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Opportunity at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Earth’s Magnetosphere: Basic Physical Processes


National Weather Service, NCEP, Space Weather Prediction Center

RO# Location
26.07.45.B0584 Boulder, CO 80305


name email phone
Terrance G. Onsager 303.497.5713
Howard J. Singer 303.497.6959


Research is conducted on characterizing the structure and dynamics of Earth’s magnetosphere, and on monitoring and forecasting the magnetospheric response to variable solar wind conditions. We pursue theory, modeling, and data analysis efforts on phenomena such as storms, substorms, geomagnetic variations, wave-particle interactions, magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling processes, and the charged particle environment surrounding Earth. NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center data include geosynchronous magnetic field and energetic particles from the GOES satellite series and charged particle data from the POES (polar orbiting) satellite series. Real-time solar wind parameters and other relevant data from the NASA ACE satellites are also available.


Magnetosphere; Solar wind; Atmospheric coupling; Storms;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents and non-U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$55,000.00 $2,500.00

$2000 Location Supplement for Boulder, CO. 

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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