Walter S. Kiefer: Publication List

Refereed Publications

Kiefer, Walter S., and Qingsong Li, Water undersaturated mantle plume volcanism on present-day Mars, Metoritics Planet. Sci., in press, 2016.

Filiberto, Justin, David Baratoux, David Beaty, Doris Breuer, Benjamin J. Farcy, Matthias Grott, John H. Jones, Walter S. Kiefer, Prajtka Mane, Francis M. McCubbin, and Susanne P. Schwenzer, A review of volatiles in the martian interior, Meteoritics Planet. Sci., in press, 2016.

Matsuyama, Isamu, Francis Nimmo, James T. Keane, Ngai H. Chan, G. Jeffrey Taylor, Mark A. Wieczorek, Walter S. Kiefer, and James G. Williams, GRAIL, LLR, and LOLA constraints on the interior structure of the Moon, Geophys. Res. Lett. 43, 8365-8375, 2016.

Gong, Shengxia, Mark A. Wieczorek, Francis Nimmo, Walter S. Kiefer, James W. Head, Chengli Huang, David E. Smith, and Maria T. Zuber, Thickness of mare basalts on the Moon from gravity and topography, J. Geophys. Res.: Planets 121, 854-870, 2016.

Sori, Michael M., Maria T. Zuber, James W. Head, and Walter S. Kiefer, Gravitational search for cryptovolcanism on the Moon: Evidence for large volumes of early igneous activity, Icarus 273, 285-295, 2016.

Neumann, Gregory A., Maria T. Zuber, Mark A. Wieczorek, James W. Head, David M. H. Baker, Sean C. Solomon, David E. Smith, Frank G. Lemoine, Erwan Mazarico, Terence J. Sabaka, Sander Goossens, H. Jay Melosh, Roger J. Phillips, Sami W. Asmar, Alexander S. Konopliv, James G. Williams, Michael M. Sori, Jason M. Soderblom, Katarina Miljkovic, Jeffrey C. Andrews-Hanna, Francis Nimmo, and Walter S. Kiefer Lunar impact basins revealed by Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory Measurements, Science Advances 1, e1500852, 2015. (10 pages)

Lillis, Robert J., Josef Dufek, Walter S. Kiefer, Benjamin A. Black, Michael Manga, Jacob A. Richardson, and Jacob E. Bleacher, The Syrtis Major volcano, Mars: A multidisciplinary approach to interpreting its magmatic evolution and structural development, J. Geophys. Res.: Planets 120, 1476-1496, doi:10.1002/2014JE004774, 2015.

Kiefer, Walter S., Justin Filiberto, Constantin Sandu, and Qingsong Li, The effects of mantle composition on the peridotite solidus: Implications for the magmatic history of Mars, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 162, 247-258, 2015.

Jawin, Erica R., Walter S. Kiefer, Caleb I. Fassett, D. Benjamin J. Bussey, Joshua T.S. Cahill, M. Darby Dyar, Samuel J. Lawrence, and Paul D. Spudis, The relationship between radar scattering and surface roughness of lunar volcanic features, J. Geophys. Res.: Planets 119, 2331-2348, doi:10.1002/2014JE004668, 2014.

Andrews-Hanna, Jeffrey C., Jonathan Besserer, James W. Head III, Carly J. A. Howett, Walter S. Kiefer, Paul J. Lucey, Patrick J. McGovern, H. Jay Melosh, Gregory A. Neumann, Roger J. Phillips, Paul M. Schenk, David E. Smith, Sean C. Solomon, and Maria T. Zuber, Structure and evolution of the lunar Procellarum region as revealed by GRAIL gravity data, Nature 514, 68-71, 2014.

Besserer, Jonathan, Francis Nimmo, Mark A. Wieczorek, Renee C. Weber, Walter S. Kiefer, Patrick J. McGovern, Jeffrey C. Andrews-Hanna, David E. Smith, and Maria T. Zuber, GRAIL gravity constraints on the vertical and lateral density structure of the lunar crust, Geophys. Res. Lett. 41, 5771-5777, doi:10.1002/2014GL060240, 2014.

Williams, James G., Alexander S. Konopliv, Dale H. Boggs, Ryan S. Park, Dah-Ning Yuan, Frank G. Lemoine, Sander Goossens, Erwan Mazarico, Francis Nimmo, Renee C. Weber, Sami W. Asmar, H. Jay Melosh, Gregory A. Neumann, Roger J. Phillips, David E. Smith, Sean C. Solomon, Michael M. Watkins, Mark A. Wieczorek, Jeffrey C. Andrews-Hanna, James W. Head, Walter S. Kiefer, Isamu Matsuyma, Patrick J. McGovern, G. Jeffrey Taylor, and Maria T. Zuber, Lunar interior properties from the GRAIL mission, J. Geophys. Res.: Planets 119, 1546-1578, doi:10.1002/2013JE004559, 2014.

