PTYS/LPL Faculty

Kuiper 218 ∙ Drake 104C

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Michael Nolan

Research Professor

Small Bodies, Asteroid geophysics, Planetary radar

View LPL Evening Lecture from October 16, 2019 - Twenty Years of Bennu: From Arecibo to Orbit

Ph.D., 1994, University of Arizona

Years with LPL: 2015 to present

Current Spacecraft Involvement

Based on Google Scholar and NASA ADS: NASA ADS Author search: Michael Nolan

Refereed publications: Calendar Year 2017 through June 2020

Leonard, J. M., Adam, C. D., Pelgrift, J. Y., Lessac‐Chenen, E. J., Nelson, D. S., Antreasian, P. G., et al. (2020), Initial Orbit Determination and Event Reconstruction from Estimation of Particle Trajectories about (101955) Bennu, Earth and Space Science, 7, e2019EA000937, doi.org/10.1029/2019EA000937

Chesley, S. R., French, A. S., Davis, A. B., Jacobson, R. A., Brozović, M., Farnocchia, D., et al. (2020), Trajectory estimation for particles observed in the vicinity of (101955) Bennu,  Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 125, e2019JE006363, doi.org/10.1029/2019JE006363

S.P. Naidu, L.A.M. Benner, M. Brozovic, M.C. Nolan, S.J. Ostro, J.L. Margot, J.D. Giorgini, T. Hirabayashi, D.J. Scheeres, P. Pravec, P. Scheirich, C. Magri, J.S. Jao, Radar observations and a physical model of binary near-Earth asteroid 65803 Didymos, target of the DART mission, Icarus, Volume 348, 2020, 113777,
ISSN 0019-1035, doi.org/10.1016/j.icarus.2020.113777

Bottke, W. F., Moorhead, A., Connolly, H. C., Hergenrother, C. W., Molaro, J. L., Michel, P., et al. (2020), Meteoroid Impacts as a Source of Bennu's Particle Ejection Events, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 125, e2019JE006282, https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JE006282

Marina Brozović, Michael C. Nolan, Christopher Magri, William M. Folkner, Robert A. Jacobson, Leif J. Harcke, Joseph G. McMichael, James E. Richardson, John K. Harmon, Patrick A. Taylor, Lance A. M. Benner, Jon D. Giorgini, Steven J. Ostro, Philip J. Perillat, Alice A. Hine, Shantanu P. Naidu, Martin A. Slade, Agata Rożek, Linda A. Rodriguez-Ford, Luisa F. Zambrano-Marin, Arecibo Radar Astrometry of the Galilean Satellites from 1999 to 2016, The Astronomical Journal, 2020, Volume 159, Number 4, Pages 149, doi.org/10.3847%2F1538-3881%2Fab7023

Bottke, W. F., Vokrouhlický, D., Ballouz, R.-L., Barnouin, O. S., Connolly, H. C., Elder, C., Marchi, S., McCoy, T. J., Michel, P., Nolan, M. C., Rizk, B., Scheeres, D. J., Schwartz, S. R., Walsh, K. J., Lauretta, D. S. Interpreting the Cratering Histories of Bennu, Ryugu, and Other Spacecraft-explored Asteroids 2020AJ....160...14B

Brozović, M., Nolan, M. C., Magri, C., Folkner, W. M., Jacobson, R. A., Harcke, L. J., McMichael, J. G., Richardson, J. E., Harmon, J. K., Taylor, P. A., Benner, L. A. M., Giorgini, J. D., Ostro, S. J., Perillat, P. J., Hine, A. A., Naidu, S. P., Slade, M. A., Rożek, A., Rodriguez-Ford, L. A., Zambrano-Marin, L. F. Arecibo Radar Astrometry of the Galilean Satellites from 1999 to 2016 2020AJ....159..149B

Scheeres, D. J., McMahon, J. W., Brack, D. N., French, A. S., Chesley, S. R., Farnocchia, D., Vokrouhlický, D., Ballouz, R.-L., Emery, J. P., Rozitis, B., Nolan, M. C., Hergenrother, C. W., Lauretta, D. S. Particle Ejection Contributions to the Rotational Acceleration and Orbit Evolution of Asteroid (101955) Bennu 2020JGRE..12506284S

