Chih-Ping Wang

Associate Researcher, UCLA Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, working with Professor Larry Lyons and former Ph.D. student Matina Gkioulidou and current Ph.D. student Chao Yue


Current Projects

PI: NSF Geospace environment modeling program, 'Collaborative Research: GEM--Plasma Pressure and Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Mapping in the Substorm Growth Phase'.

PI: NASA Heliophysics Geospace Program, 'Observational verification of dominant physical processes associated with the ring current formation'

 


Education

B.A., 1991, Atmospheric Sciences, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.

M.A., 1993, Physics, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.

Thesis title: Application of Matrix Mechanics with Dyson Boson Mapping to Nuclear Models.

Ph.D., 2002: Atmospheric Sciences (Space Physics), University of California, Los Angeles, CA, United States.

Dissertation title: Modeling the Inner Plasma Sheet Protons and Magnetic field.


Research interests

Observations and modeling of the Earth's plasma sheet, the low latitude boundary layer, and substorms.


Publications

1. Yue, C., C.-P. Wang, L. R. Lyons, Yongli Wang, Tung-Shin Hsu, Michael Henderson, V. Angelopoulos, A.T.Y. Lui, and Tsugunobu Nagai, A 2D empirical plasma sheet pressure model for substorm growth phase using the Support Vector Regression Machine, J. Geophys. Res., 2015, in press.

2. Wang, C.-P., X. Xing, T.K.M. Nakamura, L. R. Lyons, and V. Angelopoulos, Source and structure of bursty hot electron enhancements in the tail magnetosheath: simultaneous two-probe observation by ARTEMIS, J. Geophys. Res., 119, 99009918, doi:10.1002/2014JA020603, 2014.

3. Wang, C.-P., M. Gkioulidou, L. R. Lyons, X. Xing, and R. A. Wolf, Interchange motion as a transport mechanism for formation of cold-dense plasma sheet, J. Geophys. Res., 119, doi:10.1002/2014JA020251, 2014.

4. Yue, C., C.-P. Wang, L. R. Lyons, J. Liang, E. F. Donovan, S. G. Zaharia, and M. Henderson, Current sheet scattering and ion isotropic boundary under 3D empirical force-balanced magnetic field, 119, 8202-8211, doi:10.1002/2014JA020172, 2014.

5. Wing, S., J. R. Johnson, C. C. Chaston, M. Echim, C. P. Escoubet, B. Lavraud, C. Lemon, K. Nykyri, A. Otto, J. Raeder, C.-P. Wang, Review of solar wind entry into and transport within the plasma sheet, Space Science Reviews, 1-54, doi:10.1007/s11214-014-0108-9, 2014.

6. Wang, C.-P., L. R. Lyons, and V. Angelopoulos, Properties of low-latitude mantle plasma in the Earth's magnetotail: ARTEMIS observations and global MHD predictions, J. Geophys. Res., 119, doi:10.1002/2014JA020060, 2014.

7. Mata, W., C. Lemon, C.-P. Wang, and L. R. Lyons, Density and Temperature Evolution of the Plasma Sheet During a Simulated Interval of Northward Interplanetary Magnetic Field, J. Geophys. Res., 119, 4607-4620, doi:10.1002/2013JA019336, 2014.

8. Yang, J., R. Wolf, F. Toffoletto, S. Sazykin, and C.-P. Wang, RCM-E simulation of bimodal transport in the plasma sheet, Geophys. Res. Lett., 41, 1817-1822, doi:10.1002/2014GL059400, 2014.

9. Wang, C.-P., C. Yue, S. Zaharia, X. Xing, L. Lyons, V. Angelopoulos, T. Nagai, and T. Lui, Empirical modeling of plasma sheet pressure and three-dimensional force-balanced magnetospheric magnetic field structure: 1. Observation, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 118, doi:10.1002/jgra.50585, 2013

10. Yue, C., C.-P. Wang, S. G. Zaharia, X. Xing, and L. Lyons, Empirical modeling of plasma sheet pressure and three-dimensional force-balanced magnetospheric magnetic field structure: 2. Modeling, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 118, 6166-6175, doi:10.1002/2013JA018943, 2013

11. Wang, C.-P., S. G. Zaharia, L. R. Lyons, and V. Angelopoulos, Spatial distributions of ion pitch angle anisotropy in the near-Earth magnetosphere and tail plasma sheet, J. Geophys. Res., 118, 1-12, doi:10.1029/2012JA018275, 2012.