Spudis, Paul D., Patrick J. McGovern, and Walter S. Kiefer, Large shield volcanoes on the Moon, J. Geophys. Res.: Planets 118, 1063-1081, doi:10.1002/jgre.20059, 2013.

Potter, Ross W. K., David A. Kring, Gareth S. Collins, Walter S. Kiefer, and Patrick J. McGovern, Numerical modeling of the formation and structure of the Orientale impact basin, J. Geophys. Res.: Planets 118, 963-979, doi:10.1002/jgre.20080, 2013.

Kiefer, Walter S., Gravity constraints on the subsurface structure of the Marius Hills: The magmatic plumbing of the largest lunar volcanic dome complex, J. Geophys. Res.: Planets 118, 733-745, doi:10.1029/2012JE004111, 2013.

Wieczorek, Mark A., Gregory A. Neumann, Francis Nimmo, Walter S. Kiefer, G. Jeffrey Taylor, H. Jay Melosh, Roger J. Phillips, Sean C. Solomon, Jeffrey C. Andrews-Hanna, Sami W. Asmar, Alexander S. Konopliv, Frank G. Lemoine, David E. Smith, Michael M. Watkins, James G. Williams, and Maria T. Zuber, The crust of the Moon as seen by GRAIL, Science 339, 671-675, 2013.

Andrews-Hanna, Jeffrey C., Sami W. Asmar, James W. Head III, Walter S. Kiefer, Alexander S. Konopliv, Frank G. Lemoine, Isamu Matsuyama, Erwan Mazarico, Patrick J. McGovern, H. Jay Melosh, Gregory A. Neumann, Francis Nimmo, Roger J. Phillips, David E. Smith, Sean C. Solomon, G. Jeffrey Taylor, Mark A. Wieczorek, James G. Williams, and Maria T. Zuber, Ancient igneous intrusions and early expansion of the Moon revealed by GRAIL gravity gradiometry, Science 339, 675-678, 2013.

Potter, Ross W.K., David A. Kring, Gareth S. Collins, Walter S. Kiefer, and Patrick J. McGovern, Estimating transient crater size using the crustal annular bulge: Insights from numerical modeling of lunar basin-scale impacts, Geophys. Res. Lett. 39, L18203, doi:10.1029/2012GL052981, 2012 (5 pages).

Potter, Ross W.K., Gareth S. Collins, Walter S. Kiefer, Patrick J. McGovern, and David A. Kring, Constraining the size of the South Pole-Aitken basin impact, Icarus 220, 730-743, 2012.

Kiefer, Walter S., Robert J. Macke, Daniel T. Britt, Anthony J. Irving, and Guy J. Consolmagno, The density and porosity of lunar rocks, Geophys. Res. Lett. 39, L07201, doi:10.1029/2012GL051319, 2012 (5 pages).

Sandu, Constantin, and Walter S. Kiefer, Degassing history of Mars and the lifespan of its magnetic dynamo, Geophys. Res. Lett. 39, L03201, doi:10.1029/2011GL050225, 2012 (5 pages).

Kiefer, Walter S., Lunar heat flow experiments: Science objectives and a strategy for minimizing the effects of lander-induced perturbations, Planet. Space Sci. 60, 155-165, 2012.

Filiberto, Justin, Rajdeep Dasgupta, Walter S. Kiefer, and Allan H. Treiman, High pressure, near-liquidus phase equilibria of the Home Plate basalt Fastball and melting in the martian mantle, Geophys. Res. Lett. 37, L13201, doi:10.1029/2010GL043999, 2010 (4 pages).

Kiefer, Walter S., and Qingsong Li, Mantle convection controls the observed lateral variations in lithospheric thickness on present-day Mars, Geophys. Res. Lett. 36, L18203, doi:10.1029/2009GL039827, 2009 (5 pages).

Li, Qingsong, and Walter S. Kiefer, Mantle convection and magma production on present-day Mars: Effects of temperature-dependent rheology, Geophys. Res. Lett. 34, L16203, doi:10.1029/2007GL030544, 2007 (5 pages).

O'Neill, C., A. Lenardic, A.M. Jellinek, and Walter S. Kiefer, Melt propagation and volcanism in mantle convection simulations, with applications for Martian volcanic and atmospheric evolution, J. Geophys. Res. 112, E07003, doi:10.1029/2006JE002799, 2007 (17 pages).

