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Spiro K Antiochos NASA/GSFC Heliophysics Greenbelt, MD Theory and modeling of solar/heliospheric activity. Develop models for the major drivers of space weather such as coronal mass ejections and eruptive flares, and test/refine these models with data from LWS missions.
Irfan Azeem ASTRA San Antonio, TX Space climate; solar variability effects on the mesosphere and thermosphere; auroral morphology and dynamics
Stuart D. Bale University of California, Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory Berkeley, CA plasma turbulence, collisionless shocks, solar wind acceleration and heating, electric field and wave measurements, experimental techniques
Amitava Bhattacharjee Princeton University Astrophysical Sciences Princeton, NJ
Prof. Jacob Bortnik UCLA Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Los Angeles, CA I am primarily interested in the physics of the inner magnetosphere, the radiation belts, and the intricacies of the excitation, propagation, and wave-particle interactions that control radiation belt dynamics. I deal with both numerical simulation, data analysis (ground and space-based), and applications of machine learning to system modeling/prediction.
Dr Kirk Bryan Princeton University Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Program Princeton, NJ Ocean Modeling
Troy Carter UCLA Physics and Astronomy Los Angeles, CA Waves, instabilities, turbulence and transport in magnetized plasmas. Magnetic confinement fusion energy.
Rebeca Centeno National Center for Atmospheric Research High Altitude Observatory (HAO) Boulder, CO Solar magnetic fields. Spectro-polarimetry. Radiative transfer. Spectral line inversions. Photosphere. Chromosphere. Quiet Sun. Active Regions. Solar cycle. Spicules. Filaments. Waves.
Supriya Chakrabarti University of Massachusetts, Lowell Lowell Center for Space Science and Technology (LoCSST) Lowell, MA My heliophysics research interests include experimental studies of the upper atmosphere and ionosphere, their coupling and their response to solar activity. We pursue these activities through the development and deployment of ground- and space-based imaging spectrographs and the development and use of state-of-the-art data analysis tools. Recently, we have developed sensors capable of ground-based, round-the-clock observation of faint airglow and auroral emissions, highly sensitive EUV/FUV spectral imagers (one currently flying aboard the ISS) and a full-waveform lidar for imaging trees in forests. These activities have led to one of our current projects to directly image exoplanetary environments. Finally, SPACE HAUC, our current NASA USIP undergraduate student project, is a 3U CubeSat designed to demonstrate X-band beam steering. It is scheduled for flight later this year.
Anthony Chan Rice University Physics and Astronomy Houston, TX Basic plasma physics, including the excitation and propagation of plasma waves, and their effects on particle acceleration and transport, especially acceleration and transport of energetic particles in space plasmas. I am particularly interested in the theory and simulation of the dynamics of relativistic electrons in magnetospheric electromagnetic fields, including motion in large-scale fields and in a variety of plasma waves. Relativistic electrons are of great interest because these particles are potentially harmful to technological systems and to humans in space but it is not well understood quantitatively how they are accelerated to such high energies and in such large numbers.
Prof. Lunjin Chen The University of Texas at Dallas Physics Richardson, TX I study the interaction between electromagnetic waves and charged particles in the Earth’s magnetosphere, specifically wave generation and propagation and the effect of waves on energetic electrons and ions. One of my goals is to understand the variability of radiation belts and quantify the effect of wave-particle interaction on the radiation belts.
Prof. Bin Chen New Jersey Institute of Technology Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research Newark, NJ My primary interest is on dynamic phenomena of the Sun, with a focus on high-energy aspects of solar flares and coronal mass ejections. My research utilizes a new generation of radio telescopes, including the Jansky Very Large Array (VLA), the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA), and the state-of-the-art, solar-dedicated radio telescope: the Expanded Owens Valley Solar Array (EOVSA; operated by our group at NJIT). I am also interested in combining the radio observations with optical/IR, (E)UV, and X-ray data from a variety of instruments (including BBSO, RHESSI, SDO, Hinode, IRIS) to disentangle the complexity involved in the particle energization, plasma heating, and other dynamic physical processes.
