2016

 

Zhao, C.P., E.J. Garnero, M. Li, and A.K. McNamara,  Intermittent and lateral varying ULVZ structure at the northeastern margin of the Pacific LLSVP.

 

Li, M., A.K. McNamara, and E.J. Garnero, Compositionally-distinct ultra-low seismic velocity zones on Earth's core-mantle boundary, in review.

 

Garnero, E.J., A.K. McNamara, and S.-H. Shim, Continent-sized anomalous zones with low seismic velocity at the base of the Earth's mantle, Nature Geoscience, 9, 481-489, doi:10.1038/NGEO2733, 2016.  [pdf]

(supplementary content)

 

2015

 

Williams, C.D., M. Li, A.K. McNamara, E.J. Garnero, and M.C. van Soest, Episodic entrainment of deep primordial mantle material into ocean island basalts, Nature Communications, 6:8937 doi: 10.1038/ncomms9937, 2015.  [pdf]   (supplementary content)

 

Zhao, C., E.J. Garnero, A.K. McNamara, N. Schmerr, and R. W. Carlson, Seismic evidence for a chemically distinct thermochemical reservoir in Earth's deep mantle beneath Hawaii, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 426, 143-153, 2015. [pdf]     (supplementary content)

 

Allu Peddinti, D., and A.K. McNamara, Material transport across Europa’s Ice Shell, Geophysical Research Letters, 42, doi:10.1002/2015GL063950, 2015. [pdf]     (supplementary content)

 

Hernlund, J.W., and A.K. McNamara, The Core-Mantle Boundary Region, in Gerald Schubert (editor-in-chief) Treatise on Geophysics, 2nd edition,  Volume 7. Oxford: Elsevier; 2015. p461-519.  (please email me for reprint)

 

2014

 

Li, M., A.K. McNamara, and E.J. Garnero, Chemical complexity of hotspots caused by cycling oceanic crust through mantle reservoirs, Nature Geoscience, 7, 336-370, doi:10.1038/ngeo2120, 2014. [pdf]   (supplementary content)

 

Cottaar, S., M. Li, A.K. McNamara, H.-R. Wenk, and B. Romanowicz, Synthetic seismic anisotropy models within a slab impinging on the core-mantle boundary, Geophysical Journal International, 199, 164-177, 2014. [pdf]

 

2013

 

Li, M., and A.K. McNamara, The difficulty for subducted oceanic crust to accumulate in upwelling mantle plume regions, Journal of Geophysical Research, 118, 1-10, doi:10.1002/jgrb.50156, 2013. [pdf]

 

Thorne, M.S., E.G. Garnero, G. Jahnke, H. Igel, and A.K. McNamara, Mega Ultra Low Velocity Zone and mantle flow, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 364, 59-67, 2013. [pdf]

 

2011

 

Wenk, H.-R., S. Cottaar, C.N. Tome, B. Romanowicz, and A.K. McNamara, Deformation in the lowermost mantle:  from polycrystal plasticity to seismic anisotropy, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 306, 33-45, 2011. [pdf]

 

Garnero, E.J., A.K. McNamara, J.A. Tyburczy, Structure of Earth’s lower mantle, in H.K. Gupta, editor, Encyclopedia of Solid Earth Geophysics, Springer Science+Business B.V., 154-159, 2011. [pdf unavailable]

 

2010

 

McNamara, A.K., E.J. Garnero, and S. Rost, Tracking deep mantle reservoirs with ultra low velocity zones, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 299, 1-9, 2010. [pdf]

 

Bull, A.L., A.K. McNamara, T.W. Becker, and J. Ritsema, Global scale models of the mantle flow field predicted by synthetic tomography models, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 182, 129-138, 2010. [pdf]

 

Schmerr, N., E.J. Garnero, and A.K. McNamara,  Deep mantle plumes and convective upwelling beneath The Pacific Ocean,  Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 1-2, 143-151, 2010. [pdf]

 

Lassak, T.M., A.K. McNamara, E.J. Garnero, and S. Zhong, Core-mantle boundary topography and mantle dynamics, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 289, 232-241, 2010. [pdf]

 

2009

 

Zhang, N., S. Zhong, and A.K. McNamara, Supercontinent formation from stochastic collision and mantle convection models, Gondwana Research, 15, 267-275, 2009. [pdf]

 

Bull, A.L., A.K. McNamara, and J. Ritsema, Synthetic tomography of plume clusters and thermochemical piles, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 278, 152-162, 2009. [pdf]

 

2008

 

Garnero, E. J., A.K. McNamara, Structure and dynamics of Earth’s lower mantle, Science, 320, 626-628, 2008. [pdf]

 

Zhong, S., A.K. McNamara, E. Tan, L. Moresi, and M. Gurnis, A benchmark study on mantle convection in a 3-D spherical shell using CitcomS, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 9, Q10017, doi:10.1029/2008GC002048, 2008. [pdf]

 

 

2007

 

