Mikhail Zolotov: Work on Jovian satellite Io

1. Theoretical modeling of the composition, condensation, thermochemical reactions, and the oxidation state of volcanic gases.

2. Evaluation of eruption conditions based on Hubble Space Telescope data for Io's volcanic plumes.

 

Publications

Kargel, J. S., Carlson,R. W., Davies, A.G., Fegley, B., Gillespie, A., Greeley, R., Howell, R. R.  Jessup, K. L., Kamp, L., Keszthelyi, L. P., Lopes,R. M., MacIntyre, T.J., Marchis, F., McEwen, A. S., Milazzo, M., Perry, J., Radebaugh, J., Schaefer, L., Schmerr, N., Smythe, D. W., Spencer, J. R., Williams, D. A., Zhang, J., and Zolotov, M. Yu. (2003) Extreme Volcanism on Io: Latest Insights at the End of Galileo Era, Eos, Transactions, Amer. Geophysical Union, 84, No. 33, 113, 318.

Moses, J. I., Zolotov, M. Yu., and Fegley, B., Jr. (2002) Alkali and Chlorine Photochemistry in a Volcanically Driven Atmosphere on Io. Icarus 156, 107-135. pdf

Moses, J. I., Zolotov, M. Yu., and Fegley, B., Jr. (2002) Photochemistry of a Volcanically Driven Atmosphere on Io: Sulfur and Oxygen Species from a Pele-type Eruption. Icarus 156, 76-106. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu., and Fegley, B., Jr. (2001) Chemistry and Vent Pressures of Very High-Temperature Gases Emitted from Pele volcano on Io. XXXII Lunar and Planet. Sci., [CD-ROM], abstract 1474. pdf

Schmitt, B., Zolotov, M., Moses, J., Fegley, B., and Rodrigues, S. (2001) Chlorine Compounds on Io: Volcanic/Atmospheric Chemistry and Surface Spectroscopy. Jupiter - The Planet, Satellites and Magnetosphere.

Fegley, B., Jr., and Zolotov, M. Yu. (2000) Chemistry of Sodium, Potassium and Chlorine in Volcanic Gases on Io. Icarus 148, 193-210. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu., and Fegley, B., Jr. (2000) Eruption Conditions of Pele Volcano on Io Inferred from Chemistry of its Volcanic Plume. Geophysical Research Letters 27, 2789-2792. pdf

Fegley, B., Jr., and Zolotov, M. Yu. (2000) Carbon Chemistry of Volcanic Gases on Io. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 35, suppl., A52. pdf

Moses, J. I., Zolotov, M. Yu., and Fegley, B., Jr. (2000) Photochemistry of a Volcanically Driven Atmosphere on Io. American Astronomical Society, DPS meeting #32, #35.04 text

Moses, J. I., Zolotov, M. Yu., and Fegley, B., Jr. (2000) Photochemistry Near an Active Volcanic Plume on Io. Eos Trans. AGU, 81, No. 19, S290.

Zolotov, M. Yu., and Fegley, B., Jr. (2000) Eruption Conditions of Pele Volcano on Io Inferred from Chemistry of its Volcanic Plume. XXXI Lunar and Planet. Sci., [CD-ROM], abstract 2098. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu., and Fegley, B., Jr. (2000) Volcanic Degassing of Hydrogen Compounds on Io. XXXI Lunar and Planet. Sci., [CD-ROM], abstract 1186. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu., and Fegley, B., Jr. (1999) The Oxidation State of Volcanic Gases and Interior of Io. Icarus 141, 40-52. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu., and Fegley, B., Jr. (1998) Volcanic Origin of Disulfur Monoxide (S2O) on Io. Icarus 133, 293-297. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu., and Fegley, B., Jr. (1998) Volcanic Production of Sulfur Monoxide (SO) on Io. Icarus  132, 431-434. pdf