• Date of birth: 19.10.1982
  • Citizenship: French
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  • 2005-2009 - PhD Thesis, University of Grenoble. Experimental study of the spectral signatures of hydrated minerals and implications for the interpretation of OMEGA/Mex data of the Martian surface. Supervisor: Bernard Schmitt.
  • 2004-2005 - Master of Science: “Physics and Chemistry of the Earth and Planets”, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon. Internship at Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston: Dielectric properties of the Martian surface and implications for future radar studies.
  • 2002-2004 - Bachelor of Science: Earth Sciences, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon. Internship at University of Grenoble: Spectroscopy of sulfur trioxyde with implications for the surface composition of Io.


  • Since 2017: Privatdozent, Physikalisches Institut – University of Bern
  • 2014-2017: Oberassistant, Physikalisches Institut – University of Bern
  • 2009-2014: Postdoc, Physikalisches Institut – University of Bern
  • 2008-2009: Postdoc, LPG – University of Grenoble


  • Since 2014: Project leader for project LOSSY (Laboratory for Outflow Studies of Sublimating Materials) within the NCCR (Swiss National Research Center) PlanetS.
  • Since 2019: Project leader in Bern for the Comet Physics Laboratory (CoPhylab) collaboration between Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Laboratory experiments to understand the physics of cometary nuclei following the Rosetta mission.
  • Current or former Science team member/associate for the OMEGA/Mex (2005-2009), LRS/Kaguya (2009), HiRISE/MRO (since 2010), OSIRIS/Rosetta (2013-2016), EIS/Europa Clipper (since 2018) instruments, EELT-METIS Science team (since 2019).
  • Co-Investigator for the CaSSIS/Exomars TGO instrument (since 2014) and BELA/Bepi-Colombo instrument (since 2018).
  • Deputy Principal Investigator for the COmet CAmera (CoCa) of the Comet Interceptor mission (Since 2019)


  • Project partner on the SNF Project of Nicolas Thomas – Remote Sensing of the Solar System
  • Sub-Project leader for project 4.2 LOSSY (Laboratory for Outflow Studies of Sublimating Materials) within the NCCR (Swiss National Research Center) PlanetS.
  • Project leader for projects 1.6 and 4.1 in the second phase of the NCCR PlanetS started in 2018.
  • Project leader in Bern for the D-A-CH project CoPhyLab.


  • Supervision or Co-supervision of PhD students in Bern: Bernhard Jost (thesis defended: 2016) Zurine Yoldi (thesis defended: 2018), Romain Cerubini (since 2017), Camila César (since 2018), Stefano Spadaccia (since 2019).
  • Supervision of junior Postdocs in Bern: Holly Capelo (since 2018), Clément Feller (since 2019), Lucas Patty (from January 2020).


  • Lectures on the physics of planets (Bachelor level)
  • Lectures on Mars (Master level)
  • General physics lectures, exercises and labs (Bachelor level)


  • Reviewer for planetary science journals: Icarus, JGR-Planets, Planet. and Space Sci... Opponent/member of jury at MSc and PhD defences (Grenoble, Copenhagen, Nantes)


  • Distinction (“mit Auszeichnung”) from the Nat. Sci. Faculty for the Habilitation defence (April 2017).
  • Group achievements awards for participation in NASA’s MRO mission, ESA’s Rosetta mission.

Peer-reviewed articles


[--] Hosseiniarania, A., S. Bertone, D. Arnold, T. Beck, A. Stark, H. Hussmann, C. Herny, A. Pommerol, A. Jäggi, and N. Thomas, Comprehensive in-orbit performance evaluation of BepiColombo laser altimeter (BELA), submitted to Planetary and Space Science.

[--] Yoldi, Z., A. Pommerol, O. Poch, and N. Thomas, Reflectance study of ice and Mars soil simulant associations I. H2O ice, submitted to Icarus.

Published / In press:

[85] Mennella, V., M. Ciarniello, A. Raponi, F. Capaccioni, G. Filacchione, T. Suhasaria, C. Popa, D. Kappel, L. Moroz, V. Vinogradoff, A. Pommerol, B. Rousseau, I. Istiqomah, D. Bockelee-Morvan, R. W. Carlson, and C. Pilorget, Hydroxylated Mg-rich amorphous silicates: a new component of the 3.2 μm absorption band of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, The Astrophysical Journal Letters, In press.

