CMEs 101





Publications on CME-CME interaction

Publications on CME initation and coronal evolution of CMEs (simulations)

Publications on the Harmonic Mean (HM) method for data from heliospheric imagers

Publications on numerical simulations of STEREO/SECCHI observations (simulations)

Other publications on CMEs based on remote-sensing observations and in-situ measurements

Publications on the Jovian magnetosphere (Master work)

My publications can be found through the SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System ADS or through Thomson Reuters ResearcherID.

  • The Interaction of Successive Coronal Mass Ejections: A Review
    Lugaz, N., Temmer, M., Wang, Y. and Farrugia, C. J., Solar Physics, 292, 64, Arxiv Link.

  • Statistical study of ICME effects on Mercury's magnetospheric boundaries and northern cusp region from MESSENGER
    Winslow, R., Philpott, L., Paty, C.S., Lugaz, N., Schwadron, N. and Johnson, C. L., Journal of Geophysical Research, 122, doi:10.1002/2016JA023548, Online link.

  • Inferring the Heliospheric Magnetic Field Back through Maunder Minimum
    Rahmanifard, F., Schwadron, N. A., Smith, C. W., McCracken, K. G., Duderstadt, K. A., Lugaz, N., Goelzer, M. L., Astrophysical Journal, 837, 165.

  • Factors affecting the geoeffectiveness of shocks and sheaths at 1 AU
    Lugaz, N., Farrugia, C. J., Winslow, R. M., Al-Haddad, N., Kilpua, E. K. J., Riley, P. Journal of Geophysical Research, 121, 10861-10879, Online link.

  • Earth’s magnetosphere and outer radiation belt under sub-Alfvénic solar wind
    Lugaz, N., Farrugia, C. J., Huang, C.-L., Winslow, R. M., Spence, H., Schwadron, N. A. Nature Communications, 7, 13001, Online link.

  • Longitudinal conjunction between MESSENGER and STEREO A: Development of ICME complexity through stream interactions
    Winslow, R., Lugaz, N., Schwadron, N. A., Farrugia, C. J., Yu, W., Raines, J. M., Mays, M. L., Galvin, A. B., Zurbuchen, T. H. Journal of Geophysical Research, 121, 6092, Online link

  • Small solar wind transients at 1 AU: STEREO observations (2007-2014) and comparison with near-Earth wind results (1995-2014)
    Yu, W., Farrugia, C. J., Galvin, A. B., Lugaz, N., Luhmann, J. G., Simunac, K. D. C., Kilpua. E. Journal of Geophysical Research, 121, 5005, Online link

  • A small mission concept to the Sun-Earth Lagrangian L5 point for innovative solar, heliospheric and space weather science
    Lavraud, B., Liu, Y. et al. (incl. Lugaz, N.) Journal of Atmos. and Solar-Terrest. Physics, 146, 171.

  • Extreme geomagnetic disturbances due to shocks within CMEs
    Lugaz, N., Farrugia, C. J., Huang, C.-L. and Spence, H. E. Geophysical Research Letters, 42, 4694, Online link.

  • Shocks inside CMEs: A survey of properties from 1997 to 2006
    Lugaz, N., Farrugia, C. J., Smith, C. W. and Paulson, K. Journ. Geophysical Research, 120, 2409, Online link

  • Eruptive Prominences and Their Impact on Earth and Our Life
    Lugaz, N., in Solar Prominences, Astrophysics and Space Science Library, 415, 433-453.

  • Particle Acceleration at Low Coronal Compression Regions and Shocks
    Schwadron, N. A., Lee, M. A., Gorby, M., Lugaz, N., Spence, H. E. and 11 co-authors, Astrophysical Journal, 810, 97.

  • Interplanetary coronal mass ejections from MESSENGER orbital observations at Mercury
    Winslow, R. M., Lugaz, N., Philpott, L. C., Schwadron, N. A., Farrugia, C. J., Anderson, B. J., Smith, C. W., Journ. Geophysical Research, 120, 6101.

  • Comparing generic models for interplanetary shocks and magnetic clouds axis configurations at 1 AU
    Janvier, M., Dasso, S., Demoulin, P., Masias-Meza, J. J., Lugaz, N., Journ. Geophysical Research, 120, 3328.

