Dr Ciaran Beggan

Dr Ciaran Beggan

Geophysicist

Location: Edinburgh

Tel: 0131 6500 237

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Biography

  •  2009 – ongoing : Geophysicist
  •  2009 : PhD University of Edinburgh, Geophysics
  •  2004 : MSc University of Heriot Watt, Applied Mathematics
  •  2001 –2005 : Systems Engineer, Selex Airborne Sensors
  •  2000 : MSc University of Edinburgh, Remote Sensing and Image Processing
  •  1999 : BSc University College, Dublin, Geology

Skills

  • Geophysical / computational modelling
  • Programming
  • Systems engineering / optical design

Professional association

  • Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS)
  • Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Research interests

  • Geomagnetism
  • Remote sensing

Accreditations

  •  2005 : Chartered Engineer, UK Engineering Council

Current projects and collaboration

Published outputs

Key papers

BEGGAN, Ciaran, Macmillan, Susan , Clarke, Ellen and Brian Hamilton (2014), Improving models of the Earth’s magnetic field for directional drilling applications, First Break , 32(3), 53 – 60

BEGGAN C., Macmillan, S., Hamilton, B and A.W.P. Thomson (2013), Independent Validation of Swarm Level2 Magnetic Field Products and 'Quick Look' for Level1b data, Earth Planets and Space, 65 (11), 1345-1353, doi:10.5047/eps.2013.08.004

BEGGAN, C., Beamish, D., Kelly, G.S., Richards, A., and A. W. P. Thomson (2013), A Physical Model of Geomagnetically Induced Currents in the United Kingdom's National Grid, Space Weather, 11, doi: 10.1002/swe.20065

BEGGAN, C., Saarimaki, J., Whaler, K. and F. Simons (2013), Spectral and spatial decomposition of lithospheric magnetic field models using spherical Slepian functions, Geophysical Journal International, 193, 136-148, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggs122