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: (PDF)
Mays, M. L., A. Taktakishvili, A. A. Pulkkinen, D. Odstrcil, P. J. MacNeice, L. Rastaetter, J. A. LaSota, Y. Zheng, and M. M. Kuznetsova (2015a), 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, accepted.

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, 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.

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.
Selected Presentations:
COSPAR Scientific Assembly (July 2010): Stream Interactions and CMEs in STEREO and THEMIS data and resulting geomagnetic activity

THEMIS SWG telecon, with D. Fairfield (June 2010): The 5 April 2010 Substorms and Storm Event

STEREO SWG 21 (March 2010): Stream Interactions and CMEs in STEREO and THEMIS data and resulting geomagnetic activity

STEREO SWG 20 (October 2009)

NASA/GSFC Heliophysics Seminar (September 2009)

Fall AGU Meeting (December 2007): Geomagnetic Storm and Substorm Predictions with the Real-Time WINDMI Model.

Rice University, Space Physics Group, Informal Seminar (March 2007)

University of Texas at Austin, Department of Physics, Qualifying Examination (October 2006)
Poster Presentations:
LWS SDO Workshop 2012, 2013.

Fall AGU Meetings 2003, 2005 through 2013.

GEM Workshops 2005, 2006, 2008, and 2011.

Fall APS DPP 2006

SHINE Workshop 2005, 2011, 2013.

Astronomy Workshop

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