David D Rowlands

David D Rowlands

  • (AST,SOLID EARTH GEOPHYSICAL STUDIES)
  • 301.614.6110 | 301.614.6522
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 61A.1
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Positions/Employment

    1992 - Present

    Geophysicist, Geodesy and Geophysics Laboratory (Code 61A)

    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 Geodesy and Geophysics Laboratory

    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 (Scott Luthcke 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


    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Mao, D., J. F. McGarry, E. Mazarico, et al. G. A. Neumann, X. Sun, M. H. Torrence, T. W. Zagwodzki, D. D. Rowlands, E. D. Hoffman, J. E. Horvath, J. E. Golder, M. K. Barker, D. E. Smith, and M. T. Zuber. 2017. "The Laser Ranging Experiment of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter: Five Years of Operations and Data Analysis." Icarus, 283: 55-69 [10.1016/j.icarus.2016.07.003]

    Mazarico, E. M., D. D. Rowlands, T. J. Sabaka, et al. K. M. Getzandanner, D. P. Rubincam, J. B. Nicholas, and M. C. Moreau. 2017. "Recovery of Bennu's Orientation for the OSIRIS-REx Mission: Implications for the Spin State Accuracy and Geolocation Errors." Journal of Geodesy, 91 (10): 1141-1161 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1007/s00190-017-1058-2]

    Lemoine, F. G., S. J. Goossens, T. J. Sabaka, et al. J. B. Nicholas, E. M. Mazarico, D. D. Rowlands, B. D. Loomis, D. S. Chinn, G. A. Neumann, D. E. Smith, and M. T. Zuber. 2014. "GRGM900C: A degree-900 lunar gravity model from GRAIL primary and extended mission data." Geophys. Res. Lett., 41 (10): 3382-3389 [10.1002/2014GL060027]

    Goossens, S. J., T. J. Sabaka, J. B. Nicholas, et al. F. G. Lemoine, D. D. Rowlands, E. M. Mazarico, G. A. Neumann, D. E. Smith, and M. T. Zuber. 2014. "High-resolution local gravity model of the south pole of the Moon from GRAIL extended mission data." Geophys. Res. Lett., 41 (10): 3367-3374 [10.1002/2014GL060178]

    Luthcke, S. B., D. Rowlands, T. Sabaka, et al. B. Loomis, M. Horwath, and A. Arendt. 2014. "Gravimetry measurements from space." Remote Sensing of the Cryosphere, 231-247 [10.1002/9781118368909.ch10]

    Melachroinos, S., F. G. Lemoine, N. P. Zelensky, et al. D. D. Rowlands, S. B. Luthcke, and O. Bordyugov. 2013. "The effect of geocenter motion on Jason-2 orbits and the mean sea level." Adv. Space Res., 51 (8): 1323—1334 [10.1016/j.asr.2012.06.004]

    Lemoine, F. G., S. J. Goossens, T. J. Sabaka, et al. J. B. Nicholas, E. M. Mazarico, D. D. Rowlands, B. D. Loomis, D. S. Chinn, D. S. Caprette, G. A. Neumann, D. E. Smith, and M. T. Zuber. 2013. "High-degree gravity models from GRAIL primary mission data." J. Geophys. Res.-Planets, 118: 1676-1698 [10.1002/jgre.20118]

    Mazarico, E. M., D. D. Rowlands, G. A. Neumann, et al. D. E. Smith, M. H. Torrence, F. G. Lemoine, and M. T. Zuber. 2012. "Orbit determination of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter." J. Geodesy, 86 (3): 193-207 [10.1007/s00190-011-0509-4]

    Goossens, S. J., K. Matsumoto, D. D. Rowlands, et al. F. G. Lemoine, H. Noda, and H. Araki. 2011. "Orbit determination of the SELENE satellites using multi-satellite data types and evaluation of SELENE gravity field models." J. Geodesy, 85: 487-504 [10.1007/s00190-011-0446-2]

    Sabaka, T. J., D. D. Rowlands, S. B. Luthcke, and J. P. Boy. 2010. "Improving global mass flux solutions from Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) through forward modeling and continuous time correlation." J. Geophys. Res., 115 (B11): B11403 [10.1029/2010JB007533]

    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]

    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. 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. 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.

