I am currently working with Dr. Carlos Martinis on a project about the Midnight Temperature Maximum (MTM). We have completed a comprehensive study of this phenomenon with data from the Arecibo Incoherent Scatter Radar (ISR). The MTM is a local maximum in the neutral temperature around midnight. We characterize the MTM in terms of amplitude, time of occurrence and width. This project has expanded such that I am now using multiple radars, satellites, all-sky imagers, and Fabry-Perot Interferometers to study the MTM. Recently I have been using the Millstone Hill ISR in Massachusetts.
My senior year at Colby I worked with Dr. Murray F. Campbell on a Senior Scholars project. I was looking at the effects that different theoretical dust models would have on modeling high-mass protostellar objects. I used a radiative transfer code written in Fortran by Barbara Whitney for the modeling aspect. I also spent a lot of time studying the electromagnetic theory behind absorption and scattering.
During the summer of 2010 I was at Montana State University. I worked for Dr. Dana Longcope in the Solar Phyiscs department. My project was a comparison of coronal hole locations to open magnetic field regions.
I worked with Dr. David Trilling during the summer of 2009. This was the beginning of the project Explore NEOs. I did ground based observing of near earth objects and wrote the pipeline to analyze the data I was collecting.
In 2008 I worked at UNH for the summer under Dr. Charles Farrugia. I used data from the ACE and WIND spacecrafts to do a comprehensive study of interplanetary coronal mass ejections (ICMEs)