Dr. Douglas M Rabin

Dr. Douglas M Rabin

  • 301.286.5682
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 670
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Brief Bio

    Rabin's main research interests are the structure and dynamics of the solar corona and new instruments for UV/visible imaging and spectroscopy. Rabin was the principal investigator of the Extreme Ultraviolet Normal Incidence Spectrograph (EUNIS) sounding rocket investigation through its three successful flights that probed the variability of the corona and transition regions on timescales as short as 20 seconds. EUNIS is funded for a fourth flight under new PI Adrian Daw. Rabin is deputy project scientist for the Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE), launched in 2004 and still providing benchmark measurements of the Sun's total and spectral irradiance. He is instrument scientist for the Solar and Lunar Absolute Reflectance Imaging Spectrometer (SOLARIS), a testbed instrument for the pre-formulation phase of the Climate Absolute Radiance and Refractivity Observatory (CLARREO).

    Rabin is deputy director of the Heliophysics Science Division at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. He has served on numerous NASA and NSF committees and advisory groups and is a member of the American Astronomical Society, the American Geophysical Union, and the International Astronomical Union.

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Reginald, N. L., J. M. Davila, O. C. St Cyr, et al. D. M. Rabin, M. Guhathakurta, D. M. Hassler, and H. Gashut. 2011. "Electron Temperatures and Flow Speeds of the Low Solar Corona: MACS Results from the Total Solar Eclipse of 29 March 2006 in Libya." Solar Physics, 270 (1): 235-251 [10.1007/s11207-011-9736-3]

    Reginald, N. L., O. C. St Cyr, J. M. Davila, et al. D. M. Rabin, M. Guhathakurta, and D. M. Hassler. 2009. "Electron-Temperature Maps of the Low Solar Corona: ISCORE Results from the Total Solar Eclipse of 29 March 2006 in Libya." Electron-Temperature Maps of the Low Solar Corona: ISCORE Results from the Total Solar Eclipse of 29 March 2006 in Libya, 260 (2): 347-361 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1007/s11207-009-9457-z]

    Jess, D. B., D. M. Rabin, R. J. Thomas, et al. J. W. Brosius, M. Mathioudakis, and F. P. Keenan. 2008. "Transition Region Velocity Oscillations Observed by EUNIS-06." The Astrophysical Journal, 682: 1363-1369 [10.1086/589231]

    Moore, R. L., D. A. Falconer, J. G. Porter, et al. D. H. Hathaway, Y. Yamauchi, and D. M. Rabin. 2004. "Coronal Heating, Spicules, and SolarB." The Solar-B Mission and the Forefront of Solar Physics, 325: 283-.

    Porter, J. C., D. A. Falconer, R. L. Moore, et al. K. L. Harvey, D. M. Rabin, and T. Shimizu. 1996. "Magnetic Roots of Enhanced High Coronal Loops." IAU Colloq. 153: Magnetodynamic Phenomena in the Solar Atmosphere - Prototypes of Stellar Magnetic Activity, 429-:

    Clark, T. A., C. Lindsey, D. M. Rabin, and W. C. Livingston. 1995. "Eclipse Measurements of the Distribution of CO Emission Above the Solar Limb." Infrared tools for solar astrophysics: What's next?, 133-:

    Rabin, D. M., J. T. Jefferies, and C. Lindsey. 1994. "Infrared solar physics: proceedings of the 154th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, held in Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A., March 2-6, 1992." Infrared Solar Physics, 154: -.

    Doschek, G. A., S. K. Antiochos, E. Antonucci, et al. C.-C. Cheng, J. L. Culhane, G. H. Fisher, C. Jordan, J. W. Leibacher, P. MacNiece, R. W. McWhirter, R. L. Moore, D. M. Rabin, D. M. Rust, and R. A. Shine. 1989. "Chromospheric explosions." Energetic Phenomena on the Sun, 303-375:

    Doschek, G. A., S. K. Antiochos, E. Antonucci, et al. C.-C. Cheng, J. L. Culhane, G. H. Fisher, C. Jordan, J. W. Leibacher, P. MacNiece, R. W. McWhirter, R. L. Moore, D. M. Rabin, D. M. Rust, and R. A. Shine. 1986. "Chromospheric explosions." NASA Conference Publication, 2439: 4-.

    Hagyard, M. J., and D. M. Rabin. 1986. "Measurement and interpretation of magnetic shear in solar active regions." Advances in Space Research, 6: 7-16 [10.1016/0273-1177(86)90105-5]

    Rabin, D. M., and E. A. West. 1985. "Graphic displays of vector magnetograph data." NASA Conference Publication, 2374: 454-466.

    Rabin, D. M., R. L. Moore, and M. J. Hagyard. 1985. "Evidence for submergence of magnetic flux in a growing active region." NASA Conference Publication, 2374: 437-.