    Rowlands, D. D., S. B. Luthcke, J. McCarthy, et al. S. Klosko, D. S. Chinn, F. G. Lemoine, J.-P. C. Boy, and T. J. Sabaka. 2010. "Global mass flux solutions from GRACE: A comparison of parameter estimation strategies—Mass concentrations versus Stokes coefficients." J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 115 (B1): [Full Text (Link)] [10.1029/2009JB006546]

    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]

    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 [10.1007/s11214-009-9511-z]

    Klosko, S., D. Rowlands, S. Luthcke, et al. F. Lemoine, D. Chinn, and M. Rodell. 2009. "Evaluation and validation of mascon recovery using GRACE KBRR data with independent mass flux estimates in the Mississippi Basin." J Geodesy, 83 (9): 817-827 [10.1007/s00190-009-0301-x]

    Rowlands, D. D., F. G. Lemoine, D. S. Chinn, and S. B. Luthcke. 2009. "A simulation study of multi-beam altimetry for lunar reconnaissance orbiter and other planetary missions ." J. Geodesy , Vol 83 (8): 709-721 [Full Text (Link)] [ 10.1007/s00190-008-0285-y]

    Han, S. C., D. D. Rowlands, S. B. Luthcke, and F. G. Lemoine. 2008. "Localized analysis of satellite tracking data for studying time-variable Earth's gravity fields." J Geophys Res, 113 ( 17): B06401 [ 10.1029/2007JB005218]

    Luthcke, S. B., A. A. Arendt, D. D. Rowlands, J. J. McCarthy, and C. F. Larsen. 2008. "Recent glacier mass changes in the Gulf of Alaska region from GRACE mascon solutions." Journal of Glaciology, 54 (188): 767-777 [10.3189/002214308787779933]

    Sanchez, B. V., D. D. Rowlands, and R. M. Haberle. 2006. "Variations of Mars Gravitational Field Based on the NASA/Aames General CIrculation Model." Journal of Geophysical Research, 111 (E6): E06010 [ 10.1029/2005JE002442]

    Luthcke, S. B., D. D. Rowlands, F. G. Lemoine, et al. S. M. Klosko, D. S. Chinn, and J. J. McCarthy. 2006. "Monthly spherical harmonic gravity field solutions determined from GRACE inter-satellite range-rate data alone." Geophys. Res. Lett., 33 (2): [Full Text (Link)] [10.1029/2005GL024846 ]

    Luthcke, S. B., D. D. Rowlands, T. A. Williams, and M. Sirota. 2005. "Calibration and reduction of ICESat geoloaction errors and the impact on ice sheet elevation change detection,." Geophys Res Lett, VOL. 32: L21S05 [ 10.1029/2005GL023689]

    Rowlands, D. D., S. B. Luthcke, S. M. Klosko, et al. F. G. Lemoine, D. S. Chinn, J. J. McCarthy, C. M. Cox, and O. B. Anderson. 2005. "Resolving mass flux at high spatial and temporal resolution using GRACE intersatellite measurements." Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 32 ( 4): L04310 [ 10.1029/2004GL021908]

    Sanchez, B. V., D. Rowlands, R. Haberle, and J. Schaeffer. 2003. "Atmospheric rotational effects on Mars based on the NASA Ames general circulation model." J. Geophys. Res., 108 (E5): 5040 [10.1029/2002JE001984]

    Ray, R., D. Rowlands, and G. Egbert. 2003. "Tidal models in a new era of satellite gravimetry." Space Science Reviews, 108: 271-282 [ 10.1023/A:1026223308107]

    Luthcke, S. B., N. P. Zelensky, D. D. Rowlands, F. G. Lemoine, and T. A. Williams. 2003. "The 1-centimeter Orbit: Jason-1 Precision Orbit Determination Using GPS, SLR, DORIS and Altimeter data." Marine Geodesy, 26 (3-4): 399-421 [10.1080/01490410390256727 ]

