Dr Mark Claire

Dr Mark Claire
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My research focuses on atmopsheric chemistry on Earth, Mars and exoplanets. I'm interested in how atmospheres respond to changing fluxes from biology and volcanic/stellar activity, and in how atmopsheres change over timescales from days to billions of years. In addition to learning from modern and remote observations, I focus on surface/atmosphere interactions that can transfer distinctive atmopsheric signatures into the sedimentary record. I use both a "top-down" approach utlizing numerical modelling and a "bottom-up" approach of using geochemical measurements to constrain paleo-atmospheric composition. Additional information is on my research website.

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Recent publications


41  (of 41 published available) for mc229. (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
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2018 (1/5)
Astrobiology
vol.18 pp.469-480
(Article)
Long-term planetary habitability and the carbonate-silicate cycle
Andrew J. Rushby, Martin Johnson, Benjamin J.W. Mills, Andrew J. Watson, Mark Claire 
Keywords: Planets, Atmospheres, Carbon dioxide, Biogeochemistry
2018 (30/11)
Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry
vol.32 pp.1949-1961
(Article)
2018 (22/3)
Science

(Article)
Two-billion-year-old evaporites capture Earth's great oxidation
Clara Blättler, Mark Claire, Tony Prave, Aubrey Lea Zerkle, Matthew Robert Warke 
2017 (1/7)
Icarus
vol.290 pp.46-62
(Article)
Anoxic atmospheres on Mars driven by volcanism
Steven F. Sholes, Megan L. Smith, Mark Claire, Kevin J. Zahnle, David C. Catling 
Keywords: Mars atmosphere, Volcanism, Photochemistry, Sulfur, Atmosphere chemistry
2017 (28/3)
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
vol.114 pp.2571-2579
(Article)
Biological regulation of atmospheric chemistry en route to planetary oxygenation
Gareth Izon, Aubrey Lea Zerkle, Kenneth Williford, James Farquhar, Simon Poulton, Mark Claire 
2017 (1/11)
Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology
vol.485 pp.210-223
(Article)
2017 (23/2)
Nature
vol.542 pp.465-467
(Letter)
Onset of the aerobic nitrogen cycle during the Great Oxidation Event
Aubrey Lea Zerkle, Simon W Poulton, Robert J Newton, Mark Claire, Andrey Bekker, Christopher K Junium 
2016 (16/10)
vol.10005 
(Conference contribution)
2016 (23/2)
pp.1-18
(Working paper)
The need for laboratory work to aid in the understanding of exoplanetary atmospheres
Jonathan J. Fortney, Tyler D. Robinson, Shawn Domagal-Goldman, David SkÃ¥lid Amundsen, Matteo Brogi, Mark Claire, David Crisp, Eric Hebrard, Hiroshi Imanaka, Remco de Kok, Mark S. Marley, Dillon Teal, Travis Barman, Peter Bernath, Adam Burrows, David Charbonneau, Richard S. Freedman, Dawn Gelino, Christiane Helling, Kevin Heng, Adam G. Jensen, Stephen Kane, Eliza M. -R. Kempton, Ravi Kumar Kopparapu, Nikole K. Lewis, Mercedes Lopez-Morales, James Lyons, Wladimir Lyra, Victoria Meadows, Julianne Moses, Raymond Pierrehumbert, Olivia Venot, Sharon X. Wang, Jason T. Wright 
2016 (1/11)
Astrobiology
vol.16 pp.873-899
(Article)
The pale orange dot
Giada Arney, Shawn D. Domagal-Goldman, Victoria S. Meadows, Eric T. Wolf, Edward Schwieterman, Benjamin Charnay, Mark Claire, Eric Hebrard, Melissa G. Trainer 
Keywords: Haze, Archean Earth, Exoplanets, Spectra, Biosignatures, Planetary habitability
2015 (1/12)
Earth and Planetary Science Letters
vol.431 pp.264-273
(Article)
Multiple oscillations in Neoarchaean atmospheric chemistry
Gareth Izon, Aubrey Lea Zerkle, Yadviga Zhelezinskaya, James Farquhar, Robert J. Newton, Simon W. Poulton, Jennifer L. Eigenbrode, Mark Claire 
Keywords: Neoarchaean, Multiple sulphur isotopes, MIF, Methane, Hydrocarbon haze, Atmospheric oxygen
2014 (15/9)
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
vol.141 pp.365-380
(Article)
2014 (1/3)
Icarus
vol.231 pp.51-64
(Article)
2014 (19/2)
Astrobiology
vol.14 pp.67-86
(Article)
2013
Earth and Planetary Science Letters
vol.366 pp.17-26
(Article)
Atmospheric sulfur rearrangement 2.7 billion years ago
Florian Kurzweil, Mark Claire, Christophe Thomazo, Marc Peters, Mark Hannington, Harald Strauss 
2013 (18/9)
Astrobiology
vol.13 pp.833-849
(Article)
2013 (29/10)
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
vol.110 pp.17638-17643
(Article)
Pathways for Neoarchean pyrite formation constrained by mass-independent sulfur isotopes
James Farquhar, John Cliff, Aubrey Lea Zerkle, Alexey Kamyshny, Simon W. Poulton, Mark Claire, David Adams, Brian Harms 
2013
Chemical Geology
pp.26-34
(Article)
2012 (5)
Nature Geoscience
vol.5 pp.359-363
(Article)
2012
Icarus
vol.218 pp.571-584
(Article)
Ensemble properties of comets in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
Michael Solontoi, Zeljko Lvezic, Mario Juric, Andrew C. Becker, Lynne Jones, Andrew A. West, Steve Kent, Robert H. Lupton, Mark Claire, Gillian R. Knapp, Tom Quinn, James E. Gunn, Donald P. Schneider 
2012 (6/9)
Astrophysical Journal
vol.757 
(Article)
The evolution of solar flux from 0.1 nm to 160 μm
Mark Claire, John Sheets, Martin Cohen, Ignasi Ribas, Victoria S. Meadows, David C. Catling 
Keywords: Planets and satellites: atmospheres, Stars: solar-type, Sun: evolution, Sun: UV radiation
2011 (27/6)
Astrobiology
vol.11 pp.419–441
(Article)
2010
Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets
vol.115 
(Article)
Atmospheric origins of perchlorate on Mars and in the Atacama
D. C. Catling, Mark Claire, K. J. Zahnle, R. C. Quinn, B. C. Clark, M. H. Hecht, S. Kounaves 
Keywords: Planetary geochemistry, Atmospheres
2010
Icarus
vol.205 pp.605-618
(Article)
Detecting active comets in the SDSS
Michael Solontoi, Zeljko Ivezic, Andrew A. West, Mark Claire, Mario Juric, Andrew Becker, Lynne Jones, Patrick B. Hall, Steve Kent, Robert H. Lupton, Gillian R. Knapp, Tom Quinn, James E. Gunn, Don Schneider, Craig Loomis 
2010
Icarus
vol.207 pp.675-685
(Article)
Modeling aqueous perchlorate chemistries with applications to Mars
G. M. Marion, D. C. Catling, K. J. Zahnle, Mark Claire 
2010
Earth and Planetary Science Letters
vol.295 pp.412-418
(Article)
Photochemical and climate consequences of sulfur outgassing on early Mars
Feng Tian, Mark Claire, Jacob D. Haqq-Misra, Megan Smith, David C. Crisp, David Catling, Kevin Zahnle, James F. Kasting 
2009
Nature Geoscience
vol.2 pp.891-896
(Article)
2008 (1/8)

