Francis Nimmo - Publications

The following is a list of my publications to date. Click where indicated to view an abstract.
  • Bulk chemical and Hf-W isotopic consequences of incomplete accretion during planet formation, C.A. Dwyer, F. Nimmo, J.E. Chambers, Icarus 245, 145-152, 2015 Reprint
  • Impact basin relaxation as a probe for the thermal history of Pluto S. Kamata, F. Nimmo, J. Geophys. Res. 119, doi:10.1002/2014JE004679, 2014 Reprint
  • GRAIL gravity constraints on the vertical and lateral density structure of the lunar crust, J. Besserer, F. Nimmo, M.A. Wieczorek, R.C. Weber, W.S. Kiefer, P.J. McGovern, J.C. Andrews-Hanna, D.E. Smith, M.T. Zuber Geophys. Res. Lett. 41, doi:10.1002/2014GL060240, 2014 Reprint SOM
  • Decline of the lunar core dynamo, S.M. Tikoo, B.P. Weiss, W.S. Cassata, D.L. Shuster, J. Gattacceca, E.A. Lima, C. Suavet, F. Nimmo, M.D. Fuller Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 404, 89-97, 2014.
  • The tidal-rotational shape of the Moon and evidence for polar wander I. Garrick-Bethell, V. Perera, F. Nimmo, M.T. Zuber, Nature 512 181-184, 2014.
  • Tidally-modulated eruptions on Enceladus: Cassini ISS observations and models F. Nimmo, C. Porco, C. Mitchell, Astron. J. 148 46, 2014 Reprint.
  • How the geysers, tidal stresses, and thermal emission across the south polar terrain of Enceladus are related, C. Porco, D. DiNino, F. Nimmo, Astron. J. 148 45, 2014 Reprint.
  • Lunar interior properties from the GRAIL mission, Williams, J. G., A. S. Konopliv, D. H. Boggs, R. S. Park, D.-N. Yuan, F. G. Lemoine, S. J. Goossens, E. Mazarico, F. Nimmo, R. C. Weber, S. W. Asmar, H. J. Melosh, G. A. Neumann, R. J. Phillips, D. E. Smith, S. C. Solomon, M. M. Watkins, M. A. Wieczorek, J. C. Andrews-Hanna, J. W. Head, W. S. Kiefer, I. Matsuyama, P. J. McGovern, G. J. Taylor, and M. T. Zuber, J. Geophys. Res. Planets 119 doi:10.1002/2013JE004559, 2014 Reprint.
  • A new stereo topographic map of Io: Implications for geology from global to local scales O. White, P. Schenk, F. Nimmo, T. Hoogenboom, J. Geophys. Res. 119, doi:10.1002/2013JE004591, 2014 Reprint.
  • Planetary reorientation, I. Matsuyama, F. Nimmo, J.X. Mitrovica Ann. Rev. Earth Planet. Sci. 42, 605-634, 2014. Email me if you want a reprint.
  • The gravity field and interior structure of Enceladus, L. Iess, D.J. Stevenson, M. Parisi, D. Hemingway, R.A. Jacobson, J.I. Lunine, F. Nimmo, J.W. Armstrong, S.W. Asmar, M. Ducci, P. Tortora Science 344, 78-80, 2014. Email me if you want a reprint.
  • Tidal heating in icy satellite oceans, E.M.A. Chen, F. Nimmo, G.A. Glatzmaier, Icarus 229, 11-30, 2014 Reprint.
  • Transient water vapor at Europa's South pole, L. Roth, J. Saur, K.D. Retherford, D.F. Strobel, P.D. Feldman, M.A. McGrath, F. Nimmo Science 343, 171-174, 2014. Email me if you want a reprint.