Kiefer, Walter S., and Laura C. Swafford, Topographic analysis of Devana Chasma, Venus: Implications for rift system segmentation and propagation, J. Structural Geology 28, 2144-2155, 2006.

Musselwhite, Donald S., Heather A. Dalton, Walter S. Kiefer, and Allan H. Treiman, Experimental petrology of the basaltic shergottite Yamato 980459: Implications for the thermal structure of the martian mantle, Meteoritics Planetary Sci. 41, 1271-1290, 2006.

Kiefer, Walter S., Buried mass anomalies along the hemispheric dichotomy in eastern Mars: Implications for the origin and evolution of the dichotomy, Geophys. Res. Lett. 32, L22201, doi:10.1029/2005GL024260, 2005 (4 pages).

Kiefer, Walter S., Gravity evidence for an extinct magma chamber beneath Syrtis Major, Mars: A look at the magmatic plumbing, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 222, 349-361, 2004.

Kiefer, Walter S., Melting in the martian mantle: Shergottite formation and implications for present-day mantle convection on Mars, Meteoritics Planetary Sci. 38, 1815-1832, 2003.

Kiefer, Walter S., and Kelly Peterson, Mantle and crustal structure in Phoebe Regio and Devana Chasma, Venus, Geophys. Res. Lett. 30 (1), 1005, doi:10.1029/2002GL015762, 2003 (4 pages).

Kiefer, Walter S., and Louise H. Kellogg, Geoid anomalies and dynamic topography from time-dependent, spherical axisymmetric mantle convection, Phys. Earth Planet. Interiors 106, 237-256, 1998. Color figures

Smrekar, Suzanne E., Walter S. Kiefer, and Ellen R. Stofan, Large volcanic rises on Venus, in Venus II: Geology, Geophysics, Atmosphere, and Solar Wind Environment, edited by S.W. Bougher, D.M. Hunten, and R.J. Phillips, University of Arizona Press, Tucson, 845-878, 1997.

Kiefer, Walter S., Bruce G. Bills, and R. Steven Nerem, An inversion of gravity and topography for mantle and crustal structure on Mars, J. Geophys. Res. 101, 9239-9252, 1996.

Kiefer, Walter S., Mantle viscosity stratification and flow geometry: Implications for surface motions on Earth and Venus, Geophys. Res. Lett. 20, 265-268, 1993.

Kiefer, Walter S., and Bradford H. Hager, Geoid anomalies and dynamic topography from convection in cylindrical geometry: Applications to mantle plumes on Earth and Venus, Geophysical Journal International 108, 198-214, 1992.

Kiefer, Walter S., and Bradford H. Hager, Mantle downwelling and crustal convergence: A model for Ishtar Terra, Venus, J. Geophys. Res. 96, 20,967-20,980, 1991.

Kiefer, Walter S., and Bradford H. Hager, A mantle plume model for the Equatorial Highlands of Venus, J. Geophys. Res. 96, 20,947-20,966, 1991.

Kiefer, Walter S., A reexamination of the spreading center hypothesis for Ovda and Thetis Regiones, Venus, Geophys. Res. Lett. 17, 1373-1376, 1990.

Kiefer, Walter S., and Bruce C. Murray, The formation of Mercury's smooth plains, Icarus 72, 477-491, 1987.

Bills, Bruce G., Walter S. Kiefer, and Robert L. Jones, Venus gravity: A harmonic analysis, J. Geophys. Res. 92, 10,335-10,351, 1987.

Kiefer, Walter S., Mark A. Richards, Bradford H. Hager, and Bruce G. Bills, A dynamic model of Venus's gravity field, Geophys. Res. Lett. 13, 14-17, 1986.

Shepherd, Robert A., Walter S. Kiefer, and W.R.M. Graham, Characterization of the Circle Cliffs tar sands: 1. Application of the FTIR technique to mineral matter, Fuel 65, 1261-1264, 1986.

Walker, David, and Walter S. Kiefer, Xenolith digestion in large magma bodies, Proc. Lunar and Planetary Sci. Conf. 15, J. Geophys. Res. (supplement), 90, C585-C590, 1985.

Recent Conference Abstracts

Kiefer, Walter S., Jennifer F. Rapp, Tomohiro Usui, David S. Draper, and Justin Filiberto, Constraints on Mantle Plume Melting Conditions in the Martian Mantle Based on Improved Melting Phase Relationships of Olivine-phyric shergottite Yamato 980459, Lunar and Planetary Sci. Conf. 47, abstract 1817, 2016.

