Members of the UT Planetary Surface Processes Group are listed in bold.


  1. Tebolt, M., and T. A. Goudge (2021), Global investigation of martian sedimentary fan features: Using stratigraphic analysis to study depositional environment, Icarus, in press, DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2021.114718.
  2. Goudge, T. A., A. M. Morgan, G. Stucky de Quay, and C. I. Fassett (2021), The importance of lake breach floods for valley incision on early Mars, Nature, 597, 645–649, DOI: 10.1038/s41586-021-03860-1.
  3. Stucky de Quay, G., T. A. Goudge, E. S. Kite, C. I. Fassett, and S. D. Guzewich (2021), Limits on runoff episode duration for early Mars: Integrating lake hydrology and climate models, Geophys. Res. Lett., 48, e2021GL093523, DOI: 10.1029/2021GL093523.
  4. Baum, M., R. Wordsworth, and T. A. Goudge (2021), Consequences of proposed shoreline deformation scenarios for Jezero crater, Mars, Planet. Sci. J., 2, 218, DOI: 10.3847/PSJ/ac01de.
  5. Levy, J. S., C. I. Fassett, J. W. Holt, R. Parsons, W. Cipolli, T. A. Goudge, M. Tebolt, L. Kuentz, J. Johnson, F. Ishraque, B. Cvijanovich, and I. Armstrong (2021), Surface boulder banding indicates martian debris-covered glaciers formed over multiple glaciations, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 118, e2015971118, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2015971118.


  1. Stucky de Quay, G., T. A. Goudge, and C. I. Fassett (2020), Precipitation and aridity constraints from paleolakes on early Mars, Geology, 48, 1189–1193, DOI: 10.1130/G47886.1.
  2. Cardenas, B. T., D. Mohrig, C. M. Hughes, T. A. Goudge, J. S. Levy, T. Swanson, J. Mason, and F. Zhao (2020), The anatomy of exhumed river-channel belts: Bedform- to belt-scale river kinematics of the Ruby Ranch Member, Cretaceous Cedar Mountain Formation, Utah, USA, Sedimentology, 67, 3655–3682, DOI: 10.1111/sed.12765.
  3. Swartz, J. M., T. A. Goudge, and D. Mohrig (2020), Quantifying coastal fluvial morphodynamics over the last 100 years on the lower Rio Grande, USA and Mexico, J. Geophys. Res. Earth Surface, 125, e2019JF005443, DOI: 10.1029/2019JF005443.
  4. Cook, C. W., A. M. Bramson, S. Byrne, J. W. Holt, M. S. Christoffersen, D. Viola, C. M. Dundas, and T. A. Goudge (2020), Sparse subsurface radar reflectors in Hellas Planitia, Mars, Icarus, 348, 113847, DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2020.113847.
  5. Brown, A. J., C. E. Viviano, and T. A. Goudge (2020), Olivine-carbonate mineralogy of the Jezero crater region, J. Geophys. Res. Planets, 125, e2019JE006011, DOI: 10.1029/2019JE006011.
  6. Tebolt, M., J. Levy, T. Goudge, and N. Schorghofer (2020), Slope, elevation, and thermal inertia trends of martian recurring slope lineae initiation and termination points: Multiple possible processes occurring on coarse, sandy slopes, Icarus, 338, 113536, DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2019.113536.


