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Dr. Rosaly M. C. Lopes is Directorate Scientist for the Planetary Science Directorate and a Senior Research Scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology. Dr. Lopes was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She has a Bachelor of Sciences in Astronomy and a Ph.D. in Planetary Sciences from University College London (part of the University of London, UK). Her major research interests are planetary and terrestrial geology and volcanology. During her Ph.D. she traveled extensively to active volcanoes, particularly Mount Etna in Sicily, and became a member of the U.K.'s Volcanic Eruption Surveillance Team. Dr. Lopes joined JPL as National Research Council Fellow in 1989 and, in 1991, became a JPL employee and a member of the Galileo Flight Project, a mission to Jupiter. She was responsible for observations of Jupiter's volcanic moon Io from 1996 to 2001, using Galileo's Near-infrared Mapping Spectrometer. During this exciting period of her career, she discovered 71 active volcanoes on Io, for which she was honored in the 2006 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records as the discoverer of the most active volcanoes anywhere.

Dr. Lopes worked on the Cassini mission to Saturn from 2002 until 2018, with the role of Investigation Scientist for the Cassini Titan Radar Mapper Team. She is currently studying data acquired by Cassini, in particular, the geology and potential habitability of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, as a Principal Investigator in NASA’s Astrobiology Institute, leading an international team.

She has received many honors for her contributions to the studies of volcanism on Earth and the planets. In 2006, she was elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and, in 2015, Fellow of the Geological Society of America. In 2018, she received the Ambassador Award from the American Geophysical Union and became a Fellow of that society, and an elected member of the International Academy of Astronautics. Other awards include two NASA Exceptional Public Service medals (2007 and 2019), the Adler Planetarium’s Women in Science award (2018), the Antarctica Medal from the National Science Foundation, the Lowell Thomas medal from the Explorers Club (2014), the Wings Women of Discovery Air and Space award (2009), the Women at Work Medal of Excellence (2006), the American Astronomical Society's Carl Sagan medal for excellence in communicating science to the public (2005), the Woman of the Year in Science and Technology Award from GEMS television (1997), and the Latinas in Science medal from the Comision Feminil Mexicana Nacional (1991). In 2016, she was honored by the International Astronomical Union with Asteroid (22454) Rosalylopes.

Dr Lopes has taken many leadership roles in the scientific community. In addition to serving as Vice-Chair of Commission B of COSPAR, she chairs the Outer Planets Task Group of the International Astronomical Union's Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature, is a member of the Space Studies Board of the US National Academies, and a member of the Steering Committee for the Keck Institute for Space Studies. She served as elected Chair of the Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society 2012-2013, and as President of the American Geophysical Union’s Planetary Science Section. She was Editor-in-Chief for the planetary science journal Icarus from 2017-2020.

Dr. Lopes’s publications include over 140 peer-reviewed scientific publications and eight books, "The Volcano Adventure Guide" (Cambridge University Press, 2005; Portuguese translation 2008), "Volcanic Worlds: Exploring the Solar System Volcanoes" (Praxis-Springer, 2004; co-edited by Tracy Gregg), "Io After Galileo" (Praxis-Springer, 2007, co-edited by John Spencer), "Alien Volcanoes" (John Hopkins Press, 2008, co-authored by Michael Carroll), "Volcanoes: A Beginner's Guide" (Oneworld Publishing Co., UK, 2011, also a book on tape), "Modeling Volcanic Processes" (Cambridge University Press, 2013, co-edited with S. Fagents and T. Gregg), "Alien Seas" (Praxis, 2013, co-edited with Michael Carroll) and “Antarctica: Earth’s Own Ice World” (Springer, 2018, with Michael Carroll). She was honored to have Sally Ride write the Foreword for "Volcanic Worlds", the first planetary science book to have all its chapters written by female scientists, and to have Arthur C. Clarke and James Cameron write the Forewords for, respectively, "Alien Volcanoes" and "Alien Seas".

In addition to her science work, Dr Lopes is a strong supporter of education, diversity, and outreach, nationally and internationally. She has given numerous public lectures in the US and abroad, on every continent including Antarctica. She has been active in the media, giving hundreds of interviews, and has been featured on over twenty TV documentaries and shows in the US alone, including for National Geographic, Discovery, Science Channel, PBS, The Weather Channel and History channel.


