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Solar insolation driven variations of Mercury's lithospheric strength, Williams J.-P., J. Ruiz, M. Rosenburg, O. Aharonson, R. Phillips, J. Geophys. Res., submitted

Zuber M. T., D. Smith, G. Neumann, F. Lemoine, E. Mazarico , M. Torrence, J. McGarry, D. Rowlands, J. Head III , T. C. Duxbury, O. Aharonson, P. G. Lucey, M. Robinson, O. Barnouin-Jha, J. Cavanaugh, X. Sun , P. Liiva, D. Mao, J. Smith, A. Bartels, Initial Observations from the Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter (LOLA), Geophys. Res. Lett., submitted

Marinova M. M., O. Aharonson, and E. Asphaug, Geophysical consequences of planetary-scale impacts into a Mars-like planet, Icarus, submitted

Huybers P. and O. Aharonson, Orbital tuning, eccentricity, and the frequency modulation of climatic precession, Paleoceanography, submitted

Hayes A. G., A. Wolf, O. Aharonson, H. A. Zebker, R. D. Lorenz, R. Kirk, P. Paillou, J. Lunine, P. Callahan, S. Wall, C. Elachi Bathymetry and Absorptivity of Titan's Ontario Lacus, J. Geophys. Res., submitted

Hayes A. G., O. Aharonson, J. Lunine, H. Zebker, L. Wye, R. Lorenz, E. Turtle, P. Paillou, G. Mitri, S. Wall, E. R. Stofan, K. Mitchell, C. Elachi, and the Cassini RADAR Team, Observations and Modeling of Transient Surface Liquid in Titan's South Polar Region Using the Cassini RADAR, Icarus, submitted

Wall S., A. Hayes , C. Bristow , R. Lorenz , E. Stofan , J. Lunine , A. Le Gall , M. A. Janssen , R. Lopes, L. Wye , L. A. Soderblom , P. Paillou , O. Aharonson, H. A. Zebker , T. Farr , G. Mitri , R. Kirk, K. Mitchell , C. Notarnicola , D. Casarano , B. Ventura, Active shoreline of Ontario Lacus, Titan: a morphological study of the lake and its surrounding, Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L05202, doi:10.1029/2009GL041821, 2010

Aharonson O., A. G. Hayes , J. I. Lunine , R D. Lorenz , M. D. Allison, C. Elachi, An asymmetric distribution of lakes on Titan as a possible consequence of orbital forcing, Nature Geoscience, 2, 851-854, doi:10.1038/ngeo698, 2009

Hudson, T. L., O. Aharonson, N. Schorghofer, Laboratory experiments and models of diffusive emplacement of ground ice on Mars, J. Geophys. Res., 114, E01002, doi:10.1029/2008JE003149, 2009

Roach, L. H., J. F. Mustard, S. L. Murchie, J. P. Bibring, F. Forget, K. W. Lewis, O. Aharonson, M. Vincendon, and J. L. Bishop, Testing evidence of recent hydration state change in sulfates on Mars, J. Geophys. Res., 114, E00D02, doi:10.1029/2008JE003245, 2009

Lorenz, R. D., K. L. Mitchell, R. L. Kirk, A. G. Hayes, O. Aharonson, H. A. Zebker, P. Paillou, J. Radebaugh, J. I. Lunine, M. A. Janssen, S. D. Wall, R. M. Lopes, B. Stiles S. Ostro, G. Mitri, E. Stofan, Titan's inventory of organic surface materials, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L02206, doi:10.1029/2007GL032118, 2008

Lewis, K. W., O. Aharonson, J. P. Grotzinger, R. L. Kirk, A. S. McEwen, T-A. Suer Periodic layering in the Sedimentary Rock Record of Mars, Science 322, 1532, 2008

Busch, M. W. and O. Aharonson, Measuring Subsurface Water Distribution Using the Dynamic of Albedo Neutrons Instrument on Mars Science Laboratory, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 592, 393-399, 2008

