Publications and Presentations

/OES Publications


Olson, P., Landeau, M., and Hirsh, B., (2017). Laboratory experiments on rain-driven convection: Implications for planetary dynamos, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Volume 457, 403-411.


Bercovici, D., & Ricard, Y., (2016). Grain-damage hysteresis and plate tectonic states. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 253, 31-47.

Black, B.A., and M. Manga (2016), The eruptibility of magmas at Tharsis and Syrtis Major on Mars, Journal of Geophysical Research, vol. 121.

Black, B.A., and M. Manga (2016), Volatiles and the tempo of flood basalt magmatism, Earth and Planetary Science Letters.

Burns, E. R., S. E. Ingebritsen, M. Manga, and C. F. Williams (2016), Evaluating geothermal and hydrogeologic controls on regional groundwater temperature distribution, Water Resour. Res., 52.

Landeau, M., Olson, P., Deguen, R., Hirsh, B. (2016), Core merging and stratification after giant impacts, Nature Geoscience, in press.

Li, M.M., B. Black, S.J. Zhong, M. Manga, M.L. Rudolph, P. Olson (2016), Quantifying melt production and degassing rate at mid-ocean ridges from global mantle convection models with plate motion history, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 17.

Liu, X., S.J. Zhong, Constraining mantle viscosity structure for a thermochemical mantle using the geoid observation (2016), Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 17, 895-913.

Olson, P., (2016), Mantle control of the geodynamo: Consequences of top‐down regulation. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems.

Olson, P., E. Reynolds, L. Hinnov, and A. Goswami (2016), Variation of ocean sediment thickness with crustal age, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 17.

Zhang, Z., S. M. Dorfman, J. Labidi, S. Zhang, M. Li, M. Manga, L. Stixrude, W. F. McDonough, and Q. Williams (2016), Primordial metallic melt in the deep mantle, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43.

Zhong, S.J., and X. Liu (2016), The long-wavelength mantle structure and dynamics and implications for large-scale tectonics and volcanism in the Phanerozoic, Gondwana Research, 29, 83-104.


Amit, H., Choblet, G., Olson, P., Monteaux, J., Dechamps, F., Langlais, B., Tobie,G., Exotic core-mantle boundary heat flux: a source of diversity in planetary dynamos. Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2:26, 2015.
Amit, H., Olson, P., Lower mantle superplumes excite geomagnetic reversals, Earth Planet Sci Lett., 414, 68-75, 2015.
Bercovici, D., Schubert, G., & Ricard, Y. (2015). Abrupt tectonics and rapid slab detachment with grain damage. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(5), 1287-1291.
Black, B.A., R. R. Neely, and M. Manga (2015) Campanian ignimbrite volcanism, climate, and the final decline of the Neanderthals, Geology, vol. 43, 411-414.
Black, B.A., and T. Mittal (2015), The demise of Phobos and development of a Martian ring system, Nature Geoscience, vol. 8, 913-917.
Lillis, R.J., J. Dufek, W.S. Kiefer, B. Black, M. Manga, J. Richardson, and J.E. Bleacher (2015), The Syrtis Major volcano, Mars: a multidisciplifnary approach to interpreting its magmatic evolution and structural development, Journal of Geophysical Research, vol. 120, 1476-1496.
Liu, X., and S.J. Zhong, The long-wavelength geoid from 3-dimensional spherical models of thermal and thermo-chemical mantle convection, J. Geophys. Res., 120, 2015.
Goswami, A., Hinnov, L.A., Gnanadesikan, A., Olson, P., Global ocean bathymetry with generalized shelf-slope rises structures, Geoscientific Model Development 8, 2735-2748, 2015.
Olson, P., Amit, H., Mantle superplumes induce geomagnetic superchrons, Frontiers in Earth Science 3 (38), 2015.
Olson, P., Deguen, R., Rudolph, M.L., Zhong, S., Core evolution driven by mantle global circulation, Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., 243, 44-55, 2015.
Richards, M.A., W. Alvarez, S. Self, L. Karlstrom, P.R. Renne, M. Manga, C.J. Sprain, J. Smit, and S.A. Gibson (2015) Triggering of the largest Deccan eruptions by the Chicxulub impact, Geological Society of America Bulletin.
Towles, N., Olson, P., Gnanadesikan, A., Scaling laws for perturbations to the ocean-atmosphere system following large CO2 emissions, Climates of the Past, 11, 1–17, 2015.
Wang, Y.M., J.S. Huang, and S.J. Zhong, Episodic and multistaged gravitational instability of cratonic lithosphere and its implications for reactivation of the North China Craton, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 16, 815-833, 2015.
Wang, D., and M. Manga (2015) Organic-matter maturation in the contact aureole of an igneous sill as a tracer of hydrothermal convection, Journal of Geophysical Research, vol. 120, 1-11.
Zhong, S.J., and M.L. Rudolph, On the temporal evolution of long-wavelength mantle structure of the Earth mantle since the Early Paleozoic, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 16, 1599-1615, 2015.
Zhong, S.J., and X. Liu, The long-wavelength mantle structure and dynamics and implications for large-scale tectonics and volcanism in the Phanerozoic, Gondwana Research, 2015.


