Sarah Reay

Miss Sarah Reay

Geomagnetic Data Analyst

Location: Edinburgh

Tel: 0131 6500 305

E-mail Sarah Reay

ORCID: 0000000207485229


  •  2001 – ongoing : Geomagnetism Team, British Geological Survey
  •  1996 –2000 : BSc (Hons) University of Edinburgh, Astrophysics

Research interests

  • Communicating science to the public
  • Geomagnetic data and metadata
  • Space weather and the geomagnetic hazard to technology

Current projects and collaboration


  • Geomagnetic observatory data analysis
  • Programming and web development
  • Science communication


Published outputs

Key papers

Clarke E, Baillie O, Reay S J, Turbitt C W 2013 A method for the near real-time production of quasi-definitive magnetic observatory data [in special issue: Swarm Science Data Processing and Products — the Swarm Satellite Constellation Application and Research Facility, SCARF] Earth, Planets and Space, 65 (11). 1363-1374. 10.5047/eps.2013.10.001

Reay S J, Clarke E, Dawson E, Macmillan S (2013) Operations of the World Data Centre for Geomagnetism, Edinburgh [in special issue: Proceedings of the 1st WDS Conference in Kyoto 2011 ] Data Science Journal, 12. WDS47-WDS51. 10.2481/dsj.WDS-005

Reay S, Herzog D, Alex S, Kharin E, McLean S, Nose M, Sergeyeva N (2011) Magnetic Observatory Data and Metadata: Types and Availability. In: Mandea, Mioara; Korte, Monika, (eds.) Geomagnetic Observations and Models. Springer, 149-181. (IAGA Special Sopron Book Series, Vol. 5).

Thomson A W P, Dawson E B, Reay S J 2011 Quantifying extreme behaviour in geomagnetic activity. Space Weather, 9, S10001. 10.1029/2011SW000696

Thomson A W P, Hamilton B, Macmillan S, Reay S (2010) A novel weighting method for satellite magnetic data and a new global magnetic field model, Geophysical Journal International, Vol 181, 250-260

Reay S J, Allen W, Baille O, Bowe J, Clarke E, Lesur V, Macmillan S (2005) Space weather effects on drilling accuracy in the North Sea. Annales Geophysicae, 23 (9). 3081-3088