LASP Science Seminars

LASP Science Seminars

LASP seminars are generally held every Thursday at 4:00 PM on Zoom and in person.
If you are interested in attending, please contact Heather Mallander to be added to the mailing list.

We are currently seeking speakers for our Fall 2022 seminar series. If you or a colleague would like to give a seminar, please contact one of our Science Seminar Committee members:

Kevin McGouldrick (Planetary)
Yunqian Zhu (Earth Atmosphere)
Hadi Madanian (Space Physics)
David Wilson (Solar/Stellar)

Upcoming Science Seminars

December 8, 2022
ARM Value-added Products: A Community Resource for Atmospheric and Climate Model Research
Damao Zhang
(Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)
The Department of Energy (DOE) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility provides continuous field measurements of atmospheric conditions by deploying state-of-the-art remote sensing and in situ atmospheric observatories at climatically significant locations. ARM operates three fixed-location...

Past Science Seminars

December 1, 2022
First Results from the Emirates Mars Mission: A Global Perspective on the Martian Atmosphere
Justin Deighan*
*: and the EMM Science Team The Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) began its science phase on May 23, 2021 and is actively succeeding in its objective of exploring the global scale dynamics of the Martian atmosphere,...
November 17, 2022
The Neutral-Optics Velocity Analyzer, a New Method for Observing Thermospheric Winds and Temperatures
Marcin Pilinski
Thermospheric neutral winds are a critical yet under-observed quantity for understanding thermospheric dynamics, ion-neutral coupling, and energetics of upper atmospheres at Earth, Mars, and Venus. A complementary state variable that is also under-sampled in the terrestrial...
November 10, 2022
Investigating the thermosphere-ionosphere system through Earth’s FUV emissions
Katelynn Greer
The Earth’s upper atmosphere emits in the Far-UV (120 to 200nm); images at these wavelengths are indicative of the changes in, and evolution of, the lower thermosphere and ionosphere — a region critical for communication and...
October 27, 2022
The Colorado Ultraviolet Transit Experiment (CUTE): Mission Overview and First Results
Kevin France
Atmospheric escape is a process that affects the structure, composition, and evolution of many planets. The signatures of this escape are detectable on close-in, gaseous exoplanets orbiting bright stars, owing to the high levels of extreme-ultraviolet...
October 20, 2022
The Roots of Anomalous Radar Observations of Ocean Worlds
Jason Hofgartner
Radar properties of icy satellites of Jupiter and Saturn are extraordinary, many differ by more than an order of magnitude from those of rocky planets. We demonstrate that two icy-satellite radar properties are correlated and together they...