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  • Martin, N., & Monnier, J. (2015). Inverse Rheometry and Basal Properties Inference for Pseudoplastic Geophysical Flows. European Journal of Mechanics B-Fluids, 50, 110-126. doi:
  • Anderson, R., Bridges, J. C., Williams, A., Edgar, L., Ollila, A., Williams, J., . . . Vaniman, D. (2015). Chemcam Results from the Shaler Outcrop in Gale Crater, Mars. Icarus, 249, 2-21. doi:
  • Bandfield, J. L., Hayne, P., Williams, J. P., Greenhagen, B. T., & Paige, D. A. (2015). Lunar Surface Roughness Derived from Lro Diviner Radiometer Observations. Icarus, 248, 357-372. doi:
  • Cousin, A., Meslin, P. Y., Wiens, R. C., Rapin, W., Mangold, N., Fabre, C., . . . Team, M. S. L. S. (2015). Compositions of Coarse and Fine Particles in Martian Soils at Gale: A Window into the Production of Soils. Icarus, 249, 22-42. doi:
  • De Sanctis, M. C., Frigeri, A., Ammannito, E., Tosi, F., Marchi, S., Zambon, F., . . . Russell, C. T. (2015). Mineralogy of Marcia, the Youngest Large Crater of Vesta: Character and Distribution of Pyroxenes and Hydrated Material. Icarus, 248, 392-406. doi:
  • Hebert, P., Bajracharya, M., Ma, J., Hudson, N., Aydemir, A., Reid, J., . . . Burdick, J. (2015). Mobile Manipulation and Mobility as Manipulation-Design and Algorithms of Robosimian. Journal of Field Robotics, 32(2), 255-274. doi:
  • Johnson, J. R., Bell, J. F., Bender, S., Blaney, D., Cloutis, E., DeFlores, L., . . . Team, M. S. L. S. (2015). Chemcam Passive Reflectance Spectroscopy of Surface Materials at the Curiosity Landing Site, Mars. Icarus, 249, 74-92. doi:
  • Le Mouelic, S., Gasnault, O., Herkenhoff, K. E., Bridges, N. T., Langevin, Y., Mangold, N., . . . Saccoccio, M. (2015). The Chemcam Remote Micro-Imager at Gale Crater: Review of the First Year of Operations on Mars. Icarus, 249, 93-107. doi:
  • Maltagliati, L., Bezard, B., Vinatier, S., Hedman, M. M., Lellouch, E., Nicholson, P. D., . . . Sicardy, B. (2015). Titan’s Atmosphere as Observed by Cassini/Vims Solar Occultations: Ch4, Co and Evidence for C2h6 Absorption. Icarus, 248, 1-24. doi:
  • Moores, J. E., Lemmon, M. T., Kahanpaa, H., Rafkin, S. C. R., Francis, R., Pla-Garcia, J., . . . McCullough, E. (2015). Observational Evidence of a Suppressed Planetary Boundary Layer in Northern Gale Crater, Mars as Seen by the Navcam Instrument Onboard the Mars Science Laboratory Rover. Icarus, 249, 129-142. doi:
  • Newsom, H. E., Mangold, N., Kah, L. C., Williams, J. M., Arvidson, R. E., Stein, N., . . . Team, M. S. L. S. (2015). Gale Crater and Impact Processes – Curiosity’s First 364 Sols on Mars. Icarus, 249, 108-128. doi:
  • Panning, M. P., Beucler, E., Drilleau, M., Mocquet, A., Lognonne, P., & Banerdt, W. B. (2015). Verifying Single-Station Seismic Approaches Using Earth-Based Data: Preparation for Data Return from the Insight Mission to Mars. Icarus, 248, 230-242. doi:
  • Perrin, A., Toon, G., & Orphal, J. (2015). Detection of Atmospheric (No2)-N-15 in the Nu(3) Spectral Region (6.3 Mu M). Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer, 154, 91-97. doi:
  • Schaepman, M. E., Jehle, M., Hueni, A., D’Odorico, P., Damm, A., Weyerrnann, J., . . . Itten, K. I. (2015). Advanced Radiometry Measurements and Earth Science Applications with the Airborne Prism Experiment (Apex). Remote Sensing of Environment, 158, 207-219. doi:
  • Sippel, T., Eveson, J. P., Galuardi, B., Lam, C., Hoyle, S., Maunder, M., . . . Nicol, S. (2015). Using Movement Data from Electronic Tags in Fisheries Stock Assessment: A Review of Models, Technology and Experimental Design. Fisheries Research, 163, 152-160. doi:
