David R. Marchant Publications

Publications on this site range from 2012 to present.
*Denotes Student


Kadish, S.J., Head, J.W., Fastook, J.L., Marchant, D.R. Middle to Late Amazonian tropical mountain glaciers on Mars: The ages of the Tharsis Montes fan-shaped deposits. Planetary and Space Science, v. 91, p 52-59. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pss.2013.12.005

Fastook, J. L., Head, J. W., and Marchant D. R. 2014. “Formation of Lobate Debris Aprons on Mars: Assessment of Regional Ice Sheet Collapse and Debris-cover Armoring.” Icarus 228, 54-63


Salvatore, M.R., Mustard, J.F., Head, J.W., Cooper, R.F., Marchant, D.R., and Wyatt, M.B. 2013. Development of Alteration Rinds by Oxidative Weathering Processes in Beacon Valley, Antarctica, and Implications for Mars. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 115, 137-16. DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2013.04.002.

Levy, J.S., Fountain, A., Dickson, J., Head, J.W., Okal, M., and Marchant, D.R. 2013. Accelerated thermokarst formation in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Nature Scientific Reports 3, article no. 2269. DOI: 10.1038/srep02269

Marchant, D.R., *Mackay, S.L., *Lamp, J.L, *Hayden, A.T., and Head, J.W. 2013. Geomorphic processes and landforms in the Dry Valleys of southern Victoria Land: implications for evaluating climate change and ice-sheet stability. In Hambrey, M.J., Barker, P.F., Barrett, P.J., Bowman, V., Davies, B., Smellie, J.L., & Tranter, M., eds., Antarctic Palaeoenvironments and earth–surface processes. Geological Society of London Special Publication No. 381. http://dx.doi.org/10.1144/SP381.10.

Salvatore, M.R., Mustard, J.F., Head, J.W., Marchant, D.R., and Wyatt, M.B. 2013. Characterization of spectral and geochemical variability within the Ferrar Dolerite of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica: Weathering, alteration, and magmatic processes. Antarctic Science, 1-20. doi:10.1017/S0954102013000254


*Kowalewski, D.E., Marchant, D.R., Head, J.W., and Jackson, D.W., 2012. A 2D model for characterizing first-order variability in sublimation of buried glacier ice, Antarctica: assessing the influence of polygon troughs, desert pavements, and shallow-subsurface salts. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes 23, 1-14. DOI: 10.1002/ppp.731

Fastook, J.L., Head, J.W., Marchant, D.R., Forget, F., and Madeleine, J-B., 2012.Early Mars climate near the Noachian-Hesperian boundary: independent evidence for cold conditions from basal melting of the south polar ice sheet (Dorsa Argentea Formation) and implications for valley network formation. Icarus 219, 25-40. doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2012.02.013

Dickson, J.L., Head, J.W., Levy, J.S., and Marchant, D.R. 2012.  Don Juan Pond, Antarctica: near-surface CaCl2-brine feeding Earth’s most saline lake and implications for Mars. Nature Scientific Reports 3, no. 1166.  Doi:10.1038/srep01166