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RAP opportunity at Air Force Science and Technology Fellowship Program     AF STFP

Investigating the Link Between Earth's Radiation Belts and Dayside Transient Phenomena


Space Vehicles Directorate, RV/Space and Planetary Sciences

opportunity location
13.40.01.C0928 Kirtland Air Force Base, NM 871175776


name email phone
Shiva Kavosi 603.397.2581


This project investigates the dynamic behavior and acceleration of energetic particles within the dayside magnetosphere and their impact on the radiation belts. Individuals interested in working with spacecraft data analysis, ground-based measurements, magnetohydrodynamic simulations, and particle tracing techniques are encouraged to apply for this opportunity. The project involves working with a variety of ground and space based observations, as well as in-situ data from multiple spacecraft, to explore the injection of energetic electrons deep into the inner magnetosphere associated with dayside transient phenomena such as Kelvin-Helmholtz instability, flux transfer events, mirror mode waves, and other relevant factors and  the contribution of these phenomena to the radiation belts particles, providing valuable insights into the complex interactions shaping the radiation belt environment.

key words
Magnetosphere; Solar wind- magnetosphere coupling; Space weather; Radiation belt particles; Magnetic Reconnection; modelling and data assimilation


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


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$95,000.00 $5,000.00

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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