Anatoly Streltsov

Title
Professor and Program Coordinator for B.S. in Space Physics
Email
Department
Physical Sciences Department
College
College of Arts & Sciences

Office Hours

Tuesday and Thursday, from 3:00 to 5:00 PM

Areas of Expertise

  • Space Plasma Physics
  • Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD)
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Signal Analysis
  • Computational Sciences
  • Mathematical Methods and Numerical Techniques for Partial Differential Equations
Anatoly Streltsov

I graduated from the Moscow State University (Russia) with a diploma of “Mathematician” in 1982. I received the degree of “Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences” (which is similar to the PhD degree in the USA) in Radio Physics from IZMIRAN (Russia) in 1990. In 1991 I moved to the USA, and in 1995 I received a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from Dartmouth College. I worked as a research professor at Dartmouth for 16 years, and in 2011 I joined Department of Physical Sciences at ERAU.

I became a full, tenured Professor of Engineering Physics in 2015, and since then I have been teaching courses in physics and doing research in non-linear interactions between the Earth’s ionosphere and the magnetosphere. Specifically, I study the generation and dynamics of the large-amplitude, ultra-low-frequency (ULF) waves responsible for the exchange of electromagnetic energy, mass, and momentum between the ionosphere and magnetosphere. These waves are particularly important during geomagnetic storms and substorms, when they are observed in space and from different latitudes on the ground.

I also study the generation and propagation of very-low-frequency (VLF) electromagnetic waves in the magnetosphere. These so-called “whistler-mode” waves or “whistlers” efficiently interact with very energetic particles in the Earth’s radiation belts (so-called “killer-electrons”) and remove them from the magnetosphere, making it safer for our spacecrafts.

My main research tools are simulations of magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) and Particle-in-Cell (PIC) numerical models using CRAY and other LINUX computers at ERAU. I have published more than 80 peer-reviewed papers and made more than 200 presentations about my research around the world.


  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering, Dartmouth College

  • EP 509: Advanced Space Physics
  • EP 800: Dissertation
  • EP 411: Space Physics II

PS104 Technical Physics

PS150 Physics for Engineers I

PS160 Physics for Engineers II

PS250 Physics for Engineers III

EP410 Space Physics

EP411 Advanced Space Physics

EP509 Advanced Space Physics

EP605 Spacecraft Power & Thermal Design

EP703 Electrodynamics of Space Environment



Streltsov, A.V. & W. Lotko, Dispersive field line resonances on auroral field lines, J. Geophys. Res., 100, 19,457, 1995.

Streltsov, A.V. & W. Lotko, The fine structure of dispersive, non-radiative field line resonance layers, J. Geophys. Res., 101, 5343, 1996.

Streltsov, A.V. & W. Lotko, Influence of the finite ionospheric conductivity on dispersive, non-radiative field line resonances, Annales Geophysicae, 15, 625, 1997.

Streltsov, A.V. & W. Lotko, Dispersive, nonradiative field line resonances in a dipolar magnetic field geometry, J. Geophys. Res., 102, 27,121, 1997.

Streltsov, A.V., W. Lotko, J.R. Johnson, & C.Z. Cheng, Small-scale, dispersive field line resonances in the hot magnetospheric plasma, J. Geophys. Res., 103, 26,559, 1998.

Streltsov, A.V. & W. Lotko, Small-scale, “electrostatic” auroral structures and Alfvén waves, J. Geophys. Res., 104, A3, 4411, 1999.

Streltsov, A.V., Dispersive width of the Alfvénic field line resonance, J. Geophys. Res., 104, 22,657, 1999.

Streltsov, A.V., W. Lotko, A. Keiling, J.R. Wygant (2002), Numerical modelling of Alfvén waves observed by the Polar spacecraft in the nightside plasma sheet boundary layer, J. Geophys. Res., 107(A8), 10.1029/2001JA000233.

Streltsov, A.V. & W. Lotko (2003), Reflection and absorption of Alfvénic power in the low-altitude magnetosphere, J. Geophys. Res., 108(A4), doi:10.1029/2002JA009425.

Streltsov, A.V. & W. Lotko (2003), Small-scale electric fields in auroral downward current channels, J. Geophys. Res., 108(A7), 1289, doi:10.1029/2002JA009806.

