SSUSI Publications


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Remote Sensing of Earth\textquoterights Limb by TIMED/GUVI: Retrieval of thermospheric composition and temperature

The Global Ultraviolet Imager (GUVI) onboard the Thermosphere-Ionosphere-Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics (TIMED) satellite senses far ultraviolet emissions from O and N2 in the thermosphere. Transformation of far ultraviolet radiances measured on the Earth limb into O, N2, and O2 number densities and temperature quantifies these responses and demonstrates the value of simultaneous altitude and geographic information. Composition and temperature variations are available from 2002 to 2007 ...

Meier, R.; Picone, J.; Drob, D.; Bishop, J.; Emmert, J.; Lean, J.; Stephan, A.; Strickland, D.; Christensen, A.; Paxton, L.; Morrison, D.; Kil, H.; Wolven, B.; Woods, Thomas; Crowley, G.; Gibson, S.;

YEAR: 2015     DOI: 10.1002/2014EA000035

airglow and aurora; thermosphere: composition and chemistry; thermosphere: energy deposition; remote sensing


OVATION Prime-2013: Extension of auroral precipitation model to higher disturbance levels

OVATION Prime (OP) is an auroral precipitation model parameterized by solar wind driving. Distinguishing features of the model include an optimized solar wind-magnetosphere coupling function (dΦMP/dt) which predicts auroral power significantly better than\ Kpor other traditional parameters, the separation of aurora into categories (diffuse aurora, monoenergetic, broadband, and ion), the inclusion of seasonal variations, and separate parameter fits for each magnetic latitude (MLA ...

Newell, P.; Liou, K.; Zhang, Y.; Sotirelis, T.; Paxton, L.; Mitchell, E.;

YEAR: 2014     DOI: 10.1002/swe.v12.610.1002/2014SW001056

Aurora; forecasting; precipitation

Equatorial broad plasma depletions associated with the enhanced fountain effect

Lee, Woo; Kil, Hyosub; Kwak, Young-Sil; Paxton, Larry; Zhang, Yongliang; Galkin, Ivan; Batista, Inez;

YEAR: 2014     DOI: 10.1002/jgra.v119.110.1002/2013JA019137

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

Space weather impacts on communications are often presented as a\ raison d\textquoterightetre\ for studying space weather (e.g., Solar and Space Physics: A Science for a Technological Society, 2013). Here we consider a communications outage during Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan that may have been related to ionospheric disturbances. Early military operations occurred during the peak of solar cycle 23 when ionospheric variability was enhanced. During Operation Anaconda, the Battle of Takur Gh ...

Kelly, Michael; Comberiate, Joseph; Miller, Ethan; Paxton, Larry;

YEAR: 2014     DOI: 10.1002/2014SW001081

Ionosphere; scintillation; UHF SATCOM


Reply to comment on \textquotedblleftEmpirical relationship between electron precipitation and far-ultraviolet auroral emissions from DMSP observations\textquotedblright

Sotirelis, Thomas; Korth, Haje; Hsieh, Syau-Yun; Zhang, Yongliang; Morrison, Daniel; Paxton, Larry;

YEAR: 2013     DOI: 10.1002/jgra.v118.1010.1002/jgra.50507

Nightside midlatitude ionospheric arcs: TIMED/GUVI observations

Zhang, Yongliang; Paxton, Larry; Kil, Hyosub;

YEAR: 2013     DOI: 10.1002/jgra.50327

Empirical relationship between electron precipitation and far-ultraviolet auroral emissions from DMSP observations

Sotirelis, Thomas; Korth, Haje; Hsieh, Syau-Yun; Zhang, Yongliang; Morrison, Daniel; Paxton, Larry;

YEAR: 2013     DOI: 10.1002/jgra.50157

Determining relative proton and electron auroral LBH emission efficiencies from FUV-ionosonde comparisons-preliminary results

Knight, HK; Galkin, IA; Reinisch, BW; Paxton, L;

YEAR: 2013     DOI:

Evidence of auroral oval TEC enhancement and simultaneous plasma patch break-off events in the Arctic and Antarctic ionosphere during the initial phase of a geomagnetic storm event at equinox, 26 September 2011

Kinrade, Joe; Mitchell, Cathryn; Paxton, Larry; Bust, Gary;

YEAR: 2013     DOI:

The Mesoscale Ionospheric Simulation Testbed (MIST) Regional Data Assimilation Model

The Mesoscale Ionospheric Simulation Testbed (MIST) provides a regional nowcast and forecast of electron density values and has sufficient resolution to include equatorial plasma bubbles. The SSUSI instrument on the DMSP F18 satellite has high-resolution nightly observations of plasma bubbles at 8 PM local time throughout the current solar maximum. MIST can assimilate SSUSI UV observations, GPS TEC measurements, and SCINDA S4 readings simultaneously into a single scintillation map over a region of interest. MIST also mode ...

