2012 Papers

Below is a list of UCLA planetary science research papers published in 2012. Only refereed papers are included (no abstracts). If you have papers that you feel should be included, please use the contact form.


Allen, C.C., Greenhagen, B.T., Donaldson Hanna, K.L., and Paige, D.A. (2012). Analysis of lunar pyroclastic deposit FeO abundances by LRO Diviner. Journal of Geophysical Research, 117(E00), E00H28.

Arridge, C.S., Agnor, C.B., André, N., et al. (Russell, C.T., Helled, R., Sayanagi, K., and Schubert, G.) (2012). Uranus pathfinder: Exploring the origins and evolution of ice giant planets. Experimental Astronomy, 33(2-3), p. 753 – 791.

Barnes, J.W., Lemke, L., Foch, R., et al. (Mitchell, J., and Sayanagi, K.) (2012). AVIATR – Aerial Vehicle for In-situ and Airborne Titan Reconnaissance. A Titan airplane mission concept. Experimental Astronomy, 33(1), p. 55-127.

Buczkowski, D.L., Wyrick, D.Y., Iyer, K.A., et al. (Scully, J.E.C., and Russell, C.T.) (2012).  Large-scale troughs on Vesta: A signature of planetary tectonic.  Geophysical Research Letters, 39(18), L18205.

Calkins, M.A., Aurnou, J.M., Eldredge, J.D., et al. (2012). The influence of fluid properties on the morphology of core turbulence and the geomagnetic field. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 359-360, p. 55-60.

Calkins, M.A., Noir, J., Eldredge, J.D., and Aurnou, J.M. (2012). The effects of boundary topography on convection in Earth’s core. Geophysical Journal International, 189(2), p. 799-814.

Cao, H., Russell, C.T., Christensen, U.R., et al. (2012). Saturn’s High Degree Magnetic Moments: Evidence for a Unique Planetary Dynamo. Icarus, 221(1), p. 388-394.

Cébron, D., Le Bars, M., Noir, J., and Aurnou, J.M. (2012). Libration driven elliptical instability. Physics of Fluids, 24(6), 061703.

Chauvin, G., Faherty, J., Boccaletti, A., et al. (Zuckerman, B.) (2013). Deep search for companions to probable young brown dwarfs. VLT/NACO adaptive optics imaging using IR wavefront sensing. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 548, A33.

Christophe, B., Spilker, L.J., Anderson, J.D., et al. (Aurnou, J., and Helled, R.) (2012). OSS (Outer Solar System): A fundamental and planetary physics mission to Neptune, Triton and the Kuiper Belt. Experimental Astronomy, 34(2), p. 203-242.

Crossfield, I.J.M. (2012). ACME stellar spectra. I. Absolutely calibrated, mostly empirical flux densities of 55 Cancri and its transiting planet 55 Cancri e. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 545, A97.

Crossfield, I.J.M., Barman, T., Hansen, B.M.S., et al. (2012). Re-evaluating WASP- 12 b: Strong Emission at 2.315 micron, Deeper Occultations, and an Isothermal Atmosphere. The Astrophysical Journal, 760(2), 140.

Crossfield, I.J.M., Hansen, B.M.S., and Barman, T. (2012). Ground-based, Near-infrared Exospectroscopy. II. Tentative Detection of Emission from the Extremely Hot Jupiter WASP-12b. The Astrophysical Journal, 746(1), 46.

Crossfield, I.J.M., Knutson, H., Fortney, J., et al. (2012). Spitzer/MIPS 24μm Observations of HD 209458b: 3 eclipses, 2.5 transits, and a Phase Curve Corrupted by Instrumental Sensitivity Variations. The Astrophysical Journal, 752(2), 81.

Daniels, J.T.M., Russell, C.T., Strangeway, R.J., et al. (Wei, H.Y.) (2012), Whistler mode bursts in the Venus ionosphere due to lightning: Statistical properties using Venus Express magnetometer observations. Journal of Geophysical Research, 117(E4), E04004.

