A record of all submitted and published journal articles, news pieces, book reviews and technical reviews authored by Dr. Leigh Fletcher and collaborators since 2006.

By the numbers...

  • 123 articles in peer-reviewed journals & books, 26 as lead author (Science, Nature, GRL, Icarus, A&A, ApJ, MNRAS, Annual Reviews, etc.)
  • 5 contributions to book chapters, 1 as lead author.
  • 1 book review.
  • 25 significant technical reports/white papers.
  • 1 DPhil/PhD thesis!
  • Additional information (and metrics) available via ResearcherID, Google Scholar, NASA/ADS, ORCID and ResearchGate


Submitted Articles

  1. J. A. Sinclair,, G. S. Orton, T. K. Greathouse, L. N. Fletcher, J. I.Moses, V. Hue, P. G. J. Irwin (2017), Jupiter's auroral-related stratospheric heating and chemistry II: analysis of IRTF-TEXES spectra measured in December 2014, Icarus, submitted.

  2. O. Grasset, J. Castillo-Rogez, T. Guillot, L.N. Fletcher, F. Tosi (2016), Water and volatiles in the outer solar system, ISSI Book, The delivery of water to proto-planets, planets and satellites, Chapter 6, submitted.

  3. Joshua Tollefson, Imke de Pater, Philip Marcus, Statia Luszcz-Cook, Larry Sromovsky, Pat Fry, Leigh Fletcher,Michael Wong (2016), Vertical Wind Shear in Neptune's Upper Atmosphere Explained with a Modified Thermal Wind Equation, Icarus, submitted.

  4. Brigette Hesman, Gordon L Bjoraker, Richard K Achterberg, Pedro V Sada, Paul N Romani,  Donald E Jennings,  Allen W Lunsford,  James A Sinclair, Jane Hurley, Leigh N Fletcher,  Robert J Boyle, Amy A Simon, Patrick G Irwin, F M Flasar (2015), Ethylene Emission in the Aftermath of Saturn's 2010 Northern Storm, submitted to Icarus.
  5. Baines, K.H., Fletcher, L.N., Momary, T.W., Showman, A.P., Irwin, P.G.J., Brown, R.H., Buratti, B.J., Clark, R.N., Nicholson, P.D., Sotin, C., 2013. Saturn’s Enigmatic “String of Pearls” and Northern Storm of 2010-2011: Manifestations of a Common Dynamical Mechanism? submitted to Icarus.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

  1. J.A. Sinclair, G. Orton, T. Greathouse, L.N. Fletcher,  C. Tao, G. Gladstone, A. Adriani, W. Dunn, J. Moses, V. Hue, P. Irwin, H.Melin, R. Giles (2017), Independent evolution of stratospheric temperatures in Jupiter's northern and southern auroral regions from 2014 to 2016, Geophys. Res.Lett., 44 (http://dx.doi/org/10.1002/2017GL073529)

  2. L.N. Fletcher, (2017), Cycles of Activity in the Jovian Atmosphere, Geophys. Res.Lett., 44 (

  3. M.E. O'Neill, Y. Kaspi, L.N. Fletcher (2017), Galileo probe interpretation indicating a neutrally stable layer in the Jovian troposphere, Geophys. Res.Lett., (

  4. L.N. Fletcher, G.S. Orton, J.A. Sinclair, P. Donnelly, H. Melin, J.H. Rogers, T.K. Greathouse, Y. Kasaba, T. Fujiyoshi, T.M. Sato, J. Fernandes, P.G.J. Irwin, R.S. Giles, A.A Simon, M.H. Wong, M. Vedovato (2017), Jupiter’s North Equatorial Belt expansion and thermal wave activity ahead of Juno’s arrival, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, 1–9 (

  5. L.N. Fletcher, G.S. Orton, J.H. Rogers, R.S. Giles, A.V. Payne, P.G.J. Irwin, M. Vedovato (2017), Moist Convection and the 2010-2011 Revival of Jupiter's South Equatorial Belt, Icarus, Volume 286, April 2017, Pages 94–117 ( (

  6. J.A. Sinclair, G.S. Orton, T.K. Greathouse, L.N. Fletcher, P.G.J. Irwin, (2017), Jupiter's auroral-related heating and chemistry I: a re-analysis of Voyager-IRIS and Cassini-CIRS spectra, Icarus, in press. (

  7. R.S. Giles, L.N. Fletcher, P.G.J. Irwin, (2016), Latitudinal variability in Jupiter's tropospheric disequilibrium species: GeH4, AsH3 and PH3, Icarus, accepted ( (

  8. L.N. Fletcher, I. de Pater, W.T. Reach, M. Wong, G.S. Orton, P.G.J. Irwin, R.D. Gehrz (2017), Jupiter's Para-H2 Distribution from SOFIA/FORCAST and Voyager/IRIS 17-37 µm Spectroscopy, Icarus, Volume 286, April 2017, Pages 223–240 ( (

  9. K.M. Sayanagi, K.H. Baines, U.A. Dyudina, L.N. Fletcher, P.L. Read, A. Sanchez-Lavega, R.A. West (2016), Saturn's Polar Atmosphere,  In:  Saturn in the 21st Century, Chapter 12, Cambridge University Press, accepted (
  10. A. Sanchez-Lavega, G. Fischer, L.N. Fletcher, E. Garcia-Melendo, B. Hesman, S. Paerez-Hoyos, K. Sayanagi, L. Sromovsky (2016), The Great Saturn Storm of 2010-2011,  In:  Saturn in the 21st Century, Chapter 13, Cambridge University Press, accepted (
  11. L.N. Fletcher, T.K. Greathouse, G.S. Orton, J.A. Sinclair, R.S. Giles, P.G.J. Irwin, T. Encrenaz (2016), Mid-Infrared Mapping of Jupiter's Temperatures, Aerosol Opacity and Chemical Distributions from IRTF/TEXES, Icarus 278, p128-161 ( (

  12. John Rogers; Leigh N Fletcher; Gianluigi Adamoli; Michel Jacquesson; Marco Vedovato; Glenn S Orton (2016), A dispersive wave pattern on Jupiter's fastest retrograde jet at 20ºS, Icarus  277, p354–369 ( (

