Torsten Neubert

Torsten Neubert

Chief Consultant


Building: 328, 216

2800 Kgs. Lyngby


Phone: 45259731Fax: 45259575

SCIENTIFIC EXPERIENCE: I studied the physics of electron beams and plasma clouds injected from rockets and the Space Shuttle while at Standord University and University of Michigan (1984-1994). I developed a 3D particle-in-cell code with Professor Oscar Buneman, which we used to simulate electron beam and cloud injections. When I returned to Denmark, I worked in the Ørsted project at the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) - as the Project Scientists when Eigil Friis-Christensen left DMI. With Ørsted data I studied small-scale, field-aligned, electric currents in the upper atmosphere. While at DMI I expanded into the field of electrical discharges in the upper atmosphere powered by thunderstorms below.  At DTU Space we study lightning and high-altitude discharges using a number of codes developed by Olivier Chanrion and conducting optical observations from Observatoire Midi Pyrénées and other locations. The high-altitude discharges are the Sprites, Jets and Gigantic Jets. Our big space project is the ASIM payload for the Internationa Space Station (Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor). It will study Lightning, Sprites, Jets, Gigantic jets and the so-called Terestrial Gamma-ray Flashes.



1978 - 1982 Space Science - University of Copenhagen

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International experience

2007- Head of Department of Solar Systems Physics, Danish National Space Center - DTU 2001- Senior Scientist, Department of Solar System Physics, Danish National Space Center 1998-2001 Head of Solar-Terrestrial Physics Division, Danish Meteorological Institute 1995-1998 Senior Scientist, Danish Meteorological Institute 1994 Visiting Professor, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark 1993-1995 Consultant, Plasma Physics and Electric Propulsion Laboratory, Princeton University 1990-1994 Associate Research Scientist, Space Physics Research Laboratory, University of Michigan 1987-1990 Research Associate, STAR Laboratory, Stanford University 1984-1986 Post-Doctoral Research Associate, STAR Laboratory, Stanford University 1981-1984 Research Scientist, Danish Space Research Institute

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OTHER PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS AND ACTIVITIES 2003- PI of the Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor (ASIM) for the International Space Station in the ESA ELIPS programme 2003- Co-I of the French Micro-satellite TARANIS 2003-2006 Co-ordinator of EU FP5 Research Training Network “Coupling of Atmospheric Layers” 1998-2001 Ørsted Satellite Project Scientist 1996-1998 Head of Ørsted Science Data Centre Participation in Space Shuttle missions: • STS-3 (FPEG/PDP: electron beam injections) as scientist • Spacelab –2 (FPEG/PDP: electron beam injections) as scientist • Atlas-1 (SEPAC: electron beam, neutral gas, and plasma injections) as CO-I • TSS-1 (Tethers, electron beams) as CO-I • TSS-1R (Tethers, electron beams) as CO-I 2005- Danish delegate to ESF COST P18 on Electrical discharges 2002- Danish delegate to the “International Living With a Star” programme 2002-2005 Member of ESA Solar System Working Group 1999-2005 Member of ESA Space Weather Working Team HONORS and SOCIETIES Editor's Citation for Excellence in Refereeing, 1991 (Journal of Geophysical Research, Space Physics). American Geophysical Union (AGU) International Union of Radio Science (URSI) European Geophysical Union (EGS)

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  • Journal of Geophysical Research

    ISSNs: 0148-0227, 2169-9275, 2169-897X, 0196-2256, 2169-8953, 1934-8592, 2169-9097, 2169-9380, 2169-9313, 1934-8843

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 2156-2202, 2169-9291, 2169-8996, 2169-8961, 2169-9100, 2169-9402, 1934-2098

    American Geophysical Union, United States

    BFI (2017): BFI-level 2, Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 3.36 SJR 1.996 SNIP 1.313, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes, Web of Science (2017): Indexed yes

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  • Geophysical Research Letters

    ISSNs: 0094-8276

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1944-8007

    Wiley-Blackwell, United States

    BFI (2017): BFI-level 1, Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 4.35 SJR 2.91 SNIP 1.499, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes, Web of Science (2017): Indexed yes

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  • Journal of Atmospheric and Solar - Terrestrial Physics

    ISSNs: 1364-6826

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1879-1824

    Pergamon Press, United Kingdom

    BFI (2017): BFI-level 1, Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 1.39 SJR 0.76 SNIP 0.86, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes, Web of Science (2017): Indexed yes

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