Erwan Mazarico

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Erwan Mazarico

  • RESEARCH AST, PLANETARY STUDIES
  • 301.614.6504
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 698
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Brief Bio

    My research focus is on the analysis of spacecraft tracking data of various types (radio, altimetry, imagery) in order to learn more about the geophysics of planetary bodies. During my Ph.D. thesis, I used radio tracking of Mars orbiters to measure the density of the upper layers of the Martian atmosphere. Since, I have used the altimetric data from several NASA/GSFC laser altimeters to model gravitational anomalies, construct high-resolution topographic models of the Moon and Mercury, and improve spacecraft trajectory reconstruction to enable the co-registration of the varied data acquired by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter instruments.
    I have also studied the illumination conditions in the polar regions of the Moon and Mercury, and how they relate to the volatile distribution.

    Google Scholar link.

    Research Interests

    Planetary Topography and Gravity: Moon, Mercury, Mars, Venus, icy moons and asteroids

     

    Precise Orbit Determination: Orbit Reconstruction, Measurement and Force Modeling

     

    Involvement in Spacecraft Missions: Definition, Calibration, Value-added Processing and Analysis

     

    Current Projects

    GRAIL (2011-present)

    - Member of the NASA GSFC Level-2 analysis team (POD, gravity field estimation)
    - Data analysis, editing, spacecraft eclipse modeling
    - Creation, validation and review of archival products for NASA PDS

    Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter (2008-present)

    - Co-Investigator (2012-present)
    - estimation of the lunar surface deformation due to tides
    - illumination studies in the lunar polar regions

    Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (2008-present)

    - trajectory reconstruction through Precise Orbit Determination
    - product validation for archival to NASA PDS

    Mercury Laser Altimeter (2009-present)

    - instrument calibration and data analysis
    - refinement of MLA topographic models through crossover adjustme
    - illumination studies in the polar regions

    MESSENGER (2009-present)

    - Precise Orbit Determination
    - Gravity field estimation

    NEAR (2010-present)

    - Precise Orbit Determination and gravity field estimation from the combination of radio tracking, altimetric and image data

    Positions/Employment

    7 / 2014 - Present

    Research Scientist

    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt MD  
    5 / 2010 - 7 / 2014

    Research Scientist

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, at NASA GSFC  
    4 / 2008 - 4 / 2010

    Postdoctoral Fellow

    Oak Ridge Associated Universities, at NASA GSFC  Awarded a 2-year fellowship through the NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP), administered by ORAU
    1 / 2008 - 4 / 2008

    Postdoctoral Associate

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA  
    8 / 2002 - 1 / 2008

    Research Assistant

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA  

    Education

    - Ph.D., Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA, 2008.
    - M.S., Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA, 2004.
    - Diplôme d’Ingénieur, École Nationale Supérieure de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace (SUPAERO), Toulouse, France, 2004.


    Teaching Experience

    - Teaching Assistant, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Introduction to Planetary Sciences, Fall 2006.
    - Teaching Assistant, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Introduction to Geophysics, Fall 2005.

    Professional Societies

    American Geophysical Union, 2005 - Present

    Awards

    - Asteroid 2006 UB62 officially named 311785 ErwanMazarico by the IAU.
    - NASA Robert H. Goddard Award for Outreach (Team award), 2013.
    - NASA Group Achievement Award for the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Team, 2012.
    - NASA Postdoctoral Program two-year fellowship, 2008-2010
    - Outstanding Student Paper award, Planetary Science section, AGU Fall Meeting 2007
    - Outstanding Student Paper award, Geodesy section, AGU Fall Meeting 2005

    Grants

    10/01/2014 - 10/01/2017 Planetary Geology and Geophysics (PG&G), NASA , NASA NRA #: NNH13ZDA001N
    Planetary dynamics from laser altimetry: Spin and tidal deformation of the Moon and Mercury; Science P.I. / Co-I.; 0.69 FTE
    08/01/2010 Planetary Mission Data Analysis Program (PMDAP), NASA
    Radio tracking, altimetry and imagery: using the three datasets simultaneously in Precision Orbit Determination to constrain Eros’ interior structure and small-scale surface processes; Science P.I. / Co-I.;