  • Szypryt, P., Mazin, B. A., Bumble, B., Leduc, H. G., & Baker, L. (2015). Ultraviolet, Optical, and near-Ir Microwave Kinetic Inductance Detector Materials Developments. Ieee Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 25(3), 2400604. doi:
  • Holzmann, G. J. (2015). To Code Is Human. Ieee Software, 32(1), 14-17. doi:
  • Bokelmann, K. A., Russell, R. P., & Lantoine, G. (2015). Periodic Orbits and Equilibria near Jovian Moons Using an Electrodynamic Tether. Journal of Guidance Control and Dynamics, 38(1), 15-29. doi:
  • Capaccioni, F., Coradini, A., Filacchione, G., Erard, S., Arnold, G., Drossart, P., . . . Semery, A. (2015). The Organic-Rich Surface of Comet 67p/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as Seen by Virtis/Rosetta. Science, 347(6220), aaa0628. doi:
  • Farr, W. M., Gair, J. R., Mandel, I., & Cutler, C. (2015). Counting and Confusion: Bayesian Rate Estimation with Multiple Populations. Physical Review D, 91(2), 023005. doi:
  • Gerin, M., Ruaud, M., Goicoechea, J. R., Gusdorf, A., Godard, B., de Luca, M., . . . Liszt, H. (2015). C Ii Absorption and Emission in the Diffuse Interstellar Medium across the Galactic Plane. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 573, A30. doi:
  • Gulkis, S., Allen, M., von Allmen, P., Beaudin, G., Biver, N., Bockelee-Morvan, D., . . . Spilker, T. (2015). Subsurface Properties and Early Activity of Comet 67p/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Science, 347(6220). doi:
  • Kara, E., Zoghbi, A., Marinucci, A., Walton, D. J., Fabian, A. C., Risaliti, G., . . . Zhang, W. W. (2015). Iron K and Compton Hump Reverberation in Swift J2127.4+5654 and Ngc 1365 Revealed by Nustar and Xmm-Newton. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 446(1), 737-749. doi:
  • Magnelli, B., Ivison, R. J., Lutz, D., Valtchanov, I., Farrah, D., Berta, S., . . . Wuyts, S. (2015). The Far-Infrared/Radio Correlation and Radio Spectral Index of Galaxies in the Sfr-M-* Plane up to Z Similar to 2. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 573, A45. doi:
  • Mahaffy, P. R., Webster, C. R., Stern, J. C., Brunner, A. E., Atreya, S. K., Conrad, P. G., . . . Msl Sci, T. (2015). The Imprint of Atmospheric Evolution in the D/H of Hesperian Clay Minerals on Mars. Science, 347(6220), 412-414. doi:
  • Martinez-Manso, J., Gonzalez, A. H., Ashby, M. L. N., Stanford, S. A., Brodwin, M., Holder, G. P., & Stern, D. (2015). The Spitzer South Pole Telescope Deep-Field Survey: Linking Galaxies and Haloes at Z=1.5. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 446(1), 169-194. doi:
  • Raccanelli, A., Dore, O., Bacon, D. J., Maartens, R., Santos, M. G., Camera, S., . . . Parkinson, D. (2015). Probing Primordial Non-Gaussianity Via Isw Measurements with Ska Continuum Surveys. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics(1), 042. doi:
  • Rotundi, A., Sierks, H., Della Corte, V., Fulle, M., Gutierrez, P. J., Lara, L., . . . Zarnecki, J. C. (2015). Dust Measurements in the Coma of Comet 67p/Churyumov-Gerasimenko Inbound to the Sun. Science, 347(6220), aaa3905. doi:
  • Smith, L. C., Chu, V. W., Yang, K., Gleason, C. J., Pitcher, L. H., Rennermalm, A. K., . . . Balog, J. (2015). Efficient Meltwater Drainage through Supraglacial Streams and Rivers on the Southwest Greenland Ice Sheet. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112(4), 1001-1006. doi:
  • Tinto, M., DeBra, D., Buchman, S., & Tilley, S. (2015). Glisa: Geosynchronous Laser Interferometer Space Antenna Concepts with Off-the-Shelf Satellites. Review of Scientific Instruments, 86(1), 014501. doi:
  • Vaidehi, N., & Jain, A. (2015). Internal Coordinate Molecular Dynamics: A Foundation for Multiscale Dynamics. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 119(4), 1233-1242. doi:
  • Webster, C. R., Mahaffy, P. R., Atreya, S. K., Flesch, G. J., Mischna, M. A., Meslin, P. Y., . . . Team, M. S. L. S. (2015). Mars Methane Detection and Variability at Gale Crater. Science, 347(6220), 415-417. doi:
  • Anthonioz, F., Menard, F., Pinte, C., Le Bouquin, J. B., Benisty, M., Thi, W. F., . . . Zins, G. (2015). The Vlti/Pionier near- Infrared Interferometric Survey of Southern T Tauri Stars. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 574, A41. doi:
  • Bachetti, M., Harrison, F. A., Cook, R., Tomsick, J., Schmid, C., Grefenstette, B. W., . . . Zhang, W. W. (2015). No Time for Dead Time: Timing Analysis of Bright Black Hole Binaries with Nustar. Astrophysical Journal, 800(2), 109. doi:
  • Balokovic, M., Matt, G., Harrison, F. A., Zoghbi, A., Ballantyne, D. R., Boggs, S. E., . . . Zhang, W. W. (2015). Coronal Properties of the Seyfert 1.9 Galaxy Mcg-05-23-016 Determined from Hard X-Ray Spectroscopy with Nustar. Astrophysical Journal, 800(1), 62. doi:
  • Barmatz, M. B., Jackson, H. W., Javeed, A. S., Jamieson, C. S., & Steinfeld, D. E. (2015). An Accurate Radially Stratified Approach for Determining the Complex Permittivity of Liquids in a Cylindrical Microwave Cavity. Ieee Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 63(2), 504-508. doi:
  • Barriere, N. M., Krivonos, R., Tomsick, J. A., Bachetti, M., Boggs, S. E., Chakrabarty, D., . . . Zhang, W. W. (2015). Nustar Observation of a Type I X-Ray Burst from Grs 1741.9-2853. Astrophysical Journal, 799(2), 123. doi:
  • Borgentun, C., Frez, C., Briggs, R. M., Fradet, M., & Forouhar, S. (2015). Single-Mode High-Power Interband Cascade Lasers for Mid-Infrared Absorption Spectroscopy. Optics Express, 23(3), 2446-2450. doi:
  • Devi, V. M., Benner, D. C., Smith, M. A. H., Mantz, A. W., Sung, K., Crawford, T. J., & Predoi-Cross, A. (2015). Self- and Air-Broadened Line Shape Parameters in the Nu(2)+Nu(3) Band of (Ch4)-C-12: 4500-4630 Cm(-1). Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer, 152, 149-165. doi:
  • Farahmand, A., AghaKouchak, A., & Teixeira, J. (2015). A Vantage from Space Can Detect Earlier Drought Onset: An Approach Using Relative Humidity. Scientific Reports, 5, 8553. doi:
  • Gastaldello, F., Wik, D. R., Molendi, S., Westergaard, N. J., Hornstrup, A., Madejski, G., . . . Zhang, W. W. (2015). A Nustar Observation of the Center of the Coma Cluster. Astrophysical Journal, 800(2), 139. doi:
  • Glotch, T. D., Bandfield, J. L., Lucey, P. G., Hayne, P. O., Greenhagen, B. T., Arnold, J. A., . . . Paige, D. A. (2015). Formation of Lunar Swirls by Magnetic Field Standoff of the Solar Wind. Nature Communications, 6, 6189. doi:
  • Graham, M. J., Djorgovski, S. G., Stern, D., Glikman, E., Drake, A. J., Mahabal, A. A., . . . Christensen, E. (2015). A Possible Close Supermassive Black-Hole Binary in a Quasar with Optical Periodicity. Nature, 518(7537), 74-+. doi:
  • Grotzinger, J. P., Crisp, J. A., Vasavada, A. R., & Team, M. S. L. S. (2015). Curiosity’s Mission of Exploration at Gale Crater, Mars. Elements, 11(1), 19-26. doi:
  • Henderson, B. L., & Gudipati, M. S. (2015). Direct Detection of Complex Organic Products in Ultraviolet (Ly Alpha) and Electron-Irradiated Astrophysical and Cometary Ice Analogs Using Two-Step Laser Ablation and Ionization Mass Spectrometry. Astrophysical Journal, 800(1), 66. doi:
  • Konishi, M., Shibai, H., Sumi, T., Fukagawa, M., Matsuo, T., Samland, M. S., . . . Tamura, M. (2015). Indications of M-Dwarf Deficits in the Halo and Thick Disk of the Galaxy. Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan, 67(1), 1. doi:
