Elizabeth Day received her MSc in Natural Sciences, specializing in Physics, at the University of Cambridge in 2006. She received her PhD in Geophysics from the Bullard labs at the University of Cambridge in 2011. Her thesis title was “Array studies of short period P-wave reflections from boundaries within the deep Earth.” She had a short Post doctoral assignment in Cambridge before joining ERL in 2012.
Elizabeth’s research has concentrated on using short period seismic body waves to investigate small scale variations in the deep Earth. For the majority of her PhD she worked with P'P' and PP precursors, investigating the frequency dependence of their observations of the mantle transition zone discontinuities and attempting to reconcile apparent contradictions between the two data types. She has also worked on interdisciplinary projects as part of the CIDER program (http://www.deep-earth.org/), studying stratification in the Earth's outer core and the compatibility of translation models of the inner core with seismic data.
In 2010 she received an EGU award for best poster. To download the poster.
Day, E. A. and A. Deuss (2013), Reconciling PP and P'P' precursor observations of a complex 660 km seismic discontinuity, in press at GJI, DOI: 10.1093/gji/ggt122 (http://gji.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2013/05/22/gji.ggt122.abstract)
Geballe, Z. M., M. Lasbleis, V. F. Cormier, and E. A. Day (2013), Sharp hemisphere boundaries in a translating inner core, Geophys. Res. Lett., 40, doi:10.1002/grl.50372. (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/grl.50372/abstract )
Deuss, A., Andrews, J. and Day, E. (2013) Seismic Observations of Mantle Discontinuities and Their Mineralogical and Dynamical Interpretation, in Physics and Chemistry of the Deep Earth (ed S.-I. Karato), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118529492.ch10 (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/9781118529492.ch10/summary
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