    Other Professional Information

    - Panelist for NASA R&A program reviews.
    - External reviewer for NASA R&A panels, NASA PDS.
    - Referee for peer-reviewed journals (Science, Nature, Nature Geoscience, Journal of Geophysical Research, Icarus, Geophysical Research Letters, Planetary and Space Research, Advances in Space Research).
    - Convener for the AGU Fall Meeting 2011 (Planetary Geodesy, P44B/P41F).
    - Co-convener for the AGU Fall Meeting 2010 (South Pole-Aitken Basin: New Insights, P43A/P53D)

    Selected Public Outreach

    Astrobiology Walk at NASA GSFC Visitor Center 2014 - 2014
    Scientific support for GSFC Visitor Center exhibit of physical models of planetary topographic surfaces (with J.Hicks, C.Cheung), 2013.
    Visualizations for scientific publications 2010 - Present
    - Scientific support for NASA GSFC SVS stills and animations featuring GRAIL results (with E. Wright, SVS), 2012.
    - Cover design for Nature and Science, featuring LOLA and GRAIL data (with E. Wright, SVS), 2011-2012.
    - Cover design for Geophysical Research Letters featuring a LOLA slope map, September 2010.
    Presentation to high school educators 2011 - 2011
     - NASA Museum Alliance, “Illumination Conditions of the Lunar Poles from LOLA Data”, August 2011.

    Publications

    Refereed

    Mazarico, E. M., M. K. Barker, G. A. Neumann, M. T. Zuber, and D. E. Smith. 2014. "Detection of the lunar body tide by the Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter." Geophysical Research Letters 41 (7): 2282-2288 [10.1002/2013GL059085]

    Lemoine, F. G., S. J. Goossens, T. J. Sabaka, et al. J. B. Nicholas, E. M. Mazarico, D. D. Rowlands, B. D. Loomis, D. S. Chinn, G. A. Neumann, D. E. Smith, and M. T. Zuber. 2014. "GRGM900C: A degree-900 lunar gravity model from GRAIL primary and extended mission data." Geophys. Res. Lett. 41 (10): 3382-3389 [10.1002/2014GL060027]

    Goossens, S. J., T. J. Sabaka, J. B. Nicholas, et al. F. G. Lemoine, D. D. Rowlands, E. M. Mazarico, G. A. Neumann, D. E. Smith, and M. T. Zuber. 2014. "High-resolution local gravity model of the south pole of the Moon from GRAIL extended mission data." Geophys. Res. Lett. 41 (10): 3367-3374 [10.1002/2014GL060178]

    Williams, J. G., A. S. Konopliv, D. H. Boggs, et al. R. S. Park, D.-N. Yuan, F. G. Lemoine, S. J. Goossens, E. M. Mazarico, F. Nimmo, R. C. Weber, S. W. Asmar, H. J. Melosh, G. A. Neumann, R. J. Phillips, D. E. Smith, S. C. Solomon, M. M. Watkins, M. A. Wieczorek, J. C. Andrews-Hanna, J. W. Head, W. S. Kiefer, I. Matsuyama, P. J. McGovern, G. J. Taylor, and M. T. Zuber. 2014. "Lunar interior properties from the GRAIL mission." J. Geophys. Res.-Planets [10.1002/2013JE004559]

    Lucey, P. G., G. A. Neumann, M. A. Riner, et al. E. M. Mazarico, D. E. Smith, M. T. Zuber, D. A. Paige, D. B. Bussey, J. T. Cahill, A. McGovern, P. Isaacson, L. M. Corley, M. H. Torrence, H. J. Melosh, J. W. Head, and E. Song. 2014. "The global albedo of the Moon at 1064 nm from LOLA." Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets 119 (7): 1665-1679 [10.1002/2013JE004592]

    Gläser, P., F. Scholten, D. De Rosa, et al. R. Marco Figuera, J. Oberst, E. M. Mazarico, G. A. Neumann, and M. S. Robinson. 2014. "Illumination conditions at the lunar south pole using high resolution Digital Terrain Models from LOLA." Icarus 243 78-90 [10.1016/j.icarus.2014.08.013]

    Mazarico, E. M., A. Genova, S. Goossens, et al. F. G. Lemoine, G. A. Neumann, D. E. Smith, M. T. Zuber, and S. C. Solomon. 2014. "The Gravity Field, Orientation, and Ephemeris of Mercury from MESSENGER Observations after Three Years in Orbit." Journal of Geophysical Research (In Press) [10.1002/2014JE004675]

    Chabot, N. L., C. M. Ernst, B. W. Denevi, et al. H. Nair, A. N. Deutsch, D. T. Blewett, S. L. Murchie, G. A. Neumann, E. M. Mazarico, D. A. Paige, J. K. Harmon, J. W. Head, and S. C. Solomon. 2014. "Images of surface volatiles in Mercury's polar craters acquired by the MESSENGER spacecraft." Geology [10.1130/G35916.1]

    Hauck, S., J. Margot, S. C. Solomon, et al. R. J. Phillips, C. L. Johnson, F. G. Lemoine, E. M. Mazarico, T. J. McCoy, S. Padovan, S. J. Peale, M. E. Perry, D. E. Smith, and M. T. Zuber. 2013. "The curious case of Mercury's internal structure." J. Geophys. Res.Planets 118 (6): 1204-1220 [10.1002/jgre.20091 ]

    Lemoine, F. G., S. J. Goossens, T. J. Sabaka, et al. J. B. Nicholas, E. M. Mazarico, D. D. Rowlands, B. D. Loomis, D. S. Chinn, D. S. Caprette, G. A. Neumann, D. E. Smith, and M. T. Zuber. 2013. "High-degree gravity models from GRAIL primary mission data." J. Geophys. Res.-Planets 118 1676-1698 [10.1002/jgre.20118]

    Neumann, G. A., J. F. Cavanaugh, X. Sun, et al. E. M. Mazarico, D. E. Smith, M. T. Zuber, D. Mao, D. A. Paige, S. C. Solomon, C. M. Earnst, and O. S. Barnouin. 2012. "Bright and Dark Polar Deposits on Mercury: Evidence for Surface Volatiles." [10.1126/science.1229764]

    Paige, D. A., M. A. Siegler, J. K. Harmon, et al. G. A. Neumann, E. M. Mazarico, D. E. Smith, M. T. Zuber, E. Harju, M. L. Delitsky, and S. C. Solomon. 2012. "Thermal stability of volatiles in the north polar region of Mercury." Science

    Talpe, M., M. T. Zuber, D. Yang, et al. S. C. Solomon, E. M. Mazarico, and G. A. Neumann. 2012. "Characterization of the Morphometry of Impact Craters Hosting Polar Deposits in Mercury's North Polar Region." Journal of Geophysical Research [10.1029/2012JE004155]

    Zuber, M. T., J. W. Head, D. E. Smith, et al. G. A. Neumann, E. Mazarico, M. H. Torrence, O. Aharonson, A. R. Tye, C. I. Fassett, M. A. Rosenburg, and H. J. Melosh. 2012. "Constraints on the Volatile Distribution within Shackleton Crater at the Lunar South Pole." Nature 486 378–381 [ 10.1038/nature11216]

    Litvak, M., I. R. Mitrofanov, W. Boynton, et al. G. Chin, G. Droege, L. Evans, J. Garvin, D. Golovin, K. Harshman, T. McClanahan, A. Malakhov, M. Mokrousov, E. Mazarico, G. Milikh, G. A. Neumann, R. Sagdeev, A. Sanin, D. Smith, R. Starr, and M. T. Zuber. 2012. "Global Maps of Lunar Neutron Flux from LEND Instrument." JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH JE003949 18 [10.1029/2011JE003949]

