Natalia Y Buzulukova

Natalia Y Buzulukova

  • RESEARCH SCIENTIST
  • 301.286.8961
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 673
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: UNIV OF MARYLAND COLLEGE PARK
  • Brief Bio

    Natalia Buzulukova graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) in 1997 with a degree in applied physics and mathematics. As a postgraduate student she studied nanotubes and fullerens in Moscow Institute of Biochemical Physics (1997-1998). In 1998, she moved to the Moscow Space Research Institute and started to work in the field of plasma physics and data analysis under supervision of  Yuri Galperin. She obtained a PhD degree in 2003.  In 2003-2007, she held postdoctoral position  in Moscow Space Research Institute (IKI). In 2005, she got a fellowship from President Grant for Government Support of Young Russian Scientists of the Russian Federation. In May 2007, she was appointed the NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) and moved to NASA GSFC.  At NASA GSFC, she began to work with models of the Earth ring current/plasmasphere and data analysis  under supervision of Dr. M.-C. Fok and Dr. T. E. Moore. In 2008, she joined TWINS team where she extensively worked on modeling and interpretation of energetic neutral atom (ENA) emissions from the Earth's ring current and precipitating ions. She is co-developer of Comprehensive Inner-Magnetosphere Ionosphere (CIMI) Model, a bounce-averaged kinetic model of the Earth's ring current. Currently, Dr. Buzulukova’s scientific interests cover a broad range of topics, including magnetohydrodynamic modeling of the Earth’s magnetosphere, kinetic Particle-In-Cell simulations of the geomagnetic tail, bounce-averaged models of the Earth’s ring current, modeling of the Earth’s plasmasphere, modeling of energetic neutral atom emissions, modeling of the Earth’s radiation belts, and modeling of extreme geomagnetic storms for space weather applications. Dr. Buzulukova is experienced in working with satellite data sets,  including ENA imagers IMAGE and TWINS. Currently she is working with Van Allen Probes and MMS data sets to study wave-particle interaction. She served as an editor of "Extreme Events in Geospace: Origins, Predictability, and Consequences" published by Elsevier in 2018, and  has authored or co-authored more than 20 publications in peer-reviewed journals related to the field.

    Positions/Employment

    1/2016 - Present

    Assistant Research Scientist

    GPHI/UMCP Astronomy Department, NASA GSFC, Greenbelt
    6/2011 - 1/2016

    Assistant Research Scientist

    CRESST/UMCP Astronomy Department, NASA GSFC
    5/2010 - 6/2011

    Visiting Assistant Research Scientist

    CRESST/UMCP Astronomy Department, NASA GSFC
    5/2007 - 5/2010

    Research Associate

    NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP), NASA GSFC
    8/1998 - 5/2007

    Research Scientist

    Space Research Institute (IKI), Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
    8/1997 - 8/1998

    Research Scientist

    Institute of Biochemical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

    Education

    1994, B.Sc. in Applied Physics and Mathematics, MIPT, Moscow, Russia
    1997, M.Sc. in Applied Physics and Mathematics, MIPT, Moscow, Russia
    2003, Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics, Space Research Institute (IKI), Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

    Awards

    President Award for Government Support of Young Russian Scientists of the Russian Federation, 2005
    NASA Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2007-2010

    Publications

    Refereed

    Perez, J. D., J. Edmond, S. Hill, et al. H. Xu, N. Buzulukova, M.-C. Fok, J. Goldstein, D. J. McComas, and P. Valek. 2018. "Dynamics of a geomagnetic storm on 7–10 September 2015 as observed by TWINS and simulated by CIMI." Annales Geophysicae, 36 (5): 1439-1456 [10.5194/angeo-36-1439-2018]

    Buzulukova, N., J. Goldstein, M.-C. Fok, et al. A. Glocer, P. Valek, D. McComas, H. Korth, and B. Anderson. 2018. "Magnetosphere dynamics during the 14 November 2012 storm inferred from TWINS, AMPERE, Van Allen Probes, and BATS-R-US–CRCM." Annales Geophysicae, 36 (1): 107-124 [10.5194/angeo-36-107-2018]

