David P Rubincam

David P Rubincam

  • (AST,SOLID EARTH GEOPHYSICAL STUDIES)
  • 301.614.6464 | 301.614.6522
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 61A
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Brief Bio

    NASA physicist

    Research Interests

    solar system dynamics

    solar system dynamics

    Current Projects

    Binary asteroids

    the equations of motion and rotation for binary asteroids for second degree gravity fields.

    Positions/Employment

    1976 - 1978

    Lead Analyst in Geophysics

    Wolf Research and Development Group EG & G, Inc., Riverdale, MD

    Teaching Experience

    Teaching Assistant, Physics, University of Maryland, 1970-1972

    Education

    1970 - BS (physics) University of Maryland
    1972 - MS (physics) University of Maryland
    1973 - PhD (physics) University of Maryland

    Professional Societies

    None, 2012 - Present

    Professional Service

    1.  Member, LARES Phase A Study International Working Group, October 1998 - present.

     

    2.  LAGEOS II Project Team, 1988-1992.

     

    3.  LAGEOS III Study Scientist (but satellite never flew).

     

    4.  Member, IAG Special Study Group 2.106, “Determination of Orbits to Centimeter

          Accuracy”, 1987-1988.

     

    5.  Member, IAG Special Study Group 2.130, “Advanced Space Technology:

         Non-gravitational Force Modeling Effects on Satellite Orbits,”

         27 January 1992 - 1 December 1994.



    6.  Planetary Geology & Geophysics Panel, 2009

    Awards

    1. Minor Planet "1981 EO18"  renamed "9921 Rubincam"  [Reference: Minor Planet Circular 95803, 28 Sept. 2015].

    2.  NASA-GSFC Special Act Group Award-LAGEOS II Project Team, 1993.

    3.  NASA/GSFC Performance Awards 1987, 1994, 1999, 2000, 2002.

    4.  NASA/GSFC Special Act Award 2001.

    5.  NASA/GSFC Quality Increase Awards 1982, 1985, 1988, 1989.

    6.  Teaching Award, University of Maryland, 1972.

    Special Experience

    Patent:  Electronic book, no. 4,159,417, June 26, 1979.

    Publications

    Refereed

    Rubincam, D. P. 2017. "Possible lack of low-mass meteoroids in the Earth's meteoroid flux due to space erosion?" Icarus, 299 (1): 161-165 [10.1016/j.icarus.2017.07.020]

    Ciufolini, I., A. Paolozzi, E. C. Pavlis, et al. G. Sindoni, R. Koenig, J. C. Ries, R. Matzner, V. Gurzadyan, R. Penrose, D. Rubincam, and C. Paris. 2017. "A new laser-ranged satellite for General Relativity and space geodesy: I. An introduction to the LARES2 space experiment." The European Physical Journal Plus, 132 (8): 336 [10.1140/epjp/i2017-11635-1]

    Rubincam, D. P. 2017. "Stony meteoroid space erosion and drag: Effect on cosmic ray exposure ages." Icarus, 293: 59-65 [10.1016/j.icarus.2017.04.003]

    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]

    Rubincam, D. P. 2016. "Gould’s Belt, interstellar clouds, and the Eocene–Oligocene helium-3 enhancement." Icarus, 264 (2016): 132–136 [10.1016/j.icarus.2015.09.015]

    Rubincam, D. P. 2016. "Tidal friction in the Earth–Moon system and Laplace planes: Darwin redux." Icarus, 266: 24-43 [10.1016/j.icarus.2015.10.024]

    Rubincam, D. P. 2015. "Space erosion and cosmic ray exposure ages of stony meteorites." Icarus, 245: 112–121 [doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2014.09.005]

    Rubincam, D. P. 2014. "The thermal ,expansion of particles and their secular evolution as they circle a planet." Icarus, 239: 96–104 [doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2014.05.025]

    Rubincam, D. P. 2013. "The solar Poynting-Robertson effect on particles orbiting Solar System bodies: Circular orbits." Icarus , 226 (2): 1618-1623 [10.1016/j.icarus.2013.07.030]

    Rubincam, D. 2011. "Mars seasonal polar caps as a test of the equivalence principle." Phys Rev D, 84 (4): 4 [ 10.1103/PhysRevD.84.042001]

    Rubincam, D., and S. Paddack. 2010. "Zero secular torque on asteroids from impinging solar photons in the YORP effect A simple proof." Icarus , 209: 863-865 [ 10.1016/j.icarus.2010.05.015]

