Peer-Reviewed Journal Papers


18. Rathcke A., et al., ‘HST PanCET Program: A Complete Near-UV to Infrared Transmission Spectrum for the Hot Jupiter WASP-79b’, 2020, submitted to The Astrophysical Journal

17. Grimm S., et al., ‘HELIOS-K 2.0 and an Open-source Opacity Database for Exoplanetary Atmospheres’, 2020, submitted to The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series

16. Charnay B., Mendonca J., Kreidberg L., Cowan N., Taylor J., Bell T., Demangeon O., Edward B., Haswell C., Morello G., Mugnai L.; Pascale E., Tinetti G., Tremblin P., Zellem R., ‘A survey of exoplanet phase curves with Ariel’, 2020, submitted to Experimental Astronomy

15. Mendonca J. & Buchhave L., ‘Modelling the 3D Climate of Venus with OASIS’, 2020,  accepted in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society [Link]

14. Deitrick R., Mendonca J.,  Schroffenegger U., Grimm S., Shang-Min T., Heng K., ‘THOR 2.0: Major Improvements to the Open-Source General Circulation Model’, 2020,  accepted in The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series [Link]

13. Mendonca J., ‘Angular Momentum and Heat Transport on Tidally Locked Hot Jupiter Planets’, 2020, Volume 491, Issue 1, Pages 1456–1470, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society [Link]


12. Malik M., Kitzmann D., Mendonca J., Grimm S., Marleau G., Linder E., Tsai S., Heng K., ‘Self-Luminous and Irradiated Exoplanetary Atmospheres Explored with Helios’, 2019, Volume 157, Issue 5, The Astronomical Journal [Link]


11. Mendonca J., Tsai S., Malik M., Grimm S., Heng K.,  ‘Three-Dimensional Circulation Driving Chemical Disequilibrium in Wasp-43b’, 2018, Volume 869, Issue 2, The Astrophysical Journal [Link]

10. Mendonca J., Malik M., Demory B., Heng K., ‘Revisiting the Phase Curves of WASP-43b: Confronting Reanalyzed Spitzer Data with Cloudy Atmospheres’, 2018, Volume 155, Issue 4, The Astronomical Journal [Link]

9. Tsai S., Kitzmann D., Lyons J., Mendonca J.,  Grimm S., Heng K., ‘Towards Consistent Modeling of Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamics in Exoplanets: Validation and Generalization of Chemical Relaxation Method’, 2018, Volume 862, Issue 1, The Astrophysical Journal [Link]


8. Lavie B., Mendonca J., Mordasini C., Malik M., Bonnefoy, Demory B., Oreshenko M., Grimm S., Ehrenreich D. and Heng K., ‘HELIOS-RETRIEVAL: An Open-Source, Nested Sampling Atmospheric Retrieval Code, Application to the HR 8799 Exoplanets and Inferred Constraints for Planet Formation’, 2017, Volume 154, Issue 3, The Astrophysical Journal. [Link]


7. Malik M., Grosheintz L., Mendonca J., Grimm S., Lavie B., Kitzmann D., Tsai S., Burrows A., Kreidberg L., Bedell M., Bean J., Stevenson K. and Heng K., ‘HELIOS: An Open-Source, GPU-Accelerated Radiative Transfer Code For Self-Consistent Exoplanetary Atmospheres’, 2016, Volume 153, Issue 2, The Astrophysical Journal. [Link]

6. Mendonca J. and Read P., ‘Exploring the Venus global super-rotation using a comprehensive Global Circulation Model’, 2016, Volume 134, pp 1-18, Planetary and Space Sciences. [Link]

5. Mendonca J., Grimm S., Grosheintz L., Heng K., 'THOR: A New and Flexible Global Circulation Model to Explore Planetary Atmospheres', 2016, Volume 829, Issue 2, The Astrophysical Journal. [Link]

4. Read P., Barstow J., Charnay B., Chelvaniththilan S., Irwin G., Knigth S., Lebonnois S., Lewis S., Mendonca J., Montabone L., 'Global energy budgets and “Trenberth diagrams” for the climates of terrestrial and gas giant planets', 2016, Accepted, Quaterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society. [Link]


3. Mendonca J., Read P., Wilson C., Lee C., 'A new, fast and flexible radiative transfer method for Venus general circulation models', 2015, Volume 105, p. 80-93., Planetary and Space Science. [Link]


2. Heng K., Mendonca J., Lee J., 'Analytical Models of Exoplanetary Atmospheres. II. Radiative Transfer via the Two-stream Approximation', 2014, Volume 215, Issue 1, pp.22, The Astrophysical Journal Supplement. [Link]


1. Mendonca J., Read P., Wilson C., Lewis S., ‘Zonal winds at high latitudes on Venus: An improved application of cyclostrophic balance to Venus Express observations’, 2011, Volume 217, Issue 2, p. 629-639, Icarus. [Link]



1. Lebonnois S., Lee C., Yamamoto M., Dawson J., Lewis S., Mendonca J., Read P., Parish H., Schubert G., Bengtsson L., Grinspoon D., Limaye S., Schmit H., Svedhem H., Titov D., ‘A Comparative Analysis of Simplified General Circulation Models of Venus  Atmosphere’, ISSI Venus Working Group book, Chapter 4.3, 2011.


Conference Papers

6. Montabone L., Mendonca J., Lebonnois S., Wilson C., 'The Sesonality of the Atmospheric Polar Vortices on Venus compared to Earth, Mars, and Titan', 2013, EPSC London, UK.

5. Read P., Chelvaniththilan S., Mendonca J., Lewis S., 'Comparative global energy budgets for Earth, Mars and Venus’, 2013, EPSC London, UK.

4. Mendonca J., Read P., Wilson C., Lee C., 'The New Oxford Planetary Unified Model System for Venus (OPUS-V)', LPI Boulder, Colorado, USA.

3. Lewis S., Dawson J., Read P., Mendonca J., Ruan T., Montabone L., 'Super-Rotating Jets in the Atmospheres of Terrestrial Planets’, 2012, LPI Boulder, Colorado, USA.

2. Read P., Lewis S., Mendonca J., Montabone L., Mulholland D., Ruan T., Wang Y., 'Climate Regimes on Terrestrial Planets Within a Hierarchy of Dynamical Models’, 2012, LPI Boulder, Colorado.

1. Lebonnois S., Lee C., Yamamoto M., Dawson J., Lewis S., Mendonca J., Read P., Parish H., 'Weakly forced atmospheric GCMs : lessons from model comparisons’, 2011, EPSC-DPS Nantes.