Publications


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Submitted and In Review

Chemistry, Mineralogy, and Grain Properties at Namib and High Dunes, Bagnold Dune Field, Gale Crater, Mars: A Synthesis of Curiosity Rover Observations

Ehlmann, B.L., K.S. Edgett, B. Sutter, C.N. Achilles, M.L. Litvak, M.G.A. Lapotre, A.A. Fraeman, R.E. Arvidson, D.F. Blake, N. T. Bridges, P.G. Conrad, A. Cousin, R.T. Downs, T. Gabriel, R. Gellert, V.E. Hamilton, C. Hardgrove, J.R. Johnson, S. Kuhn, P.R. Mahaffy, S. Maurice, M. McHenry, P.-Y. Meslin, D.W. Ming, M.E. Minitti, J.M. Morookian, R.V. Morris, C.D. O'Connell-Cooper, P.C. Pinet, S.K. Rowland, S. Schröder, K.L. Siebach, N.T. Stein, L. M. Thompson, D.T. Vaniman, A.R. Vasavada, D.F. Wellington, R.C. Wiens, A.S. Yen 2017

Journal of Geophysical Research | Submitted 2017-01-15

Geometry and significance of an erosional unconformity on Mars, base Stimson formation, Gale crater

Watkins, J., J. Grotzinger, N. Stein, S. Banham, S. Gupta, D. Rubin, K. Stack Morgan, K. Edgett, J. Frydenvang, K. Siebach, M. Lamb, D. Sumner, K. Lewis 2017

Journal of Geophysical Research | Submitted 2017-02-11

Desiccation Cracks Provide Evidence of Lake Drying on Mars, middle Murray Formation, Gale Crater

Stein, N., J. P. Grotzinger, J. Schieber, N. Mangold, B. Hallet, H. Newsom, K. M. Stack, J. A. Berger, L. Thompson, K. L. Siebach, A. Cousin, S. Le Mouelic, M. Minitti, D. Y. Sumner, C. Fedo, C. H. House, S. Gupta, A. R Vasavada, R. Gellert, R. C. Wiens, J. Frydenvang, O. Forni, P. Y. Meslin, V. Payre, E. Dehouck 2017

Geology | Submitted 2017-05-31

2017

Redox stratification of an ancient lake in Gale Crater, Mars

Hurowitz, J. A., J. P. Grotzinger, W. W., Fischer, R. E. Milliken, E. Dehouck, A.G. Fairen, J. Frydenvang, R. Gellert, S. Gupta, S. M. McLennan, E. B. Rampe, K. L. Siebach, K. Stack-Morgan, N. Stein, D. Y. Sumne, A.R. Vasavada, and R. C. Wiens 2017

Science | 2017-06-01

Mineralogy of an ancient lacustrine mudstone succession from the Murray formation, Gale crater, Mars

Rampe, E., D. W. Ming, D. F. Blake, T. F. Bristow, S. J. Chipera, J. P. Grotzinger, R. V. Morris, S. M. Morrison, D. T. Vaniman, A. S. Yen, C. N. Achilles, P. I. Craig, D. J. Des Marais, R. T. Downs, J. D. Farmer, K. V. Fendrich, R. Gellert, J. M. Morookian, T. S. Peretyazhko, P. Sarrazin, A. H. Treiman, J. A. Berger, J. L. Eigenbrode, A. G. Fairen, O. Forni, S. Gupta, J. A. Hurowitz, L. C. Kah, N. L. Lanza, M. E. Schmidt, K. Siebach, B. Sutter, L. M. Thompson 2017

Earth and Planetary Science Letters | 2017-05-15

Low Hesperian PCO2 constrained from in situ mineralogical analysis at Gale crater, Mars

Bristow, T. F., R. M. Haberle, D. F. Blake, D. Des Marais, J. L. Eigenbrode, A. G. Fairén, J. P. Grotzinger, K. M. Stack, M. A. Mischna, E. B. Rampe, K. L. Siebach, B. Sutter, D. T. Vaniman, A. R. Vasavada 2017

PNAS | 2017-02-17

Sorting out Compositional Trends in Sedimentary Rocks of the Bradbury Group (Aeolis Palus), Gale Crater, Mars

Siebach, K. L., M. B. Baker, J. P. Grotzinger, S. M. McLennan, R. Gellert, L. Thompson, J. A. Hurowitz 2017

