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Astrobiology: Updated List of Ebooks

July 29th, 2016

Astrobiology is the study of the origin, evolution, distribution, and future of life in the universe; astrobiology addresses the question of whether life exists beyond Earth, and how humans can detect it if it does. This is a growing field, and many books have been published within the last ten years. Following are ebooks available from JPL Library’s collection:

All ebooks can be accessed and downloaded from within the JPL network. Our licenses with the publishers prevent further re-distribution, so if you would like to recommend your colleagues to read any of the ebooks, please ask them to download a copy themselves. For questions and comments, please contact the JPL Library Reference Desk at library@jpl.nasa.gov, ext 4-4200, or leave a comment here.

Computer and Music

July 13th, 2016

The JPL Library ebook collection contains some surprising titles. Did you know that there are many research and study connecting music, computer science and technology on various applications. Following is a sample list.

All ebooks can be accessed and downloaded from within the JPL network. Our licenses with the publishers prevent further re-distribution, so if you would like to recommend your colleagues to read any of the ebooks, please ask them to download a copy themselves. For questions and comments, please contact the JPL Library Reference Desk at library@jpl.nasa.gov, ext 4-4200, or leave a comment here.

Internet of Things, A Short List of eBooks

July 13th, 2016

Here is an updated list of electronic books on the “Internet of Things” and “ubiquitous computing” from the JPL Library.  All books are available within the JPL network; they can be downloaded to laptop or desktop computers, then moved to mobile devices.

JPL Library provides access to thousands of electronic books. They can be downloaded and read on multiple devices, but they can not be redistributed to other non-JPL staff.  For more comments or questions regarding electronic books at JPL Library, please contact the Reference Desk at library@jpl.nasa.gov, or call extension 4-4200.

Selected Publications by Dr. Michael M. Watkins, JPL Director

July 1st, 2016

Following is a list of publications by Dr. Michael Watkins, the new JPL Director. Links to full text of the more recent papers are provided, click on the underlined title of the papers to read the articles.

Landerer, F. W.; Wiese, D. N.; Bentel, K.; Boening, C.; Watkins, M. M., North Atlantic meridional overturning circulation variations from GRACE ocean bottom pressure anomalies. Geophysical Research Letters 2015, 42 (19), 8114-8121.

Park, R. S.; Bills, B.; Buffington, B. B.; Folkner, W. M.; Konopliv, A. S.; Martin-Mur, T. J.; Mastrodemos, N.; McElrath, T. P.; Riedel, J. E.; Watkins, M. M., Improved detection of tides at Europa with radiometric and optical tracking during flybys. Planetary and Space Science 2015, 112, 10-14.

Watkins, M. M.; Wiese, D. N.; Yuan, D. N.; Boening, C.; Landerer, F. W., Improved methods for observing Earth’s time variable mass distribution with GRACE using spherical cap mascons. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth 2015, 120 (4), 2648-2671.

Konopliv, A. S.; Park, R. S.; Yuan, D. N.; Asmar, S. W.; Watkins, M. M.; Williams, J. G.; Fahnestock, E.; Kruizinga, G.; Paik, M.; Strekalov, D.; Harvey, N.; Smith, D. E.; Zuber, M. T., High-resolution lunar gravity fields from the GRAIL Primary and Extended Missions. Geophysical Research Letters 2014, 41 (5), 1452-1458.

Williams, J. G.; Konopliv, A. S.; Boggs, D. H.; Park, R. S.; Yuan, D. N.; Lemoine, F. G.; Goossens, S.; Mazarico, E.; Nimmo, F.; Weber, R. C.; Asmar, S. W.; Melosh, H. J.; Neumann, G. A.; Phillips, R. J.; Smith, D. E.; Solomon, S. C.; Watkins, M. M.; Wieczorek, M. A.; Andrews-Hanna, J. C.; Head, J. W.; Kiefer, W. S.; Matsuyama, I.; McGovern, P. J.; Taylor, G. J.; Zuber, M. T., Lunar interior properties from the GRAIL mission. Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets 2014, 119 (7), 1546-1578.

Asmar, S. W.; Konopliv, A. S.; Watkins, M. M.; Williams, J. G.; Park, R. S.; Kruizinga, G.; Paik, M.; Yuan, D. N.; Fahnestock, E.; Strekalov, D.; Harvey, N.; Lu, W. W.; Kahan, D.; Oudrhiri, K.; Smith, D. E.; Zuber, M. T., The Scientific Measurement System of the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) Mission. Space Science Reviews 2013, 178 (1), 25-55.

