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Jean O. Dickey

  • Ph.D. Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ), Physics, 1976
  • M.Phil. Rutgers University Physics, 1975
  • M.S. Rutgers University Physics, 1975
  • B.S. St. Francis University (Loretto, PA) Physics

Research Interests
  • Geodynamics & Atmospheric Dynamics
  • Angular Momentum Budget Studies of the Earth
  • Solid Earth-Atmosphere-Ocean Interactions
  • Time Variable Gravity
  • Climate Studies
  • Space Geodesy

Professional Experience
Research positions at Caltech/Campus & JPL
  • Research Faculty Appointment (1977-1980) Campus
  • JPL since 1980, Principal Research Scientist with the title of Senior Research Scientist, Group Supervisor (1983-2007)

Selected Awards
  • Elected Fellow, American Geophysical Union
  • Fellow, International Association of Geodesy
  • NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal (2003)
  • NASA Exceptional Service Medal (1998)
  • Sigma Xi
  • NASA Group Achievement Awards (Galileo Team, GPS Calibration Tracking System/Kalman Earth Orientation Filter Earth Measurement Team and Solid Earth-Atmosphere Interaction Team among others)
  • Invited Discourse (XXIInd International Astronomical Union General Assembly, August 1994)
  • Bowie Lecturer (American Geophysical Union, 1993)
  • Invited Lecture, Frontiers in Geophysics (American Geophysical Union, May 1988)
  • Keynote speaker, Gravity, Geoid and Geodynamics, 2000 (Banff, Canada)

