Name: James Waters
Title: Postgraduate Researcher (visiting from the University of Southampton)
Address: Space Environment Physics Group, Physics and Astronomy, Building 46, Highfield Campus, University of Southampton, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, United Kingdom
- Observing the magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling region at Earth using auroral emissions at radio and optical wavelengths, with remote sensing and ground-based instruments.
- Investigating the relationship between auroral kilometric radiation (AKR) intensification and the timeline of magnetospheric substorms.
- Interpreting datasets that relate to various magnetospheric scales to infer system dynamics during substorms.
James completed an MPhys in Physics at the University of Southampton. During this time, James studied the trend of the mesospheric temperature profile, using spectrometry and modelling, over timescales of decades. Following this, James started his PhD at the University of Southampton, where he has developed a new technique that allows AKR emission to be selected from the Wind spacecraft that has been operating since 1994. During his PhD, James is using AKR with lists of magnetospheric substorm events to study the dependency between these phenomena with both a statistical and event-by-event perspective.
Funding: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)