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Douglas Rumble III

Douglas Rumble is a petrologist and geochemist with the Geophysical Laboratory of the Carnegie Institution of Washington. He earned a BA from Columbia College and a PhD from Harvard University. He served as assistant professor at UCLA and on detail as a Program Director in the Earth Sciences Division of the US National Science Foundation. He worked  as a Board Member of Geoscience World to provide top-quality electronic publishing technology to Earth Science Societies for their journals.

He has been a staff scientist in petrology and geochemistry at the Geophysical Laboratory since 1973. Current research, led by E. D. Young (UCLA), is on development of Panorama, a high mass resolution mass spectrometer designed by P. A. Freedman and built by Nu Instruments Ltd. for the measurement of multiply substituted isotopologues of geochemical and atmospheric gases.

Recent Publications

Hofmann, A.B., A; Dirks, P.; Guegen, B; Rumble, D.; Rouxel, O.J. , 2014, Comparing orthomagmatic and hydrothermal mineralization models for komatiite-hosted nickel deposits in Zimbabwe using multiple-sulfur, iron, and nickel isotope data: Mineralium Deposita, v. 49, p. 75-100.

Singerling, S., Modi, A., McFerrin, B., Worsham, E., McSween, H.j., Rumble, D., Tanaka, R., and Taylor, L., 2013, Two new eucrite breccias from Northwest Africa: Meteorites and Planetary Science, v. 48, p. E1-E9.

Rumble III, D., Bowring, S., Iizuka, T., Komiya, T., Rosing, M.T., and Ueno, Y., 2013, The oxygen isotope composition of Earth's oldest rocks and evidence of a terrestrial magma ocean: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, v. 14, p. 1929-1939.

Maynard, J.B., Sutton, S.J., Rumble III, D., and Bekker, A., 2013, Mass-independently fractionated sulfur in Archean paleosols: a large reservoir of negative Δ33S anomaly on the early Earth: Chemical Geology, v. 362, p. 74 - 81.

Weisberg, M., Bunch, T.E., Wittke, J.H., Rumble III, D., and Ebel, D.S., 2012, Petrology and oxygen isotopes of NWA 5492, a new metal-rich chondrite: Meteorites and Planetary Science, v. 47, p. 363-373.

Fiorentini, M.L., Bekker, A., Rouxel, O., Wing, B.A., Maier, W., and Rumble, D., 2012, Multiple Sulfur and Iron Isotope Composition of Magmatic Ni-Cu-(PGE) Sulfide Mineralization from Eastern Botswana: Economic Geology, v. 107, p. 105-116.

Day, J.M.D., Walker, R.J., Qin, L., and Rumble III, D., 2012, Late accretion as a natural consequence of planetary growth: Nature Geoscience, v. 5, p. 614-617.

Day, J.M.D., Walker, R.J., Ash, R.D., Liu, Y., Rumble III, D., Irving, A.J., Goodrich, C., Tait, K., McDonough, W.F., and Taylor, L.A., 2012, Origin of felsic achondrites Graves Nunataks 06128 and 06129, and ultramafic brachinites and brachinite-like achondrites by partial melting of volatile-rich primitive parent bodies: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 81, p. 94-128.

Wittmann, A., Friedrich, J., Troiano, J., Macke, R.J., Britt, D.T., Swindle, T.D., Weirich, J.R., Rumble III, D., Lasue, J., and Kring, D.A., 2011, H/L chondrite LaPaz Icefield 031047 – A feather of Icarus? : Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 75, p. 6140-6159.

Troiano, J., Rumble III, D., and Friedrich, J., 2011, Compositions of three low-FeO ordinary chondrites: indications of a common originwith the H chondrites: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 75, p. 6511-6519.

Scott, C., Bekker, A., Reinhard, C., Schnetger, B., Krapez, B., Rumble III, D., and Lyons, T., 2011, Late Archean euxinic conditions before the rise of atmospheric oxygen: Geology, v. 39, p. 119-122.

Rumble III, D., Young, E.D., Shahar, A., and Guo, W., 2011, Stable isotope cosmochemistry and the evolution of planetary systems: Elements, v. 7, p. 23-28.

Riches, A.J.V., Liu, Y., Day, J.M.D., Puchtel, I., Rumble III, D., McSween, H.Y., Walker, R.J., and Taylor, L.A., 2011, Petrology and geochemistry of Yamato 984028: a cumulate lherzolitic shergottite with affinities to Y 000027, Y 000047, and Y 000097: Polar Science, v. 4, p. 497-514.

McCoy, T., Walker, R., Goldstein, J.I., Yang, J., McDonough, W.F., Rumble III, D., Chabot, N.L., Ash, R., Corrigan, C., Michael, J.R., and Kotula, P.G., 2011, Group IVA irons: New constraints on the crystallization and cooling history of an asteroidal core with a complex history: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 75, p. 6821-6843.

Keil, K., McCoy, T., Wilson, L., Barrat, J.-A., Rumble, D., Meier, M., Wieler, R., and Huss, G.R., 2011, A composite Fe,Ni-FeS and enstatite-forsterite-diopside-glass vitrophyre clast in the Larkman Nunatak 04316 aubrite: Origin by pyroclastic volcanism: Meteorites and Planetary Science, v. 46, p. 1719-1741.

Giere, R., Rumble III, D., Gunther, D., Connolly, J., and Caddick, M.J., 2011, Correlation of Growth and Breakdown of Major and Accessory Minerals in Metapelites from Campolungo, Central Alps: Journal of Petrology, v. 52, p. 2292-2334.

Beck, A.W., Mittlefehldt, D.W., McSween, H.Y., Rumble III, D., Lee, C., and Bodnar, R.J., 2011, MIL 03443, a dunite from asteroid 4 Vesta: Evidence for its classification and cumulate origin: Meteorites and Planetary Science, v. 46, p. 1133-1151.