    Rubincam, D., D. Rowlands, and R. Ray. 2002. "Is asteroid 951 Gaspra in a resonant obliquity state with its spin increasing due to YORP?" J Geophys Res, 107: 5065 [ 10.1029/2001JE001813]

    Rowlands, D. D., R. D. Ray, D. S. Chinn, and F. G. Lemoine. 2002. "Short-arc analysis of intersatellite tracking data in a gravity mapping mission." J. Geodesy, 76: 307-316 [ 10.1007/s00190-002-0255-8]

    Neumann, G. A., D. D. Rowlands, F. G. Lemoine, D. E. Smith, and M. T. Zuber. 2001. "Crossover analysis of Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter data." J. Geophys. Res.-Planets, 106 (E10): 23753-23768 [ 10.1029/2000JE001381]

    Lemoine, F. G., D. E. Smith, D. D. Rowlands, et al. M. T. Zuber, G. A. Neumann, D. S. Chinn, and D. E. Pavlis. 2001. "An improved solution of the gravity field of Mars (GMM-2B) from Mars Global Surveyor." J. Geophys. Res.-Planets, 106 (E10): 23359-23376 [10.1029/2000JE001426 ]

    Rowlands, D., C. C. Carabajal, S. B. Luthcke, D. J. Harding, and J. M. Sauber. 2000. "Satellite laser altimetry: on-orbit calibration techniques for precise geolocation." The Review of Laser Engineering, 28 (12): 796-803 [10.2184/lsj.28.796]

    Luthcke, S. B., D. D. Rowlands, J. J. McCarthy, E. Stoneking, and D. E. Pavlis. 2000. "Spaceborne Laser Altimeter Pointing Bias Calibration From Range Residual Analysis." Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 37 ( 3): 374-384 [ 10.2514/2.3571]

    Rowlands, D. D., D. E. Pavlis, F. G. Lemoine, G. A. Neumann, and S. B. Luthcke. 1999. "The use of laser altimetry in the orbit and attitude determination of Mars Global Surveyor." Geophys. Res. Lett., 26 (9): 1191-1194 [ 10.1029/1999GL900223]

    Garvin, J., J. Bufton, J. Blair, et al. D. Harding, S. Luthcke, J. Frawley, and D. Rowlands. 1998. "Observations of the Earth's topography from the Shuttle Laser Altimeter (SLA): laser-pulse echo-recovery measurements of terrestrial surfaces." Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 23: 1053-1068 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1016/S0079-1946(98)00145-1]

    Lemoine, F. G., D. E. Smith, M. T. Zuber, G. A. Neumann, and D. D. Rowlands. 1997. "A 70th degree lunar gravity model (GLGM-2) from Clementine and other tracking data." J. Geophys. Res.-Planets, 102 (E7): 16339-16359 [ 10.1029/97JE01418]

    Non-Refereed

    Mazarico, E. M., D. D. Rowlands, D. P. Rubincam, et al. J. B. Nicholas, M. C. Moreau, M. Daly, O. S. Barnouin, and D. S. Lauretta. 2017. "Recovery of Bennu's Orientation for the OSIRIS-REx Mission." Proceedings of the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, XLVIII, March 20-24, 2017, The Woodlands, Texas, U.S.A., https://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2017/pdf/1989.pdf Paper # 1989: [Full Text (Link)]

    Getzandanner, K., D. D. Rowlands, E. M. Mazarico, et al. P. Antreasian, C. Jackson, and M. M. Moreau. 2016. "An independent orbit determination simulation for the OSIRIS-REX asteroid sample return mission ." Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, Guidance Navigation and Control, 2016 157: 629-642 [Full Text (Link)]

    Macmillan, D. S., D. E. Pavlis, F. G. Lemoine, D. S. Chinn, and D. D. Rowlands. 2010. "VLBI-SLR Combination Solution Using GEODYN." International VLBI Service for Geodesy and Astrometry, 2010 General Meeting Proceedings NASA CP/2010-215864: Greenbelt, Maryland, U.S.A.: 227-231 [Full Text (Link)]

