Peer-Reviewed Publications

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Wakeford, H. R., Visscher, C., Lewis, N. K., Kataria, T., Marley, M.S., Fortney, J.J., Mandell, A.M. (2017) High temperature condensate clouds in super-hot Jupiter atmospheres. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 464(4), 4247-4254
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Moses, J.I., Marley, M.S., Zahnle, K., Line, M.R., Fortney, J.J., Barman, T.S., Visscher, C., Lewis, N.K., Wolff, M.J. (2016) On the Composition of Young, Directly Imaged Giant Planets. Astrophysical Journal, 829, 66
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Rodovská, Z., Magna, T., Žák, K., Skála, R., Brachaniec, T., Visscher, C. (2016) The fate of moderately volatile elements in impact events—Lithium connection between the Ries sediments and central European tektites. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 51(12), 2403-2415. doi: 10.1111/maps.12733
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Fortney, J.J., Marley, M.S., Laughlin, G., Nettelmann, N., Morley, C.V., Lupu, R.E., Visscher, C., Jeremic, P., Khadder, W.G., and Hargrave, M. (2016) The Hunt for Planet Nine: Atmosphere, Spectra, Evolution, and Detectability. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 824, 2
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Kataria, T., Sing, D.K., Lewis, N.K., Visscher, C., Showman, A.P., Fortney, J.J., and Marley, M.S. (2016) The atmospheric circulation of a nine-hot Jupiter sample: Probing circulation and chemistry over a wide phase space. Astrophysical Journal, 821, 9
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Skemer, A.J., Morley, C. V, Zimmerman, N. T., Skrutskie, M. F., Leisenring, J., Buenzli, E., Bonnefoy, M., Bailey, V., Hinz, P., Defrére, D., Esposito, S., Apai, D., Biller, B., Brandner, W., Close, L., Crepp, J.R., De Rosa, R. J. , Desidera, S., Eisner, J., Fortney, J., Freedman, R., Henning, T., Hofmann, K-H., Kopytova, T., Lupu, R., Maire, A-L., Males, J. R., Marley, M., Morzinski, K., Oza, A., Patience, J., Rajan, A., George Rieke, Schertl, D., Schlieder, J., Stone, J., Su, K., Vaz, A., Visscher, C., Ward-Duong, K., Weigelt, G., Woodward, C. E. (2015) The LEECH Exoplanet Imaging Survey: Characterization of the Coldest Directly Imaged Exoplanet, GJ 504 b, and Evidence for Super-Stellar Metallicity. Astrophysical Journal 817(2), 166
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Canup, R.M., Visscher, C., Salmon, J. and Fegley, B., Jr. (2015) Lunar volatile depletion due to incomplete accretion within an impact-generated disk. Nature Geoscience 8, 918-921. doi:10.1038/ngeo2574
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Joy, K.H., Visscher, C., Zolensky, M.E., Mikouchi, T., Hagiya, K., Ohsumi, K., and Kring, D. (2015) Identification of magnetite in lunar regolith breccia 60016: Evidence for oxidized conditions at the lunar surface. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 50(7), 1157–1172. doi: 10.1111/maps.12462
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Moses, J.I., Line, M.R., Visscher, C., Richardson, M.R., Nettelmann, N., Fortney, J.J., Stevenson, K.B., and Madhusudhan, N. (2013) Compositional diversity in the atmospheres of hot Neptunes, with application to GJ 436b. Astrophysical Journal, 777, 34
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Morley, C. V., Fortney, J. J., Kempton, E. M.-R., Marley, M. S., Visscher, C., and Zahnle, K. (2013) Quantitatively Assessing the Role of Clouds in the Transmission Spectrum of GJ 1214b. Astrophysical Journal, 775, 33
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Visscher, C. and Fegley, B., Jr. (2013) Chemistry of Impact-Generated Silicate Melt-Vapor Debris Disks. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 767, L12
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Leggett, S. K, Morley, C. V., Marley, M. S., Saumon, D., Fortney, J. J., and Visscher, C. (2012) A Comparison of Near-Infrared Photometry and Spectra for Y Dwarfs with a New Generation of Cool Cloudy Models. Astrophysical Journal, 763, 130.
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Moses, J.I., Madhusudhan, N., Visscher, C., and Freedman, R.S. (2012) Chemical Consequences of the C/O Ratio on Hot Jupiters: Examples from WASP-12b, CoRoT-2b, XO-1b, and HD 189733b. Astrophysical Journal, 763, 25.
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Visscher, C. (2012) Chemical Timescales in the Atmospheres of Highly Eccentric Exoplanets. Astrophysical Journal, 757, 5
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Morley, C. V., Fortney, J. J., Marley, M. S., Visscher, C., Saumon, D., and Leggett, S.K. (2012) Neglected Clouds in T and Y Dwarf Atmospheres. Astrophysical Journal, 765, 172
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Stevenson, K.B., Harrington, J., Lust, N.B., Lewis, N. K., Montagnier, G., Moses, J. I., Visscher, C., Blecic, J., Hardy, R.A., Cubillos, C., Campo, C. J. (2012) Two nearby sub-Earth-sized exoplanet candidates in the GJ 436 system. Astrophysical Journal, 755, 9
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Visscher, C., and Moses, J.I. (2011) Quenching of Carbon Monoxide and Methane in the Atmospheres of Cool Brown Dwarfs and Hot Jupiters. Astrophysical Journal, 738, 72.
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Moses, J.I., Visscher, C., Fortney, J.J., Showman, A.P., Lewis, N.K., Griffith, C.A., Klippenstein, M., Shabram, M., Friedson A.J., Marley, M.S., Freedman, R.S. (2011) Disequilibrium Carbon, Oxygen, and Nitrogen Chemistry in the Atmospheres of HD 189733b and HD 209458b. Astrophysical Journal, 737, 15.
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Moses, J.I., Visscher, C., Keane, T.C., and Sperier, A. (2010) On the abundance of non-cometary HCN on Jupiter. Faraday Discussions, 147, 103-136.
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Visscher, C., Moses, J.I., and Saslow, S.A. (2010) The Deep Water Abundance on Jupiter: New Constraints from Thermochemical Kinetics and Diffusion Modeling. Icarus, 209, 602-615.
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Visscher, C., Lodders, K., and Fegley, B., Jr. (2010) Atmospheric Chemistry in Giant Planets, Brown Dwarfs, and Low-Mass Dwarf Stars III. Iron, Magnesium, and Silicon. Astrophysical Journal, 716, 1060-1075.
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Visscher, C., Lodders, K., and Fegley, B., Jr. (2006) Atmospheric Chemistry in Giant Planets, Brown Dwarfs, and Low-Mass Dwarf Stars II. Sulfur and Phosphorus. Astrophysical Journal, 648, 1181-1195.
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Visscher, C., and Fegley, B., Jr. (2004) Chemical Constraints on the Water and Total Oxygen Abundances in the Deep Atmosphere of Saturn. Astrophysical Journal, 623, 1221-1227.
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Reflections