Konopliv, A. S.; Park, R. S.; Yuan, D. N.; Asmar, S. W.; Watkins, M. M.; Williams, J. G.; Fahnestock, E.; Kruizinga, G.; Paik, M.; Strekalov, D.; Harvey, N.; Smith, D. E.; Zuber, M. T., The JPL lunar gravity field to spherical harmonic degree 660 from the GRAIL Primary Mission. Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets 2013, 118 (7), 1415-1434.

Wieczorek, M. A.; Neumann, G. A.; Nimmo, F.; Kiefer, W. S.; Taylor, G. J.; Melosh, H. J.; Phillips, R. J.; Solomon, S. C.; Andrews-Hanna, J. C.; Asmar, S. W.; Konopliv, A. S.; Lemoine, F. G.; Smith, D. E.; Watkins, M. M.; Williams, J. G.; Zuber, M. T., The Crust of the Moon as Seen by GRAIL. Science 2013, 339 (6120), 671-675.

Zuber, M. T.; Smith, D. E.; Watkins, M. M.; Asmar, S. W.; Konopliv, A. S.; Lemoine, F. G.; Melosh, H. J.; Neumann, G. A.; Phillips, R. J.; Solomon, S. C.; Wieczorek, M. A.; Williams, J. G.; Goossens, S. J.; Kruizinga, G.; Mazarico, E.; Park, R. S.; Yuan, D. N., Gravity Field of the Moon from the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) Mission. Science 2013, 339 (6120), 668-671.

Zuber, M. T.; Smith, D. E.; Lehman, D. H.; Hoffman, T. L.; Asmar, S. W.; Watkins, M. M., Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL): Mapping the Lunar Interior from Crust to Core. Space Science Reviews 2013, 178 (1), 3-24.

Park, R. S.; Asmar, S. W.; Fahnestock, E. G.; Konopliv, A. S.; Lu, W. W.; Watkins, M. M., Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory Simulations of Static and Temporal Gravity Field. Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets 2012, 49 (2), 390-400.

Grant, J. A.; Golombek, M. P.; Grotzinger, J. P.; Wilson, S. A.; Watkins, M. M.; Vasavada, A. R.; Griffes, J. L.; Parker, T. J., The science process for selecting the landing site for the 2011 Mars Science Laboratory. Planetary and Space Science 2011, 59 (11-12), 1114-1127.

Ivins, E. R.; Watkins, M. M.; Yuan, D. N.; Dietrich, R.; Casassa, G.; Rulke, A., On-land ice loss and glacial isostatic adjustment at the Drake Passage: 2003-2009. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth 2011, 116.

Tapley, B. D.; Bettadpur, S.; Ries, J. C.; Thompson, P. F.; Watkins, M. M., GRACE measurements of mass variability in the Earth system. Science 2004, 305 (5683), 503-505.

Wu, X. P.; Watkins, M. M.; Ivins, E. R.; Kwok, R.; Wang, P.; Wahr, J. M., Toward global inverse solutions for current and past ice mass variations: Contribution of secular satellite gravity and topography change measurements. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth 2002, 107 (B11).

Yunck, T. P.; Hajj, G. A.; Kursinski, E. R.; LaBrecque, J. A.; Lowe, S. T.; Watkins, M. M.; McCormick, C., AMORE: An autonomous constellation concept for atmospheric and ocean observation. Acta Astronautica 2000, 46 (2-6), 355-364.

Argus, D. F.; Heflin, M. B.; Donnellan, A.; Webb, F. H.; Dong, D.; Hurst, K. S.; Jefferson, D. C.; Lyzenga, G. A.; Watkins, M. M.; Zumberge, J. F., Shortening and thickening of metropolitan Los Angeles measured and inferred by using geodesy. Geology 1999, 27 (8), 703-706.

Argus, D. F.; Peltier, W. R.; Watkins, M. M., Glacial isostatic adjustment observed using very long baseline interferometry and satellite laser ranging geodesy. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth 1999, 104 (B12), 29077-29093.

Watkins, M. M.; Eanes, R. J., Observations of tidally coherent diurnal and semidiurnal variations in the geocenter. Geophysical Research Letters 1997, 24 (17), 2231-2234.

Zumberge, J. F.; Heflin, M. B.; Jefferson, D. C.; Watkins, M. M.; Webb, F. H., Precise point positioning for the efficient and robust analysis of GPS data from large networks. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth 1997, 102 (B3), 5005-5017.

Kuang, D.; Schutz, B. E.; Watkins, M. M., On the structure of geometric positioning information in GPS measurements. Journal of Geodesy 1996, 71 (1), 35-43.

