Bio - Dennis Gallagher
I am currently working on several exciting projects, including the
IMAGE Mission. I am a co-investigator on the IMAGE team and am working in
the Theory and Modeling, the Radio Plasma Imager (RPI), and the Extreme
Ultraviolet (EUV) groups.
My work has been to understand how and where cold ionized gas from Earth's
upper atmosphere moves in the local space environment. Earth's atmosphere
is perhaps the strongest source of the ionized gas or plasma that surrounds
us. The coldest of this plasma has a great influence on higher energy
plasma and on the movement of energy that goes on during space weather
storms. Both the RPI and EUV instruments will see this plasma as it moves
and collides with the other hotter plasmas in space near the Earth.
I am also working with others to make sure that everyone who is interested
in seeing IMAGE pictures has the chance -- including scientists, teachers