Lunar and Planetary Institute







David A. Kring

Indiana University, B.S. with Honors, Geology, 1984
Harvard University, Ph.D., Earth and Planetary Sciences, 1989

Research Publications, Peer-reviewed (Organized by subject)

Impact Cratering on Earth
        
Chicxulub Impact Event
        Cretaceous-Tertiary (K/T) Boundary Mass Extinction Event
        Environmental Consequences of Impact Events

1991   D. A. Kring and W. V. Boynton, "Altered spherules of impact melt and associated relic glass from K/T boundary sediments in Haiti," Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 55, pp. 1737—1742.

1991   A. R. Hildebrand, G. T. Penfield, D. A. Kring, M. Pilkington, A. Camargo Z., S. Jacobsen, and W. V. Boynton, "The Chicxulub Crater: A possible Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary impact crater on the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico," Geology 19, pp. 867–871.

1992   D. A. Kring and W. V. Boynton, "The petrogenesis of an augite-bearing melt rock in the Chicxulub structure and its relationship to K/T impact spherules in Haiti," Nature 358, pp. 141–144.

1993   D. A. Kring, "The Chicxulub impact event and possible causes of K/T boundary extinctions," in Proceedings of the First Annual Symposium of Fossils of Arizona, D. Boaz and M. Dornan (eds.), Mesa Southwest Museum and the Southwest Paleontological Society, Mesa, pp. 63–79. Invited paper.

1993  D. A. Kring and W. V. Boynton, "K/T melt glasses," Nature 363, pp. 503–504.

1994   D. A. Kring, A. R. Hildebrand, and W. V. Boynton, "Provenance of mineral phases in the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary sediments exposed on the southern peninsula of Haiti," Earth Planet. Sci. Letters 128, pp. 629–641.

1995   D. A. Kring, "The dimensions of the Chicxulub impact crater and impact melt sheet," J. Geophys. Res. 100, pp. 16,979-16,986.

1996   D. A. Kring, H. J. Melosh, and D. M. Hunten, "Impact-induced perturbations of atmospheric sulfur," Earth Planet. Sci. Letters 140, pp. 201–212.

1997   D. A. Kring, “Air blast produced by the Meteor Crater impact event and a reconstruction of the affected environment,” Meteoritics and Planetary Science 32, pp. 517–530.

 1997   T. D. Swindle and D. A. Kring, “Implications of small comets for the noble gas inventories of Earth and Mars,” Geophys. Res. Lett. 24, pp. 3113–3116.

1998   E. Pierazzo, D. A. Kring, and H. J. Melosh, “Hydrocode simulation of the Chicxulub impact event and the production of climatically active gases,” J. Geophys. Res. 103, pp. 28607–28626.

2000   D . A. Kring, “Impact events and their effect on the origin, evolution, and distribution of life,” GSA Today 10, no. 8, pp. 1–7. Invited paper.

2002   D. A. Kring and D. D. Durda, “Trajectories and distribution of material ejected from the Chicxulub impact crater: Implications for post-impact widlfires,” J. Geophysical Res. 107(E6), 10.1029/2001JE001532.

2002   D. A. Kring, "Reevaluating the impact cratering kill curve," Meteoritics and Planetary Science 37, pp. 1648–1649.

2003   D. A. Kring, "Environmental consequences of impact cratering events as a function of ambient conditions on Earth," Astrobiology 3(1), pp. 133–152. Invited paper.

2004   D. A. Kring, L. Zurcher, F. Hörz, and J. Urrutia Fucugauchi, "Impact Lithologies and Their Emplacement in the Chicxulub Impact Crater: Initial Results from the Chicxulub Scientific Drilling Project, Yaxcopoil, Mexico," Meteoritics and Planetary Science 39, pp. 879–897.

2004   L. Zurcher and D. A. Kring, "Post-impact hydrothermal alteration in the Yaxcopoil-1 hole, Chicxulub impact structure, Mexico," Meteoritics and Planetary Science 39, pp. 1199–1221.

