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Ramon Edgardo Lopez

Name

[Lopez, Ramon Edgardo]
  • Professor

Biography

Ramon E. Lopez received his B.S. in Physics in 1980 from the University of Illinois, and his Ph.D. in Space Physics in 1986 from Rice University.  He is currently a Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) where he leads a research group that is working in both space physics and science education.  He is also a Co-Director for the UTA UTeach teacher preparation program.  His current research focuses solar wind-magnetosphere coupling and the role of visual and spatial cognition in science education.  Dr. Lopez is the author or co-author of over 120 peer-reviewed publications, as well as the popular science book “Storms from the Sun.”  Dr. Lopez is active in promoting high quality science education and diversity in science at all levels.  He has served as a consultant for school districts and state education agencies around the country, including the Texas Education Agency.  Most recently he was one of the Co-Chairs of the writing team that produced the Next Generation Science Standards.  He has also served on several scientific or education-related committees of the American Geophysical Union, the American Physical Society, the National Academy of Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and he has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Society of the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) and he is President of the National Society of Hispanic Physicists for 2018-2019.  Dr. Lopez has won numerous awards for his work in both space physics and science education.

Professional Preparation

    • 1980 B.S. in PhysicsUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • 1984 M.S. in Space PhysicsRice University
    • 1986 Ph.D. in Space PhysicsRice University

Appointments

    • Aug 2007 to Present Professor, Dept. of Physics, and Co-Director, UTeach Arlington
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • Sept 2004 to July 2007 Professor, Dept. of Physics and Space Sciences
      Florida Institute of Technology
    • Sept 1999 to Aug 2004 C. Sharp Cook Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Physics
      The University of Texas at El Paso
    • Sept 1999 to June 2001 Chair, Dept. of Physics
      The University of Texas at El Paso
    • July 1993 to Aug 1999 Associate Research Scientist, Department of Astronomy
      University of Maryland at College Park
    • Mar 1993 to June 1994 Assistant Director for Research, East-West Space Science Center
      University of Maryland at College Park
    • May 1994 to June 1999 Director, Education and Outreach Programs
      The American Physical Society
    • June 1992 to July 1993 Research Associate, Department of Astronomy
      University of Maryland at College Park
    • Dec 1985 to June 1992 Scientist (various ranks)
      Applied Research Corporation (on contract to The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory)
    • Sept 1985 to Oct 1985 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Space Physics and Astronomy
      Rice University

Memberships

  • Membership
    • 2016 to Present National Science Teacher's Association (NSTA)
    • Aug 2008 to Present American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
    • Aug 2000 to Present National Society of Hispanic Physicists (NSHP)
    • Sept 1995 to Present Soc. for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
    • May 1994 to Present American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT)
    • May 1994 to Present American Physical Society (APS)
    • Sept 1982 to Present American Geophysical Union (AGU)

Awards and Honors

    • Jun  2017 • University of Texas System Board of Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award sponsored by UT Regents
    • Apr  2017 Fellow of the American Association of Physics Teachers sponsored by American Association of Physics Teachers
      Achievements: The criterion for selection of Fellows is exceptional contribution to AAPTs mission, to enhance the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching. Fellowship is a distinct honor signifying recognition by ones professional peers.
    • Mar  2017 Excellence in Doctoral Student Mentoring Award, 2016 sponsored by Office of Graduate StudiesUniversity of Texas at Arlington
    • Apr  2012 Edward A. Bouchet Award sponsored by American Physical Society (APS)
      Achievements: "For his contributions to the understanding of magnetic storms, substorms, and solar wind-magnetosphere coupling, his communication of space science to the public, and his extensive work in physics education at all levels."
      Award Details
    • Feb  2012 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science sponsored by AAAS - American Association for the Advancement of Science
    • Mar  1999 Fellow of the American Physical Society sponsored by American Physical Society (APS)
    • Jun  1998 NASA Group Achievement Award, Global Geospace Science, University of Maryland Theory Investigation Team sponsored by National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)
    • Jun  1990 NASA Group Achievement Award, AMPTE mission operations sponsored by National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)

Research and Expertise

Publications

      Journal Article 2018
      • Wang, C., Wang, J., Lopez, R., Li, H., Tang, B., & Zhang, J. (2018). Determination of Polar Cap Boundary for the Substorm Event of 8 March 2008. Frontiers in Physics6, 50. doi.org/10.3389/fphy.2018.00050

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      2018
      • Lopez, R. E. (2018), The Bow Shock Current System, in Electric Currents in Geospace and Beyond (eds A. Keiling, O. Marghitu, and M. Wheatland), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, N.J., doi: 10.1002/9781119324522.ch28

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      2018
      • Bonde, R. E. F., R. E. Lopez, and J. Y. Wang (2018) The Effect of IMF Fluctuations on the Subsolar Magnetopause Position: A Study Using a Global MHD Model. J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, https://doi.org/10.1002/2018JA025203.

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      Journal Article 2017
      • Lopez, R. E., Ambrose, B. S., Bailey, J. M., Cid, X. C., Vieyra, R. E., & Willoughby, S. D. (2017). Connecting undergraduate instruction to the 2017 solar eclipse. The Physics Teacher, 55(4), 250-251

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      2017
      • Souza, V. M., Lopez, R. E., Jauer, P. R., Sibeck, D. G., Pham, K., Da Silva, L. A., Marchezi, J. P., Alves, L. R., Koga, D., Medeiros, C., Rockenbach, M. and Gonzalez, W. D. (2017), Acceleration of radiation belt electrons and the role of the average interplanetary magnetic field Bz component in high speed streams. J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 122 (10), doi:10.1002/2017JA024187.

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      2017
      • Lopez, R. E., and W. D. Gonzalez (2017), Magnetospheric balance of solar wind dynamic pressure, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, 2991–2999, doi:10.1002/2017GL072817

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      Journal Article 2016
      • Clauer, C. R., Z. Xu, M. Maimaiti, J. M. Ruohoniemi, W. Scales, M. Hartinger, F. Wilder, and 
R. E. Lopez (2016), Investigation of a Rare Event where the Polar Ionospheric Reverse Convection Potential does not Saturate during a Period of Extreme Northward IMF Solar Wind Driving, J. Geophys. Res.

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      2016
      • Lopez, R. E. (2016), The integrated dayside merging rate is controlled primarily by the solar wind, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 121, doi:10.1002/ 2016JA022556.

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      2016
      • Pham, K. H., Lopez, R. E., & Bruntz, R. (2016). The effect of a brief northward turning in IMF Bz on solar wind‐magnetosphere coupling in a global MHD simulation. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics.

        {Journal Article }
      2016
      • Wang, C., J. Y. Wang, R. E. Lopez, L. Q. Zhang, B. B. Tang, T. R. Sun, and H. Li (2016), Effects of the interplanetary magnetic field on the location of the open-closed field line boundary, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 121, doi:10.1002/2016JA022784.