    2013

  • Dissipation at tidal and seismic frequencies in a melt-free, anhydrous Mars, F. Nimmo, U. H. Faul, J. Geophys. Res. 118, 2558-2569, 2013 Reprint.
  • A rigid and weathered ice shell on Titan, D. Hemingway, F. Nimmo, H. Zebker, L. Iess, Nature 500 550-552, 2013 Reprint Supplementary Information
  • Enceladus: An active ice world in the Saturn System J.R. Spencer, F. Nimmo Ann. Rev. Earth Planet. Sci. 41, 693-717, 2013 Email me if you want a reprint.
  • Convection-driven compaction as a possible origin of Enceladus's long-wavelength topography, J. Besserer, F. Nimmo, J.H. Roberts, R.T. Pappalardo, J. Geophys. Res. 118 , doi:10.1002/jgre.20079, 2013 Preprint
  • The effect of imperfect accretion and radial mixing on ice:rock ratios in the Galilean satellites, C.A. Dwyer, F. Nimmo, M. Ogihara, S. Ida, Icarus 225, 390-402, 2013 Preprint
  • Flexure on Dione: Investigating subsurface structure and thermal history, N.P. Hammond, C. Phillips, F. Nimmo, S. Kattenhorn, Icarus 223 418-422, 2013 Reprint
  • The Crust of the Moon as Seen by GRAIL, M. A. Wieczorek, G. A. Neumann, F. Nimmo, W. S. Kiefer, G. J. Taylor, H. J. Melosh, R. J. Phillips, S. C. Solomon, J. C. Andrews-Hanna, S. W. Asmar, A. S. Konopliv, F. G. Lemoine, D. E. Smith, M. M. Watkins, J. G. Williams, M. T. Zuber Science 339 671-675, 2013 Reprint SOM
  • Ancient Igneous Intrusions and Early Expansion of the Moon Revealed by GRAIL Gravity Gradiometry, J. C. Andrews-Hanna, S. W. Asmar, J. W. Head III, W. S. Kiefer, A. S. Konopliv, F. G. Lemoine, I. Matsuyama, E. Mazarico, P. J. McGovern, H. J. Melosh, G. A. Neumann, F. Nimmo, R. J. Phillips, D. E. Smith, S. C. Solomon, G. J. Taylor, M. A. Wieczorek, J. G. Williams, M. T. Zuber Science 339 675-678, 2013 Reprint
  • 2012

  • Evidence for a dynamo in the main group pallasite parent body, J.A. Tarduno, R.D. Cottrell, F. Nimmo, J. Hopkins, J. Voronov, A. Erickson, E. Blackman, E.R.D. Scott, R. McKinley, Science 338 93-95, 2012 Reprint Supplementary Information
  • The origin and evolution of Titan, G. Tobie, J. Lunine, J. Monteux, O. Mousis, F. Nimmo, in Titan: Interior, Surface, Atmosphere and Space Environment Muller-Wodarg, Griffith, Lellouch and Cravens, eds., Cambridge Univ Press, pp. 24-50, 2012 Reprint
  • Dissipation at tidal and seismic frequencies in a melt-free Moon, F. Nimmo, U.H. Faul, E.J. Garnero J. Geophys. Res. 117, E09005, 2012 Reprint
  • Impact-driven ice loss in outer solar system satellites: Consequences for the Late Heavy Bombardment, F. Nimmo, D.G. Korycansky Icarus 219, 508-510, 2012 Reprint
  • Late-stage impacts and the orbital and thermal evolution of Tethys, K. Zhang, F. Nimmo, Icarus 218, 348-355, 2012 Reprint
  • 2011

