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Joseph B. H. Baker

Assistant Professor

Affiliated Groups

Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

SuperDARN HF Radar Group


  • Ph.D. University of Michigan, 2001
  • B.S. University of New England, Australia, 1992

Research Interests

HF radar development, ionospheric plasma convection, aurora, magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling, space weather

Representative Publications

Wilder, F.D., C.R. Clauer, J.B.H. Baker, “Reverse convection potential saturation during northward IMF”, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L12103, doi:10.1029/2008GL034040, 2008.

Greenwald R. A., K. Oksavik, R. Barnes, J. M. Ruohoniemi, J.B.H. Baker, E. R. Talaat, First radar measurements of ionospheric electric fields at sub-second temporal resolution, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L03111, doi:10.1029/2007GL032164, 2007.

Baker, J.B.H., R.A. Greenwald, J.M. Ruohoniemi, K. Oksavik and J.W. Gjerloev, L.J. Paxton, M.R. Hairston, “Observations of ionospheric convection from the Wallops SuperDARN radar at middle latitudes”, J. Geophys. Res., 112, A01303, doi:10.1029/2006JA011982, 2007.

Oksavik K., J. M. Ruohoniemi, R. A. Greenwald, J. B. H. Baker, J. Moen, H. C. Carlson, T. K. Yeoman, M. Lester, “Observations of isolated polar cap patches by the European Incoherent Scatter (EISCAT) Svalbard and Super Dual Auroral Radar Network (SuperDARN) Finland radars”, J. Geophys. Res., 111, A05310, doi:10.1029/2005JA011400, 2006.

Eriksson, S., J. B. H. Baker, S. M. Petrinec, H. Wang, F. J. Rich, M. Kutznetsova, M. W. Dunlop, H. Reme, R. A. Greenwald, H. U Frey, H. Luhr, R. E. Ergun, A. Balogh, C. W. Carlson,  “On the generation of enhanced sunward convection and transpolar aurora in the high-latitude ionosphere by magnetic merging”, J. Geophys. Res., 110, A11218, doi:10.1029/2005JA011149, 2005

Zhu, X., E.R. Talaat, J.B.H. Baker, J.-H. Yee, “A self-consistent derivation of ion drag and Joule heating for atmospheric dynamics in the thermosphere”, Annales Geophys., 23, 3313-3322, 2005.

Baker, J.B.H., Y. Zhang, R.A. Greenwald, L.J. Paxton, D. Morrison, “Height-integrated Joule and auroral particle heating in the night side high latitude thermosphere”, Geophys. Res. Lett., 31, L09807, doi:10.1029/2004GL019535, 2004.

Baker, J.B.H., R.A. Greenwald, J.M. Ruohoniemi, M. Foerster, G. Paschmann, E.F. Donovan, N. A. Tsyganenko, J. M. Quinn and A. Balogh, “Conjugate comparison of Super Dual Auroral Radar Network and Cluster Electron Drift Instrument measurements of ExB plasma drift”, J. Geophys. Res., 109, doi:10.1029/2003JA009912, 2004.

Baker, J.B.H., A.J. Ridley, V.O. Papitashvili, C.R. Clauer, “The dependence of winter aurora on interplanetary parameters”, J. Geophys. Res., 108, doi:10.1029/2002JA009352, 2003.

    Dr. Joseph Baker

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