Dehant, V., Banderdt, B., Lognonné, P., et al. (Schubert, G.) (2012). Future Mars geophysical observatories for understanding its internal structure, rotation, and evolution. Planetary and Space Science, 68(1), p. 123-145.

Denevi, B.W., Blewitt, D.T., Buczkowski, D.L., et al. (Russell, C.T., and Scully, J.E.C.) (2012). Pitted Terrain on Vesta and Implications for the Presence of Volatiles. Science, 338(6104), p. 246-249.

DeSanctis, M.C., Ammannito, E., Capria, M.T., et al. (Russell, C.T.) (2012).  Spectroscopic characterization of mineralogy and its diversity across Vesta. Science, 336(6082), p. 697 – 700.

DeSanctis, M.C., Combe, J.-Ph., Ammannito, E., et al. (Russell, C.T.) (2012). Detection of Widespread Hydrated Materials on Vesta by the VIR Imaging Spectrometer on board the Dawn Mission. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 758(2), L36.

Donaldson Hannah, K.L., Wyatt, M.B., Thomas, I.R., et al. (Paige, D.A.) (2012). Thermal infrared emissivity measurements under a simulated lunar environment: Application to the Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment. Journal of Geophysical Research, 117(E00), E00H05.

Drahus, M., Jewitt, D., Guilbert-Lepoutre, A., et al. (2012). The Sources of HCN and CH3OH and the Rotational Temperature in Comet 103P/Hartley 2 from Time-resolved Millimeter Spectroscopy. The Astrophysical Journal, 756(1), 80.

Dyl, K.A., Bischoff, A., Ziegler, K., et al. (Young, E.D.) (2012). Early Solar System hydrothermal activity in chondritic asteroids on 1-10-year timescales. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 1207475109.

Egea-González, I., Ruiz, J., Fernández, C., et al. (Williams, J.-P.) (2012). Depth of faulting and ancient heat flows in the Kuiper region of Mercury from lobate scarp topography. Planetary and Space Science, 60(1), p. 193-198.

Fang, J., and Margot, J.-L. (2012). Binary Asteroid Encounters with Terrestrial Planets: Timescales and Effects. The Astronomical Journal, 143(1), 25.

Fang, J., and Margot, J.-L. (2012). Near-Earth Binaries and Triples: Origin and Evolution of Spin-Orbital Properties. The Astronomical Journal, 143(1), 24.

Fang, J., and Margot, J.-L. (2012). The Role of Kozai Cycles in Near-Earth Binary Asteroids. The Astronomical Journal, 143(3), 59.

Fang, J., and Margot, J.-L. (2012). Predicting Planets in Kepler Multi-planet Systems. The Astrophysical Journal, 751(1), 23.

Fang, J., and Margot, J.-L. (2012). Architecture of Planetary Systems Based on Kepler Data: Number of Planets and Coplanarity. The Astrophysical Journal, 761(2), 92.

Fang, J., Margot, J.-L., and Rojo, P. (2012). Orbits, Masses, and Evolution of Main Belt Triple (87) Sylvia. The Astronomical Journal, 144(2), 70.

Gabrielse, C., Angelopoulos, V., Runov, A., and Turner, D.L. (2012). The effects of transient, localized electric fields on equatorial electron acceleration and transport toward the inner magnetosphere. Journal of Geophysical Research, 117(A10), A10213,

Grymes, R.A. (2012). Pioneers of Astrobiology: J. William Schopf. Astrobiology, 11(1), p. 9-14.

Guilbert-Lepoutre, A. (2012). Survival of Amorphous Water Ice on Centaurs. The Astronomical Journal, 144(4), 97.

Haack, H., Grau, T., Bischoff, A., et al. (Wasson, J.T.) (2012). Maribo–A new CM fall from Denmark. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 47(1), p. 30-50.

Hansen, B.M.S. (2012). Calibration of Equilibrium Tide Theory for Extrasolar Planet Systems. II. The Astrophysical Journal, 757(1), 6.

