Walter S. Kiefer: Publication List

Refereed Publications

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., 118, doi:10.1002/jgre.20080, 2013, in press. Abstract and text of paper.

Spudis, Paul D., Patrick J. McGovern, and Walter S. Kiefer, Large Shield Volcanoes on the Moon, J. Geophys. Res., 118, doi:10.1002/jgre.20059, 2013, in press. Abstract and text of paper.

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., 118, doi:10.1029/2012JE004111, 2013 (13 pages). Abstract and text of paper.

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. Abstract and text of paper.

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. Abstract and text of paper.

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). Abstract and text of paper.

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. Abstract and text of paper.

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). Abstract and text of paper.

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). Abstract and text of paper.

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. Abstract and text of paper.

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). Abstract and text of paper.

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). Abstract and text of paper.

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

Kiefer, Walter S., Forming the Martian Great Divide (News and Views article), Nature 453, 1191-1192, 2008. Text of paper.

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). Abstract and text of paper.

O'Neill, C., A. Lenardic, A.M. Jellinek, and W.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). Abstract and text of paper.

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. Abstract and text of paper.

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. Abstract and text of paper.

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). Abstract and text of paper.

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. Abstract and text of paper.

Kiefer, Walter S., Melting in the Martian Mantle: Shergottite Formation and Implications for Present-day Mantle Convection on Mars, Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 38, 1815-1832, 2003. Abstract and text of paper.

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). Abstract and text of paper, enlarged figures.

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. Abstract and text of paper, color figures.

Smrekar, Suzanne E., Walter S. Kiefer, and Ellen R. Stofan, Large Volcanic Rises on Venus, 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. Abstract of paper.

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. Abstract and text of paper.

Kiefer, Walter S., Venus After Magellan: Where Do We Go From Here?, Lunar and Planetary Information Bulletin, 74, 2-4, Winter 1995. Text of article.

Kiefer, Walter S., Mantle Viscosity Stratification and Flow Geometry: Implications for Surface Motions on Earth and Venus, Geophys. Res. Lett., 20, 265-268, 1993. Abstract and text of paper.

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. Abstract and text of paper.

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. Abstract and text of paper.

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. Abstract and text of paper.

Kiefer, Walter S., A Reexamination of the Spreading Center Hypothesis for Ovda and Thetis Regiones, Venus, Geophys. Res. Lett., 17, 1373-1376, 1990. Abstract and text of paper.

Kiefer, Walter S., and Bruce C. Murray, The Formation of Mercury's Smooth Plains, Icarus, 72, 477-491, 1987. Abstract and text of paper.

Bills, Bruce G., Walter S. Kiefer, and Robert L. Jones, Venus Gravity: A Harmonic Analysis, J. Geophys. Res., 92, 10,335-10,351, 1987. Abstract and text of paper.

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. Abstract and text of paper.

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. Abstract and text of paper.

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. Abstract and text of paper.


Recent Conference Abstracts

Kiefer, Walter S., Patrick J. McGovern, Jeffrey C. Andrews-Hanna, James W. Head III, James G. Williams, Maria T. Zuber, and the GRAIL Science Team, GRAIL Gravity Observations of Lunar Volcanic Complexes, Lunar and Planetary Sci. Conf. 44, abstract 2030, 2013. Abstract

Kiefer, Walter S., Making Ishtar Terra, Venus: Mobile Lid Tectonics, Continental Crust, and Implications for Liquid Water and Planetary Evolution, Lunar and Planetary Sci. Conf. 44, abstract 2541, 2013. Abstract

Kiefer, Walter S., Justin Filiberto, and Constantin Sandu, The Thermochemical Evolution of the Martian Mantle: Alkali Abundances and Their Effects on the Mantle Solidus and Magma Production Rate over Time, The Mantle of Mars: Insights from Theory, Geophysics, High-Pressures Studies and Meteorites, abstract 6034, 2012. Abstract

Kiefer, Walter S., Robert J. Macke, Daniel T. Britt, Anthony J. Irving, and Guy J. Consolmagno, Density and Porosity of Lunar Feldspathic Rocks and Implications for Lunar Gravity Modeling, Second Conference on The Lunar Highland Crust, abstract 9006, 2012. Abstract

Kiefer, Walter S., Patrick J. McGovern, Ross W.K. Potter, Gareth S. Collins, and David A. Kring, The Collapse of Super-isostasy: The Thermal Evolution of Large Lunar Impact Basins and a Volcanic Intrusion Model for Lunar Mascon Gravity Anomalies, Second Workshop on Early Solar System Bombarmdent, abstract 4026, 2012. Abstract


Education Publications

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