Barbara J Thompson

Barbara J Thompson

  • RSCH AST, SOLAR & SOLAR TRSTRL STD
  • 301.286.3405 | 301.286.1617
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 671
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Brief Bio

    Dr. Thompson has devoted the majority of her solar research to the study of coronal mass ejections and the dynamics of coronal structures. The majority of her refereed publications involve either CMEs or eruption-associated phenomena, such as dimmings and EUV waves. Her current research efforts focus on understanding the dynamics of the solar corona and image processing/analysis efforts to examine eruptive structures.

    Education

    B.A. Physics and Mathematics, Minor in Geology, University of Pennsylvania 1991
    Ph D. Physics, University of Minnesota 1996

    Publications

    Refereed

    Davila, J. M., N. Gopalswamy, B. J. Thompson, T. Bogdan, and M. A. Hapgood. 2011. "The International Space Weather Initiative (ISWI)." The Sun, the Solar Wind, and the Heliosphere, 375-379, ISBN: 978-90-481-9787-3.

    Thompson, B. J., N. Gopalswamy, J. M. Davila, and H. Haubold. 2009. "Putting the “I” in IHY: The United Nations Report for the International Heliophysical Year 2007." Putting the “I” in IHY: The United Nations Report for the International Heliophysical Year 2007 (edited by Barbara J Thompson; Natchimuthuk Gopalswamy; Joseph M Davila and Hans J Haubold) ISBN 978-3-211-99179-4 Published by Springer, Dordrecht: The Netherlands.

    Davila, J. M., N. Gopalswamy, and B. J. Thompson. 2009. "Universal processes in heliophysics." IAU Symposium, 257: 11-16 [ 10.1017/S1743921309029032]

    Davila, J., N. Gopalswamy, B. Thompson, and H. Haubold. 2008. "International Heliophysical Year 2007: A Report from the UN/NASA Workshop Bangalore - India, 27 November 1 December 2006." Earth Moon and Planets, 103: 9-24 [ 10.1007/s11038-008-9231-5]

    Rabello Soares, M., A. Rabiu, N. Gopalswamy, et al. B. Thompson, J. Davila, and A. Sobrinho. 2008. "Outreach activities during the 2006 total solar eclipse sponsored by the International Heliophysical Year." Advances in Space Research, 42: 1792-1799 [10.1016/j.asr.2007.04.014]

    Kitamura, M., D. Wentzel, A. Henden, et al. J. Bennett, H. Al-Naimiy, A. Mathai, N. Gopalswamy, J. M. Davila, B. J. Thompson, D. Webb, and H. Haubold. 2007. "The United Nations Basic Space Science Initiative: the TRIPOD concept." IAU Special Session, 5: 277-284 [ 10.1017/S1743921307007156]

    Gopalswamy, N., J. M. Davila, B. J. Thompson, and H. Haubold. 2007. "The United Nations Basic Space Science Initiative for IHY 2007." IAU Special Session, 5: 295-302 [ 10.1017/S1743921307007181]

    Zhang, J., I. Richardson, D. Webb, et al. N. Gopalswamy, E. Huttunen, J. Kasper, N. Nitta, W. Poomvises, B. Thompson, C. Wu, S. Yashiro, and A. Zhukov. 2007. "Solar and interplanetary sources of major geomagnetic storms (Dst <= -100 nT) during 1996-2005." Journal of Geophysical Research (Space Physics), 112: 10102 [10.1029/2007JA012321]

    Davila, J., N. Gopalswamy, and B. Thompson. 2007. "The International Heliophysical Year." Romanian Astronomical Journal, 17: 3-13.

    Zhang, J., I. Richardson, D. Webb, et al. N. Gopalswamy, E. Huttunen, J. Kasper, N. Nitta, W. Poomvises, B. Thompson, C. Wu, S. Yashiro, and A. Zhukov. 2007. "Correction to 'Solar and interplanetary sources of major geomagnetic storms (Dst <= -100 nT) during 1996-2005'." Journal of Geophysical Research (Space Physics), 112: 12103 [10.1029/2007JA012891]

    Davila, J. M., B. J. Thompson, and N. Gopalswamy. 2006. "The International Heliophysical Year (IHY) 2007." African Skies, 10: 4.

