Utah State University

Upper Atmospheric Physics

Department Website www.physics.usu.edu

Upper Atmospheric Physics involves many areas of physics and disciplines such as mathematics, engineering, chemistry, and meteorology. Students who have met the department’s requirements may select courses offered by the associated departments guided by their research project. Research opportunities are available in theoretical and experimental projects. These may include: participating in instrument development, observational campaigns, data analysis, and theoretical development. Measurements are acquired from experiments on rockets and satellites as well as ground based coherent radar, incoherent-scatter radar, and optical instruments including LIDAR systems. Theoretical research can include that associated with the Space Weather model Global Assimilation of Ionospheric Measurements (GAIM). 

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

Jan Sojka, Head
Dept. of Physics
Utah State University
4415 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-4415
(435) 797-2849

Degrees Available