Streltsov, A.V. & E.V. Mishin (2003), Simulations of localized electromagnetic structures in the nightside sub-auroral zone, J. Geophys. Res., 108(A8), 1332, doi:10.1029/2003JA009858.

Streltsov, A.V. & J. C. Foster (2004), Electrodynamics of the magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling in the nightside subauroral zone, Phys. Plasmas, 11(4), 1260.

Streltsov, A.V. & W. Lotko (2004), Multiscale electrodynamics of the ionosphere-magnetosphere system, J. Geophys. Res., 109, A09214, doi:10.1029/2004JA010457.

Streltsov, A.V., W. Lotko, & Milikh (2005), Simulation of ULF field-aligned currents generated by HF heating of the ionosphere, J. Geophys. Res., 110, A04216, doi:10.1029/2004JA010629.

Streltsov, A.V. & W. Lotko (2005), Ultra-low-frequency electrodynamics of the magnetosphere-ionosphere interaction, J. Geophys. Res., 110, A08203, doi:10.1029/2004JA010764.

Streltsov, A.V. & G. Marklund (2006), Divergent electric fields in the downward current channels, Journal of Geophysical Research, A07204, doi:10.1029/2005JA011196.

Streltsov, A.V., M. Lampe, W. Manheimer, G. Joyce, and G. Ganguli (2006), Whistler propagation in inhomogeneous plasma, J. Geophys. Res., 111, A03216, doi:1029/2005JA011357.

Streltsov, A.V., M. Lampe, G. Ganguli (2007), Whistler propagation in non-symmetrical density channels, J. Geophys. Res., 112, A06226, doi:1029/2006JA012093.

Streltsov, A.V. (2007), Narrowing of the discrete auroral arc by the ionosphere, J. Geophys. Res., 112, A10218, doi:10.1029/2007JA012402.

Streltsov, A.V., Spectral properties of high-density ducts, J. Geophys. Res., 112, A12218, doi:10.1029/2007JA012710, 2007.

Streltsov, A.V. & W. Lotko (2008), Coupling between density structures, electromagnetic waves and ionospheric feedback in the auroral zone, J. Geophys. Res., 113, A05212, doi:10.1029/2007JA012594.

Streltsov, A.V. (2008), Effects of ionospheric heating on feedback-unstable electromagnetic waves, J. Geophys. Res., 113, A09211, doi:10.1029/2008JA013199.

Streltsov, A.V. & T. Karlsson (2008), Small-scale, localized electromagnetic waves observed by Cluster--result of magnetosphere-ionosphere interactions, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L22107, doi:10.1029/2008GL035956.

Streltsov, A.V., E.V. Mishin, and G. Joyce (2009), Nonlinear interaction of broadband whistler waves with energetic electrons, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, doi:10.1016/ j.jastp.2009.02.007.

Streltsov, A.V., M. Golkowski, U.S. Inan, and K.D. Papadopoulos (2009), Effect of frequency modulation on whistler-mode waves in the magnetosphere, J. Geophys. Res., 114, A08214, doi:10.1029/2009JA014155.

Streltsov, A.V., T.R. Pedersen, E.V. Mishin, and A.L. Snyder (2010), Ionospheric feedback instability and substorm development, J. Geophys. Res., 115, A07205, doi:10.1029/2009JA014961.

Streltsov, A.V., M. Golkowski, U.S. Inan, and K.D. Papadopoulos (2010), Propagation of whistler-mode waves with a modulated frequency in the magnetosphere, J. Geophys. Res., 115, A09209, doi:10.1029/2009JA015155.

Streltsov, A.V. & T.R. Pedersen (2010), An alternative method for generation of ULF waves by ionospheric heating, Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L14101, doi:10.1029/2010GL043543.

Streltsov, A.V. & T.R. Pedersen (2011), Excitation of zero-frequency magnetic field-aligned currents by ionospheric heating, Ann. Geophys., 29, 1147-1152, doi:10.5194/angeo-29-1147-2011.

Streltsov, A.V. (2011), Effect of heavy ions on coupling between density structures and electromagnetic waves in the auroral zone, J. Geophys. Res., 116, A10203, doi:10.1029/2011JA016550.