  • Ensemble Modeling of Successive Halo CMEs: A Case Study
    Lee, C. O., Arge, C. N., Odstrcil, D., Millward, G., Pizzo, V., Lugaz, N., Solar Physics, 290, 1207.

  • A new Class of Complex Ejecta Resulting from the Interaction of two CMEs and its Expected Geoeffectiveness
    Lugaz, N. and Farrugia, C. J., Geophysical Research Letters, 41, 769, arXiv link.

  • Complex Evolution of Coronal Mass Ejections in the Inner Heliosphere as Revealed by Numerical Simulations and STEREO Observations: A Review
    Lugaz, N., Farrugia, C. J., Al-Haddad, N., IAU 300, 2014, 300, 255-264, doi:10.1017/S174392131301106X .

  • Sun-to-Earth Characteristics of Two Coronal Mass Ejections Interacting Near 1 AU: Formation of a Complex Ejecta and Generation of a Two-step Geomagnetic Storm
    Liu, Y. D., Yang, Z., Wang, R., Luhmann, J. G., Richardson, J. D. and Lugaz, N., Astrophysical Journal Letters, 2014, 793, L41.

  • Deflected Propagation of a Coronal Mass Ejection from the Corona Into the Interplanetary Space
    Wang, Y., Wang, B., Shen, C., Shen, F. and Lugaz, N., Journal of Geophysical Research, 2014, 119, 5117.

  • Observations of an Extreme Storm in Interplanetary Space Caused by Successive Coronal Mass Ejections
    Liu, Y. D., Luhmann, J., Kajdic, P., Kilpua, E., Lugaz, N., Nitta, N., Moestl, C., Lavraud, B., Bale, S. D., Farrugia, C. J., Gavlin, A. B. Nature Communications, 2014, 5, 3481, HTML link .

  • Geo-Effectiveness and Radial Dependence of Magnetic Cloud Erosion by Magnetic Reconnection
    Lavraud, B., Ruffenach, A., Rouillard, A. P., Kajdic, P., Manchester, W. B., Lugaz, N., Journal of Geophysical Research, 2014, 119, 26-35, HTML link .

  • A Statistical Analysis of Properties of Small Transients in the Solar Wind 2007-2009: STEREO and Wind Observations
    Wu. Y, Farrugia, C. J., Lugaz, N., Galvin, A. B., Kilpua, E. et al. Journal of Geophysical Research, 2014, 119, 689-708, doi:10.1002/2013JA019115.

  • An Ensemble Study of a January 2010 CME: Connecting a Non-obvious Solar Source with its ICME
    Webb, D. F. and 11 co-authors, Solar Physics, 2014, 289, 4173.

  • Synthesis of 3-D Coronal-Solar Wind Energetic Particle Acceleration Modules
    Schwadron, N. and 22 co-authors, Space Weather, 2014, 12, 323.

  • Connecting Speeds, Directions and Arrival Times of 22 Coronal Mass Ejections from the Sun to 1 AU
    Moestl C. and 17 co-authors, Astrophysical Journal, 2014, 787, 119.

  • The Interaction of Two Coronal Mass Ejections: Influence of Relative Orientation
    Lugaz, N., Farrugia, C. J., Manchester, W. B. and Schwadron, N., Astrophysical Journal, 778, 20, arXiv link.

  • Effect of Solar Wind Drag on the Determination of the Properties of Coronal Mass Ejections from Heliospheric Images
    Lugaz, N. and Kintner, P., Solar Physics, 2013, 258, 281-294 arXiv , HMTL.

  • Establishing a Stereoscopic Technique for Determining the Kinematic Properties of Solar Wind Transients based on a Generalized Self-similarly Expanding Circular Geometry
    Davies, J. A., Perry, C. H., Trines, R. M., Harrison, R. A., Lugaz, N., Moestl, C., Liu, Y. D., Steed, K. Astrophysical Journal, 2013, 777, 45, HTML link.

  • A Plasma β Transition within a Propagating Flux Rope
    Savani, N. P., Vourlidas, A., Shiota, D., Linton, M. G., Kusano, K., Lugaz, N., Rouillard, A. P. Astrophysical Journal, 2013, 779, 42, arXiv link.

