Dr. Rosemary Margaret Killen

Dr. Rosemary Margaret Killen

  • RESEARCH AST, PLANETARY STUDIES
  • 301.286.6574
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 695
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Hurley, D. M., J. C. Cook, K. D. Retherford, et al. T. Greathouse, G. R. Gladstone, K. Mandt, C. Grava, D. Kaufmann, A. Hendrix, P. D. Feldman, W. Pryor, A. Stickle, R. M. Killen, and S. A. Stern. 2017. "Contributions of solar wind and micrometeoroids to molecular hydrogen in the lunar exosphere." Icarus, 283: 31-37 [10.1016/j.icarus.2016.04.019]

    Bida, T. A., and R. M. Killen. 2016. "Observations of the minor species Al and Fe in Mercury's exosphere." Icarus, [10.1016/j.icarus.2016.10.019]

    Farrell, W., D. Hurley, M. Poston, et al. M. Zimmerman, T. Orlando, C. Hibbitts, and R. Killen. 2016. "The gas-surface interaction of a human-occupied spacecraft with a near-Earth object." Advances in Space Research, 58 (9): 1648-1653 [10.1016/j.asr.2016.08.031]

    Vervack, R. J., R. M. Killen, W. E. McClintock, et al. A. W. Merkel, M. H. Burger, T. A. Cassidy, and M. Sarantos. 2016. "New discoveries from MESSENGER and insights into Mercury's exosphere." Geophysical Research Letters, 43 (22): 11,545-11,551 [10.1002/2016gl071284]

    Cassidy, T. A., A. W. Merkel, M. H. Burger, et al. M. Sarantos, R. M. Killen, W. E. McClintock, and R. J. Vervack. 2015. "Mercury’s seasonal sodium exosphere: MESSENGER orbital observations." Icarus, 248: 547-559 [10.1016/j.icarus.2014.10.037]

    Killen, R. M., and J. M. Hahn. 2015. "Impact vaporization as a possible source of Mercury’s calcium exosphere." Icarus, 250: 230-237 [10.1016/j.icarus.2014.11.035]

    Christou, A. A., R. M. Killen, and M. H. Burger. 2015. "The meteoroid stream of comet Encke at Mercury: Implications for MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging observations of the exosphere." Geophysical Research Letters, 42 (18): 7311-7318 [10.1002/2015gl065361]

    Burger, M. H., R. M. Killen, W. E. McClintock, et al. A. W. Merkel, R. J. Vervack, T. A. Cassidy, and M. Sarantos. 2014. "Seasonal variations in Mercury’s dayside calcium exosphere." Icarus, 238: 51-58 [10.1016/j.icarus.2014.04.049]

    Potter, A., R. Killen, K. P. Reardon, and T. Bida. 2013. "Observation of neutral sodium above Mercury during the transit of November 8, 2006." Icarus, 226 (1): 172-185 [10.1016/j.icarus.2013.05.029]

    Farrell, W. M., J. S. Halekas, R. M. Killen, et al. G. T. Delory, N. Gross, L. V. Bleacher, D. Krauss-Varben, P. Travnicek, D. Hurley, T. J. Stubbs, M. I. Zimmerman, and T. L. Jackson. 2012. "Solar-Storm/Lunar Atmosphere Model (SSLAM): An overview of the effort and description of the driving storm environment." Journal of Geophysical Research, 117: E00K04 [10.1029/2012je004070]

    Killen, R. M., D. M. Hurley, and W. M. Farrell. 2012. "The effect on the lunar exosphere of a coronal mass ejection passage." Journal of Geophysical Research, 117: E00K02 [10.1029/2011je004011]

    Slavin, J. A., S. M. Imber, S. A. Boardsen, et al. G. A. DiBraccio, T. Sundberg, M. Sarantos, T. Nieves-Chinchilla, A. Szabo, B. J. Anderson, H. Korth, T. H. Zurbuchen, J. M. Raines, C. L. Johnson, R. M. Winslow, R. M. Killen, R. L. McNutt, and S. C. Solomon. 2012. "MESSENGER observations of a flux-transfer-event shower at Mercury." Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 117 (A12): [10.1029/2012ja017926]

