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  1. Black, B.A., J.T. Perron, D. Hemingway, E. Bailey, F. Nimmo and H. Zebker (2017). Global drainage patterns and the origins of topographic relief on Earth, Mars, and Titan. Science, 356, 727-731, doi:10.1126/science.aag0171. Accompanied by a Perspective by Devon Burr.

  2. Perron, J.T. (2017). Climate and the pace of erosional landscape evolution. Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences, 45, 561-591, doi:10.1146/annurev-earth-060614-105405. Free access

  3. Moon, S., J. T. Perron, S. J. Martel, W. S. Holbrook, and J. St. Clair (2017). A model of three-dimensional topographic stresses with implications for bedrock fractures, surface processes, and landscape evolution, J. Geophys. Res. Earth Surf., 122, 823-846, doi:10.1002/2016JF004155.

  4. Perron, J.T. and J.G. Venditti (2016). Megafloods downsized. Nature, 538, 174–175, doi:10.1038/538174a.

  5. Gabet, E.J., J.L.H. Burnham and J.T. Perron (2016). Critiques of the seismic hypothesis and the vegetation stabilization hypothesis for the formation of Mima mounds along the western coast of the US. Geomorphology, 269, 40-42, doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.06.032

  6. Toomey, M.R., A.D. Ashton, M.E. Raymo and J.T. Perron (2016). Late Cenozoic sea level and the rise of modern rimmed atolls. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 451, 73-83, doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2016.03.018.

  7. Toomey, M.R., J.D. Woodruff, J.P. Donnelly, A.D. Ashton and J.T. Perron (2016). Seismic evidence of glacial-age river incision into the Tahaa barrier reef, French Polynesia. Marine Geology, 380, 284-289, doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2016.04.008.

  8. Mariotti, G., S. Pruss, X. Ai, J.T. Perron and T. Bosak (2016). Microbial origin of early animal trace fossils? J. Sedimentary Research, 86, 287-293, doi:10.2110/jsr.2016.19.

  9. St. Clair, J., *S. Moon, G., W.S. Holbrook, J.T. Perron, C.S. Riebe, S.J. Martel, B. Carr, C. Harmon, K. Singha and D. deB. Richter (2015). Geophysical imaging reveals topographic stress control of bedrock weathering. Science, 350, 534–538, doi:10.1126/science.aab2210.

  10. *Bellugi, D., D. Milledge, W.E. Dietrich, J.T. Perron and J. McKean (2015). Predicting shallow landslide size and location across a natural landscape: Application of a spectral clustering search algorithm. J. Geophys. Res., 120, 2552-2585, doi:10.1002/2015JF003520.

  11. *Huppert, K.L., L.H. Royden and J.T. Perron (2015). Dominant influence of volcanic loading on vertical motions of the Hawaiian Islands. EPSL, 418, 149–171, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2015.02.027.

  12. Perron, J.T. (2015). The wind in the hollows. Nature Geosci., 8, 254–255, doi:10.1038/ngeo2389.

  13. *Bellugi, D., D. Milledge, W.E. Dietrich, J. McKean, J.T. Perron, E. Sudderth and B. Kazian (2015). A spectral clustering search algorithm for predicting shallow landslide size and location. J. Geophys. Res., 120, 300–324, doi:10.1002/2014JF003137.

  14. *Slim, M., J.T. Perron, S.J. Martel and K. Singha (2015). Topographic stress and rock fracture: A two-dimensional numerical model for arbitrary surface topography and comparisons with borehole observations. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 40, 512–529, doi:10.1002/esp.3646. PDF

  15. *Nienhuis, J.H., J.T. Perron, *J.C.T. Kao and P.M. Myrow (2014). Wavelength selection and symmetry breaking in orbital wave ripples. J. Geophys. Res., 119, 2239–2257, doi:10.1002/2014JF003158. PDF

  16. *Mariotti, G., S. Pruss, J.T. Perron and T. Bosak (2014). Microbial shaping of sedimentary wrinkle structures. Nature Geoscience, 7, 736–740, doi:10.1038/ngeo2229.

