Dr. Tamitha Skov Academic Experience2017-06-17T19:37:44+00:00

Dr. Tamitha Skov Academic Experience

Graduate Researcher, University of California Los Angeles, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics and the Department of Earth and Space Sciences, Space Physics Group,

1996-2002
Supervision and mentoring:

  • Acted as a mentor and provided supervision of graduate and undergraduate students in numerical modeling of flux ropes in the solar wind at 0.7 AU and 1 AU, 1999-2003.
  • The graduate level work led to an application of the modeling technique in conjunction with Faraday rotation estimates of the interplanetary magnetic field and solar wind velocity, which resulted in a successful doctoral dissertation

Other Contributions:

  • Developed synoptic ICME model and spatial mapping algorithm that inverts multiple spacecraft observations of ICMEs (having flux rope and non-flux rope geometries) and places the results in spatial context with numerically interpolated solar wind parameters within a 2D spatial grid to facilitate interpretation of complex, multi- spacecraft data.
  • Revealed connection between magnetic cloud orientation over the solar cycle and the orientation of the Sun’s streamer belt neutral line and global polar field through statistical analysis of the 11-year Pioneer Venus Orbiter (PVO) dataset. The results of this study have allowed a better characterization and prediction of geoeffectiveness of transients from magnetic field observations of the solar surface.
  • Published dissertation entitled, “The Three-Dimensional Structure and Solar Origins of Interplanetary Coronal Mass Ejections”Undergraduate Student Researcher, University of California Los Angeles, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics and the Department of Earth and Space Sciences, Space Physics Group, 1993-1996

Selected Contributions:

  • Ground-test calibrations of tri-axial fluxgate magnetometer flight experiment aboardCassini spacecraft
  • Mars magnetic field analyses
  • Assisted hardware and field testing of Sino-Magnetic Array at Low Latitudes(SMALL) ground-based magnetometers

SERVICE — PROFESSIONAL

  • Selected Committee Leadership and Technical Service
  • Editor, DataSets International Journal, papers in Geosciences, 2012-current
  • Professional Mentor in physical sciences, MentorNet, 2012-current
  • Team Lead for Air Force SBEM Analysis of Alternatives, 2013
  • Team Lead for Iridium-Next Space Weather Architecture, 2012
  • GOES-R IIRT instrument suite design review team, 2007- 2011
  • Aerospace IR&D Review Team Leader, 2007, 2010
  • GOES-N/OP SXI Entrance Filter Anomaly tiger team, 2008
  • GOES-N/OP SXI CCD Anomaly tiger team, 2007
  • GOES-N/OP SXI Corrective Action Review Team IIRT, 2007
  • IRIDIUM Space Radiation Assessment tiger team, 2006
  • American Geophysical Union Session Chair, 2006, 2009
  • SHINE Workshop Campaign Session Leader, 2008

Reviewer for Professional Journals

  • Planetary and Space Science
  • Journal of Geophysical Research
  • Geophysical Research Letters
  • Journal of Atmospheric and Solar Terrestrial Physics
  • Annales Geophysicae Reviewer for Research Proposals
  • NASA Space Science and the Sun-Earth Connection Research Opportunities
  • NSF Solar Heliospheric and Interplanetary Environment Opportunities

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Meteorological Society, 2017 – present
  • Member, American Geophysical Union, 1996 – present
  • Member, Audio Engineering Society, 2005 – 2009
  • Member, American Astronautical Society, 2002 – 2004
  • Member, American Astronomical Society, 1999 – 2000
  • Honorary Member, American Chemical Society, 1990 – 1991

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Outstanding Scientific Journal Referee, Annales Geophysicae, 2007
  • Top 40 Under 40, San Fernando Business Journal, 2004
  • TAP Award for Excellence, Northrop Grumman, 2003
  • Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics Student Research Fellowships, 1997-2001
  • NASA Space Grant, University of California Los Angeles, 1996, 1997
  • Departmental Honors in Physics, University of California Los Angeles, 1996
  • Distinguished Alumni Scholarship, University of California Los Angeles, 1992-1993
  • American Chemical Society Outstanding Achievement, Goldenwest College, 1990-1991

INVITED TALKS IN ACADEMIA

  • 2013: LA Valley College Planetarium (USA)
  • 2011: Shine Workshop (USA)
  • 2010: University of California, Los Angeles (USA)
  • 2008: The Aerospace Corporation (USA); Shine Workshop (USA)
  • 2007: University of Riverside (USA)
  • 2006: Polar Science Workshop, Berkeley (USA)
  • 2005: University College London (UK); Bartol Research Institute (USA); University of Delaware (USA); CETP Workshop (France)
  • 2004: University of Michigan (USA)
  • 2002: First STEREO Meeting (France)

