Sciences and Exploration Directorate

John Charles Dorelli



Org Code: 673

Mail Code: 673
Greenbelt, MD 20771

Employer: NASA

Brief Bio

Dr. Dorelli received his undergraduate degree (BS in Physics) from Purdue University in 1993.  He received his Ph.D in physics, working with advisor Jack D. Scudder, from the University of Iowa in 1999, after which he worked for several years as a postdoc at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.  Dr. Dorelli was a member of the research faculty of the Space Science Center at the University of New Hampshire for six years before coming to NASA-GSFC as a civil servant in 2009.



Karimabadi, H., J. Dorelli, V. Roytershteyn, W. Daughton, and L. Chacon. 2011. Flux Pileup in Collisionless Magnetic Reconnection: Bursty Interaction of Large Flux Ropes Physical Review Letters 107 [025002-10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.025002]

Wang, L., S. K. Antiochos, N. Bessho, et al. A. Bhattacharjee, C. Black, C. R. DeVore, J. Dorelli, and J. T. Karpen. 2011. Forced Magnetic Reconnection at an X-point: Comparative Fluid and Fully Kinetic Studies AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts 2049-

Barrie, A., J. Dorelli, M. L. Adrian, W. R. Paterson, and C. J. Pollock. 2011. Fast Plasma Investigation for MMS: Simulation of the Burst Triggering System AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts A2004-

Dorelli, J. 2011. Asymmetric Magnetic Reconnection at Earth's Dayside Magnetopause AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts 6-

Dorelli, J. 2010. Hall Magnetohydrodynamics Simulations of Separator Collapse AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts 1872-

Loring, B., H. Karimabadi, J. Raeder, et al. H. Vu, Y. A. Omelchenko, C. Parnell, A. Haynes, W. S. Daughton, V. Roytershteyn, and J. Dorelli. 2010. Formation, Evolution, and Associated Flows for Flux Transfer Events: 3D Nature of Reconnection AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts 5-

Karimabadi, H., W. S. Daughton, J. Dorelli, et al. V. Roytershteyn, J. Raeder, and D. J. Larson. 2010. Does Wave Turbulence Remove the Flux Pileup at the Magnetopause? AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts 4-

Vu, H. X., H. Karimabadi, Y. Omelchenko, et al. M. Tatineni, A. Majumdar, D. Krauss-Varban, and J. Dorelli. 2009. Enabling Breakthrough Kinetic Simulations of the Magnetosphere Using Petascale Computing AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts A1559-

Dorelli, J. 2009. The role of Flux Transfer Events in solar wind-magnetosphere coupling AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts A1552-

Farrugia, C. J., R. B. Torbert, D. J. Southwood, et al. S. W. Cowley, A. Vrublevskis, A. Vaivads, M. Andre, C. J. Owen, D. G. Sibeck, P. Decreau, J. Dorelli, E. A. Lucek, C. Mouikis, and C. W. Smith. 2009. Crater- Flux Transfer Events: Highroad to the X-line? AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts A4-

Dorelli, J. 2008. On the scaling of the subsolar magnetopause parallel electric field: Resistive MHD theory AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts A1686-

Vu, H., H. Karimabadi, J. Dorelli, et al. D. Krauss-Varban, J. Raeder, and W. Daughton. 2006. Core Field Generation Mechanisms in Flux Transfer Events AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts A1394-

Raeder, J., W. Li, J. Dorelli, M. Oieroset, and T. Phan. 2006. Cluster observations and global simulation of the cold dense plasma sheet during northward IMF Cluster and Double Star Symposium 598

Dorelli, J., J. Raeder, and A. Bhattacharjee. 2006. Global MHD simulations of Flux Transfer Events under generic southward IMF conditions AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts A1386-

Raeder, J., J. Dorelli, D. Larson, and B. Loring. 2006. Physical, Numerical, and Computational Challenges in Modeling the Geospace Environment Numerical Modeling of Space Plasma Flows 359 202-

Li, W., J. Raeder, J. Dorelli, B. Lavraud, and M. Thomsen. 2005. The Effect of IMF Clock Angle and Geomagnetic Dipole Tilt Angle on Solar Wind Entry Under Northward IMF Condition AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts A2-

Hu, S., A. Bhattacharjee, J. Dorelli, and J. M. Greene. 2004. The spherical tearing mode Geophysical Research Letters 31 [19806-10.1029/2004GL020977]

Dorelli, J., J. Raeder, D. Larson, and T. Fogal. 2004. Visualizing Three-dimensional Magnetic Reconnection in the Magnetosphere AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts A2-

Greene, J., A. Bhattacharjee, J. Dorelli, and S. Hu. 2004. The Spherical Tearing Mode: A new Model for 3D Reconnection in the Magnetosphere AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts 1221-

Raeder, J., W. Li, J. Dorelli, M. Oieroset, and T. Phan. 2004. Cold Dense Plasma Sheet Formation During Northward IMF AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts 5-

Kuznetsova, M. M., M. Hesse, J. Dorelli, and L. Rastaetter. 2003. Magnetospheric Substorm Evolution in the Magnetotail: Challenge to Global MHD Modeling AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts 7-

Schriver, D., M. Ashour-Abdalla, R. J. Strangeway, et al. V. Teplitsky, C. Kletzing, E. Dors, and J. Dorelli. 2001. FAST/Polar Conjunctive Observations in the High-Latitude Auroral Region AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts A799-


Sullivan, B. P., A. Bhattacharjee, J. Dorelli, et al. K. Germaschewski, M. M. Kuznetsova, and J. Raeder. 2010. Comparison of High Lundquist Number Scaling of Dayside Magnetospheric Reconnection in BATSRUS and OpenGGCM with the Hall term AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts -

Kuznetsova, M. M., M. Hesse, J. Dorelli, and L. Rastaetter. 2003. Magnetospheric Substorm Evolution in the Magnetotail: Challenge to Global MHD Modeling AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts 7-

Johnson, J., M. Hesse, M. Kuznetsova, et al. L. Rastaetter, K. Keller, A. Falasca, and J. Dorelli. 2003. Modeling Services at the Community Coordinated Modeling Center AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts A472-