Recent Publications of the Planetary Group

* indicates student author


*Harner P. L. and Gilmore M. S. (2015) Visible-near infrared spectra of hydrous carbonates, with implications for the detection of carbonates in hyperspectral data of Mars, Icarus 250, 204-214.


Boyce J. W., Tomlinson S. M., McCubbin F. M., Greenwood J. P., Treiman A. H. (2014) The Lunar Apatite Paradox, Science 344, 400-402.

Cody A. M. et al. (2014) CSI 2264: Simultaneous Optical and Infrared Light Curves of Young Disk-bearing Stars in NGC 2264 with CoRoT and Spitzer—Evidence for Multiple Origins of Variability, AJ 147:82, 47 pp.

*Malamut C., Redfield S., Linsky J. L., Wood B. E., Ayres T. R. (2014) The Structure of the Local Interstellar Medium. VI. New Mg II, Fe II, and Mn II Observations toward Stars within 100 pc, ApJ 787:75, 27 pp. 

Stephens I. W., Looney L. W., Kwon W., Fernández-López M., Hughes A. M., Mundy L. G., Crutcher R. M., Li Z-Y., Rao R. (2014) Spatially resolved magnetic field structure in the disk of a T Tauri star, Nature doi:10.1038/nature13850.


Casassus, S.; van der Plas, G.; Sebastian Perez, M.; Dent, W. R. F.; Fomalont, E.; Hagelberg, J.; Hales, A.; Jordan, A.; Mawet, D.; Menard, F.; Wootten, A.; Wilner, D.; Hughes, A. M.; Schreiber, M. R.; Girard, J. H.; Ercolano, B.; Canovas, H.; Roman, P. E.; Salinas, V. (2013) Flows of gas through a protoplanetary gap, Nature, 493, 191.

Flaherty, K. M.; Muzerolle, J.; Rieke, G.; Gutermuth, R.; Balog, Z.; Herbst, W.; Megeath, S. T. (2013) Kinks and Dents in Protoplanetary Disks: Rapid Infrared Variability as Evidence for Large Structural Perturbations, AJ 145:66, 23 pp.

Hughes, A. M.; Hull, C. H.; Wilner, D. J.; Plambeck, R. L. (2013) Interferometric Upper Limits on Millimeter Polarization of the Disks around DG Tau, GM Aur, and MWC 480, AJ, 145, 115.

MacGregor, M. A.; Wilner, D. J.; Rosenfeld, K. A.; Andrews, S. M.; Matthews, B.; Hughes, A. M.; Booth, M.; Chiang, E.; Graham, J. R.; Kalas, P.; Kennedy, G.; Sibthorpe, B. (2013) Millimeter Emission Structure in the First ALMA Image of the AU Mic Debris Disk, ApJL, 762, 21

Rodríguez-Ledesma, M. V.; Mundt, R.; Pintado, O.; Boudreault, S.; Hessman, F.; Herbst, W. (2013) The spectral type of CHS 7797 - an intriguing very low mass periodic variable in the Orion Nebula Cluster, A&A 551, A44.

Su, K. Y. L.; Rieke, G. H.; Malhotra, R.; Stapelfeldt, K. R.; Hughes, A. M.; Bonsor, A.; Wilner, D. J.; Balog, Z.; Watson, D. M.; Werner, M. W; Misselt, K. A. (2013) Asteroid Belts in Debris Disk Twins: Vega and Fomalhaut, ApJ, 763, 118.

Wagstaff K. L., Lanza N., Thompson D. R., Dietterich T. G. and Gilmore M. S. (2013) Guiding scientific discovery with explanations using DEMUD,  AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 7pp, in press.

*Windemuth D., Herbst W., *Tingle E., *Fuecshl R., Kilgard R., Pinette M., Templeton and Henden A. (2013) Dramatic Evolution of the Disk-shaped Secondary in the Orion Trapezium Star θ1 Ori B1 (BM Ori): MOST Satellite Observations, ApJ 768:67 (9pp).