  13. Thierry Fouchet; Thomas K Greathouse; Aymeric Spiga; Leigh N Fletcher; Sandrine Guerlet, Jérémy Leconte, Glenn S. Orton, Stratospheric aftermath of the 2010 Storm on Saturn as observed by the TEXES instrument. I. Temperature structure, Icarus 277, p354–369 ( (
  14. R.S. Giles, L.N. Fletcher, P.G.J. Irwin, H. Melin, T. Stallard (2016), Detection of H3+ auroral emission in Jupiter’s 5-micron window, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 589, A67 ( (
  15. J.K. Barstow, S. Aigrain, P.G.J. Irwin, S. Kendrew, L.N. Fletcher (2016), Telling twins apart: Exo-Earths and Venuses with transit spectroscopy, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 458, p2657-2666 ( (
  16. J. K. Barstow, P. G. J. Irwin, L. N. Fletcher, R. S. Giles, C. Merlet (2016), Probing Saturn’s tropospheric cloud with Cassini/VIMS, Icarus 271, p400–417. ( (
  17. Patrick Irwin; Leigh N Fletcher; Dane Tice; Stephanie J Owen; Glenn S Orton; Nicholas A Teanby; Gary R Davis (2016), Time variability of Neptune's horizontal and vertical cloud structure revealed by VLT/SINFONI and Gemini/NIFS from 2009 to 2013, Icarus, Volume 271, p418–437 (
  18. James Norwood, Julianne Moses, Leigh N. Fletcher, Glenn Orton, Patrick G. J. Irwin, Sushil Atreya, Kathy Rages, Thibault Cavalié, Agustin Sánchez-Lavega, Ricardo Hueso, Nancy Chanover (2016), Giant Planet Observations with the James Webb Space Telescope, Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 128:018005 (8pp)( (
  19. L.N. Fletcher, P.G.J. Irwin, R.K. Achterberg. G.S. Orton, F.M. Flasar, (2016), Seasonal Variability of Saturn's Tropospheric Temperatures, Winds and Para-H2 from Cassini Far-IR Spectroscopy, Icarus 264, p137-159 ( (
  20. Leigh N. Fletcher, Thomas K. Greathouse, Julianne I. Moses, Sandrine Guerlet, Robert A. West, (2015), Saturn's Seasonal Atmosphere:  Temperatures, Clouds and Composition, In:  Saturn in the 21st Century, Chapter 10, Cambridge University Press, accepted (
  21. P.G.J. Irwin, L.N. Fletcher, P.L. Read, D. Tice, I. de Pater, G.S. Orton, N.A. Teanby, G.R. Davis, (2015), Spectral Analysis of Uranus 2014 storm with VLT/SINFONI, Icarus 264, p72-89 ( (
  22. J.I. Moses, E.S. Armstrong, L.N. Fletcher, A.J. Friedson, P.G.J. Irwin, J.A. Sinclair, B.E. Hesman, (2015), Evolution of Stratospheric Chemistry in the Saturn Storm Beacon Region, Icarus 261, p149-168 (
  23. N.E. Bowles, M. Tecza, J.K. Barstow, P.G.J. Irwin, L.N. Fletcher, S. Calcutt, J. Hurley, M. Ferlet, D. Freeman, (2015), The Long wave (11 -16 µm) spectrograph for the EChO M3 Mission Candidate study, Experimental Astronomy, Volume 40, Issue 2, pp 801-811
  24. Glenn Orton, Leigh N Fletcher; Therese Encrenaz; Cedric Leyrat; Henry G Roe; Takuya Fujiyoshi; Eric Pantin (2015), Thermal Imaging of Uranus: Upper-Tropospheric Temperatures One Season After Voyager, Icarus 260, p94–102 (
  25. O. Mousis, D.H. Atkinson, T. Spilker, E. Venkatapathy, J. Poncy, R. Frampton, A. Coustenis, K. Reh, J.-P. Lebreton, L.N. Fletcher, R. Hueso, M. Amato, A. Colaprete, F. Ferri, D. Stam, P. Wurz, S. Atreya, S. Aslam, D. Banfield, S. Calcutt, G. Fischer, A. Holland, C. Keller, E. Kessler, M. Leese, P. Levacher, A. Morse, O. Munoz, J.-B. Renard, S. Sheridan, F.-X. Schmider, F. Snik, J. H. Waite, M. Bird, T. Cavalie, M. Deleuil, J. Fortney, D. Gautier, T. Guillot, J. I. Lunine, B. Marty, C. Nixon, G. S. Orton, A. Sanchez-Lavega (2016), The Hera Saturn Entry Probe Mission, Planetary and Space Science 130, p80-103 (
  26. T. Cavalié, M. Dobrijevic, L. N. Fletcher, J.-C. Loison, K. M. Hickson, V. Hue, and P. Hartogh, (2015), The photochemical response to the variation of temperature in Saturn’s 2011-2012 stratospheric vortex, Astronomy and Astrophysics 580, A55, 9 pages (
  27. R. Morales-Juberias, K. M. Sayanagi, A. A. Simon, L. N. Fletcher, R. G. Cosentino (2015), Meandering Shallow Atmospheric Jet as a Model of Saturn's North-Polar Hexagon, ApJ Letters, 806, L18 (
  28. R.S. Giles, L.N. Fletcher, P.G.J. Irwin (2015), Cloud structure and composition of Jupiter's troposphere from 5-µm Cassini VIMS spectroscopy, Icarus 257, p 457–470 ( (
  29. J.K. Barstow, S. Aigrain, P.G.J. Irwin, S. Kendrew, L.N. Fletcher (2015), Transit spectroscopy with JWST: Systematics, starspots and stitching, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 2015 448 (3): 2546-2561 ( (
  30. Patrick Irwin, Dane S Tice; Leigh N Fletcher; Joanna K Barstow; Nicholas A Teanby; Glenn S Orton; Gary R Davis (2015), Reanalysis of Uranus' cloud scattering properties from IRTF/SpeX observations using a self-consistent scattering cloud retrieval scheme, Icarus 250, April 2015, pp462–476 ( (
  31. Phillip J. Marshall, Chris J. Lintott and Leigh N. Fletcher (2015), Ideas for Citizen Science in Astronomy, Annual Reviews in Astronomy and Astrophysics, Vol. 53: 247-278 ( (
  32. Leigh N. Fletcher, P.G.J. Irwin, J.A. Sinclair, G.S. Orton, R.S. Giles, J. Hurley, N. Gorius, R.K. Achterberg, B.E. Hesman, G.L. Bjoraker (2015), Seasonal Evolution of Saturn’s Polar Temperatures and Composition, Icarus 250, Pages 131-153 ( (
  33. Olivier Mousis, Jonathan I. Lunine, Leigh N. Fletcher, Kathleen E. Mandt, Mohamad Ali-Dib, Daniel Gautier, and Sushil Atreya (2014), New insights on Saturn's formation from its nitrogen isotopic composition, Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 796, Issue 2, article id. L28, 5 pp. ( (
  34. O. Mousis, L. N. Fletcher, J.-P. Lebreton,d, P. Wurz, T. Cavali e, A. Coustenis, R. Courtin, D. Gautier, R. Helled, P. G. J. Irwin, A. D. Morse, N. Nettelmann, B. Marty, P. Rousselot, O. Venot, D. H. Atkinson, J. H. Waite, K. Reh, A. Simon-Miller, S. Atreya, N. Andr e, M. Blanc, I. A. Daglis, G. Fischer, W. D. Geppert, T. Guillot, M. M. Hedman, R. Hueso, E. Lellouch, J. I. Lunine, C. D. Murray, J. O'Donoghue, M. Rengel, A. S anchez-Lavega, F.-X. Schmider, A. Spiga, T. Spilker, J.-M. Petit, M. S. Tiscareno, M. Ali-Dib, K. Altwegg, A. Bouquet, C. Briois, T. Fouchet, S. Guerlet, T. Kostiuk, D. Lebleua, R. Moreno, G. S. Orton, J. Poncy (2014), Scientific Rationale of Saturn's In Situ Exploration, Planetary and Space Science 104, p29-47 ( (
  35. Chris Arridge; Craig Agnor; Richard M Ambrosi; Nicolas André; Don Banfield; Tatiana Bocanegra-Bahamon; Bertrand Bonfond; Colm Bracken; Carine Briand; Shawn M Brooks; Christelle Briois; Julie C Castillo-Rogez; Thibault Cavalié; Dominic Dirkx; Leigh Fletcher; I Gerth; Davide Grassi; Matthew M Hedman; Joe Hillier; George Hospodarsky; Caitriona M Jackman; Emil Khalisi; Konstantinos Konstantinidis; Harald Krüger; Christos Labrianidis; Laurent L Lamy; Matthieu Laneuville; Armin Luntzer; Jane MacArthur; Susan McKenna-Lawlor; Andrea Maier; Henrik Melin; George Moragas- Klostermeyer; Achim Morschhauser; Anna Milillo; Olivier Mousis; Fritz M Neubauer; Tom A Nordheim; Roberto Peron; Frank Postberg; Kurt D Retherford; Christopher T Russell; Abigail M Rymer; Renaud Sallantin; Frank Spahn; Marc Costa Sitja; Ralf Srama; Matthew Tiscareno; Gabriel Tobie; Federico Tosi; Diego Turrini; Elizabeth Turtle; Rob J Wilson, (2014), The science case for an orbital mission to Uranus: Exploring the origins and evolution of ice giant planets, Planetary and Space Science 104, p122-140 (
  36. P.G.J. Irwin, J.K. Barstow, N.E. Bowles, L.N. Fletcher, S. Aigrain and J.-M. Lee (2014), The Transit Spectra of Earth and Jupiter, Icarus 242, p172-187 ( (
  37. N.A. Teanby, A.P. Showman, L.N. Fletcher, P.G.J. Irwin, Constraints on Jupiter's HCl abundance and chlorine cycle from Herschel/HIFI, Planetary and Space Science, Volume 103, Pages 250-261 (
  38. Orton, G., L. N. Fletcher, J. I. Moses, A. Mainzer, D. Hines, H. Hammel, J. Martin-Torres, M. Burgdorf, C. Merlet, M. R. Line. 2014a. Mid-Infrared spectroscopy of Uranus from the Spitzer Infrared Spectrometer: Determination of the mean temperature of the upper troposphere and stratosphere.  Icarus 243, p471-493 [Arxiv]
  39. Orton, G., J. I. Moses, L. N. Fletcher, A. Mainzer, D. Hines, H. Hammel, J. Martin-Torres, M. Burgdorf, C. Merlet, M. R. Line. 2014a. Mid-Infrared spectroscopy of Uranus from the Spitzer Infrared Spectrometer: Determination of the mean composition of the upper troposphere and stratosphere.  Icarus 243, p494-513. [Arxiv]

