Dr William James Brown

Dr William James Brown

Global Geomagnetic Field Modeller

Location: Edinburgh

Tel: 0131 6500 372

E-mail Dr William James Brown

ORCID: 0000000190459787


  •  2015 – ongoing : Global Geomagnetic Field Modeller
  •  2011 –2015 : PhD; University of Leeds; Geomagnetism
  •  2009 –2010 : Exchange student; Colorado School of Mines; Geophysics
  •  2007 –2011 : MGeophys, BSc; University of Leeds; Geophysics

Research interests

  • Geomagnetic field modelling
  • Geomagnetic jerks and rapid secular variation

Professional association

  • Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • Member of the American Geophysical Union
  • Member of the European Geosciences Union

Published outputs

Key papers

Brown, W J, Mound, J E, and Livermore, P W. 2013. Jerks abound: An analysis of geomagnetic observatory data from 1957 to 2008 Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, (233)62-76.

Cox, G A, and Brown, W J. 2013. Rapid dynamics of the Earth's core Astronomy and Geophysics, 54(5)5.32-5.37

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