Mikhail Zolotov: Martian research

1.          Thermodynamic and kinetic models for aqueous weathering 

2.          Models for subsurface aqueous chemistry

3.          Stability of minerals at the martian surface and within the regolith

4.          Chemistry of volcanic gases

5.          Geochemistry of hydrothermal systems

6.          Stability of organic molecules in hydrothermal/volcanic/impact systems

 

2007-2016

Zolotov, M. Yu. and Mironenko, M. V. (2016) Chemical models for martian weathering profiles: Insights into formation of layered phyllosilicate and sulfate deposits. Icarus, 275, 203-220, doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2016.04.011, pdf.

Zolotov, M. Yu., and Mironenko, M. V. (2014). Massive sulfate deposits on Mars could be remobilized Noachian salts. 45th Lunar and Planet. Sci. Conf. Abstract 2876. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu., and Mironenko, M. V. (2011). Evaluating Origins and Fate of Martian Phyllosilicates with Water-Rock Interaction Models. Abstract presented at 2011 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif.

Zolotov, M. Yu., and Mironenko M. V. (2011) Chemical Models for Formation of Clay-Rich Layered Rocks in the Mawrth Vallis Region, Mars. Goldschmidt conference, Prague, August 14-19, 2011, abstract. pdf

Niles, P. B., Zolotov, M. Yu., and Leshin, L. (2009) Insights into the Formation of Fe- and Mg-rich Aqueous Solutions on Early Mars Provided by the ALH 84001 Carbonates. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 286, 122-130. pdf.

McAdam, A. C., Zolotov, M. Yu., Mironenko, M. V., and Sharp, T. G. (2009) Effect of Temperature on Silica Formation during Acid-Basalt Alteration: Chemical Equilibrium Constraints. In Workshop on Modeling Martian Hydrous Environments. LPI Contribution No. 1482, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, 44-45. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu. (2009)  Aqueous Chemical Processes in Mars' History. In Workshop on Modeling Martian Hydrous Environments. LPI Contribution No. 1482, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, 79-80. pdf

McAdam, A. C., Zolotov, M. Yu., Mironenko, M. V., and Sharp, T. G. (2008b) Formation of Silica by Low-Temperature Acid Alteration of Martian Rocks. J. Geophys. Research [Planets], 113, E08003, doi:10.1029/2007JE003056. pdf

McAdam, A. C., Zolotov, M. Yu., Leshin, L. A., and Sharp, T. G. Low pH (2008a) Preferential Low-pH Dissolution of Pyroxene in Plagioclase-Pyroxene Mixtures: Implications for Martian Surface Materials. Icarus, 196, 90-96. pdf

McAdam, A. C., Zolotov, M. Yu., Mironenko, M. V., and Sharp, T. G. (2008), Formation of Martian Silica-Rich Deposits Through Rock Alteration: A Theoretical Assessment, XXXIX Lunar and Planet. Sci. [CD-ROM], abstract 2371. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu., and Mironenko, M. V. (2007) Timing of Acid Weathering on Mars: A Kinetic-Thermodynamic Assessment, J. Geophysical Research, [Planets], 112, E07006, doi:10.1029/2006JE002882. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu. (2007) Atmosphere-Surface Interactions. Schubert G. (ed.), Treatise on Geophysics. Volume 10, pp. 349-370, Oxford: Elsevier Ltd. doi:10.1016/B978-044452748-6/00181-4. (ask for reprint)

McAdam, A. C., Zolotov, M. Yu., Mironenko, M. V., and Sharp, T. G. (2007) Formation of Silica Deposits on Mars by Acid Weathering: Physical-Chemical Constraints, Eos Trans. AGU, 88(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract P11A-0255. text

Mironenko, M. V., and Zolotov, M. Yu. (2007) Aqueous Oxidation of Hydrogen Sulfide as a Cause of Acid Rock Alteration on Mars, Eos Trans. AGU, 88(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract P11C-0706. text

Zolotov, M. Yu. and  Mironenko, M. V. (2007) Formation and Fate of Phyllosilicates on the Surface of Mars: Geochemical Modeling of Aqueous Weathering, Seventh International Conference on Mars, July 9-13, 2007, Pasadena, CA. abstract 3365. pdf

