Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets

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Accepted Articles (Accepted, unedited articles published online and citable. The final edited and typeset version of record will appear in future.)

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 24/173 (Geosciences Multidisciplinary)

Online ISSN: 2169-9100

Associated Title(s): Journal of Geophysical Research


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  1. Research Articles

    1. Wind-driven circulation in Titan's seas

      Tetsuya Tokano and Ralph D. Lorenz

      Accepted manuscript online: 19 DEC 2014 08:14AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014JE004751

      Key Points

      • Wind can induce large-scale circulation in Titan's seas in northern summer.
      • Largest wind set-up is predicted at the northern shores of Kraken Mare.
      • Wind-driven surface currents in summer are stronger than tidal currents.

      Oliver L. White and Paul M. Schenk

      Accepted manuscript online: 17 DEC 2014 05:09AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014JE004672

      Key Points

      • Several PC DEMs have been generated for paterae and layered plains units on Io
      • We measure similar vertical reliefs for paterae and layered plains scarps
      • These landforms may manifest a global, ~1 km thick mixed silicate-volatile layer
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      Diagenesis and Clay Mineral Formation at Gale Crater, Mars

      J.C. Bridges, S.P. Schwenzer, R. Leveille, F. Westall, R.C. Wiens, N. Mangold, T. Bristow, P. Edwards and G. Berger

      Accepted manuscript online: 9 DEC 2014 12:41AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014JE004757

      Key Points

      • Thermochemical modelling constrains the secondary minerals in Gale Crater
      • Inhomogeneous dissolution of amorphous and olivine phases forms clay, magnetite
      • Formed by reaction of CO2-poor, oxidising brine with basaltic sedimentary rocks
    4. Constraints on the Depth and Thermal Vigor of Melting in the Martian Mantle

      Justin Filiberto and Rajdeep Dasgupta

      Accepted manuscript online: 4 DEC 2014 04:51PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014JE004745

      Key Points

      • Mantle potential temperature calculated for Gale Crater Rocks
      • 1450 +/- 70C may represent global Noachian mantle temperature
      • Consistent with simple convective cooling of the interior of Mars
    5. Statistical studies on Mars atmospheric sputtering by precipitating pickup O+: Preparation for the MAVEN mission

      Yung-Ching Wang, Janet G. Luhmann, Xiaohua Fang, François Leblanc, Robert E. Johnson, Yingjuan Ma and Wing-Huen Ip

      Accepted manuscript online: 21 OCT 2014 12:30AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014JE004660

      Key Points

      • Sputtering loss rates are controlled by the environments.
      • Solar wind is the major driver to determine the pickup ion sputtering.
      • Sputtering response relations are derived for the preparation of MAVEN mission.


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