Journal Publications

RESEARCHER ID: L-1249-2017 –

*Indicates paper was led by a student advisee

7 additional papers are in review at various journals

[25] A.M. Schoenfeld, R.M.C. Lopes, M.J. Malaska, A. Solomonidou, D.A. Williams, S.P.D. Birch, A.G. Hayes, P. Corlies, A. Le Gall, M.A. Janssen, S. Le Mouélic, E. Turtle, M. Florence, and T. Verlander. Geomorphological map of the South Belet Region of Titan. Icarus, accepted (2021).

[24] S.M. MacKenzie, S.P.D. Birch, and 31 others. Titan: Earth-like on the Outside, Ocean World on the Inside. Planetary Science Journal, accepted (2021). DOWNLOAD

[23] B. Davidsson, S.P.D. Birch, G. Blake, D. Bodewits, J. Dworkin, D. Glavin, Y. Furukawa, J. Lunine, J. Mitchell, A. Nguyen, S. Squyres, A. Takigawa, J-B. Vincent, and K. Zacny. Airfall on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Icarus 354, 114004 (2021). DOWNLOAD

[22] J.D. Hofgartner, A.G. Hayes, D.B. Campbell, J.I. Lunine, G.J. Black, S.M. MacKenzie, S.P.D. Birch, C. Elachi, R.D. Kirk, A. Le Gall, R.D. Lorenz, and S.D. Wall. The Root of Anomalously Specular Reflections from Solid Surfaces on Saturn’s Moon Titan. Nature Communications 11, 2829 (2020). DOWNLOAD

[21] M.J. Malaska, J. Radebaugh, R. Lopes, K.L. Mitchell, T. Verlander, A.M. Schoenfeld, M.F. Florence, A. Le Gall, A. Solomonidou, A.G. Hayes, S.P.D. Birch, M.A. Janssen, L. Schurmeier, T. Cornet, C. Ahrens, T.G. Farr, and the Cassini RADAR Team. Labyrinth Terrain on Titan. Icarus, accepted (2020). DOWNLOAD

[20] S.P.D. Birch, A.G. Hayes, O.M. Umurhan, Y. Tang, J-B. Vincent, N. Oklay, D. Bodewits, B. Davidsson, R. Marschall, J.M. Soderblom, J.M. Moore, P.M. Corlies, and S.W. Squyres. Migrating Scarps as a Significant Driver for Cometary Surface Evolution. GRL 49, 12794-12804 (2019). DOWNLOAD

[19] R.M.C. Lopes, 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, in press (2019). DOWNLOAD

[18] A. Solomonidou, A. Le Gall, M. Malaska, S.P.D. Birch, S. Wall, R.M.C. Lopes, A. Coustenis, R. Michaelides, S. Rodriguez, and the Cassini RADAR Team. Spectral and emissivity analysis of the raised ramparts around Titan’s northern lakes. Icarus, in press (2019). DOWNLOAD

[17] R.M.C. Lopes, S.D. Wall, C. Elachi, S.P.D. Birch, and 44 others. Titan as Revealed by the Cassini RADAR. Space Science Reviews 215:33 (2019). DOWNLOAD

[16] V. Poggiali, M. Mastrogiuseppe, A.G. Hayes, R. Seu, J.P. Mullen, S.P.D. Birch, and M.C. Raguso. High-resolution Topography of Titan Adapting the Delay/Doppler Algorithm to the Cassini RADAR Altimeter Data. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 57, 7262-7268 (2019). DOWNLOAD

[15] Y. Tang*, S.P.D. Birch, A.G. Hayes, R. Kirk, N. Kutsop, J-B. Vincent, and S. Squyres. Generation of Photoclinometric DTMs for Application to Transient Changes on the Surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Astronomy & Astrophysics 630, A10 (2019). DOWNLOAD

[14] S.M. MacKenzie, J.W. Barnes, J.D. Hofgartner, S.P.D. Birch, M.M. Hedman, A. Lucas, S. Rodriguez, E.P. Turtle, and C. Sotin. The case for seasonal surface changes at Titan’s lake district. Nature Astronomy 3, 506-510 (2019). DOWNLOAD

[13] S.P.D. Birch, A.G. Hayes, V. Poggiali, J.D. Hofgartner, J.I. Lunine, M.J. Malaska, S. Wall, R.M.C. Lopes, and O. White. Raised Rims around Titan’s Sharp-Edged Depressions. GRL 45, 5846-5854 (2018). DOWNLOAD

[12] S.P.D. Birch, A.G. Hayes, P. Corlies, E.R. Stofan, J.D. Hofgartner, R.M.C. Lopes, R.D. Lorenz, J.I. Lunine, S.M. MacKenzie, M.J. Malaska, C.A. Wood, and the Cassini RADAR Team. Morphological evidence that Titan’s southern hemisphere basins are paleoseas. Icarus 310, 140-148 (2018). DOWNLOAD