    Rabin, D. M., R. L. Moore, and M. J. Hagyard. 1985. "Evidence for submergencew of magnetic flux in a growing active region." Measurements of Solar Vector Magnetic Fields, 437-:

    Non-Refereed

    Thome, K. J., J. McCorkel, J. Hair, et al. B. McAndrew, A. Daw, D. Jennings, and D. M. Rabin. 2012. "Test Plan for a calibration demonstration system for the reflected solar instrument for the Climate Absolute Radiance and Refractivity Observatory." Proceeding of SPIE 8516: [10.1117/12.930337]

    McCorkel, J., K. J. Thome, J. Hair, et al. B. McAndrew, D. Jennings, D. M. Rabin, A. Daw, and A. Lunsford. 2012. "Instrumentation and first results of the reflected solar demonstration system for the Climate Absolute Radiance and Refractivity Observatory." Proceeding of SPIE 8510: [10.1117/12.930950]

    Brief Bio

    Rabin's main research interests are the structure and dynamics of the solar corona and new instruments for UV/visible imaging and spectroscopy. Rabin was the principal investigator of the Extreme Ultraviolet Normal Incidence Spectrograph (EUNIS) sounding rocket investigation through its three successful flights that probed the variability of the corona and transition regions on timescales as short as 20 seconds. EUNIS is funded for a fourth flight under new PI Adrian Daw. Rabin is deputy project scientist for the Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE), launched in 2004 and still providing benchmark measurements of the Sun's total and spectral irradiance. He is instrument scientist for the Solar and Lunar Absolute Reflectance Imaging Spectrometer (SOLARIS), a testbed instrument for the pre-formulation phase of the Climate Absolute Radiance and Refractivity Observatory (CLARREO).

    Rabin is deputy director of the Heliophysics Science Division at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. He has served on numerous NASA and NSF committees and advisory groups and is a member of the American Astronomical Society, the American Geophysical Union, and the International Astronomical Union.

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Reginald, N. L., J. M. Davila, O. C. St Cyr, et al. D. M. Rabin, M. Guhathakurta, D. M. Hassler, and H. Gashut. 2011. "Electron Temperatures and Flow Speeds of the Low Solar Corona: MACS Results from the Total Solar Eclipse of 29 March 2006 in Libya." Solar Physics 270 (1): 235-251 [10.1007/s11207-011-9736-3]

    Reginald, N. L., O. C. St Cyr, J. M. Davila, et al. D. M. Rabin, M. Guhathakurta, and D. M. Hassler. 2009. "Electron-Temperature Maps of the Low Solar Corona: ISCORE Results from the Total Solar Eclipse of 29 March 2006 in Libya." Electron-Temperature Maps of the Low Solar Corona: ISCORE Results from the Total Solar Eclipse of 29 March 2006 in Libya 260 (2): 347-361 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1007/s11207-009-9457-z]

    Jess, D. B., D. M. Rabin, R. J. Thomas, et al. J. W. Brosius, M. Mathioudakis, and F. P. Keenan. 2008. "Transition Region Velocity Oscillations Observed by EUNIS-06." The Astrophysical Journal 682 1363-1369 [10.1086/589231]

    Moore, R. L., D. A. Falconer, J. G. Porter, et al. D. H. Hathaway, Y. Yamauchi, and D. M. Rabin. 2004. "Coronal Heating, Spicules, and SolarB." The Solar-B Mission and the Forefront of Solar Physics 325 283-

    Porter, J. C., D. A. Falconer, R. L. Moore, et al. K. L. Harvey, D. M. Rabin, and T. Shimizu. 1996. "Magnetic Roots of Enhanced High Coronal Loops." IAU Colloq. 153: Magnetodynamic Phenomena in the Solar Atmosphere - Prototypes of Stellar Magnetic Activity 429-

    Clark, T. A., C. Lindsey, D. M. Rabin, and W. C. Livingston. 1995. "Eclipse Measurements of the Distribution of CO Emission Above the Solar Limb." Infrared tools for solar astrophysics: What's next? 133-

    Rabin, D. M., J. T. Jefferies, and C. Lindsey. 1994. "Infrared solar physics: proceedings of the 154th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, held in Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A., March 2-6, 1992." Infrared Solar Physics 154 -

    Doschek, G. A., S. K. Antiochos, E. Antonucci, et al. C.-C. Cheng, J. L. Culhane, G. H. Fisher, C. Jordan, J. W. Leibacher, P. MacNiece, R. W. McWhirter, R. L. Moore, D. M. Rabin, D. M. Rust, and R. A. Shine. 1989. "Chromospheric explosions." Energetic Phenomena on the Sun 303-375

    Doschek, G. A., S. K. Antiochos, E. Antonucci, et al. C.-C. Cheng, J. L. Culhane, G. H. Fisher, C. Jordan, J. W. Leibacher, P. MacNiece, R. W. McWhirter, R. L. Moore, D. M. Rabin, D. M. Rust, and R. A. Shine. 1986. "Chromospheric explosions." NASA Conference Publication 2439 4-

    Hagyard, M. J., and D. M. Rabin. 1986. "Measurement and interpretation of magnetic shear in solar active regions." Advances in Space Research 6 7-16 [10.1016/0273-1177(86)90105-5]

    Rabin, D. M., and E. A. West. 1985. "Graphic displays of vector magnetograph data." NASA Conference Publication 2374 454-466

    Rabin, D. M., R. L. Moore, and M. J. Hagyard. 1985. "Evidence for submergence of magnetic flux in a growing active region." NASA Conference Publication 2374 437-

    Rabin, D. M., R. L. Moore, and M. J. Hagyard. 1985. "Evidence for submergencew of magnetic flux in a growing active region." Measurements of Solar Vector Magnetic Fields 437-

    Non-Refereed

    Thome, K. J., J. McCorkel, J. Hair, et al. B. McAndrew, A. Daw, D. Jennings, and D. M. Rabin. 2012. "Test Plan for a calibration demonstration system for the reflected solar instrument for the Climate Absolute Radiance and Refractivity Observatory." Proceeding of SPIE 8516 [10.1117/12.930337]

    McCorkel, J., K. J. Thome, J. Hair, et al. B. McAndrew, D. Jennings, D. M. Rabin, A. Daw, and A. Lunsford. 2012. "Instrumentation and first results of the reflected solar demonstration system for the Climate Absolute Radiance and Refractivity Observatory." Proceeding of SPIE 8510 [10.1117/12.930950]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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