  17. *Richardson, A., C. Hill and J.T. Perron (2014). IDA: An implicit, parallelizable method for calculating drainage area. Water Resources Research, 50, 4110-4130, doi:10.1002/2013WR014326. PDF

  18. *Mariotti, G., J.T. Perron and T. Bosak (2014). Feedbacks between flow, sediment motion and microbial growth on sand bars initiate and shape elongated stromatolite mounds. EPSL, 397, 93-100, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2014.04.036. PDF

  19. *Sori, M., J.T. Perron, P. Huybers and O. Aharonson (2014). A procedure for testing the significance of orbital tuning of the Martian polar layered deposits. Icarus, 235, 136–146, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2014.03.009. PDF

  20. Willett, S.D., *S.W. McCoy, J.T. Perron, L. Goren and C.Y. Chen (2014). Dynamic reorganization of river basins. Science, 343 (6175), 1248765, doi:10.1126/science.1248765. [link]

  21. Jefferson, A.J., *K.L. Ferrier, J.T. Perron, and R. Ramalho (2014). Controls on the Hydrological and Topographic Evolution of Shield Volcanoes and Volcanic Ocean Islands, in The Galápagos: A Natural Laboratory for the Earth Sciences (eds K. S. Harpp, E. Mittelstaedt, N. d'Ozouville and D. W. Graham), John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, New Jersey, 185–213, doi: 10.1002/9781118852538.ch10. PDF

  22. Gabet, E.J., J.T. Perron and D.L. Johnson (2014). Biotic origin for Mima mounds supported by numerical modeling. Geomorphology, 206, 58–66, doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2013.09.018. PDF

  23. Aharonson, O., A.G. Hayes, R. Lopes, A. Lucas, P. Hayne and J.T. Perron (2014). Titan's Surface Geology. In Titan: Interior, Surface, Atmosphere and Space Environment, edited by I. Mueller-Wodarg, C. Griffith, E. Lellouch, and T. Cravens, Cambridge University Press, ISBN:9780521199926, 63–101. PDF

  24. Bosak, T., *G. Mariotti, F.A. Macdonald, J.T. Perron and S.B. Pruss (2013). Microbial sedimentology of stromatolites in Neoproterozoic cap carbonates. In Ecosystem Paleobiology and Geobiology, The Paleontological Society Papers Volume 19, Andrew M. Bush, Sara B. Pruss, and Jonathan L. Payne (eds.), 51–75. PDF

  25. *Tewelde, Y., J.T. Perron, P.G. Ford, S.R. Miller and *B.A. Black (2013). Estimates of fluvial erosion on Titan from sinuosity of lake shorelines. J. Geophys. Res., 118, 2198–2212 doi:10.1002/jgre.20153. PDF

  26. Burr, D.M., S.A. Drummond, R. Cartwright, *B.A. Black and J.T. Perron (2013). Morphology of fluvial features on Titan: Evidence for structural control. Icarus, 226, 742–759, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2013.06.016. PDF

  27. *Ferrier, K.L., *K.L. Huppert and J.T. Perron (2013). Climatic control of bedrock river incision, Nature, 496, 206–209, doi:10.1038/nature11982. [link]

  28. *Toomey, M., A.D. Ashton and J.T. Perron (2013). Profiles of ocean island coral reefs controlled by sea-level history and carbonate accumulation rates, Geology, 41, 731-734, doi:10.1130/G34109.1. [link]

  29. Dalca, A.V., K.L. Ferrier, J.X. Mitrovica, J.T. Perron, G.A. Milne and J.R. Creveling (2013). On post-glacial sea-Level, III: Incorporating sediment redistribution, Geophys. J. Int., 194, 45-60, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggt089. [link]

  30. *Ferrier, K.L., J.T. Perron, S. Mukhopadhyay, M. Rosener, J.D. Stock, *K.L. Huppert and *M. Slosberg (2013). Covariation of climate and long-term erosion rates across a steep rainfall gradient on the Hawaiian island of Kaua'i. GSA Bulletin, 125, 1146-1163, doi:10.1130/B30726.1. PDF

  31. Royden, L. and J.T. Perron (2013). Solutions of the stream power equation and application to the evolution of river longitudinal profiles. J. Geophys. Res., 118, 497–518, doi:10.1002/jgrf.20031. PDF

  32. Perron, J.T. and L. Royden (2013). An integral approach to bedrock river profile analysis. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 38, 570-576, doi:10.1002/esp.3302. PDF

