Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic & Space Sciences in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan


Mark Moldwin

Mark B. Moldwin

Professor and Associate Chair for Academic Affairs

Undergraduate advisor
Concentration: Space Weather

Office: 1418 SRB
Phone: 734-647-3370
Fax: 734-647-3083


  • B.A., 1987, University of Alaska - Fairbanks
  • M. A., 1990, Boston University
  • Ph.D., 1993, Boston University (Jeff Hughes, Advisor)


  • Space Plasma Physics
  • Magnetospheric and Heliospheric Physics
  • Upper Atmospheric Electricity
  • Magnetometer Sensor Development
  • Pre-College Space Science Education 
  • Education Activities

Honors, Awards and Accomplishments

  • Chair, AGU SPA/EPO Committee, 2009-2011
  • Editor, Geophysical Research Letters, 2004-2006
  • Editor-in-Chief, Reviews of Geophysics, 2009-2017
  • UM Raymond J. and Monica E. Schultz Outreach and Diversity Award, 2013
  • UM Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Awar, 2014
  • UM Provost Teaching Innovation Award, 2014

Professional Service

  • Member, AGU SPA Executive Committee
  • Member, NRC-CSSP Distributed Arrays of Small Instruments (DASI) Panel, 2004-2005
  • Member, NRC-CSSP Decadal Study:  Panel on Solar Wind - Magnetosphere Interactions

Professional Memberships

  • American Geophysical Union
  • National Science Teachers Association
  • American Society for Engineering Education


  • 146) Hartinger, M. D., D. Welling, N. M. Viall, M. B. Moldwin, and A. Ridley (2014), The effect of magnetopause motion on fast mode resonance, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 119, 82128227, doi:10.1002/2014JA020401.

  • 147) Zou, S., M. B. Moldwin, A. J. Ridley, M. J. Nicolls, A. J. Coster, E. G. Thomas, and J. M. Ruohoniemi (2014), On the generation/decay of the storm-enhanced density plumes: Role of the convection flow and field-aligned ion flow, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 119, 85438559, doi:10.1002/2014JA020408.

  • 148) Hartinger, M. D., M. B. Moldwin, S. Zou, J. W. Bonnell, and V. Angelopoulos (2015), ULF wave electromagnetic energy flux into the ionosphere: Joule heating implications, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 120, 494510, doi:10.1002/2014JA020129.

  • 149) Sarno-Smith, L. K., M. W. Liemohn, R. M. Katus, R. M. Skoug, B. A. Larsen, M. F. Thomsen, J. R. Wygant, and M. B. Moldwin (2015), Postmidnight depletion of the high-energy tail of the quiet plasmasphere. J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 120, 16461660. doi: 10.1002/2014JA020682.

  • 150) Zhang, X. -Y., and M. B. Moldwin (2015), Probabilistic forecasting analysis of geomagnetic indices for southward IMF events. Space Weather, 13, 130140. doi: 10.1002/2014SW001113.

Updated: 2015-06-17