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Journal Articles

GS denotes graduate student, UG denotes undergraduate student, and PD denotes postdoctoral research under my supervision, name in bold indicates BRIGHT group member


  • DameronGS, A.C. and D. M. Burr, Europan double ridge morphometry as a test for models formation, Icarus, 305, 25-249,
  • Konsoer, K. M., J. LeRoy, D. M. Burr, G. Parker, R. E. Jacobsen, and D. Turmel, Channel slope adjustment in reduced-gravity environments and implications for Martian channels, Geology, 46, 183-186,
  • Jacobsen PD, R.E. and D. M. Burr, Errors in Martian Paleodischarges Skew Interpretations of Hydrologic History:  Case Study of the Aeolis Dorsa, Mars, with Insights from the Quinn River, NV, Icarus, 302, 407-417,


  • Burr, D.M. (2017) Defining the topography of a planetary body, Science 356 (6339), 708, 10.1126/science.aan2719
  • JacobsenGS, R.E. and D. M. Burr, The Aeolis Dorsa, Mars, analyzed with insights from terrestrial analog deposits, encapsulate a history of decreasing hydrologic activity, Geosphere, v. 13, no. 6,
  • Méndez-HarperGS, J., G. McDonaldGS, J. Dufek, M. Malaska, D. Burr, A. Hayes, J McAdams, and J. Wray (2017) The Electrified Sands of Titan.  Nature Geo. 10.1038/NGEO2921.
  • CartwrightGS, R. J. and D. M. Burr, Using Synthetic Aperture Radar data of terrestrial analogs to test for alluvial fan formation mechanisms on Titan, Icarus, 284, 183-205, 10.1016/j.icarus.2016.11.013.
  • Xinting GS Y., S. M. Hörst, C. He, N. T. Bridges, D. M. Burr, J. A. Sebree, J. K. Smith (2017) The effect of adsorbed liquid and material density on saltation threshold: insight from laboratory and wind tunnel experiment.  Icarus,


  • Jacobsen, R.E.GS and D. M. Burr (2016), Greater contrast in Martian hydrological history from more accurate estimates of paleodischarge, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 10.1002/2016GL070535
  • CartwrightGS, R. J. and D. M. Burr, Using Synthetic Aperture Radar data of terrestrial analogs to test for alluvial fan formation mechanisms on Titan, Icarus, 284, 183-205, 10.1016/j.icarus.2016.11.013.
  • BeddingfieldGS, C. B.D. M. Burr, and L. Tran (2016) Polygonal impact craters on Dione: Evidence for tectonic structures outside the Wispy Terrain, Icarus, 274, 163-194, 10.1016/j.icarus.2016.03.020.


  • BeddingfieldGS, C. B., D. M. Burr, and W. M. Dunne (2015), Shallow normal fault slopes on Saturnian icy satellites, J. Geophys. Res. Planets, 120, 2053–2083, 10.1002/2015JE004852.
  • Burr, D. M., N. T. Bridges, J. K. Smith, J. R. Marshall, B. R. White, and D. W. Williams (2015) The Titan Wind Tunnel: a new tool for investigating extraterrestrial aeolian environments.  Aeolian Res. 205-214, 10.1016/j.aeolia.2015.07.008.
  • Baker, V. R., C. Hamilton, D. M. Burr, V. Gulick, G. Komatsu, W. Luo, J.W. Rice, J.A.P. Rodriguez (2105) Fluvial geomorphology of Earth-like planetary surfaces: a review. Geomorphology, 245, 149-182, 10.1016/j.geomorph.2015.05.002.
  • Burr, D. M., A. D. Howard (2015) Introduction to the special issue: Planetary geomorphology.  Geomorphology., 240, 1-7, 10.1016/j.geomorph.2014.11.015.
  • Lefort, A., D. M. Burr, F. Nimmo and R. E. JacobsenGS (2015) Channel slope reversal near the Martian dichotomy boundary: testing tectonic hypotheses.  Geomorphology, 240, 121-136, 10.1016/j.geomorph.2014.09.028.
  • Matsubara,Y., A. D. Howard, D. M. Burr, R. M. E. Williams, W. E. Dietrich, J. M. Moore (2015) River meandering on Earth and Mars: A comparative study of Aeolis Dorsa meanders, Mars and possible terrestrial analogs of the Usuktuk River, AK, and the Quinn River, NV.  Geomorphology, 240, 102-120, 10.1016/j.geomorph.2014.08.031.
  • Burr, D. M., N. T. Bridges, J. R. Marshall, J. K. Smith, B. R. White, J. P. Emery (2015)  Higher-than-predicted saltation thresholds on Titan.  Nature 517, 60-66, 10.1038/nature14088.
  • BeddingfieldGS, C.B.D. M. Burr, and J. P. Emery (2015) Fault geometries on Uranus’ satellite Miranda: Implications for internal structure and heat flow.  Icarus 247, 35-52, 10.1016/j.icarus.2014.09.048.


