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Anthony Saikin

Assistant Researcher

asaikin@ucla.edu


Biography

Anthony graduated from James Madison University in 2012 with a B.S. in Physics. He began attending the University of New Hampshire in the fall of 2012 where he pursued a PhD. in Physics. During his time at the University of New Hampshire, Anthony received the Outstanding Student Paper Award from the American Geophysical Union (2015), the Los Alamos National Laboratory Vela Fellowship (2016) and the New Hampshire Space Grant graduate fellowship (2017). He successfully defended his PhD thesis, “The spatial distributions, wave properties, and generation mechanisms of inner magnetosphere EMIC waves” in the fall of 2018. Now, Anthony works as a postdoc researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Awards

New Hampshire Space Grant Fellowship, 2017
Los Alamos National Laboratory Vela Fellowship, 2016
American Geophysical Union Outstanding Student Paper Award, 2015

 

Research interests

  • Space Physics
  • EMIC waves
  • Radiation Belts

Publications

  1. Drozdov A. Y., H. J. Allison, A. A. Saikin, Q. Schiller, D. Wang, (2024), Distribution of Seed Electron Phase Space Density Minima in Earth’s Radiation Belts, Geophysical Research Letters, 51, e2023GL108028, doi:10.1029/2023GL108028
  2. Drozdov A. Y., H. J. Allison, Y. Y. Shprits, M. E. Usanova, A. Saikin, D. Wang, (2022), Depletions of Multi-MeV Electrons and Their Association to Minima in Phase Space Density, Geophysical Research Letters, 49, e2021GL097620, doi:10.1029/2021GL097620, e2021GL097620 2021GL097620
  3. Landis D. A., A. A. Saikin, I. Zhelavskaya, A. Y. Drozdov, N. Aseev, Y. Y. Shprits, M. F. Pfitzer, A. G. Smirnov, (2022), NARX Neural Network Derivations of the Outer Boundary Radiation Belt Electron Flux, Space Weather, 20, e2021SW002774, doi:10.1029/2021SW002774, e2021SW002774 2021SW002774
  4. Smirnov A., Y. Shprits, H. Allison, N. Aseev, A. Drozdov, P. Kollmann, D. Wang, A. A. Saikin, (2022), Storm-Time Evolution of the Equatorial Electron Pitch Angle Distributions in Earth’s Outer Radiation Belt, Frontiers In Astronomy And Space Sciences, 9, doi:10.3389/fspas.2022.836811
  5. Saikin A. A., A. Y. Drozdov, D. M. Malaspina, (2022), Low Frequency Plasmaspheric Hiss Wave Activity Parameterized by Plasmapause Location: Models and Simulations, J. Geophys. Res. [Space Physics], 127, e2022JA030687, doi:10.1029/2022JA030687, e2022JA030687 2022JA030687
  6. Vech D., D. M. Malaspina, A. Drozdov, A. Saikin, (2022), Correlation Between Bandwidth and Frequency of Plasmaspheric Hiss Uncovered With Unsupervised Machine Learning, J. Geophys. Res. [Space Physics], 127, e2022JA030566, doi:10.1029/2022JA030566, e2022JA030566 2022JA030566
  7. Smirnov A., Y. Y. Shprits, H. Allison, N. Aseev, A. Drozdov, P. Kollmann, D. Wang, A. Saikin, (2022), An Empirical Model of the Equatorial Electron Pitch Angle Distributions in Earth’s Outer Radiation Belt, Space Weather, 20, e2022SW003053, doi:10.1029/2022SW003053
  8. Saikin A. A., Y. Y. Shprits, A. Y. Drozdov, D. A. Landis, I. S. Zhelavskaya, S. Cervantes Villa, (2021), Reconstruction of the Radiation Belts for Solar Cycles 17–24 (1933–2017), Space Weather, 19, e2020SW002524, doi:10.1029/2020SW002524
  9. Wang H., Y. He, H. Lühr, L. Kistler, A. Saikin, E. Lund, S. Ma, (2019), Storm Time EMIC Waves Observed by Swarm and Van Allen Probe Satellites, J. Geophys. Res. [Space Physics], 124, 293-312, doi:10.1029/2018JA026299
  10. Drozdov A. Y., N. Aseev, F. Effenberger, D. L. Turner, A. Saikin, Y. Y. Shprits, (2019), Storm Time Depletions of Multi-MeV Radiation Belt Electrons Observed at Different Pitch Angles, J. Geophys. Res. [Space Physics], doi:10.1029/2019JA027332