12. Wang, C.-P., M. Gkioulidou, L. R. Lyons, and V. Angelopoulos, Spatial distributions of the ion to electron temperature ratio in the magnetosheath and plasma sheet, J. Geophys. Res., 117, A08215, doi:10.1029/2012JA017658, 2012.

13. Gkioulidou, M., C.-P. Wang, S. Wing, L. R. Lyons, R. A. Wolf, and T.-S. Hsu, Effect of an MLT dependent electron loss rate on the magnetosphere - ionosphere coupling, J. Geophys. Res., 117, A11218, doi:10.1029/2012JA018032, 2012.

14. Wing. S., M. Gkioulidou, J. Johnson, P. Newell, and C.-P. Wang, Auroral particle precipitation characterized by the substorm cycle , J. Geophys. Res., 118, doi:10.1002/jgra.50160, 2012.

15. Wang, C.-P., M. Gkioulidou, L. R. Lyons, R. A. Wolf, V. Angelopoulos, T. Nagai, J. M. Weygand, and A. T. Y. Lui, Spatial distributions of ions and electrons from the plasma sheet to the inner magnetosphere: comparisons between THEMIS-Geotail statistical results and the Rice Convection Model, J. Geophys. Res., 116, A11216, doi:10.1029/2011JA016809, 2011.

16. Gkioulidou, M., C.-P. Wang, and L. R. Lyons, Effect of self-consistent magnetic field on plasma sheet penetration to the inner magnetosphere: RCM simulations combined with modified Dungey force-balanced magnetic field solver, J. Geophys. Res., 116, A11216, doi:10.1029/2011JA016810, 2011.

17. Wang, C.-P., L. R. Lyons, T. Nagai, J. M. Weygand, and A. T. Y. Lui, Evolution of plasma sheet particle content under different interplanetary magnetic field conditions, J. Geophys. Res., 115, A06210, doi:10.1029/2009JA015028 2010.

18. Wang, C.-P., L. R. Lyons, R. A. Wolf, T. Nagai, J. M. Weygand, and A. T. Y. Lui, The plasma sheet PV5/3 and nV and associated plasma and energy transport for different convection strengths and AE levels, J. Geophys. Res., 114, A00D02, doi:10.1029/2008JA013849, 2009.

19. Wang, C.-P., L. R. Lyons, V. Angelopoulos , D. E. Larson , J. McFadden , S. Frey , U. Auster , and W. Magnes, THEMIS observations of penetration of the plasma sheet into the ring current region during a magnetic storm, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, l17S14, doi:10.1029/2008GL033375, 2008.

20. Wang, C.-P., L. R. Lyons, T. Nagai,J. M. Weygand, and R. W. McEntire, Sources, transport, and distributions of plasma sheet ions and electrons and dependences on interplanetary parameters under northward interplanetary magnetic field, J. Geophys. Res., 112, A10224, doi:10.1029/2007JA012522, 2007.

21. Wang, C.-P., L. R. Lyons, J. M. Weygand, T. Nagai, and R. W. McEntire, Equatorial distributions of the plasma sheet ions, their electric and magnetic drifts, and magnetic fields under different interplanetary magnetic field Bz conditions, J. Geophys. Res., 111, A04215, doi:10.1029/2005JA011545, 2006.

22. Wang, C.-P., L. R. Lyons, T. Nagai, and J. C. Samson, The midnight radial profiles of the quiet and growth phase plasma sheet: the Geotail observations, J. Geophys. Res., 109, A12201, doi:10.1029/2004JA010590, 2004.

23. Wang, C.-P., L. R. Lyons, M. W. Chen, and F. R. Toffoletto, Modeling the transition of the inner plasma sheet from weak to enhanced convection, J. Geophys. Res., 109, A12202, doi:10.1029/2004JA010591, 2004.

24. Wang, C.-P., L. R. Lyons, M. W. Chen, R. A. Wolf, and F. R. Toffoletto, Modeling the inner plasma sheet protons and magnetic field under enhanced convection, J. Geophys. Res., 108(A2), 1074, doi:10.1029/2002JA009620, 2003.

