Peer-reviewed publicatins

  • Bu, C. , Rodriguez Lopez, G., Dukes, C.A., McFadden, L.A., Li, J.-Y., Ruesch, O.

Stability of hydrated carbonates on Ceres, (2018) Icarus, Article in Press. DOI:


  • Quick, L., Buczkowski, D.L., Ruesch, O., Scully, J. E. C., Castillo-Rogez, J.,

Raymond, C. A., Schenk, P., Sizemore, H., Sykes, M. V., A possible brine reservoir

beneath occator crater: Thermal and compositional evolution, and formation of the

Cerealia Dome and Vinalia Faculae, (2018) Icarus, Accepted for publication, Icarus


  • Ruesch, O. *, Quick, L.C., Landis, M.E., Sori, M.M., Čadek, O., Brož, P., Otto, K.A.,

Bland, M.T., Byrne, S., Castillo-Rogez, J.C., Hiesinger, H., Jaumann, R., Krohn, K.,

McFadden, L.A., Nathues, A., Neesemann, A., Preusker, F., Roatsch, T., Schenk, P.M.,

Scully, J.E.C., Sykes, M.V., Williams, D.A., Raymond, C.A., Russell, C.T. Bright

carbonate surfaces on Ceres as remnants of salt-rich water fountains, (2018) Icarus,

Article in Press. DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2018.01.022

  • Combe, J.-P. *, Raponi, A., Tosi, F., De Sanctis, M.C., Carrozzo, F.G., Zambon, F.,

Ammannito, E., Hughson, K.H.G., Nathues, A., Hoffmann, M., Platz, T., Thangjam,

G., Schorghofer, N., Schröder, S., Byrne, S., Landis, M.E., Ruesch, O., McCord, T.B.,

Johnson, K.E., Singh, S.M., Raymond, C.A., Russell, C.T. Exposed H2O-rich areas

detected on Ceres with the dawn visible and infrared mapping spectrometer, (2018)

Icarus, Article in Press. DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2017.12.008

  • Sori, M.M. *, Byrne, S., Bland, M.T., Bramson, A.M., Ermakov, A.I., Hamilton, C.W.,

Otto, K.A., Ruesch, O., Russell, C.T. The vanishing cryovolcanoes of Ceres, (2017)

Geophysical Research Letters, 44 (3), pp. 1243-1250. DOI: 10.1002/2016GL072319

  • Nathues, A. *, Platz, T., Thangjam, G., Hoffmann, M., Scully, J.E.C., Stein, N.,

Ruesch, O., Mengel, K., Occator crater in color at highest spatial resolution, (2017)

Icarus, Article in Press. DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2017.12.021

  • Platz, T. *, Nathues, A., Sizemore, H.G., Crown, D.A., Hoffmann, M., Schäfer, M.,

Schmedemann, N., Kneissl, T., Neesemann, A., Mest, S.C., Buczkowski, D.L.,

Ruesch, O., Hughson, K.H.G., Naß, A., Williams, D.A., Preusker, F. Geological

mapping of the Ac-10 Rongo Quadrangle of Ceres, (2017) Icarus, Article in Press. DOI:


  • Pasckert, J.H. *, Hiesinger, H., Ruesch, O., Williams, D.A., Naß, A., Kneissl, T., Mest,

S.C., Buczkowski, D.L., Scully, J.E.C., Schmedemann, N., Jaumann, R., Roatsch, T.,

Preusker, F., Nathues, A., Hoffmann, M., Schäfer, M., De Sanctis, M.C., Raymond,

C.A., Russell, C.T., Geologic mapping of the Ac-2 Coniraya quadrangle of Ceres from

NASA's Dawn mission: Implications for a heterogeneously composed crust, (2017)

Icarus, Article in Press. DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2017.06.015

  • Ruesch, O.*, McFadden, L.A., Williams, D.A., Hughson, K.H.G., Pasckert, J.H.,

Scully, J., Kneissl, T., Roatsch, T., Naß, A., Preusker, F., Schmedemann, N., Marchi,

S., Hiesinger, H., Jaumann, R., Nathues, A., Raymond, C.A., Russell, C.T. Geology of

Ceres' North Pole quadrangle with Dawn FC imaging data, (2017) Icarus, Article in

Press. DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2017.09.036

  • Bu, C.*, Rodriguez Lopez, G., Dukes, C.A., Ruesch, O., McFadden, L.A., Li, J.-Y.,

Search for sulfates on the surface of Ceres, (2017) Meteoritics and Planetary Science,

DOI: 10.1111/ maps.13024

  • Hughson, K.H.G.*, Russell, C.T., Williams, D.A., Buczkowski, D.L., Mest, S.C.,

Pasckert, J.H., Scully, J.E.C., Combe, J.-P., Platz, T., Ruesch, O., Preusker, F.,

Jaumann, R., Nass, A., Roatsch, T., Nathues, A., Schaefer, M., Schmidt, B.E., Chilton,

