Matina Gkioulidou Print


  89112

  Malamati.Gkioulidou@jhuapl.edu

: SES

:   Space Physicist

:  Heliophysics

  Van Allen Probes, RBSPICE

 
2012, Ph.D. in Space Physics, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
2008, M.S. in Space Physics, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
2006, B.Sc. in Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

JHU/APL

SENIOR PROFESSIONAL STAFF                                                                                                                                  2014 – present

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE                                                                                                                 2012 - 2014

  • Co-I of the Van Allen Probes/RBSPICE instrument and member of the Van Allen Probes Project science team.
  • Developed and implemented algorithms for the calculation and calibration of data products for the two RBSPICE instruments aboard the Van Allen Probes.
  • Performed extensive data analysis of measurements from multiple satellites in the Earth’s magnetosphere (Van Allen Probes, THEMIS, GOES, LANL), as well as ground-based facilities (SuperMAG magnetometer network) with focus on inner magnetosphere dynamics during storm time activity.

UCLA/Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Department

GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH ASSISTANT                                                                                                          2006 - 2012

  • Coupled and integrated a force-balanced magnetic field solver to the Rice Convection Model (RCM), in order to self-consistently calculate magnetic field changes according to plasma pressures in the plasma sheet and inner magnetosphere.
  • Incorporated plasma density and temperature profiles, based on statistical observations in the plasma sheet, to the outer boundary of RCM.
  • Incorporated electron loss rates derived from an empirical model to RCM, resulting in more realistic ionospheric conductance, which significantly affects the Magnetosphere - Ionosphere coupling.

