Dr. Min-Yang Chou

Dr. Min-Yang Chou

  • Research Scientist
  • 301.286.6390
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Employer: CATHOLIC UNIV OF AMERICA
  • Brief Bio

    Min-Yang Chou is a Research Scientist at NASA GSFC, Community Coordinated Modeling Center. He received his Ph.D. degree from National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan in 2018. Before joining CCMC, he was a postdoctoral fellow at University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, COSMIC Program Office from 2019 to 2021. He has been involved in the Taiwan-U.S. joint satellite missions, FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC and FORMOSAT-7/COSMIC2, developing the first Taiwan ionospheric RO Processing System (TROPS) with TACC and National Space Organization in Taiwan. His research interest is understanding how atmospheric waves affect the ionosphere by using various ground-based, spaceborne satellite observations and numerical models. Currently, he is interested in understanding the impacts of atmospheric gravity waves on the day-to-day variability of equatorial ionospheric plasma bubbles.

    Positions/Employment

    8/2021 - Present

    Research Scientist

    The Catholic University of America, Washington D.C.
    2/2019 - 7/2021

    Postdoctoral Fellow

    University Corporation for Atmosphere Research, COSMIC Program Office, Boulder, CO, USA
    7/2018 - 1/2019

    Postdoctoral Researcher

    National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Lin, J., P. K. Rajesh, C. C. Lin, et al. M. Chou, J. Liu, J. Yue, T. Hsiao, H. Tsai, H. Chao, and M. Kung. 2022. "Rapid Conjugate Appearance of the Giant Ionospheric Lamb Wave Signatures in the Northern Hemisphere After Hunga‐Tonga Volcano Eruptions." Geophysical Research Letters, [10.1029/2022gl098222]

    Yue, J., S. D. Miller, W. Straka, et al. Y. Noh, M. Chou, R. Kahn, and V. Flower. 2022. "La Soufriere volcanic eruptions launched gravity waves into Space." Geophysical Research Letters, [10.1029/2022gl097952]

    Chou, M., J. Yue, C. C. Lin, P. K. Rajesh, and N. M. Pedatella. 2022. "Conjugate effect of the 2011 Tohoku reflected tsunami‐driven gravity waves in the ionosphere." Geophysical Research Letters, [10.1029/2021gl097170]

    Wu, Q., M.-Y. Chou, W. Schreiner, et al. J. Braun, N. Pedatella, and I. Cherniak. 2021. "COSMIC observation of stratospheric gravity wave and ionospheric scintillation correlation." Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 217: 105598 [10.1016/j.jastp.2021.105598]

    Sun, Y., M. M. Shen, Y. Tsai, et al. C. Lin, M. Chou, T. Yu, K. Lin, Q. Huang, J. Wang, L. Qiu, C. Chen, and J. Liu. 2021. "Wave Steepening in Ionospheric Total Electron Density due to the 21 August 2017 Total Solar Eclipse." Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 126 (3): [10.1029/2020ja028931]

    Chen, S., C. (. Lin, P. K. Rajesh, et al. J. Liu, R. Eastes, M. Chou, and J. Choi. 2021. "Near Real‐Time Global Plasma Irregularity Monitoring by FORMOSAT‐7/COSMIC‐2." Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 126 (1): [10.1029/2020ja028339]

    Chou, M.-Y., C. C. Lin, and J. D. Huba. 2021. "Modeling the disappearance of equatorial plasma bubble by nighttime medium-scale traveling ionospheric disturbances." Terrestrial, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, 32 (2): 217-228 [10.3319/tao.2021.03.30.01]

    Chou, M.-Y., J. J. Braun, Q. Wu, et al. R. A. Heelis, I. Zakharenkova, I. Cherniak, N. M. Pedatella, and R. A. Stoneback. 2021. "Validation of FORMOSAT-7/COSMIC2 IVM ion density and TGRS orbit electron density." Terrestrial, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, 32 (6.1): [10.3319/tao.2021.06.22.01]

