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Publications - Glacimarine Environments

Publications - Glacimarine Environments

Recent publications on this area of research are listed here.

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  • Charlier, G., de Pomereu, J., Dowdeswell, J. and Macleod, A., 2020. Shackleton’s Endurance: the Photographs of Frank Hurley, Salto Ulbeek Publishers, the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), and the Scott Polar Research Institute.
  • Charlier, G., de Pomereu, J. and Dowdeswell, J., 2019. Captain Scott's Antarctic Photographs, 1911, Salto Ulbeek Publishers and the Scott Polar Research Institute. 84pp.
  • Dowdeswell, J.A. and Hambrey, M., 2018. The Continent of Antarctica, Papadakis. 298pp.

The Continent of Antarctica

Journal articles


  • Batchelor, C.L., Christie, F.D.W., Ottesen, D., Montelli, A., Evans, J., Dowdeswell, E.K., Bjarnadóttir, L.R. and Dowdeswell, J.A., 2023. Rapid, buoyancy-driven ice-sheet retreat of hundreds of metres per day. Nature, v. 617, p.105-110. doi:10.1038/s41586-023-05876-1.
  • Hogan, K.A., Warburton, K.L.P., Graham, A.G.C., Neufeld, J.A., Hewitt, D.R., Dowdeswell, J.A. and Larter, R.D., 2023. Towards modelling of corrugation ridges at ice-sheet grounding lines. The Cryosphere, v. 17, p.2645-2664. doi:10.5194/tc-17-2645-2023.


  • Batchelor, C.L., Frinault, B.A.V., Christie, F.D.W., Montelli, A. and Dowdeswell, J.A., 2022. The morphology of pockmarks on the north-east Antarctic Peninsula continental shelf. Antarctic Science, v. 34, p.313-324. doi:10.1017/s0954102022000177.
  • Christie, F.D.W., Benham, T.J., Batchelor, C.L., Rack, W., Montelli, A. and Dowdeswell, J.A., 2022. Antarctic ice-shelf advance driven by anomalous atmospheric and sea-ice circulation. Nature Geoscience, v. 15, p.356-362. doi:10.1038/s41561-022-00938-x.
  • Cooper, M.A., Lewińska, P., Smith, W.A.P., Hancock, E.R., Dowdeswell, J.A. and Rippin, D.M., 2022. Unravelling the long-term, locally heterogenous response of Greenland glaciers observed in archival photography. The Cryosphere, v. 16, p.2449-2470. doi:10.5194/tc-16-2449-2022.
  • Hogan, K.A., Arnold, N.S., Larter, R.D., Kirkham, J.D., Noormets, R., Cofaigh, C.Ó., Golledge, N.R. and Dowdeswell, J.A., 2022. Subglacial Water Flow Over an Antarctic Palaeo‐Ice Stream Bed. Journal of Geophysical Research Earth Surface, v. 127, doi:10.1029/2021jf006442.
  • Kochtitzky, W., Copland, L., Van Wychen, W., Hugonnet, R., Hock, R., Dowdeswell, J.A., Benham, T., Strozzi, T., Glazovsky, A., Lavrentiev, I., Rounce, D.R., Millan, R., Cook, A., Dalton, A., Jiskoot, H., Cooley, J., Jania, J. and Navarro, F., 2022. The unquantified mass loss of Northern Hemisphere marine-terminating glaciers from 2000–2020. Nature Communications, v. 13, p.5835-. doi:10.1038/s41467-022-33231-x.
  • Smith, W.A.P., Lewińska, P., Cooper, M.A., Hancock, E.R., Dowdeswell, J.A. and Rippin, D.M., 2022. Structure-From-Motion With Varying Principal Point. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, v. 19, p.1-5. doi:10.1109/lgrs.2022.3179645.




