School of Earth and Environment

David Gubbins Prof David Gubbins

Emeritus Professor of Earth Sciences

Email address: d.gubbins@leeds.ac.uk

Link to personal page

Biography

After my PhD I spent 3 years in the USA (Boulder, Colorado; MIT; UCLA) before returning to Cambridge where I worked at the Department of Geodesy and Geophysics (later Earth Sciences). I moved to Leeds as Head of Geophysics in 1989 and played a major role in the expansion of the subject within the School.

I retired in 2009 to enjoy a few years of sailing. I remain research-active, spending summer months in Leeds. I spend the autumn at the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California at San Diego, where I am a Research Associate, and a month in the winter at the University of Sydney, where I am a Visiting Professor in the Geosciences and Mathematics Departments. The rest of the time finds me sailing up and down the west coast of Mexico, when I can be difficult to contact.

Qualifications

PhD (1972) "Geomagnetic Dynamos", University of Cambridge

MMaths (1969) Part III of Mathematics Tripos Awarded MMaths 2010, University of Cambridge

BA (1968) Natural Sciences Tripos (Theoretical Physics), University of Cambridge

Memberships/Fellowships

Fellow of the Royal Society (1996)

Honorary Member, European Geosciences Union (2010)

Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (1995)

Fellow of the Institute of Physics (1996)

Society of Exploration Geophysicists

Research Interests


My main research interest has always been the origin of the Earth's magnetic field, which has led me into numerous theoretical and data-oriented projects. I have also done seismology and a range of theoretical projects, particularly in inverse theory.

Current projects include:

Origin of the Earth's Magnetic field. I use the Leeds Dynamo Code to simulate geomagnetic behaviour over millions of years and compare with geomagnetic and paleomagnetic records. This is part of a NERC grant on "Rapid core dynamics" with Prof CA Jones of Maths and others in SEE. The paleomagnetic work is done in collaboration with Prof. Cathy Constable and student Maggie Avery at Scripps and is funded by the US National Science Foundation.

Power Source for the Earth's Dynamo. Using determinations of material properties of iron alloys from modern mineral physics calculations, we have recalculated the thermal history of the Earth's core. The Earth has had to cool faster than we thought Done in collaboration with Chris Davies (SEE) and Dario Alfe, Monica Pozzo (University College, London).

Crustal and Lithospheric Magnetisation. I developed a new approach to analysing the magnetisation of crust and lithosphere and applied it to global models of the Earth (S Masterton PhD thesis). I am now working on a Cartesian formulation for industrial applications, and refining the global model paying special attention to subduction zones, LIPPS in the oceans, and Antarctica. Done in collaboration with Prof David Ivers, Dietmar Mueller, and Simon Williams at University of Sydney.

Subduction of Hikurangi Plateau. Very high seismic velocities (>8.5 km/s) are recorded beneath most of the New Zealand landmass. This is attributed to a transformation of subducted material transformed to eclogite. This thin layer transmits high frequencies only, and by studying the spectra of regional events at the New Zealand National Network of Seismometers we are mapping out the structure. We hope to identify it with the subducted Hikurangi Plateau and fill in the missing piece of the jigsaw revealed by reconstructing the original Ontong-Java-Nui plateau. Done in collaboration with Martin Reyners in Wellington (Geo- and Nuclear Sciences) and funded by the Leverhulme Trust and NZ Marsden Foundation.

