Maj Daniel J. Emmons, PhD

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Assistant Professor of Physics, Department of Engineering Physics, AFIT

Maj Dan Emmons’ research interests include: laser kinetics, plasma chemistry, and the effects of ionospheric disturbances on radio wave propagation.

Education

 Ph.D. Applied Physics - 2017

Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

Emphasis: Plasma physics

Dissertation: Analysis of Ar(1s5) metastable populations in high pressure argon-helium gas discharges

 M.S. Applied Physics - 2012

Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

Emphasis: Space environment

Thesis: Ensemble forecasting of coronal mass ejections using the WSA-ENLIL with CONED Model

 B.S. Physics - 2007

San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

Emphasis: Lasers and Optics

Publications

10. Williams, J. E. S., R. C. Tournay, R. Tseng, D. J. Emmons, and O. A. Nava. "Impact of Hurricane Michael (2018) on local vertical total electron content." Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics 219 (2021): 105647.

9. Stambovsky, D. W., J. J. Colman, O. A. Nava, and D. J. Emmons. "Simulation of GPS radio occultation signals through Sporadic-E using the multiple phase screen method." Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics 214 (2021): 105538.

8. Aegerter, T. R. W., D. J. Emmons, and R. D. Loper. "Detection of reconnection signatures in solar flares." Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics 208 (2020): 105375.

7. Emmons, D. J., E. V. Dao, K. K. Knippling, L. F. McNamara, O. A. Nava, K. S. Obenberger, and J. J. Colman. "Estimating horizontal phase speeds of a traveling ionospheric disturbance from Digisonde single site vertical ionograms." Radio Science 55, no. 8 (2020): e2020RS007089.

6. Emmons, D. J., and D. E. Weeks. "Steady-State Model of an Argon-Helium High-Pressure Radio Frequency Dielectric Barrier Discharge." IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science 48, no. 8 (2020): 2715-2722.

5. Gooch, J. Y., J. J. Colman, O. A. Nava, and D. J. Emmons. "Global ionosonde and GPS radio occultation sporadic-E intensity and height comparison." Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics 199 (2020): 105200.

4. Emmons, D. J., and D. E. Weeks. "Effect of Ar(3p54p; 2p)+M → Ar(3p54s; 1s)+M branching ratio on optically pumped rare gas laser performance." Optics Express 27, no. 24 (2019): 35689-35699.

3. Emmons, D. J., D. E. Weeks, B. Eshel, and G. P. Perram. "Metastable Ar(1s5) density dependence on pressure and argon-helium mixture in a high pressure radio frequency dielectric barrier discharge." Journal of Applied Physics 123, no. 4 (2018): 043304.

2. Emmons, D. J., and D. E. Weeks. "Kinetics of high pressure argon-helium pulsed gas discharge." Journal of Applied Physics 121, no. 20 (2017): 203301.

1. Emmons, D. J., A. Acebal, A. Pulkkinen, A. Taktakishvili, P. MacNeice, and D. Odstrcil. "Ensemble forecasting of coronal mass ejections using the WSA-ENLIL with CONED Model." Space Weather 11, no. 3 (2013): 95-106.

 

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