  • Kubar, T. L., Stephens, G. L., Lebsock, M., Larson, V. E., & Bogenschutz, P. A. (2015). Regional Assessments of Low Clouds against Large-Scale Stability in Cam5 and Cam-Clubb Using Modis and Era-Interim Reanalysis Data. Journal of Climate, 28(4), 1685-1706. doi:
  • Kuhn, J., Mennesson, B., Liewer, K., Martin, S., Loya, F., Millan-gabet, R., & Serabyn, E. (2015). Exploring Intermediate (5-40au) Scales around Ab Aurigae with the Palomar Fiber Nuller. Astrophysical Journal, 800(1), 55. doi:
  • Kuiper, R., Yorke, H. W., & Turner, N. J. (2015). Protostellar Outflows and Radiative Feedback from Massive Stars. Astrophysical Journal, 800(2), 86. doi:
  • Liao, K., Treu, T., Marshall, P., Fassnacht, C. D., Rumbaugh, N., Dobler, G., . . . van Dyk, D. (2015). Strong Lens Time Delay Challenge. Ii. Results of Tdc1. Astrophysical Journal, 800(1), 11. doi:
  • Lyra, W., Turner, N. J., & McNally, C. P. (2015). Rossby Wave Instability Does Not Require Sharp Resistivity Gradients. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 574, A10. doi:
  • Mazeh, T., Holczer, T., & Shporer, A. (2015). Time Variation of Kepler Transits Induced by Stellar Rotating Spots-a Way to Distinguish between Prograde and Retrograde Motion. I. Theory. Astrophysical Journal, 800(2), 142. doi:
  • Montez, R., Kastner, J. H., Balick, B., Behar, E., Blackman, E., Bujarrabal, V., . . . Zijlstra, A. (2015). The Chandra Planetary Nebula Survey (Chanplans). Iii. X-Ray Emission from the Central Stars of Planetary Nebulae. Astrophysical Journal, 800(1), 8. doi:
  • Nardini, E., Reeves, J. N., Gofford, J., Harrison, F. A., Risaliti, G., Braito, V., . . . Ward, M. J. (2015). Black Hole Feedback in the Luminous Quasar Pds 456. Science, 347(6224), 860-863. doi:
  • Nynka, M., Hailey, C. J., Zhang, S., Morris, M. M., Zhao, J. H., Goss, M., . . . Zhang, W. W. (2015). G359.97-0.038: A Hard X-Ray Filament Associated with a Supernova Shell-Molecular Cloud Interaction. Astrophysical Journal, 800(2), 119. doi:
  • Perrin, M. D., Duchene, G., Millar-Blanchaer, M., Fitzgerald, M. P., Graham, J. R., Wiktorowicz, S. J., . . . Wolff, S. G. (2015). Polarimetry with the Gemini Planet Imager: Methods, Performance at First Light, and the Circumstellar Ring around Hr 4796a. Astrophysical Journal, 799(2), 182. doi:
  • Ptak, A., Hornschemeier, A., Zezas, A., Lehmer, B., Yukita, M., Wik, D., . . . Zhang, W. W. (2015). A Focused, Hard X-Ray Look at Arp 299 with Nustar. Astrophysical Journal, 800(2), 104. doi:
  • Rana, V., Harrison, F. A., Bachetti, M., Walton, D. J., Furst, F., Barret, D., . . . Zhang, W. W. (2015). The Broadband Xmm-Newton and Nustar X-Ray Spectra of Two Ultraluminous X-Ray Sources in the Galaxy Ic 342. Astrophysical Journal, 799(2), 121. doi:
  • Saglamyurek, E., Jin, J., Verma, V. B., Shaw, M. D., Marsili, F., Nam, S. W., . . . Tittel, W. (2015). Quantum Storage of Entangled Telecom-Wavelength Photons in an Erbium-Doped Optical Fibre. Nature Photonics, 9(2), 83-87. doi:
  • Schopf, J. W., Kudryavtsev, A. B., Walter, M. R., Van Kranendonk, M. J., Williford, K. H., Kozdon, R., . . . Flannery, D. T. (2015). Sulfur-Cycling Fossil Bacteria from the 1.8-Ga Duck Creek Formation Provide Promising Evidence of Evolution’s Null Hypothesis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112(7), 2087-2092. doi:
  • Scully, J. E. C., Russell, C. T., Yin, A., Jaumann, R., Carey, E., Castillo-Ropz, J., . . . Le Corre, L. (2015). Geomorphological Evidence for Transient Water Flow on Vesta. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 411, 151-163. doi:
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Springer Materials Database Has a New Look

