Astrid Maute

Joan Burkepile Mentors Middle-School Girls for Over a Decade

Joan Burkepile leading STEM hands-on workshop

For over a decade, Joan Burkepile has participated in the STEM conference for middle school girls called “Expanding Your Horizons,” at CU Boulder. These one-day hands-on workshops are led by women professionals and are designed to be fun and exploratory.

The NASA Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) Mission

Variation of NmF2 log 10 [1/cm3] for different seasons
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The NASA Ionospheric Connection explorer (ICON) will study the coupling between the thermosphere and ionosphere at low- and mid-latitudes by measuring the key parameters.

Astrid Maute

Dr. Astrid Maute is a Project Scientist in the High Altitude Observatory at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Her focus is the numerical modeling of ionospheric electrodynamics, ionospheric current systems and their associated magnetic perturbations.

ICON Press Release: El Nino Affects Conditions in Space

El Nino affects

The warm El Niño conditions affecting weather around the Pacific Ocean are also affecting conditions in space, according to University of California, Berkeley scientists. See ICON Press-release.

Driving magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling in upper-atmosphere models with observed field-aligned currents from the AMPERE mission

Observed field-aligned currents image
Friday, November 2, 2012

Geomagnetic field-aligned currents from the Active Magnetosphere and Planetary Electrodynamics Response Experiment (AMPERE) satellite mission are used to drive the Thermosphere-Ionosphere-Electrodynamics General Circulation Model (TIEGCM).

Ionospheric storm effects of disturbed electric fields

Sunday, August 12, 2012

A comprehensive modeling investigation of ionospheric and thermospheric variations during a prompt penetration electric field on 9 November 2004.

NASA Selects GOLD and ICON Missions

NASA Selects GOLD and ICON Missions

NASA has selected two new satellite missions to be built as part of the Heliophysics Explorer Program. The projects will provide space observations to study Earth's ionosphere and thermosphere, and will launch in 2017.

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