[84] Munaretto, G., M. Pajola, G. Cremonese, C. Re, A. Lucchetti, E. Simioni, A. S. McEwen, N. Thomas, A. Pommerol, M. Massironi, First CaSSIS observations of RSL: implications for their origin and evolution, Planetary and Space Science, 187, doi: 10.1016/j.pss.2020.104947.

[83] Poch, O., I. Istiqomah, E. Quirico, P. Beck, B. Schmitt, P. Theulé, A. Faure, P. Hily-Blant, L. Bonal, A. Raponi, M. Ciarniello, B. Rousseau, S. Potin, O. Brissaud, L. Flandinet, G. Filacchione, A. Pommerol, N. Thomas, D. Kappel, V. Mennella, L. Moroz, V. Vinogradoff, G. Arnold, D. Bockelée-Morvan, F. Capaccioni, M. C. De Sanctis, S. Erard, C. Leyrat, A. Longobardo, F. Mancarella, E. Palomba, F. Tosi, First detection of ammonium salts on a cometary nucleus, revealing a new reservoir of nitrogen, Science, 367, doi: 10.1126/science.aaw7462.

[82] Raponi, A., M. Ciarniello, F. Capaccioni, V. Mennella, G. Filacchione, V. Vinogradoff, O. Poch, P. Beck, E. Quirico, M. C. De Sanctis, L. Moroz, D. Kappel, S. Erard, D. Bockelée-Morvan, A. Longobardo, F. Tosi, E. Palomba, J.-P. Combe, B. Rousseau, G. Arnold, R. W. Carlson, A. Pommerol, C. Pilorget, S. Fornasier, G. Bellucci, A. Barucci, F. Mancarella, M. Formisano, G. Rinaldi, I. Istiqomah, C. Leyrat,  Aliphatic organics on comet 67P: from interstellar dust to pristine solar system bodies, Nat. Astronomy, doi: 10.1038/s41550-019-0992-8, 2020.

[81] Pommerol, A., B. Jost, O. Poch, Z. Yoldi, Y. Brouet, A. Gracia-Berná, R. Cerubini, A. Galli, P.  Wurz, B. Gundlach, J. Blum, N. Carrasco, C., Szopa, and N. Thomas, Experimenting with Mixtures of Water Ice and Dust as Analogues for Icy Planetary Material. Recipes from the Ice Laboratory at the University of Bern, Space Sci. Rev., 215, 37, 2019.

[80] Becerra, P., M. M. Sori, N. Thomas, A. Pommerol, E. Simioni, S. S. Sutton, S. Tulyakov, Stepan and G. Cremonese, Timescales of the Climate Record in the South Polar Ice Cap of Mars, Geophys. Res. Lett., 46, 7268-7277, 2019.

[79] Portyankina, G., J. Merrison, J. J. Iversen, Z. Yoldi, C. J. Hansen, K. –M. Aye, A. Pommerol, and N. Thomas, Laboratory investigations of the physical state of CO2 ice in a simulated Martian environment, Icarus, 322, 210-220, 2019.

[78] Brouet, Y., P. Becerra, P. Sabouroux, A. Pommerol, and N. Thomas, A laboratory-based dielectric model for the radar sounding of the martian subsurface, Icarus, 321, 960-973, 2019.

[77] Filacchione, G., O. Groussin, C. Herny, D. Kappel, S. Mottola, N. Oklay, A. Pommerol, I. Wright, Z. Yoldi, M. Ciarniello, L. Moroz, and A. Raponi, Comet 67P/CG Nucleus Composition and Comparison to Other Comets, Space Science Reviews, 215, 2019.

[76] Poch, O., R. Cerubini, A. Pommerol, B. Jost, and N. Thomas, Polarimetry of Water Ice Particles Providing Insights on Grain Size and Degree of Sintering on Icy Planetary Surfaces, J. Geophys. Res., 123, 2564-2584, 2018.

