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Marina Stepanova

Full Professor, Permanent staff

Universidad de Santiago de Chile

Santiago, Chile

Líneas de Investigación


Space plasmas; turbulence in space plasmas; magnetospheric dynamics; geomagnetic storms and substorms; stability of plasma configuration;

Educación

  •  Space Physics, Lomonosow Moscow State University. Rusia, 1993
  •  Physics, Lomonosov Moscow State University. Rusia, 1988

Experiencia Académica

  •   Full Professor Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE CHILE

    Science

    Santiago, Chile

    2009 - A la fecha

  •   Associated Professor Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE CHILE

    Science

    Santiago, Chile

    2007 - 2008

  •   Associated Researcher Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE CHILE

    Science

    Santiago, Chile

    1995 - 2007

Experiencia Profesional

  •   Researcher Full Time

    Lomonosov Moscow State University

    Moscow, Rusia

    1988 - 1993

Formación de Capital Humano


Postdoctorate:

1. Dr. Natalia Romanova, Ph.D in Physics from Institute of Physics of the Earth, Poctdoc financed by FONDECYT (M. Stepanova), Departamento de Física, Universidad de Santiago de Chile, 2013-to date.
2. Dr. Manuel Bravo, Ph.D. In Physics from INPE, Brasil, Postdoc financed by AFORS (M. Stepanova), Departamento de Física, Universidad de Santiago de Chile, 2016-to date.
3. Dr. Cristobal Espinoza, Ph.D. in Astrophysics, University of Manchester, Postdoc financed by VRIDEI/USACH as a counterpart for ANILLOS/CONICYT (M. Stepanova), Currently AFOSR, Departamento de Física, Universidad de Santiago de Chile, 2016-to date.
4. Dr. Rodrigo Lopez, Ph.D. in Physics, Universidad de Chile, Departamento de Física, Universidad de Santiago de Chile, 2020-to date.

Graduate students:

1. Ph.D. Thesis Victor Adetayo Eyelade (2019 to date), Large-scale Earth’s Magnetospheric plasma properties during geospace storms and substorms, Ph.D. in Physics, USACH, Chile.
2. Ph.D. Thesis Milton Rojas Gamarra (2011-2015), "Astronomy, Physics, and Mathematics in Inka’s Empire", Ph.D. in Education, USACH, Chile.
3. Ph.D. Thesis Oswaldo Luizar Obregon (2001), "Study of plasma pressure gradients within plasma with sheet and its relationship field-aligned current generation", Ph.D. in Physics, USACH, Chile.
4. M.S.Thesis: V. Pinto (2009-2011), “Estudios conjugados de la dinámica de la magnetósfera interna durante tormentas magnéticas utilizando datos de SAMBA y THEMIS”, M.S. in Physics, Universidad de Chile, Chile.
5. M.S.Thesis: J. Marin (2010-2013), "Estudio de la variación de Intensidad Pc5, durante la tormenta geomagnética, del 15 de mayo del 2005", M.S. in Physics, Universidad de La Serena, Chile.

Undergraduate students:
1. Undergraduate: T, Vucina (2003), “Turbulencia en el plasma sheet, estudios sobre la base de observaciones del satélite Interball/Tail”, USACH.
2. Undergraduate: K. Aubel (2004), ”Estudio de gradientes de presión en la magnetosfera terrestre utilizando los datos del satélite Aureol-3”, USACH.
3. Undergraduate: D. Paredes (2009), ”Estudios de los procesos turbulentos en la magnetosfera terrestre”, USACH.
4. Undergraduate: K. Arancibia (2009), “Estudio de los efectos de tormentas y subtormentas geomagnéticas sobre la turbulencia en la magnetosfera terrestre”, USACH.
5. Undergraduate: B. Gallardo (2009-2012), "Estudio de la influencia de la presión dinámica en el viento solar y la variación de la presión estática en la magnetósfera interna", USACH.
6. Undergraduate: J. Gonzalez, Simulación de variación del campo magnético terrestre durante una fuerte tormenta geomagnética, Departamento de Matemática, Universidad de Santiago de Chile.

Postgraduate courses:

1. Introduction to Space Plasmas Physics
2. Physics of the Magnetosphere of the Earth
3. Waves and Instabilities in Space Plasmas
4. Dynamic processes in the Magnetosphere of the Earth


Premios y Distinciones

  •   S. N. Vernov Award for best Master Thesis

    LOMONOSOV MOSCOW STATE UNIVERSITY

    Rusia, 1988

    Award of the Skobeltsyn Insititute of Nulear Physic for the most outstanding Master Thesis among 140 students graduated this year in Nuclear Physics Department, Physics Faculty, Lomonosov Moscow State University


 

Article (61)

