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2014 Seminar Schedule

Below is a schedule of the informal LASP Friends of the Magnetosphere (FOM) Seminars for the Fall 2014 semester. LASP holds a series of informal seminars focused on space physics and plasma research relating to the magnetospheres of Earth and other planets. The intended audience is space and planetary physics researchers in the Boulder area, although in most instances any interested persons are welcome to attend. For more information or if you have questions, please contact Rob.Wilson at

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Current Schedule:

Current Schedule (expanded):

Sept 30, 2014 – “Understanding the Role of EMIC Waves in the Dynamics of Relativistic and Ultra-relativistic Electron Populations”

Speaker:   M.E. Usanova (LASP)
Date & Time:   Sept. 30, 2014 ,  4:00 PM Location: LASP Space Science Building, room N100 (1st floor).

Electromagnetic ion cyclotron (EMIC) waves are believed to be important for influencing the dynamics of energetic particles in the inner magnetosphere, especially in relation to ring current and radiation belt dynamics. EMIC waves often grow as a result of perpendicular temperature anisotropy, with the ion dynamics and energy and pitch angle distributions in the ring […]

Sept 23, 2014 – “Dynamic Geomagnetic Field Maps: Blending Observation and Theory in Space Weather Operations”

Speaker:   E. Joshua Rigler (U.S.G.S.)
Date & Time:   Sept. 23, 2014 ,  4:00 PM Location: LASP Space Science Building, room N100 (1st floor).

Spherical elementary current systems (SECs; a NASA implementation of Amm & Viljanen’s seminal work) are fit to USGS real time magnetic observatory measurements, then used to generate contiguous time-varying maps of ground-level magnetic fields across the continental United States. These maps will eventually be used/disseminated by NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center as a geomagnetically induced […]

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