Michael Mellon Print


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  Michael.Mellon@jhuapl.edu

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:   Planetary Geologist and Geophysicist, Applied Physics Laboratory; Associate Research Professor, Johns Hopkins University, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

:  Planetary

  Mars 2020, RIMFAX, MRO, HiRISE

 
Degree Field of Study Year Attained Institution Name
Ph.D. Astrophysical, Planetary, and Atmospheric Sciences 1994 University of Colorado
M.S. Astrophysical, Planetary, and Atmospheric Sciences 1990 University of Colorado
B.S. Applied Physics 1988 Stockton University

My research program focuses on quantitative investigations of an array of geological and geophysical processes on Earth and planetary surfaces throughout the solar system (cryospheres, geomorphology, thermophysics, volatiles, climate change, surface-atmosphere interactions, and regoliths) employing a full spectrum of theoretical modeling, laboratory experiments, terrestrial field work, and spacecraft operations and data analysis. Relative proportions vary with typically 1/3 in each of theoretical, laboratory, and data analysis areas integrated with fieldwork. I am also an active science team member with multiple current and future NASA flight missions to Mars and Europa, utilizing remote sensing techniques of visible imaging, ground penetrating radar, and thermal infrared emission. My focus is on addressing fundamental science questions, interpreting remote-sensing data, characterizing planetary surfaces, and comparing similar processes between planets.

Research Topics:

  • Weathering processes and regolith development (Moon, icy Galilean moons).
  • Ground-ice stability (Mars, Antarctica): Theoretical modeling and remote sensing. 
  • Periglacial landforms (Mars, Antarctica): Geomorphology, geophysical processes, climate conditions, modeling formation rates and landform characteristics.
  • Climate change (Mars, Antarctica): Evidence from ground ice and periglacial landforms.
  • Ice/volatile processes in the solar system: Stability and sublimation terrains of non-water ices.
  • Thermophysics of soils (Mars, Moon, Earth, and Europa): Laboratory measurements; thermal properties of minerals, rocks, and soils; spacecraft data analysis.
  • Gas and water transport within soils (Antarctic, Mars): laboratory measurements; structure of ice in permafrost; physical properties of soils.
  • Dielectric properties of soils and permafrost (Earth, Mars): Ground penetrating radar.
  • Mechanical strength and cohesion in soils (Earth, Mars, Moon).
  • Geologic fieldwork and field data analysis in Antarctica and Alaska, examining Antarctic periglacial processes, terrestrial planetary-analog sites, and Arctic soils.

Major Experimental Areas:

  • Thermal properties of soils, rocks, and minerals.
  • Gas diffusion through soils and porous media.
  • Ice processes in soils.
  • Dielectric and magnetic properties of materials.
  • Mechanical strength of soils and granular materials.

Flight Mission Activities:

  • 2016-present  Science Co-I, Europa 2022 “Clipper” , Europa Thermal Emission Imaging System (E-THEMIS)
  • 2014-present  Science Co-I, Mars 2020, Radar Imager for Mars Subsurface Experiment (RIMFAX)
  • 2002-present  Science Team and Affiliate, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Shallow Radar (SHARAD)
  • 2001-present  Science Co-I, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, High Resolution Image Science Experiment (HiRISE)
  • 2003-2009       Science Co-I, Mars Scout Phoenix, Interdisiplinary Scientist, Geology Lead, Stratigic Planning Lead
  • 2001-2002       Science Affiliate, Mars Odyssey THEMIS
  • 1997-2002       Science Affiliate, Mars Global Surveyor, Thermal Emission Spectrometer (TES),
  • 1996                Science Affiliate, Mars ’96 Mars Oxidant Experiment (MOx)
 
