• Research Areas

    • Recent surface processes on Mars - gullies and dust devils
    • Climate change on Mars
    • Fluvial, sedimentological and periglacial processes on Mars
    • Terrestrial Mars-Analogues: Fiel work in cold- and warm-deserts on Earth (e.g. Svalbard, Sahara, Atacama) in in combination with remote sensing data sets
  • CV


    Habilitation in Planetology, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany
    Dr. rer. nat., Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
    Diplom, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany


    Akademischer Oberrat a. Z. am Institut für Planetologie, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
    Akademischer Rat a. Z. am Institut für Planetologie, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
    Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Institut für Planetologie, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
    Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Institut für Planetenforschung, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) Berlin-Adlershof
    Doktorand am Institut für Planetenforschung, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) Berlin-Adlershof
  • Current Projects

  • Publications

    Edited Books
    • Reiss D, Lorenz RD, Balme M, Neakrase LD, Rossi AP, Spiga A, Zarnecki J (Eds.): . Dust Devils. : Springer.
    Articles in Journals
    • Bernhardt H, Reiss D, Hiesinger H, Hauber E, Johnsson A. . ‘Debris flow recurrence periods and multi-temporal observations of colluvial fan evolution in Central Spitsbergen (Svalbard).’ Geomorphology 296: 132-141. doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2017.08.049.
    • Soare R J, Conway S J, Gallagher C J, Dohm J M, Reiss D. . ‘Periglacial complexes and the deductive evidence of "wet"-flows at the Hale impact-crater, Mars Martian Gullies and their Earth Analogues.’ Geological Society of London Special Publication 2017. [Accepted]
    • Ramsdale J, Balme M, Conway S, Gallagher C, Gasselt S van, Hauber E, Orgel C, Sejourne A, Skinner J, Costard F, Johnsson A, Losiak A, Reiss D, Swirad Z, Kereszturi A, Smith I, Platz T. . ‘Grid-based mapping: a method for rapidly determining the spatial distributions of small features over very large areas.’ Planetary and Space Science 2017: 49-61.
    • Ivanov M A, Erkeling G, Hiesinger H, Bernhardt H, Reiss D. . ‘Topography of the Deuteronilus contact on Mars: Evidence for an ancient water/mud ocean and long-wavelength topographic readjustments.’ Planetary and Space Science 144: 49-70. doi: 10.1016/j.pss.2017.05.012.
    • Raack J, Reiss D, Balme M, Taj-Eddine K, Ori GG. . ‘In situ sampling of relative dust devil particle loads and their vertical grain size distributions.’ Astrobiology 2016.

    • Reiss D, Lorenz R, Balme M, Neakrase LD, Rossi AP, Spiga A, Zarnecki J. . ‘Editorial: Topical Volume on Dust Devils.’ Space Science Reviews 203: 1-4. doi: 10.1007/s11214-016-0314-8.
    • Klose M, Jemmett-Smith B C, Kahanpää H, Kahre M, Knippertz P, Lemmon M T, Lewis S R, Lorenz R D, Neakrase L D V, Newman C, Patel M R, Reiss D, Spiga A, Whelley P L. . ‘Dust Devil Sediment Transport: From Lab to Field to Global Impact.’ Space Science Reviews 203: 377-426. doi: 10.1007/s11214-016-0261-4.
    • Reiss D, Fenton L, Neakrase L, Zimmerman M, Statella, T, Whelley P, Rossi A P, Balme M. . ‘Dust Devil Tracks.’ Space Science Reviews 203: 143-181. doi: 10.1007/s11214-016-0308-6.
    • Fenton, Lori; Reiss, Dennis; Lemmon, Mark; Marticorena, Béatrice; Lewis, Stephen; Cantor, Bruce. . ‘Orbital Observations of Dust Lofted by Daytime Convective Turbulence.’ Space Science Reviews 203: 89-142. doi: 10.1007/s11214-016-0243-6.
    • Gwinner, K. Jaumann, R. Hauber, E. Hoffmann, H. Heipke, C. Oberst, J. Neukum, G. Ansan, V. Bostelmann, J. Dumke, A. Elgner, S. Erkeling, G. Fueten, F. Hiesinger, H. Hoekzema, N.M. Kersten, E. Loizeau, D. Matz, K.-D. McGuire, P.C. Mertens, V. Michael, G. Pasewaldt, A. Pinet, P. Preusker, F. Reiss, D. Roatsch, T. Schmidt, R. Scholten, F. Spiegel, M. Stesky, R. Tirsch, D. Gasselt, S. van Walter, S. Wählisch, M. Willner, K. . ‘The High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) of Mars Express and its Approach to Science Analysis and Mapping for Mars and its Satellites.’ Planetary and Space Science 126: 93-138.
    • Lorenz, Ralph D.; Balme, Matthew R.; Zhaolin, Gu; Kahanpää, Henrik; Klose, Martina; Kurgansky, Michael V.; Patel, Manish R.; Reiss, Dennis; Rossi, Angelo Pio; Spiga, Aymeric; Takemi, Tetsuya; Wei, Wei. . ‘History and Applications of Dust Devil Studies.’ Space Science Reviews 203: 5-37. doi: 10.1007/s11214-016-0239-2.
    • Bernhardt H; Reiss D; Hiesinger H; Ivanov M A. . ‘The honeycomb terrain on the Hellas basin floor, Mars: A case for salt or ice diapirism.’ Journal of Geophysical Research 121. doi: 10.1002/2016JE005007.
    • Erkeling G, Luesebrink D, Hiesinger H, Reiss D, Heyer T, Jaumann R. . ‘The Multi-Temporal Database of Planetary Image Data (MUTED): A Database to Support the Identification of Surface Changes and Short-Lived Surface Processes.’ Planetary and Space Science (PSS) 125: 43-61. doi: 10.1016/j.pss.2016.03.002.
    • Reiss D, Lorenz RD. . ‘Dust Devil Track Survey at Elysium Planitia, Mars: Implications for the InSight landing sites.’ Icarus 266: 315-330.
    • Bernhardt H, Hiesinger H, Ivanov MA, Ruesch O, Erkeling G, Reiss D. . ‘Photogeologic mapping and the geologic history of the Hellas basin floor, Mars.’ Icarus 264: 407-442. doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2015.09.031.

