David D Rowlands

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David D Rowlands

  • (AST,SOLID EARTH GEOPHYSICAL STUDIES)
  • 301.614.6110 | 301.614.6522
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 698
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Positions/Employment

    1992 - Present

    Geophysicist, Planetary Geodynamics Lab (Code 698)

    NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, Maryland
    • Research in:  satellite geodesy, static and time variable gravity recovery from satellite observations, satellite laser and radar altimetry, satellite precision orbit determination, force and measurement modeling for orbit determination and geodetic parameter estimation for Earth and planetary applications.
    • Head of the Space Geodetic Applications Group in the Planetary Geodynamics Lab

    Education

    • 1975 - B.S. Mathematics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
    • 1979 - M.S. Mathematics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
    • 1982 - M.S. Geodetic Science, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

    Professional Service

    • Co-I on GRACE Science Team Investigation : Unique Approaches for Addressing Time Variable Gravity from GRACE (Frank Lemoine PI)
    • Co-I on GRACE Science Team Investigation: Tides for and from GRACE and other data (Richard Ray PI)
    • Member of, GSFC Laser Altimeter Data Product Verification/Validation Team for the ICESat mission.
    • Co-I on ICESat Science Team Investigation : Maximizing ICESat’s Contribution to Understanding Ice Sheet Surface Mass Balance (Frabk Lemoine  PI)
    • Co-I on NASA EOS/IDS Program Investigation: Understanding Sea Level Variations; Reference Frame, Data Analysis and Modeling (Richard Ray PI)
    • Lead GEODYN Software Development
    • Member of OSIRIS-Rex navigation and Radio Science Teams

    Awards

    Individual Achievement Awards:

            Robert H. Goddard Exceptional Achievement in Science (2008)

    Group Achievement Awards:

           JGM –1 Gravity Team

             TOPEX Precision Orbit Determination Team

             DSPSE (Clementine) Lunar Orbit Ops Support Team

             EGM96 Gravity Development Team 

             NEAR Shoemaker Mission Team

             Meteor 3M / SAGE III Team

             NASA Group Achievement Award for the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Laser Ranging Team

             NASA Group Achievement Award for the Goddard Grace Team

    Performance Awards:

           1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006,2007


    Publications

    Refereed

    Krogh, P. E., O. B. Andersen, C. Michailovsky, et al. P. Bauer-Gottwein, D. D. Rowlands, S. B. Luthcke, and D. S. Chinn. 2010. "Evaluating terrestrial water storage variations from regionally constrained GRACE mascon data and hydrological models over Southern Africa - preliminary results." International Journal of Remote Sensing, 31 (14): 3899-3912 [10.1080/01431161.2010.483483]

    Zuber, M. T., D. E. Smith, R. S. Zellar, et al. G. A. Neumann, X. Sun, R. Katz, I. Kleyner, A. Matuszeski, J. L. Mcgarry, M. Ott, L. A. Ramos-Izquierdo, D. D. Rowlands, M. H. Torrence, and T. W. Zagwodzki. 2010. "The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Laser Ranging Investigation." Space Science Reviews, 150 (1-4): 63-80.

    Smith, D. E., M. T. Zuber, G. Jackson, et al. J. Cavanaugh, G. A. Neumann, H. Riris, X. Sun, R. S. Zellar, C. Coltharp, J. Connelly, R. Katz, I. Kleyner, P. M. Liiva, A. Matuszeski, E. M. Mazarico, J. L. Mcgarry, A. Nova-Gradac, M. Ott, C. Peters, L. A. Ramos-Izquierdo, L. Ramsey, D. D. Rowlands, S. Schmidt, V. S. Scott, G. Shaw, J. Smith, J. Swinski, M. H. Torrence, G. Unger, A. Yu, and T. W. Zagwodzki. 2010. "The Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter Investigation on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Mission." Space Science Reviews, 150 (1-4): 209-241.

    Mazarico, E. M., G. A. Neumann, D. D. Rowlands, and D. E. Smith. 2010. "Geodetic constraints from multi-beam laser altimeter crossovers." Journal of Geodesy, 84 (6): 343-354 [10.1007/s00190-010-0379-1]

    Lemoine, F. G., N. P. Zelensky, D. S. Chinn, et al. D. E. Pavlis, D. D. Rowlands, B. D. Beckley, S. B. Luthcke, P. Willis, M. Ziebart, A. Sibthorpe, J. P. Boy, V. nd LUCERI, and 0. 46(12). . "Towards development of a consistent orbit series for TOPEX, Jason-1, and Jason-2."

    Refereed

    Krogh, P. E., O. B. Andersen, C. Michailovsky, et al. P. Bauer-Gottwein, D. D. Rowlands, S. B. Luthcke, and D. S. Chinn. 2010. "Evaluating terrestrial water storage variations from regionally constrained GRACE mascon data and hydrological models over Southern Africa - preliminary results." International Journal of Remote Sensing 31 (14): 3899-3912 [10.1080/01431161.2010.483483]

    Zuber, M. T., D. E. Smith, R. S. Zellar, et al. G. A. Neumann, X. Sun, R. Katz, I. Kleyner, A. Matuszeski, J. L. Mcgarry, M. Ott, L. A. Ramos-Izquierdo, D. D. Rowlands, M. H. Torrence, and T. W. Zagwodzki. 2010. "The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Laser Ranging Investigation." Space Science Reviews 150 (1-4): 63-80

    Smith, D. E., M. T. Zuber, G. Jackson, et al. J. Cavanaugh, G. A. Neumann, H. Riris, X. Sun, R. S. Zellar, C. Coltharp, J. Connelly, R. Katz, I. Kleyner, P. M. Liiva, A. Matuszeski, E. M. Mazarico, J. L. Mcgarry, A. Nova-Gradac, M. Ott, C. Peters, L. A. Ramos-Izquierdo, L. Ramsey, D. D. Rowlands, S. Schmidt, V. S. Scott, G. Shaw, J. Smith, J. Swinski, M. H. Torrence, G. Unger, A. Yu, and T. W. Zagwodzki. 2010. "The Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter Investigation on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Mission." Space Science Reviews 150 (1-4): 209-241

    Mazarico, E. M., G. A. Neumann, D. D. Rowlands, and D. E. Smith. 2010. "Geodetic constraints from multi-beam laser altimeter crossovers." Journal of Geodesy 84 (6): 343-354 [10.1007/s00190-010-0379-1]

    Lemoine, F. G., N. P. Zelensky, D. S. Chinn, et al. D. E. Pavlis, D. D. Rowlands, B. D. Beckley, S. B. Luthcke, P. Willis, M. Ziebart, A. Sibthorpe, J. P. Boy, V. nd LUCERI, and 0. 46(12). . "Towards development of a consistent orbit series for TOPEX, Jason-1, and Jason-2."

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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