  40. V. Malathy Devi, D. Chris Benner, Isabelle Kleiner, Robert L. Sams, and Leigh N. Fletcher, (2014), Line shape parameters of PH3 transitions in the Pentad near 4-5 μm: Self-broadened widths, shifts, line mixing and speed dependence,
    Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy, Volume 302, p. 17-33 (
  41. Lui, J., Schneider, T., Fletcher, L.N., (2014), Constraining the Depth of Saturn's Zonal Winds by Measuring Thermal and Gravitational Signals, Icarus 239, pp. 260-272 (
  42. Joanna K. Barstow, Neil E. Bowles, Suzanne Aigrain, Leigh N. Fletcher, Patrick G. J. Irwin, Ryan Varley, Enzo Pascale, (2015), Exoplanet atmospheres with EChO: spectral retrievals using EChOSim, Experimental Astronomy
    Volume 40, Issue 2, pp 545-561 ( (
  43. Leigh N. Fletcher, T.K. Greathouse, G.S. Orton, P.G.J. Irwin, O. Mousis, J.A. Sinclair, R.S. Giles, The Origin of Giant Planet Nitrogen from the 15N/14N Ratio, Icarus 238, p170–190 ( (
  44. A. Masters, N. Achilleos, C. B. Agnor, S. Campagnola, S. Charnoz, B. Christophe, A. J. Coates, L. N. Fletcher, G. H. Jones, L. Lamy, F. Marzari, N. Nettelmann, J. Ruiz, R. Ambrosi, N. Andre, A. Bhardwaj, J. J. Fortney, C. J. Hansen, R. Helled, G. Moragas-Klostermeyer, G. Orton, L. Ray, S. Reynaud, N. Sergis, R. Srama, M. Volwerk, (2014), Neptune and Triton: Essential pieces of the Solar System puzzle, Plan. Space Science 104 (
  45. Jae-Min Lee, Patrick G. J. Irwin, Leigh N. Fletcher, Kevin Heng, Joanna K. Barstow (2014), Constraining the Atmospheric Composition of the Day-Night Terminators of HD 189733b : Atmospheric Retrieval with Aerosols, ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL 789, ( (
  46. Joanna Barstow, Suzanne Aigrain, Patrick Irwin, Till Hackler, Leigh Fletcher, and Jae-Min Lee (2014), Clouds on the hot Jupiter HD189733b: constraints from the reflection spectrum, Astrophysical Journal 786(2) [Arxiv]
  47. R.K. Achterberg, P.J. Gierasch, B.J. Conrath, L.N. Fletcher, B.E. Hesman, G.L. Bjoraker, F.M. Flasar (2014), Changes to Saturn's zonal-mean tropospheric thermal structure after the 2010-2011 northern hemisphere storm, The Astrophysical Journal, 786, 92 (
  48. Imke de Pater; Leigh N. Fletcher; Statia Luszcz-Cook; David DeBoer; Bryan Butler; Heidi B. Hammel; Michael L. Sitko; Glenn Orton; Philip S. Marcus, (2014), Neptune’s Global Circulation deduced from Multi-Wavelength Observations, Icarus 237, p 211–238 (
  49. O. Mousis, R. Hueso, J.-P. Beaulieu, S. Bouley, B. Carry, F. Colas, A. Klotz, C. Pellier, J.-M. Petit, P. Rousselot, M. Ali Dib, W. Beisker, M. Birlan, C. Buil, A. Delsanti, E. Frappa, H. B. Hammel, A.-C. Levasseur-Regourd, G. S. Orton, A. Sanchez-Lavega, A. Santerne, P. Tanga, J. Vaubaillon, B. Zanda, D. Baratoux, T. B¨ohm, V. Boudon, A. Bouquet, L. Buzzi, J.-L. Dauvergne, A. Decock, M. Delcroix, P. Drossart, N. Esseiva, G. Fischer, L. N. Fletcher, S. Foglia, J. M. G´omez-Forrellad, J. Guarro-Fl´o, D. Herald, F. Kugel, J.-P. Lebreton, J. Lecacheux, A. Leroy, L. Maquet, G. Masi, A. Maury, F. Meyer, S. P´erez-Hoyos, A. S. Rajpurohit, C. Rinner, J. H. Rogers, F. Roques, R. W. Schmude, Jr., B. Sicardy, B. Tregon, M. Vanhuysse, A. Wesley, and T. Widemann (2014),  Instrumental Methods for Professional and Amateur Collaborations in Planetary Astronomy, Experimental Astronomy, July 2014, (http://dx/
  50. J.A. Sinclair, P.G.J. Irwin, L.N. Fletcher, T. Greathouse, S. Guerlet, J. Hurley, C. Merlet (2014), From Voyager-IRIS to Cassini-CIRS: Interannual Variability in Saturn’s Stratosphere? Icarus 233, pp. 281 - 292 (
  51. Malathy D Venkataraman; Isabelle Kleiner; Isabelle Kleiner; Robert Sams; Linda R Brown; D. Chris Benner; Leigh N. Fletcher. (2014), Line Positions and Intensities of the Phosphine (PH3) Pentad near 4.5 µm, Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy 298, p11–23 (
  52. Palotai, C., Dowling, T.E., Fletcher, L.N., (2014), 3D Modelling of Interactions Between Jupiter's Ammonia Clouds and Large Anticyclones, Icarus, Volume 232, April 2014, Pages 141–156 (
  53. Fletcher LN, Irwin PGJ, Barstow JK, de Kok RJ, Lee J-M, Aigrain S. (2014), Exploring the diversity of Jupiter-class planets, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 20130064, ( [Arxiv]
  54. Fletcher, L.N., de Pater, I., Orton, G.S., Hammel, H.B., Sitko, M.L., Irwin, P.G.J., Neptune at Summer Solstice: Zonal Mean Temperatures from Ground-Based Observations, 2003-2007, Icarus 231C (2014), pp. 146-167 ([Arxiv]
  55. Agustin Sanchez-Lavega, Jon Legarreta , Enrique García-Melendo , Ricardo Hueso , Santiago Pérez-Hoyos , Josep Gomez , Leigh Fletcher , Glenn S. Orton , Amy Simon-Miller , Nancy Chanover , Patrick Irwin , Paolo Tanga , Massimo Cecconi, (2013), Colors of Jupiter's large anticyclones and the interaction of a Tropical Red Oval with the Great Red Spot in 2008, JGR-Planets 118, pp. 1-21. (
  56. T. Cavalié, R. Moreno, E. Lellouch, P. Hartogh, O. Venot, G. S. Orton, C. Jarchow, T. Encrenaz, F. Selsis, F. Hersant, and L. N. Fletcher (2014), First submillimeter observation of CO in the stratosphere of Uranus, Astron. & Astrophysics 562, A33 (
  57. R. Hueso, S. Pérez-Hoyos, A. Sánchez-Lavega, A. Wesley, G. Hall, C. Go, M. Tachikawa, K. Aoki, M. Ichimaru, J.W.T. Pond, D.G. Korycansky, C. Palotai, G. Chappell, N. Rebeli, J. Harrington, M. Delcroix, M. Wong, I. de Pater, L.N. Fletcher, H. Hammel, G.S. Orton, I. Tabe, J. Watanabe, and J.C. Moreno, (2013), Impact Flux on Jupiter: From superbolides to large-scale collisions, Astron. & Astrophysics, 560, A55 (
  58. N. P. Gibson, S. Aigrain, J. K. Barstow, T. M. Evans, L. N. Fletcher, P. G. J. Irwin, (2013), The optical transmission spectrum of the hot Jupiter HAT-P-32b: clouds explain the absence of broad spectral features?  MNRAS, Volume 436, Issue 4, p2974-2988 ( (
  59. P.G.J. Irwin, E. Lellouch, C. de Bergh, R. Courtin, B. Bézard, L.N. Fletcher, G.S. Orton, N.A. Teanby, S. B. Calcutt, D. Tice, J. Hurley and G.R. Davis, (2014), Line-by-line analysis of Neptune’s Near-IR spectrum observed with Gemini/NIFS and VLT/CRIRES, Icarus 227, p37-48 (
  60. J. K. Barstow; S. Aigrain; P. G. J. Irwin; L. N. Fletcher; J.-M. Lee (2013),