Publications

  1. Anderson, B. J., L. J.Zanetti, D. H. Lohr, J. R. Hayes, M. H. Acuña, C. T. Russell, and T. Mulligan, In-flight calibration of the NEAR magnetometer, IEEE Trans. Geosci. and Remote Sensing, 39, 907-917, 2001.
  2. Bieber, J. W.; Clem, J.; Evenson, P.; Pyle, R.; Blake, J. B.; Mulligan, T.; Ruffolo, D.; Sáiz, A., Observation of Neutron and Gamma Ray Emission from the October 28, 2003 Solar Flare, Proceedings of the 29th International Cosmic Ray Conference, Ed. B. Sripathi Acharya, Sunil Gupta, P. Jagadeesan, Atul Jain, S. Karthikeyan, Samuel Morris, and Suresh Tonwar, Mumbai: Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Vol 1, p.57. 2005.
  3. GOES-13 SXI Corrective Action Review (SCAR) Summary Report, edited by T. Mulligan, D. Glackin, and E. Amatucci, prepared for GSFC NASA and NOAA GOES- N/OP Program Office, 2007.
  4. Hecht, J. H., T. Mulligan, J. T. Correira, J. H. Clemmons, D. J. Strickland, R. L. Walterscheid, and M. G. Conde (2012), A multiyear (2002–2006) climatology of O/N2 in the lower thermosphere from TIMED GUVI and ground-based photometer observations, J. Geophys. Res., 117, A03302, doi:10.1029/2011JA017146.
  5. Hecht J.H., T. Mulligan, D. J. Strickland, A. J. Kochenash, Y. Murayama, Y.-M. Tanaka, D. S. Evans, M. G. Conde, E. F. Donovan, F. J. Rich, and D. Morrison, Satellite and ground-based observations of auroral energy deposition and the effects on thermospheric composition during large geomagnetic storms: the great geomagnetic storm of 20 November 2003, J.Geophys. Res., 113, doi:10.1029/2007JA012365, 2008.
  6. Iridium satellite wear out lifetime prediction, edited by James M. Womack, prepared for Iridium Satellite LLC, Aerospace Corporation Technical Report No. ATR- 2006(5277)-2, 2006.
  7.  Jordan, A. P., H. E. Spence, J. B. Blake, T. Mulligan, D. N. A. Shaul, and M. Galametz, Multipoint, high time resolution galactic cosmic ray observations associated with two interplanetary coronal mass ejections, J. Geophys. Res., 114, A7, doi:10.1029/2008JA013891, 2009.
  8. Blake, J. B., T. Mulligan, and J. E. Mazur. “Observations of energetic particles: 13– 16 December 2006.” In SEE 2007 International Symposium: Fundamental Science & Applied Aspects. Greece, pp. 25-26. 2007.
  9. Jensen, E. A., P. P. Hick, M. M. Bisi, B. V. Jackson, J. Clover, and T. Mulligan. “Faraday rotation response to coronal mass ejection structure.” Solar Physics 265, no.1 (2010): 31-48.
  10. Li, Y., J. G. Luhmann, T. Mulligan, T. Hoeksema, N. Arge, O. C. StCyr, and S. Plunkett, Earthward-directed CMEs seen in large-scale coronal magnetic field changes SOHO/LASCO coronagraph and solar wind, J. Geophys. Res., 104, 2001.
  11. Lynch B. J., A. A. Reinard, T. Mulligan, K. K. Reeves, C. E. Rakowski, J. C. Allred, Y. Li, J. M. Laming, P. J. MacNeice, and J. A. Linker (2011), Ionic Composition Structure of Coronal Mass Ejections in Axisymmetric Magnetohydrodynamic Models, Astrophys. J., 740 112 doi:10.1088/0004-637X/740/2/112.
  12. Möstl, C., et al. “Multi-point shock and flux rope analysis of multiple interplanetary coronal mass ejections around 2010 August 1 in the inner heliosphere.” The Astrophysical Journal, 758.1 (2012): 10.
  13. Meshishnek, M., J. and T. Mulligan, An Assessment of Potential Proton Damage to Solar Cell Coverglass Materials for the Juno Mission, prepared for NASA JPL, Aerospace Corporation Technical Report No. ATR-2008(5284)-14, 2008.
  14. Mulligan, T., A. A. Reinard, B. J. Lynch, Advancing In Situ Modeling of ICMEs: New Techniques for New Observations, in press J. Geophys. Res., 2013.
  15. Mulligan, T., J. L. Roeder, C. L. Lemon, M. D. Looper, J. F. Fennell, M. J. Meshishnek, Modeling the Internal Charging of Spacecraft Dielectric Materials Using 1-D Simulation Code, in Proceedings of the 2010 Spacecraft Charging Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2011.