  • On Sun-to-Earth Propagation of Coronal Mass Ejections
    Liu, Y. D., Luhmann, J. G., Lugaz, N., Moestl, C., Davies, J. A., Bale, S. D., Lin, R. P. Astrophysical Journal, 2013, 769, 45, arXiv link.

  • Observations and Modelling of the Inner Heliosphere: Preface and Tribute to the Late Dr. Andy Breen
    Bisi, M. M., Harrison, R., Lugaz, N., van Driel-Gesztelyi, L. and Mandrini, C. H. Solar Physics, 2013, 285, 1-2.

  • Features of the Interaction of Interplanetary Coronal Mass Ejections with the Earth's Magnetosphere
    Farrugia, C. J., Erkaev, N. V., Jordanova, V. K., Lugaz, N., Sandholt, P. E., Muehlbachler, S. and Torbert, R. B. Journal of Atmos. and Solar-Terrest. Physics, 2013, 99, 14-26.

  • Assessing a New Method for Deriving the Kinematics of ICMEs with a Numerical Simulation
    Rollett, T., Temmer, M., Moestl, C., Lugaz, N., Veronig, A. M. and Moestl, U. V., Solar Physics, 2013, 283, 541-556.
  • The Deflection of the Two Interacting CMEs of 2010 May 23-24 as Revealed by Combined In situ Measurements and Heliospheric Imaging
    Lugaz, N., Farrugia, C.J., Davies, J.A., Moestl, C., Davis, C. J., Roussev, I. I., Temmer, M. Astrophysical Journal, 2012, 759, 68, arXiv link.

  • Heliospheric Observations of STEREO-Directed Coronal Mass Ejections in 2008--2010: Lessons for Future Observations of Earth-Directed CMEs
    Lugaz, N., Kintner, P., Moestl, C., Jian, L. K., Davis, C. J., Farrugia, C. J., Solar Physics, 2012, 279, 497-515, doi:10.1007/s11207-012-0007-8, HTML link.

  • Explaining fast ejections of plasma and exotic X-ray emission from the solar corona
    Roussev, I. I., Gaslgaard, K., Downs, C., Lugaz, N., Sokolov, I.V., Moise, E., Lin, J. Nature Physics, 2012, 8, 845-849, doi: 10.1038/nphys2427, HTML link.

  • A Study of the Heliocentric Dependence of Shock Standoff Distance and Geometry Using 2.5D MHD Simulations of CME-driven Shocks
    Savani, N., Shiota, D., Kusano, K., Vourlidas, A., Lugaz, N. , Astrophysical Journal, 2012, 759, 103.

  • A Self-similar Expansion Model for Use in Solar Wind Transient Propagation Studies,
    Davies, J. A., Harrison, R. A., Perry, C. H., Moestl, C., Lugaz, N. , Rollet, T., Davis, C. J., Crothers, S. R., Temmer, M., Eyles, C. J., Savani, N. P., Astrophysical Journal, 2012, 750, 23, doi:10.1088/0004-637X/750/1/23.

  • Understanding SDO/AIA Observations of the 2010 June 13 EUV Wave Event: Direct Insight from a Thermodynamic MHD Simulation,
    Downs, C., Roussev, I. I., van der Holst, B., Lugaz, N., Sokolov, I. V., Gombosi, T. I., Astrophysical Journal, 2012, 750, 134.
  • Numerical Investigation of a Coronal Mass Ejection from an Anemone Active Region: Reconnection and Deflection of the 2005 August 22 Eruption,
    Lugaz, N., Downs, C., Shibata, K., Roussev, I. I., Asai, A., Gombosi, T. I., Astrophysical Journal, 2011, 738, 127, doi:10.1088/0004-637X/738/2/127, HTML link.

  • Determining CME Parameters by Fitting Heliospheric Observations: Numerical Investigation of the Accuracy of the Methods,
    Lugaz, N., Roussev, I. I., Gombosi, T. I., Advances in Space Research, 2011, 48, 292-299, doi:10.1016/j.asr.2011.03.015, HTML link.

  • Numerical Modeling of Interplanetary Coronal Mass Ejections and Comparison with Heliospheric Images,
    Lugaz, N., Roussev, I. I., Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics,2011, 73, 1187-1200, doi: 10.1016/j.jastp.2010.08.016, HTML Link.

