Email: vjbray AT lpl.arizona.edu

Office Phone: (1) 520 621 8284

Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, 
Sonett Space Sciences Building,
1541 E. University Blvd.,
Tucson, AZ 85721

DR Veronica Bray

V. J. Bray, C. Atwood-Stone, C. D. Neish, A. M. McEwen, N. A. Artimeva, J. N. McElwaine (In revision). Ballistically Emplaced Lunar Impact Melt. Icarus, In review.


Singer et al. (In review). Impact craters on Pluto and Charon reveal a deficit of small Kuiper belt objects. Submitted to Nature. 


Robbins et al., (In review). Investigation of Pancake Ejecta Craters on Charon, Comparisons with Other Icy Bodies, and Formation Implications. Submitted to JGR-planets.


Robbins et al. (In review). How Impact Crater "Depth" Is Determined, and a Review of Solar System Impact Crater Depths. Submitted to MAPS. 


White, O. L. et al., (2017) Impact crater relaxation on Dione and Tethys and relation to past heat flow, Icarus 288:37-52. 

Atwood-Stone, C., V. J. Bray, A. S. McEwen (2016). A new study of crater concentric ridges on the Moon. Icarus 273. DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2016.03.012.


McKinnon et al. (2016) ​Convection in a volatile nitrogen-ice-rich layer drives Pluto’s geological vigour, Nature 534(7605):82-85


Gladstone, G. Randall et al. (2016) The atmosphere of Pluto as observed by New Horizons. Science Vol. 351, Issue 6279.


Bagenal, F. et al. (2016) Pluto' interaction with its space environment: Solar wind, energetic particles, and dust. Science Vol. 351, Issue 6279.


Weaver, H. A. et al. (2016) The small satellites of Pluto as observed by New Horizons. Science, Vol. 351, Issue 6279.


Moore, Jeffrey M et al., (2016). The geology of Pluto and Charon through the eyes of New Horizons. Science Vol. 351, Issue 6279, pp. 1284-1293.


Bray, V. J. and Schenk, P. M. (2015). Pristine Crater Morphology on Pluto - Expectations for New Horizons.  Icarus New Horizons special edition 246: 156-164.

Moore, J. M., Howard, A. D., Schenk, P. M., McKinnon, W. B., Pappalardo, R. T., Ewing, R. C., Bierhaus, E. B., Bray, V. J. and Spencer, J. R. (2015). Geology before Pluto:  pre-New Horizons encounter considerations. Icarus New Horizons special edition 246: 65-81.


Stern, A. S. and the New Horizons Team (2015). The Pluto system: Initial results from its exploration by New Horizons.  Science, Vol. 350, Issue 6258.

Neish, C.D., J/ L. Molaro, J. M. Lora, A. D. Howard, R. L. Kirk, P. M. Schenk, V. J. Bray and R. D. Lorenz (2015). Fluvial erosion as a mechanism for crater modification on Titan, Icarus 270. DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2015.07.022​.

Bray, V. J. et al. (2015). Invited chapters (central peak crater, peak-ring crater, central pit crater, crater wall, crater rim, canali, impact structure) In: Hargitai H, Kereszturi A (eds): Encyclopedia of planetary landforms and other surface features. Springer. ISBN 978-1-4614-3133-6. 2354 pages.

Ding, N., V. J. Bray, A. S. McEwen, S. S. Sutton, C. H. Okubo, M. Chojnacki, L. L. Tornabene (2015). The central uplift of Ritchey crater, Mars. Icarus 252:255-270.

Neish, C. D., J. Maddedn, L. M. Carter, B. R. Hawke, T. Giguere, V. J. Bray, G. R. Osinski, J. T. S. Cahill (2014). Global distribution of lunar impact melt flows. Icarus 239:105-117.

Bray, V. J., G. S. Collins, J. V. Morgan,  H. J. Melosh and P. M. Schenk (2014). Hydrocode simulation of Ganymede and Europa cratering trends - How thick is Europa's crust?. Icarus 231:394-406.

Neish. C. D., R. Kirk, R. Lorenz, Bray, V. J., P. Schenk, B. Stiles, E. Turtle, K. Mitchell, A. Hayes.(2013) Topography of Craters on Titan. Icarus 223(1):82-90. 

Bray, V. J., C. Atwood-Stone, and A. S. McEwen (2012), Investigating the transition from central peak to peak-ring basins using central feature volume measurements from the Global Lunar DTM 100m, Geophys. Res. Lett. 39:L21201. (DOWNLOAD PDF)

Elder, C. M., V. J. Bray, H. J. Melosh (2012). The theoretical plausibility of central pit formation via melt drainage. Icarus 221:831–843.

Tornabene, L. L., G. R. Osinski, A. S. McEwen, J. M. Boyce, V. J. Bray, C. M. Caudill, J. A. Grant, S. Mattson, and P. J. Mouginis-Mark (2012). Widespread crater-related pitted materials on Mars: Further evidence for the role of target volatiles during the impact process. Icarus, 220:348-368.

Bray, V. J., P. M. Schenk,H. J. Melosh, J. V. Morgan, G. S. Collins. Ganymede crater dimensions - implications for peak and pit formation and development. (2012) Icarus, 217:115-129. (DOWNLOAD PDF)

Bray, V. J., L. L. Tornabene, L. Keszthelyi, A. S. McEwen, B. R. Hawke, T. Giguere, S. Kattenhorn, W. Garry, B. Rizk, C. Caudill, L. R. Gaddis, C. van der Bogert and the LROC Team (2010). New insight into lunar impact melt mobility from the LRO Camera. Geophys. Res. Lett. 37, 21202. (DOWNLOAD PDF)

Banks, M. E., Bryne, S., Galla, K. G. , Murray, B. C., McEwen, A. S., Bray, V. J., Fishbaugh, K. E., Dundas, C. M., Herkenhoff, K. E., Murray, B. C., and the HiRISE Team (2010), Crater Population and Resurfacing of the Martian North Polar Layered Deposits, Journal of Geophysical Research 115. doi:10.1029/2009JE003523.

Reufer, A., N. Thomas, W. Benz, S. Byrne, V. Bray, C. Dundas and M. Searls (2010). Models of high velocity impacts into dust-covered ice: Application to Martian northern lowlands. Planetary and Space Science, 58 (10):1160-1168.

Dundas , C. M., L. P. Keszthelyi, V. J. Bray, and A. S. McEwen (2010), Role of material properties in the cratering record of young platy‐ridged lava on Mars, Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L12203, doi:10.1029/2010GL042869.

Bray, V. J., (2009). Impact Crater Formation on the Icy Galilean Satellites. Ph. D. Thesis, Imperial College London, United Kingdom. (DOWNLOAD PDF)

Bray, V. J., G. S. Collins, J. V. Morgan and P. M. Schenk (2008). The Effect of Target Properties on Crater Morphology: Comparison of Central Peak Craters on the Moon and Ganymede, Meteoritics and Planetary Science, Vol. 43, No. 12, pp. 1979-1992. (DOWNLOAD PDF)

Waltham, D., K. T. Pickering, and V. J. Bray (2007), Particulate gravity currents on Venus, J. Geophys. Res., 113, E02012, doi:10.1029/2007JE002913.

Bray V. J., D. B. J. Bussey, R. C. Ghail, A. P. Jones, K. T. Pickering (2007), Meander geometry of Venusian canali: Constraints on flow regime and formation time, J. Geophys. Res., 112, E04S05, doi:10.1029/2006JE002785.  (DOWNLOAD PDF)

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