Interdisciplinary research

  • biology
  • chemistry
  • geology
  • physics

search for answers to questions such as:

  • Could Mars ever support life?

  • Could life today be present under the surface?

  • Which processes formed the morphology of Mars?

  • What causes the oxidizing state of the surface?

  • Does the atmospheric CO2 pressure vary?

  • How did the dust on Mars become red?

Recent publications

Esposito, F., Collangeli, L., Corte, V. Della, Molfese, C., Palumbo, P., Ventura, S., Merrison, J., Nørnberg, P., Roddriguez-Gomez, J.F., Lopez-Moreno, J.J., Battiselli, E., Gueli, S., Paolinetti, R.  and the International MEDUSA Team. 2011. MEDUSA: Observation of atmospheric dust and water vapor close to the surface of Mars. The International Journal of Mars Science and Exploration. 12p

Merrison, J.P., Gunnlaugsson, H.P., Hogg, M.R., Jensen, M., Lykke, J.M., Madsen, M.B., Nielsen, M.B., Nørnberg, P., Ottosen T.A., Pedersen, R.T., Pedersen, S., Sørensen, A.V. 2012 Factors affecting the electrification of wind-driven dust studied with laboratory simulations. Planetary and Space Science, 60, 328-335.

Gunnlaugsson, H.P., Bertelsen, P., Binau, C.S., Goetz, W., Helgason, Ö., Kristjánsson, J., Knudsen, J.M., Madsen, M.B., Nørnberg, P.,Steinpórsson, S., Weyer, G.: Magnetic anomalies in Iceland: Implications for the magnetic anomalies on Mars. Earth and Planetaty Science Letters

von Holstein-Rathlou, C., Merrison, J.P., Braedstrup, C. F., Nornberg, P. 2012 The effects of electric fields on wind driven particulate detachment.  ICARUS, 220, 1, 1-5   DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2012.04.011.  

Anne-Mette Bruun, Kai Finster, Haraldur P. Gunnlaugsson, Per Nørnberg, Michael W. Friedrich. 2010: A Comprehensive Investigation on Iron Cycling in a Freshwater Seep Including Microscopy, Cultivation and Molecular Community Analysis. Geomicrobiology Journal, 27, 1, 15-34.

R. Davy, J. A. Davis, P. A. Taylor, C. F. Lange, W. Weng, J. Whiteway, H. P. Gunnlaugsson, UInitial analysis of air temperature and related data from the Phoenix MET station and their use in stimulating turbulent heat fluxesU. J. Geophys. Res., 115 (2010) E00E13, doi:10.1029/2009JE003444.

L. Drube, K. Leer, W. Goetz, H. P. Gunnlaugsson, M. P. Haspang, N. Lauritsen, M.B. Madsen, L. K. D. Sørensen, M. D. Ellehoj, M. T. Lemmon, R. V. Morris, D. Blaney, R. Reynolds, P. H. Smith, UMagnetic and Optical Properties of Airborne Dust and Settling Rates at the Phoenix Landing SiteU,  J. Geophys. Res., 115 (2010) E00E23, doi:10.1029/2009JE003419.

M. D. Ellehoj, H. P. Gunnlaugsson, K. M. Bean, B. A. Cantor, L. Drube, D. Fisher, A-M. Harri, C. Holstein-Rathlou, H. Kahanpää, M. T. Lemmon, M. B. Madsen, M. C. Malin, J.  Polkko, P. Smith, L. K. Tamppari, P. A.Taylor, W. Weng and J. Whiteway, UConvective vortices and Dust Devils at the Phoenix landing siteU, J. Geophys. Res., 115 (2010) E00E16, doi:10.1029/2009JE003413.

L. K. Tamppari, D. Bass1, B. Cantor, I. Daubar, C. Dickinson, D. Fisher4, K. Fujii, H. P. Gunnlaugsson, T. L. Hudson, D. Kass, A. Kleinböhl, L. Komguem, M. Lemmon, M. Mellon, J. Moores, A. Pankine, M. Searls, F. Seelos, M. D. Smith, S. Smrekar, P. Taylor, C. Holstein-Rathlou, W. Weng, J. Whiteway, M. Wolff, UPhoenix and MRO Coordinated Atmospheric MeasurementsU, J. Geophys. Res., 115 (2010) E00E17, doi:10.1029/2009JE003415.

C. Holstein-Rathlou, H. P. Gunnlaugsson, J. P. Merrison, K. M. Bean, B. A. Cantor, J. A. Davis, R. Davy, N. B. Drake, M. D. Ellehoj, W. Goetz, S. F. Hviid, C. F. Lange, S. E. Larsen, M. Lemmon, M. B. Madsen, M. Malin, J. E. Moores, P. Nørnberg, P. Smith, L. Tamppari, P. A. Taylor, UWinds at the Phoenix landing siteU, J. Geopys. Res., 115, 2010, E00E18, doi:10.1029/2009JE003411.

P. H. Smith, L. K. Tamppari, R. E. Arvidson, D. Bass, D. Blaney, W. V. Boynton, A. Carswell, D. C. Catling, B. C. Clark, T. Duck, E. DeJong, D. Fisher, W. Goetz, H. P. Gunnlaugsson, M. H. Hecht, V. Hipkin, J. Hoffman, S. F. Hviid, H. U. Keller, S. P. Kounaves, C. F. Lange, M. T. Lemmon, M. B. Madsen, W. J. Markiewicz, J. Marshall, C. P. McKay, M. T. Mellon, D. W. Ming, R. V. Morris, W. T. Pike, N. Renno, U. Staufer, C. Stoker, P. Taylor, J. A. Whiteway, A. P. Zent, UH2O at the Phoenix Landing SiteU, Science 325 (2009) 58-61, DOI: 10.1126/science.1172339