    Buzulukova, N. Y., ed. 2018. "Extreme Events in Geospace: Origins, Predictability, and Consequences." Elsevier, ISBN: 978-0-12-812700-1. [10.1016/c2016-0-03769-5]

    Buzulukova, N., M.-C. Fok, A. Glocer, et al. C. Komar, S.-B. Kang, S. Martin, C. M. Ngwira, and G. Le. 2018. "Geomagnetic Storms: First-Principles Models for Extreme Geospace Environment." Extreme Events in Geospace, 231-258 [10.1016/b978-0-12-812700-1.00010-8]

    Perez, J. D., J. Goldstein, D. J. McComas, et al. P. Valek, N. Buzulukova, M.-C. Fok, and H. J. Singer. 2015. "TWINS stereoscopic imaging of multiple peaks in the ring current." Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 120 (1): 368-383 [10.1002/2014ja020662]

    Fok, M.-C., N. Y. Buzulukova, S.-H. Chen, et al. A. Glocer, T. Nagai, P. Valek, and J. Perez. 2014. "The Comprehensive Inner Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Model." J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 119: 7522-7540 [10.1002/2014JA020239]

    Elfritz, J. G., A. M. Keesee, N. Buzulukova, M. C. Fok, and E. E. Scime. 2014. "First results using TWINS-derived ion temperature boundary conditions in CRCM." JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS, 119: 3345-3361 [10.1002/2013JA019555]

    Sitnov, M. I., V. G. Merkin, M. Swisdak, et al. T. Motoba, N. Buzulukova, T. E. Moore, B. H. Mauk, and S. Ohtani. 2014. "Magnetic reconnection; buoyancy; and flapping motions in magnetotail explosions." JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS, 119: [10.1002/2014JA020205]

    Moore, T. E., M. O. Chandler, N. Buzulukova, et al. G. A. Collinson, E. L. Kepko, K. S. Garcia-Sage, M. G. Henderson, and M. I. Sitnov. 2013. "Snowplow - injection front effects." JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS, 118: 6478-6488 [10.1002/jgra.50573]

    Buzulukova, N. Y., M.-C. Fok, E. Roelof, et al. J. Redfern, J. Goldstein, P. Valek, and D. McComas. 2013. "Comparative analysis of low-altitude ENA emissions in two substorms." J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 118 (2): 724-731 [10.1002/jgra.50103]

    Valek, P. W., J. Goldstein, D. J. McComas, et al. R. Iiie, N. Buzulukova, M.-C. Fok, and J. D. Perez. 2013. "Oxygen-hydrogen differentiated observations from TWINS: The 22 July 2009 storm." Journal of Geophysical Research (Space Physics), 118: 3377-3393 [10.1002/jgra.50204]

    Cramer, W. D., N. E. Turner, M.-C. Fok, and N. Y. Buzulukova. 2013. "Effects of different geomagnetic storm drivers on the ring current: CRCM results." Journal of Geophysical Research (Space Physics), 118: 1062-1073 [10.1002/jgra.50138]

    Sitnov, M. I., N. Y. Buzulukova, M. Swisdak, V. G. Merkin, and T. E. Moore. 2013. "Spontaneous formation of dipolarization fronts and reconnection onset in the magnetotail." Geophysical Research Letters, 40 (1): 22-27 [10.1029/2012GL054701]

    Glocer, A., M. Fok, X. Meng, et al. G. Toth, N. Buzulukova, S. Chen, and K. Lin. 2013. "CRCM + BATS-R-US two-way coupling." J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 118 (4): 1635-1650 [10.1002/jgra.50221]

    Buzulukova, N. Y., M.-C. Fok, and A. Glocer. 2012. "Impact of Solar Wind on the Earth Magnetosphere: Recent Progress in the Modeling of Ring Current and Radiation Belts." in: Exploring the Solar Wind, Dr. Marian Lazar (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-51-0339-4, InTech, [ DOI: 10.5772/37337]

