N226A in LASP Space Sciences

Most of my research questions are centered on geomagnetic fields: is a planetary geomagnetic field (i.e. an intrinsic magnetosphere) necessary for a planet to be habitable? How can electromagnetic fields be used to study oceans both on Earth and beyond? Can electromagnetic fields be used to better prepare people from natural hazards? I use data ranging from satellite observations around Mars to seafloor magnetometers on Earth. Sometimes I make my own data using physics-based models.