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Robin Shelton

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Professor of Physics
Of note:
  • Fulbright Scholar, 2017
  • Creative Research Medal, University of Georgia, 2012
  • Lilly Teaching Fellow, University of Georgia, 2004-2005
Selected Publications:

Shelton, R. L., Williams, M. E., Parker, M. C., Galyardt, J. E., Fukui, Y., and Tachihara, K., The Long Tails of the Pegasus-Pisces Arch Intermediate Velocity Cloud, 2022, The Astrophysical Journal, in press

Williams, M. E. and Shelton, R. L., Hydrodynamics of Clustered Clouds: Drafting, Survival, Condensation, and Ablation, 2022, The Astrophysical Journal, in press

Fukui, K., Koga, M., Maruyama, S., Hayakawa, T., Okamoto, R., Yamamoto, H., Tachihara, K, Shelton, R., and Sasaki, M, An intermediate-velocity HI cloud falling to the galactic disk; Possible evidence for low-metallicty HI gas originating outside the galactic disk, 2021, Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan73 issue supplement 1, S117 - S128 (11 pages)

Shelton, R. L. and Kwak, K., Ultraviolet Line Intensities of Intermediate and High Ions Predicted from Non-equilibrium Ionization Simulations, 2018, The Astrophysical Journal866, article id 34 (15 pages)

Cumbee, R. S., Mullen, P. D., Lyons, D., Shelton, R. L., Fogle, M., Schultz, D. R., and Stancil, P. C., Charge Exchange X-ray Emission due to Highly Charged Ion Collisions with H, He, and H_2:  Line Ratios for Heliospheric and Interstellar Applications, 2018, The Astrophysical Journal852, article id 7 (15 pages)

Mullen, P. D., Cumbee, R. S., Lyons, D., Gu, L., Kaastra, J., Shelton, R. L., and Stancil, P. C., Line Ratios for Solar Wind Charge Exchange with Comets, 2017, The Astrophysical Journal844, article id 102 (9 pages)

Gritton, J. A., Shelton, R. L., and Galyardt, J. E., Condensation of Halo, Circumgalactic, and Intergalactic Gas onto Massive High-velocity Clouds, 2017, The Astrophysical Journal842, article id 102 (10 pages)

Henley, D. B., Gritton, J. A., and Shelton, R. L., The Effect of Mixing on the Observed Metallicity of the Smith Cloud, 2017, The Astrophysical Journal Letters837, article id 82 (8 pages)

Galyardt, J. and Shelton, R. L., Collisions between Dark Matter Confined High Velocity Clouds and Magnetized Galactic Disks:  The Smith Cloud, 2016, The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 816, article id L18 (6 pages)

Kwak, K., Shelton, R. L., and Henley, D. B., Si IV Column Densities Predicted from Non-equilibrium Ionization Simulations of Turbulent Mixing Layers and High-velocity Clouds, 2015,  The Astrophysical Journal 812, article id 111 (15 pages)

Henley, D. B., Shelton, R. L., XMM-Newton and Suzaku X-Ray Shadowing Measurements of the Solar Wind Charge Exchange, Local Bubble, and Galactic Halo Emission, 2015, The Astrophysical Journal808, article id 22 (28 pages)

Henley, D. B., Shelton, R. L., Kwak, K., Hill, A. S., and Mac Low, M.-M.,  The Origin of the Hot Gas in the Galactic Halo:   Testing Galactic Fountain Models’  X-ray Emission, 2015, The Astrophysical Journal800, article id 102 (10 pages)

Henley, D. B., Shelton, R. L., Cumbee, R. S., and Stancil, P. C.,  XMM-Newton Measurement of the Galactic Halo X-Ray Emission Using a Compact Shadowing Cloud, 2015, The Astrophysical Journal799, article id 117 (10 pages)

Gritton, J. A., Shelton, R. L., and Kwak, K., Mixing between High Velocity Clouds and the Galactic Halo, 2014, The Astrophysical Journal795, article id 99 (9 pages)

Henley, D. B., Shelton, R. L.,and Kwak, K.,The Origin of the X-ray Emission from the High-velocity Cloud MS30.7-81.4-118, 2014, The Astrophysical Journal791, article id 41 (16 pages)

Cumbee, R. S., Henley, D. B., Stancil, P. C., Shelton, R. L., Nolte, J. L., Wu, Y., and Schultz, D. R., Can Charge Exchange Explain Anomalous Soft X-ray Emission in the Cygnus Loop, 2014, The Astrophysical Journal Letters787L, article id 31 (5 pages)

Henley, D. B., and Shelton, R. L., Is the Milky Way's Hot Halo Convectively Unstable?, 2014, The Astrophysical Journal784, article id 54 (8 pages)

Henley, D. B., and Shelton, R. L., An XMM-Newton Survey of the Soft X-Ray Background. III. The Galactic Halo X-Ray Emission, 2013, The Astrophysical Journal773, 92 (21 pages)

Henley, D. B., and Shelton, R. L.,An XMM-Newton Survey of the Soft X-rayBackground. II. An All-Sky Catalog of Diffuse O VII and O VIIIEmission Intensities, 2012, The Astrophysical Journal Supplement, 202, article id 14 (27 pages)

Henley, D. B., Kwak, K., and Shelton, R. L., Simulations of High Velocity-Clouds. II. Ablation from High-VelocityClouds as a Source of Low-Velocity High-Ions, 2012, The Astrophysical Journal753, article id 58 (16 pages)

Shelton, R. L., Kwak, K.,and Henley, D. B., 2011, Modeling the X-rays Resulting From High Velocity Clouds,2012, The Astrophysical Journal751, article id 120 (14 pages)

Kwak, K., Henley, D. B., and Shelton, R. L., Simulations of High-Velocity Clouds. I. Hydrodynamics and High-VelocityHigh Ions, 2011, The Astrophysical Journal739, article id 30 (17 pages)

Klimek, M. D., Points, S. D., Smith, R. C., Shelton, R. L.,Williams, R.,An X-ray Investigation of Three Supernova Remnants in the Large Magellanic Cloud,b2010, The Astrophysical Journal725, 2281-2289

Henley, D. B., Shelton, R. L., Kwak, K., Joung, M. R., and Mac Low, M.-M.,The Origin of the Hot Gas in the Galactic Halo: Confronting Models with XMM-Newton Observations, 2010, The Astrophysical Journal723, 935 - 953

Shelton, R. L., Henley, D. B., and Dixon, W. V.,Hot Gas in the Galactic Thick Disk and Halo Near the Draco Cloud, 2010, The Astrophysical Journal722, 302 - 310

Kwak, K., and Shelton, R. L.,Numerical Study of Turbulent Mixing Layers with Non-equilibrium Ionization Calculations, 2010, The Astrophysical Journal719, 523 - 539

Henley, D. B., and Shelton, R. L.,An XMM-Newton Survey of the Soft X-Ray Background. I. The O VII and O VIII Lines Between l = 120 degrees and l = 240 degrees, 2010, The Astrophysical Journal Supplement187, 388 - 408

Frisch, P. C., Bzowski, M., Grun, E., Izmodenov, V., Kruger, H., Linsky, J., McComas, D., Mobius, E., Redfield, S., Schwadron, N., Shelton, R., Slavin, J., and Wood, B.,The Galactic Environment of the Sun: Interstellar Matter Inside and Outside of the Heliosphere, This article appeared in both journal and book chapter form. 2009, Space Sciences Reviews146, 235 - 273

Henley, D. B. and Shelton, R. L., A Possible SupernovaRemnant High Above the Galactic Disk, 2009, The Astrophysical Journal701, 1880 - 1894

Lei, S.-J., Shelton, R. L., and Henley, D. B.,Determining the Galactic Halo's Emission Measure from UV and X-rayObservations, 2009, The Astrophysical Journal699, 1891 - 1905

Kwak, K. J., Shelton, R. L., and Raley, E. R.,The Evolution of Gas Clouds Falling in the Magnetized Galactic Halo: High Velocity Clouds (HVCs) Originated in the Galactic Fountain, 2009, The Astrophysical Journal699, 1775 - 1788

Shelton, R. L., "The Local Bubble Debate", Space Sciences ReviewsDOI: 10.1007/s11214-008-9359-7 (2008)

Shelton, R. L., "Revising the Local Bubble Model due to Solar Wind Charge Exchange X-ray Emission", Space Sciences ReviewsDOI: 10.1007/s11214-008-9358-8 (2008)

Henley, D. B., Shelton, R. L., "Comparing Suzaku and XMM-Newton Observations of the Soft X-Ray Background: Evidence for Solar Wind Charge Exchange Emission", The Astrophysical Journal676, 335 (2008)

Henley, D. B., Shelton, R. L., and Kuntz, K. D., "An XMM-Newton Observation of the Local Bubble Using a Shadowing Filament in the Southern Galactic Hemisphere", The Astrophysical Journal661, 304 (2007)

Raley, E. A., Shelton, R. L., and Plewa, T., "A Study of the Vertical Motion of Supernova Remnant Bubbles in the Interstellar Medium Drawn from the Results of Three-Dimensional MHD Simulations", The Astrophysical Journal661, 222 (2007)

Shelton, R. L., Sallmen, S. M., and Jenkins, E. B., "The Galactic Halo's O VI Resonance Line Intensity" The Astrophysical Journal659, 365 (2007)

R. J. Chastain, Shelton, R. L., Raley, E. A., Magnani, L., "High-Latitude Molecular Structure in Pegasus-Pisces", The Astronomical Journal132, 1964 (2006)

R. Shelton, "Simulations of Supernova Remnants in Diffuse Media. III. The Population of Buoyant Remnants above the Milky Way's Disk", The Astrophysical Journal638, 206 (2006)

W. R. Oegerle, Jenkins, E. B., Shelton, R.L., Bowen, D. V., Chayer, P., "A Survey of O VI Absorption in the Local Interstellar Medium", The Astrophysical Journal622, 377 (2005)

R. M. Williams, R. M., Chu, Y.-H., Dickel, J. R., Gruendl, R. A., Shelton, R., Points, S. D., Smith, R. C., "Remnants in the Magellanic Clouds. IV. X-Ray Emission from the Largest Supernova Remnant in the Large Magellanic Cloud", The Astrophysical Journal613, 948 (2004)

R.L. Shelton, K. D. Kuntz, & R. Petre, "A Thermal Composite Supernova Remnant with a Cool Shell",  The Astrophysical  Journal,  615 (2004).

R.L. Shelton, K. D. Kuntz, & R. Petre,"'Chandra' Observations and Models of the Mixed-Morphology Supernova Remnant W44: Global Trends", The Astrophysical Journal,  611, 906 (2004).

B.-G. Andersson, D. C. Knauth, S. L. Snowden, R. L. Shelton, & P. G. Wannier, "A Hot Envelope Around the Southern Coalsack: X-ray and Far-Ultraviolet Observations", The Astrophysical Journal,  606, 341 (2004).

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