Ronald Vervack Print


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  Ron.Vervack@jhuapl.edu

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:   Planetary Scientist

:  Planetary, Astronomy

  Galileo, SSI, MESSENGER, MASCS, MSX, UVISI, Voyager, Mission Only

 
Degree Field of Study Year Attained Institution Name
Ph.D. Planetary Sciences 1997 University of Arizona
M.S. Electrical Engineering 1989 Stanford University
B.S. Electrical Engineering 1988 Stanford University

Dr. Ronald J. Vervack, Jr. has spent over 30 years working on topics ranging from planetary atmospheres to infrared observations of comets and asteroids. He has worked on and/or analyzed data from numerous spacecraft and conducted ground-based observations from a number of telescopes around the world. His current projects include analyzing MESSENGER and ground-based observations of Mercury’s exosphere, spectral modeling of Rosetta/Alice observations of the coma of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, investigating the volatile composition of comets in the infrared, and thermal modeling of asteroids to infer their surface properties.

 
AGU Index Category AGU Index Sub-Category
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLAR SYSTEM OBJECTS Comets
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLAR SYSTEM OBJECTS Asteroids
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLAR SYSTEM OBJECTS Mercury
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLAR SYSTEM OBJECTS Titan
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLAR SYSTEM OBJECTS Saturn
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLAR SYSTEM OBJECTS Jupiter
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLAR SYSTEM OBJECTS Instruments and techniques
PLANETARY SCIENCES: COMETS AND SMALL BODIES Atmospheres
PLANETARY SCIENCES: COMETS AND SMALL BODIES Composition
PLANETARY SCIENCES: COMETS AND SMALL BODIES Surfaces
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Start Year End Year Description
2018 Current Principal Professional Staff, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
2000 2018 Senior Professional Staff, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
1997 2000 Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
Start Year End Year Description
2018 2018 Member, Organizing Committee for "Mercury: Current and Future Science of the Innermost Planet" workshop
2015 2015 Member, 2015 DPS Scientific Organizing Committee
2013 2014 Member, Comet ISON Observing Campaign (CIOC) Team
2011 2016 MESSENGER Atmosphere and Magnetosphere Discipline Group: Chair, 2012-2016; Deputy Chair 2011-2012
1997 Current Member (including Chair) of several NASA and NSF review panels; reviewer for numerous scientific journals
1991 Current Member, Division for Planetary Sciences, American Astronomical Society
1991 Current Member, American Geophysical Union
Year Description
2018 Named to APL Principal Professional Staff
2017 NASA Group Achievement Award for MESSENGER Project Team
2017 NASA Group Achievement Award for Rosetta Alice Instrument Team
2016 ESA Certificate for Outstanding Contribution to the Rosetta Mission
2015 NASA Group Achievement Award for MRO Comet Siding Spring Observing Team
2014 Walter G. Berl Award for Best Article in the APL Technical Digest
2013 NASA Letter of Achievement for Comet ISON Observing Campaign Team
2013 JHU/APL Special Achievement Award for MESSENGER
2008 NASA Group Achievement Award for MESSENGER Mission Team
2008 Asteroid 20465 Vervack named in honor
2003 JHU/APL Publication Award for Author's First Refereed Publication
2000 JHU/APL Special Achievement Award for MSX/UVISI
1992-1995 NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program (GSRP) Fellow
1987 Inducted into the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
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The following publication information was downloaded from http://www.researcherId.com/rid/C-2702-2016.
Feldman, Paul D., A'Hearn, Michael F., Bertaux, Jean-Loup, Feaga, Lori M., Keeney, Brian A., Knight, Matthew M., Noonan, John, Parker, Joel Wm., Schindhelm, Eric, Steffl, Andrew J., Stern, S. Alan, Vervack, Ronald J., Weaver, Harold A., (2018), FUV Spectral Signatures of Molecules and the Evolution of the Gaseous Coma of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, Astronomical Journal, 155

Howell, E. S., Magri, C., Vervack, R. J., Jr., Nolan, M. C., Taylor, P. A., Fernandez, Y. R., Hicks, M. D., Somers, J. M., Lawrence, K. J., Rivkin, A. S., Marshall, S. E., Crowell, J. L., (2018), SHERMAN - A shape-based thermophysical model II. Application to 8567 (1996 HW1), Icarus, 303, 220-233

