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Andrew P. Ingersoll

(Revised: May 21, 2007)

 

Narrative Summary

Dr. Andrew P. Ingersoll, the Earle C. Anthony Professor of Planetary Science at the California Institute of Technology, is an expert on the weather and climate of Earth and the other planets. He has been a science team member and/or interdisciplinary scientist for deep space missions including Pioneer Jupiter/Saturn, Pioneer Venus, Voyager, VEGA Venus Balloons, Mars Global Surveyor, Galileo, and Cassini. Dr. Ingersoll served on the Space Science Board and the Space Science and Applications Advisory Committee, and was Chairman of the Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society. He served on the Solar System Exploration Decadal Survey Committee, and is currently the atmospheric sciences editor of Icarus, the International Journal of Solar System Studies. He received NASA's Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal, and was awarded the Gerard P. Kuiper Prize of the Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society. Dr. Ingersoll was elected Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He received his Ph.D. in atmospheric physics from Harvard University in 1966.

 

Current Position

Earle C. Anthony Professor of Planetary Science 
Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences
Mail Stop 150-21
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, California 91125
(626) 395-6167, api@gps.caltech.edu
US citizen

Education

Amherst College, 1956-1960, B.A. (Physics).

Harvard University, 1960-1965, A.M., Ph.D. (Degree awarded 1966, AtmosphericPhysics).

 

Employment History

California Institute of Technology, Assistant Professor, 1966-1971; Associate Professor, 1971-1976; Professor 1976-2003, Earle C. Anthony Professor 2003-

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Summer Study Program in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Staff Member, 1965, 1970-1972, 1973, 1976, 1980, 1992.

Harvard University, Research Fellow in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, 1965-1966.

 

Professional Organizations

American Association for the Advancement of Science.

American Astronomical Society, Chairman of the Division for Planetary Science, 1989-1990.

American Geophysical Union.

 

Awards

NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal, Voyager Project, 1981. 

NASA Group Achievement Awards: Voyager Imaging Science Investigation, 1981, 1986, 1990; Venus Balloon, 1986; Galileo, 1993, 1996; Cassini, 1998.

 

Fellow, American Geophysical Union, 1983.

Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1984.

Biographee, Who's Who in America, 1996-.

Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1997.

Recipient of the Gerard P. Kuiper Prize of the Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society, 2007.

 

 

Professional Service

Mariner Jupiter Orbiter Science Working Group, 1975, Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Chairman, Science Working Group for NASA's Climate Plan, 1976-77, NASA Headquarters.

Committee on Earth Sciences, Space Science Board, 1977-80, National Academy of Sciences.

Space and Terrestrial Applications Advisory Committee, 1977-80, NASA AdvisoryCouncil.

Member, Committee on Planetary and Lunar Exploration, Space Science Board, National Research Council, 1982-1985.

Member, Mars Geoscience Climatology Orbiter-Science Working Group, 1983-1985.

Space Science Board, National Research Council, 1986-1989.

Space Science and Applications Advisory Committee, NASA, 1990-1993.

Member, Science Council, Lunar and Planetary Institute, USRA, 1999-2003.

Member, Solar System Exploration Decadal Survey Committee and Vice Chair, Giant Plants Panel, Space Studies Board, National Research Council, 2001-2002.

Member, Jupiter Icy Moons Orbiter (JIMO) science definition team, 2003-2005.

Member, Visiting Committee, Dept. Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard Univ., 2002-

Icarus: Editorial Board, 1979-81 & 1994-97; Associate Editor, 1997-2003, Editor, 2004-.


Spacecraft Experiments

Pioneer 10 and Pioneer 11 infrared radiometer, team member, 1973-76; principal investigator, 1977-81.

Pioneer Venus infrared radiometer, team member, 1975-80.

Nimbus 7 Earth radiation budget sensor, team member, 1976-1983.

Voyager imaging science, team member; atmospheres working group, chairman, 1978-1990.

VEGA Venus balloon science, team member, 1983-1989.

Galileo interdisciplinary scientist; chairman, atmospheres working group for remote sensing; imaging science, team member, 1984-2003.

Hubble Space Telescope team to image Shoemaker-Levy impacts, 1994.

Mars Observer interdisciplinary scientist, 1986-1993.

Cassini imaging, team member, 1990-.

Mars Global Surveyor, interdisciplinary scientist, member of the camera team, 1993-

 

Community Service

Coach, Little League Baseball and American Youth Soccer Organization, 1980-1991.

Member Board of Trustees, Polytechnic School, 1991-1999.

Board member, Oak Knoll Neighborhood Association, 2001-