Adiabatic and non-adiabatic evolution of relativistic electrons in the heart of the outer radiation belt during the 1 June 2013 geomagnetic storm
Influence of MHD Turbulence on Ion Kappa Distributions in the Earth's Plasma Sheet as a Function of Plasma beta Parameter
Multifractal Characteristics of Geomagnetic Field Fluctuations for the Northern and Southern Hemispheres at Swarm Altitude
On the Relation between Kappa Distribution Functions and the Plasma Beta Parameter in the Earth's Magnetosphere: THEMIS Observations
Small glitches and other rotational irregularities of the Vela pulsar
The impact of turbulence on physics of the geomagnetic tail
First Report of an Eclipse From Chilean Ionosonde Observations: Comparison With Total Electron Content Estimations and the Modeled Maximum Electron Concentration and Its Height
Outstanding questions in magnetospheric plasma physics: The pollenzo view
Variation of Plasma Pressure at the Auroral Oval Latitudes before, during, and after the Isolated Geomagnetic Substorm on December 22, 2008
Dst Index Forecast Based on Ground-Level Data Aided by Bio-Inspired Algorithms
Multisatellite Analysis of Plasma Pressure in the Inner Magnetosphere During the 1 June 2013 Geomagnetic Storm
Ion and Electron kappa Distribution Functions Along the Plasma Sheet
Magnetic holes observed in the ring current region near the equatorial plane
Processes in auroral oval and outer electron radiation belt
Relative positions of the polar boundary of the outer electron radiation belt and the equatorial boundary of the auroral oval
Structure of magnetospheric current systems and mapping of high latitude magnetospheric regions to the ionosphere
Ion leakage at dayside magnetopause in case of high and low magnetic shears
Ion leakage at dayside magnetopause in case of high and low magnetic shears
Contribution of Latin-American scientists to the study of the magnetosphere of the Earth. A Review
Intermittency on simultaneous observations of riometer at several Antarctic locations
Magnetic fluctuations in anisotropic space plasmas: The effect of the plasma environment
New opportunities offered by Cubesats for space research in Latin America: The SUCHAI project case
Preface: Unsolved problems of magnetospheric physics
Near-equatorial Pi2 and Pc3 waves observed by CHAMP and on SAMBA/MAGDAS stations
On the magnetic precursor of the Chilean earthquake of February 27, 2010
Problems with mapping the auroral oval and magnetospheric substorms
Role of turbulent transport in the evolution of the kappa distribution functions in the plasma sheet
The problem of the acceleration of electrons of the outer radiation belt and magnetospheric substorms
Global Pc5 pulsations during strong magnetic storms: excitation mechanisms and equatorward expansion
Plasma pressure distribution in the surrounding the Earth plasma ring and its role in the magnetospheric dynamics
Characteristics of plasma ring, surrounding the Earth at geocentric distances similar to 7-10R(E), and magnetospheric current systems
The magnetosphere as a complex system
Comparison of Antarctic riometer radio wave absorption and THEMIS mission energetic electron fluxes
Enhanced energetic electron fluxes at the region of the auroral oval during quiet geomagnetic conditions November 2009
Magnetospheric Substorms and Discrete Arcs of the Polar Aurora
Estimation of the eddy-diffusion coefficients in the plasma sheet using THEMIS satellite data
Local particle traps in the high latitude magnetosphere and the acceleration of relativistic electrons
Modeling of the turbulent plasma sheet during quiet geomagnetic conditions
Spatial distribution of the eddy diffusion coefficients in the plasma sheet during quiet time and substorms from THEMIS satellite data
Features of auroral breakup obtained using data of ground-based television observations: case study
High latitude magnetospheric topology and magnetospheric substorm
Spatial variation of eddy-diffusion coefficients in the turbulent plasma sheet during substorms
Topology of the high latitude magnetosphere during large magnetic storms and the main mechanisms of relativistic electron acceleration
Ionospheric evidence of the May 1960 earthquake over Concepcion?
Radial distribution of the inner magnetosphere plasma pressure using low-altitude satellite data during geomagnetic storm: The March 1-8, 1982 event
Field-aligned current mapping and the problem of the generation of magnetospheric convection
Intermittency in the auroral absorption fluctuations as manifestation of magnetospheric turbulence
Medium-scale splitting of outflowing field-aligned currents and kappa distribution of magnetospheric ions
Forecasting of DST variations from polar cap indices using neural networks
Intermittency of riometer auroral absorption observed at South Pole
PC-index fluctuations and intermittency of the magnetospheric dynamics
Prediction of D-st variations from Polar Cap indices using time-delay neural network
Azimuthal plasma pressure reconstructed by using the Aureol-3 satellite data during quiet geomagnetic conditions
Radial plasma pressure gradients in the high latitude magnetosphere as sources of instabilities leading
Radial plasma pressure gradients in the high latitude magnetosphere as sources of instabilities leading to the substorm onset
Intermittency of magnetospheric dynamics through non-Gaussian distribution function of PC-index fluctuations
Study of electric field fluctuations using the Intercosmos-Bulgaria-1300 satellite data
Study of stratification of magnetospheric convection using Intercosmos-Bulgaria-1300 electric field observations
The influence of the energetic tails of ion distribution function on the main parameter of the theory of field-aligned current splitting and Intercosmos-Bulgaria-1300 observations
Asymmetry of auroral electron precipitations and its relationship to the substorm expansion phase onset
Experimental study of the formation of inverted-V structures and their stratification using AUREOL-3 observations

