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

FACULTY


Shasha Zou

Shasha Zou

Assistant Research Scientist

Office: 2132 SRB
Phone: 734-936-8184
Fax: 734-647-3083
Email: shashaz@umich.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., 2009, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • M.S., 2006, University of California, Los Angeles
  • B.S., 2004, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)

Research

Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Coupling; Substorms; Inner Magnetospheric Electrodynamics; Ionospheric Electrodynamics; Aurora Physics

Specializations and Research Interests

  • Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Coupling
  • Substorms
  • Inner Magnetospheric Electrodynamics
  • Ionospheric Electrodynamics
  • Aurora Physics

Honors, Awards and Accomplishments

  • 2011 Editors’ Citation for Excellence in Refereeing for JGR-Space Physics
  • 2010 AGU F. L. Scarf Award
  • 2008 Jacob A. Bjerknes Award (UCLA)
  • 2004 Outstanding Undergraduate Student Thesis Award (USTC)
  • 2001-2003 Outstanding Student Award: Gold Medal (USTC)

 

Professional Service

  • Frequent reviewer for JGR-Space Physics, GRL, JASTP
  • Reviewer for NASA Geospace program
  • Panel reviewer for NSF Space Weather program, GEM program
  • Reviewer for NASA NPP program
  • Reviewer for Chile FONDECYT National Research Funding Competition

 