Hansen, B.M.S., and Murray, N. (2012). Migration Then Assembly: Formation of Neptune-mass Planets inside 1 AU. The Astrophysical Journal, 751(2), 158.

Hayne, P.O., Paige, D.A., Schofield, J.T., et al. (2012). Carbon dioxide snow clouds on Mars: South polar winter observations by the Mars Climate Sounder. Journal of Geophysical Research, 117(E8), E08014.

Heggy, E., Palmer, E.M., Kofman, W., et al. (2012). Radar properties of comets: Parametric dielectric modeling of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Icarus, 221(2), p. 925-939.

Heimpel, M., and Aurnou, J.M. (2012). Convective Bursts and the Coupling of Saturn’s Equatorial Storms and Interior Rotation. The Astrophysical Journal, 746(1), 51.

Hurt, S.M., Rubin, A.E., and Wasson, J.T. (2012). Fractionated matrix composition in CV3 Vigarano and alteration processes on the CV parent asteroid. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 47(6), p. 1035-1048.

Jaumann, R., Williams, D.A., Buczkowski, D.L., et al. (Russell, C.T.) (2012). Vesta’s shape and morphology. Science, 336(6082), p. 6087 – 6090.

Jewitt, D. (2012).  The Active Asteroids.  The Astronomical Journal, 143(3), 66.

Jewitt, D., and Guilbert-Lepoutre, A. (2012). Limits to Ice on Asteroids (24) Themis and (65) Cybele. The Astronomical Journal, 143(1), 21.

Jia, X., Hansen, K.C., Gombosi, T.I., et al. (Kivelson, M.G.) (2012). Magnetospheric configuration and dynamics of Saturn’s magnetosphere: A global MHD simulation. Journal of Geophysical Research, 117(A5), A05225.

Jia, X., and Kivelson, M.G. (2012). Driving Saturn’s magnetospheric periodicities from the upper atmosphere/ionosphere: Magnetotail response to dual sources. Journal of Geophysical Research, 117(A11), A11219.

Jia. X., Kivelson, M.G., and Gombosi, T.I. (2012). Driving Saturn’s magnetospheric periodicities from the upper atmosphere/ionosphere. Journal of Geophysical Research, 117(A4), A04215.

Jura, M., and Xu, S. (2012). Water Fractions in Extrasolar Planetesimals. The Astronomical Journal, 143(1), 6.

Jura, M., Xu, S., Klein, B., et al. (Zuckerman, B.) (2012). Two Extrasolar Asteroids with Low Volatile-element Mass Fractions. The Astrophysical Journal, 750(1), 69.

Kiehas, S.A., Angelopoulos, V., Runov, A., et al. (2012). On the formation of tilted flux ropes in the Earth’s magnetotail observed with ARTEMIS. Journal of Geophysical Research, 117(A5), A05231.

Kim, K.J., Dohm, J.M., Williams, J.-P., et al. (2012). The South Pole-Aitken basin region, Moon: GIS-based geologic investigation using Kaguya elemental information. Advances in Space Research, 50(12), p. 1629-1637.

King, E.M., and Aurnou, J.M. (2012).Thermal evidence for Taylor columns in turbulent rotating Rayleigh-Benard convection. Physical Review E, 85(1), 016313.

King, E.M., Stellmach, S., and Aurnou, J.M. (2012). Heat transfer by rapidly rotating Rayleigh-Bénard convection. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 691, 568-582.

Kong, D., Zhang, K., and Schubert, G. (2012). On the Variation of Zonal Gravity Coefficients of a Giant Planet Caused by Its Deep Zonal Flows. The Astrophysical Journal, 748(2), 143.

Lacerda, P., and Jewitt, D. (2012). Extinction in the Coma of Comet 17P/Holmes. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 760(1), L2.

Lai, H.R., Wei, H.Y., Russell, C.T., et al. (2012). Reconnection at the magnetopause of Saturn: Perspective from FTE occurrence and magnetosphere size.  Journal of Geophysical Research, 117(A5), A05222.

