Andres Spicher

Academic Interests

Plasma and Space Physics

 

Higher education and employment history

  • 2017 (July) - ongoing: Post-doc position, Department of Physics, the University of Oslo.
  • 2014- 2017 PhD in Physics at the University of Oslo.
  • 2011-2013 Master of Science in Physics at the University of Oslo (Major in Space and Atmospheric Physics), Oslo, Norway.
  • 2007-2011 Bachelor of Science in Physics at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland.

 

 

 

Publications

Spicher, A., L. B. N. Clausen, W. J. Miloch, V. Lofstad, Y. Jin, and J. I. Moen (2017), Interhemispheric study of polar cap patch occurrence based on Swarm in situ data, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 122, 3837–3851, doi:10.1002/2016JA023750.

Spicher, A., A. A. Ilyasov, W. J. Miloch, A. A. Chernyshov, L. B. N. Clausen, J. I. Moen, T. Abe, and Y. Saito (2016), Reverse flow events and small-scale effects in the cusp ionosphere, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 121, doi:10.1002/2016JA022999.

Spicher, A., W. J. Miloch, L. B. N. Clausen, and J. I. Moen (2015), Plasma turbulence and coherent structures in the polar cap observed by the ICI-2 sounding rocket, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 120, doi:10.1002/2015JA021634.

A. Spicher, T. Cameron, E. M. Grono, K. N. Yakymenko, S. C. Buchert, L. B. N. Clausen, D. J. Knudsen, K. A. McWilliams J. I. Moen, Observation of Polar Cap Patches and Calculation of Gradient Drift Instability Growth Times: A Swarm Case Study, Geophys. Res. Letters, 2015 DOI: 10.1002/2014GL062590 (in press, accepted 18 Dec 2014

Spicher, Andres; Miloch, Wojciech Jacek & Moen, Jøran Idar (2014). Direct evidence of double-slope power spectra in the high-latitude ionospheric plasma. Geophysical Research Letters.  ISSN 0094-8276.  41, s 1406- 1412 . doi: 10.1002/2014GL059214Plas