Magri, Christopher, Howell, Ellen S., Vervack, Ronald J., Jr., Nolan, Michael C., Fernandez, Yanga R., Marshall, Sean E., Crowell, Jenna L., (2018), SHERMAN, a shape-based thermophysical model. I. Model description and validation, Icarus, 303, 203-219

McKay, Adam J., Cochran, Anita L., DiSanti, Michael A., Dello Russo, Neil, Weaver, Harold, Vervack, Ronald J., Jr., Harris, Walter M., Kawakita, Hideyo, (2018), Evolution of H2O production in comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) as inferred from forbidden oxygen and OH emission, Icarus, 309, 1-12

Merkel, Aimee W., Vervack, Ronald J., Jr., Killen, Rosemary M., Cassidy, Timothy A., McClintock, William E., Nittler, Larry R., Burger, Matthew H., (2018), Evidence Connecting Mercury's Magnesium Exosphere to Its Magnesium-Rich Surface Terrane, Geophysical Research Letters, 45, 6790-6797

Noonan, John W., Stern, S. Alan, Feldman, Paul D., Broiles, Thomas, Wedlund, Cyril Simon, Edberg, Niklas J. T., Schindhelm, Eric, Parker, Joel Wm, Keeney, Brian A., Vervack, Ronald J., Jr., Steffl, Andrew J., Knight, Matthew M., Weaver, Harold A., Feaga, Lori M., A'Hearn, Michael, Bertaux, Jean-Loup, (2018), Ultraviolet Observations of Coronal Mass Ejection Impact on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko by Rosetta Alice, Astronomical Journal, 156

Crowell, Jenna L., Howell, Ellen S., Magri, Christopher, Nolan, Michael C., Fernandez, Yanga R., Richardson, James E., Warner, Brian D., Marshall, Sean E., Springmann, Alessondra, Vervack, Ronald J., Jr., (2017), Radar and Lightcurve Shape Model of Near-Earth Asteroid (1627) Ivar, Icarus, 291, 254-267

DiSanti, Michael A., Bonev, Boncho P., Dello Russo, Neil, Vervack, Ronald J., Jr., Gibb, Erika L., Roth, Nathan X., McKay, Adam J., Kawakita, Hideyo, Feaga, Lori M., Weaver, Harold A., (2017), Hypervolatiles in a Jupiter-family Comet: Observations of 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova Using iSHELL at the NASA-IRTF, Astronomical Journal, 154

Lisse, C. M., Sitko, M. L., Marengo, M., Vervack, R. J., Jr., Fernandez, Y. R., Mittal, T., Chen, C. H., (2017), Infrared Spectroscopy of HR 4796A's Bright Outer Cometary Ring plus Tenuous Inner Hot Dust Cloud, Astronomical Journal, 154

Marshall, Sean E., Howell, Ellen S., Magri, Christopher, Vervack, Ronald J., Jr., Campbell, Donald B., Fernandez, Yanga R., Nolan, Michael C., Crowell, Jenna L., Hicks, Michael D., Lawrence, Kenneth J., Taylor, Patrick A., (2017), Thermal properties and an improved shape model for near-Earth asteroid (162421) 2000 ET70, Icarus, 292, 22-35

Merkel, Aimee W., Cassidy, Timothy A., Vervack, Ronald J., Jr., McClintock, William E., Sarantos, Menelaos, Burger, Matthew H., Killen, Rosemary M., (2017), Seasonal variations of Mercury's magnesium dayside exosphere from MESSENGER observations, Icarus, 281, 46-54

Moskovitz, Nicholas A., Polishook, David, DeMeo, Francesca E., Binzel, Richard P., Endicott, Thomas, Yang, Bin, Howell, Ellen S., Vervack, Ronald J., Jr., Fernandez, Yanga R., (2017), Near-infrared thermal emission from near-Earth asteroids: Aspect-dependent variability, Icarus, 284, 97-105

Cassidy, Timothy A., McClintock, William E., Killen, Rosemary M., Sarantos, Menelaos, Merkel, Aimee W., Vervack, Ronald J., Jr., Burger, Matthew H., (2016), A cold-pole enhancement in Mercury's sodium exosphere, Geophysical Research Letters, 43, 11121-11128

