Public profile

Graziella Caprarelli
Doctor
Phone: 
+61 2 9514 1776
Fax: 
+61 2 9514 1755
Postal Address: 
UTS, Sydney
Research: 

SOME PUBLICATIONS

A list of publications is reported below. This list is not complete. Where possible, links to journal web-pages from which authorised readers can download electronic copies of the papers are also given. In compliance with copyright regulations no journal papers are downloadable directly from this web-page.
 
Mars and Planetary Science Publications
 
* IN PRESS Caprarelli G., Leitch E.C. (2009) Volcanic and structural history of the rocks exposed at Pickering Crater (Daedalia Planum, Mars). Icarus. doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2009.02.021 
* IN PRESS Caprarelli G. (2009) The state of planetary science in Australia. Proc. Australian Space Science Conference 8. 
*Caprarelli G., Cartacci M., Orosei R., Picardi G., Plaut J.J. (2008) Investigation of Pickering Crater (Mars) by Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere Sounding (MARSIS). American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA, December 15-19. 
*Caprarelli G., Pondrelli M (2008) Layered units at the Martian dichotomy and their geological significance. 19th AESC, Perth, Australia, July 20-24. 
* Norman M., Bennett V., Caprarelli G., Carter B., Clarke J., Nelson D., Stegman D., Ross Taylor S., Vladimirov S., Walter M. (2008) Planetary Science in Australia. Proc. 7th Australian Space Science Conference, 40-59. 
* Caprarelli G., Pondrelli M. (2007) A geological investigation of the dichotomy boundary in Amenthes - northern Terra Cimmeria, Mars. 7th Australian Space Science Conference, Sydney Sept. 24-27. 
* (In prep.) Marinangeli L., Baliva A., Hutchinson I.B., Stevoli A., Ambrosi R., Piluso E., Scandelli L., Critani F., Amils R., Remolar D., Frias J.M., Bland P., Gilmore M., Caprarelli G., Westal F., and the Mars XRD Team. A miniaturised XRD/XRF instrument for the in situ characterisation of the astrobiological potential of Mars landing sites. 
* Caprarelli G., Pondrelli M., Di Lorenzo S., Marinangeli L., Ori G.G., Greeley R., Neukum G. (2007) A description of surface features in north Tyrrhena Terra, Mars: Evidence for extension and lava flooding. Icarus. doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2007.05.009 (link to journal) 
* Caprarelli G., Pondrelli M., Di Lorenzo S., Marinangeli L., Ori G.G. (2007) An investigation of morphologies in north Tyrrhena Terra, Mars. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 38, Abstract # 1258 (download abstract). 
* Caprarelli G., Pondrelli M., Di Lorenzo S., Marinangeli L., Ori G.G., Neukum G. (2007) Mars Express High Resolution Stereo Camera: results of observations of north Tyrrhena Terra, Mars. In: (Short W., ed.) Proc. Australian Space Science Conference 6, 27-42 (download paper, posted here with permission from the National Space Society of Australia). 
* Anania E.M., Caprarelli G., Lake M., Di Lorenzo S. (2007) Using Mars Global Surveyor and Mars Odyssey data to reconstruct the volcano-tectonic history of Phaethontis region, Mars. In: (Short W., ed.) Proc. Australian Space Science Conference 6, 1-16. 
* Caprarelli G., Di Achille G., Di Lorenzo S., Glamoclija M., Marinangeli L., Ori G.G., Pacifici A., Pondrelli M., Popa C., Rossi A.P. (2005) HRSC as a geological tool for the study of Mars. Geoitalia 2005, Spoleto, Sept 21-23. 
* Caprarelli G. (2005) Mars perspectives from Australian landscapes. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 52(3), 327-328 (link to journal and on-line paper). 
* Caprarelli G. (2004) Mars manned and rock return missions: indispensable. 17th AGC, Hobart, Australia, February 8-13. 
* Xirouchakis D., Caprarelli G. (2004) Phosphorous and REE partitioning during mantle partial melting, and implications for Martian mantle compositions. 17th AGC, Hobart, Australia, February 8-13.
 
