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Dr. Amanda Hendrix

Amanda Hendrix

Senior Scientist
Planetary Science Institute


Research Interests.
UV spectroscopy of planetary surfaces: icy satellites, asteroids, Earth’s moon, Mars; weathering processes and radiation products; Jupiter’s moon Io

Mission Experience.

  • Cassini UVIS co-investigator
  • LRO Participating scientist
  • Cassini Deputy Project Scientist (2010-2012)
  • Europa Orbiter of the Jupiter Joint Science Definition Team, Deputy Study Scientist (2008-2009)
  • Jovian System Orbiter Science Definition Team, 2007

Selected Publications.

  • Hendrix, Amanda R. and 17 co-authors. 2012 The Lunar Far-UV Albedo: Indicator of Hydration and Weathering.  J. Geophys. Res., 117, E12001, doi:10.1029/2012JE004252
  • Hendrix, A. R. and 9 co-authors2012. Mimas’ far-UV albedo: Spatial variations. Icarus 220: 922-931.
  • Hendrix, A. R., T. A. Cassidy, R. E. Johnson, C. Paranicas 2011. Europa’s Disk-Resolved Ultraviolet Spectra: Relationships with Plasma Flux and Surface Terrains. Icarus 212:736-743.
  • Hendrix, A. R., D. L. Domingue, K. S. Noll 2012. “UV Properties of Planetary Ices,” chapter in Solar System Ices book (eds. Gudipati and Castillo-Rogez), Springer.
  • Hendrix, A. R., C. J. Hansen, G. M. Holsclaw 2010. The Ultraviolet Reflectance of Enceladus: Implications for Surface Composition, Icarus 206: 608-617.
  • Hendrix, A. R. and R. E. Johnson 2008. Callisto: New insights from Galileo disk-resolved UV measurements, ApJ 687: 706.
  • Hendrix, A. R. and C. J. Hansen 2008. The Albedo Dichotomy of Iapetus Measured at UV Wavelengths, Icarus 193: 344-351.
  • Hendrix, A. R. and C. J. Hansen 2008 Ultraviolet Observations of Phoebe from Cassini UVIS, Icarus 193: 323-333.
  • Hendrix, A. R. and F. Vilas 2006. The Effects of Space Weathering at UV Wavelengths: S-class Asteroids, Astron. J.: 132: 1396-1404.
  • Hendrix, A. R., R. M. Nelson, D. L. Domingue 2006. “The Solar System at Ultraviolet Wavelengths,” in Encyclopedia of  the Solar System 2nd ed..
  • Hansen, C. J., L. Esposito, A. I. F. Stewart, J. Colwell, A. Hendrix, W. Pryor, D. Shemansky, R. West 2006. Enceladus’s water vapor plume. Science 311: 1422-1425.
  • Spencer, J. R., J. C. Pearl, M. Segura, F. M. Flasar, A. Mamoutkine, P. Romani, B. J. Buratti, A. R. Hendrix, L. J. Spilker, R. M. C. Lopes 2006. Cassini encounters Enceladus: Background and the discovery of a south polar hot spot. Science 311: 4101-1405.
  • Hendrix, A. R., D. L. Domingue, K. King 2005. The Icy Galilean Satellites: Ultraviolet Phase Curve Analysis. Icarus 173: 29-4.
  • Hendrix, A. R., C. A. Barth, C. W. Hord 1999. Io’s Patchy SO2 Atmosphere as Measured by the Galileo Ultraviolet Spectrometer. J. Geophys. Res.  104:  11817-11826.
  • Hendrix, A. R., C. A. Barth, C. W. Hord 1999. Ganymede’s Ozone-Like Absorber: Observations by the Galileo Ultraviolet Spectrometer. J. Geophys. Res. 104:  14169-14178.
  • Carlson, R. W., M. S. Anderson, R. E. Johnson, W. D. Smythe, A. R. Hendrix, C. A. Barth, L. A. Soderblom, G. B. Hansen, T. B. McCord, J. B. Dalton, R. N. Clark, J. H. Shirley, A. C. Ocampo, D. L. Matson 1999. Hydrogen Peroxide on the Surface of Europa.  Science 283:  2062-2064.
  • Hendrix, A. R., C. A. Barth, C. W. Hord, A. L. Lane 1998. Europa: Disk-Resolved Ultraviolet Measurements using the Galileo Ultraviolet Spectrometer. Icarus 135:  79-84.

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