Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences People at EPS

 


Peter L. Olson

Professor 


office
130 Olin Hall
142-4 Olin Hall
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(410) 516-7707
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(410)516-7933
e-mail
olson@jhu.edu
website

http://www.jhu.edu/~polson1/


    

Academic Background | Research Interests | Publications | CV

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Publications

Some Recent Publications by Peter Olson

Books

Core Dynamics, P.Olson,ed., Volume 8 of the Treatise on Geophysics (G. Schubert, main ed.), 358pp. Elsevier, Amsterdam, B.V., 2007.

Mantle Convection in the Earth and Planets, with G. Schubert and D. Turcotte, 940pp, Cambridge University Press, 2001.

Articles 


Olson, P., Deguen, R., Hinnov, L.A., and Zhong, S., Controls on geomagnetic reversals and core evolution by mantle convection in the Phanerozoic, Phys. Earth Planet. Sci. 214, 87-103, 2013.[pdf]

Turner, S.J. and Olson, P.L., Owen Martin Phillips, Biogr. Mems. R. Soc. 58, 229-244, 2012.

Olson, P. and Deguen, R., Lopsided inner core growth and eccentricity of the geomagnetic dipole. Nature Geoscience, 5(8), 565-569, 2012.
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Olson, P., Christensen, U. and Driscoll, P., From superchrons to secular variation: A broadband dynamo frequency spectrum for the geomagnetic dipole. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 319-320, 75-82, 2012. [pdf]

Deguen, R., Olson, P. and Cardin, P., Experiments on turbulent metal-silicate mixing and chemical equilibration in a magma pool, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 310, 303-313, 2011. [pdf]

Wu, B., Olson, P. and Driscoll, P., A statistical boundary layer model for the mantle D”- region. J. Geophys. Res. 116 , B12112, 2011. [pdf]

Olson, P., John Verhoogen. Biographical Memoirs, National Academy of Sciences, 14 pp., 2011. [pdf]

Olson, P., Laboratory experiments on the dynamics of the core. Phys. Earth. Planet. Inter. 187, 1-18, 2011. [pdf]

Olson, P., Owen Martin Phillips, Obituary Physics Today, 64(5), 60-61, 2011. [pdf]

Olson, P., Owen Martin Phillips, Memoir, EOS Transactions Amer. Geophys. Un. 92, 8, 2011. [pdf]

Driscoll, P. and P. Olson, Superchron cycles driven by variable core heat flow. Geophys. Res. Lett., L09304, doi:10.1029/2011GL046808, 2011. [pdf]

Driscoll, P. and P. Olson, Optimal dynamos in the cores of terrestrial exoplanets: Magnetic field generation and detectability. Icarus, 213, 12-23, 2011. [pdf]

King, C., and P. Olson, Heat partitioning in metal-silicate plumes during Earth differentiation. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 304,  577-586, 2011. [pdf]

Olson, P.L., Glatzmaier, G.A., and  Coe, R.S., Complex polarity reversals in a geodynamo model. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 304, 168-179,  2011. [pdf]

Arkani-Hamed, J. and P. Olson, Giant impacts, Core Stratification, and Failure of the Martian Dynamo, J. Geophys. Res., in press, 2010. [pdf]

Amit, H., and P. Olson, A Cascade Interpretation of the Geomagnetic Dipole Decrease,Geophys, J. Int., doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2010.04596.x, 2010. [pdf]

Olson, P.L., Coe, R.S., Driscoll, P.E., Glatzmaier, G.A., and Roberts, P.H., Geodynamo Reversal Frequency and Heterogeneous Core-Mantle Boundary Heat Flow, Phys. Earth. Planet. Inter. doi:10.1016/j.pepi.2010.02.010, 2010. [pdf]

Arkani-Hamed, J. and P. Olson, Giant impact stratification of the Martian core, Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L02201, doi: 10.1029/2009GL041417, 2010. [pdf]

Driscoll, P. and P. Olson, Optimal dynamos in the cores of terrestrial exoplanets: Magnetic field generation and detectability. Icarus, submitted, 2010 [fdf]

Grand Challenges in Geodynamics: Outstanding geodynamics problems and emerging research opportunities for the Earth Sciences. Report to the National Research Council P. Olson (ed). 120pp. 2010 [pdf]

