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Dr. Patrick J. McGovern


Dr. Patrick J. McGovern

(* indicates Science “Editor’s Choice” selection, § indicates Nature Geoscience “Research Highlight”).

PUBLICATIONS

Öhman, T., and P. J. McGovern, Circumferential graben and the structural evolution of Alba Mons, Mars, Icarus, submitted, June 2013.

McGovern, P. J., M. E. Rumpf, and J. R. Zimbelman, The influence of lithospheric flexure and volcano shape on magma ascent at large volcanoes on Venus, J. Geophys. Res., submitted, June 2013.

Grosfils, E. B., P. J. McGovern, P. M. Gregg, G. A. Galgana, D. M. Hurwitz, S. M. Long, and S. R. Chestler, Elastic Models of Magma Reservoir Mechanics: A Key Tool for Investigating Planetary Volcanism, Geological Society of London Special Publication on Volcanism and Tectonism in the Solar System, submitted, May 2013.

Potter, R. W. K., 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, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1002/jgre.20080, 2013.

Galgana, G. A., E. B. Grosfils, and P. J. McGovern, Radial Dike Formation on Venus: Insights from Models of Uplift, Flexure and Magmatism, Icarus, 225, 538-547, 2013.

Spudis, P. D., P. J. McGovern and W. S. Kiefer, Large shield volcanoes on the Moon, J. Geophys. Res., 118, doi:10.1002/jgre.20059, 2013.

Andrews-Hanna, J. C. et al. (including P. J. McGovern), Ancient Igneous Intrusions and Early Expansion of the Moon revealed by GRAIL gravity gradiometry, Science, 339, 675, 2013.

Potter, R. W. K., D. A. Kring, G. S. Collins, W. S. Kiefer, and P. J. McGovern, Relating transient crater radius and the annular crustal bulge in lunar basins: A new method for transient crater size estimation, Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, doi:10.1029/2012GL052981, August 2012.

Schwenzer, S. P., O. Abramov, C. C. Allen, J. C. Bridges, S. M. 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 Environments, Planet. Space Sci., 84-95, doi:10.1016/j.pss.2012.05.014, 2012.

Schwenzer, S. P., O. Abramov, C. C. Allen, S. M. Clifford, C.S. Cockell, J. Filiberto, D. A. Kring, J. Lasue, P. J. McGovern, H. E. Newsom, A. H. Treiman, D. T. Vaniman, and R. C. Wiens, Puncturing Mars: How impact craters interact with the Martian cryosphere forming liquid water and alteration products, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 335-336, 9-17, 2012.

Potter, R. W. K., Collins, G. S., Kiefer, W. S., McGovern, P. J., and Kring, D. A., Constraining the size of the South Pole-Aitken Basin Impact, Icarus, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2012.05.032, 2012.

Sandu, C., A. Lenardic, and P. McGovern, The effects of volatile cycling on planetary thermal evolution, J. Geophys. Res., 116, doi:10.1029/2011JB008405, 2011.

Ruiz, J., P. J. McGovern, A. Jiménez-Díaz,  V. López, J.-P. Williams, B. C. Hahn, and R. Tejero, The thermal evolution of Mars as constrained by paleo-heat flows, Icarus, 215, 508-517, 2011.

§Galgana, G. A., P. J. McGovern and E. B. Grosfils, Evolution of large Venusian volcanoes: Insights from coupled models of lithospheric flexure and magma reservoir pressurization, J. Geophys. Res., 116, doi:10.1029/2010JE003654, 2011.

Clifford, S. M., et al., The Depth of the Martian Cryosphere: Revised Estimates and Implications for the Existence and Detection of Subpermafrost Groundwater, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2009JE003462, 2010.

Galgana, G. A., McGovern, P. J., and Grosfils, E. B., Coupled Models of Lithospheric Flexure and Magma Chamber Pressurization at Large Volcanoes on Venus, Proceedings of the 2009 COMSOL Multiphysics Conference, October 8-10, 2009, Boston MA.

Monsalve, G., P. McGovern, and A. Sheehan, Mantle fault zones beneath the Himalayan collision: flexure of the continental lithosphere, Tectonophysics, 477, (special issue on “Continental Collision, Partial Melting and Ductile Deformation in the Tibetan-Himalayan Orogenic Belt”), 66-76, 2009.

