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Kjartan Kinch, list of publications,
updated October 2018

Peer Reviewed Journal Papers:

28 papers, 891 citations, h-index:13

The albedo of Mars : Six Mars years of observations from Pancam on the Mars Exploration Rovers and comparisons to MOC, CTX and HiRISE. / Rice, Melissa S.; Reynolds, Michael; Studer-Ellis, Genevieve; Bell, James F., III; Johnson, Jeffrey R.; Herkenhoff, Kenneth E.; Wellington, Danika; Kinch, Kjartan M.
I: Icarus, Bind 314, 01.11.2018, s. 159-174. Low crater frequencies and low model ages in lunar maria : Recent endogenic activity or degradation effects? / Valantinas, A.; Kinch, K. M.; Bridžius, A.
I: Meteoritics and Planetary Science, Bind 53, Nr. 4, 17.01.2018, s. 826-838

The Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover Mastcam instruments: Preflight and in-flight calibration, validation, and data archiving. / Bell, J. F., III; Godber, A.; McNair, S.; Caplinger, M. A.; Maki, J. N.; Lemmon, M. T.; Van Beek, J.; Malin, M. C.; Wellington, D.; Kinch, K. M.; Madsen, M. B.; Hardgrove, C.; Ravine, M. A.; Jensen, E.; Harker, D.; Anderson, R. B.; Herkenhoff, K. E.; Morris, R. V.; Cisneros, E.; Deen, R. G.

In: Earth and Space Science, Vol. 4, No. 7, 02.07.2017, p. 396-452.Research output: Contribution to journal › Journal article › Research › peer-review In: Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 44, No. 10, 28.05.2017, p. 4716-4724

Ehlmann, B.L., et al (2016), The Sustainability of Habitability on Terrestrial Planets: Insights, Questions, and Needed Measurements from Mars for Understanding the Evolution of Earth-like Worlds, Journal of Geophysical Research, 25th Anniversary Special Issue, In preprint, DOI: 10.1002/2016JE005134   

Johnson, J.R., et al (2016), Constraints on iron sulfate and iron oxide mineralogy from ChemCam visible/near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy of Mt. Sharp basal units, Gale Crater, Mars, American Mineralogist, 101(7), DOI: 10.2138/am-2016-5553

Kinch, K.M., et al (2015), Dust deposition on the decks of the Mars Exploration Rovers: 10 years of dynamics on the panoramic camera calibration targets, Earth and Space Science, 2, pp 144-172, DOI:10.1002/2014EA000073.

Johnson, J.R., et al (2015) , ChemCam passive reflectance spectroscopy of surface materials at the Curiosity landing site, Mars, Icarus, 249(Special Issue: First Year of MSL), pp. 74-92, DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2014.02.028

Isoz, O., et al (2014), Interference from Terrestrial Sources and its Impact on the GRAS GPS Radio Occultation Receiver, Radio Science, 49(1), pp 1-6, DOI: 10.1002/2013RS005243

Frydenvang, J., et al (2013),  An Optimized Calibration Procedure for Determining Elemental Ratios Using Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy, Analytical Chemistry, 85(3), pp 1492-1500, DOI: 10.1021/ac3026652

Madsen, M.B., et al (2009), Overview of the Magnetic Properties Experiments on the Mars Exploration Rovers, Journal of Geophysical Research, 114 (E6), DOI:10.1029/2008JE003098

Merrison, J.P., et al (2008), An environmental simulation wind tunnel for studying Aeolian transport on Mars, Planetary and Space Science, 56(3), pp 426-437, DOI: 10.1016/j.pss.2007.11.007

Goetz, W., et al. (2008), Search for magnetic minerals in Martian rocks: Overview of the Rock Abrasion Tool (RAT) magnet investigation on Spirit and Opportunity, Journal of Geophysical Research, 113(E5), DOI: 10.1029/2006JE002819.

Kinch, K. M., et al. (2007), Dust Deposition on the Mars Exploration Rover Panoramic Camera (Pancam) Calibration Targets, Journal of Geophysical Research, 112(E6), DOI: 10.1029/2006JE002807

Merrison, J. P., et al. (2006), An integrated laser anemometer and dust accumulator for studying wind-induced dust transport on Mars, Planetary and Space Science, 54(11), pp 1065-1072, DOI:10.1016/j.pss.2006.05.026

Herkenhoff, K. E., et al. (2006), Overview of the Microscopic Imager Investigation during Spirit’s first 450 sols in Gusev crater, Journal of Geophysical Research, 111(E2), DOI:10.1029/2005JE002574.