    Chou, M., N. M. Pedatella, Q. Wu, et al. J. D. Huba, C. C. Lin, W. S. Schreiner, J. J. Braun, R. W. Eastes, and J. Yue. 2020. "Observation and Simulation of the Development of Equatorial Plasma Bubbles: Post‐Sunset Rise or Upwelling Growth?" Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 125 (12): [10.1029/2020ja028544]

    Lin, C., C. C. Lin, J. Liu, et al. P. K. Rajesh, T. Matsuo, M. Chou, H. Tsai, and W. Yeh. 2020. "The Early Results and Validation of FORMOSAT‐7/COSMIC‐2 Space Weather Products: Global Ionospheric Specification and Ne‐Aided Abel Electron Density Profile." Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 125 (10): [10.1029/2020ja028028]

    Chou, M., Q. Wu, N. M. Pedatella, et al. I. Cherniak, W. S. Schreiner, and J. Braun. 2020. "Climatology of the Equatorial Plasma Bubbles Captured by FORMOSAT‐3/COSMIC." Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 125 (5): [10.1029/2019ja027680]

    Chou, M., I. Cherniak, C. C. Lin, and N. Pedatella. 2020. "The Persistent Ionospheric Responses Over Japan After the Impact of the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake." Space Weather, 18 (4): [10.1029/2019sw002302]

    Chou, M.-Y., C. C. Lin, J. D. Huba, et al. C.-P. Lien, C.-H. Chen, J. Yue, L. C. Chang, and P. K. Rajesh. 2018. "Numerical Modeling of the Concentric Gravity Wave Seeding of Low-Latitude Nighttime Medium-Scale Traveling Ionospheric Disturbances." Geophysical Research Letters, 45 (13): 6390-6399 [10.1029/2018gl077959]

    Chou, M.-Y., C. C. Lin, M.-H. Shen, et al. J. Yue, J. D. Huba, and C.-H. Chen. 2018. "Ionospheric Disturbances Triggered by SpaceX Falcon Heavy." Geophysical Research Letters, 45 (13): 6334-6342 [10.1029/2018gl078088]

    Chou, M.-Y., M.-H. Shen, C. C. Lin, et al. J. Yue, C.-H. Chen, J.-Y. Liu, and J.-T. Lin. 2018. "Gigantic Circular Shock Acoustic Waves in the Ionosphere Triggered by the Launch of FORMOSAT-5 Satellite." Space Weather, 16 (2): 172-184 [10.1002/2017sw001738]

    Sun, Y., J. Liu, C. C. Lin, et al. C. Lin, M. Shen, C. Chen, C. Chen, and M. Chou. 2018. "Ionospheric Bow Wave Induced by the Moon Shadow Ship Over the Continent of United States on 21 August 2017." Geophysical Research Letters, 45 (2): 538-544 [10.1002/2017gl075926]

    Rajesh, P. K., C. H. Lin, C. H. Chen, et al. J. T. Lin, T. Matsuo, M. Y. Chou, W. H. Chen, M. T. Chang, and C. F. You. 2017. "Equatorial plasma bubble generation/inhibition during 2015 St. Patrick's Day storm." Space Weather, 15 (9): 1141-1150 [10.1002/2017sw001641]

    Chou, M.-Y., C. C. Lin, J. Yue, et al. L. C. Chang, H.-F. Tsai, and C.-H. Chen. 2017. "Medium-scale traveling ionospheric disturbances triggered by Super Typhoon Nepartak (2016)." Geophysical Research Letters, 44 (15): 7569-7577 [10.1002/2017gl073961]

    Rajesh, P. K., C. C. Lin, C. H. Chen, et al. W. H. Chen, J. T. Lin, M. Y. Chou, M. T. Chang, and C. F. You. 2017. "Global equatorial plasma bubble growth rates using ionosphere data assimilation." Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 122 (3): 3777-3787 [10.1002/2017ja023968]

    Chou, M. Y., C. C. Lin, J. Yue, et al. H. F. Tsai, Y. Y. Sun, J. Y. Liu, and C. H. Chen. 2017. "Concentric traveling ionosphere disturbances triggered by Super Typhoon Meranti (2016)." Geophysical Research Letters, 44 (3): 1219-1226 [10.1002/2016gl072205]

