Academic Appointments


  • Consulting Professor, Geological Sciences

Honors & Awards


  • NASA Medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement, NASA (2007)

Professional Education


  • Ph.D., University of Arizona, Planetary Science (1990)
  • B.S., California Institute of Technology, Geophysics and Planetary Science (1984)

2014-15 Courses


All Publications


  • Probing an Extrasolar Planet SCIENCE Marley, M. S. 2013; 339 (6126): 1393-1394
  • MASSES, RADII, AND CLOUD PROPERTIES OF THE HR 8799 PLANETS ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Marley, M. S., Saumon, D., Cushing, M., Ackerman, A. S., Fortney, J. J., Freedman, R. 2012; 754 (2)
  • Probing the physical properties of directly imaged gas giant exoplanets through polarization MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY Marley, M. S., Sengupta, S. 2011; 417 (4): 2874-2881
  • EXOPLANET ALBEDO SPECTRA AND COLORS AS A FUNCTION OF PLANET PHASE, SEPARATION, AND METALLICITY ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Cahoy, K. L., Marley, M. S., Fortney, J. J. 2010; 724 (1): 189-214
  • A PATCHY CLOUD MODEL FOR THE L TO T DWARF TRANSITION ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL LETTERS Marley, M. S., Saumon, D., Goldblatt, C. 2010; 723 (1): L117-L121
  • A unified theory for the atmospheres of the hot and very hot jupiters: Two classes of irradiated atmospheres ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Fortney, J. J., Lodders, K., Marley, M. S., Freedman, R. S. 2008; 678 (2): 1419-1435
  • Planetary radii across five orders of magnitude in mass and stellar insolation: Application to transits (vol 659, pg 1661, 2007) ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Fortney, J. J., Marley, M. S., Barnes, J. W. 2007; 668 (2): 1267-1267
  • On the luminosity of young jupiters ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Marley, M. S., Fortney, J. J., Hubickyj, O., Bodenheimer, P., Lissauer, J. J. 2007; 655 (1): 541-549
  • A Spitzer infrared spectrograph spectral sequence of M, L, and T dwarfs ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Cushing, M. C., Roellig, T. L., Marley, M. S., Saumon, D., Leggett, S. K., Kirkpatrick, J. D., Wilson, J. C., Sloan, G. C., Mainzer, A. K., Van Cleve, J. E., Houck, J. R. 2006; 648 (1): 614-628
  • Clouds and chemistry: Ultracool dwarf atmospheric properties from optical and infrared colors ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Marley, M. S., Seager, S., Saumon, D., Lodders, K., Ackerman, A. S., Freedman, R. S., Fan, X. H. 2002; 568 (1): 335-342
  • Precipitating condensation clouds in substellar atmospheres ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Ackerman, A. S., Marley, M. S. 2001; 556 (2): 872-884
  • Reflected spectra and albedos of extrasolar giant planets. I. Clear and cloudy atmospheres ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Marley, M. S., Gelino, C., Stephens, D., Lunine, J. I., Freedman, R. 1999; 513 (2): 879-893
  • A nongray theory of extrasolar giant planets and brown dwarfs ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Burrows, A., Marley, M., HUBBARD, W. B., Lunine, J. I., Guillot, T., Saumon, D., Freedman, R., Sudarsky, D., Sharp, C. 1997; 491 (2): 856-875
  • Atmospheric, evolutionary, and spectral models of the brown dwarf Gliese 229 B SCIENCE Marley, M. S., Saumon, D., Guillot, T., Freedman, R. S., HUBBARD, W. B., Burrows, A., Lunine, J. I. 1996; 272 (5270): 1919-1921

    Abstract

    Theoretical spectra and evolutionary models that span the giant planet-brown dwarf continuum have been computed based on the recent discovery of the brown dwarf Gliese 229 B. A flux enhancement in the 4- to 5-micrometer wavelength window is a universal feature from jovian planets to brown dwarfs. Model results confirm the existence of methane and water in the spectrum of Gliese 229 B and indicate that its mass is 30 to 55 jovian masses. Although these calculations focus on Gliese 229 B, they are also meant to guide future searches for extrasolar giant planets and brown dwarfs.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1996UV29400041

    View details for PubMedID 8658164

  • COLLISION OF COMET SHOEMAKER-LEVY-9 WITH JUPITER OBSERVED BY THE NASA INFRARED TELESCOPE FACILITY SCIENCE Orton, G., Ahearn, M., Baines, K., Deming, D., Dowling, T., Goguen, J., Griffith, C., HAMMEL, H., Hoffmann, W., Hunten, D., Jewitt, D., Kostiuk, T., Miller, S., Noll, K., Zahnle, K., Achilleos, N., Dayal, A., Deutsch, L., Espenak, F., ESTERLE, P., FRIEDSON, J., Fast, K., Harrington, J., Hora, J., Joseph, R., Kelly, D., Knacke, R., Lacy, J., Lisse, C., Rayner, J., Sprague, A., Shure, M., Wells, K., YANAMANDRAFISHER, P., Zipoy, D., Bjoraker, G., Buhl, D., Golisch, W., Griep, D., Kaminski, C., Arden, C., Chaikin, A., Goldstein, J., Gilmore, D., Fazio, G., Kanamori, T., Lam, H., Livengood, T., MacLow, M. M., Marley, M., Momary, T., ROBERTSON, D., Romani, P., Spitale, J., Sykes, M., Tennyson, J., Wellnitz, D., Ying, S. W. 1995; 267 (5202): 1277-1282

    Abstract

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Infrared Telescope Facility was used to investigate the collision of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 with Jupiter from 12 July to 7 August 1994. Strong thermal infrared emission lasting several minutes was observed after the impacts of fragments C, G, and R. All impacts warmed the stratosphere and some the troposphere up to several degrees. The abundance of stratospheric ammonia increased by more than 50 times. Impact-related particles extended up to a level where the atmospheric pressure measured several millibars. The north polar near-infrared aurora brightened by nearly a factor of 5 a week after the impacts.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1995QK06800028

    View details for PubMedID 7871423

  • SEISMOLOGICAL CONSEQUENCES OF THE COLLISION OF SHOEMAKER-LEVY/9 WITH JUPITER ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Marley, M. S. 1994; 427 (1): L63-L66
  • PLANETARY ACOUSTIC MODE SEISMOLOGY - SATURNS RINGS ICARUS Marley, M. S., Porco, C. C. 1993; 106 (2): 508-524