Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan

CLaSP Seminar Series - Dr. Jason Gilbert

Date: February 16, 2017
Time: 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Space Research Building Auditorium, Room 2246

Our guest for this week's CLaSP Seminar Series is Climate & Space Research Scientist Dr. Jason Gilbert. Please join us!  

Title: "The Measurement Challenges and Significance of Singly Charged Ions in the Heliosphere" 

Abstract: A difficult to measure, but highly significant ion population in the Heliosphere is that of singly charged ions. The densities of these ions are often orders of magnitude below those of the solar wind, and their energies are insufficient for full characterization using present-day techniques. These ions can be from planetary, solar, and interstellar sources, and they contain information about the plasma and dust compositions of their origin. This overview will cover some of the significant science that has come out of singly charged ions, as well as the difficulties in observing them and some of the measurement techniques being investigated for future flight instruments.