Ofer Cohen University of Massachusetts Lowell Physics & Applied Physics Lowell, MA MHD modeling of the solar corona and solar wind; stellar coronae and stellar winds, solar cycle, heliophysics and space weather, the interaction of planets and exoplanets with stellar winds, atmospheric escape from exoplanets and planet habitability.
Geoff Crowley ASTRA Boulder Office San Antonio, TX Data analysis, data assimilation, modeling of the thermosphere and ionosphere, ionospheric response to solar variability, space weather systems development.
Dr. Craig E DeForest Southwest Research Institute Boulder, CO Magnetic energy storage in the solar corona; plasma-field interactions in the solar corona; origin of the solar wind; turbulence in the solar wind; Sun-Earth connection phenomena
Dr. Edward E. DeLuca CfA High Energy Astropyscis Division Cambridge, MA Solar MHD, Turbulence and magnetic stability of coronal structures. Solar Dynamo Theory
Dr. Georgia Adair deNolfo NASA/GSFC Greenbelt, MD Acceleration and transport of solar energetic particles, using in-situ, ground-based, and hard X-ray/gamma-ray observations.
Dr. C Richard DeVore NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Space Weather Laboratory Greenbelt, MD 2D & 3D MHD simulations; solar MHD theory & modeling; coronal mass ejections; flares; prominences & filaments; jets & spicules; space weather; massively parallel computing; adaptive mesh refinement
Mausumi Dikpati NCAR High Altitude Observatory Boulder, CO Solar cycle dynamo modeling, evolution of global corona, data assimilation in solar models, MHD of solar tachocline, simulating quasi-periodic bursts of active longitudes and their influence in space weather
Chuanfei Dong Princeton University Department of Astrophysical Sciences Princeton, NJ Theoretical and computational space, planetary and plasma physics.
Jeremy J. Drake Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory High Energy Astrophysics Cambridge, MA High energy stellar physics; star formation and evolution; protoplanetary disks; solar physics; solar and stellar atmospheres and winds, stellar compositions; solar and stellar coronae, magnetic activity and rotation; planetary atmospheres; star-planet interaction; novae. Interdisciplinary research; processes relevant to the origin and evolution of life in the Universe. X-ray Astronomy and High Energy Astrophysics; high resolution astrophysical X-ray and EUV spectroscopy; EUV and X-ray instrumentation. Radiative transfer; atomic data; spectroscopic plasma diagnostics and emission models.
James Drake University of Maryland College Park, MD The dynamics of plasma systems in space and astrophysics, including magnetic reconnection and particle acceleration in solar corona, the magnetosphere and the outer heliosphere.
Thomas L. Duvall, Jr. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD Solar Interior Helioseismology
Scot R Elkington University of Colorado Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics Boulder, CO My research has focused on techniques leading to a quantitative physical understanding of energetic particle dynamics in the inner magnetosphere and central plasma sheet during geomagnetically active periods. Central to this study is the use of the Lyon-Fedder-Mobarry MHD code to model magnetospheric configuration in response to both real and idealized solar wind conditions. Analytical magnetospheric field models are also used, where necessary, to examine relevant physical processes under simplified conditions. Finally, observational data are used both as a tool for providing realistic initial conditions within the models, and for verifying the validity of the simulations. The fundamental intent of this work is to gain a better physical understanding of the processes playing roles in storm-time radiation belt dynamics. However, all work is undertaken with an eye toward fitting these approaches within the larger framework of a global magnetospheric circulation model, and providing valid predictive tools for space weather forecasting.
Dr. Yuhong Fan NCAR HAO Boulder, CO MHD theory and modeling of magnetic flux emergence, formation of coronal flux ropes, and initiation of coronal mass ejections
Professor Jeffrey M Forbes University of Colorado Aerospace Engineering Sciences Boulder, CO Professor Forbes' research interests include the upper atmosphere environments of Earth, Mars, and other planets; coupling of these environments to lower altitudes and to solar variability; geomagnetic storm effects on satellite drag variability; the vertical propagation of tides and planetary waves in planetary atmospheres, and their electrodynamic and chemical effects; utilization of accelerometer, satellite drag, and satellite remote sensing data to elucidate atmospheric variability, and to test, validate and develop upper atmosphere models.
