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Bob Weigel
Associate Professor
George Mason University
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
rweigel@gmu.edu

Contents

  1. Research Interests
  2. Education
  3. Positions
  4. Publications

1. Research Interests

Magnetospheric physics and geomagnetism, space weather, and solar wind/magnetosphere/ionosphere modeling

2. Education

  • University of Texas at Austin, PhD, Physics, 2000
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MS, Physics, 1997
  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville, BS, Mechanical Engineering, 1995

3. Positions

  • Associate Professor, 2015-, Department of Physics and Astronomy, George Mason University.
  • Associate Professor, 2011-2015, School of Physics, Astronomy, and Computational Sciences, George Mason University.
  • Director, 2009-, Space Weather Laboratory, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.
  • Assistant Professor, 2006-2011, Department of Computational and Data Sciences, George Mason University.
  • Research Scientist, 2003-2006, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO.
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, 2001-2003, National Academy of Sciences at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD.

4. Publications

  • Veibell, V., Weigel, R.S., and Denton, R.E., Solar wind, F10.7, and geomagnetic activity relationship to the equatorial plasma mass density at geosynchronous orbit, Space Weather, 2016 [1].
  • Glocer, A., L. Rastatter, M. Kuznetsova, A. Pulkkinen, H. J. Singer , C. Balch , D. Weimer , D. Welling , M. Wiltberger, J. Raeder, R. Weigel, J. McCollough, and S. Wing, Community-wide validation of geospace model local K-index predictions to support model transition to operations, Space Weather, 2016 [2].
  • McCracken, J.M and Weigel, R.S., Nonparametric causal inference for bivariate time series, Phys. Rev. E 93, 2016 [3].
  • Nwankwo, V., Chakrabarti, S.K, Weigel, R.S., Effects of Plasma Drag on Low Earth Orbiting Satellites due to Solar Forcing Induced Perturbations and Heating, Advances in Space Research, 2015 [4].
  • Andrew Kercher and R. S. Weigel, Removal of pseudo-convergence in coplanar and near-coplanar Riemann problems of ideal magnetohydrodynamics solved using finite volume schemes, Journal of Computational Physics, 2015 [5].
  • James M. McCracken, Robert S. Weigel, Convergent Cross-Mapping and Pairwise Asymmetric Inference, Physical Review E, 2014 [6].
  • Pulkkinen, A., L. Rastätter, M. Kuznetsova, H. Singer, C. Balch, D. Weimer, G. Toth, A. Ridley, T. Gombosi, M. Wiltberger, J. Raeder and R. Weigel, Community-wide validation of geospace model ground magnetic field perturbation predictions to support model transition to operations, Space Weather, 2013 [7].
  • Rowland, W. and R.S. Weigel, Intra-calibration of Particle Detectors on a Three-Axis Stabilized Geostationary Platform, Space Weather, 2012 [8].
  • Rastätter, L., M. M. Kuznetsova, A. Glocer, D. Welling, X. Meng, J. Raeder, M. Wiltberger, V. K.Jordanova, Y. Yu, S. Zaharia, R. S. Weigel, S. Sazykin, R.Boynton, H. Wei, V. Eccles, W. Horton, M. L. Mays, and J. Gannon, Geospace environment modeling 2008–2009 challenge: Dst index, Space Weather, 2012 [9].
  • A. Pulkkinen, M. Kuznetsova, A. Ridley, J. Raeder, D. Weimer, R.S. Weigel, M. Wiltberger, G. Millward, L. Rastter, M. Hesse, H. J. Singer and A. Chulaki, Geospace Environment Modeling 2008-2009 Challenge: ground magnetic field perturbations, Space Weather, 2011 [10].
  • Weigel, R.S., Comment on "Lies, damned lies and statistics (in Geology)" by Vermeesch, 2009, Eos, 2011 [11].
  • Weigel, R.S., Solar wind density influence on geomagnetic storm intensity, Journal of Geophysical Research, 2010 [12].
  • Weigel, R.S., D. M. Lindholm, A. Wilson, and J. Faden, TSDS: high-performance merge, subset, and filter software for time series-like data, Earth Science Informatics, 2010 [13].
  • Weigel, R.S., M. Zhizhin, D. Mishin, D. Kokovin, E. Kihn, and J. Faden, VxOware: Software for Managing Virtual Observatory Metadata, Earth Science Informatics, 2010 [14].
  • Faden, J.B., R. S. Weigel, J. Merka and R. H. W. Friedel, Autoplot: a browser for scientific data on the web, Earth Science Informatics, 2010 [15].
  • Borne, K., Wallin, J., and Weigel, R., The New Computational and Data Sciences Undergraduate Program at George Mason University, The International Conference on Computational Science, 2009 [16].
  • Weigel, Robert S., Daniel N. Baker, D. Aaron Roberts, and Todd King, Using Virtual Observatories for Heliophysics Research, Eos, 2009 [17].
  • Wiltberger, M., R. S. Weigel, W. Lotko, and J. A. Fedder., Modeling seasonal variations of auroral particle precipitation in a global-scale magnetosphere-ionosphere simulation, Journal of Geophysical Research, 2009 [18].
  • Weigel, R. S., Solar wind time history contribution to the day-of-year variation in geomagnetic activity, Journal of Geophysical Research, 2007 [19].
