Harlan Spence

Dir of The Institute for Eos
Director, 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

Courses Taught

  • PHYS 999: Doctoral Research

Selected Publications

McComas, D. J., Christian, E. R., Schwadron, N. A., Fox, N., Westlake, J., Allegrini, F., . . . Zirnstein, E. J. (2018). Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe (IMAP): A New NASA Mission. SPACE SCIENCE REVIEWS, 214(8). doi:10.1007/s11214-018-0550-1

Pinto, V. A., Bortnik, J., Moya, P. S., Lyons, L. R., Sibeck, D. G., Kanekal, S. G., . . . Baker, D. N. (2018). Characteristics, Occurrence, and Decay Rates of Remnant Belts Associated With Three-Belt Events in the Earth's Radiation Belts. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, 45(22), 12099-12107. doi:10.1029/2018GL080274

Korotova, G., Sibeck, D., Thaller, S., Wygant, J., Spence, H., Kletzing, C., . . . Redmon, R. (2018). Multisatellite observations of the magnetosphere response to changes in the solar wind and interplanetary magnetic field. ANNALES GEOPHYSICAE, 36(5), 1319-1333. doi:10.5194/angeo-36-1319-2018

Sandhu, J. K., Rae, I. J., Freeman, M. P., Forsyth, C., Gkioulidou, M., Reeves, G. D., . . . Lam, M. M. (2018). Energization of the Ring Current by Substorms. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS, 123(10), 8131-8148. doi:10.1029/2018JA025766

Gao, Z., Su, Z., Xiao, F., Zheng, H., Wang, Y., Wang, S., . . . Funsten, H. O. (2018). Exohiss wave enhancement following substorm electron injection in the dayside magnetosphere. EARTH AND PLANETARY PHYSICS, 2(5), 359-370. doi:10.26464/epp2018033

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), 411-414. doi:10.1038/nature12889

Blake, J. B., Carranza, P. A., Claudepierre, S. G., Clemmons, J. H., Crain, 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