Alyssa Rhoden

Asst Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
6004
Assistant Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
6004

Biography

Alyssa Rhoden is an expert in the geophysics of ocean worlds. She has spent more than a decade investigating Europa's interior, orbit, and ice shell processes and has now expanded her studies to include Charon, Enceladus, Mimas, Tethys, Phobos, and Jovian irregular satellites. Professor Rhoden utilizes a novel combination of numerical techniques, statistical analysis, and photogeology to interpret planetary surfaces. She joined the faculty at Arizona State University in 2015. She was a 2014 Kavi Fellow (National Academies of Science) and was awarded a NASA Early Career Fellowship in 2015.

Education

  • Ph.D. Earth and Planetary Science, University of California-Berkeley 2011. Dissertation title: "The rotation and fracture history of Europa from modeling of tidal-tectonic processes" 
  • B.Sc. in Physics, University of Arizona 2003

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Publications

Peer-reviewed journal publications:

(Previously published under the surname Sarid; combined h-index = 12; asterisks indicate student/post-doc led work)

21. Vance, S., B. Bills, J. Castillo-Rogez, H. Huang, S. Kedar, P. Lognonné, R. Lorenz, M. Panning, W. Pike, A. Rhoden, S. Stähler, V. Tsai. Vital Signs: Seismology of ocean worlds. Astrobiology, in press, 2017.

20. Neveu*, M. and A.R. Rhoden. (2017). The Origin and Evolution of a Differentiated Mimas. Icarus 296, 183-196.

19. Rhoden, A.R., W. Henning, T.A. Hurford, D.A. Patthoff, R. Tajeddine. (2017). The implications of tides on the Mimas ocean hypothesis. JGR – Planets, DOI: 10.1002/2016JE005097.

18. Hurford, T.A., E. Asphaug, J.N. Spitale, D. Hemingway, A.R. Rhoden, W.G. Henning, B.G. Bills, S.A. Kattenhorn, M. Walker (2016) Tidal Disruption of Phobos as the Cause of Surface Fractures. JGR Planets 121 (6), 1054-1065.

17. Rhoden, A.R., T.A. Hurford, L. Roth, and K. Retherford (2015). Linking Europa’s Plume Activity to Tides, Tectonics, and Liquid Water. Icarus 253, 169-178.

16. Spitale, J.N., T.A. Hurford, A.R. Rhoden, E.E. Berkson, S.S. Platts (2015). Curtain eruptions from Enceladus’ south-polar terrain. Nature 521 (7550), 57-60.

15. Rhoden, A.R., W. Henning, T.A. Hurford, and D. Hamilton (2015). The interior and orbital evolution of Charon as preserved in its geologic record. Icarus 246, 11-20.

14. Brown, M. and A.R. Rhoden (2014). The 3-micron spectrum of Jupiter’s irregular satellite, Himalia. ApJ Letters 793.

13. Rhoden, A.R. and T.A. Hurford (2013). Lineament azimuths on Europa: Implications for obliquity and non-synchronous rotation. Icarus 226(1), p. 841-859.

12. Rhoden, A.R., G. Wurman, M. Manga, E.M. Huff, T.A. Hurford (2012). Shell tectonics: A mechanical model for strike-slip displacement on Europa. Icarus 218(1), p. 297.

11. Rhoden, A.R., T.A. Hurford, M. Manga (2011). Strike-slip faults patterns on Europa: Obliquity or polar wander? Icarus 211(1), p. 636.

10. Rhoden, A.R., B. Militzer, E.M. Huff, T.A. Hurford, M. Manga, M. Richards (2010). Constraints on Europa’s rotational dynamics from modeling of tidally-driven fractures; Icarus 210(2) p. 770.

9. Hurford, T.A., A.R. Sarid, R. Greenberg, B.G. Bills (2009). The Influence of Obliquity on Europan Cycloid Formation; Icarus 202(1), p. 197.

8. Hurford, T.A., A.R. Sarid, R. Greenberg (2007). Cycloidal cracks on Europa: Improved modeling and rotation implications; Icarus 186(1), p. 218.

7. Riley, J., R. Greenberg, A. Sarid (2006). Europa’s south pole region: A sequential reconstruction of surface modification processes; Earth and Planetary Science Letters 248(304), p. 808-821, 8/2006.

6. Sarid, A.R., T. Hurford, R. Greenberg (2006); Crack Azimuths on Europa – Sequencing of the Northern Leading Hemisphere; JGR – Planets 111(E8).

5. Hurford, T.A., R.A. Beyer, B. Schmidt, B. Preblich, A.R. Sarid, R. Greenberg (2005). Flexure of Europa’s lithosphere due to ridge-loading; Icarus 177(2), p. 380-396.

4. Sarid, A.R., R. Greenberg, G.V. Hoppa, D.M. Brown Jr., P. Geissler (2005). Crack azimuths on Europa: The G1 lineament sequence revisited; Icarus 173(2) p. 469.

3. Sarid, A.R., R. Greenberg, G.V. Hoppa, P. Geissler, B. Preblich (2004). Crack azimuths on Europa: Time sequence in the southern leading face; Icarus 168(1), p. 144.

2. Sarid, A.R., R. Greenberg, G.V. Hoppa, B.R. Tufts, P. Geissler (2002). Polar Wander and Surface Convergence of Europa’s Ice Shell: Evidence from a Survey of Strike-Slip Displacement; Icarus 158(1), p. 24.

1. Greenberg, R., G.V. Hoppa, P. Geissler, A. Sarid, B.R. Tufts (2002). The Rotation of Europa; Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy 83(1), p. 35-47.

Courses

Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
SES 499 Individualized Instruction
SES 692 Research
SES 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
AST 111 Intro/Solar Systems Astronomy
SES 592 Research
SES 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
SES 692 Research
SES 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
SES 494 Special Topics
SES 499 Individualized Instruction
AST 499 Individualized Instruction
AST 592 Research
GLG 592 Research
SES 598 Special Topics
GLG 599 Thesis
SES 692 Research
GLG 692 Research
AST 692 Research
SES 792 Research
AST 792 Research
GLG 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
AST 799 Dissertation
GLG 799 Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
AST 111 Intro/Solar Systems Astronomy
AST 499 Individualized Instruction
GLG 592 Research
GLG 599 Thesis
AST 692 Research
SES 692 Research
GLG 692 Research
SES 792 Research
GLG 792 Research
AST 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
AST 799 Dissertation
GLG 799 Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
AST 692 Research
GLG 799 Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
SES 494 Special Topics
SES 591 Seminar