Selected Publications


Parro, L.M., Jiménez-Díaz, A., Mansilla, F., Ruiz, J. Present-day heat flow model of Mars. Sci. Rep. 7, 45629; doi: 10.1038/srep45629 (2017).

Egea-González, I., Jiménez-Díaz, A., Parro, L.M., López, V., Williams, J.-P., Ruiz, J. Thrust fault modeling and Late-Noachian lithospheric structure of the circum-Hellas region, Mars. Icarus 288, 53–68, 2017.

Shi, X., Kirby, J.F., Yu, C., Jiménez-Díaz, A., Zhao, J. Spatial variations in the effective elastic thickness of the lithosphere in Southeast Asia. Gondwana Research 42, 49–62, 2017.


Tsige, M., Ruiz, J., Del Río, I.A., Jiménez-Díaz, A. Modeling of landslides in Valles Marineris, Mars, and implications for initiation mechanism. Earth, Moon, and Planets 118 (1), 15–26, 2016.

Parro, L.M., Ruiz, J., Pappalardo, R.T. Timing of chaotic terrain formation in Argadnel Regio, Europa, and implications for geological history. Planetary and Space Science 130, 24–29, 2016.


Jiménez-Díaz, A., Ruiz, J., Kirby, J.F., Romeo, I., Tejero, R., Capote, R. Lithospheric structure of Venus from gravity and topography. Icarus 260, 215-231, 2015.

López, V., Ruiz, J., Vázquez, A. Evidence for two stages of compressive deformation in a buried basin of Mercury. Icarus 254, 18-23, 2015.


Masters, A., Achilleos, N., Agnor, C.B., Campagnola, S., Charnoz, S., Christophe, B., Coates, A.J., Fletcher, L.N., Jones, G.H., Lamby, L., Marzari, F., Nettelmann, N., Ruiz, J., Ambrosi, R., Andre, N., Bhardwaj, A., Fortney, J.J., Hansen, C.J., Helled, R., Moragas-Klostermeyer, G., Orton, G., Ray, L., Reynaud, S., Sergis, N., Srama, R., Volwerk, M.  Neptune and Triton: Essential pieces of the Solar system puzzle. Planetary and Space Science 104, 108-121, 2014.

Ruiz, J. The early heat loss evolution of Mars and their implications for internal and environmental history. Scientific Reports 4, 4338, 2014.

Egea-González, I., Ruiz, J. Influence of an insulating megaregolith on heat flow and crustal temperature structure of Mercury. Icarus 232, 220-225, 2014.

Jiménez-Díaz, A., Ruiz, J., Pérez-Gussinyé, M., Kirby, J.F., Álvarez-Gómez, J.A., Tejero, R., Capote, R. Spatial variations of effective elastic thickness of the lithosphere in Central America and surrounding regions. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 391, 55-66, 2014.


Romeo, I. Monte Carlo models of the interaction between impact cratering and volcanic resurfacing on Venus: The effect of the Beta-Atla-Themis anomaly. Planetary and Space Science 87, 157-172, 2013.

Ruiz, J., Williams, J-P., Dohm, J.M., Fernández, C., López, V. Is Earth-based scaling a valid procedure for calculating heat flows for Mars? Icarus 226 (1), 536-540, 2013.

Ruiz, J., López, V., Egea-González, I. Paleo-heat flows, radioactive heat generation, and the cooling and deformation history of Mercury. Icarus 225 (1), 86-92, 2013.


Ruiz, J., López, V., Dohm., J.M., Fernández, C. Structural control of scarps in the Rembrandt region of Mercury. Icarus 219, 551-514, 2012.

Jiménez-Díaz, A., Ruiz, J., Villaseca, C., Tejero, R., Capote, R. The thermal state and strength of the lithosphere in the Spanish Central System and Tajo Basin from crustal heat production and thermal isostasy. Journal of Geodynamics 58, 29-37, 2012.


Williams, J.P., Ruiz, J., Rosenburg, M.A., Aharonson, O., Phillips, R.J. Solar insolation driven variations of Mercury’s lithospheric strength. Journal of Geophysical Research 116, E01008, 1-13, 2011.

Ruiz, J., McGovern, P.J., Jimenez-Diaz, A., López, V., Williams, J.-P., Hahn, B.C., Tejero, R. The thermal evolution of Mars as constrained by paleo-heat. Icarus 215(2), 508-517, 2011.

Ruiz, J. Giant impacts and the initiation of plate tectonics on terrestrial planets. Planetary and Space Science 59(8), 749-753, 2011.

Gomez-Ortiz, D., Agarwal, B.N.P., Ruiz, J.,Tejero, R.M. Crustal structure from gravity signature in continental Iberia (Spain). Geological Society of America Bulletin 123, 1247-1257, 2011.

Romeo, I., Capote, R. Tectonic evolution of Ovda Regio: An example highly deformed continental crust on Venus? Planet. Space Sci. 59, 1428–1445, 2011.

Egea-Gonzalez, I., Ruiz, J., Fernandez, C., Williams, J.-P., Marquez, A., Lara, L.M. Depth of thrust faulting and ancient heat flows in the Kuiper region of Mercury from lobate scarp topographyPlanetary and Space Science 60(1), 193-198, 2011.


Ruiz, J. Equilibrium convection on a tidally heated and stressed icy shell of Europa for a composite water ice rheology. Earth, Moon and Planets 107, 157-16, 2010.

Romeo, I., Turcotte, D.L. Resurfacing on Venus. Planet. Space Sci. 58, 1374-1380, 2010.

Ruiz, J., López, V., Dohm, J.M. The present-day thermal state of Mars. Icarus 207, 631-637, 2010.


Romeo, I., Turcotte, D.L. The frequency-area distribution of volcanic units on Venus: Implications for planetary resurfacing. Icarus 203, 13–19, 2009.

Ruiz, J., Williams, J.P., J.M., Fernández, C., López, V. Ancient heat flows and crustal thickness at Warrego rise, Thaumasia Highlands, Mars: Implications for a stratified crust. Icarus 207, 631-637, 2009.


Romeo, I., Turcotte, D. Pulsating continents on Venus: an explanation for crustal plateaus and Tessera terrains. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 276, 85-97, 2008.

Ruiz, J., Fernández, C., Gomez-Ortiz, D., Dohm, J.M., López V., Tejero, R. Ancient heat flow, crustal thickness, and lithospheric mantle rheology in the Amenthes region, Mars. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 270, 1-12, 2008.