    Keesee, A. M., N. Buzulukova, J. Goldstein, et al. D. J. McComas, E. E. Scime, H. Spence, M. Fok, and K. Tallaksen. 2011. "Remote observations of ion temperatures in the quiet time magnetosphere." Geophysical Research Letters, 38: 03104 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1029/2010GL045987]

    Fok, M.-C., N. Y. Buzulukova, S.-H. Chen, et al. P. Valek, J. Goldstein, and D. McComas. 2010. "Simulation and TWINS observations of the 22 July 2009 storm." J. Geophys. Res., 115: [10.1029/2010JA015443]

    Buzulukova, N. Y., M.-C. Fok, J. Goldstein, et al. P. Valek, D. McComas, and P. Brandt. 2010. "Ring current dynamics in moderate and strong storms: Comparative analysis of TWINS and IMAGE/HENA data with the Comprehensive Ring Current Model." Journal of Geophysical Research, 115: A12234 [10.1029/2010JA015292]

    Valek, P., P. C. Brandt, N. Buzulukova, et al. M. C. Fok, J. Goldstein, D. J. McComas, J. D. Perez, E. Roelof, and R. Skoug. 2010. "Evolution of low-altitude and ring current ENA emissions from a moderate magnetospheric storm: Continuous and simultaneous TWINS observations." Journal of Geophysical Research (Space Physics), 115: [11209-10.1029/2010JA015429]

    Buzulukova, N., M. C. Fok, A. Pulkkinen, et al. M. Kuznetsova, T. E. Moore, A. Glocer, P. C. Brandt, G. Toth, and L. Rastatter. 2010. "Dynamics of ring current and electric fields in the inner magnetosphere during disturbed periods: CRCM–BATS-R-US coupled model." J. Geophys. Res., 115 (A5): A05210 [10.1029/2009JA014621]

    Buzulukova, N. Y., and V. Vovchenko. 2008. "Modeling of proton nose structures in the inner magnetosphere with a self-consistent electric field." Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 70: 503-510.

    Buzulukova, N., M. C. Fok, T. E. Moore, and D. M. Ober. 2008. "Generation of plasmaspheric undulations." GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, 35: [10.1029/2008GL034164]

    Buzulukova, N. Y., Y. Galperin, R. Kovrazhkin, et al. V. Glazunov, G. Vladimirova, H. Stenuit, J. Sauvaud, and D. Delcourt. 2002. "Two types of ion spectral gaps in the quiet inner magnetosphere: INTERBALL-2 observations and modeling." Annales Geophysicae, 20: 349-364.

    Brief Bio

    Natalia Buzulukova graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) in 1997 with a degree in applied physics and mathematics. As a postgraduate student she studied nanotubes and fullerens in Moscow Institute of Biochemical Physics (1997-1998). In 1998, she moved to the Moscow Space Research Institute and started to work in the field of plasma physics and data analysis under supervision of  Yuri Galperin. She obtained a PhD degree in 2003.  In 2003-2007, she held postdoctoral position  in Moscow Space Research Institute (IKI). In 2005, she got a fellowship from President Grant for Government Support of Young Russian Scientists of the Russian Federation. In May 2007, she was appointed the NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) and moved to NASA GSFC.  At NASA GSFC, she began to work with models of the Earth ring current/plasmasphere and data analysis  under supervision of Dr. M.-C. Fok and Dr. T. E. Moore. In 2008, she joined TWINS team where she extensively worked on modeling and interpretation of energetic neutral atom (ENA) emissions from the Earth's ring current and precipitating ions. She is co-developer of Comprehensive Inner-Magnetosphere Ionosphere (CIMI) Model, a bounce-averaged kinetic model of the Earth's ring current. Currently, Dr. Buzulukova’s scientific interests cover a broad range of topics, including magnetohydrodynamic modeling of the Earth’s magnetosphere, kinetic Particle-In-Cell simulations of the geomagnetic tail, bounce-averaged models of the Earth’s ring current, modeling of the Earth’s plasmasphere, modeling of energetic neutral atom emissions, modeling of the Earth’s radiation belts, and modeling of extreme geomagnetic storms for space weather applications. Dr. Buzulukova is experienced in working with satellite data sets,  including ENA imagers IMAGE and TWINS. Currently she is working with Van Allen Probes and MMS data sets to study wave-particle interaction. She served as an editor of "Extreme Events in Geospace: Origins, Predictability, and Consequences" published by Elsevier in 2018, and  has authored or co-authored more than 20 publications in peer-reviewed journals related to the field.

