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, Rosetta, Alice, Voyager, UVS

 
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
Year Description
2020 Steering Committee (Exosphere Discipline Member), Mercury Exploration Assessment Group (MExAG)
2008, 2017 NASA Group Achievement Award for MESSENGER Project Team
2017 NASA Group Achievement Award for Rosetta Alice Instrument Team
2011 - 2016 MESSENGER Atmosphere and Magnetosphere Discipline Group: Chair, 2012-2016; Deputy Chair 2011-2012
2014 Walter G. Berl Award for Best Article in the APL Technical Digest
2008 Asteroid 20465 Vervack named in honor
2003 JHU/APL Publication Award for Author's First Refereed Publication
1987 Inducted into the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
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Nathan X. Roth, Erika L. Gibb, Boncho P. Bonev, Michael A. DiSanti, Neil Dello Russo, Adam J. McKay, Jr. Ronald J. Vervack, Hideyo Kawakita, Mohammad Saki, Nicolas Biver, Dominique Bockelée-Morvan, Lori M. Feaga, Nicolas Fougere, Anita L. Cochran, Michael Combi, Yinsi Shou, (2020), Probing the Evolutionary History of Comets: An Investigation of the Hypervolatiles CO, CH4, and C2H6 in the Jupiter-family Comet 21P/GiacobinitextendashZinner, The Astronomical Journal , 159, 2, 42, https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-3881/ab536b

C. M. Lisse, H. Y. A. Meng, M. L. Sitko, A. Morlok, B. C. Johnson, A. P. Jackson, Jr. R. J. Vervack, C. H. Chen, S. J. Wolk, M. D. Lucas, M. Marengo, D. T. Britt, (2020), HD 145263: Spectral Observations of Silica Debris Disk Formation via Extreme Space Weathering?, The Astrophysical Journal , 894, 2, 116, https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ab7b80

Neil Dello Russo, Hideyo Kawakita, Boncho P. Bonev, Ronald J. Vervack, Erika L. Gibb, Yoshiharu Shinnaka, Nathan X. Roth, Michael A. DiSanti, Adam J. McKay, (2020), Post-perihelion volatile production and release from Jupiter-family comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova, Icarus, 335, 113411, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.icarus.2019.113411

Collin D. Lewin, Ellen S. Howell, Jr. Ronald J. Vervack, Yanga R. Fernández, Christopher Magri, Sean E. Marshall, Jenna L. Crowell, Mary L. Hinkle, (2020), Near-infrared Spectral Characterization of Solar-type Stars in the Northern Hemisphere, The Astronomical Journal

Mohammad Saki, Erika L. Gibb, Boncho P. Bonev, Nathan X. Roth, Michael A. DiSanti, Neil Dello Russo, Jr. Ronald J. Vervack, Adam J. McKay, Hideyo Kawakita, (2020), Carbonyl Sulfide (OCS): Detections in Comets C/2002 T7 (LINEAR), C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS), and 21P/Giacobini–Zinner and Stringent Upper Limits in 46P/Wirtanen, The Astronomical Journal

Brian A. Keeney, S. Alan Stern, Jr. Ronald J. Vervack, Matthew M. Knight, John Noonan, Joel Wm. Parker, Michael F. A’Hearn, Jean-Loup Bertaux, Lori M. Feaga, Paul D. Feldman, Richard A. Medina, Jon P. Pineau, Rebecca N. Schindhelm, Andrew J. Steffl, M. Versteeg, Harold A. Weaver, (2019), Upper Limits for Emissions in the Coma of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko near Perihelion as Measured by Rosetta’s Alice Far-UV Spectrograph, The Astronomical Journal

Adam J. McKay, Michael A. DiSanti, Michael S. P. Kelley, Matthew M. Knight, Maria Womack, Kacper Wierzchos, Olga Harrington Pinto, Boncho Bonev, Geronimo L. Villanueva, Neil Dello Russo, Anita L. Cochran, Nicolas Biver, James Bauer, Jr. Ronald J. Vervack, Erika Gibb, Nathan Roth, Hideyo Kawakita, (2019), The Peculiar Volatile Composition of CO-dominated Comet C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS), The Astronomical Journal, 158, 3, 128, https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-3881/ab32e4