[75] Galli, A., A. Vorburger, P. Wurz, A. Pommerol, R. Cerubini, B. Jost, O. Poch, M. Tulej, and N. Thomas, 0.2 to 10 keV electrons interacting with water ice: Radiolysis, sputtering, and sublimation, Planetary and Space Science, 155, p. 91-98, 2018.

[74] Tornabene, L. L., F. P. Seelos, A. Pommerol, N. Thomas, C. M. Caudill, P. Becerra, J. C. Bridges, S. Byrne, M. Cardinale, M. Chojnacki, S. J. Conway, G. Cremonese, C. M. Dundas, M. R. El-Maarry, J. Fernando, C. J. Hansen, K. Hansen, T. N. Harrison, R. Henson, L. Marinangeli, A. S. McEwen, M. Pajola, S. S. Sutton, and J. J. Wray, Image Simulation and Assessment of the Colour and Spatial Capabilities of the Colour and Stereo Surface Imaging System (CaSSIS) on the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter, Space Science Reviews, 214, 2018.

[73] Auger, A. –T. et al., Meter-scale thermal contraction crack polygons on the nucleus of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, Icarus, 301, p. 173-188, 2018.

[72] Tulyakov, S., A. Ivanov, N. Thomas, V. Roloff, A. Pommerol, G. Cremonese, T. Weigel and F. Fleuret, Geometric calibration of Colour and Stereo Surface Imaging System of ESA's Trace Gas Orbiter, Advances in Space Research, 61, p. 487-496, 2018.

[71] Roloff, V., A. Pommerol, L. Gambicorti, V. da Deppo, R. Ziehte, M. Gerber, A. Servonet, N. Thomas, D. Vernani, M. Johnson, E. Pelò, T. Weigel, P. Lochmatter, A. Casciello, T. Hausner, and I. Ficai Veltronio, On-Ground Performance and Calibration of the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter CaSSIS Imager, Space Science Reviews, 212, p. 1871-1896, 2017.

[70] Thomas, N., et al., The Colour and Stereo Surface Imaging System (CaSSIS) for the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter, Space Science Reviews, 212, p. 1897-1944, 2017.

[69] Jost, B., A. Pommerol, O. Poch, Z. Yoldi, S. Fornasier, P. H. Hasselmann, C. Feller, N. Carrasco, C. Szopa, and N. Thomas, Bidirectional reflectance of laboratory cometary analogues to interpret the spectrophotometric properties of the nucleus of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, Planetary and Space Science, 148, p. 1-11, 2017.

[68] Jost, B., A. Pommerol, O. Poch, Z. Yoldi, S. Fornasier, P. H. Hasselmann, C. Feller, N. Carrasco, C. Szopa, and N. Thomas, Bidirectional reflectance and VIS-NIR spectroscopy of cometary analogues under simulated space conditions, Planetary and Space Science, 145, p. 14-27, 2017.

[67] El-Maarry, M. R., et al., Surface changes on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko suggest a more active past, Science, 355, p. 1392-1395, 2017.

[66] Pajola, M., et al., The pristine interior of comet 67P revealed by the combined Aswan outburst and cliff collapse, Nature Astronomy, 1, doi: 10.1038/s41550-017-0092, 2017.

[65] Poch, O., J. Frey, I. Roditi, A. Pommerol, and N. Thomas, Remote-sensing of potential biosignature from rocky, liquid or icy (exo)planetary surfaces, Astrobiology, 17, p. 231-252, 2017.

[64] Fornasier, S., et al., Rosetta’s comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko sheds its dusty mantle to reveal its icy nature, Science, 354, p. 1566-1570, 2016.

[63] Brouet, Y., L. Neves, P. Sabouroux, A.C. Levasseur-Regourd, O. Poch, P. Encrenaz, A. Pommerol, N. Thomas, and W. Kofman, Characterization of the permittivity of controlled porous water ice-dust mixtures to support the radar exploration of icy bodies, J. Geophys. Res., 121, p. 2426-2443, 2016.

[62] Oklay, N., et al., Comparative study of water ice exposures on cometary nuclei using multispectral imaging data, MNRAS, 462, p. S394-S414, 2016.

[61] Gicqel, A., et al., Sublimation of icy aggregates in the coma of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko detected with the OSIRIS cameras on board Rosetta, MNRAS, 462, p. S57-S66, 2016.

