Dr Amoré Nel

Unit: Science Research and Applications Position: Research Scientist Qualifications: PhD

Amoré, born and raised in the Free-State, achieved her BSc Applied Mathematics degree at the University of Stellenbosch in 2008. After her BSc (hons) in Astrophysics at the University of the Free-State, she shifted focus to Space Physics. Amoré attained her MSc (with distinction) at North-West University, where she studied near-Earth solar turbulence, and the solar-cycle dependence of certain turbulence quantities. She then attained her PhD in Space Physics, focus Auroral Physics using EISCAT incoherent scatter radar and optical methods, under the leadership of Prof Mike Kosch at SANSA Space Science.

Since 2019 she's been a SANSA postdoctoral researcher based at the Helmholtz GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, where her focus is on recording and analysing magnetometer observatory data, Southern African regional geomagnetic field models, and external geomagnetic field studies using joint satellite and ground based observatory data.

Research Interests

  • Geomagnetism
  • Geomagnetic observatories
  • Space Physics
  • Space Weather
  • Auroral Physics