Professor, Atrophysical and Planetary Sciences

Principal Investigator, UVIS Instrument on the Cassini Mission to Saturn

LASP - University of Colorado
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Boulder, Colorado 80303-7814
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Publication List - Chronological Order

Revised December 4, 2014

Esposito, L. W., and E. R. Harrison.   1975.   Properties of the Hulse-Taylor binary pulsar system.   Astrophys. J. (Letters) 196, Ll-L2.   LASP reprint 901.

Esposito, L. W.   1976.   Computation of the polarization of light scattered by the solar corona in Balmer Alpha, in Fellowship Program in Scientific Computing; Internship Program for Minority Student s, ed. J. C. Adams and R. K. Rew, pp. 49-59. National Center for Atmospheric Research Technical Note .   NCAR/TN/114 + PROC.   LASP reprint 902.

Esposito, L. W.   1977.   The two-stream approximation (or Shuster-Schwarzschild method), in Standard Procedures to Compute Atmospheric Radiative Transfer in a Scattering Atmosphere , ed. J. Lenoble, pp. 52-54.   Boulder, Colorado:   NCAR, Radiation Commission of the International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics (IAMAP).   LASP reprint 903.

Esposito, L. W., and K. Lumme.   1977.   The tilt effect for Saturn's rings.   Icarus 31, 157-167.   LASP reprint 407.

Lumme, K., L. W. Esposito, W. M. Irvine, and W. A. Baum.   1977.   Azimuthal brightness variations of Saturn's rings, II:   Observations at an intermediate tilt angle.   Astrophys. J. (Letters) 216, L123-L126.   LASP reprint 904.

Esposito, L. W.   1978.   Light scattering from Saturn's rings calculated by a Markov chain formalism, Ph.D. diss., Astronomy Department, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.   Contribution from the Five College Observatorie s, Number 261.

Esposito, L. W., and L. L. House.   1978.   Radiative transfer calculated by a Markov chain formalism.   Astrophys. J. 219, 1058-1067.   LASP reprint 905.

Esposito, L. W., W. M. Irvine, K. Lumme, and W. A. Baum.   1978.   Azimuthal brightness variations of Saturn's rings, in Proceedings of the Symposium on Planetary Atmospheres , ed. A. Vallance-Jones, pp. 89-91.   Ottawa, Ontario: National Research Council of Canada.
LASP reprint 906.

Harding, A. K., E. Tademaru, and L. W. Esposito.   1978.   A curvature-radiation-pair-production model for gamma-ray pulsars.   Astrophys. J . 225, 226-236.   LASP reprint 907.

Esposito, L. W.   1979a.   An "adding" algorithm for the Markov chain formalism for radiation transfer.   Astrophys. J. 233, 661-663.   LASP reprint 69.

Esposito, L. W.   1979b.   Extensions to the classical calculation of the effect of mutual shadowing in diffuse reflection.   Icarus 39, 69-80.   LASP reprint 71.

Esposito, L. W., K. Lumme, W. D. Benton, L. J. Martin, H. M. Ferguson, D. T. Thompson, and S. E. Jones.   1979c.   International planetary patrol observations of Saturn's rings, II: Four color phase curves and their analysis.   Astron. J. 84, 1408-1415.   LASP reprint 68.

Esposito, L. W., J. R. Winick, and A. I. Stewart.   1979d.   Sulfur dioxide in the Venus atmosphere: Distribution and implications.   Geophys. Res. Lett. 6, 601-604.   LASP reprint 70.

Lumme, K., L. W. Esposito, W. D. Benton, and W. A. Baum.   1979.   International planetary patrol observations of Saturn's rings, I: Observations and data reduction.   Astron. J. 84, 1402-1407.
LASP reprint 908.

Pollack, J. B., B. Ragent, R. Boese, M. G. Tomasko, J. Blamont, R. G. Knollenberg, L. W. Esposito, A. I. Stewart, and L. Travis.   1979.   Nature of the Ultraviolet absorber in the Venus clouds: Inferences based on Pioneer Venus data.   Science 205, 76-79.   LASP reprint 909.

Stewart, A. I., D. E. Anderson, L. W. Esposito, and C. A. Barth.   1979.   Ultraviolet spectroscopy of Venus: Initial results from the Pioneer Venus orbiter.   Science 203, 777-779.   LASP reprint 336.

Esposito, L. W.   1980.   Ultraviolet contrasts and the absorbers near the Venus cloud tops.  
J. Geophys. Res.
85, 8151-8157.   LASP reprint 324.

Esposito, L. W., J. P. Dilley, and J. W. Fountain.   1980.   Photometry and polarimetry of Saturn's rings from Pioneer Saturn.   J. Geophys. Res. 85, 5948-5956.   LASP reprint 72.

Gehrels, T., L. R. Baker, E. Beshore, C. Blenman, J. J. Burke, N. D. Castillo, B. DaCosta,
J. Degewij, L. R. Doose, J. W. Fountain, J. Gotobed, C. E. KenKnight, R. Kingston,
G. McLaughlin, R. McMillan, R. Murphy, P. H. Smith, C. P. Stoll, R. N. Strickland,
M. G. Tomasko, M. P. Wijesinghe, D. L. Coffeen, and L. W. Esposito.   1980.   Imaging photopolarimeter on Pioneer Saturn.   Science 207, 434-439.   LASP reprint 910.

Knollenberg, R., L. Travis, M. Tomasko, P. Smith, B. Ragent, L. W. Esposito, D. McCleese, J. Martonchik, and R. Beer.   1980.   The clouds of Venus: A synthesis report.   J. Geophys. Res. 85, 8059-8081.   LASP reprint 911.

Pollack, J. B., O. B. Toon, R. C. Whitten, R. Boese, B. Ragent, M. Tomasko, L. W. Esposito, L. Travis, and D. Wiedman.   1980.   Distribution and source of the UV absorption in Venus' atmosphere.   J. Geophys. Res. 85, No. A13, 8141-8150.   LASP reprint 912.

