Selected Publications

Academic Article

Year Title
2020 Defining Radiation Belt Enhancement Events Based on Probability DistributionsSpace Weather.  18. 2020
2018 Update on the Worsening Particle Radiation Environment Observed by CRaTER and Implications for Future Human Deep-Space ExplorationSpace Weather.  16:289-303. 2018
2016 Observations of energetic particle escape at themagnetopause: Early results from the MMS Energetic Ion Spectrometer (EIS)Geophysical Research Letters.  43:5960-5968. 2016
2016 Density variations in the Earth's magnetospheric cuspsJournal of Geophysical Research.  121:2131-2142. 2016
2015 "Trunk-like" heavy ion structures observed by the Van Allen ProbesJournal of Geophysical Research.  120:8738-8748. 2015
2014 Simulations of inner magnetosphere dynamics with an expanded RAM-SCB model and comparisons with Van Allen Probes observationsGeophysical Research Letters.  41:2687-2694. 2014
2013 Helium, Oxygen, Proton, and Electron (HOPE) Mass Spectrometer for the Radiation Belt Storm Probes MissionSpace Science Reviews.  179:423-484. 2013
2013 Science Goals and Overview of the Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) Energetic Particle, Composition, and Thermal Plasma (ECT) Suite on NASA's Van Allen Probes MissionSpace Science Reviews.  179:311-336. 2013
2013 Electron acceleration in the heart of the Van Allen radiation belts.Science The Scientific monthly.  341:991-994. 2013
2012 Association of cusp energetic ions with geomagnetic storms and substormsAnnales Geophysicae.  30:1633-1643. 2012
2010 A new generation mechanism of butterfly pitch angle distributions of energetic ions: Multiple pitch angle scattering in the stretched magnetic fieldJournal of Geophysical Research.  115. 2010
2010 Size and location of cusp diamagnetic cavities observed by PolarJournal of Geophysical Research.  115. 2010
2008 Interdependence of magnetic field and plasma pressures in cusp diamagnetic cavitiesGeophysical Research Letters.  35. 2008
2004 Microwave observations of Saturn's rings: anisotropy in directly transmitted and scattered saturnian thermal emissionIcarus.  171:183-198. 2004
2000 Spontaneous pattern formation in an effectively one-dimensional dielectric-barrier discharge systemPhysical Review Letters.  85:3817-3820. 2000
A Survey of Interplanetary Small Flux Ropes at Mercury

Education And Training

  • B.A. Physics, Calvin College
  • B.S. Computer Science, Calvin College
  • M.A. Astronomy, Boston University
  • Ph.D. Astronomy, Boston University
  • Full Name

  • Jonathan Niehof