    Bosco, A., S. Cantone, S. Cantone, et al. G. Delle Monache, M. Franceschi, M. Garattini, T. Napolitano, I. Ciufolini, A. Agneni, F. Graziani, P. Ialongo, A. Lucantoni, A. Paolozzi, I. Peroni, G. Sindoni, G. Bellettini, R. Tauraso, E. Pavlis, D. Currie, D. Rubincam, D. Arnold, R. Matzner, and V. Slabinski. 2007. "Probing gravity in NEO with high-accuracy laser-ranged test masses." Int J Mod Phys, 16D: 2271-2285 [ 10.1142/S0218271807011322]

    Rubincam, D. 2007. "Orbital YORP and asteroid orbit evolution, with application to Apophis." Icarus, 192: 460-468 [ 10.1016/j.icarus.2007.07.010]

    Bottke, W., D. Vokroulicky, and D. P. Rubincam. 2006. "The Yarkovsky and YORP effects: implications for asteroid dynamics." Ann Rev Earth Planet Sci, 34: 157-191 [ 10.1146/annurev.earth.34.031405.125154]

    Rubincam, D. 2006. "Saturn's rings, the Yarkovsky effects, and the ring of fire." Icarus, 184: 532-542 [ 10.1016/j.icarus.2006.05.017]

    Rubincam, D. P. 2004. "Black body temperature, orbital elements, the Milankovitch precession index, and Seversmith psychroterms." Theor Appl Climatol, 79: 111-131 [ 10.1007/s00704-004-0056-5]

    Rubincam, D. 2003. "Gravitational core-mantle coupling and the acceleration of the Earth." J Geophys Res, 108 (B7): 2338 [ 10.1029/2002/B002132]

    Rubincam, D. 2003. "Polar wander on Triton and Pluto due to volatile migration." Icarus, 163 (2): 469-478 [ 10.1016/S0019-1035(03)00080-0]

    Bottke, W., D. Vokrouhlicky, D. Rubincam, and M. Broz. 2002. "Dynamical evolution of asteroids and meteoroids using the Yarkovsky effect." in Asteroids III edited by W F Bottke University of Arizona Press Tucson, 34: 395-408.

    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]

    Bottke, W., D. Rubincam, and J. Burns. 2000. "Dynamical evolution of main belt meteoroids: numerical simulations incorporating planetary perturbations and Yarkovsky thermal forces." Icarus, 145: 301-331 [ 10.1006/icar.2000.6361]

    Rubincam, D. 2000. "Radiative spin-up and spin-down of small asteroids." Icarus, 148: 2-11 [ 10.1006/icar.2000.6485]

    Rubincam, D. 2000. "Pluto and Charon: a case of precession-orbit coupling?" J Geophys Res, 105 (E11): 26745-26756 [ 10.1029/2000JE001273]

    Rubincam, D. 1999. "Mars secular obliquity change due to water ice caps." J Geophys Res, 104 (E12): 30 [ 10.1029/1999JE001045]

    Rubincam, D. 1998. "Yarkovsky thermal drag on small asteroids and Mars-Earth delivery." J Geophys Res, 103: 1725-1732 [ 10.1029/97JE03034]

    Rubincam, D. P. 1997. "Tidal Friction." Encyclopedia of Planetary Science, Chapman & Hall, London: Enclyclopedia of Planetary Sciences, 825-828 [10.1007/1-4020-4520-4_407]

    Rubincam, D., D. Currie, and J. Robbins. 1997. "LAGEOS I once-per-revolution force due to solar heating." J. Geophys. Res., 102 (B1): 585-590 [10.1029/96JB02851]

    Rubincam, D. P. 1996. "Has climate changed the Earth's tilt?" Paleoceanography, 10: Nasa Goddard Space Flight Center: 192-194.

    Rubincam, D. 1996. "Reply to comment on Insolation in terms of Earth's orbital parameters." Theor Appl Climatol, 53: 257-258 [ 10.1007/BF00871742]

    Rubincam, D., B. F. Chao, and P. C. Thomas. 1995. "The gravitational field of Deimos." Icarus, 114: 63-67.

