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Paulett C. Liewer

Education
  • B.A., Cornell University (1967)
  • Ph. D., Plasma Physics, University of Maryland (1972)

Research Interests
  • Analysis and visualization of solar imaging data
  • Analysis of in situ and remote sensing observations of the solar wind and coronal mass ejections
  • Solar wind modelling

Projects

Parker Solar Probe Icon Parker Solar Probe
Parker Solar Probe will study the streams of charged particles the Sun hurls into space from a vantage point where the processes that produce the solar wind actually occur.

Solar Orbit (ESA)
Closest image of the Sun's surface

STEREO Icon STEREO
STEREO (Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory) is the third mission in NASA's Solar Terrestrial Probes program (STP).


Professional Experience
  • NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (1999-Present)
    • Principal Scientist
    • Co-Investigator, SECCHI Imaging Suite, NASA Solar TErestrial RElations Observatory (STEREO) Mission (1999-Present)
  • California Institute of Technology (1981-86/1980-81)
    • Senior Research Associate/Research Associate, Department of Applied Physics

Selected Awards
  • NASA Honor Award- Acceptor for Group Achievement Award for the ESD Reorganization Design Team, For outstanding dedication and contributions that led to the redesign and impelmentation of a more efficient Engineering and Science Directorate.
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society

Selected Publications
  1. Nisticò, Giuseppe; Bothmer, Volker; Vourlidas, Angelos; Liewer, Paulett C. ; Thernisien, Arnaud F.; Stenborg, Guillermo; Howard, Russell A., " Simulating White-Light Images of Coronal Structures for Parker Solar Probe/WISPR: Study of the Total Brightness Profiles," Solar Physics 295 (2020) Issue 4, id.63, DOI: 10.1007/s11207-020-01626-y
  2. Zhu, Chunming; Qiu, Jiong; Liewer, Paulett; Vourlidas, Angelos; Spiegel, Michael; Hu, Qiang, "How Does Magnetic Reconnection Drive the Early-stage Evolution of Coronal Mass Ejections?" Ap. J. 893 (2020) Issue 2, id.141, DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/ab838a
  3. Hess, Phillip; Rouillard, Alexis P.; Kouloumvakos, Athanasios; Liewer, Paulett C.; Zhang, Jie; Dhakal, Suman; Stenborg, Guillermo; Colaninno, Robin C.; Howard, Russell A., "WISPR Imaging of a Pristine CME," Ap. J. Supplement Series 246 (2020) Issue 2, id.25, DOI: 10.3847/1538-4365/ab4ff0
  4. Parker Solar Probe/ WISPR First Results Nature Paper: Howard, R. A.; Vourlidas, A.; Bothmer, V.; Colaninno, R. C.; DeForest, C. E.; Gallagher, B.; Hall, J. R.; Hess, P.; Higginson, A. K.; Korendyke, C. M.; Kouloumvakos, A.; Lamy, P. L.; Liewer, P. C.; Linker, J.; Linton, M.; Penteado, P.; Plunkett, S. P.; Poirier, N.; Raouafi, N. E.; Rich, N. Rochus, P.; Rouillard, A. P.; Socker, D. G.; Stenborg, G.; Thernisien, A. F.; Viall, N. M., "Near-Sun observations of an F-corona decrease and K-corona fine structure," Nature 576 (2019) Issue 7786, p.232-236, DOI: 10.1038/s41586-019-1807-x
  5. Liewer, P.; Vourlidas, A.; Thernisien, A.; Qiu, J.; Penteado, P.; Nisticò, G.; Howard, R.; Bothmer, V., " Simulating White Light Images of Coronal Structures for WISPR/ Parker Solar Probe: Effects of the Near-Sun Elliptical Orbit," Solar Physics 294 (2019) Issue 4, id.63, DOI: 10.1007/s11207-019-1489-4
  6. P. C. Liewer, J. Qiu, C. Lindsey, "Comparison of Helioseismic Far-Side Active Region Detections with STEREO Far-Side EUV Observations of Solar Activity," Solar Physics 292 (2017) p. 146, DOI 10.1007/s11207-017-1159-3
  7. P. C. Liewer, O. Penasenco, J. R. Hall, "Stereoscopic Analysis of the 2007August 31 Prominence Eruption and Coronal Mass Ejection," (Solar Physics 2012, accepted for publication)
  8. P. C. Liewer, I. González Hernández, J. R. Hall, W. T. Thompson, A. Misrak, "Comparison of Far-side STEREO Observations of Solar Activity and Active Region Predictions from GONG," Solar Physics (to be published, 2012, Available online)