    Articles in Journals
    • Jaumann R, Tirsch D, Hauber E, Ansan V, Di Achille G, Erkeling G, Fueten F, Head J, and 30 Co-authors. . ‘Quantifying Geological Processes on Mars - Results of the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on Mars Express.’ Planetary and Space Science (PSS) 112: 53-97. doi: 10.1016/j.pss.2014.11.029.
    • Lorenz RD, Reiss D. . ‘Solar panel clearing events, dust devil tracks, and in-situ vortex detections on Mars.’ Icarus 248: 162-164.
    • Ivanov M, Hiesinger, H, Erkeling, G, Reiss D. . ‘Evidence for large reservoirs of water/mud in Utopia and Acidalia Planitiae on Mars.’ Icarus 248: 383-391. doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2014.11.013.
    • Raack J, Reiss D, Appéré T, Vincendon M, Ruesch O, Hiesinger H. . ‘Present-day Seasonal Gully Activity in a South Polar Pit (Sisyphi Cavi) on Mars.’ Icarus 251: 226-243.
    Articles in Edited Books
    • Helbert J, Hauber E, Reiss D. . ‘Water on the Terrestrial Planets.’ In Treatise on Geophysics 10, Planets and Moons, edited by Spohn T, 367-409. 2nd Ed. .

    • Erkeling G, Reiss D, Hiesinger H, Ivanov M A, Hauber E, Bernhardt H. . ‘Landscape Formation at the Deuteronilus Contact in Southern Isidis Planitia, Mars: Implications for an Isidis Sea?Icarus 242: 329-351. doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2014.08.015.
    • Reiss D, Hoekzema NM, Stenzel OJ. . ‘Dust deflation by dust devils on Mars derived from optical depth measurements using the shadow method in HiRISE images.’ Planetary and Space Science 93-94: 54-64.
    • Johnsson A, Reiss D, Hauber E, Hiesinger H, Zanetti M. . ‘Evidence for very recent melt-water and debris flow activity in gullies in a young mid-latitude crater on Mars.’ Icarus 235: 37-54.
    • Ivanov Misha A., Hiesinger Harald, Erkeling Gino, Reiss Dennis. . ‘Mud volcanism and morphology of impact craters in Utopia Planitia on Mars: Evidence for the ancient ocean.’ Icarus 228: 121-140. doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2013.09.018.
    • Reiss Dennis, Spiga Aymeric, Erkeling Gino. . ‘The horizontal motion of dust devils on Mars derived from CRISM and CTX / HiRISE observations.’ Icarus 227: 8-20. doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2013.08.028.
    • Jaumann Ralf, Tirsch Daniela, Hauber Ernst, Erkeling Gino, Hiesinger Harald, Le Deit Laetitia, Sowe Mariam, Adeli Solmaz, Petau Andreas, Reiss Dennis. . ‘Water and Martian Habitability: Results of an integrative study of water related processes on Mars in context with an interdisciplinary Helmholtz research alliance "Planetary Evolution and Life".’ Planetary and Space Sciences (PSS) 98: 128-145. doi: 10.1016/j.pss.2014.02.013.

