Dr. Shaela I Jones

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Dr. Shaela I Jones

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  • 301.286.2865
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 671
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: CATHOLIC UNIV OF AMERICA
  • Brief Bio

    Shaela Jones is a postdoctoral research associate whose interests include multiple facets of coronal and heliospheric dynamics. Shaela received her B.S. in Physics from the University of Florida and M.S. and Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Maryland, conducting her thesis research at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center with Joe Davila. Her thesis work included studies of small coronal ejections (“plasma blobs”) and multi-spacecraft measurements of coronal rotation. Her publications also include studies of coronal tomography, EIT waves, and self-organized criticality in the solar corona. Returning to research after a brief hiatus, Shaela is currently searching for ways to improve reconstructions of the coronal magnetic field by incorporating information from coronal images into the reconstruction process.

    Research Interests

    CME Initiation, Propagation


    Coronal Rotation


    Filament/Prominence Structure and Dynamics


    Coronal Magnetic Fields


    Positions/Employment

    2014 - Present

    Research Associate

    Catholic University of America, NASA GSFC
    1/2011 - 5/2011

    Research Associate

    Catholic University of America, NASA GSFC
    9/2003 - 12/2010

    Graduate Research Assistant

    University of Maryland, College Park, NASA GSFC
    1/2002 - 3/2003

    Undergraduate Research Assistant

    Department of Physics, University of Florida, Laboratory of Stephen Hill
    6/2002 - 8/2002

    Undergraduate Research Assistant

    Department of Physics, University of Minnesota, Laboratory of Cindy Cattell

    Education

    Ph.D., Physics, May 2011, University of Maryland, College Park

    M.S., Physics, August 2006, University of Maryland, College Park

    B.S., Physics (w/ Math Minor), May 2003, University of Florida

    Professional Service

    Holy Redeemer School Advisory Board, 2014-current
    External Reviewer, Heliophysics Supporting Research, July 2014

    Awards

    Outstanding Student Paper Award, Fall AGU Meeting, 2009
    GAANN Graduate Fellowship, 2003-2009
    NSF GRFP Honorable Mention, 2003

    Publications

    Refereed

    Jones, S. I., V. Uritsky, and J. M. Davila. 2017. "Image-optimized Coronal Magnetic Field Models." The Astrophysical Journal, 844 (2): 93 [10.3847/1538-4357/aa7b7a]

    Jones, S. I., J. M. Davila, and V. M. Uritsky. 2016. "Optimizing Global Coronal Magnetic Field Models Using Image-Based Constraints." Astrophysical Journal, 820 (2): [10.3847/0004-637X/820/2/113]

    Kwon, R.-Y., J. Chae, J. M. Davila, et al. J. Zhang, Y.-J. Moon, W. Poomvises, and S. I. Jones. 2012. "Three-dimensional Structure and Evolution of Extreme-ultraviolet Bright Points Observed by STEREO/SECCHI/EUVI." Astrophysical Journal, 757: 167 [10.1088/0004-637X/757/2/167]

    Jones, S. I., and J. M. Davila. 2011. "Deconvolution of Spatial and Spectral Information in Slitless Spectrometer Images." Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, 1508-:

    Kramar, M., S. I. Jones, J. M. Davila, B. Inhester, and M. Mierla. 2009. "On the Tomographic Reconstruction of the 3D Electron Density for the Solar Corona from STEREO COR1 Data." Solar Physics, 259: 109-121 [10.1007/s11207-009-9401-2]

    Uritsky, V. M., J. M. Davila, and S. I. Jones. 2009. "Uritsky, Davila and Jones Reply." Physical Review Letters, 103 (3): 39502 [10.1103/PhysRevLett.103.039502]

    Jones, S. I., and J. M. Davila. 2009. "Localized Plasma Density Enhancements Observed in STEREO COR1." The Astrophysical Journal, 701 (2): 1906-1910 [10.1088/0004-637X/701/2/1906]

    StCyr, O. C., H. Xie, M. L. Mays, et al. J. M. Davila, H. R. Gilbert, S. I. Jones, W. D. Pesnell, N. Gopalswamy, J. B. Gurman, S. Yashiro, J. Wuelser, R. A. Howard, B. J. Thompson, and W. T. Thompson. 2009. "Recent STEREO Observations of Coronal Mass Ejections." AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts, A1491-:

    St Cyr, O. C., H. Xie, M. L. Mays, et al. J. M. Davila, H. R. Gilbert, S. I. Jones, W. D. Pesnell, N. Gopalswamy, J. B. Gurman, S. Yashiro, J. Wuelser, R. A. Howard, B. J. Thompson, and W. T. Thompson. 2009. "Recent STEREO Observations of Coronal Mass Ejections." AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts, A1491-:

    Gopalswamy, N., S. Yashiro, M. Temmer, et al. J. M. Davila, W. T. Thompson, S. I. Jones, R. T. Mcateer, J. Wuelser, S. L. Freeland, and R. A. Howard. 2009. "EUV Wave Reflection from a Coronal Hole." The Astrophysical Journal, 691 (2): L123-L127 [10.1088/0004-637X/691/2/L123]

    Kramar, M., S. I. Jones, J. M. Davila, and B. Inhester. 2008. "On the Regularized Tomography for the Solar Corona." Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, 38:

    Uritsky, V. M., M. Paczuski, J. M. Davila, and S. I. Jones. 2007. "Coexistence of Self-Organized Criticality and Intermittent Turbulence in the Solar Corona." Physical Review Letters, 99 (2): 25001 [[10.1103/PhysRevLett.99.025001]]

    Hill, S., R. S. Edwards, S. I. Jones, N. S. Dalal, and J. M. and North. 2003. "Definite Spectroscopic Determination of the Transverse Interactions Responsible for the Magnetic Quantum Tunneling in Mn12-Acetate." Physical Review Letters, 90 (21): 217204.