    Sanin, A., I. Mitrofanov, M. Litvak, et al. A. Malakhov, W. Boynton, G. Chin, G. Droege, L. Evans, J. Garvin, D. Golovin, K. Harshman, T. McClanahan, M. Mokrousov, E. Mazarico, G. Milikh, G. A. Neumann, R. Sagdeev, D. Smith, R. Starr, and M. Zuber. 2012. "Testing lunar permanently shadowed regions for water ice: LEND results from LRO." JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH 117 E00H26 [ 10.1029/2011JE003971]

    Gladstone, G. R., K. D. Retherford, A. F. Egan, et al. D. E. Kaufmann, P. F. Miles, J. W. Parker, D. Horvath, P. M. Rojas, M. H. Versteeg, M. W. Davis, T. K. Greathouse, D. C. Slater, J. Mukherjee, A. J. Steffl, P. D. Feldman, D. M. Hurley, W. R. Pryor, A. R. Hendrix, E. M. Mazarico, and S. A. Stern. 2012. "Far-Ultraviolet Reflectance Properties of the Moon’s 2 Permanently Shadowed Regions." Journal of Geophysical Research

    Salamuniccar, G., S. Loncaric, and E. M. Mazarico. 2012. "LU60645GT and MA132843GT catalogues of Lunar and Martian impact craters developed using a Crater Shape-based interpolation crater detection algorithm for topography data." Planetary and Space Science 60 (1): 236-247 [10.1016/j.pss.2011.09.003]

    Fassett, C. I., J. W. Head, S. J. Kadish, et al. E. M. Mazarico, G. A. Neumann, D. E. Smith, and M. T. Zuber. 2012. "Lunar impact basins: Stratigraphy, sequence and ages from superposed impact crater populations measured from Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter (LOLA) data." Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets 117 (E00H06): [10.1029/2011JE003951]

    Mazarico, E. M., D. D. Rowlands, G. A. Neumann, et al. D. E. Smith, M. H. Torrence, F. G. Lemoine, and M. T. Zuber. 2012. "Orbit determination of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter." J. Geodesy 86 (3): 193-207 [10.1007/s00190-011-0509-4]

    Zuber, M. T., D. E. Smith, R. Phillips, et al. S. Solomon, G. A. Neumann, S. Hauck, S. Peale, O. Barnouin, J. Head, C. C. Johnson, F. G. Lemoine, E. M. Mazarico, X. Sun, M. H. Torrence, A. Freed, C. Klimczak, J. Margot, J. Oberst, M. A. Perry, C. Ernst, R. McNutt, J. Balcerski, N. Michel, M. Talpe, and D. Yang. 2012. "Topography of the Northern Hemisphere of Mercury from MESSENGER Laser Altimetry." Science 336 (6078): 217-220 [10.1126/science.1218805]

    Smith, D. E., M. T. Zuber, R. Phillips, et al. S. Solomon, S. Hauck, F. G. Lemoine, E. M. Mazarico, G. A. Neumann, S. Peale, J. Margot, C. C. Johnson, M. H. Torrence, M. E. Perry, D. D. Rowlands, S. J. Goossens, J. Head, and A. Taylor. 2012. "Gravity Field and Internal Structure of Mercury from MESSENGER ." Science 336 (6078): 214-217 [ 10.1126/science.1218809]

    Talpe, M., M. T. Zuber, D. Yang, et al. S. C. Solomon, E. M. Mazarico, G. A. Neumann, and F. Vilas. 2012. "Characterization of the Morphometry of Impact Craters Hosting Polar Deposits in Mercury's North Polar Region." JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH (Submitted)

