Michael Hickey

Professor of Physics and Director of the Center for Space and Atmospheric Research (CSAR)
Physical Sciences Department
Daytona College of Arts & Sciences
Daytona Beach campus

Office Hours

M&F 9-11am; T 10-12am

Areas of Expertise

Atmospheric acoustic-gravity waves; numerical simulation

  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, LaTrobe University
  • B.S. - Bachelor of Science in Physics, LaTrobe University

  • PS 150: Physics for Engineers I


2019


74. Sabatini, R., J. B. Snively, M. P. Hickey and J. L. Garrison, An analysis of the atmospheric propagation of underground-explosion-generated infrasonic waves based on the equations of fluid dynamics: ground recordings, J. Acoustic Soc. Am., submitted, 2019.


73. Sabatini, R., J. B. Snively, C. Bailly, M. P. Hickey and J. L. Garrison (2019), Numerical modeling of the propagation of infrasonic acoustic waves through the turbulent field generated by the breaking of mountain gravity waves, Geophys. Res. Lett., 46, https://doi:org/10.1029/2019GL082456.

2017

72. Yu, Y., and M. P. Hickey (2017), Ionospheric gravity waves driven by oceanic gravity waves in resonance: A modeling study in search of their spectra, Geophys. Res. Letts., 44, https://doi.org/10.1002/2017GL074417.

71. Yu, Y., W. Wang and M. P. Hickey (2017), Ionospheric signatures of gravity waves produced by the 2004 Sumatra and 2011 Tohoku tsunamis: A modeling study, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 121, doi:10.1002/2016JA023116.

2016

70. Ghodpage, R. N., M. P. Hickey, A. Taori, D. Siingh and P. T. Patil (2015), Response of OH airglow emissions to the mesospheric gravity waves and its comparisons with full wave model simulation at a low latitude Indian station, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss.., 15, 1-26, doi:10.5194.

2015

69. Ma, J. Z. G., M. P. Hickey and A. Komjathy (2015), Ionospheric electron density perturbations driven by seismic tsunami-excited gravity waves: Effect of dynamo electric field, J. Mar. Sci. Eng., 3, 1194-1226, doi: 10.3390/jmse3041194.

68. Yu, Y., Z. Yan and M. P. Hickey (2015), Lower thermospheric response to atmospheric gravity waves induced by the 2011 Tohoku tsunami, J. Geophys. Res., 120, doi:10.1002/2015JA020986.

67. Hickey, M. P., R. L. Walterscheid and G. Schubert (2015), A full-wave model for a binary gas thermosphere: Effects of thermal conductivity and viscosity, J. Geophys. Res., 120, doi:10.1002/2014JA020583.

2014

66. Heale, C. J., J. B. Snively, and M. P. Hickey (2014), Numerical simulation of the long-range propagation of gravity wave packets at high latitudes, J. Geophys. Res, 119, 11,116-11,134, doi:10.1002/2014JD022099.
 
65. Heale, C. J., J. B. Snively, M. P. Hickey and C. J. Ali (2014), Thermospheric Dissipation of Upward Propagating Gravity Wave Packets, J. Geophys. Res., 119, 3857-3872, doi: 10.1002/2013JA019387.

2013

64. Walterscheid, R. L., M. P. Hickey and G. Schubert (2013), Wave heating and Jeans escape in the Martian upper atmosphere, J. Geophys. Res. Planets, 118, 2413-2422, doi:10.1002/jgre.20164.
 
63. Snively, J., K. Nielsen, M. P. Hickey, C. J. Heale, M. J. Taylor and T. Moffat-Griffin (2013), Numerical and statistical evidence for long-range ducted gravity wave propagation over Halley, Antarctica, Geophys. Res. Lett., 40, 4813-4817, doi:10.1002/GRL.50926.

2012

62. Walterscheid, R. L., J. H. Hecht, G. L. Gelinas, M. P. Hickey and I. M. Reid (2012), An Intense Traveling Airglow Front in the Upper Mesosphere-Lower Thermosphere with Characteristic of a Turbulent Bore Observed over Alice Springs, Australia, During a Strong Two-Day Wave Period, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2012JD017847.
 
