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Bio - Bodo Reinisch

Bodo Reinisch has been with the University of Massachusetts Lowell for the past 30 years. While still in college, at the University of Freiburg in Germany, Bodo got involved in the radio science of remote sensing of geoplasmas, the Earth's ionosphere and plasmasphere.

Today, Bodo is the director of the Center for Atmospheric Research at UMass Lowell, and a professor in the Environmental, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences Department. He was responsible for the development of a global network of ground-based, high-frequency radar systems that automatically collect ionospheric data. (These data can be seen at http://ulcar.uml.edu)

As co-investigator on the IMAGE project, Bodo is responsible for the development of the Radio Plasma Imager (RPI), one of the instruments on IMAGE. RPI has 500-meter-long dipole antennas for the transmission and reception of low-frequency radio signals.This are the longest dipole antennas ever flown on a satellite.

Bodo has more than 100 publications in refereed journals. In 1987 he received the Cross of Merit from the President of the Republic of Germany for his achievements in international cooperative research.


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