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      Journal Article 2015
      • Němeček, Z., Šafránková, J., Lopez, R. E., Dušík, Š., Nouzák, L., Přech, L., Šimůnek, J., and Shue, J. H. (2015). Solar cycle variations of magnetopause locations. Adv. Space Res, doi: 10.1016/j.asr.2015.10.012

        {Peer Reviewed }
      2015
      • Lopez, R. E., Gonzalez, W. D., Vasyliūnas, V., Richardson, I. G., Cid, C., Echer, E., Reeves, G. D., and Brandt, P. C. (2015). Decrease in SYM-H during a storm main phase without evidence of a ring current injection. Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 134, 118-129, doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2015.09.016.

        {Peer Reviewed }

      Conference Proceeding 2015
      • Lopez, R. E., Hale, G. R., and Cavallo, A. M. L., “Computational Models in the Next Generation Science Standards” EDULEARN 2015 Proceedings, ISBN: 978-84-606-8243-1.

        {Conference Proceeding }

      Conference Proceeding 2014
      • Lopez, R., E. (2014), A space physicist’s perspective on energy transformations and some implications for teaching about energy conservation at all levels, in Chen, R. F., Eisenkraft, A., Fortus, F., Krajcik, J., Neumann, K., Nordine, J. C. & Scheff, A., in Teaching and Learning of Energy in K-12 Education. New York: Springer.

        {Conference Proceeding }
      2014
      • Lopez, R. E., Hale, G., and Cavallo, A. (2014), The Preparation of Physics Teachers and the Next Generation Science Standards in the United States, in ICPE-EPEC 2013 Conference Proceedings, Eds. Leoš Dvořák and Věra Koudelková, Charles University in Prague, MATFYZPRESS publisher, Prague, 2014 ISBN 978-80-7378-266-5, pp. 501-508.

        {Conference Proceeding }
      2014
      • Hale, G. R., Lopez, R. E., Cavallo, A. M. L., and Gonzalez, E. E. (2014), Increasing Physics Teacher Production by Replicating the UTeach Preparation Model and Awarding Noyce Scholarships, in ICPE-EPEC 2013 Conference Proceedings, Eds. Leoš Dvořák and Věra Koudelková, Charles University in Prague, MATFYZPRESS publisher, Prague, 2014 ISBN 978-80-7378-266-5, pp. 711-718.

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      2014
      • Cavallo, A., Lopez, R., and Hale, G. (2014), Examining Factors that Influence High School Physics Students' Choice of Science as a Career, in ICPE-EPEC 2013 Conference Proceedings, Eds. Leoš Dvořák and Věra Koudelková, Charles University in Prague, MATFYZPRESS publisher, Prague, 2014 ISBN 978-80-7378-266-5, pp. 122-131.

        {Conference Proceeding }

      Journal Article 2014
      • Lopez, R. E., R. Bruntz, and K. Pham (2014), Linear separation of orthogonal merging component and viscous interactions in solar wind-geospace coupling, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 119, 7566–7576, doi:10.1002/2014JA020153.

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      Journal Article 2013
      • Bhattarai, S. K., and R. E. Lopez (2013), Reduction of Viscous Potential for Northward Interplanetary Magnetic Field as seen in the LFM Simulation, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 118, doi:10.1002/jgra.50368.

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      2013
      • Mitchell, E. J., M.-C. H. Fok, R. E. Lopez, and J. G. Lyon (2013), Simulated ring current response during periods of dawn-dusk oriented interplanetary magnetic field (By), J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 118, doi:10.1002/ jgra.50269.

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      2013
      • Deng, Y., T. J. Fuller-Rowell, A. J. Ridley, D. Knipp, and R. E. Lopez (2013), Theoretical study: Influence of different energy sources on the cusp neutral density enhancement, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 118, doi:10.1002/jgra.50197.

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      Journal Article 2012
      • Wiltberger, M., L. Qain, C. -L. Huang, W. Wang, R. E. Lopez, A. G. Burns, S. C. Solomon, Y. Deng, Y. Huang (2012), CMIT study of CR2060 and 2068 comparing L1 and MAS solar wind drivers, J. Atmos. Sol. Terr. Phys., doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2012.01.005
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      2012
      • Bruntz, R., R. E. Lopez, S. Bhattarai, K. Pham, M. Wiltberger, J. G. Lyon, Y. Deng, and Y. Huang (2012), Investigating the Viscous Interaction and its Role in Generating the Ionospheric Potential During the Whole Heliospheric Interval, submitted to J. Sol. Terr. Phys., doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2012.03.016,

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      2012
      • Bruntz, R., R. E. Lopez, M. Wiltberger, J. G. Lyon (2012), Investigation of the viscous potential using an MHD simulation, submitted to J. Geophys. Res., 117, A03214, doi:10.1029/2011JA017022

        {Journal Article }
      2012
      • Lopez, R. E., S. K. Bhattarai, R. Bruntz, K. Pham, M. Wiltberger, J. G. Lyon, Y. Deng, and Y. Huang (2012), The Role of Dayside Merging in Generating the Ionospheric Potential During the Whole Heliospheric Interval, J. Atmos. Sol. Terr. Phys., 10.1016/j.jastp.2012.03.001

        {Journal Article }
      2012
      • Bhattarai, S. K., R. E. Lopez, R. Bruntz, J. G. Lyon, and M. Wiltberger (2012), Simulation of the Polar Cap Potential during Periods with Northward Interplanetary Magnetic field, J. Geophys. Res.,  doi:10.1029/2011JA017143

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      2012
      • Huang, Y., Y. Deng, J. Lei, A. Ridley, R. E. Lopez, R. C. Allen, and B. M. Butler (2012), Comparison of Joule heating associated with high-speed solar wind between different models and observations, J. Atmos. Sol. Terr. Phys., doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2011.05.013

