de Kleer Research Group | Planetary Astronomy

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Katherine de Kleer is an Assistant Professor of Planetary Science and Astronomy at Caltech. Her research group investigates the surfaces, atmospheres, and thermochemical histories of Solar System bodies through studying observational signatures at optical, infrared, and radio wavelengths. Current research topics include: the galilean satellite surfaces and atmospheres; the volcanism and tidal heating of Io; planetesimal heating and differentiation as probed by asteroid mineralogy and surface heterogeneity; and the seasonal evolution of planet and satellite atmospheres. More detail on each of these areas can be found under the Research tab.