Convenor: Phil Livermore (UK)
Co-Convenors: Futoshi Takahashi (Japan), Krista Soderlund (USA)
Earth’s geomagnetic field is just one of a diverse array of planetary magnetic fields within our solar system. Common to each planet is a core of electrically conducting fluid whose motion is responsible for generating its magnetic field. Magnetic observations can therefore be used to probe the internal structure and dynamics of planetary interiors, including the inaccessible deep Earth.
This symposium will focus on recent advances in both observation of magnetic fields from satellites, ground-based data and other sources and associated modelling including dynamo models and planetary evolution. Contributions to the ongoing debate concerning the thermal history of the Earth and associated implications on the geomagnetic field by a stratified layer are particularly welcome