*Wyman, K. & Redfield, S.  (2013)  Probing Our Heliospheric History I: High-Resolution Observations of Na I and Ca II Along the Solar Historical Trajectory, ApJ, 773


*Capelo, Holly L.; Herbst, William; Leggett, S. K.; Hamilton, Catrina M.; Johnson, John A. (2012) Locating the Trailing Edge of the Circumbinary Ring in the KH 15D System, ApJ Lett. 77:L18, 5pp.

Colon, K.D., Ford, E.B., Redfield, S., Fortney, J.J., Shabram, M., Deeg, H.J., Mahadevan, S.  (2012), Probing potassium in the atmosphere of HD 80606b with tunable filter transit spectrophotometry from the Gran Telescopio Canarias, MNRAS, 419,2233.

Dickinson, N.J., Barstow, M.A., Welsh, B.Y., Burleigh, M., Farihi, J., Redfield, S. & Unglaub, K.  (2012)  The origin of hot white dwarf circumstellar features, MNRAS, 423, 1397

Flaherty, K. M.; Muzerolle, J.; Rieke, G.; Gutermuth, R.; Balog, Z.; Herbst, W.; Megeath, S. T.; Kun, M. (2012) Infrared Variability of Evolved Protoplanetary Disks: Evidence for Scale Height Variations in the Inner Disk, ApJ 748:71, 29pp.

Hamilton, Catrina M.; Johns-Krull, Christopher M.; Mundt, Reinhard; Herbst, William; Winn, Joshua N. (2012) Complex Variability of the Hα Emission Line Profile of the T Tauri Binary System KH 15D: The Influence of Orbital Phase, Occultation by the Circumbinary Disk, and Accretion Phenomena, ApJ 751:147, 25 pp.

*Harrison T. N., Gilmore M. S. and Greenwood J. P. (2012) Experimental VNIR reflectance spectroscopy of gypsum dehydration: Investigating the gypsum to bassanite transition, Am. Mineralogist 97, 598-609 doi:10.2138/am.2012.3667; Erratum published 2013, Am. Mineralogist 98, 1083, doi:10.2138/am.2013.623.

Jensen, Adam G.; Redfield, Seth; Endl, Michael; Cochran, William D.; Koesterke, Lars; Barman, Travis (2012) Detection of Hα in an exoplanetary exosphere, ApJ 751:86, 16pp.

O'Gorman, E., Harper G. M., Brown J. M., Brown A., Redfiedl S., Richter M. J., Requena-Torres, M. A. (2012) CARMA CO(J=2-1) Observations of the circumstellar envelope of Betelgeuse, AJ 144:36, 10pp.

Redfield S (2012) Gathering interstellar gas, Science 336, 1243-1244.

Rodríguez-Ledesma, M. V.; Mundt, R.; Ibrahimov, M.; Messina, S.; Parihar, P.; Hessman, F. V.; Alves de Oliveira, C.; Herbst, W. (2012) An unusual very low-mass high-amplitude pre-main sequence periodic variable, A&A 544, A112.


Bue B., Thompson D., Gilmore M. Castaño R. (2011) Metric learning for hyperspectral image segmentation, Proceedings of the 3rd IEEE Workshop on Hyperspectral Image and Signal processing: Evolution in Remote Sensing (WHISPERS), doi:10.1109/WHISPERS.2011.6080873.

Cohan, F. M. & *Kopac, S. M. (2011) Microbial genomics: E. coli relatives out of doors and out of body. Curr Biol 21, R587-589.

Flaherty K. M, Muzerolle J., Rieke G., Gutermuth R., Balog Z., Herbst W., Megeath S. T., Kun M. (2011) The highly dynamic behavior of the innermost dust and gas in the transition disk variable LRLL 31, AJ, 731:83, doi:10.1088/0004-637X/732/2/83.

Frisch, P.C., Redfield, S., and Slavin, J.D.  (2011), The Interstellar Medium Surrounding the Sun, ARAA, 49, 237.