Driscoll, P. and P. Olson, Effects of buoyancy and rotation on the polarity reversal frequency of gravitationally-driven numerical dynamos, Geophys, J. Int., doi:10.111/j.1365-246X.2009.04234.x, 2009. [pdf]

Olson, P. Tectonics in the Earth’s core, Nature Geosci. 2, 379-380, 2009. [pdf]

Driscoll, P. and P. Olson, Polarity Reversals in Geodynamo Models with Core Evolution, Earth Planet Sci. Lett. 282, 24-33, 2009. [pdf]

Liu L., and P. Olson, Geomagnetic dipole moment collapse by convective mixing in the core, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36 doi:10.1029/2009GL038130, 2009. [pdf]

Olson, P., Driscoll, P., Amit, H., Dipole collapse and reversal precursors in a numerical dynamo, Phys. Earth. Planet. Inter. 173, 121-140, 2009. [pdf]

Olson, P., Planetary Magnetism, in Dynamos, Ph. Cardin, L.F. Cugilandolo, eds. Les Houches Session LXXXVIII: 2007, pp137-249, Elsevier B.V. ISBN: 978-0-0805-4812-8, 2008.

Olson, P., and Weeraratne, D. Experiments on Metal-Silicate Plumes and Core Formation, Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. London A, 366, 4253-4271, 2008. [pdf]

Aubert, J., Amit, H., Hulot, G., and Olson, P., Thermo-chemical wind flows couple Earth’s inner core growth to mantle heterogeneity, Nature, in press, 2008. [pdf]

Amit, H., Aubert, J., Hulot, G. and P. Olson, Influence of lower mantle thermal heterogeneity on time-average core flow, Earth Planet. Sci., in press, 2008.

Olson, P. Review of “New Theory of the Earth”, Physics Today, p. 68, April 2008.  [pdf]

Amit, H. and P. Olson, Geomagnetic Dipole Tilt Changes Induced by Core Flow, Phys. Earth. Planet. Inter., doi:10.1016/j.pepi.2008.01.007, 2008.

Olson, P., Gravitational Dynamos and the Low Frequency Geomagnetic Secular Variation, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. , doi:10.1073/pnas.0709081104, 2007. [pdf]

Cardin, P. and P. Olson, Experiments on Core Dynamics, Chapter 8.11 in Volume 8 of the Treatise on Geophysics (G. Schubert, main ed.) Elsevier, Amsterdam, 319-345, 2007.

Olson, P. Overview on Core Dynamics, Chapter 8.01 in Volume 8 of the Treatise on Geophysics (G. Schubert, main ed.) Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1-31, 2007. 

Courtillot, V. and P. Olson, Mantle Plumes Link Magnetic Superchrons to Phanerozoic Mass Depletion Events, Earth and Planetary Science Letters 260, 495-504, 2007.  [pdf]

Christensen, U.R., J. Aubert, and P. Olson, Convection-driven planetary dynamos. Proceedings IAU Symposium, 239, 1-8, 2007.

Amit, H., P. Olson and U. Christensen, Tests of core flow imaging methods using numerical dynamo models, Geophys J. Int, 168, 27-39, 2007.  [pdf]

Olson, P. John Verhoogen, in Encyclopedia of Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism, eds..D. Gubbins & E. Herrero-Bervera, Springer, Dordrecht, 979-980, 2007.

Olson, P. Thermal Wind, in Encyclopedia of Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism, eds.,   D. Gubbins & E. Herrero-Bervera, Springer, Dordrecht, 495-497, 2007.

Olson, P., and U.R. Christensen, Dipole Moment Scaling for Convection-Driven Planetary Dynamos, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 250, 561-571, 2006. [pdf]

Olson, P and H. Amit, Changes in Earth’s Dipole, Naturwissenschaften, doi.org/10.1007/s00114-006-0138-6, 2006.  [pdf]

Amit, H. and P. Olson, Time-average and time-dependent parts of core flow, Phys Earth Planet Inter., 155, 120-139, 2006.  [pdf] 

Amit, H. and P. Olson, Time-average and time-dependent parts of core flow, Phys Earth Planet Inter., (submitted 2005).  [pdf]  

Olson, P and H. Amit, The Earth’s Changing Dipole, Naturwissenschaften (submitted, 2005). 