    Burger, M. H., R. M. Killen, W. E. McClintock, et al. R. J. Vervack, A. W. Merkel, A. L. Sprague, and M. Sarantos. 2012. "Modeling MESSENGER observations of calcium in Mercury's exosphere." Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 117 (E12): [10.1029/2012je004158]

    Jackson, T. L., W. M. Farrell, R. M. Killen, et al. G. Delory, J. S. Halekas, and T. J. Stubbs. 2011. ""Discharging of Roving Objects in the Lunar Polar Regions"." Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, 48 (4): 700-704 [10.2514/1.51897]

    Farrell, W. M., J. Halekas, T. J. Stubbs, et al. G. Delory, R. Killen, R. Hartle, and M. Collier. 2011. "Regarding the possible generation of a lunar nightside exo-ionosphere." Icarus, 216 (1): 169-172 [10.1016/j.icarus.2011.08.013]

    Benna, M., B. Anderson, D. Baker, et al. S. A. Boardsen, G. Gloeckler, R. Gold, G. Ho, R. M. Killen, H. Korth, S. Krimigis, M. E. Purucker, R. McNutt, J. Raines, W. McClintock, M. Sarantos, J. A. Slavin, S. Solomon, and T. Zurbuchen. 2010. "Modeling of the magnetosphere of Mercury at the time of the first MESSENGER flyby ." Icarus, 209 (1): 3-10.

    Farrell, W. M., T. J. Stubbs, J. S. Halekas, et al. R. M. Killen, G. T. Delory, M. Collier, and R. R. Vondrak. 2010. "Anticipated electrical environment within permanently shadowed lunar craters." Journal of Geophysical Research, 115 (E3): E03004 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1029/2009JE003464]

    Killen, R. M., A. E. Potter, D. M. Hurley, C. Plymate, and S. Naidu. 2010. "Observations of the lunar impact plume from the LCROSS event." Geophysical Research Letters, 37 (23): [10.1029/2010gl045508]

    Potter, A., T. Morgan, and R. Killen. 2009. "Sodium winds on Mercury." Icarus, 204 (2): 355-367 [10.1016/j.icarus.2009.06.028]

    Leblanc, F., E. Chassefière, R. Johnson, et al. D. Hunten, E. Kallio, D. Delcourt, R. Killen, J. Luhmann, A. Potter, A. Jambon, G. Cremonese, M. Mendillo, N. Yan, and A. Sprague. 2007. "Mercury's exosphere origins and relations to its magnetosphere and surface." Planetary and Space Science, 55 (9): 1069-1092 [10.1016/j.pss.2006.11.008]

    Domingue, D. L., P. L. Koehn, R. M. Killen, et al. A. L. Sprague, M. Sarantos, A. F. Cheng, E. T. Bradley, and W. E. McClintock. 2007. "Mercury’s Atmosphere: A Surface-Bounded Exosphere." Space Sci Rev, 131 (1-4): 161-186 [10.1007/s11214-007-9260-9]

    Sarantos, M., R. M. Killen, and D. Kim. 2007. "Predicting the long-term solar wind ion-sputtering source at Mercury." Planetary and Space Science, 55 (11): 1584-1595 [10.1016/j.pss.2006.10.011]

    Killen, R., G. Cremonese, H. Lammer, et al. S. Orsini, A. E. Potter, A. L. Sprague, P. Wurz, M. L. Khodachenko, H. I. Lichtenegger, A. Milillo, and A. Mura. 2007. "Processes that Promote and Deplete the Exosphere of Mercury." Space Sci Rev, 132 (2-4): 433-509 [10.1007/s11214-007-9232-0]

    Crider, D., R. Killen, and R. Vondrak. 2006. "Ice on the Moon and Mercury." Advances in Geosci, 3: 93-102.