Gilmore M. S., Thompson D. R., *Anderson L. J., Karamzadeh N., Mandrake L., Castaño R. (2011) Superpixel segmentation for analysis of hyperspectral datasets, with application to CRISM data, M3 data, and Ariadnes Chaos, Mars, J. Geophys. Res., 116, E07001, doi:10.1029/2010JE003763.

Greenwood J. P., Itoh S., Sakamoto N., Warren P. H., Taylor L. A. & Yurimoto H. (2011) Hydrogen isotope ratios in lunar rocks indicate delivery of cometary water to the Moon, Nature Geosci., doi:10.1038/NGEO1050.

Jensen, A.G., Redfield, S., Endl, M., Cochran, W.D., Koesterke, L., and Barman, T.S.  (2011), A Survey of Alkali Line Absorption in Exoplanetary Atmospheres, ApJ, 743, 203.

*Kopac, S. & Cohan, F. M. (2011) A theory-based pragmatism for discovering and classifying newly divergent bacterial species. In Genetics and Evolution of Infectious Diseases, pp. 21-41. Edited by M. Tibayrenc. London: Elsevier.

*Wiedenbeck, J. & Cohan, F. M. (2011) Origins of bacterial diversity through horizontal gene transfer and adaptation to new ecological niches, FEMS Microbiology Reviews 35, 957-976.


Farihi, J., Barstow, M.A., Redfield, S., Dufour, P., & Hambly, N.C.  (2010), Rocky Planetesimals as the Origin of Metals in DZ Stars, MNRAS, 404, 2123

Gilmore M. S., Glaze L. S., Baker C. L., Tahu G. J. and the GSFC mission design team (2010) Venus Intrepid Tessera Lander (VITaL), Mission concept study report to the NRC Decadal Survey Inner Planets Panel, 55pp.

Herbst, W., LeDuc, K., Hamilton, C. M., Winn, J. N., Ibrahimov, M., Mundt, R., Johns-Krull, C. M. (2010), The Light Curve of the Weakly-Accreting T Tauri Binary KH 15D from 2005-10: Insights into the Nature of its Protoplanetary Disk. AJ, 140, 2025-2035.

*Lawler, S.M., Herbst, W., Redfield, S., Hamilton, C.M., Johns-Krull, C.M., Winn, J.N., Johnson, J.A., & Mundt, R. (2010), Gas Absorption in the KH 15D System: Further Evidence for Dust Settling in the Circumbinary Disk, ApJ, 711, 1297.

Mandrake L., Thompson D. R., Gilmore M. S., Castaño R. and Noe Dobrea E. (2010) Automated neutral region selection using superpixels, Proceedings of the 2nd IEEE Workshop on Hyperspectral Image and Signal processing: Evolution in Remote Sensing (WHISPERS), 4pp, doi:10.1029/WHISPERS.2010.5594856.

Redfield, S. (2010) Extrasolar planets: Fluorescent methane spotted, Nature, 463, 617

Spangler S. R., Savage A. H., Redfield S. (2010) Observational tests of the properties of turbulence in the Very Local Insterstellar Medium, Nonlinear Proc. Geophys., 17, 785-793.

Thompson D. R., Mandrake L., Gilmore M. S. and Castaño R. (2010) Superpixel endmember detection, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 48, 4023-4033, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2010.2070802.


Bani P., Oppenheimer C. and Varekamp J. C. (2009) Remarkable geochemical changes and degassing at Voui crater lake, Ambae volcano, Vanatu, J. Volcan. Geotherm. Res., 188, 347-357.

Frisch, P.C., Bzowski, M., Grün, E., Izmodenov, V., Krüger, H., Linsky, J.L., McComas, D.J., Möbius, E., Redfield, S., Schwadron, N., Shelton, R., Slavin, J.D., & Wood, B.E.  (2009)  The Galactic Environment of the Sun: Interstellar Material Inside and Outside of the Heliosphere, Space Science Reviews, 146, 235.