  • A long-lived lunar dynamo driven by continuous mechanical stirring, C.A. Dwyer, D.J. Stevenson, F. Nimmo, Nature 479 212-214, 2011 Reprint Supplementary Information
  • Thermal evolution of Pluto and implications for surface tectonics and a subsurface ocean, G. Robuchon, F. Nimmo, Icarus 216 426-439, 2011 Reprint
  • Geophysical implications of the long-wavelength topography of the Saturnian satellites, Nimmo, F., B.G. Bills, P.C. Thomas J. Geophys. Res. 116 E11001, 2011 Reprint Erratum
  • Hubble Space Telescope Advanced Camera for Surveys observations of Europa's atmospheric ultraviolet emission at eastern elongation, J. Saur, P.D. Feldman, L. Roth, F. Nimmo, D. Strobel, K.D. Retherford, M.A. McGrath, N. Schilling, J.-C. Gerard, D. Grodent, Astrophys. J. 738 153, 2011 Reprint
  • Reorientation of Vesta: Gravity and tectonic predictions, I. Matsuyama, F. Nimmo, Geophys. Res. Lett. 38 L14205, 2011 Reprint
  • Obliquity tides do not significantly heat Enceladus, E.M.A. Chen, F. Nimmo, Icarus 214 779-781, 2011 Reprint
  • Rotational dynamics and internal structure of Titan B. G. Bills, F. Nimmo, Icarus 214 351-355, 2011 Reprint
  • Impact basin relaxation at Iapetus G. Robuchon, F. Nimmo, J. Roberts, M. Kirchoff, Icarus 214 82-90, 2011 Reprint
  • Constraints on Martian lobate debris apron evolution and rheology from numerical modeling of ice flow, R.A. Parsons, F. Nimmo, H. Miyamoto Icarus 214 246-257, 2011 Reprint
  • Evidence of a global magma ocean in Io's interior, K.K. Khurana, X. Jia, M.G. Kivelson, F. Nimmo, G. Schubert, C.T. Russell, Science 332 1186-1189, 2011, Reprint Supplementary Info.(PDF)
  • Five new and three improved mutual orbits of Transneptunian binaries W.M. Grundy, K.S. Noll, F. Nimmo, H.G. Roe, M.W. Buie, S.B. Porter, S.D. Benecchi, D.C. Stephens, H.F. Levison, J.A. Stansberry Icarus 213 678-692, 2011 Reprint
  • Forced obliquities and moments of inertia of Ceres and Vesta, B.G. Bills, F. Nimmo Icarus 213 496-509, 2011 Reprint
  • The role of impact excavation in distributing clays over Noachian surfaces, C.J. Barnhart, F. Nimmo J. Geophys. Res. 116 E01009, 2011 Reprint
  • Heterogeneous accretion, composition and core-mantle differentiation of the Earth, D.C. Rubie, D.J. Frost, U. Mann, Y. Asahara, F. Nimmo, K. Tsuno, P. Kegler, A. Holzheid, H. Palme Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 301 31-42, 2011 Reprint
  • 2010

  • Structure and formation of the lunar farside highlands, I. Garrick-Bethell, F. Nimmo, M.A. Wieczorek, Science 330 949-951, 2010, Reprint Supplementary Info.(PDF)
  • Geophysical implications of the long-wavelength topography of Rhea, F. Nimmo, B.G. Bills, P.C. Thomas, S.W. Asmar J. Geophys. Res. 115, E10008, 2010 Reprint
  • Shell thickness variations and the long wavelength topography of Titan F. Nimmo, B.G. Bills Icarus 208, 896-904, 2010 Reprint
  • Martian post-impact hydrothermal systems incorporating freezing C.J. Barnhart, F. Nimmo, B.J. Travis Icarus 208, 101-117, 2010 Reprint
  • Numerical modeling of Martian gully sediment transport: Testing the fluvial hypothesis R.A. Parsons, F. Nimmo J. Geophys. Res. 115, E06001, 2010 Reprint
  • Tungsten isotopic evolution during late-stage accretion: constraints on Earth-Moon equilibration F. Nimmo, D.P. O'Brien, T. Kleine Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 292 363-370, 2010 Reprint
  • The role of episodic overturn in generating the surface geology and heat flow on Enceladus C. O'Neill, F. Nimmo, Nature Geosci. 3, 88-91, 2010 Reprint
  • Tectonism on Mercury T.R. Watters, F. Nimmo Planetary Tectonics (R.A. Schultz and T.R. Watters, eds.), Cambridge Univ. Press, pp. 15-80, 2010 Reprint (PDF)
  • Tectonics of the Outer Planet Satellites G.C. Collins, W.B. McKinnon, J.M. Moore, F. Nimmo, R.T. Pappalardo, L.M. Prockter, P.M. Schenk Planetary Tectonics (R.A. Schultz and T.R. Watters, eds.), Cambridge Univ. Press, pp. 264-350, 2010 Reprint
  • Surface, subsurface and atmosphere exchanges on icy moons G. Tobie, B. Giese, T.A. Hurford, R.M. Lopes, F. Nimmo, F. Postberg, K.D. Retherford, J. Schmidt, J.R. Spencer, T. Tokano, E.P. Turtle, Space Sci. Rev. 153, 375-410, 2010. Reprint
  • 2009