Dello Russo, N., Vervack, R. J., Jr., Kawakita, H., Cochran, A., McKay, A. J., Harris, W. M., Weaver, H. A., Lisse, C. M., DiSanti, M. A., Kobayashi, H., Biver, N., Bockelee-Morvan, D., Crovisier, J., Opitom, C., Jehin, E., (2016), The compositional evolution of C/2012 S1 (ISON) from ground-based high-resolution infrared spectroscopy as part of a worldwide observing campaign, Icarus, 266, 152-172

Dello Russo, Neil, Kawakita, Hideyo, Vervack, Ronald J., Jr., Weaver, Harold A., (2016), Emerging trends and a comet taxonomy based on the volatile chemistry measured in thirty comets with high-resolution infrared spectroscopy between 1997 and 2013, Icarus, 278, 301-332

DiSanti, M. A., Bonev, B. P., Gibb, E. L., Paganini, L., Villanueva, G. L., Mumma, M. J., Keane, J. V., Blake, G. A., Dello Russo, N., Meech, K. J., Vervack, R. J., Jr., McKay, A. J., (2016), EN ROUTE TO DESTRUCTION: THE EVOLUTION IN COMPOSITION OF ICES IN COMET D/2012 S1 (ISON) BETWEEN 1.2 AND 0.34 AU FROM THE SUN AS REVEALED AT INFRARED WAVELENGTHS, Astrophysical Journal, 820

Vervack, R. J., Jr., Killen, R. M., McClintock, W. E., Merkel, A. W., Burger, M. H., Cassidy, T. A., Sarantos, M., (2016), New discoveries from MESSENGER and insights into Mercury's exosphere, Geophysical Research Letters, 43, 11545-11551

Cassidy, Timothy A., Merkel, Aimee W., Burger, Matthew H., Sarantos, Menelaos, Killen, Rosemary M., McClintock, William E., Vervack, Ronald J., Jr., (2015), Mercury's seasonal sodium exosphere: MESSENGER orbital observations, Icarus, 248, 547-559

Marion, G. H., Sand, D. J., Hsiao, E. Y., Banerjee, D. P. K., Valenti, S., Stritzinger, M. D., Vinko, J., Joshi, V., Venkataraman, V., Ashok, N. M., Amanullah, R., Binzel, R. P., Bochanski, J. J., Bryngelson, G. L., Burns, C. R., Drozdov, D., Fieber-Beyer, S. K., Graham, M. L., Howell, D. A., Johansson, J., Kirshner, R. P., Milne, P. A., Parrent, J., Silverman, J. M., Vervack, R. J., Jr., Wheeler, J. C., (2015), EARLY OBSERVATIONS AND ANALYSIS OF THE TYPE Ia SN 2014J IN M82, Astrophysical Journal, 798

McKay, Adam J., Cochran, Anita L., DiSanti, Michael A., Villanueva, Geronimo, Dello Russo, Neil, Vervack, Ronald J., Jr., Morgenthaler, Jeffrey P., Harris, Walter M., Chanover, Nancy J., (2015), Evolution of H2O, CO, and CO2 production in Comet C/2009 P1 Garradd during the 2011-2012 apparition, Icarus, 250, 504-515

Vervack, Ronald J., Jr., Moses, Julianne I., (2015), Saturn's upper atmosphere during the Voyager era: Reanalysis and modeling of the UVS occultations, Icarus, 258, 135-163

Biver, N., Bockelee-Morvan, D., Debout, V., Crovisier, J., Boissier, J., Lis, D. C., Dello Russo, N., Moreno, R., Colom, P., Paubert, G., Vervack, R., Weaver, H. A., (2014), Complex organic molecules in comets C/2012 F6 (Lemmon) and C/2013 R1 (Lovejoy): detection of ethylene glycol and formamide, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 566

Burger, Matthew H., Killen, Rosemary M., McClintock, William E., Merkel, Aimee W., Vervack, Ronald J., Jr., Cassidy, Timothy A., Sarantos, Menelaos, (2014), Seasonal variations in Mercury's dayside calcium exosphere, Icarus, 238, 51-58

Dello Russo, N., Vervack, R. J., Jr., Kawakita, H., Kobayashi, H., Weaver, H. A., Harris, W. M., Cochran, A., Biver, N., Bockelee-Morvan, D., Crovisier, J., (2014), The volatile composition of 81P/Wild 2 from ground-based high-resolution infrared spectroscopy, Icarus, 238, 125-136