Kiefer, Walter S., G. Jeffrey Taylor, Jeffrey C. Andrews-Hanna, James W. Head, Johanna C. Jansen, Patrick J. McGovern, Katharine L. Robinson, Mark A. Wieczorek, and Maria T. Zuber, The bulk density of the small lunar volcanos Gruithuisen Delta and Hansteen Alpha: Implications for volcano composition and petrogenesis, Lunar and Planetary Sci. Conf. 47, abstract 1722, 2016.

Kiefer, Walter S. and John H. Jones, Formation and preservation of the depleted and enriched shergottite isotopic reservoirs in a convecting Martian mantle, Lunar and Planetary Sci. Conf. 46, abstract 1197, 2015.

Instrument Design and Mission Planning Documents

Stevenson, David, James Cutts, David Mimoun, Stephen Arrowsmith, Bruce Banerdt, Philip Blom, Emily Brageot, Quentin Brissaud, Gordon Chin, Peter Gao, Raphael Garcia, Jeffery Hall, Gary Hunter, Jennifer Jackson, Viktor Kerzhanovich, Walter S. Kiefer, Attila Komjathy, Christopher Lee, Phillipe Lognonne, Ralph Lorenz, Walid Majid, Mohammaed Mojarradi, Guust Nolet, Joseph O'Rourke, Lucie Rolland, Gerald Schubert, Mark Simons, Christophe Sotin, Tom Spilker, and Victor Tsai, Probing the Interior Structure of Venus, Keck Institute of Space Studies, California Institute of Technology, 85 pages, 2015.

Herrick, Robert, Kevin Baines, Mark Bullock, Gordon Chinn, Bob Grimm, Walter Kiefer, Steve Mackwell, Kevin McGouldrick, Buck Sharpton, Sue Smrekar, and Constantine Tsang, Goals, Objectives, and Investigations for Venus Exploration, NASA Venus Exploration Analysis Group, 15 pages, 2014.

Bullock, Mark, and the Venus Science and Technology Definition Team, Venus Flagship Mission Study, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 2009 (280 pages, 23 Megabytes).

Commentary and Meeting Reports

Filiberto, Justin, David Beaty, and Walter Kiefer, Volatiles in Mars: Constraints, questions, and future directions, Eos Earth and Space News 96 (8), 10, 2015.

Kiefer, Walter S., Forming the Martian great divide (News and Views article), Nature 453, 1191-1192, 2008.

Kiefer, Walter S., Venus after Magellan: Where do we go from here?, Lunar and Planetary Information Bulletin 74, 2-4, Winter 1995.

Education Publications

Ballard, Yolanda, Eve Halligan, Keliann Laconte, Stephanie Shipp, Walter S. Kiefer, and Allan H. Treiman, Explore: Life on Mars?, Lunar and Planetary Institute, 2013.

Shipp, Stephanie, Christine Shupla, Allan Treiman, David Kring, and Walter S. Kiefer, "How Did Our Moon Form?", "Our Moon in a New Light", and "To the Moon and Beyond", 3 poster set for grades 6-9, Lunar and Planetary Institute, 2009.

Nelson, Becky, Katy Buckaloo, Stephanie Shipp, Walter S. Kiefer, and Tomasz Stepinski, Exploring Mars: Inside and Out, Lunar and Planetary Institute, 150 pages, 2007.

Kiefer, Walter S., Robert R. Herrick, Allan H. Treiman, and Pamela B. Thompson, Exploring the Solar System: A Science Enrichment Course for Gifted Elementary School Students, pp. 130-132 in Proceedings of the NASA Office of Space Science Education and Public Outreach Conference, eds. Carolyn Narasimhan, Bernhard Beck-Winchatz, Isabel Hawkins, and Cassandra Runyon, Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series Volume CS-319, 2004.

Kiefer, Walter S., and Kin Leung, Image Processing Experiments for the Classroom, pp. 318-320 in Proceedings of the NASA Office of Space Science Education and Public Outreach Conference, eds. Carolyn Narasimhan, Bernhard Beck-Winchatz, Isabel Hawkins, and Cassandra Runyon, Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series Volume CS-319, 2004.

Treiman, Allan, and Walter Kiefer, Exploring Mars Educational Brief, NASA Publication EB-2003-06-120-HQ (8 pages, 2003).

Kiefer, Walter S., Impact Craters in the Solar System, Space Science Reference Guide, Second Edition, on CD-ROM, Lunar and Planetary Institute, 2003.

Kiefer, Walter S., Europa and Titan: Oceans in the Outer Solar System?, Space Science Reference Guide, Second Edition, on CD-ROM, Lunar and Planetary Institute, 2003.

Kiefer, Walter S., Allan H. Treiman, and Stephen M. Clifford, The Red Planet: A Survey of Mars, 40 slides and caption book, Lunar and Planetary Institute, First Edition, 1995, Second Edition, 1997.


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