Brian A. Keeney, S. Alan Stern, Paul D. Feldman, Michael F. A’Hearn, Jean-Loup Bertaux, Lori M. Feaga, Matthew M. Knight, Richard A. Medina, John Noonan, Joel Wm. Parker, Jon P. Pineau, Rebecca N. Schindhelm, Andrew J. Steffl, M. Versteeg, Ronald J. Vervack, Harold A. Weaver, (2019), Stellar Occultation by Comet 67P/ChuryumovtextendashGerasimenko Observed with Rosetta's Alice Far-ultraviolet Spectrograph, The Astronomical Journal, 157, 5, 173, https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-3881/ab1097

Henrik Melin, L. N. Fletcher, T. S. Stallard, S. Miller, L. M. Trafton, L. Moore, J. O'Donoghue, R. J. Vervack, N. Dello Russo, L. Lamy, C. Tao, M. N. Chowdhury, (2019), The H 3 + ionosphere of Uranus: decades-long cooling and local-time morphology, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 377, 2154, 20180408, https://doi.org/10.1098/rsta.2018.0408

Aimee W. Merkel, Jr. Ronald J. Vervack, Rosemary M. Killen, Timothy A. Cassidy, William E. McClintock, Larry R. Nittler, Matthew H. Burger, (2018), Evidence Connecting Mercury's Magnesium Exosphere to Its Magnesium-Rich Surface Terrane, Geophysical Research Letters , 45, 14, 6790--6797, https://doi.org/10.1029/2018gl078407

Nathan X. Roth, Erika L. Gibb, Boncho P. Bonev, Michael A. DiSanti, Neil Dello Russo, Jr. Ronald J. Vervack, Adam J. McKay, Hideyo Kawakita, (2018), A Tale of “Two” Comets: The Primary Volatile Composition of Comet 2P/Encke Across Apparitions and Implications for Cometary Science, The Astronomical Journal

Michael A. DiSanti, Boncho P. Bonev, Erika L. Gibb, Nathan X. Roth, Neil Dello Russo, Jr. Ronald J. Vervack, (2018), Comet C/2013 V5 (Oukaimeden): Evidence for Depleted Organic Volatiles and Compositional Heterogeneity as Revealed through Infrared Spectroscopy, The Astronomical Journal

Paul D. Feldman, Michael F. A'Hearn, Jean-Loup Bertaux, Lori M. Feaga, Brian A. Keeney, Matthew M. Knight, John Noonan, Joel Wm. Parker, Eric Schindhelm, Andrew J. Steffl, S. Alan Stern, Ronald J. Vervack, Harold A. Weaver, (2018), FUV Spectral Signatures of Molecules and the Evolution of the Gaseous Coma of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, Astronomical Journal, 155, 1

John W. Noonan, S. Alan Stern, Paul D. Feldman, Thomas Broiles, Cyril Simon Wedlund, Niklas J. T. Edberg, Eric Schindhelm, Joel Wm. Parker, Brian A. Keeney, Ronald J. Vervack Jr, Andrew J. Steffl, Matthew M. Knight, Harold A. Weaver, Lori M. Feaga, Michael A’Hearn, Jean-Loup Bertaux, (2018), Ultraviolet Observations of Coronal Mass Ejection Impact on Comet 67P/ChuryumovtextendashGerasimenko by Rosetta Alice, The Astronomical Journal , 156, 1, 16, https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-3881/aac432

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

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

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

Aimee W. Merkel, Timothy A. Cassidy, Jr. Ronald J. Vervack, William E. McClintock, Menelaos Sarantos, Matthew H. Burger, Rosemary M. Killen, (2016), Seasonal variations of Mercury's magnesium dayside exosphere from MESSENGER observations, Icarus , http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.icarus.2016.08.032

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

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

Michael A. DiSanti, Boncho P. Bonev, Neil Dello Russo, Ronald J. Vervack, Erika L. Gibb, Nathan X. Roth, Adam J. McKay, Hideyo Kawakita, Lori M. Feaga, Harold A. Weaver, (2017), Hypervolatiles in a Jupiter-family Comet: Observations of 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova Using iSHELL at the NASA-IRTF, Astronomical Journal, 154, 6

C. M. Lisse, M. L. Sitko, M. Marengo, R. J. Vervack, Y. R. Fernandez, T. Mittal, C. H. Chen, (2017), Infrared Spectroscopy of HR 4796A's Bright Outer Cometary Ring plus Tenuous Inner Hot Dust Cloud, Astronomical Journal, 154, 5

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

Neil Dello Russo, Hideyo Kawakita, Ronald J. Vervack, Harold A. Weaver, (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