Esposito, L. W.   1981.   Absorbers seen near the Venus cloud tops from Pioneer Venus.   Adv. Space Res. 1, 163-166.   LASP reprint 340.

Gehrels, T., and L. W. Esposito.   1981.   Pioneer fly-by of Saturn and its rings .   Adv. Space Res. 1,
67-71.   LASP reprint 913.

Thompson, W. T., K. Lumme, W. M. Irvine, W. A. Baum, and L. W. Esposito.   1981.   Saturn's rings:   Azimuthal variations, phase curves, and radial profiles in four colors.   Icarus 46, 187-200.   LASP reprint 319.

Esposito, L. W., and L. D. Travis.   1982.   Polarization studies of the Venus UV contrasts:   Cloud height and haze variability.   Icarus 51, 374-390.   LASP reprint 332.

Lane, A. L., C. W. Hord, R. A. West, L. W. Esposito, D. L. Coffeen, M. Sato, K. E. Simmons, R. B. Pomphrey, and R. B. Morris.   1982a.   Photopolarimetry from Voyager 2: Preliminary results on Saturn, Titan, and the rings.   Science 215, 537-543.   LASP reprint 914.

Lane, A. L., R. B. Pomphrey, and L. W. Esposito.   1982b.   Probing the fine structure of Saturn's rings.   Planetary Report 2, 7. Online at:

Esposito, L. W., N. Borderies, P. Goldreich, J. N. Cuzzi, J. B. Holdberg, A. L. Lane, R. B. Pomphrey, R. J. Terrile, J. J. Lissauer, E. A. Marouf, and G. L. Tyler.   1983a.   Eccentric ringlet in the Maxwell gap at 1.45 Saturn radii: Multi-instrument Voyager observations.   Science 222, 57-60.   LASP reprint 278.

Esposito, L. W., R. G. Knollenberg, M. Y. Marov, O. B. Toon, and R. P. Turco.   1983b.   The clouds and hazes of Venus.   In Venus , ed. D. M. Hunten, L. Colin, T. M. Donahue, and V. I. Moroz, pp.   484-564.   Tucson:   Univ. of Arizona Press.

Esposito, L. W., M. O'Callaghan, and R. A. West.   1983c.   The structure of Saturn's rings: Implications from the Voyager stellar occultation.   Icarus 56, 439.   LASP reprint 205.

Esposito, L. W., M. O'Callaghan, K. E. Simmons, C. W. Hord, R. A. West, A. L. Lane, R. B. Pomphrey, D. L. Coffeen, and M. Sato.   1983d.   Voyager photopolarimeter stellar occultation of Saturn's rings.   J. Geophys. Res. 88 , 8643-8649.   LASP reprint 208.

Lumme, K., W. M. Irvine, and L. W. Esposito.   1983.   Theoretical interpretation of the ground-based photometry of Saturn's B ring.   Icarus 53, 174-184.   LASP reprint 370.

West, R. A., C. W. Hord, K. E. Simmons, H. Hart, L. W. Esposito, A. L. Lane, R. B. Pomphrey, R. B. Morris, M. Sato, and D. Coffeen.   1983a.   Voyager photopolarimeter observations of Saturn and Titan.   Adv. Space Res. 3, 45-48.   LASP reprint 56.

West, R. A., A. L. Lane, H. Hart, K. E. Simmons, C. W. Hord, D. L. Coffeen, L. W. Esposito, M. Sato, and R. B. Pomphrey.   1983b.   Voyager 2 photopolarimeter observations of Titan.
J. Geophys. Res. 88, 8699-8708.   LASP reprint 239.

West, R. A., M. Sato, H. Hart, A. L. Lane, C. W. Hord, K. E. Simmons, L. W. Esposito, D. L. Coffeen, and R. B Pomphrey.   1983c.   Photometry and polarimetry of Saturn at 2640 Å and 7500 Å.   J. Geophys. Res. 88, 8679-8697.   LASP reprint 279.

Cuzzi, J. N., J. J. Lissauer, L. W. Esposito, J. B. Holberg, E. A. Marouf, G. L. Tyler,
B. Pederson,   and A. Boischot.   1984.   The rings of Saturn.   In Planetary Rings,   ed.
A. Brahic.   Tucson:   Univ. of Arizona Press.

Esposito, L. W.   1984a.   Structure and dynamics of Saturn's rings as seen by the Voyager stellar occultation.   Proceedings of IAU Colloquium #75.   Toulouse, France: CNES.

Esposito, L. W.   1984b.   Sulfur dioxide: Episodic injection shows evidence for active Venus volcanism.   Science 223, 1072-1074.   LASP reprint 204.

Esposito, L. W., J. N. Cuzzi, J. B. Holberg, E. A. Marouf, G. L. Tyler, and C. C. Porco.   1984. Saturn's rings: Structure, dynamics, and particle properties.   In Saturn , ed. T. Gehrels and M. S. Matthews, pp. 463-545.   Tucson:   Univ. of Arizona Press.

Esposito, L. W.   1985.   Long term changes in Venus sulfur dioxide.   Adv. Space Res. 5, 85-90. LASP reprint 61.

Esposito, L. W.   1986.   Structure and evolution of Saturn's rings.   Icarus 67, 345-357.   LASP reprint 387.

Lane, A. L., C. W. Hord, L. W. Esposito, K. E. Simmons, A. L. Graps, W. R. Pryor, R. A. West, R. M. Nelson, B. D. Wallis, B. J. Buratti, and L. J. Horn.   1986.   Photometry from Voyager 2: Initial results from the Uranian atmosphere, satellites, and rings.   Science 233, 65-70.   LASP reprint 377.

Ragent, B., L. W. Esposito, M. G. Tomasko, M. Y. Marov, V. P. Shari, and V. N. Lebedev.   1986.   Particulate matter in the Venus atmosphere.   In Venus International Reference Atmosphere , ed. G. M. Keating.   Elsevier Science.

Showalter, M. R., J. N. Cuzzi, E. A. Marouf, and L. W. Esposito.   1986.   Satellite "wakes" and the orbit of the Encke gap moonlet.   Icarus 66, 297-323.   LASP reprint 366.