Sarah Gibson NCAR HAO Boulder, CO Comparative Solar Minima Coronal Prominence Cavities Coronal Mass Ejections Solar MHD
Lindsay Glesener University of Minnesota School of Physics and Astronomy Minneapolis, MN High-energy aspects of the Sun, especially solar flares and coronal mass ejections; particle acceleration at the Sun and propagation throughout the heliosphere; development of new instrumentation for high-energy astrophysics and the design of low-cost platforms for their testing; comparisons of high-energy solar and stellar emissions.
Alex Glocer NASA/GSFC Greenbelt, MD Modeling of magnetosphere, ring current, radiation belts, and ionospheric outflow.
Dr. Melvyn L Goldstein NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Heliospheric Physics Laboratory Greenbelt, MD (1) Kinetic properties of the solar wind as revealed from spacecraft data and theory and simulations. (2) Properties of magnetofluid turbulence and how it evolves and dissipates in the solar wind.
Dr. Nat Gopalswamy NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Heliophysics Greenbelt, MD Research Interests Solar Physics and Radio Astronomy; Solar eruptions and their heliospheric propagation; coronal mass ejections, shocks, solar radio bursts, solar energetic particles. Shock-related radio emission from kilometric waves to gamma-rays. Solar polar field and Solar-cycle prediction.
Thomas Ward Gorczyca Western Michigan University Department of Physics Kalamazoo, MI Theoretical Atomic Physics Photoionization Dielectronic Recombination
Dale W Griffin U.S. Geological Survey Florida Integrated Science Center St. Petersburg, FL Desert dust fertilization of surface waters. Atmospheric transport of microorganisms in clouds of desert dust. Modeling of microbial, nutrient, and pollutants associated with desert dust clouds
Frank Hill NSO GONG Tucson, AZ Helioseismology, solar cycle, solar magnetic fields
Dr. Lon Lamar Hood University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory Tucson, AZ Solar effects on the stratosphere and troposphere
Dr. Russell A. Howard Naval Research Lab Space Science Division Washington, DC CMEs, Coronal Physics, Solar Wind, Electron and Dust Scattering, Coronagraph Instrumentation
Dr. Gregory G. Howes University of Iowa Physics and Astronomy Iowa City, IA A synergistic effort using kinetic plasma theory, kinetic numerical simulations, spacecraft observations, and laboratory experiments to identify and characterize the kinetic plasma processes that govern the evolution of the heliosphere. My present research focus is on understanding the dynamics and evolution of kinetic turbulence in heliospheric plasmas, including determining the physical mechanisms responsible for removing energy from the turbulent fluctuations, thereby energizing particles and heating the plasma.
Tom Intrator LANL P-24 Plasma Physics Los Alamos, NM Basic plasma physics, especially in 3 dimensions, including MHD, reconnection, self organization, shocks of the Magnetosphere, solar plasmas, astrophysical plasmas.
Dr. Bernard Jackson UCSD Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences La Jolla, CA Heliospheric and solar physics and space weather. In particular, exploratory 3D tomography with existing heliospheric data sets and their use in research and solar wind forecasting using existing ground-based, NASA facilities and SMEI. Collaboration with Japan, UK, India, Asian, and Mexican ground-based analysis systems.