  • Follestad, Anna Kristine Fæhn; Herlingshaw, Katie; Ghadjari, Hossein; Knudsen, David J.; McWilliams, Kathryn A.; Moen, Jøran Idar; Spicher, Andres; Wu, Jingjing & Oksavik, Kjellmar (2020). Dayside Field-Aligned Current Impacts on Ionospheric Irregularities. Geophysical Research Letters.  ISSN 0094-8276.  47(11) . doi: 10.1029/2019GL086722
  • Jin, Yaqi; Xiong, Chao; Clausen, Lasse Boy Novock; Spicher, Andres; Kotova, Daria; Brask, Steffen; Kervalishvili, Guram; Stolle, Claudia & Miloch, Wojciech Jacek (2020). Ionospheric Plasma Irregularities Based on In Situ Measurements From the Swarm Satellites. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Space Physics.  ISSN 2169-9380.  125(7) . doi: https://doi.org/10.1029/2020JA028103 Show summary
  • Spicher, Andres; Deshpande, Kshitija; Jin, Yaqi; Oksavik, Kjellmar; Zettergren, Matthew D.; Clausen, Lasse Boy Novock; Moen, Jøran Idar; Hairston, Marc R. & Baddeley, Lisa (2020). On the Production of Ionospheric Irregularities Via Kelvin-Helmholtz Instability Associated with Cusp Flow Channels. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Space Physics.  ISSN 2169-9380.  125(6) . doi: 10.1029/2019JA027734
  • Antonsen, Tarjei; Havnes, Ove & Spicher, Andres (2019). Multi-scale measurements of mesospheric aerosols and electronsduring the MAXIDUSTY campaign. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques.  ISSN 1867-1381.  12(4), s 2139- 2153 . doi: 10.5194/amt-12-2139-2019 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Ivarsen, Magnus Fagernes; Hoang, Huy Minh; Yang, Lei; Clausen, Lasse Boy Novock; Spicher, Andres; Jin, Yaqi; Trondsen, Espen; Moen, Jøran Idar; Røed, Ketil & Lybekk, Bjørn (2019). Multineedle Langmuir Probe Operation and Acute Probe Current Susceptibility to Spacecraft Potential. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science.  ISSN 0093-3813.  47(8), s 3816- 3823 . doi: 10.1109/TPS.2019.2906377 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Ivarsen, Magnus Fagernes; Jin, Yaqi; Spicher, Andres & Clausen, Lasse Boy Novock (2019). Direct Evidence for the Dissipation of Small-Scale Ionospheric Plasma Structures by a Conductive E Region. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Space Physics.  ISSN 2169-9380.  124(4), s 2935- 2942 . doi: 10.1029/2019JA026500 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Jin, Yaqi; Moen, Jøran Idar; Spicher, Andres; Oksavik, Kjellmar; Miloch, Wojciech Jacek; Clausen, Lasse Boy Novock; Pożoga, Mariusz & Saito, Yoshifumi (2019). Simultaneous rocket and scintillation observations of plasma irregularities associated with a reversed flow event in the cusp ionosphere. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Space Physics.  ISSN 2169-9380.  124(8), s 7098- 7111 . doi: 10.1029/2019JA026942 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Jin, Yaqi; Spicher, Andres; Xiong, Chao; Clausen, Lasse Boy Novock; Kervalishvili, Guram; Stolle, Claudia & Miloch, Wojciech Jacek (2019). Ionospheric Plasma Irregularities Characterized by the Swarm Satellites: Statistics at High Latitudes. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Space Physics.  ISSN 2169-9380.  124(2), s 1262- 1282 . doi: 10.1029/2018JA026063 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Chernyshov, Aleksander A.; Spicher, Andres; Ilyasov, Askar A.; Miloch, Wojciech Jacek; Clausen, Lasse Boy Novock; Saito, Yoshifumi; Jin, Yaqi & Moen, Jøran Idar (2018). Studies of small-scale plasma inhomogeneities in the cusp ionosphere using sounding rocket data. Physics of Plasmas.  ISSN 1070-664X.  25(4) . doi: 10.1063/1.5026281 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Hoang, Huy Minh; Clausen, Lasse Boy Novock; Røed, Ketil; Bekkeng, Tore Andre; Trondsen, Espen; Lybekk, Bjørn; Strøm, Halvor; Bang-Hauge, David Michael; Pedersen, Arne; Spicher, Andres & Moen, Jøran Idar (2018). The Multi-Needle Langmuir Probe System on Board NorSat-1. Space Science Reviews.  