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 References listed with an asterisk indicate papers written by members of the NASA Meteoroid Environment Office.

Ernst, C.M. and Schultz, P.H.  2008.  Effects of View Orientation on Impact Flash Observations:  Implications for Lunar Impacts.  Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XXXIX, 2291.

*Swift, W., Suggs, R., and Cooke, B.  2008.  Algorithms for Lunar Flash Video Search, Measurement, and ArchivingEarth, Moon, and Planets, Online First.

*Suggs, R.M., Cooke, W.J., Suggs, R.J., Swift, W.R., and Hollon, N.  2007.  The NASA Lunar Impact Monitoring Program.  Earth, Moon, and Planets, Online First.

Montañés-Rodríguez, P., Pallé, E., and Goode, P.R.  2007.  Measurements of the Surface Brightness of the Earthshine With Applications to Calibrate Lunar Flashes.  Astron. J. 134, 1145.

*Cooke, W.J., Suggs, R.M., Suggs, R.J., Swift, W.R., and Hollon, N.P.  2007.  Rate and Distribution of Kilogram Lunar Impactors.  Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XXXVIII, 1986.

Veillet, C. and Foing, B.  2007.  SMART-1 Impact Observation at the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope.  Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XXXVIII, 1520.

Cudnik, B.M.  2007.  The Status of Lunar Meteor Research (and Applications to the Rest of the Solar System).  Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XXXVIII, 1115.

Ortiz, J.L., Aceituno, F.J., Quesada, J.A., Aceituno, J., Fernández, M., Santos-Sanz, P., Trigo-Rodríguez, J.M., Llorca, J., Martín-Torres, F.J., Montañés-Rodríguez, P., and Pallé, E.  2006.  Detection of Sporadic Impact Flashes on the Moon:  Implications for the Luminous Efficiency of Hypervelocity Impacts and Derived Terrestrial Impact Rates.  Icarus 184, 319.

Yanagisawa, M., Ohnishi, K., Takamura, Y., Masuda, H., Sakai, Y., Ida, M., Adachi, M., and Ishida, M.  2006.  The First Confirmed Perseid Lunar Impact Flash.  Icarus 182, 489.

*Cooke, W.J., Suggs, R.M., and Swift, W.R.  2006.  A Probable Taurid Impact on the Moon.  Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XXXVII, 1731.

Di Martino, M. and Carbognani, A.  2006.  Detection of Transient Events on Planetary Bodies.  Memorie della Societa Astronomica Italiana Supplement 9, 176.

Cudnik, B. and Venable, R.  2005.  Collisions in Space. Observing the Impacts of Meteoroids on the Lunar Surface.  J. ALPO, The Strolling Astronomer 47, 15.

Gural, P.S.  2004.  Lunar Meteoroid Impact Prediction Plots for 2005.  WGN, J. IMO 32, 159.

Ernst, C.M. and Schultz, P.H.  2004.  Early-Time Temperature Evolution of the Impact Flash and Beyond.  Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XXXV, 1721.

Cudnik, B.M., Dunham, D.W., Palmer, D.M., Cook, A., Venable, R., and Gural, P.S.  2003.  Ground-Based Observations of Lunar Meteoritic Phenomena.  Earth, Moon, and Planets 93, 145.

Buratti, B.J. and Johnson, L.L.  2003.  Identification of the Lunar Flash of 1953 with a Fresh Crater on the Moon’s Surface.  Icarus 161, 192.

Yanagisawa, M. and Kisaichi, N.  2002.  Lightcurves of 1999 Leonid Impact Flashes on the Moon.  Icarus 159, 31.

Ortiz, J.L., Quesada, J.A., Aceituno, J., Aceituno, F.J., and Bellot Rubio, L.R.  2002.  Observation and Interpretation of Leonid Impact Flashes on the Moon in 2001.  Ap. J. 576, 567.

Cudnik, B.M., Dunham, D.W., Palmer, D.M., Cook, A.C., Venable, R.J., and Gural, P.S.  2002.  Ground-Based Observations of High Velocity Impacts on the Moon’s Surface – The Lunar Leonid Phenomena of 1999 and 2001.  Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XXXIII, 1329.

Artemieva, N.A., Kosarev, I.B., Nemtchinov, I.V., Trubetskaya, I.A., and Shuvalov, V.V.  2001.  Light Flashes Caused by Leonid Meteoroid Impacts on the Lunar Surface.  Solar System Research 35, 177.

Sigismondi, C. and Imponente, G.  2000.  The Observation of Lunar Impacts. Part II.  WGN, J. IMO 28, 230.