    Potter, A., R. Killen, and M. Sarantos. 2006. "Spatial distribution of sodium on Mercury." Icarus, 181 (1): 1-12 [10.1016/j.icarus.2005.10.026]

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Hurley, D. M., J. C. Cook, K. D. Retherford, et al. T. Greathouse, G. R. Gladstone, K. Mandt, C. Grava, D. Kaufmann, A. Hendrix, P. D. Feldman, W. Pryor, A. Stickle, R. M. Killen, and S. A. Stern. 2017. "Contributions of solar wind and micrometeoroids to molecular hydrogen in the lunar exosphere." Icarus 283 31-37 [10.1016/j.icarus.2016.04.019]

    Bida, T. A., and R. M. Killen. 2016. "Observations of the minor species Al and Fe in Mercury's exosphere." Icarus [10.1016/j.icarus.2016.10.019]

    Farrell, W., D. Hurley, M. Poston, et al. M. Zimmerman, T. Orlando, C. Hibbitts, and R. Killen. 2016. "The gas-surface interaction of a human-occupied spacecraft with a near-Earth object." Advances in Space Research 58 (9): 1648-1653 [10.1016/j.asr.2016.08.031]

    Vervack, R. J., R. M. Killen, W. E. McClintock, et al. A. W. Merkel, M. H. Burger, T. A. Cassidy, and M. Sarantos. 2016. "New discoveries from MESSENGER and insights into Mercury's exosphere." Geophysical Research Letters 43 (22): 11,545-11,551 [10.1002/2016gl071284]

    Cassidy, T. A., A. W. Merkel, M. H. Burger, et al. M. Sarantos, R. M. Killen, W. E. McClintock, and R. J. Vervack. 2015. "Mercury’s seasonal sodium exosphere: MESSENGER orbital observations." Icarus 248 547-559 [10.1016/j.icarus.2014.10.037]

    Killen, R. M., and J. M. Hahn. 2015. "Impact vaporization as a possible source of Mercury’s calcium exosphere." Icarus 250 230-237 [10.1016/j.icarus.2014.11.035]

    Christou, A. A., R. M. Killen, and M. H. Burger. 2015. "The meteoroid stream of comet Encke at Mercury: Implications for MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging observations of the exosphere." Geophysical Research Letters 42 (18): 7311-7318 [10.1002/2015gl065361]

    Burger, M. H., R. M. Killen, W. E. McClintock, et al. A. W. Merkel, R. J. Vervack, T. A. Cassidy, and M. Sarantos. 2014. "Seasonal variations in Mercury’s dayside calcium exosphere." Icarus 238 51-58 [10.1016/j.icarus.2014.04.049]

    Potter, A., R. Killen, K. P. Reardon, and T. Bida. 2013. "Observation of neutral sodium above Mercury during the transit of November 8, 2006." Icarus 226 (1): 172-185 [10.1016/j.icarus.2013.05.029]

    Farrell, W. M., J. S. Halekas, R. M. Killen, et al. G. T. Delory, N. Gross, L. V. Bleacher, D. Krauss-Varben, P. Travnicek, D. Hurley, T. J. Stubbs, M. I. Zimmerman, and T. L. Jackson. 2012. "Solar-Storm/Lunar Atmosphere Model (SSLAM): An overview of the effort and description of the driving storm environment." Journal of Geophysical Research 117 E00K04 [10.1029/2012je004070]

    Killen, R. M., D. M. Hurley, and W. M. Farrell. 2012. "The effect on the lunar exosphere of a coronal mass ejection passage." Journal of Geophysical Research 117 E00K02 [10.1029/2011je004011]

    Slavin, J. A., S. M. Imber, S. A. Boardsen, et al. G. A. DiBraccio, T. Sundberg, M. Sarantos, T. Nieves-Chinchilla, A. Szabo, B. J. Anderson, H. Korth, T. H. Zurbuchen, J. M. Raines, C. L. Johnson, R. M. Winslow, R. M. Killen, R. L. McNutt, and S. C. Solomon. 2012. "MESSENGER observations of a flux-transfer-event shower at Mercury." Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics 117 (A12): [10.1029/2012ja017926]

