Below are lists of peer-reviewed publications, other publications, and conference abstracts for the Sori Research Group.

 

The CV of PI Mike Sori can be downloaded here (current as of June 11, 2020).

Peer-Reviewed Publications

[24] Scully, J.E.C., P.M. Schenk, J.C. Castillo-Rogez, D.L. Buczkowski, D.A. Williams, J.H. Pasckert, K.D. Duarte, V.N. Romero, L.C. Quick, M.M. Sori, M.E. Landis, C.A. Raymond, A. Neesemann, B.E. Schmidt, H.G. Sizemore, and C.T. Russell (2020), The varied sources of Occator Craters' faculae-forming brines, emplaced via brine effusion in a hydrothermal system, in press at Nature Communications.

[23] Park, R.S., A.S. Konopliv, A.I. Ermakov, J.C. Castillo-Rogez, R.R. Fu, K.H.G. Hughson, T.H. Prettyman, C.A. Raymond, J.E.C. Scully, H.G. Sizemore, M.M. Sori, A.T. Vaughan, G. Mitri, B.E. Schmidt, C.T. Russell (2020), Evidence of non-uniform crust of Ceres from Dawn's high-resolution gravity data, in press at Nature Astronomy.

[22] Hamilton, C.W., S.P. Scheidt, M.M. Sori, A.P. de Wet, J.E. Blacher, P.J. Mouginis-Mark, S. Self, J.R. Zimbelman, W.B. Garry, P.L. Whelley, and L.S. Crumpler (2020), Lava rise plateaus and inflation pits in the McCartys lava flow-field, New Mexico: An analog for pāhoehoe-like lava flows on planetary surfaces, J. Geophys. Res. Planets.

[21] Johnson, B.C., M.M. Sori, and A.J. Evans (2020), Ferrovolcanism on metal worlds and the origin of pallasites, Nature Astronomy 4, 41–44.

[20] Sori, M.M, J. Bapst, P. Becerra, and S. Byrne (2019), Islands of ice on Mars and Pluto, J. Geophys. Res. Planets 124, 2522–2542. 

[19] Bland, M.T., D.L. Buczkowski, H.G. Sizemore, A.I. Ermakov, S.D. King, M.M. Sori, C.A. Raymond, J.C. Castillo-Rogez, and C.T. Russell (2019), Dome formation on Ceres by solid-state flow analogous to terrestrial salt tectonics, Nature Geoscience 12, 797–801.

[18] Becerra, P., M.M. Sori, N. Thomas, A. Pommerol, S.S. Sutton, S. Tulyakov, E. Simioni, and G. Cremonese (2019), Timescales of the climate record in the south polar ice cap of Mars, Geophys. Res. Lett. 46, 7268–7277 (cover image).

[17] Sori, M.M.* and A.M. Bramson* (2019), Water on Mars, with a grain of salt: Local heat anomalies are required for basal melting of ice at the south pole today, Geophysical Research Letters 46, 1222–1231 (*Both authors contributed equally).

[16] Sizemore, H.G., B.E. Schmidt, D.A. Buczkowski, M.M. Sori, J.C. Castillo-Rogez, D.C. Berman, C. Ahrens, H.T. Chilton, K.H.G. Hughson, K. Duarte, K.A. Otto, M.T. Bland, A. Neesemann, J.E.C. Scully, D.A. Crown, S.C. Mest, D.A. Williams, T. Platz, P. Schenk, M.E. Landis, S. Marchi, N. Schorghofer, L.C. Quick, T.H. Prettyman, M.C. De Sanctis, A. Nass, G. Thangjam, A. Nathues, C.T. Russell, and C.A. Raymond (2019), A global inventory of ice-related morphological features on dwarf planet Ceres: Implications for the evolution and current state of the cryosphere, J. Geophys. Res. Planets 124, 1650–1689.

[15] Ruesch, O., L.C. Quick, M.E. Landis, M.M. Sori, O. Cadek, P. Brož, K.A. Otto, M.T. Bland, S. Byrne, J.C. Castillo-Rogez, H. Hiesinger, R. Jaumann, K. Krohn, L.A. McFadden, A. Nathues, A. Neesemann, F. Preusker, T. Roatsch, P.M. Schenk, J.E.C. Scully, M.V. Sykes, D.A. Williams, C.A. Raymond, and C.T. Russell (2019), Bright carbonate surfaces on Ceres as remnants of salt-rich water fountains, Icarus 320, 39–48.

[14] Sori, M.M., H.G. Sizemore, S. Byrne, A.M. Bramson, M.T. Bland, N.T. Stein, and C.T. Russell (2018), Cryovolcanic rates on Ceres revealed by topography, Nature Astronomy 2, 946–950.  Featured in Nature Astronomy News & Views.

[13] Hamilton, C.W., P.J. Mouginis-Mark, M.M. Sori, S.P. Scheidt, and A.M. Bramson (2018), Episodes of aqueous flooding and volcanism from geologically recent outflow channels on Mars, J. Geophys. Res. Planets 123, 1484–1510.

[12] Sori, M.M. (2018), A thin, dense crust for Mercury, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 489, 92–99.

