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How Does NASA's Chief Work? Interview with Ellen Stofan

May 17th, 2016

Slate Magazine interviewed Dr. Ellen Stofan, NASA’s Chief Scientist, in a podcast back in April, 2016.  Visit the following page to listen to the interview.

How Does the NASA’s Chief Scientist Work?

Here is a short list of Stofan’s publications. Click on the blue underlined DOI to read the articles in full text.

Printed Books available at JPL Library:

  • Planetology: Unlocking the Secrets of the Solar System, 2008
    • Call number: QB602.9 J66 2008
  • Exploring Venus as A Terrestrial Planet, 2007
    • Call number: QB621 E97 2007
  • Volcanic Worlds: Exploring the Solar System’s Volcanoes, 2004
    • Call number: QE2 L8811 2004
  • Mission to the Solar System: Exploration and Discovery: A Mission and Technology Roadmap, 1998
    • Call number: JPL PUB 97-12

Selected recent articles:

Record 1 of 15
Title:Themis Regio, Venus: Evidence for recent (?) volcanism from VIRTIS data
Author(s): Stofan, ER (Stofan, Ellen R.); Smrekar, SE (Smrekar, Suzanne E.); Mueller, N (Mueller, Nils); Helbert, J (Helbert, Joern)
Source: ICARUS  Volume: 271  Pages: 375-386  DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2016.01.034  Published: JUN 1 2016

Record 2 of 15
Title:Nature, distribution, and origin of Titan’s Undifferentiated Plains
Author(s): Lopes, RMC (Lopes, Rosaly M. C.); Malaska, MJ (Malaska, M. J.); Solomonidou, A (Solomonidou, A.); Le Gall, A (Le Gall, A.); Janssen, MA (Janssen, M. A.); Neish, CD (Neish, C. D.); Turtle, EP (Turtle, E. P.); Birch, SPD (Birch, S. P. D.); Hayes, AG (Hayes, A. G.); Radebaugh, J (Radebaugh, J.); Coustenis, A (Coustenis, A.); Schoenfeld, A (Schoenfeld, A.); Stiles, BW (Stiles, B. W.); Kirk, RL (Kirk, R. L.); Mitchell, KL (Mitchell, K. L.); Stofan, ER (Stofan, E. R.); Lawrence, KJ (Lawrence, K. J.)
Group Author(s): Cassini RADAR Team
Source: ICARUS  Volume: 270  Pages: 162-182  DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2015.11.034  Published: MAY 15 2016

Record 3 of 15
Title:First an asteroid, then Mars
Author(s): White, J (White, Jon); Stofan, E (Stofan, Ellen)
Source: NEW SCIENTIST  Volume: 225  Issue: 3003  Pages: 26-27  Published: JAN 10 2015

Record 4 of 15
Title:New year’s resolutions
Author(s): Stofan, ER (Stofan, Ellen R.)
Source: NATURE  Volume: 517  Issue: 7532  Pages: 15-15  Published: JAN 1 2015

Record 5 of 15
Title:Science goals and mission concept for the future exploration of Titan and Enceladus
Author(s): Tobie, G (Tobie, G.); Teanby, NA (Teanby, N. A.); Coustenis, A (Coustenis, A.); Jaumann, R (Jaumann, R.); Raulin, E (Raulin, E.); Schmidt, J (Schmidt, J.); Carrasco, N (Carrasco, N.); Coates, A (Coates, Aj.); Cordier, D (Cordier, D.); De Kok, R (De Kok, R.); Geppert, WD (Geppert, W. D.); Lebreton, JP (Lebreton, J. -P.); Lefevre, A (Lefevre, A.); Livengood, TA (Livengood, T. A.); Mandt, KE (Mandt, K. E.); Mitri, G (Mitri, G.); Nimmo, F (Nimmo, F.); Nixon, CA (Nixon, C. A.); Norman, L (Norman, L.); Pappalardo, RT (Pappalardo, R. T.); Postberg, F (Postberg, F.); Rodriguez, S (Rodriguez, S.); SchuizeMakuch, D (SchuizeMakuch, D.); Soderblom, JM (Soderblom, J. M.); Solomonidou, A (Solomonidou, A.); Stephan, K (Stephan, K.); Stofan, ER (Stofan, E. R.); Turtle, EP (Turtle, E. P.); Wagner, RJ (Wagner, R. J.); West, RA (West, R. A.); Westlake, JH (Westlake, J. H.)
Source: PLANETARY AND SPACE SCIENCE  Volume: 104  Special Issue: SI  Pages: 59-77  DOI: 10.1016/j.pss.2014.10.002  Part: A  Published: DEC 2014