61. Komjathy, A., D. A. Galvan, P. Stephens, M. Butala, V. Akopian, B. Wilson, O. Verkhoglyadova, A. Mannucci and  M. P. Hickey (2012), Detecting Ionospheric TEC Perturbations Caused by Natural Hazards Using a Global Network of GPS Receivers: The Tohoku Case Study, Earth, Planets and Space, 64, 1-8.
 
60. Galvan, D. A., A. Komjathy, M. P. Hickey, P. Stephens, J. Snively, Y. T. Song, M. Butala, A. Mannucci (2012), Ionospheric Signatures of Tohoku-Oki Tsunami of March 11, 2011: Model Comparisons Near the Epicenter, Radio Sci., 47, RS4003, doi:10.1029/2012RS005023.
 
59. Walterscheid, R. L., and M. P. Hickey (2012), Gravity Wave Propagation in a Diffusively Separated Gas: Effects on the Total Gas, J. Geophys. Res., A05303, doi:10.1029/2011JA017451.
 
58. T. Y-. Huang, and M. P. Hickey (2012), Gravity Wave-induced Variations in Exothermic Heating in the Low-Latitude, Equinox MLT Region, J. Geophys. Res., 117, A02307, doi:10.1029/2011JA017148.

2011

57. Hickey, M. P., R. L. Walterscheid, and G. Schubert (2011), Gravity wave heating and cooling of the thermosphere: Roles of the sensible heat flux and viscous flux of kinetic energy, J. Geophys. Res., 116, A12326, doi:10.1029/2010JA 016792.

56. Galvin, D,. A. Komjathy, M. Hickey, and A. Mannucci (2011), The 2009 Samoa and 2010 Chile tsunamis as observed in the ionosphere using GPS total electron content, J. Geophys. Res., 116, A06318, doi:10.1029/2010JA016204.

55. Walterscheid, R. L., and M. P. Hickey, Group velocity and energy flux in the thermosphere: Limits on the validity of group velocity in a viscous atmosphere, J. Geophys. Res., 116, D12101, doi:10.1029/2010JD014987.

54. Hickey, M. P. (2011), Atmospheric Gravity Waves and Effects in the Upper Atmosphere Associated with Tsunamis, Chapter in The Tsunami Threat: Research and Technology, ed. Nils-Axel Mörner, InTech Education and Publishing, Rijeka, Croatia, pp.667-690.

2010

53. Hickey, M. P., R. L. Walterscheid, and G. Schubert (2010), Wave mean flow interactions in the thermosphere induced by a major tsunami, J. Geophys. Res.., 115, A09309, doi:10.1029/2009JA014927.

52. Hickey, M. P., G. Schubert, and R. L. Walterscheid (2010), Atmospheric airglow fluctuations due to a tsunami-driven gravity wave disturbance, J. Geophys. Res., 115, A06308, doi:10.1029/2009JA014977.

2009

51. Yu, Y., M. P. Hickey, and Y. Liu, 2009, A numerical model characterizing internal gravity wave propagation into the upper atmosphere, Advances in Space Research (2009), doi:10.1016/j.asr.2009.05.104.

50. Walterscheid, R. L., and M. P. Hickey, 2009, Gravity wave ducting in the upper mesosphere and lower thermosphere duct system, J. Geophys. Res., 114, D19109, doi:10.1029/2008JD011269.

49. Hickey, M. P., G. Schubert, and R. L. Walterscheid, 2009, The Propagation of Tsunami-Driven Gravity Waves into the Thermosphere and Ionosphere, J. Geophys. Res., 114, A08304, doi:10.1029/2009JA014105.

48. Parish, H. F., G. Schubert, M. P. Hickey, and R. L. Walterscheid, Propagation of tropospheric gravity waves into the upper atmosphere of Mars, Icarus (2009), doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2009.04.031.

2008

47. Huang, T-Y, and M. P. Hickey, 2008, Secular variations of OH nightglow emission and of the OH intensity-weighted temperature induced by gravity wave forcing in the MLT region, Adv. Space Res., 41, 1477-1486, doi:10.1016/j.asr.2007.10.020.

2007

46. Loughmiller, P. M., M. P. Hickey, M. C. Kelley, P. P. Wintersteiner,R. H. Picard, J. R. Winick and E. M. Dewan (2007), Observational and Modeling Study of Mesopheric Bores, Proceedings of the Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies Conference, Wailea, Maui, Hawaii, September 12-15, 2007, Ed.: S. Ryan, p.E28.