Lorenz, R.D., Newman, C.E., Tokano, T., et al. (Mitchell, J.L.) (2012). Formulation of a wind specification for Titan late polar summer exploration. Planetary and Space Science, 70(1), p. 73-83.

Li, J., and Ulrich, R.K. (2012). Long-term Measurements of Sunspot Magnetic Tilt Angles. The Astrophysical Journal, 758(2), 115.

Luhmann, J.G., Ulusen, D., Ledvina, S.A., et al. (Ma, Y.J., Wei, H.Y., and Russel, C.T.) (2012). Investigating magnetospheric interaction effects on Titan’s ionosphere with the Cassini orbiter Ion Neutral Mass Spectrometer, Langmuir Probe and magnetometer observations during targeted flybys. Icarus, 219(2), p. 534 – 555.

Marchi, S., McSween, H.Y., O’Brien, D.P., et al. (Russell, C.T.) (2012). The violent collisional history of Asteroid 4 Vesta. Science, 336(6082), p. 690 – 694.

Margot, J.-L., Peale, S.J., Solomon, S.C., et al. (Padovan, S.) (2012). Mercury’s moment of inertia from spin and gravity data. Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, E00L09.

Masters, A., Eastwood, J.P., Swisdak, M., et al. (Russell, C.T.) (2012).  The importance of plasma β conditions for magnetic reconnection at Saturn’s magnetopause. Geophysical Research Letters, 39(8), L08103.

Melis, C., Zuckerman, B., Rhee, J., et al. (2012). Rapid disappearance of a warm, dusty circumstellar disk. Nature, 487(7405), p. 74-76.

Milbury, C., Schubert, G., Raymond, C.A., et al. (2012). The history of Mars’ dynamo as revealed by modeling magnetic anomalies near Tyrrhenus Mons and Syrtis Major. Journal of Geophysical Research, 117(E10), E10007.

Mitchell, J.L. (2012). Titan’s Transport-driven Methane Cycle. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 756(2), L26.

Mousis, O., Guilbert-Lepoutre, A., Lunine, J.I., et al. (2012). The Dual Origin of the Nitrogen Deficiency in Comets: Selective Volatile Trapping in the Nebula and Postaccretion Radiogenic Heating. The Astrophysical Journal, 757(2), 146.

Noir, J., Cébron, D., Le Bars, M., et al. (Aurnou, J.M.) (2012). Experimental study of libration-driven zonal flows in non-axisymmetric containers. Physics of the Earth & Planetary Interiors, 204, p. 1-10.

Nugent, C.R., Margot, J.-L., Chesley, S.R., et al. (2012). Detection of Semi-major Axis Drifts in 54 Near-Earth Asteroids: New Measurements on the Yarkovsky Effect. The Astronomical Journal, 144(2), 60.

Nugent, C.R., Mainzer, A., Masiero, J., et al. (2012). The Yarkovsky Drift’s Influence on NEAs: Trends and Predictions withNEOWISE Measurements. The Astronomical Journal, 144(3), 75.

Peixinho, N., Delsanti, A., Guilbert-Lepoutre, A., et al. (2012). The bimodal colors of Centaurs and small Kuiper belt objects. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 546, A86.

Prettyman, T.H., Mittlefehldt, D.W., Yamashita, N., et al. (Russell, C.T.) (2012). Elemental mapping by Dawn reveals exogenic H in Vesta’s regolith. Science, 338(6104), p. 242 – 246.

Reddy, V., Nathues, A., LeCorre, L., et al. (Russell, C.T.) (2012). Color and albedo heterogeneity of Vesta from Dawn. Science, 336(6082), p. 700 – 704.

Roatsch, T., Kersten, E., Matz, K.-D., et al. (Russell, C.T.) (2012). High resolution Vesta High Altitude Mapping Orbit (HAMO) atlas derived from Dawn framing camera images. Planetary and Space Science, 73(1), p. 283-286.