Publications

  • Love H; LeGood M; Stuart G; Reyners M; Eberhart-Phillips DE; Gubbins D (2015) Fast P-wave precursors in New Zealand: high velocity material associated with the subducted Hikurangi Plateau, GEOPHYSICAL JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL, 202, pp.1223-1240. doi: 10.1093/gji/ggv205
  • Davies C; Pozzo M; Gubbins D; Alfè D (2015) Constraints from material properties on the dynamics and evolution of Earth's core, Nature Geoscience, 8, pp.678-685. doi: 10.1038/ngeo2492
  • Gubbins D; Alfè D; Davies C; Pozzo M (2014) On core convection and the geodynamo: Effects of high electrical and thermal conductivity, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, . doi: 10.1016/j.pepi.2015.04.002
  • Gubbins D; Alfè D; Davies C; Pozzo M (2014) On core convection and the geodynamo: Effects of high electrical and thermal conductivity, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 247, pp.56-64. doi: 10.1016/j.pepi.2015.04.002
  • Pozzo M; Davies C; Gubbins D; Alfe D (2014) Thermal and electrical conductivity of solid iron and iron-silicon mixtures at Earth's core conditions, EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS, 393, pp.159-164. doi: 10.1016/j.eps1.2014.02.047
  • Masterton SM; Gubbins D; Mueller RD; Singh KH (2013) Forward modelling of oceanic lithospheric magnetization, GEOPHYSICAL JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL, 192, pp.951-962. doi: 10.1093/gji/ggs063
  • Gubbins D; Alfè D; Davies CJ (2013) Compositional instability of Earth's solid inner core, Geophysical Research Letters, 40, pp.1084-1088. doi: 10.1002/grl.50186
  • Gubbins D; Davies CJ (2013) The stratified layer at the core-mantle boundary caused by barodiffusion of oxygen, sulphur and silicon, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 215, pp.21-28. doi: 10.1016/j.pepi.2012.11.001
  • Pozzo M; Davies C; Gubbins D; Alfè D (2013) Transport properties for liquid silicon-oxygen-iron mixtures at Earth's core conditions, Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 87, . doi: 10.1103/PhysRevB.87.014110
  • Pozzo M; Davies C; Gubbins D; Alfè D (2012) Thermal and electrical conductivity of iron at Earth's core conditions., Nature, 485, pp.355-358. doi: 10.1038/nature11031
  • Pozzo M; Davies C; Gubbins D; Alfè D (2012) Thermal and electrical conductivity of iron at Earth's core conditions, Nature, 485, pp.355-358. doi: 10.1038/nature11031
  • Davies CJ; Gubbins D (2011) A buoyancy profile for the Earth's core, GEOPHYSICAL JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL, 187, pp.549-563. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2011.05144.x
  • Gubbins D; Ivers D; Masterton SM; Winch DE (2011) Analysis of lithospheric magnetization in vector spherical harmonics, GEOPHYS J INT, 187, pp.99-117. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2011.5153.x
  • Laj C; Kissel C; Davies C; Gubbins D (2011) Geomagnetic field intensity and inclination records from Hawaii and the Reunion Island: Geomagnetic implications, PHYS EARTH PLANET IN, 187, pp.170-187. doi: 10.1016/j.pepi.2011.05.007
  • Sreenivasan B; Gubbins D (2011) On mantle-induced heat flow variations at the inner core boundary, PHYS EARTH PLANET IN, 187, pp.336-341. doi: 10.1016/j.pepi.2011.06.006
  • Gubbins D; Sreenivasan B; Mound J; Rost S (2011) Melting of the Earth's inner core., Nature, 473, pp.361-363. doi: 10.1038/nature10068
  • Davies CJ; Gubbins D; Jimack PK (2011) Scalability of pseudospectral methods for geodynamo simulations, CONCURR COMP-PRACT E, 23, pp.38-56. doi: 10.1002/cpe.1593
  • Gubbins D (2010) Terrestrial magnetism: Historical perspectives and future prospects: "Baggage we carry with us", Space Science Reviews, 155, pp.9-27. doi: 10.1007/s11214-010-9675-6
  • Davies CJ; Gubbins D; Jimack PK (2009) Convection in a rapidly rotating spherical shell with an imposed laterally varying thermal boundary condition, J FLUID MECH, 641, pp.335-358. doi: 10.1017/S0022112009991583