Journal of Geophysical Research | 2017-02-02

Geologic Overview of the Mars Science Laboratory Rover Mission at The Kimberley, Gale Crater, Mars

Rice, M., S. Gupta, A. H. Treiman, K. M. Stack, F. Calef, L. A. Edgar, J. Grotzinger, N. Lanza, L. Le Deit, J. Lasue, K. L. Siebach, A. Vasavada, R. C. Weins, and J. Williams 2017

Journal of Geophysical Research | 2017-01-28

2016

PhD Thesis: Formation and Diagenesis of Sedimentary Rocks in Gale Crater, Mars

Siebach, K. L. 2016

Caltech Thesis | 2016-05-19

Composition of conglomerates analyzed by the Curiosity rover: Implications for Gale crater crust and sediment sources

Mangold, N., Thompson, L. M., Forni, O., Fabre, C., Le Deit, L., Wiens, R. C., Williams, A. J., Williams, R., Anderson, R. B., Blaney, D. L., Calef, F., Cousin, A., Clegg, S. M., Dromart, G., Dietrich, W. E., Edgett, K. S., Fisk, M. R., Gasnault, O., Gellert, R., Grotzinger, J. P., Kah, L. C., S., L. M., McLennan, S. M., Maurice, S., Meslin, P.-Y., Newsom, H. E., Palucis, M. C., Rapin, W., Sautter, V., Siebach, K. L., Stack, K., Sumner, D., and Yingst, A. 2016

Journal of Geophysical Research | 2016-04-15

2015

Deposition, exhumation, and paleoclimate of an ancient lake deposit, Gale Crater, Mars

Grotzinger, J. P., Gupta, S., Malin, M. C., Rubin, D. M., Schieber, J., Siebach, K., Sumner, D. Y., Stack, K. M., Vasavada, A. R., Arvidson, R. E., Calef, F., 3rd, Edgar, L., Fischer, W. F., Grant, J. A., Griffes, J., Kah, L. C., Lamb, M. P., Lewis, K. W., Mangold, N., Minitti, M. E., Palucis, M., Rice, M., Williams, R. M., Yingst, R. A., Blake, D., Blaney, D., Conrad, P., Crisp, J., Dietrich, W. E., Dromart, G., Edgett, K. S., Ewing, R. C., Gellert, R., Hurowitz, J. A., Kocurek, G., Mahaffy, P., McBride, M. J., McLennan, S. M., Mischna, M., Ming, D., Milliken, R., Newsom, H., Oehler, D., Parker, T. J., Vaniman, D., Wiens, R. C., and Wilson, S. A. 2015

Science | 2015-10-09

2014

Chemistry of fracture-filling raised ridges in Yellowknife Bay, Gale Crater: Window into past aqueous activity and habitability on Mars

Léveillé, R. J., Bridges, J., Wiens, R. C., Mangold, N., Cousin, A., Lanza, N., Forni, O., Ollila, A., Grotzinger, J., Clegg, S., Siebach, K., Berger, G., Clark, B., Fabre, C., Anderson, R., Gasnault, O., Blaney, D., Deflores, L., Leshin, L., Maurice, S., and Newsom, H. 2014

Journal of Geophysical Research | 2014-11-26

Diagenetic origin of nodules in the Sheepbed member, Yellowknife Bay formation, Gale crater, Mars

Stack, K. M., Grotzinger, J. P., Kah, L. C., Schmidt, M. E., Mangold, N., Edgett, K. S., Sumner, D. Y., Siebach, K. L., Nachon, M., Lee, R., Blaney, D. L., Deflores, L. P., Edgar, L. A., Fairen, A. G., Leshin, L. A., Maurice, S., Oehler, D. Z., Rice, M. S., and Wiens, R. C. 2014

Journal of Geophysical Research | 2014-07-22

Subaqueous Shrinkage Cracks in the Sheepbed Mudstone: Implications for Early Fluid Diagenesis, Gale Crater, Mars

Siebach, K. L., J. P. Grotzinger, L. C. Kah, K. M. Stack, M. Malin, R. Leveille, and D. Y. Sumner 2014

Journal of Geophysical Research | 2014-07-17

Volumetric Estimates of Ancient Water on Mount Sharp Based on Boxwork Deposits, Gale Crater, Mars

