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.
Google Scholar: Here
Web of Science: Here
ResearcherID: C-6156-2011
ORCID: 0000-0001-6721-2540
Email: joberhe at clemson.edu

Current Graduate Students

Deepali Aggarwal, Ionospheric response to the Madden-Julian Oscillation, since August 2022
Mukta Neogi, Tidal sources in the thermosphere, since August 2022
Sona Baiju, first year graduate student, since August 2023

Current Undergraduate Student

Jamison Peebles, COSMIC-2 analysis, since Sep 2023


Dr. Jiarong Zhang, postdoc, 2023, now postdoc at Utah State University (AWE team)
Dr. Koushik Neelakantan, postdoc, 2022, now staff scientist at Space Physics Laboratory, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, India
Dr. Komal Kumari, PhD student, 2015-2021, now postdoc at National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
Dr. Nirmal Nischal, PhD student, 2013-2019, now lecturer at Appalachian State University
Dr. Quan Gan, postdoc, 2016-2018, now research scientist at LASP/CU Boulder
Kristi Warner, MS student, graduated in 2013
Stone Gardner, Abigail Long, Chris Krier, Carson Mosso, Ryan Kingery, Ben Schroeder, BS students