Comberiate, J; Kelly, MA; Miller, E; Paxton, L;

YEAR: 2013     DOI:

Multi-Instrument Observations at High Latitudes

Miller, E; Paxton, L; Schaefer, RK; Weiss, M; Wolven, BC; Zhang, Y;

YEAR: 2013     DOI:

Observing the Edge of the Inner Radiation Belt: the South Atlantic Anomaly Seen with Photometers in Low Earth Orbit

Schaefer, RK; Wolven, BC; Paxton, L; Romeo, G; Selby, C; Hsieh, SW;

YEAR: 2013     DOI:

SSUSI: A Newly Available Resource for the Upper Atmosphere Community to Study the Global Response of the Coupled Ionosphere Thermosphere System

The Global Ultraviolet Imager (GUVI) on TIMED was actually the 7th wide field of regard instrument built by APL. Five SSUSI instruments were built by APL and delivered, calibrated and ready for flight between 1994 and 1996. Another instrument, the Near Infrared Spectrograph was flown on the NASA NEAR mission using the SSUSI optical design. The first SSUSI flight was in 2003 on the DMSP F16 spacecraft. Two others have flown since then on DMSP F17 and F18. Two more await flight with the next slated for a Spring 2014 launch ...

Paxton, L.; Schaefer, R.~K.; Weiss, M.; Wolven, B.~C.; Zhang, Y.; Miller, E.; Bust, G.~S.; Romeo, G.;

YEAR: 2013     DOI:

0355 ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION AND STRUCTURE Thermosphere: composition and chemistry; 2407 IONOSPHERE Auroral ionosphere; 2415 IONOSPHERE Equatorial ionosphere; 7954 SPACE WEATHER Magnetic storms

SSUSI Aurora Forecast Model

Hsieh, S.~W.; Zhang, Y.; Schaefer, R.~K.; Romeo, G.; Paxton, L.;

YEAR: 2013     DOI:

2431 IONOSPHERE Ionosphere/magnetosphere interactions; 2447 IONOSPHERE Modeling and forecasting; 2704 MAGNETOSPHERIC PHYSICS Auroral phenomena; 2722 MAGNETOSPHERIC PHYSICS Forecasting

UV Remote Sensing Data Products-Turning Data Into Knowledge

Weiss, M; Paxton, L; Schaefer, RK; Comberiate, J; Hsieh, SW; Romeo, G; Wolven, BC; Zhang, Y;

YEAR: 2013     DOI:


Empirical Relationship Between LBH Auroral Emissions and Particle Precipitation

Hsieh, SW; Sotirelis, T; Korth, H; Zhang, Y; Paxton, LJ;

YEAR: 2011     DOI:

Estimating Dayside Regions of Dayglow-Free 135.6 nm UV Radiances for Data Assimilation

Aiello, J; Toigo, AD; Demajistre, R; Schaefer, RK; Paxton, LJ;

YEAR: 2011     DOI:

Mutual Neutralization of Atomic Oxygen Ions Over the Course of the Solar Cycle and Its Effects on Ionospheric Remote Sensing

Comberiate, J; Demajistre, R; Schaefer, RK; Zhang, Y; Paxton, LJ;

YEAR: 2011     DOI:


Near real-time assimilation in IRI of auroral peak E-region density and equatorward boundary

Zhang, Yongliang; Paxton, Larry; Bilitza, Dieter; Doe, Rick;

YEAR: 2010     DOI: 10.1016/j.asr.2010.06.029

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

Comberiate, Joseph; Paxton, Larry;

YEAR: 2010     DOI: 10.1029/2009SW000546

Equatorial Plasma Bubble Climatology and Scintillation Forecasting from DMSP/SSUSI

Comberiate, J.; Paxton, L.~J.;

YEAR: 2010     DOI:

[2415] IONOSPHERE / Equatorial ionosphere; [2494] IONOSPHERE / Instruments and techniques; [6969] RADIO SCIENCE / Remote sensing; [7924] SPACE WEATHER / Forecasting


Does the polar cap disappear under an extended strong northward IMF?

