Welcome to the VERSIM Journal Club!

⚞ Founders ⚟

Our dear leader: Liliana Macotela -- Early retirement: Nov. 2020

[Ph.D, Leibniz-Institute of Atmospheric Physics]

Motivational underling & consultant: Claudia Martinez

[Associate Prof., Nagoya University]

⚠ New organizers (starting Nov. 2020)

Miroslav Hanzelka

[Ph.D student, Institute of Atmospheric Physics AS CR]

Lilla Juhász

[Ph.D student, Eötvös University]


  • NEXT CLUB MEETING - Research in time of Corona 16 September, 2020

    Dependence of Properties of Magnetospheric Line Radiation and Quasiperiodic Emissions on Solar Wind Parameters and Geomagnetic Activity (Bezdekova et al., 2019).

  • Origins and purpose

    During the 8th VERSIM workshop, we had several opportunities to discuss science and the future of our group. One of the ideas put forward was the creation of a Journal Club, in which we could discuss a published paper of interest to the VERSIM community. In particular, we hope to encourage scientific discussion between students and scientists.

    I'm interested, but how does it work?

    Currently we are trying for monthly meetings with a session off during summer and winter breaks. The idea is to take turns, anyone can suggest a paper to discuss. The person who picked a paper will lead the discussion, while the others can just listen, ask questions, comment or correct. We would like to create a friendly and lively environment where students can learn and engage, and build their scientific confidence.

    I'm not a student, can I still join?

    Although the original purpose is to create connections between students in the VERSIM community, we also welcome young and older scientists! If you like discussing science, like sharing your knowledge and motivating your juniors, we would like to hear from you.

    This sounds great, how do I join? [Wait, I have questions]

    To join the Journal Club, keep updated with our latest shenanigans or any related inquiries please contact Claudia, claudia'at'isee.nagoya-u.ac.jp.


    List of discussed papers

  • August 7, 2020

    Comparison of Electron Loss Models in the Inner Magnetosphere During the 2013 St. Patrick's Day Geomagnetic Storm [Ferradas et al., 2019]

  • July 8, 2020

    A computational and theoretical investigation of nonlinear wave]particle interactions in oblique whistlers [Nunn and Omura, 2015]

    Special guest: Prof. David Nunn (Southampton University, UK)

  • May 28, 2020

    What Fraction of the Outer Radiation Belt Relativistic Electron Flux at L=3-4.5 Was Lost to the Atmosphere During the Dropout Event of the St. Patrick's Day Storm of 2015? [Gokani et al., 2019]

  • April 30, 2020

    A Systematic Study in Characteristics of Lower Band Rising Tone Chorus Elements [Shue et al., 2019]

  • November 26, 2019

    Fine structure of large-amplitude chorus wave packets [Santolik et al., 2013]

  • October 18, 2019

    Unusual Electromagnetic Signatures of European North Atlantic Winter Thunderstorms [Santolik and Kolmasova, 2017]

    Special guest: Dr. Ivana Kolmasova (IAP, Prague)

  • September 19, 2019

    Seasonal dependence of energetic electron precipitation: Evidence for a global role of lightning [Gemelos et al., 2009]

  • August 30, 2019

    Properties of unipolar magnetic field pulse trains generated by lightning discharges. [Kolmasova and Santolik, 2013]

  • July 19, 2019

    Contrasting the responses of three different ground-based instruments to energetic electron precipitation.[Rodger et al., 2012]

  • June 6, 2019

    Relationship Between the Parameters of the Linear and Nonlinear Wave Generation Stages in a Magnetospheric Cyclotron Maser in the Backward-Wave Oscillator Regime. [Demekhov, 2017]

    Special guest: Dr. Andrei Demekhov (Institute of Applied Physics, RAS)

  • May 16, 2019

    Lower Ionospheric Plasma-Chemical Evolution and VLF Signal Modulation by a Series of SGR X-Ray Bursts: Numerical SimulationWith an Ion-Chemistry Model. [Palit, Raulin, and Correia, 2018]

  • April 29, 2019

    Remote Sensing of Radiation Belt Energetic Electrons Using Lightning Triggered Upper Band Chorus. [Hosseini, Golkowski, and Harid, 2019]

  • March 29, 2019

    The role of density depletion and meter-scale irregularities in the observation of auroral hiss: ground observation. [Sonwalkar and Harikumar, 2000]

  • January 25, 2019

    Longitudinal Dependence of Whistler Mode Electromagnetic Waves in the Earth's Inner Magnetosphere [Zahlava et al., 2018]

  • December 03, 2018

    Non-linear wave generation special discussion (part 2) : Introduction to chorus generation (tools and simulation, non-linear approach) and special Q&A session with Prof. Yuto Katoh.

    Special guest: Prof. Yuto Katoh (Tohoku U., Japan)

  • October 05, 2018

    Introduction to non linear wave generation processes. Generation Processes of Whistler Mode Chorus Emissions: Current Status of Nonlinear Wave Growth Theory [Omura et al., 2012]

    Special guests: Prof. Yoshiharu Omura (Kyoto U., Japan) and Prof. Yuto Katoh (Tohoku U., Japan)

  • September 13, 2018

    Ground-based observations at L=6 of multi-band structures in VLF hiss [Titova et al., 2007]

  • August 29, 2018

    Simulation of VLF chorus emissions in the magnetosphere and comparison with THEMIS spacecraft data [Demekhov et al., 2016]

  • July 12, 2018

    A statistical study over Europe of the relative locations of lightning and associated energetic burst of electrons from the radiation belt [Burriez et al., 2016]

  • June 20, 2018

    The lower ionospheric VLF/LF response to the 2017 great American solar eclipse observed across the continent [Cohen et al., 2018]

  • May 16, 2018

    Synthetic empirical chorus wave model from combined Van Allen Probes and Cluster statistics [Agapitov et al., 2018]

  • April 18, 2018

    Identification of the source of quasiperiodic VLF emissions using ground-based and Van Allen Probes satellite observations [Titova et al., 2015]

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