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Jafar Arkani-Hamed

Emeritus Professor

Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
3450 University St.
Montreal, Quebec
Canada H3A 2A7

Email: jafar [at] eps [dot] mcgill [dot] ca

Tel: 514.398.6767

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I am interested in the global characteristics of terrestrial planets, such as internal structure, thermal evolution, gravity and magnetic fields, plate tectonics and initiation of subduction of lithosphere, mantle plumes and their interaction with the lithosphere, and magnetic properties of planetary lithosphere. I am also interested in some local problems such as the dynamics of sedimentary basins and the analysis and interpretation of regional magnetic anomaly data.

Recent Publications

Quere, S., Lowman J.P., Arkani-Hamed, J., Roberts J.H., and Moucha, R., (2013). Subcontinental sinking slab remnants in a spherical geometry mantle model, J. Geophys. Res., Solid Earth, accepted Jan. 2013.

Arkani-Hamed, J., (2012). Life of the Martian dynamo. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 196-197, 83–96.

Arkani-Hamed, J., and Boutin, D., (2012). Low-Magnetic Crust Underlying Southern Province of Mars. Icarus, 217(1), 209–230.

Arkani-Hamed, J., and Boutin, D., (2012). Is the primordial crust of Mars magnetized? Icarus, 221(1), 192–207.

Roberts, J.H., and Arkani- Hamed, J., (2012). Impact-Induced Mantle Dynamics on Mars. Icarus 218(1), 278–289.

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