Recent Submissions

  • Dust Detection in Satellite Data using Convolutional Neural Networks 

    Cai, Changjie; Lee, Jangho; Shi, Yingxi Rona; Zerfas, Camille; Guo, Pei (HPCF UMBC, 2019)
    Atmospheric dust is known to cause health ailments and impacts earth’s climate and weather patterns. Due to the many issues atmospheric dust contributes to, it is important to study dust patterns and how it enters the ...
  • Clarifying linkages between canopy solar induced fluorescence (SIF) and physiological function for high latitude vegetation 

    Huemmrich, Karl F.; Campbell, Petya P.K.; Joiner, Joanna; Yoshida, Yasuko; Tweedie, Craig; Middleton, Elizabeth (National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2018)
    Remote sensing of Solar-Induced Fluorescence (SIF) is a growing and dynamic research field that has the potential to provide innovative tools for monitoring plant status and photosynthetic function and transform global ...
  • Benchmarking Parallel K-Means Cloud Type Clustering from Satellite Data 

    Barajas, Carlos; Guo, Pei; Mukherjee, Lipi; Hoban, Susan; Wang, Jianwu; Jin, Daeho; Gangopadhyay, Aryya; Gobbert, Matthias K. (Springer, Cham, 2019-10-08)
    The study of clouds, i.e., where they occur and what are their characteristics, plays a key role in the understanding of climate change. Clustering is a common machine learning technique used in atmospheric science to ...
  • Reply to “A comment on “A test of general relativity using the LARES and LAGEOS satellites and a GRACE Earth gravity model, by I. Ciufolini et al.”” 

    Ciufolini, Ignazio; Pavlis, Erricos C.; Ries, John; Matzner, Richard; Koenig, Rolf; Paolozzi, Antonio; Sindoni, Giampiero; Gurzadyan, Vahe; Penrose, Roger; Paris, Claudio (Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2018-10-30)
    In 2016, we published “A test of general relativity using the LARES and LAGEOS satellites and a GRACE Earth’s gravity model. Measurement of Earth’s dragging of inertial frames [1]”, a measurement of frame-dragging, a ...
  • Preface to the second special issue on Laser Ranging 

    Pavlis, Erricos C.; Luceri, Vincenza; Otsubo, Toshimichi; Schreiber, Ulrich (Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2019-10-10)
  • A test of general relativity using the LARES and LAGEOS satellites and a GRACE Earth gravity model 

    Ciufolini, Ignazio; Paolozzi, Antonio; Pavlis, Erricos C.; Koenig, Rolf; Ries, John; Gurzadyan, Vahe; Matzner, Richard; Penrose, Roger; Sindoni, Giampiero; Paris, Claudio; Khachatryan, Harutyun; Mirzoyan, Sergey (Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2016-03-04)
    We present a test of general relativity, the measurement of the Earth’s dragging of inertial frames. Our result is obtained using about 3.5 years of laser-ranged observations of the LARES, LAGEOS, and LAGEOS 2 laser-ranged ...
  • T CrB: Radio Observations during the 2016–2017 "Super-active" State 

    Linford, Justin D.; Chomiuk, Laura; Sokoloski, Jennifer L.; Weston, Jennifer H. S.; Horst, Alexander J. van der; Mukai, Koji; Barrett, Paul; Mioduszewski, Amy J.; Rupen, Michael (The American Astronomical Society, 2019-10-07)
    We obtained radio observations of the symbiotic binary and known recurrent nova T Coronae Borealis following a period of increased activity in the optical and X-ray bands. A comparison of our observations with those made ...
  • Engineering of Large Third-Order Nonlinearities in Atomic Layer Deposition Grown Nitrogen-Enriched TiO₂ 

    Kuis, Robinson; Gougousi, Theodosia; Basaldua, Isaac; Burkins, Paul; Kropp, Jaron A.; Johnson, Anthony M. (ACS Publications, 2019-10-17)
    The third-order nonlinear optical properties of Nitrogen-enriched TiO₂ films deposited by Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) at a temperature between 100 – 300°C on quartz substrates were studied using thermally managed Z-scan ...
  • Studies on the materials of LARES 2 satellite 

    Paolozzi, A.; Sindoni, G.; Felli, F.; Pilone, D.; Brotzu, A.; Ciufolini, I.; Pavlis, E. C.; Paris, C. (Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2019-11-16)
    LARES 2 is an Italian Space Agency (ASI) satellite designed for testing with unprecedented accuracy frame-dragging, a fundamental prediction of General Relativity, and to contribute to space geodesy with a precision higher ...
  • Where Does Work End and Home Life Begin? 

