The 2023 Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award is awarded to Tinghong Zhou for the poster/PICO entitled:
Did the dynamo cease during the Ediacaran Period prior to inner core nucleation? (Zhou, T.; Tarduno, J.; Kodama, K.; Cottrell, R.; Bono, R.)
Tinghong Zhou is a Ph.D. student at the University of Rochester, working under the supervision of Prof. John Tarduno. Her research focuses on a) the long-term evolution of the paleointensity of the geomagnetic field and its correlation with the deep Earth’s structure, especially the paleomagnetic field response to the inner core nucleation, and b) the paleomagnetic field of planetary bodies. The presentation she presented at the EGU 2023 shows the preliminary results of an Ediacaran paleomagnetic field study. By conducting the paleointensity measurement for the Ediacaran rock samples, the study investigates the possibility that the paleomagnetic field ceased in the Ediacaran before the Earth’s inner core nucleation.