McGovern, P. J., and J. K. Morgan, Volcanic spreading and lateral variations in the structure of Olympus Mons, Mars, Geology, 37, 139-142, 2009.

*McGovern, P. J., Flexural stresses beneath Hawaii: Implications for the October 15, 2006 earthquakes and magma ascent, Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L23305, doi:10.1029/2007GL031305, 2007.

Watters, T. R., P. J. McGovern,  and R. P. Irwin III, Hemispheres Apart: The Crustal Dichotomy on Mars, Annual Reviews, 35, 621–52, 2007.

Watters, T. R., and P. J. McGovern, Lithospheric flexure and the evolution of the dichotomy boundary on Mars, Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L08S05, 2006.

Watters, T. R., and P. J. McGovern, Introduction to special section: The Hemispheric Dichotomy on Mars, Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L08S01, 2006.

Ruiz, J., R. Tejero, and P. J. McGovern Evidence for a differentiated crust at Solis Planum, Mars, from lithospheric strength and heat flow, Icarus, 180, 308–313, 2006.

Ruiz, J., P. J. McGovern, and R. Tejero, The early thermal and magnetic state of the cratered highlands of Mars, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 241, 2–10, 2006.

Solomon, S. C., et al., New Perspectives on Ancient Mars, Science, 37, 1214–1220, 2005.

Watters, T. R., and P. J. McGovern, Hemispheres Apart: the Martian Crustal Dichotomy, EOS Trans. AGU, 86, 46–47, 2005.

Morgan, J. K., and P. J. McGovern, Discrete element simulations of gravitational volcanic deformation: 1. Deformation structures and geometries, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2004JB003252, 2005.

Morgan, J. K., and P. J. McGovern, Discrete element simulations of gravitational volcanic deformation: 2. Mechanical analysis, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2004JB003253, 2005.

Herrick, R. R., J. Dufek, and P. J. McGovern, The evolution of large shield volcanoes on Venus, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2004JE002283, 2005.

*McGovern, P. J., J. R. Smith, J. K. Morgan and M. H. Bulmer, The Olympus Mons aureole deposits: New evidence for a flank-failure origin, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/ 2004JE002258, 2004.

McGovern, P. J., et al., Correction to “Localized gravity/topography admittance and correlation spectra on Mars: Implications for regional and global evolution”, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2004JE002286, 2004.

Neumann, G. A., M. T. Zuber, M. A. Wieczorek, P. J. McGovern, F. G. Lemoine, and D. E. Smith, The crustal structure of Mars from gravity and topography, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2004JE002262, 2004.

Stepinski, T. F., M. L. Collier, P. J. McGovern, and S. M. Clifford, Martian geomorphology from fractal analysis of drainage networks, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2003JE002098, 2004.

McGovern, P. J., et al ., Localized gravity/topography admittance and correlation spectra on Mars: Implications for regional and global evolution, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2002JE001854, 2002.

Stepinski, T. F., M. M. Marinova, P. J. McGovern, and S. M. Clifford, Fractal analysis of drainage basins on Mars, Geophys. Res. Lett., doi: 10.1029/2002GL014666, 2002.

McGovern, P. J., S. C. Solomon, J. W. Head, D. E. Smith, M. T. Zuber, and G. A. Neumann, Extension and uplift at Alba Patera, Mars: Insights from MOLA observations and loading models, J. Geophys. Res., 106, 23, 769-23,809, 2001.

Smith, D. E., et al., Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter: Experiment summary after the first year of global mapping of Mars, J. Geophys. Res., 106, 23, 689-23, 722, 2001.

Herrick, R. R., and P. J. McGovern, Kunhild and Ereshkigal, an extinct hot-spot region on Venus, Geophys. Res. Lett., 27, 839–842, 2000.

Zuber, M. T., et al., Internal structure and early thermal evolution of Mars from Mars Global Surveyor topography and gravity, Science, 287, 1788–1793, 2000.

Smith, D. E., et al., The global topography of Mars and implications for surface evolution, Science, 284, 1495–1503, 1999.