ISSN 0038-6308.  214(4) . doi: 10.1007/s11214-018-0509-2 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Hoang, Huy Minh; Røed, Ketil; Bekkeng, Tore Andre; Moen, Jøran Idar; Spicher, Andres; Clausen, Lasse Boy Novock; Miloch, Wojciech Jacek; Trondsen, Espen & Pedersen, Arne (2018). A study of data analysis techniques for the multi-needle Langmuir probe. Measurement science and technology.  ISSN 0957-0233.  29(6) . doi: 10.1088/1361-6501/aab948
  • Madsen, Birgitte; Simon Wedlund, Cyril; Eriksson, A.; Goetz, C.; Karlsson, T.; Gunell, H.; Spicher, Andres; Henri, P; Vallieres, X & Miloch, Wojciech Jacek (2018). Extremely Low-Frequency Waves Inside the Diamagnetic Cavity of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Geophysical Research Letters.  ISSN 0094-8276.  45(9), s 3854- 3864 . doi: 10.1029/2017GL076415 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Miloch, Wojciech Jacek; Jin, Yaqi; Xiong, Chao; Kervalishvili, Guram; Spicher, Andres; Clausen, Lasse Boy Novock & Stolle, Claudia (2018). Ionospheric plasma irregularities studied with Swarm satellites. E3S Web of Conferences.  ISSN 2267-1242.  62, s 1- 6 . doi: 10.1051/e3sconf/20186201009 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Paulsson, Joakim John Paul; Spicher, Andres; Clausen, Lasse Boy Novock; Moen, Jøran Idar & Miloch, Wojciech Jacek (2018). Wake Potential and Wake Effects on the Ionospheric Plasma Density Measurements With Sounding Rockets. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Space Physics.  ISSN 2169-9380.  123(11), s 9711- 9725 . doi: 10.1029/2017JA025004 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Jin, Yaqi; Moen, Jøran Idar; Oksavik, Kjellmar; Spicher, Andres; Clausen, Lasse Boy Novock & Miloch, Wojciech Jacek (2017). GPS scintillations associated with cusp dynamics and polar cap patches. Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate.  ISSN 2115-7251.  7 . doi: 10.1051/swsc/2017022 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Spicher, Andres; Clausen, Lasse Boy Novock; Miloch, Wojciech Jacek; Lofstad, Victoria; Jin, Yaqi & Moen, Jøran Idar (2017). Interhemispheric study of polar cap patch occurrence based on Swarm in situ data. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Space Physics.  ISSN 2169-9380. . doi: 10.1002/2016JA023750 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Spicher, Andres; Ilyashov, Askar A.; Miloch, Wojciech Jacek; Chernyshov, Aleksander A.; Clausen, Lasse Boy Novock; Moen, Jøran Idar; Abe, T. & Saito, Y. (2016). Reverse flow events and small-scale effects in the cusp ionosphere. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Space Physics.  ISSN 2169-9380.  121(10), s 10,466- 10,480 . doi: 10.1002/2016JA022999
  • Spicher, Andres; Cameron, T.; Grono, E. M.; Yakymenko, K. N.; Buchert, S. C.; Clausen, Lasse Boy Novock; Knudsen, D. J.; McWilliams, K. A. & Moen, Jøran Idar (2015). Observation of polar cap patches and calculation of gradient drift instability growth times: A Swarm case study. Geophysical Research Letters.  ISSN 0094-8276.  42(2), s 201- 206 . doi: 10.1002/2014GL062590
  • Spicher, Andres; Miloch, Wojciech Jacek; Clausen, Lasse Boy Novock & Moen, Jøran Idar (2015). Plasma turbulence and coherent structures in the polar cap observed by the ICI-2 sounding rocket. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Space Physics.  ISSN 2169-9380.  120(12), s 10959- 10978 . doi: 10.1002/2015JA021634
  • Spicher, Andres; Miloch, Wojciech Jacek & Moen, Jøran Idar (2014). Direct evidence of double-slope power spectra in the high-latitude ionospheric plasma. Geophysical Research Letters.  ISSN 0094-8276.  41(5), s 1406- 1412 . doi: 10.1002/2014GL059214