Tapley, B. D.; Watkins, M. M.; Ries, J. C.; Davis, G. W.; Eanes, R. J.; Poole, S. R.; Rim, H. J.; Schutz, B. E.; Shum, C. K.; Nerem, R. S.; Lerch, F. J.; Marshall, J. A.; Klosko, S. M.; Pavlis, N. K.; Williamson, R. G., The joint gravity model 3. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth 1996, 101 (B12), 28029-28049.

Bertiger, W. I.; Barsever, Y. E.; Christensen, E. J.; Davis, E. S.; Guinn, J. R.; Haines, B. J.; Ibanezmeier, R. W.; Jee, J. R.; Lichten, S. M.; Melbourne, W. G.; Muellerschoen, R. J.; Munson, T. N.; Vigue, Y.; Wu, S. C.; Yunck, T. P.; Schutz, B. E.; Abusali, P. A. M.; Rim, H. J.; Watkins, M. M.; Willis, P., GPS PRECISE TRACKING OF TOPEX/POSEIDON – RESULTS AND IMPLICATIONS. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans 1994, 99 (C12), 24449-24464.

Nerem, R. S.; Lerch, F. J.; Marshall, J. A.; Pavlis, E. C.; Putney, B. H.; Tapley, B. D.; Eanes, R. J.; Ries, J. C.; Schutz, B. E.; Shum, C. K.; Watkins, M. M.; Klosko, S. M.; Chan, J. C.; Luthcke, S. B.; Patel, G. B.; Pavlis, N. K.; Walliamson, R. G.; Rapp, R. H.; Biancale, R.; Nouel, F., GRAVITY MODEL DEVELOPMENT FOR TOPEX/POSEIDON – JOINT GRAVITY MODEL-1 AND MODEL-2. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans 1994, 99 (C12), 24421-24447.

Tapley, B. D.; Ries, J. C.; Davis, G. W.; Eanes, R. J.; Schutz, B. E.; Shum, C. K.; Watkins, M. M.; Marshall, J. A.; Nerem, R. S.; Putney, B. H.; Klosko, S. M.; Luthcke, S. B.; Pavlis, D.; Williamson, R. G.; Zelensky, N. P., PRECISION ORBIT DETERMINATION FOR TOPEX/POSEIDON. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans 1994, 99 (C12), 24383-24404.

Watkins, M. M.; Eanes, R. J., DIURNAL AND SEMIDIURNAL VARIATIONS IN EARTH ORIENTATION DETERMINED FROM LAGEOS LASER RANGING. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth 1994, 99 (B9), 18073-18079.

Watkins, M. M.; Eanes, R. J.; Ma, C., COMPARISON OF TERRESTRIAL REFERENCE FRAME VELOCITIES DETERMINED FROM SLR AND VLBI. Geophysical Research Letters 1994, 21 (3), 169-172.

Watkins, M. M.; Eanes, R. J., LONG-TERM CHANGES IN THE EARTHS SHAPE, ROTATION, AND GEOCENTER. Advances in Space Research 1993, 13 (11), 251-255.

Ries, J. C.; Eanes, R. J.; Shum, C. K.; Watkins, M. M., PROGRESS IN THE DETERMINATION OF THE GRAVITATIONAL COEFFICIENT OF THE EARTH. Geophysical Research Letters 1992, 19 (6), 529-531.

Watkins, M. M.; Ries, J. C.; Davis, G. W., ABSOLUTE POSITIONING USING DORIS TRACKING OF THE SPOT-2 SATELLITE. Geophysical Research Letters 1992, 19 (20), 2039-2042.

Colombo, O. L.; Watkins, M. M., SATELLITE POSITIONING. Reviews of Geophysics 1991, 29, 138-147.

Lundberg, J. B.; Schutz, B. E.; Fields, R. K.; Watkins, M. M., APPLICATION OF ENCKE METHOD TO LONG ARC ORBIT DETERMINATION SOLUTIONS. Journal of Guidance Control and Dynamics 1991, 14 (3), 683-686.

Ray, J. R.; Ma, C.; Ryan, J. W.; Clark, T. A.; Eanes, R. J.; Watkins, M. M.; Schutz, B. E.; Tapley, B. D., COMPARISON OF VLBI AND SLR GEOCENTRIC SITE COORDINATES. Geophysical Research Letters 1991, 18 (2), 231-234.

Ries, J. C.; Huang, C.; Watkins, M. M.; Tapley, B. D., ORBIT DETERMINATION IN THE RELATIVISTIC GEOCENTRIC REFERENCE FRAME. Journal of the Astronautical Sciences 1991, 39 (2), 173-181.