Cuzzi, J. N., and L. W. Esposito.   1987.   The rings of Uranus.   Sci. Amer. 255, 52-54, 63-66.   LASP reprint 398.

Esposito, L. W.   1987a.   The changing shape of planetary rings.   Astronomy 15, 6-17.   LASP reprint 915.

Esposito, L. W.   1987b.   Venus.   In McGraw-Hill 1987 Yearbook of Science and Technology ,
pp. 495-497. New York: McGraw-Hill.   LASP reprint 916.

Esposito, L. W., C. C. Harris, and K. E. Simmons.   1987.   Features in Saturn's rings .   Astrophys. J. Supp. 63, 749-770.   LASP reprint 396.

Miner, E. D., A. P. Ingersoll, W. Kurth, L. W. Esposito, and T. V. Johnson.   1987.   Science objectives and preliminary sequence designs for the Voyager Neptune encounter.   Jet Propulsion Laboratory, JPL TM D-4607.

Nelson, R. M., B. J. Buratti, B. D. Wallis, A. L. Lane, R. A. West, K. E. Simmons, C. W. Hord, and L. W. Esposito.   1987.   Voyager 2 photopolarimeter observations of the Uranian satellites.   J. Geophys. Res. 92, 14905-14910.   LASP reprint 917.

West, R. A., A. L. Lane, C. W. Hord, L. W. Esposito, K. E. Simmons, R. M. Nelson, and
B. D. Wallis.   1987.   Temperature and aerosol structure of the nightside Uranian strato­sphere from Voyager 2 photopolarimeter stellar occultation measurements.   J. Geophys. Res . 92, No. A13, 15030-15036.   LASP reprint 918.

Esposito, L. W., M. Copley, R. Eckert, L. Gates, A. I. F. Stewart, and H. Worden.   1988.   Sulfur dioxide at the Venus cloud tops, 1978-1986.   J. Geophys. Res. 93, 5267-5276.   LASP reprint 435.

Horn, L. J., P. A. Yanamandra-Fisher, L. W. Esposito, and A. L. Lane.   1988.   Physical properties of the Uranian delta ring from a possible density wave.   Icarus 76, 485-492.   LASP reprint 444.

Stern, S. A., L. W. Esposito, and E. S. Barker.   1988.   Ground-based CCD observations of Venus SO 2 : 1986-87.   Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, LASP Technical Report   and reprint 425.

Brophy, T. G., and L. W. Esposito.   1989.   Simulation of collisional transport processes and the stability of planetary rings.   Icarus 78, 181-205.   LASP reprint 446.

Esposito, L. W., and J. E. Colwell.   1989.   Creation of the Uranus rings and dust bands,   Nature 339, 605-607.   LASP reprint 455.

Lane, A. L., R. A. West, C. W. Hord, R. M. Nelson, K. E. Simmons, W. R. Pryor, L. W. Esposito, L. J. Horn, B. D. Wallis, B. J. Buratti, T. G. Brophy, P. Yanamandra-Fisher, J. E. Colwell, D. A. Bliss, M. J. Mayo, and W. D. Smythe.   1989.   Photometry from Voyager 2:   Initial results from the Neptunian atmosphere, satellites, and rings.   Science 246, 1450-1454.   LASP reprint 919.

Brophy, T. G., G. R. Stewart, and L. W. Esposito.   1990.   A phase-space fluid simulation of a two-component narrow planetary ring:   Particle size segregation, edge formation, and spreading rates.   Icarus   83, 133-155.   LASP reprint 467.

Colwell, J. E., and L. W. Esposito.   1990a.   A model of dust production in the Neptune ring system.   Geophys. Res. Lett. 17, 1741-1744.   LASP reprint 503.

Colwell, J. E., and L. W. Esposito.   1990b.   A numerical model of the Uranian dust rings.   Icarus 86, 530-560.   LASP reprint 494.

Colwell, J. E., L. J. Horn, A. L. Lane, L. W. Esposito, P. A. Yanamandra-Fisher, S. H. Pilorz, K. E. Simmons, M. D. Morrison, C. W. Hord, R. M. Nelson, B. D. Wallis, R. A. West, and B. J. Buratti.   1990.   Voyager photopolarimeter observa­tions of Uranian ring occultations.   Icarus   83, 102-125.   LASP reprint 473.

Esposito, L. W.   1990a.   Does Venus have active volcanos?   Astronomy 18, 42-47.   LASP reprint 921.

Esposito, L. W.   1990b.   Sulfur dioxide and its variations.   In Middle Atmosphere of Venus . Akademie der Wissenschaften der DDR.   LASP reprint 514.

Esposito, L. W.   1990c.   Variation of the sulfur dioxide concentration in the atmosphere of Venus and the concept of active volcanism.   Translated from Astronomicheskii Vestnik 24, 57-58.
LASP reprint 920.

Na, C. Y., L. W. Esposito, and T. E. Skinner.   1990.   International Ultraviolet Explorer observation of Venus SO 2 and SO.   J. Geophys. Res. 95, 7485-7491.   LASP reprint 485.

Esposito, L. W.   1991.   Planetary rings: Ever decreasing circles.   Nature 354, 107.   LASP reprint 574.

Esposito, L. W., A. Brahic, J. Burns, and E. A. Marouf.   1991.   Particle properties and processes in Uranus' rings.   In Uranus , ed. J. Bergstralh, E. D. Miner, and M. Matthews, pp. 410-465.   Tucson:   Univ. of Arizona Press.

Moreau, D., L. W. Esposito, and G. Brasseur.   1991.   The chemical composition of the dust-free Martian atmosphere: Preliminary results of a two-dimensional model .   J. Geophys. Res. 96, 7933-7945.   LASP reprint 573.

Moroz, V. I., E. V. Petrova, L. V. Ksanfomality,   O. F. Ganpantzerova, N. V. Goroshkova, A. V. Zharkov, G. E. Nikitin, L. Esposito, J.-P Bibring, M. Combes, and A. Soufflot.   1991.   Characteristics of aerosol phenomena in the Martian atmosphere from KRFM experiment data.   Plan. Space Sci.   39, 199-207.   LASP reprint 523.

