Harlan Spence

Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space
Professor of Physics
Phone: (603) 862-0322
Office: Earth, Oceans, & Space, Morse Hall Rm 305, Durham, NH 03824


  • Ph.D., Geophysics & Space Physics, University of California
  • M.S., Geophysics & Space Physics, University of California
  • B.A., Astronomy, Boston University
  • B.A., Physics, Boston University

Selected Publications

Nakamura, S., Miyoshi, Y., Shiokawa, K., Omura, Y., Mitani, T., Takashima, T., . . . Angelopoulos, V. (2022). Simultaneous Observations of EMIC-Induced Drifting Electron Holes (EDEHs) in the Earth's Radiation Belt by the Arase Satellite, Van Allen Probes, and THEMIS. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, 49(5). doi:10.1029/2021GL095194

Nose, M., Matsuoka, A., Miyoshi, Y., Asamura, K., Hori, T., Teramoto, M., . . . Gjerloev, J. W. (2022). Flux Enhancements of Field-Aligned Low-Energy O+ Ion (FALEO) in the Inner Magnetosphere: A Possible Source of Warm Plasma Cloak and Oxygen Torus. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS, 127(3). doi:10.1029/2021JA030008

Ozeke, L. G., Mann, I. R., Olifer, L., Claudepierre, S. G., Spence, H. E., & Baker, D. N. (2022). Statistical Characteristics of Energetic Electron Pitch Angle Distributions in the Van Allen Probe Era: 1. Butterfly Distributions With Flux Peaks at Preferred Pitch Angles. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS, 127(3). doi:10.1029/2021JA029907

Takahashi, K., Crabtree, C., Ukhorskiy, A. Y., Boyd, A., Denton, R. E., Turner, D., . . . Spence, H. E. (2022). Van Allen Probes Observations of Symmetric Stormtime Compressional ULF Waves. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS, 127(2). doi:10.1029/2021JA030115

Rahmanifard, F., Jordan, A. P., Wet, W. C., Schwadron, N. A., Wilson, J. K., Owens, M. J., . . . Riley, P. (2022). Evidence From Galactic Cosmic Rays That the Sun Has Likely Entered a Secular Minimum in Solar Activity. SPACE WEATHER-THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RESEARCH AND APPLICATIONS, 20(2). doi:10.1029/2021SW002796

Thorne, R. M., Li, W., Ni, B., Ma, Q., Bortnik, J., Chen, L., . . . Kanekal, S. G. (2013). Rapid local acceleration of relativistic radiation-belt electrons by magnetospheric chorus. NATURE, 504(7480), 411-+. doi:10.1038/nature12889

Blake, J. B., Carranza, P. A., Claudepierre, S. G., Clemmons, J. H., Jr, C. W. R., Dotan, Y., . . . Zakrzewski, M. P. (2013). The Magnetic Electron Ion Spectrometer (MagEIS) Instruments Aboard the Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) Spacecraft. SPACE SCIENCE REVIEWS, 179(1-4), 383-421. doi:10.1007/s11214-013-9991-8

Spence, H. E., Reeves, G. D., Baker, D. N., Blake, J. B., Bolton, M., Bourdarie, S., . . . Thorne, R. M. (2013). Science Goals and Overview of the Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) Energetic Particle, Composition, and Thermal Plasma (ECT) Suite on NASA's Van Allen Probes Mission. SPACE SCIENCE REVIEWS, 179(1-4), 311-336. doi:10.1007/s11214-013-0007-5

Funsten, H. O., Skoug, R. M., Guthrie, A. A., MacDonald, E. A., Baldonado, J. R., Harper, R. W., . . . Chen, J. (2013). Helium, Oxygen, Proton, and Electron (HOPE) Mass Spectrometer for the Radiation Belt Storm Probes Mission. SPACE SCIENCE REVIEWS, 179(1-4), 423-484. doi:10.1007/s11214-013-9968-7

Reeves, G. D., Spence, H. E., Henderson, M. G., Morley, S. K., Friedel, R. H. W., Funsten, H. O., . . . Niehof, J. T. (2013). Electron Acceleration in the Heart of the Van Allen Radiation Belts. SCIENCE, 341(6149), 991-994. doi:10.1126/science.1237743

Most Cited Publications