Streltsov, A.V., C.-L. Chang, J. Labenski, G. M. Milikh, A. Vartanyan, and A. L. Snyder (2011), Excitation of the ionospheric Alfven resonator from the ground: Theory and experiments, J. Geophys. Res., 116, A10221, doi:10.1029/2011JA016680.

Streltsov, A.V., J. Woodroffe, W. Gekelman, and P. Pribyl (2012), Modeling of propagation of whistler-mode waves in the presence of field-aligned density irregularities, Physics of Plasmas, 19, 052104, doi:10.1063/1.4719710.

Streltsov, A.V., J. Woodroffe, and J. Huba (2012), Propagation of whistler-mode waves through the ionosphere, J. Geophys. Res., 117, A08302, doi:10.1029/2012JA017886.

Streltsov, A.V., N. Jia, T.R. Pedersen, H.U. Frey, E.D. Donovan (2012), ULF waves and discrete aurora, J. Geophys. Res., 117, A09227, doi:10.1029/2012JA017644.

Streltsov, A.V., T. Guido, B. Tulegenov, J. Labenski, C.-L. Chang (2014), Artificial excitation of ELF waves with frequency of Schumann resonance, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 119, 110, doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2014.07.004.

Streltsov, A.V., & J.D. Huba (2015), Magnetospheric resonances at low and middle latitudes, J. Geophys. Res., 120, 1, doi:10.1002/2015JA021532.

Streltsov, A.V., & E.V. Mishin (2018), Ultralow frequency electrodynamics of magnetosphere-ionosphere interactions near the plasmapause during substorms, J. Geophys. Res.: Space Phys., 123, 7441-7451, doi:10.1029/2018JA025899.

Streltsov, A.V., J.-J. Berthelier, A.A. Chernyshov, V.L. Frolov, F. Honary, M.J. Kosch, R.P. McCoy, E.V. Mishin, M.T. Rietveld (2018), Past, Present and Future of Active Radio Frequency Experiments in Space, Space Sci. Rev. 214:118, doi: 10.1007/s11214-018-0549-7

Streltsov, A.V., & E.V. Mishin (2018), On the existence of ionospheric feedback instability in the Earth's magnetosphere-ionosphere system, J. Geophys. Res.: Space Phys., 123, 8951-8957, doi: 10.1029/2018JA025942.

Streltsov, A.V. (2018), On the asymmetry between upward and downward field-aligned currents interacting with the ionosphere, J. Geophys. Res.: Space Phys., 123, 9275-9285, doi: 10.1029/2018JA025826.

Streltsov, A.V., & E.V. Mishin (2020), ULF Waves Generated near the Plasmapause by the Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Interactions, J. Geophys. Res., 125, doi:10.1029/2019JA027353.


2011-present   Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University: Professor of Engineering Physics (2015 - present); Associate Professor  (2011-2015)

2006-2011       Dartmouth College: Research Associate Professor 

2005-2006       Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC: Research Physicist 

2004-2005       Icarus Research Inc., Washington DC:  Principal Scientist

1991-2004       Dartmouth College, USA:  Research Associate Professor (2003-04); Research Assistant Professor (1997-2003); Research Associate (1995-1997); Graduate Research Assistant (1991-1995)

1985-1991       Institute of Mathematics & Mechanics, USSR: Senior Scientist (1990-1991); Scientist (1988-1990); Junior Scientist (1986-1988);  Senior Engineer (1985-1986)

1982-1985       Institute for Nuclear Research, USSR: Senior Engineer (1984-1985); Researcher (1982-84)



  • American Geophysical Union (AGU) 
  • International Union of Radio Science (URSI)
  • Sigma Pi Sigma physics honor society.

  • 2019 AFRL SFFP Award
  • 2017-2018 National Academy of Sciences, NRC Research Associateship Award.
  • 2015-2016 Fulbright Scholar Award
  • AGU 2014 Editor’s Citation for Excellence in Refereeing at JGR-Space Physics
  • Speaker at TEDx Conference, Daytona Beach, FL, October 6, 2012
  • AFRL ASEE Summer Faculty Research Award, 2009
  • Dartmouth/NASA Space Grant Outstanding Research Award, 1994
  • San Diego Supercomputer Center Award, San Diego, 1992
  • Phillip R. Jackson '43 Scholarship, Dartmouth College, 1991.
  • The Best Young Scientist Award, Institute of Mathematics & Mechanics, USSR, 1988