H.T., Ermakov, A., Singh, S., McFadden, L.A., Raymond, C.A. The Ac-5 (Fejokoo)

quadrangle of Ceres: Geologic map and geomorphological evidence for ground ice

mediated surface processes, (2017) Icarus, Article in Press. DOI:


  • Scully, J.E.C.*, Buczkowski, D.L., Neesemann, A., Williams, D.A., Mest, S.C.,

Raymond, C.A., Nass, A., Hughson, K.H.G., Kneissl, T., Pasckert, J.H., Ruesch, O.,

Frigeri, A., Marchi, S., Combe, J.-P., Schmedemann, N., Schmidt, B.E., Chilton, H.T.,

Russell, C.T., Jaumann, R., Preusker, F., Roatsch, T., Hoffmann, M., Nathues, A.,

Schaefer, M., Ermakov, A.I. Ceres' Ezinu quadrangle: A heavily cratered region with

evidence for localized subsurface water ice and the context of Occator crater, (2017)

Icarus, Article in Press. DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2017.10.038

  • Pieters, C.M.*, Nathues, A., Thangjam, G., Hoffmann, M., Platz, T., de Sanctis, M.C.,

Ammannito, E., Tosi, F., Zambon, F., Pasckert, J.H., Hiesinger, H., Schröder, S.E.,

Jaumann, R., Matz, K.-D., Castillo-Rogez, J.C., Ruesch, O., McFadden, L.A., O'Brien,

D.P., Sykes, M., Raymond, C.A., Russell, C.T. Geologic constraints on the origin of

red organic-rich material on Ceres, (2017) Meteoritics and Planetary Science, Article

in Press. DOI: 10.1111/maps.13008

  • Ruesch, O.*, Platz, T., Schenk, P., McFadden, L.A., Castillo-Rogez, J.C., Quick, L.C.,

Byrne, S., Preusker, F., O’Brien, D.P., Schmedemann, N., Williams, D.A., Li, J.-Y.,

Bland, M.T., Hiesinger, H., Kneissl, T., Neesemann, A., Schaefer, M., Pasckert, J.H.,

Schmidt, B.E., Buczkowski, D.L., Sykes, M.V., Nathues, A., Roatsch, T., Hoffmann, M., Raymond,

C.A., Russell, C.T., Cryovolcanism on Ceres, (2016) Science, 353 (6303), art. no. aaf4286, DOI:


  • Hiesinger, H.*, Marchi, S., Schmedemann, N., Schenk, P., Pasckert, J.H., Neesemann,

A., O'Brien, D.P., Kneissl, T., Ermakov, A.I., Fu, R.R., Bland, M.T., Nathues, A., Platz,

T., Williams, D.A., Jaumann, R., Castillo-Rogez, J.C., Ruesch, O., Schmidt, B., Park,

R.S., Preusker, F., Buczkowski, D.L., Russell, C.T., Raymond, C.A., Cratering on

ceres: Implications for its crust and evolution, (2016) Science, 353 (6303), art. no.

aaf4759, DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf4759

  • Russell, C.T.*, Raymond, C.A., Ammannito, E., Buczkowski, D.L., De Sanctis, M.C.,

Hiesinger, H., Jaumann, R., Konopliv, A.S., McSween, H.Y., Nathues, A., Park, R.S.,

Pieters, C.M., Prettyman, T.H., McCord, T.B., McFadden, L.A., Mottola, S., Zuber,

M.T., Joy, S.P., Polanskey, C., Rayman, M.D., Castillo-Rogez, J.C., Chi, P.J., Combe,

J.P., Ermakov, A., Fu, R.R., Hoffmann, M., Jia, Y.D., King, S.D., Lawrence, D.J., Li,

J.-Y., Marchi, S., Preusker, F., Roatsch, T., Ruesch, O., Schenk, P., Villarreal, M.N.,

Yamashita, N. Dawn arrives at ceres: Exploration of a small, volatile-rich world,

(2016) Science, 353 (6303), pp. 1008-1010. DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf4219

  • Bernhardt, H.*, Hiesinger, H., Ivanov, M.A., Ruesch, O., Erkeling, G., Reiss, D.,

Photogeologic mapping and the geologic history of the Hellas basin floor, Mars, (2016)

Icarus, 264, pp. 407-442. DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2015.09.031

18. Poulet, F.*, Ruesch, O., Langevin, Y., Hiesinger, H., Modal mineralogy of the surface

of Vesta: Evidence for ubiquitous olivine and identification of meteorite analogue,

(2015) Icarus, 253, pp. 364-377. DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2014.06.002

  • Raack, J.*, Reiss, D., Appéré, T., Vincendon, M., Ruesch, O., Hiesinger, H., Presentday

seasonal gully activity in a south polar pit (Sisyphi Cavi) on Mars, (2015) Icarus,

251, pp. 226-243. DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2014.03.040

20. Combe, J.-P.*, McCord, T.B., McFadden, L.A., Ieva, S., Tosi, F., Longobardo, A.,

Frigeri, A., De Sanctis, M.C., Ammannito, E., Ruesch, O., Palomba, E., Fulchignoni,