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  • Spicher, Andres; Kletzing, Craig A.; Bounds, Scott; Bonnell, John W.; Roglans, Roger; Fuselier, Stephen A.; Sawyer, Rhyan; Rowland, Douglas E.; Pfaff, Robert F.; Clemmons, James H.; Collier, Michael R.; Akbari, Hassanali; LaBelle, James William; Hatch, Spencer Mark; Oksavik, Kjellmar; Takahashi, Toru; Moen, Jøran Idar; Miloch, Wojciech Jacek; Zettergren, Matthew D.; Deshpande, Kshitija & Jin, Yaqi (2020). Cusp rocket experiment of density structures.
  • Clemmons, J.; Rowland, Douglas E.; Pfaff, Robert F.; Hecht, J; Collier, M; Moen, Jøran Idar; Keller, J; McLain, J; Burchill, Jonathan; Klenzing, J.; Kepko, L.; Lester, Mark; Oksavik, Kjellmar; Sigernes, Fred; Zettergren, M.; Michell, R.; Paschalidis, N; Jones, S; Spicher, Andres; Di Mare, Francesca; Moore, T; Giles, Barbara; Grubbs, G; Yeoman, Timothy K & Herlingshaw, Katie (2019). Results from a Grand Challenge Initiative-Cusp Mission: VISIONS-2.
  • Clemmons, J.H.; Rowland, Douglas E.; Hecht, J. H.; Pfaff, Robert F.; Michell, Robert; Moen, Jøran Idar; Oksavik, Kjellmar; Sigernes, Fred; Lester, Mark & Spicher, Andres (2019). VISIONS-2 Observations of Electron Dynamics and Alfvén Waves. Show summary
  • Di Mare, Francesca; Spicher, Andres; Clausen, Lasse Boy Novock & Moen, Jøran Idar (2019). Mapping of turbulence at the high-latitude Ionosphere using ICI-2 and ICI-3 sounding rocket data..
  • Di Mare, Francesca; Spicher, Andres; Clausen, Lasse Boy Novock & Moen, Jøran Idar (2019). Turbulence observations in the Polar/Cusp Ionosphere using ICI data missions.
  • Di Mare, Francesca; Spicher, Andres; Clausen, Lasse Boy Novock & Moen, Jøran Idar (2019). Turbulence observations in the Polar/Cusp Ionosphere using ICI sounding rocket data..
  • Follestad, Anna Kristine Fæhn; Herlingshaw, Katie; Ghadjari, Hossein; Knudsen, David J.; McWilliams, Kathryn A.; Moen, Jøran Idar; Oksavik, Kjellmar; Spicher, Andres & Wu, Jiashu (2019). Birkeland Current Impacts on Cusp Ionospheric Irregularities. Show summary
  • Miloch, Wojciech Jacek; Kotova, Daria; Jin, Yaqi; Xiong, Chao; Brask, Steffen; Kervalishvili, Guram; Spicher, Andres; Clausen, Lasse Boy Novock & Stolle, Claudia (2019). Ionospheric plasma irregularities studied globally with the Swarm satellites.
  • Moser, Chrystal; LaBelle, James William; Kletzing, Craig A.; Bounds, Scott; Hatch, Spencer Mark; Oksavik, Kjellmar; Bonnell, John W; Fuselier, Stephen A.; Moen, Jøran Idar; Spicher, Andres; Sigernes, Fred & Cairns, Iver (2019). CAPER-2 and TRICE-2 Sounding Rocket Investigations: Whistler and Upper-Hybrid Waves in the Polar Cusp. Show summary
  • Pfaff, Robert F.; Rowland, Douglas E.; Freudenreich, H.; Clemmons, J.H.; Moen, Jøran Idar; Oksavik, Kjellmar; Spicher, Andres & Martin, Steven C (2019). Dual Sounding Rocket Observations of Plasma Convection and Shear, Field-aligned Currents, and Alfven waves and Irregularities in the Cusp during IMF Bz Negative Conditions. Show summary
  • Rowland, Douglas E.; Burchill, Jonathan; Clemmons, J.; Collier, M; Di Mare, Francesca; Hecht, J; Jones, S; Keller, J; Kepko, L.; Klenzing, J.; Lester, Mark; McLain, J; Michell, R.; Moen, Jøran Idar; Oksavik, Kjellmar; Paschalidis, N; Pfaff, R.; Sigernes, Fred; Spicher, Andres & Zettergren, M. (2019). VISIONS-2: Imaging ion energization in the cusp.
  • Rowland, Douglas E.; Moen, Jøran Idar; Pfaff, Robert F.; Clemmons, J.H.; Spicher, Andres; Freudenreich, H.; Sigernes, Fred; Oksavik, Kjellmar; Hecht, J. H.; Collier, M; Keller, J; McLain, J; Zettergren, Matthew D.; Klenzing, J.; Kepko, L. & Lester, Mark (2019). VISIONS-2 observations of ion heating and energization near the exobase, and the role of wave-particle interactions. Show summary
  • Rowland, Douglas E.; Moen, Jøran Idar; Pfaff, Robert F.; Clemmons, J.H.; Spicher, Andres; Freudenreich, H.; Sigernes, Fred; Oksavik, Kjellmar; Hecht, J. H.; Collier, M; Keller, J; McLain, J; Zettergren, Matthew D.; Klenzing, J.; Kepko, L. & Lester, Mark (2019). VISIONS-2 observations of the electrodynamics of magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling. Show summary
