Buonsanto Lecture Series Archive

Archived here are past talks in the Michael J. Buonsanto Memorial Lecture Series. Information on the series is available at https://www.haystack.mit.edu/buonsanto.

Past lectures

Thursday, 5 November 2020 (21st annual)
Alan Burns
High Altitude Observatory, NCAR
Geomagnetic activity effects on thermospheric composition as seen by GOLD

Wednesday, 13 November 2019 (20th annual)
Delores J. Knipp
University of Colorado–Boulder
250 Years of Extreme Space Weather Storms: What Has the Ionosphere Been Up To?

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 (19th annual)
Larisa Goncharenko
MIT Haystack Observatory
How Sudden Stratospheric Warnings Affect the Whole Atmosphere: The Butterfly Effect in Action

Wednesday, 15 November 2017
Dr. Larry J. Paxton
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Ionospheric Storms: Towards Developing an Understanding

Wednesday, 26 October 2016
Professor Mark Moldwin
University of Michigan
Building on the Buonsanto Legacy: A New Understanding of the Storm Time Mid-latitude Ionosphere and Its Inner Magnetosphere Connections

Wednesday, 18 November 2015
Dr. Joseph Huba
US Naval Research Laboratory
Can We Forecast the Stormtime Ionosphere/Plasmasphere System?

Thursday, 13 November 2014
Prof. Phil Richards
George Mason University
Blowing in the Thermospheric Winds: The Complex Stories of Ionospheric Motions

Wednesday, 6 November 2013
Dr. Joshua Semeter
Boston University
Dynamic Boundaries in the Geospace System

Thursday, 1 November 2012
Prof. J. Michael Ruohoniemi
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
New Multi-instrument and Collaborative Approaches to Exploring Geomagnetic Storm Effects in the Ionosphere: A Tribute to the Buonsanto Legacy

Wednesday, 19 October 2011
Dr. John M. Holt, Dr. John C. Foster, and Dr. Philip J. Erickson
MIT Haystack Observatory
50 Years of Ionospheric Radar at Millstone Hill: Three Personal Perspectives

Wednesday, 10 November 2010
Dr. John M. Holt
MIT Haystack Observatory
Long-Term Changes and Trends in the Ionosphere and Thermosphere

Thursday, 12 November 2009
Prof. Jeffrey P. Thayer
University of Colorado at Boulder
The Periodic Rise and Fall of the Earth’s Upper Atmosphere: A Newly Discovered Breathing Mode of the Thermosphere

Thursday, 6 November 2008
Dr. Maura Hagan
University Center for Atmospheric Research / Utah State University
Space Storms

Tuesday, 6 November 2007
Dr. Joseph E. Salah
MIT Haystack Observatory
Opening New Windows on Space and the Universe

Tuesday, 28 November 2006
Dr. Cassandra G. Fesen
Dartmouth College
Making Waves: The Mid-Latitude Upper Atmosphere

Tuesday, 18 October 2005
Dr. John C. Foster
MIT Haystack Observatory
Storm Fronts Above the Clouds: Bringing Space Weather Down to Earth

Thursday, 21 October 2004
Dr. Odile de La Beaujardière
Air Force Research Laboratory
Forecasting Fountains and Turbulence in Earth’s Upper Atmosphere

Wednesday, 12 November 2003
Dr. W. Jeffrey Hughes
Boston University
Storms in Space: Understanding the Sun-Earth Connection

Monday, 28 October 2002
Dr. Janet U. Kozyra
University of Michigan
Tracing the Effects of Violent Solar Eruptions into Earth’s Upper Atmosphere

Thursday, 11 October 2001
Dr. Timothy J. Fuller-Rowell
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Societal Impacts of Space Weather

Friday, 20 October 2000
Prof. Michael Mendillo
Boston University
Red Skies over Boston: Coordinated Optical and Radar Studies of the Mid-latitude Aurora