  1. Cardenas, B. T., T. Swanson, T. A. Goudge, R. W. Wagner, and D. Mohrig (2019), The effect of remote sensing resolution limits on aeolian sandstone measurements and the reconstruction of ancient dune fields on Mars: Numerical experiment using the Page Sandstone, Earth, J. Geophys. Res. Planets., 124, 3244–3256, DOI: 10.1029/2019JE006191.
  2. Tarnas, J. D., J. F. Mustard, H. Lin, T. A. Goudge, E. S. Amador, M. S. Bramble, C. H. Kremer, X. Zhang, Y. Itoh, and M. Parente (2019), Orbital identification of hydrated silica in Jezero crater, Mars, Geophys. Res. Lett., 46, 12,771–12,782, DOI: 10.1029/2019GL085584.
  3. Schorghofer, N., J. S. Levy, and T. A. Goudge (2019), High-resolution thermal environment of recurring slope lineae in Palikir crater, Mars, and its implications for volatiles, J. Geophys. Res. Planets, 124, 2852–2862, DOI: 10.1029/2019JE006083.
  4. Lim, Y., J. S. Levy, T. A. Goudge, and W. Kim (2019), Ice cover as a control on the morphodynamics and stratigraphy of Arctic deltas, Geology, 47, 399–402, DOI: 10.1130/G45146.1.
  5. Shahrzad, S., K. M. Kinch, T. A. Goudge, C. I. Fassett, D. H. Needham, C. Quantin-Nataf, and C. P. Knudsen (2019), Crater statistics on the dark-toned, mafic floor unit in Jezero Crater, Mars, Geophys. Res. Lett., 46, 2408–2416, DOI: 10.1029/2018GL081402.
  6. Kocurek, G., R. C. Martindale, M. Day, T. A. Goudge, C. Kerans, H. J. Hassenruck-Gudipati, J. Mason, B. T. Cardenas, E. I. Petersen, D. Mohrig, D. S. Aylward, C. M. Hughes, and C. M. Nazworth (2019), Antecedent aeolian dune topographic controls on carbonate and evaporite facies: Jurassic Todilto Member, Wanakah Formation, Ghost Ranch, New Mexico, USA, Sedimentology, 66, 808–837, DOI: 10.1111/sed.12518.
  7. Bramble, M. S., T. A. Goudge, R. E. Milliken, and J. F. Mustard (2019), Testing the deltaic origin of fan deposits at Bradbury crater, Mars, Icarus, 319, 363–366, DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2018.09.024.
  8. Hughes, C. M., B. T. Cardenas, T. A. Goudge, and D. Mohrig (2019), Deltaic deposits indicative of a paleo-coastline at Aeolis Dorsa, Mars, Icarus, 317, 442–453, DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2018.08.009.
  9. de Haas, T., S. J. Conway, F. E. G. Butcher, J. Levy, P. M. Grindrod, T. A. Goudge, and M. R. Balme (2019), Time will tell: Temporal evolution of martian gullies and paleoclimatic implications, Geol. Soc. London Spec. Pub., 467, 165–186, DOI: 10.1144/SP467.1.
  10. Goudge, T. A., C. I. Fassett, and D. Mohrig (2019), Incision of paleolake outlet canyons on Mars from overflow flooding, Geology, 47, 7–10, DOI: 10.1130/G45397.1.


  1. Goudge, T. A., and C. I. Fassett (2018), Incision of Licus Vallis, Mars from multiple lake overflow floods, J. Geophys. Res., 123, 405–420, DOI: 10.1002/2017JE005438.
  2. Cardenas, B. T., D. Mohrig, and T. A. Goudge (2018), Fluvial stratigraphy of valley fills at Aeolis Dorsa, Mars: Evidence for base-level fluctuations controlled by a downstream water body, Geol. Soc. Amer. Bull., 130, 484–498, DOI: 10.1130/B31567.1.
  3. Liu, Y., T. A. Goudge, J. G. Catalano, and A. Wang (2018), Spectral and stratigraphic mapping of hydrated minerals associated with interior layered deposits near the southern wall of Melas Chasma, Mars, Icarus, 302, 62–79, DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2017.11.006.
  4. Goudge, T. A., D. Mohrig, B. T. Cardenas, C. M. Hughes, and C. I. Fassett (2018), Stratigraphy and paleohydrology of delta channel deposits, Jezero crater, Mars, Icarus, 301, 58–75, DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2017.09.034.
  5. Salvatore, M. R., T. A. Goudge, M. S. Bramble, C. S. Edwards, J. L. Bandfield, E. S. Amador, J. F. Mustard, and P. R. Christensen (2018), Bulk mineralogy of the NE Syrtis and Jezero crater regions of Mars derived through thermal infrared spectral analyses, Icarus, 301, 76–96, DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2017.09.019.


  1. Goudge, T. A., J. M. Russell, J. F. Mustard, J. W. Head, and S. Bijaksana (2017), A 40,000 year record of clay mineralogy at Lake Towuti, Indonesia: Paleoclimate reconstruction from reflectance spectroscopy and perspectives on paleolakes on Mars, Geol. Soc. Amer. Bull., 129, 806–819, DOI: 10.1130/B31569.1.
  2. Goudge, T. A., R. E. Milliken, J. W. Head, J. F. Mustard, and C. I. Fassett (2017), Sedimentological evidence for a deltaic origin of the western fan deposit in Jezero crater, Mars and implications for future exploration, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 458, 357–365, DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2016.10.056.
  3. Levy, J. S., T. A. Goudge, J. W. Head, and C. I. Fassett (2017), Candidate volcanic and impact-induced ice depressions on Mars, Icarus, 285, 185–194, DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2016.10.021.


  1. Goudge, T. A., C. I. Fassett, J. W. Head, J. F. Mustard, and K. L. Aureli (2016), Insights into surface runoff on early Mars from paleolake basin morphology and stratigraphy, Geology, 44, 419–422, DOI: 10.1130/G37734.1.
  2. Weider, S. Z., L. R. Nittler, S. L. Murchie, P. N. Peplowski, T. J. McCoy, L. Kerber, C. Klimczak, C. M. Ernst, T. A. Goudge, R. D. Starr, N. R. Izenberg, R. L. Klima, and S. C. Solomon (2016), Evidence from MESSENGER for sulfur- and carbon-driven explosive volcanism on Mercury, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 3653–3661, DOI: 10.1002/2016GL068325.


