PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS (first author)\

Molaro, JL, et al. (in review with JGR) The microstructural evolution of water ice in the solar system through sintering.

Graves, K. J., D. A. Minton, J. L. Molaro, M. Hirabayashi. Resurfacing asteroids from thermally induced surface degradation. (in review with Icarus)

Molaro, JL, S Byrne, and J-L Le, 2017. Thermally induced stresses in lunar boulders, implications for breakdown. Icarus, 294, pp.247-261.Molaro, JL, and S Byrne, 2012. Rates of Temperature Change of Airless Landscapes and Implications for Thermal Stress Weathering. JGR Planets 117, E10, DOI: 10.1029/2012JE004138.

Molaro, JL, and CP McKay, 2010. Processes controlling rapid temperature variations on rock surfaces. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 35: 501-507.



COAUTHOR PUBLICATIONS 

Neish, C, JL Molaro, JM Lora, AD Howard, RL Kirk, P Schenk, VJ Bray, and RD Lorenz, 2015. Fluvial erosion as a mechanism for crater modification on Titan. Icarus, 270: 114-129.

Eppes, MC, A Willis, JL Molaro, S Abernathy, and B Zhou, 2015. Cracks in Martian boulders exhibit preferred orientations that point to solar-induced thermal stress. Nature Communications, 6, 6712, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms7712.


Pelletier, JD, SB DeLong, CA Orem, P Becerra, K Compton, K Gressett, J Lyons-Baral, LA McGuire, JL Molaro, JC Spinler, 2012. How do vegetation bands form in dry lands? Insights from numerical modeling and field studies in southern Nevada, USA. JGR Earth Surface 117, F4: 10.1029/2012JF002465. 

McKay CP, JL Molaro, and MM Marinova, 2009. High-frequency rock temperature data from hyper arid desert environments in the Atacama and the Antarctic Dry Valleys and implications for rock weathering. Geomorphology, 110: 183-187.