(Other contribution)
2007 (15/7)
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. A, Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
vol.365 pp.1867-1888
(Article)
2007
Astronomical Journal
vol.134 pp.2398-2417
(Article)
2006
Geobiology
vol.4 pp.239-269
(Article)
Biogeochemical Modeling of the Rise in Atmospheric Oxygen
Mark Claire, D.C. Catling, K. J. Zahnle 
2006
Astrobiology
vol.6 pp.735-813
(Article)
The astrobiology primer: An outline of general knowledge - Version 1, 2006
L. J. Mix, J. C. Armstrong, A. M. Mandell, A. C. Mosier, J. Raymond, S. N. Raymond, F. J. Stewart, K. von Braun, O. Zhaxybayeva, L. Billings, V. Cameron, Mark Claire, G. J. Dick, S. D. Domagal-Goldman, E. J. Javaux, O. J. Johnson, C. Laws, M. S. Race, J. Rask, J. D. Rummel, R. T. Schelble, S. Vance, Z. Adam, P. Backus, L. Beegle, J. Bishop, K. Boering, M. Briley, W. Calvin, D. Catling, C. Cleland, K. E. Dodson, J. Fletcher, E. D. Acosta, I. de Zwart, J. Eigenbrode, J. Farmer, S. Frank, P. Gogarten, E. Goolish, R. Grymes, N. Haghighipour, T. Hudson, V. Ivkovic, M. Jahangeer, B. Jakosky, S. Kenyon, S. Kilston, A. Knoll, E. Korpela, D. Lamb, J. Lazio, R. Lenski, L. Link, K. Lloyd, J. Lunine, M. Manga, T. McCoy, K. Meech, G. Mello, S. Mojzsis, D. Morrison, O. Morton, D. Moser, K. Nealson, F. Nimno, R. Norris, E. Offerdahl, T. Olien, N. Pace, S. Pfiffner, C. Philips, S. Rao, D. Rodriquez, J. Rummel, B. Schopf, S. Seager, N. Sleep, M. Sogin, N. Solovaya, W. Sullivan, B. Thomas, T. Thorsteinsson, C. Tomow, M. Wevrick, N. Woolf, K. Yamaguchi, M. Zerella 
Keywords: EXTRASOLAR TERRESTRIAL PLANETS; SPACE-TELESCOPE OBSERVATIONS; EARLY EARTH; STAR-FORMATION; GIANT PLANETS; ATMOSPHERIC OXYGEN; SNOWBALL EARTH; SOLAR-SYSTEM; KUIPER-BELT; PROTOPLANETARY DISKS
2006
Geobiology
vol.4 pp.271-283
(Article)
2005
Earth and Planetary Science Letters
vol.237 pp.1-20
(Article)
2005
Astronomical Journal
vol.130 pp.1022-1036
(Article)
The ultraviolet, optical, and infrared properties of Sloan Digital Sky Survey sources detected by GALEX
M. A. Agueros, Z. Ivezic, K. R. Covey, M. Obric, L. Hao, L. M. Walkowicz, A. A. West, D. E. Vanden Berk, R. H. Lupton, G. R. Knapp, J. E. Gunn, G. T. Richards, J. Bochanski, A. Brooks, Mark Claire, D. Haggard, N. Kaib, A. Kimball, S. M. Gogarten, A. Seth, M. Solontoi 

Contact Details:

Dr Mark Claire
Irvine Building
University of St Andrews
North Street
St Andrews
KY16 9AL
Fife
UK

tel: 01334 464016
fax:
room: 417
email: mc229@st-andrews.ac.uk

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School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
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Centre for Exoplanet Science

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