    • Bernhardt H, Hiesinger H, Reiss D, Ivanov M, Erkeling G. . ‘Putative eskers and new insights into glacio-fluvial depositional settings in southern Argyre Planitia, Mars.’ Planetary and Space Science 85: -. doi: 10.1016/j.pss.2013.06.022.
    • Reiss Dennis, Zimmerman Michael I., Lewellen David C. . ‘Formation of cycloidal dust devil tracks by redeposition of coarse sands in southern Peru: Implications for Mars.’ Earth and Planetary Science Letters 383: 7-15.
    • Hauber E, Platz, T, Reiss D, Le Deit L, Kleinhans MG, Marra WA, de Haas T, Carbonneau P. . ‘Asynchronous formation of Hesperian and Amazonian-aged deltas on Mars and implications for climate.’ Journal of Geophysical Research 118: 1529-1544. doi: 10.1002/jgre.20107.

    • Raack J, Reiss D, Hiesinger H. . ‘Gullies and their relationships to the dust-ice mantle in the northwestern Argyre Basin, Mars.’ Icarus 219, No. 1: 129-141.
    • Pasckert J.H., Hiesinger H., Reiss D. . ‘Rheologies and ages of lava flows on Elysium Mons, Mars.’ Icarus 219, No. 1: 443-457. doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2012.03.014.
    • Ruesch, O., F. Poulet, M. Vincendon, J.-P. Bibring, J. Carter, G. Erkeling, B. Gondet, H. Hiesinger, A. Ody, D. Reiss. . ‘Compositional investigation of the proposed chloride-bearing materials on Mars using near-infrared orbital data from OMEGA/MEx.’ Journal of Geophysical Research 117, No. E00J13. doi: 10.1029/2012JE004108.
    • Willmes, M., D. Reiss, H. Hiesinger, M. Zanetti. . ‘Surface age of the ice-dust mantle deposit in Malea Planum, Mars.’ Planetary and Space Science 60: 199-206.
    • Ivanov, M.A., H. Hiesinger, G. Erkeling, F. J. Hielscher, D. Reiss. . ‘Major episodes of geologic history of Isidis Planitia on Mars.’ Icarus 218: 24-46. doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2011.11.029.
    • Johnsson, A., D. Reiss, E. Hauber, M. Zanetti, H. Hiesinger, L. Johansson, M. Olvmo. . ‘Periglacial mass-wasting landforms on Mars suggestive of transient liquid water in the recent past: Insights from solifluction lobes on Svalbard.’ Icarus 218: 489-505.
    • Erkeling Gino, Reiss Dennis, Hiesinger Harald, Poulet Francois, Carter John, Ivanov Misha, Hauber Ernst, Jaumann Ralf. . ‘Valleys, Paleolakes and Possible Shorelines at the Libya Montes / Isidis Boundary: Implications for the Hydrologic Evolution of Mars.’ Icarus 2012, No. 219: 393-413. doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2012.03.012.

