Publications

First-authored Papers:

  1. Fassett, C.I., 2016. Analysis of Impact Crater Populations and the Geochronology of Planetary Surfaces in the Inner Solar System, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 121, 1900–1926, doi: 10.1002/2016JE005094. Link
  2. Fassett, C.I., 2016. Ames Stereo Pipeline-derived Digital Terrain Models of Mercury from MESSENGER Stereo Imaging, Planetary and Space Science, 134, 19–28, doi: 10.1016/j.pss.2016.10.001.  Link to Article Link to Preprint  Link to Data
  3. Fassett, C.I., Thomson, B.J., 2014.  Crater degradation on the lunar maria: Topographic diffusion and the rate of erosion on the Moon, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 119, 2255-2271, 10.1002/2014JE004698. Link
  4. Fassett, C.I., Levy, J.S., Dickson, J.L., Head, J.W., 2014. An extended period of episodic northern mid-latitude glaciation on Mars during the Middle to Late Amazonian: Implications for long-term obliquity history, Geology, 42, 763-766, 10.1130/G35798.1.  Link
  5. Fassett, C.I., Minton, D.A., 2013.  “Impact Bombardment of the Terrestrial Planets and the Early History of the Solar System”, Nature Geoscience, 6, 520-524. Link
  6. Fassett, C.I. and 13 co-authors, 2012.  “Large impact basins on Mercury: Global distribution, characteristics, and modification history from MESSENGER orbital data”, Journal of Geophysical Research (Planets), 117, E00L08. Link PDF
  7. Fassett, C.I., Head, J.W., Kadish, S.J., Mazarico, E., Neumann, G.A, Smith, D.E., Zuber, M.T., 2012.  “Lunar Impact Basins: Stratigraphy, Sequence and Ages from Superposed Impact Crater Populations Measured from Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter (LOLA) Data”, Journal of Geophysical Research (Planets), 117, E00H06. Link PDF
  8. Fassett, C.I., Head, J.W., Smith, D.E., Zuber, M.T., Neumann, G.A., 2011.  “Thickness of proximal ejecta from the Orientale Basin from Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter (LOLA) data: Implications for multi-ring basin formation”, Geophysical Research Letters, 38, L17201.  Link PDF
  9. Fassett, C.I., Kadish, S.J., Head, J.W., Strom, R.G, 2011.  “The global population of large craters on Mercury and comparison with the Moon,” Geophysical Research Letters, 38, L10202. Link PDF
  10. Fassett, C.I., Head, J.W., 2010.  “Sequence and Timing of Conditions on Early Mars.” Icarus, 211, 1204-1214. Link PDF
  11. Fassett, C.I., Dickson, J.L., Head, J.W., Levy, J.S, Marchant, D.R., 2010. “Supraglacial and proglacial valleys on Amazonian Mars.” Icarus, 208, 86-100. Link PDF
  12. Fassett, C.I., Head, J.W., Blewett, D.T., Chapman, C.R., Dickson, J.L., Murchie, S.L., Solomon, S.C., Watters, T.R., 2009.  “Caloris Impact Basin: Exterior Geomorphology, Stratigraphy, Morphometry, Radial Sculpture, and Smooth Plains Deposits.” Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 285, 297-308. Link PDF
  13. Fassett, C.I., Head, J.W., 2008.  “Valley network-fed, open-basin lakes on Mars: Distribution and implications for Noachian surface and subsurface hydrology.”  Icarus, 198, 37-56. Link PDF
  14. Fassett, C.I., Head, J.W., 2008.  “The Timing of Martian Valley Network Activity: Constraints from Buffered Crater Counting.”  Icarus, 195, 61-89. Link PDF
  15. Fassett, C.I., Head, J. W., 2007. “Valley formation on Martian volcanoes in the Hesperian: Evidence for melting of summit snowpack, caldera lake formation, drainage and erosion on Ceraunius Tholus.” Icarus, 189, 118-135. Link PDF