    Haubold, H., B. J. Thompson, H. Al-Naimiy, et al. J. M. Davila, N. Gopalswamy, K. Groves, and D. Scherrer. 2006. "The IHY/United Nations Distributed Observatory Development Program." 36th COSPAR Scientific Assembly, 36: 3304.

    Gopalswamy, N., J. M. Davila, and B. J. Thompson. 2006. "International coordinated efforts for IHY 2007." 36th COSPAR Scientific Assembly, 36: 2743.

    Davila, J. M., N. Gopalswamy, and B. J. Thompson. 2006. "Preparing for the International Heliophysical Year (IHY) 2007." Proceedings of the ILWS Workshop, 231:

    Davila, J. M., B. J. Thompson, and N. Gopalswamy. 2006. "Planning the International Heliophysical Year (IHY)." United Nations Programme on Space Applications, 17: 37.

    Gopalswamy, N., J. Davila, B. Thompson, and H. Haubold. 2006. "The United Nations Basic Space Science Initiative for IHY 2007." IAU Special Session, 5:

    Young, C. A., B. J. Thompson, J. M. Davila, and N. Gopalswamy. 2006. "IHY-CAWSES Data base." 2nd UN/NASA Workshop on International Heliophysical Year and Basic Space Science,

    Gopalswamy, N., J. M. Davila, B. J. Thompson, and H. Haubold. 2006. "IHY/UNBSS Program: Success Stories." 2nd UN/NASA Workshop on International Heliophysical Year and Basic Space Science,

    Opalswamy, N., B. Thompson, D. Zarro, and G. Dimitoglou. 2003. "Coordinated Data Analysis Workshops,." EGS - AGU - EUG Joint Assembly, 4585:

    Gopalswamy, N., S. Yashiro, A. Lara, et al. M. Kaiser, B. Thompson, P. Gallagher, and R. Howard. 2003. "Large solar energetic particle events of cycle 23: A global view." Geophysical Research Letters, 30 (12): 8015 [10.1029/2002GL016435]

    Thompson, B. J., D. Biesecker, and N. Gopalswamy. 2002. "Phenomena Associated with EIT Waves." 34th COSPAR Scientific Assembly, 34:

    Gopalswamy, N., M. Kaiser, B. Thompson, et al. L. Burlaga, A. Szabo, A. Lara, A. Vourlidas, S. Yashiro, and J. Bougeret. 2000. "Radio-rich solar eruptive events." Geophysical Research Letters, 27: 1427-1430 [ 10.1029/1999GL003665]

    Thompson, B., B. Reynolds, H. Aurass, et al. N. Gopalswamy, J. Gurman, H. Hudson, O. Martin, O. Martin, and O. Martin. 2000. "Observations of the 24 September 1997 Coronal Flare Waves." Solar Physics, 193: 161-180.

    Bromage, B., D. Alexander, A. Breen, et al. J. Clegg, G. Del Zanna, C. DeForest, D. Dobrzycka, N. Gopalswamy, B. Thompson, and P. Browning. 2000. "Structure of a Large low-Latitude Coronal Hole." Solar Physics, 193: 181-193.

    Gopalswamy, N., and B. Thompson. 2000. "Early life of coronal mass ejections." Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 62: 1457-1469 [ 10.1016/S1364-6826(00)00079-1]

    Gopalswamy, N., M. L. Kaiser, R. J. Macdowall, et al. M. J. Reiner, B. J. Thompson, and O. C. St Cyr. 1999. "Dynamical phenomena associated with a coronal mass ejectionv." American Institute of Physics Conference Series, 471: 641-644 [ 10.1063/1.58816]

    Gopalswamy, N., K. Shibasaki, B. J. Thompson, J. B. Gurman, and C. Deforest. 1999. "Is the chromosphere hotter in coronal holes?" American Institute of Physics Conference Series, 471: 277-280 [ 10.1063/1.58801]

