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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Environmental Sciences H-index 101 Citations 32,406 443 World Ranking 94 National Ranking 51

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Awards & Achievements

2006 - Fellow of American Geophysical Union (AGU)


What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Oxygen
  • Ecology
  • Carbon dioxide

Christopher P. McKay spends much of his time researching Astrobiology, Mars Exploration Program, Atmospheric sciences, Titan and Atmosphere. His study focuses on the intersection of Mars Exploration Program and fields such as Spectrometer with connections in the field of Remote sensing, Optical fiber and Telescope. His biological study deals with issues like Radiative transfer, which deal with fields such as Microphysics.

His research in Titan intersects with topics in Haze, Infrared, Troposphere and Methane. His Haze research focuses on Tholin and how it connects with Analytical chemistry. His research integrates issues of Earth science and Early Earth in his study of Atmosphere.

His most cited work include:

  • Rapid calculation of radiative heating rates and photodissociation rates in inhomogeneous multiple scattering atmospheres (739 citations)
  • In situ measurements of the physical characteristics of Titan's environment (543 citations)
  • Metabolic activity of permafrost bacteria below the freezing point (463 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

Christopher P. McKay mainly investigates Astrobiology, Mars Exploration Program, Titan, Atmospheric sciences and Martian. His work carried out in the field of Astrobiology brings together such families of science as Atmosphere and Planet. His work in Mars Exploration Program is not limited to one particular discipline; it also encompasses Earth science.

His Titan study combines topics from a wide range of disciplines, such as Haze, Troposphere and Methane. His research on Atmospheric sciences often connects related topics like Radiative transfer. A large part of his Martian studies is devoted to Sample Analysis at Mars.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Astrobiology (43.28%)
  • Mars Exploration Program (34.35%)
  • Titan (16.72%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2012-2021)?

  • Astrobiology (43.28%)
  • Mars Exploration Program (34.35%)
  • Sample Analysis at Mars (3.73%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

His primary scientific interests are in Astrobiology, Mars Exploration Program, Sample Analysis at Mars, Martian and Environmental chemistry. As a member of one scientific family, Christopher P. McKay mostly works in the field of Astrobiology, focusing on Nitrogen and, on occasion, Titan. In his research, Chlorate is intimately related to Perchlorate, which falls under the overarching field of Mars Exploration Program.

The Sample Analysis at Mars study combines topics in areas such as Mineralogy, Quadrupole mass analyzer, Mass spectrometry, Rocknest and Pyrolysis. Christopher P. McKay studies Martian, focusing on Martian surface in particular. His Environmental chemistry research includes elements of Organic matter, Soil water and Nitrate.

Between 2012 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Mars methane detection and variability at Gale crater (274 citations)
  • Volatile and organic compositions of sedimentary rocks in Yellowknife Bay, Gale crater, Mars. (250 citations)
  • Evidence for perchlorates and the origin of chlorinated hydrocarbons detected by SAM at the Rocknest aeolian deposit in Gale Crater (200 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Oxygen
  • Ecology
  • Carbon dioxide

His scientific interests lie mostly in Mars Exploration Program, Astrobiology, Sample Analysis at Mars, Martian and Arid. The various areas that Christopher P. McKay examines in his Mars Exploration Program study include Perchlorate, Atmosphere and Remote sensing. His Astrobiology study combines topics in areas such as Space exploration and Habitability.

Christopher P. McKay has included themes like Spectrometer, Atmosphere of Mars, Rocknest, Pyrolysis and Quadrupole mass analyzer in his Sample Analysis at Mars study. As a part of the same scientific family, Christopher P. McKay mostly works in the field of Atmosphere of Mars, focusing on Methane and, on occasion, Atmospheric sciences, Planetary Evolution and Equator. The study incorporates disciplines such as Permafrost, Soil water and Geochemistry in addition to Arid.

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Top Publications

Rapid calculation of radiative heating rates and photodissociation rates in inhomogeneous multiple scattering atmospheres

Owen B. Toon;C. P. McKay;T. P. Ackerman;K. Santhanam.
Journal of Geophysical Research (1989)

851 Citations

The thermal structure of Titan's atmosphere.

Christopher P. McKay;James B. Pollack;Régis Courtin.
Icarus (1989)

611 Citations

Antarctic climate cooling and terrestrial ecosystem response

Peter T. Doran;John C. Priscu;W. Berry Lyons;John E. Walsh.
Nature (2002)

562 Citations

Mars-like soils in the Atacama Desert, Chile, and the dry limit of microbial life

Rafael Navarro-González;Fred A. Rainey;Paola Molina;Danielle R. Bagaley.
Science (2003)

516 Citations

Geomicrobiology of Subglacial Ice Above Lake Vostok, Antarctica

J.C. Priscu;E.E. Adams;W.B. Lyons;M.A. Voytek.
Science (1999)

511 Citations

Climatological observations and predicted sublimation rates at Lake Hoare, Antarctica.

Gary D. Clow;Christopher P. McKay;George M. Simmons;Robert A. Wharton.
Journal of Climate (1988)

496 Citations

H2O at the Phoenix landing site.

P. H. Smith;L. K. Tamppari;R. E. Arvidson;D. Bass.
Science (2009)

481 Citations

Valley floor climate observations from the McMurdo dry valleys, Antarctica, 1986–2000

Peter T. Doran;Christopher P. McKay;Gary D. Clow;Gayle L. Dana.
Journal of Geophysical Research (2002)

454 Citations

Perennial Antarctic lake ice : An oasis for life in a polar desert

John C. Priscu;Christian H. Fritsen;Edward E. Adams;Stephen J. Giovannoni.
Science (1998)

444 Citations

The Sample Analysis at Mars Investigation and Instrument Suite

Paul R. Mahaffy;Christopher R. Webster;Michel Cabane;Pamela G. Conrad.
Space Science Reviews (2012)

365 Citations

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