Susan Kieffer

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2017

Researching the Earth-and a Few of Its Neighbors

Kieffer, S., Aug 30 2017, In : Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences. 45, p. 1-29 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
geysers
Grand Canyon (AZ)
active satellites
meteorite collisions
Enceladus
2014

Flow of supersonic jets across flat plates: Implications for ground-level flow from volcanic blasts

Orescanin, M. M., Prisco, D., Austin, J. M. & Kieffer, S. W., Apr 2014, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 119, 4, p. 2976-2987 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

free jet
blasts
flat plates
volcanology
shock

Io's theothermal (sulfur) - Lithosphere cycle inferred from sulfur solubility modeling of Pele's magma supply

Battaglia, S. M., Stewart, M. A. & Kieffer, S., Jun 2014, In : Icarus. 235, p. 123-129 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Io
lithosphere
magma
solubility
sulfur

The deadly dynamics of landslides

Kieffer, S., Jan 1 2014, American Scientist, 102, 4, p. 298-303 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

landslide
mud
quarrying
slate
chemical reaction
2010

Isotope fractionation in silicate melts by thermal diffusion

Huang, F., Chakraborty, P., Lundstrom, C. C., Holmden, C., Glessner, J. J. G., Kieffer, S. & Lesher, C. E., Mar 18 2010, In : Nature. 464, 7287, p. 396-400 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Thermal Diffusion
Silicates
Isotopes
Temperature
Thermodynamics

Unsteady high-pressure flow experiments with applications to explosive volcanic eruptions

Orescanin, M. M., Austin, J. M. & Kieffer, S. W., Jun 2010, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 115, 6, B06206.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Volcanic Eruptions
volcanic eruptions
Mach number
explosive
volcanic eruption
2009

A redetermination of the ice/vapor ratio of Enceladus' plumes: Implications for sublimation and the lack of a liquid water reservoir

Kieffer, S., Lu, X., McFarquhar, G. M. & Wohletz, K. H., Sep 1 2009, In : Icarus. 203, 1, p. 238-241 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Enceladus
sublimation
plumes
ice
plume

Megascale processes: Natural disasters and human behavior

Kieffer, S. W., Barton, P., Chesworth, W., Palmer, A. R., Reitan, P. & Zen, E. A., Jan 1 2009, In : Special Paper of the Geological Society of America. 453, p. 77-86 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

human behavior
natural disaster
planet
tsunami
volcanic eruption

Volcanic mesocyclones

Chakraborty, P., Gioia, G. & Kieffer, S., Mar 26 2009, In : Nature. 458, 7237, p. 497-500 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dust
Lightning
Hydrodynamics
Gases
Air
2007

Celebrity meets science: Hollywood's environmentalism and its effect

Gajda, A. & Kieffer, S., Oct 1 2007, In : GSA Today. 17, 10, p. 44-45 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
environmentalism
bear
environmental issue
global warming
greenhouse gas

Open-ended shock tube flows: Influence of pressure ratio and diaphragm position

Haselbacher, A., Balachandar, S. & Kieffer, S., Aug 1 2007, In : AIAA journal. 45, 8, p. 1917-1929 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Shock tubes
Pipe flow
Diaphragms
Shock waves
Mach number

Unified model of tectonics and heat transport in a frigid Enceladus

Gioia, G., Chakraborty, P., Marshak, S. & Kieffer, S., Aug 21 2007, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 104, 34, p. 13578-13581 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hot Temperature
Spacecraft
Saturn
Mechanics
Thermodynamics
2006

A clathrate reservoir hypothesis for enceladus south polar plume

Kieffer, S. W., Lu, X., Bethke, C. M., Spencer, J. R., Marshak, S. & Navrotsky, A., Dec 15 2006, In : Science. 314, 5806, p. 1764-1766 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ice
Hot Temperature
Spacecraft
Saturn
Gases

Cassini observes the active south pole of enceladus

Porco, C. C., Helfenstein, P., Thomas, P. C., Ingersoll, A. P., Wisdom, J., West, R., Neukum, G., Denk, T., Wagner, R., Roatsch, T., Kieffer, S., Turtle, E., McEwen, A., Johnson, T. V., Rathbun, J., Veverka, J., Wilson, D., Perry, J., Spitale, J., Brahic, A. & 5 others, Burns, J. A., DelGenio, A. D., Dones, L., Murray, C. D. & Squyres, S., Mar 10 2006, In : Science. 311, 5766, p. 1393-1401 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Saturn
Steam
Ice
Orbit
Heating

Impact melt sheet formation on Mars and its implication for hydrothermal systems and exobiology

