Mikhail Zolotov: Work on Jovian satellite Europa

*Theoretical modeling of oceanic composition

*The oxidation state of the ocean and the silicate mantle

*Mineralogy of the satellite's surface and oceanic sediments

*Formation of the ocean through low-temperature aqueous and hydrothermal processes

*Habitability of the ocean and possible biogeochemical cycles

Publications on Europa

Glein, C. R., Zolotov, M. Y. (2020) Hydrogen, hydrocarbons, and habitability across the solar system. Elements, 16, 47–52.

Zolotov, M. Yu. (2018) What affects the oceanic composition on Europa? 49th Lunar and Planet. Sci. Conf., Abstract 2872.

McKinnon, W.B., Waite, J. H., Glein, C. R., Vance, S. D., Zolotov, M. Y. (2018) Ocean-Rock Interactions on Europa and Enceladus: Origin and Compositional Perspectives. Ocean Worlds, 2018. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu. (2014) Composition and oxidation state of an ocean on Europa. 40th COSPAR Scientific Assembly. Held 2-10 August 2014, in Moscow, Russia, Abstract B0.3-26-14.

Zolotov, M. Yu., and Kargel J. S. (2009) On the Composition of Europa’s Icy Shell, Ocean and Underlying Rocks. In Europa (R. Pappalardo, W. B. McKinnon, and K. Khurana, Editors). University of Arizona Press, Tucson, 431-457. (a pdf file is available: send a request to M. Zolotov: zolotov@asu.edu).

 

Zolotov, M. Y., and Shock, E.L. (2004) A Model for Low-temperature Biogeochemistry of Sulfur, Carbon, and Iron on Europe. J. Geophysical Research, [Planets], 109, E06003, doi: 10.1029/2003JE002194. pdf

 

Zolotov, M. Y., and Shock, E. L. (2003) Energy for Biologic Sulfate Reduction in a Hydrothermally Formed Ocean on Europe. Journal of Geophysical Research, [Planets] 108, E4, 5022, 10.1029/2002JE001966. pdf

 

 

Zolotov, M. Yu., and Shock, E. L. (2001) Composition and Stability of Salts on the Surface of Europa and their Oceanic Origin. Journal of Geophysical Research, [Planets] 106, 32815-32828. pdf

 

Zolotov, M. Yu. (2008) Oceanic Composition on Europa: Constraints from Mineral Solubilities. XXXIX Lunar and Planet. Sci. [CD-ROM], abstract 2349. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu., and Mironenko, M. V. (2007) Chemical Evolution on an Early Ocean on Europa: A Kinetic-Thermodynamic Modeling, Ices, Oceans, and Fire: Satellites of the Outer Solar System, August 13-15 2007, Boulder, Colorado [CD-ROM], abstract 6065. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu., Mironenko, M. V., Glein, C. R., and Shock, E. L. (2007) The Formation and Nature of Early Oceans on Icy Satellites: Geochemical Constraints. Ices, Oceans, and Fire: Satellites of the Outer Solar System, August 13-15 2007, Boulder, Colorado [CD-ROM], abstract 6047. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu., and Shock, E. L. (2006) Chemical Evolution of Europa’s Ocean: Insights from Chondrites. Europa Focus Group, Workshop 5, Moffett Field, California, February 27-28, 2006, abstracts, 135-136.

Zolotov, M. Yu., and Shock, E. L. (2006) Evolution of Chemical Energy Sources for Life on Europe. Astrobiology, 6(1), p. 162.

Zolotov, M. Yu., Krieg, M. L., Shock, E. L., and McKinnon, W. B. (2006) Chemistry of a Primordial Ocean on Europe. XXXVII Lunar and Planet. Sci., [CD-ROM], abstract 1435. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu. (2005) Water-Rock Reactions on Non-Planetary Bodies in the Early Solar System. Eos Trans. AGU, 86(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract P53A-07, Invited. pdf

 

Zolotov, M.Yu., Shock, E.L., Barr, A.C., and Pappalardo, R.T. (2004) Brine Pockets in the Icy Crust of Europa: Distribution, Chemistry, and Habitability. In Workshop on Europa's Icy Shell: Past, Present, and Future, 100-1001, LPI Contribution No. 1195, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston. pdf

 

Shock, E. L., McKinnon, W., and Zolotov, M. Yu. (2003) Habitability of Icy Galilean Satellites. Seventh Exobiology Principal Investigators Science Conference, NASA Ames Center, August 25-29, 2003.

 

Zolotov, M. Yu., and Shock, E. L. (2003) Aqueous Oxidation of Parent Bodies of Carbonaceous Chondrites and Galilean Satellites Driven by Hydrogen Escape, XXXIII Lunar and Planet. Sci., [CD-ROM], abstract 2047. pdf

 

Zolotov, M. Y., and Shock, E. L. (2003) Autotrophic Sulfate Reduction in Hydrothermally Formed Ocean on Europa. Astrobiology 2, No. 4, 514.

 

Zolotov, M. Y., Shock, E. L. and McKinnon, W. B. (2002) Effects of Early Water-Rock Chemical Interactions on Interior Structures, Physical Properties, and Heat Balances of Galilean Satellites. Eos Trans. AGU, 83 (47), Fall Meet. Suppl., F839. text

 

Zolotov, M. Yu., and Shock, E. L. (2002) The Speciation of Sulfur in an Ocean on Europa, XXXIII Lunar and Planet. Sci., [CD-ROM], abstract 1531. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu., and Shock, E. L. (2001) Geochemical Constraints on the Oxidation States of the Europan Ocean and Mantle, XXXII Lunar and Planet. Sci., [CD-ROM], abstract 2025. pdf

 

Zolotov, M. Yu., and Shock, E. L. (2001) A Hydrothermal Origin for the Sulfate-Rich Ocean of Europa, XXXII Lunar and Planet. Sci., [CD-ROM], abstract 1990. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu., and Shock E. L. (2000) The Oxidation State of Europa and Other Galilean Satellites. Eos Trans. AGU, 81, No. 48, F790.

Zolotov, M. Yu., and Shock, E. L. (2000) A Microbial Cycle for Organic Carbon and Sulfur in the Vicinity of the Oceanic Floor on Europa. First Astrobiology Science Conference, April 3-5, 2000, California, NASA Ames Research Center, 17.

Zolotov, M. Yu., and Shock, E. L. (2000) Thermodynamic Stability of Hydrated Salts on the Surface of Europa. XXXI Lunar and Planet. Sci., [CD-ROM], abstract 1843.

Zolotov, M. Yu., and Shock, E. L. (2000) Freezing of Oceanic Water on Europa: Theoretical Modeling. XXXI Lunar and Planet. Sci., [CD-ROM], abstract 1726.

Zolotov, M. Yu., and Shock, E. L. (2000) Mass Balance Constraints on the Elemental Composition of the Ocean on Europa. XXXI Lunar and Planet. Sci., [CD-ROM], abstract 1580.

Zolotov, M. Yu., and Shock E. L. (1999) Thermodynamic Stability and Origin of Hydrated Salts on the Surface of Europa. Eos Trans. AGU, 80, No. 46, F604.