Michelle Kirchoff
Michelle Kirchoff and family


Postdoctoral Fellow
Lunar and Planetary Institute
3600 Bay Area Blvd.,
Houston, Texas 77058
281-486-2116
kirchoff@lpi.usra.edu

Publications

Journal Papers

Submitted
M. R, Kirchoff, W.B. McKinnon (January 2008) Formation of Mountains on Io: Variable Volcanism and Thermal Stresses, Icarus.

In prep
M. R. Kirchoff, W.B. McKinnon, P.M. Schenk. Global Distribution of Volcanoes and Mountains on Io: Control by Asthenospheric Heating and Implications for Mountain Formation.

M. R. Kirchoff, W.B. McKinnon, P.M. Schenk. Mountain Strike Orientation on Io: Evidence for a Global Stress Pattern.

M. R. Kirchoff and P. Schenk. Crater modification and geologic activity in Enceladus’ heavily cratered plains: Evidence from the impact crater distribution.

J. Filiberto, M. R. Kirchoff, S. Schwenzer, W. Kiefer, H. Nekvasil, A.H. Treiman. High-Fe, low-Al basalts evidence of extensive mantle processing on Earth, Moon, Mars, Vesta, Venus, and Io.

Abstracts

2008
M. R. Kirchoff and P.M. Schenk (2008) Cratering records of Saturnian satellites, oral paper, LPSC XXXIX Abst. #2234

2007
M. R. Kirchoff and P. Schenk (2007) Impact crater distributions on the Saturnian satellites from Cassini ISS imaging – Implications for geologic histories and ages. AGU Fall Meeting Abst. #P21B-0545

M. R. Kirchoff, P. Schenk, S. Seddio (2007) Cratering records of Enceladus, Dione, and Rhea – Results from Cassini ISS imaging, oral paper, LPSC XXXVIII Abst. # 2089

2006
M. R. Kirchoff and W.B. McKinnon (2006) Mountain building on Io – Part 2: Effects of existing faults and sulfur on thermal stresses LPSC XXXVII Abst. #2120

2005
M. R. Kirchoff and W.B McKinnon (2005) Mountain building on Io: An unsteady relationship between volcanism and tectonism, oral paper, LPSC XXXVI Abst. #2245

2004
M. Kirchoff, W.B McKinnon, P. Schenk (2004) Mountain strike orientations on Io: Evidence for a global stress pattern. AAS, DPS #36 Abst. #16.11

W.B. McKinnon and M. Kirchoff (2004) Inferences from Io: The possible role of volcanic heat pipes and emergent mountain blocks in creating Earth’s first sialic crust. AGU Joint Assem. Abst. #V11A-04

2003
M. R. Kirchoff, W.B. McKinnon, P. Schenk (2003) Spherical harmonic analysis of mountain and volcanic center distributions on Io. AGU Fall Meeting Abst. # P41A-0399

M. R. Kirchoff and W.B. McKinnon (2003) Mountain Building on Io: Variable Volcanism and Thermal Stresses. LPSC XXXIV Abst. #2030

2002
M. R. Kirchoff and W.B. McKinnon (2002) Thermal Stresses and Mountain Building on Io. AGU Fall Meeting Abst. # P72B-0504

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October 7, 2008