    Burger, M. H., R. M. Killen, W. E. McClintock, et al. R. J. Vervack, A. W. Merkel, A. L. Sprague, and M. Sarantos. 2012. "Modeling MESSENGER observations of calcium in Mercury's exosphere." Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets 117 (E12): [10.1029/2012je004158]

    Jackson, T. L., W. M. Farrell, R. M. Killen, et al. G. Delory, J. S. Halekas, and T. J. Stubbs. 2011. ""Discharging of Roving Objects in the Lunar Polar Regions"." Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets 48 (4): 700-704 [10.2514/1.51897]

    Farrell, W. M., J. Halekas, T. J. Stubbs, et al. G. Delory, R. Killen, R. Hartle, and M. Collier. 2011. "Regarding the possible generation of a lunar nightside exo-ionosphere." Icarus 216 (1): 169-172 [10.1016/j.icarus.2011.08.013]

    Benna, M., B. Anderson, D. Baker, et al. S. A. Boardsen, G. Gloeckler, R. Gold, G. Ho, R. M. Killen, H. Korth, S. Krimigis, M. E. Purucker, R. McNutt, J. Raines, W. McClintock, M. Sarantos, J. A. Slavin, S. Solomon, and T. Zurbuchen. 2010. "Modeling of the magnetosphere of Mercury at the time of the first MESSENGER flyby ." Icarus 209 (1): 3-10

    Farrell, W. M., T. J. Stubbs, J. S. Halekas, et al. R. M. Killen, G. T. Delory, M. Collier, and R. R. Vondrak. 2010. "Anticipated electrical environment within permanently shadowed lunar craters." Journal of Geophysical Research 115 (E3): E03004 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1029/2009JE003464]

    Killen, R. M., A. E. Potter, D. M. Hurley, C. Plymate, and S. Naidu. 2010. "Observations of the lunar impact plume from the LCROSS event." Geophysical Research Letters 37 (23): [10.1029/2010gl045508]

    Potter, A., T. Morgan, and R. Killen. 2009. "Sodium winds on Mercury." Icarus 204 (2): 355-367 [10.1016/j.icarus.2009.06.028]

    Leblanc, F., E. Chassefière, R. Johnson, et al. D. Hunten, E. Kallio, D. Delcourt, R. Killen, J. Luhmann, A. Potter, A. Jambon, G. Cremonese, M. Mendillo, N. Yan, and A. Sprague. 2007. "Mercury's exosphere origins and relations to its magnetosphere and surface." Planetary and Space Science 55 (9): 1069-1092 [10.1016/j.pss.2006.11.008]

    Domingue, D. L., P. L. Koehn, R. M. Killen, et al. A. L. Sprague, M. Sarantos, A. F. Cheng, E. T. Bradley, and W. E. McClintock. 2007. "Mercury’s Atmosphere: A Surface-Bounded Exosphere." Space Sci Rev 131 (1-4): 161-186 [10.1007/s11214-007-9260-9]

    Sarantos, M., R. M. Killen, and D. Kim. 2007. "Predicting the long-term solar wind ion-sputtering source at Mercury." Planetary and Space Science 55 (11): 1584-1595 [10.1016/j.pss.2006.10.011]

    Killen, R., G. Cremonese, H. Lammer, et al. S. Orsini, A. E. Potter, A. L. Sprague, P. Wurz, M. L. Khodachenko, H. I. Lichtenegger, A. Milillo, and A. Mura. 2007. "Processes that Promote and Deplete the Exosphere of Mercury." Space Sci Rev 132 (2-4): 433-509 [10.1007/s11214-007-9232-0]

    Crider, D., R. Killen, and R. Vondrak. 2006. "Ice on the Moon and Mercury." Advances in Geosci 3 93-102

    Potter, A., R. Killen, and M. Sarantos. 2006. "Spatial distribution of sodium on Mercury." Icarus 181 (1): 1-12 [10.1016/j.icarus.2005.10.026]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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