Welcome to the Varney Geospace Research Group
The Varney Geospace Research Group studies the fundamental physics of the space environment near Earth (i.e. geospace). Our research covers Earth’s ionosphere, the ionized portion of the upper atmosphere, and interactions between the ionosphere, upper atmosphere, and magnetosphere. Understanding the upper atmosphere and ionosphere is a critical part of Space Weather. Our research has implications…
UCLA SPACE Institute
Our group is thrilled to support the recently-launched UCLA SPACE Institute. This interdisciplinary research institute will coordinate research and teaching efforts between the numerous different departments involved in all aspects of space science and plasma physics. More information at space.ucla.edu.