Matina Gkioulidou

Ph.D., Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Department, UCLA


E-mail:

mgioul@atmos.ucla.edu

Office


7984 Math Sciences Building

Phone: (310) 794-9273

Fax: (310) 206-5219



Mailing Address


Dept. of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

University of California, Los Angeles

405 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90095-1565



Education



Ph.D., Completed in Spring 2012: Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (Space Physics), University of California, Los Angeles, CA, United States.

Dissertation title: Simulating the interplay between plasma transport, electric field, and magnetic field in the near-Earth nighside magnetosphere

Advisors: Prof. Larry Lyons

Dr. Chih-Ping Wang

M.Sc., 2008: Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (Space Physics), University of California, Los Angeles, CA, United States.

B.Sc., 2006: Physics Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

Thesis title: High energy particle transport in stochastic magnetic fields in the solar corona.

Advisors: Prof. Loukas Vlahos (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)

Prof. Gaetano Zimbardo (Universita della Calabria, Italy)


Research Interests



Modeling of the Earth's Plasma Sheet dynamics, Near Earth Magnetosphere, Magnetosphere - Ionosphere electrodynamic coupling, Substorms


Awards and Fellowships



2011: Bjerknes Memorial Award for academic excellence, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Dept., UCLA

2009-2012: NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF)

2006: Dorothy Radcliffe Dee Fellowship, Physical Sciences Division, College of Letters and Science, UCLA

2004-2005: European Union Erasmus- Socrates Exchange Program Fellowship.

2001: Scholarship award, Greek State Scholarship Foundation


Publications



1. Gkioulidou, M., C.-P. Wang, S. Wing, L. R. Lyons, R. A. Wolf, T.-S. Hsu (2012), Effect of an MLT dependent electron loss rate on the magnetosphere - ionosphere coupling, J. Geophys. Res., submitted.

2. Gkioulidou, M., C.-P. Wang, and L. R. Lyons, (2011), Effect of self-consistent magnetic field on plasma sheet penetration to the inner magnetosphere: Rice convection model simulations combined with modified Dungey force-balanced magnetic field solver, J. Geophys. Res., 116, A12213, doi:10.1029/2011JA016810.

3. Gkioulidou, M., C.-P. Wang, L. R. Lyons, and R. A. Wolf, (2009), Formation of the Harang reversal and its dependence on plasma sheet conditions: Rice convection model simulations, J. Geophys. Res., 114, A07204, doi:10.1029/2008JA013955.

4. Gkioulidou, M., G. Zimbardo, P. Pommois, P. Veltri, and L. Vlahos, (2007), High energy particle transport in stochastic magnetic fields in the solar corona , Astr. Astroph., 462,1113-1120.

5. Wing, S., M. Gkioulidou, J. Johnson, P. Newell, C.-P. Wang, (2012), Auroral particle precipitation characterized by the substorm cycle, J. Geophys. Res., submitted 6. Wang, C.-P., M. Gkioulidou, L. R. Lyons, and V. Angelopoulos, (2012), Spatial distributions of the ion to electron temperature ratio in the magnetosheath and plasma sheet, J. Geophys. Res., submitted

7. Lyons, L. R., Y. Nishimura, X, Xing, Y. Shi, M. Gkioulidou, C.-P. Wang, H.-J. Kim, S. Zou, V. Angelopoulos, and E. Donovan, (2011), Auroral disturbances as a manifestation of interplay between large- and meso-scale structure of magnetosphere-ionosphere electrodynamical coupling, Auroral Phenomenology and Magnetospheric Processes: Earth and other Planets, AGU monograph, accepted.

8. Wang, C., M. Gkioulidou, L. R. Lyons, R. A. Wolf, V. Angelopoulos, T. Nagai, J. M. Weygand, and A. T. Y. Lui, (2011), Spatial distributions of ions and electrons from the plasma sheet to the inner magnetosphere: Comparisons between THEMIS-Geotail statistical results and the Rice convection model, J. Geophys. Res., 116, A11216, doi:10.1029/2011JA016809.

9. Subbotin, D. A., Y. Y. Shprits, M. Gkioulidou, L. R. Lyons, B. Ni, V. G. Merkin, F. R. Toffoletto, R. M. Thorne, R.B. Horne, and M. K. Hudson, (2011), Simulation of the acceleration of relativistic electrons in the inner magnetosphere using RCM-VERB coupled codes, J. Geophys. Res., 116, A08211, doi:10.1029/2010JA016350.

