Erich Karkoschka

PTYS/LPL Research Scientists

Kuiper 215


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

Based on Google Scholar and NASA ADS: NASA ADS Author search: Erich Karkoschka

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

Es-sayeh, M., Rodriguez, S., Coutelier, M., Rannou, P., Bézard, B., Maltagliati, L., Cornet, T., Grieger, B., Karkoschka, E., Le Mouélic, S., Le Gall, A., Neish, C., MacKenzie, S., Solomonidou, A., Sotin, C., & Coustenis, A. 2023, The Planetary Science Journal. Updated Radiative Transfer Model for Titan in the Near-infrared Wavelength Range: Validation against Huygens Atmospheric and Surface Measurements and Application to the Cassini/VIMS Observations of the Dragonfly Landing Area

Karkoschka, Erich 2022, Icarus. Titan's haze at opposite seasons from HST-STIS spectroscopy

Barnes, Jason W., Turtle, Elizabeth P., Trainer, Melissa G., Lorenz, Ralph D., MacKenzie, Shannon M., Brinckerhoff, William B., Cable, Morgan L., Ernst, Carolyn M., Freissinet, Caroline, Hand, Kevin P., Hayes, Alexander G., Hörst, Sarah M., Johnson, Jeffrey R., Karkoschka, Erich, Lawrence, David J., Le Gall, Alice, Lora, Juan M., McKay, Christopher P., Miller, Richard S., Murchie, Scott L., Neish, Catherine D., Newman, Claire E., Núñez, Jorge, Panning, Mark P., Parsons, Ann M., Peplowski, Patrick N., Quick, Lynnae C., Radebaugh, Jani, Rafkin, Scot C. R., Shiraishi, Hiroaki, Soderblom, Jason M., Sotzen, Kristin S., Stickle, Angela M., Stofan, Ellen R., Szopa, Cyril, Tokano, Tetsuya, Wagner, Thomas, Wilson, Colin, Yingst, R. Aileen, Zacny, Kris, & Stähler, Simon C. 2021, The Planetary Science Journal. Science Goals and Objectives for the Dragonfly Titan Rotorcraft Relocatable Lander

Lorenz, Ralph D., MacKenzie, Shannon M., Neish, Catherine D., Le Gall, Alice, Turtle, Elizabeth P., Barnes, Jason W., Trainer, Melissa G., Werynski, Alyssa, Hedgepeth, Joshua, & Karkoschka, Erich 2021, The Planetary Science Journal. Selection and Characteristics of the Dragonfly Landing Site near Selk Crater, Titan

Daudon, C., Lucas, A., Rodriguez, S., Jacquemoud, S., Escalante López, A., Grieger, B., Howington Kraus, E., Karkoschka, E., Kirk, R. L., Perron, J. T., Soderblom, J. M., & Costa, M. 2020, Earth and Space Science. A New Digital Terrain Model of the Huygens Landing Site on Saturn's Largest Moon, Titan

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

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