Korth, A.; Friedel, R. H. W.; Frutos-Alfaro, F.; Mouikis, C. G.; Zong, Q.-G.: Ion composition of substorms during storm-time and non-storm-time periods. Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics 64, pp. 561 - 566 (2002)
Jin, S.-P.; Hu, X.-P.; Zong, Q.-G.; Fu, S.-Y.; Wilken, B.; Büchner, J.: 2.5 dimensional MHD simulation of multiple-plasmoids-like structures in the course of a substorm. Journal Geophysical Research 106 (A12), pp. 29807 - 29830 (2001)
Zong, Q.-G.; Wilken, B.; Fu, S. Y.; Fritz, T. A.; Korth, A.; Hasebe, N.; Williams, D. J.; Pu, Z. Y.: Ring Current Oxygen Ions Excaping into the Magnetosheath. Journal Geophysical Research 106 (A11), pp. 25541 - 25556 (2001)
Wilken, B.; Zong, Q.-G.; Doke, T.; Kokubun, S.; Mukai, T.; Reeves, G. D.: Distribution of Energetic Oxygen Events in the Tail Region - a view from HEP-LD/GEOTAIL. Advances in Space Research 25 (7/8), pp. 1603 - 1606 (2000)
Pu, Z. Y.; Kang, K. B.; Korth, A.; Fu, S. Y.; Zong, Q.-G.; Chen, Z. X.; Hong, M. H.; Liu, Z. X.; Mouikis, C. G.; Friedel, R. H. W.et al.; Pulkkinen, T.: Ballooning instability in the presence of a plasma flow: A synthesis of tail reconnection and current disruption models for the initiation of substorms. Journal Geophysical Research 104 (A5), pp. 10235 - 10248 (1999)
Zong, Q.-G.; Wilken, B.; Woch, J.; Büchner, J.; Reeves, G. D.; Doke, T.; Yamamoto, T.: Energetic particles bursts in the near-earth magnetosheath during a storm recovery phase. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 24, pp. 293 - 298 (1999)
Pu, Z. Y.; Friedel, R. H. W.; Korth, A.; Zong, Q.-G.; Chen, Z. X.; Roux, A.; Perraut, S.: Evaluation of energetic particle parameters in the near-earth magnetotail derived from flux asymmetry observations. Annales Geophysicae 16 (3), pp. 283 - 291 (1998)
Wilken, B.; Zong, Q.-G.; Doke, T.; Mukai, M.; Yamamoto, T.; Reeves, G. D.; Maezawa, K.; Kokubun, S.; Ullaland, S.: Substorm activity on January 11, 1994: Geotail observations in the distant tail during the leading phase of a corotating interaction region. Journal Geophysical Research 103, pp. 17671 - 17689 (1998)
Zong, Q.-G.; Wilken, B.; Woch, J.; Mukai, T.; Yamamoto, T.; Reeves, G. D.; Doke, T.; Maezawa, K.; Williams, D. J.; Kokubun, S.et al.; Ullaland, S.: Energetic oxygen ion bursts in the distant magnetotail as a product of intense substorms: Three case studies. Journal Geophysical Research 103, pp. 20339 - 20363 (1998)
In the "Solar and Stellar Interiors" department, Laurent Gizon, Jesper Schou, Aaron Birch, Robert Cameron and others offer PhD projects in solar physics and astrophysics. Helioseismology and asteroseismology are used as important tools to study the oscillating Sun and stars.
Recently new, very sensitive observations of the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) and its instruments NOMAD (Nadir and Occultation for MArs Discovery) an ACS (Atmospheric Chemistry Suite) became available and initiated a number of interesting scientific questions. Some of them are open PhD projects using the MPS General Circulation Model (MPS-GCM).
The Solar Lower Atmosphere and Magnetism (SLAM) group covers many exciting subjects in solar physics, focussing on the development and testing of highly novel solar instrumentation, reduction and analysis of highest quality solar observations, or improving and developing advanced techniques for the analysis of solar observations.
Turbulence plays a very important role in many applications, ranging from geophysics and astrophysics to engineering. In our solar system, turbulence is often driving by thermal effect, rotation, and magnetic field. In this project you will use high-fidelity simulation tools, including direct numerical simulations, data assimilation, and machine learning, to study the physics of turbulence, focusing on convection and dynamos.
The Planetary Plasma Environments group (PPE) has a strong heritage in the exploration of planetary magnetospheres and space plasma interactions throughout the solar system. It has contributed instruments to several past missions that flew-by or orbited Jupiter (Galileo, Cassini, Ulysses). The PPE participates in the JUICE mission by contributing hardware and scientific expertise to the Particle Environment Package (PEP).
Inversion codes are used to aid the detailed interpretation of solar spectro-polarimetric data. This computer code attempts to find the atmospheric structure that produced an observed spectrum by minimizing the difference between the observed spectrum and a Stokes spectrum.