Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder

Brian T. Kress

Research Interests

I am the Space Particle Instruments Team Lead within NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) Solar and Terrestrial Physics (STP) group. The NCEI STP group supports design, assembly and calibration of space weather instruments flown on NOAA’s satellites. The STP group also works on scientific algorithm development and operational research for the NOAA National Weather Service (NWS) Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC). Current research interests include magnetospheric physics, transport and energization in the Earth’s radiation belts, and geomagnetic cutoffs of solar energetic particles in the near-Earth space environment.

Current Research

Selected Publications

Kress, B. T., J. V. Rodriguez, A. Boudouridis, T. G. Onsager, B. K. Dichter, G. E. Galica, and S. Tsui (2021), Observations from NOAA's Newest Solar Proton Sensor. Space Weather, 19, e2021SW002750. https://doi.org/10.1029/2021SW002750

Kress, B. T., J. V. Rodriguez, and T. G. Onsager (2020). The GOES-R space environment in situ suite (SEISS): Measurement of energetic particles in geospace. In J. G. Steven, T. J. Schmit, J. Daniels, and R. J. Redmon (Eds.), The GOES-R Series (pp. 243–250), Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-814327-8.00020-2

Kress, B. T., M. K. Hudson, R. S. Selesnick, C. J. Mertens, and M. Engel (2015), Modeling geomagnetic cutoffs for space weather applications, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 120. https://doi.org/10.1002/2014JA020899

Kress, B. T., M. K. Hudson, and J. Paral (2014), Rebuilding of the Earth's outer electron belt during 8-10 October 2012, Geophys. Res. Lett., 41, 749–754. https://doi.org/10.1002/2013GL058588

Kress, B. T., J. V. Rodriguez, J. E. Mazur, and M. Engel (2013), Modeling solar proton access to geostationary spacecraft with geomagnetic cutoffs. J. Adv. Space Res., 52, 1939–1948. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.asr.2013.08.019

Kress, B. T., M. K. Hudson, A. Y. Ukhorskiy, and H.-R. Mueller (2012), Nonlinear radial transport in the Earth's radiation belts, in Dynamics of the Earth's Radiation Belts and Inner Magnetosphere, Geophys. Monogr. Ser., 199, Editors: D. Summers, I. R. Mann, D. N. Baker, and M. Schulz, pp. 151-160. https://doi.org/10.1029/2012GM001333

Kress, B. T., C. J. Mertens, and M. Wiltberger (2010), Solar energetic particle cutoff variations during the 29-31 October 2003 geomagnetic storm, Space Weather Journal, 8, S05001. https://doi.org/10.1029/2009SW000488

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  • Park J; Min KW; Seo H; Kim E-J; Ryu K; Sohn J; Seon J; Yoo J-H; Lee S; Kress B. (Aug 2021). Multi-Year Statistics of LEO Energetic Electrons as Observed by the Korean NextSat-1. Space Weather , 19(8). 10.1029/2021SW002787
  • Kress BT; Rodriguez JV; Boudouridis A; Onsager TG; Dichter BK; Galica GE; Tsui S. (Jul 2021). Observations from NOAA's Newest Solar Proton Sensor. Space Weather. 10.1029/2021sw002750
  • Li Z; Engel M; Hudson M; Kress B; Patel M; Qin M; Selesnick R. (Jul 2021). Solar Energetic Proton Access to the Inner Magnetosphere During the September 7-8, 2017 Event. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics , 126(7). 10.1029/2021JA029107
  • Filwett RJ; Jaynes AN; Baker DN; Kanekal SG; Kress B; Blake JB. (Jun 2020). Solar Energetic Proton Access to the Near-Equatorial Inner Magnetosphere. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics , 125(6). 10.1029/2019JA027584
  • Boudouridis A; Rodriguez JV; Kress BT; Dichter BK; Onsager TG. (Apr 2020). Development of a Bowtie Inversion Technique for Real-Time Processing of the GOES-16/-17 SEISS MPS-HI Electron Channels. Space Weather , 18(4). 10.1029/2019SW002403
  • Qin, MR; Hudson, M; Kress, B; Selesnick, R; Engel, M; Li, Z; Shen, XC. (MAY 2019). Investigation of Solar Proton Access Into the Inner Magnetosphere on 11 September 2017. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS, 124(5), 3402-3409. 10.1029/2018JA026380
  • Hudson, M, A Jaynes, B Kress, Z Li, M Patel, XC Shen, S Thaller, M Wiltberger and J Wygant. (OCT 2017). Simulated Prompt Acceleration of Multi-MeV Electrons by the 17 March 2015 Interplanetary Shock. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS, 122(10), 10036-10046. 10.1002/2017JA024445
  • Selesnick, RS, DN Baker, AN Jaynes, X Li, SG Kanekal, MK Hudson and BT Kress. (MAR 2016). Inward diffusion and loss of radiation belt protons. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS, 121(3), 1969-1978. 10.1002/2015JA022154
  • Engel, MA, BT Kress, MK Hudson and RS Selesnick. (NOV 2016). Comparison of Van Allen Probes radiation belt proton data with test particle simulation for the 17 March 2015 storm. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS, 121(11), 11035-11041. 10.1002/2016JA023333
  • Halford, AJ, SL McGregor, MK Hudson, RM Millan and BT Kress. (MAY 2016). BARREL observations of a solar energetic electron and solar energetic proton event. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS, 121(5), 4205-4216. 10.1002/2016JA022462
  • Engel, MA, BT Kress, MK Hudson and RS Selesnick. (NOV 2015). Simulations of inner radiation belt proton loss during geomagnetic storms. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS, 120(11), 9323-9333. 10.1002/2015JA021568
  • Paral, J, MK Hudson, BT Kress, MJ Wiltberger, JR Wygant and HJ Singer. (2015). Magnetohydrodynamic modeling of three Van Allen Probes storms in 2012 and 2013. ANNALES GEOPHYSICAE, 33(8), 1037-1050. 10.5194/angeo-33-1037-2015
  • Kress, BT, MK Hudson, RS Selesnick, CJ Mertens and M Engel. (JUL 2015). Modeling geomagnetic cutoffs for space weather applications. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS, 120(7), 5694-5702. 10.1002/2014JA020899
  • Li, Z, M Hudson, B Kress and J Paral. (28-Jul 2015). Three-dimensional test particle simulation of the 17-18 March 2013 CME shock-driven storm. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, 42(14), 5679-5685. 10.1002/2015GL064627
  • Brito, T, MK Hudson, B Kress, J Paral, A Halford, R Millan and M Usanova. (MAY 2015). Simulation of ULF wave-modulated radiation belt electron precipitation during the 17 March 2013 storm. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS, 120(5), 3444-3461. 10.1002/2014JA020838
  • Ukhorskiy, AY, MI Sitnov, RM Millan, BT Kress, JF Fennell, SG Claudepierre and RJ Barnes. (APR 2015). Global storm time depletion of the outer electron belt. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS, 120(4), 2543-2556. 10.1002/2014JA020645
  • Hudson, MK, J Paral, BT Kress, M Wiltberger, DN Baker, JC Foster, DL Turner and JR Wygant. (FEB 2015). Modeling CME-shock-driven storms in 2012-2013: MHD test particle simulations. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS, 120(2), 1168-1181. 10.1002/2014JA020833