Pope, K. O., Kieffer, S. W. & Ames, D. E., Jul 1 2006, In : Icarus. 183, 1, p. 1-9 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

exobiology
impact melts
hydrothermal systems
hydrothermal system
mars

Lava channel formation via the viscoplastic indentation of hot substrates

Gioia, G., Chakraborty, P. & Kieffer, S., Oct 1 2006, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 33, 19, L19305.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

indentation
lava
substrate
levee
lava flow

The concepts of beauty and creativity: Earth science thinking

Kieffer, S. W., Jan 1 2006, In : Special Paper of the Geological Society of America. 413, 413, p. 3-11 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Earth science

Volcán Reventador's unusual umbrella

Chakraborty, P., Gioia, G. & Kieffer, S., Mar 16 2006, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 33, 5, L05313.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
volcanology
eddy viscosity
Taylor instability
igneous rocks
ignimbrite
2004

Empirical and theoretical comparisons of the Chicxulub and Sudbury impact structures

Pope, K. O., Kieffer, S. W. & Ames, D. E., Jan 2004, In : Meteoritics and Planetary Science. 39, 1, p. 97-116 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
impact structure
craters
shock
melt
impact melts
2001

Io in the near infrared: Near-Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (NIMS) results from the Galileo flybys in 1999 and 2000

Lopes, R. M. C., Kamp, L. W., Douté, S., Smythe, W. D., Carlson, R. W., McEwen, A. S., Geissler, P. E., Kieffer, S. W., Leader, F. E., Davies, A. G., Barbinis, E., Mehlman, R., Segura, M., Shirley, J. & Soderblom, L. A., Dec 25 2001, In : Journal of Geophysical Research E: Planets. 106, E12, p. 33053-33078 26 p., 2000JE001463.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Io
spectrometers
Prometheus
Spectrometers
lava
2000

A close-up look at Io from Galileo's near-infrared mapping spectrometer

Lopes-Gautier, R., Douté, S., Smythe, W. D., Kamp, L. W., Carlson, R. W., Davies, A. G., Leader, F. E., McEwen, A. S., Geissler, P. E., Kieffer, S. W., Keszthelyi, L., Barbinis, E., Mehlman, R., Segura, M., Shirley, J. & Soderblom, L. A., May 19 2000, In : Science. 288, 5469, p. 1201-1204 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sulfur Dioxide
Hot Temperature
Spacecraft
Sulfur Compounds
Solar System

Prometheus: Io's wandering plume

Kieffer, S., Lopes-Gautier, R., McEwen, A., Smythe, W., Keszthelyi, L. & Carlson, R., May 19 2000, In : Science. 288, 5469, p. 1204-1208 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Snow
Sulfur Dioxide
Volatilization
Sulfur
1997

In situ observations of Old Faithful Geyser

Hutchinson, R. A., Westphal, J. A. & Kieffer, S. W., Oct 1997, In : Geology. 25, 10, p. 875-878 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

geyser
recharge
probe
temperature
exsolution
1995

Emplacement of Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary shocked quartz from Chicxulub crater

Alvarez, W., Claeys, P. & Kieffer, S. W., Jan 1 1995, In : Science. 269, 5226, p. 930-935 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Quartz
Shock
Pressure
Silicates
Carbonates

Numerical models of caldera-scale volcanic eruptions on earth, venus, and mars

Kieffer, S., Sep 8 1995, In : Science. 269, 5229, p. 1385-1391 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Volcanic Eruptions
Venus
Mars
Atmospheric Pressure
Pressure
1993

Estimate of pyroclastic flow velocities resulting from explosive decompression of lava domes

Fink, J. H. & Kieffer, S., Jan 1 1993, In : Nature. 363, 6430, p. 612-615 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

lava dome
pyroclastic flow
decompression
flow velocity
dome

Impact and volcanism: a momentum scaling law for erosion

Simonds, C. H. & Kieffer, S., Jan 1 1993, In : Journal of Geophysical Research. 98, B8

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

volcanic activity
Scaling laws
momentum
scaling laws
erosion
1992

Effects of topography on facies and compositional zonation in caldera-related ignimbrites

Valentine, G. A., Wohletz, K. H. & Kieffer, S. W., Jan 1 1992, In : Geological Society of America Bulletin. 104, 2, p. 154-165 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

ignimbrite
caldera
zonation
volcanic eruption
topography
1991

Hydraulics of the August 7, 1980, pyroclastic flow at Mount St. Helens, Washington

