Senior Research Scientist (Retired)
Ph.D. 1980, Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest)
Years with LPL: 1989 to present
Dr. Kota's research interest is centered around energetic particles, solar wind, and magnetic fields in the Heliosphere. He conducts theoretical and numerical studies on galactic and anomalous cosmic rays, as well as fast neutral atoms, which offer a unique tool to probe the remote areas of the heliosphere. He has developed a number of numerical codes to model the transport and acceleration of cosmic rays in the interplanetary magnetic field.
Recently, he has been involved in modeling space weather in the Earth's environment. The aim of this research is to understand, model, and forecast large solar energetic particle (SEP) events; to understand the mechanism how Coronal Mass Ejections drive a shock and accelerate ions to high (often relativistic) energies.
- Geophysically Relevant Prediction for Solar Cycle 25 (Arizona PI) Collaborative Research led by Georgia State University NASA Living with a Star Program Duration: 2016-2019
Former Spacecraft Involvement
- IBEX, Guest Investigator
- Ulysses, Guest investigator
- Voyager, Guest Investigator
Complete publications list available from: NASA ADS Author search: J. Kota
Refereed publications (NASA ADS): Years 2016 through 2020
Munakata, K., Kozai, M., Evenson, P., Kuwabara, T., Kato, C., Tokumaru, M., Rockenbach, M., Dal Lago, A., de Mendonca, R. R. S., Braga, C. R., Schuch, N. J., Jassar, H. K. Al, Sharma, M. M., Duldig, M. L., Humble, J. E., Sabbah, I., & Kóta, J. 2018, The Astrophysical Journal. Cosmic-Ray Short Burst Observed with the Global Muon Detector Network (GMDN) on 2015 June 22
Kóta, J. & Jokipii, J. R. 2017, The Astrophysical Journal. Transient Cosmic-ray Events beyond the Heliopause: Interpreting Voyager-1 Observations
Kozai, Masayoshi, Munakata, Kazuoki, Kato, Chihiro, Kuwabara, Takao, Bieber, John W., Evenson, Paul, Rockenbach, Marlos, Lago, Alisson Dal, Schuch, Nelson J., Tokumaru, Munetoshi, Duldig, Marcus L., Humble, John E., Sabbah, Ismail, Al Jassar, Hala K., Sharma, Madan M., & Kóta, Jozsef 2016, Earth, Planets, and Space. Erratum: Erratum to: The spatial density gradient of galactic cosmic rays and its solar cycle variation observed with the Global Muon Detector Network
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