    Luthcke, S. B., D. D. Rowlands, F. G. Lemoine, et al. H. J. Zwally, S. M. Klosko, D. S. Chinn, and J. J. McCarthy. 2008. "ICESat, GRACE, and Time Varying Gravity: SLR Contributions and Applications." Proceedings of the 16th International Workshop on Laser Ranging, Poznan, Poland, Oct. 12-17, 2008 [Full Text (Link)]

    Zelensky, N. P., F. G. Lemoine, D. D. Rowlands, et al. S. B. Luthcke, D. S. Chinn, J. L. Beall, B. D. Beckley, S. M. Klosko, P. Willis, and V. Luceri. 2008. "Sub-centimeter SLR precision with the SLRF2005/LPOD2005 network." Proceedings of the 16th International Workshop on Laser Ranging, Poznan, Poland, Oct. 12-17, 2008 [Full Text (Link)]

    Luthcke, S. B., D. D. Rowlands, F. G. Lemoine, N. P. Zelensky, and T. A. Pennington. 2003. "GPS-Based Precision Orbit Determination for a New Era of Altimeter Satellites: Jason-1 and ICESat." Proceedings of the 2003 Flight Mechanics Symposium NASA CP/2003-212246: Greenbelt, Maryland, U.S.A.: [Full Text (Link)]

    Luthcke, S. B., D. D. Rowlands, D. J. Harding, et al. J. L. Bufton, C. C. Carabajal, and T. A. Pennington. 2003. "ICESat Laser Altimeter Pointing, Ranging and Timing Calibration from Integrated Residual Analysis: A Summary of Early Mission Results." Proceedings of the 2003 Flight Mechanics Symposium, Oct. 28-30, 2003. NASA CP/2003-212246: Greenbelt, Maryland, U.S.A.: [Full Text (Link)]

    Lemoine, F. G., D. D. Rowlands, S. B. Luthcke, et al. N. P. Zelensky, D. S. Chinn, D. E. Pavlis, and G. Marr. 2001. "Precise orbit determination for GEOSAT Follow-On using Satellite Laser Ranging Data and intermission altimeter crossovers." Proceedings of the 2001 Flight Mechanics Symposium NASA/CP-2001-209986: Greenbetl, Maryland, U.S.A.: 377-392 [Full Text (Link)]

    Lemoine, F. G., D. D. Rowlands, D. E. Smith, et al. D. S. Chinn, D. E. Pavlis, S. B. Luthcke, G. A. Neumann, and M. T. Zuber. 2000. "Orbit determination for Mars Global Surveyor during mapping." Proceedings of the AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Meeting, Aug. 16-19, 1999, Girdwood, Alaska, Advances in the Astronautical Sciences 103: San Diego, California, U.S.A.: 435-451.

    Zelensky, N. P., D. D. Rowlands, F. G. Lemoine, et al. D. S. Chinn, S. B. Luthcke, and G. C. Marr. 2000. "Precise Orbit Determination for the GEOSAT Follow-On Spacecraft." Proceedings of the 12th International Workshop on Laser Ranging (ILRS), Nov. 13-17, 2000, Matera, Italy [Full Text (Link)]

    Lemoine, F. G., D. D. Rowlands, G. A. Neumann, et al. D. E. Smith, D. E. Pavlis, D. S. Chinn, and S. B. Luthcke. 1999. "Precise orbit determination for Mars Global Surveyor during Hiatus and SPO." AAS/AIAA Spaceflight Mechanics Meeting, Feb. 3–7, 1999, Breckinridge, Colorado, Advances in the Astronautical Sciences 102: San Diego, California, U.S.A.: 649-666.

    Lemoine, F. G., D. D. Rowlands, N. P. Zelensky, et al. S. B. Luthcke, C. M. Cox, and G. C. Marr. 1999. "Precise orbit determination for the GEOSAT Follow-On Spacecraft." Proceedings of the 1999 Flight Mechanics Symposium NASA/CP-1999-209235: Greenbelt, Maryland, U.S.A.: 495-508 [Full Text (Link)]

    Rubincam, D. P., B. F. Chao, B. G. Bills, and D. D. Rowlands. 1998. "The incredible shrinking tropics." Sky & Telescope 95 (6): 36-38.