  • Pressline N; Trusdell FA; Gubbins D (2009) New and revised 14C dates for Hawaiian surface lava flows: Paleomagnetic and geomagnetic implications, Geophysical Research Letters, 36, . doi: 10.1029/2009GL037792
  • Pressling N; Trusdell FA; Gubbins D (2009) New and revised C-14 dates for Hawaiian surface lava flows: Paleomagnetic and geomagnetic implications, GEOPHYS RES LETT, 36, . doi: 10.1029/2009GL037792
  • Gubbins D; Gibbons SJ (2009) Kinematic dynamo action in a sphere with weak differential rotation, GEOPHYS J INT, 177, pp.71-80. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2008.04085.x
  • Gubbins D; Masters G; Nimmo F (2008) A thermochemical boundary layer at the base of Earth's outer core and independent estimate of core heat flux, GEOPHYS J INT, 174, pp.1007-1018. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2008.03879.x
  • Davies CJ; Gubbins D; Willis AP; Jimack PK (2008) Time-averaged paleomagnetic field and secular variation: Predictions from dynamo solutions based on lower mantle seismic tomography, PHYS EARTH PLANET IN, 169, pp.194-203. doi: 10.1016/j.pepi.2008.07.021
  • Gubbins D (2008) Implication of kinematic dynamo studies for the geodynamo, GEOPHYS J INT, 173, pp.79-91. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2007.03707.x
  • Gubbins D (2008) Earth science: geomagnetic reversals., Nature, 452, pp.165-167. doi: 10.1038/452165a
  • Sreenivasan B; Gubbins D (2008) Dynamos with weakly convecting outer layers: implications for core-mantle boundary interaction, GEOPHYS ASTRO FLUID, 102, pp.395-407. doi: 10.1080/03091920801900047
  • Gubbins D (2008) Implication of kinetic dynamo studies for the geodynamo , Geophysical Journal International, 173, pp.79-91. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2007.03707.x
  • Willis AP; Sreenivasan B; Gubbins D (2007) Thermal core-mantle interaction: Exploring regimes for 'locked' dynamo action, PHYS EARTH PLANET IN, 165, pp.83-92. doi: 10.1016/j.pepi.2007.08.002
  • Rowan-Robinson M; Priest ER; Gubbins D; Gubbins; Hide R; Hide; Roxburgh I; Lynden-Bell D; Barber G; Barber; Ward-Thompson D; Trayner C; Murdin PG; Murdin (2007) Meeting of the royal astronomical society: Friday 2007 February 9th at 16h 00m in the Geological Society Lecture Theatre, Burlington House, Observatory, 127, pp.216-221.
  • Gubbins D; Willis AP; Sreenivasan B (2007) Correlation of Earth's magnetic field with lower mantle thermal and seismic structure, PHYS EARTH PLANET IN, 162, pp.256-260. doi: 10.1016/j.pepi.2007.04.014
  • Pressling N; Brown MC; Gratton MN; Shaw J; Gubbins D (2007) Microwave palaeointensities from Holocene age Hawaiian lavas: Investigation of magnetic properties and comparison with thermal palaeointensities, PHYS EARTH PLANET IN, 162, pp.99-118. doi: 10.1016/j.pepi.2007.03.007
  • Pressling N; Laj C; Kissel C; Champion D; Gubbins D (2006) Palaeomagnetic intensities from C-14-dated lava flows on the Big Island, Hawaii: 0-21 kyr, EARTH PLANET SC LETT, 247, pp.26-40. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2006.04.026
  • Gubbins D; Jones AL; Finlay CC (2006) Fall in Earth's magnetic field is erratic., Science, 312, pp.900-902. doi: 10.1126/science.1124855
  • Liao X; Zhang K; Gubbins D (2005) A multi-layered kinematic dynamo model: implications of a stratified upper layer in the Earth's core, GEOPHYS ASTRO FLUID, 99, pp.377-395.
  • Willis AP; Gubbins D (2004) Kinematic dynamo action in a sphere: Effects of periodic time-dependent flows on solutions with axial dipole symmetry, GEOPHYS ASTRO FLUID, 98, pp.537-554. doi: 10.1080/03091920412331312402
  • Gubbins D (2004) John Arthur "Jack" Jacobs, 1916-2003 - Price Medallist and Gold Medallist of the RAS, geophysicist, inspiration to generations of Canadian and British scientists., ASTRON GEOPHYS, 45, pp.34-34.
  • Gubbins D; Alfe D; Masters G; Price D; Gillan MJ (2004) Gross thermodynamics of two-component core convection, Geophysical Journal International, 157, pp.1407-1414. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2004.02219.x
