Dibyendu Chakrabarty

Physical Research Laboratory
Ahmedabad, India

I am an academic faculty at the Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, India. I am currently visiting CASS, USU for about three months to work in collaboration with Prof. Bela Fejer. My primary research interests are space weather and low latitude ionospheric electrodynamics. I am here at CASS, USU to investigate a few interesting features of low latitude ionospheric plasma drifts using radar, satellite, magnetometer and airglow data as well as global plasma drift models.

Margit Dyrland

University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS)
Longyearbyen, Norway
Cell: +4747408987

Visiting CASS/USU from 17. February-18. December 2012.

I work as a Post Doc at The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS), Longyearbyen, Norway. UNIS is the northernmost University in the world, located at 78 degrees North, and focuses on Arctic science (http://www.unis.no). As a part of my three year project 'High Arctic gravity waves and their impact on middle atmospheric circulation and temperature', I am visiting USU for ten months. I am working here with Professor Mike Taylor's group on analyzing airglow imager data from Svalbard, and comparing them to CASS/USU data from ALOMAR (Norway) and Antarctica. While here, I co-arranged a workshop called 'MLTI Waves and Dynamics at Polar Latitudes' that gathered scientists from the US, Canada, Japan and Norway.

Rod Heelis

Professor of Physics
Director, William B. Hanson Center for Space Sciences
University of Texas at Dallas

I have a long-time collaboration with Professors Sojka and Schunk in which we have worked on various aspects of ionospheric dynamics and the effects on plasma density, temperature and composition.  I visit USU for an extended period every summer to work on our common science goals, as well as to enjoy the cooler mountain environment compared to Dallas!!

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