SpringerMaterials is the world’s largest and most comprehensive research platform dedicated to information on materials, their properties and uses. It encompasses all volumes of Landolt-Börnstein New Series, the largest and most respected compilation of data in physics and chemistry founded in 1883, along with Linus Pauling Files and specialized databases on thermophysical properties, polymer thermodynamics, adsorption isotherms, and 32,000+ substance profiles.

SpringerMaterials now has a new look and search capabilities. In addition to search by keywords, it can be searched by elements and by structure! Once a set of related documents are found, they can be further narrow down by disciplines, such as electromagnetism, optics, or thermodynamics. Or they can be refined by properties such as adsorption, condensation, phase diagram or structure data and type.

This database is available to all JPLers from within the JPL network. Contact the JPL Library Reference Desk for more information about the Springer Materials database.

Inspired by Curiosity: ebooks on Mars

Here is an updated list of ebooks related to Mars and Mars exploration.

All ebooks can be downloaded from within the JPL network. JPL subscribed and purchased ebooks are for JPL staff individual uses, and they can not be redistributed to others. If you want to recommend books to your colleagues, please ask them to download from the JPL network, too.

Questions and comments about ebooks or any other resources or services, please contact Library Reference Desk at, or call ext 4-4200.

AGU Books are Online Now!

For over 85 years, American Geophysical Union has published books that are relevant to the professional needs of working scientists and to the larger Earth and space science community.  JPL Library is happy to announce that we have purchased the electronic book collection from AGU for our scientists and all JPLers. This collection contains more than 600 books published from mid-twentieth century to 2014.

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Ebooks on Creativity and Innovation

Here is a short list of ebooks on creativity and innovation.  All ebooks can be downloaded within the JPL network to a computer, then moved to a mobile device for convenient reading.  JPL purchased/subscribed ebooks are for JPL employees and contractors individual uses, redistribution is not allowed. If you would like to recommend books to your colleagues, please ask them to download the books themselves.

Jan 7-8, 9:00-4:00, Desk Copy Exchange

Welcome to 2015! The next Desk Copy Exchange is scheduled for January 7th and 8th, 2015, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm  at the Hub on each day.

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 programming languages, MS Office applications, sciences, engineering,and  business management.   The Exchange will be held on January 7th and 8th, between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, or until all these books find new homes, whichever first.