  • Gubbins D; Gibbons SJ (2004) Low Pacific secular variation, 145, .
  • Nimmo F; Price GD; Brodholt J; Gubbins D (2004) The influence of potassium on core and geodynamo evolution, Geophysical Journal International, 156, pp.363-376. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2003.02157.x
  • Boddington T; Parkin CJ; Gubbins D (2004) Isolated deep earthquakes beneath the North Island of New Zealand, Geophysical Journal International, 158, pp.972-982. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2004.02340.x
  • Masters TG; Gubbins D (2003) On the resolution of density within the Earth, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 140, pp.159-167. doi: 10.1016/j.pepi.2003.07.008
  • Gubbins D (2003) Thermal core-mantle interactions: theory and observations, pp.162-179.
  • Gubbins D; Alfe D; Masters G; Price D; Gillan MJ (2003) Can the Earth's dynamo run on heat alone?, Geophysical Journal International, 155, pp.609-622. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-246X.2003.02064.x
  • Teanby N; Laj C; Gubbins D; Pringle M (2002) A detailed palaeointensity and inclination record from drill core SOH1 on Hawaii, PHYS EARTH PLANET IN, 131, pp.101-140.
  • Gubbins D; Gibbons S (2002) Three-dimensional dynamo waves in a sphere, GEOPHYS ASTRO FLUID, 96, pp.481-498. doi: 10.1080/0309192021000037003
  • Zhang K; Gubbins D (2002) Convection-driven hydromagnetic waves in planetary fluid cores, Mathematical and Computer Modelling, 36, pp.389-401. doi: 10.1016/S0895-7177(02)00133-4
  • Gubbins D (2001) The Rayleigh number for convection in the Earth's core, PHYS EARTH PLANET IN, 128, pp.3-12.
  • Reading AM; Gubbins D; Mao WJ (2001) A multiphase seismic investigation of the shallow subduction zone, southern North Island, New Zealand, GEOPHYS J INT, 147, pp.215-226.
  • Gubbins D (2001) Free oscillations, In: Hancock PL; Skinner BL (Ed) Oxford Companion to the Earth, Oxford Companion to the Earth.
  • Reading AM; Mao W; Gubbins D (2001) Polarization filtering for automatic picking of seismic data and improved converted phase detection, Geophysical Journal International, 147, pp.227-234. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-246X.2001.00501.x
  • Teanby N; Gubbins D (2000) The effects of aliasing and lock-in processes on paleosecular variation records from sediments, Geophysical Journal International, 142, pp.563-570.
  • Gibbons S; Gubbins D (2000) Convection in the Earth's core driven by lateral variations in the core-mantle boundary heat flux, Geophysical Journal International, 142, pp.631-642.
  • Gubbins D; Barber CN; Gibbons S; Love JJ (2000) Kinematic dynamo action in a sphere. I. Effects of differential rotation and meridional circulation on solutions with axial dipole symmetry, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series A. Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 456, pp.1333-1353.
  • Zhang K; Gubbins D (2000) Is the geodynamo process intrinsically unstable?, Geophysical Journal International, 140, pp.1-4.
  • Zhang E; Gubbins D (2000) Scale disparities and magnetohydrodynamics in the Earth's core, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 358, pp.899-920.
  • Lesur V; Gubbins D (2000) Using geomagnetic secular variation to separate remanent and induced sources of the crustal magnetic field, Geophysical Journal International, 142, pp.889-897.
  • Gubbins D; Barber CN; Gibbons S; Love JJ (2000) Kinematic dynamo action in a sphere II. Symmetry selection, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series A. Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 456, pp.1669-1683.
  • Gubbins D (1999) The distinction between geomagnetic excursions and reversals, Geophysical Journal International, 137, pp.F1-F3.
  • Gubbins D (1999) Fundamentals of Geophysics, by Lowrie, W., Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 110, pp.285-286.