Bercovici, D. and M.D. Long, Slab rollback instability and super-continent dispersal, Geophys. Res. Lett. 41, 6659–6666, 2014.
Bercovici, D. and Y. Ricard, Plate tectonics, damage and inheritance, Nature, 508, 513-516, 2014.
Carlson, R.W., E. Garnero, T.M. Harrison, J. Li, M. Manga, W.F. McDonough, S. Mukhopadhyay, B. Romanowicz, D. Rubie, Q. Williams, and S. Zhong (2014). How did earth Earth become our modern world? Annual Reviews of Earth and Planetary Science, vol. 42, 151-178.
Deguen, R., Olson, P., Reynolds, E., F-layer formation in the outer core with asymmetric inner core growth. Comptes Rendus Geoscience, 346, 101-109, 2014.
Driscoll, P and Bercovici, D. On the thermal and magnetic histories of Earth and Venus: Influences of melting, radioactivity, and conductivity, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, Volume 236, 2014, Pages 36-51, ISSN 0031-9201.
Foley, B. J., & Bercovici, D. (2014). Scaling laws for convection with temperature-dependent viscosity and grain-damage. Geophysical Journal International, 199(1), 580-603.
Foley, B.J., D. Bercovici and L.T. Elkins-Tanton, Initiation of plate tectonics from post-magma ocean thermo- chemical convection, J. Geophys. Res.119, 8538–8561, 2014.
Karlstrom, L., C.-T. A Lee, and M. Manga (2014). Crustal thickening drives volcanic arc front migration, G-cubed, vol. 15.
Olson, P. and Amit, H., Magnetic reversal frequency scaling in dynamos with thermochemical convection. Phys. Earth Planet. Inter. 229 122-133, 2014.
Olson, P., Hinnov, L., Driscoll, P., Nonrandom geomagnetic reversal times and geodynamo evolution. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 388, 9-17, 2014.
Rudolph, M.L. and S.J. Zhong, History and dynamics of net rotation of the mantle and lithosphere, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 2014.


Deguen, R., T. Alboussière, and P. Cardin. Thermal convection in Earth’s inner core with phase change at its boundary. Geophys. J. Int., 2013.
Driscoll, P. and D. Bercovici, Divergent evolution of Earth and Venus: Influence of degassing, tectonics, and magnetic fields, Icarus, 226, 1447-1464, 2013.
Huang, J.H., A. Yang, and S.J. Zhong, Constraints of the topography, gravity and volcanism on Venusian mantle dynamics and generation of plate tectonics, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 362, 207-214, 2013.
Liu, X. and S.J. Zhong, Analysis of marginal stability, heat transfer and boundary layer propoerties for thermal convection in a compressible fluid, Geophys. J. Int, 194, 125-144, 2013.
Olson, P., Experimental dynamos, dynamics of planetary cores. Ann. Rev. Earth Planet. Sci. 41(1), 2013.
Olson, P., The geodynamo’s unique longevity. Physics Today 66(11) 30-36, 2013. [also translated into Japanese for Parity 6 4-11, 2014].
Olson, P., The new core paradox. Science 342, p.431, 2013.
Olson, P., R. Deguen, L. A. Hinnov, and S.J. Zhong, Controls on geomagnetic reversals and core evolution by mantle convection in the Phanerozoic, Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., 214, 87-103, 2013.
Rudolph, M. L., & Zhong, S. (2013). Does quadrupole stability imply LLSVP fixity? Nature, 503(7477), E3-E4.