My full CV

Google Scholar Citations

 
AGU Index Category AGU Index Sub-Category
MAGNETOSPHERIC PHYSICS Magnetosphere: inner
MAGNETOSPHERIC PHYSICS Ring current
MAGNETOSPHERIC PHYSICS Plasma sheet
MAGNETOSPHERIC PHYSICS Magnetosphere/ionosphere interactions
SPACE PLASMA PHYSICS Charged particle motion and acceleration
SPACE PLASMA PHYSICS Plasma energization
SPACE PLASMA PHYSICS Instruments and techniques
SPACE WEATHER Magnetic storms
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2014 - Present
Senior Research Scientist, Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL).
2015 - Present
Instructor for graduate level Plasma Physics (615.753), Whiting School of Engineering/ Engineering for Professionals, JHU. Duties: Design a syllabus, prepare lectures, teaching, creating and grading homework assignments and exams (https://apps.ep.jhu.edu/course-homepages/3530-615.753-plasma-physics-gkioulidou)
2012 - 2014
Postdoctoral Fellow, JHU/APL.
2010 - 2010
Teaching Assistant, UCLA.
2006 - 2012
Graduate Student Research Assistant, UCLA.
2017 - 2021
Co-chair of the “Magnetotail Dipolarization and its Effects on the Inner Magnetosphere” Focus Group of the NSF Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) Workshop
2017
Convener of Session “Toward a Comprehensive Understanding of the Storm-Time Geospace”, Fall AGU meeting.
2017
Convener of Session “Dipolarization throughout the Magnetotail and its Effects on the inner magnetosphere”, Fall AGU meeting.
2015
Convener of Session “Comparative Studies of the Storm-Time Inner Magnetosphere”, Fall AGU meeting.
2015
Session organizer and Discussion Leader at the Inner Magnetosphere Coupling III (IMC III) meeting.
2014
Convener of Session “Multi-point Observations in the Inner Magnetosphere: System-wide Understanding of Particle Transport, Energization and Loss”, Fall AGU meeting.
2013 - Present
Session organizer for multiple Van Allen Probes Science Working Group meetings.
2017 - Present
Topical Editor for Annales Geophysicae (ANGEO) Journal.
2013 - Present
Reviewer (panel and mail-in) of a number of proposals for National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and National Science Foundation (NSF) program.
2011 - Present
Reviewer for Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR), Geophysical Research Letters (GRL), Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics (JASTP), Space Science Reviews, and AGU books.
2012 - Present
Judge, Outstanding Student Presentation Award, American Geophysical Union.
2007 - Present
Member of American Geophysical Union (AGU).
2015: Elected Member, NSF Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) Science Steering Committee, to serve as Magnetotail and Plasma Sheet Research Area Coordinator
2015: Publication award: Author's First APL Paper in Peer-Reviewed Journal, jHU/APL
2015: Invited participant of the International Space Science Institute (ISSI) workshop on "Understanding energetic particle injections and their effect on Earth's outer radiation belt electrons using multipoint observations"
2011: Bjerknes Memorial Award for academic excellence, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Department, UCLA
2009 - 2012: NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF)
2006: Dorothy Radcliffe Dee Fellowship, Physical Sciences Division, College of Letters and Science, UCLA
2001: Scholarship award, Greek State Scholarship Foundation
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The following publication information was downloaded from http://www.researcherId.com/rid/G-9009-2015. Click on the publication title to view details.
The role of convection in the buildup of the ring current pressure during the 17 March 2013 storm
:   Menz, A. M.; Kistler, L. M.; Mouikis, C. G.; Spence, H. E.; Skoug, R. M.; Funsten, H. O.; Larsen, B. A.; Mitchell, D. G.; Gkioulidou, M.
:2017
: Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics
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  475
  492
: WOS:000395655800035
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Investigating the source of near-relativistic and relativistic electrons in Earth's inner radiation belt
:   Turner, D. L.; O'Brien, T. P.; Fennell, J. F.; Claudepierre, S. G.; Blake, J. B.; Jaynes, A. N.; Baker, D. N.; Kanekal, S.; Gkioulidou, M.; Henderson, M. G.; Reeves, G. D.
:2017
: Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics
  122
  695
  710
: WOS:000395655800048
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Ion acceleration at dipolarization fronts in the inner magnetosphere
:   Ukhorskiy, A. Y.; Sitnov, M. I.; Merkin, V. G.; Gkioulidou, M.; Mitchell, D. G.
:MAR 2017
: Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics
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  3040
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: CCC:000399710900017
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The "Puck" energetic charged particle detector: Design, heritage, and advancements
:   Clark, G.; Cohen, I.; Westlake, J. H.; Andrews, G. B.; Brandt, P.; Gold, R. E.; Gkioulidou, M. A.; Hacala, R.; Haggerty, D.; Hill, M. E.; Ho, G. C.; Jaskulek, S. E.; Kollmann, P.; Mauk, B. H.; McNutt, R. L.; Mitchell, D. G.; Nelson, K. S.; Paranicas, C.; Paschalidis, N.; Schlemm, C. E.
:Aug
: Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics
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  7900
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Storm time impulsive enhancements of energetic oxygen due to adiabatic acceleration of preexisting warm oxygen in the inner magnetosphere
:   Keika, K.; Seki, K.; Nose, M.; Machida, S.; Miyoshi, Y.; Lanzerotti, L. J.; Mitchell, D. G.; Gkioulidou, M.; Turner, D.; Spence, H.; Larsen, B. A.
:Aug
: Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics
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  7739
  7752
: WOS:000385811500030
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Void structure of O+ ions in the inner magnetosphere observed by the Van Allen Probes
