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), 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, 2017: 1663 citations, h-index: 27.
Google Scholar: Here
Email: joberhe at clemson.edu

Funding History (amounts are Oberheide's share)

04/2016 - 02/2019
NSF-Grant AGS-1552176, co-I, $30,215
Life Cycle of the Quasi Two-Day Wave, NSF Aeronomy program
05/2015 - 04/2018
NASA-Grant NNX15AJ02G, co-I, $144,513
Short-term tidal variability from the troposphere to the dynamo region, NASA HSR Program
06/2013 - 05/2018
NSF-Grant AGS-1112704, PI, $297,955
Impact of nonmigrating tides on the thermospheric energy budget and constituents, NSF Aeronomy program
09/2012 - 09/2016
NASA-Grant NNH12CF66C, co-I, $125,777
Observational and numerical studies of planetary wave-tide interaction in the lower thermosphere
01/2012 - 12/2016
NSF-Grant AGS-1139048, PI, $151,274
Collaborative Research: CEDAR - Observational and Numerical Studies of Tide-Planetary Wave Coupling, NSF Aeronomy program
06/2011 - 06/2016
NASA-Grant NNX11AJ13G, PI, $350,145
Geospace response to lower atmospheric wave variability due to the El Nino - Southern Oscillation, NASA Geospace program
04/2009 - 03/2011
DFG-Grant OB 299/2-3, PI, EUR 210,100 (~$284,000)
Nonmigrating Tides: Variability and Aeronomic Implications - Phase III, DFG Priority Program CAWSES, SPP 1176
04/2008 - 03/2009
DFG-Grant OB 299/2-2, PI, EUR 89,235 (~$120,000)
Seasonal and Interannual Variability of Nonmigrating Tides in the MLT - Phase II, DFG Priority Program CAWSES, SPP 1176
06/2005 - 03/2008
DFG-Grant OB 299/2-1, PI EUR 123,100 (~$165,000)
Seasonal and Interannual Variability of Nonmigrating Tides in the MLT, DFG Priority Program CAWSES, SPP 1176

Dr. Quan Gan, Postdoc

Dr. Quan Gan

Quan Gan received his B.E. (Electronic Information Engineering) in 2006 and his Ph.D. (Space Physics) in 2012 from Wuhan University in China. He was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Louisville in Kentucky between November 2013 and August 2016 and a short-term visiting scholar at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado (July 2015 - January 2016). He started his postdoctoral research in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Clemson University in August 2016. His current research interest is atmospheric planetary wave coupling with the thermosphere and ionosphere.

Full CV.
ResearcherID: B-5004-2012.
Google Scholar: Here
Email: qgan at clemson.edu

Most recent papers and presentations

Gan, Q., J. Oberheide, J. Yue, and W. Wang
Short-term variability in the ionosphere due to the nonlinear interaction between the 6-day wave and migrating tides
J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 122, 8831-8846, doi:10.1002/2017JA023947, 2017
Gan, Q. and J. Oberheide
Thermospheric extension of the quasi 6-day wave observed by the TIMED satellite
Poster SA41A-2611 presented at AGU Fall Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 11-15 December 2017
Gan, Q., J. Oberheide, J. Yue, and W. Wang
Short-term variability in the ionosphere due to the nonlinear interaction between the 6-day wave and migrating tides
Oral presentation at CEDAR conference, Keystone, CO, 18-23 June 2017

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

Most recent papers and presentations

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
Nischal, N., J. Oberheide , M. G. Mlynczak, L. A. Hunt, and A. Maute
Seasonal and solar cycle variability of DE2 and DE3 in the CO2 15 µm cooling of the lower thermosphere
Poster MLTT-01 presented at CEDAR Workshop, Keystone, CO, 18-23 June 2017.
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
Talk SA52A-06 presented at AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 12-16 December 2016

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
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