Barnouin, O. S., Daly, M. G., Palmer, E. E., Johnson, C. L., Gaskell, R. W., Al Asad, M., Bierhaus, E. B., Craft, K. L., Ernst, C. M., Espiritu, R. C., Nair, H., Neumann, G. A., Nguyen, L., Nolan, M. C., Mazarico, E., Perry, M. E., Philpott, L. C., Roberts, J. H., Steele, R. J., Seabrook, J., Susorney, H. C. M., Weirich, J. R., Lauretta, D. S. Digital terrain mapping by the OSIRIS-REx mission 2020P&SS..18004764B

Seabrook, J. A., Daly, M. G., Barnouin, O. S., Johnson, C. L., Nair, A. H., Bierhaus, E. B., Boynton, W., Espiritu, R. C., Gaskell, R. W., Palmer, E., Nguyen, L., Nolan, M., Lauretta, D. S. Global shape modeling using the OSIRIS-REx scanning Laser Altimeter 2019P&SS..17704688S

Busch, M. W., Ostro, S. J., Benner, L. A. M., Brozovic, M., Giorgini, J. D., Jao, J., Scheeres, D. J., Magri, C., Nolan, M. C., Howell, E. S., Taylor, P. A., Margot, J.-L., Brisken, W. Corrigendum to "Radar observations and the shape of near-Earth asteroid 2008 EV5" [ICARUS 212 (2011) 649-660] 2019Icar..333..548B

Campbell, B. A., Campbell, D. B., Carter, L. M., Chandler, J. F., Giorgini, J. D., Margot, J.-L., Morgan, G. A., Nolan, M. C., Perillat, P. J., Whitten, J. L. The mean rotation rate of Venus from 29 years of Earth-based radar observations 2019Icar..332...19C

Rożek, A., Lowry, S. C., Nolan, M. C., Taylor, P. A., Benner, L. A. M., Fitzsimmons, A., Zegmott, T. J., Weissman, P. R., Green, S. F., Rozitis, B., Snodgrass, C., Smythe, W. D., Hicks, M. D., Howell, E. S., Virkki, A. K., Aponte-Hernandez, B., Rivera-Valentín, E. G., Rodriguez-Ford, L. A., Zambrano-Marin, L. F., Brozović, M., Naidu, S. P., Giorgini, J. D., Snedeker, L. G., Jao, J. S., Ghigo, F. D. Shape model and spin-state analysis of PHA contact binary (85990) 1999 JV6 from combined radar and optical observations 2019A&A...631A.149R

Virkki, A., Zubko, E., Nolan, M. C., Howell, E. S., Benner, L. A. M., Harmon, J. K. Decimeter-scale particle characterization in the coma of 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 using dual-wavelength radar observations 2019Icar..325...94V

Lauretta, D. S., Dellagiustina, D. N., Bennett, C. A., Golish, D. R., Becker, K. J., Balram-Knutson, S. S., Barnouin, O. S., Becker, T. L., Bottke, W. F., Boynton, W. V., Campins, H., Clark, B. E., Connolly, H. C., Drouet D'Aubigny, C. Y., Dworkin, J. P., Emery, J. P., Enos, H. L., Hamilton, V. E., Hergenrother, C. W., Howell, E. S., Izawa, M. R. M., Kaplan, H. H., Nolan, M. C., Rizk, B., Roper, H. L., Scheeres, D. J., Smith, P. H., Walsh, K. J., Wolner, C. W. V., Osiris-Rex Team The unexpected surface of asteroid (101955) Bennu 2019Natur.568...55L

Hergenrother, C. W., Maleszewski, C. K., Nolan, M. C., Li, J.-Y., Drouet D'Aubigny, C. Y., Shelly, F. C., Howell, E. S., Kareta, T. R., Izawa, M. R. M., Barucci, M. A., Bierhaus, E. B., Campins, H., Chesley, S. R., Clark, B. E., Christensen, E. J., Dellagiustina, D. N., Fornasier, S., Golish, D. R., Hartzell, C. M., Rizk, B., Scheeres, D. J., Smith, P. H., Zou, X.-D., Lauretta, D. S., OSIRIS-REx Team The operational environment and rotational acceleration of asteroid (101955) Bennu from OSIRIS-REx observations 2019NatCo..10.1291H

