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Papers Published or In-Press

74PDF Sori, M.M., S. Byrne, M.T. Bland, A.M. Bramson, A.I. Ermakov, C.W. Hamilton, K.A. Otto, O. Ruesch, and C. T. Russell, The vanishing cryovolcanoes of Ceres, Geophys. Res. Lett., In Press, 2017.
73PDF Molaro, J.L., S. Byrne, and J-.L. Le, Thermally induced stresses in boulders on airless body surfaces, and implications for rock breakdown, Icarus, In Press, 2017.
72PDF Sori, M.M., J. Bapst, A.M. Bramson, S. Byrne, and M.E. Landis, A Wunda-full world? carbon dioxide ice deposits on Umbriel and other Uranian moons, Icarus, 290, 1-13, 2017.
71PDF Schmidt, B.E., K. Hughson, H.T. Chilton, J.E. Scully, T. Platz, A. Nathues, H. Sizemore, M.T. Bland, S. Byrne, S. Marchi, D.P. O'Brien, N. Schorghofer, H. Hiesinger, R. Jaumann, D. Buzckowski, J.C. Castillo-Rogez, M.V. Sykes, P.M. Schenk, M.C DeSanctis, G. Mitri, M. Formisano, J-.Y. Li, V. Reddy, L. LeCorre, C.T. Russell, and C.A. Raymond, Geomorphological evidence for ground ice on Ceres, Nature Geoscience, In Press, 2017.
70PDF Becerra, P., M.M. Sori, and S. Byrne, Signals of astronomical climate forcing in the exposure topography of the North Polar Layered Deposits of Mars, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 2017.
69PDF Viola, D., A. S. McEwen, C. M. Dundas, and S. Byrne, Subsurface volatile content of martian double-layer ejecta (DLE) craters, Icarus, 284, 325-343, 2017.
68PDF Titus, T.N., S. Byrne, A. Colaprete, F. Forget, T.I. Michaels and T.H. Prettyman, The CO2 cycle, Cambridge University Press, Ed.s Haberle, Clancy, Forget, Smith and Zurek, Chapter 12, 2017.
67PDF Forget, F., S. Byrne, J.W. Head, M.A. Mischna and N. Schörghofer, Recent climate variations, Cambridge University Press, Ed.s Haberle, Clancy, Forget, Smith and Zurek, Chapter 16, 2017.
66PDF Platz, T., A. Nathues, N. Schorghofer, F. Preusker, E. Mazarico, S. E. Schroder, S. Byrne, T. Kneissl, N. Schmedemann, J.-P. Combe, M. Schafer, G. S. Thangjam, M. Hoffmann, P. Gutierrez-Marques, M. E. Landis, W. Dietrich, J. Ripken, K.-D. Matz, and C. T. Russell, Surface water-ice deposits in the northern shadowed regions of Ceres, Nature Astronomy, 1, 0007, 2016.
65PDF Becerra, P., S. Byrne, M.M. Sori, S. Sutton, and K.E. Herkenhoff, Stratigraphy of the north polar layered deposits of Mars from high-resolution topography, J. Geophys. Res. Planets, 121, 1445-1471, 2016.
64PDF Buczkowski, D.L., B. E. Schmidt, D.A. Williams, S.C. Mest, J.E.C. Scully, A.I. Ermakov, F. Preusker, P. Schenk, K.A. Otto, H. Hiesinger, D. O'Brien, S. Marchi, H. Sizemore, K. Hughson, H. Chilton, M. Bland, S. Byrne, N. Schorghofer, T. Platz, R. Jaumann, T. Roatsch, M.V. Sykes, A. Nathues, M.C. De Sanctis, C.A. Raymond, and C.T. Russell, The geomorphology of Ceres, Science, 353, 4332, 2016.
63PDF Combe, J.-P., T.B. McCord, F. Tosi, E. Ammannito, F.G. Carrozzo, M.C. De Sanctis, A. Raponi, S. Byrne, M.E. Landis, K.H.G. Hughson, C.A. Raymond, and C.T. Russell, Detection of local H2O exposed at the surface of Ceres, Science, 353, 3010, 2016.
