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Magnetosphere Seminars – Spring 2011

Magnetosphere Seminars

Magnetosphere Seminars, aimed at scientists in the Boulder area, explore space physics and plasma research. (Courtesy Steele Hill/NASA)

Below is a schedule of the informal LASP Magnetospheres Seminars for the Fall 2011, Spring 2011, and Fall 2010 semesters. Except where noted, seminars will be held on Tuesday afternoons in room LSTB-206 at 3:30 pm.

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 Stefan Eriksson at firstname.lastname@lasp.colorado.edu.

 

View the Address and Directions page for detailed directions to any of the LASP locations.

 


Spring 2011

January 11, 2011 Research priorities for space weather applications
Speaker: Terry Onsager (NOAA)
Time: 3:30-4:30PM
Location: LSTB-206
Abstract: No abstract available
January 18, 2011 Secular increase in geomagnetic activity, and emergence (?) of recurrent activity
Speaker: Jeffrey Love (USGS)
Time: 3:30-4:30PM
Location: LSTB-206
Abstract: No abstract available
January 25, 2011 Alfven wave ion acceleration at Mars
Speaker: Rickard Lundin (IRF, Kiruna, Sweden)
Time: 3:30-4:30PM
Location: LSTB-206
Abstract: No abstract available
February 1, 2011 THEMIS-C observations of ion and electron velocity signatures within solar wind reconnection exhausts
Speaker: Stefan Eriksson (LASP)
Time: 3:30-4:30PM
Location: LSTB-206
Abstract: No abstract available
February 8, 2011 Parallel electric fields in the magnetotail
Speaker: Bob Ergun (LASP)
Time: 3:30-4:30PM
Location: LSTB-206
Abstract: No abstract available
February 15, 2011 An introduction to the new GOES 13-15 magnetospheric electron and proton data
Speaker: Juan Rodriguez (NOAA)
Time: 3:30-4:30PM
Location: LSTB-206
Abstract: No abstract available
February 22, 2011 Multipoint observations of the large substorm associated with the Galaxy 15 anomaly
Speaker: Howard Singer (NOAA)
Time: 3:30-4:30PM
Location: LSTB-206
Abstract: No abstract available
March 01, 2011 The behavior of MeV electrons at geosynchronous orbit during the last two solar cycles: Renewed understanding of the external driver
Speaker: Xinlin Li (LASP)
Time: 3:30-4:30PM
Location: LSTB-206
Abstract: No abstract available
March 08, 2011 How to detect planetary wave/tide interactions from space
Speaker: Youssef Moudden (CU/Aerospace) Dr. Youssef Moudden is working in close collaboration with Prof. Jeffrey M. Forbes. Both are affiliated with the Aerospace Engineering Sciences department at CU. They recently published the following papers on the subject of Mars:Forbes, J.M., and Y. Moudden (2009), Solar terminator wave in a Mars general circulation model, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L17201, doi:10.1029/2009GL039528.Moudden, Y., and J. M. Forbes (2008), Topographic connections with density waves in Mars’ aerobraking regime, J. Geophys. Res., 113, E11009, doi:10.1029/2008JE003107.
Time: 3:30-4:30PM
Location: LSTB-206
Abstract: No abstract available
March 15, 2011 Thermospheric density enhancements from unexpected energy deposition during Bz north and strong By conditions
Speaker: Geoff Crowley (ASTRA LLC)Dr. Geoff Crowley is the president and chief scientist at ASTRA (Atmospheric and Space Technology Research Associates), LLC: http://www.astraspace.net/ ASTRA is now located at 5777 Central Ave. Suite 221, Boulder, Colorado.
Time: 3:30-4:30PM
Location: LSTB-A200 ***NOTE LOCATION***
Abstract: No abstract available
March 22, 2011 Spring Break – No Seminar
Speaker: TBD
Time: 3:30-4:30PM
Location: LSTB-206
Abstract: No abstract available
March 29, 2011 Response of ionospheric convection to solar wind dynamic pressure enhancements and implications for magnetospheric reconnection
Speaker: Athanasios Boudouridis (SSI Boulder)
Time: 3:30-4:30PM
Location: LSTB-206
Abstract: No abstract available
April 5, 2011 A five-billion mile journey: New results from the MESSENGER mission at Mercury
Speaker: Daniel Baker (LASP)
Time: 3:30-4:30PM
Location: LSTB-206
Abstract: No abstract available
April 12, 2011 Magnetic reconnection in the solar wind: A retrospective
Speaker: Jack Gosling (LASP)
Time: 3:30-4:30PM
Location: LSTB-206
Abstract: No abstract available
April 19, 2011 The Kalman filter and a progress report on its applications to radiation belt electrons
Speaker: Quintin Schiller (LASP)
Time: 3:30-4:30PM
Location: LSTB-206
Abstract: No abstract available
April 26, 2011 The path to DEvIAnT moments: Why extracting thermal plasma parameters (n, T, V) of outer planetary magnetospheres is so tricky; progress made and results
Speaker: Robert Wilson (LASP)
Time: 3:30-4:30PM
Location: LSTB-206
Abstract: Spacecraft at the outer planets have constraints that Earth orbiting craft do not, for instance it’s rare at Earth that plasma instruments (which like to spin) have to share a platform with cameras (which have a liking-issue with spinning). Sampling plasma from the whole sky at the outer planets becomes an issue, which makes extracting plasma parameters particularly “interesting”. I will (informally) talk about how this is achieved, and in particular my favourite DEvIAnT (some say DEvIoUs) technique, ending with some latest results.

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