  • Gubbins D (1999) Editorship: Journal of Geodynamics, Journal of Geodynamics, .
  • Gubbins D (1999) Editorship: Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, .
  • Gubbins D (1999) Editorship: Annales Geophysicae, Annales Geophysicae, .
  • Lodge RJE; Stiblov G; Gubbins D (1999) Fundamental leaking mode (PL) propagation along the Tonga-Kermadec-Hikurangi-Macquarie margin, Geophysical Journal International, 137, pp.675-690.
  • Lesur V; Gubbins D (1999) Evaluation of fast spherical transforms for geophysical applications, Geophysical Journal International, 139, pp.547-555.
  • Gubbins D; Love JJ (1998) Preferred VGP paths during geomagnetic polarity reversals: symmetry considerations, Geophysical Research Letters, 25, pp.1079-1082.
  • Gubbins D (1998) Pure and Applied Geophysics(Editorship), Pure and Applied Geophysics, .
  • Gubbins D; Love JJ (1998) Geomagnetic reversal transition fields: a test of 4-fold symmetry, Geophysical Research Letters, 25, pp.1079-1082.
  • Gubbins D (1998) Interpreteing the paleomagnetic field, 28, pp.167-182.
  • Houseman GA; Gubbins D (1997) Deformation of subducted oceanic lithosphere, Geophysical Journal International, 131, pp.535-551.
  • Kelly P; Gubbins D (1997) The geomagnetic field over the past 5 million years, Geophysical Journal International, 128, pp.315-330.
  • Gubbins D (1997) The Earth's inner core: its discovery and other surprises, Astronomy & Geophysics, 38, pp.15-18.
  • Gubbins D (1996) A formalism for the inversion of geomagnetic data for core motions with diffusion, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 98, pp.193-206.
  • Gledhill K; Gubbins D (1996) SKS splitting and the seismic anisotropy of the mantle beneath the Hikurangi subduction zone, New Zealand, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 95, pp.227-236.
  • Kelly P; Gubbins D (1996) Persistent patterns in the geomagnetic field during the last 2.5 Myr, Surveys in Geophysics, 17, pp.173-176.
  • Gubbins D; Kelly P (1996) A difficulty with using the frozen flux hypothesis to find steady core motions, Geophysical Research Letters, 23, pp.1825-1828.
  • Nformi SK; Mao W; Gubbins D (1996) Seismic source parameters in New Zealand from broadband data, Geophysical Journal International, 124, pp.289-303.
  • Love JJ; Gubbins D (1996) Optimized kinematic dynamos, Geophysical Journal International, 124, pp.787-800.
  • Sarson GR; Gubbins D (1996) Three-dimensional kinematic dynamos dominated by strong differential rotation, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 306, pp.223-265.
  • Zhang C; Gubbins D (1996) Convection in a rotating spherical fluid shell with and inhomogeneous temperature boundary condition at finite Prandtl number, Physics of Fluids, 8, pp.1141-1148.
  • Love JJ; Gubbins D (1996) Dynamos driven by poloidal flows exist, Geophysical Research Letters, 23, pp.857-860.
  • Gledhill K; Gubbins D (1996) SKS splitting and the seismic anisotropy of the mantle beneath the Hikurangi Subduction Zone, New Zealand, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 95, pp.227-236.
  • Gubbins D (1996) A formalism for the inversion of geomagnetic data for core motions with diffusion, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 98, pp.193-206.
  • Gubbins D (1996) Which way is north?, Physics World, 9, pp.39-44.
  • Gubbins D; Kelly P (1995) On the analysis of paleomagnetic secular variation, Journal of Geophysical Research, 100, .
  • Mao W; Gubbins D (1995) Simultaneous determination of time delays and stacking weights in seismic array beamforming, Geophysics, 60, pp.491-502.
  • Stuart GW; Francis D; Gubbins D; Smith G (1995) Tararua broadband array, North Island, New Zealand, Bulletin - Seismological Society of America, 85, pp.325-333.
  • Stewart DN; Busse FH; Whaler KA; Gubbins D (1995) Geomagnetism, Earth rotation and the electrical conductivity of the lower mantle, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 92, pp.199-214. doi: 10.1016/0031-9201(95)03035-4