    Gopalswamy, N., S. Yashiro, M. L. Kaiser, B. J. Thompson, and S. Plunkett. 1999. "Multi-wavelength Signatures of Coronal Mass Ejection." Proceedings of the Nobeyama Symposium, 207-210:

    Gopalswamy, N., K. Shibasaki, B. Thompson, J. Gurman, and C. DeForest. 1999. "Microwave enhancement and variability in the elephant's trunk coronal hole: Comparison with SOHO observations." Journal of Geophysical Research, 104: 9767-9780 [ 10.1029/1998JA900168]

    Biesecker, D., B. Thompson, S. Gibson, et al. D. Alexander, A. Fludra, N. Gopalswamy, J. Hoeksema, A. Lecinski, and L. Strachan. 1999. "Synoptic Sun during the first Whole Sun Month Campaign: August 10 to September 8 1996." Journal of Geophysical Research, 104: 9679-9690 [ 10.1029/1998JA900056]

    Gopalswamy, N., B. J. Thompson, and K. Shibasaki. 1998. "Comparison of Microwave and SOHO Synoptic Maps of the Sun During the Whole Sun Month 1996." Synoptic Solar Physics, 140: 401.

    Gopalswamy, N., Y. Hanaoka, T. Kosugi, et al. R. Lepping, J. Steinberg, S. Plunkett, R. Howard, B. Thompson, J. Gurman, G. Ho, N. Nitta, and H. Hudson. 1998. "On the relationship between coronal mass ejections and magnetic clouds." Geophysical Research Letters, 25: 2485-2488 [ 10.1029/98GL50757]

    Kaiser, M., M. Reiner, N. Gopalswamy, et al. O. Howard, O. Howard, O. Howard, B. Thompson, and J. Bougeret. 1998. "Type II radio emissions in the frequency range from 1-14 MHz associated with the April 7, 1997 solar event." Geophysical Research Letters, 25 (14): 2501-2504 [10.1029/98GL00706]

    Plunkett, S., N. Gopalswamy, M. Kundu, et al. R. A. Howard, B. J. Thompson, J. B. Gurman, R. P. Lepping, H. Hudson, N. Nitta, Y. Hansoka, T. Kosugi, and J. Burkepile. 1997. "A Multi-Wavelength Analysis of the February 6/7 1997 Coronal Mass Ejection." Fifth SOHO Workshop: The Corona and Solar Wind Near Minimum Activity, 404: 615.

    Brief Bio

    Dr. Thompson has devoted the majority of her solar research to the study of coronal mass ejections and the dynamics of coronal structures. The majority of her refereed publications involve either CMEs or eruption-associated phenomena, such as dimmings and EUV waves. Her current research efforts focus on understanding the dynamics of the solar corona and image processing/analysis efforts to examine eruptive structures.

    Publications

    Refereed

    Davila, J. M., N. Gopalswamy, B. J. Thompson, T. Bogdan, and M. A. Hapgood. 2011. "The International Space Weather Initiative (ISWI)." The Sun, the Solar Wind, and the Heliosphere 375-379

    Thompson, B. J., N. Gopalswamy, J. M. Davila, and H. Haubold. 2009. "Putting the “I” in IHY: The United Nations Report for the International Heliophysical Year 2007." Putting the “I” in IHY: The United Nations Report for the International Heliophysical Year 2007 (edited by Barbara J Thompson; Natchimuthuk Gopalswamy; Joseph M Davila and Hans J Haubold) ISBN 978-3-211-99179-4 Published by Springer Dordrecht The Netherlands

    Davila, J. M., N. Gopalswamy, and B. J. Thompson. 2009. "Universal processes in heliophysics." IAU Symposium 257 11-16 [ 10.1017/S1743921309029032]

    Davila, J., N. Gopalswamy, B. Thompson, and H. Haubold. 2008. "International Heliophysical Year 2007: A Report from the UN/NASA Workshop Bangalore - India, 27 November 1 December 2006." Earth Moon and Planets 103 9-24 [ 10.1007/s11038-008-9231-5]

    Rabello Soares, M., A. Rabiu, N. Gopalswamy, et al. B. Thompson, J. Davila, and A. Sobrinho. 2008. "Outreach activities during the 2006 total solar eclipse sponsored by the International Heliophysical Year." Advances in Space Research 42 1792-1799 [10.1016/j.asr.2007.04.014]