2004   A. Gelinas, D. A. Kring, L. Zurcher, and J. Urrutia Fucugauchi, O. Morton, and R. J. Walker "Osmium isotope constraints on the proportion of bolide component in Chicxulub impact melts," Meteoritics and Planetary Science 39, pp. 1003–1008.

2004   D. D. Durda and D. A. Kring, "Ignition threshold for impact-generated fires," J. Geophysical Research 109, E08004, 14 p., doi: 10.1029/2004JE002279.

2005   L. Zurcher, D. A. Kring, D. Dettman, and M. Rollog, "Stable isotope record of post-impact fluid activity in the Yaxcopoil-1 borehole, Chicxulub impact structure, Mexico," In Large Meteorite Impacts and Planetary Evolution III, (T. Kenkmann et al., eds.), Geological Society of America Special Paper 384, pp. 323–338.

2005   D. A. Kring, "Hypervelocity collisions into continental crust composed of sediments and an underlying crystalline basement: Comparing the Ries (~24 km) and Chicxulub (~180 km) impact craters," Chemie der Erde 65, pp. 1–46. Invited paper.

2005   J. V. Bailey, A. S. Cohen, and D. A. Kring, "Lacustrine fossil preservation in acidic environments: Implications of experimental and field studies for the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary acid rain trauma," Palaios 20, pp. 376–389.

2005   V. T. Holliday, D. A. Kring, J. H. Mayer, and R. J. Goble, “Age and effects of the Odessa meteorite impact, Western Texas,” Geology 33, pp. 945–948.

2007   O. Abramov and D. A. Kring, “Numerical modeling of impact-induced hydrothermal activity at the Chicxulub crater,” Meteoritics and Planetary Science 42, pp. 93-112.

2007   D. A. Kring, “The Chicxulub impact event and its environmental consequences at the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary,” Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 255, pp. 4-21.  Invited paper.

2010   P. Schulte, L. Alegret, I. Arenillas, J.A. Arz, P.J. Barton, P.R. Bown, T.J. Bralower, G.L. Christeson, P. Claeys, C.S. Cockell, G.S. Collins, A. Deutsch, T.J. Goldin, K. Goto, J.M. Grajeles-Nishimura, R.A.F. Grieve, S.P.S. Gulick, K.R. Johnson, W. Kiessling, C. Koeberl, D.A. Kring, K.G. MacLeod, T. Matsui, J. Melosh, A. Montanari, J.V. Morgan, C.R. Neal, D.J. Nichols, R.D. Norris, E. Pierazzo, G. Ravizza, M. Rebolledo-Vieyra, W.U. Reimold, E. Robin, T. Salge, R.P. Speijer, A.R. Sweet, J. Urrutia-Fucugauchi, V. Vajda, M.T. Whalen, and P. Willumsen, “The Chicxulub asteroid impact and mass extinction at the Cretaceous-Paleogene Boundary,” Science 327, pp. 1214–1218.

2013   O. Abramov, D. A. Kring, and S. J. Mojzsis (2013) The impact environment of the Hadean Earth. Chemie der Erde – Geochemistry 73, 227–248. Invited review.

2014   S. Marchi, W.F. Bottke, L.T. Elkins-Tanton, M. Bierhaus, K. Wuennemann, A. Morbidelli, and D.A. Kring, “Widespread mixing and burial of Earth’s Hadean crust by asteroid impacts,”  Nature 511, 578–582.


Impact Cataclysm 3.9–4.0 Billion Years Ago?

2000   D. A. Kring, “Impact events and their effect on the origin, evolution, and distribution of life,” GSA Today 10, no. 8, pp. 1–7. Invited paper.

2000   B. A. Cohen, T. D. Swindle, and D. A. Kring, “Lunar meteorites support the lunar cataclysm hypothesis,” Science 290, pp. 1754–1756.

2002   D. A. Kring and B. A. Cohen, “Cataclysmic bombardment throughout the inner solar system 3.9-4.0 Ga, J. Geophys. Res. 107(E2), pp. 4-1 to 4–6, 10.1029/2001JE001529.

