Dr. Robert E. (Bob) McGuire
Head, Space Physics Data Facility
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771 USA
Alternate phone (messages): 301-286-7354
Head, Space Physics Data Facility (Code 632)
NASA'S Goddard Space Flight Center
RESEARCH AND PROGRAMMATIC INTERESTS:
As a research physicist, I have specialized in basic research in
the sources, acceleration and propagation of energetic particles in
the heliosphere. My research has included work on the observational
characterization and physical modeling of low energy solar and
interplanetary particles; modeling and observations of lunar particle
shadows, including the mapping of large scale magnetospheric electric
fields from these shadows; the mapping of lunar surface remnant
magnetic fields from the reflection of incident energetic electrons;
a major study of the elemental composition in large solar energetic
particle (SEP) events; studies on the characteristic spectra of SEPs;
studies on the composition and spectra of particles in corotating
energetic nucleon streams; work on the characteristics of the
energetic particle populations near Uranus. I am Principal
Investigator of the IMP-8 Goddard
Medium Energy Experiment, and Co-I on a current Wind Guest
Programmatically, I presently manage and direct programs of the
Space Physics Data Facility,
ISTP and IACG coordinated science data support;
Coordinated Data Analysis Workshop (CDAW) program;
Satellite Situation Center (SSC) development and operation;
NSSDC space physics data acquisition.
I am also the code 600 representative to the GSFC IT
1976 - Ph.D. in Physics, University of California, Berkeley.
1970 - A.B. in Mathematics and Physics (Honors), University of
1992-present, Head, Space Physics Data Facility, NASA's Goddard
Space Flight Center
1986-1992, Mathematician, National Space Science Data Center,
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
1983-1986, Assistant Research Scientist, University of Maryland,
1978-1983, Research Associate, University of Maryland, College
1976-1978, Resident Research Associate (GSFC), National Academy of
Sciences/National Research Council
[Note: All work 1976-1986 was performed at the
Laboratory for High Energy Astrophysics, NASA/Goddard Space Flight
1976, Assistant Research Physicist, University of California,
1971-1976, Research Assistant, University of California,
SELECTED AND RECENT PUBLICATIONS:
- McGuire, R.E., T.T. von Rosenvinge and F.B. McDonald,
Composition of corotating energetic particle streams, Astrophys.
J. Lett., 224, L87, 1978.
- McGuire, R.E., The composition, propagation and acceleration
of energetic solar particles: a review of United States Research
1979- 1982, Rev. Geophys. Space Res., 21, 305, 1983.
- McGuire, R.E. and T.T. von Rosenvinge, The energy spectra of
solar energetic particles, Adv. Space Res., 4, 117, 1984.
- McGuire, R.E., T.T. von Rosenvinge and F.B. McDonald, The
composition of solar energetic particles, Astrophys. J., 301, 938,
- Goswami, J.N., R.E. McGuire, R.C. Reedy, D. Lal and R. Jha,
Solar flare proton and alpha particles during the last three solar
cycles, J. Geophys. Res., 93,, 7195, 1988.
- McDonald, F.B., H. Moraal, J.P.L. Reinecke, N.Lal and R.E.
McGuire, "The cosmic radiation in the heliosphere at successive
solar minima, J. Geophys. Res, 97, 1557, 1992.
- McDonald, F.B., N. Lal, and R.E. McGuire, "The role of drifts
and global merged interaction regions in the long-term modulation
of cosmic rays,", J. Geophys. Res, 98,1243, 1993.
- McDonald, F.B, P. Ferrando, B. Heber, H. Kunow, R. McGuire, R,
Muller-Mellin, C. Paizis, A. Raviart, and G. Wibberenz, "A
comparative study of cosmic ray radial and latitudinalgradients in
the inner and outer heliosphere", J. Geophys. Res. 102, 4643,
- McDonald, F.B., N. Lal and R.E. McGuire, "The cosmic ray
recovery and solar minimum phase of solar cycle 22," J. Geophys.
Res., in press, 1999.
- Tylka, A.J, W.F. Dietrich, C. Lopate, D.V. Reames, P.R. Boberg
and R.E. McGuire, "High energy solar Fe in the 29 September 1989
Ground Level Event," Proc 26th Int Cosmic Ray Conf (Salt Lake
City), SH1.04.02, 1999.
- McDonald, F.B., The onset of solar cycle 23 at 1 AU and at 70
AU," Proc 26th Int Cosmic Ray Conf (Salt Lake City), SH2.3.03,
- McDonald, F.B., Z. Fujii, P. Ferrando, B. Heber, A. Raviart,
H. Kunow, R. Muller-Mellin, G. Wibberenz, R. McGuire and C.
Paizis, "The cosmic ray radial and latitudinal intensity gradients
in the inner and outer heliosphere over the cycle 22 solar
minimum, Proc 26th Int Cosmic Ray Conf (Salt Lake City), SH3.3.01,
Author, Curator and Authorizing NASA Official:
R. E. McGuire, Head, Space Physics Data Facility (Code 632,
Robert.E.McGuire@gsfc.nasa.gov, (301)286-7794. Last Modified: