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Dr Jasmine Sandhu

Research Fellow

Department: Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

I am a Research Fellow at Northumbria University. I completed her undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the University of Leicester, where my PhD explored plasma dynamics in the terrestrial inner magnetosphere using Cluster data. I then held a research associate position at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory (University College London) from 2017 – 2020. I joined the Department of Maths, Physics, and Electrical Engineering in 2020, and currently research Earth’s inner magnetospheric dynamics during geomagnetic storms using spacecraft observations. 

I enjoy being active member of the community, and was elected as Vice-Chair of MIST Council (2017 – current; a Royal Astronomical Society affiliated group). I also participate in a range of outreach activities, ranging from public talks at science festivals to working on student-led research projects with schools.

Jasmine Sandhu

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

My research focuses on understanding the highly dynamic, highly variable, and highly complex magnetospheric environment of Earth, particularly during geomagnetic storms and substorms. My research interests include the dynamics of the cold plasma population, variations in the ring current plasma population, and the physics of Ultra-Low Frequency waves. I use large data sets for statistical analysis of plasma and electromagnetic spacecraft observations, as well as ground based data, to understand the dynamic inner magnetosphere. I am currently part of the NERC Rad-Sat consortium and the UKRI SWIMMR Sat-Risk consortium, where I am exploring the impact of Ultra-Low Frequency waves on the radiation belts.

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Challenging the Use of Ring Current Indices During Geomagnetic Storms, Sandhu, J., Rae, J., Walach, M. Feb 2021, In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics
  • ULF Wave Driven Radial Diffusion During Geomagnetic Storms: A statistical analysis of Van Allen Probes observations, Sandhu, J., Rae, J., Wygant, J., Breneman, A., Tian, S., Watt, C., Horne, R., Ozeke, L., Georgiou, M., Walach, M. Apr 2021, In: Journal of Geophysical Research - Space Physics
  • Driving of Outer Belt Electron Loss by Solar Wind Dynamic Pressure Structures: Analysis of Balloon and Satellite Data, Breneman, A., Halford, A., Millan, R., Woodger, L., Zhang, X., Sandhu, J., Capannolo, L., Li, W., Ma, Q., Cully, C., Murphy, K., Brito, T., Elliott, S. Dec 2020, In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics
  • The Changing Eigenfrequency Continuum During Geomagnetic Storms: Implications for Plasma Mass Dynamics and ULF Wave Coupling, Wharton, S., Rae, I., Sandhu, J., Walach, M., Wright, D., Yeoman, T. 1 Jun 2020, In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics
  • A global view of storms and substorms, Sandhu, J., Walach, M., Allison, H., Watt, C. 1 Jun 2019, In: Astronomy and Geophysics
  • Substorm-Ring Current Coupling: A Comparison of Isolated and Compound Substorms, Sandhu, J., Rae, I., Freeman, M., Gkioulidou, M., Forsyth, C., Reeves, G., Murphy, K., Walach, M. Aug 2019, In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics
  • The Variation of Resonating Magnetospheric Field Lines With Changing Geomagnetic and Solar Wind Conditions, Wharton, S., Wright, D., Yeoman, T., James, M., Sandhu, J. Jul 2019, In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics
  • Cross-Phase Determination of Ultralow Frequency Wave Harmonic Frequencies and Their Associated Plasma Mass Density Distributions, Wharton, S., Wright, D., Yeoman, T., James, M., Sandhu, J. 27 Sep 2018, In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics
  • Energization of the Ring Current by Substorms, Sandhu, J., Rae, I., Freeman, M., Forsyth, C., Gkioulidou, M., Reeves, G., Spence, H., Jackman, C., Lam, M. 23 Nov 2018, In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics
  • Public engagement with MIST science, Coxon, J., Sandhu, J., Provan, G., Wild, J. 1 Dec 2018, In: Astronomy and Geophysics


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