    Rubincam, D. 1995. "Asteroid orbit evolution due to thermal drag." J Geophys Res, 100: 1585-1594 [ 10.1029/94JE02411]

    Rubincam, D. P., and A. Mallama. 1995. "Terrestrial atmospheric effects on satellite eclipses with application to the acceleration of LAGEOS." J Geophys Res, 100 (B10): 20,285-20,290 [ 10.1029/95JB02278]

    Rubincam, D. 1995. "Has climate changed the Earth's tilt?" Paleoceanography, 10 (3): 365-372 [ 10.1029/95PA00578]

    Bills, B., and D. P. Rubincam. 1995. "Constraints on density models from radial moments: applications to Earth, Moon, and Mars." J Geophys Res, 100 (E12): 305-26 [ 10.1029/95JE02776]

    Rubincam, D. 1994. "Insolation in terms of Earth's orbital parameters." Theor Appl Climatol, 48: 195-202.

    Rubincam, D. 1993. "The obliquity of Mars and climate friction." J Geophys Res, 98 (E6): 10827-10832 [ 10.1029/93JE00999]

    Rubincam, D. P. 1993. "The LAGEOS along-track acceleration: a review, in Relativistic Gravitational Experiments in Space." Relativistic Gravitational Experiments in Space: Proceedings of the First William Fairbank Meeting, Rome, Italy, 10 – 14 September 1990. Advanced Series in Astrophysics and Cosmology, 7: River, Edge, New Jersey: 195+, ISBN: 978-981-4553-53-7.

    Rubincam, D. 1992. "Mars secular obliquity change due to the seasonal polar caps." J Geophys Res, 97: 2629-1632 [ 10.1029/91JE03119]

    Chao, B., and D. P. Rubincam. 1990. "Variations of Mars gravitational field and rotation due to seasonal CO2 exchange." J Geophys Res, 95 (B9): 14 [ 10.1029/JB095iB09p14755]

    Rubincam, D. 1990. "Drag on the LAGEOS satellite." J Geophys Res, 95: 4881-4886 [ 10.1029/JB095iB04p04881]

    Rubincam, D. 1990. "Mars: Change in axial tilt due to climate?" Science, 248 (4956): 720-721 [ 10.1126/science.248.4956.720]

    Chao, B., and D. P. Rubincam. 1989. "The gravitational field of Phobos." Geophys Res Lett, 16: 859-862 [ 10.1029/GL016i008p00859]

    Rubincam, D., B. F. Chao, and K. H. Schatten. 1989. "Application of internal gravitational field equations to geophysical measurement of G." J Geophys Res, 94: 7563-7566 [ 10.1029/JB094iB06p07563]

    Rubincam, D. P., B. F. Chao, K. H. Schatten, and W. W. Sager. 1988. "Non-Newtonian gravity or gravity anomalies?" Eos (Trans Amer Geophys Union), 69: 1636 [ 10.1029/88EO01233]

    Rubincam, D. 1988. "Yarkovsky thermal drag on LAGEOS." J Geophys Res, 93: 13 [ 10.1029/JB093iB11p13805]

    Rubincam, D. P., V. R. Knocke, and S. Blackwell. 1987. "Earth anisotropic reflection and the orbit of LAGEOS." J Geophys Res, 92 (11): 11 [ 10.1029/JB092iB11p11662]

    Rubincam, D. 1987. "LAGEOS orbit decay due to infrared radiation from Earth." J Geophys Res, 92 (B2): 1287-1294 [ 10.1029/JB092iB02p01287]

    Rubincam, D., and N. R. Weiss. 1986. "Earth albedo and the orbit of LAGEOS." Celest Mech, 38: 233-296 [ 10.1007/BF01231110]

    Rubincam, D. P. 1986. "Comment on the paper -On the influx of small comets into the Earth's upper atmosphere II Interpretation." Geophys Res Lett, 13 (7): 701 [ 10.1029/GL013i007p00701]

    Rubincam, D., and N. R. Weiss. 1985. "The orbit of LAGEOS and solar eclipses." J Geophys Res, 90: 9399-9402 [ 10.1029/JB090iB11p09399]

    Rubincam, D. 1984. "Postglacial rebound observed by LAGEOS and the effective viscosity of the lower mantle." J Geophys Res, 89: 1077-1087 [ 10.1029/JB089iB02p01077]

    Rubincam, D. 1982. "Information theory lateral density distribution for Earth inferred from global gravity field." J Geophys Res, 87: 5541-5552 [ 10.1029/JB087iB07p05541]

    Rubincam, D. 1982. "On the secular decrease in the semimajor axis of LAGEOS's orbit." Celest Mech, 26: 361-382 [ 10.1007/BF01230417]

    Rubincam, D. 1981. "Latitude and longitude from Van der Grinten grid coordinates." The American Cartographer, 8 (2): 177-180 [10.1559/152304081784447408]

    Rubincam, D. 1980. "Atmospheric drag as the cause of the secular decrease in the semimajor axis of LAGEOS's orbit." Geophys Res Lett, 7: 468-470 [ 10.1029/GL007i006p00468]

    Rubincam, D. 1979. "Gravitational potential energy of the Earth: a spherical harmonic approach." J Geophys Res, 84: 6219-6225 [ 10.1029/JB084iB11p06219]

    Kolenkiewicz, R., D. E. Smith, D. P. Rubincam, P. J. Dunn, and M. H. Torrence. 1977. "Polar motion and Earth tides from laser tracking." Phil Trans R Soc Lond, A284: 485-494 [ 10.1098/rsta.1977.0024]

    Rubincam, D. 1977. "General relativity and satellite orbits: the motion of a test particle in the Schwarzschild metric." Celest Mech, 15: 21-33 [ 10.1007/BF01229045]

    Rubincam, D. 1975. "Tidal friction and the early history of the Moon's orbit." J Geophys Res, 80: 1537-1548 [ 10.1029/JB080i011p01537]

    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)]

    Rubincam, D. 2010. "Viewpoint: Via satellite." Physics 3: 100 [10.1103/Physics.3.100]

    Rubincam, D. P. 2007. "Response to Letter by D.H. Schaeffer: "Explorer XII: Spinning Faster Than Expected"." Science 317 (5840): 898-899 [ 10.1126/science.317.5840.898b ]

    Rubincam, D., and S. Paddack. 2007. "As tiny worlds turn." Science 316: 211-212 [ 10.1126/science.1141930]

    Rubincam, D. P. 2003. "Seeing Red." Outre 32:

    Rubincam, D. P., and P. D. Lowman. 2001. "John A O'Keefe (1916-2000)." Eos (Trans Amer Geophys Union) 82 (5): 55 [10.1029/01EO00034]

    Rubincam, D. P., P. D. Lowman, and B. Chovitz. 2001. "Obituary: John Aloysius O'Keefe,." Physics Today 54 (6): 76-77 [10.1063/1.1387605]

    Rubincam, D. P., and P. D. Lowman. 2000. "Obituary: John Aloysius O'Keefe,." Bull Amer Astron Soc 32 (4): 1683-1684 [10.3847/BAASOBIT2000028]

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

    Rubincam, D. P. 1997. "Asteroid named for Goddard scientist." Goddard News 1 (7): 2 [Full Text (Link)]

    Rubincam, D. P., and M. Rubincam. 1995. "America's foremost early astronomer." Sky & Telescope 89 (5): 38-41.

    Rubincam, D. P. 1995. "For John A O'Keefe the adventures continue." Goddard News 42 (11): 6 [Full Text (Link)]

    Rubincam, D. P., and R. Kolenkiewicz. 1993. "Is a satellite forever?" Astronomy 21 (5): 5.

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

    Rubincam, D. P. 1992. "Maxwell Perry: Forgotten Playwright and aviator." The Torch 40 (9): 3.

    Rubincam, D. P. 1992. "Does an ancient Jewish amulet commemorate the conjunction of 2 BC?" Skeptical Inquirer 17: 78-80.

    Rubincam, D. P. 1981. "Optical invisibility." Optical Spectra 15 (12): 10.

    Brief Bio

    NASA physicist

    Publications

    Refereed

    Rubincam, D. P. 2017. "Possible lack of low-mass meteoroids in the Earth's meteoroid flux due to space erosion?" Icarus 299 (1): 161-165 [10.1016/j.icarus.2017.07.020]

    Ciufolini, I., A. Paolozzi, E. C. Pavlis, et al. G. Sindoni, R. Koenig, J. C. Ries, R. Matzner, V. Gurzadyan, R. Penrose, D. Rubincam, and C. Paris. 2017. "A new laser-ranged satellite for General Relativity and space geodesy: I. An introduction to the LARES2 space experiment." The European Physical Journal Plus 132 (8): 336 [10.1140/epjp/i2017-11635-1]

    Rubincam, D. P. 2017. "Stony meteoroid space erosion and drag: Effect on cosmic ray exposure ages." Icarus 293 59-65 [10.1016/j.icarus.2017.04.003]