Scheeres, D. J., McMahon, J. W., French, A. S., Brack, D. N., Chesley, S. R., Farnocchia, D., Takahashi, Y., Leonard, J. M., Geeraert, J., Page, B., Antreasian, P., Getzandanner, K., Rowlands, D., Mazarico, E. M., Small, J., Highsmith, D. E., Moreau, M., Emery, J. P., Rozitis, B., Hirabayashi, M., Sánchez, P., van Wal, S., Tricarico, P., Ballouz, R.-L., Johnson, C. L., Al Asad, M. M., Susorney, H. C. M., Barnouin, O. S., Daly, M. G., Seabrook, J. A., Gaskell, R. W., Palmer, E. E., Weirich, J. R., Walsh, K. J., Jawin, E. R., Bierhaus, E. B., Michel, P., Bottke, W. F., Nolan, M. C., Connolly, H. C., Lauretta, D. S., Osiris-Rex Team The dynamic geophysical environment of (101955) Bennu based on OSIRIS-REx measurements 2019NatAs...3..352S

Dellagiustina, D. N., Emery, J. P., Golish, D. R., Rozitis, B., Bennett, C. A., Burke, K. N., Ballouz, R.-L., Becker, K. J., Christensen, P. R., Drouet D'Aubigny, C. Y., Hamilton, V. E., Reuter, D. C., Rizk, B., Simon, A. A., Asphaug, E., Bandfield, J. L., Barnouin, O. S., Barucci, M. A., Bierhaus, E. B., Binzel, R. P., Bottke, W. F., Bowles, N. E., Campins, H., Clark, B. C., Clark, B. E., Connolly, H. C., Daly, M. G., Leon, J. D., Delbo', M., Deshapriya, J. D. P., Elder, C. M., Fornasier, S., Hergenrother, C. W., Howell, E. S., Jawin, E. R., Kaplan, H. H., Kareta, T. R., Le Corre, L., Li, J.-Y., Licandro, J., Lim, L. F., Michel, P., Molaro, J., Nolan, M. C., Pajola, M., Popescu, M., Garcia, J. L. R., Ryan, A., Schwartz, S. R., Shultz, N., Siegler, M. A., Smith, P. H., Tatsumi, E., Thomas, C. A., Walsh, K. J., Wolner, C. W. V., Zou, X.-D., Lauretta, D. S., Osiris-Rex Team Properties of rubble-pile asteroid (101955) Bennu from OSIRIS-REx imaging and thermal analysis 2019NatAs...3..341D

Hamilton, V. E., Simon, A. A., Christensen, P. R., Reuter, D. C., Clark, B. E., Barucci, M. A., Bowles, N. E., Boynton, W. V., Brucato, J. R., Cloutis, E. A., Connolly, H. C., Donaldson Hanna, K. L., Emery, J. P., Enos, H. L., Fornasier, S., Haberle, C. W., Hanna, R. D., Howell, E. S., Kaplan, H. H., Keller, L. P., Lantz, C., Li, J.-Y., Lim, L. F., McCoy, T. J., Merlin, F., Nolan, M. C., Praet, A., Rozitis, B., Sandford, S. A., Schrader, D. L., Thomas, C. A., Zou, X.-D., Lauretta, D. S., Osiris-Rex Team Evidence for widespread hydrated minerals on asteroid (101955) Bennu 2019NatAs...3..332H

Nolan, M. C., Howell, E. S., Scheeres, D. J., McMahon, J. W., Golubov, O., Hergenrother, C. W., Emery, J. P., Noll, K. S., Chesley, S. R., Lauretta, D. S. Detection of Rotational Acceleration of Bennu Using HST Light Curve Observations 2019GeoRL..46.1956N

Rizk, B., Drouet d'Aubigny, C., Hergenrother, C. W., Bos, B. J., Golish, D. R., Malhotra, R., Lauretta, D. S., Butt, J., Patel, J., Fitzgibbon, M., May, C., Bierhaus, E. B., Freund, S., Fisher, M., Cambioni, S., Bennett, C. A., Balram-Knutson, S. S., Harshman, K., DellaGiustina, D. N., Antreasian, P., Leonard, J., Mink, R., Calloway, A., Bartels, A. E., Enos, H., Boynton, W. V., Nolan, M. C., Moreau, M. OSIRIS-REx low-velocity particles during outbound cruise 2019AdSpR..63..672R

