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Weijia Zhan

Physics and Astronomy

Post Doctoral Fellow

zweijia@clemson.edu
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Educational Background

B.E, Telecommunication, Wuhan University, 2012
M.S, Physics, University of Texas at Dallas, 2017
M.S, Space Physics, Wuhan University, 2016
Ph.D, Physics, University of Texas at Dallas, 2019

Profile/About Me

I started to do research in space physics in 2012 with a background in telecommunication engineering. I have investigated the low latitude and equatorial ionosphere for my Ph.D. study and now focus on polar ionosphere-thermosphere coupling. I have a long experience of using (coherent/incoherent scatter) radar measurements since 2012.

Research Interests

Equatorial and low latitude ionosphere irregularities, high latitude ionosphere-thermosphere coupling

Research Group (Lab)

Atmospheric and Space Physics

Selected Publications

Rodrigues, F. S., Zhan, W., Milla, M. A., Fejer, B. G., de Paula, E. R., Neto, A. C., et al., MELISSA: System description and spectral features of pre-and post?midnight F?region echoes. Journal of Geophysical Research Space Physics Space Physics, 124, 10482– 10496. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JA027445, 2019.
Zhan, W., Rodrigues, F., & Milla, M., On the genesis of postmidnight equatorial spread F: Results for the American/Peruvian sector, Geophysical Research Letters, 45, 7354– 7361. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018GL078822, 2018.
F. S. Rodrigues, D. Hickey, W. Zhan, C. Martinis, B. G. Fejer, M. Milla, and J. Arratia, Multi-instrumented observations of the equatorial F -region during June solstice: large scale wave structures and spread-F, Progress in Earth and Planetary Science, 5(1), doi:10.1186/s40645-018-0170-0, 2018.
Zhan, W. and F. S. Rodrigues, June solstice equatorial spread F in the American sector: A numerical assessment of linear stability aided by incoherent scatter radar measurements, Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 122. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017JA024969, 2017

Selected Talks

Weijia Zhan, Stephen Roland Kaeppler, Miguel Folkmar Larsen, Roger H Varney, Ashton Seth Reimer, Long-term variation of Joule heating rates at high latitudes using measurements from PFISR radar. AGU Fall Meeting 2020
Weijia Zhan and Stephen R. Kaeppler, A first study of Joule heating at high latitudes using PFISR measurements. 2020 CEDAR Workshop.
Weijia Zhan, Fabiano S. Rodrigues, and Marco A. Milla. MELISSA studies of equatorial spread F: Post-midnight events. 2019 CEDAR Workshop.
Weijia Zhan, Fabiano S. Rodrigues, and Marco A. Milla, On the origin of post-midnight equatorial spread F events during the 2008/2009 extreme solar minimum. 2018 CEDAR Workshop.
W. Zhan, and F. S. Rodrigues, June solstice equatorial spread F in the American sector: A numerical assessment of linear stability aided by incoherent scatter radar measurements, USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting, Boulder, CO, January 4-7, 2018.
W. Zhan, F. S. Rodrigues, and M. A. Milla, June solstice equatorial spread F: On the role of weakening vertical plasma drifts, 2017 CEDAR workshop, Keystone Resort, CO, June 18-23, 2017.
W. Zhan, F. S. Rodrigues, and E. R. de Paula, On the spectral features of equatorial spread F echoes observed by MELISSA, USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting, Boulder, CO, January 4-7, 2017.
W. Zhan, F. S. Rodrigues, and E. R. de Paula, On the spectral features of atypical F-region echoes, 2016 CEDAR Workshop, Santa Fe, NM, June 19-24, 2016.

Memberships

AGU membership since 2019