Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan


Jamie Jasinski

Jamie Jasinski

2015                                          PhD - Space Plasma Physics           UCL

2011                                       MSci - Astrophysics                   UCL


Specializations and Research Interests

My research interests focus on the interaction between planetary magnetospheres and the solar wind. I study this interaction by analysing particle and magnetic measurements from spacacraft.

I have been involved in the NASA Cassini and MESSENGER missions which visited Saturn and Mercury, respectively.



[10] Jasinski J. M.Slavin J. A.Raines J. M. & DiBraccio G. A., Mercury's solar wind interaction as characterized by magnetospheric plasma mantle observations with MESSENGERJournal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics122

[9] Jasinski J.M., C.S. Arridge, A.J Coates, G.H. Jones, N. Sergis, M.F. Thomsen, D.B. Reisenfeld, and N. Krupp, Diamagnetic depression observations at Saturn’s magnetospheric cusp, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 122, 62836303, doi:10.1002/2016JA023738.

[8] Smith, A. W., J. A. Slavin, C. M. Jackman, R. C. Fear, G.-K. Poh, G. A. DiBraccio, J. M. Jasinski, and L. Trenchi (2017), Automated force free flux rope identification, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 122doi:10.1002/2016JA022994.


[7] Jasinski J. M., C. S. Arridge, A. J. Coates, G. H. Jones, N. Sergis, M. F. Thomsen, D. B. Reisenfeld, N. Krupp, and J. H. Waite, Cassini Plasma Observations of Saturn's Magnetospheric Cusp, J. Geophys. Res., 121, doi:10.1002/2016JA023310.

[6] Jasinski, J. M., J. A. Slavin, C. S. Arridge, G. Poh, X. Jia, N. Sergis, A. J. Coates, G. H. Jones, and J. H. Waite Jr., Flux transfer event observation at Saturn's dayside magnetopause by the Cassini spacecraft, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 67136723doi:10.1002/2016GL069260.

[5] Arridge, C. S., J. M. Jasinski, N. Achilleos, Y. V. Bogdanova, E. J. Bunce, S. W. H. Cowley, A. N. Fazakerley, K. K. Khurana, L. Lamy, J. S. Leisner, et al. (2016), Cassini observations of Saturn's southern polar cusp, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 121, 30063030, doi:10.1002/2015JA021957.

[4] Dunn, W. R., G. Branduardi-Raymont, R. F. Elsner, M. F. Vogt, L. Lamy, P. G. Ford, A. J. Coates, G. R. Gladstone, C. M. Jackman, J. D. Nichols, I. J. Rae, A. Varsani, T. Kimura, K. C. Hansen, J. M. Jasinski, The impact of an ICME on the Jovian X-ray aurora, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 121, 22742307, doi:10.1002/2015JA021888.


[3] Jasinski, J. M., C. S. Arridge, L. Lamy, J. S. Leisner, M. F. Thomsen, D. G. Mitchell, A.J. Coates, A. Radioti, G. H. Jones, E. Roussos, N. Krupp, D. Grodent, M. K. Dougherty, and J. H. Waite, Cusp observation at Saturn’s high latitude magnetosphere by the Cassini spacecraft, Geophysical Research Letters, 41, 1382-1388. doi: 10.1002/2014GL059319 


[2] Radioti, A., D. Grodent, J.-C. Gérard, B. Bonfond, J. Gustin, W. Pryor, J. M. Jasinski, and C. S. Arridge (2013), Auroral signatures of multiple magnetopause reconnection at Saturn, Geophys. Res. Lett., 40, 44984502, doi:10.1002/grl.50889.


[1] Kipping, D. M., Dunn, W. R., Jasinski, J. M. and Manthri, V. P., A novel method to photometrically constrain orbital eccentricities: Multibody Asterodensity Profiling. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 421: 1166–1188. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2011.20376.x

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