  33. Burr, D.M., J.T. Perron, M.P. Lamb, R.P. Irwin, G.C. Collins, A.D. Howard, L.S. Sklar, J.M. Moore, M. Adamkovics, V.R. Baker, S.A. Drummond and *B.A. Black (2013). Fluvial features on Titan: Insights from morphology and modeling. GSA Bulletin, 125, 299-321, doi:10.1130/B30612.1. PDF

  34. Perron, J.T., *P.W. Richardson, *K.L. Ferrier, and *M. Lapôtre (2012). The root of branching river networks, Nature, 492, 100-103, doi:10.1038/nature11672. [link]

  35. Lee, J.-E., B.R. Lintner, J.D. Neelin, X. Jiang, P. Gentine, C.K. Boyce, J.B. Fisher, J.T. Perron, T.L. Kubar, J. Lee and J. Worden (2012). Reduction of tropical land region precipitation variability via transpiration, Geophysical Research Letters, 39, L19704, doi:10.1029/2012GL053417. PDF

  36. *Black, B.A., J.T. Perron, S.L. Drummond and D.M. Burr (2012). Estimating erosional exhumation on Titan from drainage network morphology. J. Geophys. Res., 117, E08006, doi:10.1029/2012JE004085. PDF

  37. Limaye, A.B.S., O. Aharonson and J.T. Perron (2012). Detailed stratigraphy and bed thickness of the Mars north and south polar layered deposits, J. Geophys. Res., 117, E06009, doi:10.1029/2011JE003961. PDF

  38. Lamb, M.P., W.W. Fischer, T.D. Raub, J.T. Perron and P.M. Myrow (2012). Origin of giant wave ripples in Snowball Earth cap carbonates. Geology, 40, 827-830, doi:10.1130/G33093.1. PDF

  39. Pelletier, J.D. and J.T. Perron (2012). Analytic solution for the morphology of a soil-mantled valley undergoing steady headward growth: Validation using case studies in southeastern Arizona. J. Geophys. Res., 117, F02018, doi:10.1029/2011JF002281. PDF

  40. Perron, J.T. and *J. Hamon (2012). Equilibrium form of horizontally retreating, soil-mantled hillslopes: Model development and application to a groundwater sapping landscape. J. Geophys. Res., 117, F01027, doi:10.1029/2011JF002139. PDF

  41. *Blackburn, T.J., S.A. Bowring, J.T. Perron, K.H. Mahan, F.O. Dudas and K.R. Barnhart (2012). An exhumation history of continents over billion-year time scales, Science, 335, 73-76. [link]

  42. Perron, J.T. and S. Fagherazzi (2012). The legacy of initial conditions in landscape evolution. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 37, 52-63, doi:10.1002/esp.2205. PDF

  43. Perron, J.T. (2011). Numerical methods for nonlinear hillslope transport laws. J. Geophys. Res., 116, F02021, doi:10.1029/2010JF001801. PDF

  44. Perron, J.T., J.W. Kirchner and W.E. Dietrich (2009). Formation of evenly spaced ridges and valleys. Nature, 460, 502-505. PDF (News & Views by K.X. Whipple: PDF)

  45. Booth, A., J. Roering and J.T. Perron (2009). Automated landslide mapping using spectral analysis and high-resolution topographic data: Puget Sound lowlands, Washington, and Portland Hills, Oregon. Geomorphology, 109, 132-147. PDF

  46. Perron, J.T. and P. Huybers (2009). Is there an orbital signal in the polar layered deposits on Mars? Geology, 37, 155-158, doi:10.1130/G25143A.1. PDF

  47. Kite, E.S., I. Matsuyama, M. Manga, J.T. Perron and J.X. Mitrovica (2009). True polar wander driven by late-stage volcanism and the distribution of paleopolar deposits on Mars. EPSL, 280, 254-267. PDF

  48. Perron, J.T., W.E. Dietrich and J.W. Kirchner (2008). Controls on the spacing of first-order valleys. J. Geophys. Res., 113, F04016, doi:10.1029/2007JF000977. PDF

  49. Perron, J.T., J.W. Kirchner and W.E. Dietrich (2008). Spectral signatures of characteristic spatial scales and nonfractal structure in landscapes. J. Geophys. Res., 113, F04003, doi:10.1029/2007JF000866. PDF

