Allen K. McNamara

 

Associate Professor, Geodynamics

School of Earth and Space Exploration

Arizona State University

 

allen.mcnamara@asu.edu

 

I will be moving to Michigan State University in May 2016.

[Allen's Michigan State page]

 

Abigail Bull, PhD, 2009

 

Teresa Lassak, PhD, 2009

 

Mingming Li, PhD, 2015

 

Divya Allu Peddinti, PhD, in progress

 

Nicole Marin, MS, in progress

Ongoing Project

Graduate Students

Highlighted Publications

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.

 

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, 2014.

 

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.

 

Lassak, T.M., A.K. McNamara, E.J. Garnero, and S. Zhong, Core-Mantle Boundary Topography as a Possible Constraint on Lower Mantle Chemistry and Dynamics, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 289, 232-241, 2010.

 

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.

 

Garnero, E.J., and A.K. McNamara, Structure and Dynamics of Earth's Lower Mantle, Science, 320, 626-628, 2008.

 

Merkel, S., A.K. McNamara, A. Kubo, S. Speziale, L. Miyagi, 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.

 

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

 

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 , v 416, 310-314, 2002.