M. A. DiSanti, B. P. Bonev, E. L. Gibb, L. Paganini, G. L. Villanueva, M. J. Mumma, J. V. Keane, G. A. Blake, N. Dello Russo, K. J. Meech, R. J. Vervack, A. J. McKay, (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, 1

N. Dello Russo, R. J. Vervack, H. Kawakita, A. Cochran, A. J. McKay, W. M. Harris, H. A. Weaver, C. M. Lisse, M. A. DiSanti, H. Kobayashi, N. Biver, D. Bockelee-Morvan, J. Crovisier, C. Opitom, E. Jehin, (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

Timothy A. Cassidy, William E. McClintock, Rosemary M. Killen, Menelaos Sarantos, Aimee W. Merkel, Ronald J. Vervack, Matthew H. Burger, (2016), A cold-pole enhancement in Mercury's sodium exosphere, Geophysical Research Letters, 43, 21, 11121-11128

R. J. Vervack, R. M. Killen, W. E. McClintock, A. W. Merkel, M. H. Burger, T. A. Cassidy, M. Sarantos, (2016), New discoveries from MESSENGER and insights into Mercury's exosphere, Geophysical Research Letters, 43, 22, 11545-11551

G. H. Marion, D. J. Sand, E. Y. Hsiao, D. P. K. Banerjee, S. Valenti, M. D. Stritzinger, J. Vinko, V. Joshi, V. Venkataraman, N. M. Ashok, R. Amanullah, R. P. Binzel, J. J. Bochanski, G. L. Bryngelson, C. R. Burns, D. Drozdov, S. K. Fieber-Beyer, M. L. Graham, D. A. Howell, J. Johansson, R. P. Kirshner, P. A. Milne, J. Parrent, J. M. Silverman, R. J. Vervack, J. C. Wheeler, (2015), EARLY OBSERVATIONS AND ANALYSIS OF THE TYPE Ia SN 2014J IN M82, Astrophysical Journal, 798, 1

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

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

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

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

Hideyo Kawakita, Neil Dello Russo, Ron Vervack, Hitomi Kobayashi, Mike A. DiSanti, Cyrielle Opitom, Emmanuel Jehin, Harold A. Weaver, Anita L. Cochran, Walter M. Harris, Dominique Bockelee-Morvan, Nicolas Biver, Jacques Crovisier, Adam J. Mckay, Jean Manfroid, Michael Gillon, (2014), EXTREMELY ORGANIC-RICH COMA OF COMET C/2010 G2 ( HILL) DURING ITS OUTBURST IN 2012, Astrophysical Journal, 788, 2

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

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

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

Ronald J. Vervack, Jeng-Hwa Yee, William H. Swartz, Robert DeMajistre, Larry J. Paxton, (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, 5, 803-821

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

Wayne R. Pryor, Gregory M. Holsclaw, William E. McClintock, Martin Snow, Ronald J. Vervack, G. Randall Gladstone, S. Alan Stern, Kurt D. Retherford, Paul F. Miles, E Quemerais, M Snow, RM Bonnet, (2013), Lyman-alpha Models for LRO LAMP from MESSENGER MASCS and SOHO SWAN Data, Cross-Calibration of Far Uv Spectra of Solar System Objects and the Heliosphere, 13 , 163-175

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

Andrew S. Rivkin, Ellen S. Howell, Ronald J. Vervack, Chris Magri, Michael C. Nolan, Yan R. Fernandez, Andrew F. Cheng, M. Antonietta Barucci, Patrick Michel, (2013), The NEO (175706) 1996 FG3 in the 2-4 mu m spectral region: Evidence for an aqueously altered surface, Icarus, 223, 1, 493-498

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

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

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

Mark Kochte, Eric Finnegan, Noam Izenberg, Jr. Ronald Vervack, Bret Lamprecht, Mark Lankton, William McClintock, (2012), Hot Times at Mercury: Mission Operations for the Mercury Atmospheric and Surface Composition Spectrometer on MESSENGER, AIAA SPACE 2012 Conference & Exposition, https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2012-5228

Nelly Mouawad, Matthew H. Burger, Rosemary M. Killen, Andrew E. Potter, William E. McClintock, Ronald J. Vervack, E. Todd Bradley, Mehdi Benna, Shantanu Naidu, (2011), Constraints on Mercury's Na exosphere: Combined MESSENGER and ground-based data, Icarus, 211, 1, 21-36

