Frederick Wilder – Research Projects

MMS Reconnection Science.

MMS Reconnection Science

Using data from the NASA Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission to explore the physics of magnetic reconnection in the earth’s magnetosphere.

MISTI CubeSat Constellation.

MISTI CubeSat Constellation

Using a constellation of CubeSats to map irregularities and turbulence in the earth’s ionosphere and determine their effects on global navigation systems.

Hemispheric Asymmetries in Geospace.

Hemispheric Asymmetries in Geospace

Supporting the Center for the Unified Studies of Interemispheric Asymmetries (CUSIA) at UT Arlington to study how asymmetries between the magnetic fields in the northern and southern polar regions impact the magnetosphere and ionosphere.

Kelvin-Helmholtz Instability at Earth.

Kelvin-Helmholtz Instability at Earth

Using data from MMS and simulations to study “ocean like” surfer waves at the boundary of Earth’s magnetosphere, and the many ways these waves couple the magnetosphere with the solar wind.