Dr. Michael Wiltberger is a Scientist III and Section Head in the High Altitude Observatory of the National Center for Atmospheric Research. His main research interest is modeling and analysis of magnetospheric processes using global scale magnetohydrodynamic simulations.
The possible effects of geomagnetic-field changes over periods of millennia on solar wind/magnetosphere/ionosphere/thermosphere coupling was examined, by altering the strength of the geomagnetic dipole in the Coupled Magnetosphere-Ionosphere-Thermosphere (CMIT) model.
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