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James R. Thieman

Solar System Exploration Division Services Office
NASA/GSFC, Code 690.1
Greenbelt, MD 20771

Phone: (301) 286-9790

FAX: (301) 286-1771



    B.S., Physics, 1969, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio
    Ph.D., Astrophysics, 1977, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Current Position

    Scientist/Data System Manager/Sun-Earth Connection Education Forum Co-Director, National Space Science Data Center, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Research Interests

    Dr. Thieman carries on research in the areas of planetary radio astronomy and magnetospheric physics. Nonthermal radio noise is generated by Jupiter and several other planets at frequencies from a few kilohertz to thousands of megahertz. He has published papers on the nature of the fine structure of the emission at decameter, hectometer, and kilometer wavelengths. He has also investigated the properties of the currents of electrons and positively charged ions which power the Earth's aurora as well as the auroral kilometric radio emission.

Selected Publications


2007 Thieman, J. R., "The SPASE Data Model:  Standard Metadata for Space Science Data Description", Proceedings of the 20th International CODATA Conference, Beijing, China, in print.

2007 Harvey, C. C., M. Gangloff, T. King, C. H. Perry, D. A. Roberts, and J. R. Thieman,  "Recent developments towards a Solar System Virtual Observatory", Ann. Geophys., in review.

2006 Thieman, J. R.,  R. Flagg, J. Sky, C. Higgins, L. Garcia, F. Reye3s, W. Greenman, B. Pine, J. Gass, and K. Imai,  "The Radio JOVE Project:  Amateurs Working with Professionals", Proceedings of the Planetary Radio Emissions VI Meeting, Graz, Austria. 

1998 Higgins, C. A., J. R. Thieman, S. F. Fung, J. L. Green, R. M. Candey, "Latitudinal Structure Within Jovian Hectometric Radiation",  J. Geophys. Res., 103, A11, 26679 .

1995 Higgins, C., Green, J. L., J. R. Thieman, S. F. Fung, R. M. Candey, "Structure Within Jovian Hectometric Radiation", J. Geophys. Res., 100, A10, 19487-19496.

1995 Thieman, J.R., "Large Database Access and Usage in the Earth and Space Sciences Through Computer Networks", Proceedings of the 14th International CODATA Conference, in press.

1994 Thieman, J. R., "The International Directory Network and Catalog Interoperability", Remote Sensing Reviews, 8.

1994 Thieman, J.R., "Obtaining Earth Observation Data from U.S. and International Data and Information Systems", submitted, Proceedings of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Commission II.

1988 Thieman, J. R., J. K. Alexander, T. A. Arias, and D. H. Staelin, "Striated Spectral Activity in Jovian and Saturnian Radio Emission", J. Geophys. Res., 93, 9597.

1985 Thieman, J. R. and R. A. Hoffman, "Determination of Inverted-V Stability from Dynamics Explorer Satellite Data," J. Geophys. Res., 90, 3511.

1981 Alexander, J. K., T. D. Carr, J. R. Thieman, J. J. Schauble, and A. C. Riddle, "Synoptic Observations of Jupiter's Radio Emission: Average Statistical Properties Observed by Voyager," J. Geophys. Res., 86, 8529.

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