Publications

2022

Pham, K., B. Zhang, K. Sorathia, T. Dang, W. Wang, V. Merkin, H. Liu, D. Lin, M. Wiltberger, J. Lei, S. Bao, J. Garretson, F. Toffoletto, A. Michael, J. Lyon, Thermospheric Density Perturbations Produced by Traveling Atmospheric Disturbances During August 2005 Storm, JGR: Space Physics, 127, 2022.
Mostafavi, P., V. G. Merkin, E. Provornikova, K. Sorathia, C. N. Arge, and J. Garretson, High-resolution Simulations of the Inner Heliosphere in Search of the Kelvin–Helmholtz Waves, The Astrophysical Journal, 925, 181, 2022.
Ukhorskiy, A. Y., Sorathia, K. A., Merkin, V. G., Crabtree, C., Fletcher, A. C., Malaspina, D. M., Scwartz, S. J., Cross-scale energy cascade powered by magnetospheric convection, Nature Scientific Reports, 12, 2022.
Keesee, A. M., Katus, R., Tibbetts, J., Liu, J., Zhang, X., & Sorathia, K. A., Automated detection algorithm for mesoscale heated regions in TWINS ion temperature maps, Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 127, 2022.

2021

Laundal, K., Yee, J. H., Merkin, V. G., Gjerloev, J. W., Vanhamaki, H., Reistad, J. P., ... & Sorathia, K., Electrojet estimates from mesospheric magnetic field measurements, Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 126, 2021.
Liu, H. L., Effective vertical diffusion by atmospheric gravity waves, Geophys. Res. Lett., 48, 2021.
Lin, D., Sorathia, K., Wang, W., Merkin, V. G., Bao, S., Pham, K. H., ... & Anderson, B. J., The role of diffuse electron precipitation in the formation of subauroral polarization streams, Journal of Geophysical Research Space Physics, 126, 2021.
Cohen, I. J., Turner, D. L., Michael, A. T., Sorathia, K. A., & Ukhorskiy, A. Y., Investigating the link between outer radiation belt losses and energetic electron escape at the magnetopause: A case study using multi-mission observations and simulations, Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 126, 2021.
Sciola, A., Toffoletto, F., Alexander, D., Sorathia, K., Merkin, V., & Farrish, A., Incorporating Inner Magnetosphere Current-driven Electron Acceleration in Numerical Simulations of Exoplanet Radio Emission, Astrophysical Journal, 914, 2021.
Michael, A., K. Sorathia, V.G. Merkin, K. Nykyri, B. Burkholder, X. Ma, A.Y. Ukhorskiy, J. Garretson, Modeling Kelvin-Helmholtz Instability at the High-Latitude Boundary Layer in a Global Magnetosphere Simulation, Geophysical Research Letters, 2021.
Sorathia, K. A., Michael, A., Merkin, V. G., Ukhorskiy, A. Y., Turner, D. L., Lyon, J., Garretson, J., Gkioulidou, M., Toffoletto, F. R., The Role of Mesoscale Plasma Sheet Dynamics in Ring Current Formation, Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences Space Physics, 2021.

2020

Lu, G., Zakharenkova, I., Cherniak, I., & Dang, T., Large-Scale Ionospheric Disturbances During the 17 March 2015 Storm: A Model-Data Comparative Study, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 125, 2020.
Huba, J. D., & Liu, H.-L., Global Modeling of Equatorial Spread F with SAMI3/WACCM-X, Geophys. Res. Lett., 47, 2020.
Sorathia, K. A., Merkin, V. G., Panov, E. V., Zhang, B., Lyon, J. G., Garretson, J., ... & Wiltberger, M., Ballooning-interchange instability in the near-Earth plasma sheet and auroral beads: Global magnetospheric modeling at the limit of the MHD approximation, Geophys. Res. Lett., 47, 2020.
Stephens, G. K., Bingham, S. T., Sitnov, M. I., Gkioulidou, M., Merkin, V. G., Korth, H., ... & Ukhorskiy, A. Y., Storm Time Plasma Pressure Inferred From Multimission Measurements and Its Valida-tion Using Van Allen Probes Particle Data, Space Weather, 18, 2020.