AGU Index Category AGU Index Sub-Category
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLID SURFACE PLANETS Ices
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Start Year End Year Description
2015 Current Sr. Professional Staff II, Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory
2011 2015 Staff Scientist, Dept. of Space Studies, Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, CO
1997 2011 Faculty Research Scientist, Lab. for Atmos. and Space Physics, Univ. of Colorado
1994 1997 National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow, NASA Ames Research Center
Start Year End Year Description
2001 Current Member of Geological Society of America.
1990 Current Member of American Geophysical Union.
2014 2014 Mars Sample Return/Mars 2020 missions, regolith sampling & caching strategies, Science Focus Group, NASA/JPL
2013 2014 Team lead “Mars Environment Working Group”, member “Mars Special Regions Science Analysis Group”, review of potential habitats and spacecraft bio-contamination, Mars Exploration Program, NASA
2013 2014 Europa Science Core Advisory Group, NASA Jupiter/Europa Clipper flagship mission design and development, NASA/JPL
2012 2013 Europa Clipper spacecraft mission Science Definition Team, Team lead for Reconnaissance Instrumentation Working Group, NASA/JPL
2011 2012 Europa Lander spacecraft mission Science Definition Team: NASA/JPL
2011 2011 AGU Fall Meeting: Convener, “Active Mars Surface Processes and the Role of Volatiles”
2010 2011 Science Research & Technology, Analysis Group: Mars Exploration Program/NASA
2005 2006 Mars landing sites “Special Regions” definition, Science Analysis Group: NASA/JPL
2003 2003 AGU Fall Meeting: Session Convener, “Planetary Permafrost”
2003 2003 Mars Icy Sample Collection, Science Analysis Group, study for Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft mission design, NASA/JPL
2001 2001 Mars Sample Return Mission Architecture: Ball Aerospace Corporation, advisory panel
2001 2001 Convener, TES (Thermal Emission Spectrometer) Data-Users Workshop, Phoenix AZ.
1998 Current Assorted NASA review panels
1993 Current Assorted manuscript reviews for various journals
1993 Current Assorted proposal reviews
2006 2008 EPO film projects and TV interviews: NASA JPL Multimedia, PBS Tucson, NOVA, Discovery Channel, BBC Sky at Night.
2006 2008 Guest speaker for K-12 classrooms.
2006 2006 “Martian Arctic Regions Science Field Experience for Secondary Teachers”, MARSFEST Participated in 10-day science-teacher workshop and field trips, Fairbanks, Alaska.
1997 2007 Judged high school science projects.
1996 2000 “Mars Team Online”, web chats and email Q&A with K-12 students via MarsQuest.
1995 1995 Mars Pathfinder landing site science and K-12 school-teacher workshop.
Year Description
2011 NASA Group Achievement Award: MRO HiRISE Science Team
2011 NASA Group Achievement Award: MRO HiRISE Instrument Development
2009 NASA Group Achievement Award: Phoenix Project Development and Mission Team
2009 NASA Group Achievement Award: Phoenix Project Science Development Team
2009 NASA Group Achievement Award: Phoenix Project Entry, Decent, and Landing Team
1997 Certificate of Appreciation: International Mars ’96 Mission Mars Oxidant Experiment - development, delivery, and integration
1994 National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship, NASA Ames Research Center
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The following publication information was downloaded from http://www.researcherId.com/rid/C-3456-2016.
Dundas, Colin M., Byrne, Shane, McEwen, Alfred S., Mellon, Michael T., Kennedy, Megan R., Daubar, Ingrid J., Saper, Lee, (2014), HiRISE observations of new impact craters exposing Martian ground ice, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 119, 109-127

Mellon, Michael T., Mckay, Christopher P., Heldmann, Jennifer L., (2014), Polygonal ground in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica and its relationship to ice-table depth and the recent Antarctic climate history, Antarctic Science, 26, 413-426

Putzig, Nathaniel E., Mellon, Michael T., Herkenhoff, Kenneth E., Phillips, Roger J., Davis, Brian J., Ewer, Kenneth J., Bowers, Lauren M., (2014), Thermal behavior and ice-table depth within the north polar erg of Mars, Icarus, 230, 64-76

Putzig, Nathaniel E., Phillips, Roger J., Campbell, Bruce A., Mellon, Michael T., Holt, John W., Brothers, T. Charles, (2014), SHARAD soundings and surface roughness at past, present, and proposed landing sites on Mars: Reflections at Phoenix may be attributable to deep ground ice, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 119, 1936-1949

Rummel, John D., Beaty, David W., Jones, Melissa A., Bakermans, Corien, Barlow, Nadine G., Boston, Penelope J., Chevrier, Vincent F., Clark, Benton C., de Vera, Jean-Pierre P., Gough, Raina V., Hallsworth, John E., Head, James W., Hipkin, Victoria J., Kieft, Thomas L., McEwen, Alfred S., Mellon, Michael T., Mikucki, Jill A., Nicholson, Wayne L., Omelon, Christopher R., Peterson, Ronald, Roden, Eric E., Sherwood Lollar, Barbara, Tanaka, Kenneth L., Viola, Donna, Wray, James J., (2014), A New Analysis of Mars "Special Regions": Findings of the Second MEPAG Special Regions Science Analysis Group (SR-SAG2), Astrobiology, 14, 887-968

Hansen, C. J., Byrne, S., Portyankina, G., Bourke, M., Dundas, C., McEwen, A., Mellon, M., Pommerol, A., Thomas, N., (2013), Observations of the northern seasonal polar cap on Mars: I. Spring sublimation activity and processes, Icarus, 225, 881-897

Pappalardo, R. T., Vance, S., Bagenal, F., Bills, B. G., Blaney, D. L., Blankenship, D. D., Brinckerhoff, W. B., Connerney, J. E. P., Hand, K. P., Hoehler, T. M., Leisner, J. S., Kurth, W. S., McGrath, M. A., Mellon, M. T., Moore, J. M., Patterson, G. W., Prockter, L. M., Senske, D. A., Schmidt, B. E., Shock, E. L., Smith, D. E., Soderlund, K. M., (2013), Science Potential from a Europa Lander, Astrobiology, 13, 740-773

