Department of Physics
SPACE PHYSICS GROUP

Space Physics Projects

  • Examination of Geomagnetically Induced Currents in the New Zealand electrical network
  • Experimental Observations of EMIC-wave drive Energetic Electron Precipitation
  • Energetic Electron Precipitation and Plasmapause location during Geomagnetic Storms
  • Variation of Lightning activity during Tropical Cyclones
  • Long-term Determination of Energetic Electron Precipitation into the Atmosphere Using Subionospheric VLF Perturbations
  • Techniques to Determine Quiet Day Curves for Subionospheric VLF Observations
  • Determining the latitude limits of precipitation during substorms
  • Empirical Determination of Polar Atmospheric Access For Solar Protons
  • Relativistic electron precipitation due to EMIC waves
  • Energetic electron precipitation triggered by the arrival of Solar Wind Stream Interface
  • New Zealand lightning currents estimated from an Antarctic radio receiving system
  • "Pollution" of near-Earth space and the impact of large military radio transmitters
  • Improving the detection efficiency of the World Wide Lightning Location Network
  • Radiation Belt Remediation
  • Examining the source of Dunedin-observed whistlers
  • Subionospheric detection of relativistic microburst precipitation
  • Ionospheric Disturbances and the Van Allen Radiation Belts
  • Significance of red sprites to the neutral atmosphere
  • Extracting and processing particle and wave data from an Earth orbiting satellite
  • Effect of Relativistic Electron Precipitation upon the upper atmosphere
  • Automatic whistler-detection and scaling from New Zealand observations
  • Calibration and Detection Efficiency of the World Wide Lightning Location Network
  • Effects of Solar Proton Events upon the high-latitude upper atmosphere
  • Examination of DEMETER satellite data for electrical network control tones
  • Ionospheric changes due to solar flares
  • Long range ionospheric remote sensing from lightning waveforms
  • Calculation of radiation fields from the Dunedin Electricity ripple control signal
  • Lifetimes of radiation belt particles due to lightning-generated whistlers
  • Geomagnetically Induced Currents (GICs) in New Zealand
  • Automated software for VLF recording using the Delta1010
  • Are whistler ducts created by Thunderstorm DC fields?
  • Single station lightning detection and location
  • Ambient condition of the daytime lower ionosphere
  • Solar flare modifications to the lower ionosphere
  • Effects of precipitation from lightning generated whistlers on the lower ionosphere
  • Scattering of VLF from plasma columns (Red Sprites)
  • Time signature of VLF Sprites
  • Optical observations of Red Sprites
  • ELF/VLF broadband signature of Elves and Sprites
  • Precision GPS corrected oscillator
  • GPS satellite time to measure precise VLF subionospheric phase
  • Ozone research
  • VLF electromagnetic precursors to earthquakes
  • Lightning location by time-of-arrival of VLF sferics at multiple receivers
  • Piezo-electric effects in NZ rocks