Mathew Owens: Personal webpage
I am an Associate Professor in Space Environment Physics in the Department of Meteorology. I am currently the Programme Director for the new Environmental Physics BSc and Chair of the School Undergraduate Board of Studies.
Links to a publication list, CV and research interests can be found in the left-hand panel.
- Jun 2016: The Guardian have a nice summary of my recent work on thunder day observations.
- Mar 2016: I'm now an Associate Editor for Solar Physics, specialising in heliospheric science.
- Mar 2016: My former PhD student, Simon Thomas, has won the Department of Meteorology's Ian James thesis prize. Read it here.
- Jan 2016: The American Geophysical Union have a EOS spotlight article on my recent solar wind-lightning research
- Mar 2015: Simon Thomas successfully defended his PhD thesis, "On the heliospheric modulation of galactic cosmic rays."
- Nov 2014: My recent article on Lightning and the solar magnetic field has picked up a lot of media attention. e.g., BBC, Mail, Independent, Guardian, Scientific American. There is a particularly informative write up at Environmental Research Web
- The heliospheric magnetic field
- The source of the slow solar wind
- Empirical and numerical space-weather forecasting
- Reconstructions of long-term solar variability More information can be found here. A list of publications is available here.
- Driving Space Weather forecasts with real data (NERC funded): Can determining background solar wind conditions by using data from the NASA STEREO spacecraft improve the accuracy of space weather forecast models?
- The heliosphere and space weather under space-climate change (STFC funded)
- Geomagnetic, sunspot and cosmogenic nuclide reconstructions of the solar magnetic field (Leverhulme funded)
Postdoctoral & graduate student supervision
- Dr Luke Barnard Working on solar wind model initiation using heliospheric imager data and space climate reconstructions.
- Dr Mai Mai Lam Working on space-troposphere coupling and space influences ont eh global atmospheric electric circuit
- Dr Adam El-Said Testing the "Enlil" solar wind model initialised with Heliospheric Imager data.
- Kim Tucker-Hood (co-supervised with Dr Chris Davis and Prof David Jackson through a Met Office CASE award). Working on solar storm forecasting from heliospheric imager data.