The 2009 Arthur Holmes Medal & Honorary Membership is awarded to David Gubbins for his fundamental research on the origin of geomagnetic reversals and the thermo-mechanical behaviour of the Earth’s core.
David Gubbins’ research has covered the field of geomagnetism, theoretical seismology and inverse theory. His main research interest remains the origin of the Earth’s magnetic field and understanding long term behaviour of the magnetic field through dynamo models and interpretation of the paleo-magnetic record. Recent research has involved constraining thermal core-mantle interaction, exploring regimes for dynamo action and geomagnetic constraints on stratification at the top of Earth’s core.
Video of the Arthur Holmes Medal Lecture given at the EGU General Assembly 2009.