  • Spicher, Andres; Deshpande, Kshitija; Zettergren, Matthew D.; Oksavik, Kjellmar; Jin, Yaqi; Clausen, Lasse Boy Novock & Moen, Jøran Idar (2019). Modeling scintillation produced by ionospheric Kelvin Helmholtz in the cusp ionosphere using GEMINI-SIGMA. Show summary
  • Spicher, Andres; Moen, Jøran Idar; Clausen, Lasse Boy Novock & Miloch, Wojciech Jacek (2019). On the source and nature of ionospheric plasma irregularities: advances made through the Investigation of Cusp irregularities sounding rocket program.
  • Spicher, Andres; Oksavik, Kjellmar; Jin, Yaqi; Clausen, Lasse Boy Novock; Zettergren, Matthew D.; Deshpande, K. B.; Moen, Jøran Idar & Baddeley, Lisa (2019). A reverse flow event as the onset of ionospheric scintillation irregularities in the cusp.
  • Spicher, Andres; Oksavik, Kjellmar; Jin, Yaqi; Moen, Jøran Idar; Baddeley, Lisa & Clausen, Lasse Boy Novock (2019). On the sources of Cusp Ionospheric Scintillation Irregularities.
  • Spicher, Andres & Røed, Ketil (2019). Verdensrommet av muligheter Studenter i spennende romforskningsprosjekter.
  • Jin, Yaqi; Miloch, Wojciech Jacek; Clausen, Lasse Boy Novock; Spicher, Andres; Stolle, Claudia; Kervalishvili, G. & Xiong, Chao (2018). Ionospheric Plasma Irregularities Characterized by the Swarm satellites.
  • Jin, Yaqi; Spicher, Andres; Xiong, Chao; Clausen, Lasse Boy Novock; Stolle, Claudia; Kervalishvili, G. & Miloch, Wojciech Jacek (2018). Detecting high-latitude ionospheric plasma irregularities by Swarm satellites.
  • Moen, Jøran Idar; Oksavik, Kjellmar; Carlson, H. C.; Spicher, Andres; Bekkeng, T. A.; Abe, T; Saito, Y; Baddeley, Lisa; Lorentzen, Dag Arne & Yeoman, T (2018). The investigation of cusp irregularities rocket program.
  • Moen, Jøran Idar; Oksavik, Kjellmar; Carlson, Herbert C; Spicher, Andres; Bekkeng, Tore Andre; Clausen, Lasse Boy Novock; Bekkeng, Jan Kenneth; Abe, Takumi; Saito, Yoshifumi; Baddeley, Lisa; Lorentzen, Dag Arne & Yeoman, Timothy K. (2018). The Investigation of Cusp Irregularities Rocket Program.
  • Spicher, Andres (2018). In situ studies of irregularities in the cusp ionosphere.
  • Spicher, Andres; Clausen, Lasse Boy Novock; Miloch, Wojciech Jacek; Jin, Yaqi; Lofstad, Victoria Emilie & Moen, Jøran Idar (2018). Polar cap patch climatology based on Swarm density data.
  • Spicher, Andres & Moen, Jøran Idar (2018). How to successfully launch a sounding rocket from Norway.
  • Spicher, Andres; Moen, Jøran Idar; Clausen, Lasse Boy Novock; Miloch, Wojciech Jacek & Blix, Kolbjørn (2018). 4DSpace long term plans towards a multi-satellite M-Class mission.
  • Spicher, Andres; Moen, Jøran Idar; Hoang, Huy Minh; Røed, Ketil; Trondsen, Espen; Miloch, Wojciech Jacek & Blix, Kolbjørn (2018). The Investigation of Cusp irregularities 5 sounding rocket: multi-point measurement of turbulence.
  • Spicher, Andres & Røed, Ketil (2018). Verdensrommet av muligheter Studenter i spennende romforskningsprosjekter.
  • Moen, Jøran Idar; Oksavik, Kjellmar; Carlson, Herbert C; Stausland, Christoffer T; Clausen, Lasse Boy Novock; Daabakk, Yvonne; Spicher, Andres; Baddeley, Lisa; Lorentzen, Dag Arne; Saito, Y; Bekkeng, Tore Andre; Bekkeng, Jan Kenneth & Abe, T (2017). Kelvin Helmholtz and Gradient Drift instabilities in ionosphere cusp flow channels.
  • Spicher, Andres (2017). Multiscale characterization of plasma irregularities in the polar ionosphere using in situ measurements.
  • Moen, Jøran Idar; Clausen, Lasse Boy Novock; Spicher, Andres; Bekkeng, T. A.; Saito, Y.; Oksavik, Kjellmar; Baddeley, Lisa; Lorentzen, Dag Arne & Sigernes, F. (2015). Investigation of F-region auroral blobs by the ICI-4 sounding rocket.
  • Moen, Jøran Idar; Spicher, Andres; Bekkeng, Tore Andre; Abe, T.; Saito, Y.; Miles, David & Berthomier, M. (2015). The Norwegian ICI Sounding Rocket Program : A Space Weather Mission.
  • Spicher, Andres; Miloch, Wojciech Jacek; Moen, Jøran Idar & Clausen, Lasse Boy Novock (2015). Small-scale plasma turbulence and intermittency in the high latitude F region based on the ICI-2 sounding rocket experiment.
  • Spicher, Andres; Cameron, T.; Grono, E.; Yakymenko, K.; Clausen, Lasse Boy Novock; Knudsen, D.; McWilliams, Kathryn & Moen, Jøran Idar (2014). Observation of Polar Cap Patches and Calculation of Gradient Drift Instability Growth Times: A Swarm Case Study.

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