K. J. Meech, M. F. A'Hearn, J. A. Adams, P. Bacci, J. Bai, L. Barrera, M. Battelino, J. M. Bauer, E. Becklin, B. Bhatt, N. Biver, D. Bockelee-Morvan, D. Bodewits, H. Boehnhardt, J. Boissier, B. P. Bonev, W. Borghini, J. R. Brucato, E. Bryssinck, M. W. Buie, H. Canovas, D. Castellano, S. B. Charnley, W. P. Chen, P. Chiang, Y-J Choi, D. J. Christian, Y-L Chuang, A. L. Cochran, P. Colom, M. R. Combi, I. M. Coulson, J. Crovisier, N. Dello Russo, K. Dennerl, K. DeWahl, M. A. DiSanti, M. Facchini, T. L. Farnham, Y. Fernandez, H. G. Floren, U. Frisk, T. Fujiyoshi, R. Furusho, T. Fuse, G. Galli, D. A. Garcia-Hernandez, A. Gersch, Z. Getu, E. L. Gibb, M. Gillon, E. Guido, R. A. Guillermo, E. Hadamcik, O. Hainaut, H. B. Hammel, D. E. Harker, J. K. Harmon, W. M. Harris, P. Hartogh, M. Hashimoto, B. Haeusler, T. Herter, A. Hjalmarson, S. T. Holland, M. Honda, S. Hosseini, E. S. Howell, N. Howes, H. H. Hsieh, H-Y Hsiao, D. Hutsemekers, S. M. Immler, W. M. Jackson, S. V. Jeffers, E. Jehin, T. J. Jones, M. de Juan Ovelar, H. M. Kaluna, T. Karlsson, H. Kawakita, J. V. Keane, L. D. Keller, M. S. Kelley, D. Kinoshita, N. N. Kiselev, J. Kleyna, M. M. Knight, H. Kobayashi, H. A. Kobulnicky, L. Kolokolova, M. Kreiny, Y-J Kuan, M. Kueppers, J. M. Lacruz, W. B. Landsman, L. M. Lara, A. Lecacheux, A. C. Levasseur-Regourd, B. Li, J. Licandro, R. Ligustri, Z-Y Lin, M. Lippi, D. C. Lis, C. M. Lisse, A. J. Lovell, S. C. Lowry, H. Lu, S. Lundin, K. Magee-Sauer, P. Magain, J. Manfroid, E. Mazzotta Epifani, A. McKay, M. D. Melita, H. Mikuz, S. N. Milam, G. Milani, M. Min, R. Moreno, B. E. A. Mueller, M. J. Mumma, M. Nicolini, M. C. Nolan, H. L. Nordh, P. B. Nowajewski, Odin Team, T. Ootsubo, L. Paganini, C. Perrella, J. Pittichova, E. Prosperi, Y. L. Radeva, W. T. Reach, A. J. Remijan, M. Rengel, T. E. Riesen, M. Rodenhuis, D. P. Rodriguez, R. W. Russell, D. K. Sahu, N. H. Samarasinha, A. Sanchez Caso, A. Sandqvist, G. Sarid, M. Sato, D. G. Schleicher, E. W. Schwieterman, A. K. Sen, D. Shenoy, J-C Shi, Y. Shinnaka, J. Skvarc, C. Snodgrass, M. L. Sitko, S. Sonnett, S. Sosseini, G. Sostero, S. Sugita, B. M. Swinyard, S. Szutowicz, N. Takato, P. Tanga, P. A. Taylor, G-P Tozzi, R. Trabatti, J. M. Trigo-Rodriguez, C. Tubiana, M. de Val-Borro, W. Vacca, B. Vandenbussche, J. Vaubaillion, F. P. Velichko, S. F. Velichko, R. J. Vervack, M. J. Vidal-Nunez, G. L. Villanueva, C. Vinante, J-B Vincent, M. Wang, L. H. Wasserman, J. Watanabe, H. A. Weaver, P. R. Weissman, S. Wolk, D. H. Wooden, C. E. Woodward, M. Yamaguchi, T. Yamashita, P. A. Yanamandra-Fischer, B. Yang, J-S Yao, D. K. Yeomans, T. Zenn, H. Zhao, J. E. Ziffer, (2011), EPOXI: COMET 103P/HARTLEY 2 OBSERVATIONS FROM A WORLDWIDE CAMPAIGN, Astrophysical Journal Letters, 734, 1

Scott L. Murchie, Ronald J. Vervack, Brian J. Anderson, (2011), Journey to the Innermost Planet, Scientific American, 304, 3, 34-40