2002   I. J. Daubar, D. A. Kring, T. D. Swindle, and A. J. T. Jull, "Northwest Africa 482: A crystalline impact melt breccia from the lunar highlands," Meteoritics and Planetary Science 37, pp. 1797–1813, 2002.

2003   D. A. Kring, "Environmental consequences of impact cratering events as a function of ambient conditions on Earth," Astrobiology 3(1), pp. 133–152, 2003. Invited paper.

2004   H. Campins, T. D. Swindle, and D. A. Kring, "Evaluating comets as a source of Earth's water," in Cellular Origin and Life in Extreme Environments, volume 6, Origins: Genesis, Evolution and Diversity of Life, J. Seckbach (ed.), Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 569–591. Invited paper.

2005   B. A. Cohen, T. D. Swindle, and D. A. Kring, “Geochemistry and Ar-40-Ar-39 geochronology of impact melt clasts in lunar highlands meteorites: Implications for lunar bombardment history,” Meteoritics and Planetary Science 40, pp. 755–777.

2005   R.G. Strom, R. Maholtra, T. Ito, F. Yoshida, and D .A. Kring,, “The origin of planetary impactors in the inner solar system,” Science 309, pp. 1847–1850.

2008   I.S. Puchtel, R.J. Walker, O.B. James, and D.A. Kring, “Osmium isotope and highly siderophile element systematics of lunar impact melt rocks:  Implications for the late accretion history of the Moon and Earth,” Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 72, pp. 3022–3042.

2009   T.D. Swindle, C.E. Isachsen, J.R. Weirich, and D.A. Kring, “40Ar–39Ar ages of H–chondrite impact melt breccias,” Meteoritics and Planetary Science 44, pp. 747–762.

2011   K. H. Joy, D. A. Kring, D. D. Bogard, D. S. McKay, and M. E. Zolensky, “Re-examination of the formation ages of the Apollo 16 regolith breccias,” Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 75, pp. 7208–7225.

2012   S. Marchi, W. F. Bottke, D. A. Kring, and A. Morbidelli, “The onset of the lunar cataclysm as recorded in its ancient crater populations,” Earth and Planetary Science Letters 325–326, pp. 27–38.

2012   K. H. Joy, M. E. Zolensky, K. Nagashima, G. R. Huss, D. K. Ross, D. S. McKay, and D. A. Kring, “Direct detection of projectile relics from the end of the lunar basin-forming epoch,” Science 336, pp. 1426–1429.

2012   A. Morbidelli, S. Marchi, W. F. Bottke, and D.A. Kring, “A sawtooth-like timeline for the first billion years of lunar bombardment,”  Earth and Planetary Science Letters 355-356, pp. 144–151.

2013   S. Marchi, W. F. Bottke, B. A. Cohen, K. Wünnemann, D. A. Kring, H. Y. McSween, M. C. De Sanctis, D. P. O’Brien,
P. Schenk, C. A. Raymond, and C. T. Russell, “High-velocity collisions from the lunar cataclysm recorded in asteroidal meteorites,”Nature Geosciences 6, 303–307.

2013   O. Abramov, D. A. Kring, and S. J. Mojzsis (2013) The impact environment of the Hadean Earth. Chemie der Erde – Geochemistry 73, 227–248. Invited review.

2014   T. D. Swindle, D. A. Kring, J. R. Wierich, “40Ar-39Ar ages of impacts involving ordinary chondrite meteorites,” in Advances in 40Ar/39Ar Dating:  from Archeaology to Planetary Sciences, Geological Society of London, Special Publications, 378, 333–347.


Impact Cratering on Earth
       Miscellaneous Impact Events

1992   U. B. Marvin and D. A. Kring, "Authentication controversies and impactite petrography of the New Quebec Crater," Meteoritics 27, pp. 585–595.

1999   J. A. Grier, T. D. Swindle, D. A. Kring, and H. J. Melosh, “40Ar-39Ar analyses of samples from the Gardnos impact structure, Norway,” Meteoritics and Planetary Science 34, pp. 803–807.

2001   A. J. T. Jull, G. S. Burr, and D. A. Kring, "A comment on evidence for a very high carbon/iridium ratio in the Tunguska impactor, " Meteoritics and Planetary Science 36, pp. 999–1006.

