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Steven R. Dickman 


Professor of Geophysics

PhD, 1977

University of California Berkeley

Office:  Science 1, Room 171
Telephone:  (607) 777-2857
Email address:


Research Interests:

  • Rotation of the Earth
  • Ocean tides; ocean/atmosphere and ocean/cryosphere interactions
  • Time series analysis


Graduate Students:

Brian Espino, PhD candidate (expected 2015)



GEOL 414/514 - Climate and Paleoclimate

GEOL 449/549 - Introduction to Global Geophysics


Select Publications:

  • Dickman, S.R., 1989, A complete spherical harmonic approach to luni-solar tides, Geophys. J. Int. 99, 457-468.
  • Nam, Y.S. & S.R. Dickman, 1990, Effects of dynamic long-period ocean tides on changes in Earth's rotation rate, J. Geophys. Res. 95, 6751-6757.
  • Dickman, S.R., 1991, Ocean tides for satellite geodesy, Marine Geodesy 14, 21-56.
  • Dickman, S.R., 1992, Preserving a sense of direction, Nature (News & Views Editorial) 360, 421-422.
  • Dickman, S.R., 1993, Dynamic ocean tide effects on Earth's rotation, Geophys. J. Int. 112, 448-470.
  • Dickman, S.R., 1994, Ocean tide effects on Earth's rotation and on the Lunar orbit, Geophys. Monograph 82, 87-94.
  • Xie, L. & S.R. Dickman, 1995, North Sea pole tide dynamics, Geophys. J. Int. 121, 117-135.
  • Dickman, S.R. & Y.S. Nam, 1995, Revised predictions of long-period ocean tidal effects on Earth's rotation rate, J. Geophys. Res. 100, 8233-8243.
  • Xie, L. and S.R. Dickman, 1996, Tide gauge data analysis of the pole tide in the North Sea, Geophys. J. Int. 126, 863-870.
  • Dickman, S.R., 1998. Determination of oceanic dynamic barometer corrections to atmospheric excitation of Earth's rotation, J. Geophys. Res. 103, 15127-15143.
  • Dickman, S.R., & Y.S. Nam, 1998. Constraints on Q at long periods from Earth's rotation, Geophys. Res. Lett., 25, 211-214.
  • Steiglitz, T.C. & S.R. Dickman, 1999. Refined correlations between atmospheric and rapid polar motion excitations, Geophys. J. Int. 139, 115-122.
  • Dickman, S.R., 2000. Tectonic & cryospheric excitation of the Chandler wobble, and a brief review of the secular motion of Earth's rotation pole, in Polar Motion: Historical and Scientific Problems, pp. 421-435. ed. S.J. Dick, D.D. McCarthy, & B. Luzum.
  • Dickman, S.R. 2001. Estimates of core-mantle torques from rotational and gravitational data, Geophys. J. Int., 144, 532-538.
  • Dickman, S.R., 2003. Evaluation of "effective angular momentum function" formulations with respect to core-mantle coupling, J. Geophys. Res., 108, 2150, doi:10.1029/2001JB001603.
  • Di Leonardo, S.M. & S.R. Dickman, 2004. Isolation of atmospheric effects on rapid polar motion through Wiener filtering, Geophys. J. Int., 159, 863-873, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2004.02445.x.
  • Dickman, S.R., 2005. Rotationally consistent Love numbers, Geophys. J. Int., 161, 31-40, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2005.02574.x.
  • Dickman, S.R. and R.S. Gross, 2010. Rotational Evaluation of a Long-Period Spherical Harmonic Ocean Tide Model, J. Geodesy, 84, 457-464, doi: 10.1007/s00190-010-0383-5.
  • Dey, N. and S.R. Dickman, 2010. Spectral and geographical variability in the oceanic response to atmospheric pressure fluctuations, as inferred from "dynamic barometer" Green's functions, J. Geophys. Res., 115, C09026, doi:10.1029/2009JC005609.
  • Dickman, S.R., 2010. Rotationally acceptable ocean tide models for determining the response of the oceans to atmospheric pressure fluctuations, J. Geophys. Res., 115, B12407, doi:10.1029/2010JB007556.

Last Updated: 12/5/17