Peer-Reviewed Articles (13 First-author)

30 Lemmon, Mark T., Scott S. Guzewich, J. Michael Battalio, A. Vicente-Retortillo, M.-P. Zorzano, J. Martìn-Torres, M. D. Smith, J. F. Bell III, M. C. Malin, J. N. Naki. “The Mars Science Laboratory record of optical depth measurements via solar imaging.” Icarus in press (2023).

29 Pankine, Alexey, Nicholas Heavens, J. Michael Battalio, and Corwin Wright. “Seasonal Variability of Gravity Wave Activity in Mars’s Lower Atmosphere form MGS-TES Nadir Observations.” Icarus in press (2023).

28 Heavens, Nicholas, Alexey Pankine, J. Michael Battalio, and Corwin Wright. “A multiannual record of convective instability in Mars’s middle atmosphere from the Mars Climate Sounder.” The Planetary Science Journal 4, 101 228 (2023): 1–22. doi: 10.3847/PSJ/acd69d.

27 Battalio, J. Michael, Huiqun Wang, Mark Richardson, Anthony Toigo, and Morgan Saidel*. “Dust Storm Boundaries in the Mars Dust Activity Database.” Icarus 400 (2023): 115567. doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2023.115567.

26 Battalio, J. Michael, Nicholas Heavens, Alexey Pankine, Corwin Wright, and Aster Cowart. “Martian Gravity Waves Observed by the Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) during Northern Summer.” Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets 128, 3 (2023): doi:10.1029/2022JE007653.

25 Baek, Seung H., J. Michael Battalio, and Juan Lora. “Atmospheric river variability over the last millennium driven by annular modes.” AGU Advances 4 (2023): e2022AV000834. doi:10.1029/2022AV000834.

24 Wang, Huiqun, Morgan Saidel, Mark Richardson, Anthony Toigo and J. Michael Battalio. “Characterization of Martian Dust Storm Distributions from Mars Daily Global Map Observations.” Icarus 394 (2023): 115095. doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2022.115416.

23 Battalio, J. Michael, Germán Martínez, Claire Newman, Manuel de la Torre Juarez, Agustín Sánchez-Lavega, and Daniel Víudez-Moreiras. “Planetary Waves Traveling between Mars Science Laboratory and Mars 2020.” Geophysical Research Letters 49, 21 (2022): doi:10.1029/2022GL100866.

22 Heavens, Nicholas, Alexey Pankine, J. Michael Battalio, and Corwin Wright. “The horizontal wavelength spectrum of gravity wave activity in Mars’s lower atmosphere:  the perspective from MGS-TES nadir observations.” The Planetary Science Journal 3, 228 (2022): 1–20. doi: 10.3847/PSJ/ac8d62.

21 Lora, Juan M., J. Michael Battalio, Mary Yap*, and Colin Baccioco*. “Topographic and orbital forcing of Titan’s hydroclimate.” Icarus 384 (2022): 115095 doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2022.115095.

20 Heavens, Nicholas, Alexey Pankine, J. Michael Battalio, Corwin Wright, David Kass, Armin Kleinböhl, Slyvain Piqueux, and John Schofield. “Mars Climate Sounder observations of gravity wave activity throughout Mars’s lower atmosphere.” The Planetary Science Journal 3 (57) (2022): 1–32. doi: 10.3847/PSJ/ac51ce.

19 Battalio, J. Michael. “Transient eddy kinetic energetics on Mars in three reanalysis datasets.” Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 79 (2) (2022): 361–382. doi: 10.1175/JAS-D-21-0038.1.

18 Battalio, J. Michael, Juan M. Lora, Scot Rafkin, and Alejandro Soto. “The interaction of deep convection with the general circulation in Titan’s atmosphere. Part 2: Impacts on the climate.” Icarus 373 (2022): 114623. doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2021.114623.

17 Rafkin, Scot, Juan M. Lora, Alejandro Soto, and J. Michael Battalio. “The interaction of deep convection with the general circulation in Titan’s atmosphere. Part 1: Cloud Resolving Simulations.” Icarus 373 (2022): 114623. doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2021.114623.

16 Battalio, J. Michael and Juan M. Lora. “Global impacts from high-latitude storms on Titan.” Geophysical Research Letters 48 (2021): e2021GL094244. doi: 10.1029/2021GL094244.

15 Battalio, J. Michael and Juan M. Lora. “Annular modes of variability in the atmospheres of Mars and Titan.” (2021) Nature Astronomy. doi: 10.1038/s41550-021- 01447-4.

