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Dr. Liz Jensen

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Associate Research Scientist

Currently resides in Spring, TX
ejensen [at] psi.edu
Areas of Expertise
Targets: Earth, Moon, Solar particles/Solar wind
Disciplines/Techniques: Education/Public Outreach (EPO), Heliophysics, Remote sensing, Spectroscopy
Missions: Cassini, MESSENGER
Mission Roles: Calibration/Test planning, Data archive, Data validation
Instruments: Cameras, Magnetometers, Spectrometers

Research Interests

Dr. Elizabeth Jensen measures the magnetic field of the solar corona, how it evolves, coronal mass ejection dynamics, and magnetohydrodynamic wave dynamics between the base of the corona and beyond. She uses interplanetary spacecraft that pass through superior conjunction and how the Sun's corona impacts the polarization characteristics of the spacecraft's radio carrier signal.  She also uses her professional experience to perform forensic analyses and educate.

Professional History

Faraday rotation experiments require coordination among three different teams, the spacecraft, the ground radio antenna, and solar physicists. This comprises small-scale program management. The analysis of Faraday rotation includes calibration, modeling, theoretical development, data analysis, and archiving. Her experience also includes spectroscopy across a breadth of wavelengths and targets, radio design and construction, FTIR/ATR operations and analysis, laboratory simulations of micrometeorite impacts, image analysis, laboratory compression experiments, electrical properties of porous fluid flow, geophysics, physical oceanography, public policy, cybersecurity, failure analysis, engineering, fire, and safety.

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