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  • matt.balme

Professional biography

I am a planetary scientist specialising in planetary geomorphological studies. I work on a variety of Mars-related research topics but focuss mainly on aeolian and cold-climate processes. I am a senior lecturer at Open University, and work in the Planetary Environments research group - part of the Department of Physical Sciences

June 2013 - Senior Lecturer, Open University, UK
June 2009 - June 2013:  UK Space Agency Aurora Fellow, Open University, UK.
January 2006 - January 2015: Research Scientist (Senior Research Scientist from 2011), Planetary Science Institute, Tucson, USA.
October 2005 to June 2009: Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Dept. of Earth Sciences, Open University, UK.
April 2005 to Sept. 2005: Postdoctoral Researcher, Departement des Sciences de la Terre, Univ. Paris-Sud, Paris, France.
Dec 2004 to March 2005: Postdoctoral Researcher, Planetary Science Institute, Tucson.
May 2003 to Nov. 2003 and June 2004 to Nov 2004: Post Doctoral Research Assistant, (part time), University of Oxford, UK.
Nov. 2003 to Feb. 2004: Post Doctoral Research Associate, Mullard Space Science Laboratory, UK.
April 2001 to April 2003: Post Doctoral Research Associate, Arizona State University, Phoenix, USA.
 

Research interests

My research interests are generally in planetary science and, more specifically, planetary geomorphology and geology. My main research interest at present is to understand the recent geological history of Mars, and how climate (and possibly climate change) has shaped the surface. I also have a strong research interest in terrestrial dust devils (small, dust loaded "mini-tornadoes" driven by insolation) and in application of GIS to planetary surfaces. Much of my research is based on remote sensing, expecially using the totally awesome NASA HiRISE instrument onboard the Mars Reconaissance Orbiter spacecraft.

Recent funding success includes a UK Space Agency grant to help define the landing sites for the ExoMars 2020 Rover and an STFC consolidated grant project "Liquid water and climate change on Mars: combining high resolution imaging studies with high resolution climate models".

Ongoing research at Open University in my group includes:

  1. Linking high resolution climate models with geomorphological observations (STFC funded with CoI Stephen Lewis. Liam Steele is the postdoctoral Research Associate on this project)
  2. ExoMars 2018 Rover landing site studies. Consortium project with partners at Birckbeck, University of London, Imperial College, Natural History Museum - London, and Leicester.
  3. Geologically recent, periglacial, glacial, aeolian, and fluvial landforms on Mars - their age, stratigraphy, geographical distriubtion and association with climate. (Three ongoing PhDs in this area: students Frances Butcher, Jason Ramsdale and Laura Brooker)
  4. Field, lab and mapping work to understand the formation process of geologically recent hillslope features on Earth, Mars and the Moon (Originally Leverhulme Trust funded, now in collaboration withCNRS Fellow Susan Conway at Nantes, France).
  5. Mapping of the Syrtis Major Volcanic complex (PhD student Peter Fawdon - part funded by the British Geological Survey).
  6. Icelandic debris flow/debris avalanche hazard assessment using a field geophysical and geomorphology approach (NERC funded, co-supervising with Susan Conway - PhD student is Costaza Morino).
  7. Understanding dust, dust devils, and clouds in the martian atmosphere through climate models (UK SA funded, co-supervising with Stephen Lewis - PhD student is Rhian Chapman)
  8. Terrestrial remote sensing. We are working to develop new tools for high resolution surface temperature analyses. Talfan Barnie is the postdoc working on this project. We are working in conjunction with Geoger ltd.

Teaching interests

2015-2017 S141 module team chair: "Investigative and Mathematical Skills in Science".

2013-2015 S141 module team member: "Investigative and Mathematical Skills in Science".

2011 S288 topic specialist: I was topic specialist for both the "Remote Sensing" (GIS) and "Planetary Formation and Habitability" topics.

2012-2013 S288 production team: "Planetary Formation and Habitability". I conceived and designed the Mars Online Viewer (MOV) tool (although the hard coding work was done by Andy Sutton from LTS!), I wrote course materials for investigation 4 of the topic, and also wrote the TMAs.