    Kitamura, M., D. Wentzel, A. Henden, et al. J. Bennett, H. Al-Naimiy, A. Mathai, N. Gopalswamy, J. M. Davila, B. J. Thompson, D. Webb, and H. Haubold. 2007. "The United Nations Basic Space Science Initiative: the TRIPOD concept." IAU Special Session 5 277-284 [ 10.1017/S1743921307007156]

    Gopalswamy, N., J. M. Davila, B. J. Thompson, and H. Haubold. 2007. "The United Nations Basic Space Science Initiative for IHY 2007." IAU Special Session 5 295-302 [ 10.1017/S1743921307007181]

    Zhang, J., I. Richardson, D. Webb, et al. N. Gopalswamy, E. Huttunen, J. Kasper, N. Nitta, W. Poomvises, B. Thompson, C. Wu, S. Yashiro, and A. Zhukov. 2007. "Solar and interplanetary sources of major geomagnetic storms (Dst <= -100 nT) during 1996-2005." Journal of Geophysical Research (Space Physics) 112 10102 [10.1029/2007JA012321]

    Davila, J., N. Gopalswamy, and B. Thompson. 2007. "The International Heliophysical Year." Romanian Astronomical Journal 17 3-13

    Zhang, J., I. Richardson, D. Webb, et al. N. Gopalswamy, E. Huttunen, J. Kasper, N. Nitta, W. Poomvises, B. Thompson, C. Wu, S. Yashiro, and A. Zhukov. 2007. "Correction to 'Solar and interplanetary sources of major geomagnetic storms (Dst <= -100 nT) during 1996-2005'." Journal of Geophysical Research (Space Physics) 112 12103 [10.1029/2007JA012891]

    Davila, J. M., B. J. Thompson, and N. Gopalswamy. 2006. "The International Heliophysical Year (IHY) 2007." African Skies 10 4

    Haubold, H., B. J. Thompson, H. Al-Naimiy, et al. J. M. Davila, N. Gopalswamy, K. Groves, and D. Scherrer. 2006. "The IHY/United Nations Distributed Observatory Development Program." 36th COSPAR Scientific Assembly 36 3304

    Gopalswamy, N., J. M. Davila, and B. J. Thompson. 2006. "International coordinated efforts for IHY 2007." 36th COSPAR Scientific Assembly 36 2743

    Davila, J. M., N. Gopalswamy, and B. J. Thompson. 2006. "Preparing for the International Heliophysical Year (IHY) 2007." Proceedings of the ILWS Workshop 231

    Davila, J. M., B. J. Thompson, and N. Gopalswamy. 2006. "Planning the International Heliophysical Year (IHY)." United Nations Programme on Space Applications 17 37

    Gopalswamy, N., J. Davila, B. Thompson, and H. Haubold. 2006. "The United Nations Basic Space Science Initiative for IHY 2007." IAU Special Session 5

    Young, C. A., B. J. Thompson, J. M. Davila, and N. Gopalswamy. 2006. "IHY-CAWSES Data base." 2nd UN/NASA Workshop on International Heliophysical Year and Basic Space Science

    Gopalswamy, N., J. M. Davila, B. J. Thompson, and H. Haubold. 2006. "IHY/UNBSS Program: Success Stories." 2nd UN/NASA Workshop on International Heliophysical Year and Basic Space Science

    Opalswamy, N., B. Thompson, D. Zarro, and G. Dimitoglou. 2003. "Coordinated Data Analysis Workshops,." EGS - AGU - EUG Joint Assembly 4585

    Gopalswamy, N., S. Yashiro, A. Lara, et al. M. Kaiser, B. Thompson, P. Gallagher, and R. Howard. 2003. "Large solar energetic particle events of cycle 23: A global view." Geophysical Research Letters 30 (12): 8015 [10.1029/2002GL016435]

    Thompson, B. J., D. Biesecker, and N. Gopalswamy. 2002. "Phenomena Associated with EIT Waves." 34th COSPAR Scientific Assembly 34

