William A. Bristow
Dr. William Bristow's current research interests include included studies of winds in the upper atmosphere, studies of the magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling, and space-weather effects on radio propagation, which directly impacts radio communications in high-latitude regions. Dr. Bristow is the principle investigator for the SuperDARN network which consists of two radar systems in Alaska.
- (2009-Present) Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Geophysical Institute, Fairbanks, Alaska
- (2003-2009) Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Geophysical Institute, Fairbanks, Alaska
- (1998-2003) Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Geophysical Institute, Fairbanks, Alaska
- (1994-1998) Senior Professional Staff Physicist, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Baltimore, Maryland
- (1992-1994) Post-Doctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Baltimore, Maryland
- (1989-1992) Research Assistant, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Geophysical Institute, Fairbanks, Alaska
- Bristow, W. A., P. Jensen. A superposed epoch study of SuperDARN convection observations during substorms, J. Geophys. Res., 112, A06232, 2007.
- Kosch, M. J., et al. Coordinated optical and radar observations of ionospheric pumping for a frequency pass through the second electron gyroharmonic at HAARP. J. Geophys. Res., 112, A06325, 2007.
- Chisham G., et al. A decade of the Super Dual Auroral Radar Network (SuperDARN): scientific achievements, new techniques and future directions. Surveys in Geophysics, 28, 33-109, doi: 10.1007/s10712-007-9017-8, 2007.
- Gustavsson B., et al. First estimates of volume distribution of HF-pump enhanced emissions at 6300 and 5577 Å: a comparison between observations and theory. Ann. Geophys., 26, 3999-4012, 2008.
- Chisham, G., et al. Remote sensing of the spatial and temporal structure of magnetopause and magnetotail reconnection from the ionosphere. Rev. Geophys., 46, RG1004, doi:10.1029/2007RG000223, 2008.
- Bristow, W. A. Statistics of velocity fluctuations observed by SuperDARN under steady IMF conditions. J. Geophys. Res., 113, A11202, doi:10.1029/2008JA013203, 2008.
- Ambrosino, D., et al. Different responses of northern and southern high latitude ionospheric convection to IMF rotations: a case study based on SuperDARN observations. Ann. Geophys., 27, 2423-2438, 2009.
- Bristow, W. A. Relationship between substorm onset locations and nightside convection pattern features. J. Geophys. Res., 114, A12202, 2009.
- Bristow, W. A., J. Spaleta, R. T. Parris First observations of ionospheric irregularities and flows over the south geomagnetic pole from the SuperDARN HF radar at McMurdo Station, Antarctica. J. Geophys. Res. 2011JA016834RR.
- Prikryl, P., Spogli, L., Jayachandran, P. T., Kinrade, J., Mitchell, C. N., Ning, B., Li, G., Cilliers, P. J., Terkildsen, M., Danskin, D. W., Spanswick, E., Donovan, E., Weatherwax, A. T., Bristow, W. A., Alfonsi, L., De Franceschi, G., Romano, V., Ngwira, C. M., and Opperman, B. D. L.: Interhemispheric comparison of GPS phase scintillation at high latitudes during the magnetic-cloud-induced geomagnetic storm of 5–7 April 2010, Ann. Geophys., 29, 2287-2304, doi:10.5194/angeo-29-2287-2011.