62PDF Ruesch, O., T. Platz, P. Schenk, L.A. McFadden, J.C. Castillo-Rogez, L.C. Quick, S. Byrne, F. Preusker, D.P. O'Brien, N. Schmedemann, D.A. Williams, J.-Y. Li, M.T. Bland, H. Hiesinger, T. Kneissl, A. Neesemann, M. Schaefer, J.H. Pasckert, B.E. Schmidt, D.L. Buczkowski, M.V. Sykes, A. Nathues, T. Roatsch, M. Hoffmann, C.A. Raymond, and C.T. Russell, Cryovolcanism on Ceres, Science, 353, 4286, 2016.
61PDF Brown, A.J., W.M. Calvin, P. Becerra, and S. Byrne, Martian north polar cap summer water cycle, Icarus, 277, 401-415, 2016.
60PDF Bierson, C.J., R.J. Phillips, I.B. Smith, S.E. Wood, N.E. Putzig, D. Nunes and S. Byrne, Stratigraphy and Evolution of the Buried CO2 Deposit in the Martian South Polar Cap, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43(9), 4172-4179, 2016.
59PDF Landis, M.E., S. Byrne, I.J. Daubar, K.E. Herkenhoff and C.M. Dundas, A revised surface age for the North Polar Layered Deposits of Mars, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 2016.
58PDF Thompson, M.S., T.J. Zega, P. Becerra, J.T. Keane, S. Byrne, The Oxidation State of Nanophase Fe Particles in Lunar Soil: Implications for Space Weathering, Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 51(6), 1082-1095, 2016.
57PDF Sori, M.M., S. Byrne, C.W. Hamilton, and M.E. Landis, Viscous flow rates of icy topography on the North Polar Layered Deposits of Mars, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, 2016.
56PDF Daubar, I.J., C. Dundas S. Byrne, P. Geissler, G. Bart, A.S. McEwen, P.S. Russell, M. Chojnacki and M.P. Golombek, Changes in Blast Zone Albedo Patterns Around New Martian Impact Craters, Icarus, 267, 86-105, 2016.
55PDF Dundas, C.M., S. Byrne, and A.S. McEwen, Modeling the development of martian sublimation thermokarst landforms, Icarus, 262, 154-169, 2015.
54PDF Bramson, A.M., S. Byrne, N.E. Putzig, S. Sutton, J.J. Plaut, T.C. Brothers, and J.W. Holt, Widespread excess ice in Arcadia Planitia, Mars, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, 6566-6574, 2015.
53PDF Becerra, P., S. Byrne, and A.J. Brown, Transient bright "halos" on the South Polar Residual Cap of Mars: Implications for mass-balance, Icarus, 251, 211-225, 2015.
52PDF Hansen, C.J., S. Diniega, N. Bridges, S. Byrne, C. Dundas, A. McEwen, and G. Portyankina, Agents of change on Mars' northern dunes: CO2 ice and wind, Icarus, 251, 264-274, 2015.
51PDF Piqueux, S., S. Byrne, H.H. Kieffer, T.N. Titus, and C.J. Hansen, Enumeration of Mars years and seasons since the beginning of telescopic exploration, Icarus, 251, 332-338, 2015.
50PDF Viola, D., A.S. McEwen, C.M. Dundas, and S. Byrne, Expanded secondary craters in the Arcadia Planitia region, Mars: Evidence for tens of Myr-old shallow subsurface ice, Icarus, 248, 190-204, 2015.
49PDF Molaro, J.L., S. Byrne, and S.A. Langer, Grain-scale thermoelastic stresses and spatiotemporal temperature gradients on airless bodies, implications for rock breakdown, J. Geophys. Res., 120, 255-277, 2015.
48PDF Brown, A.J., T.I. Michaels, S. Byrne, W. Sun, T.N. Titus, A. Colaprete, M.J. Wolff, G. Videen and C.J. Grund, The Science Case for a Modern, Multi-Wavelength, Polarization-Sensitive LIDAR in Orbit around Mars., Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 153, 131-143, 2015.
