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Opportunity at Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)

Solar-Terrestrial Physics

Location

Space Vehicles Directorate, RV/Space and Planetary Sciences

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

Advisers

name email phone
Stephen Kahler stephen.kahler@us.af.mil 505.853.3517

Description

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.

 

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

Eligibility

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

Stipend

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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