    • Reiss, D., E. Hauber, H. Hiesinger, R. Jaumann, F. Trauthan, F. Preusker, M. Zanetti, M. Ulrich, A. Johnsson, L. Johansson, M. Olvmo, E. Carlsson, H.A.B. Johansson, S. McDaniel. . ‘Terrestrial gullies and debris-flow tracks on Svalbard as planetary analogs for Mars.’ Geological Society of America Special Paper 483: 165-175.
    • Reiss, D., M. Zanetti, G. Neukum. . ‘Multitemporal observations of identical active dust devils on Mars with the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) and Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC).’ Icarus 215.
    • Hauber, E., D. Reiss, M. Ulrich, F. Preusker, F. Trauthan, M. Zanetti, H. Hiesinger, R. Jaumann, L. Johansson, A. Johnsson, S. van Gasselt, M. Olvmo. . ‘Landscape evolution in Martian mid-latitude regions: Insights from analogous periglacial landforms in Svalbard.’ Geological Society London, Special Publications 356: 111-131.
    • Hauber, E., D. Reiss, M. Ulrich, F. Preusker, F. Trauthan, M. Zanetti, H. Hiesinger, R. Jaumann, L. Johansson, A. Johnsson, M. Olvmo, E. Carlsson, H.A.B. Johansson, S. McDaniel. . ‘Periglacial landscapes on Svalbard: Terrestrial analogs for cold-climate landforms on Mars.’ Geological Society of America Special Paper 483: 177-201.
    • Erkeling Gino, Hiesinger Harald, Reiss Dennis, Hielscher Fabian, Ivanov Misha. . ‘The Stratigraphy of the Amenthes Region, Mars: Time limits for the Formation of Fluvial, Volcanic and Tectonic Landforms.’ Icarus 215, No. 1: 128-152. doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2011.06.041.
    • Reiss, D., Raack, J., Hiesinger, H. . ‘Bright dust devil tracks on Earth: Implications for their formation on Mars.’ Icarus 211: 917-920.
    • Thorben Kelling, Gerhard Wurm, Miroslav Kocifaj, Jozef Klacka, Dennis Reiss. . ‘Dust ejection from planetary bodies by temperature gradients: Laboratory experiments.’ Icarus 212: 935-940.

    • Michael Zanetti, Harald Hiesinger, Dennis Reiss, Ernst Hauber, Gerhard Neukum. . ‘Distribution and evolution of scalloped terrain in the southern hemisphere, Mars.’ Icarus 206, No. 2: 691-706.
    • Erkeling, G., Reiss, D., Hiesinger, H., Jaumann, R. . ‘Morphologic, stratigraphic and morphometric investigations of valley networks in eastern Libya Montes, Mars: Implications for the Noachian/Hesperian climate change.’ Earth and Planetary Science Letters 294: 291-305. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2009.08.008.
    • M. Ulrich, A. Morgenstern, F. Günther, D. Reiss, K. E. Bauch, E. Hauber, S. Rössler, L. Schirrmeister. . ‘Thermokarst in Siberian ice‐rich permafrost: Comparison to asymmetric scalloped depressions on Mars.’ Journal of Geophysical Research 115. doi: 10.1029/2010JE003640.
    • Reiss, D., Raack, J., Rossi, A. P., Di Achille, G., Hiesinger, H. . ‘First in‐situ analysis of dust devil tracks on Earth and their comparison with tracks on Mars.’ Geophysical Research Letters 37, No. 14. doi: 10.1029/2010GL044016.
    • D. Reiss, G. Erkeling, K. E. Bauch, H. Hiesinger. . ‘Evidence for present day gully activity on the Russell crater dune field, Mars.’ Geophysical Research Letters 37, No. 6. doi: 10.1029/2009GL042192.
    • T. Kneissl, D. Reiss, S. van Gasselt, G. Neukum. . ‘Distribution and orientation of northern-hemisphere gullies on Mars from the evaluation of HRSC and MOC-NA data.’ Earth and Planetary Science Letters 294, No. 3-4: 357-367.
    • R. Jaumann, A. Nass, D. Tirsch, D. Reiss, G. Neukum. . ‘The Western Libya Montes Valley System on Mars: Evidence for episodic and multi-genetic erosion events during the Martian history.’ Earth and Planetary Science Letters 294, No. 3-4: 272-290.

    • Reiss, D., Hiesinger, H., Hauber, E., Gwinner, K. . ‘Regional differences in gully occurrence on Mars: A comparison between the Hale and Bond craters.’ Planetary and Space Science 57: 958-974.
    • E. Hauber, K. Gwinner, M. Kleinhans, D. Reiss, G. Di Achille, G.-G. Ori, F. Scholten, L. Marinangeli, R. Jaumann, G. Neukum. . ‘Sedimentary deposits in Xanthe Terra: Implications for the ancient climate on Mars.’ Planetary and Space Science 57, No. 8-9: 944-957.

    • Gerhard Wurm, Jens Teiser, Dennis Reiss. . ‘Greenhouse and thermophoretic effects in dust layers: The missing link for lifting of dust on Mars.’ Geophysical Research Letters 35, No. 10. doi: 10.1029/2008GL033799.