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      Journal Article 2011
      • Lopez, R. E., V. G. Merkin, and J. G. Lyon(2011), The role of the bow shock in solar wind-magnetosphere coupling, Ann. Geophys., 29, 1129–1135.
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      2011
      • Deng, Y., Y. Huang, J. Lei, A. J. Ridley, R. E. Lopez, and J. Thayer (2011), Energy input into the upper atmosphere associated with high-speed solar wind streams, J. Geophys. Res., 116, A05303, doi:10.1029/2010JA016201.
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      Journal Article 2010
      • Cid, X., and R. E. Lopez (2010), The Impact of Stereo Display on Student Understanding of Phases of the Moon, Astronomy Education Review, 9, 010105
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      2010
      • Mitchell, E. J., Lopez, R. E., R. Bruntz, M. Wiltberger, J. G. Lyon, R. C. Allen, S. J. Cockrell, and P. L. Whittlesey (2010), Saturation of Transpolar Potential for Large Y-component Interplanetary Magnetic Field, J. Geophys. Res., 115, A06201.
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      2010
      • Lopez, R. E., R. Bruntz, E. J. Mitchell, M. Wiltberger, J. G. Lyon, and V. G. Merkin (2010), The role of magnetosheath force balance in regulating the dayside reconnection potential, J. Geophys. Res., 115, A12216.
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      Journal Article 2009
      • Cid, X., R. E. Lopez, and S. Lazarus (2009), Issues Regarding Student Interpretation of Color as a Third Dimension on Graphical Representations, J. Geosci. Ed., v. 57, n. 5, November, p. 372-378, doi:10.5408/1.3559675.
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      2009
      • Brogl, S., Lopez, R. E., Wiltberger, M. W., and Rassoul, H. K., Studies of Magnetotail Dynamics and Energy Evolution During Substorms Using MHD Simulations. Ann. Geophys. 2009, 27, 1717-1727.
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      2009
      • Gross, N. A.; Lopez, R. E., Advanced Undergraduate and Early Graduate Physics Students’ Misconception About Solar Wind Flow: Evidence of Students’ Difficulties in Distinguishing Paradigms, Astronomy Education Review, 8, p. 010102, 
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      2009
      • Lopez, R. E.; Lyon, E. M.; Bruntz, V. G. M.; Brogl, F. T.; Wiltberger, M. Why doesn't the ring current injection rate saturate?. J. Geophys. Res. 2009, 114 (A02204), doi:10.1029/2008JA013141.
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      Journal Article 2008
      • Lopez, R. E. and N. A. Gross (2008), Active Learning for Advanced Students: The Center for Integrated Space Weather Modeling Graduate Summer School, Adv. Space Res., 42, pp. 1864-1868.
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      2008
      • Burns, A. G.; Wang, M. W.; Solomon, H. S.; Killeen, R. E. L.; Landivar, J. E. (2008) An event study to provide validation of TING and CMIT geomagnetic middle-latitude electron densities at the F2 peakJ. Geophys. Res., 113, A05310.
        {Journal Article }
      2008
      • Lopez RE. 2008. Using Space Physics in Undergraduate Electromagnetism Courses. Adv. Space Res. 42:1859-1863.
        {Journal Article }
      2008
      • Lopez RE, Hernandez KH, Valenzuela JS, Anderson P, Hairston M. 2008. Field-Aligned Currents in the Polar Cap during Saturation of the Polar Cap Potential. J. Atmos. Sol. Terr. Phys. 70:555-563.
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      Journal Article 2007
      • Burns, A. G., W. Wang, M. Wiltberger, S. C. Solomon, H. Spence, T. L. Killeen, R. E. Lopez, and J. E. Landivar (2008), An event study to provide validation of TING and CMIT geomagnetic middle-latitude electron densities at the F2 peak, J. Geophys. Res., 113, A05310
        {Journal Article }
      2007
      • Taktakishvili A, Zimbardo G, Amata E, Savin S, Greco A, Veltri P, and Lopez RE.  2007. Ion escape from the high latitude magnetopause: analysis of oxygen and proton dynamics in the presence of magnetic turbulence. Ann. Geophys. 25:1877-1885.
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      2007
      • Lopez, R. E., S. Hernandez, M. Wiltberger, C.-L. Huang, E. L. Kepko, H. Spence, C. C. Goodrich, and J. G. Lyon (2007), Predicting magnetopause crossings at geosynchronous orbit during the Halloween storms, Space Weather, 5, S01005.
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      Journal Article 2006
      • Lopez RE, Hernandez MW, Lyon J, Goodrich C (2006), Initial results from the Simulation of the Halloween 2003 storms, Advances in Geosciences, Solar Terrestrial (ST) 2:191-200.
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      2006
      • Dwyer JR, Coleman RL, Saleh DC, Brown M, Rassoul HK. 2006. Runaway breakdown in the Jovian atmospheres. Geophys. Res. Lett. 33(L22813).
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      Journal Article 2005
      • Arceo, R., R. E. Lopez, M. Wiltberger, and J.G. Lyon, Polar cap potential during magnetic storms: MHD simulations, Adv. Space Res.
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      2005
      • Wiltberger, M., R. E. Lopez, and J.G. Lyon (2005), Results from Magnetospheric Gedanken Experiments Using the LFM, Adv. Space Res., doi:10.1016/j.asr.2004.11.043
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      2005
      • Savin, S., L. Zelenyi, E. Amata, J. Buechner, J. Blecki, A. Greco, S. Klimov, R. E. Lopez, B. Nikutowskic, E. Panova, J. Pickettg, J.L. Rauchh, S. Romanova, P. Song, A. Skalsky, V. Smirnova, A. Taktakishvili, P. Veltrye, G. Zimbardo, Magnetosheath interaction with high latitude magnetopause: Dynamic flow chaotization, Planetary and Space Science, 53, 133–140
        {Journal Article }
      2005
      • Hernandez, S., R. E. Lopez, and M. J. Wiltberger, Ionospheric joule heating during magnetic storms: MHD simulations, Adv. Space Res.
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      2005
      • Lugo-Solis, A, R. E. Lopez, J. C. Ingraham and R. Friedel, Energetic electron bursts at high magnetic latitudes: Correlation with magnetospheric activity, Adv. Space Res.
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      2005
      • Krastev, P., R. E. Lopez, M. Wiltberger, and J.G. Lyon, Adiabatic convection in MHD simulations, Adv. Space Res.
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      2005
      • Bruntz, R., R. E. Lopez, N. Turner, and M. J. Wiltberger, Ring current development in MHD simulations, Adv. Space Res., 
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      Journal Article 2004
      • Lopez, R. E., M. Wiltberger, S. Hernandez, and J. G. Lyon (2004), Solar wind density control of energy transfer to the magnetosphere, Geophys. Res. Lett., 31, L08804, doi:10.1029/ 2003GL018780.
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      2004
      • Lopez, R. E., D. N. Baker, and J. Allen (2004), Sun unleashes Halloween storm, Eos Trans. AGU, 85(11), 105, doi:10.1029/2004EO110002.
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      2004
      • Lopez , R. E., and C. A. Morrow, Preface, Adv. Space Res., Vol 34, no.10, p 2109, 2004.
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      2004
      • Lopez, R. E., and K. Hamed, Student Interpretations of 2-D and 3-D Renderings of the Substorm Current Wedge, J. Atmos. Sol. Terr. Phys., doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2004.03.03, 2004.
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      2004
      • Lopez, R. E., M. Wiltberger, J. G. Lyon, Coupling between the solar wind and the magnetosphere during strong driving: MHD simulations (2004), IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 32(4), 1439, ISSN: 0093-3813.
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      2004
      • Lopez, R. E., Space Science Education: The Emergence of a Professional Community, in NASA Office of Space Science Education and Public Outreach Conference, Eds. C. Narasimhan, B. Beck-Winchatz, I. Hawkins and C. Runyon, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 213-218, Vol. CS-319, 2004.
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      Book Chapter 2004
      • Space Science Education, Adv. Space Res., Vol 34, no.10, edited by R. E. Lopez, and C. A. Morrow, 2004.
        {Book Chapter }

