Thomas P. Armstrong

Emeritus Professor of Physics and Astronomy

University of Kansas

Prof. Armstrong has worked on space investigations of the energetic charged particle environment of the Earth, interplanetary space, and the magnetospheres of Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Uranus. As a long-time participant in these flight investigations, he has contributed to the design of data reduction and analysis processes, the evaluation of instrument responses in complicated and difficult environments, and the documentation of the unique and irreplaceable data sets from Voyager, IMP, Galileo, Ulysses, and Cassini. He has developed and distributed a 23 year long data set of solar and interplanetary particle fluxes incident on the Earth's atmosphere which has provided the basis for many calculations of the atmospheric effects of solar particles. Many of Prof. Armstrong's research students have developed and applied numerical models of charged particle motion in interplanetary shocks and planetary magnetospheres.



Last modified March 8, 2017