45. Yu, Y., and M. P. Hickey (2007), Simulated ducting of high-frequency atmospheric gravity waves in the presence of background winds, Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L11103, doi:10.1029/2007GL029591.

44. Yu, Y., and M. P. Hickey (2007), Numerical modeling of a gravity wave packet ducted by the thermal structure of the atmosphere, J. Geophys. Res., 112, A06308, doi:10.1029/2006JA012092.

43. Huang, T-Y., and M. P. Hickey (2007), On the Latitudinal Variations of the Non-periodic Response of Minor Species Induced by a Dissipative Gravity-wave Packet in the MLT Region, J. Atmos. Sol-Terr. Phys., 69, 741-757, doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2007.01.011.

42. Yu, Y., and M. P. Hickey (2007), Time-resolved ducting of atmospheric acoustic-gravity waves by analysis of the vertical energy flux, Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L02821, doi:10.1029/2006GL028299.

2005

41. Walterscheid, R. L., and M. P. Hickey (2005), Acoustic waves generated by gusty flow over hilly terrain, J. Geophys. Res., 110, A10307, doi:1029/2005JA011166.

40. Schubert, G., M. P. Hickey, and R. L. Walterscheid (2005), Physical processes in acoustic wave heating of the thermosphere, J. Geophys. Res., 110, D07106, doi:10.1029/2004JD005488.

39. Hickey, M. P., and Y. Yu (2005), A full-wave investigation of the use of a 'cancellation factor' in gravity wave-OH airglow interaction studies, J. Geophys. Res., 110, A01301, doi:10.1029/2003JA01372.

2004

38. Hickey, M. P., R. L. Walterscheid, and G. Schubert, Erratum to 'Gravity Wave Heating and Cooling in Jupiter's Thermosphere', Icarus, 170, 524-525, 2004.

2003

37. Hickey, M. P., T.-Y. Huang, and R. L. Walterscheid, Gravity wave packet effects on chemical exothermic heating in the mesopause region, J. Geophys. Res, 108(A12), 1448, doi:10.1029/2002JA009363, 2003.

36. Huang, T-Y., M. P. Hickey, and T-F. Tuan, On nonlinear response of minor species with a layered structure to gravity waves, J. Geophys. Res., 108(A5),1173, doi:10.1029/2002JA009497, 2003.

35. Schubert, G., M. P. Hickey, and R. L. Walterscheid, Heating of Jupiter's thermosphere by the dissipation of upward propagating acoustic waves, Icarus., 163, 398-413, 2003.

2002

34. Leko, Hickey, Richards, Erratum to ``Comparison of simulated gravity wave-driven mesospheric airglow fluctuations observed from the ground and space'' JASTP 64 (2002) 397-403, JASTP., 64, 1903-1903, 2002.

33. Hickey, M. P., M. J. Taylor, and C. S. Gardner, Correction to 'Full-wave modeling of small-scale gravity waves using Airborne Lidar and Observations of the Hawaiian Airglow (ALOHA-93) O(1S) images and coincident Na wind/temperature lidar measurements' by Michael P. Hickey et al., J. Geophys. Res, 107(D18), 4357, doi:10.1029/2002JD002446, 2002.

32. Hecht, J. H., R. L. Walterscheid, M. P. Hickey, R. J. Rudy, and A. Z. Liu, An observation of a fast external atmospheric acoustic-gravity wave, J. Geophys. Res., 107(D20), 10.1029/2002JD001438, 2002.

31. Hickey, M. P., and J. S. Brown, A simulation study of space-based observations of waves in the airglow using observed ALOHA-93 wave parameters, J. Geophys. Res., 107(A12), 1431, doi:10.1029/2001JA009225, 2002.

30. Leko, J. J., M. P. Hickey, and P. G. Richards, Comparison of simulated gravity wave-driven mesospheric airglow fluctuations observed from the ground and space, J. Atmos. Sol. Terr. Phys., 64, 397-403, 2002.

29. Huang, T.-Y., M. P. Hickey, T.-F. Tuan, E. Dewan, and R. Picard, Further investigations of a mesospheric inversion layer observed in the ALOHA-93 campaign, J. Geophys. Res., 107(D19), 10.1029/2002JD001186, 2002.

