Abigail Rymer Print




:   Space Physicist

:  Planetary, Heliophysics

  Cassini, MIMI, Europa Clipper, PIMS, Juno, JEDI

Degree Field of Study Year Attained Institution Name
HND Observational Astronomy 1997 University of Central Lancashire
BSc Physics with Astrophysics 1999 Royal Holloway College, University of London
PhD Space Physics 2004 MSSL-UCL

Abi Rymer is a space physicist with over 20-years experience studying the Outer Planets as part of the Cassini and Juno instrument teams. Originally from North-West England she followed a non-traditional route to academia including running a pub in Preston, Lancashire and Fine Fragrance Research with Proctor and Gamble. Abi led the multi-instrument team that identified the Enceladus auroral footprint at Saturn and has a keen interest in cross-disciplinary topics, from magnetic microbes to exoplanet atmospheres.  Most recently she led a Planetary Mission Concept Study designing a NASA Flagship to the Neptune-Triton system; participates as Co-Investigator and Working Group co-chair on the Europa Clipper mission to Jupiter; leads a Working Group to define planetary observations in support of exoplanetary research for Interstellar Probe as well as helping to start up the cross assessment group “Exoplanets in our Backyard” to promote cross-divisional research opportunities at NASA and serving the community as a committee member on the Outer Planets Assessment Group.

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2005 Current Research Staff, JHUAPL
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D. K. Haggerty, B. H. Mauk, C. P. Paranicas, G. Clark, P. Kollmann, A. M. Rymer, G. R. Gladstone, T. K. Greathouse, S. J. Bolton, S. M. Levin, (2019), Jovian Injections Observed at High Latitude, Geophysical Research Letters, 46, 16, 9397--9404, https://doi.org/10.1029/2019gl083442

J. H. Westlake, G. Clark, D. K. Haggerty, S. E. Jaskulek, P. Kollmann, B. H. Mauk, D. G. Mitchell, K. S. Nelson, C. P. Paranicas, A. M. Rymer, (2019), High-Energy (>10 MeV) Oxygen and Sulfur Ions Observed at Jupiter From Pulse Width Measurements of the JEDI Sensors, Geophysical Research Letters, 46, 20, 10959--10966, https://doi.org/10.1029/2019gl083842

C. Paranicas, B.H. Mauk, D.K. Haggerty, G. Clark, P. Kollmann, A.M. Rymer, J. Westlake, R.C. Allen, J. Szalay, R.W. Ebert, A.H. Sulaiman, M. Imai, E. Roussos, N. Krupp, Q. Nénon, F. Bagenal, S. Bolton, (2019), Io's effect on energetic charged particles as seen in Juno data, Geophysical Research Letters, https://doi.org/10.1029/2019gl085393

C. Paranicas, B. H. Mauk, D. K. Haggerty, G. Clark, P. Kollmann, A. M. Rymer, J. R. Szalay, D. Ranquist, F. Bagenal, S. M. Levin, J. E. P. Connerney, S. J. Bolton, (2017), Radiation near Jupiter detected by Juno/JEDI during PJ1 and PJ3, Geophysical Research Letters, 44, 10, 4426--4431, https://doi.org/10.1002/2017gl072600

P. Kollmann, C. Paranicas, G. Clark, B. H. Mauk, D. K. Haggerty, A. M. Rymer, D. Santos-Costa, J. E. P. Connerney, F. Allegrini, P. Valek, W. S. Kurth, G. R. Gladstone, S. Levin, S. Bolton, (2017), A heavy ion and proton radiation belt inside of Jupiter's rings, Geophysical Research Letters, 44, 11, 5259--5268, https://doi.org/10.1002/2017gl073730

G. B. Hospodarsky, W. S. Kurth, S. J. Bolton, F. Allegrini, G. B. Clark, J. E. P. Connerney, R. W. Ebert, D. K. Haggerty, S. Levin, D. J. McComas, C. Paranicas, A. M. Rymer, P. W. Valek, (2017), Jovian bow shock and magnetopause encounters by the Juno spacecraft, Geophysical Research Letters, 44, 10, 4506--4512, https://doi.org/10.1002/2017gl073177

A. M. Rymer, D. G. Mitchell, T. W. Hill, E. A. Kronberg, N. Krupp, C. M. Jackman, (2013), Saturn's magnetospheric refresh rate, Geophysical Research Letters, 40, 11, 2479--2483, https://doi.org/10.1002/grl.50530