    Publications

    Refereed

    Perez, J. D., J. Edmond, S. Hill, et al. H. Xu, N. Buzulukova, M.-C. Fok, J. Goldstein, D. J. McComas, and P. Valek. 2018. "Dynamics of a geomagnetic storm on 7–10 September 2015 as observed by TWINS and simulated by CIMI." Annales Geophysicae 36 (5): 1439-1456 [10.5194/angeo-36-1439-2018]

    Buzulukova, N., J. Goldstein, M.-C. Fok, et al. A. Glocer, P. Valek, D. McComas, H. Korth, and B. Anderson. 2018. "Magnetosphere dynamics during the 14 November 2012 storm inferred from TWINS, AMPERE, Van Allen Probes, and BATS-R-US–CRCM." Annales Geophysicae 36 (1): 107-124 [10.5194/angeo-36-107-2018]

    Buzulukova, N. Y. 2018. "Extreme Events in Geospace: Origins, Predictability, and Consequences." [10.1016/c2016-0-03769-5]

    Buzulukova, N., M.-C. Fok, A. Glocer, et al. C. Komar, S.-B. Kang, S. Martin, C. M. Ngwira, and G. Le. 2018. "Geomagnetic Storms: First-Principles Models for Extreme Geospace Environment." Extreme Events in Geospace 231-258 [10.1016/b978-0-12-812700-1.00010-8]

    Perez, J. D., J. Goldstein, D. J. McComas, et al. P. Valek, N. Buzulukova, M.-C. Fok, and H. J. Singer. 2015. "TWINS stereoscopic imaging of multiple peaks in the ring current." Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics 120 (1): 368-383 [10.1002/2014ja020662]

    Fok, M.-C., N. Y. Buzulukova, S.-H. Chen, et al. A. Glocer, T. Nagai, P. Valek, and J. Perez. 2014. "The Comprehensive Inner Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Model." J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics 119 7522-7540 [10.1002/2014JA020239]

    Elfritz, J. G., A. M. Keesee, N. Buzulukova, M. C. Fok, and E. E. Scime. 2014. "First results using TWINS-derived ion temperature boundary conditions in CRCM." JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS 119 3345-3361 [10.1002/2013JA019555]

    Sitnov, M. I., V. G. Merkin, M. Swisdak, et al. T. Motoba, N. Buzulukova, T. E. Moore, B. H. Mauk, and S. Ohtani. 2014. "Magnetic reconnection; buoyancy; and flapping motions in magnetotail explosions." JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS 119 [10.1002/2014JA020205]

    Moore, T. E., M. O. Chandler, N. Buzulukova, et al. G. A. Collinson, E. L. Kepko, K. S. Garcia-Sage, M. G. Henderson, and M. I. Sitnov. 2013. "Snowplow - injection front effects." JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS 118 6478-6488 [10.1002/jgra.50573]

    Buzulukova, N. Y., M.-C. Fok, E. Roelof, et al. J. Redfern, J. Goldstein, P. Valek, and D. McComas. 2013. "Comparative analysis of low-altitude ENA emissions in two substorms." J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics 118 (2): 724-731 [10.1002/jgra.50103]