2001

28. Walterscheid, R. L., and M. P. Hickey, One-gas models with height-dependent mean molecular weight: Effects on gravity wave propagation, J. Geophys. Res., 106, 28,831-28,839, 2001.

27. Hickey, M. P., G. Schubert, and R. L. Walterscheid, Acoustic wave heating of the thermosphere, J. Geophys. Res., 106, 21,543-21,548, 2001.

26. Hickey, M. P., Reflection of a long-period gravity wave observed in the nightglow over Arecibo on May 8-9, 1989?, J. Geophys. Res., 106, 28,199-28,208, 2001.

25. Hickey, M. P., Airglow Variations Associated with Non-Ideal Ducting of Gravity Waves in the Lower Thermosphere Region, J. Geophys. Res., 106, 17,907-17,917, 2001.

24. Hickey, M. P., and R. L. Walterscheid, Secular Variations of OI 5577 '' Airglow in the Mesopause Region Induced by Transient Gravity Wave Packets, Geophys. Res. Lett., 28, 701-704, 2001.

23. Hecht, J. H., R. L. Walterscheid, M. P. Hickey, and S. J. Franke, Climatology and Modeling of Quasi-Monochromatic Atmospheric Gravity Waves Observed over Urbana, Illinois, J. Geophys. Res., 106, 5181-5195, 2001.

22. Brown, J. S., and M. P. Hickey, Gravity Wave Propagation Directions Inferred From Satellite Observations Including Smearing Effects, J. Geophys. Res., 106, 3631-3643, 2001.

2000

21. Hickey, M. P., R. L. Walterscheid, and P. G. Richards, Secular Variations of Atomic Oxygen in the Mesopause Region Induced by Transient Gravity Wave Packets, Geophys. Res. Lett., 27, 3599, 2000.

20. Hickey, M. P., R. L. Walterscheid, and G. Schubert, Gravity Wave Heating and Cooling in Jupiter's Thermosphere, Icarus, 148, 266, 2000.

19. Hickey, M. P., and J. S. Brown, Resolving Ambiguities in Gravity Wave Propagation Directions Inherent in Satellite Observations: A Simulation Study, Geophys. Res. Letts., 27, 2901, 2000.

1999

18. Hickey, M. P., and R. L. Walterscheid, A Note on Gravity Wave-Driven Volume Emission Rate Weighted Temperature Perturbations Inferred from O2 Atmospheric and O I 5577 Airglow Observations, J. Geophys. Res., 104, 4279, 1999.

17. Walterscheid, R. L., J. H. Hecht, R. Vincent, I. M. Reid, J. Woithe, and M. P. Hickey, Analysis and Interpretation of Airglow and Radar Observations of Quasi-Monochromatic Gravity Waves in the Upper Mesosphere and Lower Thermosphere over Adelaide, Australia (35o S, 138o E), J. Atmos. Solar-Terr. Phys., 61, 461-478, 1999.

16. Schubert, G., R. L. Walterscheid, M. P. Hickey, and C. A. Tepley, Observations and Interpretation of Gravity Wave Induced Fluctuations in the OI (557.7 nm) Airglow, J. Geophys. Res., 104, 14,915-14,924, 1999.

1998

15. Hickey, M. P., M. J. Taylor, C. S. Gardner, and C. R. Gibbons, Full wave Modeling of Small Scale Gravity Waves Using Airborne Lidar and Observations of the Hawaiian Airglow (ALOHA-93) O(1S) Images and Coincident Na wind/temperature Lidar Measurements, J. Geophys. Res., 103, 6439, 1998.

1997

14. Hickey, M. P., R. L. Walterscheid, M. J. Taylor, W. Ward, G. Schubert, Q. Zhou, F. Garcia, M. C. Kelley, and G. G. Shepherd, Numerical Simulations of Gravity Waves Imaged over Arecibo during the 10 day January 1993 Campaign, J. Geophys. Res., 102, 11,475, 1997.

1995

13. Hickey, M. P., and J. M. C. Plane, A Chemical Dynamic Model of Wave Driven Sodium Fluctuations, Geophys. Res. Letts., 22, 2861, 1995.

12. Hickey, M. P., P. G. Richards, and D. G. Torr, New Sources for the Hot Oxygen Geocorona: Solar Cyclical, Seasonal, Latitudinal and Diurnal Variations, J. Geophys. Res., 100, 17,377, 1995.