Roberts, P.H., and Aurnou, J.M. (2012). On the theory of core-mantle coupling. Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics, 106(2), p 157-230.

Runov, A., Angelopoulos, V., and Zhou, X.-Z. (2012). Multipoint observations of dipolarization front formation by magnetotail reconnection. Journal of Geophysical Research, 117(A5), A05230.

Russel, C.T., Colaprete, A. (2012). Foreword, The Lunar Cater Observing Sensing Satellite (LCROSS). Space Science Reviews, 167(1-4), p. 1 – 2.

Russell, C.T., Grotzinger, J.P., and Vasavada, A.R. (eds.) (2012). Preface, Mars Science Laboratory. Space Science Reviews, 170(1-4), p. 1 – 2.

Russell, C.T., Raymond, C.A., Coradini, A., et al. (Scully, J.E.C.) (2012). Dawn at Vesta: Testing the protoplanetary paradigm. Science, 336(6082), p. 684 – 686.

Schenk, P., O’Brien, D.P., Marchi, S., et al. (Russell, C.T.) (2012). The geologically recent giant impact basins at Vesta’s south pole. Science, 336(6082), p. 694 – 697.

Schlichting, H.E., Warren, P.H., and Yin, Q.-Z. (2012). The Last Stages of Terrestrial Planet Formation: Dynamical Friction and Late Veneer. The Astrophysical Journal, 752(1), 8.

Schopf, J.W., Farmer, J.D., Foster, I.S., et al. (2012). Gypsum-permineralized microfossils and their relevance to the search for life on Mars, Astrobiology, 12(7), p. 619-633.

Shprits, Y.Y., Menietti, J.D., Gu, X., et al. (2012). Gyro-resonant interactions between the radiation belt electrons and whistler mode chorus waves in the radiation environments of Earth, Jupiter, and Saturn, a comparative study. Journal of Geophysical Research, 117(A11), A11216.

Siwak, M., Zola, S. Szymanski, T., et al. (Drahus, M.) (2012). A photometric and spectroscopic study of WW And – an Algol-type, long period binary system with an accretion disc. New Astronomy, 17(8), p. 691-696.

Smith, D.E., Zuber, M.T., Phillips, R.J., et al. (Margot, J.-L.) (2012). Gravity Field and Internal Structure of Mercury from MESSENGER. Science, 336(6078), p. 214 – 217.

Soderlund, K.M., King, E.M, and Aurnou, J.M. (2012) The influence of magnetic fields in planetary dynamo models. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 333, p. 9-20.

Sromovsky, L.A., Hammel, H.B., de Pater, I., et al. (Margot, J.-L., and Fang, J.) (2012). Episodic bright and dark spots on Uranus. Icarus, 220(1), p. 6 – 22.

Stevenson, R., and Jewitt, D. (2012). Near-nucleus Photometry of Outbursting Comet 17P/Holmes. The Astronomical Journal, 144(5), 138.

Teanby, N.A., Irwin, P.G.J., Nixon, C.A., et al. (Sefton-Nash, E.) (2012). Active upper-atmosphere chemistry and dynamics from polar circulation reversal on Titan. Nature, 491(7426), p. 732-735.

Travis, B.J., Palguta, J., and Schubert, G. (2012). A whole-moon thermal history model of Europa: Impact of hydrothermal circulation and salt transport. Icarus, 218(2), p. 1006-1019.

Turner, D. L., Angelopoulos, V., Shprits, Y., et al. (Kellerman, A., and Cruce, P.) (2012). Radial distributions of equatorial phase space density for outer radiation belt electrons. Geophysical Research Letters, 39(9), L09101.

Vasavada, A.R., Bandfield, J.L., Greenhagen, B.T., et al. (Siegler, M.A., Williams, J.-P., and Paige, D.A.) (2012). Lunar equatorial surface temperatures and regolith properties from the Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment. Journal of Geophysical Research, 117(E00), E00H18.

