Highlighted  and Recent Publications

Michalski, J. R. T.C. Onstott, S. J. Mojzsis, J. Mustard, Q. chan, P. B. Niles, and S. Stewart Johnson (2017), The Martian subsurface as a potential window into the origin of life, Nature Geoscience. doi:10.1038/s41561-017-0015-2 (link)

Michalski, J. R., E. Z. Noe Dobrea, P. B. Niles and J. Cuadros (2017). Hydrothermal seafloor deposits in Eridania basin on Mars, Nature Communications. DOI: 10.1038/NCOMMS15978. (link)

Bishop, J.L., A.G. Fairen, J. R. Michalski, L. Gago-Duport, L. Baker, M. A. Velbel, C. Gross, and E. B. Rampe (2018). Surface clay formation during short-term warmer and wetter conditions on a largely cold ancient Mars, Nature Astronomy.  (link)

Niles, P. B., J. Michalski, D. W. Ming and D. C. Golden (2017). Elevated olivine weathering rates and sulfate formation at cryogenic temperatures on Mars, Nature Communications 8, 998 (open access)

Michalski, J. R., T. D. Glotch, L. R. Friedlander, M. D. Dyar, D. L. Bish, T. G. Sharp and J. Carter (2017), Shock metamorphism of clay minerals on Mars by meteor impact, Geophysical Research Letters, 44. DOI:10.1002/2017GL073423 (open access)

Cuadros, J., B. Segvic, V. Dekov, J. R. Michalski, and David Baussa (2017). Electron microscopy investigation of the genetic link between Fe oxides/oxyhydroxides and nontronite in submarine hydrothermal fields, Marine Geology 395 (1)m 247-259. (link)

Bishop, J. L, J. R. Michalski and J. Carter (2017), Remote detection of clay minerals, book chapter in "Infrared and raman spectroscopy of clay minerals" edited by W. Gates et al.  Developments in Clay Science, Vol 8. Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands. (link)

Michalski, J., J. Cuadros, P. Niles, J. Parnell, A. D. Rogers and S. Wright, (2013), Groundwater activity on Mars and implications for a deep biosphere, Nature Geoscience, 6, 133–138,  doi:10.1038/ngeo1706. (link)

Michalski, J. and J.E. Bleacher (2013), Supervolcanoes within an ancient volcanic province in Arabia Terra, Mars, Nature, 502, 47-52.  (link)  (cover article)

Michalski, J. and P. Niles (2010). Deep crustal carbonate rocks exposed by meteor          impact on Mars. Nature Geoscience, 3, 751-755. (link)

Niles, P. and J. R. Michalski (2009), Meridiani Planum sediments on Mars formed            through weathering in massive ice deposits, Nature Geoscience, 2, 215 – 220.

Bishop, J., Noe Dobrea, E., McKeown, N., Parente, M., B. Ehlmann, J. Michalski, F. Poulet, G.        Swayze, J. Mustard, S. Murchie, and J.-P. Bibring (2008), Phyllosilicate Diversity and Past Aqueous Activity Revealed at Mawrth Vallis, Mars. Science. 321 (5890), 830-833.    

Publications (full list)

Cuadros, J., C. Mavris, J. Nieto, J.Bishop, and J. Michalski (in review). Diverse mineral assemblages of acidic alteration in the Riotinto area (south-west Spain): implications for Mars. American Mineralogist.

Cuadros, J., J. R. Michalski, V. Dekov, and J. L. Bishop (2016), Octahedral chemistry of 2:1 clay minerals and hydroxyl band position in the near-infrared. Application to Mars. American Mineralogist 101(3):554-563 (Link)

Friedlander, L. , T. D. Glotch, B. L. Phillips, J. Vaughn, and J. R. Michalski (2016).          Comparing structural and related spectral change between iron- and magnesium-rich 2:1  smectites after experimental impacts between 10-40 GPa, Clays and Clay Minerals, 64 (3), 189–209 . (link)

Michalski, J. R., J. Cuadros, J. L. Bishop, M. D. Dyar, V. Dekov, and S. Fiore (2015).          Constraints on the crystal-chemistry of Fe/Mg-rich smectitic clays on Mars and links to global alteration trends, EPSL, 427 (1), 215-225. (Open Access)

Cong, P., A.D. Rogers and J. Michalski (2015), Thermal and Near-Infrared Analyses of       Central Uplifts of Martian Impact Craters: Evidence for a Heterogeneous Martian       Crust, J. Geophys. Res. 120, 662–688, doi: 10.1002/2014JE004676.