  • Baker, D. N., Wiltberger, M. J., Weigel, R. S., and Elkington, S. R. Present status and future challenges of modeling the Sun Earth end-to-end system, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 2007 [20].
  • Doxas, I., W. Horton, J. Lyon, M. Wiltberger, R. S. Weigel Branch prediction and speculative execution: A magnetospheric data assimilation scheme for space weather forecasting, Space Weather, 2007 [21].
  • Weigel, R. S., T. Detman, E. J. Rigler, and D. N. Baker, Decision theory and the analysis of rare event space weather forecasts, Space Weather, 2006 [22].
  • Wiltberger, M., Weigel, R.S., Gehmeyr, M., Guild, T., Analysis and Visualization of Space Science Models Outputs and Data with CISM-DX, Journal of Geophysical Research, 2005 [23].
  • Sitnov, M.I, A.Y. Ukhorskiy, A.S. Sharma, and R.S. Weigel, Roles of Chaos, Self-Organized Criticality and Phase Transitions in Magnetospheric Physics, in Multiscale Coupling of Sun-Earth Processes, Liu, A.T.Y., Y. Kamide, and G. Consolini eds., 2005 [24].
  • Weigel, R.S., D.N. Baker, D. Vassiliadis, and E.J. Rigler, Predictability of Geomagnetic Fluctuations Based on Solar Wind Conditions, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 2004 [25].
  • Baker, D. N., Weigel, R. S., Rigler, E. J., McPherron, R. L., Vassiliadis, D., Arge, C. N., Siscoe, G. L., and Spence, H. E., Sun-to-magnetosphere modeling: CISM forecast model development using linked empirical methods, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 2004. [26]
  • Rigler, E. J., Baker, D. N., Weigel, R. S., Vassiliadis, D., Klimas, A. J., Adaptive linear prediction of radiation belt electrons using the Kalman filter, Space Weather, 2004 [27].
  • Spence, Harlan, Baker, Daniel, Burns, Alan, Guild, Timothy, Huang, Chia-Lin, Siscoe, George, and Weigel, Robert, Center for integrated space weather modeling metrics plan and initial model validation results, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 2004 [28].
  • Siscoe, G., Baker, D., Weigel, R., Hughes, J., and Spence, H., Roles of empirical modeling within CISM, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 2004 [29].
  • Vassiliadis, D.; Weigel, R. S.; Baker, D. N.; Kanekal, S. G.; Klimas, A. J., Probing the solar wind-inner magnetospheric coupling: validation of relativistic electron flux models, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 2004 [30].
  • Weigel, R.S., D.N. Baker, Probability Distribution Invariance of 1-Minute Auroral-Zone Geomagnetic Field Fluctuations, Geophysical Research Letters, 2004 [31].
  • Weigel, R.S., D. Vassiliadis, and A.J. Klimas, Solar-Wind Coupling to Ground Magnetic Fields and their Time Derivatives, Geophysical Research Letters, 2003 [32].
  • Weigel, R.S., D. Vassiliadis, and A.J. Klimas, Precursor analysis and Prediction of Large-Amplitude Energetic Electron Events, Space Weather, 2003 [33].
  • Horton, W., R.S. Weigel, D. Vassiliadis, and I. Doxas, Substorm Classification with the WINDMI Model, Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics, 2003 [34].
  • Vassiliadis, D., R.S. Weigel, A.J. Klimas, S.G. Kanekal, and R.A. Mewaldt, Modes of Energy Transfer Between the Solar Wind and the Inner Magnetosphere, Physics of Plasmas, 2003 [35].
  • Vassiliadis D, A.J. Klimas, R.S. Weigel, D.N. Baker, E.J. Rigler, S.G. Kanekal, T. Nagai, S.F. Fung, R.W.H. Friedel, T.E. Cayton, Structure of Earth's outer radiation belt inferred from long-term electron flux dynamics, Geophysical Research Letters, 2003 [36].
  • Vassiliadis, D., A.J. Klimas, S.G. Kanekal, D.N. Baker, and R.S. Weigel, Long-Term Solar-Cycle, and Seasonal Response of Magnetospheric Energetic Electrons to the Solar Wind Speed, Journal of Geophysical Research, [37].
  • Doxas, I.; Horton, W.; Weigel, R., Using particle simulations for parameter tuning of dynamical models of the magnetotail, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 2002. [38]
  • Weigel, R.S., D. Vassiliadis, and A.J. Klimas, Coupling of the Solar Wind to Temporal Fluctuations in Ground Magnetic Fields, Geophysical Research Letters, [39].
  • Horton, W., Crabtree, C., Doxas, I., and Weigel, R. S., Geomagnetic transport in the solar wind driven nightside magnetosphere-ionosphere system, Physics of Plasmas, 2002. [40].
  • Horton, W., R.S. Weigel, and J.C. Sprott, Chaos and the limits of predictability of the solar-wind driven magnetosphere-ionosphere system, Physics of Plasmas, 2001 [41].
  • Weigel, R.S., W. Horton, T. Tajima, and T. Detman, Forecasting auroral electrojet activity from solar wind input with neural networks, Geophysical Research Letters, 1999. [42].
  • Horton, W., J.P. Smith, R. Weigel, C. Crabtree, I. Doxas, B. Goode,and J. Cary, The solar-wind driven magnetosphere-ionosphere as a complex dynamical system, Physics of Plasmas, 1999 [43].
  • Horton, W., H. Vernon Wong, and R. Weigel, Interchange Trigger for Substorms in a Nonlinear Dynamics Model, Physics of Space Plasmas, 1998 [44].
  • Weigel, R. and E. Atlee Jackson, Experimental implementation of migrations in multiple-attractor systems, International Journal of Bifurcations and Chaos, 1998 [45].
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