    Lemoine, F. G., D. E. Smith, M. T. Zuber, D. D. Rowlands, and G. A. Neumann. 1996. "Results from the Clementine lunar geodesy investigation." Astrodynamics 1995 (AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Meeting, Feb. 14–17, 1995, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) 90: San Diego, California, U.S.A.: 201-223.

    Rubincam, D. P., and D. D. Rowlands. 1993. "The night the Titanic went down." Sky & Telescope 86 (4): 79-83.

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Mao, D., J. F. McGarry, E. Mazarico, et al. G. A. Neumann, X. Sun, M. H. Torrence, T. W. Zagwodzki, D. D. Rowlands, E. D. Hoffman, J. E. Horvath, J. E. Golder, M. K. Barker, D. E. Smith, and M. T. Zuber. 2017. "The Laser Ranging Experiment of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter: Five Years of Operations and Data Analysis." Icarus 283 55-69 [10.1016/j.icarus.2016.07.003]

    Mazarico, E. M., D. D. Rowlands, T. J. Sabaka, et al. K. M. Getzandanner, D. P. Rubincam, J. B. Nicholas, and M. C. Moreau. 2017. "Recovery of Bennu's Orientation for the OSIRIS-REx Mission: Implications for the Spin State Accuracy and Geolocation Errors." Journal of Geodesy 91 (10): 1141-1161 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1007/s00190-017-1058-2]

    Lemoine, F. G., S. J. Goossens, T. J. Sabaka, et al. J. B. Nicholas, E. M. Mazarico, D. D. Rowlands, B. D. Loomis, D. S. Chinn, G. A. Neumann, D. E. Smith, and M. T. Zuber. 2014. "GRGM900C: A degree-900 lunar gravity model from GRAIL primary and extended mission data." Geophys. Res. Lett. 41 (10): 3382-3389 [10.1002/2014GL060027]

    Goossens, S. J., T. J. Sabaka, J. B. Nicholas, et al. F. G. Lemoine, D. D. Rowlands, E. M. Mazarico, G. A. Neumann, D. E. Smith, and M. T. Zuber. 2014. "High-resolution local gravity model of the south pole of the Moon from GRAIL extended mission data." Geophys. Res. Lett. 41 (10): 3367-3374 [10.1002/2014GL060178]

    Luthcke, S. B., D. Rowlands, T. Sabaka, et al. B. Loomis, M. Horwath, and A. Arendt. 2014. "Gravimetry measurements from space." Remote Sensing of the Cryosphere 231-247 [10.1002/9781118368909.ch10]

    Melachroinos, S., F. G. Lemoine, N. P. Zelensky, et al. D. D. Rowlands, S. B. Luthcke, and O. Bordyugov. 2013. "The effect of geocenter motion on Jason-2 orbits and the mean sea level." Adv. Space Res. 51 (8): 1323—1334 [10.1016/j.asr.2012.06.004]

    Lemoine, F. G., S. J. Goossens, T. J. Sabaka, et al. J. B. Nicholas, E. M. Mazarico, D. D. Rowlands, B. D. Loomis, D. S. Chinn, D. S. Caprette, G. A. Neumann, D. E. Smith, and M. T. Zuber. 2013. "High-degree gravity models from GRAIL primary mission data." J. Geophys. Res.-Planets 118 1676-1698 [10.1002/jgre.20118]

    Mazarico, E. M., D. D. Rowlands, G. A. Neumann, et al. D. E. Smith, M. H. Torrence, F. G. Lemoine, and M. T. Zuber. 2012. "Orbit determination of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter." J. Geodesy 86 (3): 193-207 [10.1007/s00190-011-0509-4]

    Goossens, S. J., K. Matsumoto, D. D. Rowlands, et al. F. G. Lemoine, H. Noda, and H. Araki. 2011. "Orbit determination of the SELENE satellites using multi-satellite data types and evaluation of SELENE gravity field models." J. Geodesy 85 487-504 [10.1007/s00190-011-0446-2]

    Sabaka, T. J., D. D. Rowlands, S. B. Luthcke, and J. P. Boy. 2010. "Improving global mass flux solutions from Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) through forward modeling and continuous time correlation." J. Geophys. Res. 115 (B11): B11403 [10.1029/2010JB007533]