Zhang, Yongliang; Paxton, Larry; Newell, Patrick; Meng, Ching-I.;

YEAR: 2009     DOI: 10.1016/j.jastp.2009.09.005

Coordinated Ground-and Space-based 3-D Electron Density Reconstruction and Plasma Bubble Imaging

Comberiate, J; Miller, ES; Paxton, LJ; Makela, JJ; Kelley, MC;

YEAR: 2009     DOI:

Global Ultra-Violet Ionosphere-Thermosphere Observatory (GUVITO)

Curtis, N; Crowley, G; Christensen, AB; Paxton, LJ; Robichaud, J; Barry, MA; Bust, GS;

YEAR: 2009     DOI:

Space-and Ground-Based Observations of Solar Cycle and Local Time Dependence of Equatorial Plasma Bubble Activity

Miller, ES; Comberiate, J; Makela, JJ; Paxton, LJ; Kelley, MC; Groves, KM; Tsunoda, RT;

YEAR: 2009     DOI:

Visualization and Analysis of Spectrograph-mode Data Products from Far Ultraviolet Scanning Imaging Sensors

Wolven, BC; Schaefer, RK; Hsieh, SW; Paxton, LJ;

YEAR: 2009     DOI:


An empirical Kp-dependent global auroral model based on TIMED/GUVI FUV data

Zhang, Y.; Paxton, L.J.;

YEAR: 2008     DOI: 10.1016/j.jastp.2008.03.008

Evidence for significantly greater N 2 Lyman-Birge-Hopfield emission efficiencies in proton versus electron aurora based on analysis of coincident DMSP SSUSI and SSJ/5 data

Knight, H.; Strickland, D.; Hecht, J.; Straus, P.; Morrison, D.; Paxton, L.; Evans, D.;

YEAR: 2008     DOI: 10.1029/2007JA012728

Interplanetary shock induced ring current auroras

Zhang, Yongliang; Paxton, Larry; Zheng, Yihua;

YEAR: 2008     DOI: 10.1029/2007JA012554


Analyses of solar activity effects on the low-latitude ionosphere

Wolven, BC; Talaat, ER; Yee, J; Demajistre, R; Paxton, LJ; Christensen, A; Sotirelis, T; Smith, DC; Bilitza, D; Azeem, I;

YEAR: 2006     DOI:

TIMED/GUVI and DMSP/SSUSI - Data Products for Space Weather

Hsieh, S.; Paxton, L.; Zhang, Y.; Demajistre, R.; Wolven, B.; Morrison, D.; Schaefer, R.;

YEAR: 2006     DOI:

7900 SPACE WEATHER; 7924 Forecasting (2722); 7934 Impacts on technological systems; 7944 Ionospheric effects on radio waves; 7984 Space radiation environment


AURORA: The Next Generation Space Weather Sensor for NPOESS

Paxton, L; Morrison, D; Santo, A; Ogorzalek, B; Goldsten, J; Boldt, J; Kil, H; Zhang, Y; Demajistre, R; Wolven, B;

YEAR: 2005     DOI:

Calibration/Validation of the SSUSI Instrument on DMSP F16: Overview \amp Nightside Analysis

Straus, P.~R.; Paxton, L.~J.; Demajistre, R.; Morrison, D.;

YEAR: 2005     DOI:

2415 Equatorial ionosphere

Near Simultaneous Observations of the Aurora From FUV, Particle and Photometric Instruments on DMSP-F16, TIMED, and IMAGE

Hecht, JH; Strickland, DJ; Knight, HK; Kochenash, AJ; Zhang, Y; Morrison, MD; Paxton, LJ; Mende, SB; Frey, HU; Burke, WJ;

YEAR: 2005     DOI:

SSUSI and GUVI limb scans of thermospheric neutral density changes during a geomagnetic storm

Stephan, AW; Picone, JM; Meier, RR; Emmert, JT; Paxton, LJ; Morrison, D; Wolven, B; Kil, H;

YEAR: 2005     DOI:

Testing Auroral Far Ultraviolet (FUV) Remote Sensing Techniques Using Coincident FUV and Particle Data From the DMSP F16 Satellite

Knight, HK; Strickland, DJ; Kochenash, AJ; Hecht, JH; Morrison, D; Zhang, Y; Paxton, LJ; Burke, WJ; Rich, FJ;

YEAR: 2005     DOI:


The use of far ultraviolet remote sensing to monitor space weather

Paxton, Larry; Morrison, Daniel; Strickland, Douglas; McHarg, M.Geoff; Zhang, Yongliang; Wolven, Brian; Kill, Hyosub; Crowley, Geoff; Christensen, Andrew; Meng, Ching-I;

