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Janet Kozyra

Janet Kozyra has been active in space plasma physics and aeronomy concentrating on processes that couple the atmosphere and ionosphe with near-Earth space. She has extensive experience in data analysis and interpretation as a member of the science teams of a variety of NASA science missions. She was an interdisciplinary scientist (IDS) on the Dynamics Explorer Satellite team that studied the interaction between the Earth's upper atmosphere and inputs from the Sun and near-Earth space environment. She became a guest investigator on the Active Magnetospheric Particle Tracer Experiment / Charge Composition Explorer (AMPTE/CCE) spacecraft science team. This spacecraft explored the radiation belts and the near-Earth magnetosphere and looked at the processes that produce the Northern Lights and magnetic storms. She is currently a co-I on the TIDE instrument onboard the POLAR spacecraft. POLAR is an element of the exciting international Solar Terrestrial Physics program that is studying the coupling between the Sun, near-Earth space, the magnetosphere and the Earth's upper atmosphere and the flow of energy between these regions to its ultimate sinks in the atmosphere. She has also been selected as an interdisciplinary scientist on the proposed Thermosphere-Ionosphere-Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics (TIMED) mission, which is a new start candidate in the 1997-98 time frame. The mission will study the fragile and extremely variable interface between outer space and the upper atmosphere. Her research emphasis has been on development of theoretical models of geophysical regions and the comparison of model results with satellite observations. Author or co-author of more than 25 publications and over 50 seminars and conference presentations. Associate Editor of the Journal of Geophysical Research, Space Physics during the January 1990 thru February 1992 time period. Currently Associate Editor of Geophysical Research Letters. Member of the Magnetospheric Management Operations Working Group for NASA Space Physics Division until March 1993. Member of the NAS/NRC Committee on Solar System Physics (CSSP) utnil June 1996. Recipient of the 1992 University of Michigan Outstanding Research Scientist award. Recipient of a 1988 Editor's Citation for Excellence in Refereeing from the Journal of Geophysical Research. Member of the Geospace Environmental Modeling (GEM) Steering Committee for NSF's Atmospheric Sciences Division beginning August 1996.

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