Brief Bio

Dr. Oliveira is a space physics research in the Geospace Physics Laboratory of NASA Goddard, affiliated with PHaSER /UMBC. His research is centered at interplanetary shocks, including those generated by coronal mass ejections, and thier influence on plasma processes in the geospace.

Research Interests
  •  Shock-induced geomagnetic substorms
  • Thermosphere density enhancements during major storms
  • Radiation belt response to fast reverse shocks
  • Interplanetary shock impact on magnetospheric wave activity
Public outreach

Dr. Oliveira maintans a public database of interplanetary shock events covering more than 20 years of WIND and ACE solar wind and IMF observations 


 Oliveira, D. M., J. M. Weygand, E. Zesta, et al. 2021. "Impact angle control of local intense dB/dt variations during shock‐induced substorms." Space Weather, 19: (Accepted) [10.1029/2021sw002933]

Oliveira, D. M., E. Zesta, P. M. Mehta, et al. 2021. "The current state and future directions of modeling thermosphere density enhancements during extreme magnetic storms." Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences, 8 (764144): 1-5 [10.3389/fspas.2021.764144]

Bhaskar, A., D. Sibeck, S. G. Kanekal, et al. 2021. "Radiation Belt Response to Fast Reverse Shock at Geosynchronous Orbit." The Astrophysical Journal, 910 (2): 154 [10.3847/1538-4357/abd702]

Blake, S. P., A. Pulkkinen, P. W. Schuck, et al. 2021. "Recreating the Horizontal Magnetic Field at Colaba during the Carrington Event with Geospace Simulations." Space Weather, 19: e2020JA028284 (Accepted) [10.1029/2020sw002585]

Hayakawa, H., S. Blake, A. Bhaskar, et al. 2021. "The Extreme Space Weather Event in 1941 February/March." The Astrophysical Journal, 908 (2): 209 [10.3847/1538-4357/abb772]

Welling, D. T., J. J. Love, E. J. Rigler, et al. 2021. "Numerical simulations of the geospace response to the arrival of an idealized perfect interplanetary coronal mass ejection." Space Weather, 19: e2020SW002489 [10.1029/2020sw002489]

Oliveira, D. M., M. D. Hartinger, Z. Xu, et al. 2020. "Interplanetary shock impact angles control magnetospheric ULF wave activity: Wave amplitude, frequency, and power spectra." Geophysical Research Letters, 47: e2020GL090857 [10.1029/2020gl090857]

Smith, A. W., I. J. Rae, C. Forsyth, et al. 2020. "Probabilistic Forecasts of Storm Sudden Commencements from Interplanetary Shocks using Machine Learning." Space Weather, 18 (11): e2020SW002603 [10.1029/2020sw002603]

Oliveira, D. M., E. Zesta, H. Hayakawa, and A. Bhaskar. 2020. "Estimating satellite orbital drag during historical magnetic superstorms." Space Weather, 18 (11): e2020SW002472 [10.1029/2020sw002472]

Hayakawa, H., P. Ribeiro, J. M. Vaquero, et al. 2020. "The Extreme Space Weather Event in 1903 October/November: An Outburst from the Quiet Sun." The Astrophysical Journal, 897 (1): L10 [10.3847/2041-8213/ab6a18]

Bhaskar, A., H. Hayakawa, D. M. Oliveira, et al. 2020. "An analysis of the Trouvelot’s Auroral Drawing on 1/2 March 1872: Plausible Evidence for Recurrent Geomagnetic Storms." Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 125 (10): e2020JA028227 [10.1029/2020ja028227]

Oliveira, D. M., H. Hayakawa, A. Bhaskar, E. Zesta, and G. Vichare. 2020. "A possible case of sporadic aurora observed at Rio de Janeiro." Earth, Planets and Space, 72 (1): 82 [10.1186/s40623-020-01208-z]

Hayakawa, H., Y. Ebihara, A. A. Pevtsov, et al. 2020. "Intensity and time series of extreme solar-terrestrial storm in March 1946." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 497 (4): 5507-5517 [10.1093/mnras/staa1508]

