Space & Upper Atmospheric Physics
Welcome! We are a research
group within the Institute for Physical
Science and Technology at the University
of Maryland. The projects that our group is involved with examine natural
phenomena occurring in the Earth's atmosphere, ionosphere, and magnetosphere.
The broad focus of this research is directed toward improved understanding
of the mechanisms which couple solar processes into the terrestrial environment.
These include investigations of phenomena associated with short term environmental
effects (auroras, induced electrical currents, radiowave communications
interference, space weather), as well as those associated with longer term
effects (changes in the ozone layer, atmospheric composition studies, stratospheric
winds, weather, climate). The Upper Atmospheric Physics group operates
or co-operates both imaging and broadbeam riometers at many locations worldwide.
We also operate the data acquisition system at both South Pole Station
and McMurdo Station, Antarctica, that collects VLF, magnetometer, search
coil, photometer and riometer data.
space weather news and forecast!
For further information please contact:
Institute for Physical Science and
University of Maryland, College Park,
Voice: (301) 405-4895 - Fax: (301)