Sciences and Exploration Directorate

Shing F Fung


Shing F Fung's Contact Card & Information.
Phone: 301.286.6301
Org Code: 675
Mail Code 675
Greenbelt, MD 20771

Brief Bio

Dr. Fung has authored or co-authored over 60 peer reviewed scientific publications. He has extensive experience in analyzing plasma, wave and field data from spacecraft (e.g., the ISEE, DE, Voyager, Hawkeye, IMAGE) and performing theoretical modeling of various terrestrial and planetary magnetospheric plasma processes. He has studied the spectral characteristics and the energization of particle precipitations in the auroral zones, wave-particle interaction processes along the auroral magnetic field lines, the frequency-time structure and the generation of the terrestrial VLF emissions, the detection and location of the auroral parallel electric fields, finite geometry effects of field-aligned currents, the auroral current-voltage relationship, and the global electrodynamics of the ionosphere-magnetosphere system. In addition, Dr. Fung has analyzed and modeled the terrestrial and planetary (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune) radio emissions observed by the DE, Voyager, and IMAGE spacecraft; performed theoretical modeling of the generations and the emission characteristics in terms of nonlinear wave-wave interactions and the electron cyclotron maser instabilities; performed ray-tracing calculations to study the effects of propagation of radiation in a plasma. In addition, Dr. Fung, a member of the Radio Plasma Imager team on the IMAGE mission, is actively participating in the development of radio imaging of the magnetosphere. In the past few years, Dr. Fung has also been leading a research team at the NASA GSFC to develop a new generation of trapped radiation models using semi-empirical techniques. Dr. Fung is a current Vice Chair on the COSPAR Panel on Standard Radiation Belt (PSRB).


B.S. (Hon), University of Arizona, Astronomy -1977.
M.S., University of Maryland, Astronomy -1979.
Ph.D., University of Maryland, Astronomy -1985

Selected Publications


2023. "The Faraday Effect Tracker of Coronal and Heliospheric Structures (FETCH) instrument." Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences 10 1064069 [10.3389/fspas.2023.1064069] [Journal Article/Letter]

2022. "Modern Faraday Rotation Studies to Probe the Solar Wind." Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences 9 id 841866 [10.3389/fspas.2022.841866] [Journal Article/Letter]

2016. "High-latitude topside ionospheric vertical electron-density-profile changes in response to large magnetic storms." Radio Science 51 (5): 524–537 [10.1002/2015rs005882] [Journal Article/Letter]

2015. "Multipoint observations of plasma phenomena made in space by Cluster." Journal of Plasma Physics [10.1017/S0022377815000185] [Journal Article/Letter]

2013. "Terrestrial myriametric radio burst observed by IMAGE and Geotail satellites." J Geophys Res Space Phys 118 [10.1002/2012JA018123] [Journal Article/Letter]

2011. "Relation betwee F region." J Geophys Res 116 A04323 [10.1029/2010JA015521] [Journal Article/Letter]

2011. "Relativistic Electron Acceleration by Compressional Mode ULF Waves: Evidence from Correlated Cluster; LANL Spacecraft and Ground-Based Magnetometer Measurements." J Geophys Res 116 A07226 [10.1029/2010JA016226] [Journal Article/Letter]

2008. "Registering Active and Passive IMAGE RPI Datasets with the Virtual Wave Observatory." AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts A1574- [Journal Article/Letter]

2007. "Drift-Resonant Interaction of Magnetospheric Relativistic Electrons with Ultra-Low Frequency (ULF) Waves: Comparison between Observations and Simulations." AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts 1285- [Journal Article/Letter]

2006. "Mid-IR Spectral Survey of High Mass Protostellar Objects." Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 38 971- [Journal Article/Letter]

2006. "Energetic electron responses in the inner magnetosphere during geomagnetic storms." AGU Spring Meeting Abstracts A5- [Journal Article/Letter]

2006. "Incorporating particle responses in magnetospheric state-based trapped radiation modeling." 36th COSPAR Scientific Assembly 36 2451- [Journal Article/Letter]

2005. "Variatons of Geomagnetic Responses and Low-Altitude Radiation Belt Enviroment During Extreme Storm Events." AGU Spring Meeting Abstracts A7- [Journal Article/Letter]

2005. "Analysis of Pc5 Wave Modes Observed by CRRES and GOES Satellites During a Relativistic Electron Enhancement Event." AGU Spring Meeting Abstracts 10- [Journal Article/Letter]

2005. "Solar; interplanetary; and magnetospheric parameters for the radiation belt energetic electron flux." J Geophys Res 110 A04201 [10.1029/2004JA010443] [Journal Article/Letter]

2005. "Advances in inner magnetospheric passive and active wave research." GEOPHYSICAL MONOGRAPH SERIES 155 181-202 [Journal Article/Letter]

2004. "Correlation of Pc5 wave power inside and outside the magnetosphere during high speed streams." Annales Geophysicae 22 629-641 [10.5194/angeo-22-629-2004] [Journal Article/Letter]

2004. "A model on the interaction of magnetospheric relativistic electrons with Ultra-Low-Frequency (ULF) Waves." AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts A1186- [Journal Article/Letter]

2004. "Observations of the Relation of the Macroscopic Shape of the Plasmapause to the Micro-Scopic Generation of Escaping Non-Thermal Continuum Radiation." 35th COSPAR Scientific Assembly 35 2905- [Journal Article/Letter]

2004. "Coherent behavior of energetic electrons in outer radiation belt and its implication to trapped radiation modeling." 35th COSPAR Scientific Assembly 35 2873- [Journal Article/Letter]

2004. "Data Mining and Visulization in Empirical and Physical Radiation Belt Studies." AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts A399- [Journal Article/Letter]

2004. "Modeling of field-aligned radio echoes in the plasmasphere." J Geophys Res 110 A01210 [10.1029/2004JA010658] [Journal Article/Letter]

2004. "Survey of current situation in radiation belt modeling." Adv Space Res [10.1016/S0273-1177(03)00078-4] [Journal Article/Letter]

2003. "Surface Penetrating Radar Simulations for Jupiter`s Icy Moons." AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts 1063- [Journal Article/Letter]

2002. "Gallium vacancy and the residual acceptor in undoped GaSb studied by positron lifetime spectroscopy and photoluminescence." Applied Physics Letters 80 [3934-10.1063/1.1482419] [Journal Article/Letter]

2002. "New results on the structure and dynamics of the radiation belts." 34th COSPAR Scientific Assembly 34 [Journal Article/Letter]

2002. "Advances in magnetospheric radio wave analysis and tomography." 34th COSPAR Scientific Assembly 34 [Journal Article/Letter]

2002. "ULF Waves - Pc5 range - from the solar wind to the ground during high speed solar wind streams." AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts A538- [Journal Article/Letter]

2000. "Investigations of irregularities in remote plasma regions by radio sounding: applications of the Radio Plasma Imager on IMAGE." Space Sciences Review special issue on the IMAGE mission 91 391-419 [Journal Article/Letter]

1999. "An alternate drift shell parameter for modeling trapped particles." Radiation Measurements 30 609-615 [Journal Article/Letter]

1998. "Time correlation of low-altitude relativistic trapped electron fluxes with solar wind speeds." Geophys Res Lett 25 2361-2364 [Journal Article/Letter]

1996. "Recent development in the NASA trapped radiation models." Radiation belts: Models and Standards 79-91 [10.1029/GM097p0079] [Article in Book]


2011. "Multi-instrument observations of an MSTID over Arecibo Observatory." General Assembly and Scientific Symposium; 2011 XXXth URSI; AUG 2011 1-4 [Journal Article/Letter]