A headshot of Lynn Kistler, a professor in the EOS Space Science Center.

Lynn Kistler

Director - Space Science Center
Phone: (603) 862-1399
Office: Space Science Center, Morse Hall Rm 408, Durham, NH 03824

Courses Taught

  • PHYS 407: General Physics I
  • PHYS 987: Magnetospheres
  • PHYS 999: Doctoral Research


  • Ph.D., Physics, University of Maryland
  • M.S., Physics, University of Maryland
  • B.S., Physics, Harvey Mudd College

Selected Publications

  • Kistler, L. M., Asamura, K., Kasahara, S., Miyoshi, Y., Mouikis, C. G., Keika, K., . . . Shinohara, I. (2023). The variable source of the plasma sheet during a geomagnetic storm.. Nat Commun, 14(1), 6143. doi:10.1038/s41467-023-41735-3

  • Yue, C., Li, Y., Kistler, L., Ma, Q., Fu, H., Reeves, G. D., . . . Spence, H. E. (2023). The Densities and Compositions of Background Cold Ions Based on the Van Allen Probe Observations. Geophysical Research Letters, 50(15). doi:10.1029/2023gl104282

  • Keika, K., Kasahara, S., Yokota, S., Hoshino, M., Seki, K., Amano, T., . . . Shinohara, I. (2022). Preferential Energization of Lower-Charge-State Heavier Ions in the Near-Earth Magnetotail. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS, 127(1). doi:10.1029/2021JA029786

  • Toledo-Redondo, S., Andre, M., Aunai, N., Chappell, C. R., Dargent, J., Fuselier, S. A., . . . Vines, S. K. (2021). Impacts of Ionospheric Ions on Magnetic Reconnection and Earth's Magnetosphere Dynamics. REVIEWS OF GEOPHYSICS, 59(3). doi:10.1029/2020RG000707

  • Wang, Y. B., Kistler, L. M., Mouikis, C. G., Zhang, J. C., Lu, J. Y., Welling, D., . . . Miyoshi, Y. (2020). Formation of the Low-Energy "Finger" Ion Spectral Structure Near the Inner Edge of the Plasma Sheet. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, 47(22). doi:10.1029/2020GL089875

  • Galvin, A. B., Kistler, L. M., Popecki, M. A., Farrugia, C. J., Simunac, K. D. C., Ellis, L., . . . Steinfeld, D. (2008). The Plasma and Suprathermal Ion Composition (PLASTIC) investigation on the STEREO observatories. SPACE SCIENCE REVIEWS, 136(1-4), 437-486. doi:10.1007/s11214-007-9296-x

  • Nakamura, R., Baumjohann, W., Klecker, B., Bogdanova, Y., Balogh, A., Reme, 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

  • Reme, H., Aoustin, C., Bosqued, M., Dandouras, I., Lavraud, B., Sauvaud, J. A., . . . Sonnerup, B. (2001). 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

  • Ergun, R. E., Carlson, C. W., McFadden, J. P., Mozer, F. S., Delory, G. T., Peria, W., . . . Kistler, L. (1998). FAST satellite observations of large-amplitude solitary structures. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, 25(12), 2041-2044. doi:10.1029/98GL00636

  • Reme, H., Bosqued, J. M., Sauvaud, J. A., Cros, A., Dandouras, J., Aoustin, C., . . . Balsiger, H. (1997). The Cluster ion spectrometry (CIS) experiment. SPACE SCIENCE REVIEWS, 79(1-2), 303-350. doi:10.1023/A:1004929816409

  • Most Cited Publications