Institute of Geophysics & Planetary Physics
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
   
     
Robert L. McPherron

6711 Geology
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567
Telephone: (310) 825-1882
FAX: (310) 206-8042
rmcpherro@igpp.ucla.edu

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Professor of Space Physics in the UCLA Department of Earth and Space Sciences and the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics Space Weather Group.

 

Educational Background
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 Ph.D., 1968, University of California, Berkeley

Physics of the magnetosphere emphasizing magnetic phenomena in auroral regions and ultra-low frequency waves. Exploration geophysics and monitoring for earthquake precursors. Instrumentation and data analysis techniques in magnetic field measurements.

Selected Publications
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McPherron, R.L. "Growth Phase of Magnetospheric Substorms", J. Geophys. Res., 75(28), 5592, 1970.

McPherron, R.L. "Magnetospheric Substorms", Rev. Geophys. Space Phys., 17(4), 657-681, 1979.

McPherron, R.L. and R.H. Manka. "Dynamics of the 1054 UT", March 22, 1979 substorm event: CDAW-6, J. Geophys. Res., 9(A2), 1175-1190, 1985.

McPherron, R.L., T. Terasawa, and A. Nishida. "Solar Wind Triggering of Substorm Expansion Onset", J. Geomag. and Geoelect., 38(11), 1089-1108, 1986.

McPherron, R.L. "The Earth’s Magnetic Field", in Encyclopedia Britannica, 545-559, 1988.

McPherron, R.L. "Physical Processes Producing Magnetospheric Substorms and Magnetic Storms", Chapter 7, in Geomagnetism, 4, J. Jacobs (ed.), Academic Press Ltd., Landing.