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Frederic Effenberger


Biography

Dr. Frederic Effenberger is Group Leader of the Working Group “Solar Drivers of Space Weather” of Section 2.8 “Magnetospheric Physics”

Career:

Since   2018 Group Leader, Section 2.8, GFZ
2017 – 2018 PostDoc, International Space Science Institute, Bern, Switzerland
2015 – 2017 PostDoc, Stanford University, CA, USA
2013 – 2015 PostDoc, University of Waikato, New Zealand
2012 – 2013 PostDoc, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

Education:

2012 PhD Physics, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
2008 Physics Diploma, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

Projects:

Ongoing

  • Joint South Africa-Germany Space Weather Studies During Solar Cycle 25 and Beyond (JGSA25), Alexander von Humboldt Group Linkage Program, 2019-2021, Role: PI
  • The Impact of Magnetic Field-line Wandering on Solar Energetic Particle Transport, NASA Heliophysics Supporting Research, 2017-2020, Role: PI

Completed

  • Particle Acceleration in Solar Flares and Associated CME Shocks, NASA Heliophysics Supporting Research, 2015-2017, Role: PostDoc
  • The Influence of the Galactic Spiral Structure and Anisotropic Diffusion on the Proton Spectrum along the Sun’s Orbit, DFG, 2009-2012, Role: PhD

Research interests

  • Space weather and their solar drivers
  • Plasma-physical processes of energetic particles
  • Numerical methods and machine learning
  • Diffusion processes and kinetic theory
  • Solar energetic particles and cosmic rays

Publications

  1. Smirnov A. G., M. Berrendorf, Y. Y. Shprits, E. A. Kronberg, H. J. Allison, N. A. Aseev, I. S. Zhelavskaya, S. K. Morley, G. D. Reeves, M. R. Carver, F. Effenberger, (2020), Medium Energy Electron Flux in Earth’s Outer Radiation Belt (MERLIN): A Machine Learning Model, Space Weather, 18, e2020SW002532, doi:10.1029/2020SW002532, e2020SW002532 10.1029/2020SW002532
  2. Wang D., Y. Y. Shprits, I. S. Zhelavskaya, F. Effenberger, A. Castillo, A. Y. Drozdov, N. Aseev, S. Cervantes Villa, (2020), The Effect of Plasma Boundaries on the Dynamic Evolution of Relativistic Radiation Belt Electrons, J. of Geophys. Res. [Space Physics], n/a, e2019JA027422, doi:10.1029/2019JA027422, e2019JA027422 2019JA027422
  3. Dobynde M. I., F. Effenberger, D. A. Kartashov, Y. Y. Shprits, V. A. Shurshakov, (2019), Ray-tracing simulation of the radiation dose distribution on the surface of the spherical phantom of the MATROSHKA-R experiment onboard the ISS, Life Sciences In Space Research, 21, 65-72, doi:10.1016/j.lssr.2019.04.001
  4. 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. of Geophys. Res. [Space Physics], doi:10.1029/2019JA027332
  5. Jin M., V. Petrosian, W. Liu, N. V. Nitta, N. Omodei, F. Rubio da Costa, F. Effenberger, G. Li, M. Pesce-Rollins, A. Allafort, W. I. Manchester, (2018), Probing the Puzzle of Behind-the-limb γ-Ray Flares: Data-driven Simulations of Magnetic Connectivity and CME-driven Shock Evolution, The Astrophysical Journal, 867, 122, doi:10.3847/1538-4357/aae1fd
  6. Oka M., J. Birn, M. Battaglia, C. C. Chaston, S. M. Hatch, G. Livadiotis, S. Imada, Y. Miyoshi, M. Kuhar, F. Effenberger, E. Eriksson, Y. V. Khotyaintsev, A. Retinò, (2018), Electron Power-Law Spectra in Solar and Space Plasmas, Space Science Reviews, 214, 82, doi:10.1007/s11214-018-0515-4

