The Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR) is the flagship publication covering geosciences (including space physics) of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). Although it is now an electronic publication, every issue still features a cover page. For the latest issue, the JGR editor chose a figure that was part of a publication by UNH Physics graduate student Bashi Ferdousi and her advisor Joachim Raeder. Citing the editor’s (Mike Liemohn) message to Bashi: “The issue cover will be included as a small graphic on the table of content e-alerts that AGU sends out over the next month, plus it will be on the webpage for all papers in this issue (for all time). If nothing else, you can print it out and hang it on your door. Congratulations on a cool graphic and a nice paper.”
Bashi studies the propagation of waves through the Earth’s magnetosphere, and how they impact the upper atmosphere. The study uses computer simulations using Raeder’s numerical Open Geospace General Circulation Model (OpenGGCM), and the simulations were run on the Cray supercomputer in the EOS Research Computing Center.