Gilmore M. S., Civco D. L., Wilson E. H., Barrett N., Prisloe S., Hurd J. D. and Chadwick C. (2009) Remote sensing and in situ measurements for delineation and assessment of coastal marshes and their constituent species, in: Remote Sensing of Coastal Environments (Y. Q. Wang, ed.), CRC Press, p. 261-280.

Redfield S. (2009) Physical properties of the local insterstellar medium, Space Sci. Rev., 143, 323-331.

Sterling, N.C., Dinerstein, H.L., Hwang, S., Redfield, S., Aguilar, A., Witthoeft, M.C., Esteves, D., Kilcoyne, A.L.D., Bautista, M., Phaneuf, R., Bilodeau, R.C., Ballance, C.P., McLaughlin, B., & Norrington, P. H.  (2009), Improved Neutron-Capture Element Abundances in Planetary Nebulae, PASA, 26, 339.

Stout L. M., Blake R. E., Greenwood J. P., Martini A. M. and Rose E. C. (2009) Microbial diversity of boron-rich volcanic hot springs of St. Lucia, Lesser Antilles, FEMS Microbiol. Ecol., 70, 402-412.

Thompson D. R., Castaño R. and Gilmore M. S. (2009) Sparse superpixel unmixing for exploratory analysis of CRISM hyperspectral images. IEEE Workshop on Hyperspectral Image and signal Processing: Evolution in Remote Sensing, 4 pp, doi:10.1109/WHISPERS.2009.5289045.

Varekamp J. C., Ouimette A. P., Herman S. W., Flynn K. S., Bermudez A. and Delpino D. (2009) Naturally acid waters from Copahue volcano, Argentina. Appl. Geochem., 24, 208-220.


Gilmore M.S., Wilson E. H., Barrett N., Civco D. L., Prisloe S., Hurd J. D. and Chadwick C. (2008) Integrating multi-temporal spectral and structural information to map wetland vegetation in a lower Connecticut River tidal marsh, Remote Sens. Environ., 112, 4048-4060, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2008.05.020.

Gilmore M. S., Bornstein B., *Merrill M. D., Castaño R. and Greenwood J. P. (2008) Generation and performance of automated jarosite mineral detectors for visible/near-infared spectrometers at Mars, Icarus 195, 169-183.

Greenwood J. P., Itoh S., Sakamoto N., Vicenzi E. and Yurimoto H. (2008) Hydrogen isotope evidence for loss of water from Mars through time, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L05203, doi:10.1029/2007GL032721.

Grankin K. N., Bouvier J., Herbst W. and Melnikov S. Yu. (2008) Results of the ROTOR-program-II. The long-term photometric variability of weak-line T Tauri stars, Ast. Astrophys., 479, 827-843.

Hashimoto G., Roos-Serote M., Sugita S., Gilmore M. S., Kamp L., Carlson R. and Baines K. (2008) Galileo Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (NIMS) data suggest felsic highland crust on Venus. J. Geophys. Res., 113, E00B24, doi:10.1029/2008JE003134.

Herbst W., Hamilton C. M., LeDuc K., Winn J. N., Johns-Krull C. M., Mundt R. and Ibrahimov M. (2008) Reflected light from sand grains in the terrestrial zone of a protoplanetary disk, Nature 452, 194-197.

Linsky J. L., Rickett B. J. and Redfield S. (2008) The origin of radio scintillation in the local interstellar medium, Ap. J., 675, 413-419.

Redfield S., Endl M., Cochran W. D. and Koesterke L. (2008) Sodium absorption from the exoplanetary atmosphere of HD189733b detected in the optical transmission spectrum, Ap. J. Lett., 673, L87.

Redfield S. and Linsky J. L. (2008) The structure of the local interstellar medium IV: Dynamics, morphology, physical properties, and implications of cloud-cloud interactions, Ap. J., 673, 283.