  • Ph.D.: Planetary Science, University College, University of London, UK (1986)
  • B.Sc. (Hons Lon): Astronomy, University College, University of London, UK (1978)

Professional Experience

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif.

  • Senior Research Scientist, JPL, Earth and Space Sciences Division (2009-Present)
  • Editor-in-Chief, Icarus
  • PI, NASA Astrobiology Institute
  • Investigation Scientist, Cassini Radar Team (2002-Present)
  • Manager, Planetary Science (2013-2018)
  • Deputy Manager, Planetary Science (2011-2013)
  • Lead Scientist and Group Supervisor, Geophysics and Planetary Geosciences (2005-2011)
  • Principal Scientist, Earth and Space Sciences Division (2004-2009)
  • Co-Investigator on JANUS camera for JUICE mission
  • Principal Investigator, Cassini Data Analysis program

Community Service

  • President-Elect, AGU Planetary Science Section (2016-2018, President 2019-2021)
  • Member, Space Studies Board (and Executive Committee), the National Academies (2016-present)
  • Program Deputy Chair, COSPAR 2018
  • Nominating Committee member, COSPAR (Committee on Space Research), elected August 2014.
  • Chair, Outer Solar System Task Group (IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature), 2006-present (Member, 2005-2006)
  • Research Advisor for NASA's postdoctoral Program
  • Chair, Division for Planetary Sciences, American Astronomical Society (2012-2013) 
  • Public lectures: Over 150 (U.S., England, Canada, Brazil, Italy, Portugal, Mexico, Morocco, Singapore, Bermuda, Spain).
  • Member, The National Academies Committee on Planetary Protection Standards for Icy Bodies in the Outer Solar System (2010-2012)
  • Member, Senior Research Scientist Council, JPL (2010-2013 and 2017-present))
  • Member (elected), AAS Division for Planetary Sciences Committee (2007-2009) 
  • Chair, Outer Solar System Task Group, IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (2006-present), Member (2005-2006)
  • Member, Advisory Council, The Planetary Society (2007-present)
  • Harlow Shapley Visiting Lecturer, American Astronomical Society (2006-present).

Research Interests

Use of remote sensing data collected from spacecraft to further develop theoretical models of surface processes, in close collaboration with instrument investigations. Recent research efforts have been directed towards:

  • Analysis of Io's infrared spectra obtained by Galileo's Near-Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (NIMS) and New Horizons Data and
  • Analysis of geologic features on Titan using the Cassini Radar Mapper, with particular emphasis on cryovolcanic features.

Selected Awards

  • Women in Space Science Award, Adler Planetarium, 2018
  • Explorer award, JPL, 2018
  • Antarctica Service Medal, NSF, 2017
  • Asteroid (22454) Rosalylopes (1996 VU17 Discovered 1996 Nov. 6 by Spacewatch at Kitt Peak), 2016
  • Notable Alumni ( “50 Notable Alumni in 50 Years”), International Students House, London, UK, 20
  • Fellow, Geological Society of America (2015)
  • Lowell Thomas Award, Explorers Club (2014)
  • Member, International Academy of Astronautics, elected 2017
  • Wings WorldQuest: Women of Discovery Award (2009)
  • NASA Exceptional Service Award (2007)
  • Girl Scouts of America WINGS (Women Inspiring Next Generations) Award, (2007)
  • Fellow - American Association for the Advancement of Science (2007)
  • Women at Work Medal of Excellence (2006)
  • Carl Sagan Medal - from the American Astronomical Society, Division for Planetary Sciences (2005)
  • JPL Exceptional Technical Excellence, Galileo Science Planning and Operations Team (2002)
  • GEMS Woman of the Year in Science and Technology - from GEMS Television, Miami (1997)
  • Latinas in Science Award - From the Comision Feminil Mexicana Nacional (1990)
  • NASA Group Acievement Awards
    • Galileo Gaspra Encounter Team (1993)
    • Project Galileo Team (1996)
    • Galileo Ida Encounter/Dactyl Discovery Team (1995)
    • Galileo Orbital Operations Recovery Team (1997)
    • Galileo Project Team (1998)
    • Galileo Orbital Operations Recovery Team (2000)
    • Galileo Millenium Mission Operations Team (2003)
    • Group Achievement Award, Cassini Flight Team (2005)
    • Group Achievement Award, MER 3rd and 4th Extended Mission Team (2008)
    • Group Achievement Award, Cassini RADAR Team (2009)
    • Group Achievement Award, Cassini Satellite Orbiter Science Team (2009)
    • Group Achievement Award, Cassini Saturn Target Working Team (2009)
    • Group Achievement Award, Cassini Titan Orbiter Science Team (2009)
    • Group Achievement Award, Cassini Saturn Tour Flight Team (2009)