Kawakita, Hideyo, Dello Russo, Neil, Vervack, Ron, Jr., Kobayashi, Hitomi, DiSanti, Mike A., Opitom, Cyrielle, Jehin, Emmanuel, Weaver, Harold A., Cochran, Anita L., Harris, Walter M., Bockelee-Morvan, Dominique, Biver, Nicolas, Crovisier, Jacques, Mckay, Adam J., Manfroid, Jean, Gillon, Michael, (2014), EXTREMELY ORGANIC-RICH COMA OF COMET C/2010 G2 ( HILL) DURING ITS OUTBURST IN 2012, Astrophysical Journal, 788

Murchie, Scott L., Vervack, Ronald J., Jr., Ernst, Carolyn M., Strom, Robert G., (2014), Mercury, Encyclopedia of the Solar System, 3rd Edition, 283-304

Vervack, Ronald J., Jr., Yee, Jeng-Hwa, Swartz, William H., DeMajistre, Robert, Paxton, Larry J., (2014), The MSX/UVISI Stellar Occultation Experiments: Proof-of-Concept Demonstration of a New Approach to Remote Sensing of Earth's Atmosphere, Johns Hopkins Apl Technical Digest, 32, 803-821

Dello Russo, Neil, Vervack, Ronald J., Jr., Weaver, Harold A., Lisse, Carey M., Kawakita, Hideyo, Kobayashi, Hitomi, Cochran, Anita L., Harris, Walter M., Bockelee-Morvan, Dominique, Biver, Nicolas, Crovisier, Jacques, McKay, Adam J., (2013), A high-resolution infrared spectral survey of 103P/Hartley 2 on the night of the EPOXI closest approach, Icarus, 222, 707-722

Kawakita, Hideyo, Kobayashi, Hitomi, Dello Russo, Neil, Vervack, Ronald J., Jr., Hashimoto, Mio, Weaver, Harold A., Lisse, Carey M., Cochran, Anita L., Harris, Walter M., Bockelee-Morvan, Dominique, Biver, Nicolas, Crovisier, Jacques, McKay, Adam J., (2013), Parent volatiles in Comet 103P/Hartley 2 observed by Keck II with NIRSPEC during the 2010 apparition, Icarus, 222, 723-733

Rivkin, Andrew S., Howell, Ellen S., Vervack, Ronald J., Jr., Magri, Chris, Nolan, Michael C., Fernandez, Yan R., Cheng, Andrew F., Barucci, M. Antonietta, Michel, Patrick, (2013), The NEO (175706) 1996 FG3 in the 2-4 mu m spectral region: Evidence for an aqueously altered surface, Icarus, 223, 493-498

Biver, N., Crovisier, J., Bockelee-Morvan, D., Szutowicz, S., Lis, D. C., Hartogh, P., de Val-Borro, M., Moreno, R., Boissier, J., Kidger, M., Kuppers, M., Paubert, G., Dello Russo, N., Vervack, R., Weaver, H., HssO team, (2012), Ammonia and other parent molecules in comet 10P/Tempel 2 from Herschel/HIFI and ground-based radio observations, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 539

Burger, Matthew H., Killen, Rosemary M., McClintock, William E., Vervack, Ronald J., Jr., Merkel, Aimee W., Sprague, Ann L., Sarantos, Menelaos, (2012), Modeling MESSENGER observations of calcium in Mercury's exosphere, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 117

Hurley, Dana M., Gladstone, G. Randall, Stern, S. Alan, Retherford, Kurt D., Feldman, Paul D., Pryor, Wayne, Egan, Anthony F., Greathouse, Thomas K., Kaufmann, David E., Steffl, Andrew J., Parker, Joel William, Miles, Paul F., Horvath, David, Davis, Michael W., Versteeg, Maarten H., Slater, David C., Hendrix, Amanda R., Hibbitts, Charles A., Ernst, Carolyn M., Vervack, Ronald J., Jr., Grieves, Gregory A., (2012), Modeling of the vapor release from the LCROSS impact: 2. Observations from LAMP, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 117

Dello Russo, N., Vervack, R. J., Jr., Lisse, C. M., Weaver, H. A., Kawakita, H., Kobayashi, H., Cochran, A. L., Harris, W. M., McKay, A. J., Biver, N., Bockelee-Morvan, D., Crovisier, J., (2011), THE VOLATILE COMPOSITION AND ACTIVITY OF COMET 103P/HARTLEY 2 DURING THE EPOXI CLOSEST APPROACH, Astrophysical Journal Letters, 734