    Valek, P. W., J. Goldstein, D. J. McComas, et al. R. Iiie, N. Buzulukova, M.-C. Fok, and J. D. Perez. 2013. "Oxygen-hydrogen differentiated observations from TWINS: The 22 July 2009 storm." Journal of Geophysical Research (Space Physics) 118 3377-3393 [10.1002/jgra.50204]

    Cramer, W. D., N. E. Turner, M.-C. Fok, and N. Y. Buzulukova. 2013. "Effects of different geomagnetic storm drivers on the ring current: CRCM results." Journal of Geophysical Research (Space Physics) 118 1062-1073 [10.1002/jgra.50138]

    Sitnov, M. I., N. Y. Buzulukova, M. Swisdak, V. G. Merkin, and T. E. Moore. 2013. "Spontaneous formation of dipolarization fronts and reconnection onset in the magnetotail." Geophysical Research Letters 40 (1): 22-27 [10.1029/2012GL054701]

    Glocer, A., M. Fok, X. Meng, et al. G. Toth, N. Buzulukova, S. Chen, and K. Lin. 2013. "CRCM + BATS-R-US two-way coupling." J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics 118 (4): 1635-1650 [10.1002/jgra.50221]

    Buzulukova, N. Y., M.-C. Fok, and A. Glocer. 2012. "Impact of Solar Wind on the Earth Magnetosphere: Recent Progress in the Modeling of Ring Current and Radiation Belts." in: Exploring the Solar Wind, Dr. Marian Lazar (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-51-0339-4, InTech [ DOI: 10.5772/37337]

    Keesee, A. M., N. Buzulukova, J. Goldstein, et al. D. J. McComas, E. E. Scime, H. Spence, M. Fok, and K. Tallaksen. 2011. "Remote observations of ion temperatures in the quiet time magnetosphere." Geophysical Research Letters 38 03104 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1029/2010GL045987]

    Fok, M.-C., N. Y. Buzulukova, S.-H. Chen, et al. P. Valek, J. Goldstein, and D. McComas. 2010. "Simulation and TWINS observations of the 22 July 2009 storm." J. Geophys. Res. 115 [10.1029/2010JA015443]

    Buzulukova, N. Y., M.-C. Fok, J. Goldstein, et al. P. Valek, D. McComas, and P. Brandt. 2010. "Ring current dynamics in moderate and strong storms: Comparative analysis of TWINS and IMAGE/HENA data with the Comprehensive Ring Current Model." Journal of Geophysical Research 115 A12234 [10.1029/2010JA015292]

    Valek, P., P. C. Brandt, N. Buzulukova, et al. M. C. Fok, J. Goldstein, D. J. McComas, J. D. Perez, E. Roelof, and R. Skoug. 2010. "Evolution of low-altitude and ring current ENA emissions from a moderate magnetospheric storm: Continuous and simultaneous TWINS observations." Journal of Geophysical Research (Space Physics) 115 [11209-10.1029/2010JA015429]

    Buzulukova, N., M. C. Fok, A. Pulkkinen, et al. M. Kuznetsova, T. E. Moore, A. Glocer, P. C. Brandt, G. Toth, and L. Rastatter. 2010. "Dynamics of ring current and electric fields in the inner magnetosphere during disturbed periods: CRCM–BATS-R-US coupled model." J. Geophys. Res. 115 (A5): A05210 [10.1029/2009JA014621]

    Buzulukova, N. Y., and V. Vovchenko. 2008. "Modeling of proton nose structures in the inner magnetosphere with a self-consistent electric field." Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics 70 503-510

    Buzulukova, N., M. C. Fok, T. E. Moore, and D. M. Ober. 2008. "Generation of plasmaspheric undulations." GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS 35 [10.1029/2008GL034164]

    Buzulukova, N. Y., Y. Galperin, R. Kovrazhkin, et al. V. Glazunov, G. Vladimirova, H. Stenuit, J. Sauvaud, and D. Delcourt. 2002. "Two types of ion spectral gaps in the quiet inner magnetosphere: INTERBALL-2 observations and modeling." Annales Geophysicae 20 349-364

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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