  16. Mulligan, T., J. B. Blake, D. N. A. Shaul, J. J. Quenby, R. A. Leske, R. A. Mewaldt, Short-Period Variability of Energetic Particles Associated with Interplanetary Coronal Mass Ejections, in Solar Wind Twelve, ed. American Institute of Physics, 2010.
  17. Mulligan,T., J. B. Blake, D. Shaul, J. J. Quenby, R. A. Leske, R. A. Mewaldt, and M. Galametz, Short-period variability in the galactic cosmic ray intensity: High statistical resolution observations and interpretation around the time of a Forbush decrease in August 2006, J. Geophys. Res., 114, A07105, doi:10.1029/2008JA013783, 2009.
  18. Mulligan Skov, T. and J. L. Roeder, ”Signal Enhancement for the Human Voice,” in
    Crosslink, The Aerospace Corporation Magazine of Advances in Aerospace Technology, p. 41-43, 2009.
  19. Mulligan Skov, T., “Effect of Solar Energetic Particles on the Space Environment,” in
    Crosslink, The Aerospace Corporation Magazine of Advances in Aerospace Technology, p. 57, 2009.
  20. Mulligan, T., J. B. Blake, R. A. Mewaldt, and R. A. Leske. “Unusual Observations during the December 2006 Solar Energetic Particle Events within an Interplanetary Coronal Mass Ejection at 1 AU.” In AIP Conference Proceedings, vol. 1039, p. 162. 2008.
  21. Mulligan, T. and C. T. Russell, Multispacecraft modeling of the flux rope structure of interplanetary coronal mass ejections: Cylindrically symmetric versus nonsymmetric topologies, J. Geophys. Res., 106, 10,581-10596, 2001.
  22. Mulligan, T., C. T. Russell, D. Elliott, J. T. Gosling, and J. G. Luhmann, Inversion studies of magnetic cloud structure at 0.7 AU: Solar cycle variation, Geophys. Res. Lett., 28, 891-894, 2001.
  23. Mulligan, T., C. T. Russell, B. J. Anderson, and M. H. Acuňa, Multispacecraft modeling of the Bastille Day magnetic cloud, Geophys. Res. Lett., 28, 4417–4420, 2001.
  24. Mulligan, T., C. T. Russell, and J. G. Luhmann, Interplanetarymagnetic clouds: Statistical patterns and radial variations, Adv. Space Res., 26(5), 801-806, 2000.
  25. Mulligan, T., C. T. Russell, B. J. Anderson, D. A. Lohr, B. A. Toth, L. J. Zanetti, M. H. Acuña, R. P. Lepping, J. T. Gosling, and J. G. Luhmann, Flux rope modeling of an interplanetary coronal mass ejection observed at Wind and NEAR, in Solar Wind Nine, edited by S. R. Habbal, R. Esser, J. V. Hollweg, and P. A. Isenberg, pp 689- 692American Institute of Physics,1999.
  26. Mulligan, T., C. T. Russell, and J. T. Gosling, On interplanetary coronal mass ejection identification at 1 AU, in Solar Wind Nine, edited by S. R. Habbal, R. Esser, J. V. Hollweg, and P. A. Isenberg, pp 693-696, American Institute of Physics, 1999.
  27. Mulligan, T., Russell, C.T.; Gosling, J.T., On interplanetary coronal mass ejection identification at 1 AU, AIP Conference Proceedings, n 471, p 693-6, 1999.
  28. Mulligan, T., J. B. Blake, D. Shaul, and J. Quenby. “Heliospheric Transient Structures Associated with Short-Period Variations in the GCR Flux,” in Proceedings of the 30th International Cosmic Ray Conference, vol. 1, p.359, 2008.
  29. Mulligan, T., J. B. Blake, D. Shaul, and J. Quenby. “Heliospheric Transient Structures Associated with Short-Period Variations in the GCR Flux, “Advances in Space Research 36 (2005): 1534-1543.
  30. Mulligan, T., J. B. Blake, J. E. Mazur, J. Quenby, and D. Shaul. “Local and non-local geometry of interplanetary coronal mass ejections (ICMEs): GCR short-period variations, and magnetic field modeling,” In International Cosmic Ray Conference, vol. 1, p. 379. 2005.
  31. Mulligan, T., et al., “Unusual solar energetic proton fluxes at 1 AU within an interplanetary CME.” Advances in Space Research 36 (2005): 1534-1543.
  32. Mulligan, T., C. T. Russell, B. J. Anderson, D. A. Lohr, D. Rust, B. A. Toth, L. J. Zanetti, M. H. Acuña, R. P. Lepping, and J. T. Gosling, Intercomparison of NEAR and Wind interplanetary coronal mass ejection observations, J. Geophys. Res., 104, 28,217-28,223, 1999.
