Dr. Jens OberheideDr. Jens Oberheide

Jens Oberheide received his M.S. (Dipl.-Phys.) 1996 from 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 June 2, 2017: 1585 citations, h-index: 27.
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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