External collaborations

  1. ongoing ISSI team project with participants from six different countries: "Mapping the Northern Plains of Mars"
  2. studies of small aeolian ripples with Dan Berman at PSI, USA
  3. studies of small crater statistics with Bill Hartmann and Dan Berman at PSI, USA
  4. studies of martian gullies and northen plains stratigraphy with Francois Costard and  Julian Gargani at Univ. de Paris Sud, France
  5. studies of glacial and periglacial landforms, including fieldwork in Svalbard and Iceland, with Colman Gallagher (UCD, Ireland), Ernst Hauber (DLR, Germany) and Harry Heisinger and Denis Reiss (Univ. Muenster, Germany
  6. studies of dust devils with, amongst others, Asmin Pathare (PSI) and Denis Reiss (Univ. Munster)

Publications

Transport processes induced by metastable boiling water under Martian surface conditions (2016-05-02)
Massé, M.; Conway, S. J.; Gargani, J.; Patel, M. R.; Pasquon, K.; McEwen, A.; Carpy, S.; Chevrier, V.; Balme, M.R.; Ojha, L.; Vincendon, M.; Poulet, F.; Costard, F. and Jouannic, G.
Nature Geoscience, 9 (pp. 425-428)
History and Applications of Dust Devil Studies (2016-04-04)
Lorenz, Ralph D.; Balme, Matthew R.; Gu, Zhaolin; Kahanpää, Henrik; Klose, Martina; Kurgansky, Michael V.; Patel, Manish R.; Reiss, Dennis; Rossi, Angelo Pio; Spiga, Aymeric; Takemi, Tetsuya and Wei, Wei
Space Science Reviews (pp. 1-33)
Eskers in a complete, wet-based glacial system in the Phlegra Montes region, Mars (2015-12-01)
Gallagher, Colman and Balme, Matthew
Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 431 (pp. 96-109)
New insights on the roles of ice, water and climate change in recent landscape development on Mars. (2015-07)
Gallagher, Colman and Balme, Matthew R.
Geography, 100(2) (pp. 84-93)
The geological history of Nili Patera, Mars (2015-06-17)
Fawdon, P.; Skok, J. R.; Balme, M. R.; Vye-Brown, C. L.; Rothery, D. A. and Jordan, C. J.
Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 120(5) (pp. 951-977)
The comparison of topographic long profiles of gullies on Earth to gullies on Mars: a signal of water on Mars (2015-06)
Conway, Susan J.; Balme, Matthew R.; Kreslavsky, Mikhail A.; Murray, John B. and Towner, Martin C.
Icarus, 253 (pp. 189-204)
Ponding, draining and tilting of the Cerberus Plains; a cryolacustrine origin for the sinuous ridge and channel networks in Rahway Vallis, Mars (2015-06)
Ramsdale, J. D.; Balme, M. R.; Conway, S. J. and Gallagher, C.
Icarus, 253 (pp. 256-270)
Evidence for Amazonian highly viscous lavas in the southern highlands on Mars (2015-04-01)
Brož, Petr; Hauber, Ernst; Platz, Thomas and Balme, Matt
Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 415 (pp. 200-212)
Laboratory simulation of debris flows over sand dunes: Insights into gully-formation (Mars) (2015-02-15)
Jouannic, Gwenaël; Gargani, Julien; Conway, Susan J.; Costard, François; Balme, Matthew R.; Patel, Manish R.; Massé, Marion; Marmo, Chiara; Jomelli, Vincent and Ori, Gian G.
Geomorphology, 231 (pp. 101-115)
Decameter thick remnant glacial ice deposits on Mars (2014-08-16)
Conway, Susan J. and Balme, Matthew R.
Geophysical Research Letters, 41(15) (pp. 5402-5409)
A branching, positive relief network in the middle member of the Medusae Fossae Formation, Equatorial Mars - evidence for sapping? (2013-09-01)
Harrison, S. K.; Balme, M. R.; Hagermann, A.; Murray, J. B.; Muller, J.-P. and Wilson, A.
Planetary And Space Science, 85 (pp. 142-163)
Morphological evidence for geologically young thaw of ice on Mars: a review of recent studies using high-resolution imaging data (2013)
Balme, Matthew; Gallagher, C. J. and Hauber, E.
Progress in Physical Geography, 37(3) (pp. 289-324)
Uninhabited habitats on Mars (2012-01)
