Associate professor, Space physics – radar applications
Publication list and data sets in Orchid.
Current Research Projects
- Magnetic pulsations and transients: the Sun-Earth connection and impact on the high latitude ionosphere, Project Manager, Research Council of Norway (INTPART, 2020 – 2024).
- Svalbard SuperDARN Radar, Energy transfer from the Sun to the Earth. Project co-manager; Conocophillips / Lundin High North Research Program (2012 – ).
- Polar Research Ionospheric Doppler Experiment, Project Manager. Project RiS:11522.
- Longyearbyen Ionosonde, Project manager. Project RiS: 11569.
- Birkeland Centre for Space Science, University of Bergen, project member, 2013 – 2023.
Key Research Interests
- Solar Wind – Magnetosphere – Ionosphere coupling.
- Polar cap and auroral phenomena such as polar cap patches, flow channels and dayside aurora.
- Energy dissipation through Ultra Low Frequency Field Line Resonance Structures.
- European Incoherent Scatter (EISCAT) and Super Dual Auroral Radar Network (SuperDARN) observations of ionospheric features.
Available master’s projects
I have the following master’s project available. Contact me if you are interested in any of these or have some of your own ideas:
- Sporadic E layers in the Polar Cap Ionosphere
- Application of the apparent impedance approach to identify the physical nature of cusp transients and waves
- Polar Research Doppler Experiment – a new instrument for the detection of upper atmospheric waves
EISCAT Radar Responsibilities
Responsible for the allocation of experimental time on the EISCAT radars for the Norwegian science community.
Deputy Board member for the Norwegian EISCAT-3D committee.
For information on obtaining experimental time on the EISCAT radars (Svalbard or Tromsø).
Read more about Lisa in the Space Data Zone.
AGF-304 Radar Diagnostics of Space Plasma (15 ECTS)
AGF-804 Radar Diagnostics of Space Plasma (15 ECTS)
AGF-223 Upper Atmospheric and Space Physics: Observational techniques and instrumentation (15 ECTS)
In this project, we develop and test preparation and assessment forms that are suited for field and lab related learning outcomes.
The Svalbard SuperDARN Radar, located on Brienosa is an over the horizon ionospheric radar system. It is part of the SuperDARN international network of more than 30 high frequency (HF) radars designed for studying high-latitude plasma convection driven by interactions between the magnetic fields of the Sun and the Earth.
The project aimed to initiate a new collaboration between the two research groups through a joint study into how energy is dissipated into the upper atmosphere through interaction between the Sun’s magnetic field (IMF) and the Earth’s magnetic field.