Katia Jasbinschek dos Reis Pinheiro


Oceanographer Kátia Pinheiro holds a degree from the University of Rio de Janeiro, a master’s degree in geophysics from the National Observatory, and a doctorate in geomagnetism from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Nantes, France. Kátia has a deep appreciation for music, particularly Brazilian popular music and bossa nova, a passion that inspired her to name her dog Gal. She is also committed to promoting science education, which led her to establish a puppet theater project for children titled ‘An Adventure to the Center of the Earth.’ Since 2009, Kátia has been working as a researcher at the National Observatory in Rio de Janeiro.


Dynamic Origin of Geomagnetic Secular Variation Pulses in the Earth's Core
Science / Ciências da terra

The rapid changes in the Earth’s core are known as geomagnetic secular variation pulses. Despite being the fastest of such changes, their physical origin remains unknown. Furthermore, there is a lack of literature discussing their primary characteristics, such as their non-simultaneous nature and their distribution on a local or global scale. These topics will be the focus of the proposed project. To address these issues, synthetic flux models within the Earth’s core will be utilized to solve the radial induction equation. The findings will then be compared with pulse data from magnetic observatories and satellites.

Amount invested

R$ 99,700.00

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  • Topics
  • Geomagnetic jerks
  • Geomagnetic variation
  • Planet Earth