Cockell, Charles S.; Balme, Matt; Bridges, John C.; Davila, Alfonso and Schwenzer, Susanne P.
Icarus, 217(1) (pp. 184-193)
Field measurements of horizontal forward motion velocities of terrestrial dust devils: towards a proxy for ambient winds on Mars and Earth (2012)
Balme, M. R.; Pathare, A.; Metzger, S. M.; Towner, M. C.; Lewis, S. R.; Spiga, A.; Fenton, L.; Renno, N. O.; Elliott, H. M.; Saca, F. A.; Michaels, T.; Russell, P. and Verdasca, J.
Icarus, 221(2) (pp. 632-645)
Uninhabited habitats on Mars (2012)
Cockell, Charles S.; Balme, Matt; Bridges, John C.; Davila, Alfonso and Schwenzer, Susanne P.
Icarus, 217(1) (pp. 184-193)
In situ measurements of particle load and transport in dust devils (2011-08)
Metzger, S. M.; Balme, M. R.; Towner, M. C.; Bos, B. J.; Ringrose, T. J. and Patel, M. R.
Icarus, 214(2) (pp. 766-772)
The indication of Martian gully formation processes by slope-area analysis (2011-01-01)
Conway, Susan J.; Balme, Matthew R.; Murray, John; Towner, Martin C.; Okubo, Chris H. and Grindrod, Peter M.
Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 356(1) (pp. 171-201)
Fill and spill in Lethe Vallis: a recent flood-routing system in Elysium Planitia, Mars (2011-01-01)
Balme, M. R.; Gallagher, C. J.; Gupta, S. and Murray, J. B.
Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 356(1) (pp. 203-227)
Landforms indicative of ground-ice thaw in the northern high latitudes of Mars (2011-01-01)
Gallagher, C. J. and Balme, M. R.
Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 356(1) (pp. 87-110)
Enhanced runout and erosion by overland flow at low pressure and subfreezing conditions: experiments and application to Mars (2011-01)
Conway, Susan J.; Lamb, Michael P.; Balme, Matthew R.; Towner, Martin C. and Murray, John B.
Icarus, 211(1) (pp. 443-457)
Sorted clastic stripes, lobes and associated gullies in high-latitude craters on Mars: landforms indicative of very recent, polycyclic ground-ice thaw and liquid flows (2011-01)
Gallagher, Colman; Balme, Matthew; Conway, Susan and Grindrod, Peter
Icarus, 211(1) (pp. 458-471)
Transverse aeolian ridges (TARs) on Mars II: distributions, orientations, and ages (2011)
Berman, Daniel C.; Balme, Matthew; Rafkin, Scot C. R. and Zimbelman, James R.
Icarus, 213(1) (pp. 116-130)
Identifying Martian gully evolution (2011)
Aston, A. H.; Conway, S. J. and Balme, M. R.
Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 356(1) (pp. 151-169)
A background to Mars exploration and research (2011)
Bargery, Alistair S.; Balme, Matthew R.; Warner, Nicholas; Gallagher, Colman J. and Gupta, Sanjeev
Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 356(1) (pp. 5-20)
Mapping Medusae Fossae Formation materials in the southern highlands of Mars (2010-10)
Harrison, S. K.; Balme, M. R.; Hagermann, A.; Murray, J. P. and Muller, J-P.
Icarus, 209(2) (pp. 405-415)
Assessing the power law hypothesis for the size-frequency distribution of terrestrial and martian dust devils (2010-10)
Pathare, A. V.; Balme, M. R.; Meztger, S. M.; Spiga, A.; Towner, M. C.; Renno, N. O. and Saca, F.
Icarus, 209(2) (pp. 851-853)
Groundwater processes in Hebes Chasma, Mars (2010-07-15)
Grindrod, Peter M. and Balme, Matthew R.
Geophysical Research Letters, 37(L13202) (pp. 1-5)
A new approach to estimating hazard posed by debris flows in the Westfjords of Iceland (2010)
Conway, S. J.; Decaulne, A.; Balme, M. R.; Murray, J. B. and Towner, M. C.
Geomorphology, 114(4) (pp. 556-572)
Dating martian climate change (2009-10)
Page, David P.; Balme, Matthew R. and Grady, Monica M.
Icarus, 203(2) (pp. 376-389)
An equatorial periglacial landscape on Mars (2009-07-30)
Balme, M. R. and Gallagher, C.
Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 285(1-2) (pp. 1-15)
