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Solar-Terrestrial Physics


Space Vehicles Directorate, RV/Space and Planetary Sciences

RO# Location
13.40.01.B0180 Kirtland Air Force Base, NM 871175776


name email phone
Stephen Kahler 505.853.3517


We conduct research on the characterization, understanding, and prediction of the key elements of space environmental disturbances. These include coronal mass ejections, high-speed solar wind streams, solar energetic particle events, and geomagnetic storms. Current research emphasizes particle acceleration and propagation from the Sun to 1 AU, solar and interplanetary sources of transient and recurrent geomagnetic storms, and periodicities (e.g., semiannual, 22 year) in geomagnetic activity. This work is based on various kinds of ground- and space-based data. We welcome proposals on interdisciplinary efforts that cross boundaries of the Sun, solar wind, and magnetosphere.


Solar corona; Solar wind; Solar energetic particle events; Solar storms;


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


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$76,542.00 $4,000.00

$3,000 Supplement for Doctorates in Engineering & Computer Science

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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