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2011
30. Thorne, M.S., E.J. Garnero, G. Jahnke, H. Igel, and A.K. McNamara, Mega ultra low velocity zone and mantle flow, submitted.
29. Wenk, H.-R., S. Cottaar, C.T. 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. download pdf
2010
28. 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. download_pdf

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27 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. download_pdf
26 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. download_pdf
25 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. download pdf
2009
24 Zhang, N., S. Zhong, and A.K. McNamara, Supercontinent formation from stochastic collision and mantle convection models, Gondwana Research, 15, 267-275 2009. download pdf
23 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. download pdf
2008
22 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. download pdf
21 Garnero, E.J., and A.K. McNamara, Structure and Dynamics of Earth's Lower Mantle, Science, 320, 626-628, 2008. download pdf
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2007
20 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. download pdf
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19 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. download pdf
18 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. download preprint
17 Ritsema, J., A.K. McNamara, and Abigail L. Bull, Tomographic filtering of geodynamical models, Journal of Geophysical Research Letters , 112, B01303, doi: 10.1029/2006JB004566, 2007. download pdf
16 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 superplumes, in Superplumes: Beyond Plate Tectonics , editors: Yuen, D.A., S. Maruyama, S.-I. Karato, B.F. Windley, XIV, 569 p., Springer, 2007. pdf not available
2006
15 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. download pdf
14 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. download pdf
2005
13 McNamara, A.K., and S. Zhong, Thermochemical Structures Beneath Africa and the Pacific Ocean, Nature , 437, p1136-1139, 2005. download pdf
12 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 download pdf
2004
11 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. download pdf
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10 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. download pdf
9 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. download pdf
2003
8 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 , B5 ETG 3-1 to 3-14, 2003. download pdf
2002
7 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 not available
6 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. download pdf
5 Mac Niocail, 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 , v 114, 1051-1052, 2002. download pdf
2001
4 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 , v 191, 85-99, 2001 download pdf
3 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 , v 113, 1161-1170, 2001. download pdf
2000
2 McNamara, A.K. and P.E. van Keken, Cooling of the Earth: A parameterized convection study of whole vs. layered models, Geochemistry, geophysics, geosystems (http://www.g-cubed.org), 2000. download pdf
1 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 pdf not available
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