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Professor

Phone: 416-208-4880
Location: ESCB 344

Affiliations

Vice-President of the Canadian Geophysical Union

Teaching Interests

  • PHYA21 (Introduction to Physics II)
  • EESB26 (Introduction to Global Geophysics)
  • PHYD26 (Planetary Geophysics)

Research Interests

Mantle convection and planetary interior dynamics.

Publications

  • Guerrero, J.M., Lowman, J.P., and P.J. Tackley, Did the cessation of convection in Mercury's mantle allow for a dynamo supporting increase in heat loss from its core? Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., Vol. 571, 117108, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2021.117108, 2021.

  • Langemeyer, S.M., Lowman, J.P., and P.J. Tackley, Global mantle convection models produce transform offsets along divergent plate boundaries, Commun Earth Environ, Vol. 2, 69, https://www.nature.com/articles/s43247-021-00139-1, 2021.

  • O'Neill, C.J., Lowman, J.P., and J. Wasiliev, The effect of galactic chemical evolution on terrestrial exoplanet composition and tectonics, Icarus, Vol. 352, 114025, 2020.

  • Trim, S.J., Lowman, J.P., and S.L. Butler, Improving mass conservation with the tracer ratio method: application to thermochemical mantle flows, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst. (Gcubed), Vol. 22, e2019GC008799, doi:10.1029/2019GC008799, 2020.

  • Langemeyer, S.M., Lowman, J.P., and P.J. Tackley, The dynamics and impact of compositionally originating provinces in a mantle convection model featuring rheologically obtained plates, Geophys. J. Int., Vol. 220(3), 1700-1716, doi:10.1093/gji/ggz497, 2020.

For more publications see: http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~lowman/