Brophy, T. G., L. W. Esposito, G. R. Stewart, and P. A. Rosen.   1992.   Numerical simulation of satellite-ring interactions: Resonances and satellite-ring torques.   Icarus   100, 412-433.   LASP reprint 554. Online

Colwell, J. E., and L. W. Esposito.   1992.   Origins of the rings of Uranus and Neptune,
I: Statistics of satellite disruptions.   J. Geophys. Res. (Planets ) 97, 10227-10241.   LASP reprint 545. Online

Esposito, L. W.   1992.   Planetary rings: Running rings around modellers.   Nature 360, 531-532.
LASP reprint 922. Online 

Hord, C. W., W. E. McClintock, A. I. F. Stewart, C. A. Barth, L. W. Esposito, G. E. Thomas, B. R. Sandel, D. M. Hunten, A. L. Broadfoot, D. E. Shemansky, J. M. Ajello, A. L. Lane, and R. A. West.   1992.   Galileo Ultraviolet Spectrometer experiment.   Space Sci. Rev . 60, 503-530.   LASP reprint 544. Online

McClintock, W. E., G. M. Lawrence, R. A. Kohnert, and L. W. Esposito.   1992.   Optical design of the ultraviolet imaging spectrograph for the Cassini mission to Saturn, from Instrumentation for Planetary and Terrestrial Atmospheric Remote Sensing .   SPIE 1745, 26-38.   LASP reprint 568. Online

Colwell, J. E., and L. W. Esposito.   1993.   Origins of the rings of Uranus and Neptune, 2: Initial conditions and ring moon populations.   J. Geophys. Res. (Planets) 98, 7387-7401.   LASP reprint 562. Online (abstract only)

Esposito, L. W.   1993.   Understanding planetary rings .   Ann. Rev. Earth Planet. Sci. 21, 487-523.   LASP reprint 566. Online

McClintock, W. E., G. M. Lawrence, R. A. Kohnert, and L. W. Esposito.   1993.   Optical design of the ultraviolet imaging spectrograph for the Cassini mission to Saturn.   Opt. Eng. 32 , 3038-3046.   LASP reprint 612. Online

Zasova, L. V., V. I. Moroz, L. W. Esposito, and C. Y. Na.   1993.   SO 2 in the middle atmosphere of Venus: IR measurements from Venera-15 and comparison to UV data.   Icarus 105, 92-109. LASP reprint 584.   Online

Na, C. Y., L. W. Esposito, W. E. McClintock, and C. A. Barth.   1994. Sulfur dioxide in the atmosphere of Venus, II. Modeling results. Icarus 112, 389-395.   LASP reprint 646.   Online 

Canup, R. M., and L. W. Esposito.   1995.   Accretion in the Roche zone: Coexistence of rings and ringmoons.   Icarus 113, 331-352.   LASP reprint 640.   Online

Hord, C. W., W. R. Pryor, A. I. F. Stewart, K. E. Simmons, J. J. Gebben, C. A. Barth, W. E. McClintock, L. W. Esposito, W. K. Tobiska, R. A. West, S. J. Edberg, J. M. Ajello, and
K. L. Naviaux.   1995.   Direct observations of the Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 fragment G impact by Galileo UVS.   Geophys. Res. Lett . 22, 1565-1568.   LASP reprint 651. Online

Porco, C. C., J. N. Cuzzi, L. W. Esposito, J. J. Lissauer, and P. O. Nicholson.   1995.   Neptune's ring system.   In Neptune and Triton , ed. J. T. Bergstralh, E. D. Miner, and M. S. Mathews,
pp. 703-804.   Tucson:   Univ. of Arizona Press.

Thiessenhusen, K. U., L. W. Esposito, J. Kurths, and F. Spahn.   1995.   Detection of hidden resonances in Saturn's B-ring.   Icarus 113, 206-212.   LASP reprint 923.   Online

Canup, R. M., and L. W. Esposito.   1996.   Accretion of the Moon from an impact-generated disk.   Icarus 119, 427-446.   LASP reprint 675.   Online

Canup, R. M., and L. W. Esposito.   1997.   Evolution of the G ring and the population of macroscopic ring particles.   Icarus   126, 28-41.   LASP reprint 700.   Online

Esposito, L. W., J.-L. Bertaux, V. Krasnopolsky, V. I. Moroz, and L. V. Zasova.   1997.   Chemistry of lower atmosphere and clouds.   In Venus II , ed. S. W. Bougher, D. M. Hunten, and R. J. Phillips, pp. 415-458.   Tucson:   Univ. of Arizona Press.

Na, C. Y., and L. W. Esposito.   1997.   Is disulfur monoxide the second absorber on Venus?   Icarus 125, 361-368.   LASP reprint 695.   Online

Esposito, L. W., J. E. Colwell, and W. E. McClintock.   1998.   Cassini UVIS observations of Saturn's rings.   Planet. Space Sci. 46, 1221-1235.   LASP reprint 753. Online

Harri, A.-M., V. Linkin, J. Polkko, M. Marov, J.-P Pommereau, A. Lipatov, T. Siili, K. Manuilov, V. Lebedev, A. Lehto, R. Pellinen, R. Pirjola, T. Carpentier, C. Malique, V. Makarov, L. Khloustova, L. Esposito, J. Maki, G. Lawrence, and V. Lystsev.   1998.   Meteorological observations on Martian surface: Met-packages of Mars--96 small stations and penetrators.   Planet. Space Sci . 46, No. 6/7, 779-793.   LASP reprint 744. Online

Throop, H. B., and L. W. Esposito.   1998.   G ring particle sizes derived from ring plane crossing observations.   Icarus 131, 152-166.   LASP reprint 752.   Online

Colwell, J. W., L. W. Esposito, and D. Bundy. 2000.   Fragmentation rates of small satellites in the outer solar system.   J. Geophys. Res. 105, 17,589-17,599.   LASP reprint 806. Online