[60] Giacomini, L., et al., Geologic mapping of the Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko's Northern hemisphere, MNRAS, 462, p. S352-S367, 2016.

[59] Pajola, M., et al., The Agilkia boulders/particle size-frequency distributions: OSIRIS and ROLIS joint observations of 67P surface, MNRAS, 462, p. S242-S252, 2016.

[58] Feller, C., et al., Decimeter-scaled spectrophotometric properties of the nucleus of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from OSIRIS observations, MNRAS, 462, p. S287-S303, 2016.

[57] Brouet, Y., A.-C. Levasseur-Regourd, P. Sabouroux, L. Neves, P. Encrenaz, O. Poch, A. Pommerol, N. Thomas, W. Kofman, A. Le Gall, V. Ciarletti, A. Herique, A. Lethuillier, N. Carrasco, and C. Szopa, A porosity gradient in 67P/C-G nucleus suggested from CONSERT and SESAME-PP results: an interpretation based on new laboratory permittivity measurements of porous icy analogues, MNRAS, 462, p. S89-S98, 2016.

[56] Deshapriya, J. D. P., et al., Spectrophotometry of the Khonsu region on the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko using OSIRIS instrument images, MNRAS, 462, p. S274-S286, 2016.

[55] Barucci, M. A., et al., Detection of exposed H2O ice on the nucleus of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as observed by Rosetta OSIRIS and VIRTIS instruments, A&A, 595, doi: 10.1051/0004-6361/201628764, 2016.

[54] El-Maarry, M. R., et al., Regional surface morphology of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from Rosetta/OSIRIS images: The southern hemisphere, A&A, 593, doi: 10.1051/0004-6361/201628634, 2016.

[53] Galli, A., A. Vorburger, A. Pommerol, P. Wurz, B. Jost, O. Poch, Y. Brouet, M. Tulej, and N. Thomas, Surface charging of thick porous water ice layers relevant for ion sputtering experiments, Planet. Space Sci., 126, p. 63-71, doi: 10.1016/j.pss.2016.03.016, 2016. 

[52] Gutierrez, P. J., et al., Variegation of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in the regions showing activity, A&A, 586, id.A80, doi: 10.1051/0004-6361/201527369, 2016.

[51] Poch, O., A. Pommerol, B. Jost, N. Carrasco, C. Szopa, and N. Thomas, Sublimation of water ice mixed with silicates and tholins: evolution of surface texture and reflectance spectra, with implications for comets, Icarus, 267, p. 154-173, doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2015.12.017, 2016.

[50] Poch, O., A. Pommerol, B. Jost, N. Carrasco, C. Szopa, and N. Thomas, Sublimation of ice-tholins mixtures: a morphological and spectro-photometric study, Icarus, 266, p. 288-305, doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2015.11.006, 2016.

[49] Oklay, N., et al., Variegation of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in the regions showing activity, A&A, 586, id.A80, doi: 10.1051/0004-6361/201527369, 2016.

[48] Jost, B., A. Pommerol, O. Poch, B. Gundlach, M. Leboeuf, M. Dadras, J. Blum, and N. Thomas, Experimental characterization of the opposition surge in fine-grained water-ice and high albedo analogs, Icarus, 264, p. 109-131, doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2015.09.020, 2016.

[47] El-Maarry, M. R., W. Watters, Z. Yoldi, A. Pommerol, D. Fischer, U. Eggenberger, and N. Thomas, Field investigation of dried lakes in western United States as an analogue to desiccation fractures on Mars, J. Geophys. Res., 120, Issue 12, p. 2241-2257, doi: 10.1002/2015JE004895, 2015. 

[46] Yoldi, Z., A. Pommerol, B. Jost, O. Poch, J. Gouman, and N. Thomas, VIS-NIR reflectance of water ice/regolith analogue mixtures and implications for the detectability of ice mixed within planetary regoliths, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, Issue 15, p. 6205-6212, doi: 10.1002/2015GL064780, 2015.

