Radiation Belt Scientist
2020 – present: Radiation Belt Scientist
British Antarctic Survey
Part of the Sat-Risk project developing a real-time space weather forecasting system and researching radiation belt dynamics.
2019-2020: Postdoctoral Research Associate.
Department of Geography, University of Cambridge
Researching and modelling the development of volcanic plumes in the atmosphere.
2015 – 2019: PhD – Laminar Analogues of Atmospheric Phenomena
Engineering Department, University of Cambridge
Researching geophysical models of atmospheric vortices and thermals.
2011 – 2015: BA and M.Eng
University of Cambridge
At BAS my main research interests are:
- Earth’s radiation belts
- The development of radiation belt models and their use in space weather forecasting
More widely I am interested in the modelling geophysical phenomena, and constructing simplified mathematical models of more complex phenomena to explore the underlying physics.
Previously this has included:
- Volcanic plumes and mesoscale atmospheric simulations
- Microphysics models
- Atmospheric Vortices
- Synthetic radar simulations
Publications from NERC Open Research Archive
Davidson, P. A., Wong, O., Atkinson, Jack W., Ranjan, A.. (2022) Magnetically driven flow in a liquid-metal battery. Physical Review Fluids, 7. 10.1103/PhysRevFluids.7.074701