STI Recent Publications


Abdalla, H., Adam, R., Aharonian, F., … O. J. Roberts, et al., “A very-high-energy component deep in the γ-ray burst afterglow,” Nature, 575, 464–467, doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1743-9, 2019

Acciari, V. A., S. Ansoldi, L. A. Antonelli, … W. H. Cleveland, O. J. Roberts, et al., “Observation of inverse Compton emission from a long γ-ray burst,” Nature, 575, 459–463, doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1754-6, 2019

Adeyeye, T.; Insaf, T.; Nayak, S.; Stuart, N.; DiReinzo, S.; Al-Hamdan, M. Z.; Crosson, W., “Estimating policy-relevant health effects of ambient heat exposures using spatially contiguous remote sensing reanalysis data,” Environmental Health, 18(35), 2019

Al-Hamdan, M. Z.; Crosson, W. L.; Burrows, E., Coffield, S., Crane, B., Barik, M. G., “Development and Validation of Improved PM2.5 Models for Public Health Applications Using Remotely Sensed Aerosol and Meteorological Data,” Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 191(2), 2019

Anderson, G. E.,...Swartz, D. A., et al., “Discovery of a radio transient in M81,” Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2019

Bi, J.; Stowell, J.; Seto, E.; English, P.; Al-Hamdan, M. Z.; Kinney, P.; Freedman, F.; Liu, Y., “Contribution of Low-Cost Sensor Measurements to the Prediction of PM2.5 Levels: A Case Study in Imperial County, California, USA,” Environmental Research, 180, 2019

Burns, E., A. Goldstein, C. M. Hui, et al., “A Fermi Gamma-Ray Burst Monitor Search for Electromagnetic Signals Coincident with Gravitational-wave Candidates in Advanced LIGO’s First Observing Run,” Astrophysical Journal, 871, 90, doi:10.3847/1538-4357/aaf726, 2019

Burns, E., A. Goldstein, C.M. Hui, L. Blackburn, M. S. Briggs, V. Connaughton, R. Hamburg, D. Kocevski, P. Veres, C. A. Wilson-Hodge, E. Bissaldi, W H. Cleveland, M.M. Giles, B. Mailyan, C. A. Meegan, W. A. Paciesas, S. Poolakkil, R. D. Preece, J. L. Racusin, O. J. Roberts, A. von Kienlin and the LIGO Team, “A Fermi Gamma-Ray Burst Monitor Search for Electromagnetic Signals Coincident with Gravitational-wave Candidates in Advanced LIGO's First Observing Run,” The Astrophysical Journal, 871(1), 90 (2019).

Civitani, M.,...Swartz, D. A., et al., “Lynx x-ray optics based on thin monolithic shells: design and development,” J. Astron. Telesc. Instrum. Syst., 5(2), 021014, 2019

Civitani, Marta M; Parodi, Giancarlo; Vecchi, Gabriele; Ghigo, Mauro; Basso, Stefano; Davis, Jacqueline M; Elsner, Ronald F; Kilaru, Kiranmayee; Pareschi, Giovanni; Swartz, Douglas A, “Lynx x-ray optics based on thin monolithic shells: design and development,” Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems, 5, 2, 21014, 2019

Coughlin, M. W., T. Ahumada, S. B. Cenko..., A. Goldstein, et al., “2900 Square Degree Search for the Optical Counterpart of Short Gamma-Ray Burst GRB 180523B with the Zwicky Transient Facility,” Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 131048001, doi:10.1088/1538-3873/aaff99, 2019

Cunningham, V., S. B. Cenko, E. Burns, A. Goldstein, et al., “A Search for High-Energy Counterparts to Fast Radio Bursts,” Astrophysical Journal, 879, 40, doi:10.3847/1538-4357/ab2235, 2019

Diao, M.; Holloway, T.; Choi, S.; O’Neill, S.M.; Al-Hamdan, M.Z.; van Donkelaar, A.; Martin, R.V.; Jin, X.; Fiore, A.M.; Henze, D.K.; Lacey, F.; Kinney, P.L.; Freedman, F.; Larkin, N.K.; Zou, Y.; Kelly, J.T.; Vaidyanathan, A., “Methods, availability, and applications of PM2.5 exposure estimates derived from ground measurements, satellite, and atmospheric models,” Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 69(12), 2019

