Two presentations were named Outstanding Student Papers in the Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism Section at the 1995 AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco, Calif.
Stefanie Brachfeld, who presented “Holocene Paleoclimate Records From Glacial-Marine Sediments: Rock-magnetic and Biologic Indicators of Paleoproductivity,” is a Ph.D. student in geophysics in the Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Minnesota. She earned a B.S. in geology at the University of Rochester, and an M.S. in Earth and planetary sciences at the California Institute of Technology. Her research interests focus on sedimentary records of geomagnetic field behavior. She is examining records of secular variation in Yellowstone Lake and Lewis Lake, and testing the reliability of such records using historic age sediments in Lake Pepin. In addition, Brachfeld is using rock magnetic parameters to study century-scale variability in the South Polar region.