George E. Backus, Professor Emeritus

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

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Last Revised: 29 November 1996