2006   M. E. Elwood Madden, D. A. Kring, and R. J. Bodnar, “Shock reequilibration of fluid inclusions in Coconino Sandstone from Meteor Crater, Arizona,” Earth and Planetary Science Letters 241, pp. 32–46.

2006   G. Komatsu, J. W. Olsen, J. Ormö, G. Di Achille, D. A. Kring, T. Matsui, “The Tsenkher structure in the Gobi-Altai, Mongolia: Geomorphologic evidence of an impact origin,” Geomorphology 74, pp. 164–180.

2006   M. E. Elwood Madden, D. A. Kring, and R. J. Bodnar, “Shock reequilibration of fluid inclusions in Ries Crater crystalline basement rocks,” Meteoritics and Planetary Science 41, pp. 247–262.

2007   R. A. F. Grieve and D. A. Kring, “The geologic record of destructive impact events on Earth,” In Comet/Asteroid Impacts and Human Society, P. Bobrowsky and H. Rickman (eds.), Springer, Berlin, pp. 3–24. Invited paper.

2008   P.S. Kumar and D.A. Kring, “Impact fracturing and structural modification of sedimentary rocks at Meteor Crater, Arizona,” J. Geophysical Research 113, E09009, 17 p., doi: 10.1029/2008JE003115.

2009   A. Wittmann, R.-T. Schmitt, L. Hecht, D. A. Kring, W.U. Reimold, and H. Povenmire, “Petrology of impact melt rocks from the Chesapeake Bay crater, USA,” in The ICDP-USGS Deep Drilling Project in the Chesapeake Bay Impact Structure:  Results from the Eyreville Core Holes, G.S. Gohn et al. (editors), Geological Society of America Special Paper 458, pp. 377-396, doi: 10.1130/2009.2458(17).

2009   M. H. Poelchau, T. Kenkmann, and D. A. Kring, “Rim uplift and crater shape in Meteor Crater: Effects of target heterogeneities and trajectory obliquity,” Journal of Geophysical Research 114, E01006, 14p., doi:10.1029/2008JE003235.

2010   W. F. Cannon, K. J. Schulz, J. W. Horton, and D. A. Kring, “The Sudbury impact layer in the Paleoproterozoic iron ranges of northern Michigan, USA,” Geological Society of America Bulletin 122, pp. 50–75.

2010   Kumar, J. W. Head, and D. A. Kring, “Erosional modification and gully formation at Meteor Crater, Arizona:  Insights to crater degradation processes on Mars,” Icarus 20, pp. 608–620.

2012   O. Abramov, S. M. Wong, and D. A. Kring, “Differential melt scaling for oblique impacts on terrestrial planets,” Icarus 218, pp. 905–916.


Geologic Evolution of Asteroids

1996   D. A. Kring, T. D. Swindle, D. T. Britt, and J. A. Grier, "Cat Mountain: A meteoritic sample of an impact-melted asteroid regolith," J. Geophys. Res. 101, pp. 29,353–29,371.

1998   T. D. Swindle, D. A. Kring, M. K. Burkland, D. H. Hill, and W. V. Boynton, "Noble gases, bulk chemistry, and petrography of olivine-rich achondrites Eagles Nest and LEW 88763: Comparison to brachinites," Meteoritics and Planetary Science 33, pp. 31–48.

1999   D. A. Kring, D. H. Hill, J. D. Gleason, D. T. Britt, G. J. Consomagno, M. Farmer, S. Wilson, and R. Haag, “Portales Valley: A meteoritic sample of the brecciated and metal-veined floor of an impact crater on an H-chondrite asteroid,” Meteoritics and Planetary Science 34, pp. 663–669.

2001   D. A. Kring, A. J. T. Jull, L. R. McHargue, P. A. Bland, D. H. Hill, and F. J. Berry, “Gold Basin meteorite strewn field, Mojave Desert, northwestern Arizona: Relic of a small Late Pleistocene impact event,” Meteoritics and Planetary Science 36, pp. 1057–1066.