Deguen, R., 2012. Structure and dynamics of Earth's inner core, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 333-334, 211-225. // pdf
Flowers, R.M., A.K. Ault, S.A. Kelley, N. Zhang, and S.J. Zhong, Epeirogeny or eustasy? Paleozoic-Mesozoic vertical motion of the North American continental interior from thermochronometry and implications for mantle dynamics, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 317-318, 436-445, 2012.
Foley, B.J., D. Bercovici and W. Landuyt, The conditions for plate tectonics on super-Earths: Inferences from convection models with damage, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 331-332, 281-290, 2012.
Karlstrom, L., M.L. Rudolph, and M. Manga (2012). Caldera size modulated by the yield stress within a crystal rich magma reservoir, Nature Geoscience, vol. 5, 402-405. (with long supplement)
Manga, M., M. Hornbach and the rest of the Leg 340 Science Party (2012). Heat flow in the Lesser Antilles island arc and adjacent back arc Grenada basin, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, vol. 13, B08007.
Olson, P. and Deguen, R., 2012. Eccentricity of the geomagnetic dipole caused by lopsided inner core growth, Nature Geoscience, 5, 565-569. // pdf
Zhang, N., S.J. Zhong, and R.M. Flowers, Predicting and testing continental motion histories since the Paleozoic, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 317-318, 426-435, 2012.

/AGU Fall Meeting Presentations


V23D-2867: Intercalibration of multiple thermochonometric systems at the Little Devil's Postpile contact aureole
David L Shuster, Peter W Reiners, Jennifer L Schmidt, Peter K Zeitler, Richard A Ketcham, Leif Karlstrom

V53B-2821: A new multiparameter database of Holocene and Pleistocene Cascades magmatism
Lay Kuan Loh, Leif Karlstrom, David W Ramsey, Connie L Driedger

V43E-04: Building a large magma chamber at Mount Mazama, Crater Lake, Oregon
Heather M. Wright, Leif Karlstrom, Charles R. Bacon

GP31B-1071: Precambrian Dynamo Reversal Behavior from Polarity Ratios
David A Evans, Peter E Driscoll

B33D-0546: Experimental Study of the Kinetics of CO2-Sequestration by Hawaiian Picrites
Shuang Zhang, Lin Qiu, Zhengrong Wang, Shun-ichiro Karato, Kevin T Johnson, Jay Ague, Michael L Oristaglio, Edward W Bolton, David Bercovici

B33D-0552: Constraining kinetic rates of mineral reactions using reactive transport models
Edward W Bolton, Zhengrong Wang, Jay Ague, David Bercovici, Zhengyu Cai, Shun-ichiro Karato, Michael L Oristaglio, Lin Qiu

MR33A-2447: Flow transport in deformable porous matrix with damage
Zhengyu Cai, David Bercovici

P13C-1955: Magnetic Field Influence on Atmospheric Escape and Planetary Evolution
Peter E Driscoll, David Bercovici

V53E-2882: Heat flow in the Lesser Antilles island arc and adjacent back arc Grenada basin
Michael Manga, Matthew J Hornbach, Anne Le Friant, Osamu Ishizuka, Nicole A Stroncik

V53E-2883: In-situ physical properties of submarine slides along the Lesser Antilles Arc derived from rock physics models
Matthew J Hornbach, Michael Manga, Tatsuya Adachi, Christoph F Breitkreuz, Sara Lafuerza, Anne LeFriant, Sally Morgan, Osamu Ishizuka, Martin Jutzeler, Angela L Slagle, Peter J Talling

V53E-2884: Flotation Experiments with Seafloor-Sampled Pumice Lapilli, IODP 340 - Preliminary Results
Martin Jutzeler, Michael Manga, James D White

V53E-2889: Consolidation state of marine sediments west of Martinique, Lesser Antilles volcanic arc: preliminary geotechnical analyses from IODP Expedition 340
Sara Lafuerza, Anne Le Friant, Michael Manga, Matthew J Hornbach, Martin Jutzeler, Christoph F Breitkreuz

NH11A-1549: Source evolution and longevity of the Lusi mud eruption, Indonesia
Maxwell L Rudolph, Manoochehr Shirzaei, Michael Manga, Yo Fukushima

T43A-2633: Crustal thickening drives arc front migration
Leif Karlstrom, Cin-Ty Lee, Michael Manga

V11B-2753: Counterintuitive effects of substrate roughness on PDCs (Invited)
Benjamin J Andrews, Michael Manga

V11B-2760: Crystal bearing magmas rheology: Theoretical, experimental and numerical comparison
Benoit Cordonnier, Boris J Kaus, Wim Degruyter, Michael Manga, Philippe Yamato, Thibault Duretz

VB23E-0506: Intensified Plant Activity Following the 2010 M8.8 Maule Earthquake
Christian H Mohr, Michael Manga, Chi-Yuen Wang

G23C-07: Computations of the viscoelastic response of a 3-D compressible Earth to surface loading: an application to Glacial Isostatic Adjustment in Antarctica and Canada
Geruo A, John M. Wahr, Shijie Zhong