Philip Judge NCAR Boulder, CO Solar magnetism, solar observations, spectropolarimetry, spectroscopy
Judy Karpen NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center Greenbelt, MD MHD simulations and modeling of CMEs/flares
Justin C. Kasper University of Michigan Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences Ann Arbor, MA Justin designs sensors for spacecraft that explore extreme environments in space from the surface of the Sun to the outer edges of the solar system. He is interested in understanding the forces that lead to solar flares and the solar wind, a stream of particles heated to millions of degrees in the Sun's atmosphere, or corona. His major results concern heating, instabilities, and helium in the solar corona and solar wind, and the impact of space weather on society. In 2007, he used measurements by the Voyager spacecraft to detect the termination shock, a massive shockwave surrounding our solar system. He has served on advisory committees for NASA, the National Science Foundation, and the National Academy of Sciences. He currently leads the SWEAP Investigation, an international team of scientists and engineers building sensors that will collect samples of the Sun for the NASA Solar Probe Plus spacecraft, a mission of exploration that will make history in 2018 as the first human-made object to plunge into the solar corona.
Dr. Namir E. Kassim Naval Research Laboratory Remote Sensing Division Washington, DC Physical processes falling under the rubric of the Sun-Earth connection, particularly those that can be studied at radio wavelengths, including a strong interest in understanding the corona, CMEs, and the ionosphere/plasmasphere. A current thrust is the measurement of Faraday Rotation against polarized sources to constrain CME magnetic fields. A recent tool is our VLITE (http://vlite.nrao.edu) system on the Jansky Very Large Array. Our group has started a new program to identify recent geomagnetic storm events and evaluate corresponding VLITE observations during those events. VLITE can detect Total Electron Content (TEC) fluctuations much more accurately than GPS, making it a powerful tool with which to study ionospheric/plasmaspheric disturbances and turbulence associated with solar-induced geomagnetic storms. While our group is primarily radio astronomers, we work closely with scientists in the Solar Physics Branch within our sister Space Sciences Division at NRL.
Kristopher Gregory Klein University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory Tucson, AZ I am interested in the transport and dissipation of magnetized turbulence in space and astrophysical environments as well as the generation and evolution of plasma instabilities. I study these phenomena using analytical and numerical tools, and am involved with the science team on Parker Solar Probe.
Dr. Delores Jane Knipp University of Colorado Aerospace Engineering Sciences Boulder, CO Effects of solar wind structures on energy deposition in the coupled magnetosphere -ionosphere-thermosphere system. Particular interest in effects of interacting solar wind structures (CME-shock, CME -CME, CME-High Speed Stream) on thermospheric and ionospheric perturbations.
Josef Koller LANL Space Science and Applications Los Alamos, NM thermospheric density and satellite drag modeling, data assimilation, machine learning, verification and validation, radiation belt modeling, real-time space weather forecast models
Kelly Korreck Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory High Energy Cambridge, MA
Alexander Kosovichev New Jersey Institute of Technology Physics Newark, NJ Mechanisms of solar activity, solar flares, dynamo, helioseismology, solar observations from space and ground-based observatories, data analysis, stellar astrophysics, numerical simulations and modeling.
Harald Kucharek University of New Hampshire Space Science Center and Department of Physics Durham, NH My research interests in space physics span the broad range of topics including plasma transport, shock and foreshock physics, and particle acceleration. In particular, I am interested to understand the kinetic-scale processes that are determine macro-scale plasma dynamic. I have dedicated a significant fraction of my research effort towards understanding kinetic processes associated with space plasma shocks, which I find particularly appealing due to their universality; shocks are ubiquitous throughout the cosmos, and the associated particle acceleration is a key contributor to the production of cosmic rays, for example.
Enrico Landi University of Michigan Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering Ann Arbor, MI My research interests cover the physics of the solar transition region, inner and outer corona, the solar wind, Coronal Mass Ejections, atomic physics and spectral codes, and high resolution spectroscopy of solar and astrophysical plasmas. I am the PI of the MLSO/UCoMP instrument, an instrument built at HAO which will allow measurements of the coronal magnetic field and of spectrally resolved, near simultaneous 2D spectra of coronal forbidden lines in the visible. I am currently actively working on (selected topics): 1) solar wind heating and acceleration issues, and solar wind source regions; 2) coronal heating through modeling and spectroscopic diagnostics; 3) developing and applying new diagnostic techniques for the solar wind (in-situ measurements of wind charge state composition), the visible spectral range (for the upcoming UCoMP and COSMO instruments), and the EUV (CME diagnostics); 4) measurements of elemental abundances in the Sun and in the solar wind; 5) empirical modeling of CME plasmas and CME energetics.