    Constraining the atmosphere of GJ 1214b using an optimal estimation technique, MNRAS, Vol. 434, p2616-2628, 10.1093/mnras/stt1204

  61. Dane S. Tice, Patrick G.J. Irwin, Leigh N. Fletcher, Nick A. Teanby, Jane Hurley, Glenn S. Orton, Gary R. Davis, (2013), Uranus’ cloud particle properties and latitudinal methane variation from IRTF SpeX observations, Icarus, Volume 223, Issue 2, April 2013, Pages 684-698
  62. O. Grasset, M.K. Dougherty, A. Coustenis, E.J. Bunce, C. Erd, D. Titov, M. Blanc, A. Coates, P. Drossart, L.N. Fletcher, H. Hussmann, R. Jaumann, N. Krupp, J.-P. Lebreton, O. Prieto-Ballesteros, P. Tortora, F. Tosi, T. Van Hoolst (2013),  JUpiter ICy moons Explorer (JUICE): an ESA mission to orbit Ganymede and to characterise the Jupiter system, Planetary and Space Science, Volume 78, April 2013, Pages 1–21 (
  63. J. K. Barstow, S. Aigrain, P. G. J. Irwin, N. Bowles, L. N. Fletcher, and J.-M. Lee, On the potential of the EChO mission to characterize gas giant atmospheres, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 430, Issue 2, p.1188-1207, (
  64. J.A. Sinclair, P.G.J. Irwin, L.N. Fletcher, J.I. Moses, T.K. Greathouse, A.J. Friedson, B. Hesman, J. Hurley, C. Merlet (2013), Seasonal Variations of Temperature, Acetylene and Ethane in Saturn’s Atmosphere from 2005 to 2010, as observed by Cassini-CIRS, Icarus, Volume 225, Issue 1,  Pages 257–271.
  65. Gibson, N. P.; Aigrain, S.; Barstow, J. K.; Evans, T. M.; Fletcher, L. N.; Irwin, P. G. J.; (2012), A Gemini ground-based transmission spectrum of WASP-29b: a featureless spectrum from 515 to 720nm, MNRAS, Volume 428, Issue 4, p. 3680-3692. (
  66. B. E. Hesman, G. L. Bjoraker, P. V. Sada, R. K. Achterberg, D. E. Jennings, P. N. Romani, A. W. Lunsford, L. N. Fletcher, R. J. Boyle, A. A. Simon-Miller, C. A. Nixon and P. G. J. Irwin (2012), Elusive Ethylene Detected in Saturn’s Northern Storm Region, ApJ, 760, 24 (
  67. J. Hurley, L.N. Fletcher, P.G.J. Irwin, S.B. Calcutt, J.A. Sinclair, C. Merlet (2012), Latitudinal variation of upper tropospheric NH3 on Saturn derived from Cassini/CIRS far-infrared measurements, Planetary and Space Science, 73, p347-363 (
  68. Leigh N. Fletcher, B.E. Hesman, R.K. Achterberg, P.G.J. Irwin, G. Bjoraker, N. Gorius, J. Hurley, J. Sinclair, G.S. Orton, J. Legarreta, E. García-Melendo, A. Sánchez-Lavega, P.L. Read, A.A. Simon-Miller, F.M. Flasar (2012), The Origin and Evolution of Saturn’s 2011-2012 Stratospheric Vortex, Icarus, Volume 221, Issue 2, Pages 560–586, (
  69. K.H. Baines, P. Yanamandra-Fisher, T.W. Momary, G.S. Orton, G.G. Villar III, L.N. Fletcher, H. Campins, A.S, Rivkin, and M. Shara (2013) The Temporal Evolution of the July 2009 Jupiter Impact Cloud, Planetary & Space Science, Volume 77, Pages 25–39, (
  70. Irwin PGJ, de Bergh C, Courtin R, Bézard B, Teanby NA, Davis GR, Fletcher LN, Orton GS, Calcutt SB, Tice D, Hurley J, The application of new methane line absorption data to Gemini-N/NIFS and KPNO/FTS observations of Uranus' near-infrared spectrum, Icarus 220, p369-382 2012.
  71. C.S. Arridge, C.B. Agnor, N. André, K.H. Baines, L.N. Fletcher, D. Gautier, M.D. Hofstadter, G.H. Jones, L. Lamy, Y. Langevin, O. Mousis, N. Nettelmann, C.T. Russell, T. Stallard, M.S. Tiscareno, G. Tobie & 63 co-authors, Uranus Pathfinder: Exploring the Origins and Evolution of Ice Giant Planets, Experimental Astronomy 33(2-3), p753-791 2012 (
  72. Tinetti G, Beaulieu JP, Henning T, Meyer M, Micela G, Ribas I, Stam D, Swain M, Krause O, Ollivier M, Pace E, Swinyard B, Aylward A, van Boekel R, Coradini A, Encrenaz T, Snellen I, Zapatero-Osorio MR, Bouwman J, Cho JY-K, Coudé de Foresto V, Guillot T, Lopez-Morales M, Mueller-Wodarg I, Palle E, Selsis F, Sozzetti A, Ade PAR, Achilleos N, Adriani A, Agnor CB, Afonso C, Prieto CA, Bakos G, Barber RJ, Barlow M, Batista V, Bernath P, Bézard B, Bordé P, Brown LR, Cassan A, Cavarroc C, Ciaravella A, Cockell C, Coustenis A, Danielski C, Decin L, Kok RD, Demangeon O, Deroo P, Doel P, Drossart P, Fletcher LN, Focardi M, Forget F, Fossey S, Fouqué P, Frith J, Galand M, Gaulme P, Hernández JIG, Grasset O, Grassi D, Grenfell JL, Griffin MJ, Griffith CA, Grözinger U, Guedel M, Guio P, Hainaut O, Hargreaves R, Hauschildt PH, Heng K, Heyrovsky D, Hueso R, Irwin P, Kaltenegger L, Kervella P, Kipping D, Koskinen TT, Kovács G, La Barbera A, Lammer H, Lellouch E, Leto G, Lopez Morales M, Lopez Valverde MA, Lopez-Puertas M, Lovis C, Maggio A, Maillard JP, Maldonado Prado J, Marquette JB, Martin-Torres FJ, Maxted P, Miller S, Molinari S, Montes D, Moro-Martin A, Moses JI, Mousis O, Nguyen Tuong N, Nelson R, Orton GS, Pantin E, Pascale E, Pezzuto S, Pinfield D, Poretti E, Prinja R, Prisinzano L, Rees JM, Reiners A, Samuel B, Sánchez-Lavega A, Forcada JS, Sasselov D, Savini G, Sicardy B, Smith A, Stixrude L, Strazzulla G, Tennyson J, Tessenyi M, Vasisht G, Vinatier S, Viti S, Waldmann I, White GJ, Widemann T, Wordsworth R, Yelle R, Yung Y, Yurchenko SN, EChO - Exoplanet characterisation observatory, Experimental Astronomy, p1-43, 2012
  73. Christophe B, Spilker LJ, Anderson JD, André N, Asmar SW, Aurnou J, Banfield D, Barucci A, Bertolami O, Bingham R, Brown P, Cecconi B, Courty J-M, Dittus H, Fletcher LN, Foulon B, Francisco F, Gil PJS, Glassmeier KH, Grundy W, Hansen C, Helbert J, Helled R, Hussmann H, Lamine B, Lämmerzahl C, Lamy L, Lehoucq R, Lenoir B, Levy A, Orton G, Páramos J, Poncy J, Postberg F, Progrebenko SV, Reh KR, Reynaud S, Robert C, Samain E, Saur J, Sayanagi KM, Schmitz N, Selig H, Sohl F, Spilker TR, Srama R, Stephan K, Touboul P, Wolf P, OSS (Outer Solar System): a fundamental and planetary physics mission to Neptune, Triton and the Kuiper Belt, Experimental Astronomy 1-40 2012
  74. J. Hurley, P.G.J. Irwin, L.N. Fletcher, J.I. Moses, B. Hesman, J. Sinclair, C. Merlet, (2012) Observations of upper tropospheric acetylene on Saturn: No apparent correlation with 2000 km-sized thunderstorms, Planetary and Space Science 65, 21–37.
  75. Irwin, P.G.J, Teanby, N.A., Davis, G.R., Fletcher, L.N., Orton, G.S., Calcutt, S.B., Tice, D.S., Hurley, J., (2012), Further seasonal changes in Uranus' cloud structure observed by Gemini-North and UKIRT, Icarus, Volume 218, Issue 1, p. 47-55. (
  76. L.N. Fletcher; B. Swinyard; C. Salji; E. Polehampton; T. Fulton; S. Sidher; E. Lellouch; R. Moreno; G. Orton; T. Cavalie; R. Courtin; M. Rengel; H. Sagawa; G. Davis; P. Hartogh; D. Naylor; H. Walker; T. Lim, (2012), Sub-millimetre spectroscopy of Saturn's trace gases from Herschel/SPIRE, Astronomy & Astrophysics 539, A44 (
  77. Glenn S. Orton, L.N. Fletcher, Junjun Liu, Tapio Schneider, Padma A. Yanamandra-Fisher, Imke de Pater, Michelle Edwards, Thomas R. Geballe, Heidi B. Hammel, Takuya Fujiyoshi, Therese Encrenaz, Eric Pantin, Olivier Mousis and Tetsuharu Fuse, (2012), Recovery and characterization of Neptune’s near-polar stratospheric hotspot, Planetary and Space Science 61, 161-167, (