Selected Publications


  1. Lopes, R. and T.K. Gregg (Eds): Volcanic Worlds: Exploring the Solar System Volcanoes. Foreword by Sally Ride. Praxis Publishing Company (Springer-Verlag, 2004). Undergraduate-level book reviewing volcanism in the Solar System in terms of bodies (e.g. Moon, Venus, Io) and processes (e.g. cryovolcanism, volcano/ice interactions). Authors of individual chapters are Rosaly Lopes, Tracy Gregg, Ellen Stofan, Joy Crisp, Susan Sakimoto, Mary Chapman, Gudrun Larsen, Kathy Cashman, Susan Kieffer, Lisa Gaddis, and Louise Prockter.
  2. Lopes, R.: The Volcano Adventure Guide. Cambridge University Press (2005). A popular-level book about volcanoes on Earth and how best to visit and learn about them. The book includes an introduction to volcanology. (Portuguese translation by Oficina do Texto, 2008).
  3. Lopes, R. and J.R. Spencer (Eds): Io After Galileo. Praxis Publishing Company (Springer-Verlag, 2007). Research-level book on Io focusing on results from the Galileo mission. Chapters range from formation of Io to surface, atmosphere, and torus. Authors of individual chapters include Bill McKinnon, Bill Moore, Gerry Schubert, Fran Bagenal, Robert Carlson, Nick Schneider, and Emmanuel Lellouch.
  4. Lopes, R. and M. Carroll: Alien Volcanoes. Foreword by Arthur C. Clarke. John Hopkins University Press, 2008. Popular-level book about volcanoes on Earth and in the Solar System.
  5. Lopes, R. Volcanoes. OneWorld Publications, Oxford, England, 2011. Undergraduate-level book about volcanism on Earth and the solar system.
  6. Lopes, R. and J. Adams. Volcanoes: Bolinda Beginner's Guides. Abridged audio edition of Volcanoes. Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd, 2012.
  7. Fagents, S.A., T.K.P. Gregg, and R.M.C. Lopes (Editors). Modeling Volcanic Processes: The Physics and Mathematics of Volcanism. Cambridge University Press, 2013. Graduate-level book on physical volcanology.
  8. Caroll, M., and R. Lopes (Editors). Alien Seas. Foreword by James Cameron. Springer Publishing Co. Popular-level book about the many "seas" in the solar system, from seas of congealed lava on the Moon to sand seas and methane seas on Saturn's moon Titan. Springer Publishing Co., 2013.
  9. Carroll, M. and R. Lopes. Ice worlds: Antarctica and Beyond. Comparisons of Antarctica geology and geology of planetary worlds, with a focus on our trip to Mount Erebus. Springer Publishing Co., 2018.
  10. Gregg, T.K.P., Lopes, R.M.C., and Fagents, S.A. (Eds): Planetary Volcanism across the Solar System. Comparative Planetology Series, volume 1 (series editors P.K. Byrne, R.M.C. Lopes, and M.A. Siegler). Elsevier, in press