10. Chen, L., R. M. Thorne, V. K. Jordanova, C.-P. Wang, M. Gkioulidou, L. Lyons, and R. B. Horne, (2010), Global simulation of EMIC wave excitation during the 21 April 2001 storm from coupled RCM-RAM-HOTRAY modeling, J. Geophys. Res., 115, A07209, doi:10.1029/2009JA015075.

11. Lyons, L. R., C. Wang, M. Gkioulidou, and S. Zou, (2009), Connections between plasma sheet transport, Region 2 currents, and entropy changes associated with convection, steady magnetospheric convection periods, and substorms, J. Geophys. Res., 114, A00D01, doi:10.1029/2008JA013743.


Presentations



Contributed


1. Gkioulidou M., C.-P. Wang, S. Wing, L. R. Lyons, R. A. Wolf, T.-S. Hsu, Effect of an MLT dependent electron loss rate on the magnetosphere - ionosphere coupling, presented at NSF Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) Workshop, Snowmass, Colorado, June 2012.

2. Gkioulidou M., C.-P. Wang, L. R. Lyons, and R. A. Wolf, Earthward penetration of the electron and ion plasma sheet and relation to Region 2 field aligned currents (RCM - observations comparison), presented at the AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION (AGU) Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 2011.

3. Gkioulidou M., C.-P. Wang, L. R. Lyons, Effect of self-consistent magnetic field on plasma sheet penetration to the inner magnetosphere: RCM simulations combined with modified Dungey force-balanced magnetic field solver, IUGG, Melbourne, Australia, July 2011.

4. Gkioulidou M., C.-P. Wang, L. R. Lyons, and R. A. Wolf, Effect of self-consistent magnetic field on plasma sheet penetration to the inner magnetosphere: RCM simulations combined with modified Dungey force-balanced magnetic field solver, GEM-CEDAR, Santa Fe, NM, June 2011.

5. Gkioulidou M., Simulating the interplay between plasma transport, electric field, and magnetic field in the near-Earth nightside magnetosphere, presented at Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Dept. Seminar, UCLA, April 2011.

6. Gkioulidou M., C.-P. Wang, L. R. Lyons, and R. A. Wolf, Effect of self-consistent magnetic field on plasma sheet penetration to the inner magnetosphere under quiet time and enhanced convection: RCM simulations combined with force-balance magnetic field solver and preliminary comparison with Geotail-THEMIS statistical data, presented at the Earth-Sun System Exploration meeting, Kona, Hawaii, January 2011.

7. Gkioulidou M., C.-P. Wang, L. R. Lyons, and R. A. Wolf, Effect of self-consistent magnetic field on plasma sheet penetration to the inner magnetosphere under quiet time and enhanced convection: RCM simulations combined with force-balance magnetic field solver and preliminary comparison with Geotail-THEMIS statistical data, presented at the AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION (AGU) Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 2010.

8. Gkioulidou M., L. R. Lyons, C.-P. Wang, and R. A. Wolf, Pressures and electric fields in the inner magnetosphere: RCM simulations, Enhanced vs Quiet time convection T96 vs self-consistent magnetic field, presented at NSF Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) Workshop, Snowmass, Colorado, June 2010.

9. Gkioulidou M., L. R. Lyons, C.-P Wang, R. A. Wolf, Formation of the Harang reversal during substorm growth phase and its dependence on plasma sheet conditions: RCM simulations, presented at the 10th International Conference on Substorms, Pismo Beach, California, March 2010.

10. Gkioulidou M., C.-P. Wang, L. R. Lyons, and R. A. Wolf, Effect of tail plasma sheet conditions on the penetration of the convection electric field in the inner magnetosphere: RCM simulations with self-consistent magnetic field, presented at the AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION (AGU) Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 2009.

11. Gkioulidou M., C.-P. Wang, L. R. Lyons, and R. A. Wolf, Effect of the tail plasma sheet conditions on the penetration of the convection electric field in the inner magnetosphere: the RCM simulations, presented at IAGA Scientific Assemply, Sopron, Hungary, August 2009.

12. Gkioulidou M., C.-P. Wang, L. R. Lyons, and R. A. Wolf, Effect of tail plasma sheet conditions on the evolution of the penetration electric field in the inner magnetosphere responding to enhanced convection: the RCM simulations, presented at Geospace Environment Modeling Workshop, Snowmass, Colorado, June 2009.