      Technical Report 2004
      • Decadal Survey of Solar and Space Physics, Panel report on Education and Society, R. E. Lopez, Chair, National Research Council, 2004.
        {Technical Report }

      Journal Article 2003
      • Taktakishvili, A., R. E. Lopez, L. Zelenyi, A. Greco, G. Zimbardo, and P. Veltri (2003), Ion dynamics in the magnetotail current sheet: Opposite effects of magnetic turbulence and normal component, J. Atmos. Sol. Terr. Phys., 65, 315-322, doi:10.1016/S1364-6826(02)00296-1.
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      2003
      • Lopez, R. E., E. Benitez-Marquez, M. Wiltberger, J. G. Lyon, and R. Figueroa (2003), Evidence for Quasi-Steady Near-Earth Reconnection During Magnetic Storms Using Global MHD Simulation Results and Magnetotail Magnetic Field Observations, Adv. Space Res., 1167-1176, 10.1016/S0273-1177(02)00931-6.
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      2003
      • Wiltberger, M., R. E. Lopez, and J. G. Lyon (2003), Magnetopause Erosion: A global view from MHD simulations, J. Geophys. Res., 108 (A6), 1235, doi:10.1029/2002JA009564.
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      2003
      • Taktakishvili, A., A. Greco, G. Zimbardo, P. Veltri, G. Cimino, L. Zelenyi, and R. E. Lopez (2003), The penetration of ions into the magnetosphere through the magnetopause turbulent current sheet, Annales Geophysicae, 21, 1965-1973, doi:10.5194/angeo-21-1965-2003.
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      2003
      • Greco, A., A. L. Taktakishvili, G. Zimbardo, P. Veltri, G. Cimino, L. M. Zelenyi, and R. E. Lopez (2003), Ion transport and Lévy random walk across the magnetopause in the presence of magnetic turbulence, J. Geophys. Res., 108(A11), 1395, doi:10.1029/2003JA010087.
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      Journal Article 2002
      • Lopez, R., Connecting Sun City with Sun-Earth Connections, Voyages in Education and Public Outreach, NASA Office of Space Science Newsletter, May. 2002.
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      Book 2002
      • Storms from the Sun, Michael J. Carlowicz and Ramon E. Lopez, Joseph Henry Press, Washington DC, May 2002.    
        {Book }

      Journal Article 2001
      • Lopez, R. E., J. G. Lyon, M. Wiltberger, C. C. Goodrich (2001), Comparison of global MHD simulation results with actual storm and substorm events, Adv. Space Res., 28, no 12, 1701-1706, doi:10.1016/S0273-1177(01)00535-X.
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      2001
      • Lopez, R. E., and T. Schultz, Two revolutions in K-8 science education, Physics Today, September, 44-49, 2001.
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      2001
      • Lopez, R. E., Book review of Nearest Star: The surprising science of our Sun, in Physics Today, November, 2001.
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      2001
      • Lopez, R., Promoting Diversity in Physics, Newsletter of the Forum on Education of the American Physical Society, Summer, 2001.
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      Journal Article 2000
      • Lopez, R. E., Science Education Reform and Roles for Scientists, Engineers, and their Organizations, in Proceedings of the Conference on K-12 Outreach from University Science Departments, edited by David G. Hasse and Brenda S. Wojnowski, The Science House, North Carolina State University, 99-103, 2000.
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      2000
      • Lopez, R. E., C. C. Goodrich, M. Wiltberger, and J. G. Lyon, Solar wind-Magnetosphere Energy Coupling under Extreme Interplanetary Conditions: MHD simulations, J. Atmos. Sol. Terr. Phys., 62, 865-874, 2000.

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      2000
      • Lopez, R. E., The current sheet disruption model for substorm expansion initiation: Background, arguments, and relationship to the global evolution of the substorm, Adv. Space Res., Vol. 25, No. 7/8, 1667-1677, 2000.

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      Journal Article 1999
      • Papadopoulos, K., C. C. Goodrich, M. Wiltberger, R. E. Lopez, and J. G. Lyon, Physics of substorms as revealed by the ISTP, Phys. Chem. Earth (C), vol. 24, No. 1-3, 189-202, 1999.

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      1999
      • Lopez, R. E., M. Wiltberger, J. G. Lyon, C. C. Goodrich, and K. Papadopoulos, MHD simulations of the response of high-latitude potential patterns and polar cap boundaries to sudden southward turnings of the interplanetary magnetic field, Geophys. Res. Lett., 26, 967-970, 1999.

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      Journal Article 1998
      • Lopez, R., C. Goodrich, M. Wiltberger, K. Papadopoulos, and J. Lyon, Substorm Onset and Evolution: Coupling Between Tail Regions in MHD Simulations, in Physics of Space Plasmas, no. 15, edited by T. Chang and J. R. Jaspere, MIT Center for Theoretical Geo/Cosmo Plasma Physics, Cambridge, MA, 227-232, 1998.
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      1998
      • Lopez, R. E., C. C. Goodrich, M. Wiltberger, and J. G. Lyon, Simulation of the March 9, 1995 Substorm and Initial Comparison to Data, Geospace Mass and Energy Flow: Results From the International Solar-Terrestrial Physics Program, AGU Monograph 104, edited by J. L. Horowitz, D. L. Gallagher, and W. K. Peterson, 237-245, 1998.
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      1998
      • Pullkinen, T., D. N. Baker, M. Wiltberger, C. C. Goodrich, R. E. Lopez, and J. G. Lyon, Pseudobreakup and substorm onset: Observations and MHD simulations compared, J. Geophys. Res.,103, 14847, 1998.
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      1998
      • Education and Outreach Supplement, APS News, January 1998, R. Lopez contributor and Editor.
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      1998
      • Lopez, R., C. Goodrich, M. Wiltberger, K. Papadopoulos, and J. Lyon, Coupling between local and global activity during the substorm expansion phase: Results from MHD simulations and comparison to observations, in Substorms-4, edited by S. Kokobun and Y. Kamide, published by Terra Scientific Publishing Company and Kluwer Academic Publishers, 169-174, 1998.
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      1998
      • Goodrich, C., M. Wiltberger, R. Lopez, K. Papadopoulos, and J. Lyon, MHD simulation of actual magnetospheric substorm events, in Substorms-4, edited by S. Kokobun and Y. Kamide, published by Terra Scientific Publishing Company and Kluwer Academic Publishers, 645-650, 1998.
        {Journal Article }
      1998
      • Wiltberger, M., K. Papadopoulos, R. Lopez, C. Goodrich, and J. Lyon, Effects of northward turnings on the intiation of substorms in global MHD simulations, in Substorms-4, edited by S. Kokobun and Y. Kamide, published by Terra Scientific Publishing Company and Kluwer Academic Publishers, 287-290, 1998.
        {Journal Article }
      1998
      • Goodrich, C. C., M. Wiltberger, R. E. Lopez, and K. Papadopoulos, and J. G. Lyon, An Overview of the Impact of the January 10-11 Magnetic Cloud on the Magnetosphere via Global MHD Simulation, Geophys. Res. Lett., 25, 2537-2540, 1998.