Selected Referred Publications

  1. Tosi, F., A. Mura, R.M.C. Lopes, G. Filacchione, M. Ciarniello, F. Zambon, A. Adriani, S.J. Bolton, S.M. Brooks, R. Noschese, R. Sordini, D. Turrini, F. Altieri, A. Cicchetti, D. Grassi, C.J. Hansen, A. Migliorini, M.L. Moriconi, G. Piccioni, C. Plainaki, G. Sindoni. Mapping Io's Surface Composition with Juno/JIRAM. J. Geophys. Res. Planets.,
  2. Solomonidou, A., C. Neish, A. Coustenis, M. Malaska, A. Le Gall, R.M.C. Lopes, A. Werynski, K. Lawrence, N. Atlobelli, O. Witasse, A. Schoenfeld, C. Matsoukas, I. Baziotis, P. Drossart. The chemical composition of impact craters on Titan: Implications for exogenic processing. Astronomy & Astrophysics, in press.
  3. White, O.L., J.M. Moore, A.D. Howard, P.M. Schenk, K.N. Singer, D.A. Williams, and R.M.C. Lopes. The Geology of Pluto. Chapter for "Pluto System After New Horizons", University of Arizona Press, in press.
  4. Alexander, J., D. Fidler, G.S. Hubbard, R. Lopes, M. Marinova, H.J. Melosh, K. Siebach, C. Smith, T. Vick-Majors, A. T. Young, D.H. Smith, G. Holbert, M. Brown, J. McKaig, O. Omoruyi, C. N. Hartmann. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. Review of the Report of the NASA Planetary Protection Independent Review Board. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.
  5. A. Mura, A. Adriani, F. Tosi, R.M.C. Lopes, G. Sindoni, G. Filacchione, D. A. Williams, A. G. Davies, C. Plainaki, S. Bolton, F. Altieri, A. Cicchetti, D. Grassi, A. Migliorini, M.L. Moriconi, R. Noschese, A. Olivieri, G. Piccioni, and R. Sordini (2020). Infrared observations of Io from Juno: preliminary results. Icarus, 341, 113607,
  6. Malaska, M.J., Jani Radebaugh, Rosaly M.C. Lopes, Karl L. Mitchell, Tiffany Verlander, Ashley M. Schoenfeld, Meghan M. Florence, Alice Le Gall, Anezina Solomonidou, Alex G. Hayes, Samuel P. D. Birch, Michael A. Janssen, Lauren Schurmeier, Thomas Cornet, Caitlin Ahrens, Thomas G. Farr and the Cassini RADAR Team. Labyrinth Terrain on Titan. Icarus, 344 (2020) 113764.
  7. Lopes, R.M.C., M.J. Malaska, A. M. Schoenfeld, A. Solomonidou, S.P.D. Birch, M. Florence, A.G. Hayes, D.A. Williams, J. Radebaugh, T. Verlander, E.P. Turtle, A. Le Gall, S. Wall, and the Cassini RADAR Team. A Global Geomorphologic Map of Saturn's Moon Titan. Nature Astronomy, PubMed:
  8. Tan, S.P., J.S. Kargel, S.D. Vance,R.M. Lopes. Modeling Binary Mixtures of Water + Light Hydrocarbon using PC-SAFT with Induced Association: Improvement in Describing All Equilibrium Phases". ACS Earth and Space Chemistry,
  9. Solomonidou, A.; A. Le Gall, M.J. Malaska, S.P.D. Birch, R.M.C. Lopes, A. Coustenis, S. Rodriguez, S.D. Wall, R.J. Michaelides, M.R. Nasr, C. Elachi, A.G. Hayes, J.M. Soderblom, A.M. Schoenfeld, C. Matsoukas, P. Drossart, M.A. Janssen, K.J. Lawrence, O. Witasse, J. Radebaugh. Spectral and emissivity analysis of the raised ramparts around Titan's northern lakes. Icarus,
  10. Lopes, R.M.C., S. Wall, C. Elachi, S. Birch, P. Corlies, A. Coustenis, A. Hayes, J. Hofgartner, M. Janssen, R. Kirk, A. LeGall, R. Lorenz, J. Lunine, M. Malaska, M. Mastroguiseppe, G. Mitri, K. Neish, C. Notarnicola, F. Paganelli, P. Paillou, V. Poggiali, J. Radebaugh, S. Rodriguez, A. Schoenfeld, J. Soderblom, A. Solomonidou, B. Stiles, F. Tosi, E. Turtle, R. West, C. Wood, H. Zebker, G. Alberti, J. Barnes, P. Callahan, M. Callegari, D. Casarano, P.Encrenaz, T. Farr, C. Grima, D. Hemingway, O. Karatekin, A. Lucas, K. Mitchell, G. Ori, R. Orosei, P. Ries, D. Riccio, E. Schaller, L. Soderblom, E. Stofan, B. Ventura, L. Wye, Z. Zhang (2019). Titan as Revealed by the Cassini RADAR. Planetary Science Reviews, 215:33,
  11. Griffith, C., P. Penteado, J. D. Turner, C. D. Neish, G. J. Mitri, N. Montiel, A. Schoenfeld, R.M.C. Lopes (2019). A corridor of exposed ice-rich bedrock across Titan's tropical region. Nature Astronomy, 5
  12. Birch, S.P.D., A.G. Hayes, V. Poggiali, J.D. Hofgartner, C. D. Neish, J.L. Lunine, M.J. Malaska, S.D.Wall, R.M.C. Lopes, and O. White. Raised Rims around Titan's Sharp-Edged Depressions. Geophys. Res. Letters.,
  13. Lopes, R.M.C., T.K.P. Gregg, A. Harris, J. Radebaugh, P. Byrne, L. Kerber, and P. Mouginis-Mark. Extraterrestrial Lava Lakes. Invited review for J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res., vol. 366, pp. 74-95.
  14. Rathbun, J.A., R.M.C. Lopes, and J.R. Spencer (2018): The global distribution of active Ionian volcanoes and implications for tidal heating models. The Astrophysical Journal, 156:207,
  15. Solomonidou, A.; A. Coustenis, R.M.C. Lopes, M. J. Malaska, S. Rodriguez, P. Drossart, C. Elachi, B. Schmitt, S. Philippe, M. Janssen, M. Hirtzig, S. Wall, C. Sotin, K. Lawrence, N. Altobelli, E. Bratsolis, J. Radebaugh, K. Stephan, R.H. Brown, S. Le Mouélic, A. Le Gall, E.V. Villanueva, J. F. Brossier, A.A. Bloom, O. Witasse, C. Matsoukas, A. Schoenfeld. The Spectral Nature of Titan's Major Geomorphological Units: Constraints on Surface Composition. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 123.
  16. Williams, J.-P., J. M. Dohm, R. J. Soare, J. Flahaut, R. M. C. Lopes, A. V. Pathare, A. Fairen, D. Schulze-Makuch, and D. L. Buczkowski. Long-lived volcanism within Argyre Basin, Mars. Icarus, 293, pp. 8-26.
  17. Turtle, E.P., R.M.C. Lopes, R.D. Lorenz, J. Radebaugh, R.R. Howell. Temporal behavior and temperatures of Yasur volcano, Vanuatu from field remote sensing observations, May 2014. Journal Volcanology and Geothermal Research, special issue on "Understanding volcanoes in the Vanuatu arc", in press.
  18. Radebaugh, J., Rosaly M. Lopes, R.D. Howell, Ralph D. Lorenz and E.P. Turtle. Short-term eruptive behavior of the Marum/Mbwelesu lava lake, Vanuatu. Special issue on "Understanding volcanoes in the Vanuatu arc", Journal Volcanology and Geothermal Research, in press.
  19. Birch, S.P.D., A.G. Hayes, W. Dietrich, A.D. Howard, C. Bristow, M.J. Malaska, J. Moore, M. Mastrogiuseppe, J.D. Hofgartner, D.A. Williams, O. White, J. Soderblom, J.W. Barnes, E. Turtle, J.I. Lunine, C. Wood, C. Neish, R. Kirk, E. Stofan, R. Lorenz, and R.M.C. Lopes. Geomorphologic mapping of Titan's polar terrains: Constraining Surface Processes and Landscape Evolution. Submitted to Icarus.
  20. Malaska, M.J., Rosaly M. Lopes, David A. Williams, Ashley M. Shoenfeld, Alex G. Hayes, Alice Le Gall, Sam P. D. Birch, Anezina Solomonidou, Catherine D. Neish, Jason Soderblom, Thomas G. Farr, Elizabeth Turtle. Geomorphological map of the Afekan Crater region, Titan. Icarus, pp. 130-161,
