J.D. (Joe) Perez
Professor
Theoretical Space Plasma Physics

Office: Allison Lab # 213

Address:
206 Allison Laboratory
Auburn, AL 36849-5319

Phone: (334) 844- 4227
E-Mail: perez@physics.auburn.edu

Education

Ph.D., University of Maryland 1968
B.S. (Honors), Loyola University of the South 1964


Professional Employment

Professor, Physics Department, Auburn University 2012-present
Professor and Head, Physics Department, Auburn University 1988-2012
Manager and Staff Scientist, Applied Physics Laboratory, Lockheed Palto Alto Research Laboratory 1983-1988
Assistant Professor, University of Southern California 1971-1974
Post-doctoral Fellow, Institute for Pure and Applied Physical Sciences, University of California 1969-1971
Post-doctoral Fellow, Center for Theoretical Physics, University of Maryland 1968-1969


Honors and Awards

Dean's Faculty Research Award 2006
Member, Sigma Xi Honorary Society 2006
Associate Fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) 1989
Delta Epsilon Sigma, Catholic University Honorary Society 1963
Member, Sigma Pi Sigma, Physics Honorary Society 1962


Professional Activities

Member:
American Physical Society
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Geophysical Union


Research and Teaching Interests

Ww are working with the Science Team for the TWINS satellite NASA mission of opportunity. The two spacecraft are in Molniya orbits with perigee altitudes of ~1000 km and apogees in the northern hemisphere at ~7.2 RE. The spacecraft are 3-axis stabilized and provide approximately nadir pointing of the TWINS instruments. The instruments image energetic neutral atoms coming from the Earth's inner magnetosphere. The neutrals are created by charge exchange between energetic ions and cold neutral hydrogen. It is the ions that are of interest. The Auburn group specializes in extracting information about the ions trapped in the Earth's ring current from the neutral atom images. This technique is giving scientists the opportunity to see the invisible. We are also working with other AU scientists and collaborators at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD to develop simulation codes to study the injection of ions into the Earth's ring current from the Earth's magnetotail. The code will be the first 3D hybrid code combined with a comprehensive ring current model and will allow scientists to understand the dynamic behavior observed by satellites in the Earth's magnetosphere. We are working with the Science Team for the TWINS satellite NASA mission of opportunity. The two spacecraft are in Molniya orbits with perigee altitudes of ~1000 km and apogees in the northern hemisphere at ~7.2 RE. The spacecraft are 3-axis stabilized and provide approximately nadir pointing of the TWINS instruments. The instruments image energetic neutral atoms coming from the Earth's inner magnetosphere. The neutrals are created by charge exchange between energetic ions and cold neutral hydrogen. It is the ions that are of interest. The Auburn group specializes in extracting information about the ions trapped in the Earth's ring current from the neutral atom images. This technique is giving scientists the opportunity to see the invisible. We are also working with other AU scientists and collaborators at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD to develop simulation codes to study the injection of ions into the Earth's ring current from the Earth's magnetotail. The code will be the first 3D hybrid code combined with a comprehensive ring current model and will allow scientists to understand the dynamic behavior observed by satellites in the Earth's magnetosphere. Recent Publications Perez, J. D., E. W. Grimes, Jerry Goldstein, David J. McComas, Philip Valek, and N. Billor (2012), Evolution of CIR Storm on 22 July 2009, J. Geophys. Res., in press. Tan, B., Y. Lin, J. D. Perez, and X. Y. Wang (2011), Global-Scale Hybrid Simulation of Cusp Precipitating Ions Associated With Magnetopause Reconnection Under Southward IMF, J. Geophys. Res., , 117, A03217, doi:10.1029/2011JA016871. Tan,B., Y. Lin, J. D. Perez and X. Y. Wang, (2011) Global-Scale Hybrid Simulation of Dayside Magnetic Reconnection Under Southward IMF: Structure and Evolution of Reconnection, J. Geophys. Res., 116, A02206, doi:10.1029/2010JA015580. Valek, P., P. C. Brandt, N. Buzulukova, M.-C. Fok, J. Goldstein, D. J. McComas, J. D. Perez, E. Roelof, and R. Skoug (2010), Evolution of low-altitude and ring current ENA emissions from a moderate magnetospheric storm: Continuous and simultaneous TWINS observations, J. Geophys. Res., 115, A11209, doi:10.1029/2010JA015429. Grimes, E. W., J. D. Perez, J. Goldstein, D. J. McComas, and P. Valek (2010), Global observations of ring current dynamics during corotating interaction region–driven geomagnetic storms in 200



Selected Publications

  1. Perez, J. D., E. W. Grimes, Jerry Goldstein, David J. McComas, Philip Valek, and N. Billor (2012), Evolution of CIR Storm on 22 July 2009, J. Geophys. Res., in press.
  2. Tan, B., Y. Lin, J. D. Perez, and X. Y. Wang (2011), Global-Scale Hybrid Simulation of Cusp Precipitating Ions Associated With Magnetopause Reconnection Under Southward IMF, J. Geophys. Res., , 117, A03217, doi:10.1029/2011JA016871.
  3. Tan,B., Y. Lin, J. D. Perez and X. Y. Wang, (2011)  Global-Scale Hybrid Simulation of Dayside Magnetic Reconnection Under Southward IMF: Structure and Evolution of Reconnection, J. Geophys. Res., 116, A02206, doi:10.1029/2010JA015580.
  4. Valek, P., P. C. Brandt, N. Buzulukova, M.-C. Fok, J. Goldstein, D. J. McComas, J. D. Perez, E. Roelof, and R. Skoug (2010), Evolution of low-altitude and ring current ENA emissions from a moderate magnetospheric storm: Continuous and simultaneous TWINS observations, J. Geophys. Res., 115, A11209, doi:10.1029/2010JA015429.
  5. Grimes, E. W., J. D. Perez, J. Goldstein, D. J. McComas, and P. Valek (2010), Global observations of ring current dynamics during corotating interaction region–driven geomagnetic storms in 2008, J. Geophys. Res., 115, A11207, doi:10.1029/2010JA015409.


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