  16. Fassett, C.I., Head, J.W., 2007.  “Layered mantling deposits in northeast Arabia Terra, Mars: Noachian-Hesperian sedimentation, erosion, and terrain inversion.” Journal of Geophysical Research (Planets), 112, E08002. Link PDF
  17. Fassett, C.I., Head, J.W., 2006. “Valleys on Hecates Tholus, Mars: origin by basal melting of summit snowpack.”  Planetary and Space Science, 54, 370-378. Link PDF
  18. Fassett, C.I., Head, J.W., 2005.  “Fluvial sedimentary deposits on Mars: Ancient deltas in a crater lake in the Nili Fossae region.” Geophysical Research Letters, 32, L14201. Link PDF
  19. Fassett, C.I., Graham, J.A., 2000. “Age, Evolution, and Dispersion of the Loose Groups of Blue Stars in the North East Radio Lobe of Centaurus A.” Astrophysical Journal, 538, 594-607. Link PDF

Co-authored Papers:

  1. Hirabayashi, M., Minton, D.A., Fassett, C.I., 2017. An analytical model of crater count equilibrium, Icarus, in press, doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2016.12.032. Link
  2. Buhler, P.B., Ingersoll, A.P., Ehlmann, B.L., Fassett, C.I., Head, J.W., 2017. How the Martian Residual South Polar Cap Develops Quasi-Circular and Heart-Shaped Pits, Troughs, and Moats. Icarus, in press.
  3. Goudge, T.A., Milliken, R.E., Head, J.W., Mustard, J.F., Fassett, C.I., 2017. Sedimentological evidence for a deltaic origin of the western fan deposit in Jezero crater, Mars and implications for future exploration, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 458, 357–365, 10.1016/j.epsl.2016.10.056.  Link
  4. Levy, J.S., Goudge, T.A., Head, J.W., Fassett, C.I., 2016. Candidate Volcanic and Impact-Induced Ice Depressions on Mars, Icarus, in press, 10.1016/j.icarus.2016.10.021.  Link
  5. Ehlmann, B.L., and 46-co-authors, 2016. The Sustainability of Habitability on Terrestrial Planets: Insights, Questions, and Needed Measurements from Mars for Understanding the Evolution of Earth‐like Worlds, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 121, 1927–1961, 10.1002/2016JE005134. Link
  6. Dyar, M.D., Fassett, C.I., Giguere, S., Lepore, K., Byrne, S., Boucher, T., Carey, C.J., Mahadevan, S., 2016. Comparison of univariate and multivariate models for prediction of major and minor elements from laser-induced breakdown spectra with and without masking, Spectrochimica Acta Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy, 123, 93-104, 10.1016/j.sab.2016.07.010. Link
  7. Byrne, P.K., Ostrach, L.R., Fassett, C.I., Chapman, C.R., Denevi, B.W., Evans, A.J., Klimczak, C., Banks, M.E., Head, J.W., Solomon, S.C., 2016. Widespread effusive volcanism on Mercury likely ended by about 3.5 Ga, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 7408-7416, 10.1002/2016GL069412. Link
  8. Goudge, T.A., Fassett, C.I., Head, J.W., Mustard, J.F., Aureli, K.L., 2016. Insights into Surface Runoff on Early Mars from Paleolake Basin Morphology and Stratigraphy, Geology, 44, 419-422, 10.1130/G37734.1. Link
  9. Levy, J.S., Fassett, C.I., Head, J.W., 2016. Enhanced erosion rates on Mars during Amazonian glaciation, Icarus, 264, 213-219, 10.1016/j.icarus.2015.09.037. Link
  10. Goudge, T.A., Aureli, K.L., Head, J.W., Fassett, C.I., Mustard, J.F., 2015. Classification and analysis of candidate impact crater-hosted closed-basin lakes on Mars, Icarus, 260, 346-367, 10.1016/j.icarus.2015.07.026. Link
  11. Ostrach, L.R., Robinson, M.S., Whitten, J.L., Fassett, C.I., Strom, R.G., Head, J.W., Solomon, S.C., 2015. Extent, age, and resurfacing history of the northern smooth plains on Mercury from MESSENGER observations, Icarus, 250, 602-622, 10.1016/j.icarus.2014.11.010. Link