DellaGiustina, D. N., Bennett, C. A., Becker, K., Golish, D. R., Le Corre, L., Cook, D. A., Edmundson, K. L., Chojnacki, M., Sutton, S. S., Milazzo, M. P., Carcich, B., Nolan, M. C., Habib, N., Burke, K. N., Becker, T., Smith, P. H., Walsh, K. J., Getzandanner, K., Wibben, D. R., Leonard, J. M., Westermann, M. M., Polit, A. T., Kidd, J. N., Hergenrother, C. W., Boynton, W. V., Backer, J., Sides, S., Mapel, J., Berry, K., Roper, H., Drouet d'Aubigny, C., Rizk, B., Crombie, M. K., Kinney-Spano, E. K., de León, J., Rizos, J. L., Licandro, J., Campins, H. C., Clark, B. E., Enos, H. L., Lauretta, D. S. Overcoming the Challenges Associated with Image-Based Mapping of Small Bodies in Preparation for the OSIRIS-REx Mission to (101955) Bennu 2018E&SS....5..929D

Harp, G. R., Ackermann, R. F., Astorga, A., Arbunich, J., Barrios, J., Hightower, K., Meitzner, S., Barott, W. C., Nolan, M. C., Messerschmitt, D. G., Vakoch, D. A., Shostak, S., Tarter, J. C. The Application of Autocorrelation SETI Search Techniques in an ATA Survey 2018ApJ...869...66H

Shepard, M. K., Timerson, B., Scheeres, D. J., Benner, L. A. M., Giorgini, J. D., Howell, E. S., Magri, C., Nolan, M. C., Springmann, A., Taylor, P. A., Virkki, A. A revised shape model of asteroid (216) Kleopatra 2018Icar..311..197S

Hickson, D., Boivin, A., Daly, M. G., Ghent, R., Nolan, M. C., Tait, K., Cunje, A., Tsai, C. A. Near surface bulk density estimates of NEAs from radar observations and permittivity measurements of powdered geologic material 2018Icar..306...16H

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

Magri, C., Howell, E. S., Vervack, R. J., Nolan, M. C., Fernández, Y. R., Marshall, S. E., Crowell, J. L. SHERMAN, a shape-based thermophysical model. I. Model description and validation 2018Icar..303..203M

Brozović, M., Benner, L. A. M., McMichael, J. G., Giorgini, J. D., Pravec, P., Scheirich, P., Magri, C., Busch, M. W., Jao, J. S., Lee, C. G., Snedeker, L. G., Silva, M. A., Slade, M. A., Semenov, B., Nolan, M. C., Taylor, P. A., Howell, E. S., Lawrence, K. J. Goldstone and Arecibo radar observations of (99942) Apophis in 2012-2013 2018Icar..300..115B

Lawrence, K. J., Benner, L. A. M., Brozovic, M., Ostro, S. J., Jao, J. S., Giorgini, J. D., Slade, M. A., Jurgens, R. F., Nolan, M. C., Howell, E. S., Taylor, P. A. Arecibo and Goldstone radar images of near-Earth Asteroid (469896) 2005 WC1 2018Icar..300...12L

Lauretta, D. S., Balram-Knutson, S. S., Beshore, E., Boynton, W. V., Drouet d'Aubigny, C., DellaGiustina, D. N., Enos, H. L., Golish, D. R., Hergenrother, C. W., Howell, E. S., Bennett, C. A., Morton, E. T., Nolan, M. C., Rizk, B., Roper, H. L., Bartels, A. E., Bos, B. J., Dworkin, J. P., Highsmith, D. E., Lorenz, D. A., Lim, L. F., Mink, R., Moreau, M. C., Nuth, J. A., Reuter, D. C., Simon, A. A., Bierhaus, E. B., Bryan, B. H., Ballouz, R., Barnouin, O. S., Binzel, R. P., Bottke, W. F., Hamilton, V. E., Walsh, K. J., Chesley, S. R., Christensen, P. R., Clark, B. E., Connolly, H. C., Crombie, M. K., Daly, M. G., Emery, J. P., McCoy, T. J., McMahon, J. W., Scheeres, D. J., Messenger, S., Nakamura-Messenger, K., Righter, K., Sandford, S. A. OSIRIS-REx: Sample Return from Asteroid (101955) Bennu 2017SSRv..212..925L