Levine, A. H. & Kieffer, S. W., Jan 1 1991, In : Geology. 19, 11, p. 1121-1124 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

pyroclastic flow
channel hydraulics
hydraulics
velocity profile
hazard

Sources of unsteady column dynamics in pyroclastic flow eruptions

Valentine, G. A., Wohletz, K. H. & Kieffer, S., Jan 1 1991, In : Journal of Geophysical Research. 96, B13

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

pyroclastic flow
volcanic eruptions
Mass transfer
volcanic eruption
Fountains
1990

Hydraulics and geomorphology of the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon

Kieffer, S., Jan 1 1990, In : Unknown Journal. p. 333-383 51 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

geomorphology
canyon
hydraulics
river
flood control

Triton's geyser-like plumes: Discovery and basic characterization

Soderblom, L. A., Kieffer, S. W., Becker, T. L., Brown, R. H., Cook, A. F., Hansen, C. J., Johnson, T. V., Kirk, R. L. & Shoemaker, E. M., Jan 1 1990, In : Science. 250, 4979, p. 410-415 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

geyser
plume
ice
volcanic eruption
nitrogen
1988

Erosional furrows formed during the lateral blast at Mount St. Helens, May 18, 1980

Kieffer, S. & Sturtevant, B., Jan 1 1988, In : Journal of Geophysical Research. 93, B12

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

blasts
furrows
Mach number
boundary layer thickness
Boundary layers
1985

Heat capacity and entropy: systematic relations to lattice vibrations.

Kieffer, S., Jan 1 1985, In : Unknown Journal. p. 65-126 62 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

heat capacity
entropy
vibration
thermodynamic property
silicate

Scientific perspective.

Kieffer, S. & Navrotsky, A., Jan 1 1985, In : Unknown Journal. p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

quantum mechanics
mathematics
mechanics
canyon
crystal
hydraulics
river
river channel
1984

Factors governing the structure of volcanic jets.

Kieffer, S., Jan 1 1984, In : Unknown Journal. p. 143-157 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

plinian eruption
thermodynamic property
Jupiter
geological survey
Moon

Laboratory studies of volcanic jets.

Kieffer, S. W. & Sturtevant, B., Jan 1 1984, In : Journal of Geophysical Research. 89, B10, p. 8253-8268 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Volcanic Eruptions
volcanology
Gases
gases
freon
geyser
seismicity
volcanology
volcanic eruption
tremors
1981

Blast dynamics at Mount St Helens on 18 May 1980

Kieffer, S., Dec 1 1981, In : Nature. 291, 5816, p. 568-570 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

volcanic eruption
atmosphere
steady flow
energy flux
volcano
fluid dynamics
volcanic eruption
volcano
steady flow
condensation
1979

Low-velocity impact craters in ice and ice-saturated sand with implications for Martian crater count ages.

Croft, S. K., Kieffer, S. W. & Ahrens, T. J., Jan 1 1979, In : Journal of Geophysical Research. 84, B14, p. 8023-8032 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ice
craters
sands
low speed
crater

The role of SO 2 in volcanism on Io

Smith, B. A., Shoemaker, E. M., Kieffer, S. & Cook, A. F., Dec 1 1979, In : Nature. 280, 5725, p. 738-743 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

volcanism
energetics
plume
sulfur
1977

A constraint on impact theories of chondrule formation

Kerridge, J. F. & Kieffer, S. W., May 1977, In : Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 35, 1, p. 35-42 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

chondrule
regolith
Gases
achondrites
melt

SOUND SPEED IN LIQUID-GAS MIXTURES: WATER-AIR AND WATER-STEAM.

Kieffer, S. W., Jan 1 1977, In : J Geophys Res. 82, 20, p. 2895-2904 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

liquid-gas mixtures
Steam
Gas mixtures
steam
Acoustic waves
1976

Shock processes in porous quartzite: Transmission electron microscope observations and theory

Kieffer, S. W., Phakey, P. P. & Christie, J. M., Jan 1 1976, In : Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology. 59, 1, p. 41-93 53 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

coesite
quartzite
Quartz
Electron microscopes
electron microscopes
1975

Droplet chondrules

Kieffer, S. W., Jan 1 1975, In : Science. 189, 4200, p. 333-340 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

droplets

From regolith to rock by shock

Kieffer, S., Mar 1 1975, In : The Moon. 13, 1-3, p. 301-320 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

regolith
lithification
shock
rocks
lunar soil
1967

Detailed analysis of flares, magnetic fields and activity in the sunspot group of Sept. 13-26, 1963

Zirin, H. & Werner, S., Jan 1 1967, In : Solar Physics. 1, 1, p. 66-100 35 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

sunspots
sunspot
flares
radio
magnetic field