  12. Tye, A.R., Fassett, C.I., Head, J.W., Mazarico, E., Basilevsky, A.T., Neumann, G.A., Smith, D.E., Zuber, M.T., 2015. The age of lunar south circumpolar craters Haworth, Shoemaker, Faustini, and Shackleton: Implications for regional geology, surface processes, and volatile sequestration, Icarus, 255, 70-77, 10.1016/j.icarus.2015.03.016. Link
  13. Goudge, T.A., Mustard, J.F., Head, J.W., Fassett, C.I., Wiseman, S.M., 2015. Assessing the Mineralogy of the Watershed and Fan Deposits of the Jezero Crater Paleolake System, Mars, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 120, 10.1002/2014JE004782. Link
  14. Minton, D.A., Richardson, J.E, Fassett, C.I., 2014. Re-examining the main asteroid belt as the primary source of ancient lunar craters., Icarus, 247, 172-190, 10.1016/j.icarus.2014.10.018. Link
  15. Jawin, E., Kiefer, W., Fassett, C., Bussey, D., Cahill, J., Dyar, M., Lawrence, S., Spudis, P., 2014. The relationship between radar scattering and surface roughness of lunar volcanic features, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 119, 2331-2348, 10.1002/2014JE004668. Link
  16. Levy, J., Fassett, C., Head, J. , Schwartz, C., Waters, J., 2014. Sequestered glacial ice contribution to the global martian water budget: geometric constraints on the volume of remnant, mid-latitude debris covered glaciers, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 119, 10.1002/2014JE004685. Link
  17. Buhler, P.B., Fassett, C.I., Head, J.W., Lamb, M.P., 2014.  Timescales of Fluvial Activity and Intermittency in Milna Crater, Mars, Icarus, 241, 130-147, 10.1016/j.icarus.2014.06.028.  Link PDF
  18. Giacomini, L., Massironi, M., Marchi, S., Fassett, C.I., Di Achille, G., Cremonese, G., 2014. Age dating of an extensive thrust system on Mercury: implications for the planet’s thermal evolution, in Volcanism and Tectonism Across the Inner Solar System, Geological Society of London Special Publication, 401, 10.1144/SP401.21. Link
  19. Robbins, S.J., and 10 co-authors, 2014. The variability of crater identification among expert and community crater analysts, Icarus, 234, 109-131. Link
  20. Marchi, S., Chapman, C.R., Fassett, C.I., Head, J.W., Bottke, W.F., Strom, R.G., 2013.  “A Late Heavy Bombardment Age for the Oldest Surfaces on Mercury”, Nature, 49, 59-61. Link PDF
  21. Kite, E.S., Lucas, A., Fassett, C.I., 2013.  “Pacing Early Mars river activity: Embedded craters in the Aeolis Dorsa region imply river activity spanned ≥(1-20) Myr”, Icarus, 225, 850-865. Link
  22. Peel, S.E., Fassett, C.I., 2013.  “Valleys in Pit Craters on Mars: Characteristics, Distribution, and Formation Mechanisms”, Icarus, 225, 272–282. Link
  23. Penido, J.C., Fassett, C.I., Som, S.J., 2012.  “Scaling Relationships and Concavity of Small Valley Networks on Mars”, Planetary and Space Science, 75, 105-116. Link
  24. Goudge, T.A., Mustard, J.F., Head, J.W., Fassett, C.I., 2012.  “Constraints on the history of open-basin lakes on Mars from the composition and timing of volcanic resurfacing”, Journal of Geophysical Research (Planets), 117, E00J21. Link PDF
  25. Zuber, M.T., Head, J.W., Smith, D.E., Neumann, G.A., Mazarico, E., Torrence, M.H., Aharonson, O., Tye, A.R., Fassett, C.I., Rosenburg, M.A., Melosh, H.J., 2012.  “Constraints on the volatile distribution within Shackleton crater at the lunar South Pole”, Nature, 486, 378-381. Link