1994

11. Walterscheid, R. L., G. Schubert, and M. P. Hickey, A Comparison of Theories for Gravity Wave Induced Fluctuations in Airglow Emissions, J. Geophys. Res., 99, 3935, 1994.

10. Richards, P. G., M. P. Hickey, and D. G. Torr, New Sources for the Hot Oxygen Geocorona, Geophys. Res. Letts., 21, 657, 1994.

9. Hickey, M. P. and R. L. Walterscheid, Wave Modified Mean Exothermic Heating in the Mesopause Region, Geophys. Res. Letts, 21, 2413, 1994.

1993

8. Hickey, M. P., G. Schubert, and R. L. Walterscheid, Gravity Wave Driven Fluctuations in the O2 Atmospheric (0 1) Nightglow from an Extended, Dissipative Emission Region, J. Geophys. Res,. 98, 13,717 13,730, 1993.

1992

7. Hickey, M. P., G. Schubert, and R. L. Walterscheid, Seasonal and Latitudinal Variations of Gravity Wave Driven Fluctuations in OH Nightglow, J. Geophys. Res., 97, 14,911 14,922, 1992.

1991

6. Schubert, G., R. L. Walterscheid, and M. P. Hickey, Gravity Wave Drive Fluctuations in OH Nightglow from an Extended, Dissipative Emission Region, J. Geophys. Res., 96, 13,869 13,880, 1991.

1988

5. Hickey, M. P., Effects of Eddy Viscosity and Thermal Conduction and Coriolis Force in the Dynamics of Gravity Wave Driven Fluctuations in the OH Nightglow, J. Geophys. Res., 93, 4077, 1988a.

4. Hickey, M. P., Wavelength Dependence of Eddy Dissipation and Coriolis Force in the Dynamics of Gravity Wave-Driven Fluctuations in the OH Nightglow, J. Geophys. Res., 93, 4089, 1988b.

3. Hickey, M. P. and K. D. Cole, A Numerical Model for Gravity Wave Dissipation in the Thermosphere, J. Atmos. Terr. Phys., 50, 689, 1988.

1987

2. Hickey, M. P. and K. D. Cole., A Quartic Dispersion Equation for Internal Gravity waves in the Thermosphere, J. Atmos. Terr. Phys., 49, 889, 1987.

1981

1. Hickey, M. P. and K. D. Cole, Energy Transfer by Gravity Wave Dissipation, Adv. Space Res., 1, 65, 1981.

2013-, University Dean of Research and Graduate Studies
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Daytona Beach, FL

2012- 2013, Associate Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Daytona Beach, FL

2012- 2012, Assistant Vice President for Research and Graduate Programs
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Daytona Beach, FL

2011- 2012, Interim Chair, Department of Physical Sciences
College of Arts & Sciences
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Daytona Beach, FL

2005-2012 Associate Dean
College of Arts & Sciences
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Daytona Beach, FL

2005- Professor
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Department of Physical Sciences
Daytona Beach, FL

2002- 2005 Associate Professor
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Sciences University
Department of Physical Sciences
Daytona Beach, FL

2001-2002 Associate Professor of Physics
Clemson University
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Clemson, SC

1999-2001 Assistant Professor of Physics
Clemson University
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Clemson, SC

1998-1999 Research Associate
Clemson University
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Clemson, SC

1993-1998 Adjunct Professor/Senior Research Scientist
University of Alabama in Huntsville
Center for Space Plasma, Aeronomy, and Astrophysics Research
Huntsville, AL

1992-1993 Senior Research Scientist
Physitron, Inc.
Huntsville, AL

1990-1992 Senior Research Scientist
FWG Associates
Huntsville, AL

1986-1990 Associate Scientist
Universities Space Research Association
Marshall Space Flight Center
Huntsville, AL


Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (2017-)

Fellow, Royal Meteorological Society (2007-)

Life Member, American Geophysical Union (1980- )

Member, American Meteorological Society (1997- ) 

Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science (2000-2017)


NASA Group Achievement Award, NASA National AeroSpace Plane (1991)

Researcher of the Year, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (2005)

NASA Group Achievement Award, Seismic-Ionosphere Exploration Team (2013)