:   Nakayama, Y.; Ebihara, Y.; Ohtani, S.; Gkioulidou, M.; Takahashi, K.; Kistler, L. M.; Tanaka, T.
:Dec
: Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics
  121
  11698
  11713
: WOS:000393183300007
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The permeability of the magnetopause to a multispecies substorm injection of energetic particles
:   Westlake, J. H.; Cohen, I. J.; Mauk, B. H.; Anderson, B. J.; Mitchell, D. G.; Gkioulidou, M.; Walsh, B. M.; Lanzerotti, L. J.; Strangeway, R. J.; Russell, C. T.
:Sep
: Geophysical Research Letters
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  9453
  9460
: WOS:000385392900012
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The relationship between the macroscopic state of electrons and the properties of chorus waves observed by the Van Allen Probes
:   Yue, C.; An, X.; Bortnik, J.; Ma, Q. L.; Li, W.; Thorne, R. M.; Reeves, G. D.; Gkioulidou, M.; Mitchell, D. G.; Kletzing, C. A.
:Aug
: Geophysical Research Letters
  43
  7804
  7812
: WOS:000383290300003
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Name Link to Datasource Notes
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Storm time dynamics of ring current protons: Implications for the long-term energy budget in the inner magnetosphere
:   Gkioulidou, Matina; Ukhorskiy, A. Y.; Mitchell, D. G.; Lanzerotti, L. J.
:MAY 28 2016
: Geophysical Research Letters
  43
  4736
  4744
: WOS:000378347500009
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The source of O+ in the storm time ring current
:   Kistler, L. M.; Mouikis, C. G.; Spence, H. E.; Menz, A. M.; Skoug, R. M.; Funsten, H. O.; Larsen, B. A.; Mitchell, D. G.; Gkioulidou, M.; Wygant, J. R.; Lanzerotti, L. J.
:JUN 2016
: Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics
  121
  5333
  5349
: WOS:000383421100027
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The 17 March 2013 storm: Synergy of observations related to electric field modes and their ionospheric and magnetospheric Effects
:   Lyons, L. R.; Gallardo-Lacourt, B.; Zou, S.; Weygand, J. M.; Nishimura, Y.; Li, W.; Gkioulidou, M.; Angelopoulos, V.; Donovan, E. F.; Ruohoniemi, J. M.; Anderson, B. J.; Shepherd, S. G.; Nishitani, N.
:NOV 2016
: Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics
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: WOS:000390403400016
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The Harang reversal and the interchange stability of the magnetotail
:   Ohtani, Shinichi; Gkioulidou, Matina; Wang, Chih-Ping; Wolf, Richard A.
:APR 2016
: Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics
  121
  3278
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: WOS:000379960300032
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Van Allen probes, NOAA, GOES, and ground observations of an intense EMIC wave event extending over 12 h in magnetic local time
:   Engebretson, M. J.; Posch, J. L.; Wygant, J. R.; Kletzing, C. A.; Lessard, M. R.; Huang, C. -L.; Spence, H. E.; Smith, C. W.; Singer, H. J.; Omura, Y.; Horne, R. B.; Reeves, G. D.; Baker, D. N.; Gkioulidou, M.; Oksavik, K.; Mann, I. R.; Raita, T.; Shiokawa, K.
:JUL 2015
: Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics
  120
  5465
  5488
: WOS:000360381400018
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Spatial structure and temporal evolution of energetic particle injections in the inner magnetosphere during the 14 July 2013 substorm event
:   Gkioulidou, Matina; Ohtani, S.; Mitchell, D. G.; Ukhorskiy, A. Y.; Reeves, G. D.; Turner, D. L.; Gjerloev, J. W.; Nose, M.; Koga, K.; Rodriguez, J. V.; Lanzerotti, L. J.
:MAR 2015
: Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics
  120
  1924
  1938
: WOS:000353237600031
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BARREL observations of an ICME-shock impact with the magnetosphere and the resultant radiation belt electron loss
:   Halford, A. J.; McGregor, S. L.; Murphy, K. R.; Millan, R. M.; Hudson, M. K.; Woodger, L. A.; Cattel, C. A.; Breneman, A. W.; Mann, I. R.; Kurth, W. S.; Hospodarsky, G. B.; Gkioulidou, M.; Fennell, J. F.
:APR 2015
: Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics
  120
  2557
  2570
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Link between premidnight second harmonic poloidal waves and auroral undulations: Conjugate observations with a Van Allen Probe spacecraft and a THEMIS all-sky imager
:   Motoba, T.; Takahashi, K.; Ukhorskiy, A.; Gkioulidou, M.; Mitchell, D. G.; Lanzerotti, L. J.; Korotova, G. I.; Donovan, E. F.; Wygant, J. R.; Kletzing, C. A.; Kurth, W. S.; Blake, J. B.
:MAR 2015
: Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics
  120
  1814
  1831
: WOS:000353237600024
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On the use of drift echoes to characterize on-orbit sensor discrepancies
:   O'Brien, T. P.; Claudepierre, S. G.; Looper, M. D.; Blake, J. B.; Fennell, J. F.; Clemmons, J. H.; Roeder, J. L.; Kanekal, S. G.; Manweiler, J. W.; Mitchell, D. G.; Gkioulidou, M.; Lanzerotti, L. J.; Spence, H. E.; Reeves, G. D.; Baker, D. N.
:MAR 2015
: Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics
  120
  2076
  2087
: WOS:000353237600040
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Van Allen Probes investigation of the large-scale duskward electric field and its role in ring current formation and plasmasphere erosion in the 1 June 2013 storm
:   Thaller, S. A.; Wygant, J. R.; Dai, L.; Breneman, A. W.; Kersten, K.; Cattell, C. A.; Bonnell, J. W.; Fennell, J. F.; Gkioulidou, Matina; Kletzing, C. A.; De Pascuale, S.; Hospodarsky, G. B.; Bounds, S. R.
:JUN 2015
: Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics
  120
  4531
  4543
: WOS:000358199100034
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Energetic electron injections deep into the inner magnetosphere associated with substorm activity
:   Turner, D. L.; Claudepierre, S. G.; Fennell, J. F.; O'Brien, T. P.; Blake, J. B.; Lemon, C.; Gkioulidou, M.; Takahashi, K.; Reeves, G. D.; Thaller, S.; Breneman, A.; Wygant, J. R.; Li, W.; Runov, A.; Angelopoulos, V.