    Chou, M. Y., C. C. Lin, H. F. Tsai, and C. Y. Lin. 2017. "Ionospheric electron density inversion for Global Navigation Satellite Systems radio occultation using aided Abel inversions." Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 122 (1): 1386-1399 [10.1002/2016ja023027]

    Brief Bio

    Min-Yang Chou is a Research Scientist at NASA GSFC, Community Coordinated Modeling Center. He received his Ph.D. degree from National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan in 2018. Before joining CCMC, he was a postdoctoral fellow at University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, COSMIC Program Office from 2019 to 2021. He has been involved in the Taiwan-U.S. joint satellite missions, FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC and FORMOSAT-7/COSMIC2, developing the first Taiwan ionospheric RO Processing System (TROPS) with TACC and National Space Organization in Taiwan. His research interest is understanding how atmospheric waves affect the ionosphere by using various ground-based, spaceborne satellite observations and numerical models. Currently, he is interested in understanding the impacts of atmospheric gravity waves on the day-to-day variability of equatorial ionospheric plasma bubbles.

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Lin, J., P. K. Rajesh, C. C. Lin, et al. M. Chou, J. Liu, J. Yue, T. Hsiao, H. Tsai, H. Chao, and M. Kung. 2022. "Rapid Conjugate Appearance of the Giant Ionospheric Lamb Wave Signatures in the Northern Hemisphere After Hunga‐Tonga Volcano Eruptions." Geophysical Research Letters [10.1029/2022gl098222]

    Yue, J., S. D. Miller, W. Straka, et al. Y. Noh, M. Chou, R. Kahn, and V. Flower. 2022. "La Soufriere volcanic eruptions launched gravity waves into Space." Geophysical Research Letters [10.1029/2022gl097952]

    Chou, M., J. Yue, C. C. Lin, P. K. Rajesh, and N. M. Pedatella. 2022. "Conjugate effect of the 2011 Tohoku reflected tsunami‐driven gravity waves in the ionosphere." Geophysical Research Letters [10.1029/2021gl097170]

    Wu, Q., M.-Y. Chou, W. Schreiner, et al. J. Braun, N. Pedatella, and I. Cherniak. 2021. "COSMIC observation of stratospheric gravity wave and ionospheric scintillation correlation." Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics 217 105598 [10.1016/j.jastp.2021.105598]

    Sun, Y., M. M. Shen, Y. Tsai, et al. C. Lin, M. Chou, T. Yu, K. Lin, Q. Huang, J. Wang, L. Qiu, C. Chen, and J. Liu. 2021. "Wave Steepening in Ionospheric Total Electron Density due to the 21 August 2017 Total Solar Eclipse." Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics 126 (3): [10.1029/2020ja028931]

    Chen, S., C. (. Lin, P. K. Rajesh, et al. J. Liu, R. Eastes, M. Chou, and J. Choi. 2021. "Near Real‐Time Global Plasma Irregularity Monitoring by FORMOSAT‐7/COSMIC‐2." Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics 126 (1): [10.1029/2020ja028339]

    Chou, M.-Y., C. C. Lin, and J. D. Huba. 2021. "Modeling the disappearance of equatorial plasma bubble by nighttime medium-scale traveling ionospheric disturbances." Terrestrial, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences 32 (2): 217-228 [10.3319/tao.2021.03.30.01]

    Chou, M.-Y., J. J. Braun, Q. Wu, et al. R. A. Heelis, I. Zakharenkova, I. Cherniak, N. M. Pedatella, and R. A. Stoneback. 2021. "Validation of FORMOSAT-7/COSMIC2 IVM ion density and TGRS orbit electron density." Terrestrial, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences 32 (6.1): [10.3319/tao.2021.06.22.01]

    Chou, M., N. M. Pedatella, Q. Wu, et al. J. D. Huba, C. C. Lin, W. S. Schreiner, J. J. Braun, R. W. Eastes, and J. Yue. 2020. "Observation and Simulation of the Development of Equatorial Plasma Bubbles: Post‐Sunset Rise or Upwelling Growth?" Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics 125 (12): [10.1029/2020ja028544]

