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Jens Oberheide

Professor of Physics and Astronomy

  • Ph.D., Physics, University of Wuppertal, Wuppertal, Germany
  • M.S., Physics, University of Hannover, Hannover, Germany
  • B.S., Physics, University of Hannover, Hannover, Germany

Areas of Research

Atmospheric and Space Physics

Professor Oberheide's group studies the dynamics of Earth's mesosphere-thermosphere-ionosphere system; the forcing and vertical propagation of tides, planetary waves, and gravity waves including their effects on chemistry and electrodynamics; geospace environment coupling to the atmosphere below and to solar activity; comparative aeronomy; long-term trends in the upper atmosphere; utilization of satellite and ground-based remote sensing data to resolve variability and vertical coupling processes in the atmosphere; and the validation of middle and upper atmosphere models. The group specializes in satellite data analysis and conducts physics-based empirical modeling of global scale waves in the stratosphere, mesosphere and thermosphere.

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Jens Oberheide