# George E. Backus, Professor Emeritus

- B.S. Mathematics, University of Chicago, 1948.

- M.S. Mathematics, University of Chicago, 1950.

- M.S. Physics, University of Chicago, 1954.

- Ph.D. Physics, University of Chicago, 1956.

## Courses Taught

## Research Interests

Inverse theory, especially applied to use of satellite magnetic data to
study the earth's core.

## Research Unit Affiliations

## Selected Publications

1994 An Estimate of Magnetic Correlation Length at the Core-Mantle
Boundary from the Luecke-Mauersberger-Lowes Spectrum, EOS, 75, 84.
1991 Current Meters in the Core of the Earth, SIO Reference Series,
91-24. 97-119.

1989 Confidence Set Inference with a Prior Quadratic Bound, Geophysical
Journal, 97, 119-150.

1986 The Region on the Core-Mantle Boundary where a Geostrophic
Velocity Field Can Be Determined from Frozen-flux Magnetic Data
(with J-L. LeMouel), Geophys. J. R. astr. Soc. 85, 617-628.

## Number of Students

## Contact Information

George E. Backus, IGPP

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

University of California, San Diego

9500 Gilman Drive

La Jolla, CA 92093-0225

tel: 619/534-2468

fax: 619/534-8090

internet: gbackus@ucsd.edu

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##### Last Revised: 29 November 1996