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2016 Seminar Schedule

Below is a schedule of the informal LASP Friends of the Magnetosphere (FOM) Seminars for the Spring 2016 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 Frederick.Wilder at

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New seminars are being added. Please check back soon for a schedule update.

Current Schedule:

Current Schedule (expanded):

Feb 2, 2016 – The ‘Zebra Stripes’: An Imprint of Ionospheric Winds on Radiation Belts

Speaker:   Solene Lejosne (UC Berkeley)
Date & Time:   Feb 2, 2016 ,  4:00 PM Location: LASP Space Science Building, room N100 (first floor)

We examine a characteristic effect, namely the ubiquitous appearance of structured peaks and valleys called zebra stripes in the spectrograms of energetic electrons and ions trapped in the inner belt below L~3. We propose an explanation of this phenomenon as a purely kinematic consequence of particle drift velocity modulation caused by F-region zonal plasma drifts […]

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