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Conference presentations

  1. Effenberger F., Y. Shprits, N. Aseev, A. Drozdov, D. Wang, J. S. Cervantes Villa, A. M. Castillo Tibocha, (2019), Earth’s relativistic electron radiation belt response to CME- and CIR-driven geomagnetic storms, EGU General Assembly 2019, EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts, 13769
  2. Effenberger F., Y. Shprits, N. Aseev, A. Drozdov, D. Wang, A. Kellerman, J. Cervantes Villa, (2018), Earth’s relativistic electron radiation belt response to CME- and CIR driven geomagnetic storms, (poster), AGU 2018 Fall Meeting, SM43D-3587
  3. Effenberger F., Y. Shprits, A. Kellerman, A. Drozdov, N. Aseev, D. Wang, (2018), Modeling of the Earth’s radiation belts: Response to CME- and CIR-driven geomagnetic storms, 42nd Cospar Scientific Assembly, PRBEM.1-3-18
  1. 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
  2. Wang D., Y. Shprits, I. Zhelavskaya, A. Drozdov, N. Aseev, F. Effenberger, A. Castillo, S. Cervantes Villa, (2020), Controlling Effect of Wave Models and Plasma Boundaries on the Dynamic Evolution of Relativistic Radiation Belt Electrons, EGU General Assembly 2020, EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts, 17946
  3. 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
  4. Wang D., Y. Shprits, I. Zhelavskaya, F. Effenberger, A. Drozdov, A. M. Castillo Tibocha, N. Aseev, J. S. Cervantes Villa, (2020), Controlling Effect of Wave Models and Plasma Boundaries on the Dynamic Evolution of Relativistic Radiation Belt Electrons, AGU 2020 Fall Meeting
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Drozdov A., Y. Y. Shprits, N. A. Aseev, A. C. Kellerman, M. Usanova, F. Effenberger, D. Turner, (2019), Depletion of multi MeV electrons and its relation to the minima in phase space density , EGU General Assembly 2019, Vienna, Austria, 7–12 April 2019
  8. Drozdov A., Y. Y. Shprits, N. A. Aseev, A. C. Kellerman, M. Usanova, F. Effenberger, D. Turner, (2019), Depletion of multi-MeV electrons and its relation to the minima in phase space density, SWG 2019, ALP, MD, USA
  9. Effenberger F., Y. Shprits, N. Aseev, A. Drozdov, D. Wang, J. S. Cervantes Villa, A. M. Castillo Tibocha, (2019), Earth’s relativistic electron radiation belt response to CME- and CIR-driven geomagnetic storms, EGU General Assembly 2019, EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts, 13769
  10. Castillo A. M., Y. Shprits, F. Effenberger, D. Wang, I. Zhelavskaya, N. Aseev, A. Drozdov, J. S. Cervantes Villa, R. Vasile, I. Michaelis, (2019), Modeling electron dynamics in the inner magnetosphere, EGU General Assembly 2019, EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts, 12405
  11. Aseev N., F. Effenberger, Y. Shprits, D. Wang, A. Kellerman, A. Drozdov, (2018), Modeling of the Earth’s radiation belts: Response to CME- and CIR-driven geomagnetic storms, EGU General Assembly 2018, EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts, 17038
  12. Effenberger F., Y. Shprits, N. Aseev, A. Drozdov, D. Wang, A. Kellerman, J. Cervantes Villa, (2018), Earth’s relativistic electron radiation belt response to CME- and CIR driven geomagnetic storms, (poster), AGU 2018 Fall Meeting, SM43D-3587
  13. Effenberger F., Y. Shprits, A. Kellerman, A. Drozdov, N. Aseev, D. Wang, (2018), Modeling of the Earth’s radiation belts: Response to CME- and CIR-driven geomagnetic storms, 42nd Cospar Scientific Assembly, PRBEM.1-3-18
  14. Aseev N., F. Effenberger, Y. Shprits, A. Kellerman, A. Drozdov, D. Wang, (2018), Using the VERB-4D code as a nowcasting tool for modeling electron ring current and radiation belt dynamics, 42nd Cospar Scientific Assembly, PRBEM.1-8-18