Siebach, K. L., and J. P. Grotzinger 2014

Journal of Geophysical Research | 2014-01-28

A Habitable Fluvio-Lacustrine Environment at Yellowknife Bay, Gale Carter, Mars

Grotzinger, J. P., Sumner, D. Y., Kah, L. C., Stack, K., Gupta, S., Edgar, L., Rubin, D., Lewis, K., Schieber, J., Mangold, N., Milliken, R., Conrad, P. G., DesMarais, D., Farmer, J., Siebach, K., Calef, F., 3rd, Hurowitz, J., McLennan, S. M., Ming, D., Vaniman, D., Crisp, J., Vasavada, A., Edgett, K. S., Malin, M., Blake, D., Gellert, R., Mahaffy, P., Wiens, R. C., Maurice, S., Grant, J. A., Wilson, S., Anderson, R. C., Beegle, L., Arvidson, R., Hallet, B., Sletten, R. S., Rice, M., Bell, J., 3rd, Griffes, J., Ehlmann, B., Anderson, R. B., Bristow, T. F., Dietrich, W. E., Dromart, G., Eigenbrode, J., Fraeman, A., Hardgrove, C., Herkenhoff, K., Jandura, L., Kocurek, G., Lee, S., Leshin, L. A., Leveille, R., Limonadi, D., Maki, J., McCloskey, S., Meyer, M., Minitti, M., Newsom, H., Oehler, D., Okon, A., Palucis, M., Parker, T., Rowland, S., Schmidt, M., Squyres, S., Steele, A., Stolper, E., Summons, R., Treiman, A., Williams, R., Yingst, A., and Team, M. S. L. S. 2014

Science | 2014-01-24

2011

A Lake in Uzboi Vallis and Implications for Late Noachian-Early Hesperian Climate on Mars

Grant, J., R. P. Irwin III, S. A. Wilson, D. Buczkowski, and K. Siebach 2011

Icarus | 2011-03-01

2010

Spirit Mars Rover Mission: Overview and selected results from the northern Home Plate Winter Haven to the side of Scamander crater

Arvidson, R. E., Bell, J. F., Bellutta, P., Cabrol, N. A., Catalano, J. G., Cohen, J., Crumpler, L. S., Des Marais, D. J., Estlin, T. A., Farrand, W. H., Gellert, R., Grant, J. A., Greenberger, R. N., Guinness, E. A., Herkenhoff, K. E., Herman, J. A., Iagnemma, K. D., Johnson, J. R., Klingelhöfer, G., Li, R., Lichtenberg, K. A., Maxwell, S. A., Ming, D. W., Morris, R. V., Rice, M. S., Ruff, S. W., Shaw, A., Siebach, K. L., de Souza, P. A., Stroupe, A. W., Squyres, S. W., Sullivan, R. J., Talley, K. P., Townsend, J. A., Wang, A., Wright, J. R., and Yen, A. S. 2010

Journal of Geophysical Research | 2010-09-30

Identification of Carbonate-Rich Outcrops on Mars by the Spirit Rover

Morris, R. V., S.W. Ruff, R. Gellert, D.W. Ming, R.E. Arvidson, B.C. Clark, D.C. Golden, K. Siebach, G. Klingelhöfer, C. Schröder, I. Fleischer, A.S. Yen, S.W. Squyres 2010

Science | 2010-07-23

2009

Results from the Mars Phoenix Lander Robotic Arm experiment

Arvidson, R. E., Bonitz, R. G., Robinson, M. L., Carsten, J. L., Volpe, R. A., Trebi-Ollennu, A., Mellon, M. T., Chu, P. C., Davis, K. R., Wilson, J. J., Shaw, A. S., Greenberger, R. N., Siebach, K. L., Stein, T. C., Cull, S. C., Goetz, W., Morris, R. V., Ming, D. W., Keller, H. U., Lemmon, M. T., Sizemore, H. G., and Mehta, M. 2009

Journal of Geophysical Research | 2009-10-02

Continuous Microwave-driven Polyol Process for Synthesizing Ytterbium-doped Yttria Powder

Imam, M. A., A. W. Fliflet, K. L. Siebach, A. David, R. W. Bruce, S. B. Qadri, and S. H. Gold 2009

Processing and Properties of Advanced Ceramics and Composites: Ceramic Transactions | 2009-05-29
 

First-Author Conference Abstracts

Untangling Provenance Signals in Fluvio-Deltaic-Lacustrine Facies, Gale Crater, Mars