47PDF Daubar, I.J., C. Atwood-Stone, S. Byrne, A.S. McEwen, and P.S. Russell, The morphology of small fresh craters on Mars and the Moon, J. Geophys. Res., 119, 2620-2639, 2014.
46PDF Ojha, L., A.S. McEwen, C.M. Dundas, S. Byrne, S.S. Mattson, J.J. Wray, M. Masse and E. Schaefer, HiRISE Observations of Recurring Slope Lineae (RSL) during Southern Summer on Mars, Icarus, 231, 365-376, 2014.
45PDF Dundas, C.M., S. Byrne, A.S. McEwen, M.T. Mellon, M.R. Kennedy, I.J. Daubar and L. Saper, HiRISE Observations of New Impact Craters Exposing Martian Ground Ice, J. Geophys. Res., 119, 109-127, 2014.
44PDF McEwen, A.S., C.M. Dundas, S.S. Mattson, A.D. Toigo, L. Ojha, J.J. Wray, M. Chojnacki, S. Byrne, S.L. Murchie and N. Thomas, Recurring slope lineae in equatorial regions of Mars, Nature Geoscience, 7, 53-58, 2014.
43PDF Christian, S., J.W. Holt, S. Byrne and K.E. Fishbaugh, Integrating Radar Stratigraphy with High Resolution Visible Stratigraphy of the North Polar Layered Deposits, Mars, Icarus, 226, 1241-1251, 2013.
42PDF Clifford, S. M., K. Yoshikawa, S. Byrne, W. Durham, D. Fisher, F. Forget, M. Hecht, P. Smith, L. Tamppari, T. Titus, and R. Zurek, Introduction to the fifth Mars Polar Science special issue: Key questions, needed observations, and recommended investigations, Icarus, 225, 864-868, 2013.
41PDF Hansen, C.J., S. Byrne, G. Portyankina, M. Bourke, C. Dundas, A. McEwen, M. Mellon, A. Pommerol and N. Thomas, Observations of the northern seasonal polar cap on Mars: I. Spring sublimation activity and processes, Icarus, 225, 881-897, 2013.
40PDF Daubar, I., A. McEwen, S. Byrne, M. Kennedy and B.Ivanov, The Current Martian Cratering Rate, Icarus, 225, 506-516, 2013.
39PDF Molaro, J., and S. Byrne, Rates of Temperature Change of Airless Landscapes and Implications for Thermal Stress Weathering, J. Geophys. Res., 117, E10011, 2012.
38PDF Caudill, C.M., L.L Tornabene, A.S. McEwen, S. Byrne, L. Ojha and S. Mattson, Layered Megablocks in the Central Uplifts of Impact Craters, Icarus, 221, 710-720, 2012.
37PDF Hvidberg, C.S., K.E. Fishbaugh, M. Winstrup, A. Svensson, S. Byrne and K. Herkenhoff, Reading the climate record of the Martian polar layered deposits, Icarus, 221, 405-419, 2012.
36PDF Beyer, R.A., K.M. Stack, J.L. Griffes, R.E. Milliken, K.E. Herkenhoff, S. Byrne, J.W. Holt and J.P. Grotzinger, An Atlas of Mars Sedimentary Rocks as seen by HIRISE, Society for Sedimentary Geology Special Publication, 102, 49-96, 2012.
35PDF Dundas, C.M., S. Diniega, C.J. Hansen, S. Byrne and A.S. McEwen, Seasonal Activity and Morphological Changes in Martian Gullies, Icarus, 220, 124-143, 2012.
34PDF Sharma, P., and S. Byrne, Comparison of Titan's north polar lakes with terrestrial analogs, Geophys. Res. lett., 38, L24203, 2011.
33PDF McEwen, A.S., L. Ojha, C.M. Dundas, S.S. Mattson, S. Byrne, J.J. Wray, S.C. Cull, S.L. Murchie, N. Thomas and V.C. Gulick, Seasonal Flows on Warm Martian Slopes, Science, 333, 740-743, 2011.
