Australian Institute of Physics

South Australian Branch


7:30 pm, Monday 10th February 1997

FLENTJE Lecture Theatre, Plaza Building, The University of Adelaide

On Weather and Space Weather in the Earth's Upper Atmosphere and Ionosphere

Prof. Michael Kelley

Space Plasma Physics, School of Electrical Engineering, Cornell University

This lecture will be of general interest to the public. Anyone is welcome to attend.


After receiving the doctoral degree from Berkeley in 1970, Michael Kelley was a postdoctoral researcher at Berkeley, held a joint appointment as a Von Humboldt fellow with Gerhard Haerendel at the Max Planck Institute in Garching, Germany, and then went to Cornell in 1975. He is a fellow of the American Geophysical Union, and in 1979 he won that society's James B. Macelwane Award. Kelley has been a member of the National Academy of Science's Committee on Solar and Space Plasmas; the Management Working Group on Solar Space Plasmas of the Office of Space Science, National Aeronautics and Space Administration; and the National Science Foundation Advisory Committee on the Atmospheric Research Program. In 1981 he won the Tau Beta Pi-Cornell Society of Engineers award as the outstanding teacher in the Cornell College of Engineering. Currently, Kelley is chair of the NSF Global Change Program's Upper Atmosphere Component, CEDAR, and is the special advisor for atmospheric science at the Arecibo Observatory.

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