Siebach, K. L., M. B. Baker, J. P. Grotzinger, S. M. McLennan, R. Gellert, L. M. Thompson, J. A. Hurowitz

SEPM Research Conference: Propagation of Environmental Signals within Source-to-Sink Stratigraphy | Ainsa, Spain | Jun. 2017

Abstract in conference book

Geochemistry of the Stimson Sandstone, Gale Crater, Mars

Siebach, K. L., S. M. McLennan, and C. M. Fedo

48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference | Houston, TX | Mar. 2017

Abstract 2499

Causes of Geochemical Diversity in Three Gale Crater Sedimentary Rock Formations

Siebach, K. L., S. M. McLennan, J. P. Grotzinger, R. Gellert, J. A. Hurowitz, and W. W. Fischer

Geological Society of America Annual Meeting | Denver, CO | Oct. 2016

Paper no. 20-12 | DOI: 10.1130/abs/2016AM-286273

Sedimentary Petrology of the Murray Mudstone, Gale Crater, Mars

Siebach, K. L., J. P. Grotzinger, J. A. Hurowitz, S. M. McLennan, W. W. Fischer, and R. Gellert

Goldschmidt | Yokohama, Japan | Jun. 2016

Abstract 2858

Sorting out APXS Compositional Variations in Gale Crater Sedimentary Rocks, Mars

Siebach, K. L., J. P. Grotzinger, S. M. McLennan, M. B. Baker, R. Gellert, J. A. Hurowitz, and D. L. Blaney

Geological Society of America Annual Meeting | Baltimore, MD | Nov. 2015

Paper no. 94-2

Constraining the Texture and Composition of Pore-Filling Cements at Gale Crater, Mars

Siebach, K. L., J. P. Grotzinger, S. M. McLennan, M. B. Baker, R. Gellert, J. A. Hurowitz, and D. L. Blaney

46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference | Houston, TX | Mar. 2015

Abstract 2234

Sandstone Diagenesis at Gale Crater, Mars, As Observed by Curiosity

Siebach, K. L., J. P. Grotzinger, S. M. McLennan, J. A. Hurowitz, L. C. Kah, K. S. Edgett, R. M. E. Williams, R. C. Wiens, and J. Schieber

American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting | San Francisco, CA | Dec. 2014

Abstract P42C-07

Characterizing Sandstone Porosity using MAHLI Imagery along Curiosity’s Traverse

Siebach, K. L., and J. P. Grotzinger

8th International Conference on Mars | Pasadena, CA | Jul. 2014

Abstract 1466

Raised Ridges in the Sheepbed Member as Evidence for Early Subaqueous Diagenesis at Yellowknife Bay, Gale Crater, Mars

Siebach, K. L., J. P. Grotzinger, L. C. Kah, K. Stack, R. J. Leveille, D. Y. Sumner, L. A. Edgar, and the MSL Science Team

American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting | San Francisco, CA | Dec. 2013

Abstract P13D-07

Formation of Boxwork Structures on Mount Sharp, Gale Crater, Mars

Siebach, K. L. and J. P. Grotzinger (2013)

44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference | Houston, TX | Mar. 2013

Abstract 1719

Monitoring evapotranspiration of almond orchards using a METRIC model with MASTER imagery

Siebach, K. L., S. Kefauver, and S. Ustin (2011)

American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting | San Francisco, CA | Dec. 2011

Presented at the NASA Booth in the Exhibit Hall

Testing Planetary Radiative Transfer Models via Remote Sensing of Gypsum Sands in White Sands National Monument

Siebach, K. L., R. E. Arvidson, J. Boettger, S. Bova, P. Murrey, M. Rudd, S. Spera, T. Stein, and M. Witchger

American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting | San Francisco, CA | Dec. 2010

Abstract P53A-1491

Recent Spirit Results: Microscopic Imager Analysis of Particle Properties in Scamander Crater, West of Home Plate

Siebach, K., R. Arvidson, N. Cabrol, and Athena Science Team (2010)

41st Lunar and Planetary Science Conference | Houston, TX | Mar. 2010

Abstract 2548

Recent Spirit Rover Results: Morphological and Textural Analysis of Sulfate-Rich Soils to the West of Home Plate

Siebach, K., R. E. Arvidson, R.V. Morris, R. Gellert, and A. Wang

American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting | San Francisco, CA | Dec. 2009

Abstract P13A-1250