# Prof. Andrew Fowler

## Biography

I have been Stokes Professor at the University of Limerick since 2007. Before that I spent the bulk of my academic career at the University of Oxford, where I was a lecturer and tutorial Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford. Corpus was actually my undergraduate and graduate college while at Oxford, and before going back there I spent time at Trinity College Dublin and M.I.T.

## Research Interests

As an applied mathematician specialising in mathematical modelling, I consider myself prone to be interested in any problem which requires modelling, and that means almost any scientific problem at all. The main part of my research interests lies in mathematical geoscience, and stems from my doctoral research in glaciology: my thesis 'Glacier dynamics' was finished in 1977, back in the days before word processing, personal computers and the like, and I typed it on a typewriter with two keyboards, one Roman and one with Greek and mathematical symbols.

Since then I have become interested in many other areas of geophysics, geology, petrology, volcanology, as well as geomorphology and Earth surface processes in general.

The genuine applied mathematician is a multi-faceted creature, and I am no different. I have been interested in various parts of biology and physiology, and with a background in Oxford and a current post in MACSI, industrial problems also form a major part of my interests.

## Peer Reviewed Journals

### Numerical studies of thermal convection with temperature-and pressure-dependent viscosity at extreme viscosity contrasts

Khaleque, TS,Fowler, AC,Howell, PD,Vynnycky, M (2015) Numerical studies of thermal convection with temperature-and pressure-dependent viscosity at extreme viscosity contrasts. Physics Of Fluids

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### An instability theory for the formation of ribbed moraine, drumlins and mega-scale glacial lineations

Fowler, AC,Chapwanya, M (2014) An instability theory for the formation of ribbed moraine, drumlins and mega-scale glacial lineations. Proceedings Of The Royal Society A-Mathematical Physical And Engineering Sciences

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### The instability theory of drumlin formation and its explanation of their varied composition and internal structure

Stokes, CR,Fowler, AC,Clark, CD,Hindmarsh, RCA,Spagnolo, M (2013) The instability theory of drumlin formation and its explanation of their varied composition and internal structure. Quaternary Science Reviews :77-96

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### A theoretical model of the explosive fragmentation of vesicular magma

Fowler, AC; Scheu, B; Lee, WT; McGuinness, MJ (2010) A theoretical model of the explosive fragmentation of vesicular magma. Proceedings Of The Royal Society A-Mathematical Physical And Engineering Sciences :731-752

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### Temperature-dependent shear flow and the absence of thermal runaway in valley glaciers

Fowler, AC; Toja, R; Vazquez, C (2010) Temperature-dependent shear flow and the absence of thermal runaway in valley glaciers. Proceedings Of The Royal Society A-Mathematical Physical And Engineering Sciences :363-382

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### Weertman, Lliboutry and the development of sliding theory

Fowler, AC (2010) Weertman, Lliboutry and the development of sliding theory. Journal Of Glaciology :965-972

Read more### The instability theory of drumlin formation applied to Newtonian viscous ice of finite depth

Fowler, AC (2010) The instability theory of drumlin formation applied to Newtonian viscous ice of finite depth. Proceedings Of The Royal Society A-Mathematical Physical And Engineering Sciences :2673-2694

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### Initiation of Guinness

O'Sullivan, M; Power, O; Lee, W; Fowler, A; Dellar, P; O'Sullivan, M (2009) Initiation of Guinness. Mathematics In Industry :1-38

Read more### Exponential asymptotics with a small exponent

Kember, GC; Fowler, AC; Evans, JD; O'Brien, SBG (2000) Exponential asymptotics with a small exponent. Quarterly Of Applied Mathematics :561-576

Read more### Asymptotics with small exponent in a model for ice-sheet surging

O'Brien, SBG; Gath, EG; Fowler, AC (1998) Asymptotics with small exponent in a model for ice-sheet surging. Proceedings Royal Irish Academy, Section A :67-80

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## Book Chapters

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## Other Journals

## Conference Publications

### Proceedings of the Seventy-Fifth European Study Group with Industry

Chapwanya, M; Cregan, V; Fowler, A; Lee, W; Meere, M; Vo, TTN; Rivas, JMB; O'Brien, SBG; Sedakov, R; Winstanley, H (2011) Proceedings of the Seventy-Fifth European Study Group with Industry.

Read more### 75th European Study Group with Industry- Proceedings

Hewitt I., Lacey A., Mellgren N., Vynnycky, M., Robinson M., Cooker M., Fowler, A., Gonzalez, M., Simboek H., Murphy, T., Devereux, M., Sedakov R., Kirby G., Fay G., Wang Q., Adley CC (2010) 75th European Study Group with Industry- Proceedings.

Read more### NUMERICAL ANALYSIS AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS, VOLS 1 AND 2

Lee, W; Power, O; Fowler, A; Healey, S; Browne, J (2009) NUMERICAL ANALYSIS AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS, VOLS 1 AND 2. :1461-1464

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