Throop, H. B., J. Bally, L. W. Esposito, and M. J. McCaughrean. 2001.   Evidence for dust grain growth in young circumstellar disks.   Science 292, 1686-1689.   LASP reprint 899.   Online

Barbara, J. M., and L. W. Esposito. 2002.   Moonlet collisions and the effects of tidally modified accretion in Saturn's F ring.   Icarus 160, 161-171.   LASP reprint 864.   Online

Blanc, M., S. Bolton, J. Bradley, M. Burton, T.E. Cravens, I. Dandouras, M.K. Dougherty, M.C. Festou, J. Feynman, R.E. Johnson, T.G. Gombosi, W.S. Kurth, P.C. Liewer, B.H. Mauk, S. Maurice, D. Mitchell, F.M. Neubauer, J.D. Richardson, D.E. Shemansky, E.C. Sittler, B.T. Tsurutani, P. Zarka, L.W. Esposito, E. Grun, D.A. Gurnett, A.J. Kliore, S.M. Krimigis, D. Southwood, J.H. Waite,   and D.T. Young.   2002.   Magnetospheric and plasma science with Cassini-Huygens. Space Science Reviews. 104, Issue 1-2, 253-346. LASP reprint 1057. Online

Cuzzi, J.N., J.E. Colwell, L.W. Esposito, C.C. Porco. C.D. Murray, P.D. Nicholson, L.J. Spilker, E.A. Marouf, R.C. French, N. Rappaport,   and D. Muhleman.   2002.   Saturn's rings: Pre-Cassini status and mission goals. Space Science Reviews . 104. Issue 1-2, 209-251. LASP reprint 1008. Online

Esposito, L. W.   2002.   Planetary rings.   Rep. Prog. Phys . 65, 1741-1783.   Planetary rings.   LASP reprint 874.   Online

Esposito, L. W.   2003.   Cassini Imaging at Jupiter. Science 299,1529-1530.   LASP reprint 900. Online

Richardson, L. J., D. Deming, G. Wiedemann, C. Goukenleuque, D. Steyert, J. Harrington, and L. W. Esposito. 2003. Infrared observations during the secondary eclipse of HD 209458b,
I. 3.6-micron occultation spectroscopy using the VLT.   Astrophys. J . 584, 1053-1062. LASP reprint 998. Online

Brooks, S. M., L. W. Esposito, M. R. Showalter, and H. B. Throop.   2004.   The size distribution of Jupiter's main ring from Galileo imaging and spectroscopy.   Icarus , 170, 35-37.   LASP reprint   973. Online

Esposito, L. W., C. A. Barth, J. E. Colwell, G. M. Lawrence, W. E. McClintock, A. I. F. Stewart,
H. U. Keller, A. Korth, H. Lauche, M. C. Festou, A. L. Lane, C. J. Hansen, J. N. Maki, R. A. West, H. Jahn, R. Reulke, K. Warlich, D. E. Shemansky, and Y. L. Yung.   2004.   The Cassini Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrograph investigation.    Space Sci. Rev . 115, 294-361. LASP reprint 999. Online

Esposito, L.W., J. E. Colwell, K. Larsen, W. E. McClintock, A. I. F. Stewart, J. Tew Hallett. D. E. Shemansky, J. M. Ajello, C. J. Hansen, A. R. Hendrix, R. A. West, H. U. Keller, A. Korth, W. R. Pryor. R. Reulke, and Y. L. Yung. 2005. Ultra-Violet Imaging Spectroscopy shows an active Saturn system. Science .   307, 1251-1255. LASP reprint 1000. Online

Ajello J.M., W. Pryor, L.W. Esposito, A.I.F. Stewart,   W. McClintock, J. Gustin, D. Grodent, J.-C. Gerard,   and J.T. Clarke.   The Cassini Campaign   Observations of the Jupiter Aurora by the Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrograph and the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph. 2005. Icarus 178 327-345.   LASP reprint 1025. Online

Pryor,   W.R., A. I. F. Stewart,. L. W. Esposito and, J. E.   Colwell, A. J. Jouchoux, A. J. Steffl, D. E. Shemansky, J. M. Ajello, R. A. West, C. J. Hansen, B. T. Tsurutani, W. S. Kurth, G. B. Hospodarsky, D. A.   Gurnett, K. C. Hansen, J. H. Waite, Jr., F. J. Crary, D. T. Young,   N. Krupp, J. T. Clarke, D. Grodent, and M. K. Dougherty.   Cassini UVIS   observations of Jupiter's auroral variability. 2005.   Icarus , 178,   312-326.   LASP reprint 1058. Online

Shemansky,   D.E., A.I.F. Stewart,   R.A. West, L.W. Esposito, J.T. Hallet, and X. Liu. 2005. The Cassini UVIS stellar probe of the Titan atmosphere. Science . 308, 978-982. LASP reprint 1012. Online

Esposito, L. W.   2006. Planetary Rings , Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Colwell, J. E., L. W. Esposito, and M. Sremcevic. 2006.   Self-Gravity Wakes in Saturn's A Ring Measured by Stellar Occultations from Cassini. GRL , 33, L07201, doi:10.1029/2005GL025163.   LASP reprint 1053. Online

Hansen , C. J., L. W. Esposito, A. I. F. Stewart,   J. Colwell, A. R. Hendrix, W. Pryor, D. E. Shemansky, and R. A. West. 2006. Enceladus' Water Vapor Plume. Science .   311. no.5766. 1422-1425. LASP reprint 1061. Online

Ajello, J. M ., M. H. Stevens, A. I. F. Stewart, K. Larsen, L. W. Esposito, J.E. Colwell, W. E. McClintock, G. Holsclaw, J. Gustin, W. R. Pryor. 2007 . Titan Airglow Spectra from Cassini UVIS: I. EUV Analysis. Geophys. Res. Lett . 34, L24204, doi:10.1029/2007GL031555. LASP Reprint #1092. Online

