Highlighted Publications

McNamara, A.K., A review of Large Low Shear Velocity Provinces and Ultra Low Velocity Zones, Tectonophysics, 760, 199-220, 2019. [PDF]

Li, M., A.K. McNamara, E.J. Garnero, and S. Yu, Compositionally-distinct ultra-low seismic velocity zones on Earth's core-mantle boundary, Nature Communications, 8, 177, doi:10.1038/s41467-017-00219-x, 2017. [PDF] [Supplemental] [Movie-01] [Movie-02]

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] [Supplemental]

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] [Supplemental]

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] [Supplemental]

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]

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

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]

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

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]