[45] Beck, P., A. Pommerol, B. Zanda, L. Remusat, J.-P. Lorand, C. Göpel, R. Hewins, S. Pont, E. Lewin, E. Quirico, B. Schmitt, G. Montes-Hernandez, A. Garenne, L. Bonal, O. Proux, J.-L. Hazemann, and V.F. Chevrier, A Noachian source region for the “Black Beauty” meteorite, and a source lithology for Mars surface hydrated dust?, EPSL, 427, p. 104-111, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2015.06.033, 2015.

[44] El-Maarry, M. R., et al., Fractures on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko observed by Rosetta/OSIRIS, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, Issue 13, p.5170-5178, 2015.

[43] Groussin, O., et al., Temporal morphological changes in the Imhotep region of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, A&A, 583, id.A36, doi: 10.1051/0004-6361/201527020, 2015.

[42] La Forgia, F., et al., Geomorphology and Spectrophotometry of Philae’s Landing Site on Comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko, A&A, 583, id.A41, doi: 10.1051/0004-6361/201525983, 2015.

[41] Groussin, O., et al., Gravitational slopes, geomorphology and material strengths of the nucleus of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from OSIRIS observations, A&A, 583, id.A32, doi: 10.1051/0004-6361/201526379, 2015.

[40] Thomas, N., et al., Redistribution of particles across the nucleus of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, A&A, 583, id.A17, doi: 10.1051/0004-6361/201526049, 2015.

[39] Pajola, M., et al., The size-frequency distribution of boulders ≥ 7 m on 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet, A&A, 583, id.A37, doi: 10.1051/0004-6361/201525975, 2015.

[38] Lara, L., et al., Large scale dust jets in the coma of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as seen by the OSIRIS instrument on board Rosetta, A&A, 583, id.A9, doi: 10.1051/0004-6361/201526103, 2015.

[37] Fornasier, S., et al., Spectrophotometric properties of the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko’s nucleus from the OSIRIS instrument onboard the ROSETTA spacecraft, A&A, 283, id.A30, doi: 10.1051/0004-6361/201525901, 2015.

[36] El-Maarry, M. R., et al., Regional Surface Morphology of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, A&A, 583, id.A26, doi: 10.1051/0004-6361/201525723, 2015.

[35] Auger, A. -T., et al., Geomorphology of the Imhotep region on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from OSIRIS observations, A&A, 583, id.A35, doi: 10.1051/0004-6361/201525947, 2015.

[34] Pommerol, A., et al., OSIRIS observations of meter-size exposures of H2O ice at the surface of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko and interpretation using laboratory experiments, A&A, 583, id.A25, doi: 10.1051/0004-6361/201525977, 2015.

[33] Massironi, M., et al., Two independent and primitive envelopes of the bilobate nucleus of comet 67P/C-G, Nature, 526, Issue 7573, p. 402-405, doi: 10.1038/nature15511, 2015.

[32] M. R. El-Maarry, A. Pommerol, and N. Thomas, Desiccation of phyllosilicate-bearing soils as analog for desiccation cracks on Mars: experimental setup and initial results, PSS, 111, p. 134-143, doi: 10.1016/j.pss.2015.03.021, 2015.

[31] Pommerol, A., B. Jost, O. Poch, M. R. El-Maarry, B. Vuitel, and N. Thomas, The SCITEAS experiment: optical characterizations of sublimating icy planetary analogues, PSS, 109-110, p. 106-122, doi: 10.1016/j.pss.2015.02.004, 2015.

[30] Thomas, N, et al., The Morphological Diversity of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, Science, 347, DOI: 10.1126/science.aaa0440, 2015.

[29] Schröder, S. E., Y. Grinko, A. Pommerol, H. U. Keller, N. Thomas, and T. L. Roush, Laboratory Observations and Simulations of Phase Reddening, Icarus, 239, p. 201-216, doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2014.06.010, 2014.

[28] El-Maarry, M. R., W. Watters, N. McKeown, J. Carter, E. Noe Dobrea, J. Bishop, A. Pommerol, and N. Thomas, Putative Desiccation Cracks on Mars: A Synthesis from Modeling, Analogue-Field Studies, and Global Observations using HiRISE, Icarus 241, 248-268, 2014.

