Organizations and Conferences
Intl. Union of Geodesy and Geophysics
European Geophysical Union
American Geophysical Union
List of Research Institutes
Alfvén Laboratory
(PhD: 1996-2001)
Space Sciences Laboratory
(Visiting Scholar: 1998,1999,2000)

Photo Albums
the Eriksson galleria

E-mail me at:
eriksson at lasp.colorado.edu

Research Page of Stefan Eriksson


Current Position

Research Scientist at Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado at Boulder

Contact Information

Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics
University of Colorado at Boulder
1234 Innovation Drive
Boulder, CO 80303
USA
Email: eriksson at lasp.colorado.edu
Telephone: +1-303-492-8573
Fax: +1-303-492-6444


Solar Wind Helios Data: [courtesy of Dr. R. Schwenn]

[ Helios 1 1974 ] [ Helios 1 1975 ]
[ Helios 1 1976 ] [ Helios 1 1977 ] [ Helios 1 1978 ] [ Helios 1 1979 ]
[ Helios 1 1980 ] [ Helios 1 1981 ]
[ Helios 2 1976 ] [ Helios 2 1977 ] [ Helios 2 1978 ] [ Helios 2 1979 ]

First Author Publications: 

Electrodynamics of a split-transpolar aurora (JGR, 2006)[.pdf]

On the generation of enhanced sunward convection and transpolar aurora in the high-latitude ionosphere by magnetic merging (JGR, 2005)[.pdf]

Global control of merging by the interplanetary magnetic field: Cluster observations of dawnside flank magnetopause reconnection (JGR, 2004)[.pdf]

Walen and slow-mode shock analyses in the near-Earth magnetotail in connection with a substorm onset on 27 August 2001 (JGR, 2004) [.pdf]

Lobe cell convection and polar cap precipitation (JGR, 2003) [.pdf]

Comparing a spherical harmonic model of the global electric field distribution with Astrid-2 observations (JGR, 2002) [.pdf]

Lobe cell convection and field-aligned currents poleward of the region 1 current system (JGR, 2002) [.pdf]

Magnetospheric response to the solar wind as indicated by the cross-polar potential drop and the low-latitude asymmetric disturbance field (AG, 2001) [.pdf]

The cross-polar potential drop and its correlation to the solar wind (JGR, 2000) [.pdf]

Co-Authored Publications: 

Multiple magnetic reconnection sites associated with a coronal mass ejection in the solar wind (JGR, 2007)

Five spacecraft observations of oppositely directed exhaust jets from a magnetic reconnection X-line extending > 4.26x10^6 km in the solar wind at 1 AU (GRL, 2007) [.pdf]

Direct evidence for prolonged magnetic reconnection at a continuous x-line within the heliospheric current sheet (GRL, 2007) [.pdf]

Petschek-type magnetic reconnection exhausts in the solar wind well inside 1 AU: Helios (JGR, 2006) [.pdf]

Petschek-type reconnection exhausts in the solar wind well beyond 1 AU: Ulysses (APJ, 2006) [.pdf]

Multi-site observations of the association between aurora and plasma convection in the cusp/polar cap during a southeastward (By~|Bz|) IMF orientation (AG, 2003) [.pdf]

Timing of magnetic reconnection initiation during a global magnetospheric substorm onset (GRL, 2002) [.pdf]

Manuscripts in Preparation: 

Powerpoint Presentations: 

Evolution of Dayside Magnetopause Reconnection Exhaust Regions and FTE Genesis: THEMIS Observations (SHRT VERS)(LASP, 2008) [.ppt]

Evolution of Dayside Magnetopause Reconnection Exhaust Regions and FTE Genesis: THEMIS Observations(LASP, 2008) [.ppt]

Plasma Jets and FTE Dayside Generation for Northward IMF: THEMIS Observations 8 June 2007(AGU, 2007) [.ppt]

Location of the high-latitude reconnection site on 14 February 2003 (WPGM, 2006) [.ppt]

Ionospheric convection response to high-latitude reconnection and electrodynamics of a split-transpolar aurora (University of Leicester, 2006) [.ppt]

Ionospheric convection response to high-latitude reconnection (AGU, 2005) [.ppt]

On the generation of enhanced sunward convection and transpolar aurora in the high-latitude ionosphere by magnetic merging (IAGA, 2005) [.ppt]

Research Interests

My research is focused on magnetospheric physics, such as magnetopause reconnection away from the subsolar region and the link between substorm onsets and tail reconnection. Whether antiparallel merging for dominant IMF By conditions may explain high-latitude lobe cell convection and the NBZ field-aligned current system in the polar cap is a particular focus. Whether slow-mode shocks are observed at times of near-Earth tail reconnection is also a recent focus as well as the analyses of solar wind reconnection events.