    Articles in Journals
    • Anne Morgenstern, Ernst Hauber, Dennis Reiss, Stephan van Gasselt, Guido Grosse, Lutz Schirrmeister. . ‘Deposition and degradation of a volatile-rich layer in Utopia Planitia and implications for climate history on Mars.’ Journal of Geophysical Research 112, No. E6. doi: 10.1029/2006JE002869.
    • Gaetano Di Achille, Gian Gabriele Ori, Dennis Reiss. . ‘Evidence for late Hesperian lacustrine activity in Shalbatana Vallis, Mars.’ Journal of Geophysical Research 112, No. E7. doi: 10.1029/2006JE002858.
    • R. Jaumann, G. Neukum, T. Behnke, T.C. Duxbury, K. Eichentopf, J. Flohrer, S.v. Gasselt, B. Giese, K. Gwinner, E. Hauber, H. Hoffmann, A. Hoffmeister, U. Köhler, K.-D. Matz, T.B. McCord, V. Mertens, J. Oberst, R. Pischel, D. Reiss, E. Ress, T. Roatsch, P. Saiger, F. Scholten, G. Schwarz, K. Stephan, M. Wählisch, the HRSC Co-Investigator Team. . ‘The high-resolution stereo camera (HRSC) experiment on Mars Express: Instrument aspects and experiment conduct from interplanetary cruise through the nominal mission.’ Planetary and Space Science 55, No. 7-8: 928-952.
    • G. Bellucci, J. Helbert, F. Altieri, D. Reiss, J.-P. Bibring, S. van Gasselt, H. Hoffmann, Y. Langevin, G. Neukum, F. Poulet. . ‘Evidence for enhanced hydration on the northern flank of Olympus Mons, Mars.’ Icarus 192, No. 2: 361-377.
    Articles in Edited Books
    • Helbert J, Hauber E, Reiss D. . ‘Water on the Terrestrial Planets.’ In Treatise on Geophysics 10, Planets and Moons, edited by Spohn T, 371-420. 1st Ed. .

    • Gaetano Di Achille, Lucia Marinangeli, Gian Gabriele Ori, Ernst Hauber, Klaus Gwinner, Dennis Reiss, Gerhard Neukum. . ‘Geological evolution of the Tyras Vallis paleolacustrine system, Mars.’ Journal of Geophysical Research 111, No. E4. doi: 10.1029/2005JE002561.
    • Reiss, D., S. van Gasselt, E. Hauber, G. Michael, R. Jaumann, G. Neukum. . ‘Ages of rampart craters in equatorial regions on Mars: Implications for the past and present distribution of ground ice.’ Meteoritics & Planetary Science 41, No. 10: 1437-1452.
    • di Achille G, Ori GG, Reiss D, Hauber E, Gwinner K, Michael G, Neukum G. . ‘A steep fan at Coprates Catena, Valles Marineris, Mars, as seen by HRSC data.’ Geophysical Research Letters 333, No. 7: L07204. doi: 10.1029/2005GL025435.

    • S. van Gasselt, D. Reiss, A. K. Thorpe, G. Neukum. . ‘Seasonal variations of polygonal thermal contraction crack patterns in a south polar trough, Mars.’ Journal of Geophysical Research 110, No. E8. doi: 10.1029/2004JE002385.
    • Jaumann, R., Reiss, D., Frei, S., Neukum, G., Scholten, F., Gwinner, K., Roatsch, T., Matz, K.-D., Mertens, V., Hauber, E., Hoffmann, H., Köhler, U., Head, J.W., Hiesinger, H., Carr, M.H. . ‘Interior channels in Martian valleys: Constraints on fluvial erosion by measurements of the Mars Express High Resolution Stereo Camera.’ Geophysical Research Letters 32, No. 16. doi: 10.1029/2005GL023415.
    • D. Reiss, E. Hauber, G. Michael, R. Jaumann, G. Neukum. . ‘Small rampart craters in an equatorial region on Mars: Implications for near-surface water or ice.’ Geophysical Research Letters 32, No. 10. doi: 10.1029/2005GL022758.
    • J. Helbert, D. Reiss, E. Hauber, J. Benkhoff. . ‘Limits on the burial depth of glacial ice deposits on the flanks of Hecates Tholus, Mars.’ Geophysical Research Letters 32, No. 17. doi: 10.1029/2005GL023712.

    • D. Reiss, S. van Gasselt, G. Neukum, R. Jaumann. . ‘Absolute dune ages and implications for the time of formation of gullies in Nirgal Vallis, Mars.’ Journal of Geophysical Research 109, No. E6. doi: 10.1029/2004JE002251.

    • D. Reiss, R. Jaumann. . ‘Recent debris flows on Mars: Seasonal observations of the Russell Crater dune field.’ Geophysical Research Letters 30, No. 6. doi: 10.1029/2002GL016704.