Charles Smith

Phone: (603) 862-0890
Office: Space Science Center, Morse Hall Rm 207, Durham, NH 03824
A headshot of Charles Smith, a research professor in the Space Science Center.


  • Ph.D., Physics, College of William and Mary
  • M.S., Physics, College of William and Mary
  • B.S., Physics, University of Maryland

Courses Taught

  • PHYS 999: Doctoral Research

Selected Publications

Yamamoto, K., Nosé, M., Keika, K., Hartley, D. P., Smith, C. W., MacDowall, R. J., . . . Oimatsu, S. (2019). Eastward Propagating Second Harmonic Poloidal Waves Triggered by Temporary Outward Gradient of Proton Phase Space Density: Van Allen Probe A Observation. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 124(12), 9904-9923. doi:10.1029/2019ja027158

Takahashi, K., Hartinger, M. D., Vellante, M., Heilig, B., Lysak, R. L., Lee, D., & Smith, C. W. (2018). Roles of Flow Braking, Plasmaspheric Virtual Resonances, and Ionospheric Currents in Producing Ground Pi2 Pulsations. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 123(11), 9187-9203. doi:10.1029/2018ja025664

Nosé, M., Matsuoka, A., Kumamoto, A., Kasahara, Y., Goldstein, J., Teramoto, M., . . . MacDowall, R. J. (2018). Longitudinal Structure of Oxygen Torus in the Inner Magnetosphere: Simultaneous Observations by Arase and Van Allen Probe A. Geophysical Research Letters, 45(19), 10,177-10,184. doi:10.1029/2018gl080122

Takahashi, K., Claudepierre, S. G., Rankin, R., Mann, I. R., & Smith, C. W. (2018). Van Allen Probes Observation of a Fundamental Poloidal Standing Alfvén Wave Event Related to Giant Pulsations. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 123(6), 4574-4593. doi:10.1029/2017ja025139

Oimatsu, S., Nosé, M., Takahashi, K., Yamamoto, K., Keika, K., Kletzing, C. A., . . . Mitchell, D. G. (2018). Van Allen Probes Observations of Drift-Bounce Resonance and Energy Transfer Between Energetic Ring Current Protons and Poloidal Pc4 Wave. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 123(5), 3421-3435. doi:10.1029/2017ja025087

Kletzing, C. A., Kurth, W. S., Acuna, M., MacDowall, R. J., Torbert, R. B., Averkamp, T., . . . Tyler, J. (2013). The Electric and Magnetic Field Instrument Suite and Integrated Science (EMFISIS) on RBSP. Space Science Reviews, 179(1-4), 127-181. doi:10.1007/s11214-013-9993-6

MacBride, B. T., Smith, C. W., & Forman, M. A. (2008). The Turbulent Cascade at 1 AU: Energy Transfer and the Third‐Order Scaling for MHD. The Astrophysical Journal, 679(2), 1644-1660. doi:10.1086/529575

Vasquez, B. J., Smith, C. W., Hamilton, K., MacBride, B. T., & Leamon, R. J. (2007). Evaluation of the turbulent energy cascade rates from the upper inertial range in the solar wind at 1 AU. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 112(A7), n/a. doi:10.1029/2007ja012305

Gosling, J. T. (2005). Direct evidence for magnetic reconnection in the solar wind near 1 AU. Journal of Geophysical Research, 110(A1). doi:10.1029/2004ja010809

McComas, D. J., Angold, N., Elliott, H. A., Livadiotis, G., Schwadron, N. A., Skoug, R. M., & Smith, C. W. (n.d.). WEAKEST SOLAR WIND OF THE SPACE AGE AND THE CURRENT “MINI” SOLAR MAXIMUM. The Astrophysical Journal, 779(1), 2. doi:10.1088/0004-637x/779/1/2

Most Cited Publications