Earth Publications (selected some)
 
* Caprarelli G., Reidel S.P. (2005) A clinopyroxene - basalt geothermobarometry perspective of Columbia Plateau (NW-USA) Miocene magmatism. Terra Nova, 17, 265-277 (link to journal and on-line paper). 
* Caprarelli G., Reidel S.P. (2004) Physical evolution of Grande Ronde Basalt magmas, Columbia River Basalt Group, north-western USA. Mineralogy and Petrology 80, 1-25 (link to journal and on-line paper). 
* Och D.J., Leitch E.C., Caprarelli G., Watanabe T. (2003) Blueschist and eclogite mineral assemblages in a tectonic melange, Port Macquarie, NE New South Wales, Australia. Mineralogical Magazine 67, 609-624. 
* Harrison J.J., Heijnis H., Caprarelli G. (2003) Historical pollution variability from abandoned minesites, Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, NSW, Australia. Environmental Geology 43, 680-687. 
* Caprarelli G., Leitch E.C. (2002) MORB-like rocks in a Palaeozoic convergent margin setting, northeast New South Wales. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 49, 367-374 (link to journal and on-line paper). 
* Caprarelli G., Leitch E.C. (2001) Geochemical evidence from Lower Permian volcanic rocks of northeast New South Wales for asthenospheric upwelling following slab breakoff. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 48, 151-166 (link to journal and on-line paper). 
* Caprarelli G., Leitch E.C. (1998) Magmatic changes during the stabilisation of a cordilleran fold belt: the Late Carboniferous – Triassic igneous history of eastern New South Wales, Australia. Lithos 45, 413-430 (link to journal and on-line paper). 
* Och D.J., Leitch E.C., Caprarelli G. (1998) Late Triassic deformation in the hinterland of the Sydney Basin. In: Advances in the study of the Sydney Basin 32, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, pp. 13-20. 
* Caprarelli G., Tsutsumi M., Turi B. (1997) Chemical and isotopic signatures of the basement rocks from the Campi Flegrei geothermal field (Naples, southern Italy): inferences about the origin and evolution of its hydrothermal fluids. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 76, 63-82 (link to journal and on-line paper). 
* Takahashi E., Miyagi I., Tomiya A., Caprarelli G., Nakamura M (1993) Experimental simulation of magma reservoirs (in Japanese). In: Eruption mechanisms and volcanic disaster, Technical Report A-4-8, Okayama University, pp. 26-48. 
* Caprarelli G., Togashi S., De Vivo B. (1993) Preliminary Sr and Nd isotopic data for recent lavas from Vesuvius volcano. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 58, 377-381.
Biography: 

Dr. Graziella Caprarelli's area of professional expertise is in the study of volcanic activity of Earth and Mars. Because the most common volcanic rocks on both planets are basalts, she specialised in the investigation of the chemical and physical characteristics of basalts, from when they are produced in the interior of planets, during ascent through several hundred km of solid rocks, up to their eruption and flow to the surface of the planets. Dr. Caprarelli models chemical and physical parameters using statistical and numerical techniques, and draws interpretations regarding the specific geodynamic processes responsible for basaltic volcanism. One of the tools she is presently employing in the study of basaltic volcanism and related tectonism on Mars is GIS applied to data from the European Mars Express mission, complemented by earlier Mars Global Surveyor and Mars Odyssey missions. Dr. Caprarelli's work on Mars has resulted in conference presentations and papers published in peer-reviewed journals (see titles of some publications below). Dr. Caprarelli carried out research at the NASA Johnson Space Center (Houston, TX, USA) in 2001-2002, and is presently an external collaborator of the International Research School of Planetary Sciences (Pescara, Italy) and an external member of the MARSIS scientific team. She is Chair of the Special Group in Planetary Geoscience of the Geological Society of Australia and a member of the Information Technology Committee of the American Geophysical Union. She was the 2002-2003 Chair of the NSW Division of the Geological Society of Australia. She is member of the Editorial Board of the Australian Journal of Earth Sciences and was principal editor of a set of thematic papers on Martian studies in 2005. She received the Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 2004 award for Excellence in Reviewing. She is a member of the Decadal Plan Steering Committee for Space Science, and a member of its working group in Planetary Sciences. Since January 2009 she is a member of the National Committee for Space Science. In addition to participating in international conferences, she has also convened and chaired sessions on the topic of planetary studies both in Australia and overseas. She was principal author or co-author of papers in peer-reviewed journals, conference presentations, dissertations (2) and 1 field guide, and has more publications in the pipe-line. Dr. Caprarelli's principal brief in CRSU relates to the establishment, development and expansion of GIS expertise at UTS. She also provides advice and support in all other CRSU enterprises. Dr. Caprarelli's professional appointment at UTS is as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Environmental Sciences, where she currently teaches Geosciences, GIS and Remote Sensing, and Astrobiology.