CLASP Student First Paper Fall 2021

CLASP students celebrate first authorship on scientific papers

Nine Climate & Space students published their first lead-author paper this year.


Climate & Space recently recognized nine graduate students who have recently published their first lead-author refereed paper. The event was hosted by Prof. Shasha Zou, and each student presented an overview of their published paper for an audience of students, faculty, and staff in the CSRB auditorium, as well as via zoom.

After the presentations, CLASP department chair Prof. Tuija Pulkkinen presented each student with a certificate commemorating their achievement. the certificate, followed by a photo of the group.

(l-r) Brett McCuen, Camilla Harris, Austin Brenner, Prof. Tuija Pulkkinen, Madeline Evans, Yingjie Zhu, Tristan Rendfrey. On zoom: Sergio Vidal-Luengo, Haochang Luo, Charles Bowers.

Event program:

  • Sergio Vidal-Luengo, Mark Moldwin, advisor
    “Global magnetosphere response to solar wind dynamic pressure pulses during northward IMF using the heliophysics system observatory.” Sergio Vidal-Luengo Vidal-Luengo, S. E., & Moldwin, M. B. (2021). Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics. doi: 10.1029/2020JA028587
  • Brett McCuen, Moldwin, advisor
    “Characterization of transient-large-amplitude geomagnetic perturbation events.” Brett McCuen, B. A., Moldwin, M. B., & Engebretson, M. (2021). Geophysical Research Letters. doi: 10.1029/2021GL094076
  • Madeline Evans, Chris Ruf, advisor
    “Towards the Detection and Imaging of Ocean Microplastics with a Spaceborne Radar.” M. C. Evans and  C. S. Ruf (2021). IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. doi: 10.1109/TGRS.2021.3081691
  • Tristan Rendfrey, Ashley Payne, advisor
    “An assessment of tropical cyclones in North American CORDEX WRF simulations.” Tristan S., Bukovsky, Melissa S., McCrary, Rachel R. and Ramon Fuentes-Franco (2021). Weather and Climate Extremes. doi: 10.1016/j.wace.2021.100382
  • Yingjie Zhu, Enrico Landi, advisor
    “Fe XII and Fe XIII line widths in a southern coronal hole up to 1.5 solar radii.” Zhu, Y., Szente, J., Landi, E. (2021). The Astrophysical Journal. doi: 10.3847/1538-4357/abf1e3
  • Haochang Luo, Richard Rood, advisor
    “A Northern Hemispheric Wave Train Associated with Interannual Variations in the Bermuda High during Boreal Summer.” Luo, H., Adames, Á. F., & Rood, R. B. (2021). Journal of Climate. doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-20-0608.1
  • Austin Brenner, Tuija Pulkkinen, advisor
    “Stormtime energetics: Energy transport across the magnetopause in a global MHD simulation.” Austin Brenner, Tuija I. Pulkkinen, Qusai Al Shidi, and Gabor Toth. Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences. doi: 10.3389/fspas.2021.756732
  • Charles Bowers, James Slavin, advisor
    “MAVEN survey of magnetic flux rope properties in the Martian ionosphere: Comparison with three types of formation mechanisms.” Bowers, C. F., Slavin, J. A., DiBraccio, G. A., Poh, G., Hara, T., Xu, S., & Brain, D. A. (2021). Geophysical Research Letters. doi: 10.1029/2021GL093296
  • Camilla Harris, Xianzhe Jia, advisor
    “Multi-fluid MHD simulations of Europa’s plasma interaction under different magnetospheric conditions.” Journal of Geophysical Research – Space Physics. doi: 10.1029/2020JA028888