Eliezer, H.; Johnson, S.; Al-Hamdan, M. Z.; Crosson, W.; Insaf, T., “Ground-truth of a 1 km downscaled NLDAS air temperature product using the New York City Community Air Survey,” Applied Remote Sensing, 13(2), 2019

Gaskin, Jessica A; Swartz, Douglas; Vikhlinin, Alexey A; Özel, Feryal; Gelmis, Karen; Arenberg, Jonathan W; Bandler, Simon R; Bautz, Mark W; Civitani, Marta M; Dominguez, Alexandra, “Lynx X-ray Observatory: an overview,” Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems, 5, 2, 21001, 2019

Jin, X.; Fiore A. M.; Civerolo, K.; Bi, J.; liu, Y.; van Donkelaar, A.; Martin, R. V.; Al-Hamdan, M. Z.; Zhang,Y.; Insaf, T. Z.; Kioumourtzoglou, M. A.; He, M. Z.; Kinney P.L., “Comparison of multiple PM2.5 exposure products for estimating health benefits of emission controls over New York State, USA,” Environmental Research Letters, 14, 2019

Kasper, J.C., Bale, S.D., Belcher, J.W., … K. H. Wright, et al, “Alfvénic velocity spikes and rotational flows in the near-Sun solar wind,” Nature, doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1813-z, 2019

Kilaru, K., B.D. Ramsey, W.H. Baumgartner, S.D. Bongiorno, D.M. Broadway, P.R. Champey, J.M. Davis, S.L. O'Dell, R.F. Elsner, J.A. Gaskin, S.A. Johnson, J.J. Kolodziejczak, O.J. Roberts, D.A. Swartz, M.C. Weisskopf, “Full-shell x-ray optics development at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center,” J. Astron. Telesc. Instrum. Syst., 5(2), 021010 (2019).

Lanz...Chen, C.-T., et al., “Investigating the Covering Fraction Distribution of Swift/BAT AGNs with X-Ray and Infrared Observations,” Astrophysical Journal, 870, 26, 2019

Li,...Chen, C.-T., et al., "Piercing through Highly Obscured and Compton-thick AGNs in the Chandra Deep Fields. I. XRay Spectral and Long-term Variability Analyses,” Astrophysical Journal, 877, 5, 2019

Mailyan, B.G., W. Xu, S. Celestin, M.S. Briggs, J.R. Dwyer,…, O.J. Roberts,…,et al.,Analysis of individual terrestrial gamma?ray flashes with lightning leader models and Fermi Gamma?ray Burst Monitor data,” Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics,  124, 7170– 7183 (2019).

McCaul, Eugene, G. Priftis, J. Case, T. Chronis, P. Gatlin, S. Goodman, F. Kong, “Sensitivities of the WRF Lightning Forecasting Algorithm to parameterized microphysics and boundary layer schemes,” Weather Forecasting, 2019

Pires, A. M.,...Zavlin, V. E., et al., “A deep XMM-Newton look on the thermally emitting isolated neutron star RX J1605.3+3249,” Astronomy and Astrophysic, 623, A73, 2019

Stanbro, M.C., M.S. Briggs, O.J. Roberts, et al., “A Fermi gamma?ray burst monitor event observed as a terrestrial gamma?ray flash and terrestrial electron beam,” Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 124, 1-12 (2019).

von Kienlin, A., P. Veres, O.J. Roberts..., A. Goldstein, et al., “Fermi GBM GRBs with characteristics similar to GRB 170817A,” Astrophysical Journal, 876 89, doi:10.3847/1538-4357/ab10d8, 2019

Winebarger, Amy; Weber, Mark; Bethge, Christian; Downs, Cooper; Golub, Leon; DeLuca, Edward; Savage, Sabrina; Del Zanna, Giulio; Samra, Jenna; Madsen, Chad; Ashraf, Afra; Carter, Courtney, “Unfolding overlapped slitless imaging spectrometer data for extended sources”, Astrophysical Journal, doi:  10.3847/1538-4357/ab21db, 2019