        {Journal Article }
      1998
      • Lyon, J., R. E. Lopez, C. Goodrich, M. Wiltberger, and K. Papadopoulos, Simulation of the March 9, 1995 Substorm: Auroral Brightening and the Onset of Lobe Reconnection, Geophys. Res. Lett., 25, 3039-3042, 1998.

        {Journal Article }

      Newsletter Article 1997
      • Lopez, R. E., Storms in Space, Article in Bob Ryan’s 1998 Almanac, published Fall 1997 by Channel 4 WRC-TV and Giant Foods, Washington, DC.

        {Newsletter Article }

      Conference Paper 1997
      • Black, P., D. F. Holcomb, H. L. Jodl, L. Jossem, R. Lopez, F. Matar, J. S. Rigden, J. Smit, J. Stith, and Y. Ying., A call for change in undergraduate physics education, in The Changing role of Physics Departments in Modern Universities: Proceedings of the International Conference on Undergraduate Physics Education (part one: Presentations), ed. J. Rigden, and E. Redish, AIP Conference Proceedings 399, American Institute of Physics, Woodbury, New York, 1-7, 1997.

        {Conference Paper }
      1997
      • Lopez, R. E., The role of the physics department in the preparation of future pre-college teachers: A summary from the International Conference on Physics Education, in The Changing role of Physics Departments in Modern Universities: Proceedings of the International Conference on Undergraduate Physics Education (part one: Presentations), ed. J. Rigden, and E. Redish, AIP Conference Proceedings 399, American Institute of Physics, Woodbury, New York, 497-505, 1997.

        {Review essay }

      Journal Article 1996
      • Lopez, R. E., An interdisciplinary undergraduate space physics course, Journal of College Science Teaching, 263-269, Feb, 1996.

        {Journal Article }

      Journal Article 1995
      • Taktakishvili, A., R. E. Lopez, and C. C. Goodrich, Energization of Ions in Near-Earth Current Sheet Disruption, Geophys. Res. Lett., 22, 627-630, 1995.
        {Journal Article }
      1995
      • Lopez, R. E. and J. Tuomi, Student-centered inquiry, Educational Leadership, 78-79, May, 1995.
        {Journal Article }

      Conference Proceeding 1994
      • Cattell, C., C. Roller, and R. Lopez, Multi-spacecraft observations of substorm onsets and precursor events, Proc. International Conference on Substorms-2, edited by J. R. Kan, J. D. Craven, and S.-I. Akasofu, Geophysical Insitute, University of Alaska, 247-254, 1994.

        {Conference Proceeding }
      1994
      • Lopez, R. E., On the role of reconnection during substorms, Proc. International Conference on Substorms-2, edited by J. R. Kan, J. D. Craven, and S.-I. Akasofu, Geophysical Insitute, University of Alaska, 175-182, 1994.

        {Conference Proceeding }

      Journal Article 1994
      • Lopez, R. E., C. C. Goodrich, G. D. Reeves, R. D. Belian, and A. Taktakishvili, Mid-tail plasma flows and the relationship to near-Earth substorm activity: A case study, J. Geophys. Res., 99, 23561-23569, 1994.

        {Journal Article }
      1994
      • Lopez, R. E., and D. N. Baker, Evidence for particle acceleration during magnetospheric substorms, Ap. J. S., 90, no. 2, 531-539, 1994.

        {Journal Article }

      Journal Article 1993
      • Lopez, R. E., and T. von Rosenvinge, A statistical relationship between the geosynchronous magnetic field and substorm electrojet magnitude, J. Geophys. Res., 98, 3851-3857, 1993.
        {Journal Article }
      1993
      • Ohtani, S., B. J. Anderson, D. G. Sibeck, P. T. Newell, K. Takahashi, L. J. Zanetti, T. A. Potemra, R. E. Lopez, V. Angelopoulos, R. Nakamura, D. M. Klumpar, and C. T. Russell, A multisatellite study of a pseudosubstorm onset in the near-Earth magnetotail, J. Geophys. Res., 98, 19355-19367, 1993.

        {Journal Article }
      1993
      • Burkhart, G. R., P. B. Dusenbery, T. W. Speiser, and R. E. Lopez, One-D simulation studies of current sheet catastrophe; 1. Comparison to observations, 21373-21390, J. Geophys. Res., 1993.

        {Journal Article }
      1993
      • Baker, D. N., T. I. Pulkkinen, R. L. McPherron, J. D. Craven, L. A. Frank,  R. D.  Elphinstone, J. S. Murphree, J. F. Fennel, R. E. Lopez, and T. Nagai, CDAW 9 analysis of magnetospheric events on 3 May 1986: Event C, J. Geophys. Res., 98, 3815-3834, 1993.

        {Journal Article }
      1993
      • Lopez, R. E., On the location of the substorm initiation region, Adv. Space Res., 13, (4)189- (4)198, 1993.

        {Journal Article }
      1993
      • Lopez, R. E., H. E. J. Koskinen, T. I. Pulkkinen, T. Bösinger, T. A. Potemra, and R. W. McEntire, Simultaneous observation of the poleward expansion of substorm electrojet activity and the tailward expansion of current sheet disruption in the near-Earth magnetotail, J. Geophys. Res., 98, 9285-9295, 1993.

        {Journal Article }
      1993
      • Koskinen, H. E. J., R. E. Lopez, R. J. Pellinen, T. I. Pulkkinen, D. N. Baker, and T. Bosinger, Pseudobreakup and substorm growth phase in the ionosphere and magnetosphere, J. Geophys. Res., 97, 5801-5813, 1993.

        {Journal Article }
      1993
      • Taktakishvili, A. L., L. M. Zelenyi, E. T. Sarris, Lopez, R. E., and D. V. Sarafopoulous, Temporal dispersion structures of proton and electron bursts in the Earth's magnetotail, Planet. Space Sci., 41, no. 6, 461-467, 1993.

        {Journal Article }

      Popular Press Article 1993
      • Lopez, R. E., Partners in Space, published in Op-Ed section of The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore, Maryland, April 21, 1993.

