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Elizabeth A. Silber

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration (CPSX)

Personal Website

PhD Thesis

Research Interest

Research Interests:

Hypersonic micro- and macro- scale dynamics, impact
crater modelling, meteor physics

Conference Proceedings and Talks (selected)

  • Brown, P.G., Dube, K., Silber, E. (2014) Detecting NEO Impacts using the International Monitoring System, 46th DPS Meeting, Tuscon, Arizona, November 9-14, 2014 
  • Silber, E. A. (2014) Meteors as analogues to high altitude explosive sources in the atmosphere: signal identification and phenomenology, Infrasound Technology Workshop 2014, Vienna, Austria, October 13-16, 2014
  • Silber, E. A. (2014) Weak shock theory and validation using experimental observations of meteor generated infrasound, Infrasound Technology Workshop 2014, Vienna, Austria, October 13-16, 2014
  • Silber, E.A. and Brown, P.G. (2013) Simultaneous Infrasonic and Optical observations of bright meteors: analysis of acoustic source heights and signal classification, Meteoroids 2013 Conference, Poznan, Poland, Aug 26 - 30, 2013
  • Silber, E.A. (2013) Infrasound as tool to study meteors, International Meteor Conference (IMC 2013), Poznan, Poland, Aug 22 - 25, 2013, Keynote Lecture
  • Silber, E A. and Brown, P.G. (2013) Model validation of explosive atmospheric sources, S&T 2013, Vienna, Austria, Jun 17 - 24, 2013 (poster)
  • Silber, E. A. (2013) Infrasound as a scientific tool: from geopolitics to meteors, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Invited Lecture
  • Brown, P. and Silber, E. A. (2013) The Sutter's Mill Meteorite: Fall and Recovery, CPSX Research Forum, Western University, January, 2013
  • Brown, P., Ens, T., Edwards, W., Silber, E. A. (2012) Global Detection of Airbursts: A Combined Satellite-Infrasound Study, 43rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, held March 19-23, 2012 at The Woodlands, Texas. LPI Contribution No. 1659, id.1581
  • Silber, E. A. (2012) Silent Sound: Infrasound Demystified, Society of Graduate Students 25th Annual Western Research Forum, Western University, London, ON, March 26-27, 2012
  • Popova, O., Silber, E. A., Rybnov, Y. (2011) The detection of a superbolide over Tajikistan (July 23, 2008), Physics of Surrounding Environments Conference, held in Tomsk, Russia, June 27 - July 1, 2011
  • Silber, E. A., Le Pichon, A., Brown, P. (2011) Infrasonic detection and analysis of the Oct 8, 2009 Bolide over Indonesia, CASCA Conference, held in London, Ontario, May 30 - June 2, 2011
  • Silber, E. A., Le Pichon, A., Brown, P. (2010) Infrasonic detection and analysis of the Oct 8, 2009 Bolide over Indonesia, Infrasonic Technology Workshop (ITW) 2010, Tunis, Tunisia
  • Silber, E. A., Brown, P. G., McCausland, P. J., Fries, M., Edwards, W.N., Wong, D. K., Weryk, R. J., Fries J. and Krzeminski, Z. (2010) Infrasonic Observations of the Grimsby Meteorite Fall, Infrasonic Technology Workshop (ITW) 2010, Tunis, Tunisia
  • Silber, E. A., Le Pichon, A., Brown, P. (2010) Infrasonic detection and analysis of the Oct 8, 2009 superbolide near Indonesia, Conference Proceedings, CAP Congress 2010, Toronto, ON, Canada, June 6-11, 2010
  • Silber, E. A., Le Pichon, A., Brown, P. (2010) Infrasonic detection and analysis of the Oct 8, 2009 superbolide near Indonesia, Conference Proceedings, Meteoroids 2010, Breckenridge, CO, May 24-28, 2010

 

Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

  •  Silber, E. A. and Brown, P. G. (2014) Optical Observations of Meteors Generating Infrasound - I: Acoustic Signal Identification and Phenomenology, JASTP, Vol. 119, pp. 116-128
  • Jenniskens, P, and 48 authors (24th author) (2014) Fall, Recovery and Characterization of the Novato L6 Chondrite Breccia, Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 49(8), 1388-1425
  • Brown, P.G. and 32 authors (25th author) (2013) A 500-kiloton airburst over Chelyabinsk and an enhanced hazard from small impactors, Nature, 503, 238-241
  • Borovička, J., Toth, J., Igaz, A., Spurny, P., Kalenda, P., Haloda, J., Svoren, J., Kornos, L., Silber, E., Brown, P., Husarik, M. (2013) The Košice meteorite fall: Atmospheric trajectory, fragmentation, and orbit, Meteoritics & Planetary Science, Vol 48, Issue 10, 1-23
  • Jenniskens, P. and 68 authors, (52nd author) (2012) Radar enabled recovery of Sutter's Mill, a unique carbonaceous chondrite regolith breccia, Science, 338, 1583-1587
  • Ens, T., Brown, P. Edwards, W., Silber, E. A. (2012) Infrasound production by bolides: A global statistical study, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Vol. 80, p. 208-229
  • Silber, E.A., Le Pichon, A. Brown, P. (2011) Infrasonic Detection of a Near-Earth Object Impact over Indonesia on 8 October, 2009, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 38, L12201 (full text) The above paper was featured in Nature Research Highlights: Nuclear network detects fireball (2011), Nature, Vol. 475, pp. 9
  • Brown, P., McCausland, P.J.A., Fries, M., Silber, E., Edwards,W.N., Wong, D.K., Weryk, R.J., Fries J., Krzeminski, Z. (2011) The Fall of the Grimsby Meteorite - I: Fireball dynamics and 6 orbit from radar, video and infrasound records, Meteoritics and Planetary Science, Vol. 46, Issue 3, pp. 1-25
  • Silber, E.A., ReVelle, D.O., Brown, P.G., Edwards, W.N. (2009) An estimate of the terrestrial influx of large meteoroids from infrasonic measurements, JGR-Planets, 114, E08006
  • Brown, P.G., ReVelle, D.O., Silber, E.A., Edwards, W.N., Arrowsmith, S., Jackson Jr., L.E., Tancredi, G., Eaton, D. (2008) Analysis of a Crater Forming Meteorite Impact in Peru, Journal of Geophysical Research - Planets, Vol. 113, E09007
  • ReVelle, D.O., Silber, E.A., Edwards, W.N., Brown, P.G. (2008), Reanalysis of the Historic AFTAC Bolide Infrasound database, The Earth, Moon and Planets, Vol. 102, issue 1-4, pp. 337-344

 

Non-Refereed Journal Articles

  • Silber, E. A. (2014) Observational and Theoretical Investigation of Cylindrical Line Source Blast Theory Using Meteors, University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository. Paper 2112. http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/etd/2112
  • Silber, E.A. and Brown, P.G. (2013) Scientific Research to Characterize and Localize the Windsor Hum: Final Report, Final Report for Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Contract #7294374
  • Silber, E.A. and Brown, P.G. (2013) Scientific Research to Characterize and Localize the Windsor Hum: Preliminary Report, Preliminary Report for Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Contract #7294374
  • Silber, E. A. (2013) Transparency and Freedom of Information for Dual-use Research, published in 2012-2013 Graduate Research Awards Debates on Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, The Simons Foundation, pp. 52-57
  • Silber, E. A., LePichon, A., Brown, P. (2011) Infrasonic Detection of a Large Bolide Over South Sulawesi, Indonesia on October 8, 2009: Preliminary Results, Meteoroids: The Smallest Solar System Bodies, NASA Technical report, Proceedings of the Meteoroids 2010 Conference held in Breckenridge, Colorado, USA, May 24-28, 2010
  • Silber, E. A. (2011) Contemplating solutions to annihilation, Invited Article, Western News, Western University
  • Silber, E. A. (2011) Should the Biological Weapons Convention Review Conference in 2011 revive the verification debate or focus instead on compliance?, published in 2010-2011 Graduate Research Awards Debates on Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, The Simons Foundation, pp. 28-32
  • Silber, E.A. (2007) A theoretical and experimental investigation of hypersonically generated cylindrical line source blastwaves using meteors, Undergraduate Honors Thesis, Western University
  • Brown, P.G., Edwards, W.N., Silber, E.A. (2006) The Potential of the International Monitoring System Infrasound Network for the Detection of Rocket Launches, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT), Canada Report, 43 Pages + Appendix, Contract #IDC 0061

 

Degrees Obtained

Education

2014 - PhD. in Physics and Planetary Science, Western University

2007 - Honours BSc. (Specialization in Astrophsics and Major in Planetary

Science), graduated with distinction

 

Certifications

- Professional Physicist Certification (Canadian Association of Physicists),

License # 236

- CTBTO Diplomacy and Public Policy Course (CTBTO)

- The Certificate in University Teaching and Learning (Western University)

- The Teaching Assistant Training Program Certificate (Western University)

 

Scholarships

- GTA Outstanding Research Contributions Scholarship (2012)

- Alexander Graham Bell NSERC CGS D3 (2009-2012)

- Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Western University (declined) (2009/10)

- Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), Western University (2008/09)

- Western Graduate Scholarship, Western University (2007-2011)

- Physics Graduate Entrance Scholarship (2007)

- Alumni Western London Branch Scholarship (2006/07)

- Ray Leroi Allen Scholarship (2006/07)

- Laurene Paterson Scholarship (2006/07)

- Robert and Ruth Lumsden Scholarship (2005/06)

Awards & Scholarships

 Awards

  • CTBTO Award for Young Scientists and Engineers (2013)
  • Meteoroids 2013 Conference Funding (2013)
  • The Graduate Research Award for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, offered by The Simons Foundation and the International Security Research and Outreach Programme (ISROP) of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT) (2013)
  • Western Graduate Thesis Research Award (2011, 2013)
  • The Graduate Research Award for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, offered by The Simons Foundation and the International Security Research and Outreach Programme (ISROP) of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT) (2011)
  • CAP Best Student Presentation - Honourable Mention Award, Finalist (2010)
  • Meteoroids 2010 Conference Funding (2010)
  • Nominated for the SOGS Teaching Assistant Award (2009)
  • Western Graduate Thesis Research Award (2009)
  • Faculty of Science Teaching Assistant Award of Excellence for the academic year (2007/08)