    Berge, Zane L.; Bichy, Cassie; Grayson, Candice; Johnson, Anthony; Macadoff, Stephen; Nee, Kathryn (IGI Global Disseminator of Knowledge, 2009)
    Many years ago, it was a commonly held belief that technology would improve industries and service professions, which means that people could work shorter hours and their employers would make just as much money. Essentially, ...
  • Detection of Propadiene on Titan 

    Lombardo, Nicholas A.; Nixon, Conor A.; Greathouse, Thomas K.; Bézard, Bruno; Jolly, Antoine; Vinatier, Sandrine; Teanby, Nicholas A.; Richter, Matthew J.; Irwin, Patrick J. G.; Coustenis, Athena; Flasar, F. Michael (The American Astronomical Society, 2019-08-20)
    The atmosphere of Titan, the largest moon of Saturn, is rich in organic molecules, and it has been suggested that the moon may serve as an analog for the pre-biotic Earth due to its highly reducing chemistry and existence ...
  • Spectral Properties of Populations Behind the Coherence in Spitzer Near-infrared and Chandra X-Ray Backgrounds 

    Li, Yanxia; Cappelluti, Nico; Hasinger, Günther; Arendt, Richard G.; Kashlinsky, Alexander; Pacucci, Fabio (The American Astronomical Society, 2019-09-20)
    We study the coherence of the near-infrared and X-ray background fluctuations and the X-ray spectral properties of the sources producing it. We use data from multiple Spitzer and Chandra surveys, including the UDS/SXDF ...
  • POEMMA’s target of opportunity sensitivity to cosmic neutrino transient sources 

    Venters, Tonia M.; Reno, Mary Hall; Krizmanic, John F.; Anchordoqui, Luis A.; Gu´epin, Claire; Olinto, Angela V. (2019-06-19)
    We calculate the sensitivity of space-based cosmic neutrino detection from transient sources in the context of the Probe Of Extreme Multi-Messenger Astrophysics (POEMMA) mission using Targetof Opportunity (ToO) observations. ...
  • The Accretion History of AGN: A Newly Defined Population of Cold Quasars 

    Kirkpatrick, Allison; Urry, C. Megan; Brewster, Jason; Cooke, Kevin C.; Estrada, Michael; Glikman, Eilat; Hamblin, Kurt; Ananna, Tonima Tasnim; Carlile, Casey; Coleman, Brandon; Johnson, Jordan; Kartaltepe, Jeyhan S.; LaMassa, Stephanie M.; Marchesi, Stefano; Powell, Meredith; Sanders, Dave; Treister, Ezequiel; Turner, Tracey Jane (2019-08-15)
    Quasars are the most luminous of active galactic nuclei (AGN), and are perhaps responsible for quenching star formation in their hosts. The Stripe 82X catalog covers 31.3 deg² of the Stripe 82 field, of which the 15.6 deg² ...
  • Temporal and Spatial Evolutions of a Large Sunspot Groupand Great Auroral Storms around the Carrington Event in 1859 

    Hayakawa, Hisashi; Ebihara, Yusuke; Willis, David M.; Toriumi, Shin; Iju, Tomoya; Hattori, Kentaro; Wild, Matthew N.; Oliveira, Denny M.; Ermolli, Ilaria; Ribeiro, José R.; Correia, Ana P.; Ribeiro, Ana I.; Knipp, Delores J. (American Geophysical Union, 2019-08-29)
    The Carrington event is considered to be one of the most extreme space weather events in observational history within a series of magnetic storms caused by extreme interplanetary coronal mass ejections (ICMEs) from a large ...
  • Magnetic Cataclysmic Variables discovered in hard X-rays 

    Falanga, M.; de Martino, D.; Bernardini, F.; Mukai, K. (2019-06-27)
    Among hard X-ray galactic sources detected by INTEGRAL and Swift surveys, those discovered as accreting white dwarfs have surprisingly boosted in number, representing 20% of the galactic sample. The majority are identified ...
  • Unidentified Gamma-ray Sources as Targets for Indirect Dark Matter Detection with the Fermi-Large Area Telescope 

    Coronado-Blázquez, Javier; Sánchez-Conde, Miguel A.; Domínguez, Alberto; Aguirre-Santaella, Alejandra; Di Mauro, Mattia; Mirabald, Néstor; Nieto, Daniel; Charles, Eric (2019-06)
    One of the predictions of the ΛCDM cosmological framework is the hierarchical formation of structure, giving rise to dark matter (DM) halos and subhalos. When the latter are massive enough they retain gas (i.e., baryons) ...
  • An improved test of the general relativistic effect of frame-dragging using the LARES and LAGEOS satellites 

    Ciufolini, Ignazio; Paolozzi, Antonio; Pavlis, Erricos C.; Sindoni, Giampiero; Ries, John; Matzner, Richard; Koenig, Rolf; Paris, Claudio; Gurzadyan, Vahe; Penrose, Roger (Springer Nature, 2019-10-23)
    We report the improved test of frame-dragging, an intriguing phenomenon predicted by Einstein’s General Relativity, obtained using 7 years of Satellite Laser Ranging (SLR) data of the satellite LARES (ASI, 2012) and 26 ...

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