        {Popular Press Article }
      1993
      • Lopez, R. E., Getting Scientists Involved in Science Education, Article written for National Academy of Sciences Op-Ed Service that appeared in 34 newspapers, Summer, 1992; also published in Headline News, Science Views II, pp. 27-29, edited by David Jarmul, National Academy Press, Washington, DC, 1993.

        {Popular Press Article }

      Journal Article 1992
      • Pulkkinen,T. I., D. N. Baker,  R. J. Pellinen, J. Büchner, H. E. J. Koskinen, R. E. Lopez, R. L. Dyson, and L. A. Frank, Particle scattering and current sheet stability in the geomagnetic tail during substorm growth phase, J. Geophys. Res., 97, 19283-19297, 1992.
        {Journal Article }
      1992
      • Burkhart, G. R., R. E. Lopez, P. B. Dusenbery, and T. W. Speiser, Observational support for the current sheet disruption catastrophe model of substorm current disruption, Geophys. Res. Lett., 16, 1635-1638, 1992.
        {Journal Article }
      1992
      • Sibeck, D. G., R. E. Lopez, and E. C. Roelof, Reply, J. Geophys. Res., 97, 10879-10882, 1992.
        {Journal Article }
      1992
      • Koskinen, H. E. J., T. I. Pulkkinen, R. J. Pellinen, T. Bosinger, D. N. Baker, and R. E. Lopez, Characteristics of Pseudobreakups, in Proc. International Conference on Substorms, ESA, SP-335, 111-116, 1992.
        {Journal Article }
      1992
      • Lopez, R. E, On the relative importance of magnetospheric and ionospheric processes during substorm breakup and expansion: A case study, in Proc. International Conference on Substorms, ESA, SP-335, 425-428, 1992.
        {Journal Article }
      1992
      • Lopez, R. E., Working Conference for Scientists and Engineers, EOS, Trans. Amer. Geophys. Union, vol. 73, no. 26, p. 276, June 30, 1992.
        {Journal Article }
      1992
      • Lopez, R. E., Democracy demands science education, letter to Physics Today, 112, December, 1992.
        {Journal Article }
      1992
      • Lopez, R. E., M. J. Engebretson, and P. D. Dusenbery, Space Physicists and Education: Activities of the Space Physics and Aeronomy section of the American Geophysical Union, Proc. 43rd IAF Congress, IAF-92-0475, 1992.
        {Journal Article }
      1992
      • Lui, A. T. Y., R. E. Lopez, B. J. Anderson, K. Takahashi, L. J. Zanetti, R. W. McEntire, T. A. Potemra, D. M. Klumpar, E. M. Greene, and R. Strangeway, Current disruptions in the near-Earth neutral sheet region, J. Geophys. Res., 97, 1461-1480, 1992.
        {Journal Article }
      1992
      • Lopez, R. E., H. E. Spence, and C.-I. Meng, Substorm aurorae and their connection to the inner magnetosphere, J. Geomag. Geoelec., 44, 1251-1260, 1992.
        {Journal Article }

      Journal Article 1991
      • Erlandson, R. E., D. G. Sibeck, R. E. Lopez, L. J. Zanetti, and T. A. Potemra, Observations of solar wind pressure initiated fast mode waves at geostationary orbit and in the polar cap, J. Atmos. and Terr. Physics, 53, 231-239, 1991.
        {Journal Article }
      1991
      • Sibeck, D. G., R. E. Lopez and E. C. Roelof, Solar wind control of magnetopause shape, location, and motion, J. Geophys. Res., 96, 5489-5495, 1991.
        {Journal Article }
      1991
      • Lopez, R. E., H. Spence, and C.-I. Meng, DMSP F7 observations of a substorm field-aligned current, J. Geophys. Res., 96, 19409-19415, 1991.
        {Journal Article }
      1991
      • Lopez, R. E., H. Spence, and C.-I. Meng, Simultaneous observation of the westward electrojet and the cross-tail current during substorms, in Magnetospheric Substorms, AGU monograph, edited by T. Iijima, T. A. Potemra, and J. R. Kan, 123-130, 1991.
        {Journal Article }
      1991
      • Pulkkinen, T. I., D. N. Baker, D. H. Fairfield, R. J. Pellinen, J. S. Murphree, R. D. Elphinstone, R. L. McPherron, J. F. Fennel, R. E. Lopez, and T. Nagai, Modeling the growth phase of a substorm using the Tsyganenko model and multi-spacecraft observations: CDAW-9, Geophys. Res. Lett., 18, 1963-1966, 1991.
        {Journal Article }

      Journal Article 1990
      • Lopez, R. E., Magnetospheric Substorms, Johns Hopkins APL Tech. Dig., 11, nos. 3 and 4, 264-271, 1990.
        {Journal Article }
      1990
      • Lopez, R. E., Implications of multipoint substorm studies in the inner magnetotail, in Plasma Astrophysics, Proceedings of the Varenna-Abastumani Plasma Astrophysics Workshop, T. D. Guyenne, ed., 69-76, ESA SP-311, 1990.
        {Journal Article }
      1990
      • Lopez, R. E., D. G. Sibeck, R. W. McEntire, and S. M. Krimigis, The energetic ion substorm injection boundary, J. Geophys. Res., 94, 109-117, 1990.
        {Journal Article }
      1990
      • Lopez, R. E., A. T. Y. Lui, R. W. McEntire, T. A. Potemra, and S. M. Krimigis, A statistical study of magnetic field magnitude changes during substorms in the near-earth tail, Adv. Space Res., 10, Supplement, (S)37-(S)41, 1990.
        {Journal Article }
      1990
      • Bering, E. A., III, L. J. Lanzerotti, J. R. Benbrook, Z.-M. Lin, C. G. Maclennan, A. Wolfe, R. E. Lopez, and E. Friis-Christensen, Solar wind properties during high-latitude impulsive perturbation events, Geophys. Res. Lett., 17, 579-582, 1990.
        {Journal Article }
      1990
      • Lopez, R. E., D. N. Baker, R. D. Belian, R. W. McEntire, and T. A. Potemra, A possible case of a radially antisunward propagating local substorm onset in the near-Earth Magnetotail, Planet. Space Sci., 38,771-784, 1990.
        {Journal Article }
      1990
      • Lopez, R. E. and A. T. Y. Lui, A multi-satellite case study of the expansion of a substorm current wedge in the near-earth magnetotail, J. Geophys. Res., 85, 8009-8017, 1990.
        {Journal Article }
      1990
      • Nagai, T., K. Takahashi, T. A. Potemra, R. E. Lopez, R. W. McEntire, and D. Klumpar, The structure of the Birkeland current system in the post-midnight plasma sheet, Geophys. Res. Lett., 17, 1057-1060, 1990.
        {Journal Article }
      1990
      • Lopez, R. E., The position of the magnetotail neutral sheet in the near-Earth region, Geophys. Res. Lett., 17, 1617-1620, 1990.
        {Journal Article }
      1990
      • Lopez, R. E., H. Lühr, B. J. Anderson, P. T. Newell, and R. W. McEntire, Multipoint observations of a small substorm, J. Geophys. Res., 95, 18897-18912, 1990.
        {Journal Article }

