Published Peer-Reviewed Publications:

Student; *Postdoctoral Researcher                                            


Hamilton CW, SP Scheidt, MM Sori, AP de Wet, JE Bleacher, WB Garry, PL Whelley, PJ Mouginis-Mark, S Self, JR Zimbelman, and LS Crumpler (2020) Lava-rise plateaus and inflation pits within the McCartys flow-field, New Mexico: An analog for pāhoehoe-like lava flows on planetary surfaces. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, in press,


Steinbrügge G*, JRC Voigt†, D Schroeder, AS Stark, MS Haynes KM Scanlan, CW Hamilton, DA Young, H Hussman C Grima, and DD Blankenship (2020) The surface roughness of Europa derived from Galileo stereo images. Icarus, 343, 113669, 1–15.


Hamilton CW (2019) “Fill and spill” lava flow emplacement: Implications for understanding planetary flood basalt eruptions. In: NF Six and G Karr (Eds.), NASA Technical Memorandum: Marshall Space Flight Center Faculty Fellowship Program, NASA/TM0-2019-220139, M-1490, M19-7746, pp. 47–56.


Bonnefoy LE†, CW Hamilton, SP Scheidt, S Duhamel, Á Höskuldsson, I Jónsdottir, T Thordarson, and U. Münzer (2019) Hydrological changes associated with the 2014–2015 Holuhraun eruption in Iceland, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 387, 105552, 1–22.


Morrison AA†, M Zanetti, CW Hamilton, E Lev, CD Neish, and AG Whittington (2019) Rheological investigation of lunar highland and mare impact melt simulants. Icarus, 317, 307–323.


Hamilton CW, PJ Mouginis-Mark, MM Sori, SP Scheidt, and AM Bramson† (2018) Episodes of aqueous flooding and volcanism associated with Hrad Vallis, Mars. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 123(6), 1484–1510.


Savage R†, LF Palafox, CT Morrison, JJ Rodriguez, K Barnard, S Byrne, and CW Hamilton (2018) A Bayesian approach to sub-kilometer crater shape analysis using individual HiRISE images. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 56(10), 5802–5812.


Voigt JRC†, and CW Hamilton (2018) Investigating the volcanic versus aqueous origin of the surficial deposits in Eastern Elysium Planitia, Mars. Icarus, 309, 389–410.


Stadermann A‡, MR Zanetti, BL Jolliff, H Hiesinger, CH van der Bogert, and CW Hamilton (2018) The age of lunar mare basalts south of the Aristarchus Plateau and effects of secondary craters formed by the Aristarchus event. Icarus, 309, 45–60.


Marcucci EC*, CW Hamilton, and RR Herrick (2017) Remote sensing evidence of lava–ground ice interactions associated with the Lost Jim Lava Flow, Seward Peninsula, Alaska. Bulletin of Volcanology, 79(89), 1–18.


Whelley PL, WB Garry, CW Hamilton, and JE Bleacher (2017) LiDAR-derived surface roughness signatures of basaltic lava flow textures at the Muliwai a Pele lava channel, Hawaii. Bulletin of Volcanology, 79(75), 1–13.


Bleacher JE, TR Orr, AP de Wet, JR Zimbleman, CW Hamilton, WB Garry, LS Crumpler, and DA Williams (2017) Plateaus and sinuous ridges as the fingerprints of lava flow inflation in the Eastern Tharsis Plains of Mars. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 342, 29–46.


Palafox LF, CW Hamilton, SP Scheidt, and AM Alvarez† (2017) Automated detection of geologic landforms on Mars using Convolutional Neural Networks. Computers and Geosciences, 101, 48–56.


Sori MM*, S Byrne, MT Bland, AM Bramson†, AI Ermakov, CW Hamilton, KA Otto, O Ruesch, and CT Russell (2017) The vanishing cyrovolcanoes on Ceres. Geophysical Research Letters, 4(3), 1243–1250.


Fitch EP†, SA Fagents, T Thordarson, and CW Hamilton (2017) Fragmentation mechanisms associated with explosive lava–water interactions in a lacustrine environment. Bulletin of Volcanology, 79(12), 1–16.


Hamilton CW, EP Fitch†, SA Fagents, and T Thordsarson (2017) Rootless tephra stratigraphy and emplacement processes. Bulletin of Volcanology, 79(11), 1–19.


Neish CD, CW Hamilton, SS Hughes, S Kobs-Nawotniak, WB Garry, JR Skok, RC Elphic, E Schaefer†, LM Carter, JL Bandfield, D Lim, and JL Heldmann (2017) Terrestrial analogues for lunar impact melt flows. Icarus, 281, 73–89.


Sori MM*, S Byrne, CW Hamilton, and M Landis† (2016) Viscous flow rates of icy topography on the North Polar Layered Deposits of Mars. Geophysical Research Letters, 43(2), 541–549.


Tyler RH, WG Henning, and CW Hamilton (2015) Tidal heating in a magma ocean within Jupiter's moon Io. Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 218(22), 1–17.


Baker VR, CW Hamilton, DM Burr, VC Gulick, G Komatsu, W Luo, JW Rice Jr., and JAP Rodriguez (2015) Fluvial geomorphology on Earth-like planetary surfaces: A review. Geomorphology, 24, 149–182.


Fink W, VR Baker, D Schulze-Makuch, CW Hamilton, and MA Tarbell (2015) Autonomous exploration of planetary lava tubes using a multi-rover framework. IEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings, 7–14 March, 2015, Big Sky, MT, USA, 1–9.


Keske A†, CW Hamilton, AS McEwen, and IJ Daubar‡ (2015) Episodes of fluvial and volcanic activity in Mangala Valles, Mars. Icarus, 245, 333–347.


