B.S., Physics, University of California, San Diego
M.S., Geophysics and Space Physics, University of California, Los Angeles
Professional Certificate in Graphic Arts and Computer Animation, University of California, Los Angeles
Planetary Astronomer/Space Artist, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (1993-Present)
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Earth & Space Sciences/Dept. of Astronomy, UCLA
Viewpoint Columnist, UCLA Daily Bruin
AAS Division for Planetary Sciences
International Association of Astronomical Artists
Science visualization, animation production, painting, writing, sound design, and music to bring planetary exploration to life for the general public
The study of planetary atmospheres and surfaces, primarily the characterization and evolution of clouds, vertical structure, and satellite surfaces
Comparative exoplanetology and characterization of exoplanet atmospheres
Ground-based and Hubble observations of the gas and ice giant planets
NASA Group Achievement Award - JunoCam Team
NASA Group Achievement Award - VIMS Team Scientific Achievement on Cassini-Equinox/Solstice Mission,
Cassini Science Team Award
Cassini Flight Team Group Achievement
NASA Outstanding Accomplishment in Service to NASA’s Student Involvement Program
JPL Voyager Award (2x)
Division 32 Science Team Award for Juno Mission Ground-based Observing Support Team
Tabataba-Vakili, F., Rogers, J., Eichstadt, G., Orton, G.S., Hansen, C., Momary, T, et al. (2020) Long-term Tracking of Circumpolar Cyclones on Jupiter From Polar Observations with JunoCam, Icarus (accepted)
Baines, K. H.; Sromovsky, L. A.; Carlson, R. W., Momary, T.W., Fry, P.M. (2019) The visual spectrum of Jupiter's Great Red Spot accurately modeled with aerosols produced by photolyzed ammonia reacting with acetylene. Icarus, 330 Pages: 217-229
Buratti, B. J.; Thomas, P. C.; Roussos, E.; et al. (2019) Close Cassini flybys of Saturn's ring moons Pan, Daphnis, Atlas, Pandora, and Epimetheus. Science Volume: 364 Issue: 6445 Special Issue: SI Pages: 1053-+
Ge, Huazhi; Zhang, Xi; Fletcher, Leigh N., Orton, G.S., Sinclair, J., Fernandes, J. Momary, T. et al. (2019) Rotational Light Curves of Jupiter from Ultraviolet to Mid-infrared and Implications for Brown Dwarfs and Exoplanets. Astronomical Journal, 157 Issue: 2 Article Number: 89
Sanchez-Lavega, A.; Hueso, R.; Eichstaedt, G.; Orton, G., Rogers, J., Hansen, C.J., Momary, T., et al. (2018) The Rich Dynamics of Jupiter's Great Red Spot from JunoCam: Juno Images. Astronomical Journal, 156, Issue: 4 Article Number: 162
Studwell, Aaron, Li, Liming, Jiang, Xun, Baines, K.H., Fry, P.M., Momary, T.W.,et al. (2018) Saturn's Global Zonal Winds Explored by Cassini/VIMS 5-um Image. Geophysical Research Letters,45 Issue: 14 , 6823-6831
Baines, K. H.; Sromovsky, L. A.; Fry, P. M., Momary, T.W., et al. (2018) The Eye of Saturn's North Polar Vortex: Unexpected Cloud Structures Observed at High Spatial Resolution by Cassini/VIMS. Geophysical Research Letters,45 , Issue: 12 , 5867-5875
Grassi, D.; Adriani, A.; Moriconi, M. L.; …, Momary, T., et al. (2018) First Estimate of Wind Fields in the Jupiter Polar Regions From JIRAM-Juno Images. Geophysical Research Letters-Planets, 123 Issue: 6 1511-1524
Adriani, A, Mura, A. Orton, G., Hansen C.,Altieri, F., Moriconi, M.L., Rogers, J., Eichstadt, G., Momary, T., et al. (2018). Clusters of cyclones encircling Jupiter’s poles. Nature, 555, 216
Orton, G. S.; Momary, T.; Ingersoll, A. P.; et al., (2017) Multiple-wavelength sensing of Jupiter during the Juno mission's first perijove passage. Geophysical Research Letters, 44 Issue: 10 , 4607-4614
Sanchez-Lavega, A.; Rogers, J. H.; Orton, G. S.,...,Momary, T.W., et al. (2017) A planetary-scale disturbance in the most intense Jovian atmospheric jet from JunoCam and ground-based observations. Geophysical Research Letters, 44 , Issue: 10, 4679-4686
Buratti, B.J., Hofgartner, J.D., Hicks, M.D., Weaver, H.A., Stern, S.A., Momary, T.,et al. (2017). Global albedos of Pluto and Charon from LORRI New Horizons observations. Icarus. Volume: 287 Special Issue: SI Pages: 207-217.
Orton, G.S..,Hansen, C, Caplinger, M, Ravine, M., Atreya, S., Ingersoll, A.P., Jensen, E., Momary, T., et al. (2017). The first close-up images of Jupiter’s polar regions: Results from the Juno Mission JunoCam instrument. Geophysical Research Letters, 44, 4599-4606.