  78. J.M. Lee, L.N. Fletcher & P.G.J. Irwin, (2012), Optimal Estimation Retrievals of the Atmospheric Structure and Composition of HD 189733b from Secondary Eclipse Spectroscopy, MNRAS, Volume 420, Issue 1, pages 170–182 (
  79. Irwin PGJ, Teanby NA, Davis GR, Fletcher LN, Orton GS, Tice D, Hurley J, Calcutt SB, (2011) Multispectral imaging observations of Neptune's cloud structure with Gemini-North, Icarus 216, p141-158
  80. L. Li, X. Jiang, A. Ingersoll, A. Del Genio, C. Porco, R. West, A. Vasavada, S. Ewald, B. Conrath, P. Gierasch, A. Simon-Miller, C. Nixon, R. Achterberg, G. Orton, L.N. Fletcher, K. Baines, (2011), Equatorial winds on Saturn and the Stratospheric Oscillation, Nature Geoscience 4(11) p750-752 (
  81. A. Sanchez-Lavega, T. del Rıo-Gaztelurrutia, R. Hueso, J.M. Gomez-Forrellad, J. F. Sanz-Requena, J. Legarreta, E. Garcıa-Melendo, F. Colas, J. Lecacheux, L. N. Fletcher, Barrado-Navascues, D. Parker & the International Outer Planet Watch Team (2011), Deep winds beneath Saturn’s upper clouds from a seasonal long-lived planetary-scale storm, Nature, 475, 71–74  (07 July 2011) (
  82. L.N. Fletcher, Baines, K.H., Momary, T.W., Showman, A.P., Irwin, P.G.J., Orton, G.S., Roos-Serote, M., Merlet, C., Saturn’s Tropospheric Composition and Clouds from Cassini/VIMS 4.6-5.1 μ m Nightside Spectroscopy (2011), Icarus 214, Issue 2, Pages 510-533 (2011), (
  83. L.N. Fletcher, B.E. Hesman, P.G.J. Irwin, K.H. Baines, T.W. Momary, A. Sanchez-Lavega, F. Michael Flasar, P.L. Read, G.S. Orton, A. Simon-Miller, R.Hueso, G.L. Bjoraker, A. Mamoutkine, T. del Rio-Gaztelurrutia, J.M. Gomez, B. Buratti, R.N. Clark, P.D. Nicholson, C. Sotin, (2011), Thermal Structure and Dynamics of Saturn’s Northern Springtime Disturbance, Science, 332, 1413-1417, (  (
  84. L.N. Fletcher, Orton, G.S., Rogers, J.H., Simon-Miller, A.A, de Pater, I., Wong, M., Mousis, O., Irwin, P.G.J., (2010) Jovian Temperature and Cloud Variability during the 2009-2010 Fade of the South Equatorial Belt, Icarus 213 (2011), pp. 564-58 ( (
  85. A. Sánchez-Lavega, G. S. Orton, R. Hueso, S. Pérez-Hoyos, L. N. Fletcher, and 41 coauthors (2011), Long-term Evolution of the Aerosol Debris Cloud Produced by the 2009 Impact on Jupiter, Icarus, Volume 214, Issue 2, p. 462-476 (http://dx.doi/org/10.1016/j.icarus.2011.03.015)
  86. P.G.J. Irwin, N.A. Teanby, G.R. Davis, L.N. Fletcher, G.S. Orton, D. Tice, A. Kyffin. (2010), Uranus’ Cloud Structure and Seasonal Variability from Gemini-North and UKIRT Observations, Icarus 212 (2011) 339–350 (
  87. G. S. Orton, L. N. Fletcher, P. A. Yanamandra-Fisher, K. H. Baines, B. M. Fisher, A. Wesley, S. Perez-Hoyos, I. de Pater, H. B. Hammel, C. M. Lisse, O. Mousis, F. Marchis, W. Golisch, M. Edwards, A. Sanchez-Lavega, A. A. Simon-Miller, R. Hueso, P. Chodas, T. Momary, Z. Greene, N. Reshetnikov, E. Otto, G. Villar, S. Lai, M. Wong, (2011). The Atmospheric Influence, Size and Possible Asteroidal Nature of the July 2009 Jupiter Impactor. Icarus 211, 587–602 (
  88. L.N. Fletcher, Orton, G.S., Lisse, C.M., Edwards, M.L., de Pater, I., Yanamandra-Fisher, P.A., Fisher, B.M., (2011). The Aftermath of the July 2009 Impact on Jupiter: Ammonia, Temperatures and Particulates from Gemini Thermal-IR Spectroscopy, Icarus 211, 568–586 (
  89. R. Hueso, A. Wesley, C. Go, S. Pérez-Hoyos, M. H. Wong, L. N. Fletcher, A. Sánchez-Lavega, M. B. E. Boslough, I. de Pater, G. S. Orton, A. A. Simon-Miller, S. G. Djorgovski, M. L. Edwards, H. B. Hammel, J. T. Clarke, K. S. Noll, P. A. Yanamandra-Fisher (2010), First Earth-based Detection of a Superbolide on Jupiter, ApJ 721 L129 (
  90. L.N. Fletcher, Orton, G.S., de Pater, I., Mousis, O., Jupiter's Stratospheric Hydrocarbons and Temperatures after the July 2009 Impact from VLT Infrared Spectroscopy, A&A 524, A46 (2010) (
  91. Liming Li, Barney Conrath , Peter Gierasch , Richard Achterberg , Conor Nixon , Amy Simon-Miller , F. Flasar , Don Banfield , Kevin Baines , Robert West , Andrew Ingersoll , Carolyn C. Porco , Ashwin Vasavada , Anthony Del Genio , Andrei Mamoutkine , Marcia Segura , Gordon Bjoraker , Glenn Orton , Leigh Fletcher , Patrick Irwin , Peter Read , Thierry Fouchet, Saturn’s Emitted Power, J. Geophys. Res., 115, E11002 (
  92. Imke de Pater, Leigh N. Fletcher, Santiago Perez-Hoyos, Heidi B. Hammel, Glenn S. Orton, Michael H. Wong, Statia Luszcz-Cook, Agustin Sanchez-Lavega, Mark Boslough, A Multi-Wavelength Study of the 2009 Impact on Jupiter:  Comparison of High Resolution Images from Gemini, Keck and HST, Icarus 210, Issue 2, December 2010, Pages 722-741. (
  93. Hurley, J., Irwin, P.G.J., Ellison, B., de Kok, R., Calcutt, S.B., Teanby, N.A., Fletcher, L.N., Irshad, R., Potential for Stratospheric Doppler Windspeed Measurements of Jupiter by Sub-millimetre Spectroscopy, Planetary and Space Science 58 (2010) 1489–1499, (
  94. Sánchez-Lavega, A., A. Wesley, G. Orton, R. Hueso, S. Perez-Hoyos, L. N. Fletcher, P. Yanamandra-Fisher, J. Legarreta, I. de Pater, H. Hammel, A. Simon-Miller, J. M. Gomez-Forrellad, J. L. Ortiz, E. García-Melendo, R. C. Puetter, P. Chodas. 2009. The impact of a large object with Jupiter in July 2009. Astrophysical Journal Letters 715 (2010) L155-L159. (
  95. H. B. Hammel, M. H. Wong, J. T. Clarke, I. de Pater, L. N. Fletcher, R. Hueso, K. Noll, G. S. Orton, S. Perez-Hoyos, Agustin Sanchez-Lavega, A. A. Simon-Miller, P. A. Yanamandra-Fisher, 2009, Jupiter after the 2009 Impact: Hubble Space Telescope Imaging of the Debris and its Temporal Evolution, ApJ, Astrophysical Journal Letters 715 (2010) L150-L154.. (
  96. L.N. Fletcher, R,K. Achterberg, T. Greathouse, G. Orton, B. Conrath, A.A. Simon-Miller, S. Guerlet, N. Teanby, P. Irwin, F.M. Flasar, 2010, Seasonal Change on Saturn from Cassini/CIRS 2004-2009, Icarus 208, p 337-352 (
  97. L. N. Fletcher, Orton, G. S. Yanamandra-Fisher, P., Irwin, P. G. J. Baines, K. H. Edkins, E., Line, M. R., Mousis, O., Parrish, P. D., Vanzi, L., Fuse, T., Fujoyoshi, T., 2010, Thermal Structure and Composition of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot from High-Resolution Thermal Imaging, Icarus 208, p 306-328 (
  98. S. Guerlet, T. Fouchet, B. Bezard, J.I. Moses, L.N. Fletcher, A.A. Simon-Miller, F.M. Flasar, (2010), Meridional Distribution of CH3C2H and C4H3 in Saturn’s Stratosphere from Cassini/CIRS Limb and Nadir Observations, Icarus 209, Issue 2, October 2010, Pages 682-695. (
  99. L.N. Fletcher, P. Drossart, M. Burgdorf, G.S. Orton, T. Encrenaz, Neptune’s Atmospheric Composition from AKARI Infrared Spectroscopy, Astron. Astrophys. 514, A17 (2010) (
  100. L. N. Fletcher, G.S. Orton, P.G.J. Irwin, N.A. Teanby, Phosphine on Jupiter and Saturn from Cassini/CIRS.  Icarus 2009, Volume 202, Issue 2, p. 543-564. (
  101. Ulyana A. Dyudina, Andrew P. Ingersoll, Shawn P. Ewald,  Ashwin R. Vasavada, Robert A. West, Kevin H Baines,  Thomas W. Momary, Anthony D. Del Genio,  John M. Barbara, Carolyn C. Porco,  Richard K. Achterberg, F. Michael Flasar, Amy A. Simon-Miller, L. N. Fletcher, Saturn’s South Polar Vortex Compared to Other Large Vortices in the Solar System, Icarus 2009, Volume 202, Issue 1, p. 240-248.
