Lynn Kistler

Director - Space Science Center
Phone: (603) 862-1399
Office: Space Science Center, Morse Hall Rm 408, Durham, NH 03824
A headshot of Lynn Kistler, a professor in the Space Science Center.


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

Courses Taught

  • PHYS 407: General Physics I Recitation
  • PHYS 712/812: Space Plasma Physics
  • PHYS 797: Senior Design Project
  • PHYS 987: Magnetospheres
  • PHYS 999: Doctoral Research

Selected Publications

Kistler, L. M. (2020). Ionospheric and Solar Wind Contributions to the Storm‐Time Near‐Earth Plasma Sheet. Geophysical Research Letters, 47(23). doi:10.1029/2020gl090235

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

Zhao, K., Kistler, L. M., Lund, E. J., Nowrouzi, N., Kitamura, N., & Strangeway, R. J. (2020). Factors Controlling O
and H
Outflow in the Cusp During a Geomagnetic Storm: FAST/TEAMS Observations. Geophysical Research Letters, 47(11). doi:10.1029/2020gl086975

Kistler, L. M., Mouikis, C. G., Asamura, K., Yokota, S., Kasahara, S., Miyoshi, Y., . . . Delcourt, D. C. (2019). Cusp and Nightside Auroral Sources of O
in the Plasma Sheet. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 124(12), 10036-10047. doi:10.1029/2019ja027061

Menz, A. M., Kistler, L. M., Mouikis, C. G., Matsui, H., Spence, H. E., Thaller, S. A., & Wygant, J. R. (2019). Efficacy of Electric Field Models in Reproducing Observed Ring Current Ion Spectra During Two Geomagnetic Storms. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 124(11), 8974-8991. doi:10.1029/2019ja026683

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., 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

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

RÈME, H., BOSQUED, J. M., SAUVAUD, J. A., CROS, A., DANDOURAS, J., AOUSTIN, C., . . . BALSIGER, H. (1997). Unknown Title. Space Science Reviews, 79(1/2), 303-350. doi:10.1023/a:1004929816409

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

Most Cited Publications