2004   J. A. Grier, D. A. Kring, T. D. Swindle, A. S. Rivkin, B. A. Cohen, and D. T. Britt, "Analyses of the chondritic meteorite Orvinio (H6): Further insight into the origins and evolution of shocked H-chondrite material," Meteoritics and Planetary Science 39, pp. 1475–1493.

2009   T. D. Swindle, C. E. Isachsen, J. R. Weirich, and D. A. Kring, 40Ar-39Ar ages of H-chondrite impact melt breccias,” Meteoritics and Planetary Science 44, pp. 747–762.

2010   A. Wittmann, T. D. Swindle, L. C. Cheek, E. A. Frank, and D. A. Kring, “Impact Cratering on the H chondrite Parent Asteroid,” Journal of Geophysical Research 115, 22p., E07009, doi: 10.1029/2009JE003433.

2010   J. R. Weirich, A. Wittmann, C. E. Isachsen, D. Rumble, T. D. Swindle, and D. A. Kring, “The Ar-Ar age and petrology of Miller Range 05029: Evidence for a large impact in the very early solar system, ” Meteoritics and Planetary Science 45, 1868–1888.

2011   A. Wittmann, J. M. Friedrich, J. Troiano, R. J. Macke, D. T. Britt, T. D. Swindle, J. R. Weirich, D. Rumble III, J. Lasue, and D. A. Kring, “H/L chondrite LaPaz Icefield 031047 — A feather of Icarus?, ” Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 75, pp. 6140–6159.

2013   S. Marchi, W. F. Bottke, B. A. Cohen, K. Wünnemann, D. A. Kring, H. Y. McSween, M. C. De Sanctis, D. P. O’Brien,
P. Schenk, C. A. Raymond, and C. T. Russell, “High-velocity collisions from the lunar cataclysm recorded in asteroidal meteorites,”Nature Geosciences 6, 303–307.

2013   S. Marchi, W. F. Bottke, D. P. O’Brien, P. Schenk, S. Mottola, M. C. De Sanctis, D. A. Kring, D. A. Williams, C. A. Raymond, and C. T. Russell, “Small crater populations on Vesta,” Planetary and Space Science, in press.

2014   T. D. Swindle, D. A. Kring, J. R. Wierich, “40Ar-39Ar ages of impacts involving ordinary chondrite meteorites,” in Advances in 40Ar/39Ar Dating:  from Archeaology to Planetary Sciences, Geological Society of London, Special Publications, 378, 333–347.


Lunar Exploration
         See also the section above regarding Impact Cataclysm 3.9-4.0 Billion Years Ago

2011   K. M. O’Sullivan, T. Kohout, K. G. Thaisen, and D. A. Kring, “Calibrating several key lunar stratigraphic units representing 4 billion years of lunar history within Schrödinger Basin,” in Recent Advances in Lunar Stratigraphy, D.A. Williams and W. Ambrose (eds.), Geological Society of America Special Paper 477, pp. 117–138, Boulder, CO.

2012   T. Öhman and D. A. Kring, “Photogeologic analysis of impact melt-rich lithologies in Kepler Crater that could be sampled by future missions,” Journal of Geophysical Research 117, E00H08, doi: 10.1029/2011JE003918.

2012   O. Abramov, S. M. Wong, and D. A. Kring, “Differential melt scaling for oblique impacts on terrestrial planets,” Icarus 218, pp. 905–916.

2012   D. Eppler and 40 co-authors, including D. A. Kring, “Desert Research and Technology Studies (DRATS) 2010 science operations: 

2012   J. Flahaut, J.-F. Blanchette-Guertin, C. E. Jilly, P. Sharma, A. L. Souchon, W. van Westrenen, and D. A. Kring, “Identification and characterization of science-rich landing sites for lunar lander missions using integrated remote sensing observations,” Advances in Space Research 50, pp. 1647–1665.

2012   R. W. K. Potter, G. S. Collins, W. S. Kiefer, P. J. McGovern, and D. A. Kring, "Constraining the size of the South Pole-Aitken Basin impact,"  Icarus 220, pp. 730–743.