Sorted stone circles in Elysium Planitia, Mars: Implications for recent martian climate (2009)
Balme, M. R.; Gallagher, C. J.; Page, D. P.; Murray, J. B. and Muller, J.-P.
Icarus, 200(1) (pp. 30-38)
Transverse Aeolian Ridges (TARs) on Mars (2008-11)
Balme, Matthew; Berman, Daniel; Bourke, Mary and Zimbelman, James
Geomorphology Journal, 101(4) (pp. 703-720)
The meteorological signatures of dust devils on Mars (2007-11)
Ringrose, T. J.; Patel, M. R.; Towner, M. C.; Balme, M.; Metzger, S. M. and Zarnecki, J. C.
Planetary And Space Science, 55(14) (pp. 2151-2163)
A comparison of methods used to estimate the height of sand dunes on Mars (2006-11-29)
Bourke, M.C.; Balme, M.; Beyer, R.A.; Williams, K.K. and Zimbelmand, J.
Geomorphology, 81(3-4) (pp. 440-452)
Dust devils on Earth and Mars (2006-09-23)
Balme, Matthew and Greeley, Ronald
Reviews of Geophysics, 44(RG3003)
Orientation and distribution of recent gullies in the southern hemisphere of Mars: Observations from High Resolution Stereo Camera/Mars Express (HRSC/MEX) and Mars Orbiter Camera/Mars Global Surveyor (MOC/MGS) data Camera/Mars Express (HRSC/MEX) and Mars Orbiter Camera/Mars Global Surveyor (MOC/MGS) data (2006-05)
Balme, Matthew; Mangold, Nicolas; Baratoux, David; Costard, Francois; Gosselin, Matthieu; Masson, Philippe; Pinet, Patrick and Neukum, Gerhard
Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 111(E5) (E05001)
Particle lifting at the soil-air interface by atmospheric pressure excursions in dust devils (2006)
Balme, M.R. and Hagermann, A.
Geophysical Research Letters, 33 (L19S01)
Dust flux within dust devils: Preliminary laboratory simulations (2006)
Neakrase, Lynn D. V.; Greeley, Ronald; Iversen, James D.; Balme, M. R. and Eddlemon, Eric E.
Geophysical Research Letters, 33 (L19S09)
Fracture toughness measurements on igneous rocks using a high-pressure, high-temperature rock fracture mechanics cell (2004-04-30)
Balme, M.R.; Rocchi, V.; Jones, C.; Sammonds, P.R.; Meredith, P.G. and Boon, S.
Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 132(2-3) (pp. 159-172)
Experimental and theoretical fracture mechanics applied to fracture of the crust of Venus (2004-03)
Balme, Matthew R.; Sammonds, Peter R.; Vita-Finzi, Claudio and Couchman, Jonathon P.
Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 109(E3) (E03005)
The dust ejection induced by a meteoroid impact as a possible initiator of dust devils on Mars: Laboratory experiment and numerical simulation (2004-01)
Khazins, V. M.; Rybakov, V. A.; Greeley, R. and Balme, M.
Solar System Research, 38(1) (pp. 12-20)
Martian dust devils: laboratory simulations of particle threshold (2003-05)
Greeley, Ronald; Balme, Matthew R.; Iversen, James D.; Metzger, Stephen; Mickelson, Robert; Phoreman, Jim and White, Bruce
Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 108(E5) (p 5041)
Friction wind speeds in dust devils: a field study (2003)
Balme, Matthew; Metzger, Stephen; Towner, Martin; Ringrose, Tim; Greeley, Ronald and Iversen, James
Geophysical Research Letters, 30(16) (p 1830)
Mars: Dust devil track survey in Argyre Planitia and Hellas Basin (2003)
Balme, Matthew; Whelley, Patrick and Greeley, Ronald
Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 108(E8)
Salt-bearing fumarole deposits in the summit crater of Oldoinyo Lengai, Northern Tanzania: interactions between natrocarbonatite lava and meteoric water (2001-04-01)
Genge, M.J.; Balme, M. and Jones, A.P.
Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 106(1-2) (pp. 111-122)
Subglacial environments and the search for life beyond the Earth (2011)
Cockell, C. S.; Bagshaw, E.; Balme, M.; Doran, P.; McKay, C. P.; Milijkovic, K.; Pearce, D.; Siegert, M. J.; Tranter, M.; Voytek, M. and Wadham, J.