Loizeau, D., N. Mangold, F. Poulet, J.-P. Bibring, J. Bishop, J. Michalski, and C. Quantin   (in press), History of the clay‐rich unit at Mawrth Vallis, Mars: High‐resolution mapping of a candidate landing site (2015) .J. Geophys. Res. 120 (11), 1820-1846. (link)

Friedlander, L., T. D. Glotch, D. L. Bish, M.D. Dyar, T. G. Sharp, E. C. Sklute, and J. R.         Michalski (2015), Structural and spectroscopic changes to natural nontronite          induced by experimental impacts between 10 and 40 GPa, J. Geophys. Res., 120 (5), 888-            912. Doi: 10.1002/2014JE004638 (open access)

Michalski, J. R. and J.E. Bleacher (2013), Supervolcanoes within an ancient volcanic province in Arabia Terra, Mars, Nature, 502, 47-52.  (link) (Video)

Cuadros, J., J. Michalski, V. Dekov, J. L. Bishop, S. Fiore, M. D. Dyar (2013), Crystal-         chemistry of interstratified clay minerals from seafloor hydrothermal sites, Chemical Geology, 360-361, 142-158. (link)

Michalski, J. R., P.Niles, J. Cuadros, and A. M. Baldridge (2013), Multiple working hypotheses for the formation of compositional stratigraphy on Mars: Insights from the Mawrth Vallis region, Icarus, 226 ( 1), 816–840. (link)

Michalski, J. R.,, J. Cuadros, P. Niles, J. Parnell, A. D. Rogers and S. Wright, (2013), Groundwater activity on Mars and implications for a deep biosphere, Nature Geoscience, 6, 133–138,  doi:10.1038/ngeo1706.

Cuadros, J. and J. Michalski (2013), Investigation of Al-rich clays on Mars: evidence for   kaolinite-smectite mixed-layer versus mixture of end-member phases,  Icarus, 222 (1),            296-306. (link)

Gaillard, F., J. R. Michalski, G. Berger, S. McLennan, and B. Scaillet (2012), Geochemical        reservoirs and timing of sulphur cycling on Mars, Space Science Reviews, DOI           10.1007/s11214-012-9947-4 (link)

Ehlmann, B. E., G. Berger, N. Mangold, J.R.  Michalski, D. C. Catling, S. W. Ruff, E.Chassefière,    and F. Poulet (2012), Geochemical Consequences of Widespread Clay Mineral Formation in Mars’ Ancient Crust, Space Science Reviews, DOI 10.1007/s11214-012-9930-0 (link)

Niles, P.B., D. C. Catling, G. Berger, E. Chassefière, B. L. Ehlmann, J R. Michalski, R. Morris, S. W. Ruff, and B. Sutter (2012), Geochemistry of Carbonates on Mars: Implications for         Climate History and Nature of Aqueous Environments, Space Science Reviews. DOI             10.1007/s11214-012-9940-y (link)

Cuadros, J., B. Afsin, J.R. Michalski and M. Ardakani (2012), Fast, microscale-controlled      weathering of obsidian to quartz and alunite, EPSL., 353-354, p. 156-162. ISSN: 0012-821X             DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2012.08.009. (link)

Golombek, M. and 23 others including J.R. Michalski (2012), Selection of the Mars Science Laboratory Landing Site, Space Science Reviews, 170 (1-4), 641-737. (link)

Michalski, J. and P. B. Niles (2012). An atmospheric origin of Martian Interior Layered     Deposits (ILDs): Links to climate change and the global sulfur cycle. Geology, 40 (5), 419-422. 9 (link)

Noe Dobrea, E., J. Michalski, and G. Swayze (2011), Aqueous mineralogy and        stratigraphy at and around the proposed Mawrth Vallis MSL landing site: New insights into the aqueous history of the region, MARS, 6, 32-46. (link)

Che, C., T. D. Glotch, D. L. Bish, J. Michalski, and W. Xu (2011), Spectroscopic study of the       dehydration of phyllosilicate and zeolite minerals, JGR Planets, 116, E05007, doi:      10.1029/2010JE003740. (open access)

Michalski, J. and P. Niles (2010). Deep crustal carbonate rocks exposed by meteor          impact on Mars. Nature Geoscience, 3, 751-755.

Michalski, J., J.-P. Bibring, F. Poulet, D. Loizeau, N. Mangold, E. Noe Dobrea, J. L. Bishop, J. J. Wray, N. K. McKeown, M. Parente, E. Hauber, F. Altieri, F. G. Carrozzo, and P. B. Niles    (2010), The Mawrth Vallis region of Mars: a potential landing site for the Mars Science             Laboratory (MSL) mission, Astrobiology, 10 (7), 687-703.

Michalski, J., F. Poulet, J.-P. Bibring, and N. Mangold (2010), Analysis of phyllosilicate     deposits in the Nili Fossae region of Mars: Comparison of TES and OMEGA data, Icarus,  206 (1), 269-289.

Baldridge, A. M., S. J. Hook, J. K. Crowley, G. M. Marion, J. S. Kargel, J. Michalski, B. J.    Thomson, C. R. de Souza Filho, N. T. Bridges, and A. J. Brown (2009), Contemporaneous            deposition of phyllosilicates and sulfates: Using Australian acidic saline lake deposits to describe geochemical variability on Mars, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L19201,          doi:10.1029/2009GL040069L.