    Lin, C., C. C. Lin, J. Liu, et al. P. K. Rajesh, T. Matsuo, M. Chou, H. Tsai, and W. Yeh. 2020. "The Early Results and Validation of FORMOSAT‐7/COSMIC‐2 Space Weather Products: Global Ionospheric Specification and Ne‐Aided Abel Electron Density Profile." Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics 125 (10): [10.1029/2020ja028028]

    Chou, M., Q. Wu, N. M. Pedatella, et al. I. Cherniak, W. S. Schreiner, and J. Braun. 2020. "Climatology of the Equatorial Plasma Bubbles Captured by FORMOSAT‐3/COSMIC." Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics 125 (5): [10.1029/2019ja027680]

    Chou, M., I. Cherniak, C. C. Lin, and N. Pedatella. 2020. "The Persistent Ionospheric Responses Over Japan After the Impact of the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake." Space Weather 18 (4): [10.1029/2019sw002302]

    Chou, M.-Y., C. C. Lin, J. D. Huba, et al. C.-P. Lien, C.-H. Chen, J. Yue, L. C. Chang, and P. K. Rajesh. 2018. "Numerical Modeling of the Concentric Gravity Wave Seeding of Low-Latitude Nighttime Medium-Scale Traveling Ionospheric Disturbances." Geophysical Research Letters 45 (13): 6390-6399 [10.1029/2018gl077959]

    Chou, M.-Y., C. C. Lin, M.-H. Shen, et al. J. Yue, J. D. Huba, and C.-H. Chen. 2018. "Ionospheric Disturbances Triggered by SpaceX Falcon Heavy." Geophysical Research Letters 45 (13): 6334-6342 [10.1029/2018gl078088]

    Chou, M.-Y., M.-H. Shen, C. C. Lin, et al. J. Yue, C.-H. Chen, J.-Y. Liu, and J.-T. Lin. 2018. "Gigantic Circular Shock Acoustic Waves in the Ionosphere Triggered by the Launch of FORMOSAT-5 Satellite." Space Weather 16 (2): 172-184 [10.1002/2017sw001738]

    Sun, Y., J. Liu, C. C. Lin, et al. C. Lin, M. Shen, C. Chen, C. Chen, and M. Chou. 2018. "Ionospheric Bow Wave Induced by the Moon Shadow Ship Over the Continent of United States on 21 August 2017." Geophysical Research Letters 45 (2): 538-544 [10.1002/2017gl075926]

    Rajesh, P. K., C. H. Lin, C. H. Chen, et al. J. T. Lin, T. Matsuo, M. Y. Chou, W. H. Chen, M. T. Chang, and C. F. You. 2017. "Equatorial plasma bubble generation/inhibition during 2015 St. Patrick's Day storm." Space Weather 15 (9): 1141-1150 [10.1002/2017sw001641]

    Chou, M.-Y., C. C. Lin, J. Yue, et al. L. C. Chang, H.-F. Tsai, and C.-H. Chen. 2017. "Medium-scale traveling ionospheric disturbances triggered by Super Typhoon Nepartak (2016)." Geophysical Research Letters 44 (15): 7569-7577 [10.1002/2017gl073961]

    Rajesh, P. K., C. C. Lin, C. H. Chen, et al. W. H. Chen, J. T. Lin, M. Y. Chou, M. T. Chang, and C. F. You. 2017. "Global equatorial plasma bubble growth rates using ionosphere data assimilation." Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics 122 (3): 3777-3787 [10.1002/2017ja023968]

    Chou, M. Y., C. C. Lin, J. Yue, et al. H. F. Tsai, Y. Y. Sun, J. Y. Liu, and C. H. Chen. 2017. "Concentric traveling ionosphere disturbances triggered by Super Typhoon Meranti (2016)." Geophysical Research Letters 44 (3): 1219-1226 [10.1002/2016gl072205]

    Chou, M. Y., C. C. Lin, H. F. Tsai, and C. Y. Lin. 2017. "Ionospheric electron density inversion for Global Navigation Satellite Systems radio occultation using aided Abel inversions." Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics 122 (1): 1386-1399 [10.1002/2016ja023027]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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