Andre, N ., M. Blanc, S. Maurice, P. Schippers, E. Pallier, T. I. Gombosi, K. C. Hansen, D. T. Young, F. J. Crary, S. Bolton, E. C. Sittler, H. T. Smith, R. E. Johnson, R. A Baragiola, A. J. Coates, A. M. Rymer, M. K. Dougherty, N. Achilleos, C. S. Arridge, S. M. Krimigis, D. G. Mitchell, N. Krupp, D. C. Hamilton, I. Dandouras, D. A. Gurnett, W. S. Kurth, P. Louarn, R. Srama, S. Kempf, J. H. Waite, L. W. Esposito, J. T. Clarke. 2007 . Magnetospheric Regions and Associated Plasma Processes: Synopsis of Cassini Observations During Orbit Insertion, Rev. Geophys . 46,  RG4008,  doi:10.1029/2007RG000238. Online

Colwell , J.E., L. W.Esposito, M. Sremcevic, G. R. Stewart, and W. E. McClintock. 2007 . Self-Gravity Wakes and Radial Structure of Saturn's B Ring. Icarus. 190, 127-144. LASP reprint 1089. Online

Esposito, L.W ., E.R. Stofan, T. Cravens. 2007 . Exploring Venus. Introductory chapter to "Exploring Venus as a terrestrial planet", AGU Monograph Series , Volume 176, 1-6 . No LASP Reprint, book. Online

Markiewicz, W.J . , D.V. Titov,, N. Ignatiev, H.U. Keller, D. Crisp, S.S. Limaye, R. Jaumann, R. Moissl, N. Thomas, L. Esposito, S. Watanabe, B. Fiethe, T. Behnke, I. Szemerey, H. Michalik, H. Perplies, M. Wedemeier, I. Sebastian, W. Boogaerts, S.F. Hviid, C. Dierker, B. Osterloh, W. Boker, M. Koch, H. Michaelis, D. Belyaev, A. Dannenberg, M. Tschimmel, P. Russo, T. Roatsch, K.D. Matz. Venus Monitoring Camera for Venus Express. 2007 . Planetary and Space Science . 55, 1701-1711. LASP reprint #1091. Online

Mills, F.P ., L.W. Esposito, Y.L. Yung. 2007 . Atmpsoheric composition, chemistry and clouds. A chapter in "Exploring Venus as a terrestrial planet", AGU Monograph Series , Volume 176, 73-100 . No LASP Reprint, book. Online

Pryor, W., P. Gangopadhyay, B. Sandel, T. Forrester, E. Quemerais, E. Moebius, L. Esposito, I. Stewart, B. McClintock, A. Jouchoux, J. Colwell, V. Izmodenov, Y. Malama, K. Tobiska, D. Shemansky, J. Ajello, C.Hansen, M. Bzowski and P. Frisch. 2007. Radiation transport of heliospheric Lyman-alpha from combined Cassini and Voyager data sets. Astronomy and Astrophysics.  A&A 491, 21-28. Online  

Tian , F., A.I.F. Stewart, O. B. Toon, K. Larsen, L. W. Esposito. 2007 . Monte Carlo Simulations of the water vapor plume on Enceladus. Icarus 188, 154-161. Online

Ajello, J , J. Gustin, A.I.F. Stewart, K. Larsen, L.W. Esposito, W. Pryor, W. McClintock, M. H. Stevens, C.P. Malone and D. Dziczek. 2008. Titan airglow spectra from the Cassini Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrograph: FUV disk analysis. Geophys. Res. Lett . 35, L06102, doi:10.1029/2007GL032315. LASP Reprint #TBD. Online

Esposito, L.W., B. K. Meinke, J.E. Colwell, P.D. Nicholson, M.M. Hedman. 2008. Moonlets and Clumps in Saturn's F Ring. Icarus . Vol 194/1, 278-289. Online

Hansen, C. J., Esposito, L.W., Stewart, A.I.F., Meinke, B., Wallis, B., Colwell, J., Hendrix, A.R., Larsen, K., Pryor, W., Tian, F.. 2008.  Water Vapor Jets in Enceladus’ Plume. Nature. 456, 477-479. Online.

Pryor, W., P. Gangopadhyay, B. Sandel, T. Forrester, E. Quemerais, E. Moebius, L. Esposito, I. Stewart, B. McClintock, A. Jouchoux, J. Colwell, V. Izmodenov, Y. Malama, K. Tobiska, D. Shemansky, J. Ajello, C.Hansen, and M. Bzowski. 2008. Radiation transport of heliospheric Lyman-alpha from combined Cassini and Voyager data sets. Astronomy and Astrophysics. A&A 491, 21-28. Online.

Albers, N,  M. Sremcevic, J.E. Colwell, and L.W. Esposito. 2009. Saturn’s F Ring as seen by Cassini UVIS: Kinematics and Statistics. Icarus. Volume 217, p. 367-388, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2011.11.016 online.

Bradley, E. T., Colwell, J.E., Esposito, L.W., Cuzzi, J.N., Tollerud, H., Chambers, L., 2009. Far Ultraviolet Spectral Properties of Saturn’s Rings from Cassini UVIS. Icarus. 206, 458-466 Online

Charnoz, S., L. Dones, L.W. Esposito, P.R. Estrada, M.M. Hedman. 2009. Origin and evolution of Saturn’s ring system, A chapter in the book Saturn From Cassini-Huygens. M. Dougherty et al. Eds. 17, 537-575. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer-Verlag.  Online

Colwell, J. E., Cooney, J. H., Esposito, L. W., Sremcevic, M. 2009. Density Waves in Cassini UVIS Stellar Occultations 1. The Cassini Division. Icarus. 200, 574-580. Online

Dougherty, M.K., Esposito, L. W. and Krimigis, S.M., Eds.  2009. Saturn from Cassini-Huygens. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer-Verlag. Online

Dougherty, M.K., Esposito, L. W. and Krimigis, S.M., Eds.  2009. Overview. In Saturn from Cassini-Huygens. M. Dougherty et al. Eds. pp.1-8. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer-Verlag .Online

Hedelt, P., Y. Ito, H.U. Keller, R. Reulke, P. Wurz, H. Lammer, H. Rauer, L. Esposito. 2009. Titan’s atomic hydrogen corona. Icarus. Volume 210, Issue 1, p. 424-435. Online

