PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS (first author)
Molaro, J. L., M. Choukroun, C. B. Phillips, E. S. Phelps, R. Hodyss,, K. L. Mitchell, J. L. Lora, G. Merion-Griffith. The microstructural evolution of water ice in the solar system through sintering. (in review with JGR Planets)
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 S Langer, 2015. Grain-scale thermoelastic stresses and spatiotemporaltemperature gradients on airless bodies, implications for rock breakdown. JGR Planets 120,DOI: 10.1002/2014JE004729.
Molaro, JL, and CP McKay, 2010. Processes controlling rapid temperature variations on rock surfaces. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 35: 501-507.
Elder, C. M., A. M. Bramson, A. Davis, H. T. Chilton, L. W. Blum, A. Chopra, C. Chu, A. Khayat, A. Delgado, J. Fulton, L. Jozwiak, M. Landis, J. L. Molaro, M. Slipski, S. Valencia, A. Das, J. Watkins, C. Young, C. J. Budney, K. L. Mitchell, 2018. OCEANUS: A Focused Mission to the Uranus System. Acta Astronautica, 148, pp.1-11.
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.