McGovern, P. J., and S. C. Solomon, Growth of large volcanoes on Venus: Mechanical models and implications for structural evolution, J. Geophys. Res., 103, 11,071-11,101, 1998.

McGovern, P. J., and S. C. Solomon, Filling of flexural moats around large volcanoes on Venus: Implications for volcano structure and global magmatic flux, J. Geophys. Res., 102, 16,303-16,318, 1997.

McGovern, P. J., and S. C. Solomon, State of stress, faulting, and eruption characteristics of large volcanoes on Mars, J. Geophys. Res., 98, 23,553-23,579, 1993.

McGovern, P. J., and G. Schubert, Thermal evolution of the Earth: Effects of volatile exchange between atmosphere and interior, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 96, 27–37, 1989.

SELECTED ABSTRACTS

G. S. Collins, R. W. K. Potter, D. A. Kring, W. S. Kiefer, P. J. McGovern, Modelling the South Pole-Aitken Basin Impact, Nördlingen 2010: The Ries Crater, the Moon, and the Future of Human Space Exploration, abstract 7023, 2010.

Buz, J., and P. McGovern, Venusian volcano shapes: Implications for edifice evolution and the internal thermal state of Venus, Lunar Planet. Sci., 41, 1482, 2010.

Wilkinson, M. J., and McGovern, P. J., Megafans and Paleo-megafans in Amazonis and Northwest Tharsis: Implicatons for Fluvial Processes, Surface Geology, and Spreading of the Olympus Mons Volcano, Lunar Planet. Sci., 41, abstract 2253, 2010.

McGovern, P. J., J. K. Morgan, J. R. Smith, and M. A. Higbie, New models of volcanic spreading and implications for azimuthal variations in the structure of Olympus Mons, Mars, 7th Int. Conf. Mars, abstract 3397, 2007.

McGovern,  P. J., and M. E. Rumpf, Implications of volcanic edifice shapes and structures for the volcanological and thermal evolution of Venus, Lunar Planet. Sci., 38, 2387, 2007.

McGovern, P. J., Hawaiian earthquakes of October 15, 2006: Caused by stresses from flexure of a layered lithosphere?, AGU Fall Meeting 2006, abstract submitted on Nov. 9, 2006 to late-breaking session on the Kiholo Bay earthquake.

Cull, S.C., and P. J. McGovern, Evidence for Extensive Fluvial Erosion around Olympus Mons: A Multi-Resolution Survey, Lunar Planet. Sci., 36, abstract 1154, 2005.

McGovern, P. J., J. R. Smith, J. K. Morgan, and M. Bulmer, The Olympus Mons aureole deposits: New evidence for a flank failure origin, Lunar Planet. Sci., 35, abstract 1980, 2004.

Chittenden, D. and P. J. McGovern, The Olympus Mons aureole deposits: Constraints on emplacement scenarios based on remotely-sensed data, Lunar Planet. Sci., 35, abstract 2074, 2004.

McGovern, P. J., and T. R. Watters, Loading-induced stresses near the Martian Hemispheric Dichotomy Boundary, Lunar Planet. Sci., 35, abstract 2148, 2004.

McGovern, P. J., J. R. Smith, J. K. Morgan, and M. Bulmer, Olympus Mons aureole deposits and basal scarp: Structural characteristics and implications for flank failure scenarios, Lunar Planet. Sci., 34, abstract 2080, 2003.

Morgan, J. K., and P. J. McGovern, Discrete element simulations of volcanic spreading: Implications for the structure of Olympus Mons, Lunar Planet. Sci., 34, abstract 2088, 2003.

McGovern, P. J., The Influence of flexural stress on magma ascent and volcano growth: Applications to Galápagos volcanoes and planetary analogues, AGU Fall Meeting, Abstract T21D-06, 2002.

McGovern, P. J., Interpretations of Gravity Anomalies at Olympus Mons, Mars: Intrusions, Impact Basins, and Troughs, Lunar Planet. Sci., 33, abstract 2024, 2002.

McGovern, P. J., and S. C. Solomon, Effect of basal sediment composition on the structure and evolution of oceanic intraplate volcanoes, Eos Trans. AGU, 77, Fall Meet. Suppl., F810, 1996.

 

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