Artemieva, N.A., Kosarev, I.B., Nemtchinov, I.V., Trubetskaya, I.A., and Shuvalov, V.V.  2000.  Evaluation of Light Flashes Caused by Impacts of Small Comets on the Surface of the Moon.  Solar System Research 34, 453. 

Bellot Rubio, L.R., Ortiz, J.L., and Sada, P.V.  2000.  Luminous Efficiency in Hypervelocity Impacts from the 1999 Lunar Leonids.  Ap. J. 542, L65.

Sigismondi, C. and Imponente, G.  2000.  The Observation of Lunar Impacts.  WGN, J. IMO 28, 54.

Ortiz, J.L., Sada, P.V., Bellot Rubio, L.R., Aceituno, F.J., Aceituno, J., Gutiérrez, P.J., and Thiele, U.  2000.  Optical Detection of Meteoroidal Impacts on the Moon.  Nature 405, 921.

Dunham, D.W., Cudnik, B., Palmer, D.M., Sada, P.V., Melosh, J., Beech, M., Frankenberger, R., Pellerin, L., Venable, R., Asher, D., Sterner, R., Gotwols, B., Wun, B., and Stockbauer, D.  2000.  The First Confirmed Videorecordings of Lunar Meteor Impacts.  Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XXXI, 1547.

Artemieva, N.A., Shuvalov, V.V., and Trubetskaya, I.A.  2000.  Lunar Leonid Meteors – Numerical Simulations.  Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XXXI, 1402.

Bellot Rubio, L.R., Ortiz, J.L., Sada, P.V.  2000.  Observation and Interpretation of Meteoroid Impact Flashes on the Moon.  Earth, Moon, and Planets 82/83, 575.

Beech, M. and Nikolova, Simona.  1999.  A Search for Large Meteoroids in the Perseid Stream.  Met. Plan. Sci. 34, 849.

Shuvalov, V.V., Artemieva, N.A., Kosarev, I.B., Nemtchinov, I.V., and Trubetskaya, I.A.  1999.  Small Comets Impacting the Moon.  Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XXX, 1045.

Ortiz, J.L., Aceituno, F.J., and Aceituno, J.  1999.  A Search for Meteoritic Flashes on the Moon.  A&A 343, L57.

Beech, M. and Nikolova, S.  1998.  Leonid Flashers-Meteoroid Impacts on the Moon.  Nuovo Cimento C 21C, 577.

Nemtchinov, I.V., Shuvalov, V.V., Artemieva, N.A., Ivanov, B.A., Kosarev, I.B., and Trubetskaya, I.A.  1998.  Light Impulse Created by Meteoroids Impacting the Moon.  Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XXIX, 1032.

Nemtchinov, I.V., Shuvalov, V.V., Artemieva, N.A., Ivanov, B.A., Kosarev, I.B., and Trubetskaya, I.A.  1998.  Light Flashes Caused by Meteoroid Impacts on the Lunar Surface.  Solar System Research 32, 99. 

Lebedinets, V.N.  1993.  The Impact of Mini-Comets on the Atmosphereless Celestial BodiesSolar System Research 27, 3.

Melosh, H.J., Artemieva, N.A., Golub, A.P., Nemchinov, I.V., Shuvalov, V.V., and Trubetskaya, I.A.  1993.  Remote Visual Detection of Impacts on the Lunar Surface.  Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XXIV, 975.

Kolovos, G., Seiradakis, J.H., Varvoglis, H., and Avgoloupis, S.  1992.  The Origin of the Moon Flash of May 23, 1985.  Icarus 97, 142.

Rast, R.H.  1991.  The “Moon” Flash of 1985 May 23 and Orbital Debris.  Icarus 90, 328.

Maley, P.D.  1991.  Space Debris and a Flash on the Moon.  Icarus 90, 326.

Maley, P.D.  1991.  A Flash on the Moon Caused by Orbital Debris.  Adv. Space Res. 11, 33.

Kolovos, G., Seiradakis, J.H., Varvoglis, H., and Avgoloupis, S.  1988.  Photographic Evidence of a Short Duration – Strong Flash From the Surface of the Moon.  Icarus 76, 525.

Davidson, G., Shepherd, O., Franklin, F., and Carpenter, J.W.  1969.  Attempted Observations of Meteor Impact on the Lunar Surface.  Moon 1, 126.

Middlehurst, B.M., Burley, J.M., Moore, P., and Welther, B.L.  1968.  Chronological Catalog of Reported Lunar Events.  NASA Technical Report NASA-TR-R-277.

Carpenter, J., Davidson, G., Franklin, F., and Shepherd, O.  1967.  Preliminary Observations of Meteor Impacts on the Lunar Surface.  NASA Final Report ASE-1543/NASA-CR-85817.

 
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