    Zuber, M. T., D. E. Smith, M. M. Watkins, et al. S. W. Asmar, A. S. Konopoliv, F. G. Lemoine, H. J. Melosh, R. J. Phillips, G. A. Neumann, S. C. Solomon, M. A. Wieczorek, J. G. Williams, S. J. Goossens, G. Kruizinga, E. M. Mazarico, R. S. Park, and D. Yuan. 2012. "Gravity field of the Moon from the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) Mission." Science 339 (6120): 668-671 [10.1126/science.1231507]

    Andrews-Hanna, J. C., S. W. Asmar, J. W. Head III, et al. W. S. Kiefer, A. S. Konopliv, F. G. Lemoine, I. Matsuyama, E. M. Mazarico, P. J. McGovern, H. J. Melosh, G. A. Neumann, F. Nimmo, R. J. Phillips, D. E. Smith, S. C. Solomon, G. J. Taylor, M. A. Wieczorek, J. G. Williams, and M. T. Zuber. 2012. "Ancient Igneous Intrusions and Early Expansion of the Moon Revealed by GRAIL Gravity Gradiometry." Science 339 (6120): 675-678 [10.1126/science.1231753]

    Han, S.-C., E. M. Mazarico, D. D. Rowlands, F. G. Lemoine, and S. Goossens. 2011. "New analysis of Lunar Prospector radio tracking data brings the nearside gravity field of the Moon with an unprecedented resolution." Icarus 215 (2): 455-459 [10.1016/j.icarus.2011.07.020]

    Rosenburg, M. A., O. Aharonson, J. W. Head, et al. M. A. Kreslavsky, E. Mazarico, G. A. Neumann, D. E. Smith, M. H. Torrence, and M. T. Zuber. 2011. "Global surface slopes and roughness of the Moon from the Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter." Journal of Geophysical Research 116 02001 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1029/2010JE003716]

    Mazarico, E. M., G. A. Neumann, D. E. Smith, M. T. Zuber, and M. H. Torrence. 2011. "Illumination Conditions of the Lunar Polar Regions Using LOLA Topography." Icarus 211 1066 [10.1016/j.icarus.2010.10.030]

    Smith, D. E., M. T. Zuber, G. A. Neumann, et al. F. G. Lemoine, E. M. Mazarico, M. H. Torrence, J. L. Mcgarry, D. D. Rowlands, J. Head, T. Duxbury, O. Aharonson, P. Lucey, M. Robinson, O. Barnouin, J. Cavanaugh, X. Sun, P. M. Liiva, D. Mao, J. Smith, and A. Bartels. 2010. "Initial observations from the Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter (LOLA)." Geophys. Res. Lett. 37 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1029/2010GL043751]

    Smith, D. E., M. T. Zuber, G. Jackson, et al. J. Cavanaugh, G. A. Neumann, H. Riris, X. Sun, R. S. Zellar, C. Coltharp, J. Connelly, R. Katz, I. Kleyner, P. M. Liiva, A. Matuszeski, E. M. Mazarico, J. L. Mcgarry, A. Nova-Gradac, M. Ott, C. Peters, L. A. Ramos-Izquierdo, L. Ramsey, D. D. Rowlands, S. Schmidt, V. S. Scott, G. Shaw, J. Smith, J. Swinski, M. H. Torrence, G. Unger, A. Yu, and T. W. Zagwodzki. 2010. "The Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter Investigation on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Mission." Space Science Reviews 150 (1-4): 209-241

    Mitrofanov, I., A. Sanin, W. Boynton, et al. G. Chin, J. Garvin, D. Golovin, L. G. Evans, K. Harshman, A. Kozyrev, M. Litvak, A. Malakhov, E. M. Mazarico, T. P. Mcclanahan, G. Milikh, M. Mokrousov, G. Nandikotkur, G. A. Neumann, I. Nuzhdin, R. Sagdeev, V. Shevchenko, V. Shvetsov, D. E. Smith, R. D. Starr, V. Tretyakov, J. I. Trombka, D. Usikov, A. Varenikov, A. Vostrukhin, and M. T. Zuber. 2010. "Hydrogen Mapping of the Lunar South Pole Using the LRO Neutron Detector Experiment LEND." Science 330 483 [10.1126/science.1185696]