  • Arrival time calculation for interplanetary coronal mass ejections with circular fronts and application to STEREO observations of the 2009 February 13 eruption,
    Moestl, C., Rollet, T., Lugaz, N., Farrugia, C. J., Davies, J. A., Temmer, M, and 8 co-authors, Astrophysical Journal, 2011, 741, 34.

  • On the Internal Structure of the Magnetic Field in Magnetic Clouds and Interplanetary Coronal Mass Ejections: Writhe versus Twist,
    Al-Haddad, N, Roussev, I. I., Moestl, C., Jacobs, C., Lugaz, N., Poedts, S., Farrugia, C. J., Astrophysical Journal Letters, 2011, 738, L18.

  • Studying EUV Wave Transients with a Digital Laboratory: Direct Comparisons of EUV Wave Observations to Global MHD Simulations,
    Downs, C., Roussev, I. I., van der Holst, B., Lugaz, N., Sokolov, I. V., Gombosi, T. I., Astrophysical Journal, 2011, 728, 2.
  • Accuracy and Limitations of Fitting and Stereoscopic Methods to Determine the Direction of Coronal Mass Ejections from Heliospheric Imagers Observations,
    Lugaz, N., Solar Physics, 2010, 267, 411-429, doi: 10.1007/ s11207-010-9654-9, PDF File.

  • Determining the Azimuthal Properties of Coronal Mass Ejections from Multi-Spacecraft Remote-Sensing Observations with STEREO SECCHI,
    Lugaz, N., Hernandez-Charpak, J. N., Roussev, I. I., Davis, C. J., Vourlidas, A., Davies, J. A., Astrophysical Journal, 2010, 715, 493-499, doi: 10.1088/0004-637X/715/1/493, 407kb PDF File.

  • Solar-Terrestrial Simulations of CMEs with a Realistic Initiation Mechanism: Case Study for Active Region 10069,
    Lugaz, N., Roussev I. I., Sokolov, I. V., Jacobs, C., Solar Wind 12 Proceedings (refereed), AIP , 2010, 1216, 440-443, doi:10.1063/1.3395898, 2.1Mb PDF File.

  • Towards a Realistic Thermodynamic Magnetohydrodynamic Model of the Global Solar Corona,
    Downs, C., Roussev, I. I., van der Holst, B., Lugaz, N., Sokolov, I. V., Gombosi, T. I., Astrophysical Journal, 2010, 712, 1219-1231, doi: 10.1088/0004-637X/712/2/1219.
  • Deriving the radial distances of wide coronal mass ejections from elongation measurements in the heliosphere - Application to CME-CME interaction,
    Lugaz, N., Vourlidas, A., Roussev, Annales Geophysicae (Specical Issue: Three eyes on the Sun - multi-spacecraft studies of the corona and impacts on the heliosphere), 2009, 27, 3479-3488, 6.5Mb PDF File

  • Solar-Terrestrial Simulation in the STEREO Era: The January 24-25, 2007 Eruptions,
    Lugaz, N., Vourlidas, A., Roussev, I. I., Morgan, H., Solar Physics (Topical Issue: STEREO results at solar minimum), 2009, 256, 269-284, doi: 10.1007/s11207-009-9339-4, 1.2Mb PDF File

  • The Internal Structure of Coronal Mass Ejections: Are all Regular Magnetic Clouds Flux Ropes,
    Jacobs, C., Roussev, I. I., Lugaz, N., Poedts, S., Astrophysical Journal Letters, 2009, 695, L171, doi:10.1088/0004-637X/695/2/L171

  • Mapping the Structure of the Corona Using Fourier Backprojection Tomography,
    Huw, M., Habbal, S. R., Lugaz, N., Astrophysical Journal, 2009, 690 , 1119-1129.

