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  1. *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

  2. *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

  3. *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

  4. 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]

  5. 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 Harpp, K., E. Mittelstaedt, N. d'Ozouville and D. Graham, eds, The Galapagos as a Natural Laboratory for the Earth Sciences, AGU Geophysical Monograph, in press. PDF

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. *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

  10. 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

  11. *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]

  12. *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]

  13. 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]

  14. *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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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]

  19. 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

  20. *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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. *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]

  26. 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

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

  28. 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)

  29. 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

  30. 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

  31. 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

  32. 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

  33. 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

  34. 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

  35. 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

  36. 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

  37. 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)

  38. 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

  39. 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

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

  41. 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

  42. 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

  43. 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

  44. 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

  45. 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.


  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. 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

  5. Yamada, S., N. Goring-Morris, A. Gopher and J.T. Perron (2001). Analysis of faintly glossed blades from pre-pottery neolithic Nahal Issaron, Israel. Studies in Early Near Eastern Production, Subsistence, and Environment, 9, 183-203.

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