Dec 18, 12:30-1:30, AGU Union Agency Lecture

The JPL Library is happy to be a “Remote Viewing Site” for this year’s American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting General Sessions. The General Sessions usually cover a broad and exciting topic applicable across all fields of Earth and space science.  Come to the Hub(111-104) to watch live streaming of the sessions.

On Thursday, December 18, the Union Agency Lecture will be given by Secretary of Interior, Sally Jewell.

In nominating Jewell, President Obama said, “She is an expert on the energy and climate issues that are going to shape our future.  She is committed to building our nation-to-nation relationship with Indian Country.  She knows the link between conservation and good jobs.  She knows that there’s no contradiction between being good stewards of the land and our economic progress; that in fact, those two things need to go hand in hand.”

As Secretary of the Interior, Jewell leads an agency with more than 70,000 employees. Interior serves as steward for approximately 20 percent of the nation’s lands, including national parks, national wildlife refuges, and other public lands; oversees the responsible development of conventional and renewable energy supplies on public lands and waters; is the largest supplier and manager of water in the 17 Western states; and upholds trust responsibilities to the 566 federally recognized American Indian tribes and Alaska Natives.

Prior to her confirmation, Jewell served in the private sector, most recently as President and Chief Executive Officer of Recreation Equipment, Inc. (REI). Jewell joined REI as Chief Operating Officer in 2000 and was named CEO in 2005. During her tenure, REI nearly tripled in business to $2 billion and was consistently ranked one of the 100 best companies to work for by Fortune Magazine.

Before joining to REI, Jewell spent 19 years as a commercial banker, first as an energy and natural resources expert and later working with a diverse array of businesses that drive our nation’s economy.  Trained as a petroleum engineer, Jewell started her career with Mobil Oil Corp. in the oil and gas fields of Oklahoma and the exploration and production office in Denver, Colo. where she was exposed to the remarkable diversity of our nation’s oil and gas resources.

Jewell has worked to ensure that public lands are accessible and relevant to all people from all backgrounds, and to build a connection between the great outdoors and a new generation of Americans.

This is the first time the JPL Library uses the Hub as remote viewing site for AGU Meetings. We would like to know your thoughts and experiences. Please leave your comments below, or contact the Library Reference Desk at or call ext 4-4200.

Dec 17, 12:30-1:30, AGU General Session on Building Resilient Communities

The JPL Library is happy to be a “Remote Viewing Site” for this year’s American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting General Sessions. The General Sessions usually cover a broad and exciting topic applicable across all fields of Earth and space science.  Come to the Hub(111-104) to watch live streaming of the sessions.

On Wednesday, Dec 17, the General Session is on building resilient communities, featuring former NASA astronaut and the current Under Secretary of Commerce and NOAA Administrator, Kathryn Sullivan. She was confirmed by the Senate as the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator on 6 March 2014, having served as Acting NOAA Administrator since 28 February 2013. She is a distinguished scientist, renowned astronaut, and intrepid explorer. Prior to her appointment as Acting Administrator, Sullivan held the position of Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Environmental Observation and Prediction and Deputy Administrator, and also performed the duties of NOAA’s Chief Scientist, a vacant position. As Assistant Secretary, she played a central role in directing Administration and NOAA priority work in the areas of weather and water services, climate science and services, integrated mapping services, and Earth-observing capabilities. She also provided agency-wide direction with regard to satellites, space weather, water, and ocean observations and forecasts to best serve American communities and businesses. As Deputy Administrator, she oversaw the smooth operation of the agency. Sullivan is the U.S. Co-chair of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO), an intergovernmental body that is building a Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) to provide environmental intelligence relevant to societal needs. Sullivan’s impressive expertise spans the frontiers of space and sea. An accomplished oceanographer, she was appointed NOAA’s Chief Scientist in 1993, where she oversaw a research and technology portfolio that included fisheries biology, climate change, satellite instrumentation, and marine biodiversity.

