Graham Stewart Kerr

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Graham Stewart Kerr

  • NASA POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW
  • 301.614.5899
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 670
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: UNIVERSITIES SPACE RESEARCH ASSOCIATION
  • Positions/Employment

    4/2017 - Present

    NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) Fellow

    Universities Space Research Association (USRA) / NASA GSFC, NASA GSFC, Greenbelt Md

    Education

    MSci (Hons.) 1st Class Astronomy & Physics (2012), Univeristy of Glasgow, Scotland UK

    PhD Astrophysics, Univeristy of Glasgow, Scotland UK

    Professional Service

    Co-Leader of an International Space Science Institute (ISSI) International Team: Interrogating Field-Aligned Solar Flare Models: Comparing, Contrasting and Improving​ (2019-present): http://www.issibern.ch/teams/fieldsolflare/

    Publications

    Refereed

    Kerr, G. S., J. C. Allred, and M. Carlsson. 2019. "Modeling Mg II During Solar Flares. I. Partial Frequency Redistribution, Opacity, and Coronal Irradiation." The Astrophysical Journal, 883 (1): 57 [10.3847/1538-4357/ab3c24]

    Kowalski, A. F., E. Butler, A. N. Daw, et al. L. Fletcher, J. C. Allred, B. D. Pontieu, G. S. Kerr, G. Cauzzi, A. F. Kowalski, and E. Bulter. 2019. "Spectral Evidence for Heating at Large Column Mass in Umbral Solar Flare Kernels. I. IRIS Near-UV Spectra of the X1 Solar Flare of 2014 October 25." The Astrophysical Journal, 878 (2): 135 [10.3847/1538-4357/ab1f8b]

    Kerr, G. S., M. Carlsson, J. C. Allred, P. R. Young, and A. N. Daw. 2019. "SI iv Resonance Line Emission during Solar Flares: Non-LTE, Nonequilibrium, Radiation Transfer Simulations." The Astrophysical Journal, 871 (1): 23 [10.3847/1538-4357/aaf46e]

    Sadykov, V. M., A. G. Kosovichev, I. N. Sharykin, and G. S. Kerr. 2019. "Statistical Study of Chromospheric Evaporation in Impulsive Phase of Solar Flares." The Astrophysical Journal, 871 (1): 2 [10.3847/1538-4357/aaf6b0]

    Brown, S. A., L. Fletcher, G. S. Kerr, et al. N. Labrosse, A. F. Kowalski, and J. D. Rodríguez. 2018. "Modeling of the Hydrogen Lyman Lines in Solar Flares." The Astrophysical Journal, 862 (1): 59 [10.3847/1538-4357/aacc29]

    Simões, P. J., G. S. Kerr, L. Fletcher, et al. H. S. Hudson, C. G. Giménez de Castro, and M. Penn. 2017. "Formation of the thermal infrared continuum in solar flares." Astronomy & Astrophysics, 605: A125 [10.1051/0004-6361/201730856]

    Kerr, G. S., L. Fletcher, A. J. Russell, and J. C. Allred. 2016. "Simulations of the Mg II k and Ca II 8542 lines from an Alfven Wave-heated Flare Chromosphere." The Astrophysical Journal, 827 (2): 101.

    Kerr, G. S., P. J. Simões, J. Qiu, and L. Fletcher. 2015. "IRIS observations of the Mg ii h and k lines during a solar flare." Astronomy & Astrophysics, 582: A50 [10.1051/0004-6361/201526128]

    Milligan, R. O., G. S. Kerr, B. R. Dennis, et al. H. S. Hudson, L. Fletcher, J. C. Allred, P. C. Chamberlin, J. Ireland, M. Mathioudakis, and F. P. Keenan. 2014. "THE RADIATED ENERGY BUDGET OF CHROMOSPHERIC PLASMA IN A MAJOR SOLAR FLARE DEDUCED FROM MULTI-WAVELENGTH OBSERVATIONS." ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 793: [10.1088/0004-637X/793/2/70]

    Kerr, G. S., and L. Fletcher. 2014. "PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF WHITE-LIGHT SOURCES IN THE 2011 FEBRUARY 15 SOLAR FLARE." The Astrophysical Journal, 783 (2): 98 [10.1088/0004-637x/783/2/98]