Sromovsky, L.A., Baines, K. H., Fry, P. M., Momary, T. W. (2016). Cloud clearing in the wake of Saturn’s Great Storm of 2010-2011 and suggested new constraints on Saturn’s He/H2 ratio. Icarus, 276, 141-162.
Thomas W. Momary, Baines, K. H., and the Cassini/VIMS Science Team (2014). The Anticyclonic Eye of the Storm: Evolution of Saturn's Great Storm Region and Associated Anticyclone as seen by Cassini/VIMS. Bull. A.A.S, 46, 198.
Kevin H. Baines, Padmavati A. Yanamandra-Fisher, Thomas W. Momary, Glenn S. Orton, Gregorio G. Villar III, Leigh N. Fletcher, Humberto Campins, Andrew S. Rivkin, Michael Shara (2013). The temporal evolution of the July 2009 Jupiter impact cloud. Planetary and Space Science, Volume 77, March 2013, Pages 25-39.
Kevin McGouldrick, Thomas W. Momary, Kevin H. Baines, David H. Grinspoon (2012) Quantification of middle and lower cloud variability and mesoscale dynamics from Venus Express/VIRTIS observations at 1.74 μm Icarus, Volume 217, Issue 2, February 2012, Pages 615-628
Fletcher, L. N., Hesman, B .E., Irwin, P. G. J, Baines, K. H., Momary, T. W. et al. (2011). Thermal Structure and Dynamics of Saturn's Northern Springtime Disturbance. Science, 332, 1413-1417.
Fletcher, L.N, Baines, K .H., Momary, T. W. et al. (2011). Saturn's tropospheric composition and clouds from Cassini/VIMS 4.6-5.1 μm nightside spectroscopy. Icarus, 214, 510-533.
B.J. Buratti, J.M. Bauer, M.D. Hicks, J.A. Mosher, G. Filacchione, T. Momary, K.H. Baines, R.H. Brown, R.N. Clark, P.D. Nicholson (2010). Cassini spectra and photometry 0.25–5.1 μm of the small inner satellites of Saturn. Icarus, Volume 206, Issue 2, April 2010, Pages 524-536.
Baines, K. H., Momary, T. W. et al. (2009) Saturn's north polar cyclone and hexagon at depth revealed by Cassini/VIMS Planetary and Space Science, 57, Issue 14-15, 1671-1681.
Baines, K. H., Momary, T. W. Fletcher, L. N., Showman, A. P., Roos-Serote, M., Brown, R. H., Buratti, B. J., Clark, R. N., (2009). Saturn's north polar cyclone and hexagon at depth revealed by Cassini/VIMS. Planetary and Space Sci., 57, 1671-1681.
Baines, K. H., Delitsky, M.. L., Momary, T. W. Brown, R. H., Buratti, B. J., Clark, R. N., et al. (2009). Storm clouds on Saturn: Lightning-induced chemistry and associated materials consistent with Cassini/VIMS spectra. Planetary and Space Sci. 57, 1650-1658.
McGouldrick, K., Baines, K.H., Momary, T.W., Grinspoon, D.H. (2008). Venus Express/VIRTIS observations of middle and lower cloud variability and implications for dynamics. Journal of Geophysical Research, 113, E00B14.
Momary, T. W. Baines, K. H., et al. (2008). Saturn's dynamic atmosphere at depth: physical Characteristics and zonal winds derived from clouds near the 2-bar level and their Dynmical implications from Cassini-Huygens/VIMS. Bull. A. A. S. 40, 472.
Sarah F. Newman, B.J. Buratti, R.H. Brown, R. Jaumann, J. Bauer, T. Momary (2008). Photometric and spectral analysis of the distribution of crystalline and amorphous ices on Enceladus as seen by Cassini. Icarus, Volume 193, Issue 2, February 2008, Pages 397-406.
Momary, T. W. Baines, K. H., and the Cassini/VIMS Science Team (2006). The zoology of Saturn: The bizarre features unveiled by the 5-micron eyes of Cassini/VIMS. Bull. A. A. S. 38, 499.
Baines, K. H.,Drossart, P., Lopez-Valverde, M., Atreya, S. K., Sotin, C., Momary, T., et al. (2006). On the discovery of CO nighttime emissions on Titan by Cassini/VIMS: Derived stratospheric abundances and geological implications. Planetary and Space Sci., 54, Issue 15, 1552-1562.
Baines, K. H., Drossart, P., Momary, T. W., et al. (2006). The atmospheres of Saturn and Titan in the near-infrared: First results of Cassini/VIMS. Earth, Moon, and Planets 96, 119-147.
Momary, T. W. Baines, K. H., Yanamandra-Fisher, P. A., Lebofsky, L. A., Golisch, W., and Kaminski, C. (2000). The Saturnian satellites in the near-infrared: absolute photometry at ring plane crossing. Icarus 148, 397-406.
Momary, T. W. Baines, K. H., Yanamandra-Fisher, P.A. et. al (1999). Near infrared absolute photometry of Saturn's satellites at ring plane crossing. Bull. A. A. S. 31
Baines, K. H., Yanamandra-Fisher, P., Lebofsky, L.A., Momary, T.W., et al. (1998). Near-infrared absolute photometric imaging of the Uranian System. Icarus, 132,266-284.