McCleese, D. J., J. T. Schofield, F. W. Taylor, W. A. Abdou, O. Aharonson, D. Banfield, S. B Calcutt, N. G. Heavens, P. G. J. Irwin, D. M. Kass, A. Kleinbolh, W. G. Lawson, C. B. Leovy, S. R. Lewis, D. A. Paige, P. L. Read, M. I. Richardson, N. Teanby & R. W. Zureki, Intense polar temperature inversion in the middle atmosphere on Mars, Nature Geoscience, 1, 745-749, 2008

Hayes, A., O. Aharonson, P. Callahan, C. Elachi, Y. Gim, R. Kirk, K. Lewis, R. Lopes, R. Lorenz, J. Lunine, K. Mitchell, G. Mitri, E. Stofan, and S. Wall, Hydrocarbon lakes on Titan: Distribution and interaction with a porous regolith, Geopyhs. Res. Lett., 35, L09204, doi:10.1029/2008GL033409, 2008

Lewis K. W., O. Aharonson, J. P. Grotzinger, S. W. Squyres, J. F. Bell, III, L. S. Crumpler and M. E. Schmidt, Structure and Stratigraphy of Home Plate from the Spirit Mars Exploration Rover, J. Geophys. Res., 113, E12S36

Hudson, T. L. and O. Aharonson, Diffusion Barriers at Mars Surface Conditions: Salt Crusts, Particle Size Mixtures, and Dust, J. Geophys. Res. 113, E09008, doi:10.1029/2007JE003026, 2008

Marinova, M. M., O. Aharonson and E. Asphaug, Mega-impact formation of the Mars hemispheric dichotomy, Nature Letters. 453, doi:10.1038/nature07070, 2008

Rogers, A. D. and O. Aharonson, Mineralogical composition of sands in Meridiani Planum determined from MER data and comparison to orbital measurements, submitted to J. Geophys. Res.

Diez B., W. C. Feldman, S. Maurice, O. Gasnault, T. H. Prettyman, M. T. Mellon, O. Aharonson, N. Schorghofer, H layering in the top meter of Mars, Icarus, 196, 409–421, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2008.02.006, 2008

Glotch, T .D., G. R. Rossman, and O. Aharonson, Mid-Infrared (5-100 um) Reflectance Spectra and Optical Constants of Ten Phyllosilicate Minerals, Icarus, 192, 605–622, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2007.07.002, 2007

Williams, J.-P., O. Aharonson, and F. Nimmo, Powering Mercury's dynamo, Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L21201, doi:101029/2007GL031164, 2007

Zuber, M. T., O. Aharonson, J. M. Aurnou, A. F. Cheng, S. A. Hauck II, M. H. Heimpel. G.A. Neumann, S. J. Peale, R.J. Phillips, D. E. Smith, S. C. Solomon, and S. Stanley, The Geophysics of Mercury: Current Status and Anticipated Insights from the MESSENGER Mission, Space Sci. Rev., DOI:10.1007/s11214-007-9265-4, 2007

Schorghofer N., O. Aharonson, M.F. Gerstell, and L. Tatsumi, Three decades of slope streak activity on Mars, Icarus, 191, 132-140, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2007.04.026, 2007

Squyres S. W., O. Aharonson , B. C. Clark, B. A. Cohen, L. Crumpler, P. A. de Souza, W. H. Farrand, R. Gellert, J. Grant, J. P. Grotzinger, A. F. C. Haldemann, J. R. Johnson, G. Klingelhofer, K. W. Lewis, R. Li, T. McCoy, A. S. McEwen, H. Y. McSween, D. W. Ming, J. M. Moore, R. V. Morris, T. J. Parker, J. W. Rice Jr., S. Ruff, M. Schmidt, C. Schroder, L. A. Soderblom, and A. Yen, Pyroclastic Activity at Home Plate in Gusev Crater, Mars, Science, 316, 738, doi:10.1126/science.1139045, 2007

Hudson T.L., O. Aharonson and N. Schorghofer, C. B. Farmer, M. H. Hecht, N. T. Bridges, Water Vapor Diffusion in Mars Subsurface Environments, J. Geophys. Res., 112, E05016, doi:10.1029/2006JE002815, 2007

