Jennifer Whitten

Assistant Professor

School of Science & Engineering


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

Education & Affiliations

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


Dr. Whitten's research interests include Planetary Science, Volcanism, Impact Cratering, Geomorphology, and Radar

More detailed descriptions of this work can be found at Dr. Whitten's research page

Recent Publications

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.