Varekamp J. C. (2008) The volcanic acidification of glacial Lake Caviahue, Province of Neuquen, Argentina. J. Volc. Geotherm. Res., 178, 184-196.


*Dunagan S. C., Gilmore M. S. and Varekamp J. C. (2007) Effects of Mercury on visible/near-infrared reflectance spectra of Mustard Spinach plants (Brassica rapa P.), Environmental Pollution, 148, 301-311.

Gilmore, M., D.L. Civco, J.D. Hurd, E. Wilson, S.Prisloe, C. Chadwick, and N. Barrett (2007) Object-oriented classification and mapping of salt marsh vegetation using in situ radiometry and multi-seasonal, high resolution satellite remote sensing data, Proceedings MultiTemp 2007, The Fourth International Workshop on the Analysis of Multi-temporal Remote Sensing Images, Leuven, Belgium, 7 p.

Grankin K. N., Melnikov S. Y., Bouvier J., Herbst W. and Shevchenko V. S. (2007) Results of the ROTOR-program - 1. The long-term photometric variability of classical T Tauri stars, Ast. Astrophys., 461, 183-195.

Hernandez P. A., Perez N. M., Varekamp J. C., Henriquez B., Hernandez A., Barrancos J., Padron E., Calvo D. and Mellian G. (2007) Crater lake temperature changes of the 2005 eruption of Santa Ana volcano, El Salvador, Central America, Pure Appl. Geophys., 164, 2507-2522.

Jensen E. L. N., Dhital S., Stassun K. G., Patience J., Herbst W., Walter F. M., Simon M. and Basri G. (2007) Periodic accretion from a circumbinary disk in the young binary UZ Tau E, Ap. J., 134, 241-251.

Tanner A., Beichman C., Akeson R., Ghez A., Grankin K. N., Herbst W., Hillenbrand L., Huerta M., Konopacky Q., Metchev S., Mohanty S., Prato L. and Simon M. (2007) SIM PlanetQuest key project precursor observations to detect gas giant planets around young stars, Pub. Astr. Soc. Pac., 119, 747-767.


Barrón V., Torrent J. and Greenwood J. P. (2006) Transformation of jarosite to hematite in simulated Martian brines, Earth Plan. Sci. Lett., 251, 380-385.

Bornstein B., Castaño R., Gilmore M. S., *Merrill M. D., and Greenwood J. (2006) Onboard detection of jarosite minerals with applications to Mars. Proc. IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, March 4-11, 2006, IEEEAC paper #1513, 7 pp.

Civco, D. L., Hurd, J. D., Prisloe, S. and Gilmore, M. S. (2006) Characterization of coastal wetland systems using multiple remote sensing data types and analytical techniques, Proc. IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 3442-3446, doi:.10.1109/IGARSS.2006.883.

*Fallscheer C. and Herbst W. (2006) Testing the disk-locking paradigm: An association between U-V excess and rotation in NGC 2264, Ap. J., 647, L155-L158.

Greenwood J. P. and Blake R. E. (2006) Evidence for an acidic ocean on Mars from phosphorus geochemistry of martian soils and rocks, Geology, 34, 953-956.

Herbst W., Dhital S., Francis A., Lin L, *Tresser N. and Williams E. (2006) Evidence for differential rotation on a T Tauri star, Pub. Astr. Soc. Pac., 118, 828-832.

Hurd J. D., Civco D. L., Gilmore M. S., Prisloe S. and Wilson E. H. (2006) Tidal wetland classification from Landsat imagery using and integrated pixel-based and object-based classification approach, Proc. 2006 ASPRS Annual Conference, Reno, NV, 11 pp.

Nordhagen S., Herbst W., Williams E. C. and Semkov E. (2006) The recurrent eclipse of an unusual pre-main-sequence star in IC 348, Ap. J., 646, L151-L154.