  9. P. C. Liewer, J. R. Hall, R. A. Howard, E. M. De Jong, W. T. Thompson and A. Thernisien, "Stereoscopic Analysis of STEREO/SECCHI Data for CME Trajectory Determination," J. Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics 73, 2011, pp. 1173-1186. DOI: 10.1016/j.jastp.2010.09.004
  10. Mierla, M., Inhester, B., Antunes, A., Boursier, Y., Byrne, J. P., Colaninno, R., Davila, J., de Koning, C. A., Gallagher, P. T., Gissot, S., Howard, R. A., Howard, T. A., Kramar, M., Lamy, P., Liewer, P. C., Maloney, S., Marqué, C., McAteer, R. T. J., Moran, T., Rodriguez, L., Srivastava, N., St. Cyr, O. C., Stenborg, G., Temmer, M., Thernisien, A., Vourlidas, A., West, M. J., Wood, B. E., Zhukov, A. N.," On the 3-D reconstruction of Coronal Mass Ejections using coronagraph data," Annales Geophysicae 28, 2010, pp. 203-215
  11. P. C. Liewer, E. M. De Jong, J. R. Hall, R. A. Howard, W. T. Thompson and A. Thernisien, "Determination of CME Trajectories by Stereoscopic Analysis of STEREO/SECCHI Data", Twelfth International Solar Wind Conference, AIP Conference Proceedings, 2010, p. 412
  12. Bone, L. A.; van Driel-Gesztelyi, L.; Culhane, J. L.; Aulanier, G.; Liewer, P., "Formation, Interaction and Merger of an Active Region and a Quiescent Filament Prior to Their Eruption on 19 May 2007," Solar Physics 259, Issue 1-2, (2009) pp. 31-47. DOI: 10.1007/s11207-009-9427-5
  13. P. C. Liewer, E. M. De Jong, J. R. Hall, R. A. Howard, W. T. Thompson, J. L. Culhane, Laura Bone, and L. van Driel-Gesztelyi, "Stereoscopic Analysis of STEREO/EUVI Observations of May 19, 2007 Erupting Filament," Solar Physics 256 (2009) p. 57. DOI: 10.1007/s11207-009-9363-4
  14. E. K. J. Kilpua, P.C. Liewer, C. Farrugia, J.G Luhmann, C. Mostl, Y. Li, Y. Liu, B. Lynch, A. Vourlidas, M.H. Acuna, A.B. Galvin, Davin Larson, J. Sauvaud, and C. Russell, "Multi-spacecraft Observations of Magnetic Clouds and Their Solar Origins between 19 and 23 May 2007," Solar Physics 254 (2009) pp.325-344. DOI: 10.1007/s11207-008-9300-y
  15. P. C. Liewer, D. Alexander, J. Ayon, A. Kosovichev, R. Mewaldt, D. Socker, A. Vourlidas, "Solar Polar Imager: Observing Solar Activity from a New Perspective" in NASA Space Science Vision Missions, (ed. Marc S. Allen), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics, Vol. 224 (2009) pp. 1-40
  16. T. Appourchaux, P. C. Liewer and 20 other authors, "POLAR Investigation of the Sun - POLARIS," Experimental Astronomy, Volume 23, Issue 3 (2009) pp.1079-1117
  17. Y. Li, B. J. Lynch, G. Stenborg, J. G. Luhmann, K. E. J. Huttunen, B. T. Welsch, P. C. Liewer, and A. Vourlidas, "The Solar Magnetic Field and Coronal Dynamics of the Eruption on 2007 May 19," Ap. J. 681 (2008) L37
  18. Y. C.-M. Liu, M. Opher, O. Cohen, P. C. Liewer, and T. I. Gombosi, "A Simulation of a CME Propagation and Shock Evolution in the Lower Solar Corona," Ap. J. 680 (2008) p. 757, DOI: 10.1086/58767
  19. M. Opher, E. Stone, P. C. Liewer, and T. Gombosi, "Global Asymmetry of the Heliosphere," AIP Conf. Proc. 858 (2006) p. 25, DOI:10.1063/1.2359304
  20. M. Opher, E. Stone, P. C. Liewer, "Effects of a Local Interstellar Magnetic Field on Voyager 1 and 2 Observations," Ap. J. 640 (2006) p. L71,DOI:10.1086/503251
  21. M. Opher, E. Stone, P. C. Liewer, "Effects of a Local Interstellar Magnetic Field on Voyager 1 and 2 Observations," Ap. J. 640 (2006) L71 (DOI:10.1086/503251).
  22. M. Opher, P. C. Liewer, M. Velli, T. Gombosi, W. Manchester, D. L. DeZeeuw, G. Toth, I. Sokolov, "Magnetic Effects Change Our View of the Heliosheath" in Physics of the Outer Heliosphere, AIP Conference Proceedings, 719, p.105 (2005)
  23. P. C. Liewer, M. N. Neugebauer, and T. H. Zurbuchen, "Characteristics of Active-Region Sources of Solar Wind near Solar Maximum," Solar Physics, 223, p. 209 (2004)
  24. M. Neugebauer, P. C. Liewer, B. E. Goldstein, X. Zhou, and J. T. Steinberg, "Solar wind stream interaction regions without sector boundaries," J. Geophys. Res., 109, A10, CiteID A10102 (2004)