McAdam, A. C., Zolotov, M. Yu., and Mironenko, M. V., and Sharp, T. G. (2007) Acid Weathering of Basaltic Lithologies: Equilibrium Modeling and Applications to Mars, XXXVIII Lunar and Planet. Sci., [CD-ROM], abstract 2198. pdf

McAdam, A. C., Zolotov, M. Yu., and Mironenko, M. V., and Sharp, T. G. (2007) Preferential Low-pH Dissolution of Pyroxene in Plagioclase-Pyroxene Mixtures and Implications for Martian Low-Albedo Regions, XXXVIII Lunar and Planet. Sci., [CD-ROM], abstract 1871. pdf

Mironenko, M. V. and Zolotov, M. Yu. (2007) Timing of Acid Weathering and Oxidation on Mars, XXXVIII Lunar and Planet. Sci., [CD-ROM], abstract 1594. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu. (2007) Origin of Acid Fluids on Mars: Impacts vs. Volcanism, XXXVIII Lunar and Planet. Sci., [CD-ROM], abstract 1343. pdf

 

2000-2006

McAdam, A. C., Zolotov, M. Yu., Mironenko, M. V., Leshin, L. A., and Sharp, T. G. (2006) Low pH Weathering of Mars Analog Lithologies: Thermodynamic Modeling, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Supplement, 70, No. 18, p. 406.

McAdam, A. C., Zolotov, M. Yu., Mironenko, M. V., Leshin, L. A., and Sharp, T. G. (2006) Aqueous Chemical Weathering of a Mars Analog Lithology: Kinetic Modeling for a Ferrar Dolerite Composition, XXXVII Lunar and Planet. Sci., [CD-ROM], abstract 2363.

Kuzmin, R. O., Christensen, P. R., Zolotov, M. Yu., and Anwar S. (2006), Mapping of Seasonal Bound Water Content Variations on the Martian Surface Based on the TES Data, XXXVII Lunar and Planet. Sci., [CD-ROM], abstract 1846. pdf

Kuzmin, R. O., Christensen, P. R., Ruff, T. G., Knudson, A. T, Zolotov, M. Yu., and Athena Science Team, (2006) Spatial and Temporal Variations of Bound Water Content in the Martian Soil Within the Gusev Crater: Preliminary Results of the TES and Mini-TES Data Analysis, XXXVII Lunar and Planet. Sci., [CD-ROM], abstract 1673. pdf

Niles, P. B., Zolotov, M. Yu., and Leshin, L. A. (2006) The Role of CO2 in Aqueous Alteration of Ultra-Mafic Rocks and the Formation of Mg-, Fe-rich Aqueous Solutions on Early Mars, XXXVII Lunar and Planet. Sci., [CD-ROM], abstract 1440. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu., and Shock, E. L. (2005) Formation of Jarosite-bearing Deposits Through Aqueous Oxidation of Pyrite at Meridiani Planum, Mars. Geophysical Research Letters, 32, No. 21, L21203, doi: 10.1029/2005 GL024253. pdf

Kuzmin R. O., Christensen P. R., Zolotov M. Yu., and Anwar S. (2005) Seasonal Variations of the Bound Water Content on the Martian Surface: Global Mapping of the 6.1 Ám Emissivity Band Based on TES Data. Brown-Vernadsky Microsymposium on Comparative Planetology. October 2005, Moscow. Vernadsky Institute.

Zolotov, M. Yu., and Shock, E. L. (2004) Formation of Jarosite-bearing Deposits Through Aqueous Oxidation of Pyrite at the Meridiani Planum, Mars, Eos Trans. AGU, 85(47), Fall Meet. Suppl., abstract P24A-05. text

Zolotov, M. Yu., Shock, E. L., Niles, P., and Leshin, L. (2004) Martian Subsurface Waters: Alkaline and Reduced Throughout History. Second Conference on Early Mars, October 11-15, 2004, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, abstract 8036. pdf

Kuzmin, R. O., Christensen, P. R., and Zolotov, M. Yu. (2004) Results of Global Mapping of Bound Water Distribution in the Martian Surface Material Based on TES Data. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 6, 07008. European Geosciences Union. pdf

