About Us

We foster the science of the Earth’s electrically charged atmosphere and space environment within AGU, including lightning and many related phenomena. We build interdisciplinary interactions with atmospheric and space scientists and educate AGU members and the broader public. Our work attracts plasma physicists, space scientists, data scientists, astrophysicists, atmospheric scientists, and engineers. Our community builds advanced scientific instruments capable of high speed, high precision, high sensitivity measurements on the ground and in space, builds high-performance computing models to simulate our electrical environment, and employs advanced data science and machine learning to analyze and mine the vast and growing datasets we collect. For a brief video description, see ASE's portion of the #AGU20 Scientific Roll Call.

AGU Affiliation

We encourage our AGU members to declare primary affiliation with the ASE Section, while retaining secondary affiliation with one or more other sections or sections. Primary affiliation helps maintain ASE's visibility and continued growth within AGU. Members "lose" no privileges by selecting primary affiliation with a Section rather than a Section. Membership affiliation can be updated on the Online Membership Portal.

Contributions to ASE Funds

All AGU Sections and Sections maintain separate funds to support special activities of the groups. For instance, they are used to fund refreshments and beverages for the business meeting and get together at the annual AGU Fall Meeting. If you would like to make a voluntary contribution to the ASE Fund (or the AGU Annual Campaign), please visit: https://www2.agu.org/Give-to-AGU/Giving. Gifts can also be specified as Memorials or Special Recognitions, and can be made at any time during the year. To contribute to the ASE Fund from the giving page, select "Fund Drive" from the pulldown menu, and "Atmospheric and Space Electricity" from the pulldown menu on the next page.

Awards and Fellowships Committee

The Awards and Fellows committee is responsible for advancing ASE-affilated fellows nominations and Fleming Award nominations, as well as coordinating selection of outstanding ASE student paper awards at the Fall Meeting. Membership is composed of ASE-affiliated Fellows and Fleming Award recipients, rotating at-large members, and the Section Executive Committee. If you are interested in serving on this committee, contact the section president