  25. M. Opher, P. C. Liewer, M. Velli, L. Bettarini, T. Gombosi, W. Manchester, D. L. DeZeeuw, I. Sokolov, G. Toth, "Magnetic Effects at the Edge of the Solar System: MHD Instabilities, the de Laval Nozzle Effect and an Extended Jet" Ap. J., 611, p. 575 (2004)
  26. M. Opher, P. C. Liewer, T. Gombosi, W. Manchester, D. L. DeZeeuw, I. Sokolov, G. Toth, "Probing the Edge of the Solar System: Formation of an Unstable Jet-Sheet," Ap. J., 529, L61-L65 (2003)
  27. I. Roussev, Gombosi, T.I., Sokolov, I.V., Velli, M., Manchester, W., IV., DeZeeuw, D.L., Liewer, P., Toth, G., Luhman, J., "A Three-dimensional Model of the Solar Wind Incorporting Solar Magnetogram Observations," Astrophys. J., 595, L57 (2003)
  28. P. C. Liewer, M. N. Neugebauer, and T. H. Zurbuchen, "Active-Region Sources of the solar wind near solar maximum," in Solar Wind Ten: Proceedings of the Tenth International Solar Wind Conference, M. Velli, R. Bruno, and F. Malara eds., AIP, NY, p. 51 (2003)
  29. M. N. Neugebauer and P. C. Liewer, "Creation and Destruction of Transitory Coronal Holes and Their Fast Solar Wind Streams," J. Geophys. Res., 108 A1, ID 1013, DOI 1: 10.1029/2002JA009326 (2003)
  30. Moldwin, M. B., P.C. Liewer, N. Crooker, J. F. Fennell, J. Feynman, H. O. Funsten, B. E. Goldstein, J. T. Gosling, J. E. Mazur, V. J. Pizzo, C. T. Russell, and J. Weygand, Heliospheric Constellation: Understanding the structure and evolution of the solar wind, in Solar Wind Ten: Proceedings of the Tenth International Solar Wind Conference, M. Velli, R. Bruno, and F. Malara ed., 842-845 (2003)
  31. M. N. Neugebauer, P. C. Liewer, E. J. Smith, R. M. Skoug and T. H. Zurbuchen, "Sources of the solar wind at solar activity maximum," J. Geophys. Res., 107 A12, ID 1488, DOI 10.1029/2001JA000306 (2002)
  32. P. C. Liewer, M. Velli and B. E. Goldstein, "Alfvén wave propagation and ion-cyclotron interactions in the expanding solar wind: 1D hybrid simulations," J. Geophys. Res., 106, 29261 (2001)
  33. P. C. Liewer, J. R Hall, E. M. De Jong, D. G. Socker, R. A. Howard, A., Vourlidas, P. Crane, P. Reiser, P. and N. Rich, "Determination of three-dimensional structure of coronal streamers and relationship to the solar magnetic field," J. Geophys. Res., 106, 15903 (2001)
  34. P. C. Liewer, R. A. Mewaldt, J. A. Ayon, C. Garner, S. Gavit, and R. A. Wallace, "Interstellar Probe using a Solar Sail: Conceptual Design and Technological Challenges," in The Outer Heliosphere: The Next Frontiers, (K. Scherer, Horst Fichtner, Hans Jörg Fahr, and Eckart Marsch, eds.) COSPAR Colloquiua Series, 11. Amsterdam: Pergamon Press p. 411 (2001)
  35. R. A. Mewaldt and P. C. Liewer, "Scientific Payload for an Interstellar Probe mission," in The Outer Heliosphere: The Next Frontiers, (K. Scherer, Horst Fichtner, Hans Jörg Fahr, and Eckart Marsch, eds.) COSPAR Colloquiua Series, 11. Amsterdam: Pergamon Press , p. 451 (2001)
  36. B. Buti, B. E. Goldstein and P. C. Liewer, "Ion Holes in the Solar Wind: Hybrid Simulations," Geophys. Res. Lett., 28, 91 (2001)
  37. P. C. Liewer, M. Velli, and B. E. Goldstein, "Hybrid Simulations of Preferential Heating of Heavy Ions in the Solar Wind," in Acceleration and Transport of Energetic Particles Observed in the Heliosphere: ACE 2000 Symposium, (AIP CP528, R. A. Mewaldt, et al, eds.) 274 (2000)
  38. P. C. Liewer, R. A. Mewaldt, J. A. Ayon and R. A. Wallace, "NASA's Interstellar Probe Mission," in Space Technology and Applications International Forum-2000 (AIP CP504, M. S. El-Genk, eds.) 911 (2000)
  39. B. Buti, P. C. Liewer, B. E. Goldstein, M. Velli, and T. Hada, "Hybrid Simulations of Collapse of Alfvénic Wave Packets," Phys. Plasmas, 7, 3998 (2000)
  40. P. C. Liewer, M. Velli and B. E. Goldstein, "Hybrid Simulations of Wave Propagation and Ion Cyclotron Heating in the Expanding Solar Wind," Proceedings of Solar Wind Nine, S. Habbal, R. Esser, J. V. Hollweg, P. A. Isenberg, eds., (AIP Conference Proceedings 471, Woodbury, New York, 1999) p. 449.

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