  • Recent orbital evolution and the internal structures of Enceladus and Dione K. Zhang, F. Nimmo, Icarus 204 597-609, 2009 Reprint
  • Energetics of asteroid dynamos and the role of compositional convection F. Nimmo Geophys. Res. Lett. 36 L10201, 2009 Reprint
  • Geodynamics of Europa's ice shell F. Nimmo and M. Manga, Europa after Galileo (Pappalardo, McKinnon, Khurana eds.), pp. 381-404, Univ. Ariz. Press, 2009 Preprint (PDF)
  • Chaotic terrain on Europa G.C. Collins and F. Nimmo, Europa after Galileo (Pappalardo, McKinnon, Khurana eds.), pp. 259-282, Univ. Ariz. Press, 2009 Reprint (PDF)
  • Rotational dynamics of Europa B.G. Bills, F. Nimmo, O. Karatekin, T. Van Hoolst, N. Rambaux, B. Levrard, J. Laskar Europa after Galileo (Pappalardo, McKinnon, Khurana eds.), pp. 119-136, Univ. Ariz. Press, 2009 Reprint (PDF)
  • Enceladus: An active cryovolcanic satellite J.R. Spencer, A.C. Barr, L.W. Esposito, P. Helfenstein, A.P. Ingersoll, R. Jaumann, C.P. McKay, F. Nimmo, C.C. Porco, J.H. Waite, Saturn after Cassini/Huygens, M.K. Dougherty et al., eds, pp. 683-724, Springer 2009 Reprint
  • Icy satellites: Geological evolution and surface processes R. Jaumann, R.N. Clark, F. Nimmo, A.R. Hendrix, B.J. Buratti, T. Denk, J.M. Moore, P.M. Schenk, S.J. Ostro, R. Srama, Saturn after Cassini/Huygens M.K. Dougherty et al., eds, pp. 637-682, Springer 2009 Reprint
  • Hf-W chronometry and the accretion and early evolution of asteroids and terrestrial planets T. Kleine, M. Touboul, B. Bourdon, F. Nimmo, K. Mezger, H. Palme, Q.-Z. Yin, S.B. Jacobsen, A.N. Halliday Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 73 5150-5188, 2009 Reprint (PDF)
  • Gravity and tectonic patterns of Mercury: The effect of tidal deformation, spin-orbit resonance, non-zero eccentricity, despinning and reorientation I. Matsuyama, F. Nimmo J. Geophys. Res. 114 E01010, 2009 Reprint
  • North-south asymmetry in Martian crater slopes R.A. Parsons and F. Nimmo, J. Geophys. Res. 114 E02002, 2009 Reprint (PDF)
  • Planetary science: Mars's rotating shell F. Nimmo, Nature Geosci. 2 7-8, 2009, Reprint (PDF)
  • 2008

  • Implications of an impact origin for the Martian hemispheric dichotomy, F. Nimmo, S.D. Hart, D.G. Korycansky, C.B. Agnor Nature 453 1220-1223, 2008, Reprint Supplementary Info.(PDF)
  • The thermal and orbital evolution of Tethys as constrained by surface observations E.M.A. Chen, F. Nimmo Geophys. Res. Lett., 35 , L19203, 2008. Reprint (PDF)
  • The formation of Tharsis on Mars: What the line-of-sight gravity is telling us, J.-P. Williams, F. Nimmo, W.B. Moore, D.A. Paige, J. Geophys. Res. 113 , E10011, 2008. Reprint (PDF)
  • The long-term stability of a possible aqueous ammonium sulfate ocean inside Titan P.M. Grindrod, A.D. Fortes, F. Nimmo, D.L. Feltham, J.P. Brodholt, L. Vocadlo, Icarus 197 , 137-151, 2008 Reprint(PDF)
  • A thermochemical boundary layer at the base of Earth's outer core and independent estimate of core heat flux D. Gubbins, G. Masters and F. Nimmo, Geophys. J. Int. 174 1007-1018, 2008, Reprint(PDF)
  • True polar wander on Europa from global-scale small-circle depressions, P. Schenk, I. Matsuyama and F. Nimmo, Nature 453 368-371, 2008, Reprint Supplementary Info.(PDF)
  • Forced obliquity and moments of inertia of Titan B.G. Bills and F. Nimmo, Icarus 196 , 293-297, 2008 Reprint(PDF)
  • Near-surface heating on Enceladus and the south polar thermal anomaly J.H. Roberts and F. Nimmo, GRL 35 L09201, 2008, Reprint(PDF)
  • Tectonic patterns on reoriented and despun planetary bodies I. Matsuyama and F. Nimmo, Icarus 195 459-473, 2008 Preprint(PDF)
  • An experimental and numerical study of surface tension-driven melt flow R.A. Parsons, F. Nimmo, J.W. Hustoft, B.K. Holtzman, D.L. Kohlstedt, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 267 548-557, 2008, Reprint(PDF)
  • Tidal heating and the long-term stability of a subsurface ocean on Enceladus J.H. Roberts and F. Nimmo, Icarus 194 675-689, 2008, Reprint(PDF)
  • 2007

