PS Planetary and Solar System Sciences
The 2019 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Anna Mittelholz for the poster/PICO entitled:
First results from the InSight FluxGate Magnetometer: Constraints on Mars’ crustal magnetic field at the landing site (Mittelholz, A.; Johnson, C. L.; Langlais, B.; Lognonne, P.; Pike, W. T.; Joy, S. P.; Russell, C. T.; Yu, Y.; Ansan, V.; Grott, M.; Krause, C.; Spohn, T.; Widmer-Schnidrig, R.; Smrekar, S. E.; Banerdt, W. B.)
Anna Mittelholz is a PhD student at the University of British Columbia in Canada. Her research aims to understand the static crustal and time varying external magnetic field of Mars, and their interactions.
For the 2019 EGU general assembly, Anna presented a poster displaying first results of the magnetometer on the InSight Mars lander. This mission has been operating since November 2018 and its magnetometer represents the first surface observatory giving us primary indications on Mars’ strong crustal magnetic field, and time variations as observed from the ground.