Dr George Bowden

Dr George Bowden

UNSW Canberra
School of Engineering & IT

George Bowden has experience and expertise in several fields of physics relating to fluids and plasmas. His postgraduate research involved numerical modelling of waves in fusion plasmas based on ideal magnetohydrodynamics (MHD). Later postdoctoral research has involved computational fluid modelling of the upper atmosphere (particularly the coupled ionosphere-thermosphere system). This work has been motivated by applications in astrodynamics (particularly satellite drag) and space weather prediction (including natural and anthropogenic phenomena).

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  • Journal articles | 2022
    2022, 'Orbit-localised thermosphere density prediction using a Kalman filter based calibration of empirical models', Acta Astronautica, 197, pp. 6 - 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actaastro.2022.05.005
    Journal articles | 2020
    Bowden GW; Lorrain P; Brown M, 2020, 'Numerical Simulation of Ionospheric Depletions Resulting From Rocket Launches Using a General Circulation Model', Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 125, http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2020JA027836
    Journal articles | 2017
    Hole MJ; Blackwell BD; Bowden G; Cole M; Koenies A; Michael C; Zhao F; Haskey SR, 2017, 'Global Alfven eigenmodes in the H-1 heliac', PLASMA PHYSICS AND CONTROLLED FUSION, 59, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1361-6587/aa8bdf
    Journal articles | 2015
    Bowden GW; Hole MJ; Könies A, 2015, 'Calculation of continuum damping of Alfvén eigenmodes in tokamak and stellarator equilibria', Physics of Plasmas, 22, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4930209
    Journal articles | 2015
    Bowden GW; Hole MJ, 2015, 'A singular finite element technique for calculating continuum damping of Alfven eigenmodes', PHYSICS OF PLASMAS, 22, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4907792
    Journal articles | 2015
    2015, 'Calculation of continuum damping of Alfvén eigenmodes in 2D and 3D cases', , http://arxiv.org/abs/1507.02072v1
    Journal articles | 2014
    Bowden GW; Koenies A; Hole MJ; Gorelenkov NN; Dennis GR, 2014, 'Comparison of methods for numerical calculation of continuum damping', PHYSICS OF PLASMAS, 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4879802
  • Preprints | 2023
    2023, Numerical Modelling and GNSS Observations of Ionospheric Depletions due to a Small-Lift Launch Vehicle, , http://arxiv.org/abs/2303.17869v1
    Preprints | 2021
    2021, Orbit-localised thermosphere density prediction using a Kalman filter based calibration of empirical models, , http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actaastro.2022.05.005
    Conference Papers | 2020
    2020, 'SSA Experiments for the Australian M2 Formation Flying CubeSat Mission', in Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies Conference, https://amostech.com/TechnicalPapers/2020/Space-Based-Assets/Brown.pdf
    Preprints | 2020
    2020, Numerical simulation of ionospheric depletions resulting from rocket launches using a general circulation model, , http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.2001.07019
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    2019, 'Numerical Simulation of the Ionospheric Response to Acoustic Waves Generated by Spacecraft Launches', presented at 2019 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, 09 December 2019 - 13 December 2019
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    2019, 'Numerical simulation of ionospheric disturbances resulting from rocket launches', presented at 19th Australian Space Research Conference, Adelaide, 30 September 2019 - 02 October 2019
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Bowden GW; Brown M; Freeland L; Gilmore J; Boyce R, 2018, 'Development of physics-based global models of the thermosphere and ionosphere for satellite drag determination', presented at COSPAR Scientific Assembly, 14 July 2018 - 22 July 2018
    Theses / Dissertations | 2017
    Bowden GW, 2017, Damping of Alfvén eigenmodes in complicated tokamak and stellarator geometries
    Conference Abstracts | 2015
    Bowden GW; Könies AW; Hole MJ, 2015, 'Computation of continuum damping of Alfvén eigenmodes in fully three-dimensional geometry with multiple-mode coupling', in 20th International Stellarator-Heliotron Workshop, 20th International Stellarator-Heliotron Workshop, Greifswald, Germany, presented at 20th International Stellarator-Heliotron Workshop, Greifswald, Germany, 05 October 2015 - 09 October 2015, http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0028-5B83-D

Current topics of research interest include thermosphere mass density estimation for satellites, data assimilation using ionosphere-thermosphere models and interactions between the ionosphere and rockets.

My Research Supervision

Currently supervising a PhD student and a 4th Year Engineering student.