  • Shear heating as the origin of the plumes and heat flux on Enceladus, F. Nimmo, J.R. Spencer, R.T. Pappalardo and M.E. Mullen, Nature , 447, 289-291, 2007. Reprint (PDF) Supplementary Info (.pdf)
  • Reorientation of icy satellites by impact basins F. Nimmo and I. Matsuyama Geophys. Res. Lett. , 34, L19203, 2007. Preprint (PDF)
  • Powering Mercury's dynamo J.-P. Williams, O. Aharonson, F. Nimmo Geophys. Res. Lett. , 34, L21201, 2007. Preprint (PDF)
  • How rapidly did Mars accrete? Uncertainties in the Hf-W timing of core formation, F. Nimmo and T. Kleine Icarus ,191, , 497-504, 2007. Preprint (PDF)
  • The global shape of Europa: Constraints on lateral shell thickness variations, F. Nimmo, P.C. Thomas, R.T. Pappalardo, W.B. Moore, Icarus , 191, 183-192, 2007. Preprint (PDF)
  • Rotational stability of tidally deformed planetary bodies I. Matsuyama and F. Nimmo J. Geophys. Res. , 112, E11003, 2007. Reprint (PDF)
  • Reorientation of planets with lithospheres: the effect of elastic energy I. Matsuyama, F. Nimmo and J.X. Mitrovica, Icarus 191, 401-412, 2007 Reprint (PDF)
  • Properties and evolution of the Earth's core and geodynamo F. Nimmo and D. Alfe, in Advances in Science: Earth Science (P.R. Sammonds and J.M.T. Thompson, eds.), pp.167-210, Imperial College Press, London, 2007. Preprint (PDF)
  • Energetics of the Core F. Nimmo, Treatise on Geophysics vol. 8, pp. 31-66, (G. Schubert, ed.), 2007. Email me if you want a reprint.
  • Thermal and Compositional Evolution of the Core F. Nimmo, Treatise on Geophysics vol. 9, pp. 217-242, (G. Schubert, ed.), 2007. Email me if you want a reprint, or download the earlier version
  • Formation of the Earth's core D.C. Rubie, F. Nimmo and H.J. Melosh, Treatise on Geophysics vol. 9, pp. 51-90, (G. Schubert, ed.), 2007. Email me if you want a reprint.
  • The Origin of the Core F. Nimmo, Encyclopedia of Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism, D. Gubbins and E. Herrero-Bervera, eds., Springer, pp.89-91, 2007. Preprint (PDF)
  • 2006

  • Diapir-induced reorientation of Saturn's moon Enceladus, F. Nimmo and R.T. Pappalardo, Nature , 441, 614-616, 2006. Reprint (PDF) Supplementary Info (.doc)
  • Isotopic outcomes of N-body accretion simulations: Constraints on equilibration processes during large impacts from Hf/W observations, F. Nimmo and C.B. Agnor, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. , 243, 26-43, 2006. Reprint (PDF)
  • Normal faulting on Europa: Implications for ice shell properties, F. Nimmo and P. Schenk, J. Struct. Geol. (planetary tectonics special issue) , 28, 2194-2203, 2006. Preprint (PDF)
  • 2005