[11] A.G. Hayes, S.P.D. Birch, W.E. Dietrich, A.D. Howard, R.L. Kirk, V. Poggiali, M. Mastrogiuseppe, R.J. Michaelides, P.M. Corlies, J.M. Moore, M.J. Malaska, K.L. Mitchell, R.D. Lorenz, and C.A. Wood. Topographic constraints on the evolution and connectivity of Titan’s lacustrine basins. GRL 44, 11745-11753 (2017). DOWNLOAD

[10] P. Corlies, A.G. Hayes, S.P.D. Birch, R.D. Lorenz, B. Stiles, R.L. Kirk, V. Poggiali, H. Zebker, and L. Iess. Titan’s topography and shape at the end of the Cassini mission. GRL 44, 11754-11761 (2017). DOWNLOAD

[9] M. Mastrogiuseppe, A.G. Hayes, V. Poggiali, J.I. Lunine, R.D. Lorenz, R. Seu, A. Le Gall, C. Notarnicola, K. Mitchell, M. Malaska, and S.P.D. Birch. Bathymetry and Composition of Titan’s Ontario Lacus derived from Monte Carlo-based waveform inversion of Cassini RADAR altimetry data. Icarus 300, 203-209 (2017). DOWNLOAD

[8] S.P.D. Birch, Y. Tang, A.G. Hayes, R.L. Kirk, D. Bodewits, H. Campins, Y. Fernandez, R. de Freitas Bart, N.W. Kutsop, H. Sierks, J.M. Soderblom, S.W. Squyres, and J-B. Vincent. Geomorphology of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. MNRAS 469, S50-S67 (2017). DOWNLOAD

[7] S.P.D. Birch, A.G. Hayes, W.E. Dietrich, A.D. Howard, C.S. Bristow, M.J. Malaska, J.M. Moore, M. Mastrogiuseppe, J.D. Hofgartner, D.A. Williams, O.L. White, J.M. Soderblom, J.W. Barnes, E.P. Turtle, J.I. Lunine, C.A. Wood, C.D. Neish, R.L. Kirk, E.R. Stofan, R.D. Lorenz, and R.M.C. Lopes. Geomorphologic Mapping of Titan’s polar terrains: Constraining Surface Processes and Landscape Evolution. Icarus 282, 214-236 (2017). DOWNLOAD

[6] V. Poggiali, M. Mastrogiuseppe, A.G. Hayes, R. Seu, S.P.D. Birch, R. Lorenz, C. Grima and J.D. Hofgartner. Liquid-filled canyons on Titan. Geophysical Research Letters 43, 7887-7894 (2016). DOWNLOAD

[5] M.J. Malaska, R.M.C. Lopes, D.A. Williams, C.D. Neish, A. Solominidou, J. Soderblom, A.M. Shoenfeld, S.P.D. Birch, A.G. Hayes, A. Le Gall, M.A. Janssen, T.G. Farr, R.D. Lorenz, J. Radebaugh, and E. Turtle, Geomorphologic map of the Afekan Crater region, Titan: Terrain relationships in Titan’s blandlands. Icarus 270, 130-161 (2016). DOWNLOAD

[4] S.P.D. Birch, A.G. Hayes, A.D. Howard J.M. Moore, and J. Radebaugh. Alluvial Fan Morphology, Distribution and Formation on Titan. Icarus 270, 238-247 (2016). DOWNLOAD

[3] J. Radebaugh, D. Ventra, R.D. Lorenz, T. Farr, R. Kirk, A. Hayes, M.J. Malaska, S. Birch, Z. Y-C. Liu, J. Lunine, J. Barnes, A. Le Gall, R. Lopes, E. Stofan, S. Wall and P. Paillou. Alluvial and fluvial fans on Saturn’s moon Titan reveal processes, materials and regional geology. In, Ventra, D. & Clarke, L. E. (eds) Geology and Geomorphology of Alluvial and Fluvial Fans: Terrestrial and Planetary Perspectives. Geological Society, London, Special Publications 440 (2016). DOWNLOAD

[2] R.M.C. Lopes, 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.W. Stiles, R.L. Kirk, K.L. Mitchell, and K.J. Lawrence. Nature, Distribution, and Origin of Titan’s Undifferentiated Plains, Icarus 270, 162-182 (2015). DOWNLOAD

[1] S.P.D. Birch, M. Manga, B. Delbridge, and M. Chamberlain. Penetration of spherical projectiles into wet granular media, Physical Review E 90, 032208 (2014). DOWNLOAD