Faculty

Andrew P. Ingersoll

Andrew P. Ingersoll

Professor of Planetary Science

Degrees and Appointments

B.A., Amherst College, 1960; A.M., Harvard University, 1961; Ph.D., 1966. Assistant Professor, Caltech, 1966-71; Associate Professor, 1971-76; Professor, 1976-2003; 2011-; Anthony Professor, 2003-11. Executive Officer for Planetary Science, 1987-94.

Research Overview

Professor Ingersoll focuses on dynamic meteorology and climatology; spacecraft studies of the Earth and other planets; chaotic dust storms and polar caps of Mars; moist convection and the long lived atmospheric vortices of Jupiter; oceanography; the unity of atmospheric circulations throughout the solar system.

List of Research Areas

dynamic meteorology and climatology, spacecraft studies of the Earth and other planets, chaotic dust storms and polar caps of Mars, moist convection and the long lived atmospheric vortices of Jupiter, oceanography, the unity of atmospheric circulations throughout the solar system