Zolensky, M.E., Herrin, J., Mikouchi, T., Ohsumi, K., Friedrich, J., Steele, A., Rumble III, D., Fries, M., Sandford, S.A., Milam, S.N., Hagiya, K., Takeda, H., Satake, W., Kurihara, T., Colbery, M., Hanna, R., Maisano, J., Ketcham, R., Goodrich, C., Loan, L., Robonson, G., Martinez, J., Ross, K., Jenniskens, P., and Shaddad, M., 2010, Mineralogy and petrography of the Almahata Sitta ureilite: Meteoritics and Planetary Science, v. 45, p. 1618-1637.

Rumble III, D., Zolensky, M.E., Friedrich, J., Jenniskens, P., and Shaddad, M., 2010, The oxygen isotope composition of Almahata Sitta: Meteoritics and Planetary Science, v. 45, p. 1765-1770.

Qin, L., Rumble III, D., Alexander, C.M.O.D., Carlson, R.W., Jenniskens, P., and Shaddad, M., 2010, The chromium isotopic composition of Almahata Sitta: Meteoritics and Planetary Science, v. 45, p. 1771-1777.

Friedrich, J., Wolf, S., Rumble III, D., Troiano, J., Gagnon, C., Compton, J., jeniskens, P., and Shaddad, M., 2010, The elemental composition of Almahata Sitta: Meteoritics and Planetary Science, v. 45, p. 1718-1727.

Ono, S., Beukes, N.J., and Rumble III, D., 2009, Origin of two distinct multiple-sulfur isotope compositions of pyrite in the 2.5 Ga Klein Naute Formation, Griqualand West Basin, South Africa: Precambrian Research, v. 169, p. 48-57.

Moriarty, G.M., Rumble III, D., and Friedrich, J.M., 2009, Compositions of four unusual CM or CM-related Antarctic chondrites: Chemie der Erde, v. 69, p. 161-168.

Jenniskens, P., Shaddad, M.H., Numan, D., Elsir, S., Kudoda, A.M., Zolensky, M.E., Le, L., Robinson, G.A., Friedrich, J.M., Rumble, D., Steele, A., Chesley, S.R., Fitzsimmons, A., Duddy, S., Hsieh, H.H., Ramsay, G., Brown, P.G., Edwards, W.N., Tagliaferri, E., Boslough, M.B., Spalding, R.E., Dantowitz, R., Kozubal, M., Pravec, P., Borovicka, J., Charvat, Z., Vaubaillon, J., Kuiper, J., Albers, J., Bishop, J.L., Mancinelli, R.L., Sandford, S.A., Milam, S.N., Nuevo, M., and Worden, S.P., 2009, The impact and recovery of asteroid 2008 TC3: Nature, v. 458, p. 485-488.

Hofmann, A., Bekker, A., Rouxel, O., Rumble III, D., and Master, S., 2009, Multiple sulphur and iron isotope composition of detrital pyrite in Archaean sedimentary rocks: A new tool for provenance analysis: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 286, p. 436-445.

Day, J.M.D., Ash, R.D., Liu, Y., Bellucci, J.J., Rumble, D., III, McDonough, W.F., Walker, R.J., and Taylor, L.A., 2009, Early formation of evolved asteroidal crust: Nature, v. 457, p. 179-182.

Bekker, A., Barley, M.E., Fiorentini, M.L., Rouxel, O.J., Rumble III, D., and Beresford, S.W., 2009, Atmospheric Sulfur in Archean Komatiite-Hosted Nickel Deposits, Science, v. 326, p. 1086-1089.

Basu Sarbadhikari, A., Day, J.M.D., Liu, Y., Rumble, D., III, and Taylor, L.A., 2009, Petrogenesis of olivine-phyric shergottite Larkman Nunatak 06319: Implications for enriched components in martian basalts: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 73, p. 2190-2214.

Ueno, Y., Ono, S., Rumble III, D., and Maruyama, S., 2008, Quadruple sulfur isotope analysis of ca. 3.5 Ga Dresser Formation: New evidence for microbial sulfate reduction in the early Archean: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 72, p. 5675-5691.

Rumble III, D., 2008, Earth's early atmosphere, biosphere, lithosphere, and hydrosphere, in Zaikowski, L., and Friedrich, J.M., eds., Chemical Evolution across Space and Time: From the Big Bang to Prebiotic Chemistry, Volume American Chemical Society Symposium Series 981: American Chemical Society Symposium Series 981: Washington, DC, American Chemical Society, p. 261-281.

Rouxel, O., Ono, S., Alt, J., Rumble, D., and Ludden, J., 2008, Sulfur isotope evidence for microbial sulfate reduction in altered oceanic basalts at ODP Site 801: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 268, p. 110-123.

McCanta, M.C., Treiman, A.H., Dyar, M.D., Alexander, C.M.O.D., Rumble, D., III, and Essene, E.J., 2008, The LaPaz Icefield 04840 meteorite: Mineralogy, metamorphism, and origin of an amphibole- and biotite-bearing R chondrite: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 72, p. 5757-5780.

Ernst, W.G., and Rumble III, D., 2008, Metamorphic Conditions Along Convergent Plate Junctions:  Mineralogy, Petrology, Geochemistry, and Tectonics: Boulder, Colo., Bellwether Publishing/Geological Society of America, 863 p.

Brandes, J.A., Cody, G.D., Rumble III, D., Haberstroh, P., Wirick, S., and Gelinas, Y., 2008, Carbon K-edge XANES spectromicroscopy of natural graphite: Carbon, v. 46, p. 1424-1434.