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Donald T Farley

  • Donald T Farley
  • Dept: Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Title: Emeritus, J. Preston Levis Professor of Engineering
  • Address: 300 Rhodes Hall
  • Phone: 607 255-7121
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Selected Publications

  • Farley, Donald T. 2009. "The equatorial E region and its plasma instabilities: A tutorial." Annales Geophysicae 27: 1509-1520.
  • Lu, Fei, Donald T. Farley, W.E. Swartz. 2008. "Spread in aspect angles of equatorial E region irregularities." Journal of Geophysical Research 113: A11309.
  • Seyler, C.E., J.M. Rosado-Roman, Donald T Farley. 2004. "A nonlocal theory of the gradient-drift instability in the ionospheric E-region plasma at mid-latitudes." Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics 66: 1627-1637.
  • Farley, Donald T., D.L. Hysell. 1996. "Radar measurements of very small aspect angles in the equatorial ionosphere." Journal of Geophysical Research 101: 5177-5184.
  • Farley, Donald T., W.E. Swartz, D.L. Hysell, C. Ronchi. 1994. "High resolution radar observations of daytime kilometer-scale wave structure in the equatorial electrojet." Journal of Geophysical Research 90: 299-307.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Hannes Alfven Medal of the European Geosciences Union 2010
  • McCormick Award for Excellence in Advising (Cornell College of Engineering) 2001
  • Gold Medal for Geophysics (Royal Astronomical Society) 1997
  • Award for Excellence in Teaching (Cornell College of Engineering) 1996
  • URSI Sir Edward Appleton Prize (Royal Society of London) 1996


  • BEng (Physics), Cornell University, 1956
  • Ph D Cornell University, 1960