Wang, Alian, Feldman, William C., Mellon, Michael T., Zheng, Mianping, (2013), The preservation of subsurface sulfates with mid-to-high degree of hydration in equatorial regions on Mars, Icarus, 226, 980-991

Bridges, Nathan T., Bourke, Mary C., Geissler, Paul E., Banks, Maria E., Colon, Cindy, Diniega, Serina, Golombek, Matthew P., Hansen, Candice J., Mattson, Sarah, McEwen, Alfred S., Mellon, Michael T., Stantzos, Nicholas, Thomson, Bradley J., (2012), Planet-wide sand motion on Mars, Geology, 40, 31-34

Liu, Yang, Arvidson, Raymond E., Wolff, Michael J., Mellon, Michael T., Catalano, Jeffrey G., Wang, Alian, Bishop, Janice L., (2012), Lambert albedo retrieval and analyses over Aram Chaos from OMEGA hyperspectral imaging data, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 117

Hansen, C. J., Bourke, M., Bridges, N. T., Byrne, S., Colon, C., Diniega, S., Dundas, C., Herkenhoff, K., McEwen, A., Mellon, M., Portyankina, G., Thomas, N., (2011), Seasonal Erosion and Restoration of Mars' Northern Polar Dunes, Science, 331, 575-578

Martinez-Alonso, Sara, Mellon, Michael T., Banks, Maria E., Keszthelyi, Laszlo P., McEwen, Alfred S., HiRISE Team, (2011), Evidence of volcanic and glacial activity in Chryse and Acidalia Planitiae, Mars, Icarus, 212, 597-621

Phillips, Roger J., Davis, Brian J., Tanaka, Kenneth L., Byrne, Shane, Mellon, Michael T., Putzig, Nathaniel E., Haberle, Robert M., Kahre, Melinda A., Campbell, Bruce A., Carter, Lynn M., Smith, Isaac B., Holt, John W., Smrekar, Suzanne E., Nunes, Daniel C., Plaut, Jeffrey J., Egan, Anthony F., Titus, Timothy N., Seu, Roberto, (2011), Massive CO2 Ice Deposits Sequestered in the South Polar Layered Deposits of Mars, Science, 332, 838-841

Cull, Selby C., Arvidson, Raymond E., Catalano, Jeffrey G., Ming, Douglas W., Morris, Richard V., Mellon, Michael T., Lemmon, Mark, (2010), Concentrated perchlorate at the Mars Phoenix landing site: Evidence for thin film liquid water on Mars, Geophysical Research Letters, 37

Cull, Selby, Arvidson, R. E., Morris, R. V., Wolff, M., Mellon, M. T., Lemmon, M. T., (2010), Seasonal ice cycle at the Mars Phoenix landing site: 2. Postlanding CRISM and ground observations, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 115

Cull, Selby, Arvidson, Raymond E., Mellon, Michael T., Skemer, Philip, Shaw, Amy, Morris, Richard V., (2010), Compositions of subsurface ices at the Mars Phoenix landing site, Geophysical Research Letters, 37

Cull, Selby, Arvidson, Raymond E., Mellon, Michael, Wiseman, Sandra, Clark, Roger, Titus, Timothy, Morris, Richard V., McGuire, Patrick, (2010), Seasonal H2O and CO2 ice cycles at the Mars Phoenix landing site: 1. Prelanding CRISM and HiRISE observations, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 115

Delamere, W. Alan, Tornabene, Livio L., McEwen, Alfred S., Becker, Kris, Bergstrom, James W., Bridges, Nathan T., Eliason, Eric M., Gallagher, Dennis, Herkenhoff, Kenneth E., Keszthelyi, Laszlo, Mattson, Sarah, McArthur, Guy K., Mellon, Michael T., Milazzo, Moses, Russell, Patrick S., Thomas, Nicolas, (2010), Color imaging of Mars by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE), Icarus, 205, 38-52

El Maarry, M. R., Markiewicz, W. J., Mellon, M. T., Goetz, W., Dohm, J. M., Pack, A., (2010), Crater floor polygons: Desiccation patterns of ancient lakes on Mars?, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 115

Hansen, C. J., Thomas, N., Portyankina, G., McEwen, A., Becker, T., Byrne, S., Herkenhoff, K., Kieffer, H., Mellon, M., (2010), HiRISE observations of gas sublimation-driven activity in Mars' southern polar regions: I. Erosion of the surface, Icarus, 205, 283-295

