Nick Bunch

Former Student

Nick is interested in auroral, ionospheric, and magnetospheric plasma physics, plasma wave instabilities, remote sensing, and experimental techniques. His recent work has concentrated on the study of magnetospheric chorus waves, plasmaspheric dynamics, and wave particle interactions and their impacts on the radiation belt environment.

Nick is supported under awards: NASA LWS / UCAR VSP Heliophysics Postdoctoral Fellowship
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Donald Carpenter

Emeritus Professor

Research Areas

  • Very Low Frequency Radio Propagation
  • Solar Terrestrial Physics


  • B.S., Williamette University
  • M.A., Columbia University
  • M.S., Stanford University
  • Ph.D., Stanford University

Specific Research Interests

  • magnetospheric thermal plasma structure and dynamics
  • perturbations of the ionosphere
  • VLF propagation in the ionosphere and magnetosphere

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  • At Stanford since 1962; on faculty since 1974
  • Member: Sigma Xi, American Geophysical Union
  • Former member of the Executive Committee of Commission IV of the USA National Committee of URSI; co-chairman of the International URSI-IAGA Working Group on Passive EM Probing of the Magnetosphere (1975-1981); former Member of the Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Research of the GRB of the NAS; former associate editor for URSI of Radioscience and former associate editor of the Journal of Geophysical Research.
  • Author of over 50 technical papers
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