    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]

    Rubincam, D. P. 2016. "Gould’s Belt, interstellar clouds, and the Eocene–Oligocene helium-3 enhancement." Icarus 264 (2016): 132–136 [10.1016/j.icarus.2015.09.015]

    Rubincam, D. P. 2016. "Tidal friction in the Earth–Moon system and Laplace planes: Darwin redux." Icarus 266 24-43 [10.1016/j.icarus.2015.10.024]

    Rubincam, D. P. 2015. "Space erosion and cosmic ray exposure ages of stony meteorites." Icarus 245 112–121 [doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2014.09.005]

    Rubincam, D. P. 2014. "The thermal ,expansion of particles and their secular evolution as they circle a planet." Icarus 239 96–104 [doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2014.05.025]

    Rubincam, D. P. 2013. "The solar Poynting-Robertson effect on particles orbiting Solar System bodies: Circular orbits." Icarus 226 (2): 1618-1623 [10.1016/j.icarus.2013.07.030]

    Rubincam, D. 2011. "Mars seasonal polar caps as a test of the equivalence principle." Phys Rev D 84 (4): 4 [ 10.1103/PhysRevD.84.042001]

    Rubincam, D., and S. Paddack. 2010. "Zero secular torque on asteroids from impinging solar photons in the YORP effect A simple proof." Icarus 209 863-865 [ 10.1016/j.icarus.2010.05.015]

    Bosco, A., S. Cantone, S. Cantone, et al. G. Delle Monache, M. Franceschi, M. Garattini, T. Napolitano, I. Ciufolini, A. Agneni, F. Graziani, P. Ialongo, A. Lucantoni, A. Paolozzi, I. Peroni, G. Sindoni, G. Bellettini, R. Tauraso, E. Pavlis, D. Currie, D. Rubincam, D. Arnold, R. Matzner, and V. Slabinski. 2007. "Probing gravity in NEO with high-accuracy laser-ranged test masses." Int J Mod Phys 16D 2271-2285 [ 10.1142/S0218271807011322]

    Rubincam, D. 2007. "Orbital YORP and asteroid orbit evolution, with application to Apophis." Icarus 192 460-468 [ 10.1016/j.icarus.2007.07.010]

    Bottke, W., D. Vokroulicky, and D. P. Rubincam. 2006. "The Yarkovsky and YORP effects: implications for asteroid dynamics." Ann Rev Earth Planet Sci 34 157-191 [ 10.1146/annurev.earth.34.031405.125154]

    Rubincam, D. 2006. "Saturn's rings, the Yarkovsky effects, and the ring of fire." Icarus 184 532-542 [ 10.1016/j.icarus.2006.05.017]

    Rubincam, D. P. 2004. "Black body temperature, orbital elements, the Milankovitch precession index, and Seversmith psychroterms." Theor Appl Climatol 79 111-131 [ 10.1007/s00704-004-0056-5]

    Rubincam, D. 2003. "Gravitational core-mantle coupling and the acceleration of the Earth." J Geophys Res 108 (B7): 2338 [ 10.1029/2002/B002132]

    Rubincam, D. 2003. "Polar wander on Triton and Pluto due to volatile migration." Icarus 163 (2): 469-478 [ 10.1016/S0019-1035(03)00080-0]

    Bottke, W., D. Vokrouhlicky, D. Rubincam, and M. Broz. 2002. "Dynamical evolution of asteroids and meteoroids using the Yarkovsky effect." in Asteroids III edited by W F Bottke University of Arizona Press Tucson 34 395-408

    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]

    Bottke, W., D. Rubincam, and J. Burns. 2000. "Dynamical evolution of main belt meteoroids: numerical simulations incorporating planetary perturbations and Yarkovsky thermal forces." Icarus 145 301-331 [ 10.1006/icar.2000.6361]

    Rubincam, D. 2000. "Radiative spin-up and spin-down of small asteroids." Icarus 148 2-11 [ 10.1006/icar.2000.6485]

    Rubincam, D. 2000. "Pluto and Charon: a case of precession-orbit coupling?" J Geophys Res 105 (E11): 26745-26756 [ 10.1029/2000JE001273]

    Rubincam, D. 1999. "Mars secular obliquity change due to water ice caps." J Geophys Res 104 (E12): 30 [ 10.1029/1999JE001045]