  21. Kirk, R.L., E. Howington-Kraus, B.L. Redding, T.L. Becker, E.M. Lee, B.W. Stiles, S. Hensley, A.G. Hayes, R.M.C. Lopes, R.D. Lorenz, K.L. Mitchell, J. Radebaugh, F. Paganelli, L.A. Soderblom, E.R. Stofan, C.A. Wood, S.D. Wall, and the Cassini RADAR Team. High Resolution Topographic Models of Titan’s Surface Derived by Radar Stereogrammetry with a Rigorous Sensor Model. Icarus, in revision.
  22. Radebaugh, J., D. Ventra, R. D. Lorenz, T. Farr, R. Kirk, A. Hayes, M. Malaska, S. Birch, Z. Y-C Liu, J. Lunine, J. Barnes, A. Le Gall, R. Lopes, E. Stofan, S. Wall, P. Paillou, and C. Wood.  Alluvial and Fluvial Fans on Saturn’s Moon Titan Reveal Processes, Materials and Regional Geology (2016). Geological Society, London, Special Publications 440,
  23. Lopes, R.M.C., M. J. Malaska, A. Solomonidou, A. Le Gall, M. A. Janssen, C.D. Neish, E.P. Turtle, S.P.D. Birch, A. G. Hayes, J. Radebaugh, A. Coustenis, B. Stiles, R. Kirk, K.L. Mitchell, K. Lawrence and the Cassini RADAR Team (2016). Nature, Distribution, and Origin of Titan’s Undifferentiated Plains. Icarus, pp. 162-182,
  24. Janssen, M.A.; A. Le Gall, R.M. Lopes, M.J. Malaska, R.D. Lorenz, C.D. Neish, K.L. Mitchell, J. Radebaugh, A. Solomonidou, S.J. Keihm, M. Choukroun, C. Leyrat, P.J. Encrenaz, and M. Mastrogiuseppe. Titan’s Surface at 2.2-cm Wavelength Imaged by the Cassini RADAR Radiometer: Results and Interpretations through the First Ten Years of Observation. Icarus, 270, pp 443-459,
  25. Malaska, M.J., R. M. Lopes, A. G. Hayes, J. Radebaugh, R. D. Lorenz, E. P. Turtle. Material Transport Map of Titan: the fate of dunes. Icarus, pp. 183-196,
  26. Solomonidou, A.; A. Coustenis; M. Hirtzig; S. Rodriguez; K. Stephan; R. M. Lopes; P. Drossart; C. Sotin; S. Le Mouélic; K. Lawrence; E. Bratsolis; R. Jaumann; R. H. Brown. Temporal Variations of Titan's Surface With Cassini/VIMS. Icarus, pp. 85-99,
  27. Lorenz, R.D; E.P. Turtle; R. H. Howell; J. Radebaugh, and R.M.C. Lopes: The Roar of Yasur: Handheld Audio Recorder Monitoring of Vanuatu Volcanic Vent Activity. J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res., 2015,
  28. Carling, G.T., J. Radebaugh, T. Saito, R. D. Lorenz, A. Dangerfield, D.G. Tingey, J. D. Keith, J. V. South, R. M. Lopes, and S. Diniega (2015). Thermal monitoring of active volcanoes using a consumer digital camcorder. GeoResJ., 5, 47-56, 2015.
  29. Lopes, R.M.C. and Williams, D.A., 2015. Volcanism on Io. In: Sigurdsson, H., Houghton, B., Rymer, H., Stix, J., McNutt, S. (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Volcanoes, pp. 747–762.
  30. Howell, R.R., C.E. Landis, R.M.C. Lopes (2013) "Composition and Location of Volatiles at Loki Patera, Io". Icarus, 229, 328-339, 2014, doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2013.11.06.
  31. Lopes, R.M.C. (2014) Io, the Volcanic Moon. Encyclopedia of the Solar System, Elsevier, pp. 779–792.
  32. Lopes, R.M.C., R. L. Kirk, K.L. Mitchell, A. LeGall, J. W. Barnes, A. Hayes, J. Kargel, L. Wye, J. Radebaugh, E.R. Stofan, M. Janssen, C. Neish, S. Wall, C.A. Wood, J.I. Lunine, M. Malaska. (2013) Cryovolcanism on Titan: New results from Cassini RADAR and VIMS. J. Geophys. Res. Planetsvol. 118, 1-20, doi:10.1002/jgre.20062, 2013