  102. Brigette E. Hesman, Donald E. Jennings, Pedro V. Sada, Gordon L. Bjoraker, Richard K. Achterberg, Amy A. Simon-Miller, Carrie M. Anderson, Robert J. Boyle, Conor A. Nixon, and L. N. Fletcher, Saturn’s latitudinal C2H2 and C2H6 abundance profiles from Cassini/CIRS and ground-based observations, Icarus, Volume 202, Issue 1, July 2009, Pages 249-259.
  103. L.N. Fletcher, G.S. Orton, P. Yanamandra-Fisher, B.M. Fisher, P.D. Parrish, P.G.J. Irwin, Retrievals of atmospheric variables on the gas giants from ground-based mid-infrared imaging, Icarus, Volume 200, Issue 1, March 2009, Pages 154-175.  (
  104. Baines, K.H, Momary, T.W., L.N. Fletcher, Showman, A.P., Roos-Serote, M., Brown, R.H., Buratti, B.J., Clark, R.N., Nicholson, P.D., 2009, Saturn’s North Polar Cyclone and Hexagon at Depth Revealed by Cassini/VIMS, Planetary and Space Science, 57, p. 1671-1681.
  105. Read, P.L., Conrath, B.J., L.N. Fletcher, Gierasch, P.J., Simon-Miller, A.A., Zuchowski, L.C., 2009, Mapping Potential Vorticity Dynamics on Saturn: Zonal Mean Circulation from Cassini and Voyager Data, Planetary and Space Science, 57, p. 1682–1698.
  106. L. N. Fletcher, G. S. Orton, N. A. Teanby, P. G. J. Irwin, G. L. Bjoraker, Methane and its Isotopologues on Saturn from Cassini/CIRS Observations. Icarus, Volume 199, Issue 2, February 2009, Pages 351-367.
  107. Mousis, O., Marboeuf, U., Lunine, J.I., Alibert, Y., L.N. Fletcher, Orton, G.S., Pauzat, F., Ellinger, F., Determination of the minimum masses of heavy elements in the envelopes of Jupiter and Saturn, May 2009, Astrophysical Journal, 696, 1348-1354, DOI:
  108. Liming, L., P. J. Gierasch, R. K. Achterberg, B. J. Conrath, F. M. Flasar, A. R. Vasavada, A. P. Ingersoll, D. Banfield, A. A. Simon-Miller, and L. N. Fletcher (2008), Strong jet and a new thermal wave in Saturn's equatorial stratosphere, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L23208, doi:
  109. A. F. Cheng, A. A. Simon-Miller, H. A. Weaver, K. H. Baines, G. S. Orton, P. A. Yanamandra-Fisher, O. Mousis, E. Pantin, L. Vanzi, L. N. Fletcher, J. R. Spencer, S. A. Stern , J. T. Clarke, M. J. Mutchler, K. S. Noll, 2008,  Changing Characteristics of Jupiter’s Little Red Spot, Astronomical Journal 135, p2446-2452.
  110. Ulyana A. Dyudina, Andrew P. Ingersoll, Shawn P. Ewald, Ashwin R. Vasavada, Robert A. West, Anthony D. Del Genio, John M. Barbara, Carolyn C. Porco, Richard K. Achterberg, F. Michael Flasar, Amy A. Simon-Miller, L. N. Fletcher, 2008,  Dynamics of Saturn's South Polar Vortex, Science 319, 5871, p1801.
  111. G. S. Orton, P. A. Yanamandra-Fisher, B. M. Fisher, A. J. Friedson, P. D. Parrish, J. F. Nelson, A. Swenson Bauermeister, L. N. Fletcher, D. Y. Gezari, F. Varosi, A. T. Tokunaga, J. Caldwell, K. H. Baines, J. L. Hora, M. E. Ressler, T. Fujiyoshi, T. Fuse, H. Hagopian, T. Z. Martin, J. T. Bergstralh, C. Howett, W. F. Hoffmann, J. E. Van Cleve, E. Noe, J. D. Adams, M. Kassis, E. Tollestrup. 2008. Semi-annual oscillations in Saturn’s low-latitude stratospheric temperatures. Nature 453, 7192, p196-199.
  112. Sanchez-Lavega, G. S. Orton, R. Hueso, E. Garcia-Melendo, S. Perez-Hoyos, A. Simon-Miller, J. F. Rojas, J. M. Gomez, P. Yanamandra-Fisher, L. N. Fletcher, J. Joels, J. Kemerer, J. Hora, E. Karkoschka, I. de Pater, M. H. Wong, P. S. Marcus,  N. Pinilla-Alonso and the IOPW team. 2008. Depth of the strongest Jovian jet from a planetary-scale disturbance driven by storms. Nature, 451, Issue 7177, 437-440.
  113. Irwin, P.G.J., N.A. Teanby, R. de Kok, L. N. Fletcher, C.J.A. Howett, C. Tsang, C. Wilson, S.B. Calcutt, C.A. Nixon, P. Parrish.  2008. The NEMESIS planetary atmosphere radiative transfer and retrieval tool. JQSRT 109, Issue 6, p1136-1150.
  114. Teanby, N. A., Irwin, P. G. J., de Kok, R., Nixon, C. A., Coustenis, A., Royer, E., Calcutt, S. B., Bowles, N. E., L. N. Fletcher, Howett, C., Taylor, F. W. 2008.  Global and temporal variations in hydrocarbons and nitriles in Titan's stratosphere for northern winter observed by Cassini/CIRS.  Icarus, Volume 193, Issue 2, p. 595-611.
  115. L. N. Fletcher, Irwin, P. G. J., Orton, G. S., Teanby, N. A., Achterberg, R. K., Bjoraker, G. L., Read, P. L., Simon-Miller, A. A., Howett, C., de Kok, R., Bowles, N., Calcutt, S. B., Hesman, B., Flasar, F. M.  2008.  Temperature and Composition of Saturn’s Polar Hot Spots and Hexagon. Science 319, 5859, 79-82
  116. de Kok, R., Irwin, P. G. J., Teanby, N. A., Nixon, C. A., Jennings, D. E., L. N. Fletcher, Howett, C., Calcutt, S. B., Bowles, N. E., Flasar, F. M., Taylor, F. W. 2007.  Characteristics of Titan's stratospheric aerosols and condensate clouds from Cassini CIRS far-infrared spectra.  Icarus, Volume 191, Issue 1, p. 223-235.
  117. Howett, C. J. A., Irwin, P. G. J., Teanby, N. A., Simon-Miller, A., Calcutt, S. B., L. N. Fletcher, de Kok, R. 2007. Meridional variations in stratospheric acetylene and ethane in the southern hemisphere of the Saturnian atmosphere as determined from Cassini/CIRS measurements.  Icarus, Volume 190, Issue 2, p. 556-572.
  118. L. N. Fletcher, Irwin, P. G. J., Teanby, N. A., Orton, G. S., Parrish, P. D., de Kok, R., Howett, C., Calcutt, S. B., Bowles, N., Taylor, F. W. 2007.  Characterising Saturn's vertical temperature structure from Cassini/CIRS.  Icarus, Volume 189, Issue 2, p. 457-478.
  119. L. N. Fletcher, Irwin, P. G. J., Teanby, N. A., Orton, G. S., Parrish, P. D., Calcutt, S. B., Bowles, N., de Kok, R., Howett, C., Taylor, F. W. 2007.  The meridional phosphine distribution in Saturn's upper troposphere from Cassini/CIRS observations. Icarus, Volume 188, Issue 1, p. 72-88.
  120. Teanby, N. A., Irwin, P. G. J., de Kok, R., Vinatier, S., Bézard, B., Nixon, C. A., Flasar, F. M., Calcutt, S. B., Bowles, N. E., L. N. Fletcher, Howett, C., Taylor, F. W. 2007.  Vertical profiles of HCN, HC3N, and C2H2 in Titan's atmosphere derived from Cassini/CIRS data.  Icarus, Volume 186, Issue 2, p. 364-384.
  121. de Kok, R., Irwin, P. G. J., Teanby, N. A., Lellouch, E., Bézard, B., Vinatier, S., Nixon, C. A., L. N. Fletcher, Howett, C., Calcutt, S. B., Bowles, N. E., Flasar, F. M., Taylor, F. W. 2007.  Oxygen compounds in Titan's stratosphere as observed by Cassini CIRS. Icarus, Volume 186, Issue 2, p. 354-363.
  122. Teanby, N. A., L. N. Fletcher, Irwin, P. G. J., Fouchet, T., Orton, G. S. 2007.  New upper limits for hydrogen halides on Saturn derived from Cassini-CIRS data. Icarus, Volume 185, Issue 2, p. 466-475.
  123. Teanby, N. A., Irwin, P. G. J., de Kok, R., Nixon, C. A., Coustenis, A., Bézard, B., Calcutt, S. B., Bowles, N. E., Flasar, F. M., L. N. Fletcher, Howett, C., Taylor, F. W. 2006.  Latitudinal variations of HCN, HC3N, and C2N2 in Titan's stratosphere derived from Cassini CIRS data.  Icarus, Volume 181, Issue 1, p. 243-255.

