Douglas E Rowland

Douglas E Rowland

  • SUPV RSCH AST, ATMOSPHERES & IONOSPHE
  • 301.286.6659
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 675
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Brief Bio

    Douglas Rowland is the Chief of the Ionosphere, Thermosphere, Mesosphere Physics Laboratory in the Heliophysics Science Division at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. His research interests include the dynamics of the upper atmosphere, and the coupling of the magnetosphere to the ionosphere. His primary research activities have involved the analysis of  electric field and particle data, primarily from sounding rockets, and the development of sounding rocket electric field instrumentation to address problems in ionospheric physics and M-I coupling.

    Dr. Rowland previously served as the Mission Scientist for the ICON Explorer Mission, as the Project Scientist for the ASTRE Phase A Concept Study, and as Deputy PI for the MEME-X Phase A Concept Study. Dr. Rowland led the first NASA Goddard Cubesat mission, "Firefly", which operated for four years on orbit, and has developed experiments for small satellites and the International Space Station, as well as over 17 sounding rocket payloads.

    Research Interests

    Electrodynamics of the Earth's ionosphere

     

    Ion-Neutral coupling processes in the Earth's Thermosphere

     

    Explorer and Cubesat missions to study the coupled M-I-T-M system

     

    Earth's Magnetosphere

     

    Space Weather in Geospace

     

    Positions/Employment

    9/2005 - Present

    Space Scientist

    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA GSFC Greenbelt, MD  
    11/2003 - 9/2005

    NRC NASA Postdoctoral Fellow

    National Research Council, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD  
    10/2002 - 10/2003

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN  

    Brief Bio

    Douglas Rowland is the Chief of the Ionosphere, Thermosphere, Mesosphere Physics Laboratory in the Heliophysics Science Division at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. His research interests include the dynamics of the upper atmosphere, and the coupling of the magnetosphere to the ionosphere. His primary research activities have involved the analysis of  electric field and particle data, primarily from sounding rockets, and the development of sounding rocket electric field instrumentation to address problems in ionospheric physics and M-I coupling.

    Dr. Rowland previously served as the Mission Scientist for the ICON Explorer Mission, as the Project Scientist for the ASTRE Phase A Concept Study, and as Deputy PI for the MEME-X Phase A Concept Study. Dr. Rowland led the first NASA Goddard Cubesat mission, "Firefly", which operated for four years on orbit, and has developed experiments for small satellites and the International Space Station, as well as over 17 sounding rocket payloads.

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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