Gareth Chisham was awarded a D.Phil. degree in physics from the University of York, UK, in 1991. Following this, he spent 2 years as a research fellow in the same department, followed by 5 years at Queen Mary College, University of London, UK. In 1998, he moved to the British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, UK, where he currently holds the position of Senior Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Researcher. His main area of scientific expertise is that of solar-terrestrial physics and space weather, specifically magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling, ionospheric convection/vorticity, magnetic reconnection, magnetohydrodynamic ULF waves, and auroral boundary dynamics. He serves also as an expert in remote sensing of the upper atmosphere (ionosphere, thermosphere, and mesosphere) and near-Earth space (magnetosphere) using high-frequency radars, such as the Super Dual Auroral Radar Network (SuperDARN) for which he serves as the Chair of the SuperDARN Scheduling Working Group. In recent years, he has extended his areas of scientific research to include complexity science (specifically the estimation and testing of statistical models), the effects of solar and geomagnetic variability on weather and climate (specifically effects related to the global electric circuit and energetic particle precipitation into the atmosphere), as well as upper atmospheric winds, waves, and tides (specifically as measured using meteor radars).
Biography Updated on 26 January 2012