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Darci Snowden


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Educational Background:

B.S., Physics, Harvey Mudd College, 2004
Ph.D., Geophysics, University of Washington, 2010

Selected Publications:

  • N. Edberg, E. Vigren, D. Snowden, L. Regoli, O. Shebantis, J.-E. Wahlund, D. J. Andrews, C. Bertucci, J. Cui, Titan’s Variable Ionosphere During the T118 and T119 Cassini Flybys (2018), Geophysical Research Letters, 45, doi:10.1029/2018GL078436.
  • D. Snowden, M. Smith, J. Jimson A. Higgins (2018), Energy Deposition and Ion Production form Thermal Oxygen Ion Precipitation during Cassini’s T57 flyby, Icarus, 305, 186-197, doi:
  • E. Vigren, M. Galand, A. Wellbrock, R. V. Yelle, A. J. Coates, D. Snowden, J. Cui, P. Lavvas, K. Agren, J.-E. Wahlund, V. Vuitton, and I. Muller-Wodarg (2016), Ionization balance in Titan’s Nightside Ionosphere, Icarus, 248, 539-546,
  • D. Snowden and R. V. Yelle (2014), The global precipitation of magnetospheric electrons into Titan's upper atmosphere, Icarus, 243, 1-15, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2014.08.027.
  • D. Snowden and R. V. Yelle (2013), The Thermal Structure of Titan’s Upper Atmosphere, II: Energetics, Icarus, 228, 64-77, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2013.08.027.
  • D. Snowden, R. V. Yelle, J. Cui, J.-E. Wahlund, K. Agren, and N. Edberg (2013), The Thermal Structure of Titan’s Upper Atmosphere, I: Temperature profiles from Cassini INMS observations, Icarus, 226, 552-582, doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2013.06.006.
  • D. Snowden, R. V. Yelle, M. Galand, A. Coates, G. Jones, A. Wellbrock, P. Lavvas (2013), Auroral electron precipitation and flux tube erosion in Titan’s upper atmosphere, Icarus, 226, 186-204, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2013.05.021.
  • R.  V. Yelle, D. Snowden, I.C.F. Muller-Wodarg (2013), Titan’s Upper Atmosphere: Thermal Structure, Dynamics, and Energetics, in: Titan: Interior, Surface, Atmosphere, and Space Environment, ed. by I. Muller-Wodarg, C. Griffith, E. Lellouch, T. Cravens, Cambridge Planetary Science.
  • D. Snowden and R. Winglee (2013), 3D multi-fluid simulations of Titan’s interaction with Saturn’s magnetosphere: Comparisons with Cassini’s T55 flyby, J. Geophys. Res., 118, doi:10.1002/jgra.50392.
  • D. Snowden, R. Winglee, and A. Kidder (2011), Titan at the edge 2: A global simulation of Titan exiting and reentering Saturn’s magnetosphere at 13:16 Saturn local time, J. Geophys. Res., 116, A08230, doi:10.1029/2011JA016436.
  • D. Snowden, R. Winglee, and A. Kidder (2011), Titan at the edge 1: Titan’s interaction with Saturn’s magnetosphere in the prenoon sector, J. Geophys. Res., 116, A08229, doi:10.1029/2011JA016435.

*Italics indicates CWU undergraduates

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