32PDF Phillips, R.J., B.J. Davis, K.L. Tanaka, S. Byrne, M.T. Mellon, N.E. Putzig, R.M. Haberle, M.A. Kahre, B.A. Campbell, L.M. Carter, I.B. Smith, J.W. Holt, S.E. Smrekar, D.C. Nunes, J.J. Plaut, A.F. Egan, T.N. Titus and R. Seu, Massive CO2 Ice Deposits Sequestered in the South Polar Layered Deposits of Mars, Science, 332, 838-841, 2011.
31PDF Hansen, C.J., M. Bourke, N.T. Bridges, S. Byrne, C. Colon, S. Diniega, C. Dundas, K. Herkenhoff, A. McEwen, M. Mellon, G. Portyankina and N. Thomas, Seasonal Erosion and Restoration of Mars' Northern Polar Dunes, Science, 331, 575-578, 2011.
30PDF Diniega, S., S. Byrne, N.T. Bridges, C.M. Dundas and A.S. McEwen, Seasonality of Present-day Martian Dune-Gully Activity, Geology, 38(11), 1047-1050, 2010.
29PDF Sharma, P., and S. Byrne, Constraints on Titan's topography through fractal analysis of shorelines, Icarus, 209(2), 723-737, 2010.
28PDF Banks, M.E., S. Byrne, K. Galla, A.S. McEwen, V.J. Bray, K.E. Fishbaugh, C.M. Dundas, K.E. Herkenhoff, B.C. Murray and the HiRISE Team, Crater Population and Resurfacing of the Martian North Polar Layered Deposits, J. Geophys. Res., 115, E08006, 2010.
27PDF Reufer, A., N. Thomas, W. Benz, S. Byrne, V. Bray, C. Dundas and M. Searls, Models of high velocity impacts into dust-covered ice: Application to Martian northern lowlands, Planet. Space Sci., 58(10), 2010.
26PDF Diniega, S., K. Glasner and S. Byrne, Long-time evolution of models of aeolian sand dune fields: Influence of dune formation and collision, Geomorphology, 121, 55-68, 2010.
25PDF Holt, J.W., K.E. Fishbaugh, S. Byrne, S. Christian, K. Tanaka, P. S. Russell, K.E. Herkenhoff, A. Safaeinili, N.E. Putzig, and R.J. Phillips, The Construction of Chasma Boreale on Mars, Nature, 465, 446-449, 2010.
24PDF Dundas, C.M., A.S. McEwen, S. Diniega, and S. Byrne, New and recent gully activity on Mars as seen by HiRISE, Geophys. Res. Lett, 37(7), L07202, 2010.
23PDF Fishbaugh, K.E., C.S. Hvidberg, S. Byrne, P.S. Russell, K.E. Herkenhoff, M. Winstrup, and R.L. Kirk, The first high-resolution stratigraphic column of the martian north polar layered deposits, Geophys. Res. Lett, 37(7), L07201, 2010.
22PDF Dundas, C.M., and S. Byrne, Modeling Sublimation of Ice Exposed by Recent Impacts in the Martian Mid-Latitudes, Icarus, 206(2), 716-728, 2010.
21PDF Fishbaugh, K.E., S. Byrne, K.E. Herkenhoff, R.L. Kirk, C. Fortezzo, P.S. Russell and A. McEwen, Evaluating the meaning of 'layer' in the martian north polar layered deposits and the impact on the climate connection, Icarus, 205(1), 269-282, 2010.
20PDF Hansen, C.J., N. Thomas, G. Portyankina, A. McEwen, T. Becker, S. Byrne, K. Herkenhoff, H. Kieffer, M. Mellon, HiRISE Observations of gas sublimation-driven activity in Mars' southern polar regions: I. Erosion of the Surface, Icarus, 205(1), 283-295, 2010.
19PDF McEwen, A., and 65 colleagues, The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) during MRO's Primary Science Phase (PSP), Icarus, 205(1), 2-37, 2010.
18PDF Byrne, S., and 17 colleagues, Distribution of Mid-Latitude Ground-Ice on Mars from New Impact Craters, Science, 325, 1674, 2009.
17PDF Byrne, S., The polar deposits of Mars, Ann. Rev. Earth Plan. Sci., 37, 2009.