  • Thermal and topographic tests of Europa chaos formation models from Galileo E15 observations, F. Nimmo and B. Giese, Icarus (Europa special issue) , 177, 327-340, 2005. Reprint (PDF)
  • A shear heating origin for ridges on Triton , L.M. Prockter, F. Nimmo and R.T. Pappalardo, Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L14202, 2005. Reprint (PDF)
  • Strain at radially fractured centers on Venus , P.M. Grindrod, F. Nimmo, E.R. Stofan, J.E. Guest J. Geophys. Res., 110, E12002, 2005. Reprint (PDF)
  • Extensional troughs in the Caloris Basin of Mercury: Evidence of lateral crustal flow T.R. Watters, F. Nimmo and M.S. Robinson, Geology 33 , 669-672, 2005 Reprint (PDF).
  • Formation of methane on Mars by fluid-rock interaction in the crust , J.R. Lyons, C. Manning and F. Nimmo, Geophys. Res. Lett., 32 , L13201, 2005. Reprint (PDF) Auxiliary Material (PDF)
  • Tectonic consequences of Martian dichotomy modification by lower crustal flow and erosion F. Nimmo, Geology , 33, 533-5361, 2005.Reprint (PDF)
  • Early crustal evolution of Mars F. Nimmo and K. Tanaka, Ann. Rev. Earth Planet. Sci. , 33, 133-161, 2005. Reprint (PDF)
  • Europa's icy shell: Past and present state, and future exploration F. Nimmo, L. Prockter and P. Schenk, Icarus , 177, 293-296, 2005. Reprint (PDF)
  • 2004

  • Stresses generated in cooling viscoelastic ice shells: Application to Europa, F. Nimmo, J. Geophys. Res. , 109, E12001, 2004 Reprint
  • Furrow flexure and ancient heat flux on Ganymede, F. Nimmo and R.T. Pappalardo, Geophys. Res. Lett. , 31, L19701, doi:10.1029/2004GL020763, 2004 Reprint
  • Growth of the hemispheric dichotomy and the cessation of plate tectonics on Mars, A. Lenardic, F. Nimmo and L. Moresi J. Geophys. Res., 109, E02003, 2004 Reprint
  • Depth of faulting on Mecury: Implications for heat flux and crustal and effective elastic thickness, F. Nimmo and T.R. Watters, Geophys. Res. Lett. 31(2), L02701, 2004 Reprint; GRL Cover
  • Thermal evolution of the Martian core: Implications for an early dynamo, J.-P. Williams and F. Nimmo, Geology , 32(2), 97-100, 2004. Reprint , Supp. Info.
  • Non-Newtonian topographic relaxation on Europa, F. Nimmo, Icarus , 168, 205-208, 2004 Reprint
  • The influence of potassium on core and geodynamo evolution, F. Nimmo, G.D. Price, J. Brodholt, D. Gubbins, Geophys. J. Int. , 156, 363-376, 2004 Reprint
  • Dynamics of rifting and modes of extension on icy satellites, F. Nimmo, JGR 109, E01003, 2004 (PDF file available)

    2003

  • On the origins of band topography, Europa, F. Nimmo, R.T. Pappalardo and B. Giese, Icarus 166, 21-32, 2003 (PDF file available).
  • Estimates of Europa's ice shell thickness from elastically-supported topography, F. Nimmo, B. Giese and R.T. Pappalardo, Geophys. Res. Lett. 30(5), 1233, 10.1029/2002GL016660, 2003 (PDF file available)
  • 2002