  • MorganGS, A. M., Howard, A. D., Hobley, D. E. J., Moore, J. M., Dietrich, W. E., Williams, R. M. E., Burr, D. M., Grant, J. A., WilsonGS, S. A., MatsubaraGS, Y. (2014) Sedimentology and climatic environment of alluvial fans in the martian Saheki crater and a comparison with terrestrial fans in the Atacama Desert.  Icarus 229, 131-156, 10.1016/j.icarus.2013.11.007.
  • Chojnacki *, M.D. M. Burr, J. E. Moersch and J. J. Wray (2014) Valles Marineris dune sediment provenance and pathways.  Icarus 232, 187-219, 10.1016/j.icarus.2014.01.011.
  • Chojnacki *, M.D. M. Burr and J. E. Moersch (2014) Valles Marineris dune fields as compared with other Martian populations: diversity of dune compositions, morphologies, and thermophysical properties.  Icarus 230, 96-142, 10.1016/j.icarus.2013.08.018.


  • Burr, D. M., S. A. DrummondGS, R. CartwrightGS, B .A. BlackGS, and J. T. Perron (2013) Morphology of fluvial networks on Titan: evidence for structural control.  Icarus 226, 742-759 10.1016/j.icarus.2013.06.016.
  • Williams, R. M. E., R. P. Irwin, D. M. Burr, T. Harrison, P. McClelland (2013) Variability in martian sinuous ridge form: Case study of Aeolis Serpens in the Aeolis Dorsa, Mars, and insight from the Mirackina paleoriver, South Australia.  Icarus 225, 308-324, 10.1016/j.icarus.2013.03.016.
  • Fenton, L. K., R. K. Hayward, B. H. N. Horgan, R. M. Rubin, T. N. Titus, M. A. Bishop, D. M. Burr, M. ChojnackiGS, C. L. Dinwiddie, L. Kerber, A. LeGall, T. I. Michaels, L. D.V.Neakrase, C. E. Newman, D. Tirsch, H. Yizhaq, J.R. Zimbelman (2013) Summary of the Third International Planetary Dunes Workshop: Remote Sensing and Image Analysis of Planetary Dunes, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA, June 12–15, 2012.  Aeolian Research 8, 29-38, 10.1016/j.aeolia.2012.10.006.
  • Burr, D. M., J. T. Perron, M. P. Lamb, R. P. Irwin, G. C. Collins, A. D. Howard, L. S. Sklar, J. M. Moore, M. Ádámkovics, V. R. Baker, S. A. DrummondGS, and B. A. BlackGS (2013) Fluvial features on Titan: insights from morphology and modeling.  Geol. Soc. Am. Bull., doi: 10.1130/B30612.1.


  • BlackGS, B. A., Perron, J. T., Burr, D. M., and DrummondGS, S. A (2012) Estimating erosional exhumation on Titan from drainage network morphology. J. Geophys. Res., 117, E08006, 10.1029/2012JE004085.
  • Lefort, A.PD, D.M. Burr, R.A. Beyer, and A.D. Howard (2012) Inverted fluvial features in the Aeolis–Zephyria Plana, Western Medusae Fossae Formation, Mars: evidence for post-formation modification.  J. Geophys. Res.-Planets, 117, E03007, 10.1029/2011JE004008.
  • Barnes, J. W., L. Lemke, R. Foch, C. P. McKay, R. A. Beyer, J. Radebaugh, D. H. Atkinson, R. D. Lorenz, S. Le Mouélic, S. Rodriguez, J. Gundlach, F. Giannini, S. Bain, F. M. Flasar,  T. Hurford, C. M. Anderson, J. Merrison, M. Ádámkovics, S. A. Kattenhorn,  J. Mitchell, D. M. Burr, A..Colaprete, E. Schaller, A. J. Friedson, K.S. Edgett, A. Coradini, A. Adriani, K. M. Sayanagi,  M. J. Malaska, D. Morabito, K. Reh (2012) AVIATR – Aerial Vehicle for In-Situ and Airborne Titan Reconnaissance, A Titan Airplane Mission Concept, Exp. Astron.10.1007/s10686-011-9275-9.


