Research Group in December 2017

Oberheide Research Group, December 20172017 AGU Fall Meeting in New Orleans, LA. Photo credit: Xian Lu.
From left to right: Komal Kumari (graduate student), Quan Gan (postdoc, now alumni), Nirmal Nischal (graduate student), Jens Oberheide (professor). Click on name or scroll down for more info about us.
 

Dr. Jens Oberheide, Professor

Dr. Jens Oberheide

Jens Oberheide received his M.S. (Dipl.-Phys.) 1996 from the University of Hannover in Germany and his Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.) 2000 from the University of Wuppertal in Germany. He was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado (2001-2003) before returning to University of Wuppertal where he obtained his lecture qualification in 2007 ("Habilitation", assistant professor equivalent). He joined the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Clemson University in March 2010.

His research interests include the dynamics of Earth's mesosphere-thermosphere-ionosphere system; the forcing and vertical propagation of tides, planetary waves, and gravity waves including their effects on chemistry and electrodynamics; geospace environment coupling to the atmosphere below and to solar activity; comparative aeronomy; long-term trends in the upper atmosphere; utilization of satellite and ground-based remote sensing data to resolve variability and vertical coupling processes in the atmosphere; and the validation of middle and upper atmosphere models. He is a specialist in satellite data analysis and conducts physics-based empirical modeling of atmospheric tides in the stratosphere, mesosphere and thermosphere.

Full CV.
ResearcherID: C-6156-2011.
Web of Science as of December 31, 2018: 1872 citations, h-index: 27.
Google Scholar: Here
Email: joberhe at clemson.edu

Nirmal Nischal, Graduate Student

Nirmal Nischal

Nirmal Nischal received his B.Sc. in Physics in 2009 and his M.Sc. in Physics in 2013 from Tribhuvan University in Nepal. He is a graduate student in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Clemson University since 2013. His Ph.D. research is focused on the impact of atmospheric tides driven by the lower atmosphere on the energy budget of the thermospher using satellite data and photochemical modeling.

Full CV.
ResearcherID: A-7057-2018.
Google Scholar: Here
Email: nnischa at g.clemson.edu

Papers

Nischal, N., J. Oberheide, M. G. Mlynczak, D. R. Marsh, and Q. Gan
Solar cycle variability of nonmigrating tides in the 5.3 µm and 15 µm infrared cooling of the thermosphere (100-180 km) from SABER
J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 2018JA026356, submitted, 2018
Nischal, N., J. Oberheide, M. G. Mlynczak, L. A. Hunt, and A. Maute
Nonmigrating tidal impact on the CO2 15 µm infrared cooling of the lower thermosphere during solar minimum conditions
J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 122, 6761-6775, doi:10.1002/2017JA024273, 2017

Komal Kumari, Graduate Student

Komal Kumari

Komal Kumari received her Integrated B.S.-M.S. degree in Physics in 2015 from the Indian Institute of Science, Education and Research (IISER) Kolkata, in India. Currently, she is a graduate student in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Clemson University since 2015. Her Ph.D. research is focused on understanding the short-term tidal variability in the upper atmosphere (~80-100 km) using SABER (instrument on board TIMED satellite) data.



Full CV.
Email: kkumari at g.clemson.edu

Most recent presentations

Kumari, K., and J. Oberheide (invited talk)
Connecting Weather and Space Weather: An Information Theory Based Approach to Diagnose Atmospheric Tidal Variability Using Satellite Data
Session U14B, AGU Fall Meeting, Washington, DC, 10-14 December 2018
Kumari, K. and J. Oberheide
Short-term Tidal Variability from SABER as a Function of Geophysical Conditions Using Bayesian Statistics and Information Theory
Poster SA51B-2734 presented at AGU Fall Meeting, Washington, DC, 10-14 December 2018
Kumari, K. and J. Oberheide
Short-term Tidal Variability from SABER Related to the QBO from Information Theory and Bayesian Statistics
Poster presented at CEDAR conference, Santa Fe, NM, 24-29 June 2018 - CEDAR Student Poster Honorable Mention (MLT)
Kumari, K. and J. Oberheide
Understanding short-term nonmigrating tidal variability in the ionospheric dynamo region from SABER using information theory and Bayesian statistics
Poster SA41A-2610 presented at AGU Fall Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 11-15 December 2017 - Outstanding Student Paper Award
Kumari, K., J. Oberheide, and J. Du-Caines
A new approach to study short-term nonmigrating tidal variability using information theory and Bayesian statistics
Poster presented at CEDAR conference, Keystone, CO, 18-23 June 2017

Alumni

Dr. Quan Gan, postdoc, 2016-2018
Kristi Warner, MS student, graduated in 2013
Chris Krier, Carson Mosso, Ryan Kingery, Ben Schroeder, BS students