16PDF Russell, P., N. Thomas, S. Byrne, K. Herkenhoff, K. Fishbaugh, N. Bridges, C. Okubo, M. Milazzo, I. Daubar, C. Hansen, A. McEwen, Seasonally active frost-dust avalanches on a north polar scarp of Mars captured by HiRISE, Geo. Phys. Lett., 35(23), L23204, 2008.
15PDF Brown, A., S. Byrne, L.L. Tornabene and T. Roush, Louth crater: Evolution of a layered water ice mound, Icarus, 196(2), 433-445, 2008.
14PDF Winebrenner, D.P., M.R. Koutnik, E.D. Waddington, A.V. Pathare, B.C. Murray, S. Byrne and J.L. Bamber, Evidence for ice flow prior to trough formation in the martian north polar layered deposits, Icarus, 195(1), 90-105, 2008.
13PDF Byrne, S., M. T. Zuber, G. A. Neumann, Interannual and Seasonal Behavior of Martian Residual Ice-Cap Albedo, Planet. Space Sci., 56(2), 194-211, 2008.
12PDF Herkenhoff, K.E., S. Byrne, P.S. Russell, K.E. Fishbaugh, and A.S. McEwen, Meter-Scale Morphology of the North Polar Region of Mars, Science, 317(5845), 1711, 2007.
11PDF McEwen, A.S., and 32 collegues,A Closer Look at Water-Related Geologic Activity on Mars, Science, 317(5845), 1706, 2007.
10PDF Koutnik, M., S. Byrne, B.C. Murray, A.D. Toigo, and Z.A. Crawford , Eolian controlled modification of the Martian south polar layered deposits, Icarus, 174, 490-501, 2005.
9PDF Schaller, E., B.C. Murray, A.V. Pathare, J. Rasmussen, and S. Byrne, Modification of Secondary Craters on the Martian South Polar Layered Deposits, J. Geophys. Res., 110, E02004, 2005.
8PDF Jerolmack, D., D. Mohrig, M.T. Zuber, and S. Byrne, A minimum time for the formation of the Holden Northeast Fan, Mars, Geophys. Res. Lett., 31, L21701, 2004.
7PDF Byrne, S., and A.B. Ivanov, The internal structure of the Martian south polar layered deposits, J. Geophys. Res., 109, E11001, 2004.
6PDF Piqueux, S., S. Byrne, and M.I. Richardson, The sublimation of Mars southern CO2 ice cap and the formation of "spiders", J. Geophys. Res., 108(E8), 5084, 2003.
5PDF Byrne, S., and A.P. Ingersoll, Martian climatic events on timescales of centuries: Evidence from feature morphology in the residual south polar cap, Geophys. Res. Lett., 30(13), 2003.
4PDF Byrne, S., and A.P. Ingersoll, A Sublimation Model for Martian South Polar Ice Features, Science, 299, 1051-1053, 2003.
3PDF Koutnik, M., S. Byrne, and B.C. Murray, South Polar Layered Deposits of Mars: The Cratering Record, J. Geophys. Res., 107(E11), 5100, 2002.
2PDF Byrne, S., and B.C. Murray, North polar stratigraphy and the paleo-erg of Mars, J. Geophys. Res., 107(E6), 5044, 2002.
1PDF Murray, B.C., M. Koutnik, S. Byrne, L.A. Soderblom, K.E. Herkenhoff, and K.L. Tanaka, Preliminary Geological Assessment of the Northern Edge of Ultimi Lobe, Mars South Polar Layered Deposits, Icarus, 154, 80-97, 2001.

Other Misc. Publications

2PDF S. Byrne, The surface of Mars, by Michael H. Carr, Meteoritics & Planetary Sci., 42(12), 2181-2182, 2007.
1PDF S. Byrne, History and current processes of the Martian polar layered deposits, Ph.D. Thesis, Caltech, 200 3.

Press material

  • The Byrne and Ingersoll (2003) paper in Geophysical Research Letters featured as the cover story.
  • The Fishbaugh et al. (2010) paper in Geophysical Research Letters featured as the cover story.
  • The McEwen et al. (2014) paper in Nature Geoscience featured as the cover story.


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