25. Wang, C.-P., L. R. Lyons, M. W. Chen, and R. A. Wolf, Two-dimensional quiet time equilibrium for the inner plasma sheet protons and magnetic field, Geophys. Res. Lett., 29(24), 2186, doi:10.1029/2001GL013984, 2002.

26. Wang, C.-P., L. R. Lyons, M. W. Chen, and R. A. Wolf, Modeling the quiet-time inner plasma sheet protons, J. Geophys. Res. 106, 6161-6178, 2001.

27. Gkioulidou, M., C.-P. Wang, L. R. Lyons, and R. A. Wolf, Formation of the Harang reversal and its dependence on plasma sheet conditions: RCM simulations, J. Geophys. Res., 114, A07204, doi:10.1029/2008JA013955, 2009.

28. Lyons, L. R., C.-P. Wang, T. Nagai, T. Mukai, Y. Saito, and J. C. Samson, Substorm inner plasma sheet particle reduction, J. Geophys. Res., 108(A12), 1426, doi:10.1029/2003JA010177, 2003.

29. Lyons, L. R., C.-P. Wang, T. Nagai, Substorm onset by plasma sheet divergence, J. Geophys. Res., 108(A12), 1427, doi:10.1029/2003JA010178, 2003.

30. Lyons, L. R., C.-P. Wang, Matina Gkioulidou, and Shasha Zou, Connections between plasma sheet transport, region 2 currents, and entropy changes associated with convection, SMCs, and substorms, J. Geophys. Res., 114, A00D01, doi:10.1029/2008JA013743, 2009.

31. Chen, M. W., C.-P. Wang, M. Schulz, and L. R. Lyons, Solar wind influence on MLT dependence of plasmasheet conditions and their effects on stormtime ring current formation, Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L14112, doi:10.1029/2007GL030189, 2007.

32. Lyons, L. R., D.-Y. Lee, C.-P. Wang, and S. B. Mende, Global auroral responses to abrupt solar wind changes: Dynamic pressure, substorm, and null events, J. Geophys. Res., 110, A08208, doi:10.1029/2005JA011089, 2005.

33. Zesta, E., L. R. Lyons, C.-P. Wang, E. Donovan, H. Frey, and T. Nagai, Auroral Poleward Boundary Intensifications (PBIs): their two-dimensional structure and the associated dynamics in the Plasma Sheet, J. Geophys. Res., 111, A05201, doi:10.1029/2004JA010640, 2006.

34. Zou, S., L. R. Lyons, C.-P. Wang, A. Boudouridis, J. Ruohoniemi, P. Anderson, P. Dyson, and J. Devlin, On the coupling between the Harang reversal evolution and substorm dynamics: a synthesis of SuperDARN, DMSP and IMAGE observations, J. Geophys. Res., 114, A01205, doi:10.1029/2008JA013449, 2008.

35. Lee, D.-Y., L. R. Lyons, James M. Weygand, C.-P. Wang, Reasons why some solar wind changes do not trigger substorms, J. Geophys. Res, 112, A06240, doi:10.1029/2007JA012249, 2007.

36. Lyons, L. R., D.-Y. Lee, S. Zou, C.-P. Wang, J. Kozyra , J. Weygand , and S. B. Mende, Dynamic Pressure Enhancements as a Cause of Large-Scale Stormtime Substorms, J. Geophys. Res., 113, A08215, doi:10.1029/2007JA012926, 2008.

37. Liu, W. W., J. Liang, E. F. Donovan, T. Trondsen, G. Sofko, B. Jackel, C.-P. Wang, S. Mende, H. U. Frey, and V. Angelopoulos5Observation of an Isolated High-Speed Auroral Streamer and Its Interpretation as Optical Signatures of Alfvenic Fronts Generated by Bursty Bulk Flows, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L04104, doi:10.1029/2007GL032722, 2007.

38. Chen, L., R. Thorne, V. Jordanova , C.-P. Wang , M. Gkioulidou , L. Lyons , and R. Horne, Global simulation of EMIC wave excitation during the 2001 April 21st storm from coupled RCM-RAM-HOTRAY modeling, J. Geophys. Res., 115, A07209, doi:10.1029/2009JA015075, 2010.


 


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