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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.
May 3, 2011

CU FINAL EXAMS — NO SEMINAR

Speaker: TBD
Time: 3:30-4:30PM
Location: LSTB-206
Abstract: No abstract available

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