Donald Carpenter

Position : Emeritus Professor
Bio :

Research Areas

  • Very Low Frequency Radio Propagation
  • Solar Terrestrial Physics


  • B.S., Williamette University
  • M.A., Columbia University
  • M.S., Stanford University
  • Ph.D., Stanford University

Specific Research Interests

  • magnetospheric thermal plasma structure and dynamics
  • perturbations of the ionosphere
  • VLF propagation in the ionosphere and magnetosphere

Other Information

  • At Stanford since 1962; on faculty since 1974
  • Member: Sigma Xi, American Geophysical Union
  • Former member of the Executive Committee of Commission IV of the USA National Committee of URSI; co-chairman of the International URSI-IAGA Working Group on Passive EM Probing of the Magnetosphere (1975-1981); former Member of the Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Research of the GRB of the NAS; former associate editor for URSI of Radioscience and former associate editor of the Journal of Geophysical Research.
  • Author of over 50 technical papers
Graduate Info
Graduation date : June 1, 1962