Xu, Z., M. Hartinger, D. Oliveira, et al. 2020. "Inter-hemispheric asymmetries in the ground magnetic response to interplanetary shocks: The role of shock impact angle." Space Weather, 18 (3): e2019SW002427 [10.1029/2019sw002427]

Shi, Y., D. M. Oliveira, D. J. Knipp, et al. 2019. "Effects of Nearly Frontal and Highly Inclined Interplanetary Shocks on High‐latitude Field‐aligned Currents (FACs)." Space Weather, 17 (12): 1659-1673 [10.1029/2019sw002367]

Zesta, E., and D. M. Oliveira. 2019. "Thermospheric heating and cooling times during geomagnetic storms, including extreme events." Geophysical Research Letters, 46 (22): 12,739-12,746 [10.1029/2019gl085120]

Oliveira, D. M., and E. Zesta. 2019. "Satellite orbital drag during magnetic storms." Space Weather, 17 (11): 1510-1533 [10.1029/2019sw002287]

Hayakawa, H., Y. Ebihara, D. M. Willis, et al. 2019. "Temporal and Spatial Evolutions of a Large Sunspot Group and Great Auroral Storms around the Carrington Event in 1859." Space Weather, 17 (11): 1553-1569 [10.1029/2019sw002269]

Cameron, T. G., B. J. Jackel, and D. M. Oliveira. 2019. "Using mutual information to determine geoeffectiveness of solar wind phase fronts with different front orientations." Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 124 (3): 1582-1592 [10.1029/2018ja026080]

Rudd, J., D. Oliveira, A. Bhaskar, and A. Halford. 2019. "How do interplanetary shock impact angles control the size of the geoeffective magnetosphere?" Advances in Space Research, 61 (1): 317-326 [10.1016/j.asr.2018.09.013]

Oliveira, D. M., D. Arel, J. Raeder, et al. 2018. "Geomagnetically induced currents caused by interplanetary shocks with different impact angles and speeds." Space Weather, 16 (6): 636-647 [10.1029/2018sw001880]

Oliveira, D. M., and A. A. Samsonov. 2018. "Geoeffectiveness of interplanetary shocks controlled by impact angles: A review." Advances in Space Research, 60 (1): 1-44 [10.1016/j.asr.2017.10.006]

Shi, Y., E. Zesta, H. K. Connor, et al. 2017. "High-Latitude Thermosphere Neutral Density Response to Solar Wind Dynamic Pressure Enhancement." Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 122 (11): 11,559-11,578 [10.1002/2017ja023889]

Oliveira, D. M., E. Zesta, P. W. Schuck, and E. K. Sutton. 2017. "Thermosphere Global Time Response to Geomagnetic Storms Caused by Coronal Mass Ejections." Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 122 (10): 10,762-10,782 [10.1002/2017ja024006]

Oliveira, D. M., and C. Ngwira. 2017. "Geomagnetically induced currents: Principles." Brazilian Journal of Physics, 47 (5): 552-560 [10.1007/s13538-017-0523-y]

Oliveira, D. M. 2017. "Magnetohydrodynamic shocks in the interplanetary space: A theoretical review." Brazilian Journal of Physics, 47 (1): 81--95 [10.1007/s13538-016-0472-x]

Oliveira, D. M., J. Raeder, B. T. Tsurutani, and J. W. Gjerloev. 2016. "Effects of Interplanetary Shock Inclinations on Nightside Auroral Power Intensity." Braz J Phys, 46 (1): 97-104 [10.1007/s13538-015-0389-9]

Oliveira, D. M., and J. Raeder. 2015. "Impact angle control of interplanetary shock geoeffectiveness: A statistical study." Journal of Geophysical Research, 120 (6): 4313-4323 [10.1002/2015JA021147]

Oliveira, D. M., and J. Raeder. 2014. "Impact angle control of interplanetary shock geoeffectiveness." Journal of Geophysical Research, 119 (10): 8188–8201 [10.1002/2014JA020275]