Vigan, A., Patience, J., Marois, C., et al. (Zuckerman, B.) (2012). The International Deep Planet Survey. I. The frequency of wide-orbit massive planets around A-stars. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 544, A9.

Vogt, M.F., and Kivelson, M.G. (2012). Relating Jupiter’s auroral features to magnetospheric sources, in Auroral Phenomenology and Magnetospheric Processes: Earth and Other Planets, A Geophysical Monograph Series, Keiling, A., Donovan, E., Bagenal, et al. (eds.), 197, p. 421-430, American Geophysical Union, Washington, D.C.

Waniak, W. Borisov, G., Drahus, M., et al. (2012). Rotation-stimulated structures in the CN and C3 comae of comet 103P/Hartley 2 close to the EPOXI encounter. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 543, A32.

Warren, P.H. (2012). Parent body depth-pressure-temperature relationships and the style of the ureilite anatexis. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 47(2), p. 209-227.

Wasson, J.T., and Hoppe P. (2012). Co/Ni ratios at taenite/kamacite interfaces and relative cooling rates in iron meteorites. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 84, p. 508-524.

Wei, H.Y., Russell, C.T., Daniels, J.T.M., et al. (Strangeway, R.J.) (2012). Observations of quasi-perpendicular propagating electromagnetic waves near the ionopause current sheet of Venus. Journal of Geophysical Research, 116(A5), A05330.

Wielicki, M.M., Harrison, T.M., and Schmitt, A.K. (2012). Geochemical signatures and magmatic stability of terrestrial impact produced zircon. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 321, p. 20 – 31.

Xu, S., and Jura, M. (2012). Spitzer Observations of White Dwarfs: The Missing Planetary Debris Around DZ Stars. The Astrophysical Journal, 745(1), 88.

Yin, A. (2012). Structural Analysis of the Valles Marineris Fault Zone: Possible Evidence for Large-Scale Strike-Slip Faulting on Mars. Lithosphere, 4(4), p. 286-330.

Yin, A. (2012). An episodic slab-rollback model for the origin of the Tharsis rise on Mars: Implications for initiation of local plate subduction and final unification of a kinematically linked global plate-tectonic network on Earth. Lithosphere, 4(6), p. 553 – 593.

Zhan, X., and Schubert, G. (2012). Powering Ganymede’s dynamo. Journal of Geophysical Research, 117(E8), E08011.

Zhan, X., Schubert, G., and Zhang, K. (2012). Anelastic convection-driven dynamo benchmarks: A finite element model. Icarus, 218(1), p. 345-347.

Zhang, H., Khurana, K.K., Zong, Q-G., et al. (Kivelson, M.G., and Angelopoulos, V.) (2012). Outward expansion of the lunar wake: ARTEMIS observations. Geophysical Research Letters, 39(18), L18104.

Zhang, T.L., Lu, Q.M., Baumjohann, W., et al. (Russell, C.T.) (2012). Magnetic Reconnection in the Near Venusian Magnetotail. Science, 336(6081), p. 567 – 570.

Zhou, X.-Z., Angelopoulos, V., Runov, A., et al. (Liu, J.) (2012). Emergence of the active magnetotail plasma sheet boundary from transient, localized ion acceleration. Journal of Geophysical Research, 117(A10), A10216.

Zhou, X.-Z., Ge, Y.S., Angelopoulos, V., et al. (Runov, A., and Xing, X.) (2012). Dipolarization fronts and associated auroral activities: 2. Acceleration of ions and their subsequent behavior. Journal of Geophysical Research, 117(A10), A10227.

Zuber, M.T., Smith, D.E., Phillips, R.J., et al. (Margot, J.-L.) (2012). Topography of the Northern Hemisphere of Mercury from MESSENGER Laser Altimetry. Science, 336(6078) p. 217 – 220.

Zuckerman, B., and Song, I. (2012). A 40 Myr Old Gaseous Circumstellar Disk at 49 Ceti: Massive CO-rich Comet Clouds at Young A-type Stars. The Astrophysical Journal, 758(2), 77.