Record 6 of 15
Title:The exploration of Titan with an orbiter and a lake probe
Author(s): Mitri, G (Mitri, Giuseppe); Coustenis, A (Coustenis, Athena); Fanchini, G (Fanchini, Gilbert); Hayes, AG (Hayes, Alex G.); Less, L (Less, Luciano); Khurana, K (Khurana, Krishan); Lebreton, JP (Lebreton, Jean-Pierre); Lopes, RM (Lopes, Rosaly M.); Lorenz, RD (Lorenz, Ralph D.); Meriggiola, R (Meriggiola, Rachele); Moriconi, ML (Moriconi, Maria Luisa); Orosei, R (Orosei, Roberto); Sotin, C (Sotin, Christophe); Stofan, E (Stofan, Ellen); Tobie, G (Tobie, Gabriel); Tokano, T (Tokano, Tetsuya); Tosi, F (Tosi, Federico)
Source: PLANETARY AND SPACE SCIENCE  Volume: 104  Special Issue: SI  Pages: 78-92  DOI: 10.1016/j.pss.2014.07.009  Part: A  Published: DEC 2014

Record 7 of 15
Title:Tumulus development on lava flows: insights from observations of active tumuli and analysis of formation models
Author(s): Anderson, SW (Anderson, Steven W.); Smrekar, SE (Smrekar, Suzanne E.); Stofan, ER (Stofan, Ellen R.)
Source: BULLETIN OF VOLCANOLOGY  Volume: 74  Issue: 4  Pages: 931-946  DOI: 10.1007/s00445-012-0576-2  Published: MAY 2012

Record 8 of 15
Title:Effect of slope on development of pahoehoe flow fields: Evidence from Mount Etna
Author(s): Guest, JE (Guest, John E.); Duncan, AM (Duncan, Angus M.); Stofan, ER (Stofan, Ellen R.); Anderson, SW (Anderson, Steve W.)
Source: JOURNAL OF VOLCANOLOGY AND GEOTHERMAL RESEARCH  Volume: 219  Pages: 52-62  DOI: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2012.01.006  Published: MAR 15 2012

Record 9 of 15
Title:Volcanism and resurfacing on Venus at the full resolution of Magellan SAR data
Author(s): Grindrod, PM (Grindrod, Peter M.); Stofan, ER (Stofan, Ellen R.); Guest, JE (Guest, John E.)
Source: GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS  Volume: 37  Article Number: L15201  DOI: 10.1029/2010GL043424  Published: AUG 7 2010

Record 10 of 15
Title:Gravity analysis of Parga and Hecate chasmata: Implications for rift and corona formation
Author(s): Smrekar, SE (Smrekar, Suzanne E.); Hoogenboom, T (Hoogenboom, Trudi); Stofan, ER (Stofan, Ellen R.); Martin, P (Martin, Paula)
Source: JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-PLANETS  Volume: 115  Article Number: E07010  DOI: 10.1029/2009JE003435  Published: JUL 21 2010

Record 11 of 15
Title:Recent Hotspot Volcanism on Venus from VIRTIS Emissivity Data
Author(s): Smrekar, SE (Smrekar, Suzanne E.); Stofan, ER (Stofan, Ellen R.); Mueller, N (Mueller, Nils); Treiman, A (Treiman, Allan); Elkins-Tanton, L (Elkins-Tanton, Linda); Helbert, J (Helbert, Joern); Piccioni, G (Piccioni, Giuseppe); Drossart, P (Drossart, Pierre)
Source: SCIENCE  Volume: 328  Issue: 5978  Pages: 605-608  DOI: 10.1126/science.1186785  Published: APR 30 2010

Record 12 of 15
Title:Distribution and interplay of geologic processes on Titan from Cassini radar data
Author(s): Lopes, RMC (Lopes, R. M. C.); Stofan, ER (Stofan, E. R.); Peckyno, R (Peckyno, R.); Radebaugh, J (Radebaugh, J.); Mitchell, KL (Mitchell, K. L.); Mitri, G (Mitri, G.); Wood, CA (Wood, C. A.); Kirk, RL (Kirk, R. L.); Wall, SD (Wall, S. D.); Lunine, JI (Lunine, J. I.); Hayes, A (Hayes, A.); Lorenz, R (Lorenz, R.); Farr, T (Farr, T.); Wye, L (Wye, L.); Craig, J (Craig, J.); Ollerenshaw, RJ (Ollerenshaw, R. J.); Janssen, M (Janssen, M.); LeGall, A (LeGall, A.); Paganelli, F (Paganelli, F.); West, R (West, R.); Stiles, B (Stiles, B.); Callahan, P (Callahan, P.); Anderson, Y (Anderson, Y.); Valora, P (Valora, P.); Soderblom, L (Soderblom, L.)
Group Author(s): Cassini RADAR Team
Source: ICARUS  Volume: 205  Issue: 2  Pages: 540-558  DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2009.08.010  Published: FEB 2010