[27] Massé, M., P. Beck, B. Schmitt, A. Pommerol, A. S. McEwen, V. Chevrier, and O. Brissaud, Spectroscopy and detectability of liquid brines on Mars, Planet. Space Sci., 92, p. 136-149, doi: 10.1016/j.pss.2014.01.018, 2014.

[26] El-Maarry, M. R., A. Pommerol, and N. Thomas, Analysis of polygonal cracking patterns in chloride-bearing terrains on Mars: Indicators of ancient playa settings, J. Geophys. Res., 118, p. 2263-2278, doi: 10.1002/2013JE004463, 2013.

[25] Pommerol, A., N. Thomas, B. Jost, P. Beck, C. Okubo, and A. S. McEwen, Photometry of Mars soils analogs, J. Geophys. Res., 118, p. 2045-2072,, doi: 10.1002/jgre.20158, 2013.

[24] Pommerol, A., T. Appéré, G. Portyankina, K.-M. Aye, N. Thomas, and C. J. Hansen, Observations of the Northern seasonal polar cap on Mars III: CRISM / HiRISE observations of spring sublimation, Icarus, 225, p. 881-897, doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2012.09.024, 2013.

[23] Portyankina, G., A. Pommerol, K.-M. Aye, C. J. Hansen, and N. Thomas, Observations of the Northern seasonal polar cap on Mars II: HiRISE photometric analysis of evolution of northern polar dunes in spring, Icarus, 225, p. 898-910, doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2012.10.017, 2013.

[22] Hansen, C. J., S. Byrne, G. Portyankina, M. Bourke, C. Dundas, A. McEwen, M. Mellon, A. Pommerol, and N. Thomas, Observations of the Northern Seasonal Polar Cap on Mars I. Spring Sublimation Activity and Processes, 225, p. 898-910, doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2012.10.017, 2013.

[21] Jost, B., B. Gundlach, A. Pommerol, J. Oesert, S. N. Gorb, J. Blum, and N. Thomas, Micrometer-sized ice particles for planetary-science experiments - II. Bidirectional reflectance, Icarus, 225, p. 352-366, doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2013.04.007, 2013.

[20] Garenne, A., G. Montes-Hernandez, P. Beck, B. Schmitt, O. Brissaud, and A. Pommerol, Gas-solid carbonation as a possible source of carbonates in cold planetary environments, Planet. Space Science, 76, p. 28-41, doi: 10.1016/j.pss.2012.11.005, 2013.

[19] Pommerol, A., S. Chakraborty, and N. Thomas, Comparative study of the surface roughness of the Moon, Mars and Mercury, Planet. Space Science, 73, p. 287-293, doi: 10.1016/j.pss.2012.08.020, 2012.

[18] Chakraborty, S., M. Affolter, K. Gunderson, J. Neubert, N. Thomas, T. Beck, M. Gerber, S. Graf, D. Piazza, A. Pommerol, G. Roethlisberger, K. Seiferlin, High accuracy alignment facility for receiver and transmitter of the BepiColombo Laser Altimeter, Applied Optics, 51, p. 4907-4915, 2012.

[17] Beck, P., A. Pommerol, N. Thomas, B. Schmitt, F. Moynier, and J. -A. Barrat, Photometry of meteorites, Icarus, 218, p. 364-377, doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2011.12.005, 2012.

[16] Portyankina, G., A. Pommerol, K.-M. Aye, C. J. Hansen, and N. Thomas, Polygonal cracks in the seasonal semi-translucent CO2 ice layer in Martian polar areas, J. Geophys. Res., 117, E02006, doi: 10.1029/2011JE003917, 2012.

[15] Mouginot, J., A. Pommerol, P. Beck, W. Kofman, and S. M. Clifford, Dielectric map of the Martian northern hemisphere and the nature of the plain filling materials, Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L02202, doi: 10.1029/2011GL050286, 2012.

[14] Pommerol, A., N. Thomas, M. Affolter, G. Portyankina, K. Seiferlin, and K.-M. Aye, Photometry and bulk physical properties of Solar System surfaces icy analogs: the Planetary Ice Laboratory at University of Bern, Planet. Space Sci., 59, p. 1601-1612, doi: 10.1016/j.pss.2011.07.009, 2011.