Sullivan was the inaugural Director of the Battelle Center for Mathematics and Science Education Policy in the John Glenn School of Public Affairs at Ohio State University. Prior to joining Ohio State, she served a decade as President and CEO of the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) in Columbus, Ohio, one of the nation’s leading science museums. Sullivan joined COSI after three years of service as Chief Scientist.

Sullivan was one of the first six women selected to join the NASA astronaut corps in 1978 and holds the distinction of being the first American woman to walk in space. She flew on three shuttle missions during her 15-year tenure, including the mission that deployed the Hubble Space Telescope. Sullivan has also served on the National Science Board (2004-2010) and as an oceanographer in the U.S. Navy Reserve (1988-2006). She holds a bachelor’s degree in Earth sciences from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a doctorate in geology from Dalhousie University in Canada.

This is the first time the JPL Library uses the Hub as remote viewing site for AGU Meetings. We would like to know your thoughts and experiences. Please leave your comments below, or contact the Library Reference Desk at or call ext 4-4200.

Dec 16, 12:30-1:30, AGU Presidential Forum

The JPL Library is happy to be a “Remote Viewing Site” for this year’s American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting General Sessions. The General Sessions usually cover a broad and exciting topic applicable across all fields of Earth and space science.  Come to the Hub (111-104) to watch live streaming of the sessions.

On Tuesday, December 16, the AGU Presidential Forum will features two speakers: Robin Chase and Wendy Schmidt. Robin Chase is a transportation entrepreneur. She is founder and former CEO of Zipcar, the largest carsharing company in the world; Buzzcar, a service that brings together car owners and drivers in a carsharing marketplace in France; and GoLoco, an online ride-sharing community. She is also executive chairman of Veniam ‘Works, a vehicle mesh communications company based in Portugal.

Chase is on the board of the World Resources Institute, the National Advisory Council for Innovation and Entrepreneurship for the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the OECD’s International Transport Forum Advisory Board. She also served on the Intelligent Transportations Systems Program Advisory Committee for the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Massachusetts Governor’s Transportation Transition Working Group, and Boston Mayor’s Wireless Task Force.

Robin Chase lectures widely, has been frequently featured in the major media, and has received many awards in the areas of innovation, design, and environment, including recognition as one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People, Fast Company’s Fast 50 Innovators, and Business Week’s Top 10 Designers. She graduated from Wellesley College and MIT’s Sloan School of Management, and was a Harvard University Loeb Fellow.

Wendy Schmidt is the President of The Schmidt Family Foundation, where she works to advance the development of renewable energy and the wiser use of natural resources. The foundation houses its grant-making operation in The 11th Hour Project, which supports more than 150 nonprofit organizations in program areas including climate and energy, ecological agriculture, human rights, and our maritime connection. On Nantucket, The Schmidt Family Foundation operates ReMain Nantucket, a local group devoted to enhancing the economic, environmental and social life in the downtown of America’s oldest continuous community. In addition to leading the foundation, Wendy was a founding board member of Climate Central, an organization that connects scientists and journalists working together to provide accurate, non-advocacy news and analysis about our changing climate and its impacts on our cities, coastlines, agriculture, fresh water, and oceans.

In 2009, Wendy and her husband Eric Schmidt, created the Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI), and in 2012 launched the research vessel, Falkor, as a mobile platform to advance ocean exploration, discovery, and knowledge, and catalyze sharing of information about the oceans.

In 2010, to further her commitment to ocean health issues, Wendy partnered with XPRIZE to sponsor the Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup XCHALLENGE, a $1.4 million competition designed to identify efficient and innovative solutions to address oil spillage from ocean platforms, tankers, and other sources. The 18-month long competition, prompted by The Deepwater Horizon disaster, resulted in a solution that yielded fourfold improvement over existing cleanup capabilities.

In 2012, Wendy again partnered with XPRIZE to design the Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE a prize that will respond to the global need for better information about the process of ocean acidification, one of the harbingers of climate change. The prize launched in September 2013.

This is the first time the JPL Library uses the Hub as remote viewing site for AGU Meetings. We would like to know your thoughts and experiences. Please leave your comments below, or contact the Library Reference Desk at or call ext 4-4200.