2012   R. W. K. Potter, D. A. Kring, G. S. Collins, W. S. Kiefer, and P. J. McGovern, "Estimating transient crater size using the crustal annular bulge: Insights from numerical modeling of lunar basin-scale impacts".  Geophysical Research Letters 39, L18203, 5 p., doi:10.1029/2012GL052981.

2013   J.O. Burns, D.A. Kring, J.B. Hopkins, S. Norris, T.J.W. Lazio, and J. Kasper, “A lunar L2-farside exploration and science mission concept with the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle and a teleoperated lander/rover,”  J. Advances in Space Research 52, pp. 306–320.

2013   A.L. Nahm, T. Öhman, and D.A. Kring, “Normal faulting origin for the Cordillera and Outer Rook Rings of Orientale Basin, the Moon,”  Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets 118, 1–16, doi: 10.1002/jgre.20045.

2013   P.S. Kumar, V. Keerthi, A.S. Kumar, B.G. Krishna, Amitabh, L.R. Ostrach,  D.A. Kring, A.S.K. Kumar, and J.N. Goswami, “Gullies and landslides on the Moon: Evidence for dry-granular flows,”  Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets 118, 1-18, doi:10.1002/jgre20043.

2013   G.Y. Kramer, D.A. Kring, A.L. Nahm, C.M. Pieters, “Spectral and photogeologic mapping of Schrödinger basin and implications for post-South Pole-Aitken impact deep subsurface stratigraphy,”  Icarus 223, pp. 131–148.

2013   R.W.K. Potter, D.A. Kring, G.S. Collins, W.S. Kiefer, and P.J. McGovern, “Numerical modeling of the formation and structure of the Orientale impact basin,”  Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets 118, pp. 963–979, doi:.10.1002/jgre.20080.

2013   D. Eppler and 40 co-authors, including D. A. Kring, “Desert Research and Technology Studies (DRATS) 2010 science operations:  Operational approaches and lessons learned for managing science during human planetary surface missions,”  Acta Astronautica 90, 224–241.

2013    R. W. K. Potter, D. A. Kring, and G. S. Collins, “Quantifying the attenuation of structural uplift beneath large lunar craters,”  Geophysical Research Letters 40, pp. 5615–5620.

2014   A.L. Fagan, K. H. Joy, D. D. Bogard, and D. A. Kring, “Ages of globally distributed lunar paleoregoliths and soils from 3.9 Ga to the present,”  Earth, Moon, and Planets112, 59–71.

2014   D. M. Hurwitz and D. A. Kring, “Differentiation of the South Pole-Aitken basin impact melt sheet: Implications for lunar exploration,”  Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets 119, 1110-1133, doi:10.1002/2013JE004530.

2014   T. Öhman, G. Y. Kramer, and D. A. Kring, “Characterization of Melt and Ejecta Deposits of Kepler Crater from Remote Sensing Data,”  Journal of Geophysical Research – Planets 119, 1238–1258, doi: 10.1002/2013JE004501.

2014   M. Lemelin, D. M. Blair, C. E. Roberts, K. D. Runyon, D. Nowka, and D. A. Kring, “High-priority lunar landing sites for in situ and sample return studies of polar volatiles,”  Planetary and Space Science 101, 149–161.

2014   K.H. Joy, A. Nemchin, M. Grange, T.J. Lapen, A.H. Peslier, D.K. Ross, M.E. Zolensky, and D.A. Kring, “Petrography, geochronology, and source terrain characteristics of lunar meteorites Dhofar 925, 961, and Sayh al Uhaymir 449,” Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, in press.  


Mars Exploration

1996   D. A. Kring (Chair), J. S. Schweitzer, C. Meyer, J I. Trombka, F. Freund, T. Economou, A. S. Yen, S. S. Kim, A. H. Treiman, D. Blake, and C. M. Lisse, “Precise chemical analyses of planetary surfaces,” in Planetary Surfaces Instrument Workshop, C. Meyer, A. H. Treiman, and T. Kostiuk (eds.), LPI Technical Report 95-05, pp. 5–19.