  • Causes, characteristics and consequences of convective diapirism on Europa, F. Nimmo and M. Manga, Geophys. Res. Lett. 29(23), 2109, 10.1029/2002GL015754, 2002 (PDF file available).
  • Core values, J. Brodholt and F. Nimmo, Nature 418, 489-491, 2002 (PDF file available)
  • Why does Venus lack a magnetic field?, F. Nimmo, Geology 30 , 987-990, 2002 (abstract here email me if you want a reprint)
  • Admittance estimates of mean crustal thickness and density at the Martian hemispheric dichotomy, F. Nimmo, J. Geophys. Res. 107(E11), 5117, 10.1029/2000JE001488, 2002 (PDF file available)
  • Thermal consequences of strike-slip motion on Europa, F. Nimmo and E. Gaidos, J. Geophys. Res. , 107(E4), 5021, 10.1029/2000JE001476, 2002. (PDF file available)
  • Elastic thickness and heat flux estimates on Ganymede, F. Nimmo, R.T. Pappalardo and B. Giese, Geophys. Res. Lett., 29(7), 1158, 10.1029/2001GL013976, 2002. (PDF file available)
  • Constraining the crustal thickness on Mercury from viscous topographic relaxation, F. Nimmo, Geophys. Res. Lett., 29(5), 1063, 10.1029/2001GL013883, 2002. (PDF file available)
  • Strength of faults on Mars from MOLA topography, D.N. Barnett and F. Nimmo, Icarus, 157, 34-42, 2002. (abstract here PDF file (1100K) available)
  • Surface runoff features on Mars: Testing the carbon dioxide formation hypothesis, S. Stewart and F. Nimmo, J. Geophys. Res. 107(E9), 5069, 10.1029/2000JE001467, 2002. (abstract here PDF file (1890K) available)
  • Flexure of Venusian lithosphere measured from residual topography and gravity, D.N. Barnett, F. Nimmo and D. McKenzie, J. Geophys. Res. 107(E2), 5007, 10.1029/2000JE001398, 2002. (abstract here PDF file (5500K) available) .
  • 2001

  • Constraints on the depth of magnetized crust on Mars from impact craters, F. Nimmo and M.S. Gilmore, J. Geophys. Res. 106, 12315-12323, 2001. (abstract here PDF file (1731K) available)
  • Estimates of Martian crustal thickness from viscous relaxation of topography, F. Nimmo and D. Stevenson, J. Geophys. Res. 106, 5085-5098, 2001. (abstract here PDF file available).
  • 2000

  • Tectonics and water on Europa, E. Gaidos and F. Nimmo, Nature 405, 637, 2000. (abstract here PDF file (124K) available).
  • The influence of plate tectonics on the thermal evolution and magnetic field of Mars, F. Nimmo and D. Stevenson, J. Geophys. Res. 105, 11969-11980, 2000. (abstract here PDF file available).
  • Dike intrusion as a possible cause of linear Martian magnetic anomalies, F. Nimmo, Geology 28, 391-394, 2000. (abstract here; email me if you want a reprint).
  • Elastic thickness estimates for Venus using line of sight accelerations from Magellan cycle 5, D. Barnett, F. Nimmo and D. McKenzie, Icarus 146, 404-419, 2000. (abstract here PDF file (810K) available).
  • Characteristics and consequences of lower crustal flow, D. McKenzie, F. Nimmo, J.A. Jackson, P. Gans and E. Miller, J. Geophys. Res. 105, 11029-11046, 2000. (abstract here PDF file (6.2Gb) available).
  • pre-2000

  • The generation of Martian floods by melting permafrost above dykes, D. McKenzie and F. Nimmo, Nature 397 ,231-233, 1999 (abstract here PDF file (487K) available).
  • Volcanism and tectonics on Venus, F. Nimmo and D. McKenzie, Ann. Rev. Earth Planet. Sci. 26,23-51, 1998 (abstract here PDF file (393K) available).
  • Elastic thickness estimates for Venus from line of sight accelerations, D. McKenzie and F. Nimmo, Icarus 130,198-216, 1997 (abstract here PDF file available).
  • Convective thermal evolution of the upper mantles of Earth and Venus, F. Nimmo and D. McKenzie, Geophys. Res. Lett. 24, 1539-1542, 1997 (abstract here PDF file available).
  • Modelling plume-related melting, uplift and gravity on Venus, F. Nimmo and D. McKenzie, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 145, 109-123, 1996 (abstract here PDF file (999K) available).
  • Comparison between the rift systems of East Africa, Earth and Beta Regio, Venus, A.N. Foster and F. Nimmo, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 143, 183-196, 1996 (abstract here PDF file (1076K) available).
  • A new occurrence of Scottish plesiosaurian remains from the Island of Skye, N.D.L. Clark, F. Nimmo and C.J. Nicholas, Scottish J. Geol. 29, 197-199, 1993 (abstract here).

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