Project

Westward drift of the Earth's magnetic field

Publisher

Supervisor

Location

Greater Copenhagen area

Earth's magnetic field constantly changes.  It has been noticed that some concentrations of magnetic field drift westwards, but the phenomenon is not well characterized or understood.
 
In this project, the student will analyse global models of the Earth's magnetic field models, derived from satellite magnetic data (including from the Swarm mission), in order to characterize the westward drift rate of field concentrations at the core-mantle boundary.  The time-dependence of the drift rate, and its dependence on geomagnetic latitude and the size of the field feature will explored.
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Contact

Company / Organization

DTU Space

Name

Chris Finlay

Position

Professor

Mail

cfinlay@space.dtu.dk

Supervisor info

BSc in Earth and Space Physics and Engineering

Supervisor

Chris Finlay

ECTS credits

5 - 10

Type

Course project, Course-related projects, Special course

Must be completed

Fagprojekt

Technical University of Denmark

For almost two centuries DTU, Technical University of Denmark, has been dedicated to fulfilling the vision of H.C. Ørsted – the father of electromagnetism – who founded the university in 1829 to develop and create value using the natural sciences and the technical sciences to benefit society.


Today, DTU is ranked as one of the foremost technical universities in Europe, continues to set new records in the number of publications, and persistently increases and develops our partnerships with industry, and assignments accomplished by DTU’s public sector consultancy.

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