Glatzmaier, G. and P. Olson, Probing the Geodynamo, Scientific American, 292, 50-57, 2005.  [pdf]

Amit, H. and P. Olson, Helical core flow from geomagnetic secular variation, Phys Earth Planet Inter., 147,1-25, 2004.  [pdf] 

Schubert, G., G. Masters, P. Tackley and P. Olson, Superplumes or plume clusters? Phys Earth Planet Inter., doi: 10.1016/j.pepi.2003.09.025, 2004.  [pdf]

Wicht, J. and P. Olson, A Detailed study of the polarity reversal mechanism in a numerical dynamo model, Geochemistry, Geodynamics, Geosystems, 5 doi 10.1029/2003GC000602, 2004.  [pdf]

Sumita, I. and P. Olson, Experiments on highly supercritical thermal convection in a rapidly rotating hemispherical shell, J. Fluid Mech., 492, 271-287, 2003.

Christensen, U.R. and Olson, P., Secular variation in numerical geodynamo models with lateral variations of boundary heat flow, Phys Earth Planet Inter., 138, 39-54, 2003.  [pdf] 

Aurnou, J., Andreadis, S., Zhu, L. and P. Olson, Experiments on convection in Earth's core tangent cylinder, Earth Planet Sci Lett, 212, 119-134, 2003.  [pdf] 

Olson, P., and U.R. Christensen, The time averaged magnetic field in numerical dynamos with nonuniform boundary heat flow, Geophys. J. Int., 151, 809-823, 2002.  [pdf] 

Olson, P., I. Sumita and J. Aurnou, Diffusive magnetic images of core upwellings, J. Geophys. Res., 107, 10.1029/ JB000384, 2002.

Olson, P. Thermal Interaction of the Core and Mantle, in Earth's Core and Lower Mantle,  C. A. Jones, A. M. Soward and K. Zhang, eds. Taylor and Francis, London, 1-29, 2003.

Olson, P., and U. R. Christensen, The time averaged magnetic field in numerical dynamos with nonuniform boundary heat flow, Geophys. J. Int., 151, 809-823, 2002.

Olson, P. The Disappearing Dipole, Nature, 416, 590-591, 2002.

Olson, P. Mantle Convection and Plumes, Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology 3rd ed., R. A. Meyers, ed. 9, 77-94, 2002.

Sumita, I. and P. Olson, Rotating thermal convection in a hemispherical shell with heterogeneous boundary heat flux: implications for the Earth’s core, J Geophys. Res., 107, 10.1029, 2002.

Brito, D., Elbert, D. and Olson, P., Experimental crystallization of gallium: ultrasonic measurements of elastic anisotropy and implications for the inner core , Phys. Earth Planet Inter., 129, 325-346, 2002.

Aurnou, J. and P. Olson, Strong zonal winds generated by thermal convection in rotating spherical shells, Geophys. Res. Lett., 28, 2557-2559, 2001.

Aurnou, J. and P. Olson, Experiments on Rayleigh-Benard convection, magnetoconvection and rotating magnetoconvection in liquid gallium, J. Fluid Mech., 430, 283-307, 2001.

Sumita, I. and P. Olson, Laboratory experiments on high Rayleigh number thermal convection in a rapidly rotating hemispherical shell, Phys. Earth Planet. Int., 117, 153-170, 2000.

Aurnou, J. and P. Olson, Control of inner core rotation by electromagnetic, gravitational and mechanical torques, Phys. Earth Planet. Int., 117, 111-121, 2000.

Sumita, I. and P. Olson, A laboratory model for the convection in the Earth’s core driven by a thermally heterogeneous mantle,  Science, 286, 1547-1549, 1999.

Olson, P. and J. Aurnou, A polar vortex in the Earth’s core, Nature, 402, 170- 173, 1999.

Christensen, U., P. Olson and G.A. Glatzmaier, Numerical modeling of the geodynamo: a systematic parameter study, Geophys. J. Int., 138, 393-409, 1999.

Olson, P., U. Christensen, and G.A. Glatzmaier, Numerical modeling of the geodynamo: Mechanisms of field generation and equilibration, J. Geophys. Res., 104, 10.383-10,404, 1999.

 

 


 

 

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