Sarah Vines

Dissertation Title: Ion-scale characteristics and dynamics of dayside magnetopause reconnection exhausts: Effects of interplanetary magnetic field orientation

Dissertation AdvisorStephen Fuselier

Graduation Date: Fall 2016

Current Position: John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory – Staff Scientist

Fellowships and Recognitions: Texas Space Grant Consortium, 2015-2017

Research Areas: She is the Co-PI of the Active Magnetosphere and Planetary Electrodynamics Response Experiment (AMPERE) project and the lead of the Lunar Vertex mission’s Vector Magnetometer – Lander (VML) and Vector Magnetometer – Rover (VMR) suites. She is also a member of the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission’s Fluxgate Magnetometer (FGM) and Energetic Ion Spectrometer (EIS) instrument teams. Her research focuses on solar wind-magnetosphere-ionosphere interactions, in particular the onset and development of global Birkeland currents during times of dynamic magnetospheric activity and hemispherical asymmetries in these field-aligned current systems, properties of electromagnetic ion cyclotron (EMIC) waves and associated plasma conditions for wave growth in the outer magnetosphere, magnetopause structure and dynamics at Earth and the outer planets, and the effects and signatures of cold ion composition on magnetospheric processes. Dr. Vines also has experience with development and analysis of plasma composition instruments, magnetometers, and of multi-point and multi-mission observations through work on Lunar Vertex and related instrument development projects, MMS, AMPERE, and other missions, such as Cluster, Juno-JADE, and the CeREs cubesat.