Hamilton CW*, LS Glaze, MR James, and SM Baloga (2013b) Topographic and stochastic influences on pāhoehoe lava lobe emplacement. Bulletin of Volcanology, 75(756), 1–16.


Hamilton CW*, CD Beggan, S Still, M Beuthe, RM Lopes, DA Williams, J Radebaugh, and W Wright‡ (2013a) Spatial distribution of volcanoes on Io: implications for tidal heating and magma ascent. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 361, 272–286.


Boyce, JM, L Wilson, PJ Mouginis-Mark, CW Hamilton*, and LL Tornabene* (2012) Origin of pits in martian impact craters. Icarus, 221(1), 262–275.


Tornabene LL*, GR Osinski, AS McEwen, JM Boyce, VJ Bray, CM Caudill, JA Grant, CW Hamilton*, S Mattson, and PJ Mouginis-Mark (2012) Widespread crater-related pitted materials on Mars: Further evidence for the role of target volatiles during the impact process. Icarus, 220(2), 348–368.


Hamilton CW*, SA Fagents, and T Thordarson (2011) Lava–ground ice interactions in Elysium Planitia, Mars: Geomorphological and geospatial analysis of the Tartarus Colles cone groups. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 116, E03004, 1–26.


Hamilton CW†, SA Fagents, and L Wilson (2010c) Explosive lava–water interactions in Elysium Planitia, Mars: constraints on the formation of the Tartarus Colles cone groups. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 115, E09006, 1–24.


Hamilton CW†, SA Fagents, and T Thordarson (2010b) Explosive lava–water interaction II: Self-organization processes among volcanic rootless eruption sites in the 1783–1784 Laki lava flow, Iceland. Bulletin of Volcanology, 72(4), 469–485.  


Hamilton CW†, T Thordarson, and SA Fagents (2010a) Explosive lava–water interactions I: Architecture and emplacement chronology of volcanic rootless cone groups in the 1783–1784 Laki lava flow, Iceland. Bulletin of Volcanology, 72(4), 449–467.


Beggan C† and CW Hamilton† (2010) New image processing software for analyzing object size-frequency distribution, geometry, orientation, and spatial distribution. Computers and Geosciences, 36(4), 539–549.


Harris AJL, M Favalli, F Mazzarini, and CW Hamilton† (2009) Construction dynamics of a lava channel. Bulletin of Volcanology, 71(4), 459–474.


Harris AJL, J Dehn, MR James, CW Hamilton†, R Herd, L Lodato, and A Steffke‡ (2007) Pahoehoe flow cooling, discharge and coverage rates from thermal image chronometry. Geophysical Research Letters, 34, L19303, 1–6.


Bruno BC, SA Fagents, CW Hamilton†, DM Burr, and SM Baloga (2006) Identification of volcanic rootless cones, ice mounds, and impact craters on Earth and Mars: using spatial distribution as a remote sensing tool. Journal of Geophysical Research, 111, E06017, 1–15.


Other Publications (Published Data Sets, White Papers, and Meeting Reports):

†Student; *Postdoctoral Researcher


Data Set: Hamilton CW, and SP Scheidt (2020) Supplemental information for “Lava-rise plateaus and inflation pits in the McCartys lava flow-field, New Mexico: An analog for pāhoehoe-like lava flows on planetary surfaces”, University of Arizona Campus Repository,


Data Set: Scheidt SP, and CW Hamilton (2019). Kite-derived orthoimage mosaic and digital terrain model of the southern portion of the McCartys lava flow-field, New Mexico, USA: Data acquired 6 February to 1 April, 2015. University of Arizona Spatial Data Explorer.


Data Set: Scheidt SP, and CW Hamilton (2019) Unmanned aerial system (UAS)-derived orthoimage mosaics and digital terrain models of the northeastern portion of the 2014–2015 Holuhraun lava flow-field, Iceland: Data acquired from 2015 to 2018. University of Arizona Spatial Data Explorer.


Meeting Report: de Kleer K*, A McEwen, R Park, C Bierson†, A Davies, D DellaGiustina, A Ermakov, J Fuller, CW Hamilton, C Harris, H Hay†, R Jacobson, J Keane, L Kestay, K Khurana, K Kirby, V Lainey, I Matsuyama, C McCarthy, F Nimmo, M Panning, A Pommier, J Rathbun, G Steinbrügge*, D Stevenson, V Tsai, E Turtle, J Eiler, E Young, K Zahnle, J Adkins, K Mandt, M McGrath, A Moullet, H Waite, and N Schneider (2019) Tidal heating: Lessons from Io and the Jovian System. Keck Institute for Space Studies.  98 pp.


White Paper: HenningWG,JP Renaud‡, P Saxena, PL Whelley, AM Mandell, S Matsumura, LS Glaze, TA Hurford, TA Livengood, CW Hamilton, M Efroimsky, VV Makarov, CT Berghea, SD Guzewich, K Tsigaridis, GN Arney, DR Cremons, SR Kane, JE Bleacher, RK Kopparapu, E Kohler, Y Lee, A Rushby, W Kuang, R Barnes, JA Richardson*, P Driscoll, NC Schmerr, AD Del Genio, AG Davies, L Kaltenegger, L Elkins-Tanton, Y Fujii, L Schaefer, S Ranjan, E Quintana, TS Barclay, K Hamano, NE Petro, JD Kendall, ED Lopez, and DD Sasselov (2018) Highly volcanic exoplanets, lava worlds, and magma ocean worlds: An emerging class of dynamic exoplanets of significant scientific priority. A White Paper Submitted in response to the National Academy of Sciences 2018 Exoplanet Science Strategy Solicitation, pp. 1–6.


Meeting Report: Hamilton CW (2015) Team gets firsthand look at the new Holuhraun eruption site. Eos, 96.