  • Waddington R; Gubbins D; Barber N (1995) Geomagnetic field analysis—V. Determining steady core‐surface flows directly from geomagnetic observations, Geophysical Journal International, 122, pp.326-350. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.1995.tb03556.x
  • Smith G; Gubbins D; Weijian M (1994) Fast P wave propagation in subducted Pacific lithosphere: refraction from the plate, Journal of Geophysical Research, 99, .
  • Gubbins D; Sarson G (1994) Geomagnetic field morphologies from a kinematic dynamo model, Nature, 368, pp.51-55.
  • Gubbins D (1994) Geomagnetic polarity reversals: A connection with secular variation and core-mantle interaction?, Reviews of Geophysics, 32, pp.61-83.
  • Gubbins D; Barnicoat A; Cann J (1994) Seismological constraints on the gabbro-eclogite transition in subducted oceanic crust, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 122, pp.89-101. doi: 10.1016/0012-821X(94)90053-1
  • Hutcheson KA; Gubbins D (1994) Kinematic magnetic‐field morphology at the core‐mantle boundary, Geophysical Journal International, 116, pp.304-320. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.1994.tb01800.x
  • Keke Z; Gubbins D (1993) Nonlinear aspects of core-mantle interaction, Geophysical Research Letters, 20, pp.2969-2972.
  • Gubbins D; Kelly P (1993) Persistent patterns in the geomagnetic field over the past 2.5 Myr, Nature, 365, pp.829-832.
  • Gubbins D (1993) Influence of the inner core, Nature, 365, pp.493.
  • Gubbins D; Coe RS (1993) Longitudinally confined geomagnetic reversal paths from non-dipolar transition fields, Nature, 362, pp.51-53.
  • Gubbins D (1993) Geomagnetism and inferences for core motions, Flow and creep in the solar system: observations, modeling and theory, pp.97-111.
  • Gubbins D; Zhang K (1993) Symmetry properties of the dynamo equations for palaeomagnetism and geomagnetism, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 75, pp.225-241. doi: 10.1016/0031-9201(93)90003-R
  • Gubbins D (1992) Erratum, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 72, pp.135.
  • Zhang K; Gubbins D (1992) On convection in the earth's core driven by lateral temperature variations in the lower mantle, Geophysical Journal International, 108, pp.247-255. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.1992.tb00853.x
  • Gubbins D (1991) Preface, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 68, .
  • Gubbins D (1991) Core-mantle interactions, Tectonophysics, 187, pp.385-391. doi: 10.1016/0040-1951(91)90477-A
  • Gubbins D; Snieder R (1991) Dispersion of P waves in subducted lithosphere: evidence for an eclogite layer, Journal of Geophysical Research, 96, pp.6321-6333.
  • Gubbins D (1991) Dynamics of the secular variation, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 68, pp.170-182. doi: 10.1016/0031-9201(91)90016-B
  • Gubbins D (1990) Seismology and plate tectonics, Seismology and plate tectonics, .
  • Hutcheson KA; Gubbins D (1990) Earth's magnetic field in the seventeenth century, Journal of Geophysical Research, 95, .
  • Aldridge KD; Bloxham J; Dehant V; Gubbins D; Hide R; Hinderer J; Hutcheson KA; Jault D; Jones CA; Legros H; Le Mouël JL; Lloyd D; Wahr JM; Whaler KA; Zhang K (1990) Core-mantle interactions, Surveys in Geophysics, 11, pp.329-353. doi: 10.1007/BF01902965
  • Gubbins D (1990) Geomagnetism: the next millenium, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 89, pp.255-262. doi: 10.1016/0031-0182(90)90066-G
  • Lloyd D; Gubbins D (1990) Toroidal fluid motion at the top of the Earth's core, Geophysical Journal International, 100, pp.455-467.
  • Gubbins D (1990) Geomagnetism: the next millenium, Global and Planetary Change, 3, pp.255-262. doi: 10.1016/0921-8181(90)90021-4
  • Proctor MRE; Gubbins D (1990) Analysis of geomagnetic directional data, Geophysical Journal International, 100, pp.69-77.