  26. Schon, S.C., Head, J.W., Fassett, C.I., 2012.  “Recent high-latitude resurfacing by a climate-related latitude-dependent mantle: Constraining age of emplacement from counts of small craters”, Planetary and Space Science, 69, 49-61. Link PDF
  27. Schon, S.C., Head, J.W., Fassett, C.I., 2012.  “An overfilled lacustrine system and progradational delta in Jezero crater, Mars: Implications for Noachian climate”, Planetary and Space Science, 67, 28-45. Link PDF
  28. Dickson, J.L., Head, J.W., Fassett, C.I., 2012.  “Patterns of Accumulation and Flow of Ice in the Mid-Latitudes of Mars During the Late Amazonian”, Icarus, 219, 723-732. Link PDF
  29. Goudge, T.A., Head, J.W., Mustard, J.F.., Fassett, C.I., 2012.  “An analysis of open-basin lake deposits on Mars: Evidence for the nature of associated lacustrine deposits and post-lacustrine modification processes”, Icarus, 219, 211-229. Link PDF
  30. Blewett, D.T. and 17 co-authors., 2011.  “Hollows on Mercury: MESSENGER Evidence for Geologically Recent Volatile-Related Activity,” Science, 333, 1856-1859. Link
  31. Head, J.W. and 25 co-authors, 2011. “Flood Volcanism in the Northern High Latitudes of Mercury Revealed by MESSENGER”, Science, 333, 1853-1856. Link
  32. Strom, R.G., Banks, M.E., Chapman, C.R., Fassett, C.I., Forde, J.A., Head, J.W., Merline, W.J., Prockter, L.M., Solomon, S.C., 2011.  “Mercury crater statistics from MESSENGER flybys: Implications for stratigraphy and resurfacing history,” Planetary and Space Sciences, 59, 1960-1967. Link PDF
  33. Baker, D.M.H., Head, J.W., Fassett, C.I., Kadish, S.J., Smith, D.E., Zuber, M.T., Neumann, G.E., 2011.  “The Transition from Complex Crater to Peak-ring Basin on the Moon: New Observations from the Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter (LOLA) Instrument,” Icarus, 214, 377-393. Link PDF
  34. Buhler, P.B., Fassett, C.I., Head, J.W., Lamb, M.P., 2011. “Evidence for Paleolakes in Erythraea Fossa, Mars: Implications for an Ancient Hydrological Cycle”, Icarus, 213, 104-115. Link PDF
  35. Huffman, J., Forsberg, A., Loomis, A., Head, J., Dickson, J., Fassett, C., 2011.  “Integrating advanced visualization technology into the planetary Geoscience workflow,” Planetary and Space Science, 59, 1273-1279. Link PDF
  36. Basilevsky, A.T., Head, J.W., Fassett, C.I., Michael, G., 2011.  “History of Tectonic Deformation in the Interior Plains of the Caloris Basin, Mercury,” Solar System Research, 45, 471-497. Link PDF
  37. Hurwitz, D.M., Fassett, C.I., Head, J.W., Wilson, L., 2010. “Formation of an Eroded Lava Channel within an Elysium Planitia Impact Crater: Distinguishing Between a Mechanical and Thermal Origin,” Icarus, 210, 626-634. Link PDF
  38. Head, J.W., Fassett, C.I., Kadish, S.J., Smith, D.E., Zuber, M.T., Neumann, G.A., Mazarico, E., 2010. “The Distribution of Large Lunar Craters: Implications for Resurfacing and Impactor Populations,” Science, 329, 1504-1507. Link
  39. Prockter, L.M., Ernst, C.M., Denevi, B.W., Chapman, C.R., Head, J.W., Fassett, C.I., Merline, W.J., Solomon, S.C., Watters, T.R., Strom, R.G., Cremonese, G., Marchi, S., Massironi, M., 2010.  “Evidence for Young Volcanism on Mercury from the Third MESSENGER Flyby”, Science, 329, 668-671. Link
  40. Levy, J.S., Head, J.W., Dickson, J.L., Fassett, C.I., Morgan, G.A., Schon, S.C., 2010.  “Identification of gully debris flow deposits in Protonilus Mensae, Mars: Characterization of a water-bearing, energetic gully-forming process.” Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 294, 368-377. Link PDF
