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Joseph Comberiate

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Space Scientist; Aeronomer
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Electrical Engineering
    2006, University of Illinois
  • Master of Science , Electrical Engineering
    2003, University of Illinois
  • Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering
    2001, University of Illinois

Developed space weather tools for defense applications.  Developed 3D ionosphere and bubble characterization SSUSI software for AFWA.  Created scintillation forecast product for Army,  developed a Kalman Filter data assimilation model for ionospheric electron density, and developed a physics-based model for ionospheric forecasts.  Modeled sensors for space situational awareness system analysis.  Worked with radiative transfer spectral modeling algorithms.  SEASONS 2014 and 2016 Workshop Chair.

Notable Awards and Leadership

Year(s) Description
2006 - Present American Geophysical Union
2012 - 2012 American Meteorological Society
2009-2011 AFOSR Young Investigator
2006-2008 NSF Cedar Postdoc Award
2002-2005 NSF GRFP Fellowship
2000 Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
2000 Eta Kappa Nu Electrical Engineering Honor Society

Scholarly Publications

Progress toward forecasting of space weather effects on UHF SATCOM after Operation Anaconda

Space Weather-the International Journal of Research and Applications, 2014
Michael A. Kelly, Joseph M. Comberiate, Ethan S. Miller, Larry J. Paxton, (2014), Progress toward forecasting of space weather effects on UHF SATCOM after Operation Anaconda, Space Weather-the International Journal of Research and Applications, 12, 601-611

Coordinated UV imaging of equatorial plasma bubbles using TIMED/GUVI and DMSP/SSUSI

Space Weather-the International Journal of Research and Applications, 2010
Joseph Comberiate, Larry J. Paxton, (2010), Coordinated UV imaging of equatorial plasma bubbles using TIMED/GUVI and DMSP/SSUSI, Space Weather-the International Journal of Research and Applications, 8

Global Ultraviolet Imager equatorial plasma bubble imaging and climatology, 2002-2007

Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 2010
Joseph Comberiate, Larry J. Paxton, (2010), Global Ultraviolet Imager equatorial plasma bubble imaging and climatology, 2002-2007, Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 115

Estimation of electron densities in the lower thermosphere from GUVI 135.6 nm tomographic inversions in support of SpreadFEx

Annales Geophysicae, 2009
F. Kamalabadi, J. M. Comberiate, M. J. Taylor, P. -D. Pautet, (2009), Estimation of electron densities in the lower thermosphere from GUVI 135.6 nm tomographic inversions in support of SpreadFEx, Annales Geophysicae, 27, 2439-2448

A tomographic model for ionospheric imaging with the Global Ultraviolet Imager

Radio Science, 2007
J. M. Comberiate, F. Kamalabadi, L. J. Paxton, (2007), A tomographic model for ionospheric imaging with the Global Ultraviolet Imager, Radio Science, 42

Tomographic imaging of equatorial plasma bubbles

Geophysical Research Letters, 2006
J. M. Comberiate, F. Kamalabadi, L. Paxton, (2006), Tomographic imaging of equatorial plasma bubbles, Geophysical Research Letters, 33

The first coordinated ground- and space-based optical observations of equatorial plasma bubbles

Geophysical Research Letters, 2003
MC Kelley, JJ Makela, LJ Paxton, F Kamalabadi, JM Comberiate, H Kil, (2003), The first coordinated ground- and space-based optical observations of equatorial plasma bubbles, Geophysical Research Letters, 30