  • Barraclough D; Gubbins D; Kerridge D (1989) On the use of horizontal components of magnetic field in determining core motions, Geophysical Journal International, 98, pp.293-299.
  • Gubbins D (1988) Thermal core- mantle interactions and time-averaged paleomagnetic field., Journal of Geophysical Research, 93, pp.3413-3420.
  • Gubbins D (1987) Mapping the mantle and core, Nature, 325, pp.392-393.
  • Bloxham J; Gubbins D (1987) Thermal core-Mantle interactions, Nature, 325, pp.511-513.
  • Gubbins D; Roberts PH (1987) Magnetohydrodynamics of the Earth's core., Geomagnetism. Volume 2, pp.1-183.
  • Gubbins D; Bloxham J (1987) Morphology of the geomagnetic field and implications for the geodynamo, Nature, 325, pp.509-511.
  • Gubbins D (1987) Mechanism for geomagnetic polarity reversals, Nature, 326, pp.167-169.
  • Roberts PH; Gubbins D (1987) Origin of the main field: kinematics., Geomagnetism. Vol. 2, pp.185-249.
  • Gubbins D (1986) Global models of the magnetic field in historical times: augmenting declination observations with archeo- and paleomagnetic data., Journal of Geomagnetism & Geoelectricity, 38, pp.715-720.
  • Gubbins D; Tomlinson L (1986) Secular variation from monthly means from Apia and Amberley magnetic observatories, Geophysical Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society, 86, pp.603-616. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.1986.tb03846.x
  • Bloxham J; Gubbins D (1986) Geomagnetic field analysis—IV. Testing the frozen‐flux hypothesis, Geophysical Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society, 84, pp.139-152. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.1986.tb04349.x
  • Ansell JH; Gubbins D (1986) Anomalous high‐frequency wave propagation from the Tonga-Kermadec seismic zone to New Zealand, Geophysical Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society, 85, pp.93-106. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.1986.tb05173.x
  • Bloxham J; Gubbins D (1985) The secular variation of Earth's magnetic field, Nature, 317, pp.777-781. doi: 10.1038/317777a0
  • Gubbins D; Bloxham J (1985) Geomagnetic field analysis—III. Magnetic fields on the core—mantle boundary, Geophysical Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society, 80, pp.695-713. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.1985.tb05119.x
  • Gubbins D (1984) Geomagnetic field analysis ‐ II. Secular variation consistent with a perfectly conducting core, Geophysical Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society, 77, pp.753-766. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.1984.tb02219.x
  • Shure L; Whaler K; Gubbins D; Hobbs B (1983) Physical constraints for the analysis of the geomagnetic secular variation, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 32, pp.114-131. doi: 10.1016/0031-9201(83)90133-4
  • Gubbins D (1983) Geomagnetic field analysis ‐ I. Stochastic inversion, Geophysical Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society, 73, pp.641-652. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.1983.tb03336.x
  • Gubbins D; Roberts N (1983) Use of the frozen flux approximation in the interpretation of archaeomagnetic and palaeomagnetic data, Geophysical Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society, 73, pp.675-687. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.1983.tb03339.x
  • Gubbins D (1983) The influence of extrinsic pressure changes on the Earth's dynamo, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 33, pp.255-259. doi: 10.1016/0031-9201(83)90043-2
  • Gubbins D (1982) Magnetic messages from the Earth's core, Nature, 295, pp.15-16. doi: 10.1038/295015b0
  • Gubbins D; Thomson CJ; Whaler KA (1982) Stable regions in the Earth's liquid core, Geophysical Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society, 68, pp.241-251. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.1982.tb06972.x
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