M., Raymond, C.A., Russell, C.T., Composition of the northern regions of Vesta

analyzed by the Dawn mission, (2015) Icarus, 259, pp. 53-71. DOI:


  • Ruesch, O.*, Hiesinger, H., Cloutis, E., Le Corre, L., Kallisch, J., Mann, P., Markus,

K., Metzler, K., Nathues, A., Reddy, V., Near infrared spectroscopy of HED

meteorites: Effects of viewing geometry and compositional variations, (2015) Icarus,

258, pp. 384-401., DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2015.06.034

  • Blewett, D.T.*, Buczkowski, D.L., Ruesch, O., Scully, J.E., O'Brien, D.P., Gaskell, R.,

Roatsch, T., Bowling, T.J., Ermakov, A., Hiesinger, H., Williams, D.A., Raymond, C.A., Russell, C.T.

Vesta's north pole quadrangle Av-1 (Albana): Geologic map and

the nature of the south polar basin antipodes, (2014) Icarus, 244, pp. 13-22. DOI:


  • Ruesch, O.*, Hiesinger, H., Blewett, D.T., Williams, D.A., Buczkowski, D., Scully, J.,

Yingst, R.A., Roatsch, T., Preusker, F., Jaumann, R., Russell, C.T., Raymond, C.A.

Geologic map of the northern hemisphere of Vesta based on Dawn Framing Camera

(FC) images, (2014) Icarus, 244, pp. 41-59. DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2014.01.035

  • Scully, J.E.C.*, Yin, A., Russell, C.T., Buczkowski, D.L., Williams, D.A., Blewett,

D.T., Ruesch, O., Hiesinger, H., Le Corre, L., Mercer, C., Yingst, R.A., Garry, W.B.,

Jaumann, R., Roatsch, T., Preusker, F., Gaskell, R.W., Schröder, S.E., Ammannito, E.,

Pieters, C.M., Raymond, C.A., Geomorphology and structural geology of Saturnalia

Fossae and adjacent structures in the northern hemisphere of Vesta, (2014) Icarus, 244,

pp. 23-40. DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2014.01.013

  • Ruesch, O.*, Hiesinger, H., De Sanctis, M.C., Ammannito, E., Palomba, E.,

Longobardo, A., Zambon, F., Tosi, F., Capria, M.T., Capaccioni, F., Frigeri, A., Fonte,

S., Magni, G., Raymond, C.A., Russell, C.T., Detections and geologic context of local

enrichments in olivine on Vesta with VIR/Dawn data, (2014) Journal of Geophysical

Research E: Planets, 119 (9), pp. 2078-2108. DOI: 10.1002/2014JE004625

  • Stephan, K.*, Jaumann, R., De Sanctis, M.C., Tosi, F., Ammannito, E., Krohn, K.,

Zambon, F., Marchi, S., Ruesch, O., Matz, K.-D., Preusker, F., Roatsch, T., Raymond,

C.A., Russell, C.T. Small fresh impact craters on asteroid 4 Vesta: A compositional

and geological fingerprint, (2014) Journal of Geophysical Research E: Planets, 119 (4),

pp. 771-797. DOI: 10.1002/2013JE00438,

  • Schmedemann, N.*, Kneissl, T., Ivanov, B.A., Michael, G.G., Wagner, R.J., Neukum,

G., Ruesch, O., Hiesinger, H., Krohn, K., Roatsch, T., Preusker, F., Sierks, H.,

Jaumann, R., Reddy, V., Nathues, A., Walter, S.H.G., Neesemann, A., Raymond, C.A.,

Russell, C.T. The cratering record, chronology and surface ages of (4) Vesta in

comparison to smaller asteroids and the ages of HED meteorites, (2014) Planetary and

Space Science, 103, pp. 104-130. DOI: 10.1016/j.pss.2014.04.004

  • Ammannito, E.*, De Sanctis, M.C., Palomba, E., Longobardo, A., Mittlefehldt, D.W.,

McSween, H.Y., Marchi, S., Capria, M.T., Capaccioni, F., Frigeri, A., M. Pieters, C.,

Ruesch, O., Tosi, F., Zambon, F., Carraro, F., Fonte, S., Hiesinger, H., Magni, G.,

McFadden, L.A., Raymond, C.A., Russell, C.T., Sunshine, J.M., Olivine in an

unexpected location on Vesta's surface, (2013) Nature, 504 (7478), pp. 122-125. DOI:


  • Ruesch, O.*, Poulet, F., Vincendon, M., Bibring, J.-P., Carter, J., Erkeling, G., Gondet,

B., Hiesinger, H., Ody, A., Reiss, D., Compositional investigation of the proposed chloride-bearing materials on Mars using near-infrared orbital data from

OMEGA/Mex, (2012) Journal of Geophysical Research E: Planets, 117 (9), art. no.

E00J13, DOI: 10.1029/2012JE004108