Wortzel, J.R., Norden, J.G., Turner, B.E., Haynor, D.R., Kent, S.T., Al-Hamdan, M.Z., Avery, D.H., Norden, M.J., “Ambient temperature and solar insolation are associated with decreased prevalence of SSRI-treated psychiatric disorders,” Journal of Psychiatric Research, 110, 57-63, 2019

Yang...Chen, C.-T., et al., “Evident black hole-bulge coevolution in the distant universe,” Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 485, 3721, 2019


Al-Hamdan, A. Z., Preetha, P. P., Al-Hamdan, M. Z., Crosson, W. L., Albashaireh, R. N., “Reconnoitering the linkage between cardiovascular disease mortality and long-term exposures to outdoor environmental factors in the USA using remotely-sensed data,” Journal of Environmental Science and Health: Part A., 53(9), 809-818, 2018

Alnussirat, S.T., A.F. Barghouty, J.E. Edmunson, M.S. Sabra, D.L. Rickman, "Contributions of solar-wind induced potential sputtering to the lunar surface erosion rate and its exosphere", Nucl. Inst. Method. Phys., B 420, 33-39, 2018

Blankenship, C. B., J. L. Case, W. L. Crosson, and B. T. Zavodsky, “Correction of Forcing-Related Spatial Artifacts in a Land Surface Model by Satellite Soil Moisture Data Assimilation,” IEEE Geosci. Remote Sens. Lett., 15(4), 498-502, doi: 10.1109/LGRS.2018.2805259, 2018

Burns, E., P. Veres, V. Connaughton, J. Racusin, M. S. Briggs, N. Christensen, A. Goldstein, et al., “Fermi GBM Observations of GRB 150101B: A Second Nearby Event with a Short Hard Spike and a Soft Tail,” Astrophysical Journal Letters, 863, L34, doi:10.3847/2041-8213/aad813, 2018

Connaughton, V., E. Burns, A. Goldstein, et al., “On the Interpretation of the Fermi-GBM Transient Observed in Coincidence with LIGO Gravitational-wave Event GW150914,” Astrophysical Journal Letters, 853, L9, doi:10.3847/2041-8213/aaa4f2, 2018

Fein, J.R., D.J. Ampleford, J.K. Vogel, B. Kozioziemski, C.C. Walton, M. Wu, C.R. Ball,…, O.J. Roberts,…,et al. “A Wolter imager on the Z machine to diagnose warm x-ray sources,” Review of Scientific Instruments 89(10), 10G115 (2018).

Kocevski, D., E. Burns, A. Goldstein, et al., “Analysis of Sub-threshold Short Gamma-Ray Bursts in Fermi GBM Data,” Astrophysical Journal, 862, 152, doi:10.3847/1538-4357/aacb7b, 2018

Koshak, W. J., D. M. Mach, and P. M. Bitzer, “Mitigating VHF Lightning Source Retrieval Errors,” J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 35, doi:, 2018

Lyu, F., S.A. Cummer, P.R. Krehbiel, W. Rison,…, O.J. Roberts,…,et al., “Very High Frequency Radio Emissions Associated With the Production of Terrestrial Gamma-Ray Flashes,” Geophysical Research Letters, 45 (4), 2097-2105 (2018).

Mailyan, B.G., A. Nag, M.J. Murphy, M.S. Briggs, J.R. Dwyer, W. Rison,…, O.J. Roberts,…, et al., “Characteristics of Radio Emissions Associated With Terrestrial Gamma-Ray Flashes,” Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 123(7), 5933-5948 (2018).

Pavlinsky, M.,… Zavlin, V.E, Swartz, D., et al., “ART-XC/SRG overview,” SPIE Proceedings, v. 10699, p. 1069911Y-1, 2018

Preetha, P. P., Albashaireh, R. N., Al-Hamdan, M. Z., Crosson, W. L., “Investigating the effects of environmental factors on autism spectrum disorder in the USA using remotely sensed data,” Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 25(8), 7924-7936, 2018

Roberts, O.J., G. Fitzpatrick, M. Stanbro, et al., “The First Fermi-GBM Terrestrial Gamma Ray Flash Catalog,” Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 123(5), 4381-4401 (2018).

