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Jonathan Mitchell

Associate Professor of Planetary Science, UCLA Department of Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences and the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

Jonathan Mitchell is an Associate Professor of Planetary Science at UCLA and principal investigator of UCLA’s Titan climate modeling research group. His current research is focused on understanding surface-atmosphere interactions on Titan, superrotating atmospheres, tidal interactions of synchronous satellites, and Earth’s paleoclimate.

Latest Planetary Radio Appearances

It’s a Hard Rain on Titan

A computer model based on our best data about Saturn’s cloud-shrouded moon says that torrential liquid methane pounds the surface far more frequently than previously expected. Sean Faulk and Jonathan Mitchell of UCLA explain.