David R. Marchant Publications

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


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

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

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

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.http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.icarus.2014.04.024


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