    Cheng, J. X., G. Kerr, and J. Qiu. 2011. "HARD X-RAY AND ULTRAVIOLET OBSERVATIONS OF THE 2005 JANUARY 15 TWO-RIBBON FLARE." The Astrophysical Journal, 744 (1): 48 [10.1088/0004-637x/744/1/48]

    Publications

    Refereed

    Kerr, G. S., J. C. Allred, and M. Carlsson. 2019. "Modeling Mg II During Solar Flares. I. Partial Frequency Redistribution, Opacity, and Coronal Irradiation." The Astrophysical Journal 883 (1): 57 [10.3847/1538-4357/ab3c24]

    Kowalski, A. F., E. Butler, A. N. Daw, et al. L. Fletcher, J. C. Allred, B. D. Pontieu, G. S. Kerr, G. Cauzzi, A. F. Kowalski, and E. Bulter. 2019. "Spectral Evidence for Heating at Large Column Mass in Umbral Solar Flare Kernels. I. IRIS Near-UV Spectra of the X1 Solar Flare of 2014 October 25." The Astrophysical Journal 878 (2): 135 [10.3847/1538-4357/ab1f8b]

    Kerr, G. S., M. Carlsson, J. C. Allred, P. R. Young, and A. N. Daw. 2019. "SI iv Resonance Line Emission during Solar Flares: Non-LTE, Nonequilibrium, Radiation Transfer Simulations." The Astrophysical Journal 871 (1): 23 [10.3847/1538-4357/aaf46e]

    Sadykov, V. M., A. G. Kosovichev, I. N. Sharykin, and G. S. Kerr. 2019. "Statistical Study of Chromospheric Evaporation in Impulsive Phase of Solar Flares." The Astrophysical Journal 871 (1): 2 [10.3847/1538-4357/aaf6b0]

    Brown, S. A., L. Fletcher, G. S. Kerr, et al. N. Labrosse, A. F. Kowalski, and J. D. Rodríguez. 2018. "Modeling of the Hydrogen Lyman Lines in Solar Flares." The Astrophysical Journal 862 (1): 59 [10.3847/1538-4357/aacc29]

    Simões, P. J., G. S. Kerr, L. Fletcher, et al. H. S. Hudson, C. G. Giménez de Castro, and M. Penn. 2017. "Formation of the thermal infrared continuum in solar flares." Astronomy & Astrophysics 605 A125 [10.1051/0004-6361/201730856]

    Kerr, G. S., L. Fletcher, A. J. Russell, and J. C. Allred. 2016. "Simulations of the Mg II k and Ca II 8542 lines from an Alfven Wave-heated Flare Chromosphere." The Astrophysical Journal 827 (2): 101

    Kerr, G. S., P. J. Simões, J. Qiu, and L. Fletcher. 2015. "IRIS observations of the Mg ii h and k lines during a solar flare." Astronomy & Astrophysics 582 A50 [10.1051/0004-6361/201526128]

    Milligan, R. O., G. S. Kerr, B. R. Dennis, et al. H. S. Hudson, L. Fletcher, J. C. Allred, P. C. Chamberlin, J. Ireland, M. Mathioudakis, and F. P. Keenan. 2014. "THE RADIATED ENERGY BUDGET OF CHROMOSPHERIC PLASMA IN A MAJOR SOLAR FLARE DEDUCED FROM MULTI-WAVELENGTH OBSERVATIONS." ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL 793 [10.1088/0004-637X/793/2/70]

    Kerr, G. S., and L. Fletcher. 2014. "PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF WHITE-LIGHT SOURCES IN THE 2011 FEBRUARY 15 SOLAR FLARE." The Astrophysical Journal 783 (2): 98 [10.1088/0004-637x/783/2/98]

    Cheng, J. X., G. Kerr, and J. Qiu. 2011. "HARD X-RAY AND ULTRAVIOLET OBSERVATIONS OF THE 2005 JANUARY 15 TWO-RIBBON FLARE." The Astrophysical Journal 744 (1): 48 [10.1088/0004-637x/744/1/48]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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