1997   J. D. Gleason, D. A. Kring, D. H. Hill, and W. V. Boynton, “Petrography and bulk chemistry of Martian orthopyroxenite ALH84001: Implications for the origin of secondary carbonates,” Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 61, pp. 3503–3512.

1997   J. D. Gleason, D. A. Kring, D. H. Hill, and W. V. Boynton, "Petrography and bulk chemistry of Martian lherzolite LEW88516," Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 61, pp. 4007–4014.

1998   D. A. Kring, T. D. Swindle, J. D. Gleason, and J. A. Grier, “Formation and relative ages of maskelynite and carbonate in ALH84001,” Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 62, pp. 2155–2166.

1998   K. Righter, R. L. Hervig, and D. A. Kring, “Accretion and core formation in Mars: Mo contents of melt inclusion glasses in three SNC meteorites,” Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 62, pp. 2167–2177.

2001   W. V. Boynton, S. H. Bailey, D. K. Hamara, M. S. Williams, R.C. Bode, M.R. Fitzgibbon, W. J. Ko, M. G. Ward, K. R. Shridhar, J. A. Blanchard, R.D. Lorenz, R.D. May, D.A. Paige, A.V. Pathare, D. A. Kring, L. A. Leshin, D.W. Ming, A. P. Zent, D. C. Golden, K. E. Kerry, H. V. Lauer Jr., and R. C. Quinn, “Thermal and Evolved Gas Analyzer: Part of the Mars Volatile and Climate Surveyor integrated payload,” J. Geophys. Res. 106, pp. 17683–17698.

2003   D. A. Kring. J. D. Gleason, T. D. Swindle, K. Nishiizumi, M.W. Caffee, D. H. Hill, A. J. T. Jull, and W. V. Boynton, "Composition of the first bulk melt sample from a volcanic region of Mars: Queen Alexandra Range 94201," Meteoritics and Planetary Science 38, pp. 1833–1848.

2005   O. Abramov and D. A. Kring, “Impact-induced hydrothermal activity on Early Mars,” Journal of Geophysical Research 110(E12), 19 pp., doi: 10.1029/2005JE002453.

2009   S. P. Schwenzer and D. A. Kring, “Impact-generated hydrothermal systems capable of forming phyllosilicates on Noachian Mars,” Geology 37, pp. 1091–1094.

2010   Kumar, J. W. Head, and D. A. Kring, “Erosional modification and gully formation at Meteor Crater, Arizona:  Insights to crater degradation processes on Mars,” Icarus 20, pp. 608–620.

2012   S. P. Schwenzer, O. Abramov, C. C. Allen, S. Clifford, J. Filiberto, D. A. Kring, J. Lasue, P. J. McGovern, H. E. Newsom, A. H. Treiman, D. T. Vaniman, R. C. Wiens, and A. Wittmann, "Puncturing Mars: How impact craters interact with the Martian cryosphere," Earth and Planetary Science Letters 335-336, pp. 9–17.

2012   S. P. Schwenzer, O. Abramov, C. C. Allen, S. Clifford, J. Filiberto, D. A. Kring, J. Lasue, P. J. McGovern, H. E. Newsom, A. H. Treiman, D. T. Vaniman, R. C. Wiens, and A. Wittmann, “Gale Crater: Formation and post-impact hydrous environment,” Planetary and Space Science 70, pp. 84–95.

2013   S.P. Schwenzer and D.A. Kring, “Alteration minerals in impact-generated hydrothermal systems – Exploring host rock variability,” Icarus 226, pp. 487–496.


Origin and Evolution of the Solar Nebula

1988   D. A. Kring, The Petrology of Meteoritic Chondrules: Evidence for Fluctuating Conditions in the Solar Nebula, Harvard University, Cambridge, 346 pp.

1991   D. A. Kring, "High temperature rims around chondrules in primitive chondrites: Evidence for fluctuating conditions in the solar nebula," Earth Planet. Sci. Letters 105, pp. 65–80.