Percy J. R., Gryc W K., Wong J. C.-Y. and Herbst W. (2006) Self-correlation analysis of the photometric variability of T Tauri stars, Pub. Astronomical Soc. Pacific, 118, 1390-1395.

Prisloe S., Wilson E., Civco D. L., Hurd J. D. and Gilmore M. S. (2006) Use of LIDAR data to aid in discriminating and mapping plant communities in tidal marses of the lower Connecticut river: Preliminary results, Proc. 2006 ASPRS Annual Conference, Reno, NV, 8 pp.

Winn J. N., Hamilton C. M., Herbst W. J., Hoffman J. L., Holman M., Johnson J. A., Kuchner M. J. (2006) The orbit and occultations of KH 15D, Ap. J., 644, 510-524.


Bornstein B., R. Castaño, M. S. Gilmore, M. D. *Merrill and J. Greenwood (2005) Creation and Testing of an Artificial Neural Network Based Carbonate Detector for Mars Rovers. Proc. IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, March 5-12, 2005, IEEEAC paper #1527, 7 pp.

Flaccomio, E., Micela, G., Sciortino, S., Feigelson, E. D., Herbst, W., Favata, F., Harnden, F. R., Jr. and Vrtilek, S. D. (2005) Rotational Modulation of X-Ray Emission in Orion Nebula Young Stars, Astrophys. J. Suppl. Ser., 160, 450-468.

Gammons C. H., Wood S. A., Pedrozo F., Varekamp J. C., Nelson B. J., Shope C. L. and Baffico G. (2005) Hydrogeochemistry and rare earth element behavior in a volcanically acidified watershed in Patagonia, Argentina, Chem. Geol., 222, 249-267.

Getman, K. V., Flaccomio, E., Broos, P. S., Grosso, N., Tsujimoto, M., Townsley, L., Garmire, G. P., Kastner, J., Li, J., Harnden, F. R., Jr., Wolk, S., Murray, S. S., Lada, C. J., Muench, A. A., McCaughrean, M. J., Meeus, G., Damiani, F., Micela, G., Sciortino, S., Bally, J., Hillenbrand, L. A., Herbst, W., Preibisch, T. and Feigelson, E. D. (2005) Chandra Orion Ultradeep Project: Observations and Source Lists, Astrophys. J. Suppl. Ser., 160, 319-352.

Gilmore M. S., G. C. Collins, L. S. Crumpler, J. A. Cutts, A. V. DeCharon, J. W. Head, III, K. T. Nock, M. Parry and R. A. Yingst (2005) Investigation of the Application of Aerobot Technology at Venus, Acta Astronautica 56, 477-494.

Hamilton, C. M., Herbst, W., Vrba, F. J., Ibrahimov, M. A., Mundt, R., Bailer-Jones, C. A. L., Filippenko, A. V., Li, W., Béjar, V. J. S., Ábrahám, P., Kun, M., Moór, A., Benko, J., Csizmadia, S., DePoy, D. L., Pogge, R. W. and Marshall, J. L. (2005) The Disappearing Act of KH 15D: Photometric Results from 1995 to 2004, Astr. J., 130, 1896-1915.

Herbst, W. and Moran E. C. (2005) X-Ray Emission from the Weak-lined T Tauri Binary System KH 15D, Astrophys. J., 630, 400-404.

Herbst, W. and Mundt, R. (2005) Rotational Evolution of Solar-like Stars in Clusters from Pre-Main Sequence to Main Sequence: Empirical Results, Astrophys. J., 663, 967-985.

Hurd, J.D., D.L. Civco, M.S. Gilmore, S. Prisloe, and E.H. Wilson (2005) Coastal marsh characterization using satellite remote sensing and insitu radiometry data: preliminary results, Proc. 2005 ASPRS Annual Convention, Baltimore, MD. 12 pp.

Lamm, M. H., Mundt, R., Bailer-Jones, C. A. L. and Herbst, W. (2005) Rotational evolution of low mass stars: The case of NGC 2264, Astr. Astrophy., 430, 1005-1026.