Dr. Ying Zou

Assistant Professor, CSPAR

Contact

320 Sparkman Drive
Cramer Research Hall
Room 2038
Huntsville, AL 35899
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256.961.7858
ying.zou@uah.edu

Biography

Dr. Zou's research interests mainly focus on the Earth's magnetosphere, ionosphere, and upper atmosphere, and their dependence on the upstream solar wind. She has been actively studying magnetic reconnection, plasma convection, auroral dynamics, and thermosphere circulation using a combination of spacecraft and ground-based radars, imagers, magnetometers, Fabry-Perot interferometers, etc. She is particularly interested in phenomena that have space weather effects. She joined the department of Space Science as an assistant professor in Fall 2019. Before that she was a Jack Eddy postdoc fellow at Center for Space Physics at Boston University.

Dr. Ying Zou's Curriculum Vitae


Education

  • Ph.D. in Space Physics, UCLA, 2015
  • B.A. in Space Physics, Peking University, 2010

Research Funding

  • Collaborative Research: Local Time Extent of Dayside Magnetopause Reconnection and Controlling Factors, AGS 1702244, $442,595, 2020-2023
  • Characterizing mesoscale thermospheric F-region winds associated with quasi-steady and transient nightside auroral arcs, AGS 1664885 , $414,751, 2018-2021
  • Heating of Terrestrial Ionospheric Ions by Aurora Borealis, UAH New Faculty Research, $9,622.00, 2020-2021

Recent Publications

  • Zou, Y., Walsh, B. M., Atz, E., Liang, H., Ma, Q., & Angelopoulos, V. (2020). Azimuthal Variation of Magnetopause Reconnection at Scales Below an Earth Radius. Geophysical Research Letters, 47(4), e2019GL086500.

  • Zou, Y., Walsh, B. M., Nishimura, Y., Angelopoulos, V., Ruohoniemi, J. M., McWilliams, K. A., & Nishitani, N. (2019). Local time extent of magnetopause reconnection using space–ground coordination. Annales Geophysicae, 37(2), 215-234.

  • Zou, Y., Nishimura, Y., Lyons, L., Conde, M., Varney, R., Angelopoulos, V., & Mende, S. (2018). Mesoscale F Region Neutral Winds Associated With Quasi-steady and Transient Nightside Auroral Forms. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 123(9), 7968–7984. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JA025457

  • Zou, Y., Walsh, B. M., Nishimura, Y., Angelopoulos, V., Ruohoniemi, J. M., McWilliams, K. A., & Nishitani, N. (2018). Spreading Speed of Magnetopause Reconnection X-Lines Using Ground-Satellite Coordination. Geophysical Research Letters, 45(1), 80–89. doi:10.1002/2017GL075765

  • Zou, Y., Walsh, B. M., Atz, E., Liang, H., Ma, Q., & Angelopoulos, V. (2020). Azimuthal Variation of Magnetopause Reconnection at Scales Below an Earth Radius. Geophysical Research Letters, 47(4), e2019GL086500.

  • Zou, Y., Walsh, B. M., Nishimura, Y., Angelopoulos, V., Ruohoniemi, J. M., McWilliams, K. A., & Nishitani, N. (2019). Local time extent of magnetopause reconnection using space–ground coordination. Annales Geophysicae, 37(2), 215–234. doi:10.5194/angeo-37-215-2019

  • Zou, Y., Nishimura, Y., Lyons, L., Conde, M., Varney, R., Angelopoulos, V., & Mende, S. (2018). Mesoscale F Region Neutral Winds Associated With Quasi-steady and Transient Nightside Auroral Forms. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 123(9), 7968–7984. doi:10.1029/2018JA025457

  • Zou, Y. Walsh, B. M., Nishimura, Y., Angelopoulos, V., Ruohoniemi, J. M., McWilliams, K. A., & Nishitani, N. (2018). Spreading Speed of Magnetopause Reconnection X-Lines Using Ground-Satellite Coordination. Geophysical Research Letters, 45(1), 80–89. doi:10.1002/2017GL075765

  • Dimmock, A. P., Hietala, H., & Zou, Y. (2020). Compiling magnetosheath statistical data sets under specific solar wind conditions: Lessons learnt from the dayside kinetic southward IMF GEM challenge. Earth and Space Science. 7, e2020EA001095. doi:10.1029/2020EA001095

  • Li, T. C., Liu, Y.-H., Hesse, M., & Zou, Y. (2020). Three-Dimensional X-line Spreading in Asymmetric Magnetic Reconnection. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 125(2), e2019JA027094. doi:10.1029/2019JA027094