McEwen, Alfred S., Banks, Maria E., Baugh, Nicole, Becker, Kris, Boyd, Aaron, Bergstrom, James W., Beyer, Ross A., Bortolini, Edward, Bridges, Nathan T., Byrne, Shane, Castalia, Bradford, Chuang, Frank C., Crumpler, Larry S., Daubar, Ingrid, Davatzes, Alix K., Deardorff, Donald G., DeJong, Alaina, Delamere, W. Alan, Dobrea, Eldar Noe, Dundas, Colin M., Eliason, Eric M., Espinoza, Yisrael, Fennema, Audrie, Fishbaugh, Kathryn E., Forrester, Terry, Geissler, Paul E., Grant, John A., Griffes, Jennifer L., Grotzinger, John P., Gulick, Virginia C., Hansen, Candice J., Herkenhoff, Kenneth E., Heyd, Rodney, Jaeger, Windy L., Jones, Dean, Kanefsky, Bob, Keszthelyi, Laszlo, King, Robert, Kirk, Randolph L., Kolb, Kelly J., Lasco, Jeffrey, Lefort, Alexandra, Leis, Richard, Lewis, Kevin W., Martinez-Alonso, Sara, Mattson, Sarah, McArthur, Guy, Mellon, Michael T., Metz, Joannah M., Milazzo, Moses P., Milliken, Ralph E., Motazedian, Tahirih, Okubo, Chris H., Ortiz, Albert, Philippoff, Andrea J., Plassmann, Joseph, Polit, Anjani, Russell, Patrick S., Schaller, Christian, Searls, Mindi L., Spriggs, Timothy, Squyres, Steven W., Tarr, Steven, Thomas, Nicolas, Thomson, Bradley J., Tornabene, Livio L., Van Houten, Charlie, Verba, Circe, Weitz, Catherine M., Wray, James J., (2010), The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) during MRO's Primary Science Phase (PSP), Icarus, 205, 2-37

Searls, M. L., Mellon, M. T., Cull, S., Hansen, C. J., Sizemore, H. G., (2010), Seasonal defrosting of the Phoenix landing site, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 115

Sizemore, H. G., Mellon, M. T., Searls, M. L., Lemmon, M. T., Zent, A. P., Heet, T. L., Arvidson, R. E., Blaney, D. L., Keller, H. U., (2010), In situ analysis of ice table depth variations in the vicinity of small rocks at the Phoenix landing site, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 115

Tamppari, Leslie K., Bass, Deborah, Cantor, Bruce, Daubar, Ingrid, Dickinson, Cameron, Fisher, David, Fujii, Ken, Gunnlauggson, Haraldur P., Hudson, Troy L., Kass, David, Kleinboehl, Armin, Komguem, Leonce, Lemmon, Mark T., Mellon, Mike, Moores, John, Pankine, Alexey, Pathak, Jagruti, Searls, Mindi, Seelos, Frank, Smith, Michael D., Smrekar, Sue, Taylor, Peter, Holstein-Rathlou, Christina, Weng, Wensong, Whiteway, Jim, Wolff, Mike, (2010), Phoenix and MRO coordinated atmospheric measurements, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 115

Zent, Aaron P., Hecht, Michael H., Cobos, Doug R., Wood, Stephen E., Hudson, Troy L., Milkovich, Sarah M., DeFlores, Lauren P., Mellon, Michael T., (2010), Initial results from the thermal and electrical conductivity probe (TECP) on Phoenix, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 115

Arvidson, R. E., Bonitz, R. G., Robinson, M. L., Carsten, J. L., Volpe, R. A., Trebi-Ollennu, A., Mellon, M. T., Chu, P. C., Davis, K. R., Wilson, J. J., Shaw, A. S., Greenberger, R. N., Siebach, K. L., Stein, T. C., Cull, S. C., Goetz, W., Morris, R. V., Ming, D. W., Keller, H. U., Lemmon, M. T., Sizemore, H. G., Mehta, M., (2009), Results from the Mars Phoenix Lander Robotic Arm experiment, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 114

Byrne, Shane, Dundas, Colin M., Kennedy, Megan R., Mellon, Michael T., McEwen, Alfred S., Cull, Selby C., Daubar, Ingrid J., Shean, David E., Seelos, Kimberly D., Murchie, Scott L., Cantor, Bruce A., Arvidson, Raymond E., Edgett, Kenneth S., Reufer, Andreas, Thomas, Nicolas, Harrison, Tanya N., Posiolova, Liliya V., Seelos, Frank P., (2009), Distribution of Mid-Latitude Ground Ice on Mars from New Impact Craters, Science, 325, 1674-1676

Heet, T. L., Arvidson, R. E., Cull, S. C., Mellon, M. T., Seelos, K. D., (2009), Geomorphic and geologic settings of the Phoenix Lander mission landing site, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 114

Mellon, Michael T., Arvidson, Raymond E., Sizemore, Hanna G., Searls, Mindi L., Blaney, Diana L., Cull, Selby, Hecht, Michael H., Heet, Tabatha L., Keller, H. Uwe, Lemmon, Mark T., Markiewicz, Wojciech J., Ming, Douglas W., Morris, Richard V., Pike, W. Thomas, Zent, Aaron P., (2009), Ground ice at the Phoenix Landing Site: Stability state and origin, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 114

