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Lapotre, M.G.A., Ewing, R.C., Weitz, C.M., Lewis, K., Lamb, M.P., Ehlmann, B.L., Rubin, D., (2018) Morphologic diversity of Martian ripples: Implications for low-intensity transport as a mechanism for large-ripple formation. Geophysical Research Letters. DOI: 10.1029/2018GL079029


Michel, S., Avouac, J.P., Ayoub, F., Ewing, R.C., Vriend, N., Heggy, E. Comparing dune migration measured from remote sensing with sand flux prediction based on weather data and model, a test case in Qatar Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 497, 12-21.


Myrow, P.M., Lamb, M.P., Ewing, R.C., (2018) Rapid sea level rise in the aftermath of Neoproterozoic Snowball Earth glaciation. Science. DOI: 10.1126/science.aap8612.


Banham, S.G., Gupta., S., Rubin, D.M., Watkins, J.A., Sumner, D.Y., Edgett, K.S., Grotzinger, J.P., Lewis, K.W., Edgar, L.A., Stack-Morgan, K.M., Barnes, R., Bell III, J.F., Day, M.D., Ewing, R.C., Lapotre, G.A., Stein, N.T., Rivera-Hernandez, F., Vasavada, A.R., (2018) Sedimentology of an ancient aeolian sandstone on the lower lope of Aeolis Mons, Stimson Formation, Gale Crater, Mars Sedimentology. Manuscript. doi:10.1111/sed.12469.


Lapotre, M. G. A., B. L. Ehlmann, S. E. Minson, R. E. Arvidson, F. Ayoub, A. A. Fraeman, R. C. Ewing, and N. T. Bridges (2017), Compositional variations in sands of the Bagnold Dunes, Gale crater, Mars, from visible-shortwave infrared spectroscopy and comparison with ground truth from the Curiosity rover, Journal of Geophysical Research – Planets, 122, 2489–2509, doi:10.1002/2016JE005133.

Ewing, R.C., Lapotre, M.G.A., Lewis, K.W., Day, M., Stein, N., Rubin, D.M., Sullivan, R., Banham, S., Lamb, M.P., Bridges, N.T., Gupta, S., Fischer, W.W., (2017) Sedimentary processes of the Bagnold Dunes: Implications for the eolian rock record of Mars. Journal of Geophysical Research – Planets. 122, 2544–2573, doi:10.1002/2017JE005324.

Bridges, N.T., Sullivan, R., Newman, C., Navarro Lopez, S., Van Beek, J., Ewing, R.C., Ayoub, F., Gasnault, O., Le Mouelic, S., Lapotre, M., Rapin, W. (2017) Martian Aeolian Activity at the Bagnold Dunes, Gale Crater: The view from the surface and orbit.  Journal of Geophysical Research – Planets. 122, 2077–2110, doi:10.1002/2017JE005263

Achilles, C., Downs, R., Ming, D., Rampe, E., Morris, R., ... & Morookin, J., (2017) Mineralogy of active eolian sediment from Namib Dune, Gale Crater, Mars. Journal of Geophysical Research – Planets. 122, 2344–2361, doi:10.1002/2017JE005262.


Lapotre, M. G. A., Ewing, R. C., Lamb, M. P., Fischer, W. W., Grotzinger, J. P., Rubin, D. M., … & Banham, S. G. (2016). Large wind ripples on Mars: A record of atmospheric evolution. Science, 353(6294), 55-58. [PDF]

McDonald, G. D., Hayes, A. G., Ewing, R. C., Lora, J. M., Newman, C. E., Tokano, T., … & Chen, G. (2016). Variations in Titan’s dune orientations as a result of orbital forcing. Icarus, 270, 197-210. [LINK]


Grotzinger, J. P., Gupta, S., Malin, M. C., Rubin, D. M., Schieber, J., Siebach, K., … & Calef, F. (2015). Deposition, exhumation, and paleoclimate of an ancient lake deposit, Gale crater, Mars. Science, 350(6257), aac7575.

Ewing, R. C., McDonald, G. D., & Hayes, A. G. (2015). Multi-spatial analysis of aeolian dune-field patterns. Geomorphology, 240, 44-53.

Moore, J. M., Howard, A. D., Schenk, P. M., McKinnon, W. B., Pappalardo, R. T., Ewing, R. C., … & Buratti, B. (2015). Geology before Pluto: Pre-encounter considerations. Icarus, 246, 65-81.

Ewing, R. C. (2015). A Dune Odyssey–Sand dunes on other worlds.

Ewing, R. C., Hayes, A. G., & Lucas, A. (2015). Sand dune patterns on Titan controlled by long-term climate cycles. Nature Geoscience, 8(1), 15-19.


Baitis, E., Kocurek, G., Smith, V., Mohrig, D., Ewing, R. C., & Peyret, A. P. (2014). Definition and origin of the dune-field pattern at White Sands, New Mexico. Aeolian Research, 15, 269-287.

