Joseph Barry Nicholas

Joseph Barry Nicholas

  • SCIENTIST
  • 301.614.6510
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 61A
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: EMERGENT SPACE TECHNOLOGIES LLC
  • Positions/Employment

    2011 - Present

    Scientist

    Emergent Space Technologies, Goddard Space Flight Center

    Publications

    Refereed

    Goossens, S. J., T. J. Sabaka, M. A. Wieczorek, et al. G. A. Neumann, E. Mazarico, F. G. Lemoine, J. B. Nicholas, D. E. Smith, and M. T. Zuber. 2020. "High-resolution gravity field models from GRAIL data and implications for models of the density structure of the Moon’s crust." Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 125 (2): [10.1029/2019JE006086]

    Mazarico, E., M. K. Barker, and J. B. Nicholas. 2018. "Advanced Illumination Modeling for Data Analysis and Calibration. Application to the Moon." Advances in Space Research, 62 (11): 3214-3228 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1016/j.asr.2018.08.022]

    Mazarico, E., D. D. Rowlands, T. J. Sabaka, et al. K. M. Getzandanner, D. P. Rubincam, J. B. Nicholas, and M. C. Moreau. 2017. "Recovery of Bennu's Orientation for the OSIRIS-REx Mission: Implications for the Spin State Accuracy and Geolocation Errors." Journal of Geodesy, 91 (10): 1141-1161 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1007/s00190-017-1058-2]

    Goossens, S. J., T. J. Sabaka, A. Genova, et al. E. Mazarico, J. B. Nicholas, and G. A. Neumann. 2017. "Evidence for a Low Bulk Crustal Density for Mars from Gravity and Topography." Geophysical Research Letters, 44 (15): 7686–7694 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1002/2017GL074172]

    Goossens, S. J., T. J. Sabaka, J. B. Nicholas, et al. F. G. Lemoine, D. D. Rowlands, E. 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 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1002/2014GL060178]

    Lemoine, F. G., S. J. Goossens, T. J. Sabaka, et al. J. B. Nicholas, E. 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 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1002/2014GL060027]

    Melachroinos, S., F. G. Lemoine, D. S. Chinn, et al. N. P. Zelensky, J. B. Nicholas, and B. D. Beckley. 2013. "The effect of seasonal and long-period geopotential variations on the GPS orbits." GPS Solutions, [10.1007/s10291-013-0346-4]

    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]

    Purucker, M. E., and J. B. Nicholas. 2010. "Global spherical harmonic models of the internal magnetic field of the Moon based on sequential and coestimation approaches." Journal of Geophysical Research, 115: E12007 [ 10.1029/2010JE003650]

    Nicholas, J. B., M. E. Purucker, and T. J. Sabaka. 2007. "Age spot or youthful marking: Origin of Reiner Gamma." Geophysical Research Letters, 34 (2): L02205 [10.1029/2006gl027794]

    Non-Refereed

    Mazarico, E., D. D. Rowlands, T. J. Sabaka, et al. K. M. Getzandanner, D. P. Rubincam, J. B. Nicholas, M. C. Moreau, M. Daly, O. S. Barnouin, and D. S. Lauretta. 2017. "Recovery of Bennu's Orientation for the OSIRIS-REx Mission." Proceedings of the 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, March 20-24, 2017, The Woodlands, Texas, U.S.A. Paper # 1989: [Full Text (Link)]

    Mazarico, E. M., F. G. Lemoine, S. J. Goossens, et al. T. J. Sabaka, J. B. Nicholas, D. D. Rowlands, G. A. Neumann, M. H. Torrence, D. E. Smith, and M. T. Zuber. 2013. "Improved precision orbit determination of lunar orbiters from GRAIL-derived lunar gravity models." Spaceflight Mechanics 2013 (AAS/AIAA Spaceflight Mechanics Meeting, Feb. 10-14, 2013, Kauai, Hawaii), Advances in the Astronautical Sciences 148, Part II: San Diego, California, U.S.A.: 1125-1141.

    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. Caprette, G. A. Neumann, D. E. Smith, and M. T. Zuber. 2013. "Modeling and precise orbit determination in suport of gravity model development for the GRAIL mission." Spaceflight Mechanics 2013 (AAS/AIAA Spaceflight Mechanics Meeting, Feb. 10-14, 2013, Kauai, Hawaii), Advances in the Astronautical Sciences 148, Part II: San Diego, California, U.S.A.: 1111-1123.