  • Chojnacki, M.GSD. M. Burr, J. E. Moersch and T. I. Michaels (2011) Orbital observations of contemporary dune activity in Endeavour Crater, Meridiani Planum, Mars.  J. Geophys. Res., 116, E00F19, 10.1029/2010JE003675.
  • Burr, D. M. (2011) Sedimentology in a reduced-gravity environment: Submarine analogs for streamlined forms on Mars.  Geology, July 2011, v. 39, no. 7, p. 703–704; 10.1130/focus072011.1INVITED.
  • Emery, J.P., D. M. Burr, and D. P Cruikshank (2011) Near-infrared spectroscopy of Trojan asteroids: evidence for two compositional groups. Astronomical J. 141: 25 (18 pp), 10.1088/0004-6256/141/1/25.


  • Burr, D. M., R. M. E. Williams, K. D. WendellUGM. ChojnackiGS, and J. P. Emery (2010) Inverted fluvial features in the Aeolis/Zephyria Plana region, Mars: Formation mechanism and initial paleodischarge estimates, J. Geophys. Res., 115, E07011, 10.1029/2009JE003496.
  • Chojnacki, M.GS, J. E. Moersch, and D. M. Burr (2010) Climbing and falling dunes in Valles Marineris, Mars.  Geophys. Res. Lett. 37, L08201, doi: 10.1029/2009GL042263.
  • Burr, D. M., (2010) Palaeoflood-generating mechanisms on Earth, Mars, and Titan. Global and Planetary Change, 70, 5–13 (Special Issue, J. Woodward, P. Brewer, M. Macklin and S. Tooth, eds) 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2009.11.003.


  • Burr, D. M.R. E. JacobsenUG, D. L. RothUG, C. B. Phillips, K. L. Mitchell, D. ViolaUG (2009) Fluvial network analysis on Titan: evidence for subsurface structures and west-to-east wind flow, southwestern Xanadu, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L22203, doi: 10.1029/2009GL040909.
  • Burr, D. M., M-T. EngaUG, R. M. E. Williams, J. R. Zimbelman, A. D. Howard, T. A. Brennand (2009) Pervasive aqueous paleoflow features near the equator, Mars.  Icarus10.1016/j.icarus.2008.10.014.
  • Burr, D. M., K. L. Tanaka, and K. Yoshikawa (2009) Pingos on Earth and Mars: morphology and distribution.  Planet. Space Sci10.1016/j.pss.2008.11.003.
  • Burr, D. M., B. C. Bruno, P. D. Lanagan, L. S. Glaze, W. L. Jaeger, R. J. Soare, J.-M. Wan Bun TseungUG, J. A. Skinner, S. M. Baloga (2009) Mesoscale raised rim depression (MRRDs) on Earth: A review of the characteristics, processes, and spatial distributions of analogs for Mars.  Planetary and Space Science10.1016/j.pss.2008.11.011.
  • Burr, D. M., L. Wilson, and A. S. BargeryGS (2009) Floods from Fossae: a review of Amazonian-aged extensional tectonic megaflood channels on Mars.  In Megaflooding on Earth and Mars, D. M. Burr, V. R. Baker and P. A. Carling (eds), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. pp. 194-208.
  • Carling, P. A., D. M. Burr, T. F. Johnsen, and T. A. Brennand (2009) A review of open-channel megaflood depositional landforms on Earth and Mars.  In Megaflooding on Earth and Mars, D. M. Burr, V. R. Baker and P. A. Carling (eds), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. pp. 33-49.
  • Wilson, L., A. S. BargeryGS and D. M. Burr (2009) Dynamics of fluid flow in Martian outflow channels.  In Megaflooding on Earth and Mars, D. M. Burr, V. R. Baker and P. A. Carling (eds), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. pp. 290-311.


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