  11. Gamayunov K. V., K. Min, A. A. Saikin, H. Rassoul, (2018), Generation of EMIC Waves Observed by Van Allen Probes at Low L Shells, J. Geophys. Res. [Space Physics], 123, 8533-8556, doi:10.1029/2018JA025629
  12. Saikin A. A., V. K. Jordanova, J. C. Zhang, C. W. Smith, H. E. Spence, B. A. Larsen, G. D. Reeves, R. B. Torbert, C. A. Kletzing, I. S. Zhelavskaya, Y. Y. Shprits, (2018), Comparing simulated and observed EMIC wave amplitudes using in situ Van Allen Probes’ measurements, Journal Of Atmospheric And Solar-terrestrial Physics, 177, doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2018.01.024
  13. Zhang J., A. J. Halford, A. A. Saikin, C. Huang, H. E. Spence, B. A. Larsen, G. D. Reeves, R. M. Millan, C. W. Smith, R. B. Torbert, W. S. Kurth, C. A. Kletzing, J. B. Blake, J. F. Fennel, D. N. Baker, (2016), EMIC waves and associated relativistic electron precipitation on 25–26 January 2013, J. Geophys. Res. [Space Physics], 121, 11,086-11,100, doi:10.1002/2016JA022918
  14. Saikin A. A., J. -. Zhang, C. W. Smith, H. E. Spence, R. B. Torbert, C. A. Kletzing, (2016), The dependence on geomagnetic conditions and solar wind dynamic pressure of the spatial distributions of EMIC waves observed by the Van Allen Probes, J. Geophys. Res. [Space Physics], 121, 4362-4377, doi:10.1002/2016JA022523
  15. Saikin A. A., J. -. Zhang, R. C. Allen, C. W. Smith, L. M. Kistler, H. E. Spence, R. B. Torbert, C. A. Kletzing, V. K. Jordanova, (2015), The occurrence and wave properties of H+-, He+-, and O+-band EMIC waves observed by the Van Allen Probes, J. Geophys. Res. [Space Physics], 120, 7477-7492, doi:10.1002/2015JA021358
  16. Zhang J. -., A. A. Saikin, L. M. Kistler, C. W. Smith, H. E. Spence, C. G. Mouikis, R. B. Torbert, B. A. Larsen, G. D. Reeves, R. M. Skoug, H. O. Funsten, W. S. Kurth, C. A. Kletzing, R. C. Allen, V. K. Jordanova, (2014), Excitation of EMIC waves detected by the Van Allen Probes on 28 April 2013, Geophysical Research Letters, 41, 4101-4108, doi:10.1002/2014GL060621
  1. Saikin A. A., A. Y. Drozdov, D. M. Malaspina, (2022), Low Frequency Plasmaspheric Hiss Wave Activity Parameterized by Plasmapause Location: Models and Simulations, J. Geophys. Res. [Space Physics], 127, e2022JA030687, doi:10.1029/2022JA030687, e2022JA030687 2022JA030687
  2. Saikin A. A., Y. Y. Shprits, A. Y. Drozdov, D. A. Landis, I. S. Zhelavskaya, S. Cervantes Villa, (2021), Reconstruction of the Radiation Belts for Solar Cycles 17–24 (1933–2017), Space Weather, 19, e2020SW002524, doi:10.1029/2020SW002524
  3. Saikin A. A., V. K. Jordanova, J. C. Zhang, C. W. Smith, H. E. Spence, B. A. Larsen, G. D. Reeves, R. B. Torbert, C. A. Kletzing, I. S. Zhelavskaya, Y. Y. Shprits, (2018), Comparing simulated and observed EMIC wave amplitudes using in situ Van Allen Probes’ measurements, Journal Of Atmospheric And Solar-terrestrial Physics, 177, doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2018.01.024
  4. Saikin A. A., J. -. Zhang, C. W. Smith, H. E. Spence, R. B. Torbert, C. A. Kletzing, (2016), The dependence on geomagnetic conditions and solar wind dynamic pressure of the spatial distributions of EMIC waves observed by the Van Allen Probes, J. Geophys. Res. [Space Physics], 121, 4362-4377, doi:10.1002/2016JA022523
  5. Saikin A. A., J. -. Zhang, R. C. Allen, C. W. Smith, L. M. Kistler, H. E. Spence, R. B. Torbert, C. A. Kletzing, V. K. Jordanova, (2015), The occurrence and wave properties of H+-, He+-, and O+-band EMIC waves observed by the Van Allen Probes, J. Geophys. Res. [Space Physics], 120, 7477-7492, doi:10.1002/2015JA021358