1995   A. Ruzicka, D. A. Kring, D. H. Hill, W. V. Boynton, R. N. Clayton, and T. K. Mayeda, "Silica-rich orthopyroxenite in the Bovedy chondrite," Meteoritics 30, pp. 57–70.

1996   L. L. Hood and D. A. Kring, “Models for multiple heating mechanisms,” in Chondrules and the Protoplanetary Disk, R. H. Hewins, R. H. Jones, and E. R. D. Scott (eds.), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 265–276.


Impact-generated Hydrothermal Systems

2004   L. Zurcher and D. A. Kring, "Post-impact hydrothermal alteration in the Yaxcopoil-1 hole, Chicxulub impact structure, Mexico," Meteoritics and Planetary Science 39, pp. 1199–1221.

2004   O. Abramov and D. A. Kring, "Numerical modeling of an impact-induced hydrothermal system at the Sudbury crater," Journal of Geophysical Research 109, E10007, 16 p., doi: 10.1029/2003JE002213.

2005   L. Zurcher, D. A. Kring, D. Dettman, and M. Rollog, "Stable isotope record of post-impact fluid activity in the Yaxcopoil-1 borehole, Chicxulub impact structure, Mexico," In Large Meteorite Impacts and Planetary Evolution III, (T. Kenkmann et al., eds.), Geological Society of America Special Paper 384, pp. 323–338.

2005   O. Abramov and D. A. Kring, “Impact-induced hydrothermal activity on Early Mars,” Journal of Geophysical Research 110(E12), 19 pp., doi: 10.1029/2005JE002453.

2007   O. Abramov and D. A. Kring, “Numerical modeling of impact-induced hydrothermal activity at the Chicxulub crater,” Meteoritics and Planetary Science 42, pp. 93–112.

2009   S. P. Schwenzer and D. A. Kring, “Impact-generated hydrothermal systems capable of forming phyllosilicates on Noachian Mars,” Geology 37, pp. 1091–1094.

2013   S.P. Schwenzer and D.A. Kring, “Alteration minerals in impact-generated hydrothermal systems – Exploring host rock variability,” Icarus 226, pp. 487–496.

Triassic/Jurassic Boundary Mass Extinction Event

2004   P. D. Ward, G. H. Garrison, J. W. Haggart, D. A. Kring, and M. J. Beattie, "Isotopic evidence bearing on the Late Triassic extinction events, Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia, and implications for the duration and cause of the Triassic/Jurassic mass extinction," Earth and Planetary Science Letters 224, pp. 589–600.

2007   P. D. Ward, G. H. Garrison, K. H. Williford, D. A. Kring, D. H. Goodwin, M. J. Beattie, and C. A. McRoberts, “The organic carbon isotopic and paleontological record across the Triassic-Jurassic boundary at the candidate GSSP section at Ferguson Hill, Muller Canyon, Nevada, USA,”  Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 244, pp. 281–289.


Miscellaneous Studies

1995   D. A. Kring, A. R. Hildebrand, M. J. Drake, H. J. Melosh, and A. M. Vickery, "Report of centimeter-sized tektites in Pima County, Arizona, cannot be verified," Meteoritics 30, pp. 110 –112.

2007   J. D. Gleason, G. E. Gehrels, W. R. Dickinson, P. J. Patchett, and D. A. Kring, "Laurentian sources for detrital zircon grains in turbidite and deltaic sandstones of the Pennsylvanian Haymond Formation, Marathon Assemblage, West Texas, U.S.A." Journal of Sedimentary Research 77, pp. 888–900.  

Scholarly Books

2002   D. A. Kring, Desert Heat – Volcanic Fire: The Geologic History of the Tucson Mountains and Southern Arizona, Arizona Geological Society, 104 p.

2007   D. A. Kring, Guidebook to the Geology of Barringer Meteorite Crater, Arizona (aka Meteor Crater), Lunar and Planetary Institute (Contribution No. 1355), Houston, 150 pp.

2012   D. A. Kring and D. D. Durda (eds.) A Global Lunar Landing Site Study to Provide the Scientific Context for Exploration of the Moon, LPI Contribution No. 1694, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, TX, 688 p.

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September 18, 2014