Selected Publications
  1. Dickey, Jean O., Steven L. Marcus and Olivier de Viron, Air temperature and anthropogenic forcing: Insight from the Solid Earth, J. Clim, January 15 Issue, 569, 2011.
  2. Dickey, Jean O., Steven L. Marcus and Olivier de Viron, Closure in the Earth’s angular momentum budget observed from subseasonal periods down to 4 days: No core effects needed, Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L03307, doi:10.1029/2009GL041118, 2010.
  3. Landerer, F. W., J. O. Dickey, and A. Güntner, Terrestrial water budget of the Eurasian Pan-Arctic budget of the Eurasian pan-Arctic from GRACE satellite measurements during 2003­2009, J. Geophys. Res., 115, D23115, doi:10.1029/2010JD014584, 2010.
  4. Marcus, S. L., O. de Viron, and J. O. Dickey, Abrupt Atmospheric Torque Changes and Their Role in the 1976-77 Climate Regime Shift, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2010JD015032, 2010.
  5. Marcus, S. L., O. de Viron, and J. O. Dickey (2010), Interannual atmospheric torque and El Niño–Southern Oscillation: Where is the polar motion signal? J. Geophys. Res., 115, B12409, doi:10.1029/2010JB007524.
  6. Dickey, JO, O de Viron, Leading Modes of Torsional Oscillations within the Earth’s Core, Geophys. Res. Lett., Leading modes of torsional oscillations within the Earth's core Volume: 36 Article Number: L15302, 2009.
  7. Marcus, S.L., J.O. Dickey, I. Fukumori, and O. de Viron (2012), Detection of the Earth rotation response to a rapid fluctuation of Southern Ocean circulation in November 2009, Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L04605, doi:10.1029/2011GL050671
  8. Dickey, JO, SL Marcus, and JK Willis, Ocean Cooling: Constraints from Changes in Earth's Dynamic Oblateness (J2) and Altimetry, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35: 18: L18608, 2008.
  9. Dickey, JO, Steven L. Marcus & TM Chin, Thermal wind forcing & atmospheric angular momentum: Origin of the Earth’s delayed response to ENSO, Geophys. Res. Lett, 34, 7, 2007.
  10. Chin, T. M., R. S. Gross & J. O. Dickey, Multi-reference evaluation of Uncertainty in Earth orientation parameter measurements, Journal of Geodesy, 79, 24, 2005.
  11. Chin TM, Gross RS, Dickey JO, Modeling and forecast of the polar motion excitation functions for short-term polar motion prediction, J of Geodesy 78 (6): 343-353, 2004.
  12. Marcus, S.L., O. de Viron, & J.O. Dickey, Atmospheric Contributions to Earth Nutation: Geodetic Constraints & Limitations of the Torque Approach, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 61 (3): 352-356, 2004
  13. Dickey, Jean O., Steven L. Marcus, & Olivier de Viron, Coherent interannual & decadal variations in the atmosphere-ocean system, Geophys. Res. Lett., 30 (11): art. no. 1573, 2003.
  14. Dickey, JO. SL Marcus, O. de Viron & Ichiro Fukumori, Recent Earth Oblateness Variations: Unraveling Climate & Post-Glacial Rebound Effects, Science, 298, 1975-1977, 2002.
  15. deViron, O., Dickey, J.O and Marcus, S.L., Effect of changes in atmospheric mass on the length-of-day, Geophys. Res. Lett. 29 (17): art. No. 1849, 2002.
  16. deViron, O., Dickey, J.O & Marcus, S.L., Annual Atmospheric Torques: Processes & Regional Contributions, Geophys. Res. Lett, 12 April, 2002.
  17. deViron, O., S. L. Marcus, & J. O. Dickey, Atmospheric torques during the winter of 1989: Impact of ENSO & NAO positive phases, Geophys. Res. Lett. 28, 1985-1988, 2001.
  18. deViron, O., Marcus, S.L. & Dickey, J.O., Diurnal Angular Momentum Budget of the Atmosphere & Its Consequences for the Earth's Nutation, J. Geophys. Res. 106, B11, 26,747, 2001.
  19. Marcus, S. L., J. O. Dickey, & O. de Viron, Links between intraseasonal (extended MJO) & ENSO timescales: Insights via geodetic & atmospheric analysis, Geophys. Res. Lett. 28, 3465-3468, 2001.
  20. Hide, R., D.H. Boggs, J.O. Dickey, Angular Momentum Fluctuations Within the Earth’s Liquid Core & Torsional Oscillations of the Core-Mantle, Geophys. J Int, 143, 777-786, 2000.
  21. Dickey, J.O., C.R. Bentley, R. Bilham, J.A. Carton, R.J. Eanes, T.A. Herring, W.M. Kaula, G.S.E Lagerloef, S. Rojstaczer, W.H.F. Smith, H.M. van d en Dool, J.M. Wahr, and M.T. Zuber, Satellite Gravity & the Geosphere: Insights into the Study of the Solid Earth & Its Fluid Envelope, EOS, 79, 20,237-243,1998.
  22. Marcus, S. L., Chao, Y., Dickey, J. O., & P. Gegout, Detection & Modeling of NonTidal Oceanic Effects on the Earth’s Rotation Rate, Science, 281, 1656–1659, 1998.
  23. Dong, D., J. O. Dickey, Y. Chao, & M. K. Cheng, Geocenter Variations Caused by Atmosphere, Ocean & Surface Ground Water, Geophys. Res. Lett, 24, 1867-1870, 1997.
  24. Mo, K. C., J. O. Dickey, & S. L. Marcus, Interannual Fluctuations in Atmospheric Angular Momentum Simulated by the NCEP Medium Range Forecast Model, J. Geophys. Res., 102, 6703-6713, 1997.
  25. Marcus, S. L., Ghil, M., & Dickey, J. O., The Extratropical 40-Day Oscillation in the UCLA General Circulation Model, Part II: Spacial Structure, J. Atmos. Sci., 53, 1993–2014, 1996.
  26. Dickey, J. O., Marcus, S. L., & Hide, R., Global Propagation of Interannual Fluctuations in Atmospheric Angular Momentum, Nature, 357, 484-488, 1992.
  27. Dickey, J. O., Marcus, S. L., Steppe, J. A., & Hide, R., The Earth's Angular Momentum Budget on Subseasonal Time Scales, Science, 225, 321-324, 1992.

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