  • The August 24, 2002 Coronal Mass Ejection: when a Western Limb Event Connects to Earth,
    Lugaz, N., Roussev, I. I., Sokolov, I. V., Proceedings IAU Symposium No. 257, N. Gopalswamy and D. F. Webb, eds., 2009, 4, 391-398, doi:10.1017/S1743921309029615, 900Kb PDF File
  • The Brightness of Density Structures at Large Solar Elongation Angles: What is Being Observed by STEREO/SECCHI?,
    Lugaz, N., Vourlidas, A., Roussev, I. I., Jacobs, C., Manchester, IV, W. B., Cohen, O., Astrophysical Journal Letters, 2008, 684, L111-L114, 0.75Mb PDF File

  • Observational Evidence of CMEs Interacting in the Inner Heliosphere Based on MHD Simulations,
    Lugaz, N., Manchester, IV, W. B., Roussev, I. I., & Gombosi, T. I., Journal of Atmosphere and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 2008, 70, 598-604, 0.5Mb PDF File

  • Three-Dimensional MHD Simulation of the 2003 October 28 Coronal Mass Ejection: Comparison with LASCO Coronagraph Observations,
    Manchester, IV, W. B., Vourlidas, A., Toth, G., Lugaz, N., Roussev, I. I., Gombosi, T. I., Sokolov, I. De Zeeuw, D., Opher, M., Astrophysical Journal, 2008, 684, 1448-1460.

  • Validation of a global 3D heliospheric model with observations for the May 12, 1997 CME event,
    Cohen, O., Sokolov, I. V., Roussev, I. I., Lugaz, N., Manchester, IV, W. B, Gombosi, T. I. , & Arge, C. N., Journal of Atmosphere and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 2008, 70, 583-592

  • Theoretical Modeling for the STEREO Mission,
    Aschwanden, M. J., Burlaga, L. F., Kaiswe, M. L., Ng, C. K, Reames, D. V., Reiner, M. J, Gombosi, T. I., Lugaz, N., Manchester, W. IV., Roussev, I. I., Zurbuchen, T. H. and 30 co-authors, Space Science Reviews, 2008, 136, 565-604, The STEREO Instruments and Mission, eds. C. T. Russel and M. L. Kaiser, doi:10.1007/s11214-006-9027-8

  • Global MHD Modeling of CMEs and Related Shocks from Complex Active Regions,
    Roussev, I. I., Lugaz, N., Sokolov, I. V., AIP Conference Proceedings, 2008, 1039, 286-294.
  • Numerical Investigation of the Homologous Coronal Mass Ejections from Active Region 9236,
    Lugaz, N., Manchester, IV, W. B., Roussev, I. I., Toth, G., & Gombosi, T. I., Astrophysical Journal, 2007, 659, 788-800, doi:10.1086/512005, 15.5Mb PDF File

  • New Physical Insight on the Changes in Magnetic Topology During Coronal Mass Ejections: Case Studies for the 2002 April 21 and August 24 Events,
    Roussev, I. I., Lugaz, N., Sokolov, I. V., Astrophysical Journal Letters, 2007, 668, L87-L90, 0.4Mb PDF File
  • Numerical Simulation of the Interaction of Two Coronal Mass Ejections from Sun to Earth,
    Lugaz, N., Manchester, IV, W. B., & Gombosi, T.I., Astrophysical Journal, 2005, 634, 651-662, doi:10.1086/491782
    4.7Mb PDF File

  • The evolution of Coronal Mass Ejection Density Structures,
    Lugaz, N., Manchester, IV, W. B., & Gombosi, T. I., Astrophysical Journal, 2005, 627, 1019-1030, doi:10.1086/430465
    812Kb PDF File

  • Simultaneous Chandra X ray, Hubble Space Telescope ultraviolet, and Ulysses radio observations of Jupiter's aurora,
    Elsner, R. F., Lugaz, N., Waite, J. H., Cravens, T. E., Gladstone, G. R., Ford, P., Grodent, D., Bhardwaj, A., MacDowall, R. J, Desch, M. D., & Majeed, T., Journal of Geophysical Research, 2005, 110, A9, 1207, doi:10.1029/2004JA010717
  • Implications of Jovian X-ray emission for magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling,
    Cravens, T. E., Waite, J. H., Gombosi, T. I., Lugaz, N., Gladstone, G. R., Mauk, B. H., & MacDowall, R. J., Journal of Geophysical Research, 2003, 108, A12, 25-1, doi:10.1029/2003JA010050

A pdf version of my resume including a list of publications can once again be found here.