Publications

  1. Zou, S., M. B. Moldwin, M. J. Nicolls,A. J. Ridley, A. J. Coster, E. Yizengaw, L. R. Lyons, E. F. Donovan (2013), Electrodynamics of the high-latitude trough: its relationship with convection flows and filed-aligned currents, J. Geophys. Res., doi: 10.1002/jgra.50120, in press.
  2. Katus, R. M., M. W. Liemohn, D. L. Gallagher, A. J. Ridley, and S. Zou (2012), Evidence for potential and inductive convection during intense geomagnetic events using normalized superposed epoch analysis, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2012JA017915.
  3. Moldwin, M. B., and S. Zou (2012), The importance of the plasmasphere boundary layer for understanding inner magnetosphere dynamics, in Dynamics of the Earth's Radiation Belts and Inner Magnetosphere, Geophys. Monogr. Ser., vol. 199, edited by D. Summers et al., 321–327, AGU, Washington, D. C., doi:10.1029/2012GM001323.
  4. Zou, S., L. R. Lyons, and Y. Nishimura (2012), Mutual evolution of aurora and ionospheric electrodynamic features near the Harang reversal during substorms, in Auroral Phenomenology and Magnetospheric Processes: Earth and Other Planets, Geophys. Monogr. Ser., vol. 197, edited by A. Keiling et al. 159–169, AGU, Washington, D. C., doi:10.1029/2011GM001163.
  5. Lyons, L. R., Y. Nishimura, X. Xing, Y. Shi, M. Gkioulidou, C.-P. Wang, H.-J. Kim, S. Zou, V. Angelopoulos, and E. Donovan (2012), Auroral disturbances as a manifestation of interplay between large-scale and mesoscale structure of magnetosphere-ionosphere electrodynamical coupling, in Auroral Phenomenology and Magnetospheric Processes: Earth and Other Planets, Geophys. Monogr. Ser., vol. 197, edited by A. Keiling et al. 193–204, AGU, Washington, D. C., doi:10.1029/2011GM001152.
  6. Nishimura, Y., L. R. Lyons, V. Angelopoulos, T. Kikuchi, S. Zou, and S. B. Mende (2011), Relations between multiple auroral streamers, pre-onset thin arc formation, and substorm auroral onset, J. Geophys. Res., 116, A09214, doi:10.1029/2011JA016768.
  7. Zou, S., M. Moldwin, A. Coster, L. Lyons, and M. Nicolls (2011), GPS TEC Observations of Dynamics of the Mid-Latitude Trough During Substorms, Geophys. Res. Lett., doi:10.1029/2011GL048178.
  8. Lyons, L., Y. Nishimura, X. Xing, V. Angelopoulos, S. Zou, D. Larson, J. McFadden, A. Runov, S. Mende, K.-H. Fornacon (2010), Enhanced transport across entire length of plasma sheet boundary field lines leading to substorm onset, J. Geophys. Res., 115, A00I07, doi:10.1029/2010JA015831.
  9. Nishimura, Y., L. Lyons, S. Zou, X. Xing, V. Angelopoulos, S. Mende and 9 other co-authors (2010), Pre-onset time sequence of auroral substorms: Coordinated observations by ASIs, satellites and radars, J. Geophys. Res., 115, A00I08, doi:10.1029/2010JA015832.
  10. Zou, S., M. B. Moldwin, L. R. Lyons, Y. Nishimura, M. Hirahara, T. Sakanoi, K. Asamura, M. J. Nicolls, Y. Miyashita, S. B. Mende, and C. J. Heinselman (2010), Identification of substorm onset location and pre-onset sequence using Reimei, THEMIS GBO, PFISR and Geotail, J. Geophys. Res., 115, A12309, doi:10.1029/2010JA015520.
  11. Nishimura, Y., L. Lyons, S. Zou, V. Angelopoulos, and S. Mende (2010), Substorm triggering by new plasma intrusion: THEMIS all-sky imager observations, J. Geophys. Res., 115, A07222, doi:10.1029/2009JA015166.
  12. Lyons, L. R., Y. Nishimura, Y. Shi, S. Zou, H.-J. Kim, V. Angelopoulos, C. Heinselman, M. J. Nicolls, and K.-H. Fornacon (2010), Substorm triggering by new plasma intrusion: Incoherent-scatter radar observations,  J. Geophys. Res., 115, A07223, doi:10.1029/2009JA015168.
  13. Nishimura, Y., L. R. Lyons, S. Zou, V. Angelopoulos, and S. Mende (2010), Time sequence of events leading to substorm onset based on THEMIS all-sky imager observations, The Dynamic Magnetosphere, IAGA Special Sopron Book Series 3, edited by W. Liu and M. Fujimoto.
  14. Zou, S., L. R. Lyons, M. J. Nicolls, C. J. Heinselman and S. B. Mende (2009), Nightside ionospheric electrodynamics associated with substorms: PFISR and THEMIS ASI observations, J. Geophys. Res., 114, A12301, doi:10.1029/2009JA014259.
  15. Lyons, L. R., H.-J. Kim, X. Xing, S. Zou, C. Heinselman, M. Nicolls, M. McCready, V. Angelopoulos, D. Larson, J. McFadden, A. Runov, K. Glassmeier (2009), Evidence that solar wind fluctuations substantially affect global convection and substorm occurrence, J. Geophys. Res., 114, A11306, doi:10.1029/2009JA014381.
  16. Kim, H.-J., L. R. Lyons, S. Zou, A. Boudouridis, D.-Y. Lee, C. J. Heinselman, and M. A. McCready (2009), Evidence that solar wind fluctuations substantially affect the strength of dayside ionospheric convection, J. Geophys. Res., 114, A11305, doi:10.1029/2009JA014380.
  17. Lyons, L. R., C.-P. Wang, M. Gkioulidou, S. Zou (2009), Connections between plasma sheet transport, Region 2 currents, and entropy changes associated with convection, SMCs, and substorms, J. Geophys. Res., 114, A00D01, doi:10.1029/2008JA013743.
  18. Zou, S., L. R. Lyons, C.-P. Wang, A. Boudouridis, J. M. Ruohoniemi, P. C. Anderson, P. L. Dyson, and J. C. Devlin (2009), On the coupling between the Harang reversal evolution and substorm dynamics: a synthesis of SuperDARN, DMSP and IMAGE observations, J. Geophys. Res., 114, A01205, doi:10.1029/2008JA013449.
  19. Zou, S., L. R. Lyons, M. J. Nicolls and C. J. Heinselman (2009), PFISR observations of strong azimuthal flow bursts in the ionosphere and their relation to nightside aurora, J. Atmos. and Solar-Terr. Phys., doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2008.06.015.
  20. Lyons, L. R., S. Zou, C. J. Heinselman, M. J. Nicolls, and P. C. Anderson (2009), Poker Flat radar observations of the magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling electrodynamics: earthward penetrating plasma sheet following convection enhancements, J. Atmos. and Solar-Terr. Phys., 71, 717-728, doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2008.09.025.
  21. Lyons, L. R., D.-Y. Lee, S. Zou, C.-P. Wang, J. U. Kozyra, J. M. Weygand, and S. B. Mende (2008), Dynamic pressure enhancements as a cause of large-scale stormtime substorms, J. Geophys. Res., 113, A08215, doi:10.1029/2007JA012926. 
  22. Zou, S., L. R. Lyons, M. A. McCready, C. J. Heinselman (2008), High-Time resolution dayside convection monitoring by incoherent scatter radar and a sample application, J. Geophys. Res., 113, A01203, doi: 10.1029/2007JA012364.
  23. Hwang, J. A., D.-Y. Lee, L. R. Lyons, A. J. Smith, S. Zou, K. W. Min, K.-H. Kim, Y.-J. Moon, and Y. D. Park (2007), Statistical significance of association between whistler-mode chorus enhancements and enhanced convection periods during high-speed streams, J. Geophys. Res., 112, A09213, doi:10.1029/2007JA012388.
Updated: 2013-01-22