Mellon, Michael T., Malin, Michael C., Arvidson, Raymond E., Searls, Mindi L., Sizemore, Hanna G., Heet, Tabatha L., Lemmon, Mark T., Keller, H. Uwe, Marshall, John, (2009), The periglacial landscape at the Phoenix landing site, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 114

Shaw, Amy, Arvidson, Raymond E., Bonitz, Robert, Carsten, Joseph, Keller, H. U., Lemmon, Mark T., Mellon, Michael T., Robinson, Matthew, Trebi-Ollennu, Ashitey, (2009), Phoenix soil physical properties investigation, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 114

Sizemore, Hanna G., Mellon, Michael T., Golombek, Matthew R., (2009), Ice table depth variability near small rocks at the Phoenix landing site, Mars: A pre-landing assessment, Icarus, 199, 303-309

Smith, P. H., Tamppari, L. K., Arvidson, R. E., Bass, D., Blaney, D., Boynton, W. V., Carswell, A., Catling, D. C., Clark, B. C., Duck, T., DeJong, E., Fisher, D., Goetz, W., Gunnlaugsson, H. P., Hecht, M. H., Hipkin, V., Hoffman, J., Hviid, S. F., Keller, H. U., Kounaves, S. P., Lange, C. F., Lemmon, M. T., Madsen, M. B., Markiewicz, W. J., Marshall, J., Mckay, C. P., Mellon, M. T., Ming, D. W., Morris, R. V., Pike, W. T., Renno, N., Staufer, U., Stoker, C., Taylor, P., Whiteway, J. A., Zent, A. P., (2009), H2O at the Phoenix Landing Site, Science, 325, 58-61

Williams, K. E., Toon, O. B., Heldmann, J. L., Mellon, M. T., (2009), Ancient melting of mid-latitude snowpacks on Mars as a water source for gullies, Icarus, 200, 418-425

Arvidson, R., Adams, D., Bonfiglio, G., Christensen, P., Cull, S., Golombek, M., Guinn, J., Guinness, E., Heet, T., Kirk, R., Knudson, A., Malin, M., Mellon, M., McEwen, A., Mushkin, A., Parker, T., Seelos, F., Seelos, K., Smith, P., Spencer, D., Stein, T., Tamppari, L., (2008), Mars Exploration Program 2007 Phoenix landing site selection and characteristics, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 113

Banks, Maria E., McEwen, Alfred S., Kargel, Jeffrey S., Baker, Victor R., Strom, Robert G., Mellon, Michael T., Gulick, Virginia C., Keszthelyi, Laszlo, Herkenhoff, Kenneth E., Pelletier, Jon D., Jaeger, Windy L., (2008), High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) observations of glacial and periglacial morphologies in the circum-Argyre Planitia highlands, Mars, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 113

Diez, B., Feldman, W. C., Maurice, S., Gasnault, O., Prettyman, T. H., Mellon, M. T., Aharonson, O., Schorghofer, N., (2008), H layering in the top meter of Mars, Icarus, 196, 409-421

Dundas, Colin M., Mellon, Michael T., McEwen, Alfred S., Lefort, Alexandra, Keszthelyi, Laszlo P., Thomas, Nicolas, (2008), HiRISE observations of fractured mounds: Possible Martian pingos, Geophysical Research Letters, 35

Golombek, M. P., Huertas, A., Marlow, J., McGrane, B., Klein, C., Martinez, M., Arvidson, R. E., Heet, T., Barry, L., Seelos, K., Adams, D., Li, W., Matijevic, J. R., Parker, T., Sizemore, H. G., Mellon, M., McEwen, A. S., Tamppari, L. K., Cheng, Y., (2008), Size-frequency distributions of rocks on the northern plains of Mars with special reference to Phoenix landing surfaces, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 113

Mellon, Michael T., Arvidson, Raymond E., Marlow, Jeffrey J., Phillips, Roger J., Asphaug, Erik, (2008), Periglacial landforms at the Phoenix landing site and the northern plains of Mars, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 113

Mellon, Michael T., Boynton, William V., Feldman, William C., Arvidson, Raymond E., Titus, Timothy N., Bandfield, Joshua L., Putzig, Nathaniel E., Sizemore, Hanna G., (2008), A prelanding assessment of the ice table depth and ground ice characteristics in Martian permafrost at the Phoenix landing site, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 113

Phillips, Roger J., Zuber, Maria T., Smrekar, Suzanne E., Mellon, Michael T., Head, James W., Tanaka, Kenneth L., Putzig, Nathaniel E., Milkovich, Sarah M., Campbell, Bruce A., Plaut, Jeffrey J., Safaeinili, Ali, Seu, Roberto, Biccari, Daniela, Carter, Lynn M., Picardi, Giovanni, Orosei, Roberto, Mohit, P. Surdas, Heggy, Essam, Zurek, Richard W., Egan, Anthony F., Giacomoni, Emanuele, Russo, Federica, Cutigni, Marco, Pettinelli, Elena, Holt, John W., Leuschen, Carl J., Marinangeli, Lucia, (2008), Mars north polar deposits: Stratigraphy, age, and geodynamical response, Science, 320, 1182-1185

Sizemore, Hanna G., Mellon, Michael T., (2008), Laboratory characterization of the structural properties controlling dynamical gas transport in Mars-analog soils, Icarus, 197, 606-620

Smith, P. H., Tamppari, L., Arvidson, R. E., Bass, D., Blaney, D., Boynton, W., Carswell, A., Catling, D., Clark, B., Duck, T., DeJong, E., Fisher, D., Goetz, W., Gunnlaugsson, P., Hecht, M., Hipkin, V., Hoffman, J., Hviid, S., Keller, H., Kounaves, S., Lange, C. F., Lemmon, M., Madsen, M., Malin, M., Markiewicz, W., Marshall, J., McKay, C., Mellon, M., Michelangeli, D., Ming, D., Morris, R., Renno, N., Pike, W. T., Staufer, U., Stoker, C., Taylor, P., Whiteway, J., Young, S., Zent, A., (2008), Introduction to special section on the Phoenix Mission: Landing Site Characterization Experiments, Mission Overviews, and Expected Science, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 113

Tamppari, Leslie K., Barnes, Jeffrey, Bonfiglio, Eugene, Cantor, Bruce, Friedson, A. James, Ghosh, Amitabha, Grover, M. Rob, Kass, David, Martin, Terry Z., Mellon, Michael, Michaels, Tim, Murphy, Jim, Rafkin, Scot C. R., Smith, Michael D., Tsuyuki, Glenn, Tyler, Daniel, Jr., Wolff, Michael, (2008), Expected atmospheric environment for the Phoenix landing season and location, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 113

Williams, K. E., Toon, O. B., Heldmann, J. L., McKay, C., Mellon, M. T., (2008), Stability of mid-latitude snowpacks on Mars, Icarus, 196, 565-577

Feldman, W. C., Mellon, M. T., Gasnault, O., Diez, B., Elphic, R. C., Hagerty, J. J., Lawrence, D. J., Maurice, S., Prettyman, T. H., (2007), Vertical distribution of hydrogen at high northern latitudes on Mars: The Mars Odyssey Neutron Spectrometer, Geophysical Research Letters, 34

Heldmann, Jennifer L., Carlsson, Ella, Johansson, Henrik, Mellon, Michael T., Toon, Owen B., (2007), Observations of martian gullies and constraints on potential formation mechanisms II. The northern hemisphere, Icarus, 188, 324-344

McEwen, A. S., Hansen, C. J., Delamere, W. A., Eliason, E. M., Herkenhoff, K. E., Keszthelyi, L., Gulick, V. C., Kirk, R. L., Mellon, M. T., Grant, J. A., Thomas, N., Weitz, C. M., Squyres, S. W., Bridges, N. T., Murchie, S. L., Seelos, F., Seelos, K., Okubo, C. H., Milazzo, M. P., Tornabene, L. L., Jaeger, W. L., Byrne, S., Russell, P. S., Griffes, J. L., Martinez-Alonso, S., Davatzes, A., Chuang, F. C., Thomson, B. J., Fishbaugh, K. E., Dundas, C. M., Kolb, K. J., Banks, M. E., Wray, J. J., (2007), A closer look at water-related geologic activity on Mars, Science, 317, 1706-1709

McEwen, Alfred S., Eliason, Eric M., Bergstrom, James W., Bridges, Nathan T., Hansen, Candice J., Delamere, W. Alan, Grant, John A., Gulick, Virginia C., Herkenhoff, Kenneth E., Keszthelyi, Laszlo, Kirk, Randolph L., Mellon, Michael T., Squyres, Steven W., Thomas, Nicolas, Weitz, Catherine M., (2007), Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE), Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 112

Murphy, Nathaniel W., Jakosky, Bruce M., Rafkin, Scot C., Larsen, Kristopher W., Putzig, Nathaniel E., Mellon, Michael T., (2007), Thermophysical properties of the Isidis basin, Mars, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 112

Putzig, Nathaniel E., Mellon, Michael T., (2007), Apparent thermal inertia and the surface heterogeneity of Mars, Icarus, 191, 68-94

Putzig, Nathaniel E., Mellon, Michael T., (2007), Thermal behavior of horizontally mixed surfaces on Mars, Icarus, 191, 52-67

Fenton, LK, Mellon, MT, (2006), Thermal properties of sand from Thermal Emission Spectrometer (TES) and Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS): Spatial variations within the Proctor Crater dune field on Mars, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 111

Jakosky, Bruce M., Hynek, Brian M., Pelkey, Shannon M., Mellon, Michael T., Martinez-Alonso, Sara, Putzig, Nathaniel E., Murphy, Nate, Christensen, Philip R., (2006), Thermophysical properties of the MER and Beagle II landing site regions on Mars, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 111

