M. Leila Mays, Ph.D. 
CUA and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Heliophysics Science Division
Space Weather Laboratory
Mail Code 674, Greenbelt, MD 20771
(Bldg 21, Room 259)          
Fax: 301-286-5348

Phone: 301-286-1999
E-mail: m.leila.mays at nasa dot gov
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Publications: 
Mays, M. L., A. Taktakishvili, A. A. Pulkkinen, D. Odstrcil, P. J. MacNeice, L. Rastaetter, J. A. LaSota, Y. Zheng, and M. M. Kuznetsova (2015), Ensemble modeling of CMEs using the WSA-ENLIL+Cone model, Solar Physics, doi:10.1007/s11207-015-0692-1. [arXiv]

Möstl, C., T. Rollett, R. Frahm, Y. Liu, D. Long, R. Colaninno, M. Reiss, M. Temmer, C. Farrugia, A. Posner, M. Dumbović, M. Janvier, P. Démoulin, P. Boakes, A. Devos, E. Kraaikamp, M. L. Mays, B. Vršnak (2015), Strong coronal channeling and interplanetary evolution of a solar storm up to Earth and Mars, Nature Communications, 6:7135. doi:10.1038/ncomms8135.

Vršnak, B., M. Temmer, T. Žic, A. Taktakishvili, M. Dumbović, C. Möstl, A. M. Veronig, M. L. Mays, and D. Odstrčil (2014), Heliospheric Propagation of Coronal Mass Ejections: Comparison of Numerical WSA-ENLIL+CONE Model and Analytical Drag-Based Model, Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 213, 21, doi:10.1088/0067-0049/213/2/21.

Gilbert, H. R., A. R. Inglis, M. L. Mays, L. Ofman, B. J. Thompson, C. A. Young (2013), Energy release from impacting prominence material following the 2011 June 7 eruption, Astrophysical Journal Letters, 776, L12, doi:10.1088/2041-8205/776/1/L12.

Ngwira, C.M., A. Pulkkinen, M.L. Mays, M.M. Kuznetsova, A.B. Galvin, K. Simunac, K., D.N. Baker, X. Li, X., Y. Zheng, A. Glocer (2013): Simulation of the 23 July 2012 extreme space weather event: What if this extremely rare CME was Earth directed?, Space Weather, 11, 671. doi:10.1002/2013SW000990

Baker, D. N., X. Li, A. Pulkkinen, C. M. Ngwira, M. L. Mays, A. B. Galvin, and K. D. C. Simunac (2013), A Major Solar Eruptive Event in July 2012: Defining Extreme Space Weather Scenarios, Space Weather, 11, 585. doi: 10.1002/swe.20097.

Zheng, Y., P. Macneice, D. Odstrcil, M. L. Mays, L. Rastaetter, A. Pulkkinen, A. Taktakishvili, M. Hesse, M. M. Kuznetsova, H. Lee, A. Chulaki (2013), Forecasting propagation and evolution of CMEs in an operational setting: What has been learned, Space Weather, 11, 557–574, doi: 10.1002/swe.20096.

Evans, R. M., A. A. Pulkkinen, Y. Zheng, M. Leila Mays, A. Taktakishvili, M. M. Kuznetsova, and M. Hesse (2013), The SCORE Scale: A Coronal Mass Ejection Typification System Based On Speed, Space Weather, 11, 333–334, doi: 10.1002/swe.20058.

Xie, H., D. Odstrcil, M. L. Mays, O. C. St. Cyr, N. Gopalswamy, and H. Cremades (2012), Understanding shock dynamics in the inner heliosphere with modeling and Type II radio data: The 2010-04-03 event, J. Geophys. Res., 117, A04105, doi:10.1029/2011JA017304.

Barbara J. Thompson, Sarah E. Gibson, Peter C. Schroeder, David F. Webb and Charles N. Arge, et al. (2011), A Snapshot of the Sun Near Solar Minimum: The Whole Heliosphere Interval, Solar Physics, Volume 274, Numbers 1-2, Pages 29-56, doi:10.1007/s11207-011-9891-6.

Andriyas, T., E. Spencer, A. Raj, J. Sojka, and M. L. Mays (2012), Forecasting the Dst index during corotating interaction region events using synthesized solar wind parameters, J. Geophys. Res., 117, A03204, doi:10.1029/2011JA017018.

Spencer, E., P. Kasturi, S. Patra, W. Horton, and M. L. Mays (2011), Influence of solar wind–magnetosphere coupling functions on the Dst index, J. Geophys. Res., 116, A12235, doi:10.1029/2011JA016780.

Mays, M. L., W. Horton, E. Spencer, and J. Kozyra (2009), Real-time predictions of geomagnetic storms and substorms: Use of the Solar Wind Magnetosphere-Ionosphere System model, Space Weather, 7, S07001, doi:10.1029/2008SW000459.
(http://orion.ph.utexas.edu/~windmi/realtime/)


Spencer, E., A. Rao, W. Horton, and M. L. Mays (2009), Evaluation of Solar Wind - Magnetosphere Coupling Functions during Geomagnetic Storms with the WINDMI Model, J. Geophys. Res., 114, A02206, doi:10.1029/2008JA013530.

Kaladze, T. D., W. Horton, T. W. Garner, J. W. Van Dam, and M. L. Mays (2009), A method for the intensification of atomic oxygen green line emission by internal gravity waves, J. Geophys. Res., 113, A12307, doi:10.1029/2008JA013425.

Brady, P., W. Horton, M. L. Mays, Y. Zakharov, and T. Ditmire (2009), Laboratory Experiments Simulating Solar Wind Driven Magnetospheres, Physics of Plasmas , 16, 043112, doi:10.1063/1.3085786.

Mays, M. L., W. Horton, J. Kozyra, T. H. Zurbuchen, C. Huang, and E. Spencer (2007), Effect of Interplanetary Shocks on the AL and Dst Indices, Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L11104, doi:10.1029/2007GL029844.

Mays, M. L., O. C. St. Cyr, E. Quemerais, J.-L.Bertaux, S. Yashiro, and R. Howard (2007), An Attempt to Detect Coronal Mass Ejections in Lyman-alpha using SOHO SWAN, Solar Physics, 241(1), 113-125. doi:10.1007/s11207-007-0196-8.

Spencer, E. A., W. Horton, M. L. Mays, I. Doxas, and J. Kozyra (2007), Analysis of the 3-7 October 2000 and 15-24 April 2002 geomagnetic storms with an optimized nonlinear dynamical model, J. Geophys. Res., 112, A04S90, doi:10.1029/2006JA012019.

W. Horton, M. L. Mays, and E. Spencer (2006), Physics Modeling of Storms and Substorms with Solar Wind Data, Eighth International Conference on Substorms Proceedings.
Doctoral Dissertation:
The Study of Interplanetary Shocks, Geomagnetic Storms, and Substorms with the WINDMI Model, August 2009, Supervisor: Professor Wendell Horton.

Astronomy Workshop

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