Davin Larson Space Sciences Laboratory Berkeley, CA Dr. Larson is interested in developing, building and testing of instrumentation to study particles in the solar wind and planetary environments. Our team at Berkeley built the 3 Electrostatic analyzers that will measure the full 3D distribution functions of Ions and Electrons for the SWEAP investigation on Parker Solar Probe. (To be launched August 2018) We are looking for postdoctoral candidates to analyze data for this mission to understand the dynamics of the heating and acceleration of the solar wind.
Guan Le NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Space Weather Lab Greenbelt, MD Magnetospheric and ionospheric current systems, ULF waves, magnetopause, polar cusps and boundary layers, solar wind-magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling
KD Leka NorthWest Research Associates Boulder, CO Solar Magnetic Fields; Solar Flare Prediction; Active Region Structure & Evolution; Spectropolarimetry; Statistical analysis.
Marc Lessard Univ New Hampshire Space Science Center Durham, NH Two main interests. One is ionosphere-related, including thermosphere coupling (small-scale), auroral phenomena, etc. The other is EMIC (electro-magnetic ion cyclotron) waves, including their generation, propagation to the ground and interactions with Earth's radiation belts.
Gang Li UAHuntsville Huntsville, AL Particle acceleration and transport in the heliosphere
Wen Li Boston University Astronomy Boston, MA Space plasma waves, Earth's radiation belt physics, Solar wind magnetospheric coupling, Energetic particle precipitation, Jovian magnetosphere and aurora
Mike Liemohn Michigan Climate and Space Sci and Eng Ann Arbor, MI The physics of magnetic storms, in particular two things: (1) the inner magnetosphere and the coupling between the plasmasphere, ring current, and radiation belts, and (2) global geospace modeling with an emphasis on ionospheric outflow and circulation through the magnetosphere.
Paulett Liewer JPL Astrophysics and Space Science Section Pasadena, CA Propagation of CMEs; solar wind structure; analysis of data from STEREO coronagraphs; analysis of white light observations of the heliosphere (CMEs and solar wind) from STEREO and future missions.
Mark Linton Naval Research Laboratory Heliophysics Theory and Modeling Section Washington, DC The goal of NRL's Heliophysics Theory and Modeling Section is to examine fundamental problems of the physics of the solar atmosphere. Areas of current interest include chromospheric to coronal structure and dynamics, energy transport in solar flares, coronal mass ejections, and the emergence of magnetic flux from the convection zone into the corona. The research makes extensive use of time-dependent numerical simulations using two-, and three-dimensional numerical models. Much of the work focuses on determining observables for comparison with existing and anticipated satellite data in the visible, ultraviolet, and X-ray regions of the spectrum. Computing capabilities include access to DOD major high-performance computing facilities.
Gang Lu NCAR HAO Boulder, CO high-latitude ionospheric electrodynamics; solar wind-magnetosphere-ionosphere thermosphere coupling; space weather.
Noe Lugaz University of New Hampshire Space Science Center and Department of Physics Durham, NH
Prof. Jonathan J Makela University of Illinois Electrical and Computer Engineering Urbana, IL My research interests lie in multi-technique remote sensing of the Earth's ionosphere. He works with ground- and satellite-based instrumentation to study both the quiet-time and storm-time behavior of this region at low- and mid-latitudes. To accomplish this, he develops, tests and deploys suites of sensors to sites around the world. These instruments include portable imaging systems, Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers, and Fabry-Perot interferometers. My research group is currently working on developing new techniques and algorithms to simultaneously analyze these multiple datasets to better understand the underlying electrodynamics of instability processes in the equatorial and mid-latitude ionosphere. These instabilities can cause problems for satellite navigation and communication signals that have to propagate through them. Understanding how and when they develop will lead to more robust systems.