    Gopalswamy, N., M. Kaiser, B. Thompson, et al. L. Burlaga, A. Szabo, A. Lara, A. Vourlidas, S. Yashiro, and J. Bougeret. 2000. "Radio-rich solar eruptive events." Geophysical Research Letters 27 1427-1430 [ 10.1029/1999GL003665]

    Thompson, B., B. Reynolds, H. Aurass, et al. N. Gopalswamy, J. Gurman, H. Hudson, O. Martin, O. Martin, and O. Martin. 2000. "Observations of the 24 September 1997 Coronal Flare Waves." Solar Physics 193 161-180

    Bromage, B., D. Alexander, A. Breen, et al. J. Clegg, G. Del Zanna, C. DeForest, D. Dobrzycka, N. Gopalswamy, B. Thompson, and P. Browning. 2000. "Structure of a Large low-Latitude Coronal Hole." Solar Physics 193 181-193

    Gopalswamy, N., and B. Thompson. 2000. "Early life of coronal mass ejections." Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics 62 1457-1469 [ 10.1016/S1364-6826(00)00079-1]

    Gopalswamy, N., M. L. Kaiser, R. J. Macdowall, et al. M. J. Reiner, B. J. Thompson, and O. C. St Cyr. 1999. "Dynamical phenomena associated with a coronal mass ejectionv." American Institute of Physics Conference Series 471 641-644 [ 10.1063/1.58816]

    Gopalswamy, N., K. Shibasaki, B. J. Thompson, J. B. Gurman, and C. Deforest. 1999. "Is the chromosphere hotter in coronal holes?" American Institute of Physics Conference Series 471 277-280 [ 10.1063/1.58801]

    Gopalswamy, N., S. Yashiro, M. L. Kaiser, B. J. Thompson, and S. Plunkett. 1999. "Multi-wavelength Signatures of Coronal Mass Ejection." Proceedings of the Nobeyama Symposium 207-210

    Gopalswamy, N., K. Shibasaki, B. Thompson, J. Gurman, and C. DeForest. 1999. "Microwave enhancement and variability in the elephant's trunk coronal hole: Comparison with SOHO observations." Journal of Geophysical Research 104 9767-9780 [ 10.1029/1998JA900168]

    Biesecker, D., B. Thompson, S. Gibson, et al. D. Alexander, A. Fludra, N. Gopalswamy, J. Hoeksema, A. Lecinski, and L. Strachan. 1999. "Synoptic Sun during the first Whole Sun Month Campaign: August 10 to September 8 1996." Journal of Geophysical Research 104 9679-9690 [ 10.1029/1998JA900056]

    Gopalswamy, N., B. J. Thompson, and K. Shibasaki. 1998. "Comparison of Microwave and SOHO Synoptic Maps of the Sun During the Whole Sun Month 1996." Synoptic Solar Physics 140 401

    Gopalswamy, N., Y. Hanaoka, T. Kosugi, et al. R. Lepping, J. Steinberg, S. Plunkett, R. Howard, B. Thompson, J. Gurman, G. Ho, N. Nitta, and H. Hudson. 1998. "On the relationship between coronal mass ejections and magnetic clouds." Geophysical Research Letters 25 2485-2488 [ 10.1029/98GL50757]

    Kaiser, M., M. Reiner, N. Gopalswamy, et al. O. Howard, O. Howard, O. Howard, B. Thompson, and J. Bougeret. 1998. "Type II radio emissions in the frequency range from 1-14 MHz associated with the April 7, 1997 solar event." Geophysical Research Letters 25 (14): 2501-2504 [10.1029/98GL00706]

    Plunkett, S., N. Gopalswamy, M. Kundu, et al. R. A. Howard, B. J. Thompson, J. B. Gurman, R. P. Lepping, H. Hudson, N. Nitta, Y. Hansoka, T. Kosugi, and J. Burkepile. 1997. "A Multi-Wavelength Analysis of the February 6/7 1997 Coronal Mass Ejection." Fifth SOHO Workshop: The Corona and Solar Wind Near Minimum Activity 404 615

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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