In: Siegert, M. J.; Kennicutt, M. C. and Bindschadler, R. A. eds. Antarctic Subglacial Aquatic Environments . AGU Geophysical Monograph (192) (pp. 129-148)
ISBN : 978-0-87590-482-5 | Publisher : American Geophysical Union | Published : Washington, DC
The western Elysium Planitia palaeolake (2010)
Balme, M.; Gallagher, C.; Page, D.; Murray, J.; Muller, J.-P. and Kim, J.-R.
In: Cabrol, Nathalie and Grin, Edmond eds. Lakes on Mars
ISBN : 978-0-444-52854-4 | Publisher : Elsevier
Martian Geomorphology (2011-08-11)
Balme, M. R.; Bargery, A. S.; Gallagher, C. J. and Gupta, S. eds.
GSL Special Publications
ISBN : 978-1-86239-330-1 | Publisher : Geological Society of London | Published : London
Regolith-atmosphere water vapour interaction at gale crater (2016-03-21)
Steele, Liam; Balme, Matthew and Lewis, Stephen
In : 47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (21-25 March, 2016, Houston, Texas)
Preliminary findings from geological mapping of the Hokusai (H5) quadrangle of Mercury (2016-02-05)
Wright, J.; Rothery, D. A.; Balme, M. R. and Conway, S. J.
In : 47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (21-25 March, 2016, Houston, Texas)
Preliminary observations of Rustaveli basin, Mercury (2016-02-05)
Wright, J.; Rothery, D. A..; Balme, M. R. and Conway, S. J.
In : 47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2016) (21/03/2016 - 25/03/2016, The Woodlands, Houston, Texas)
Martian Dust Devils: When to Watch for Them (2016-01-22)
Chapman, R. M.; Lewis, S. R.; Balme, M. and Steele, L. J.
In : UKPF 13th Annual Early Career Scientists' Meetings (22 January 2016, Leicester)
The Dorsa Argentea, Mars: Comparison to >5900 Terrestrial Esker Systems and Statistical Tests for Topographic Relationships (2016)
Butcher, F.E.G; Conway, S.J.; Arnold, N.S. and Balme, M.R.
In : 47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (21-25 March, 2016, Houston, Texas)
Investigating the Martian atmosphere using the ExoMars 2016 lander (2015-05-15)
Chapman, R. M.; Lewis, S. R.; Balme, M. R. and Steele, L. J.
In : 4th UK in Aurora Programme Meeting (15 May 2015, London)
Evolving magmas, explosive eruptions and hydrothermal deposits at Nili Patea Caldera, Syrtis Major, Mars (2015-03)
Fawdon, P.; Skok, J. R.; Balme, M. R.; Vye-Brown, C.; Rothery, D. A. and Jordan, C. J.
In : 46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (19-23 March 2012, Houston, TX)
The Hypanis fluvial deltaic system in Xanthe Terra: a candidate ExoMars 2018 Rover landing site (2015-03)
Sefton-Nash, E.; Fawdon, P.; Gupta, S.; Balme, M.; Davis, J.; Grindrod, P.; Sidiropoulos, P.; Yershov, V. and Muller, J.-P.
In : 46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (16-20 March 2015, Houston, TX)
The Nili Patea caldera; evolving magma, explosive eruptions and hydrothermal deposits on Mars. (2014-03)
Fawdon, P.; Skok, J. R.; Balme, M. R.; Vye-Brown, C. and Jordan, C. J.
In : 45th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (17–21 March 2014, The Woodlands, Texas)
Comparison of the Morphology of Crater-Slopes with Gullies to those Without Gullies (2012-03)
Conway, S. J.; Mangold, N.; Balme, M. R. and Ansan., V.
In : Lunar and Planetary Science XLIII (19-23 March 2012, Houston, TX)
Using topographic derivatives of high resolution data on Earth and Mars to determine active processes on Mars (2012)
Conway, S. J.; Balme, M. R. and Grindrod, P. M.
In : European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2012 (22-27 April 2012, Vienna, Austria)
The morphologic difference between crater slopes with and without gullies on Mars (2012)
Conway, S. J.; Mangold, N.; Balme, M. R. and Ansan, V.