Sarmiento, E.J., Moore, J.X., McClure, L.A., Griffin, R., Al-Hamdan, M.Z., Wang, H. E., “Fine Particulate Matter Pollution and Risk of Community-Acquired Sepsis,” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(4), 2018

Stanbro, M.C., M.S. Briggs, O.J. Roberts, et al., “A study of consecutive terrestrial gamma-ray flashes using the Gamma-ray Burst Monitor,” Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 123, 9634– 9651 (2018).

Vogel, J.K., M.J. Pivovaroff, B. Kozioziemski, C.C. Walton, O.J. Roberts,… et al., “Design and ray-trace simulations of a multilayer-coated Wolter x-ray optic for the Z machine at Sandia National Laboratories,” Review of Scientific Instruments 89(10), 10G113 (2018).

Yang,... Chen, C.-T., et al., “Does black-hole growth depend on the cosmic environment?” Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 480, 1022, 2018


Abbott, B.P., R. Abbott, TD Abbott,…, A. Goldstein, O.J. Roberts, et al., “Multi-messenger Observations of a Binary Neutron Star Merger,” Astrophysical Journal Letters, 848 L12, doi:10.3847/2041-8213/aa91c9, 2017

Abbott, B. P., R. Abbott, T.D. Abbott, O.J. Roberts,…,et al., “Gravitational waves and gamma-rays from a binary neutron star merger: GW170817 and GRB 170817A,” The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 848(2), L13 (2017).

Corsi, A., S.B. Cenko, M.M. Kasliwal..., A. Goldstein, O.J. Roberts, et al., “iPTF17cw: An Engine-Driven Supernova Candidate Discovered Independent of a Gamma-Ray Trigger,” Astrophysical Journal, 847, 54, doi:10.3847/1538-4357/aa85e5, 2017

Goldstein, A., P. Veres, E. Burns, M.S. Briggs, R. Hamburg, D. Kocevski, C.A. Wilson-Hodge, R.D. Preece, S. Poolakkil, O.J. Roberts, et al., “An Ordinary Short Gamma-Ray Burst with Extraordinary Implications: Fermi-GBM Detection of GRB 170817A,” Astrophysical Journal Letters, 848, L14, doi:10.3847/2041-8213/aa8f41, 2017

Goldstein, A., P. Veres, O.J. Roberts,…,et al., “Fermi Observations of the LIGO Event GW170104,” ApJ, 846, L5, 2017

Kilaru, Kiranmayee, Brian D. Ramsey, Jeffery Kolodziejczak, Carolyn Atkins, "Improving x-ray optics via differential deposition," Proc. SPIE 10399, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy VIII, 103991F, 2017

Krivonos, R., Swartz, D., Zavlin, V.E., Ramsey, B.D., “Calibration of the ART-XC mirror modules at MSFC,” Experimental Astronomy, vol. 44, p. 147, 2017

Lavigne, T., C. Liu, W. Deierling, and D. Mach, “Relationship between the global electric circuit and electrified cloud parameters at diurnal, seasonal, and interannual timescales,” J. Geophys. Res., 122, pp. 8525-8542, DOI:10.1002/2016JD026442, 2017

O'Dell, S. L., Swartz, D. A., Tice, N. W., Plucinsky, P. P., Marshall, H. L., Bogdan, A., Grant, C. E., Tennant, A. F., Dahmer, M., “Modeling contamination migration on the Chandra X-ray Observatory IV,” Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Conference Series, 10397, 103970C, 2017

Peterson, M., W. Deierling, C. Liu, D. Mach, and C. Kalb, “A TRMM/GPM retrieval of the total mean generator current for the global electric circuit,” J. Geophys. Res., 122, pp. 10025-10049, DOI:10.1002/2016JD026336, 2017