Robert Marshall

Research Associate

Bob's primary research interest is in the coupling of lightning energy to the upper atmosphere and lower ionosphere, in the form of sprites, elves, and Early VLF events, as well as coupling through the ionosphere and into the magnetosphere as whistler-mode waves. These "whistlers" play an important role in controlling the Earth's radiation belt electron populations. Bob also works with collaborators to study small-scale, high-speed structures in the Aurora, which provide an "ionospheric fingerprint" of wave phenomena in the disturbed magnetosphere during geomagnetic storms.

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Graduate Info
Graduation date: 
Current Organization: 
Stanford University, VLF Group
Current Title: 
Research Associate
Current Location: 
Stanford, CA