      Journal Article 1989
      • Lopez, R. E., A. T. Y. Lui, D. G. Sibeck, K. Takahashi, R. W. McEntire, L. J. Zanetti, and S. M. Krimigis, On the relationship between the energetic particle morphology and the change in the magnetic field magnitude during substorms, J. Geophys. Res., 94, 17105-17119, 1989.
        {Journal Article }
      1989
      • Sibeck, D. G., W. Baumjohann, R. E. Lopez, Solar wind dynamic pressure variations and transient magnetospheric signatures, Geophys. Res. Lett., 16, 13-16, 1989.
        {Journal Article }
      1989
      • Sibeck, D. G., W. Baumjohann, R. C. Elphic, D. H. Fairfield, J. F. Fennell, W. B. Gail, L. J. Lanzerotti, R. E. Lopez, H. Lühr, A. T. Y. Lui, C. G. Maclennan, R. W. McEntire, T. A. Potemra, T. J. Rosenberg, and K. Takahashi, The magnetospheric response to 8-minute period strong-amplitude upstream pressure variations, J. Geophys. Res., 94, 2505-2519, 1989.
        {Journal Article }
      1989
      • Sibeck, D. G., W. Baumjohann, and R. E. Lopez, Reply, 1200-1202, Geophys. Res. Lett., 16, 1989.
        {Journal Article }

      Journal Article 1988
      • Lopez, R. E., A. T. Y. Lui, D. G. Sibeck, R. W. McEntire, L. J. Zanetti, T. A. Potemra, and S. M. Krimigis, The longitudinal and radial distribution of magnetic reconfigurations in the near-earth magnetotail:  An AMPTE/CCE statistical study, J. Geophys. Res., 93, 997-1001, 1988.
        {Journal Article }
      1988
      • Lui, A. T. Y., R. E. Lopez, S. M. Krimigis, R. W. McEntire, L. J. Zanetti, and T. A. Potemra, A case study of magnetotail current sheet disruption and diversion, Geophys. Res. Lett., 15, 721-724, 1988.
        {Journal Article }
      1988
      • Takahashi, K., S. Kokobun, T. Sakuri,R. W. McEntire, T. A. Potemra, and R. E. Lopez, AMPTE/CCE observations of substorm-associated standing Alfvén waves in the midnight sector, Geophys. Res. Lett., 15, 1287-1290, 1988.
        {Journal Article }
      1988
      • Lopez, R. E., D. G. Sibeck, A. T. Y. Lui, K. Takahashi, R. W. McEntire, T. A. Potemra, and D. Klumpar, Substorm variations in the magnitude of the magnetic field, J. Geophys. Res., 93, 14444-14452, 1988.
        {Journal Article }
      1988
      • Lopez, R. E., D. N. Baker, A. T. Y. Lui, D. G. Sibeck, R. D. Belian, R. W. McEntire, T. A. Potemra, and S. M. Krimigis, The radial and longitudinal propagation characteristics of substorm injections, Adv. Space Res., 9, (9)91-(9)95, 1988.
        {Journal Article }
      1988
      • Tu, C.-Y., J. W. Freeman, and R. E. Lopez, The proton temperature and the total hourly variance of the magnetic field components in different solar wind speed regions, Solar Physics, 119, 197-206, 1988.
        {Journal Article }

      Journal Article 1987
      • Takahashi, K., L. J. Zanetti, R. E. Lopez, R. W. McEntire, T. A. Potemra, and K.Yumoto, Disruption of the magnetotail current sheet observed by AMPTE/CCE, Geophys. Res. Lett., 14, 1019-1022, 1987.
        {Journal Article }
      1987
      • Lopez, R. E., Secular invariance in solar wind proton temperature relationships, J. Geophys. Res., 92, 11189-11194, 1987.
        {Journal Article }
      1987
      • Sibeck, D. G., R. W. McEntire, A. T. Y. Lui, R. E. Lopez, S. M. Krimigis, R. B. Decker, L. J. Zanetti, and T. A. Potemra, Energetic magnetospheric ions at the dayside magnetopause:  Leakage or merging?, J. Geophys. Res., 92, 12097-12114, 1987.
        {Journal Article }
      1987
      • Sibeck, D. G., R. W. McEntire, A. T. Y. Lui, R. E. Lopez, and S. M. Krimigis, Magnetic field drift-shell splitting:  Cause of unusual dayside particle pitch angle distributions during storms and substorms, J. Geophys. Res., 92, 13485-13497, 1987.
        {Journal Article }
      1987
      • Takahashi, K., R. E. Lopez, R. W. McEntire, L. J. Zanetti, L. M. Kistler, and F. M. Ipavich, An eastward-propagating compressional Pc5 wave observed by AMPTE/CCE in the postmidnight sector, J. Geophys. Res., 92, 13472-13484, 1987.
        {Journal Article }

      Journal Article 1986
      • Lopez, R. E. and J. W. Freeman, Solar wind proton temperature-velocity relationship, J. Geophys. Res., 91, 1701-1705, 1986.
        {Journal Article }
      1986
      • Lopez, R. E., J. W. Freeman, and E. C. Roelof, The relationship between proton temperature and momentum flux density in the solar wind, Geophys. Res. Lett., 13, 640-643, 1986.
        {Journal Article }
      1986
      • Lopez, R. E., M. J. Engebretson, R. W. McEntire, A. T. Y. Lui, L. J. Zanetti, T. A. Potemra, and S. M.Krimigis, The response of energetic particles to nightside magnetic pulsations as seen by AMPTE/CCE, Adv. Space Res., 6, No. 3, 235-239, 1986.
        {Journal Article }
      1986
      • Freeman, J. W. and R. E. Lopez, Solar cycle variations, in Solar Wind - Magnetosphere Coupling, ed. Y. Kamide and J. A. Slavin, p. 179-190. Terra Scientific Publishing Company, Tokyo, 1986.
        {Journal Article }

      Journal Article 1985
      • Lopez, R. E., Argon ion pollution of the magnetosphere, in Spacecraft Environmental Interactions Technology Conference, 685-692, NASA Conference Publication 2359, AFGL-TR-85-0018, 1985.
        {Journal Article }
      1985
      • Freeman, J. W. and R. E. Lopez, The cold solar wind, J. Geophys. Res., 90, 9885-9887, 1985.
        {Journal Article }

      Journal Article 1984
      • Lopez, R. E., Early history of the British East Indies Company: A parallel to the commercialization of space at Space Station, Space Solar Power Review, 4, 307, 1984.
        {Journal Article }