    Mazarico, E. M., G. A. Neumann, D. D. Rowlands, and D. E. Smith. 2010. "Geodetic constraints from multi-beam laser altimeter crossovers." Journal of Geodesy 84 (6): 343-354 [10.1007/s00190-010-0379-1]

    Mazarico, E. M., F. G. Lemoine, S.-C. Han, and D. E. Smith. 2010. "GLGM-3, a Degree-150 Lunar Gravity Model from the Historical Tracking Data of NASA Moon Orbiters." J. Geophys. Res.-Planets 115 (E5): E05001 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1029/2009JE003472]

    Head, J., C. Fassett, S. Kadish, et al. D. E. Smith, M. T. Zuber, G. A. Neumann, and E. M. Mazarico. 2010. "Global Distribution of Large Lunar Craters: Implications for Resurfacing and Impactor Populations." Science 329 (5998): 1504-1507 [10.1126/science.1195050]

    Han, S.-C., E. M. Mazarico, and F. G. Lemoine. 2009. "Improved nearside gravity field of the Moon by localizing the power law constraint." Geophys. Res. Lett. 36 (L11203): [Full Text (Link)] [10.1029/2009GL038556]

    Neumann, G. A., and E. M. Mazarico. 2009. "PLANETARY SCIENCE Seeing the Missing Half." Science 323 (5916): 885-887

    Mazarico, E. M., M. T. Zuber, F. G. Lemoine, and D. E. Smith. 2009. "Effects of Self-Shadowing on Nonconservative Force Modeling for Mars-Orbiting Spacecraft ." Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets 46 (3): 662-669 [Full Text (Link)] [10.2514/1.41679]

    Mazarico, E. M., M. Zuber, F. G. Lemoine, and D. E. Smith. 2008. "Observation of atmospheric tides in the Martian exosphere using Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter radio tracking data." Geophys. Res. Lett. 35 (L09202): [10.1029/2008GL033388 ]

    Mazarico, E. M., M. T. Zuber, F. G. Lemoine, and D. E. Smith. 2007. "Measurement of the Martian upper atmospheric density using Mars Odyssey radio tracking data." Journal of Geophysical Research 112 (E5): E05014 [10.1029/2006JE002734]

    Mazarico, E. M., M. T. Zuber, F. G. Lemoine, and D. E. Smith. 2007. "Atmospheric Density During the Aerobraking of Mars Odyssey from Radio Tracking Data." Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets 44 (6): 1165-1171 [10.2514/1.28448]

    Garrick-Bethell, I., E. M. Mazarico, and W. A. Watter. 2006. "Global scale lunar sample return using projectiles launched from a low-flying spacecraft." Advances in Space Research 39 (4): 627-635 [10.1016/j.asr.2006.10.010]

    Brief Bio

    My research focus is on the analysis of spacecraft tracking data of various types (radio, altimetry, imagery) in order to learn more about the geophysics of planetary bodies. During my Ph.D. thesis, I used radio tracking of Mars orbiters to measure the density of the upper layers of the Martian atmosphere. Since, I have used the altimetric data from several NASA/GSFC laser altimeters to model gravitational anomalies, construct high-resolution topographic models of the Moon and Mercury, and improve spacecraft trajectory reconstruction to enable the co-registration of the varied data acquired by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter instruments.
    I have also studied the illumination conditions in the polar regions of the Moon and Mercury, and how they relate to the volatile distribution.

    Google Scholar link.