In : European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2012 (22-27 April 2012, Vienna, Austria)
A flooded crater in Cerberus Palus, Mars: evidence for substantial volatile loss (2011)
Hauber, E. and Balme, M.
In : EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 2011 (2-7 October 2011, Nantes)
Morphologies associated with small impact crater clusters in the Western Elysium Planitia region of Mars (2011)
Balme, Matthew; Gallagher, Colman; Hartman, William and Rothery, David
In : European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2011 (3-8 April 2011, Vienna, Austria)
How wet are gullies on Mars? Insights from high resolution topography (2011)
Conway, S. J.; Balme, M. R. and Grindrod, P. M.
In : EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 2011 (2-7 October 2011, Nantes, France)
Horizontal forward-motion velocities of terrestrial dust devils, comparison with ambient winds, and application to Mars (2011)
Balme, Matthew R.; Pathare, Asmin; Mezger, Steve; Renno, Nilton O.; Towner, Martin; Spiga, Aymeric; Fenton, Lori K.; Michaels, Timothy I.; Saca, Fernando and Elliott, Harvey Michael
In : American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2011 (5-9 December 2011, San Francisco, CA, USA)
Effluent crater breaches and channels on Mars: processes, morphological relationships and implications for understanding hydrology (2011)
Gallagher, Colman and Balme, Matt
In : European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2011 (3-8 April 2011, Vienna, Austria)
Towards climate reconstruction on Mars using landscape analysis: insights from terrestrial analogues (Invited) (2011)
Hauber, Ernst; Ulrich, Mathias; Reiss, Dennis; Hiesinger, Harald; Balme, Matthew R. and Gallagher, Colman
In : AGU Fall Meeting 2011 (5-9 December 2011, San Francisco, CA, USA)
Quantitive analysis of gully long profiles on Earth and Mars (2010-05)
Conway, Susan; Balme, Matthew; Murray, John and Towner, Martin
In : EGU General Assembly 2010 (2-7 May 2010, Vienna, Austria) (p 9889)
Can water move sediment on present-day Mars? Insights into gully formation from laboratory simulations (2010-03)
Conway, S. J.; Balme, M. R.; Towner, M. C. and Murray, J. B.
In : Lunar and Planetary Institute Science Conference XLI (1-5 March 2010, The Woodlands, Texas) (p 1894)
Geomorphic analysis of the formation processes of Martian gullies (2010-03)
Conway, S. J.; Balme, M. R.; Murray, J. B.; Towner, M. C.; Okubu, C. and Grindrod, P.M.
In : Lunar and Planetary Institute Science Conference XLI (1-5 March 2010, The Woodlands, Texas) (p 1881)
Meteorologic conditions and the formation of terrestrial dust devils (2009-03-23)
Metzger, S.; Balme, M. and Pathare, A.
In : 40th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (23-27 March 2009, Houston, USA)
Direct in-situ measurement of natural dust devil sediment loading and flux (2009)
Metzger, S. M.; Balme, M.; Towner, M.; Bos, B. and Pathare, A.
In : 40th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (23-27 March 2009, Houston, USA)
Morphologic properties of martian gully systems (2009)
Welty, C. B.; Crown, D. A. and Balme, M. R.
In : 40th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (23-27 March 2009, Houston, USA)
Debris flow as a mechanism for forming martian gullies (2009)
Conway, S. J.; Balme, M. R.; Murray, J. B. and Towner, M. C.
In : 40th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (23-27 March 2009, Houston, USA)
Debris Flow as a Mechanism for Forming Martian Gullies (2009)
Conway, S. J.; Balme, M. R.; Murray, J. B. and Towner, M. C.
In : European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2009 (19-24 April 2009, Vienna, Austria)
An evolutionary scheme for morphological classification of Martian gullies (2009)
