I am currently working on Terrestrial Gamma-ray Flashes with data from the AGILE satellite and waiting for ASIM data; my work aims at better determining the relationship between lightning and TGF, and the role of the latter in meteorology and atmospheric chemistry.
More at https://birkeland.h.uib.no/
I graduated in astronomy at the University of Torino with a thesis in collaboration with the Pierre Auger Observatory. I studied ELVES, a kind of Transient Luminous Events, and discovered a series of anomalies that still have to be addressed.
I also have a special interest in studying these same subjects on other planets of the Solar System.
- 2019. The First Terrestrial Electron Beam Observed by the Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Space Physics. 10497-10511.
- 2019. First 10 Months of TGF Observations by ASIM. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Space Physics. 14024-14036.
- 2019. The First Terrestrial Electron Beam Observed by the Atmosphere‐Space Interactions Monitor (ASIM), EGU 2019 Presentation.
- 2019. Observation of a Terrestrial Electron Beam during the tropical cyclone Joaninha in March 2019.