Miss Sarah Reay

Miss Sarah Reay

Geomagnetic Data Analyst

Location: Edinburgh

Tel: 0131 6500 305

E-mail Miss Sarah Reay


  •  2001 – ongoing : Geomagnetism Team, British Geological Survey
  •  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


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

Current projects and collaboration

Published outputs

Key papers

THOMSON, A W P, MCKAY, A J, CLARKE, E AND REAY, S (2005). Surface Electric Fields and Geomagnetically Induced Currents in the Scottish Power Grid during the 30th October 2003 Geomagnetic Storm, AGU Space Weather 3, S11002, doi:10.1029/2005SW000156

REAY, SARAH; HERZOG, DONALD; ALEX, SOBHANA; KHARIN, EVGENY; MCLEAN, SUSAN; NOSE, MASAHITO; SERGEYEVA, NATALIA (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, 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, BAILLIE, 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