Visscher, C., Lunar Stories: The Violence of Creation. Perspectives, May/June 2016. article link

Visscher, C., The Joy of Exploration, in all things, June 5, 2015. article link

Patents

Robertson, J. Benitez, C. A., Visscher, C., and Woerner, D. L. Carbon Dioxide Absorbent. U.S. Patent #7,727,309. PDF


Selected Invited Talks

(Please feel free to contact me regarding education or public outreach speaking requests. Various educational resources can be found here.)

Chemistry of the Protolunar Disk and the Formation of the Moon. Physics Seminar, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA, April 2015.

Chemistry in impact-generated disks and planetary atmospheres. LPL Colloquium, University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, Tucson, AZ, April 2013.

Clouds and Chemistry in Exoplanet Atmospheres. Kleigel Lectures in Planetary Sciences, Caltech Department of Planetary Sciences, Pasadena, CA, April 2013.

Worlds Without End: Planets Inside and Outside of the Solar System. Wonderful Wednesdays (Dream Big! Program), Mamie Doud Eisenhower Library, Broomfield, CO, July 2012. Companion educational resources are available here, including instructions (pdf) for building a scale model of the Solar System.

Chemical Processes in Exoplanet Atmospheres. Comparative Climatology of Terrestrial Planets, Boulder, CO, June 2012

Hot Jupiters: Planetary Science Outside of the Solar System Faculty Institute for NASA Earth & Space Science Education (FINESSE), June 2010.

Comprehensive Chemical Models of Substellar Atmospheres. UCF Winter Workshop 2010: Exoplanets for Planetary Scientists, Orlando, FL, January 2010.

Surface-Atmosphere Interactions on Venus: A Review. Venus Geochemistry: Progress, Prospects, and New Missions Workshop, Houston, TX, February 2009.