Dr. Yao, Zhonghua


Dr. Yao, Zhonghua

Associate Professor

I am working on both terrestrial and giant planetary space sciences, especially on the comparative investigations between the two communities. My research topics include magnetic reconnection, magnetospheric current systems, planetary aurorae, Io plasma torus etc., and I have strong expertise on planning and analysing joint datasets from different communities, such as the combination of in situ observations from spacecraft and telescopes.

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Selected Publications

  1. Yao, Z. H., et al. (2022), On the Relation Between Auroral Morphologies and Compression Conditions of Jupiter's Magnetopause: Observations From Juno and the Hubble Space Telescope, Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 127(10), e2021JA029894
  2. Yao, Z., W. R. Dunn et al. (2021), Revealing the source of Jupiter’s x-ray auroral flares, Science Advances, 7(28), eabf0851,
  3. Bonfond, B., Z. Yao et al. (2021), Are Dawn Storms Jupiter's Auroral Substorms?, AGU Advances, 2(1), e2020AV000275, doi:10.1029/2020AV000275.
  4. Zhang, B., P. A. Delamere, Z. Yao, B. Bonfond, D. Lin, K. A. Sorathia, O. J. Brambles, W. Lotko, J. S. Garretson, and V. G. Merkin (2021), How Jupiter's Unusual Magnetospheric Topology Structures Its Aurora, Science Advances, doi:10.1126/sciadv.abd1204.
  5. Guo, R., Z. Yao, Y. Wei, L. C. Ray, I. Rae, C. S. Arridge, A. Coates, P. Delamere, N. Sergis, and P. Kollmann (2018), Rotationally driven magnetic reconnection in Saturn’s dayside, Nature Astronomy, 2, 640-645, doi:10.1038/s41550-018-0461-9.