Menelaos Sarantos, Rosemary M. Killen, William E. McClintock, E. Todd Bradley, Ronald J. Vervack, Mehdi Benna, James A. Slavin, (2011), Limits to Mercury's magnesium exosphere from MESSENGER second flyby observations, Planetary and Space Science, 59, 15, 1992-2003

Christopher Magri, Ellen S. Howell, Michael C. Nolan, Patrick A. Taylor, Yanga R. Fernandez, Michael Mueller, Ronald J. Vervack, Lance A. M. Benner, Jon D. Giorgini, Steven J. Ostro, Daniel J. Scheeres, Michael D. Hicks, Heath Rhoades, James M. Somers, Ninel M. Gaftonyuk, Vladimir V. Kouprianov, Yurij N. Krugly, Igor E. Molotov, Michael W. Busch, Jean-Luc Margot, Vladimir Benishek, Vojislava Protitch-Benishek, Adrian Galad, David Higgins, Peter Kusnirak, Donald P. Pray, (2011), Radar and photometric observations and shape modeling of contact binary near-Earth Asteroid (8567) 1996 HW1, Icarus, 214, 1, 210-227

N. Dello Russo, R. J. Vervack, C. M. Lisse, H. A. Weaver, H. Kawakita, H. Kobayashi, A. L. Cochran, W. M. Harris, A. J. McKay, N. Biver, D. Bockelee-Morvan, J. Crovisier, (2011), THE VOLATILE COMPOSITION AND ACTIVITY OF COMET 103P/HARTLEY 2 DURING THE EPOXI CLOSEST APPROACH, Astrophysical Journal Letters, 734, 1

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

Ronald J. Vervack, William E. McClintock, Rosemary M. Killen, Ann L. Sprague, Brian J. Anderson, Matthew H. Burger, E. Todd Bradley, Nelly Mouawad, Sean C. Solomon, Noam R. Izenberg, (2010), Mercury's Complex Exosphere: Results from MESSENGER's Third Flyby, Science, 329, 5992, 672-675

Matthew H. Burger, Rosemary M. Killen, Ronald J. Vervack, E. Todd Bradley, William E. McClintock, Menelaos Sarantos, Mehdi Benna, Nelly Mouawad, (2010), Monte Carlo modeling of sodium in Mercury's exosphere during the first two MESSENGER flybys, Icarus, 209, 1, 63-74

Thomas K. Greathouse, G. R. Gladstone, J. I. Moses, S. A. Stern, K. D. Retherford, R. J. Vervack, D. C. Slater, M. H. Versteeg, M. W. Davis, L. A. Young, A. J. Steffl, H. Throop, J. Wm. Parker, (2010), New Horizons Alice ultraviolet observations of a stellar occultation by Jupiter's atmosphere, Icarus, 208, 1, 293-305

Rosemary M. Killen, Andrew E. Potter, Ronald J. Vervack, E. Todd Bradley, William E. McClintock, Carrie M. Anderson, Matthew H. Burger, (2010), Observations of metallic species in Mercury's exosphere, Icarus, 209, 1, 75-87

E. Jehin, D. Bockelee-Morvan, N. Dello Russo, J. Manfroid, D. Hutsemekers, H. Kawakita, H. Kobayashi, R. Schulz, A. Smette, J. Stuwe, M. Weiler, C. Arpigny, N. Biver, A. Cochran, J. Crovisier, P. Magain, H. Rauer, H. Sana, R. J. Vervack, H. Weaver, J. -M. Zucconi, (2009), A Multi-Wavelength Simultaneous Study of the Composition of the Halley Family Comet 8P/Tuttle, Earth Moon and Planets, 105, 2-4, 343-349

Neil Dello Russo, Ronald J. Vervack, Harold A. Weaver, Carey M. Lisse, (2009), Infrared measurements of the chemical composition of C/2006 P1 McNaught, Icarus, 200, 1, 271-279

William E. McClintock, Ronald J. Vervack, E. Todd Bradley, Rosemary M. Killen, Nelly Mouawad, Ann L. Sprague, Matthew H. Burger, Sean C. Solomon, Noam R. Izenberg, (2009), MESSENGER Observations of Mercury's Exosphere: Detection of Magnesium and Distribution of Constituents, Science, 324, 5927, 610-613

N. Dello Russo, R. J. Vervack, H. A. Weaver, H. Kawakita, H. Kobayashi, N. Biver, D. Bockelee-Morvan, J. Crovisier, (2009), THE PARENT VOLATILE COMPOSITION OF 6P/d'ARREST AND A CHEMICAL COMPARISON OF JUPITER-FAMILY COMETS MEASURED AT INFRARED WAVELENGTHS, Astrophysical Journal, 703, 1, 187-197

M. B. Lystrup, S. Miller, N. Dello Russo, R. J. Vervack, T. Stallard, (2008), First vertical ion density profile in Jupiter's auroral atmosphere: Direct observations using the Keck II telescope, Astrophysical Journal, 677, 1, 790-797

William E. McClintock, E. Todd Bradley, Ronald J. Vervack, Rosemary M. Killen, Ann L. Sprague, Noam R. Izenberg, Sean C. Solomon, (2008), Mercury's exosphere: Observations during MESSENGER's first Mercury flyby, Science, 321, 5885, 92-94

N. Dello Russo, R. J. Vervack, H. A. Weaver, M. M. Montgomery, R. Deshpande, Y. R. Fernandez, E. L. Martin, (2008), The volatile composition of comet 17P/Holmes after its extraordinary outburst, Astrophysical Journal, 680, 1, 793-802

N. Dello Russo, R. J. Vervack, H. A. Weaver, N. Biver, D. Bockelee-Morvan, J. Crovisier, C. M. Lisse, (2007), Compositional homogeneity in the fragmented comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3, Nature, 448, 7150, 172-175

Neil Dello Russo, Harold A. Weaver, Carey M. Lisse, Ronald J. Vervack, (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, 2, 121-132

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

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

RJ Vervack, JH Yee, R DeMajistre, WH Swartz, (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, D22

JH Yee, RJ Vervack, R DeMajistre, F Morgan, JF Carbary, GJ Romick, D Morrison, SA Lloyd, PL DeCola, LJ Paxton, DE Anderson, CK Kumar, CI Meng, (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, D14

RJ Vervack, JH Yee, JF Carbary, F Morgan, (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, D15

WH Swartz, JH Yee, RJ Vervack, SA Lloyd, PA Newman, (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, D20

JH Yee, D Morrison, GA Murphy, MF Morgan, DC Humm, P Silverglate, RJ Vervack, LJ Paxton, AM Larar, MG Mlynczak, (2001), STARS: The stellar absorption and refraction sensor, Optical Spectroscopic Techniques, Remote Sensing, and Instrumentation For Atmospheric and Space Research Iv, 4485 , 51-59

JH Yee, R DeMajistre, RJ Vervack, F Moran, JF Carbary, GJ Romick, D Morrison, SA Lloyd, PL DeCola, LJ Paxton, DE Anderson, CK Kumar, CI Meng, DE Siskind, SD Eckermann, ME Summers, (2000), Nighttime O(2) and O(3) profiles measured by MSX/UVISI using stellar occultation techniques, Atmospheric Science Across the Stratopause, 123, 327-335

RV Yelle, LA Young, RJ Vervack, R Young, L Pfister, BR Sandel, (1996), Structure of Jupiter's upper atmosphere: Predictions for Galileo, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 101, E1, 2149-2161

RJ VERVACK, BR SANDEL, GR GLADSTONE, JC MCCONNELL, CD PARKINSON, (1995), JUPITER HE 584 ANGSTROM DAYGLOW - NEW RESULTS, Icarus, 114, 1, 163-173

Giuliana de Toma, R. J. Vervack, B. R. Sandel, R. Stalio, (1994), Voyager EUV solar spectra during 1981textendash1993, Solar Physics, 152, 1, 315--315, https://doi.org/10.1007/bf01473223

VA KRASNOPOLSKY, BR SANDEL, F HERBERT, RJ VERVACK, (1993), TEMPERATURE, N2, AND N DENSITY PROFILES OF TRITONS ATMOSPHERE - OBSERVATIONS AND MODEL, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 98, E2, 3065-3078

RV YELLE, F HERBERT, BR SANDEL, RJ VERVACK, TM WENTZEL, (1993), THE DISTRIBUTION OF HYDROCARBONS IN NEPTUNE UPPER-ATMOSPHERE, Icarus, 104, 1, 38-59

RJ VERVACK, HJ MELOSH, (1992), WIND INTERACTION WITH FALLING EJECTA - ORIGIN OF THE PARABOLIC FEATURES ON VENUS, Geophysical Research Letters, 19, 6, 525-528