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Opportunity at Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)

Solar Geospace-environment Modeling Drivers


Space Vehicles Directorate, RV/Space and Planetary Sciences

RO# Location
13.40.01.C0809 Kirtland Air Force Base, NM 871175776


name email phone
Carl John Henney 505-853-3057


Modeling the global solar magnetic field is critical for forecasting space weather. Individuals interested in working with solar input data (e.g., ground-based & space-based magnetograms) used to drive solar wind models are encouraged to apply for this opportunity. The project involves working with a variety of ground and space based solar disk observations, as well as in-situ data from multiple spacecraft, to better understand and model the heliosphere and the geospace environment.

Selected References:

  • Samuel J. Schonfeld, Carl J. Henney, Shaela I. Jones, Charles N. Arge 2022:
    Solar Polar Flux Redistribution based on Observed Coronal Holes,
    ApJ, 932, 115.
  • Schonfeld, S. White, S., Henney, C., Hock-Mysliwiec, R., McAteer, J. 2019,
    The Slowly Varying Corona. II. The Components of F10.7 and their Use in EUV Proxies, ApJ, 884, 141, 11 pp.
  • Henney, C. J., Hock, R., Schooley, A., Toussaint, W., White, S. M., and C. N. Arge 2015, Forecasting Solar Extreme and Far Ultraviolet Irradiance,
    Space Weather, 13, 141-153, doi:10.1002/2014SW001118.

Solar Wind; Heliospheric; Photospheric; Magnetic Fields; Forecasting; Ensemble Modeling


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$76,542.00 $4,000.00

$3,000 Supplement for Doctorates in Engineering & Computer Science

Experience Supplement:
Postdoctoral and Senior Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the number of years of experience past their PhD.

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