Spencer, J.R., A. C. Barr, L.W. Esposito, P. Helfenstein, A.P. Ingersoll, R. Jaumann, C.P. McKay, F. Nimmo, C.C. Porco, J.H. Waite. 2009. Enceladus: An Active Cryovolcanic Satellite. A chapter in the book Saturn From Cassini-Huygens. M. Dougherty et al. Eds. 21, 683-724. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer-Verlag. Online

Colwell, J. E., L. W. Esposito, R. G. Jerousek, M. Sremcevic, D. Pettis, E. T. Bradley. 2010. Cassini UVIS Stellar Occultation Observations of Saturn’s Rings. Astron. J. 140 1569. Online

Cuzzi, J. N.,  J. A. Burns, S. Charnoz, R. N. Clark, J. E. Colwell, L. Dones, L. W. Esposito, G. Filacchione, R. G. French, M. M. Hedman, S. Kempf, E. A. Marouf, C. D. Murray, P. D. Nicholson, C. C. Porco, J. Schmidt, M. R. Showalter, L. J. Spilker, J. N. Spitale, R. Srama, M. Sremcevic, M. S. Tiscareno, J. Weiss. 2010. An Evolving View of Saturn’s Dynamic Rings. Science. 327, 1470-1475, doi:10.1126/science.1179118. Online 

Esposito, L.W., A.R. Hendrix, Eds. 2010. Introduction to Special Issue. Saturn’s Rings and Icy Satellites from Cassini, Icarus. 206, 381. Online

Esposito, L.W. 2010. Composition, Structure, Dynamics and Evolution of Saturn’s rings. Annual Review of Earth & Planetary Sciences, 38, 383-410. Online 

Gérard, J.-C., B. Hubert, J. Gustin, V. I. Shematovich, D. Bisikalo, L. Esposito, A.I. Stewart, 2010. EUV spectroscopy of the Venus dayglow with UVIS on Cassini. Icarus. 211, 1, 70-80.

Gustin, J., I. Stewart, J-C. Gerard, L.W. Esposito. 2010. Characteristics of Saturn’s FUV airglow from limb viewing spectra obtained with Cassini-UVIS. Icarus. 210 (2010), 270-283. Online

Baillié, K., J. E. Colwell, J. J. Lissauer, L. W. Esposito, M. Sremcevic 2011. Waves in Cassini UVIS Stellar Occultations 2. Waves in the C Ring. Icarus. Volume 216, Issue 1, Pages 292–308. doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2011.05.019. Online

Elliott, J.P. and L.W. Esposito. 2011. Regolith Depth Growth on an Icy Body Orbiting Saturn and Evolution of Bidirectional Reflectance due to Surface Composition Changes. Icarus. 212, 268–274. Online

Esposito, L.S., N. Albers, B. K. Meinke, M. Sremcevic, Pr. Madhusudhanan, J. Colwell, R. G. Jerousek. 2012. A Predator-Prey Model for Moon-triggered Clumping in Saturn’s Rings. Icarus. 217, 1, 103-114. Online.

Gerard, J.-C., J. Gustin, B, Hubert, G.R. Gladstone and L.W. Esposito. 2011. Measurements of the Helium 584-Å airglow  during the Cassini flyby of Venus. Planetary Space Sci. Volume 59, Issue 13, Pages 1524–1528. Online

Hansen, C. J., D. E. Shemansky, L. W. Esposito, A. I. F. Stewart, B. R. Lewis, J. E. Colwell, A. R. Hendrix, R. A. West. 2011. The Composition and Structure of the Enceladus Plume. GRL .38, L11202,  doi:10.1029/2011GL047415. Online 

Jerousek, R. G., Colwell, J. E., Esposito, L. W. 2011. Morphology and Variability of Sharp Edges in Saturn's Rings. Icarus. Volume 216, Issue 1, Pages 280–291. Online

Pryor W.R., A.M. Rymer, D.G. Mitchell, T.W. Hill, D.T. Young, J. Saur, G.H. Jones, S. Jacobsen, S.W.H. Cowley, B.H. Mauk, A.J. Coates, J.  Gustin, D. Grodent, J.-C. Gérard, L. Lamy, J. D. Nichols, S.M. Krimigis, L.W. Esposito, M.K. Dougherty, A.. Jouchoux, A.I.F. Stewart, W.E.  McClintock, G.M. Holsclaw, J.M. Ajello, J.E. Colwell, A.R. Hendrix, F.J. Crary, J.T. Clarke, X. Zhou. 2011. Discovery of the Enceladus auroral footprint at Saturn. Nature. . 472, 331-333. doi:10.1038/nature09928. Online

Stevens, M.H., J. Gustin, J.M. Ajello, J.S. Evans, R.R. Meier, A.W. Stephan, A.I.F. Stewart, K. Larsen, L.W. Esposito, W.E. McClintock. 2011.. The Production of Titan’s Far Ultraviolet Nitrogen Airglow. JGR. 116, A05304, doi:10.1029/2010JA016284. Online

Xu, F, A. B. Davis, R. A. West and L. W. Esposito. 2011. Markov chain formalism for polarized light transfer in plane-parallel atmospheres, with numerical comparison to the Monte Carlo method. Optical Express. Optics Express. Vol. 19,  2, 946-967. Online

Ajello, J.M, M.H. Stevens, J. Gustin, K. Larsen, A.I.F. Stewart, L.W. Esposito, W.E. McClintock, G.M. Holsclaw, E.T. Bradley. 2012. Cassini UVIS Observations of Titan Nightglow Spectra. JGR. VOL. 117, A12315, doi:10.1029/2012JA017888. Online.

Albers, N,  M. Sremcevic, J.E. Colwell, and L.W. Esposito. 2012. Saturn’s F Ring as seen by Cassini UVIS: Kinematics and Statistics. Icarus. Volume 217, p. 367-388, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2011.11.016. Online

Meinke, B.K., L. W Esposito, N. Albers, M. Sremcevic, C. Murray. 2012. Classification of F ring features observed in Cassini UVIS occultations. Icarus. 218, 1, p.545-554, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2011.12.020. Online.