Martinez-Alonso, S, Mellon, MT, Kindel, BC, Jakosky, BM, (2006), Mapping compositional diversity on the surface of mars: The spectral variance index, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 111

Sizemore, Hanna G., Mellon, Michael T., (2006), Effects of soil heterogeneity on martian ground-ice stability and orbital estimates of ice table depth, Icarus, 185, 358-369

Fialips, CI, Carey, JW, Vaniman, DT, Bish, DL, Feldman, WC, Mellon, MT, (2005), Hydration state of zeolites, clays, and hydrated salts under present-day martian surface conditions: Can hydrous minerals account for Mars Odyssey observations of near-equatorial water-equivalent hydrogen?, Icarus, 178, 74-83

Heldmann, JL, Toon, OB, Pollard, WH, Mellon, MT, Pitlick, J, McKay, CP, Andersen, DT, (2005), Formation of Martian gullies by the action of liquid water flowing under current Martian environmental conditions, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 110

Jakosky, BM, Mellon, MT, Varnes, ES, Feldman, WC, Boynton, WV, Haberle, RM, (2005), Mars low-latitude neutron distribution: Possible remnant near-surface water ice and a mechanism for its recent emplacement, Icarus, 175, 58-67

Jakosky, BM, Mellon, MT, Varnes, ES, Feldman, WC, Boynton, WV, Haberle, RM, (2005), Mars low-latitude neutron distribution: Possible remnant near-surface water ice and a mechanism for its recent emplacement (vol 175, pg 58, 2005), Icarus, 178, 291-293

Martinez-Alonso, S, Jakosky, BM, Mellon, MT, Putzig, NE, (2005), A volcanic interpretation of Gusev Crater surface materials from thermophysical, spectral, and morphological evidence, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 110

Putzig, NE, Mellon, MT, Kretke, KA, Arvidson, RE, (2005), Global thermal inertia and surface properties of Mars from the MGS mapping mission, Icarus, 173, 325-341

Bullock, MA, Moore, JM, Mellon, MT, (2004), Laboratory simulations of Mars aqueous geochemistry, Icarus, 170, 404-423

Feldman, WC, Mellon, MT, Maurice, S, Prettyman, TH, Carey, JW, Vaniman, DT, Bish, DL, Fialips, CI, Chipera, SJ, Kargel, JS, Elphic, RC, Funsten, HO, Lawrence, DJ, Tokar, RL, (2004), Hydrated states of MgSO4 at equatorial latitudes on Mars, Geophysical Research Letters, 31

Feldman, WC, Prettyman, TH, Maurice, S, Plaut, JJ, Bish, DL, Vaniman, DT, Mellon, MT, Metzger, AE, Squyres, SW, Karunatillake, S, Boynton, WV, Elphic, RC, Funsten, HO, Lawrence, DJ, Tokar, RL, (2004), Global distribution of near-surface hydrogen on Mars, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 109

Heldmann, JL, Mellon, MT, (2004), Observations of martian gullies and constraints on potential formation mechanisms, Icarus, 168, 285-304

Jakosky, BM, Mellon, MT, (2004), Water on mars, Physics Today, 57, 71-76

Mellon, MT, Feldman, WC, Prettyman, TH, (2004), The presence and stability of ground ice in the southern hemisphere of Mars, Icarus, 169, 324-340

Prettyman, TH, Feldman, WC, Mellon, MT, McKinney, GW, Boynton, WV, Karunatillake, S, Lawrence, DJ, Maurice, S, Metzger, AE, Murphy, JR, Squyres, SW, Starr, RD, Tokar, RL, (2004), Composition and structure of the Martian surface at high southern latitudes from neutron spectroscopy, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 109

Arvidson, RE, Seelos, FP, Deal, KS, Koeppen, WC, Snider, NO, Kieniewicz, JM, Hynek, BM, Mellon, MT, Garvin, JB, (2003), Mantled and exhumed terrains in Terra Meridiani, Mars, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 108

Golombek, MP, Haldemann, AFC, Forsberg-Taylor, NK, DiMaggio, EN, Schroeder, RD, Jakosky, BM, Mellon, MT, Matijevic, JR, (2003), Rock size-frequency distributions on Mars and implications for Mars Exploration Rover landing safety and operations, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 108

Jakosky, BM, Nealson, KH, Bakermans, C, Ley, RE, Mellon, MT, (2003), Subfreezing activity of microorganisms and the potential habitability of Mars' polar regions, Astrobiology, 3, 343-350

Jakosky, Bruce M., Ley, Ruth E., Mellon, Michael T., (2003), Biological potential of Mars: Possible recent surface/near-surface liquid water at high obliquity., Origins of Life and Evolution of the Biosphere, 33, 287