  1. Goudge, T. A., K. L. Aureli, J. W. Head, C. I. Fassett, and J. F. Mustard (2015), Classification and analysis of candidate impact crater-hosted closed-basin lakes on Mars, Icarus, 260, 346–367, DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2015.07.026.
  2. Weber, A. K., J. M. Russell, T. A. Goudge, M. R. Salvatore, J. F. Mustard, and S. Bijaksana (2015), Characterizing clay mineralogy in Lake Towuti, Indonesia, with reflectance spectroscopy, J. Paleolimnol., 54, 253–261, DOI: 10.1007/s10933-015-9844-4.
  3. Goudge, T. A., J. F. Mustard, J. W. Head, C. I. Fassett, and S. M. Wiseman (2015), Assessing the mineralogy of the watershed and fan deposits of the Jezero crater paleolake system, Mars, J. Geophys. Res., 120, 775–808, DOI: 10.1002/2014JE004782.
  4. Dickson, J. L., J. W. Head, T. A. Goudge, and L. Barbieri (2015), Recent climate cycles on Mars: Stratigraphic relationships between multiple generations of gullies and the latitude dependent mantle, Icarus, 252, 83–94, DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2014.12.035.
  5. Goudge, T. A., J. F. Mustard, J. W. Head, M. R. Salvatore, and S. M. Wiseman (2015), Integrating CRISM and TES hyperspectral data to characterize a halloysite-bearing deposit in Kashira crater, Mars, Icarus, 250, 165–187, DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2014.11.034.


  1. Goudge, T. A., J. W. Head, L. Kerber, D. T. Blewett, B. W. Denevi, D. L. Domingue, J. J. Gillis-Davis, K. Gwinner, J. Helbert, G. M. Holsclaw, N. R. Izenberg, R. L. Klima, W. E. McClintock, S. L. Murchie, G. A. Neumann, D. E. Smith, R. G. Strom, Z. Xiao, M. T. Zuber, and S. C. Solomon (2014), Global inventory and characterization of pyroclastic deposits on Mercury: New insights into pyroclastic activity from MESSENGER orbital data, J. Geophys. Res., 119, 635–658, DOI: 10.1002/2013JE004480.
  2. Izenberg, N. R., R. L. Klima, S. L. Murchie, D. T. Blewett, G. M. Holsclaw, W. E. McClintock, E. Malaret, C. Mauceri, F. Vilas, A. L. Sprague, J. Helbert, D. L. Domingue, J. W. Head, T. A. Goudge, S. C. Solomon, C. A. Hibbitts, and M. D. Dyar (2014), The low-iron, reduced surface of Mercury as seen in spectral reflectance by MESSENGER, Icarus, 228, 364–374, DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2013.10.023.


  1. Goudge, T. A., J. F. Mustard, J. W. Head, and C. I. Fassett (2012), Constraints on the history of open-basin lakes on Mars from the composition and timing of volcanic resurfacing, J. Geophys. Res., 117, E00J21, DOI: 10.1029/2012JE004115.
  2. Watters, T. R., S. C. Solomon, C. Klimczak, A. M. Freed, J. W. Head, C. M. Ernst, D. M. Blair, T. A. Goudge, and P. K. Byrne (2012), Extension and contraction within volcanically buried impact craters and basins on Mercury, Geology, 40, 1123–1126, DOI: 10.1130/G33725.1.
  3. Goudge, T. A., J. W. Head, J. F. Mustard, and C. I. Fassett (2012), An analysis of open-basin lake deposits on Mars: Evidence for the nature of associated lacustrine deposits and post-lacustrine modification processes, Icarus, 219, 211–229, DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2012.02.027.


  1. Head, J. W., C. R. Chapman, R. G. Strom, C. I. Fassett, B. W. Denevi, D. T. Blewett, C. M. Ernst, T. R. Watters, S. C. Solomon, S. L. Murchie, L. M. Prockter, N. L. Chabot, J. J. Gillis-Davis, J. L. Whitten, T. A. Goudge, D. M. H. Baker, D. M. Hurwitz, L. R. Ostrach, Z. Xiao, W. J. Merline, L. Kerber, J. L. Dickson, J. Oberst, P. K. Byrne, C. Klimczak, and L. R. Nittler (2011), Flood volcanism in the northern high latitudes of Mercury revealed by MESSENGER, Science, 333, 1853–1856, DOI: 10.1126/science.1211997.