Conference presentations

  1. Saikin A. A., A. Y. Drozdov, A. Jaynes, D. Kondrashov, Y. Y. Shprits, (2023), The role of local and radial diffusion in multi-MeV electron acceleration, GEM Summer Workshop 2023, June 11-16, 2023
  2. Saikin A., A. Drozdov, A. N. Jaynes, D. A. Kondrashov, Y. Y. Shprits, (2022), Local Acceleration in multi-MeV electron enhancement events, AGU 2022 Fall Meeting, SM42D-2207
  3. Saikin A., A. Drozdov, D. Malaspina, H. Zhu, (2021), A Low Frequency Plasmaspheric Hiss Wave Model Parameterized by Plasmapause Location, AGU 2021 Fall Meeting, SM41B-05
  4. Saikin A., Y. Shprits, A. Drozdov, D. Landis, I. Zhelavskaya, J. S. Cervantes Villa, (2021), Reconstruction of the Radiation Belts for Solar Cycles 17-24 (1933-2017), AGU 2021 Fall Meeting, SH45E-2409
  5. Saikin A., Y. Shprits, A. Drozdov, D. Landis, I. Zhelavskaya, J. S. Cervantes Villa, (2020), Reconstruction of the Radiation Belts for Solar Cycles 17 – 24 (1933 – 2017), AGU 2020 Fall Meeting,
  6. Saikin A., Y. Shprits, A. Drozdov, D. Landis, (2019), Hindcasting the radiation belts, simulating electron dynamics from Solar Cycle 17 – 24, AGU 2019 Fall Meeting
  7. Saikin A., J. C. Zhang, W. Smith, M. Mello, E. Spence, D. Reeves, B. Torbert, C. Kletzing, (2018), An inner magnetosphere empirical EMIC wave amplitude and occurrence prediction model, (poster), AGU 2018 Fall Meeting
  1. Saikin A. A., A. Y. Drozdov, A. Jaynes, D. Kondrashov, Y. Y. Shprits, (2023), The role of local and radial diffusion in multi-MeV electron acceleration, GEM Summer Workshop 2023, June 11-16, 2023
  2. Drozdov A. Y., H. J. Allison, Y. Y. Shprits, M. E. Usanova, A. Saikin, D. Wang, (2023), Minima in Phase Space Density, GEM Summer Workshop 2023, June 11-16, 2023
  3. Drozdov A. Y., Y. Y. Shprits, D. Kondrashov, B. Haas, Q. Shiller, D. Wang, A. Saikin, S. Cervantes Villa, A. Castillo Tibocha, (2023), Data assimilation of the radiation environment with the Versatile Electron Radiation Belt (VERB) code, LMAG 2023
  4. Drozdov A. Y., H. J. Allison, Y. Y. Shprits, M. E. Usanova, D. Wang, Q. Shiller, A. Saikin, A. Jaynes, D. Kondrashov, (2023), Loss and Acceleration of multi-MeV Electrons and Their Corresponding Dynamic of Phase Space Density Profiles, (invited), Isradynamics 2023, Dead Sea, Israel
  5. Saikin A., A. Drozdov, A. N. Jaynes, D. A. Kondrashov, Y. Y. Shprits, (2022), Local Acceleration in multi-MeV electron enhancement events, AGU 2022 Fall Meeting, SM42D-2207
  6. Wang D., Y. Y. Shprits, O. V. Agapitov, A. Drozdov, H. J. Allison, T. Lepage, Y. Miyoshi, Y. Kasahara, B. Haas, J. D. Menietti, A. Saikin, Y. Hao, I. Shinohara, A. Matsuoka, A. Kumamoto, S. Matsuda, F. Tsuchiya, S. Nakamura, (2022), The Distribution and the Effect of Chorus Waves in the Earth’s and the Jupiter’s Radiation Belts, AGU 2022 Fall Meeting, SM56B-01
  7. Drozdov A. Y., H. J. Allison, Y. Y. Shprits, M. E. Usanova, A. Saikin, D. Wang, (2022), Depletions of Multi-MeV Electrons and Their Association to Minima in Phase Space Density, GEM Summer Workshop 2022, June 19-26, 2022
  8. Smirnov A., Y. Shprits, H. Allison, N. Aseev, A. Drozdov, P. Kollmann, D. Wang, A. Saikin, (2022), Equatorial electron pitch angle distributions in Earth’s outer radiation belt: Storm-time evolution and empirical modeling, EGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria, 23–27 May 2022, doi:10.5194/egusphere-egu22-7732