Sara F. Martin Helio Research Space Weather La Crescenta, CA The long-term build-up to CMEs, the chirality and helicity of solar features individually and collectively; formation of filament channels filaments, filament cavities; the eruption of filaments and prominences, CME initiation and propagation, the source and evolution of solar magnetic fields of all scales. Analysis of multiple wavelengths of data from ground-based and space-based observatories, especially the Dutch Open Telescope (DOT), SOHO, STEREO, and SDO
Tomoko Matsuo University of Colorado Boulder Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences Boulder, CO Space Physics, Atmospheric Sciences, Data Assimilation
Dr R.T.James McAteer New Mexico State University Astronomy Las Cruces, NM Heating of the coronal, and acceleration of the solar wind by waves, flows and nanoflares. Spectropolarimetric inversions. The Sun-Earth connection, including the effects of space weather throughout the solar system, predicting the onset of solar flares, and tracking coronal mass ejections. Studies of the magnetic complexity of active regions and searches for signatures of imminent solar flares, general studies of complexity and turbulence in science, and design of risk management performance measures for space weather predictions. Solar cycle, and the effects on planets and the viability of life.
John McCormack NRL Research Physicist Washington , DC Investigating the impact of solar variability on the composition and dynamics of the middle atmosphere (10-100 km) through both modeling and data assimilation studies.
Dr. Scott W McIntosh NCAR HAO Boulder, CO Solar Physics - Chromosphere - Chromosphere/Coronal Coupling - Solar Cycle
Dr. Craig McLaughlin University of Kansas Aerospace Engineering Lawrence, KS Satellite drag, thermosphere, neutral density, ionosphere, estimation, orbital mechanics, astrodynamics
Dr Mark Miesch National Center for Atmospheric Research High Altitude Observatory (HAO) Boulder, CO solar and stellar MHD, internal dynamics, convection, dynamo theory, differential rotation, Sun-Earth connections, and high performance computing
Eberhard Moebius UNH Space Science Center & Physics Department Durham, NH My research interest is centered on the acceleration of particles in and their transport through the heliosphere with the help of composition sensing ion and neutral atom sensors. Using pickup ions in the solar wind (SOHO, ACE, and STEREO) and energetic neutral atoms that originate in the interstellar gas and in the heliospheric boundary regions (IBEX), we are studying the inflow of interstellar gas into the solar system, its interaction with the solar wind, and further acceleration of its products to higher energy. With these tools we scope out the outermost shield of the Earth against cosmic rays and lay the groundwork to understanding short and long time variations of the heliosphere. In addition, interstellar and inner source pickup ions form a suprathermal particle population that serves as an effective source for the generation of energetic particles at interplanetary shocks, which contribute significantly to the energetic particle environment of the Earth.
Mark Moldwin University of Michigan Climate & Space Sciences Ann Arbor, MI Heliospheric, Magnetospheric and Ionospheric Physics Especially interested in the coupling between regions as well as the development of new ground and space-based magnetometer sensors. Use magnetometer and GPS TEC data to understand MI coupling and space weather impacts.
Andres MunozJaramillo Montana State university Bozeman, MT THE SOLAR MAGNETIC CYCLE AND ITS IMPACT ON SOLAR VARIABILITY, SPACE CLIMATE, AND TERRESTRIAL CLIMATE CHANGE.
Dr. Nicholas Murphy SAO High Energy Astrophysics Division Cambridge, MA Magnetic reconnection, computational plasma physics, solar flares, coronal mass ejections, physics of partially ionized chromospheric plasmas, non-equilibrium ionization modeling, and connections between solar, space, and laboratory plasma physics.
Katariina Nykyri Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Physical Sciences Daytona Beach, FL Solar wind interaction with the magnetosphere: plasma transport, turbulence, particle heating and acceleration, numerical modeling, data-analysis
Leon Ofman CUA Physics Washington, DC Solar corona; solar wind; MHD, hybrid, and multi-fluid numerical modeling of solar and heliospheric plasma; study of coronal heating and solar wind acceleration physics; waves and instabilities in the solar corona. The use of space-based spectroscopic observations to constrain numerical models. Coronal seismology - the use of waves observed in the corona for inferring coronal parameters.
