Harlan Spence

Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space
Professor of Physics
Phone: (603) 862-0322
Office: Earth, Oceans, & Space, Morse Hall Rm 305, Durham, NH 03824


  • Ph.D., Geophysics & Space Physics, University of California
  • M.S., Geophysics & Space Physics, University of California
  • B.A., Astronomy, Boston University
  • B.A., Physics, Boston University

Selected Publications

Li, J., Bortnik, J., Li, W., An, X., Lyons, L. R., Kurth, W. S., . . . Baker, D. N. (2022). Unraveling the Formation Region and Frequency of Chorus Spectral Gaps. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, 49(19). doi:10.1029/2022GL100385

Nakamura, K., Shiokawa, K., Nose, M., Nagatsuma, T., Sakaguchi, K., Spence, H., . . . Mann, I. R. (2022). Multi-Event Study of Simultaneous Observations of Isolated Proton Auroras at Subauroral Latitudes Using Ground All-Sky Imagers and the Van Allen Probes. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS, 127(9). doi:10.1029/2022JA030455

Miyoshi, Y., Shinohara, I., Ukhorskiy, S., Claudepierre, S. G., Mitani, T., Takashima, T., . . . Lanzerotti, L. (2022). Collaborative Research Activities of the Arase and Van Allen Probes. SPACE SCIENCE REVIEWS, 218(5). doi:10.1007/s11214-022-00885-4

Zaman, F. A., Townsend, L. W., de Wet, W. C., Looper, M. D., Brittingham, J. M., Burahmah, N. T., . . . Smith, S. S. (2022). Modeling the Lunar Radiation Environment: A Comparison Among FLUKA, Geant4, HETC-HEDS, MCNP6, and PHITS. SPACE WEATHER-THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RESEARCH AND APPLICATIONS, 20(8). doi:10.1029/2021SW002895

Olifer, L., Mann, I. R., Claudepierre, S. G., Baker, D. N., Spence, H. E., & Ozeke, L. G. (2022). A Natural Limit to the Spectral Hardness of Worst Case Electron Radiation in the Terrestrial Van Allen Belt. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS, 127(8). doi:10.1029/2022JA030506

Thorne, R. M., Li, W., Ni, B., Ma, Q., Bortnik, J., Chen, L., . . . Kanekal, S. G. (2013). Rapid local acceleration of relativistic radiation-belt electrons by magnetospheric chorus. NATURE, 504(7480), 411-+. doi:10.1038/nature12889

Blake, J. B., Carranza, P. A., Claudepierre, S. G., Clemmons, J. H., Jr, C. W. R., Dotan, Y., . . . Zakrzewski, M. P. (2013). The Magnetic Electron Ion Spectrometer (MagEIS) Instruments Aboard the Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) Spacecraft. SPACE SCIENCE REVIEWS, 179(1-4), 383-421. doi:10.1007/s11214-013-9991-8

Spence, H. E., Reeves, G. D., Baker, D. N., Blake, J. B., Bolton, M., Bourdarie, S., . . . Thorne, R. M. (2013). Science Goals and Overview of the Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) Energetic Particle, Composition, and Thermal Plasma (ECT) Suite on NASA's Van Allen Probes Mission. SPACE SCIENCE REVIEWS, 179(1-4), 311-336. doi:10.1007/s11214-013-0007-5

Funsten, H. O., Skoug, R. M., Guthrie, A. A., MacDonald, E. A., Baldonado, J. R., Harper, R. W., . . . Chen, J. (2013). Helium, Oxygen, Proton, and Electron (HOPE) Mass Spectrometer for the Radiation Belt Storm Probes Mission. SPACE SCIENCE REVIEWS, 179(1-4), 423-484. doi:10.1007/s11214-013-9968-7

Reeves, G. D., Spence, H. E., Henderson, M. G., Morley, S. K., Friedel, R. H. W., Funsten, H. O., . . . Niehof, J. T. (2013). Electron Acceleration in the Heart of the Van Allen Radiation Belts. SCIENCE, 341(6149), 991-994. doi:10.1126/science.1237743

Most Cited Publications