Institute of Geophysics & Planetary Physics
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Christopher T. Russell

6874 Geology
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567
Phone: (310) 825-3188
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Professor of Geophysics and Space Physics in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences and the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (Space Science Center), at UCLA.


Educational Background

B.Sc., 1964, University of Toronto
Ph.D., 1968, University of California, Los Angeles

Fellow of American Geophysical Union, American Association of the Advancement of Science, Royal Astronomical Society, Macelwane Award, American Geophysical Union


Selected Publications

Russell, C.T., Planetary bow shocks, in Collisionless Shocks in the Heliosphere: Reviews of Current Research, Tsurutani and R.G. Stone Eds., 109-130, AGU, 1985.

Russell, C.T., J.L. Phillips, J.A. Fedder, J.H. Allen, L. Morris, and R.A. Craig, Effect of possible passage through Halley’s magnetic tail on geomagnetic activity, J. Geophys. Res., 92, 11, 195-11, 200, 1987.

Russell, C.T., D.N. Baker, and J.A. Salvin, The magnetosphere of Mercury in Mercury, F. Vilas, C. Chapman and M. Matthews Eds., p. 514, Univ. of Arizona Press, Tucson, 1988.

Russell, C.T., R.P. Lepping, and C.W. Smith, Upstream waves at Uranus, J. Geophys. Res., 95, 2273-2279, 1990.

Russell, C.T., J.G. Luhmann, K. Schwingenschuh, W. Riedler, and Ye. Yeroshenko, Upstream waves at Mars: Phobos observations, Geophys. Res. Lett., 17, 897-900, 1990.

Russell, C.T., Venus Lightning, in Venus Aeronomy, 317-356, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, 1991; see also Space Sci. Rev., 55, 317-356, 1991.

Russell, C.T., Magnetic fields of the terrestrial planets, J. Geophys. Res., 98, 18,681-18,695, 1993.