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  1. Chan is author/co-author of 145 peer-reviewed articles, editor of two special paper volumes, and author/co-author of 261 professional meeting abstracts.

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  • Dorney, L.J., Parrish, J.T., Chan, M.A., and Hasiotis, S.T., 2017, Petrography and Interpretation of Tufa Mounds and Carbonate Beds in the Jurassic Navajo Sandstone, of Southeastern Utah: Journal of Sedimentary Research v. 87, p. 967-985. DOI:
  • Chan, M.A., and Kamola, D.L., 2017, Classic Geologic Outcrops: Preservation and Future Accessibility: GSA Today, v. 27, p. 4-5. DOI: 10.1130/GSATG343GW.1
  • Parrish, J.T., Hasiotis, S.T., and Chan, M.A., 2017, Carbonate Deposits in the Lower Jurassic Navajo Sandstone, Southern Utah and Northern Arizona: Journal of Sedimentary Research v. 87, p. 740-762. DOI:
  • Chan, M.A., and Netoff, D.I., 2017, A Terrestrial Weathering and Wind Abrasion Analog for Mound and Moat Morphology of Gale Crater, Mars: Geophysical Research Letters. doi: 0.1002/2017GL072978
  • Young, B.W., and Chan, M.A., 2017, Gypsum veins in Triassic Moenkopi mudrocks of southern Utah: Analogs to calcium sulfate veins on Mars: Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets: v. 122, p.150–171 DOI: 10.1002/2016JE005118
  • Wheatley, D. F., Chan, M.A., and Sprinkel, D., 2016, Clastic pipe characteristics and distributions throughout the Colorado Plateau: Implications for paleoenvironment and paleoseismic controls, Sedimentary Geology Special Volume, Elsevier.
  • Chan, M.A., Godsey, H.S., 2016, Lake Bonneville geosites in the urban landscape: Potential loss of geological heritage (Ch. 23): in Oviatt, C, and Shroder, J., eds., Monograph - Lake Bonneville: A Scientific Update, Elsevier NY, p. 617- 633.
  • Chan, M.A., Jewell, P.W., Parker, T., Okubo, C., Ormo, J., and Komatsu, G., 2016, Pleistocene Lake Bonneville as an analog for extraterrestrial lakes and oceans (Ch 21): in Oviatt, C, and Shroder, J., eds., Monograph - Lake Bonneville: A Scientific Update, Elsevier NY, p. 571-597.
  • Chan, M.A., Peters, S., and Tikoff, B., 2016, The future of field geology, open data sharing, and cybertechnology in Earth science: Sedimentary Record (SEPM) v. 14 (1) p. 4-10.
  • Sato, T., & Chan, M.A., 2015: Fluvial Facies Architecture and Sequence Stratigraphy of the Tertiary Duchesne River Formation, Uinta Basin, Utah, U.S.A.: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 85, p. 1438-1454.
  • Chan, M.A., 2015, The martian lake chronicles: Curiosity reveals evidence for ancient lakes on Mars: Science v. 350, p. 167.
  • Wang, Y., Chan, M.A., & Merino, E., 2015, Self-organized iron-oxide cementation geometry as an indicator of paleo-flows: Cementation geometry as a paleo-environmental indicator: Nature Scientific Reports 5:10792 | DOI: 10.1038/srep10792.
  • Gorenc, M., & Chan, M.A., 2015, Hydrocarbon-induced diagenetic alteration of the Permian White Rim Sandstone; Elaterite Basin, Southeast Utah: AAPG Bulletin v. 99, p. 807-829.
  • Potter, S.L., Chan, M.A., & McPherson, B.J., 2014, Evaluating the role of organics, mineralogy, and petrophysical properties on early diagenesis and concretion formation in volcaniclastic host rock composition: Journal of Sedimentary Research.
  • Essefi, E., Komatsu, G., Fairén, A.G., Chan, M.A. Jamaa, B. & Yaich, C, 2014, Models of formation and activity of spring mounds in Mechertate-Chrita-Sidi El Hani system, Eastern Tunisia: in Farien, A.G., ed., Life - Special Issue "Planetary Exploration: Habitats and Terrestrial Analogs"
  • Potter-McIntyre, S.L. Chan, M.A. & McPherson, B.J., 2014, Textural and mineralogical characteristics of microbial fossils associated with modern and ancient iron (oxyhrdr)oxides: Terrestrial analog for sediments in Gale Crater: Astrobiology DOI: 10.1089/ast.2013.0974.
  • Reiners, P.W., Chan, M.A., Evenson, N.S., 2014, (U-Th)/He geochronology and chemical compositions of diagenetic cement, concretions, and fracture-filling oxide minerals in Mesozoic sandstones of the Colorado Plateau: Geological Society of America Bulletin v. 126, no. 9-10, p. 1363-1383. doi:10.1130/B30983.1
  • Oviatt, C.G., Chan, M.A., Jewell, P.W., Bills, B.G., Madsen, D.B., & Miller, D. M., 2014, Interpretations of evidence for large Pleistocene paleolakes in the Bonneville basin, western North America: COMMENT on: Bonneville Basin Shoreline Records of Large Lake Intervals During Marine Isotope Stage 3 and the Last Glacial Maximum, by Nishizawa et al. (2013) : Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology v. 401 p. 173-176.
  • Chan, M.A., & Bruhn, R., 2014, Dynamic Liquefaction of Jurassic Sand Dunes: Processes, Origins, and Implications: Earth Surface Landforms and Processes, DOI: 10.1002/esp.3539
  • Potter, S.L., Allen, J.L., Lee, S.Y, Han, W.S., Chan, M.A., & McPherson, B.J., 2013, Iron Precipitation in a Natural CO2 Reservoir: Jurassic Navajo Sandstone in the northern San Rafael Swell, UT, USA: Geofluids v 13, p. 82-92.
  • Chan, M.A., Potter, S.L., Bowen, B.B., Petersen, E.U., Parry, W. T., Bowman, J.R., Barge, L., & Seiler, W., 2012, Characteristics of terrestrial ferric oxide concretions & implications for Mars, in Grotzinger, J. & Milliken, R., Sedimentary geology of Mars: SEPM Special Publication 102, p. 253-270.


  • Chan, M. A., & Archer, A. A., 2003, book editors, Sedimentary Giants- Extreme Depositional Environments: Mega end members in geologic time: Geological Society of America Special Paper 370, ISBN 0-8137-2370-1, Boulder, Colorado, 281 p.
  • Chan, M. A., & Parry, W. T., 2002, Rainbow of Rocks: mysteries of sandstone colors & concretions in Colorado Plateau Canyon Country: Utah Geological Survey Public Information Series 77 ISBN 1-55791-681-0 (publication co-sponsored by National Park Service-Geologic Resources Division, & Bureau of Land Management-Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument), 19 p. (Download here)
  • Sanchez-Roman, M, Henderson J.C., and Chan, M.A., Boston, P.J., and Hinman, N., 2019, topic editors, New Frontiers in Astrobiology: Life vs. Abiotic Detection from Microscopic to Infinity: Frontiers of Microbiology, online open access (22 papers, involving 161 authors, and in the time of less than 1 year, the volume has had over 44,700 views).
Last Updated: 5/14/21