Kinch, K. M., et al. (2006), Preliminary analysis of the MER magnetic properties experiment using a computational fluid dynamics model, Planetary and Space Science, 54(1), pp 28-44, DOI:10.1016/j.pss.2005.07.008

Johnson, J. R., et al. (2006), Radiative transfer modeling of dust-coated Pancam calibration target materials: Laboratory visible/near-infrared spectrogoniometry, Journal of Geophysical Research, 111(E12), DOI:10.1029/2005JE002658.

Bertelsen, P., et al (2005) , Backscattering Mössbauer spectroscopy of Martian dust, Hyperfine Interactions, 166(1), pp 523-527, DOI: 10.1007/s10751-006-9320-7.

Gunnlaugsson, H., et al (2005), Simulations of the magnetic properties experiment on Mars Exploration Rovers, Hyperfine Interactions, 166(1), pp 555-560, DOI: 10.1007/s10751-006-9334-1

Goetz, W., et al. (2005),  Indication of drier periods on Mars from the chemistry and mineralogy of atmospheric dust, Nature, 436, pp 62-65, DOI:10.1038/nature03807

Jensen, J., et al. (2005), Analysis of magnetic dust layers on Mars by PIXE and XRF, X-ray Spectrometry, 34(4), pp 359-362, DOI: 10.1002/xrs.836.

Herkenhoff, K. E., et al. (2004) , Evidence from Opportunity's Microscopic Imager for Water on Meridiani Planum, Science, 306, pp 1727-1730, DOI: 10.1126/science.1105286

Bell, J. F., III, et al. (2004), Pancam Multispectral Imaging Results from the Opportunity Rover at Meridiani Planum, Science, 306, pp 1703-1709, DOI: 10.1126/science.1105245.

Bertelsen, P., et al. (2004), Magnetic Properties Experiments on the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit at Gusev Crater, Science, 305, pp 827-829, DOI: 10.1126/science.1100112.

Herkenhoff, K. E., et al. (2004), Textures of the Soils and Rocks at Gusev Crater from Spirit's Microscopic Imager, Science, 305, pp 824-826, DOI: 10.1126/science.3050824

Bell, J. F., III, et al. (2004), Pancam Multispectral Imaging Results from the Spirit Rover at Gusev Crater, Science, 305, pp 800-806, DOI: 10.1126/science.1100175

Merrison, J. P., et al. (2004), A miniature laser anemometer for measurement of wind speed and dust suspension on Mars, Planetary and Space Science, 52(13), pp 1177-1186, DOI:0.1016/j.pss.2004.06.002.

Gunnlaugsson, H. P., et al. (2004), Device for measuring surface accumulation of dust: applications for future magnetic properties experiments on Mars, Planetary and Space Science, 52(8), pp 693-698, DOI:10.1016/j.pss.2004.01.002.

Merrison, J., et al. (2004) , The electrical properties of Mars analogue dust, Planetary and Space Science, 52(4), pp 279-290, DOI:10.1016/j.pss.2003.11.003.

Bell, J. F., III, et al. (2003), Mars Exploration Rover Athena Panoramic Camera (Pancam) investigation, Journal of Geophysical Research, 108(E12), 8063, DOI: 10.1029/2003JE002070.

Madsen, M. B., et al. (2003), Magnetic Properties Experiments on the Mars Exploration Rover mission, Journal of Geophysical Research, 108(E12), pp 8069, DOI: 10.1029/2002JE002029.

Peer Reviewed Book Chapter:

Goetz, W., Hviid, S., Kinch, K., and Madsen, M. B. (2008), Magnetic Properties Results from Martian Surface Landers and Rovers, in The Martian Surface: Composition, Mineralogy, and Physical Properties, edited by J. F. Bell, III, Cambridge University Press.

First Author Conference Proceedings:

Kinch, K.M., et al (2013), Dust on the Curiosity Mast Camera Calibration Target, 44th LPSC, Abstract 1061

Kinch, K.M., Bell, J.F. III and Madsen, M.B. (2012),  Dust deposition and removal at the MER landing sites from observations of the Panoramic Camera (Pancam) calibration targets, AGU Fall Meeting, Abstract P21D-1877

Kinch, K.M. et al (2011) Processing of GRAS raw sampling data, 2nd International Colloquium - Scientific and Fundamental Aspects of the Galileo Programme

Kinch, K.M., Sohl-Dickstein, J. and Bell, J.F. III (2007), Dust deposition rates at the MER landing sites, 7th International conference on Mars, Abstract 3209.