Merav Opher Boston University Astronomy Boston, MA shocks, coronal mass ejections, MHD and Kinetic effects, solar wind, particle acceleration, plasma effects, inner and outer heliosphere
William Dean Pesnell GSFC Solar Physics Laboratory Greenbelt, MD Solar Science, Space Weather, Coronal response to perturbations, supergranulation, methods that lead to predictions of solar cycle
Vic Pizzo NOAA SWPC Boulder, CO Xray corona, solar wind, CMEs, space weather prediction applications
Nikolai Pogorelov University of Alabama in Huntsville Space Science Huntsville, AL Sun, solar wind, heliosphere, magnetic reconnection, plasma instability, solar wind/interstellar medium interaction
Mark Rast University of Colorado Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences Boulder, CO Astrophysical fluid dynamics with emphasis on convective dynamics and scale selection, turbulence, the excitation of the solar p-modes, and the origin of solar/stellar irradiance variations.
Dr. Katharine Reeves SAO Cambridge, MA I am primarily interested in modeling and observation of dynamic coronal phenomena, including solar flares and coronal mass ejections. My research thus far has focused on modeling the soft X-ray and EUV emission due to heating and cooling processes present in solar flares and comparing these models to observations of flare evolution. I am interested in using a variety of instruments to inform these models, including imaging telescopes such as the Transition Region and Coronal Explorer (TRACE), the Soft X-ray Telescope on Yohkoh, the X-Ray Telescope on Hinode and the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly on SDO.
Alysha Reinard University of Colorado CIRES Boulder, CO Space Weather-related research with a focus on connecting solar phenomena such as CMEs, flares, dimmings with interplanetary phenomena such as ICMEs and geomagnetic storms.
Matthias Rempel NCAR HAO Boulder, CO Study of solar magnetic fields through 3D MHD simulations with radiation transport. Research topics include small-scale magnetism, sunspots and flux emergence from the upper convection zone into the solar corona.
John Richardson M.I.T. Civil Institute for Astrophysics and Space Science Cambridge, MA Solar wind (Voyager, Solar Probe Plus, Wind); Interaction of heliosphere and interstellar medium; Planetary magnetospheres
Dr. Jeremy A Riousset Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Physical Sciences Daytona Beach, FL * Plasma physics; * Electrical discharges in air; * Transient luminous events; * Extra terrestrial lightning; * Planetary sciences; * Numerical modeling; * Planetary magnetic field; * Star-planet interactions.
Fabiano Rodrigues ASTRA San Antonio, TX Radar remote sensing of the ionosphere and ionospheric effects on GPS; solar variability effects on ionospheric irregularities.
Fabiano Rodrigues UTD William B. Hanson Center for Space Sciences Richardson, TX Ionospheric irregularities, ionospheric electrodynamics, techniques for remote sensing of the upper atmosphere, and effects of the upper atmosphere/ionosphere on global navigation satellite systems.
Karel Schrijver Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center Solar and Astrophysics Group Palo Alto, CA The Solar and Astrophysics Group works on all aspects related to solar magnetic activity, from field emergence onto the surface to its coupling into the heliosphere, using both state-of-the-art space-based observatories and numerical simulations.
Joshua L Semeter Boston University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Boston, MA Magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling electrodynamics in the auroral zone and polar cap; imaging, incoherent scatter radar, GPS, cubesat
David Gary Sibeck GSFC Space Weather Laboratory Greenbelt, MD Magnetospheric Physics and Solar Wind-magnetosphere interaction, the foreshock, bow shock, magnetopause, dayside ionosphere
Jamesina Simpson University of Utah Electrical and Computer Engineering Salt Lake City, UT Computational electromagnetics, finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method, ionosphere propagation, space weather, power grids, geomagnetically induced currents (GICs), scintillation, remote sensing, radar, communications
Alphonse Sterling NASA MSFC Huntsville, AL Physics of the Solar Atmosphere
Dr. Adam Szabo NASA GSFC Heliospheric Physics Laboratory Greenbelt, MD Interplanetary Coronal Mass Ejections/Magnetic Clouds Interplanetary Shocks Solar wind acceleration, heating and global structure
Michael Thompson NCAR HAO Boulder, CO Main research interests are in helioseismology and the structure and dynamics of the interior of the Sun. Worked extensively on the development, application and interpretation of inverse techniques in helioseismology. Major applications have been to studying the hydrostatic structure of the Sun and its internal rotation.
