Jennifer WhittenJennifer Whitten
Assistant Professor

Phone: 504-862-3257
Fax: 504-85-5199

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Blessey Hall, Room 206
New Orleans, LA 70118

Planetary Science Research Group


Ph.D., Brown University, 2014
M.S., Brown University, 2011
B.S., College of William and Mary, 2009

Research Interests

Planetary Science, Volcanism, Impact Cratering, Geomorphology, Radar


Whitten, J.L., Campbell, B.A. (2018) Lateral continuity of layering in the Mars South Polar Layered Deposits from SHARAD sounding data, J. Geophys. Res., in press, doi:10.1029/2018JE005578.

Campbell, B., Weitz, C., Morgan, G., Whitten, J.L. (2018) Evidence for Impact Melt Sheets in Lunar Highland Smooth Plains and Implications for Polar Landing Sites, Icarus, in press, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2018.05.025.

Whitten, J.L., Campbell, B.A., Morgan, G.A. (2017) A subsurface depocenter in the South Polar Layered Deposits of Mars, Geophysical Research Letters 44, doi:10.1002/2017GL074069.

Campbell, B.A., Schroeder, D.M., Whitten, J.L. (2017) Mars radar clutter and surface roughness characteristics from MARSIS data, and inferences regarding Europa Sounder Flybys, Icarus 299, 22-30, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2017.07.011.

Suer, T.-A., Padovan, S., Whitten, J.L., Potter, R.W., Shkolyar, S., Cable, M., Walker, C.C., Szalay, J., Parker, C., Cumbers, J., Gentry, D., Harrison, T., Naidu, S., Trammel, H., Reimuller, J., Budney, C., Lowes, L.L. (2017) FIRE – Flyby of Io with Repeat Encounters: A conceptual design for a New Frontiers mission to Io, Advances in Space Research 60, 10801100, doi:10.1016/j.asr.2017.05.019.

Campbell, B.A., Morgan, G.A., Whitten, J.L., Carter, L.M., Glaze, L.S., Campbell, D.B. (2017) Pyroclastic flow deposits on Venus as indicators of renewed plume activity, J. Geophys. Res. 122, doi:10.1002/2017JE005299.

Whitten, J.L., Campbell, B.A. (2016) Recent volcanic resurfacing of Venusian craters, Geology G3768-1, doi:10.1130/G37681.1. Cover Image, Geology July 2016.

101 Blessey Hall, New Orleans, LA 70118, 504-865-5198