The Catholic University of America

Dr. Seiji Yashiro

Contact Information

Email: yashiro@ssedmail.gsfc.nasa.gov
Phone: 301-286-6144

Education

April 1995 - March 2000
Dept. of Astronomy, University of Tokyo
Ph.D degree (science) on March, 2000

April 1991 - March 1995
Dept. of Physics, Science University of Tokyo
B.S. degree (physics) on March, 1995

Employment

April 2000 - present
Research Associate,
The Catholic University of America
Washington, DC 20064

April 1998 - March 2000
Research Fellow,
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Tokyo, Japan

Experience in Solar Physics research in the analysis of Yohkoh, SOHO, and TRACE satellites. Research interests include coronal mass ejections, solar flares and coronal heating. An achievement is an online catalog of coronal mass ejections which is extensively used by many researchers. Extensive experience with writing Interactive Data Language (IDL) software.

Publications

"Visibility of coronal mass ejections as a function of flare location and intensity", S. Yashiro, N. Gopalswamy, S. Akiyama, G. Michalek, and R. A. Howard, Journal of Geophysical Research, in press.

"A Catalog of White Light Coronal Mass Ejections Observed by the SOHO Spacecraft", S. Yashiro, N. Gopalswamy, G. Michalek, O. C. St.Cyr, S. P. Plunkett, N. B. Rich, and R. A. Howard, Journal of Geophysical Research, 109, A07105, doi:10.1029/2003JA010282, 2004.

"Properties of narrow coronal mass ejections observed with LASCO", S. Yashiro, N. Gopalswamy, G. Michalek, R. A. Howard, Advances in Space Research, Volume 32, Issue 12, p. 2631, 2003.

"Relation between Thermal and Magnetic Properties of Active Regions as a Probe of Coronal Heating Mechanisms", S. Yashiro and K. Shibata, The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 550, Issue 1, pp. L113, 2001.

"Thermal Evolution of Coronal Active Regions Observed with the Yohkoh Soft X-Ray Telescope", S. Yashiro, K. Shibata, and M. Shimojo, Advances in Space Research, Volume 25, Issue 9, p. 1773, 2000.

"Early Evolution of Coronal Active Regions Observed with the YOHKOH Soft X-Ray Telescope. I. Expansion Velocity", S. Yashiro, K. Shibata, and M. Shimojo, Astrophysical Journal v.493, p.970, 1998.