    Special Experience

    Univserity Student Judiciary, University of Maryland, 2005-2007
    Graduate Student Government, University of Maryland, 2005-2006
    Assistant Lab Coach for the US High School Physics Team, 2005-2007

    Brief Bio

    Shaela Jones is a postdoctoral research associate whose interests include multiple facets of coronal and heliospheric dynamics. Shaela received her B.S. in Physics from the University of Florida and M.S. and Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Maryland, conducting her thesis research at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center with Joe Davila. Her thesis work included studies of small coronal ejections (“plasma blobs”) and multi-spacecraft measurements of coronal rotation. Her publications also include studies of coronal tomography, EIT waves, and self-organized criticality in the solar corona. Returning to research after a brief hiatus, Shaela is currently searching for ways to improve reconstructions of the coronal magnetic field by incorporating information from coronal images into the reconstruction process.

    Publications

    Refereed

    Jones, S. I., V. Uritsky, and J. M. Davila. 2017. "Image-optimized Coronal Magnetic Field Models." The Astrophysical Journal 844 (2): 93 [10.3847/1538-4357/aa7b7a]

    Jones, S. I., J. M. Davila, and V. M. Uritsky. 2016. "Optimizing Global Coronal Magnetic Field Models Using Image-Based Constraints." Astrophysical Journal 820 (2): [10.3847/0004-637X/820/2/113]

    Kwon, R.-Y., J. Chae, J. M. Davila, et al. J. Zhang, Y.-J. Moon, W. Poomvises, and S. I. Jones. 2012. "Three-dimensional Structure and Evolution of Extreme-ultraviolet Bright Points Observed by STEREO/SECCHI/EUVI." Astrophysical Journal 757 167 [10.1088/0004-637X/757/2/167]

    Jones, S. I., and J. M. Davila. 2011. "Deconvolution of Spatial and Spectral Information in Slitless Spectrometer Images." Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 1508-

    Kramar, M., S. I. Jones, J. M. Davila, B. Inhester, and M. Mierla. 2009. "On the Tomographic Reconstruction of the 3D Electron Density for the Solar Corona from STEREO COR1 Data." Solar Physics 259 109-121 [10.1007/s11207-009-9401-2]

    Uritsky, V. M., J. M. Davila, and S. I. Jones. 2009. "Uritsky, Davila and Jones Reply." Physical Review Letters 103 (3): 39502 [10.1103/PhysRevLett.103.039502]

    Jones, S. I., and J. M. Davila. 2009. "Localized Plasma Density Enhancements Observed in STEREO COR1." The Astrophysical Journal 701 (2): 1906-1910 [10.1088/0004-637X/701/2/1906]

    StCyr, O. C., H. Xie, M. L. Mays, et al. J. M. Davila, H. R. Gilbert, S. I. Jones, W. D. Pesnell, N. Gopalswamy, J. B. Gurman, S. Yashiro, J. Wuelser, R. A. Howard, B. J. Thompson, and W. T. Thompson. 2009. "Recent STEREO Observations of Coronal Mass Ejections." AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts A1491-

    St Cyr, O. C., H. Xie, M. L. Mays, et al. J. M. Davila, H. R. Gilbert, S. I. Jones, W. D. Pesnell, N. Gopalswamy, J. B. Gurman, S. Yashiro, J. Wuelser, R. A. Howard, B. J. Thompson, and W. T. Thompson. 2009. "Recent STEREO Observations of Coronal Mass Ejections." AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts A1491-

    Gopalswamy, N., S. Yashiro, M. Temmer, et al. J. M. Davila, W. T. Thompson, S. I. Jones, R. T. Mcateer, J. Wuelser, S. L. Freeland, and R. A. Howard. 2009. "EUV Wave Reflection from a Coronal Hole." The Astrophysical Journal 691 (2): L123-L127 [10.1088/0004-637X/691/2/L123]

    Kramar, M., S. I. Jones, J. M. Davila, and B. Inhester. 2008. "On the Regularized Tomography for the Solar Corona." Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 38

    Uritsky, V. M., M. Paczuski, J. M. Davila, and S. I. Jones. 2007. "Coexistence of Self-Organized Criticality and Intermittent Turbulence in the Solar Corona." Physical Review Letters 99 (2): 25001 [[10.1103/PhysRevLett.99.025001]]

    Hill, S., R. S. Edwards, S. I. Jones, N. S. Dalal, and J. M. and North. 2003. "Definite Spectroscopic Determination of the Transverse Interactions Responsible for the Magnetic Quantum Tunneling in Mn12-Acetate." Physical Review Letters 90 (21): 217204

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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