Paul J. Tackley

Prof. Paul J. Tackley
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
Institut für Geophysik
ETH Zürich
Sonneggstrasse 5 (NO)
CH-8092 Zürich

Phone: +41 (0) 44 633 27 58
Phone2: +41 (0) 44 633 26 06
Fax: +41 (0) 44 633 10 65
E-mail: ptackley(at)
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Additional functions:
President, Geodynamics Division, European Geosciences Union

Key Publications of Paul J. Tackley (up to ten) :
PJ Tackley, DJ Stevenson, GA Glatzmaier, G Schubert (1993) Effects of an endothermic phase transition at 670 km depth in a spherical model of convection in the Earth's mantle, Nature 361 (6414), 699.

PJ Tackley (2000) Mantle convection and plate tectonics: Toward an integrated physical and chemical theory, Science 288 (5473), 2002-2007.

PJ Tackley (2000) Self?consistent generation of tectonic plates in time?dependent, three?dimensional mantle convection simulations, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 1 (8).

PJ Tackley (1998) Thermo-Chemical Basal Boundary Layer: D”?, in The core-mantle boundary region, AGU Geophysical Monograph 231.

PJ Tackley (2008) Modelling compressible mantle convection with large viscosity contrasts in a three-dimensional spherical shell using the yin-yang grid, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors 171 (1-4), 7-18.

PJ Tackley (2012) Dynamics and evolution of the deep mantle resulting from thermal, chemical, phase and melting effects, Earth-Science Reviews 110 (1-4), 1-25.

PJ Tackley, M Ammann, JP Brodholt, DP Dobson, D Valencia (2013) Mantle dynamics in super-Earths: Post-perovskite rheology and self-regulation of viscosity, Icarus 225 (1), 50-61.

T Nakagawa, PJ Tackley, F Deschamps, JAD Connolly (2009) Incorporating self?consistently calculated mineral physics into thermochemical mantle convection simulations in a 3?D spherical shell and its influence on seismic anomalies in the mantle, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 10 (3).

T Nakagawa, PJ Tackley, Influence of initial CMB temperature and other parameters on the thermal evolution of Earth's core resulting from thermochemical spherical mantle convection, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 11 (6).

Expertise of Paul J. Tackley:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Topic LithosphereLithosphere

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