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Curriculum Vitae:

Jay Goguen

  • B.S. in Physics, University of Massachusetts (Amherst), Magna Cum Laude, Honors Program (1974)
  • M.S. in Astronomy & Space Sciences, Cornell University (1977)
  • Ph.D. in Astronomy & Space Sciences, Cornell University (1981)

Research Interests
  • Physics and chemistry of ices and their relationship to remote sensing measurements
  • Modeling radiative transfer in planetary surfaces
  • Quantitative interpretation of photometry, polarimetry and spectroscopy of solar system objects
  • Measurement and analysis of the thermal emission from Io's volcanos
  • Applications of photometry to practical problems in solar system exploration by spacecraft


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Professional Experience
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory (1986 – present)
    • Research Scientist, Asteroids, Comets and Planetary Satellites Group  (1988 – present)
    • National Research Council Resident Research Associate, JPL (1986 – 1988)
  • Assistant Astronomer, Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii (1981-1986)

Selected Awards
  • NASA Exceptional Service Medal, 2014
  • JPL Mariner Bonus Awards 2009 & 2012
  • NTR, Software Available for Public Release, Mars Exploration Rover - Descent Image Motion Estimation System (DIMES), 2004
  • NASA Group Achievement Award: Voyager/Neptune Teams, 1990
  • Editor's Letter of Commendation for Reviewing, Icarus 1990
  • National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship (1986 - 1988)

