List of Publications



Mitrovica, J. X., Hay, C.C., Morrow, E. Kopp, R. E, Dumberry, M. and Stanley, S., 2015, Reconciling past changes in Earth's rotation with 20th century global sea-level rise: resolving Munk's enigma, Sci. Adv., 1, e1500679. (link).

Dumberry, M. and Rivoldini, A., 2015, Mercury's inner core size and core-crystallization regime, Icarus, 248, 254-268. (link).


Davies, C. J., Stegman, D. R. and Dumberry, M., 2014, The strength of gravitational core-mantle coupling, Geophys. Res. Lett., 41, 3786--3792. (link).


Koot, L. and Dumberry, M., 2013, The role of the magnetic field morphology on the electromagnetic coupling for nutations, Geophys. J. Int., 195, 200-210. (link)

Yseboodt, M., Rivoldini, A., Van Hoolst, T. and Dumberry, M., 2013, Influence of an inner core on the long period forced librations of Mercury, Icarus, 226, 41-51. (link)

Dumberry, M., Rivoldini, A., Van Hoolst, T. and Yseboodt, M., 2013, The role of Mercury's core density structure on its longitudinal librations, Icarus, 225, 62-74. (link)

Koning, A. H., and Dumberry, M., 2013, Internal forcing of Mercury's long period free librations, Icarus, 223, 40-47. (link)


Dumberry, M. and Koot, L., 2012, A global model of electromagnetic coupling for Earth nutations, Geophys. J. Int., 191, 530-544. (link)


Dumberry, M., 2011, The free librations of Mercury and the size of its inner core, Geoph. Res. Lett., 38, L16202, doi:10.1029/2011GL048277. (link)

Koot, L. and Dumberry, M., 2011, Viscosity of the Earth's inner core: Constraints from nutation observations, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 308, 343-349. (link)

Veasey, M. and Dumberry, M., 2011, The influence of Mercury's inner core on its physical libration, Icarus, 214, 265-274. (link)

Dumberry, M., 2011, A new twist on inner-core spin, Nature Geoscience, 4, 216-217. (link)

Aubert, J., Dumberry, M., 2011, Steady and fluctuating inner core rotation in numerical geodynamo models, Geophys. J. Int., 184, 162-170. (link)


Finlay, C.C., Dumberry, M., Chulliat, A. and Pais, A., 2010, Short timescale core dynamics: theory and observations, Space Sci. Rev., 155, 177-218. (link)

Dumberry, M., 2010, Gravitationally driven inner core differential rotation, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 297, 387-394. (link)

Koot, L., Dumberry, M., Rivoldini, A., de Viron, O and Dehant, V., 2010, Constraints on the coupling at the core-mantle and inner core boundaries inferred from nutation observations, Geophys. J. Int., 182, 1279-1294. (pdf)

Dumberry, M. and Mound, J., 2010, Inner core-mantle gravitational locking and the super-rotation of the inner core, Geophys. J. Int., 181, 806-817. (pdf)

Dumberry, M., 2010, Gravity variations induced by core flows, Geophys. J. Int., 180, 635-650. (pdf)


Dumberry, M., 2009, Influence of elastic deformations on the inner core wobble, Geophys. J. Int., 178, 57-64. (pdf)

Dumberry, M., 2009, Taylor's constraint and torsional oscillations, Chapter 7 in Les Houches, session LXXXVIII: Dynamos . Editors P. Cardin and L. F. Cugliandolo, Elsevier, p383-401.(pdf)


Dumberry, M. and Mound, J. 2008, Constraints on core-mantle electromagnetic coupling from torsional oscillations normal modes, J. Geophys. Res., 113, B03102, doi:10.1029/2007JB005135. (pdf)

Dumberry, M., 2008, Gravitational torque on the inner core and decadal polar motion, Geophys. J. Int., 172, 903-920. (pdf)

Dumberry, M., 2008, Variations in gravity caused by an inner core tilt, Geophys. J. Int., 172, 921-933. (pdf)


Dumberry, M., 2007, Geodynamic constraints on the steady and time-dependent inner core axial rotation, Geophys. J. Int., 170, 886-895. (pdf)

Dumberry, M., 2007, Torsional oscillations, in Encyclopedia of Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism, Gubbins, D. and Herrero-Bervera, E. Eds., Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, pp. 746-748.

Dumberry, M. and Finlay, C. C., 2007, Eastward and westward drift of the Earth's magnetic field for the last three millennia, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 254, 146-157. (link)


Dumberry, M. and Bloxham, J., 2006, Azimuthal flows in the Earth's core and changes in the length of day at millennial timescales, Geophys. J. Int., 165, 32-46. (pdf)


Dumberry, M., 2005, Comment on "Could the M=9.3 Sumatra earthquake trigger a geomagnetic jerk?", EOS, 86, 343


Dumberry, M. and Bloxham, J., 2004, Variations in the Earth's gravity field caused by torsional oscillations in the core. Geophys. J. Int., 159, 417-434. (pdf)


Dumberry, M. and Bloxham, J., 2003, Torque balance, Taylor's constraint and torsional oscillations in a numerical model of the geodynamo. Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., 140, 29-51. (pdf)


Bloxham, J., Zatman, S. and Dumberry, M., 2002, The origin of geomagnetic jerks. Nature, 420, 65-68. (link)

Dumberry, M. and Bloxham, J., 2002, Inner core tilt and polar motion. Geophys. J. Int., 151, 377-392. (pdf)

pre 2002

Marchand, R., Charbonneau-Lefort, M., Dumberry, M. and Pronovost, B., 2001, ARANEA, a program for generating unstructured triangular meshes with JAVA Graphics User Interface. Comput. Phys. Comm., 139, 172-195.

Dumberry, M. and Buffett, B. A., 1999, On the validity of the geostrophic approximation for calculating the changes in the angular momentum of the core. Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., 112, 81-99.(pdf)

Marchand, R. and Dumberry, M., 1996, CARRE: a quasi-orthogonal mesh generator for 2D edge plasma modelling. Comput. Phys. Comm., 96, 232-246.

Marchand, R., Dumberry, M., Demers, Y., Côté, C., Le Clair, G., Larsen, J.-M., Bonnin, X. and Braams, B. J., 1995, Up-down symmetry in double null divertor experiments and magnetic field topology. Nucl. Fusion, 35, 297-304.


Dumberry, M.: Torsional oscillations in the Earth's fluid core: theory, observation and geodynamic consequences, Ph. D. thesis, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA, May 2004.

Dumberry, M.: Electromagnetic coupling between the fluid core and its solid neighbours , M. Sc. thesis, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, April 1998.