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Other Service Activities

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    • Dec  Member, Scientific Organizing Committee for Living With a Star Combined Data Analysis Workshop, held at Florida Institute of Technology, March 5-9, 2007; Chair, Local Organizing Committee.
    • Dec  Member, AP Physics Curriculum Realignment Committee (NSF funded project), Sept. 2006-Dec. 2007.
    • Dec  Member, NOAA Science Advisory Board Working Group to Evaluate NOAA’s Extension, Outreach and Education, 2006-2007.
    • Dec  Member, Editorial Board, Physical Review Special Topics: Physics Education Research, 2004-2007.
    • Dec  Chair, APS Committee on Education and representative to APS Physics Policy Committee, 2006; Member, Committee on Education, The American Physical Society, January 2003 – December 2006
    • Dec  Working Group leader for Prediction of Geomagnetic Storms, Living With a Star Combined Data Analysis Workshop, George Mason University, March 15-18, 2005.
    • Dec  Member, Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate Ad-Hoc Committee on Strategic Guidance for NSF's Support of the Atmospheric Sciences, National Research Council, August 2004 – December 2006.
    • Dec  Reviewer, NRC Research Associate program, 2005.
    • Dec  Opponent, Ph.D. defense for Minna Palmroth “Solar Wind-Magnetosphere Interactions as Determined by Observation and a Global MHD Simulation”, Finnish Meteorological Institute and the University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, June 18, 2003
    • Dec  Member, Committee on Undergraduate Science Education, National Research Council, February 2002 – January 2004
    • Dec  Member, Advisory Committee on Physics Programs, American Institute of Physics, January 2003 -January 2006.
    • Dec  Chair (2005), APS Forum on Education (served in Chair line 2003-2006), Member, Executive Committee, APS Representative at Large, March 2000 – March 2003
    • Dec  Co-Chair, AAPT Conference "The Introductory Calculus-based Physics Course", Arlington, VA, October 31 - November 2, 2003
    • Dec  Council of Advisors, Astronomy Education Review, December 2001 -present
    • Dec  Chair, Panel on Education and Society, Decadal Survey on Solar and Space Physics, Committee on Solar and Space Physics of the National Research Council, December 2000 – June 2003
    • Dec  Chair, Sub-Commission D3, Magnetospheres, COSPAR, July 2000 – July 2004
    • Dec  Organizer of sessions on space physics and science education at the 2002 World Space Congress in Houston, and 2004 COSPAR meeting in Paris.
    • Dec  Chair, Committee on Minorities, The American Physical Society, January 2003 – December 2003; Member, January 2001 – December 2002
    • Dec  Member, Advisory Committee Interagency Education Research Initiative for Academic Achievement and Teacher Development, Tennessee State University, January 2002-August 2006.
    • Dec  Member, Advisory Group, NSF/GEO Diversity Initiative, 2000
    • Dec  Member, Board of Directors, the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) January, 2000 – December 2002.
    • Dec  Chair, Education Committee, Space Physics and Aeronomy (SPA) section of the AGU, May 1992 - May 1996, Member, May, 1991 – May, 1996; also Member, May 2006 – present.
    • Dec  Member, Board of Directors, Insights Science Museum, El Paso, Texas, December 1999 – June 2004.
    • Dec  Member, SPA Executive Committee, May, 1992 - May 1996.
    • Dec  Member, Committee on Education and Human Resources, AGU, Sept. 1992 - May 1998.
    • Dec  Chair, Subcommittee on Minorities in Geophysics, AGU, Jan. 1993 - July 1994.
    • Dec  Chair, Editorial Advisory Board for Earth and Space, AGU, May 1995 - May 1998, Member, September 1992 - May, 1995.
    • Dec  Member, Educational Advisory Committee, Center for the Enhancement of Science and Mathematics Education, Boston, MA, July 1993 – June 2000.
    • Dec  Member, Board of Directors, Space Science Institute, Boulder, Colorado June 1992 – June 2001
    • Dec  U.S. Chair, U.S.-Finland Auroral Workshop Organizing Committee, April, 1991 - April 1996, Co-convenor, 1992 U.S.-Finland Auroral Workshop, Terahovi, Finland
    • Dec  Convenor of several scientific sessions at Fall and Spring AGU meetings, and also at the IAGA Symposium, Buenos Aires, 1993.
    • Dec  Member, Steering Committees for the “International Conference on Undergraduate Physics Education” (1996) and the “Conference on Revitalizing Undergraduate Physics Education” (1998).
    • Dec  Member, Organizing Committee for “Encounter Between Global Observations and Models in the ISTP Era” (1996), and “The New Millennium Magnetosphere: Integrating Imaging, Discrete Observations, and Global Simulations” (1998).
    • Dec  Part-time staff with the National Science Resources Center, Washington, D. C., June 1992 - June 1994, Consultant, June 1994 - July 1996.
    • Dec  Consultant to The Discovery Channel as subject matter expert for the educational videodisc "The Solar Sea" October, 1992 - March, 1993.
    • Dec  Consultant to various school districts and organizations
      Montgomery County Public Schools, MD, Harrison School District, Colorado Springs, CO, Gilbert Public Schools, Gilbert, AZ, Arlington ISD, Arlington, TX, Texas Education Agency, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, the National Science Foundation, the Center for Urban Science Education Reform, the American Physical Society, and the Brookings Institution.
    • Dec  Reviewer of papers submitted to Journal of Geophysical Research, Geophysical Research Letters, Planetary and Space Science, Annales Geophysicae, Advances in Space Research, Space Science Reviews, several refereed conference proceedings and AGU monographs
    • Dec  Reviewer of proposals to NSF, NASA, DOE, The Research Corporation, Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
    • Dec  Reviewer, Science Standards, California and Maryland, 1998.
    • Dec  Member, Program Committee, Division of Plasma Physics (APS), 1999 DPP meeting.
    • Dec  Member, Site Visit Teams, NSF, Educational Systemic Reform.
    • Dec  Numerous presentations, in a variety of settings, on science education, the nature of scientific inquiry, and implementing and sustaining science education reform.
    • Dec  Secretary, National Society of Hispanic Physicists, January 2008 – Present.
    • Dec  Member, College Board Physics Standards Project, March 2008 – August 2009.
    • Dec  Member, Committee on Solar and Space Physics, National Research Council, Feb 2008 - December 2010
    • Dec  Committee Member, The US Antarctic Program: Future Science Opportunities in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean, National Research Council, January, 2011-November, 2011.
    • Dec  Co-Chair, Writing Team, Next Generation Science Education Standards, October 2010-present.
    • Dec  Member, Group of Experts, Committee for Review of Undergraduate Physics Teaching and Learning, Council on Higher Education, Republic of South Africa, August 2012-present.