YEAR: 2003     DOI: 10.1016/S0273-1177(02)00886-4

Initial observations with the Global Ultraviolet Imager (GUVI) in the NASA TIMED satellite mission

Christensen, AB; Paxton, LJ; Avery, S; Craven, J; Crowley, G; Humm, DC; Kil, H; Meier, RR; Meng, C-I; Morrison, D;

YEAR: 2003     DOI: 10.1029/2003JA009918


On-orbit calibration of the Special Sensor Ultraviolet Scanning Imager (SSUSI): a far-UV imaging spectrograph on DMSP F-16

Morrison, Daniel; Paxton, Larry; Humm, David; Wolven, Brian; Kil, Hyosub; Zhang, Yongliang; Ogorzalek, Bernard; Meng, Ching-I.;

YEAR: 2002     DOI: 10.1117/12.454267

Validation of remote sensing products produced by the Special Sensor Ultraviolet Scanning Imager (SSUSI): a far UV-imaging spectrograph on DMSP F-16

Paxton, Larry; Morrison, Daniel; Zhang, Yongliang; Kil, Hyosub; Wolven, Brian; Ogorzalek, Bernard; Humm, David; Meng, Ching-I.;

YEAR: 2002     DOI: 10.1117/12.454268


Applications of Global Ultraviolet Imaging Data to the Prediction of Satellite Drag in Low-Earth Orbit

Wolven, BC; Paxton, LJ; Morrison, D; Zhu, X; Talaat, E; Zhang, Y; Kil, H; Meng, C; Yee, J;

YEAR: 2001     DOI:

Observing the Polar Upper Atmosphere from Low Earth Orbit: Challenges, Opportunities, and New Missions

Paxton, LJ;

YEAR: 2001     DOI:


Global ultraviolet imager (GUVI): measuring composition and energy inputs for the NASA Thermosphere Ionosphere Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics (TIMED) mission

Paxton, Larry; Christensen, Andrew; Humm, David; Ogorzalek, Bernard; Pardoe, C.; Morrison, Daniel; Weiss, Michele; Crain, W.; Lew, Patricia; Mabry, Dan; Goldsten, John; Gary, Stephen; Persons, David; Harold, Mark; Alvarez, Brian; Ercol, Carl; Strickland, Douglas; Meng, Ching-I.;

YEAR: 1999     DOI: 10.1117/12.366380

Performance of the wedge-and-strip microchannel plate detectors and electronics for the Global Ultraviolet Imager

Goldsten, John; Humm, David; Paxton, Larry; Ogorzalek, Bernard; Gary, Stephen; Hayes, John; Boldt, John;

YEAR: 1999     DOI: 10.1117/12.366521


Interactive interpretation and display of far ultraviolet data

Paxton, L.J; Spisz, T; Crowley, G; Gary, R; Hopkins, M.M; Morrison, D; Wiess, M; Fountain, G.H; Suther, L; Meng, C.-I; Strickland, D.J;

YEAR: 1998     DOI: 10.1016/S0273-1177(99)00116-7

Design and performance of the Global Ultraviolet Imager (GUVI)

Humm, DC; Paxton, LJ; Christensen, AB; Ogorzalek, BS; Pardoe, CT; Meng, CI; Morrison, D; Evans, JS; Weiss, MB; Crain, W;

YEAR: 1998     DOI: 10.1117/12.330325

Design and performance of the Global Ultraviolet Imager (GUVI)

Humm, David; Paxton, Larry; Christensen, Andrew; Ogorzalek, Bernard; Pardoe, CT; Meng, Ching-I; Morrison, Daniel; Strickland, Douglas; Evans, JS; Weiss, Michele;

YEAR: 1998     DOI:


MSX-A multiuse space experiment

Paxton, Larry; Meng, Ching-I; Anderson, Donald; Romick, Gerald;

YEAR: 1996     DOI:


Satellite remote sensing of thermospheric O/N 2 and solar EUV: 1. Theory

Strickland, D.; Evans, J.; Paxton, L.;

YEAR: 1995     DOI: 10.1029/95JA00574


Continued development of radiance models and imaging software for the reduction, analysis, and visualization of space-based UV imaging data

Cox, Robin; Strickland, Douglas; Evans, J.; Wright, K.; Paxton, Larry;

YEAR: 1994     DOI: 10.1117/12.186619

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