  33. Lopes, R. and J. Radebaugh (2014). Erta Ale and the Danakil Rift Zone. In: Volcano Tourism (edited by P. Erfurt-Cooper), Springer Pub. Co., 2014.
  34. Aharonson, O., A. Hayes, P. Hayne, R. Lopes, A. Lucas, and Taylor Perron. (2013) Titan's Surface Geology. In: Titan: Surface, Atmosphere, and Magnetosphere. Eds: I. Mueller-Wodarg, C. Griffith, E. Lellouch and T. Cravens. Cambridge University Press, in press.
  35. Rathbun, J.; J.R. Spencer; R.M. Lopes; R.R. Howell. "Io's Active Volcanoes During the New Horizons Era: Insights from New Horizons Imaging". Icarus, 2014, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2013.12.002
  36. Sogin, M.L., G.C. Collins, A. Baker, J.A. Baross, A. Barr, W.V. Boyton, C.S. Cockell, M.J. Daly, J.R. Fragola, R. Lopes, K.H. Nealson, D.S. Stetson, and M.H. Thiemens (2012). Assessment of Planetary Protection Requirements for Spacecraft Missions to Icy Solar System Bodies. National Academies Press.
  37. Aharonson, O., A. Hayes, P. Hayne, R. Lopes, A. Lucas, and Taylor Perron. Titan's Surface Geology. In: Titan: Interior, Surface, Atmosphere, and Space Environment. Eds: I. Mueller-Wodarg, C. Griffith, E. Lellouch and T. Cravens. Cambridge University Press, 2014.
  38. Lopes, R.M.C., S.A. Fagents, K.L. Mitchell, and T.K. P. Gregg. Planetary Volcanism. In: Modeling Volcanic Processes (Ed: S.A. Fagents, T.K.P. Gregg, and R.M.C. Lopes), Cambridge University Press, 2013.
  39. Hamilton, C.W., C.D. Beggan, S.Still, M.Beuthe, R.M.C. Lopes, D.A. Williams, W. Wright, and J. Radebaugh. Spatial Distribution of Volcanoes on Jupiter's Moon Io: implications for tidal heating and magma ascent. Submitted to Earth and Planetary Science Letters.
  40. Le Gall, A., M.A. Janssen, L.C. Wye, A.G. Hayes, H. Zebker, R.D. Lorenz, J. Radebaugh, J.I. Lunine, R.L. Kirk, R.M.C. Lopes, S. Wall, P. Callahan, T. Farr, E. Stofan, T. Farr and the Cassini Radar Team (2011). Cassini SAR, radiometry, scatterometry and altimetry over Titan's dune fields. Icarus, 213, doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2011.03.026, 608-624.
  41. E.P. Turtle, J.E. Perry, A.G. Hayes, R.D. Lorenz, J.W., Barnes, A.S. McEwen, R.A. West, A.D. Del Genio, J.M. Barbara, E.L. Schaller, T.L. Ray, J.I. Lunine, R.M.C. Lopes, E.R. Stofan (2011). Rapid and extensive surface changes near Titan's equator: Evidence of April showers. Science, 331, 1414 (2011). DOI: 10.1126/science.1201063
  42. Howell, R.R., and R.M.C. Lopes (2011): Morphology, temperature, and eruption dynamics at Pele. Icarus, 2011, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2011.03.008.
  43. Williams, D., J. Radebaugh, R. Lopes, E. Stofan (2010). Geologic Mapping of the Menrva Region of Titan using Cassini RADAR data. Icarus, 212 (2011), 744-750. doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2011.01.014.
  44. Wall, S., A. Hayes, C. Bristow, R. Lorenz, E. Stofan, J. Lunine, A. Le Gall, M. Janssen, R. Lopes, L. Wye, L. Soderblom, P. Paillou, O. Aharonson, H. Zebker, T. Farr, G. Mitri, R. Kirk, K. Mitchell, C.Notarnicola, D. Casarano, and B. Ventura (2010). The active shoreline of Ontario Lacus, Titan: a morphological study of the lake and its surroundings. Geophys. Res. Lett., vol. 37, L05202, doi:10.1029/2009GL041821.
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