    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]

    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. 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. 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

    Rowlands, D. D., S. B. Luthcke, J. McCarthy, et al. S. Klosko, D. S. Chinn, F. G. Lemoine, J.-P. C. Boy, and T. J. Sabaka. 2010. "Global mass flux solutions from GRACE: A comparison of parameter estimation strategies—Mass concentrations versus Stokes coefficients." J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth 115 (B1): [Full Text (Link)] [10.1029/2009JB006546]

    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]

    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 [10.1007/s11214-009-9511-z]

    Klosko, S., D. Rowlands, S. Luthcke, et al. F. Lemoine, D. Chinn, and M. Rodell. 2009. "Evaluation and validation of mascon recovery using GRACE KBRR data with independent mass flux estimates in the Mississippi Basin." J Geodesy 83 (9): 817-827 [10.1007/s00190-009-0301-x]

    Rowlands, D. D., F. G. Lemoine, D. S. Chinn, and S. B. Luthcke. 2009. "A simulation study of multi-beam altimetry for lunar reconnaissance orbiter and other planetary missions ." J. Geodesy Vol 83 (8): 709-721 [Full Text (Link)] [ 10.1007/s00190-008-0285-y]

    Han, S. C., D. D. Rowlands, S. B. Luthcke, and F. G. Lemoine. 2008. "Localized analysis of satellite tracking data for studying time-variable Earth's gravity fields." J Geophys Res 113 ( 17): B06401 [ 10.1029/2007JB005218]

    Luthcke, S. B., A. A. Arendt, D. D. Rowlands, J. J. McCarthy, and C. F. Larsen. 2008. "Recent glacier mass changes in the Gulf of Alaska region from GRACE mascon solutions." Journal of Glaciology 54 (188): 767-777 [10.3189/002214308787779933]

    Sanchez, B. V., D. D. Rowlands, and R. M. Haberle. 2006. "Variations of Mars Gravitational Field Based on the NASA/Aames General CIrculation Model." Journal of Geophysical Research 111 (E6): E06010 [ 10.1029/2005JE002442]

    Luthcke, S. B., D. D. Rowlands, F. G. Lemoine, et al. S. M. Klosko, D. S. Chinn, and J. J. McCarthy. 2006. "Monthly spherical harmonic gravity field solutions determined from GRACE inter-satellite range-rate data alone." Geophys. Res. Lett. 33 (2): [Full Text (Link)] [10.1029/2005GL024846 ]

    Luthcke, S. B., D. D. Rowlands, T. A. Williams, and M. Sirota. 2005. "Calibration and reduction of ICESat geoloaction errors and the impact on ice sheet elevation change detection,." Geophys Res Lett VOL. 32 L21S05 [ 10.1029/2005GL023689]

    Rowlands, D. D., S. B. Luthcke, S. M. Klosko, et al. F. G. Lemoine, D. S. Chinn, J. J. McCarthy, C. M. Cox, and O. B. Anderson. 2005. "Resolving mass flux at high spatial and temporal resolution using GRACE intersatellite measurements." Geophys. Res. Lett. Vol. 32 ( 4): L04310 [ 10.1029/2004GL021908]

    Sanchez, B. V., D. Rowlands, R. Haberle, and J. Schaeffer. 2003. "Atmospheric rotational effects on Mars based on the NASA Ames general circulation model." J. Geophys. Res. 108 (E5): 5040 [10.1029/2002JE001984]

    Ray, R., D. Rowlands, and G. Egbert. 2003. "Tidal models in a new era of satellite gravimetry." Space Science Reviews 108 271-282 [ 10.1023/A:1026223308107]

    Luthcke, S. B., N. P. Zelensky, D. D. Rowlands, F. G. Lemoine, and T. A. Williams. 2003. "The 1-centimeter Orbit: Jason-1 Precision Orbit Determination Using GPS, SLR, DORIS and Altimeter data." Marine Geodesy 26 (3-4): 399-421 [10.1080/01490410390256727 ]