Aharonson O. and N. Schorghofer, Subsurface Ice on Mars with Rough Topography, J. Geophys. Res., 111, E11007, doi:10.1029/2005JE002636, 2006

Squyres S. W., O. Aharonson , R. E. Arvidson, J. F. Bell III, P. R. Christensen, B. C. Clark, J. A. Crisp, W. Farrand, T. Glotch, M. P. Golombek, J. Grant, J. Grotzinger, K. E. Herkenhoff, J. R. Johnson, B. L. Jolliff, A. H. Knoll, S. M. McLennan, H. Y. McSween, J. M. Moore, J. W. Rice Jr, N. Tosca, Bedrock formation at Meridiani Planum, Nature, 443, doi:10.1038/nature05212, 2006

Lewis K. and O. Aharonson, Stratigraphic analysis of the distributary fan in Eberswalde crater using stereo imagery, J. Geophys. Res., 111, E06001, doi:10.1029/2005JE002558, 2006

Schorghofer N. and O. Aharonson, Stability and exchange of subsurface ice on Mars, J. Geophys. Res., 110, E05003, doi:10.1029/2004JE002350, 2005

Solomon S. C., O. Aharonson, J. M. Aurnou, W. B. Banerdt, M. H. Carr, A. J. Dombard, H. V. Frey, M. P. Golombek, S. A. Hauck, II, J. W. Head, III, B. M. Jakosky, C. L. Johnson, P. J. McGovern, G. A. Neumann, R. J. Phillips, D. E. Smith, and M. T. Zuber, New Perspectives on Ancient Mars, Science, 307, 1214-1220, doi:10.1126/science.1101812, 2005

Aharonson O., M. T. Zuber, D. E. Smith, G. A. Neumann, W. C. Feldman, and T. H. Prettyman, Depth, Distribution, and Density of CO2 Deposition on Mars, J. Geophys. Res., 109(E5), E05004, doi:10.1029/2003JE002223, 2004

Gerstell M. F., O. Aharonson, and N. Schorghofer, A distinct class of avalanche scars on Mars, Icarus, 168(1) 122-130, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2003.11.005, 2004

Aharonson O., M. T. Zuber, and S. C. Solomon, Crustal remanence in an internally magnetized non-uniform shell: a possible source for Mercury's magnetic field? Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 218(3-4), 261-268, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2003.11.020, 2004

McGovern P. J., S. C. Solomon, D. E. Smith,M. T. Zuber, M. Simons, M. A. Wieczorek, R. J. Phillips, G. A. Neumann, O. Aharonson, and J. W. Head, Correction to "Localized gravity/topography admittance and correlation spectra on Mars: Implications for regional and global evolution", J. Geophys. Res., 109, E07007, doi:10.1029/2004JE002286, 2004

Aharonson O., N. Schorghofer, and M. F. Gerstell Slope streak formation and dust deposition rates on Mars, J. Geophys. Res., 108(E12), 5138, doi:10.1029/2003JE002123, 2003.

Neumann, G. A., Abshire, J. B., Aharonson, O., Garvin, J. B., Sun, X., Zuber, M. T., Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter pulse width measurements and footprint-scale roughness, Geophys. Res. Lett. 30, (11), 1561, doi: 10.1029/2003GL017048, 2003

Schorghofer N., Aharonson O., and S. Khatiwala, Slope streaks on Mars: Correlations with surface properties and the potential role of water, Geopys. Res. Lett. 29, (23), 2126, doi:10.1029/2002GL015889, 2002.

Aharonson O., M. T. Zuber, D. H. Rothman, N. Schorghofer, and K. X. Whipple, Drainage basins and Channel Incision on Mars, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 99, 1780-1783, 2002  

McGovern P. J., S. C. Solomon, D. E. Smith,M. T. Zuber, M. Simons, M. A. Wieczorek, R. J. Phillips, G. A. Neumann, O. Aharonson, and J. W. Head, Localized gravity/topography admittance and correlation spectra on Mars: Implications for regional and global evolution, J. Geophys. Res., 107, (E12), 5136, doi:10.1029/2002JE001854, 2002.

