Christoforos Mouikis

Research Scientist III
Phone: (603) 862-2905
Office: Space Science Center, Morse Hall Rm 409, Durham, NH 03824
A headshot of Chris Mouikis, research scientist with the Space Science Center.


  • Ph.D., Physics, Univ of Sussex
  • M.S., Physics, Univ of Sussex
  • B.S., Physics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Selected Publications

Torbert, R. B., Burch, J. L., Phan, T. D., Hesse, M., Argall, M. R., Shuster, J., . . . Saito, Y. (2018). Electron-scale dynamics of the diffusion region during symmetric magnetic reconnection in space. Science, 362(6421), 1391-1395. doi:10.1126/science.aat2998

Kronberg, E. A., Welling, D., Kistler, L. M., Mouikis, C., Daly, P. W., Grigorenko, E. E., . . . Dandouras, I. (2017). Contribution of energetic and heavy ions to the plasma pressure: The 27 September to 3 October 2002 storm. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 122(9), 9427-9439. doi:10.1002/2017ja024215

Genestreti, K. J., Goldstein, J., Corley, G. D., Farner, W., Kistler, L. M., Larsen, B. A., . . . Turner, N. E. (2017). Temperature of the plasmasphere from Van Allen Probes HOPE. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 122(1), 310-323. doi:10.1002/2016ja023047

Menz, A. M., Kistler, L. M., Mouikis, C. G., Spence, H. E., Skoug, R. M., Funsten, H. O., . . . Gkioulidou, M. (2017). The role of convection in the buildup of the ring current pressure during the 17 March 2013 storm. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 122(1), 475-492. doi:10.1002/2016ja023358

Tyler, E., Cattell, C., Thaller, S., Wygant, J., Gurgiolo, C., Goldstein, M., & Mouikis, C. (2016). Partitioning of integrated energy fluxes in four tail reconnection events observed by Cluster. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 121(12), 11,798-11,825. doi:10.1002/2016ja023330

Wygant, J. R., Cattell, C. A., Lysak, R., Song, Y., Dombeck, J., McFadden, J., . . . Mouikis, C. (2005). Cluster observations of an intense normal component of the electric field at a thin reconnecting current sheet in the tail and its role in the shock-like acceleration of the ion fluid into the separatrix region. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 110(A9). doi:10.1029/2004ja010708

Nakamura, R., Baumjohann, W., Mouikis, C., Kistler, L. M., Runov, A., Volwerk, M., . . . Balogh, A. (2004). Spatial scale of high-speed flows in the plasma sheet observed by Cluster. Geophysical Research Letters, 31(9), n/a. doi:10.1029/2004gl019558

Nakamura, R., Baumjohann, W., Klecker, B., Bogdanova, Y., Balogh, A., Rème, H., . . . Runov, A. (2002). Motion of the dipolarization front during a flow burst event observed by Cluster. Geophysical Research Letters, 29(20). doi:10.1029/2002gl015763

Rème, H., Aoustin, C., Bosqued, J. M., Dandouras, I., Lavraud, B., Sauvaud, J. A., . . . Sonnerup, B. (n.d.). First multispacecraft ion measurements in and near the Earth’s magnetosphere with the identical Cluster ion spectrometry (CIS) experiment. Annales Geophysicae, 19(10/12), 1303-1354. doi:10.5194/angeo-19-1303-2001

Jordanova, V. K., Miyoshi, Y. S., Zaharia, S., Thomsen, M. F., Reeves, G. D., Evans, D. S., . . . Fennell, J. F. (n.d.). Kinetic simulations of ring current evolution during the Geospace Environment Modeling challenge events. Journal of Geophysical Research, 111(A11). doi:10.1029/2006ja011644

Most Cited Publications