Julian Lowman

Julian Lowman

Research Interests: 

Mantle convection and planetary interior dynamics.


  • PHYC50 (Electromagnetic Theory)
  • PHYD26 (Planetary Geophysics)


  • Visiting Professor at the University of Nantes, France (2009)
  • Vice-President of the Canadian Geophysical Union, Solid Earth Section (2013-15)

Selected Publications: 

  • Heron, P.J., and J.P. Lowman, The effects of supercontinent size and thermal insulation on the formation of mantle plumes, Tectonophysics, Vol. 510, 28-38, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2011.07.002, 2011.
  • Lowman, J.P., Mantle convection models featuring plate tectonic behaviour: an overview of methods and progress, Tectonophysics, Vol. 510, 1-16, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2011.04.015, 2011.
  • Stein, C., and J.P. Lowman, Response of mantle heat flux to plate evolution, Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 37, L24201, doi:10.1029/2010GL045283, 2010.
  • Heron, P.J., and J.P. Lowman, Thermal response of the mantle following the formation of a `super-plate', Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 37, L22302, doi:10.1029/2010GL045136, 2010.
  • O'Farrell, K.A., and J.P. Lowman, Emulating the thermal structure of spherical shell convection in plane-layer geometry mantle convection models, Phys. Earth Planet. Int., Vol. 182, 73-84, doi:10.1016/j.pepi.2010.06.010, 2010.

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