Aston, A. H. and Balme, M.
In : European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2009 (19-24 April 2009, Vienna, Austria)
Using patterns of debris flow erosion and deposition in the Icelandic Westfjords to delineate hazard zones (2009)
Conway, S. J.; Decaulne, A.; Balme, M. R.; Murray, J. B. and Towner, M. C.
In : European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2009 (19-24 April 2009, Vienna, Austria)
A recent, equatorial, periglacial environment on Mars (2009)
Balme, M. R.; Murray, J. B.; Gallagher, C.; Muller, J-P and Kim, J-R
In : 40th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (23-27 March 2009, Houston, USA)
Transverse Aeolian Ridges on Mars: Distribution, orientations, and ages (2009)
Berman, D. C; Balme, M. R.; Bourke, M. C.; Rafkin, S. and Zimbelman, J. R.
In : 40th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (23-27 March 2009, Houston, USA)
A recent, equatorial, periglacial environment on Mars (2009)
Balme, M. R.; Gallagher, C.; Murray, J. B. and Muller, J-P.
In : European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2009 (19-24 April 2009, Vienna, Austria)
Icelandic debris flows and their relationship to Martian gullies (2008-02)
Conway, S. J.; Balme, M. R.; Murray, J. B.; Towner, M. C. and Kim, J. R.
In : Workshop on Martian Gullies, Theories and Tests (4-5 Feb 2008, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, Texas) (pp. 25-26)
Small-scale morphologic properties of martian gullies: insights from analysis of HiRISE images (2008)
Welty, C. B.; Crown, D. A. and Balme, M. R.
In : 39th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (Lunar and Planetary Science XXXIX) (10-14 March 2008, League City, Texas, USA)
HiRISE and HRSC studies of the western Elysium Planitia region, Mars (2008)
Balme, M.; Gallagher, C.; Murray, J.; Page, D; Muller, J-P. and Kim, J-R.
In : European Geosciences Union General Assembly (13-18 April 2008, Vienna, Austria)
Megabarchans on Mars (2008)
Bourke, M.C. and Balme, M. R.
In : Planetary Dunes Workshop: A Record of Climate Change (29 April - 2 May 2008, Alamogordo, New Mexico)
Sedimentary rocks in Bequerel crater: origin as polar layered deposits during high obliquity (2008)
Bridges, J. C.; Kim, J-R.; Tragheim, D. G.; Muller, J-P.; Balme, M. R. and Pullan, D.
In : 39th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (Lunar and Planetary Science XXXIX) (10-14 March 2008, League City, Texas, USA)
Icelandic debris flow and their relationship to martian gullies (2008)
Conway, S. L.; Balme, M. R.; Murray, J. B. and Towner, M. C.
In : British Society for Geomorphology (BSG/BGRG) Annual Conference (2-4 July 2008, Exeter, UK)
The distribution of Transverse Aeolian Ridges on Mars (2008)
Berman, D. C.; Balme, M. R.; Bourke, M. C. and Zimbelmann, J. R.
In : 39th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (10-14 March 2008, League City, Texas, USA)
Icelandic debris flow and their relationship to martian gullies (2008)
Conway, S. L.; Balme, M. R.; Murray, J. B.; Towner, M. C. and Kim, J-R.
In : Workshop on Martian Gullies, Theories and Tests (4-5 Feb 2008, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, Texas)
13 years of dust devil monitoring and in-situ sampling (2008)
Metzger, S.; Balme, M.; Bos, B.; Farell, W.; Towner, M. and Ringrose, T. J.
In : American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2008 (15-18 December 2008)
Transverse Aeolian Ridges (TARs)on Mars (2008)
Balme, M. R; Berman, D. C.; Bourke, M. C.; Ralfkin, S. and Zimbelman, J. R.
In : Planetary Dunes Workshop: A Record of Climate Change (29 April - 2 May 2008, Alamogordo, New Mexico)
Transverse Aeolian Ridges (TARs) on Mars (2007)