  41. Watters, T.R., Head, J.W., Solomon, S.C., Robinson, M.S., Chapman, C.R., Denevi, B.W., Fassett, C.I., Murchie, S.L., Strom, R.G., 2009.  “The Evolution and Tectonics of the Rembrandt Basin on Mercury.” Science, 324, 618-621.  Link
  42. Dickson, J.L., Fassett, C.I., Head, J.W., 2009.  “Amazonian-Aged Fluvial Valley Systems in a Climatic Micro-environment on Mars: Melting of Ice Deposits on the Interior of Lyot Crater.” Geophysical Research Letters, 36, L08201. Link PDF
  43. Head, J.W., Murchie, S.L., Prockter, L.M., Solomon, S.C, Chapman, C.R., Strom, R.G, Watters, T.R., Blewett, D.T., Gillis-Davis, J.J., Fassett, C.I., Dickson, J.L., Morgan, G.A., Kerber, L., 2009.  “Volcanism on Mercury: Evidence from the First MESSENGER Flyby for Extrusive and Explosive Activity and the Volcanic Origin of Plains.” Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 285, 227–242. Link PDF
  44. Head, J.W., Murchie, S.L., Prockter, L.M., Solomon, S.C., Strom, R.G., Chapman, C.R., Watters, T.R., Blewett, D.T., Gillis-Davis, J.J., Fassett, C.I., Dickson, J.L., Hurwitz, D.M., Ostrach, L.R., 2009.  “Evidence for Intrusive Activity on Mercury from the First MESSENGER Flyby.”  Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 285, 251–262. Link PDF
  45. Schon, S.C., Head, J.W., Fassett, C.I., 2008. Unique Chronostratigraphic Marker in Depositional Fan Stratigraphy on Mars: Evidence for ~1.25 Ma Old Gully Activity and Surficial Meltwater Origin.”  Geology, 37, 207-210. Link PDF
  46. Ehlmann, B.L., Mustard, J.F., Fassett, C.I., Schon, S.C., Head, J.W., Des Marais, D.J., Grant, J.A., Murchie, S.L., and the CRISM team, 2008. “Fluvially transported clays and potential for organic matter preservation on Mars, Jezero Crater Lake.”  Nature Geoscience, 1, 355-358. Link PDF
  47. Mangold, N., Poulet, F., Mustard, J.F., Bibring, J-P., Gondet, B., Langevin, Y., Ansan, V., Masson, P., Fassett, C.I., Head, J.W., Hoffmann, H., Neukum, G., 2007.  “Mineralogy of the Nili Fossae region with OMEGA/Mars Express data: 2. Aqueous alteration of the crust.”  Journal of Geophysical Research (Planets), 112, E08S04. Link PDF
  48. Mustard, J.F., Poulet, F., Head, J.W., Mangold, N., Bibring, J-P., Pelkey, S.M., Fassett, C.I., Langevin, Y., Neukum, G., 2007. “Mineralogy of the Nili Fossae region with OMEGA/Mars Express data: 1. Ancient impact melt in the Isidis Basin and implications for the transition from the Noachian to Hesperian.” Journal of Geophysical Research (Planets), 112, E08S03. Link PDF
  49. Head, J.W., Marchant, D.R., Agnew, M.C., Fassett, C.I., Kreslavsky, M.A., 2006.  “Extensive valley glacier deposits in the northern mid-latitudes of Mars: Evidence for Late Amazonian obliquity-driven climate change.”  Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 241, 663-671. Link PDF
  50. Forsberg, A., Prabhat, Haley, G., Bragdon, A., Levy, J., Fassett, C.I., Shean, D., Head, J.W., Milkovich, S., Duchaineau, M., 2006. “Adviser: Immersive Field Work for Planetary Geoscientists.” IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 26, 46-54. Link PDF
  51. Graham, J.A., Fassett, C.I., 2002.  “Star Formation Associated with the X-Ray Jet in Centaurus A.” Astrophysical Journal, 575, 712-720. Link PDF
  52. Gibson, B.K. and 16 co-authors, 2000.  “The HST Key Project on the Extragalactic Distance Scale XXV. A Recalibration of Cepheid Distances to Type Ia Supernovae and the Value of the Hubble Constant.”  Astrophysical Journal, 529, 723-744. Link PDF