Merkel, S., A.K. McNamara, S. Speziale, L. Miyagil, A. Kubo, Y. Meng, T.S. Duffy, and H.-R. Wenk, Deformation of (Mg,Fe)SiO3 post-perovskite and modeling of D'' anisotropy, Science, 316, 1729-1732, 2007. [pdf]

 

Lassak, T.M., A.K. McNamara, and S. Zhong, Influence of thermochemical piles on topography at the Earth’s core-mantle boundary, Earth and Planetary Science Letters,  261, 443-455, 2007. [pdf]

 

Ritsema, J., A.K. McNamara, and A.L. Bull, Tomographic filtering of geodynamical models, Journal of Geophysical Research, 112, B01303, doi: 10.1029/2006JB004566, 2007. [pdf]

 

Garnero, E. J., T. Lay, and A.K. McNamara, Implications of lower mantle structural heterogeneity for existence and nature of whole mantle plumes, in Plates, Plumes, and Planetary Processes, editors: G.R. Foulger and D.M. Jurdy, GSA Special Paper 430, 2007. [pdf]

 

Garnero, E.J., M.S. Thorne, A.K. McNamara, and S. Rost, Fine-scale ultra-low velocity zone layering at the core-mantle boundary and superplume, in Superplumes: Beyond Plate Tectonics , editors: Yuen, D.A., S. Maruyama, S.-I. Karato, B.F. Windley, XIV, 569 p., Springer, 2007. [pdf]

 

2006

 

Wenk, H.R., S. Speziale, A.K. McNamara, and E.J. Garnero, Modeling anisotropy development in the lower mantle, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 245, 302-314, 2006. [pdf]

 

Ford, S.R., E.J. Garnero, and A.K. McNamara, A strong lateral shear velocity gradient and anisotropy heterogeneity in the lowermost mantle beneath the southern Pacific, Journal of Geophysical Research, 111, B3, B03306, doi:10.1029/2004JB003574, 2006. [pdf]

 

2005

 

McNamara, A.K., and S. Zhong, Thermochemical Structures Beneath Africa and the Pacific, Nature, 437, p1136-1139, 2005. [pdf]

 

McNamara, A.K., and S. Zhong, Degree-One Mantle Convection: Dependence on internal heating and temperature-dependent rheology, Geophysical Research Letters, 32, L01301, doi:10.1029/2004GL021082, 2005. [pdf]

 

2004

 

McNamara, A.K., and S. Zhong, Thermochemical structures within a spherical mantle: Superplumes or Piles?, Journal of Geophysical Research , 109, B07402, doi:10.1029/2003JB002847, 2004.

 

McNamara, A.K, and S. Zhong, The influence of thermochemical convection on the fixity of mantle plumes, Earth and Planetary Science Letters , 222, 485-500, 2004.

 

Podolefsky, N.S, S. Zhong, and A.K. McNamara, The anisotropic and rheological structure of the oceanic upper mantle from a simple model of plate shear, Geophysical Journal International, 158, 287-296, 2004. [pdf]

 

2003

 

McNamara, A.K., P.E. van Keken, and S. Karato, Lattice-Preferred Orientation near the core-mantle boundary; a likely mechanism to produce seismic anisotropy, Journal of Geophysical Research , 108, B5, 2230, doi:1029/2002JB0011970, 2003. [pdf]

 

2002

 

McNamara, A.K., Geodynamical Modeling of Mantle Convection to Investigate Mantle Layering and the Cause of Lower Mantle Anisotropy, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Michigan , 2002. [pdf unavailable]

 

McNamara, A.K., P.E. van Keken, and S. Karato, Development of anisotropic structure by solid-state convection in the Earth's lower mantle, Nature , 416, 310-314, 2002. [pdf]

 

Mac Niocaill, C., van der Pluijm, B.A., Van der Voo, R., and McNamara, A.K., West African proximity of Avalon in the latest Precambrian; Reply to Discussion by Murphy et al., Geological Society of America Bulletin , 114, 1051-1052, 2002. [pdf]

 

2001

 

McNamara, A.K., S. Karato, and P.E. van Keken, Localization of dislocation creep in the lower mantle: Implications for the origin of seismic anisotropy, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 191, 85-99, 2001. [pdf]

 

McNamara, A.K., C. Mac Niocaill, B.A. van der Pluijm, and R. Van der Voo, West African proximity of Avalon in the Latest Precambrian, Geological Society of America Bulletin, 113, 1161-1170, 2001. [pdf]

 

2000

 

McNamara, A.K. and P.E. van Keken, Cooling of the Earth: A parameterized convection study of whole vs. layered models, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 1, Paper number 2000GC000045, 2000. [pdf]

 

Ruff, L.J. and A.K. McNamara, Rupture process of the August 17,1999 Izmit, Turkey Earthquake: Comparison with other large strike-slip earthquakes, in The 1999 Izmit and Duzce Earthquakes: preliminary results, edited by Aykut Barka, 2000.