Los Alamos National LaboratorySHIELDS
Shielding society from space weather


Space hazards induced near Earth by large dynamic storms (SHIELDS)


  • Mike Henderson
  • Space Science and Applications
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  • Gábor Tóth
  • University of Michigan
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  • Humberto Godinez
  • Applied Mathematics and Plasma Physics
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  • Chris Jeffery
  • Space and Remote Sensing
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  • Louis Vernon
  • Applied Computer Science
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  • Gian Luca Delzanno
  • Applied Mathematics and Plasma Physics
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Benefitting national safety and security

This unique space weather model:

  • Positions LANL as a world leader in Space Situational Awareness (SSA) and forensic analysis of space system failures
  • Advances the science-based understanding needed for the analysis and interpretation of LANL data from past and current missions (GEO, RBSP)
  • Advances LANL design capabilities for space-based instrumentation for national security missions
  • Brings Intelligence and Space Research, Computer, Computational, and Statistical Sciences and Theoretical Divisions together to work to support the Laboratory's mission of ensuring national safety and security
  • Grows the space weather area; builds strategic partnerships with other agencies (DOD, NOAA, NASA, NSF, FAA), institutions (Aerospace, universities), and commercial customers (satellite operators, etc.)