    Book Chapters (Not Peer Reviewed):

    1. Fletcher, Leigh N. "Saturn." Discoveries in Modern Science: Exploration, Invention, Technology. Ed. James Trefil. Vol. 3. Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference USA, 2015. 985-987. Gale Virtual Reference Library
    2. Fletcher, Leigh N. "Uranus." Discoveries in Modern Science: Exploration, Invention, Technology. Ed. James Trefil. Vol. 3. Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference USA, 2015. 1172-1174. Gale Virtual Reference Library.

    Book Reviews:

    1. Fletcher, L.N. (2015), Book Review: Planets:  Ours and Others:  From Earth to Exoplanets by Therese Encrenaz, Journal of Astronomical Instrumentation, Volume 4, Nos. 3 & 4, 1580002, (

    PhD Thesis

    L. N. Fletcher, DPhil Thesis, 2007.  Saturn’s Atmosphere:  Structure and Composition from Cassini/CIRS, Jesus College, University of Oxford.

    News and Views:

    1. Fletcher, L.N. (2015), "Stirring up Saturn's Poles", Nature Geoscience News and Views Article,
    2. Fletcher, L.N. (2013), Future Exploration of the Outer Solar System, Astronomy & Geophysics 54 (2): p2.14-2.20,  Featured as one of the Editors Choice Articles.

      Other Publications/White Papers/Conference Proceedings:

      1. L.N. Fletcher, G.S. Orton, A. Adriani, G. Bjoraker, S. Casewell, S. Cowley, I. de Pater, T. Encrenaz, D. Grassi, S. Guerlet, B. Hesman, R. Hueso, P. Irwin, M. Janssen, S. Perez-Hoyos, K. Retherford, A. Sanchez-Lavega, A. Simon, J. Sinclair, T. Stallard, N. Teanby, O. Witasse (2015), Joint Exploration of Jupiter by Juno and ESO (2016-2018), White Paper Submitted to the ESO Director of Science
      2. Skidmore et al. (2015), Thirty Meter Telescope Detailed Science Case: 2015,
      3. Arridge et al. (2015), Uranus Pathfinder Proposal, Submitted to ESA M4 Competition.
      4. Mousis et al. (2015), Hera Saturn Entry Probe Mission Proposal, Submitted to ESA M4 Competition.
      5. Tinetti et al., (2015), ARIEL Exoplanet Spectroscopic Mission Proposal, Submitted to ESA M4 Competition.
      6. Dmitri Titov, Olivier Grasset, Leigh N. Fletcher, Stas Barabash, Lorenzo Bruzzone, Michele Dougherty, Christian Erd, Philippe Gare, Randall Gladstone, Leonid Gurvits, Paul Hartogh, Hauke Hussmann, Luciano Iess, Ralf Jaumann, Yves Langevin, Pasquale Palumbo, Giuseppe Piccioni, Giuseppe Sarri, Jan-Erik Wahlund (2014), JUICE: Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer Definition Phase Report [Red Book]
      7. Leigh Fletcher, Olivier Grasset, Dmitri Titov and the JUICE Science Working Team (2013), JUICE Science Observation Scenarios, Technical Note December 2013, JUI-EST-SGS-TN-001
      8. Fletcher, L.N., Irwin, P.G.J., Swinyard, B., Melin, H., Badman, S., O'Donoghue, J., Casewell, S., Bowles, N., Weidman, D., Rengel, M. et al., Exploring Planetary Origins and Environments in the Infrared:  A Planetary Science Infrared Observatory, White Paper for ESA L2/L3 Science Themes, (2013).
      9. Mousis, O., Fletcher, L.N., et al., In Situ Exploration of the Giant Planets and a Saturn Entry Probe Concept, White Paper for ESA L2/L3 Science Themes, (2013).
      10. Arridge, C. et al., The Science Case for an Orbital Mission to Uranus, White Paper for ESA L2/L3 Science Themes, (2013).
      11. Adam Masters, Stefano Campagnola, Andrew Coates, Javier Ruiz, Sébastien Charnoz, Leigh Fletcher, Francesco Marzari, Bruno Christophe, Craig Agnor, Nadine Nettelmann, Nicholas Achilleos et al., Neptune and Triton:  Essential Pieces of the Solar System Puzzle, White Paper for ESA L2/L3 Science Themes, (2013).
      12. Fraser Clarke, Niranjan Thatte, Matthias Tecza, Kieran O’Brien, Ryan Houghton, Dane Tice, Leigh Fletcher, Pat Irwin, Aprajita Verma, Richard Dekany, Rick Buruss, Jenny Roberts, (2013), High resolution in three dimensions with SWIFT and PALM3K, Proceedings of the Third AO4ELT Conference. Firenze, Italy, May 26-31, 2013 (
      13. Joanna K. Barstow, Suzanne Aigrain, Patrick G. J. Irwin, Neil Bowles, Leigh N. Fletcher and Jae-Min Lee, (2013), From spectra to atmospheres: solving the underconstrained retrieval problem for exoplanets, Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, Volume 8, Symposium S299, June 2013, pp 275-276 (
      14. Irwin, P.G.J. [+Fletcher as co-investigator] (2012), Jupiter System Thermal Infrared Mapper (JSTIM), Proposal to ESA for JUICE mission. PI: Irwin
      15. Michele Dougherty, Olivier Grasset, Emma Bunce, Athena Coustenis, Michel Blanc, Andrew Coates, Angioletta Coradini, Pierre Drossart, Leigh Fletcher, Hauke Hussmann, Ralf Jaumann, Norbert Krupp, Olga Prieto-Ballesteros, Paolo Tortora, Federico Tosi, Tim Van Hoolst, JUICE Assessment Study Report: Exploring the emergence of habitable worlds around gas giants (Yellow Book), January 2012.
      16. Dougherty, M., Greeley, R., Lebreton, J.P., Titov, D., Pappalardo, R.T., Coustenis, A., Grasset, O., Bunce, E., Senske, D., Prockter, L., and the Joint Science Definition Team (Fletcher & 47 co-authors) EJSM-Laplace: Exploring the emergence of habitable worlds around gas giants, Assessment Study Report, February 2011.
      17. Greeley, R., Dougherty, M., Pappalardo, R.T., Lebreton, J.P., and the Joint Science Definition Team (Fletcher & 47 co-authors), Europa Jupiter System Mission (EJSM):  2010 Joint Jupiter Science Definition Team Report to NASA, November 2010.
      18. Tinetti, G., (2010), Exoplanet Characterisation Observatory (EChO), ESA M3 Mission Proposal
      19. Christopher S. Arridge, Craig B. Agnor, Nicolas André, Kevin H. Baines, Leigh N. Fletcher, Daniel Gautier, Mark Hofstadter, Geraint H. Jones, Laurent Lamy, Yves Langevin, Olivier Mousis, Nadine Nettelmann, Christopher T. Russell, Tom Stallard, Gabriel Tobie and Matthew S. Tiscareno on behalf of the Uranus Pathfinder consortium, (2010), Uranus Pathfinder: Exploring the Origins and Evolution of Ice Giant Planets, ESA M3 Mission Proposal
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      21. Glenn S. Orton, L. N. Fletcher, T. Stallard, K. Baines, K. M. Sayanagi, Y. Yung, S. Edgington, S. Gulkis, J. Moses, F. J. Martin-Torres, U. Dyudina, B. Marty, N. Teanby, P.G.J. Irwin, T. Cavalié, D.H. Atkinson, O. Mousis, A.J. Friedson, T.R. Spilker, M. Hofstadter, R. Morales-Juberias, A.P. Showman, X. Liu, P. Hartogh, M. Wong, T.R. Spilker, M.B. Lystrup, A. Coustenis, T. Greathouse, R. K. Achterberg, G.L. Bjoraker, S.S. Limaye, P. Read, D. Gautier, D.S. Choi, T. Kostiuk, D. Huestis, A.F. Nagy, M. Choukroun, I. Muller-Wodarg, P. Yanamandra-Fisher (2009), Saturn Atmospheric Science in the Next Decade, Planetary Science Decadal Survey 2013-2023 White Paper.
      22. L.N. Fletcher, G. Orton, T. Stallard, K. Baines, K. M. Sayanagi, F. J. Martin-Torres, M. Hofstadter, I. de Pater, S. Edgington, R. Morales-Juberias, T. Livengood, D. Huestis, P. Hartogh, D.H. Atkinson, J. Moses, M. Wong, U. Dyudina, A.J. Friedson, T.R. Spilker, R.T. Pappalardo, P.G.J. Irwin, N. Teanby, T. Cavalié, O. Mousis, A.P. Showman, X. Liu, M.B. Lystrup, S. Gulkis, T. Greathouse, R. K. Achterberg, G.L. Bjoraker, S.S. Limaye, P. Read, D. Gautier, D.S. Choi, T. Kostiuk, A.F. Nagy, M. Choukroun, I. Muller-Wodarg, P. Yanamandra-Fisher (2009), Jupiter Atmospheric Science in the Next Decade, Planetary Science Decadal Survey 2013-2023 White Paper.
      23. M. Hofstadter, G.S. Orton, L.N. Fletcher, Don Banfield, Linda Brown, Thibault Cavalie, Imke de Pater, Scott Edgington, A. James Friedson, Daniel Gautier, Sam Gulkis, Mark Gurwell, Patrick Irwin, Erich Karkoschka, Jean-Pierre Lebreton, Julianne Moses, Kathy Rages, Peter Read, Adam P. Showman, Nicholas Teanby, P. Yanamandra-Fisher (2009), The Atmospheres of the Ice Giants, Uranus and Neptune, Planetary Science Decadal Survey 2013-2023 White Paper.
      24. Shao, M., Bairstow, S., Deems, E., Fletcher, L.N., Levine, B.M., Orton, G.; Vasisht, G., Zhao, F., Clampin, M., Lyon, R.G.; Guyon, O., Lane, B.F., Havey, K.. Wynn, J., Samuele, R., Vasudevan, G., Woodruff, R.A., Tolls, V., Malbet, F., Leger, A., Direct Detection and Spectroscopy of Exo-Earths; Direct Detection of Earths and the Need for High Angular Resolution; Astro2010: The Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey, Science White Papers, no. 272
      25. Shao, M., Bairstow, S., Deems, E., Fletcher, L.N., Levine, B.M., Orton, G.; Vasisht, G., Zhao, F., Clampin, M., Lyon, R.G.; Guyon, O., Lane, B.F., Havey, K.. Wynn, J., Samuele, R., Vasudevan, G., Woodruff, R.A., Tolls, V., Malbet, F., Leger, A., Direct Detection and Spectroscopy of Exo-Earths; The Need for High Angular Resolution and Other Observational Requirements;  Astro2010: The Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey, Science White Papers, no. 273


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