A. M. Rymer, N. Krupp, D. C. Hamilton, D. G. Mitchell, S. M. Krimigis, P. C. Brandt, K. Dialynas, (2013), The extended Saturnian neutral cloud as revealed by global ENA simulations using Cassini/MIMI measurements, Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics

J. H. Westlake, C. P. Paranicas, T. E. Cravens, J. G. Luhmann, K. E. Mandt, H. T. Smith, D. G. Mitchell, A. M. Rymer, M. E. Perry, J. H. Waite, J.-E. Wahlund, (2012), The observed composition of ions outflowing from Titan, Geophysical Research Letters, 39, 19, n/a--n/a, https://doi.org/10.1029/2012gl053079

N. Krupp, E. Roussos, P. Kollmann, C. Paranicas, D. G. Mitchell, S. M. Krimigis, A. Rymer, G. H. Jones, C. S. Arridge, T. P. Armstrong, K. K. Khurana, (2012), The Cassini Enceladus encounters 2005-2010 in the view of energetic electron measurements, Icarus

C. Paranicas, D. G. Mitchell, E. Roussos, P. Kollmann, N. Krupp, A. L. Mueller, S. M. Krimigis, F. S. Turner, P. C. Brandt, A. M. Rymer, R. E. Johnson, (2010), Transport of energetic electrons into Saturn's inner magnetosphere, Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics

A. M. Rymer, H. T. Smith, A. Wellbrock, A. J. Coates, D. T. Young, (2009), Discrete classification and electron energy spectra of Titan's varied magnetospheric environment, Geophysical Research Letters, 36, 15, n/a--n/a, https://doi.org/10.1029/2009gl039427

C. S. Arridge, C. T. Russell, K. K. Khurana, N. Achilleos, N. André, A. M. Rymer, M. K. Dougherty, A. J. Coates, (2007), Mass of Saturn's magnetodisc: Cassini observations, Geophysical Research Letters, 34, 9, https://doi.org/10.1029/2006gl028921

R. E. Hartle, E. C. Sittler, F. M. Neubauer, R. E. Johnson, H. T. Smith, F. Crary, D. J. McComas, D. T. Young, A. J. Coates, D. Simpson, S. Bolton, D. Reisenfeld, K. Szego, J. J. Berthelier, A. Rymer, J. Vilppola, J. T. Steinberg, N. Andre, (2006), Preliminary interpretation of Titan plasma interaction as observed by the Cassini Plasma Spectrometer: Comparisons with Voyager 1, Geophysical Research Letters, 33, 8, https://doi.org/10.1029/2005gl024817

A. J. Coates, H. J. McAndrews, A. M. Rymer, D. T. Young, F. J. Crary, S. Maurice, R. E. Johnson, R. A. Baragiola, R. L. Tokar, E. C. Sittler, G. R. Lewis, (2005), Plasma electrons above Saturn's main rings: CAPS observations, Geophysical Research Letters, 32, 14, n/a--n/a, https://doi.org/10.1029/2005gl022694

J. D. Williams, L.-J. Chen, W. S. Kurth, D. A. Gurnett, M. K. Dougherty, A. M. Rymer, (2005), Electrostatic solitary structures associated with the November 10, 2003, interplanetary shock at 8.7 AU, Geophysical Research Letters, 32, 17, https://doi.org/10.1029/2005gl023079

T. W. Hill, A. M. Rymer, J. L. Burch, F. J. Crary, D. T. Young, M. F. Thomsen, D. Delapp, N. André, A. J. Coates, G. R. Lewis, (2005), Evidence for rotationally driven plasma transport in Saturn's magnetosphere, Geophysical Research Letters, 32, 14, n/a--n/a, https://doi.org/10.1029/2005gl022620

E. C. Sittler, M. Thomsen, D. Chornay, M. D. Shappirio, D. Simpson, R. E. Johnson, H. T. Smith, A. J. Coates, A. M. Rymer, F. Crary, D. J. McComas, D. T. Young, D. Reisenfeld, M. Dougherty, N. Andre, (2005), Preliminary results on Saturn's inner plasmasphere as observed by Cassini: Comparison with Voyager, Geophysical Research Letters, 32, 14, n/a--n/a, https://doi.org/10.1029/2005gl022653