Kinch, K.M., Merrison, J.P. and Gunnlaugsson, H.P. (2005), Multispectral Pancam images of  dust patterns on Opportunity's Capture and Filter magnets analyzed by a Computational Fluid Dynamics model, AGU Fall Meeting, Abstract P21A-0130.

Other Recent Conference Proceedings:

Frydenvang, J., et al (2016), Discovery of Silica-Rich Lacustrine and Eolian Sedimentary Rocks in Gale Crater, Mars, 47th LPSC, Abstract 2349

Jacobsen, S.J., et al (2016), An Excess Signal in the Tail of the PSF Observed in the Pancam R7 Filter on Board the Mars Exploration Rovers: Characterisation and Correction, 47th LPSC, Abstract 2631

Head, J.W. et al. (2015), Mars Human Science Exploration and Resource Utilization: The Dichotomy Boundary Deuteronilus Mensae Exploration Zone, First Landing Site/Exploration Zone Workshop for Human Missions to the Surface of Mars, Abstract 1033

Hardgrove, C., et al (2015), Detecting High Manganese Phases in Curiosity Mastcam Multispectral Images and Chemcam Passive Visible to Near Infrared Spectra, 46th LPSC, Abstract 2748

Wellington, D. et al (2015), Insights Into the Mineralogic Diversity of Lower Mount Sharp Units from Mars Science Laboratory Mastcam Multispectral Observations, AGU Fall Meeting, Abstract #P43B-2126

Frydenvang, J. et al (2015),  ChemCam First Discovery of High Silica Sediments in Gale Crater, AGU Fall Meeting, Abstract P43B-2119

Hauber, E, et al (2015), A potential Mars 2020 rover landing site at a delta in Magong Crater, Mars, European Planetary Science Congress, Abstract 862

Wellington, D., et al (2014), Compositional and Mineralogic Interpretation of MSL Curiosity Rover Mastcam Multispectral Measurements in Gale Crater, 8th International Conference on Mars, Abstract 1454

Wellington, D. et al (2014), Visible to Near-IR Spectral Units Along the MSL Gale Crater Traverse: Comparison of In Situ Mastcam and Orbital CRISM Observations, AGU Falll Meeting, Abstract P43D-4015

Johnson, J.R. et al (2014), First Year of ChemCam Passive Reflectance Spectroscopy at Bradbury Landing, Mars, 45th LPSC, Abstract 1367

Platz, T. et al (2014), Landing at the terminus of Sabrina Vallis: A potential 2020 Mars rover landing site, European Planetary Science Congress, Abstract 811

Rice, M.S., et al (2013), Hydrated Minerals at Yellowknife Bay, Gale Crater, Mars: Observations from Mastcam's Science Filters, AGU Fall Meeting, Abstract P23C-1795

Rice, M.S. et al (2013), Mastcam multispectral imaging results from the Mars Science Laboratory investigation in Yellowknife Bay, European Planetary Science Congress, Abstract 762

Johnson, J.R. (2013), ChemCam Passive Reflectance Spectroscopy at Gale Crater, Mars, AGU Fall Meeting, Abstract P23C-1796

Bell, J.F., et al (2013), Initial Multispectral Imaging Results from the Mars Science Laboratory Mastcam Investigation at the Gale Crater Field Site, 44th LPSC, Abstract 1417

Ladstädter, F., et al (2012), Collocating GRAS with AMSU onboard of Metop: An assessment for instrument and climate monitoring, EGU general assembly, abstract 10298

Nielsen, J., Lauritsen, K.B. and Kinch, K. (2012),  Improvement metrics for water vapour and temperature profiles retrieved from GPS RO profiles through 1D-Var, EGU General Assembly, abstract 9476


Kinch, K. M. (2005), Numerical Modeling of Magnetic Capture of Martian Atmospheric Dust, Ph.D. thesis, 131 pp, Aarhus University, Århus.

Kinch, K. M. (2001), Use of photoluminescent materials for detection of ultraviolet radiation on the surface of Mars, Candidatus (Master) thesis, 73 pp, Aarhus University, Århus.

Public Outreach

Kinch, K.M. www.scienceblog.dk. Regular contributor.

Kinch, K.M. (2014) Curiosity-roveren og Vandet på Mars. Københavns Universitets Almanak p. 110-113

Kinch, K.M., Lauritsen, K.B. (2011), Meteorologi med GPS-signaler. Aktuel Naturvidenskab, 6 pp 6-9.