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Dr Sarah Badman

Research Fellow & Lecturer

Sarah Badman

Physics Building

LA1 4YB

Lancaster

Tel: +44 1524 593417

Research overview

Magnetospheric and auroral dynamics in the solar system.  Diagnosing the transfer of energy from the Sun to planetary environments.  Use of Cassini spacecraft in situ and remote sensing data at Saturn.  Interpretation and comparison of auroral emissions at ultraviolet, infrared and radio wavelengths from the outer planets.

PhD supervision

Dynamics of Jupiter’s magnetosphere: We are entering a new era of understanding of giant planet environments thanks to the Juno mission at Jupiter and concurrent Hubble Space Telescope images of Jupiter’s UV aurora. The combination of these measurements allow us to probe how the vast magnetosphere responds to changes in the external (e.g. solar wind) and internal (e.g. the volcanic moon Io) conditions. This project will exploit the available data to investigate the mechanisms and timescales of Jupiter’s magnetospheric dynamics.

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  • National Astronomy Meeting 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

  • A Woman's Place?

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

  • Icarus (Journal)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

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