    Publications

    Refereed

    Goossens, S. J., T. J. Sabaka, M. A. Wieczorek, et al. G. A. Neumann, E. Mazarico, F. G. Lemoine, J. B. Nicholas, D. E. Smith, and M. T. Zuber. 2020. "High-resolution gravity field models from GRAIL data and implications for models of the density structure of the Moon’s crust." Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets 125 (2): [10.1029/2019JE006086]

    Mazarico, E., M. K. Barker, and J. B. Nicholas. 2018. "Advanced Illumination Modeling for Data Analysis and Calibration. Application to the Moon." Advances in Space Research 62 (11): 3214-3228 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1016/j.asr.2018.08.022]

    Mazarico, E., D. D. Rowlands, T. J. Sabaka, et al. K. M. Getzandanner, D. P. Rubincam, J. B. Nicholas, and M. C. Moreau. 2017. "Recovery of Bennu's Orientation for the OSIRIS-REx Mission: Implications for the Spin State Accuracy and Geolocation Errors." Journal of Geodesy 91 (10): 1141-1161 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1007/s00190-017-1058-2]

    Goossens, S. J., T. J. Sabaka, A. Genova, et al. E. Mazarico, J. B. Nicholas, and G. A. Neumann. 2017. "Evidence for a Low Bulk Crustal Density for Mars from Gravity and Topography." Geophysical Research Letters 44 (15): 7686–7694 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1002/2017GL074172]

    Goossens, S. J., T. J. Sabaka, J. B. Nicholas, et al. F. G. Lemoine, D. D. Rowlands, E. 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 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1002/2014GL060178]

    Lemoine, F. G., S. J. Goossens, T. J. Sabaka, et al. J. B. Nicholas, E. 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 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1002/2014GL060027]

    Melachroinos, S., F. G. Lemoine, D. S. Chinn, et al. N. P. Zelensky, J. B. Nicholas, and B. D. Beckley. 2013. "The effect of seasonal and long-period geopotential variations on the GPS orbits." GPS Solutions [10.1007/s10291-013-0346-4]

    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]

    Purucker, M. E., and J. B. Nicholas. 2010. "Global spherical harmonic models of the internal magnetic field of the Moon based on sequential and coestimation approaches." Journal of Geophysical Research 115 E12007 [ 10.1029/2010JE003650]

    Nicholas, J. B., M. E. Purucker, and T. J. Sabaka. 2007. "Age spot or youthful marking: Origin of Reiner Gamma." Geophysical Research Letters 34 (2): L02205 [10.1029/2006gl027794]

    Non-Refereed

    Mazarico, E., D. D. Rowlands, T. J. Sabaka, et al. K. M. Getzandanner, D. P. Rubincam, J. B. Nicholas, M. C. Moreau, M. Daly, O. S. Barnouin, and D. S. Lauretta. 2017. "Recovery of Bennu's Orientation for the OSIRIS-REx Mission." Proceedings of the 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, March 20-24, 2017, The Woodlands, Texas, U.S.A. Paper # 1989 [Full Text (Link)]

    Mazarico, E. M., F. G. Lemoine, S. J. Goossens, et al. T. J. Sabaka, J. B. Nicholas, D. D. Rowlands, G. A. Neumann, M. H. Torrence, D. E. Smith, and M. T. Zuber. 2013. "Improved precision orbit determination of lunar orbiters from GRAIL-derived lunar gravity models." Spaceflight Mechanics 2013 (AAS/AIAA Spaceflight Mechanics Meeting, Feb. 10-14, 2013, Kauai, Hawaii), Advances in the Astronautical Sciences 148, Part II 1125-1141

    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. Caprette, G. A. Neumann, D. E. Smith, and M. T. Zuber. 2013. "Modeling and precise orbit determination in suport of gravity model development for the GRAIL mission." Spaceflight Mechanics 2013 (AAS/AIAA Spaceflight Mechanics Meeting, Feb. 10-14, 2013, Kauai, Hawaii), Advances in the Astronautical Sciences 148, Part II 1111-1123

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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