Richard M Thorne UCLA Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Los Angeles, CA My primary research interest is the dynamic variability of the radiation belts, with emphasis on the role of wave-particle interactions. Waves in the magnetosphere of the Earth and Jupiter can cause pitch angle scattering and loss of trapped particles to the atmosphere, and also local stochastic energy diffusion. My group at UCLA is currently studying such processes using data from the Van Allen probes at Earth and JUNO at Jupiter.
Cesar Enrique Valladares University of Texas at Dallas W. B. Hanson Center for Space Sciences Richardson, TX Study of low and mid-latitude plasma instabilities (experimental and modeling investigations) Investigation of TIDs Studies of polar cap patches and Sun-aligned arcs. TEC evolution at low and mid-latitudes during disturbed magnetic conditions.
Professor Marco Velli UCLA Earth Planetary and Space Sciences Los Angeles, CA Heliophysics; Coronal heating; Solar wind acceleration; Coronal Mass Ejections; Solar Flares; Solar Prominences; Solar Energetic Particles; Magnetohydrodynamics; Kinetic theory; Wave-particle interactions; Magnetic Reconnection
Nicholeen Viall NASA/GSFC Solar Physics Laboratory, Heliophysics Division Greenbelt, MD The formation and acceleration of the solar wind Solar coronal heating
Dr. Angelos Vourlidas JHU APL Solar Section, SRP Laurel, MD Physics of Coronal Mass Ejections using EUV, white light and radio observations. Solar Wind origin and evolution. Solar eruptive events and their Space Weather impacts. Imaging Instrumentation and imaging processing techniques.
Paul Withers Boston University Boston, MA Sun-planet interactions throughout the solar system
Dong L Wu NASA GSFC Greenbelt, MD Impacts of solar forcing and variability on Earth's atmosphere and climate. Uses of satellite data (MLS, SORCE, AIRS, GPS, AMSU/SSU) and model simulations (WACCM, GISS) to identify, characterize and understand Sun-Earth connection processes. Dr. Dong L. Wu is a research scientist at NASA�s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). His research interests include remote sensing of atmospheric dynamics and clouds, and sun-climate connection. For the sun-climate connection studies, his research has been focusing on impacts of the 11-year and 27-day variations in solar forcing on the upper and middle atmospheric dynamics and chemistry. The data analyses include uses of satellite measurements from Aura/MLS, Odin/SMR, TIMED/SABER, and GPS radio occultation, MERRA reanalysis, and simulations from WACCM.
Chuixiang Yi Queens College, City University of New York School of Earth and Environmental Sciences Flushing, NY atmosphere-biosphere interaction, dendroclimatic reconstruction, paleoclimate modeling,extreme climate and carbon cycling, boundary-layer meteorology
Jie Zhang GMU Computational and Data Sciences Fairfax, VA solar physics, heliospheric physics, and space weather. In particular, CMEs, flares, and their space weather effects. CME initiation, propagation, interplanetary CMEs and interaction with solar wind, geomagnetic storms. Relationship between CMEs and flares. Magnetic and coronal source regions of solar activities.
Shunrong Zhang MIT Haystack Observatory Westford, MA Upper atmosphere science, in particular, ionosphere and thermosphere coupling and geospace disturbances, upper atmospheric climatology, variability and long-term trends. Incoherent scatter radar, FPI, GNSS and other ground-based and satellite in situ observational study