[11] Sori, M.M., P.B. James, B.C. Johnson, J.M. Soderblom, S.C. Solomon, M.A. Wieczorek, and M.T. Zuber (2018), Isostatic compensation of the lunar highlands, J. Geophys. Res. Planets 123, 646–665.

 

[10] Sori, M.M., J.N. Bapst, A.M. Bramson, S. Byrne, and M.E. Landis, A Wunda-full world? Carbon dioxide ice deposits on Umbriel and other Uranian Moons (2017), Icarus 290, 1–13.

 

[9] Sori, M.M., S. Byrne, M.T. Bland, A.M. Bramson, A.I. Ermakov, C.W. Hamilton, K.A. Otto, O. Ruesch, and C.T. Russell (2017), The vanishing cryovolcanoes of Ceres, Geophysical Research Letters 44, 1243–1250.

 

[8] Becerra, P., M.M. Sori, and S. Byrne (2017), Signals of astronomical forcing in the exposure topography of Mars’ north polar layered deposits, Geophysical Research Letters 44, 62–70.

 

[7] Smith, D.E., M.T. Zuber, G.A. Neumann, E. Mazarico, F.G. Lemoine, J.W. Head, P.G. Lucey, O. Aharonson, M.S. Robinson, X. Sun, M.H. Torrence, M.K. Barker, J. Oberst, T.C. Duxbury, D. Mao, O.S. Barnouin, K. Jha, D.D. Rowlands, S. Goossens, D. Baker, S. Bauer, P. Gläser, M. Lemelin, M. Rosenburg, M.M. Sori, J. Whitten, and T. Mcclanahan (2017), Summary of the results from the Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter after seven years in lunar orbit, Icarus 283, 70–91.

 

[6] Becerra, P., S. Byrne, M.M. Sori, S. Sutton, and K.E. Herkenhoff (2016), Stratigraphy of the north polar layered deposits of Mars using high-resolution topography, J. Geophys Res. Planets 121, 1445–1471.

 

[5] Sori, M.M., M.T. Zuber, J.W. Head, and W.S. Kiefer (2016), Gravitational search for cryptovolcanism on the Moon: Evidence for large volumes of early igneous activity, Icarus 273, 284–295.

 

[4] Sori, M.M., S. Byrne, C.W. Hamilton, and M.E. Landis (2016), Viscous flow rates of icy topography on the North Polar Layered Deposits of Mars, Geophysical Research Letters 43, 541–549.

 

[3] Neumann, G.A., M.T. Zuber, D.E. Smith, M.A. Wieczorek, J.W. Head, D.M.H. Baker, S.C. Solomon, D.E. Smith, F.G. Lemoine, E. Mazarico, T.J. Sabaka, S. Goossens, H.J. Melosh, R.J. Phillips, S.W. Asmar, A.S. Konopliv, J.G. Williams, M.M. Sori, J.M. Soderblom, K. Miljkovic, J.C. Andrews-Hanna, F. Nimmo, and W.S. Kiefer (2015), Lunar Impact Basins Revealed by Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory Measurements, Science Advances 1.

 

[2] Soderblom J.M., A.J. Evans, B.C. Johnson, H.J. Melosh, K. Miljkovic, R.J. Phillips, J.C. Andrews-Hanna, C.J. Bierson, J.W. Head, C. Milbury, G.A. Neumann, F. Nimmo, D.E. Smith, S.C. Solomon, M.M. Sori, M.A. Wieczorek, and M.T. Zuber (2015), The fractured Moon: Production and saturation of porosity in the lunar highlands from impact cratering, Geophysical Research Letters 42, 6939–6944.

 

[1] Sori, M.M., J.T. Perron, P. Huybers, and O. Aharonson (2014), A procedure for testing the significance of orbital tuning of the Martian polar layered deposits, Icarus 235, 136–146.

Other Publications

[5] Sori, M.M. (2018), Ice volcanoes in the asteroid belt, Nature Astronomy “Behind the paper” series.

[4] Sori, M.M. and A.J. Brown (2018), Introduction: The 6th special issue of Mars Polar Science, Icarus 308, 1.

[3] Sori, M.M. (2017), A Wunda-full world? Carbon dioxide ice deposits on Umbriel and other moons of Uranus, International Association for Geomorphology Planetary Geomorphology Image of the Month.

[2] Sori, M.M. (2014), Judging a planet by its cover: Insight into lunar crustal structure and martian climate history from surface features, Ph.D. thesis, MIT.

[1] Sori, M.M. (2008), Study and characterization of a gamma ray imaging system, Undergraduate senior thesis, Duke University.

Conference Presentations (first authored by group member only)

[26] Sori, M.M., M.T. Bland, S. Byrne, J.C. Castillo-Rogez, A.I. Ermakov, A.J. Evans, B.C. Johnson, R.S. Park, C.A. Raymond, and J.E.C. Scully (2020), An ice shell on Ceres, LPSC 51st, 1651.

 

[25] Sori, M.M., A.M. Bramson, S. Byrne, P.B. James, and J.T. Keane (2020), Gravitational constraints on mid-latitude ice... and the need for more gravity data at Mars, 7th International Mars Polar Science Conference, 6026.

