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Andrea Lynn Meado


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Jacobs Technology, Inc.
Phone: 281.483.7086
Fax: 281-483-1573

ARES Andrea Lynn Meado


Andrea Meado is a Geologist in the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit (ESRS) within the Astromaterials Research Exploration and Science (ARES) Division at the Johnson Space Center (JSC). She works with astronaut photography from the International Space Station. Meado creates time-lapse videos, writes articles for NASA's Earth Observatory, is on the ARES social media team, and is also involved with GIS tasks within the group.

Additionally, Meado has geologic research experience with structural geology, igneous petrology, and rock magnetism of terrestrial peridotites and completed her Master's thesis on Martian shergottite NWA 6963. She enjoys field work and is an experienced painter in her spare time.


DegreeArea of StudySchoolYear
M.S.Southern Illinois University -Carbondale2017
B.S.University of Houston2014

Selected Publications

Justin Filiberto, Juliane Gross, Arya Urdy, Jarek Trela, Axel Wittmann, Kevin M. Cannon, Sarah Penniston-Dorland, Richard Ash, Victoria E. Hamilton, Andrea L. Meado , Paul Carpenter, Brad Jolliff, Eric C. Ferré, (2018), “Shergottite Northwest Africa 6963: A Pyroxene-Cumulate Martian Gabbro”, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 123.

Eric C. Ferré, Andrea L. Meado, John W. Geissman, Giulio Di Toro, Elena Spagnuolo, Tadamasa Ueda, Lewis D. Ashwal, Natalie Deseta, Torgeir B. Andersen, Justin Filiberto, James A. Conder, (2017). “Earthquakes in the mantle? Insights from rock magnetism of pseudotachylytes”, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, v. 122 (11), p. 8769-8785.

Eric C. Ferré, Yu-Min Chou, Ruo Lin Kuo, En-Chao Yeh, Natalie R. Leibovitz, Andrea L. Meado, Lucy Campbell, John W. Geissman (2016), “Deciphering viscous flow of frictional melts with the mini-AMS method”, Journal of Structural Geology, v. 90, p. 15-26.