Recent Research Publications

Physics of World Trade Center Collapses

Crockett Grabbe, "Discussion of 'Why the Observed Motion History of World Trade Center Towers is Smooth' by Jia-Liang Le and Z.P. Bazant," Journal of Engineering Mechanics 138, 1298, October, 2012.

Crockett Grabbe, "Discussion of 'Progressive Collapse of the World Trade Center: A Simple Analysis' by K.A. Seffen," Journal of Engineering Mechanics, April, 2010. [NOTE: Seffen is an applied mathematician from Cambridge whose paper was on BBC News. I ripped his paper apart, and he never made any reply to my very critical comments.]

Crockett Grabbe, "Showing South Tower of WTC Collapsed from Forces Stronger than Gravity," American Assoc. of Physics Teachers Chicago Meeting, Feb. 15, 2009.

Crockett Grabbe, "Physics of Collapse of the South Tower of the World Trade Center," American Physical Society April Meeting, St. Louis, April 15, 2008.

Steve Jones, Jeffrey Farrer, Gregory Jenkins, Frank Legge, James Gourley, Kevin Ryan, Daniels Farnsworth, and Crockett Grabbe, "Extremely High Temperatures in the World Trade Center Destruction," Journal of 911 Studies, 15, January, 2008.

Crockett Grabbe, "Response to NIST on Energy and Momentum." Journal of 911 Studies Letter, January 29, 2008.

Crockett Grabbe, "Direct Evidence for Explosions: Flying Projectiles and Widespread Impact Damage," Journal of 911 Studies, 14, August, 2007.

Plasma Applications

Crockett Grabbe (ed.), Plasma Physics Applied (Transworld Research Network, INDIA, 2006).

Space Videos

Crockett Grabbe, The Emerging Dynamic SuperGlobe , Video Program developed as spin-off of public lecture, May, 2002, shown repetitively on over 50 public TV channels in Alaska, Hawaii, 24 continental states, and New Zealand by fall, 2003.

Crockett Grabbe, Earth's Dynamic Neighborhood, Public Lecture, April, 2000, played locally on UITV, PATV, and selected public TV stations in Minnesota, New Mexico, and California.

Plasma Waves and Radiation

Crockett Grabbe, "Comment on 'Weakly Collisional Landau and Three-Dimensional Bernstein-Greene-Kruskal Modes' [Phys. Plasmas 13, 055903 (2006)]" Physics of Plasma, 17, April, 2010.

C.L. Grabbe and J.D. Menietti, "Broadband Electrostatic Waves Observations in the Auroral Region on Polar and Comparison with Theory," Journal of Geophysical Research, 111, A10226, 2006.

C.L. Grabbe, "Trapped-electron Solitary Wave Structures in a Magnetized Plasma," Physics of Plasmas, 12, 072311, 2005.

C.L. Grabbe, "Solitary Wave Structure in Magnetized Plasmas and the Source Region of BEN," Geophysical Research Letters , 29, 2002.

C. L. Grabbe and J.D. Menietti, "Electrostatic Wave Variety and the Origin of BEN," Planetary and Space Science , 50, 335-341, 2002.

C. L. Grabbe, "Generation of Broadband Electrostatic Waves in the Earth's Magnetotail," Physical Review Letters , 84, 3614-17, 2000.

C. L. Grabbe, "Origins of Broadband Electrostatic Waves in the Magnetotail," invited paper in Recent Research Development in Plasmas, 1, 89-100, 2000.

C. L. Grabbe, "Broadband Electrostatic Waves in the Plasma Sheet for Kappa Particle Distributions," University of Iowa Report, 1999.

C. L. Grabbe, "Cerenkov Radiation Field from an Actively-Injected Electron Beam," University of Iowa Report, 1998.

C. L. Grabbe and E. Venturino, "Asymptotics of the Modified Plasma Dispersion Function Generalized to Real Kappa," Physics of Plasmas, 3, 35-41, 1996.

C. L. Grabbe, "Cerenkov Radiation in Magnetospheric Plasmas," invited paper in Trends in Geophysical Research, 2 , 233-45, 1993.

Earth's Bow Shock and Magnetosheath

C. L. Grabbe and E. Venturino, "MHD Analysis at Earth's Bow Shock for Differing Polytropic Indices Across the Shock Layer," University of Iowa Report, 1998.

C. L. Grabbe, "Low Mach Number Predictions in an Extended Axially Symmetric MHD Theory of the Magnetosheath," Geophysical Research Letters, 24, 2495-8, 1997.

C. L. Grabbe, "The Polytropic Index of the Solar Wind at the Earth's Bow Shock," Journal of Geophysical Research, 101 11,067-73, 1996.

C. L. Grabbe, "MHD Theory of the Earth's Magnetosheath for an Axisymmmetric Model," Geophysical Research Letters, 23, 777-80, 1996.

I. H. Cairns and C. L. Grabbe,"Reply," Geophysical Research Letters, 23, 311-14, 1996.

C. L. Grabbe and I. H. Cairns, "Analytic MHD Theory for Earth's Bow Shock at Low Mach Numbers," Journal of Geophysical Research , 100, 19,941-49, 1995.

I. H. Cairns and C. L. Grabbe, "Towards an MHD Theory for the Standoff Distance of Earth's Bow Shock," Geophysical Research Letters , 21, 2781-84, 1994.

Physics and Philosophy

C.L. Grabbe, "Power in the Emerging Dynamic SuperGlobe", invited essay in Durlabhji (ed.) Power in Focus: Perspectives from Multiple Disciplines (Wyndham Hall Press, Lima, OH, 2004).

C. L. Grabbe, invited Critical Review of R. M. Russell, "Whitehead, Einstein and the Newtonian Legacy," [from Newton and New Direction in Science (Specola Vaticana, Italy, 1988)] Process Studies, 23, 285-8, Fall/Winter, 1994.

Plasma Turbulence

G. K. Knorr, H. Mond, and C. L. Grabbe, "Relaxation States of an Ideal MHD Plasma with External Magnetic Field," Journal of Plasma Physics, 53, 373-85, 1995.