Kuzmin, R.O. Christensen, P.R., and Zolotov, M. Yu. (2004) Global Mapping of Martian Bound Water at 6.1 Microns based on TES Data: Seasonal Hydration-Dehydration of Surface Minerals. XXXV Lunar and Planet. Sci., [CD-ROM], abstract 1810. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu., Kuzmin, R.O., and Shock, E.L. (2004) Mineralogy, Abundance, and Hydration State of Sulfates and Chlorides at the Mars Pathfinder Landing Site. XXXV Lunar and Planet. Sci., [CD-ROM], abstract 1465. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu. (2003) Martian Volcanic Gases: Are they Terrestrial-like? XXXIV Lunar and Planet. Sci., [CD-ROM], abstract 1795. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu., and Shock, E. L. (2000) An Abiotic Origin for Hydrocarbons in the Allan Hills 84001 Martian Meteorite Through Cooling of Magmatic and Impact-Generated Gases. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 35, 629-638. pdf

 

1983-1999

Zolotov, M., and Shock, E. (1999) Abiotic Synthesis of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons on Mars. Journal of Geophysical Research, [Planets] 104, 14033-14049.

Zolotov, M. Yu., and Shock, E. L. (1999) Abiotic Origin for PAHs and Aliphatic Hydrocarbons in ALH84001 and Nakhla Martian Meteorites: Synthesis in Trapped Magmatic and/or Impact Gases. XXX Lunar and Planet. Sci., [CD-ROM], abstract 1879. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu., and Shock, E. L. (1998) Abiotic Synthesis of Hydrocarbons on Mars: Theoretical Modeling of Metastable Equilibria. In Workshop on the Issue Martian Meteorites: Where Do We Stand and Where Are We Going? LPI Contrib. No. 956, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, 62-64. abstract

Zolotov, M. Yu., Zabalueva, E. V., and Kuzmin, R. O. (1997) Stability of Hydrated Salts and Goethite in the Desiccated Upper Layer of the Martian Regolith. XXVIII Lunar and Planet. Sci., 1633-1634. pdf

Surkov, Yu. A., Moskaleva, L. P., Zolotov, M. Yu., Kharykova, V. P., Manvelyan, O. S., Smirnov, G. G., and Golovin, A. V. (1994) Phobos-2 Data on Martian Surface Geochemistry. Geochemistry International 31, No. 10, 50-58. ref

Zolotov, M. Yu., Krot, T. V., and Moroz, L. V. (1993) K, U, and Th Behavior in Martian Environmental Conditions. XXIV Lunar and Planet. Sci., 1585-1586. pdf

Gooding, J. L., Arvidson, R. E., and Zolotov, M. Yu. (1992) Physical and Chemical Weathering. In Mars, (H. Kieffer, B. Jakosky, C. Snyder, and M. Matthews, Eds.), Univ. of Arizona Press, Tucson, 626-651.

Sidorov, Yu. I., and Zolotov M. Yu. (1989) Rocks and Soil of the Martian Surface. Nauka: Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, 224 pp., (in Russian with English summary and table of contents). info-1,   Library of congress catalog

Zolotov, M. Yu. (1989) Water-Bearing Minerals in the Martian Soil (Thermodynamic Prediction of Stability). XX Lunar and Planet. Sci., 1257-1258. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu. (1989) Water-bearing Minerals in the Martian Soil. Abstr. 10-th Soviet-American Working Meeting on Planetology, (Vernadsky-Brown Microsymposium), Moscow, Vernadsky Institute, 15-16 (in Russian).

Zolotov, M. Yu. (1989) Chemical Weathering on Venus and Mars: Similarities and Differences. In Cosmochemistry and Comparative Planetology, (V. L. Barsukov, Ed.), 71-80, Nauka, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, (in Russian).

Sidorov, Yu. I., and Zolotov, M. Yu. (1986) Weathering of Martian Surface Rocks. In Chemistry and Physics of Terrestrial Planets, (S. Saxena, Ed.), Springer-Verlag, New York, e.a., 191-223.

Suleimenov, O. M., Zolotov, M. Yu., and Khodakovsky, I. L. (1986) Stability of Salt Hydrates in Martian Regolith. XVII Lunar and Planet. Sci., 845-846. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu., and Sidorov, Yu. I. (1986) Nitrates in Martian Soil? XVII Lunar and Planet. Sci., 975-976. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu., Sidorov, Yu. I., Volkov, V. P., Borisov, M. V., and Khodakovsky, I. L. (1983) Mineral Composition of Martian Regolith: Thermodynamic Assessment. XIV Lunar and Planetary Sci., 883-884. pdf