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Dr. Mark Miesch is a staff scientist in the High Altitude Observatory at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. His research explores the origins of solar magnetic activity using supercomputer models, including the processes that give rise to the 11-year solar cycle
Dr. Miesch's is also interested in how solar storms can influence the Earth’s climate system and space environment. He has communicated his work in over 170 publications and presentations and has served on multiple committees, including the Theory and Modeling Working Group for the 2013 Decadal Survey in Solar and Space Physics. He is also an established educator, engaged in undergraduate and graduate teaching and public outreach, a notable example being the award-winning Sun-Earth Connections museum exhibit at NCAR’s Mesa Laboratory in Boulder.