Magri, Christopher, Howell, Ellen S., Nolan, Michael C., Taylor, Patrick A., Fernandez, Yanga R., Mueller, Michael, Vervack, Ronald J., Jr., Benner, Lance A. M., Giorgini, Jon D., Ostro, Steven J., Scheeres, Daniel J., Hicks, Michael D., Rhoades, Heath, Somers, James M., Gaftonyuk, Ninel M., Kouprianov, Vladimir V., Krugly, Yurij N., Molotov, Igor E., Busch, Michael W., Margot, Jean-Luc, Benishek, Vladimir, Protitch-Benishek, Vojislava, Galad, Adrian, Higgins, David, Kusnirak, Peter, Pray, Donald P., (2011), Radar and photometric observations and shape modeling of contact binary near-Earth Asteroid (8567) 1996 HW1, Icarus, 214, 210-227

Meech, K. J., A'Hearn, M. F., Adams, J. A., Bacci, P., Bai, J., Barrera, L., Battelino, M., Bauer, J. M., Becklin, E., Bhatt, B., Biver, N., Bockelee-Morvan, D., Bodewits, D., Boehnhardt, H., Boissier, J., Bonev, B. P., Borghini, W., Brucato, J. R., Bryssinck, E., Buie, M. W., Canovas, H., Castellano, D., Charnley, S. B., Chen, W. P., Chiang, P., Choi, Y-J, Christian, D. J., Chuang, Y-L, Cochran, A. L., Colom, P., Combi, M. R., Coulson, I. M., Crovisier, J., Dello Russo, N., Dennerl, K., DeWahl, K., DiSanti, M. A., Facchini, M., Farnham, T. L., Fernandez, Y., Floren, H. G., Frisk, U., Fujiyoshi, T., Furusho, R., Fuse, T., Galli, G., Garcia-Hernandez, D. A., Gersch, A., Getu, Z., Gibb, E. L., Gillon, M., Guido, E., Guillermo, R. A., Hadamcik, E., Hainaut, O., Hammel, H. B., Harker, D. E., Harmon, J. K., Harris, W. M., Hartogh, P., Hashimoto, M., Haeusler, B., Herter, T., Hjalmarson, A., Holland, S. T., Honda, M., Hosseini, S., Howell, E. S., Howes, N., Hsieh, H. H., Hsiao, H-Y, Hutsemekers, D., Immler, S. M., Jackson, W. M., Jeffers, S. V., Jehin, E., Jones, T. J., Ovelar, M. de Juan, Kaluna, H. M., Karlsson, T., Kawakita, H., Keane, J. V., Keller, L. D., Kelley, M. S., Kinoshita, D., Kiselev, N. N., Kleyna, J., Knight, M. M., Kobayashi, H., Kobulnicky, H. A., Kolokolova, L., Kreiny, M., Kuan, Y-J, Kueppers, M., Lacruz, J. M., Landsman, W. B., Lara, L. M., Lecacheux, A., Levasseur-Regourd, A. C., Li, B., Licandro, J., Ligustri, R., Lin, Z-Y, Lippi, M., Lis, D. C., Lisse, C. M., Lovell, A. J., Lowry, S. C., Lu, H., Lundin, S., Magee-Sauer, K., Magain, P., Manfroid, J., Epifani, E. Mazzotta, McKay, A., Melita, M. D., Mikuz, H., Milam, S. N., Milani, G., Min, M., Moreno, R., Mueller, B. E. A., Mumma, M. J., Nicolini, M., Nolan, M. C., Nordh, H. L., Nowajewski, P. B., Team, Odin, Ootsubo, T., Paganini, L., Perrella, C., Pittichova, J., Prosperi, E., Radeva, Y. L., Reach, W. T., Remijan, A. J., Rengel, M., Riesen, T. E., Rodenhuis, M., Rodriguez, D. P., Russell, R. W., Sahu, D. K., Samarasinha, N. H., Sanchez Caso, A., Sandqvist, A., Sarid, G., Sato, M., Schleicher, D. G., Schwieterman, E. W., Sen, A. K., Shenoy, D., Shi, J-C, Shinnaka, Y., Skvarc, J., Snodgrass, C., Sitko, M. L., Sonnett, S., Sosseini, S., Sostero, G., Sugita, S., Swinyard, B. M., Szutowicz, S., Takato, N., Tanga, P., Taylor, P. A., Tozzi, G-P, Trabatti, R., Trigo-Rodriguez, J. M., Tubiana, C., de Val-Borro, M., Vacca, W., Vandenbussche, B., Vaubaillion, J., Velichko, F. P., Velichko, S. F., Vervack, R. J., Jr., Vidal-Nunez, M. J., Villanueva, G. L., Vinante, C., Vincent, J-B, Wang, M., Wasserman, L. H., Watanabe, J., Weaver, H. A., Weissman, P. R., Wolk, S., Wooden, D. H., Woodward, C. E., Yamaguchi, M., Yamashita, T., Yanamandra-Fischer, P. A., Yang, B., Yao, J-S, Yeomans, D. K., Zenn, T., Zhao, H., Ziffer, J. E., (2011), EPOXI: COMET 103P/HARTLEY 2 OBSERVATIONS FROM A WORLDWIDE CAMPAIGN, Astrophysical Journal Letters, 734