Balme, M. R.; Berman, D. C. and Bourke, M. C.
In : European Geosciences Union General Assembly (15-20 April 2007, Vienna, Austria)
Stratigraphical evidence of Elysium sea ice from HiRise images (2007)
Murray, J. B.; Balme, M. R.; Muller, J-P. A. L. and Kim, J-R.
In : 38th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (12-16 March 2007, League City, Texas)
Morphological evidence for a sea-ice origin for Elysium Planitia platy terrain (2007)
Balme, M. R.; Murray, J. B.; Ackley, S. F.; Muller, J-P. and Kim, J-R.
In : 38th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (12-16 March 2007, League City, Texas)
New evidence for equatorial sea ice on Mars from HiRISE images (2007)
Murray, J. B.; Balme, M. R.; Muller, J-P. A. L. and Kim, J-R.
In : European Geosciences Union General Assembly (15-20 April 2007, Vienna, Austria)
Evidence on the Origin of Phobos’ Parallel Grooves from HRSC Mars Express (2006)
Murray, John B.; Iliffe, Jonathan C.; Muller, Jan-Peter A. L.; Neukum, Gerhard; Werner, Stephanie and Balme, Matt
In : 37th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (13-17 March 2006, Houston, Texas, USA)
MSL landing sites in ancient layered terrain: Becquerel crater (2006)
Bridges, J. C. and Balme, M. R.
In : First MSL Landing Site Workshop, Pasadena Conference (31 May - 2 June 2006, Pasadena, California)
Preliminary Observations on New Images of the Elysium Frozen Sea Deposits from HRSC Mars Express (2006)
Murray, John B.; Balme, Matthew R.; Muller, Jan-Peter; Kim, Jung-Rack; Morley, Jeremy and Neukum, Gerhard
In : 37th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (13-17 March 2006, Houston, Texas, USA)
The parallel grooves of Phobos: new evidence on their origin from HRSC Mars Express (2006)
Murray, John B.; Iliffe, Jonathan C.; Muller, Jan-Peter A. L.; Neukum, Gerhard; Werner, Stephanie and Balme, Matt
In : European Geosciences Union General Assembly (2-7 April 2006, Vienna, Austria)
Transverse Aeolian Ridges (TARs) on Mars (2006)
Balme, M. R.; Berman, D. and Bourke, M.
In : European Planetary Science Congress (18-22 Sept 2006, Berlin, Germany)
Transverse aeolian ridges (TARs) on Mars (2006)
Balme, M. R.; Berman, D. and Bourke, M.
In : ICAR VI: International Conference on Aeolian Research (24-28 July 2006, Guelp, Canada)
New HRSC Mars Express images of the Elysium frozen sea complex (2006)
Murray, John B.; Balme, Matthew R.; Page, David; Muller, Jan-Peter; Kim, Jung-Rack; Morley, Jeremy and Neukum, Gerhard
In : European Geosciences Union General Assembly (2-7 April 2006, Vienna, Austria)
Dust devils on Earth and Mars: Extension of particle threshold laboratory simulations (2006)
Neakrase, Lynn D. V.; Greeley, Ronald; Haan, Frederick L.; Sarkar, Partha; Iversen, James D.; Balme, Matthew R. and Eddlemon, Eric E.
In : 37th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (13-17 March 2006, Houston, Texas, USA)
Orientation and distribution of recent gullies in the southern hemisphere of Mars: observations from HRSC/MEX and MOC/MGS data (2006)
Balme, M. R.; Mangold, N.; Baratoux, D.; Costard, F.; Gosselin, M.; Masson, P.; Pinet, P. and Neukum, G.
In : 38th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (12-16 March 2007, League City, Texas)
Preliminary results from a new study of transverse aeolian ridges (TARS) on Mars (2005)
Balme, M. R. and Bourke, M. C.
In : 36th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (14-18 March 2006, Houston, Texas, USA)
Dust devils on Mars: Effects of surface roughness on particle threshold (2005)
Neakrase, L. D. V; Greeley, R.; Iversen, J. D.; Balme, M. R.; Foley, D. J. and Eddlemon, E. E.
In : 36th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (14-18 March 2006, Houston, Texas, USA)