[24] Sori, M.M., J. Bapst, P. Becerra, and S. Byrne (2019), The paleoclimate record of outlier ice deposits near the Martian poles, LPSC 50th, 1181.

[23] Sori, M.M.* and A.M. Bramson* (2019), A story of water, ice, and fire on Mars: Conditions for generating liquid water under the south polar layered deposits, LPSC 50th, 1073. (*Both authors contributed equally)

[22] Sori, M.M., M.T. Bland, S. Byrne, L.C. Quick, C.A. Raymond, J. Castillo-Rogez, P. Schenk, J. Scully, H.G. Sizemore, and M.V. Sykes (2018), Hanging out on Ceres is stressful: overhanging cliffs reveal strong crust, AGU Fall Meeting, 461549.

[21] Sori, M.M., H.G. Sizemore, S. Byrne, A.M. Bramson, M.T. Bland, N.T. Stein, C.T. Russell, and C.A. Raymond (2018), Cryovolcanic history of Ceres from topography, Cryovolcanism in the Solar System Workshop, 2007.

 

[20] Sori, M.M., H.G. Sizemore, S. Byrne, A.M. Bramson, M.T. Bland, and C.T. Russell (2018), Ceres’ cryovolcanic history, LPSC 49th, 1628.

 

[19] Sori, M.M. (2018), Mercury’s thin crust, LPSC 49th, 1048.

 

[18] Sori, M.M., J. Bapst, and S. Byrne (2017), Icy islands reveal similar volatile behavior on Pluto and Mars, AGU Fall Meeting, 227639.

 

[17] Sori, M.M., S. Byrne, and A.M. Bramson (2017), Present-day flow rates of mid-latitude glaciers on Mars, EPSC, 2017-382.

 

[16] Sori, M.M. and C.W. Hamilton (2017), The maximum size of inflated flood lavas: implications for the origin and evolution of Athabasca Valles, Mars, EPSC, 2017-390.

 

[15] Sori, M.M., S. Byrne, M.T. Bland, A.M. Bramson, A.I. Ermakov, C.W. Hamilton, K.A. Otto, O. Ruesch, and C.T. Russell (2017), The vanishing cryovolcanoes of Ceres, LPSC 48th, 1116.

 

[14] Sori, M.M., M.E. Landis, J. Bapst, A.M. Bramson, S. Byrne, V. Reddy, and M.K. Shepard (2017), Ice stability on Psyche and implications for the planetary core hypothesis, LPSC 48th, 2550.

 

[13] Sori, M.M., S. Byrne, C.W. Hamilton, and M.E. Landis (2016), The importance of ice flow at the north pole of Mars, 6th International Mars Polar Science conference, 6001.

[12] Sori, M.M., C.W. Hamilton, E. Lev, and S. Scheidt (2016), Numerical modeling of lava flow behavior on Earth and Mars: A multi-layer rheological approach, LPSC 47th, 2909.

 

[11] Sori, M.M., S. Byrne, J.N. Bapst, P. Becerra, A.M. Bramson, and M.E. Landis (2016), A Wunda-full world? Testing the plausibility of carbon dioxide frost on Umbriel, LPSC 47th, 1053.

[10] Sori, M.M., S. Byrne, C.W. Hamilton, and M.E. Landis (2015), Is viscous flow important at the Martian poles?  LPSC 46th, 1541.

 

[9] Sori, M.M. and M.T. Zuber (2014), The nature of lunar isostasy, LPSC 45th, 1630.

[8] Sori, M.M., E.A. Bailey, J.T. Perron, P.J. Huybers, O. Aharonson, and A. Limaye (2013), Ages and accumulation rates of the martian polar layered deposits estimated from orbital tuning, AGU Fall Meeting.

[7] Sori, M.M., M.T. Zuber, J.W. Head, and W.S. Kiefer (2013), GRAIL search for cryptomaria, LPSC 44th, 2755.

[6] Sori, M.M. and M.T. Zuber (2012), Gravitational signatures of the Moon’s near-surface features from GRAIL, AGU Fall Meeting.

[5] Sori, M.M. and M.T. Zuber (2012), Anomalous shallowing of lunar impact craters in the South Pole-Aitken basin from Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter (LOLA) observations, LPSC 43rd, 2707.

[4] Sori, M.M., J.T. Perron, P. Huybers, and O. Aharonson (2011), Preservation of orbital signals in the Martian polar layered deposits: A statistical approach, 5th International Mars Polar Science conference, 6063.

 

[3] Sori, M.M. and M.T. Zuber (2011), Investigation of the relationship between subsurface structure and crater morphology of lunar impact craters from Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter (LOLA) observations, LPSC 42nd, 2694.

[2] Sori, M.M., J.T. Perron, P. Huybers, and O. Aharonson (2011), Distinguishing orbital signals from stochastic variability in the martian polar layered deposits, LPSC 42nd, 2461.

 

[1] Sori, M.M. and M.T. Zuber (2010), Preliminary measurement of depth-to-diameter ratios of lunar craters in the transition regime between complex craters and multiringed basins, LPSC 41st, 2202.