:APR 16 2015
: Geophysical Research Letters
  42
  2079
  2087
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Quiet time observations of He ions in the inner magnetosphere as observed from the RBSPICE instrument aboard the Van Allen Probes mission
:   Gerrard, Andrew; Lanzerotti, Louis; Gkioulidou, Matina; Mitchell, Donald; Manweiler, Jerry; Bortnik, Jacob
:FEB 28 2014
: Geophysical Research Letters
  41
  1100
  1105
: WOS:000333022700004
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Initial measurements of O-ion and He-ion decay rates observed from the Van Allen probes RBSPICE instrument
:   Gerrard, Andrew; Lanzerotti, Louis; Gkioulidou, Matina; Mitchell, Donald; Manweiler, Jerry; Bortnik, Jacob; Keika, Kunihiro
:NOV 2014
: Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics
  119
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The role of small-scale ion injections in the buildup of Earth's ring current pressure: Van Allen Probes observations of the 17 March 2013 storm
:   Gkioulidou, Matina; Ukhorskiy, A. Y.; Mitchell, D. G.; Sotirelis, T.; Mauk, B. H.; Lanzerotti, L. J.
:SEP 2014
: Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics
  119
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: WOS:000344810200023
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Interchange motion as a transport mechanism for formation of cold-dense plasma sheet
:   Wang, Chih-Ping; Gkioulidou, Matina; Lyons, Larry R.; Xing, Xiaoyan; Wolf, Richard A.
:OCT 2014
: Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics
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Auroral particle precipitation characterized by the substorm cycle
:   Wing, Simon; Gkioulidou, Matina; Johnson, Jay R.; Newell, Patrick T.; Wang, Chih-Ping
:MAR 2013
: Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics
  118
  1022
  1039
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Effect of an MLT dependent electron loss rate on the magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling
:   Gkioulidou, Matina; Wang, Chih-Ping; Wing, Simon; Lyons, Larry R.; Wolf, Richard A.; Hsu, Tung-Shin
:NOV 27 2012
: Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics
  117
  --
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Auroral Disturbances as a Manifestation of Interplay Between Large-Scale and Mesoscale Structure of Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Electrodynamical Coupling
:   Lyons, L. R.; Nishimura, Y.; Xing, X.; Shi, Y.; Gkioulidou, M.; Wang, C. -P.; Kim, H. -J.; Zou, S.; Angelopoulos, V.; Donovan, E.; Keiling, A; Donovan, E; Bagenal, F; Karlsson, T
:2012
: Auroral Phenomenology and Magnetospheric Processes: Earth and Other Planets
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Spatial distributions of the ion to electron temperature ratio in the magnetosheath and plasma sheet
:   Wang, Chih-Ping; Gkioulidou, Matina; Lyons, Larry R.; Angelopoulos, Vassilis
:AUG 10 2012
: Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics
  117
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: WOS:000307459700003
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Effect of self-consistent magnetic field on plasma sheet penetration to the inner magnetosphere: Rice convection model simulations combined with modified Dungey force-balanced magnetic field solver
:   Gkioulidou, Matina; Wang, Chih-Ping; Lyons, Larry R.
:DEC 14 2011
: Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics
  116
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: WOS:000298262600004
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Simulation of the acceleration of relativistic electrons in the inner magnetosphere using RCM-VERB coupled codes
:   Subbotin, D. A.; Shprits, Y. Y.; Gkioulidou, M.; Lyons, L. R.; Ni, B.; Merkin, V. G.; Toffoletto, F. R.; Thorne, R. M.; Horne, R. B.; Hudson, M. K.
:AUG 6 2011
: Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics
  116
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: WOS:000293650300002
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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
:   Wang, Chih-Ping; Gkioulidou, Matina; Lyons, Larry R.; Wolf, Richard A.; Angelopoulos, Vassilis; Nagai, Tsugunobu; Weygand, James M.; Lui, A. T. Y.
:NOV 17 2011
: Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics
  116
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: WOS:000297259600003
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Global simulation of EMIC wave excitation during the 21 April 2001 storm from coupled RCM-RAM-HOTRAY modeling
:   Chen, Lunjin; Thorne, Richard M.; Jordanova, Vania K.; Wang, Chih-Ping; Gkioulidou, Matina; Lyons, Larry; Horne, Richard B.
:JUL 15 2010
: Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics
  115
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Formation of the Harang reversal and its dependence on plasma sheet conditions: Rice convection model simulations
:   Gkioulidou, Matina; Wang, Chih-Ping; Lyons, Larry R.; Wolf, Richard A.
:JUL 2 2009
: Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics
  114
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Connections between plasma sheet transport, Region 2 currents, and entropy changes associated with convection, steady magnetospheric convection periods, and substorms
:   Lyons, Larry R.; Wang, Chih-Ping; Gkioulidou, Matina; Zou, Shasha
:APR 3 2009
: Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics
  114
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: WOS:000264866100004
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High energy particle transport in stochastic magnetic fields in the solar corona
:   Gkioulidou, M.; Zimbardo, G.; Pommois, P.; Veltri, P.; Vlahos, L.
:FEB 2007
: Astronomy &amp; Astrophysics
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: WOS:000243721900043
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