Maura Hagan was awarded a B.A. in physics from Emmanuel College in 1975, and both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from Boston College in 1980 and 1986, respectively. Between 1986 and 1992, she was a staff member at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Haystack Observatory. She joined the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) staff as a scientist in the High Altitude Observatory in 1992 and was promoted to Senior Scientist in 2003. She is also currently serving as the Director of the NCAR Advanced Study Program. Her research interests are centered on investigations of the mesosphere, thermosphere and ionosphere with emphases on the coupling between these atmospheric regions, including the upward propagating effects of tides and planetary waves and the downward penetration of space weather effects. She has authored or co-authored more than 85 refereed publications.
Hagan, M. E., A. I., Maute, R. G. Roble, A. D. Richmond, T. J. Immel, and S. L. England, Connections between deep tropical clouds and the Earth's ionosphere, Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L20109, doi:10.1029/2007GL030142, 2007.
Hagan, M. E. and J. M. Forbes, Migrating and nonmigrating semidiurnal tides in the upper atmosphere excited by tropospheric latent heat release, J. Geophys. Res., 108(A2), 1062, doi:10.1029/2002JA009466, 2003.
Hagan, M. E. and J. M. Forbes, Migrating and nonmigrating diurnal tides in the middle and upper atmosphere excited by tropospheric latent heat release, J. Geophys. Res., 107(D24), 4754, doi: 10.1029/2001JD001236, 2002.
Hagan, M. E., R. G. Roble, C. Hartsough, J. Oberheide, and M. Jarisch, The dynamics of the middle atmosphere during CRISTA-2 as simulated by the NCAR TIME-GCM, J. Geophys. Res., 107(D23), 8181, 10.1029/2001JD000679, 2002.
Hagan, M. E. and R. G. Roble, Modeling diurnal tidal variability with the NCAR TIME-GCM, J. Geophys. Res., 106, 24,869-24,882, 2001.