Lujendra Ojha


PostDoc /Research Scientist

Please see my CV for conference abstracts.

25. Ojha, L., Karimi, S., Lewis K., Smrekar, S., Siegler, M. Depletion of Heat Producing Elements in the Martian Mantle. Submitted to Nature Astronomy.

24. Ojha, L., Karunatillake, S., Iacavino, K. Atmospheric Injection of Sulfur from the Medusae Fossae Formation. Submitted to PSS. 

23. Karimi, S., Ojha, L., Lewis, K. The Best Secrets Are Kept Buried: Craters on Venus. In Revision. 
22. Ojha, L., Nerozzi, Lewis, K. Compositional Constraints on the North Polar Cap of Mars. In Prep. 

21. Ojha, L., Ferrier, K., Ojha, T. Erosion Rate in Far-West Nepal inferred from Be10 measurement. In Revision.

20. Ojha, L., Lewis, K, Karunatillake, S, Schmidt, M. The Medusae Fossae Formation as the Single Largest Source of Dust on Mars. Nature communications 9.1 (2018): 2867. (Altmetric Overview). 

19. Ojha, L., & Lewis, K. (2018). The density of the Medusae Fossae Formation: Implications for its composition, origin, and importance in Martian history. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 123. (Altmetric Overview). 

18. Dundas, C.M., Bramson, A.M., Ojha, L., Wray J.J., Mellon, M.T., Byrne S., McEwen, A.S., Putzig, N.E., Viola, D., Sutton. S., Exposed subsurface ice sheets in the Martian mid-  latitudes. Science. DOI: 10.1126/science.aao1619. (Altmetric Overview).


Graduate Student

17. Ojha, L., Chojnacki, M., Wolff, M., Shumway, A., McEwen A. S., Ferrier, K., McDonald G. D., Huber, C., Wray, J.J., Toigo, A. Seasonal Slumps in Juventae Chasma, Mars. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets DOI:    10.1002/2017JE005375

16. Ojha, L., Smrekar, S., Nunes, D. Geophysical Investigation of the InSight landing site. In prep. 


15. Ojha, L., Murchie, S.L., Massé, M., McEwen, A.S., Dundas, C., Wray, J.J., Wilhelm, M.B, and Hanley, J. Oxychlorine Salts in the Northern Mid-Latitudes of Mars: Implications for Ice Stability and Habitability. In Review. 

14. Huber. C, Ojha. L, Wray J. J., “A Gravity Current Model for Recurring Slope Lineae on Mars”. In Review.

13. Chojnacki, M., McEwen, A., Dundas, C., Ojha, L., Urso, A. and Sutton, S., 2016. Geologic context of recurring slope lineae in Melas and Coprates Chasmata, Mars. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 121(7), pp.1204-1231.

12. Komatsu, G., Okubo, C.H., Wray, J.J., Ojha, L., Cardinale, M., Murana, A., Orosei, R., Chan, M.A., Ormö, J. and Gallagher, R., 2016. Small edifice features in Chryse Planitia,Mars: Assessment of a mud volcano hypothesis.Icarus, 268, pp.56-75.

11. Karunatillake, S., Wray, J.J., Gasnault, O., McLennan, S.M., Deanne Rogers, A., Squyres, S.W., Boynton, W.V., Skok, J.R., Button, N.E. and Ojha, L., 2016. The association of hydrogen with sulfur on Mars across latitudes, longitudes, and compositional extremes. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 121(7), pp.1321-1341.

10. Ojha, L., Wilhelm, M.B., Murchie, S.L., McEwen, A.S., Wray, J.J., Hanley, J., Massé, M. and Chojnacki, M., 2015. Spectral evidence for hydrated salts in recurring slope lineae on Mars. Nature Geoscience, 8(11), pp.829-832.

 9. Ojha, L., McEwen, A., Dundas, C., Byrne, S., Mattson, S., Wray, J., Masse, M. and Schaefer,E.,2014. HiRISE observations of recurring slope lineae (RSL) during southern summer on Mars. Icarus, 231, pp.365-376.

8. McEwen, A.S., Dundas, C.M., Mattson, S.S., Toigo, A.D., Ojha, L., Wray, J.J., Chojnacki, M.,Byrne, S., Murchie, S.L. and Thomas, N., 2014. Recurring slope lineae in equatorial regions of Mars. Nature Geoscience,7(1), pp.53-58.

7. Karunatillake, S., Wray, J.J., Gasnault, O., McLennan, S.M., Rogers, A.D., Squyres, S.W.,Boynton, W.V., Skok, J.R., Ojha, L. and Olsen, N., 2014. Sulfates hydrating bulk soil in  the martian low and middle latitudes. Geophysical Research Letters, 41(22), pp.7987-7996.

6. Ojha, L., Wray, J.J., Murchie, S.L., McEwen, A.S., Wolff, M.J. and Karunatillake, S., 2013. Spectral constraints on the formation mechanism of recurring slope lineae. Geophysical Research Letters, 40(21), pp.5621-5626.



5. Quade, J., Reiners, P., Placzek, C., Matmon, A., Pepper, M., Ojha, L. and Murray, K., 2012. Seismicity and the strange rubbing boulders of the Atacama Desert, northern Chile. Geology, 40(9), pp.851-854.

4. Chao, K., Peng, Z., Fabian, A. and Ojha, L., 2012. Comparisons of triggered tremor in California. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 102(2), pp.900-908.

3. Banks, M.E., Watters, T.R., Robinson, M.S., Tornabene, L.L., Tran, T., Ojha, L. and   
Williams, N.R., 2012. Morphometric analysis of small‐scale lobate scarps on the Moon using data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 117(E12).

2. Caudill, C.M., Tornabene, L.L., McEwen, A.S., Byrne, S., Ojha, L. and Mattson, S., 2012. Layered MegaBlocks in the central uplifts of impact craters. Icarus, 221(2), pp.710-720.

1. McEwen, A.S., Ojha, L., Dundas, C.M., Mattson, S.S., Byrne, S., Wray, J.J., Cull, S.C., Murchie, S.L., Thomas, N. and Gulick, V.C., 2011. Seasonal flows on warm Martian slopes. Science, 333(6043), pp.740-743.