Titan surface.

Current Spacecraft Involvement

  • Dragonfly: Science Team

Complete publications list available from: NASA ADS Author search: Erich Karkoschka

Refereed publications (NASA ADS): Calendar Years 2017 through June 2019

Sromovsky, L. A., Karkoschka, E., Fry, P. M., de Pater, I., Hammel, H. B. The methane distribution and polar brightening on Uranus based on HST/STIS, Keck/NIRC2, and IRTF/SpeX observations through 2015 2019Icar..317..266S

Last updated on February 18, 2021