Aharonson O., M. T. Zuber, and D. H. Rothman, Statistics of Mars' Topography from the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter: Slopes, Correlations, and Physical Models, J. Geophys. Res., 106, 23,723-23,735, 2001. 

R. J. Phillips, M. T. Zuber, S. C. Solomon, M. P. Golombek, B. M. Jakosky, W. B. Banerdt, R. M. E. Williams, B. M. Hynek, O. Aharonson, and S. A. Hauck, Ancient Geodynamics and Global-Scale Hydrology on Mars, Science, 291, 2587-2591, 2001 (also in Scienceexpress).

Zuber M. T., D. E. Smith, A. F. Cheng, J. B. Garvin, O. Aharonson, T. D. Cole, P. J. Dunn, Y. Guo, F. G. Lemoine, G. A. Neumann, D. D. Rowlands, and M. H. Torrence The Shape of 433 Eros from the NEAR-Shoemaker Laser Rangefinder, Science, 289, 2097-2101, 2000.

Zuber M. T., S. C. Solomon, R. J. Phillips, D. E. Smith, G. L. Tyler, O. Aharonson, G. Balmino, W. B. Banerdt, J. W. Head, C. L. Johnson, F. G. Lemoine, P. J. McGovern, G. A. Neumann, D. D. Rowlands and S. Zhong, Internal Structure and Early Thermal Evolution of Mars from Mars Global Surveyor Topography and Gravity, Science, 287, 1788-1793, 2000 

Smith D. E., M. T. Zuber, S. C. Solomon, R. J. Phillips, J. W. Head, J. B. Garvin, W. B. Banerdt, D. O. Muhleman, G. H. Pettengill, G. A. Neumann, F. G. Lemoine, J. B. Abshire, O. Aharonson, C. D. Brown, S. A. Hauck, A. B. Ivanov, P. J. McGovern, H. J. Zwally and T. C. Duxbury, The Global Topography of Mars and Implications for Surface Evolution, Science, 284, 1495-1503, 1999 

Aharonson O., M. T. Zuber, G. A. Neumann, D. E. Smith and J. W. Head, Mars: Northern hemisphere slopes and slope distributions, Geophys. Res. Lett., 25, 4413-4416, 1998 

Zuber M. T., D. E. Smith, R. J. Phillips, S. C. Solomon, W. B. Banerdt, G. A. Neumann, O. Aharonson, Shape of the northern hemisphere of Mars from the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA), Geophys. Res. Lett., 25, 4393-4396, 1998 

Zuber M. T., D. E. Smith, S. C. Solomon, J. B. Abshire, R. S. Afzal, O. Aharonson, K. Fishbaugh, P. G. Ford, H. V. Frey, J. B. Garvin, J. W. Head, A. B. Ivanov, C. L. Johnson, D. O. Muhleman, G. A. Neumann, G. H. Pettengill, R. J. Phillips, X. Sun, H. J. Zwally, W. B. Banerdt, and T. C. Duxbury, Observations of the North Polar Region of Mars from the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter, Science, 282, 2053-2060, 1998

Invited Presentations
  Division of Planetary Science Meeting, Pasadena, CA, 2006

Earth & Planetary Sciences Department Seminar, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 2006

Lunar & Planetary Institute, Houston, TX, 2005

Department of Geological Sciences Seminar Series, CSUF, Fullerton, CA, 2005

Planet Mars II, Les Houches, France, 2005

What's New in Astronomy 2005, UCLA,  CA, 2005

Geology Club, California Institute of Technology, CA, 2005

Los Alamos National Laboratory, NM, 2004

Earth & Space Sciences Colloquium, UCLA,  CA, 2003

Joint Earth & Planetary Science / Astronomy Colloquium, UC Berkeley,  CA, 2003

Seminar Day, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, 2003

Speakers Club, UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA, 2003

Division 32 Seminar, JPL, Pasadena, CA, 2002

Mars Forum, JPL, Pasadena, CA, 2002

Planetary Science Seminar, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, 2002

Lunar & Planetary Institute, Houston, TX, 2002

Earth & Planetary Sciences Department Seminar, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 2001

Planetary Science Seminar, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, 2001

AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2000