    Rubincam, D., D. Rowlands, and R. Ray. 2002. "Is asteroid 951 Gaspra in a resonant obliquity state with its spin increasing due to YORP?" J Geophys Res 107 5065 [ 10.1029/2001JE001813]

    Rowlands, D. D., R. D. Ray, D. S. Chinn, and F. G. Lemoine. 2002. "Short-arc analysis of intersatellite tracking data in a gravity mapping mission." J. Geodesy 76 307-316 [ 10.1007/s00190-002-0255-8]

    Neumann, G. A., D. D. Rowlands, F. G. Lemoine, D. E. Smith, and M. T. Zuber. 2001. "Crossover analysis of Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter data." J. Geophys. Res.-Planets 106 (E10): 23753-23768 [ 10.1029/2000JE001381]

    Lemoine, F. G., D. E. Smith, D. D. Rowlands, et al. M. T. Zuber, G. A. Neumann, D. S. Chinn, and D. E. Pavlis. 2001. "An improved solution of the gravity field of Mars (GMM-2B) from Mars Global Surveyor." J. Geophys. Res.-Planets 106 (E10): 23359-23376 [10.1029/2000JE001426 ]

    Rowlands, D., C. C. Carabajal, S. B. Luthcke, D. J. Harding, and J. M. Sauber. 2000. "Satellite laser altimetry: on-orbit calibration techniques for precise geolocation." The Review of Laser Engineering 28 (12): 796-803 [10.2184/lsj.28.796]

    Luthcke, S. B., D. D. Rowlands, J. J. McCarthy, E. Stoneking, and D. E. Pavlis. 2000. "Spaceborne Laser Altimeter Pointing Bias Calibration From Range Residual Analysis." Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets Vol. 37 ( 3): 374-384 [ 10.2514/2.3571]

    Rowlands, D. D., D. E. Pavlis, F. G. Lemoine, G. A. Neumann, and S. B. Luthcke. 1999. "The use of laser altimetry in the orbit and attitude determination of Mars Global Surveyor." Geophys. Res. Lett. 26 (9): 1191-1194 [ 10.1029/1999GL900223]

    Garvin, J., J. Bufton, J. Blair, et al. D. Harding, S. Luthcke, J. Frawley, and D. Rowlands. 1998. "Observations of the Earth's topography from the Shuttle Laser Altimeter (SLA): laser-pulse echo-recovery measurements of terrestrial surfaces." Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 23 1053-1068 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1016/S0079-1946(98)00145-1]

    Lemoine, F. G., D. E. Smith, M. T. Zuber, G. A. Neumann, and D. D. Rowlands. 1997. "A 70th degree lunar gravity model (GLGM-2) from Clementine and other tracking data." J. Geophys. Res.-Planets 102 (E7): 16339-16359 [ 10.1029/97JE01418]

    Non-Refereed

    Mazarico, E. M., D. D. Rowlands, D. P. Rubincam, et al. J. B. Nicholas, M. C. Moreau, M. Daly, O. S. Barnouin, and D. S. Lauretta. 2017. "Recovery of Bennu's Orientation for the OSIRIS-REx Mission." Proceedings of the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, XLVIII, March 20-24, 2017, The Woodlands, Texas, U.S.A., https://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2017/pdf/1989.pdf Paper # 1989 [Full Text (Link)]

    Getzandanner, K., D. D. Rowlands, E. M. Mazarico, et al. P. Antreasian, C. Jackson, and M. M. Moreau. 2016. "An independent orbit determination simulation for the OSIRIS-REX asteroid sample return mission ." Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, Guidance Navigation and Control, 2016 157 629-642 [Full Text (Link)]

    Macmillan, D. S., D. E. Pavlis, F. G. Lemoine, D. S. Chinn, and D. D. Rowlands. 2010. "VLBI-SLR Combination Solution Using GEODYN." International VLBI Service for Geodesy and Astrometry, 2010 General Meeting Proceedings NASA CP/2010-215864 227-231 [Full Text (Link)]

    Luthcke, S. B., D. D. Rowlands, F. G. Lemoine, et al. H. J. Zwally, S. M. Klosko, D. S. Chinn, and J. J. McCarthy. 2008. "ICESat, GRACE, and Time Varying Gravity: SLR Contributions and Applications." Proceedings of the 16th International Workshop on Laser Ranging, Poznan, Poland, Oct. 12-17, 2008 [Full Text (Link)]

