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  1. P. Driscoll and P. Olson. Polarity reversals in geodynamo models with core evolution. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 282(1-4):24–33, 2009a.

  2. P. Driscoll and P. Olson. Effects of buoyancy and rotation on the polarity reversal frequency of gravitationally driven numerical dynamos. Geophysical Journal International, 178(3):1337–1350, 2009b.

  3. P. Driscoll and P. Olson. Optimal dynamos in the cores of terrestrial exoplanets: Magnetic field generation and detectability. ICARUS, 213, 12-23, 2011.

  4. P. Driscoll and P. Olson. Superchron cycles driven by variable core heat flow, Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L09304, doi:10.1029/2011GL046808, 2011.

  5. P. Driscoll and D. Bercovici.  Divergent evolution of Earth and Venus: Influence of degassing, tectonics, and magnetic fieldsICARUS, 226, 1447-1464, 2013.

  6. P. Driscoll and D. Bercovici.  On the thermal and magnetic histories of Earth and Venus: Influences of melting, radioactivity, and conductivity. PEPI, 236, 36-51, 2014.

  7. P. Driscoll.  Testing the dynamic coupling of the core-mantle and inner core boundaries. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 120(DOI: 0.1002/2014JB011682), 2015.

  8. P. Driscoll and R. Barnes.  Tidal heating of earth-like exoplanets around M stars: Thermal, magnetic, and orbital evolutions. Astrobiology, 15(9):739–760, 2015.

  9. P. Driscoll and D. Evans.  Frequency of Proterozoic Geomagnetic Superchrons.  EPSL, 437, 9-14, 2016.

  10. P. Driscoll. Simulating 2 Ga of geodynamo history, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 5680–5687, doi:10.1002/2016GL068858, 2016.


  1. D. Fischer, G. Laughlin, P. Butler, G. Marcy, J. Johnson, G. Henry, J. Valenti, S. Vogt, M. Ammons, S. Robinson, P. Driscoll, et al. The N2K consortium. I. A hot saturn planet orbiting HD 88133. The Astrophysical Journal, 620(1):481–486, 2005.
  2. S. E. Robinson, G. Laughlin, S. S. Vogt, D. A. Fischer, R. P. Butler, G. W. Marcy, G. W. Henry, P. Driscoll, G. Takeda, and J. A. Johnson. Two Jovian-Mass Planets in Earth-like Orbits. The Astrophysical Journal, 670:1391–1400, 2007.
  3. J. A. Johnson, D. A. Fischer, G. W. Marcy, J. T. Wright, P. Driscoll, R. P. Butler, S. Hekker, S. Reffert, and S. S. Vogt. Retired A Stars and Their Companions: Exoplanets Orbiting Three Intermediate-Mass Subgiants. The Astrophysical Journal, 665:785–793, August 2007.
  4. D. Fischer, S. S. Vogt, G. W. Marcy, R. P. Butler, B. Sato, G. W. Henry, S. Robinson, G. Laughlin, S. Ida, E. Toyota, M. Omiya, P. Driscoll, G. Takeda, J. T. Wright, and J. A. Johnson. Five Intermediate-Period Planets from the N2K Sample. The Astrophysical Journal, 669:1336–1344, November 2007.
  5. D. Fischer, P. Driscoll, H. Isaacson, M. Giguere, G. W. Marcy, J. Valenti, J. T. Wright, G. W. Henry, J. A. Johnson, A. Howard, K. Peek, and C. McCarthy. Five Planets and an Independent Confirmation of HD 196885Ab from Lick Observatory. The Astrophysical Journal, 703:1545–1556, October 2009. doi: 10.1088/0004-637X/703/2/1545.
  6. P. Olson, P. Driscoll, and H. Amit. Dipole collapse and reversal precursors in a numerical dynamoPhys. Earth Planet. Inter., 173:121–140, 2009a.
  7. P. Olson, R.S. Coe, P. Driscoll, G.A. Glatzmaier, and P.H. Roberts. Geodynamo reversal frequency and heterogeneous core-mantle boundary heat flow.  Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., 180:66-79, 2010.
  8. B. Wu, P. Driscoll, and P. Olson, A statistical boundary layer model for the mantle D’’-regionJ. Geophys. Res., vol. 116, B12112, 17 PP., 2011 
  9. P. Olson, U. Christensen, P. Driscoll.  From superchrons to secular variation: A broadband dynamo frequency spectrum for the geomagnetic dipole moment. EPSL, 319-320:75-82 2012.
  10. P. Olson, L. A. Hinnov, and P. E. Driscoll. Nonrandom geomagnetic reversal times and geodynamo evolution. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 388:9–17, 2014.
  11. B. Foley and P. Driscoll.  Whole planet coupling between climate, mantle,and core: Implications for the evolution of rockyplanets. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 17, 1885–1914, doi:10.1002/2015GC006210, 2016.


Ph.D. Thesis:

        Driscoll, P. E., Geomagnetic polarity reversals, Earth's core evolution, and conditions for dynamo action in the cores of terrestrial exoplanets.  The Johns Hopkins University, 2010, Publication Number: AAT3407566; ISBN: 9781109770919.

            M. S. Thesis:
                    Driscoll, P.E., A Comparison of Least-Squares and Bayesian Fitting Techniques to Radial Velocity Data Sets, San Francisco State University, July 2006