    Rubincam, D. 1998. "Yarkovsky thermal drag on small asteroids and Mars-Earth delivery." J Geophys Res 103 1725-1732 [ 10.1029/97JE03034]

    Rubincam, D. P. 1997. "Tidal Friction." Encyclopedia of Planetary Science 825-828 [10.1007/1-4020-4520-4_407]

    Rubincam, D., D. Currie, and J. Robbins. 1997. "LAGEOS I once-per-revolution force due to solar heating." J. Geophys. Res. 102 (B1): 585-590 [10.1029/96JB02851]

    Rubincam, D. P. 1996. "Has climate changed the Earth's tilt?" Paleoceanography 10 192-194

    Rubincam, D. 1996. "Reply to comment on Insolation in terms of Earth's orbital parameters." Theor Appl Climatol 53 257-258 [ 10.1007/BF00871742]

    Rubincam, D., B. F. Chao, and P. C. Thomas. 1995. "The gravitational field of Deimos." Icarus 114 63-67

    Rubincam, D. 1995. "Asteroid orbit evolution due to thermal drag." J Geophys Res 100 1585-1594 [ 10.1029/94JE02411]

    Rubincam, D. P., and A. Mallama. 1995. "Terrestrial atmospheric effects on satellite eclipses with application to the acceleration of LAGEOS." J Geophys Res 100 (B10): 20,285-20,290 [ 10.1029/95JB02278]

    Rubincam, D. 1995. "Has climate changed the Earth's tilt?" Paleoceanography 10 (3): 365-372 [ 10.1029/95PA00578]

    Bills, B., and D. P. Rubincam. 1995. "Constraints on density models from radial moments: applications to Earth, Moon, and Mars." J Geophys Res 100 (E12): 305-26 [ 10.1029/95JE02776]

    Rubincam, D. 1994. "Insolation in terms of Earth's orbital parameters." Theor Appl Climatol 48 195-202

    Rubincam, D. 1993. "The obliquity of Mars and climate friction." J Geophys Res 98 (E6): 10827-10832 [ 10.1029/93JE00999]

    Rubincam, D. P. 1993. "The LAGEOS along-track acceleration: a review, in Relativistic Gravitational Experiments in Space." Relativistic Gravitational Experiments in Space: Proceedings of the First William Fairbank Meeting, Rome, Italy, 10 – 14 September 1990. Advanced Series in Astrophysics and Cosmology 7 195+

    Rubincam, D. 1992. "Mars secular obliquity change due to the seasonal polar caps." J Geophys Res 97 2629-1632 [ 10.1029/91JE03119]

    Chao, B., and D. P. Rubincam. 1990. "Variations of Mars gravitational field and rotation due to seasonal CO2 exchange." J Geophys Res 95 (B9): 14 [ 10.1029/JB095iB09p14755]

    Rubincam, D. 1990. "Drag on the LAGEOS satellite." J Geophys Res 95 4881-4886 [ 10.1029/JB095iB04p04881]

    Rubincam, D. 1990. "Mars: Change in axial tilt due to climate?" Science 248 (4956): 720-721 [ 10.1126/science.248.4956.720]

    Chao, B., and D. P. Rubincam. 1989. "The gravitational field of Phobos." Geophys Res Lett 16 859-862 [ 10.1029/GL016i008p00859]

    Rubincam, D., B. F. Chao, and K. H. Schatten. 1989. "Application of internal gravitational field equations to geophysical measurement of G." J Geophys Res 94 7563-7566 [ 10.1029/JB094iB06p07563]

    Rubincam, D. P., B. F. Chao, K. H. Schatten, and W. W. Sager. 1988. "Non-Newtonian gravity or gravity anomalies?" Eos (Trans Amer Geophys Union) 69 1636 [ 10.1029/88EO01233]

    Rubincam, D. 1988. "Yarkovsky thermal drag on LAGEOS." J Geophys Res 93 13 [ 10.1029/JB093iB11p13805]

    Rubincam, D. P., V. R. Knocke, and S. Blackwell. 1987. "Earth anisotropic reflection and the orbit of LAGEOS." J Geophys Res 92 (11): 11 [ 10.1029/JB092iB11p11662]

    Rubincam, D. 1987. "LAGEOS orbit decay due to infrared radiation from Earth." J Geophys Res 92 (B2): 1287-1294 [ 10.1029/JB092iB02p01287]

    Rubincam, D., and N. R. Weiss. 1986. "Earth albedo and the orbit of LAGEOS." Celest Mech 38 233-296 [ 10.1007/BF01231110]