  9. Drozdov A. Y., H. J. Allison, Y. Y. Shprits, M. E. Usanova, A. Saikin, D. Wang, M. Szabo-Roberts, (2021), Observations of multi-MeV electron flux depletion and their relation to the minima in phase space density, AGU 2021 Fall Meeting
  10. Saikin A., Y. Shprits, A. Drozdov, D. Landis, I. Zhelavskaya, J. S. Cervantes Villa, (2021), Reconstruction of the Radiation Belts for Solar Cycles 17-24 (1933-2017), AGU 2021 Fall Meeting, SH45E-2409
  11. Saikin A., A. Drozdov, D. Malaspina, H. Zhu, (2021), A Low Frequency Plasmaspheric Hiss Wave Model Parameterized by Plasmapause Location, AGU 2021 Fall Meeting, SM41B-05
  12. Drozdov A., Y. Shprits, N. Aseev, M. Usanova, F. Effenberger, H. Allison, A. Saikin, I. Zhelavskaya, (2021), Depletion of multi-MeV electrons and its relation to the minima in phase space density, 43rd COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Sydney, Australia, 28 Jan – 04 Feb 2021
  13. Drozdov A., H. Allison, Y. Shprits, M. Usanova, A. Saikin, (2021), Minima in phase space density and how they relate to the multi-MeV electron radiation belt depletions, (invited), Iceaa-ieee Apwc-usnc URSI RSM 2021, August 9-13, 2021
  14. Saikin A., Y. Shprits, A. Drozdov, D. Landis, I. Zhelavskaya, J. S. Cervantes Villa, (2020), Reconstruction of the Radiation Belts for Solar Cycles 17 – 24 (1933 – 2017), AGU 2020 Fall Meeting,
  15. Drozdov A., Y. Shprits, N. Aseev, M. Usanova, H. Allison, A. Saikin, I. Zhelavskaya, (2020), Minima in phase space density and how they relate to the multi-MeV electron radiation belt depletions, AGU 2020 Fall Meeting
  16. Shprits Y., N. Aseev, A. Drozdov, J. S. Cervantes Villa, A. M. Castillo Tibocha, I. Zhelavskaya, R. Vasile, F. Effenberger, D. Soergel, I. Michaelis, A. Saikin, (2020), Modeling and Data Assimilation of the Ring Current, Relativistic and Ultra-relativistic Electrons in the Inner Magnetosphere, EGU General Assembly 2020, EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts, 3354
  17. Shprits Y., N. Aseev, A. Drozdov, J. S. Cervantes Villa, A. M. Castillo, I. Zhelavskaya, R. Vasile, F. Effenberger, D. Boneberg, I. Michaelis, A. Saikin, (2019), Modeling and Data Assimilation of the Ring Current, Relativistic and Ultra-relativistic Electrons in the Inner Magnetosphere, AGU 2019 Fall Meeting
  18. Saikin A., Y. Shprits, A. Drozdov, D. Landis, (2019), Hindcasting the radiation belts, simulating electron dynamics from Solar Cycle 17 – 24, AGU 2019 Fall Meeting
  19. Drozdov A., N. Aseev, F. Effenberger, D. L. Turner, A. Saikin, Y. Shprits, (2019), Storm-time depletions of multi-MeV radiation belt electrons observed at different pitch angles, AGU 2019 Fall Meeting
  20. Saikin A., J. C. Zhang, W. Smith, M. Mello, E. Spence, D. Reeves, B. Torbert, C. Kletzing, (2018), An inner magnetosphere empirical EMIC wave amplitude and occurrence prediction model, (poster), AGU 2018 Fall Meeting
  21. Zhang J., S. A. Boardsen, V. N. Coffey, M. O. Chandler, A. Saikin, E. M. Mello, C. T. Russell, R. B. Torbert, S. A. Fuselier, B. L. Giles, D. J. Gershman, (2017), Properties, propagation, and excitation of EMIC waves observed by MMS: A case study, AGU 2017 Fall Meeting, doi:2017AGUFMSM13D2397Z