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14 Battalio, J. Michael and Huiqun Wang. “The Mars Dust Activity Database (MDAD): A comprehensive statistical study of dust storm sequences.” Icarus 354 (2021): 114059. doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2020.114059. (PDF)

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13 Cooper, Brittney, John Moores, J. Michael Battalio, Scott Guzewich, Rachel Modestino, and Michael Tabascio. “Aphelion Cloud Belt Phase Function Investigations with Mars Color Imager (MARCI).” Planetary and Space Science 184 (2020): 104840. doi: 10.1016/j.pss.2020.104840.

12 Smith, Christina L., Mark Lemmon, John Moores, Scott Guzewich, Timothy H. McConnochie, Claire E. Newman, Alain S. J. Khayat, J. Michael Battalio, Casey A. Moore, and Douglas Ellison. “The Line-of-Sight Extinction record at Gale Crater as observed by MSL’s Mastcam and Navcam through ∼2500 sols.” Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets 125 (2020): 2020JE006465. doi: 10.1029/2020JE006465.

11 Battalio, J. Michael and Huiqun Wang. “Eddy Evolution during Large Dust Storms.” Icarus 338 (2020): 113507. doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2019.113507. (PDF)

10 Shirley, James H., Richard J. McKim, J. Michael Battalio, and David M. Kass. “Orbit-Spin Coupling and the Triggering of the Martian Planet-Encircling Dust Storm of 2018.” Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets (2020): e2019JE006077. doi: 10.1029/2019JE006077.

9 Moore, Casey, John Moores, Claire Newman, Mark Lemmon, Scott Guzewich, J. Michael Battalio. “Vertical and Horizontal Heterogeneity of Atmospheric Dust Loading in Northern Gale Crater, Mars.” Icarus 329 (2019): 197–206. doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2019.03.041.

Battalio, J. Michael and Huiqun Wang. “The Aonia-Solis-Valles Dust Storm Track in the Southern Hemisphere of Mars.” Icarus 321 (2019): 367–378. doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2018.10.026. (PDF)

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Battalio, J. Michael, Istvan Szunyogh, and Mark Lemmon. “Wave Energetics of the Southern Hemisphere of Mars.” Icarus 309 (2018): 220–240. doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2018.03.015. (PDF)

6 Guzewich, Scott, Claire E. Newman, Michael Smith, John E. Moores, Christina L. Smith, Casey Moore, Mark I. Richardson, David Kass, Armin Kleinböhl, Michael Mischna, F. J. Martín-Torres, M-P. Zorzano-Mier, and J. Michael Battalio. “The Vertical Dust Profile over Gale Crater, Mars.” Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets 122 (2017): doi:10.1002/2017JE005420.

5 Newman, Claire, Javier Gómez-Elvira, Mark Richardson, Mercedes Marin, Sara Navarro, Josefina Torres, J. Michael Battalio, Scott Guzewich, Robert Sullivan, Manuel de la Torre, Ashwin Vasavada, and Nathan Bridges. “Winds Measured by the Rover Environ- mental Monitoring Station (REMS) during the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Rover’s Bagnold Dunes Campaign and Comparison with Numerical Modeling using MarsWRF.” Icarus 291 (2017): 203–231. doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2016.12.016.

Battalio, J. Michael and Jamie Dyer. “The Minimum Length Scale for Evaluating QG Omega Using High Resolution Numerical Model Data.” Monthly Weather Review 145 (2017): 1659–1678. doi:10.1175/MWR-D-16-0241.1. (PDF)

Battalio, J. Michael, Istvan Szunyogh, and Mark Lemmon. “Energetics of the Martian Atmosphere Using the Mars Analysis Correction Data Assimilation (MACDA) Dataset.” Icarus 276 (2016): 1–20. doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2016.04.028. (PDF) Corrigendum: Icarus 302 (2018): 565–567. doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2017.10.001.

2 Mahaffy P. R., et al., and the MSL Science Team†. “The imprint of atmospheric evolution in the D/H of Hesperian clay minerals on Mars.” Science (2015) doi:10.1126/science.1260291 [†Battalio identified as a member of the “MSL Science Team” in Supplementary Material]

1 Webster, C. R., et al., and the MSL Science Team†. “Mars methane detection and variability at Gale crater.” Science (2014) doi:10.1126/science.1261713 [†Battalio identified as a member of the “MSL Science Team” in Supplementary Material]

Articles in revision

1 Battalio, J. Michael, Juan M. Lora. “Trends in local energetics in ERA5.” (in revision at Journal of Climate).