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RAP opportunity at Naval Research Laboratory     NRL

Ionospheric Modeling


Naval Research Laboratory, DC, Space Science

opportunity location
64.15.89.C0407 Washington, DC 203755321


name email phone
Sarah Elizabeth McDonald 202.404.8555
Kate Zawdie 202-404-8552


The Geospace Science and Technology Branch has research opportunities in ionospheric modeling including physics-based, empirical and data assimilation approaches. Research interests include the specification and forecasting of global and mesoscale phenonema, such as the effect of global thermospheric tides on the ionosphere, disturbed high-latitude conditions, and smaller scale disturbances like Medium Scale Traveling Ionospheric Disturbances (MSTIDs).

Zawdie, K. A., J. D. Huba, M. S. Dhadly and K. Papadopoulos (2019), The Effect of Plasma Releases on Equatorial Spread F – a Simulation Study. Front. Astron. Space Sci. 6.4. doi:10.3389/fspas.2019.00004

McDonald, S., Sassi, F., Tate, J., McCormack, J., Kuhl, D., Drob, D., et al. Impact of non-migrating tides on the low lati- tude ionosphere during a sudden stratospheric warming event in January 2010. Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics 2018;171:188–200. doi:10.1016/J.JASTP.2017.09.012. 

key words
Ionosphere; First-principles modeling; Data assimilation; empirical modeling; high-latitudes; global; mesoscale


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


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$94,199.00 $3,000.00
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