T33J-05: A Model for Earth’s Mantle Dynamic History for The Last 500 Ma and Its Implications for Continental Vertical Motions and Geomagnetism (Invited)
Shijie Zhong, Peter Olson, Nan Zhang

B53A-0657: Effects of Lithospheric and Crustal Cooling and Global Sea-level Changes due to Glaciation Cycles on Paleogeography of the Galapagos
Shijie Zhong, Dennis Geist

OS31C-1757: Processes governing transient responses of the deep ocean buoyancy budget to a doubling of CO2
Jaime B Palter, Stephen M Griffies, Bonita L Hunter Samuels, Eric D Galbraith, Anand Gnanadesikan

OS33A-1812: Ocean Color and the Equatorial Annual Cycle in the Pacific
Arno C Hammann, Anand Gnanadesikan

A14E-04. Sensitivity of Stratospheric and Tropospheric Chemistry to Perturbations of Methane, Carbon Dioxide, Nitrous Oxide, and Chlorofluorocarbons
Richard S. Stolarski, Eric L. Fleming, Charles H. Jackman, Anne R. Douglass, Paul A. Newman

IN11A-1453: Estimating Uncertainty in a 41-year Merged Ozone Dataset from SBUV instruments
Natalya A Kramarova, Stacey M Frith, Richard D McPeters, Richard S Stolarski, Pawan K Bhartia, Gordon J Labow

A21G-0136: Response to solar forcing under different background atmospheric conditions
William H Swartz, Richard S Stolarski, Eric L Fleming, Charles H Jackman, Luke Oman

A21G-0141: Evaluation of Chemistry Climate Model Projections for Ozone Recovery using Network for Detection of Atmospheric Composition Change (NDACC) Column Measurements of Chlorine Reservoirs HCl and ClONO2
Anne R Douglass, Susan E Strahan, Richard S Stolarski

A11J-0182: The Effect of Tropospheric Jet Latitude on Coupling between the Stratospheric Polar Vortex and the Troposphere
Edwin P Gerber, Chaim Garfinkel, Darryn W Waugh

A11J-0183: Observed Connection between Stratospheric Sudden Warmings and the Madden-Julian Oscillation
Chaim Garfinkel, Steven B Feldstein, Darryn W Waugh, Sukyoung Lee, Changhyun Yoo

A11J-0191: Seasonal Variations of Stratospheric Age Spectra in GEOSCCM
Feng Li, Darryn W Waugh, Anne R Douglass, Steven Pawson, Paul A Newman, Richard S Stolarski, Susan E Strahan

A43E-0206: Global Tropospheric OH
Julie M Nicely, Timothy P Canty, Chang Lang, Bryan N Duncan, Qing Liang, Luke Oman, Ross J Salawitch, Richard S Stolarski, Darryn W Waugh

A53P-0426: Air-mass Origin as a Diagnostic of Climate Change in Tropospheric Transport
Clara Orbe, Mark Holzer, Lorenzo M Polvani, Darryn W Waugh

GP13B-1129: Sherman Statistic Reveals Non-Random Behavior in the Phanerozoic Geomagnetic Polarity Time Scale
Linda A Hinnov, Peter Olson, Peter E Driscoll

GDI31A-2391: Rotation and penetrative convection in water cooled from below
Thierry Alboussiere, Stephane Labrosse, Fabien Dubuffet, Fanny Thibon, Ludovic Huguet, Renaud Deguen

DI31B-2397: Mantle convection modulates core evolution and geomagnetic reversals
Peter Olson, Renaud Deguen, Linda A Hinnov, Shijie Zhong

P44A-02. Fluid dynamics experiments on metal fragmentation in a magma ocean (Invited)
Renaud Deguen, Maylis Landeau, Peter Olson

MR13A-04. Towards a coherent interpretation of the seismic inner core (Invited)
Thierry Alboussiere, Renaud Deguen

MR41A-08. Silicate-Iron partitioning of Palladium and Ruthemium up to 110 GPa using nano-X-Ray Fluorescence imaging
Sylvain Petitgirard, Denis Andrault, Manuela Borchert, Karen Appel, Renaud Deguen, Mohamed Mezouar, Julie Villanova

DI11B-01. Conditions for inner core translation, and possible observable consequences for the outer core dynamics (Invited)
Renaud Deguen, Thierry Alboussiere, Peter Olson, Philippe Cardin

DDI33A-2409: F-layer formation in numerical dynamos with inner core translation
Evan Reynolds, Renaud Deguen, Peter Olson

DI22A-02 Science goals for the next generation of numerical dynamos (Invited)
Peter Olson