Cathy Constable's Home Page

Last modified April 1st 2009

Catherine Constable
Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of California San Diego

Maps to find my Office: 329 IGPP Munk Lab


Most of my research is in paleomagnetism and geomagnetism. I am particularly interested in recent and long term secular variation and reversals of the geomagnetic field, the solution of geophysical inverse problems and using statistical methods on geophysical problems. I use paleomagnetic data to map variations in the geomagnetic field on millennial and million year time scales, and study the geomagnetic field on a global scale. Since I generally use other people's data for this, I also collaborate with other researchers on methods for archiving rock and paleomagnetic data so that they will be publicly accessible. This work has led to the MagIC database project.

Another interest is in the present-day geomagnetic field measured using magnetometers carried on low-earth-orbiting satellites. Magnetic fields induced in Earth's mantle by time-variations in the external part of the field are used to study electrical conductivity of Earth's mantle.

For more information about specific projects go to Research Interests and Projects.

Biographical Information

See my Scripps profile, or a pdf version of CV and publications here.
Links to many of my publications can be found here.

SIO Classes:

Gravity and Geomagnetism: SIO229


Students, Postdocs, Collaborators
The Magnetics Information Consortium - MagIC Database Initiative
AGU Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism Section
GPMAG-l list server information
The Great Magnet Earth
Earth Section Seminars