Huang, C.; Ries, J. C.; Tapley, B. D.; Watkins, M. M., RELATIVISTIC EFFECTS FOR NEAR-EARTH SATELLITE ORBIT DETERMINATION. Celestial Mechanics & Dynamical Astronomy 1990, 48 (2), 167-185.

Ries, J. C.; Eanes, R. J.; Huang, C.; Schutz, B. E.; Shum, C. K.; Tapley, B. D.; Watkins, M. M.; Yuan, D. N., DETERMINATION OF THE GRAVITATIONAL COEFFICIENT OF THE EARTH FROM NEAR-EARTH SATELLITES. Geophysical Research Letters 1989, 16 (4), 271-274.

Stolz, A.; Vincent, M. A.; Bender, P. L.; Eanes, R. J.; Watkins, M. M.; Tapley, B. D., RATE OF CHANGE OF THE QUINCY-MONUMENT PEAK BASELINE FROM A TRANSLOCATION ANALYSIS OF LAGEOS LASER RANGE DATA. Geophysical Research Letters 1989, 16 (6), 539-542.

Ries, J. C.; Huang, C.; Watkins, M. M., EFFECT OF GENERAL-RELATIVITY ON A NEAR-EARTH SATELLITE IN THE GEOCENTRIC AND BARYCENTRIC REFERENCE FRAMES. Physical Review Letters 1988, 61 (8), 903-906.

 


August 10, 4:00-5:00 PM, JPL Stories: Adam Steltzner

July 29th, 2016

JPL Stories Presents:

Time Changes All
My times at JPL in 3 acts and 4 stories

Presented by: Adam Steltzner, JPL Fellow, Mars 2020 Chief Engineer

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016, 4:00-5:00 PM

@ the HUB, Building 111-104

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I arrived at JPL and found myself feeling like a tiny cog in a gigantic machine. Almost 25 years later, I now find myself feeling like a caretaker of a magnificent but fragile machine. The tale of this transition unfolds in 3 acts and 4 stories.

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The JPL Stories program, sponsored by the Library, Archives, and Records Section, celebrates the Lab’s unique environment and history, and provides an informal way for JPLers to share their stories with each other. For more information about the JPL Stories series, if you have a JPL story to tell, or if you have suggestions for future stories, contact Teresa Bailey, x49233.

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August 3, 10:00-11:00, iPhone App for Curiosity

July 29th, 2016

Mark Powell and Sloan Swieso, both from Section 397, will give a presentation about an iPhone app for the Curiosity rover operations. Check back here for more information.

July 29, 12:00-1:00 pm, Scopus/SciVal Demonstration and Workshop

July 15th, 2016

In order to introduce more people to Scopus and SciVal, library staff will demonstrate these two systems at the Hub on July 29, 12:00-1:00 pm.  You are welcome to bring your own laptop computer to try it during or immediately after the session, ask questions and give feedbacks.

What are Scopus and SciVal?

  • Scopus is a very large reference and abstract database for peer-reviewed and academic literature in all disciplines, from science, engineering, medicine, to social sciences and humanities. It also features several smart tools to track, analyze, and visualize scholarly research. It is a major competitor to Web of Science.
  • SciVal
    Based on the records in Scopus and analytics technology, SciVal provides overviews of research output at institution level, allows for benchmarking with other organizations, helps in identifying collaboration partners, and analyzes research trends with citation and usage data.

For more information about Scopus and SciVal, please contact library reference desk at library@jpl.nasa.gov

July 1- August 15, Trial Access to Scopus and SciVal

July 7th, 2016

The JPL Library is evaluating the usefulness of Scopus and SciVal between July 1st and August 15. We would like to have as many JPLers to try it and let us know your comments about this service.

What are Scopus and SciVal?

  • Scopus is a very large reference and abstract database for peer-reviewed and academic literature in all disciplines, from science, engineering, medicine, to social sciences and humanities. It also features several smart tools to track, analyze, and visualize scholarly research. It is a major competitor to Web of Science.
  • SciVal
    Based on the records in Scopus and analytics technology, SciVal provides overviews of research output at institution level, allows for benchmarking with other organizations, helps in identifying collaboration partners, and analyzes research trends with citation and usage data.

Getting started:

  • Click Here to access Scopus and SciVal from within the JPL Network.
  • Introductory video and help resources: click Here to see a short video and other documentation.

A few quick notes:

  • To use the personalization features such as Alerts, MyList, and access SciVal, set up a userid and password. Otherwise, you can search the database without a userid.
  • You can download records and abstracts during the trial period.
  • Links to full text articles are NOT implemented during the trial period.

Questions and comments about Scopus and SciVal, please send to library@jpl.nasa.gov

There are a few questions we would like to know about, please take a few minutes to answer this anonymous Survey.