  33. Mulligan, T., C. T. Russell, and J. G. Luhmann, Solar cycle evolution of the structure of magnetic clouds in the inner heliosphere, Geophys. Res. Lett., 25, 2959-2962, 1998.
  34. O’Brien, T.P., T. Mulligan Skov, S.G. Claudepierre, J.E. Mazur, J.B. Blake, J.F. Fennell, J.L. Roeder, Starks, M.J., Lindstrom, C.D., Requirements for low altitude space environment measurements to support situational awareness, anomaly resolution, and satellite design, Aerospace Technical Operating Report, 2012. TOR 2012(1550)-01.
  35. Quenby J. J., T. Mulligan, J. B. Blake, and D. N. A. Shaul, Diffusion coefficients, short term cosmic ray modulation and convected magnetic structures, Advances in Astronomy special issue, Cosmic Ray Variability: Century of Its Observations, in press 2013. 
  36. Quenby, J. J., T. Mulligan, J. B. Blake, J. E. Mazur, and D. Shaul (2008), Local and nonlocal geometry of interplanetary coronal mass ejections: Galactic cosmic ray (GCR) short-period variations and magnetic field modeling, J. Geophys. Res., 113, A10102, doi:10.1029/2007JA012849.
  37. Reinard A. A., B. J. Lynch, and T. Mulligan, Composition structure of Interplanetary Coronal Mass Ejections from multispacecraft observations, modeling, and comparison with numerical simulations, 2012 , Astrophys. J., 761 175 doi:10.1088/0004-637X/761/2/175.
  38. Roeder, J. L., T. Mulligan, C. L. Lemon, M. L. Looper, J. F. Fennell, Modeling and Analysis of SCATHA Surface Potential Measurements, Proceedings of the 2010 Spacecraft Charging Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, manuscript in preparation.
  39. Russell, C. T. and T. Mulligan, The true dimensions of interplanetary coronal mass ejections, Adv. Space Res., 29, 301–306 2002.
  40. Russell, C. T. and T. Mulligan, On the magnetosheath thickness of interplanetary coronal mass ejections, Adv. Space Res., 2002.
  41. Reinard, A. A., T. L. Mulligan, and B. J. Lynch. “Multipoint Data Analysis and Modeling of the May and November 2007 ICMEs.” In AIP Conference Proceedings, vol. 1216, p. 436. 2010.
  42. Russell, C. T. and T. Mulligan, The 22-year variation of geomagnetic activity: Implications for the polar magnetic field of the Sun, Geophys. Res. Lett., 22, 3287– 3288, 1995.
  43. Russell, C. T., T. Mulligan, M. Delva, T. L. Zhang, and K. Schwingenschuh, Reply to “Comment on ‘A simple test of the induced nature of the martian tail’ by C. T. Russell et al.” by P. L. Israelevich, Planet. Space Sci., 45, 749-749, 1997.
  44. Russell, C. T., T. Mulligan, M. Delva, T. L. Zhang, and K. Schwingenschuh, A simple test of the induced nature of the martian tail, Adv. Space Res., 16(6), 69-73, 1995.
  45. Russell, C. T., T. Mulligan, M. Delva, T. L. Zhang, and K. Schwingenschuh, A simple test of the induced nature of the martian tail, Planet. Space Sci., 43, 875–880, 1995.
  46. Russell C. T., T. Mulligan, and B. J. Anderson, Radial Variation of Magnetic Flux Ropes: Case Studies with ACE and NEAR, Solar Wind 10, AIP Conf. Proc. 679, pp. 121-124; doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.1618556, 2002.
  47. Russell C. T. and T. Mulligan, The Limitation of Bessel Functions for ICME Modeling, Solar Wind 10, AIP Conf. Proc. 679, pp. 125-128; doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.1618557, 2002.
  48. Rust D. M., B. J. Anderson, M. D. Andrews, M. H. Acuña, C. T. Russell, P. W. Schuck, and T. Mulligan, Comparison of Interplanetary Disturbances at the NEAR Spacecraft with Coronal Mass Ejections at the Sun, 2005 ApJ 621 524 doi:10.1086/427401.
  49. Shaul D. et al., Solar and cosmic ray physics and the space environment: studies for and with LISA, Laser Interferometer Space Antenna—6th International LISA Symposium, edited by S.M. Merkowitz and J.C. Livas, AIP Press, 172, 978-0-7354- 0372-7/06, 2006.
  50. Webb et al., Heliospheric imaging of 3-D density structures during the multiple coronal mass ejections of late July to early August 2010, in-press, Solar Phys., 2012.