Mouawad, Nelly, Burger, Matthew H., Killen, Rosemary M., Potter, Andrew E., McClintock, William E., Vervack, Ronald J., Jr., Bradley, E. Todd, Benna, Mehdi, Naidu, Shantanu, (2011), Constraints on Mercury's Na exosphere: Combined MESSENGER and ground-based data, Icarus, 211, 21-36

Murchie, Scott L., Vervack, Ronald J., Jr., Anderson, Brian J., (2011), Journey to the Innermost Planet, Scientific American, 304, 34-40

Sarantos, Menelaos, Killen, Rosemary M., McClintock, William E., Bradley, E. Todd, Vervack, Ronald J., Jr., Benna, Mehdi, Slavin, James A., (2011), Limits to Mercury's magnesium exosphere from MESSENGER second flyby observations, Planetary and Space Science, 59, 1992-2003

Burger, Matthew H., Killen, Rosemary M., Vervack, Ronald J., Jr., Bradley, E. Todd, McClintock, William E., Sarantos, Menelaos, Benna, Mehdi, Mouawad, Nelly, (2010), Monte Carlo modeling of sodium in Mercury's exosphere during the first two MESSENGER flybys, Icarus, 209, 63-74

Greathouse, Thomas K., Gladstone, G. R., Moses, J. I., Stern, S. A., Retherford, K. D., Vervack, R. J., Jr., Slater, D. C., Versteeg, M. H., Davis, M. W., Young, L. A., Steffl, A. J., Throop, H., Parker, J. Wm., (2010), New Horizons Alice ultraviolet observations of a stellar occultation by Jupiter's atmosphere, Icarus, 208, 293-305

Killen, Rosemary M., Potter, Andrew E., Vervack, Ronald J., Jr., Bradley, E. Todd, McClintock, William E., Anderson, Carrie M., Burger, Matthew H., (2010), Observations of metallic species in Mercury's exosphere, Icarus, 209, 75-87

Kobayashi, H., Bockelee-Morvan, D., Kawakita, H., Dello Russo, N., Jehin, E., Manfroid, J., Smette, A., Hutsemekers, D., Stuwe, J., Weiler, M., Arpigny, C., Biver, N., Cochran, A., Crovisier, J., Magain, P., Sana, H., Schulz, R., Vervack, R. J., Weaver, H., Zucconi, J-M., (2010), High-dispersion infrared spectroscopic observations of comet 8P/Tuttle with VLT/CRIRES, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 509

Vervack, Ronald J., Jr., McClintock, William E., Killen, Rosemary M., Sprague, Ann L., Anderson, Brian J., Burger, Matthew H., Bradley, E. Todd, Mouawad, Nelly, Solomon, Sean C., Izenberg, Noam R., (2010), Mercury's Complex Exosphere: Results from MESSENGER's Third Flyby, Science, 329, 672-675

Dello Russo, N., Vervack, R. J., Jr., Weaver, H. A., Kawakita, H., Kobayashi, H., Biver, N., Bockelee-Morvan, D., Crovisier, J., (2009), THE PARENT VOLATILE COMPOSITION OF 6P/d'ARREST AND A CHEMICAL COMPARISON OF JUPITER-FAMILY COMETS MEASURED AT INFRARED WAVELENGTHS, Astrophysical Journal, 703, 187-197