13. Gkioulidou M., C.-P. Wang, L. R. Lyons, and R. A. Wolf, Shielding of the convection electric field in the inner magnetosphere: what controls it? Effect? (RCM simulations), Workshop on plasma entry and transport in the magnetosphere, Fairbanks, Alaska, March 2009.

14. Gkioulidou, M., L. R. Lyons, Wang, C.-P, and R. A. Wolf, Effect of plasma sheet conditions on the evolution of the penetration electric field responding to enhanced convection: RCM simulations, presented at the AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION (AGU) Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 2008.

15. Gkioulidou, M., L. R. Lyons, C.-P Wang, and R. A. Wolf, Effect of plasma sheet conditions on the evolution of shielding and the formation of the Harang reversal: RCM simulations, presented at the 2008 NSF Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) Workshop, Midway, UT, June 2008.

16. Gkioulidou M., L. R. Lyons, C.-P Wang, R. A. Wolf, and S. Zou, Effect of plasma sheet conditions on the evolution of shielding and the formation of the Harang reversal: RCM simulations, presented at the 9th International Conference on Substorms, Graz, Austria, May, 2008.

17. Gkioulidou M., L. R. Lyons, C.-P Wang, and R. A. Wolf, Effect of plasma sheet conditions on the evolution of shielding and the formation of the Harang reversal: RCM simulations, presented at the AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION (AGU) Fall Meeting, San Fransisco, CA, December 2007.

18. Gkioulidou M., L. R. Lyons, C.-P. Wang, and R. A. Wolf, Dependence of the Harang reversal on the cross polar-cap potential drop, presented at the 2007 NSF Geospace Environment Modeling Workshop (GEM), Midway, UT, June 2007.

Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) Workshop Student session Tutorials


1. Gkioulidou M., Geomagnetic indices, student tutorial talk presented at the special student session of 2011 GEM-CEDAR joint workshop, Santa Fe, NM, June 2011.

2. Gkioulidou M., Tail dynamics: Substorms, SMCs, Sawtooth events, student tutorial talk presented at the special student session of 2010 NSF Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) Workshop, Snowmass, CO, June 2010.

3. Gkioulidou M., Near Earth Magnetosphere, student tutorial talk presented at the special student session of 2009 NSF Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) Workshop, Snowmass, CO, June 2009.

4. Gkioulidou M., A tail and a sheet of plasma, student tutorial talk presented at the special student session of 2008 NSF Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) Workshop, Midway, UT, June 2008.

Invited


1. Gkioulidou M., C.-P. Wang, L. R. Lyons, and R. A. Wolf, Effect of an MLT dependent electron loss rate on the magnetosphere - ionosphere coupling, presented at the Earth and Space Sciences Department Space Physics Seminar, UCLA, May 2012.

2. Gkioulidou M., C.-P. Wang, and L. R. Lyons, Effect of self-consistent magnetic field on plasma sheet penetration to the inner magnetosphere, presented at Inner Magnetosphere Coupling II (IMC II), UCLA, March 2012

3. Gkioulidou M., Simulating the interplay between plasma transport, electric field, and magnetic field in the near-Earth nightside magnetosphere, presented at Applied Physics Lab (APL), Johns Hopkins University (JHU), Laurel, Maryland, May 2011.

4. Gkioulidou M., L. R. Lyons, C.-P. Wang, and R. A. Wolf, The Physics of the Harang reversal, presented at the Earth and Space Sciences Department Space Physics Seminar, UCLA, May 2010.

5. Gkioulidou M., C.-P. Wang, L. R. Lyons, and V. Jordanova, RCM simulation of April 21st 2001 storm: effect of plasma boundary conditions and conductivity models, presented at TWINS Science Team meeting, Applied Physics Lab (APL), Johns Hopkins University (JHU), Laurel, Maryland, August 2010.


Teaching Experience



Teaching Assistant for AOS 2, "Air Pollution", UCLA, Winter 2010


Memberships



American Geophysical Union, 2007-present.


Extra-Curricular Activities



Chi Epsilon Pi Honor Society, UCLA, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Student-Faculty Representative Chair 2009 - 2010
Acted as the primary liaison between the graduate student body and the AOS faculty members.