The 2010 Young Scientist Outstanding Poster Paper (YSOPP) Award is awarded to Elizabeth Day for the poster/PICO entitled:
P’P’ and PP precursor observations of the 660 km seismic discontinuity (Day, E.; Deuss, A.)
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Elizabeth Day is a PhD student at the Bullard Laboratories, University of Cambridge, supervised by Dr Arwen Deuss and Prof Simon Redfern. She is a deep Earth seismologist, primarily concentrating on observing the mantle transition zone using several different seismic data types, with a focus on understanding the contrasting observations of the 660km seismic discontinuity in these different data types. The 660km discontinuity is of particular interest as it separates the mantle transition zone and the lower mantle and its properties as a chemical and mechanical boundary govern the behaviour of the mantle as a whole.