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]


Zhao, C.P., E.J. Garnero, M. Li, A.K. McNamara, and S. Yu, Intermittent and lateral varying ULVZ structure at the northeastern margin of the Pacific LLSVP, Journal of Geophysical Research, 122, 2, 1198-1220, doi: 10.1002/2016JB013449, 2017. [pdf]




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)




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)




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]




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]




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]




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]




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]




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]





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]




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]




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]




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]




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]




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]




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]




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.