Ewing, R. C., Eisenman, I., Lamb, M. P., Poppick, L., Maloof, A. C., & Fischer, W. W. (2014). New constraints on equatorial temperatures during a Late Neoproterozoic snowball Earth glaciation. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 406, 110-122.

Milliken, R. E., Ewing, R. C., Fischer, W. W., & Hurowitz, J. (2014). Wind‐blown sandstones cemented by sulfate and clay minerals in Gale Crater, Mars. Geophysical Research Letters, 41(4), 1149-1154.


Rose, C. V., Maloof, A. C., Schoene, B., Ewing, R. C., Linnemann, U., Hofmann, M., & Cottle, J. M. (2013). The end-Cryogenian glaciation of South Australia. Geoscience Canada, 40(4), 256-293.

Silvestro, S., Vaz, D. A., Ewing, R. C., Rossi, A. P., Fenton, L. K., Michaels, T. I., … & Geissler, P. E. (2013). Pervasive aeolian activity along rover Curiosity’s traverse in Gale Crater, Mars. Geology, 41(4), 483-486.

Fenton, L., Ewing, R. C., Bridges, N., & Lorenz, R. (2013). Extraterrestrial aeolian landscapes. Treatise in Geomorphology, 11, 287-312.


Jerolmack, D. J., Ewing, R. C., Falcini, F., Martin, R. L., Masteller, C., Phillips, C., … & Buynevich, I. (2012). Internal boundary layer model for the evolution of desert dune fields. Nature Geoscience, 5(3), 206-209.

Le Gall, A., Hayes, A. G., Ewing, R., Janssen, M. A., Radebaugh, J., Savage, C., & Encrenaz, P. (2012). Latitudinal and altitudinal controls of Titan’s dune field morphometry. Icarus, 217(1), 231-242.

Kocurek, G., & Ewing, R. C. (2012). Source-to-sink: An Earth/Mars comparison of boundary conditions for eolian dune systems.


Reitz, M. D., Jerolmack, D. J., Ewing, R. C., & Martin, R. L. (2010). Barchan‐parabolic dune pattern transition from vegetation stability threshold. Geophysical Research Letters, 37(19).

Szynkiewicz, A., Ewing, R. C., Moore, C. H., Glamoclija, M., Bustos, D., & Pratt, L. M. (2010). Origin of terrestrial gypsum dunes—implications for martian gypsum-rich dunes of Olympia Undae. Geomorphology, 121(1), 69-83.

Ewing, R. C., Peyret, A. P. B., Kocurek, G., & Bourke, M. (2010). Dune field pattern formation and recent transporting winds in the Olympia Undae Dune Field, north polar region of Mars. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 115(E8).

Ewing, R. C., & Kocurek, G. A. (2010). Aeolian dune interactions and dune‐field pattern formation: White Sands Dune Field, New Mexico. Sedimentology, 57(5), 1199-1219.

Ewing, R. C., & Kocurek, G. (2010). Aeolian dune-field pattern boundary conditions. Geomorphology, 114(3), 175-187.

Kocurek, G., Ewing, R. C., & Mohrig, D. (2010). How do bedform patterns arise? New views on the role of bedform interactions within a set of boundary conditions. Earth surface processes and landforms, 35(1), 51-63.


Bourke, M. C., Ewing, R. C., Finnegan, D., & McGowan, H. A. (2009). Sand dune movement in the Victoria Valley, Antarctica. Geomorphology, 109(3), 148-160.

Ewing, R. C. (2009). Aeolian dune-field boundary conditions and dune interactions related to dune-field pattern formation on Earth and Mars. The University of Texas at Austin.


Derickson, D., Kocurek, G., Ewing, R. C., & Bristow, C. (2008). Origin of a complex and spatially diverse dune-field pattern, Algodones, southeastern California. Geomorphology, 99(1), 186-204.


Kocurek, G., Carr, M., Ewing, R., Havholm, K. G., Nagar, Y. C., & Singhvi, A. K. (2007). White Sands Dune Field, New Mexico: age, dune dynamics and recent accumulations. Sedimentary Geology, 197(3), 313-331.


Beveridge, C., Kocurek, G., Ewing, R. C., Lancaster, N., Morthekai, P., Singhvi, A. K., & Mahan, S. A. (2006). Development of spatially diverse and complex dune‐field patterns: Gran Desierto Dune Field, Sonora, Mexico. Sedimentology, 53(6), 1391-1409.

Ewing, R. C., Kocurek, G., & Lake, L. W. (2006). Pattern analysis of dune‐field parameters. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 31(9), 1176-1191.


Kocurek, G., & Ewing, R. C. (2005). Aeolian dune field self-organization–implications for the formation of simple versus complex dune-field patterns. Geomorphology, 72(1), 94-105.


Ewing, R. C., & Schenk, P. M. (1998, March). Formation of debris aprons on Mars: Viking stereotopographic mapping. In Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (Vol. 29).

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