  50. Daradich, A., J.X. Mitrovica, I. Matsuyama, J.T. Perron, M. Manga and M.A. Richards (2008). Equilibrium rotational stability and figure of Mars. Icarus, 194, 463–475. PDF

  51. Dietrich, W.E., J. McKean, D. Bellugi and T. Perron (2008). The prediction of shallow landslide location and size using a multidimensional landslide analysis in a digital terrain model. In Chen, C. L. and Major, J.J., eds., Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Debris-Flow Hazards Mitigation: Mechanics, Prediction, and Assessment (DFHM-4), Chengdu, China, September 10-13, 2007. The Netherlands, Amsterdam: IOS Press, 12 p. PDF

  52. Roering, J.J., J.T. Perron and J.W. Kirchner (2007). Functional relationships between denudation and hillslope form and relief. EPSL, 264, 245-258. PDF

  53. Perron, J.T., J.X. Mitrovica, M. Manga, I. Matsuyama and M.A. Richards (2007). Evidence for an ancient martian ocean in the topography of deformed shorelines. Nature, 447, 840-843. PDF (News & Views by M.T. Zuber: PDF)

  54. Lamb, M.P., A.D. Howard, W.E. Dietrich and J.T. Perron (2007). Formation of amphitheater-headed valleys by waterfall erosion after large-scale slumping on Hawai'i, GSA Bulletin, 119, 805-822. PDF

  55. Perron, J.T., M.P. Lamb, C.D. Koven, I.Y. Fung, E. Yager and M. Adamkovics (2006). Valley formation and methane precipitation rates on Titan. J. Geophys. Res., 111, E11001, doi:10.1029/2005JE002602. PDF

  56. Dietrich, W.E. and J. T. Perron (2006). The search for a topographic signature of life. Nature, 439, 411-418. PDF

  57. Matsuyama, I., J.X. Mitrovica, M. Manga, J. T. Perron and M.A. Richards (2006). Rotational stability of dynamic planets with elastic lithospheres. J. Geophys. Res., 111, E02003, doi:10.1029/2005JE002447. PDF

  58. Lamb, M.P., A.D. Howard, J. Johnson, K. Whipple, W.E. Dietrich and J.T. Perron (2006). Can springs cut canyons into rock? J. Geophys. Res., 111, E07002, doi:10.1029/2005JE002663. PDF

  59. Perron, J.T. and I. de Pater (2004). Dynamics of an ice continent on Titan. Geophys. Res. Lett., 31, L17S04, doi:10.1029/2004GL019802. PDF

  60. Perron, J.T., W.E. Dietrich, A.D. Howard, J.A. McKean and J.A. Pettinga (2003). Ice-driven creep on Martian debris slopes. Geophys. Res. Lett., 30, 1747, doi:10.1029/2003GL017603. PDF

  61. Fuis, G.S. and 23 others (2001). Report for borehole explosion data acquired in the 1999 Los Angeles Region Seismic Experiment (LARSE II), southern California. USGS Open File Report 01-408. PDF

  62. Yamada, S., A.N. Goring-Morris, A. Gopher and J.T. Perron (2001). Analysis of faintly glossed blades from pre-pottery neolithic Nahal Issaron, Israel. In: Caneva, I., C. Lemorini, D. Zampetti and P. Biagi (eds.) Beyond tools: redefining the PPN lithic assemblages of the Levant. Berlin, ex oriente, 183-204.

  63. Perron, J.T. and C.A.S. Mandryk (1999). Preliminary report on the micromorphology of the Cactus Hill Site (44SX202), Sussex County, Virginia. Current Research in the Pleistocene, 16, 62-64.

Theses and other publications

  1. Perron, J.T. (2012). Book Review: Planetary Surface Processes, by H.J. Melosh. Physics Today, 65(11), 56, doi:10.1063/PT.3.1789.

  2. Perron, J.T. (2006). Formation of evenly spaced ridges and valleys. PhD thesis, University of California, Berkeley.

  3. Bemis, B.L., H.V. Goss, E.S. Yurkovich, J.T. Perron and D.G. Howell (2002). HAZPAC: An interactive map of Pacific Rim natural hazards, population, and infrastructure. U.S. Geological Survey Digital Data Series DDS-76.

  4. Perron, J.T. (1999). Micromorphology of the Cactus Hill Site, Sussex County, Virginia. A.B. thesis, Harvard University.