[13] Pommerol, A., G. Portyankina, N. Thomas, K.-M. Aye, C. J. Hansen, M. Vincendon, and Y. Langevin, Evolution of south seasonal cap during Martian spring: insights from high-resolution observations by HiRISE and CRISM/MRO, J. Geophys. Res., 116, E08007, doi: 10.1029/2010JE003790, 2011.

[12] Appéré, T., B. Schmitt, Y. Langevin, S. Douté, A. Pommerol, F. Forget, A. Spiga, B. Gondet, and J. -P. Bibring, Winter and spring evolution of Northern seasonal deposits on Mars from OMEGA/Mars Express, J. Geophys. Res., 116, E05001, doi: 10.1029/2010JE003762, 2011.

[11] Thomas, N., G. Portyankina, C. J. Hansen, and A. Pommerol, Sub-surface CO2 gas flow in Mars' polar regions: Gas transport under constant production rate conditions, Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L03201, doi: 10.1029/2011GL046797, 2011.

[10] Thomas, N., G. Portyankina, C. J. Hansen, and A. Pommerol, HiRISE observations of gas sublimation-driven activity in Mars' southern polar regions: IV. Fluid dynamics models of CO2 jets, Icarus, 212, p. 66-85, doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2010.12.016, 2011.

[9] Beck, P., E. Quirico, D. Sevestre, G. Montes-Hernandez, A. Pommerol, and B. Schmitt, Goethite as an alternative origin for the 3.1 µm band on dark asteroids, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 526 (A85), doi: 10.1051/0004-6361/201015851, 2011.

[8] Beck, P., A. Pommerol, B. Schmitt, and O. Brissaud, Kinetics of water adsorption on minerals and the breathing of the Martian regolith, J. Geophys. Res., 115, E10011, doi: 10.1029/2009JE003539, 2010.

[7] Mouginot, J., A. Pommerol, W. Kofman, P. Beck, B. Schmitt, A. Herique, C. Grima, A. Safaenili, and J. J. Plaut, The 3-5 MHz global reflectivity map of Mars by MARSIS/Mars Express: implications for the current inventory of subsurface H2O, Icarus, 210, p. 612-625, doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2010.07.003, 2010.

[6] Montes-Hernandez, G., A. Pommerol, F. Renard, P. Beck, E. Quirico, and O. Brissaud, In-situ kinetic measurements of gas-solid carbonation of Ca(OH)2 by using an infrared microscope coupled to a reaction cell, Chemical Engineering Journal, 161, p. 250-256, doi: 10.1016/j.cej.2010.04.41, 2010.

[5] Pommerol, A., W. Kofman, J. Audouard, T. Kobayashi, C. Grima, J. Mouginot, P. Beck and T. Ono, Detectability of subsurface interfaces in lunar mare by the LRS/SELENE sounding radar: influence of mineralogical composition, Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L03201, doi: 10.1029/2009GL041681, 2010.

[4] Pommerol, A., B. Schmitt, P. Beck and O. Brissaud, Water sorption on Martian regolith analogs: thermodynamics and near-IR reflectance spectroscopy, Icarus, 204, p. 114-136, doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2009.06.013, 2009.

[3] Vincendon, M., Y. Langevin, F. Poulet, A. Pommerol, M.Wolff, J.-P. Bibring, B. Gondet, D. Jouglet and the OMEGA team, Yearly and seasonal variations of low albedo terrains on Mars in the OMEGA dataset: constraints on aerosols properties and dust deposits, Icarus, 200, p. 395-405, doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2008.12.012, 2009.

[2] Pommerol, A., and B. Schmitt, Strength of the H2O near-infrared absorption bands in hydrated minerals: effects of measurement geometry, J. Geophys. Res., 113, doi:10.1029/2008JE003197, 2008.

[1] Pommerol, A., and B. Schmitt, Strength of the H2O near-infrared absorption bands in hydrated minerals: effects of particle size and correlation with albedo, J. Geophys. Res., 113, doi :10.1029/2007JE003069, 2008.


PhD Thesis:

Pommerol, A., Hydratation minérale à la surface de Mars : caractérisation spectroscopique, thermodynamique et application à la télédétection, PhD Thesis, Université Joseph Fourier / Grenoble I, 2009.