Joseph Comberiate Print


  240-228-3177

  Joseph.Comberiate@jhuapl.edu

: SES

:   Space Scientist; Aeronomer

:  Heliophysics

  DMSP, F16-F19 SUSSI, TIMED, GUVI

 
Degree Field of Study Year Attained Institution Name
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.

 
AGU Index Category AGU Index Sub-Category
IONOSPHERE Equatorial ionosphere
IONOSPHERE Ionospheric irregularities
IONOSPHERE Modeling and forecasting
IONOSPHERE Ionospheric disturbances
SPACE WEATHER Forecasting
SPACE WEATHER Impacts on technological systems
MATHEMATICAL GEOPHYSICS Inverse theory
MATHEMATICAL GEOPHYSICS Probabilistic forecasting
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Start Year End Year Description
2010 Current APL - SRD - Space Scientist Developed 3D ionosphere and bubble characterization SSUSI software for AFWA and participated on SSUSI cal/val teams. PI of IRAD scintillation forecast product for Army, developed a Kalman filter data assimilation model for ionospheric electron density forecasting. Modeled sensors for space situational awareness system analysis. SEASONS 2014 and 2016 Chair. 40+ presentations at scientific conferences and meetings since 2001.
2006 2010 APL - SRA - Postdoc Provided three-dimensional electron density reconstructions in conjunction with radio wave propagation studies. Conducted coordinated plasma bubble studies using GUVI and SSUSI along with ground-based remote sensing data. Adapted existing code for automated equatorial arc and plasma bubble detection with GUVI data. Conducted midlatitude electron density studies and long-term plasma bubble studies with GUVI data.
2001 2006 APL - SRA - Technical Intern Created discrete forward model of GUVI observation geometry. Developed and enhanced algorithms for reconstructing images from GUVI data. Conducted coordinated studies using reconstructed GUVI images and ground-based measurements.
2001 2006 University of Illinois - Teaching Assistant Assisted instructors for three semesters with ECE 410 (undergrad) – Digital Signal Processing and one semester with ECE 558 (graduate) – Digital Imaging. Held office hours, helped prepare and grade homework and exam problems, proctored exams, and conducted review sessions.
2000 2000 APL - AMDD/A2C Intern Used Java3D to develop a prototype for radar simulation target viewer.
Year 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
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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