Selected Publications
  • Escobar-Cerezo, J., O. Muñoz, … J.D. Goguen, et al 2018.  Experimental Scattering Matrix for Lunar regolith Simulant JSC-1A at visible wavelengths.  Astrophys. J. Suppl. 235:19 (in press,
  • Goguen, J.D. 2014. Planetary surface photometry and imaging:  progress and perspectives.  Reports on Progress in Physics 77, 104901.  doi:10.1088/0034-4885/77/10/104901
  • Donnellan, A, … J. Goguen, et al 2014 Studying mountain glacier processes using a staring instrument.  Aerospace Conference IEEE, DOI: 10.1109/AERO.2014.6836284
  • Goguen, J.D., B. J. Buratti, R.H. Brown, R. N. Clark, P. D. Nicholson, M. M. Hedman, R. R. Howell, C. Sotin, D. P. Cruikshank, K. H. Baines, K.J. Lawrence, J. R. Spencer, D. G. Blackburn (2013).  The Temperature and Width of an Active Fissure on Enceladus Measured with Cassini VIMS during the 14 April 2012 South Pole Flyover.  Icarus 226,1128-1137
  • Johnson, P.V, R.H.Hodyss, V.F. Chernow, D.M. Lipscomb, J.D. Goguen, I. Kanik. (2012). Ultraviolet Photolysis of Amino Acids.  Icarus 221, 800-805. Hodyss, R., H.R. Howard, P.V. Johnson, J.D. Goguen, and I. Kanik  (2011). Formation of radical species in photolyzed CH4:N2 ices.  Icarus  214, 748-753,  (doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2011.05.023).
  • Goguen, J.D., Stone, T.C., Kieffer,H.H., B.J. Buratti (2010) A New Look at Photometry of the Moon. Icarus 208, 548-557.
  • Bauer, J.M., B.J. Buratti, J-Y. Li, J.A. Mosher, M.D. Hicks, B.E. Schmidt, J.D. Goguen (2010). Direct Detection of Seasonal Changes on Triton with the Hubble Space Telescope. Astrophys. J. 723, L49.
  • Wolff, M.J., R.T. Clancy, J.D.Goguen, M.C. Malin (2010). Ultraviolet Dust Aerosol Properties as Observed by MARCI. Icarus 208, 143-155.
  • Hodyss, R., C.D. Parkinson, P.V. Johnson, J.V. Stern, J.D. Goguen, Y. Yung, I. Kanik (2009). Methanol on Enceladus. Geophys. Res. Lett. 36, L17103, doi:10.1029/2009GL039336.
  • Hodyss, R., P.V. Johnson, J.V. Stern, J.D. Goguen, I. Kanik (2009). Photochemistry of Methane-water Ices. Icarus 200, 338-342.
  • Hodyss, R., J. D. Goguen, P.V. Johnson, C. Campbell, I. Kanik (2008). Release of N2, CH4, CO2, and H2O from surface ices on Enceladus. Icarus 197, 152-156.
  • Hodyss, R., P.V. Johnson, G.E. Orzechowska,, J. D. Goguen, I. Kanik (2008). Carbon dioxide segregation in 1:4 and 1:9 CO2:H2O ices. Icarus 194, 836-842.
  • Johsnon, A., R. Willson, Y. Cheng, J. Goguen, C. Leger, M. SanMartin, L. Matthies (2007). Design Through Operation of an Image-Based Velocity Estimation System for Mars Landing. International J. Computer Vision, 74, 319-341.
  • Orzechowska, G.E., J. Goguen, P. Johnson, A. Tsapin, I. Kanik (2007). Ultraviolet Photolysis of Amino Acids in a 100K Water Ice Matrix: Application to the Outer Solar System Bodies. Icarus 187, 584-591.
  • Johsnon, A., R. Willson, Y. Cheng, J. Goguen, C. Leger, M. SanMartin, L. Matthies (2004). The Mars Exploration Rovers Descent Image Motion Estimation System. IEEE Intelligent Systems, in press.
  • Goguen, J.D., and D.L. Blaney (2004). Io's 1-2.5mm Spectrum in Eclipse. Submitted to Icarus.
  • Howell, R.R., J.S. Specner, J.D. Goguen, F. Marchis, R. Prange, T. Fusco, D.L. Blaney, G.J. Veeder, J.A. Rathbun, G.S. Orton, A.J. Grocholski, J.A. Stansberry, G.S. Kanner, E.K. Hege (2001). Ground-based Observations of Volcanism on Io in 1999 and early 2000. J. Geophys. Res. Planets 106, 33129-33139.
  • Blaney, D. L., G. J. Veeder, D. L. Matson, T. V. Johnson, J. D. Goguen, J. R. Spencer (1997). Io's thermal anomalies: Clues to their origins from comparison of ground based observations between 1 and 20mm. Geophys. Res. Lett. 24, 2459-2462.
  • Buratti, B. J., J. D. Goguen, and J. A. Mosher (1997). No large brightness variations on Neried. Icarus 126, 225-228.
  • G. Orton, J. L. Ortiz, K. Baines, G. Bjoraker, U. Carsenty, F. Colas, D. Deming, P. Drossart, E. Frappa, J. Friedson, J. Goguen, W. Golisch, D. Griep, C. Hernandez, W. Hoffmann, D. Jennings, C. Kaminski, J. Kuhn,P. Laques, S. Limaye, H. Lin, J. Lecacheux, T. Martin, G. McCabe, T. Momary, D. Parker, R. Puetter, M. Ressler, G. Reyes, P. Sada, J. Spencer, J. Spitale, S. Stewart, J. Varsik, J. Warell, W. Wild, P. Yanamandra-Fisher, A. Dayal, L. Deutsch, G. Fazio, and J. Hora. (1996). Preliminary Results of Earth-Based Observations of the Galileo Probe Entry Site. Science 272, 839-840.
  • Friedson, A. J., W. F. Hoffmann, J. D. Goguen, K. K. Deutsch, G. S. Orton, J. L.Hora, A. Dayal, J. N. Spitale, W. K. Wells, and G. G. Fazio (1995). Thermal infrared lightcurves of the impact of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 fragment R. Geophys. Res. Lett. 22, 1569-1572.
  • G. Orton,...,J. Goguen, al. (1995). The NASA Infrared Telescope Facility investigation of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 and its collision with Jupiter: Preliminary results. Science 267, 1277-1282.
  • Veeder, G. J., D. L. Matson, T. V. Johnson, D. L. Blaney, J. D. Goguen (1994). Io's Heat flow from Infrared Radiometry: 1983-1993. J. Geophys. Res. Planets 99, 17095-17162.
  • Buratti, B. J., J. D. Goguen, J. Gibson, and J. Mosher (1994). Historical photometric evidence for volatile migration on Triton. Icarus 110, 303-314.
  • Brown, R.H., T.V. Johnson, J.D. Goguen, G. Schubert, M.N. Ross (1991). Triton's Global Heat Budget. Science 251, 1465-1467.
  • Spencer, J.R., M.A. Shure, M.E. Ressler, J.D. Goguen, W.M. Sinton, D.W. Toomey, A. Denault, J. Westfall (1990). Discovery of Hotspots on Io using Diskresolved Infrared Imaging. Nature 348, 618-621.
  • Hillier, J.P. Helfenstein, A. Verbiscer, J. Veverka, R.H. Brown, J. Goguen, T.V. Johnson (1990). Voyager Disk-Integrated Photometry of Triton. Science 250,,419-421.
  • Goguen, J.D., H.B. Hammel and R.H. Brown (1989). V-filter Photometry of Titania, Oberon and Triton. Icarus 77, 239-247.
  • Smith, B.A., L.A. Soderblom,&, J. Goguen, & (1989). Voyager 2 at Neptune: Imaging Science Results. Science 246, 1422-1449.
  • Sinton, W.M., J. Goguen, T. Nagata, B. Ellis, and M. Werner (1988). Infrared Polarization Measurements of Io in 1986. Astron. J. 96, 1095-1105.
  • Goguen, J.D., W. Sinton, D.L. Matson, R. Howell, M. Dyck, T. Johnson, R. Brown, G.J. Veeder, A.L. Lane, R.M. Nelson, R. McLaren (1988). Io Hot Spots: IR Photometry of Satellite Occultations. Icarus 76, 465-484.
  • Veverka, J., P. Helfenstein, B. Hapke, and J.D. Goguen (1988). Photometry and Polarimetry of Mercury. In Mercury (M. Matthews, ed.), Univ. of Arizona Press, Tucson, pp. 37-58
  • French, R.G., P.A. Melroy, R.L. Baron, E.W. Dunham, K.J. Meech, D.J. Mink, J.L. Elliot, D.A. Allen, M.C.B. Ashley, K.C. Freeman, E.F. Erickson, J.D. Goguen and H.B. Hammel (1985). The June 15 Occultation by Neptune II: The Oblateness of Neptune. Astron. J. 90, 2624-2638.
  • Elliot, J.L., R.L. Baron, E.W. Dunham, R.G. French, K.J. Meech, D.J. Mink, D.A. Allen, M.C. Ashley, K.C. Freeman, E.F. Erickson, J.D. Goguen and H.B. Hammel (1985). The June 15 Occultation by Neptune: Limits on a Possible Ring System. Astron. J. 90, 2615-2623.
  • Goguen, J.D. and W.M. Sinton (1985). Characterization of Io's Volcanic Activity by Infrared Polarimetry. Science 230, 65-69


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