Dello Russo, Neil, Vervack, Ronald J., Jr., Weaver, Harold A., Lisse, Carey M., (2009), Infrared measurements of the chemical composition of C/2006 P1 McNaught, Icarus, 200, 271-279

Jehin, E., Bockelee-Morvan, D., Dello Russo, N., Manfroid, J., Hutsemekers, D., Kawakita, H., Kobayashi, H., Schulz, R., Smette, A., Stuwe, J., Weiler, M., Arpigny, C., Biver, N., Cochran, A., Crovisier, J., Magain, P., Rauer, H., Sana, H., Vervack, R. J., Weaver, H., Zucconi, J. -M., (2009), A Multi-Wavelength Simultaneous Study of the Composition of the Halley Family Comet 8P/Tuttle, Earth Moon and Planets, 105, 343-349

McClintock, William E., Vervack, Ronald J., Jr., Bradley, E. Todd, Killen, Rosemary M., Mouawad, Nelly, Sprague, Ann L., Burger, Matthew H., Solomon, Sean C., Izenberg, Noam R., (2009), MESSENGER Observations of Mercury's Exosphere: Detection of Magnesium and Distribution of Constituents, Science, 324, 610-613

Dello Russo, N., Vervack, R. J., Jr., Weaver, H. A., Montgomery, M. M., Deshpande, R., Fernandez, Y. R., Martin, E. L., (2008), The volatile composition of comet 17P/Holmes after its extraordinary outburst, Astrophysical Journal, 680, 793-802

Lystrup, M. B., Miller, S., Dello Russo, N., Vervack, R. J., Jr., Stallard, T., (2008), First vertical ion density profile in Jupiter's auroral atmosphere: Direct observations using the Keck II telescope, Astrophysical Journal, 677, 790-797

McClintock, William E., Bradley, E. Todd, Vervack, Ronald J., Jr., Killen, Rosemary M., Sprague, Ann L., Izenberg, Noam R., Solomon, Sean C., (2008), Mercury's exosphere: Observations during MESSENGER's first Mercury flyby, Science, 321, 92-94

Dello Russo, N., Vervack, R. J., Jr., Weaver, H. A., Biver, N., Bockelee-Morvan, D., Crovisier, J., Lisse, C. M., (2007), Compositional homogeneity in the fragmented comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3, Nature, 448, 172-175

Dello Russo, Neil, Weaver, Harold A., Jr., Lisse, Carey M., Vervack, Ronald J., Jr., (2006), Comet chemistry: Obtaining clues to the formation and evolution of the solar system with high-resolution infrared spectroscopy, Johns Hopkins Apl Technical Digest, 27, 121-132

Vervack, RJ, Sandel, BR, Strobel, DF, (2004), New perspectives on Titan's upper atmosphere from a reanalysis of the Voyager 1 UVS solar occultations, Icarus, 170, 91-112

Yee, JH, Vervack, RJ, DeMajistre, R, Kirchengast, G, Foelsche, U, Steiner, AK, (2004), The stellar occultation technique: Past achievements, recent developments, and future challenges, Occultations For Probing Atmosphere and Climate, 261-273

Vervack, RJ, Yee, JH, DeMajistre, R, Swartz, WH, (2003), Intercomparison of MSX/UVISI-derived ozone and temperature profiles with ground-based, SAGE II, HALOE, and POAM III data, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 108

Swartz, WH, Yee, JH, Vervack, RJ, Lloyd, SA, Newman, PA, (2002), Photochemical ozone loss in the Arctic as determined by MSX/UVISI stellar occultation observations during the 1999/2000 winter, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 107

Vervack, RJ, Yee, JH, Carbary, JF, Morgan, F, (2002), Atmospheric remote sensing using a combined extinctive and refractive stellar occultation technique - 3. Inversion method for refraction measurements, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 107

Yee, JH, Vervack, RJ, DeMajistre, R, Morgan, F, Carbary, JF, Romick, GJ, Morrison, D, Lloyd, SA, DeCola, PL, Paxton, LJ, Anderson, DE, Kumar, CK, Meng, CI, (2002), Atmospheric remote sensing using a combined extinctive and refractive stellar occultation technique - 1. Overview and proof-of-concept observations, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 107

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