BookSection (2)

Turbulence in the Magnetosheath and the Problem of Plasma Penetration Inside the Magnetosphere
Topology of high-latitude magnetospheric currents

ConferencePaper (2)

Study of plasma pressure distribution in the inner magnetosphere using low-altitude satellites and its importance for the large-scale magnetospheric dynamics
Asymmetry of the auroral inverted V structures and substorm expansion phase onset

Errata (1)

Problems with mapping the auroral oval and magnetospheric substorms (vol 67, 166, 2015)

Proyecto (18)

Study of plasma pressure during geomagnetic storms
EQUILIBRIUM AND NON-EQUILIBRIUM PROCESSES IN SPACE PLASMAS AND THE SOLAR-WIND-MAGNETOSPHERE-IONOSPHERE INTERACTIONS
Collaborative Research=> Inner Magntospheric Array for Geospace Science=> IMAGS
CUBESAT PLATFORM FOR SPACE AND TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH
Using the American-Chilean SAMBA magnetometer network for the study of ionospheric electrodynamics and potential impact on scintillation and radiation belt fluxes
Using the American-Chilean SAMBA magnetometer network for the study of ionospheric electrodynamics and potential impact on scintillation and radiation belt fluxes
MONITORING OF THE NEAR-EARTH ENVIRONMENT WITH THE USE OF ULF WAVES GROUND MAGNETOMETER ARRAY
Turbulence in space plasmas and its impact on the magnetospheric dynamics and space weather
Estudios conjugados de la dinámica de la magnetosfera interna durante tormentas magnéticas utilizando los datos de SAMBA y de THEMIS
Renewal of the South American Meridional B-field Array (SAMBA)=> An American-Chilean magnetometer chain
The relevance of turbulence in the magnetosphere of the Earth and its relationship with geomagnetic storms and substorms
Extending the South American Meridional B-field Array (SAMBA) to auroral latitudes in Antarctica
Contribution to the fundamental and applied study of magnetosphere and ionosphere using joint satellite and ground based measurements
South-American Meridional B-field Array (SAMBA)=> A Chilean-American magnetometer Chain, USA
Contribution to the knowledge of magnetospheric substorm and storm dynamics
Estudios del transporte del plasma entre la magnetósfera y la ionósfera auroral=> formación de los intensos arcos aurorales y su relación con las subtormentas magentosféricas
Contributions to the knowledge of the nature of field-aligned currents and the magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling
Contribución al conocimiento de la ionósfera en el sur de Chile y Antártica.
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Marina Stepanova

Full Professor, Permanent staff

Physics

Universidad de Santiago de Chile

Santiago, Chile

37
Elizavieta Antonova

Head of laboratory

Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics

Lomonosov Moscow State University

Moscow, Rusia

11
Juan Valdivia

Full Professor

Fisica

DEPARTAMENTO DE FISICA, FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

5
Victor Pinto

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Institute for the Study of Earth, Ocean and Space

University of New Hampshire

Durham, Estados Unidos

4
Cristóbal Espinoza

Profesor Asistente

Física

Universidad de Santiago de Chile

Santiago, Chile

4
Pablo Moya

Profesor Asistente

Departamento de Fisica

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

3
Victor Muñoz

Assistant Professor

Physics

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

2
Miguel Martínez

Postdoc

Departamento de Astronomía

Universidad de Concepción

Concepción, Chile

2
José Rogan

PROFESOR TITULAR

FISICA

FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

2
Benjamín Toledo

Profesor Asistente

Física

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE, FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS

Santiago, Chile

1
Fausto Mena

Adjunct Professor

Electrical Engineering

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Marcos Orchard

Professor

Electrical Engineering

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Juan Cristobal Zagal

Assistant Professor

Ingeniería Mecánica

UNIVERSIAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Claudio Falcón

Profesor Asociado

Departamento de Física

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Jorge Silva

Assistant Professor

Departamento de Ingeniería Eléctrica

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Rodrigo López

Postdoctoral Associate

Institute for Physical Science and Technology

University of Maryland

College Park, Estados Unidos

1
Klaus Bataille

Profesor

Ciencias de la Tierra

UNIVERSIDAD DE CONCEPCION

Concepcion, Chile

1
Roberto Navarro

Profesor Asistente

Departamento de Física

Universidad de Concepcion

Concepción, Chile

1
Manuel Bravo

Postdoctorado

Geofísica

Universidad de Concepción

Concepción, Chile

1
Raúl Labbé

UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile