IGPP Seminar Series

Origin, Development and Future of Magnetoseismology

by Dr. Peter Chi


As the practice in many geophysical disciplines, magnetoseismology probes the internal structure of the magnetosphere by making use of either the normal-mode frequencies of magnetic field lines or the travel time of impulsive signals. In this seminar, we begin by reviewing how each of the normal-mode and travel-time branches of magnetoseismology started, and we demonstrate how their recent findings have enriched the research of magnetic storms and substorms. In addition, we will describe how the development of UCLA ground magnetometers has aided the advancement of magnetoseismic research. We conclude with a discussion of the outstanding questions in magnetoseismology and the ongoing efforts to resolve them.
Tuesday, 02 November 2010

Refreshments at 3:45 PM
Lecture at 4:00 PM