David R. Marchant Publications

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


*Scanlon, K. E., Head, J. W., Marchant, D. R. 2015. Remnant buried ice in the equatorial regions of Mars: Morphological indicators associated with the Arsia Mons tropical mountain glacier deposits. Planetary and Space Science, 111:144-154. doi:10.1016/j.pss.2015.03.024

*Yau, A.M., Bender, M.L., Marchant, D.R., and Mackay**, S.L. 2015. Geochemical analyses of gas within an ancient debris-covered glacier, Antarctica. Quaternary Geochronology, 28:29-39, DOI: 10.1016/j.quageo.2015.03.008


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 doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2013.09.025

Head, J.W. and Marchant, D.R. (2014). The Climate History of Early Mars: Insights from the Antarctic McMurdo Dry Valleys Hydrologic System. Antarctic Science. doi: 10.1017/S0954102014000686 

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. doi: 10.1016/j.pss.2013.12.005

*Mackay, S.L., Marchant, D.R., Head, J.W., and *Lamp, J.L., 2014. Investigations of cold-based, Antarctic debris-covered glaciers: evaluating their potential as climate archives through studies of ground penetrating radar and surface morphologic change. Journal of Geophysical Research – Earth Surface, v. 119, p. 2505-2540. doi: 10.1002/2014JF003178

*Salvatore, M.R., Mustard, J.F., Head, J.W., Marchant, D.R., and Wyatt, M.B. 2014. 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 

*Scanlon, K.E., Head, J.W., and Marchant, D.R., 2014. Volcanism-Induced, Local Wet-Based Glacial Conditions Recorded in the Late Amazonian Arsia Mons Tropical Mountain Glacier Deposits. Icarus, v. 250, p. 18-31. doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2014.11.016

Scanlon, K.E., Head, J.W., Wilson, L., and Marchant, D.R. Volcano-ice interactions in the Arsia Mons tropical mountain glacier deposits.   Icarus, v. 237, p 315-339.doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2014.04.024


Dickson, J.L., Head, J.W., *Levy, J.S., and Marchant, D.R. 2013. Don Juan Pond, Antarctica: Near-surface CaCl2-brine feeding Earth’s most saline lake and implications for Mars. Nature Scientific Reports 3, Article no. 1166. DOI: 10.1038/srep0116.

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. doi: 10.1144/SP381.10

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.


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

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

*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