Noe Dobrea E. Z., J.L. Bishop, N.K. McKeown, R. Fu, C. Rossi, C. Heinlein, V. Hanus, J. R. Michalski, G. Swayze, F. Poulet, J.-P. Bibring, J.F. Mustard; B.L. Ehlmann, S. Murchie, A.S.      McEwen, E. Malaret, C. Hash, and the CRISM Team (2010), Mineralogy and stratigraphy of the phyllosilicate-bearing and dark mantling units in the Mawrth Vallils region of Mars: Constrains on geologic origins, JGR Planets, 115, doi: 10.1029/2009JE003351

Niles, P. and J. R. Michalski (2009), Meridiani Planum sediments on Mars formed            through weathering in massive ice deposits, Nature Geoscience, 2, 215 – 220.

Michalski, J. R. and R. Fergason (2009), Composition and thermal inertia of the Mawrth Vallis region of Mars from TES and THEMIS data, Icarus, 199 (1), 25-48, doi:      10.1016/j.icarus.2008.08.016

Poulet, F., N. Mangold, D. Loizeau, J.-P. Bibring, Y. Langevin, J. Michalski, and B. Gondet             (2008), Abundance of minerals in the phyllosilicate-rich units on Mars, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 487, L41-L44.

Bishop, J., Noe Dobrea, E., McKeown, N., Parente, M., B. Ehlmann, J. Michalski, F. Poulet, G.        Swayze, J. Mustard, S. Murchie, and J.-P. Bibring (2008), Phyllosilicate Diversity and Past Aqueous Activity Revealed at Mawrth Vallis, Mars. Science. 321 (5890), 830-833.    

Michalski, J. R. and Noe, E. Z. (2007), Evidence for a sedimentary origin of clay minerals   in the Mawrth Vallis region, Mars, Geology, 35 (10), 951-954.

Michalski, J. R., S. J. Reynolds, P. Niles, T. G. Sharp, and P. R. Christensen (2007), Alteration       mineralogy in detachment zones: Insights from Swansea, Arizona., Geosphere., 3 (4), 184-198.

Clark, B., R. Arvidson , R. Gellert , R. Morris , D. Ming , L. Richter , S. Ruff , J. Michalski ,   W. Farrand , A. S. Yen , K. Herkenhoff , R. Li , S. W. Squyres , C. Schroeder , G.    Klingelhoefer J. F. Bell III. (2007), Evidence for montmorillonite or its compositional equivalent in             Columbia Hills, Mars, J. Geophys. Res., 112, E06S01, doi:10.1029/ 2006JE002756 (link)

Ruff, S. W., P. Christensen , D. Blaney , W. H. Farrand , J. Johnson , J. Michalski , J. E.        Moersch,  S. Wright , S. W. Squyres (2006), The rocks of Gusev Crater as viewed by the  Mini-TES instrument, J. Geophys. Res., 111(E12), doi: 10.1029/2006JE002747. (link)

Michalski, J. R., M. D. Kraft, T. G. Sharp, P. R. Christensen (2006), Effects of chemical                    weathering on infrared spectra of Columbia River Basalt and spectral interpretation of martian alteration, EPSL, 284 (3-4), 822-829. (link)

Michalski, J., M. D. Kraft, T. G. Sharp, L. B. Williams, and P. R. Christensen (2006),       Emission spectroscopy of clay minerals and evidence for poorly crystalline         aluminosilicates on Mars from TES data, J. Geophys. Res.,111, E03004,             doi:10.1029/2005JE002438. (open access)

Hurowitz, J., S. S. McLennan, N. Tosca, R. Arvidson, J. Michalski, D. Ming., C. Shroeder                 and S. Squyres (2006), In-situ and experimental evidence for acid weathering of rock and soils on Mars, J. Geophys. Res., 111 (E2), E02S19. (link)

Michalski, J., M. D. Kraft, T. G. Sharp, L. B. Williams, and P. R. Christensen (2005), Mineralogical constraints on the high-silica Martian surface component observed by TES, Icarus, 174, 161-177. (link)

Michalski, J., S. J. Reynolds, P. R. Christensen, and T. G. Sharp (2004), Thermal infrared     analysis of weathered granitic rock compositions in the Sacaton Mountains, Arizona: Implications for petrologic classifications from thermal infrared remote-sensing data, J. Geophys. Res., 109, E03007, doi:10.1029/2003JE002197. (Open Access)

Kraft, M. D., J. Michalski, and T. G. Sharp (2003), Effects of pure silica coatings on thermal emission spectra of basaltic rocks: Considerations for Martian surface mineralogy, Geophys. Res. Lett. 30 (24), 2288, doi: 10.1029/2003GL018848. (link)

Michalski, J., M. D. Kraft, T. Diedrich, T. G. Sharp, and P. R. Christensen (2003), Thermal emission spectroscopy of the silica polymorphs and considerations for the remote sensing of Mars, Geophys. Res. Lett., 30 (19) 2008, doi: 10.1029/2003GL018354. (link)

Michalski, J. and R. Greeley (2002), En echelon ridge and trough structures on Europa,       Geophys. Res. Lett., 29 (10), 10.1029/2002GL014956. (link)