    Refereed

    Mazarico, E. M., M. K. Barker, G. A. Neumann, M. T. Zuber, and D. E. Smith. 2014. "Detection of the lunar body tide by the Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter." Geophysical Research Letters 41 (7): 2282-2288 [10.1002/2013GL059085]

    Lemoine, F. G., S. J. Goossens, T. J. Sabaka, et al. J. B. Nicholas, E. M. Mazarico, D. D. Rowlands, B. D. Loomis, D. S. Chinn, G. A. Neumann, D. E. Smith, and M. T. Zuber. 2014. "GRGM900C: A degree-900 lunar gravity model from GRAIL primary and extended mission data." Geophys. Res. Lett. 41 (10): 3382-3389 [10.1002/2014GL060027]

    Goossens, S. J., T. J. Sabaka, J. B. Nicholas, et al. F. G. Lemoine, D. D. Rowlands, E. M. Mazarico, G. A. Neumann, D. E. Smith, and M. T. Zuber. 2014. "High-resolution local gravity model of the south pole of the Moon from GRAIL extended mission data." Geophys. Res. Lett. 41 (10): 3367-3374 [10.1002/2014GL060178]

    Williams, J. G., A. S. Konopliv, D. H. Boggs, et al. R. S. Park, D.-N. Yuan, F. G. Lemoine, S. J. Goossens, E. M. Mazarico, F. Nimmo, R. C. Weber, S. W. Asmar, H. J. Melosh, G. A. Neumann, R. J. Phillips, D. E. Smith, S. C. Solomon, M. M. Watkins, M. A. Wieczorek, J. C. Andrews-Hanna, J. W. Head, W. S. Kiefer, I. Matsuyama, P. J. McGovern, G. J. Taylor, and M. T. Zuber. 2014. "Lunar interior properties from the GRAIL mission." J. Geophys. Res.-Planets [10.1002/2013JE004559]

    Lucey, P. G., G. A. Neumann, M. A. Riner, et al. E. M. Mazarico, D. E. Smith, M. T. Zuber, D. A. Paige, D. B. Bussey, J. T. Cahill, A. McGovern, P. Isaacson, L. M. Corley, M. H. Torrence, H. J. Melosh, J. W. Head, and E. Song. 2014. "The global albedo of the Moon at 1064 nm from LOLA." Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets 119 (7): 1665-1679 [10.1002/2013JE004592]

    Gläser, P., F. Scholten, D. De Rosa, et al. R. Marco Figuera, J. Oberst, E. M. Mazarico, G. A. Neumann, and M. S. Robinson. 2014. "Illumination conditions at the lunar south pole using high resolution Digital Terrain Models from LOLA." Icarus 243 78-90 [10.1016/j.icarus.2014.08.013]

    Mazarico, E. M., A. Genova, S. Goossens, et al. F. G. Lemoine, G. A. Neumann, D. E. Smith, M. T. Zuber, and S. C. Solomon. 2014. "The Gravity Field, Orientation, and Ephemeris of Mercury from MESSENGER Observations after Three Years in Orbit." Journal of Geophysical Research (In Press) [10.1002/2014JE004675]

    Chabot, N. L., C. M. Ernst, B. W. Denevi, et al. H. Nair, A. N. Deutsch, D. T. Blewett, S. L. Murchie, G. A. Neumann, E. M. Mazarico, D. A. Paige, J. K. Harmon, J. W. Head, and S. C. Solomon. 2014. "Images of surface volatiles in Mercury's polar craters acquired by the MESSENGER spacecraft." Geology [10.1130/G35916.1]

    Hauck, S., J. Margot, S. C. Solomon, et al. R. J. Phillips, C. L. Johnson, F. G. Lemoine, E. M. Mazarico, T. J. McCoy, S. Padovan, S. J. Peale, M. E. Perry, D. E. Smith, and M. T. Zuber. 2013. "The curious case of Mercury's internal structure." J. Geophys. Res.Planets 118 (6): 1204-1220 [10.1002/jgre.20091 ]

    Lemoine, F. G., S. J. Goossens, T. J. Sabaka, et al. J. B. Nicholas, E. M. Mazarico, D. D. Rowlands, B. D. Loomis, D. S. Chinn, D. S. Caprette, G. A. Neumann, D. E. Smith, and M. T. Zuber. 2013. "High-degree gravity models from GRAIL primary mission data." J. Geophys. Res.-Planets 118 1676-1698 [10.1002/jgre.20118]

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