Record 13 of 15
Title:Cassini RADAR images at Hotei Arcus and western Xanadu, Titan: Evidence for geologically recent cryovolcanic activity
Author(s): Wall, SD (Wall, S. D.); Lopes, RM (Lopes, R. M.); Stofan, ER (Stofan, E. R.); Wood, CA (Wood, C. A.); Radebaugh, JL (Radebaugh, J. L.); Horst, SM (Horst, S. M.); Stiles, BW (Stiles, B. W.); Nelson, RM (Nelson, R. M.); Kamp, LW (Kamp, L. W.); Janssen, MA (Janssen, M. A.); Lorenz, RD (Lorenz, R. D.); Lunine, JI (Lunine, J. I.); Farr, TG (Farr, T. G.); Mitri, G (Mitri, G.); Paillou, P (Paillou, P.); Paganelli, F (Paganelli, F.); Mitchell, KL (Mitchell, K. L.)
Source: GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS  Volume: 36  Article Number: L04203  DOI: 10.1029/2008GL036415  Published: FEB 24 2009

Record 14 of 15
Title:Planetary science: Multiple data sets, multiple scales, and unlocking the third dimension
Author(s): Martin, P (Martin, Paula); Stofan, ER (Stofan, Ellen R.)
Source: GEOSPHERE  Volume: 3  Issue: 6  Pages: 435-455  DOI: 10.1130/GES00089.1  Published: DEC 2007

Record 15 of 15
Title:Coronae of Parga Chasma, Venus
Author(s): Martin, P (Martin, P.); Stofan, ER (Stofan, E. R.); Glaze, LS (Glaze, L. S.); Smrekar, S (Smrekar, S.)
Source: JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-PLANETS  Volume: 112  Issue: E4  Article Number: E04S03  DOI: 10.1029/2006JE002758  Published: APR 25 2007

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Ebooks on Augmented and Virtual Realities

May 3rd, 2016

Following are electronic books on augmented and virtual realities 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.

Selected Publications by Michael M. Watkins, Next JPL Director

May 2nd, 2016

Following is a list of publications by Dr. Michael Watkins, the next JPL Director, starting July 1, 2016. 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.

 


ASME Digital Collection: Trial Access

April 4th, 2016

During the month of April, JPL Library has a trial access to the Digital Collection from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). This is a great opportunity for not only mechanical engineers, but everyone at JPL to take a look at the content provided by ASME, and see how it fit with our work.

Click here to access the ASME Digital Collection.

There are three main sections within the Digital Colleciton:

Your feedback and comments are important in determining which resources we would continue to provide after the trial period. Please send your comments to library@jpl.nasa.gov with a subject “ASME Digital Collection.”  Or you can leave your comments here below.

May 20, 9:00-4:00, Desk Copy Exchange

May 4th, 2016

The next Desk Copy Exchange is scheduled for May 20, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Hub.

The JPL Library receives returned “desk copies” and occasional book donations from employees.  After adding the appropriate ones to the library’s collection, there are duplicate copies and slightly out-of-scope books remaining.  The “Desk Copy Exchange” is for all JPLers; come take a look and provide a new home to the books so that they are useful again!

There are books on sciences, engineering, business management, and computer applications.   The Exchange will be held on May 20th, between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, or until all these books find new homes, whichever first.

May 18, 4:00-5:00 PM, JPL Stories: Linda Spilker

May 2nd, 2016

JPL Stories Presents:

Going out in a blaze of glory: Cassini’s Grand Finale

Presented by: Dr. Linda Spilker, Cassini Project Scientist

Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 4:00-5:00 PM

@ the HUB, Building 111-104

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Plunging into Saturn’s atmosphere at 74,000 mph the Cassini mission will end in a blaze of glory in the fall of 2017 rather than risk crashing into one of Saturn’s ocean-bearing worlds and potentially contaminating it. Cassini’s long mission has enabled some remarkable discoveries, and more are expected when Cassini repeatedly dives between the innermost ring and the top of Saturn’s atmosphere during its final six months. What new adventures await Cassini during its dramatic final act? What puzzles will Cassini solve before its fiery end? Come and hear the story of recent discoveries and how Cassini’s fast-paced, science-intensive “Grand Finale” will be like a whole new mission.

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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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April 28, 9:00-12:00, Bring Our Children to Work Day

March 21st, 2016

9:00-11:00       Do-it-yourself origami

11:00-12:00    This presentation is cancelled because the presenter is still out on medical leave.  “Cybersecurity and Social Media — Helping our Loved Ones Be Safe.”  Matthew Scholz from OCIO will present this timely topic to parents and children.

The Hub will resume its usual function in the afternoon.

April 27, 4:00-5:00 PM, JPL Stories: Charles Elachi

March 21st, 2016

JPL Stories Presents:

What does the JPL Director really do? Reflections on the last 15 years

Presented by: Dr. Charles Elachi, JPL Director

NEW DATE Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 4:00-5:00 PM

@ the HUB, Building 111-104

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The last fifteen years has be en a golden
age for space exploration. JPL launched
more than 20 missions and presently
operates 19 JPL missions. The outlook
for the next decade is even more exciting
and challenging. How did all of this happen?
Come get the inside scoop.

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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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