Daly, M. G., Barnouin, O. S., Dickinson, C., Seabrook, J., Johnson, C. L., Cunningham, G., Haltigin, T., Gaudreau, D., Brunet, C., Aslam, I., Taylor, A., Bierhaus, E. B., Boynton, W., Nolan, M., Lauretta, D. S. The OSIRIS-REx Laser Altimeter (OLA) Investigation and Instrument 2017SSRv..212..899D

Magri, C., Howell, E. S., Nolan, M. C., Taylor, P. A., Fernandez, Y. R., Mueller, M., Vervack, R. J., Benner, L. A. M., Giorgini, J. D., Ostro, S. J., Scheeres, D. J., Hicks, M. D., Rhoades, H., Somers, J. M., Gaftonyuk, N. M., Kouprianov, V. V., Krugly, Y. N., Molotov, I. E., Busch, M. W., Margot, J. L., Benishek, V., Protitch-Benishek, V., Galad, A., Higgins, D., Kusnirak, P., Pray, D. P. Shape and Rotation of (8567) 1996 HW1 V1.0 2017PDSS..275.....M

Becker, T. M., Howell, E. S., Nolan, M. C., Magri, C., Pravec, P., Taylor, P. A., Oey, J., Higgins, D., Vilagi, J., Kornos, L., Galad, A., Gajdos, S., Gaftonyuk, N. M., Krugly, Y. N., Molotov, I. E., Hicks, M. D., Carbognani, A., Warner, B. D., Vachier, F., Marchis, F., Pollock, J. T. Shape model of Asteroid (153591) 2001 SN263 V1.0 2017PDSS..274.....B

Marshall, S. E., Howell, E. S., Magri, C., Vervack, R. J., Campbell, D. B., Fernández, Y. R., Nolan, M. C., Crowell, J. L., Hicks, M. D., Lawrence, K. J., Taylor, P. A. Thermal properties and an improved shape model for near-Earth asteroid (162421) 2000 ET70 2017Icar..292...22M

Crowell, J. L., Howell, E. S., Magri, C., Nolan, M. C., Fernández, Y. R., Richardson, J. E., Warner, B. D., Marshall, S. E., Springmann, A., Vervack, R. J. Radar and Lightcurve Shape Model of Near-Earth Asteroid (1627) Ivar 2017Icar..291..254C

Brozović, M., Benner, L. A. M., Magri, C., Scheeres, D. J., Busch, M. W., Giorgini, J. D., Nolan, M. C., Jao, J. S., Lee, C. G., Snedeker, L. G., Silva, M. A., Lawrence, K. J., Slade, M. A., Hicks, M. D., Howell, E. S., Taylor, P. A., Sanchez, J. A., Reddy, V., Dykhuis, M., Le Corre, L. Goldstone radar evidence for short-axis mode non-principal-axis rotation of near-Earth asteroid (214869) 2007 PA8 2017Icar..286..314B

Patterson, G. W., Stickle, A. M., Turner, F. S., Jensen, J. R., Bussey, D. B. J., Spudis, P., Espiritu, R. C., Schulze, R. C., Yocky, D. A., Wahl, D. E., Zimmerman, M., Cahill, J. T. S., Nolan, M., Carter, L., Neish, C. D., Raney, R. K., Thomson, B. J., Kirk, R., Thompson, T. W., Tise, B. L., Erteza, I. A., Jakowatz, C. V. Bistatic radar observations of the Moon using Mini-RF on LRO and the Arecibo Observatory 2017Icar..283....2P

Shepard, M. K., Richardson, J., Taylor, P. A., Rodriguez-Ford, L. A., Conrad, A., de Pater, I., Adamkovics, M., de Kleer, K., Males, J. R., Morzinski, K. M., Close, L. M., Kaasalainen, M., Viikinkoski, M., Timerson, B., Reddy, V., Magri, C., Nolan, M. C., Howell, E. S., Benner, L. A. M., Giorgini, J. D., Warner, B. D., Harris, A. W. Radar observations and shape model of asteroid 16 Psyche 2017Icar..281..388S

Harmon, J. K., Nolan, M. C. Arecibo radar imagery of Mars: II. Chryse-Xanthe, polar caps, and other regions 2017Icar..281..162H

Hickson, D., Sotodeh, S., Daly, M. G., Ghent, R., Nolan, M. C. Improvements on effective permittivity measurements of powdered alumina: Implications for bulk permittivity properties of asteroid regoliths 2017AdSpR..59..472H

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