Thomas, PC, Gierasch, P, Sullivan, R, Miller, DS, del Castillo, EA, Cantor, B, Mellon, MT, (2003), Mesoscale linear streaks on Mars: environments of dust entrainment, Icarus, 162, 242-258

Heldmann, Jennifer L., Mellon, Michael T., (2002), Gullies on Mars and constraints imposed by Mars Global Surveyor Data., Astrobiology, 2, 504-505

Jakosky, Bruce M., Nealson, Kenneth H., Bakermans, Corien, Ley, Ruth E., Mellon, Michael T., (2002), Sub-freezing activity of microorganisms and the potential habitability of Mars' polar regions., Astrobiology, 2, 436

Martinez-Alonso, Sara, Kindel, Bruce C., Mellon, Michael T., (2002), Analysis of areas of high spectral variance detected in TES data., Astrobiology, 2, 519

Christensen, PR, Bandfield, JL, Hamilton, VE, Ruff, SW, Kieffer, HH, Titus, TN, Malin, MC, Morris, RV, Lane, MD, Clark, RL, Jakosky, BM, Mellon, MT, Pearl, JC, Conrath, BJ, Smith, MD, Clancy, RT, Kuzmin, RO, Roush, T, Mehall, GL, Gorelick, N, Bender, K, Murray, K, Dason, S, Greene, E, Silverman, S, Greenfield, M, (2001), Mars Global Surveyor Thermal Emission Spectrometer experiment: Investigation description and surface science results, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 106, 23823-23871

Jakosky, BM, Mellon, MT, (2001), High-resolution thermal inertia mapping of Mars: Sites of exobiological interest, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 106, 23887-23907

Mellon, MT, Phillips, RJ, (2001), Recent gullies on Mars and the source of liquid water, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 106, 23165-23179

Pelkey, SM, Jakosky, BM, Mellon, MT, (2001), Thermal inertia of crater-related wind streaks on Mars, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 106, 23909-23920

Ruff, SW, Christensen, PR, Clark, RN, Kieffer, HH, Malin, MC, Bandfield, JL, Jakosky, BM, Lane, MD, Mellon, MT, Presley, MA, (2001), Mars' "White Rock" feature lacks evidence of an aqueous origin: Results from Mars Global Surveyor, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 106, 23921-23927

Jakosky, BM, Mellon, MT, Kieffer, HH, Christensen, PR, Varnes, ES, Lee, SW, (2000), The thermal inertia of Mars from the Mars Global Surveyor Thermal Emission Spectrometer, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 105, 9643-9652

Lawson, SL, Jakosky, BM, Park, HS, (2000), Brightness temperatures of the lunar surface: Calibration and global analysis of the Clementine long-wave infrared camera data, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 105, 4273-4290

Mellon, MT, Jakosky, BM, Kieffer, HH, Christensen, PR, (2000), High-resolution thermal inertia mapping from the Mars Global Surveyor Thermal Emission Spectrometer, Icarus, 148, 437-455

Mellon, MT, (1997), Small-scale polygonal features on Mars: Seasonal thermal contraction cracks in permafrost, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 102, 25617-25628

Mellon, MT, Jakosky, BM, Postawko, SE, (1997), The persistence of equatorial ground ice on Mars, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 102, 19357-19369

Mellon, MT, (1996), Limits on the CO2 content of the Martian polar deposits, Icarus, 124, 268-279

Moore, JM, Mellon, MT, Zent, AP, (1996), Mass wasting and ground collapse in terrains of volatile-rich deposits as a solar system-wide geological process: The pre-Galileo view, Icarus, 122, 63-78

JAKOSKY, BM, HENDERSON, BG, MELLON, MT, (1995), CHAOTIC OBLIQUITY AND THE NATURE OF THE MARTIAN CLIMATE, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 100, 1579-1584

MELLON, MT, JAKOSKY, BM, (1995), THE DISTRIBUTION AND BEHAVIOR OF MARTIAN GROUND ICE DURING PAST AND PRESENT EPOCHS, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 100, 11781-11799

FELDMAN, WC, BOYNTON, WV, JAKOSKY, BM, MELLON, MT, (1993), REDISTRIBUTION OF SUBSURFACE NEUTRONS CAUSED BY GROUND ICE ON MARS, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 98, 20855-20870

JAKOSKY, BM, HENDERSON, BG, MELLON, MT, (1993), THE MARS WATER CYCLE AT OTHER EPOCHS - RECENT HISTORY OF THE POLAR CAPS AND LAYERED TERRAIN, Icarus, 102, 286-297

MELLON, MT, JAKOSKY, BM, (1993), GEOGRAPHIC VARIATIONS IN THE THERMAL AND DIFFUSIVE STABILITY OF GROUND ICE ON MARS, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 98, 3345-3364

MELLON, MT, JAKOSKY, BM, (1992), THE EFFECTS OF ORBITAL AND CLIMATIC VARIATIONS ON MARTIAN SURFACE HEAT-FLOW, Geophysical Research Letters, 19, 2393-2396