Molaverdikhani, K., K. McGouldrick, L. W. Esposito.  2012. The abundance and distribution of the unknown ultraviolet absorber in the Venusian atmosphere. Icarus. 217, 2, 648–660. Online

Titov, D.V., W. J. Markiewicz, N. I. Ignatiev, L. Song, S. S. Limaye, A. Sanchez-Lavega, J. Hesemann, M. Almeida, T. Roatsch, K.-D. Matz, F. Scholten, D. Crisp, L. W. Esposito, S. F. Hviid, R. Jaumann, H. U. Keller, R. Moissl. 2012. Icarus. 217 (2012) 682–701. Morphology of the cloud tops as observed by the Venus Express Monitoring Camera (Published February 2012). Online.

Esposito, L.W. 2013. Rising sulphur on Venus. Nature Geoscience, Vol 6, 20-21. doi:10.1038/ngeo1675. Online.

Baillié, K., Colwell, J. E., Esposito, L. W. 2013. Meter-sized moonlet population in Saturn’s C ring and Cassini Division. Astron. J, 145, 171. Online.

Torres, P.J., Madhusudhanan, P., Esposito, L.W. 2013. Mathematical analysis of a model for moon-triggered clumping in Saturn's rings. Physica D. 259, 55-62. Online.  

Bradley, E.T., J.E. Colwell, L.W. Esposito, 2013. Scattering properties of Saturn’s rings from Cassini UVIS spectra. Icarus. 225, 726-739. Online.

Esposito, L.W.E, Colaprete, A, English, J., Haberle, R.M., Kahre, M.A. 2014. Clouds and aerosols on the terrestrial planets. In Comparative climatology of terrestrial planets. S. Mackwell, Ed. University of AZ Press, Tucson, AZ. Pp. 329-353. Online.

Esposito, L.W. 2014. Planetary Rings. A post-equinox view. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. Online.

Esposito, L.W. 2014. Saturn’s Rings. Discoveries in Modern Science. Ed. James Trefil. Vol. 3. Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference USA. p987-991. Online.

Shemansky, D.E., Y. L. Yung, X. Liu, J. Yoshii, C. J. Hansen, A. R. Hendrix, and L.W. Esposito. 2014. A new understanding of the Europa atmosphere and limits on geophysical activity, ApJ 797:84. online.

Stevens, M., Evans, S., Lumpe, J. Westlake, J.H., Ajello, J.M., Bradley, T., Esposito, L.W. 2015. Molecular Nitrogen and Methane Density Retrievals from Cassini UVIS Dayglow Observations of Titan's Upper Atmosphere. Icarus, 247, 301-312. Online.

Parkinson, C. D., Yung, Y.L., Esposito, L.W.E., Gao, P., Bougher, S.W., and Hirtzig, M.. 2015. Photochemical Control of the Distribution of Venusian Water and Comparison to Venus Express SOIR Observations. PSS. Online.

Becker, T. M., J. E. Colwell, L. W. Esposito, and A. D. Bratcher 2016. Characterizing the Particle Size Distribution of Saturn’s A Ring with Cassini UVIS Occultation Data. Icarus, 279, 20-35. online.

Jerousek, R. G., J. E. Colwell, P. D. Nicholson, M. M. Hedman, L. W. Esposito. 2016. The Smallest Particles in Saturn’s Rings from Self-Gravity Wake Observations. Icarus, 279, 36-50. Online.

Nicholson, P. and Esposito, L.W. 2016. Introduction: Special issue on planetary rings. Icarus, 279, 1.

Rehnberg, M., Esposito, L., Brown, Z., Albers, A., Sremcevic, M. A. 2016. A traveling Feature in Saturn's Rings. Icarus, 279, 100-108. Online.

Hansen, C. J., L. W. Esposito, K.-M. Aye, J. E. Colwell, A. R. Hendrix, G. Portyankina, D. Shemansky. 2017. Investigation of Diurnal Variability of Water Vapor in Enceladus’ Plume by the Cassini Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrograph. GRL. Published online January 21, 2017. Online.


Esposito, L.W. and M. deStefano. 2017. Space age studies of planetary rings, in Planetary Ring Systems. M. Tiscareno and C.D Murray, Eds. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Royer, E.M., Ajello J.M., Holsclaw, G.M., West, R.A., Esposito, L.W., and Bradley, E.T. 2017. Cassini UVIS Observations of Titan Ultraviolet Airglow Intensity Dependence with Solar Zenith Angle. GRL. (Accepted 12/2/16)


Becker, T. M., J. E. Colwell, L. W. Esposito, N. O. Attree, and C. D. Murray. 2017. Cassini UVIS Solar Occultations by Saturn’s F Ring and the Detection of Collision-Produced Micron-Sized Dust. Icarus. (Submitted November 2016)

Colwell, J.E., Esposito, L.W., Cooney, J.H. 2017. Particle sizes in Saturn’s rings from UVIS stellar occultations 1. Variations with ring region. Icarus. (Submitted November 1, 2016)

Kempf, S., Schmidt, J., Brockwell, T., Cravens, T., Esposito, L.W., Fiege, K., Giese, B., Hedman, M.M., Helfenstein, P., Hurford, T.A., Jaumann, R., Jones, G., Kanani, S., Kieffer, S.W., Lewis, W., Magee, B.A., Matson, D.L., Nimmo, F., Pappalardo, R., Perry, M.E., Postberg, F., Saur, J., Spencer, J., Sotin, C., Spahn, F., Teolis, B.D., Tobie, G., Waite, H., Young, D.T., Zolotov, M. 2016. Enceladus as an active body. SSR. (Submitted 3/3/14).

Madhusudhanan, P., L.W. Esposito, P.J. Torres. 2016. A combined dynamical transport model for producing haloes at resonances in Saturn’s rings. Icarus. (Submitted January 2015).

Rehnberg, M.E., Brown, Z.L., Esposito, L.W., Albers, N. 2017. Direct detection of gaps in Saturn’s A ring. Icarus. (Submitted fall 2016).