    Rubincam, D. P. 1986. "Comment on the paper -On the influx of small comets into the Earth's upper atmosphere II Interpretation." Geophys Res Lett 13 (7): 701 [ 10.1029/GL013i007p00701]

    Rubincam, D., and N. R. Weiss. 1985. "The orbit of LAGEOS and solar eclipses." J Geophys Res 90 9399-9402 [ 10.1029/JB090iB11p09399]

    Rubincam, D. 1984. "Postglacial rebound observed by LAGEOS and the effective viscosity of the lower mantle." J Geophys Res 89 1077-1087 [ 10.1029/JB089iB02p01077]

    Rubincam, D. 1982. "Information theory lateral density distribution for Earth inferred from global gravity field." J Geophys Res 87 5541-5552 [ 10.1029/JB087iB07p05541]

    Rubincam, D. 1982. "On the secular decrease in the semimajor axis of LAGEOS's orbit." Celest Mech 26 361-382 [ 10.1007/BF01230417]

    Rubincam, D. 1981. "Latitude and longitude from Van der Grinten grid coordinates." The American Cartographer 8 (2): 177-180 [10.1559/152304081784447408]

    Rubincam, D. 1980. "Atmospheric drag as the cause of the secular decrease in the semimajor axis of LAGEOS's orbit." Geophys Res Lett 7 468-470 [ 10.1029/GL007i006p00468]

    Rubincam, D. 1979. "Gravitational potential energy of the Earth: a spherical harmonic approach." J Geophys Res 84 6219-6225 [ 10.1029/JB084iB11p06219]

    Kolenkiewicz, R., D. E. Smith, D. P. Rubincam, P. J. Dunn, and M. H. Torrence. 1977. "Polar motion and Earth tides from laser tracking." Phil Trans R Soc Lond A284 485-494 [ 10.1098/rsta.1977.0024]

    Rubincam, D. 1977. "General relativity and satellite orbits: the motion of a test particle in the Schwarzschild metric." Celest Mech 15 21-33 [ 10.1007/BF01229045]

    Rubincam, D. 1975. "Tidal friction and the early history of the Moon's orbit." J Geophys Res 80 1537-1548 [ 10.1029/JB080i011p01537]

    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)]

    Rubincam, D. 2010. "Viewpoint: Via satellite." Physics 3 100 [10.1103/Physics.3.100]

    Rubincam, D. P. 2007. "Response to Letter by D.H. Schaeffer: "Explorer XII: Spinning Faster Than Expected"." Science 317 (5840): 898-899 [ 10.1126/science.317.5840.898b ]

    Rubincam, D., and S. Paddack. 2007. "As tiny worlds turn." Science 316 211-212 [ 10.1126/science.1141930]

    Rubincam, D. P. 2003. "Seeing Red." Outre 32

    Rubincam, D. P., and P. D. Lowman. 2001. "John A O'Keefe (1916-2000)." Eos (Trans Amer Geophys Union) 82 (5): 55 [10.1029/01EO00034]

    Rubincam, D. P., P. D. Lowman, and B. Chovitz. 2001. "Obituary: John Aloysius O'Keefe,." Physics Today 54 (6): 76-77 [10.1063/1.1387605]

    Rubincam, D. P., and P. D. Lowman. 2000. "Obituary: John Aloysius O'Keefe,." Bull Amer Astron Soc 32 (4): 1683-1684 [10.3847/BAASOBIT2000028]

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

    Rubincam, D. P. 1997. "Asteroid named for Goddard scientist." Goddard News 1 (7): 2 [Full Text (Link)]

    Rubincam, D. P., and M. Rubincam. 1995. "America's foremost early astronomer." Sky & Telescope 89 (5): 38-41

    Rubincam, D. P. 1995. "For John A O'Keefe the adventures continue." Goddard News 42 (11): 6 [Full Text (Link)]

    Rubincam, D. P., and R. Kolenkiewicz. 1993. "Is a satellite forever?" Astronomy 21 (5): 5

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

    Rubincam, D. P. 1992. "Maxwell Perry: Forgotten Playwright and aviator." The Torch 40 (9): 3

    Rubincam, D. P. 1992. "Does an ancient Jewish amulet commemorate the conjunction of 2 BC?" Skeptical Inquirer 17 78-80

    Rubincam, D. P. 1981. "Optical invisibility." Optical Spectra 15 (12): 10

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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