    Zelensky, N. P., F. G. Lemoine, D. D. Rowlands, et al. S. B. Luthcke, D. S. Chinn, J. L. Beall, B. D. Beckley, S. M. Klosko, P. Willis, and V. Luceri. 2008. "Sub-centimeter SLR precision with the SLRF2005/LPOD2005 network." Proceedings of the 16th International Workshop on Laser Ranging, Poznan, Poland, Oct. 12-17, 2008 [Full Text (Link)]

    Luthcke, S. B., D. D. Rowlands, F. G. Lemoine, N. P. Zelensky, and T. A. Pennington. 2003. "GPS-Based Precision Orbit Determination for a New Era of Altimeter Satellites: Jason-1 and ICESat." Proceedings of the 2003 Flight Mechanics Symposium NASA CP/2003-212246 [Full Text (Link)]

    Luthcke, S. B., D. D. Rowlands, D. J. Harding, et al. J. L. Bufton, C. C. Carabajal, and T. A. Pennington. 2003. "ICESat Laser Altimeter Pointing, Ranging and Timing Calibration from Integrated Residual Analysis: A Summary of Early Mission Results." Proceedings of the 2003 Flight Mechanics Symposium, Oct. 28-30, 2003. NASA CP/2003-212246 [Full Text (Link)]

    Lemoine, F. G., D. D. Rowlands, S. B. Luthcke, et al. N. P. Zelensky, D. S. Chinn, D. E. Pavlis, and G. Marr. 2001. "Precise orbit determination for GEOSAT Follow-On using Satellite Laser Ranging Data and intermission altimeter crossovers." Proceedings of the 2001 Flight Mechanics Symposium NASA/CP-2001-209986 377-392 [Full Text (Link)]

    Lemoine, F. G., D. D. Rowlands, D. E. Smith, et al. D. S. Chinn, D. E. Pavlis, S. B. Luthcke, G. A. Neumann, and M. T. Zuber. 2000. "Orbit determination for Mars Global Surveyor during mapping." Proceedings of the AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Meeting, Aug. 16-19, 1999, Girdwood, Alaska, Advances in the Astronautical Sciences 103 435-451

    Zelensky, N. P., D. D. Rowlands, F. G. Lemoine, et al. D. S. Chinn, S. B. Luthcke, and G. C. Marr. 2000. "Precise Orbit Determination for the GEOSAT Follow-On Spacecraft." Proceedings of the 12th International Workshop on Laser Ranging (ILRS), Nov. 13-17, 2000, Matera, Italy [Full Text (Link)]

    Lemoine, F. G., D. D. Rowlands, G. A. Neumann, et al. D. E. Smith, D. E. Pavlis, D. S. Chinn, and S. B. Luthcke. 1999. "Precise orbit determination for Mars Global Surveyor during Hiatus and SPO." AAS/AIAA Spaceflight Mechanics Meeting, Feb. 3–7, 1999, Breckinridge, Colorado, Advances in the Astronautical Sciences 102 649-666

    Lemoine, F. G., D. D. Rowlands, N. P. Zelensky, et al. S. B. Luthcke, C. M. Cox, and G. C. Marr. 1999. "Precise orbit determination for the GEOSAT Follow-On Spacecraft." Proceedings of the 1999 Flight Mechanics Symposium NASA/CP-1999-209235 495-508 [Full Text (Link)]

    Rubincam, D. P., B. F. Chao, B. G. Bills, and D. D. Rowlands. 1998. "The incredible shrinking tropics." Sky & Telescope 95 (6): 36-38

    Lemoine, F. G., D. E. Smith, M. T. Zuber, D. D. Rowlands, and G. A. Neumann. 1996. "Results from the Clementine lunar geodesy investigation." Astrodynamics 1995 (AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Meeting, Feb. 14–17, 1995, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) 90 201-223

    Rubincam, D. P., and D. D. Rowlands. 1993. "The night the Titanic went down." Sky & Telescope 86 (4): 79-83

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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