Dr Joel Younger

Visiting Research Fellow
Dr Joel Younger
  Org Unit Physics
  Email joel.younger@adelaide.edu.au
  Telephone +61 8 8313 9092
  Location Floor/Room 2 06 ,  Oliphant Building ,   North Terrace

2011: Doctor of Philosophy at The University of Adelaide for the thesis Theory and Applications of VHF Meteor Radar

2008: Bachelor of Science, Honours (First Class) at The University of Adelaide

My research is focused atmospheric and astronomical studies using VHF radar observations of meteor trails, MF radar observations of the Mesosphere/Lower Thermosphere (MLT), mathematical modeling, ground-based optics, and satellite data.  Current and previous topics include:

  • meteor trail plasma diffusion
  • meteor radar echo formation
  • meteor shower sources and orbits
  • atmospheric entry and ablation processes
  • D-region ionospheric chemistry
  • dusty plasma evolution
  • radar calibration techniques
  • IR observations of airglow layers
  • GPS measurements total electron density

For a current full list and links to peer reviewed publications, please visit:Joel Younger - Google Scholar Citations

Joel Younger - ORCID

Joel Younger - ResearcherID


Primary Author:

Radar observations of the Volantids meteor shower, J. P. Younger and I. M. Reid, Proceedings of the International Meteor Conference Egmond, the Netherlands, 2-5 June 2016, 352-357, 2016

A method for estimating the height of a mesospheric density level using meteor radar, J. P. Younger, Reid, I. M., Vincent, R. A., and Murphy, D. J., Geophysical Research Letters, 42, 1–6, doi:10.1002/2015GL065066, 2015

Observations of the new Camelopardalids meteor shower using a 38.9 MHz radar at Mohe, China, J. P. Younger, I. M. Reid, G. Li, B. Ning, and L. Hu, Icarus, 253, 25–30, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2015.02.021, 2015

The effects of deionization processes on meteor radar diffusion coefficients below 90 km, J. P. Younger, C. S. Lee, I. M. Reid, R. A. Vincent, Y. H. Kim, D. J. Murphy, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 119 (16), 10027-10043, doi:10.1002/2014JD021787, 2014

The diffusion of multiple ionic species in meteor trails, J. P. Younger, I. M. Reid, R. A. Vincent, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 118, 119-123, doi: 10.1016/j.jastp.2013.10.007, 2013

Mutual coupling of antennas in a meteor radar interferometer, J. P.Younger, I. M. Reid, and R. A. Vincent, Radio Science, 48, 1–4, doi:10.1002/rds.20026, 2013

Meteor shower velocity estimates from single-station meteor radar: accuracy and precision, J. P. Younger, I. M. Reid, R. A. Vincent, and D. J. Murphy, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 425(2), 1473–1478 doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2012.21632.x, 2012

A southern hemisphere survey of meteor shower radiants and associated stream orbits using single station radar observations, J. P. Younger, I. M. Reid, R. A. Vincent, D. A. Holdsworth, and D. J. Murphy, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 398 (1), p. 350-356, 2009

Modeling and observing the effect of aerosols on meteor radar measurements of the atmosphere, J. P. Younger, I. M. Reid, R. A. Vincent, and D. A. Holdsworth, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 35 (15), Article Number: L15812, 2008

On Observations of Meteor Trail Diffusion Using VHF Radar, J. P. Younger, I. M. Reid, and R. A. Vincent, Proceedings of the WARS 2008 Conference, Workshop on Applications of Radio Science, 2008



Seasonal MLT-region nightglow intensities, temperatures, and emission heights at a Southern Hemisphere midlatitude site, I. M. Reid, A. J. Spargo, J. M Woithe, A. R. Klekociuk, J. P. Younger, Gulamabas G Sivjee, Annales Geophysicae, 35(3), 567-582, doi:10.5194/angeo-35-567-2017, 2017

65 years of meteor radar research at Adelaide, I. M. Reid and J. P. Younger,
Proceedings of the International Meteor Conference Egmond, the Netherlands, 2-5 June 2016, 242-246, 2016

Observational evidence of high‐altitude meteor trail from radar interferometer, Li, G.,  B. Ning, W. Wan, I.M. Reid, L. Hu, X. Yue, J.P. Younger, B.K. Dolman, Geophysical Research Letters 41 (19), 6583-6589, doi:10.1002/2014GL061478, 2014

The effect of recombination and attachment on meteor radar diffusion coefficient profiles, C. S. Lee, J. P. Younger, I. M. Reid, Y. H. Kim, and J. –H Kim, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 118, 1–7, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50315, 2013

 Investigation of a mesospheric bore event over northern China, Q. Li, J. Xu, J. Yue, X. Liu, W. Yuan, B. Ning, S. Guan, and J. P. Younger, Annales Geophysicae, 31(3), 409–418, doi:10.5194/angeo-31-409-2013, 2013

Gravity wave flux retrievals using meteor radars, R. A. Vincent, S. Kovalam, I. M. Reid, and J. P. Younger, Geophysical Research Letters, 37(14), 1–5, doi:10.1029/2010GL044086, 2010

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