  • Batchelor, C.L., Dowdeswell, J.A., Hogan, K.A., Larter, R.D., Parsons, E. and West, O., 2019. Processes and patterns of glacier-influenced sedimentation and recent tidewater glacier dynamics in Darbel Bay, western Antarctic Peninsula. Antarctic Science, v. 31, p.218-227. doi:10.1017/s0954102019000191.
  • Batchelor, C.L., Dowdeswell, J.A., Rignot, E. and Millan, R., 2019. Submarine Moraines in Southeast Greenland Fjords Reveal Contrasting Outlet‐Glacier Behavior since the Last Glacial Maximum. Geophysical Research Letters, v. 46, p.3279-3286. doi:10.1029/2019gl082556.
  • Dickens, W.A., Kuhn, G., Leng, M.J., Graham, A.G.C., Dowdeswell, J.A., Meredith, M.P., Hillenbrand, C.-.D., Hodgson, D.A., Roberts, S.J., Sloane, H. and Smith, J.A., 2019. Enhanced glacial discharge from the eastern Antarctic Peninsula since the 1700s associated with a positive Southern Annular Mode. Scientific Reports, v. 9, p.14606-. doi:10.1038/s41598-019-50897-4.
  • Kirkham, J.D., Hogan, K.A., Larter, R.D., Arnold, N.S., Nitsche, F.O., Golledge, N.R. and Dowdeswell, J.A., 2019. Past water flow beneath Pine Island and Thwaites glaciers, West Antarctica. The Cryosphere, v. 13, p.1959-1981. doi:10.5194/tc-13-1959-2019.
  • Larter, R.D., Hogan, K.A., Hillenbrand, C.-.D., Smith, J.A., Batchelor, C.L., Cartigny, M., Tate, A.J., Kirkham, J.D., Roseby, Z.A., Kuhn, G., Graham, A.G.C. and Dowdeswell, J.A., 2019. Supplementary material to "Subglacial hydrological control on flow of an Antarctic Peninsula palaeo-ice stream". doi:10.5194/tc-2018-273-supplement.
  • Larter, R.D., Hogan, K.A., Hillenbrand, C.-.D., Smith, J.A., Batchelor, C.L., Cartigny, M., Tate, A.J., Kirkham, J.D., Roseby, Z.A., Kuhn, G., Graham, A.G.C. and Dowdeswell, J.A., 2019. Subglacial hydrological control on flow of an Antarctic Peninsula palaeo-ice stream. The Cryosphere, v. 13, p.1583-1596. doi:10.5194/tc-13-1583-2019.
  • Sánchez-Gámez, P., Navarro, F.J., Benham, T.J., Glazovsky, A.F., Bassford, R.P. and Dowdeswell, J.A., 2019. Intra- and inter-annual variability in dynamic discharge from the Academy of Sciences Ice Cap, Severnaya Zemlya, Russian Arctic, and its role in modulating mass balance. Journal of Glaciology, v. 65, p.780-797. doi:10.1017/jog.2019.58.
  • Schroeder, D.M., Dowdeswell, J.A., Siegert, M.J., Bingham, R.G., Chu, W., MacKie, E.J., Siegfried, M.R., Vega, K.I., Emmons, J.R. and Winstein, K., 2019. Multidecadal observations of the Antarctic ice sheet from restored analog radar records. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, v. 116, p.18867-18873. doi:10.1073/pnas.1821646116.
  • Stewart, C.L., Christoffersen, P., Nicholls, K.W., Williams, M.J.M. and Dowdeswell, J.A., 2019. Basal melting of Ross Ice Shelf from solar heat absorption in an ice-front polynya. Nature Geoscience, v. 12, p.435-440. doi:10.1038/s41561-019-0356-0.
  • Teleti, P., Rees, W.G., Dowdeswell, J. and Wilkinson, C., 2019. A historical Southern Ocean climate dataset from whaling ships’ logbooks. Geoscience Data Journal, v. 6, p.30-40. doi:10.17863/CAM.31530.


  • Amblas, D. and Dowdeswell, J.A., 2018. Physiographic influences on dense shelf-water cascading down the Antarctic continental slope. Earth-Science Reviews, v. 185, p.887-900. doi:10.1016/j.earscirev.2018.07.014.
  • Batchelor, C.L., Dowdeswell, J.A. and Rignot, E., 2018. Submarine landforms reveal varying rates and styles of deglaciation in North-West Greenland fjords. Marine Geology, v. 402, p.60-80. doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2017.08.003.
  • Cofaigh, C.Ó., Hogan, K.A., Jennings, A.E., Callard, S.L., Dowdeswell, J.A., Noormets, R. and Evans, J., 2018. The role of meltwater in high-latitude trough-mouth fan development: The Disko Trough-Mouth Fan, West Greenland. Marine Geology, v. 402, p.17-32. doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2018.02.001.
  • Fransner, O., Noormets, R., Flink, A.E., Hogan, K.A. and Dowdeswell, J.A., 2018. Sedimentary processes on the continental slope off Kvitøya and Albertini troughs north of Nordaustlandet, Svalbard – The importance of structural-geological setting in trough-mouth fan development. Marine Geology, v. 402, p.194-208. doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2017.10.008.
  • Fürst, J.J., Navarro, F., Gillet‐Chaulet, F., Huss, M., Moholdt, G., Fettweis, X., Lang, C., Seehaus, T., Ai, S., Benham, T.J., Benn, D.I., Björnsson, H., Dowdeswell, J.A., Grabiec, M., Kohler, J., Lavrentiev, I., Lindbäck, K., Melvold, K., Pettersson, R., Rippin, D., Saintenoy, A., Sánchez‐Gámez, P., Schuler, T.V., Sevestre, H., Vasilenko, E. and Braun, M.H., 2018. The Ice‐Free Topography of Svalbard. Geophysical Research Letters, v. 45, p.11-769. doi:10.1029/2018gl079734.
  • Montelli, A., Dowdeswell, J.A., Ottesen, D. and Johansen, S.E., 2018. Architecture and sedimentary processes on the mid-Norwegian continental slope: A 2.7 Myr record from extensive seismic evidence. Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 192, p.185-207. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2018.05.034.
  • Montelli, A., Dowdeswell, J.A., Ottesen, D. and Johansen, S.E., 2018. 3D seismic evidence of buried iceberg ploughmarks from the mid-Norwegian continental margin reveals largely persistent North Atlantic Current through the Quaternary. Marine Geology, v. 399, p.66-83. doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2017.11.016.
  • Ottesen, D., Batchelor, C.L., Dowdeswell, J.A. and Løseth, H., 2018. Morphology and pattern of Quaternary sedimentation in the North Sea Basin (52–62°N). Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 98, p.836-859. doi:10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2018.08.022.
  • Rutishauser, A., Blankenship, D.D., Sharp, M., Skidmore, M.L., Greenbaum, J.S., Grima, C., Schroeder, D.M., Dowdeswell, J.A. and Young, D.A., 2018. Discovery of a hypersaline subglacial lake complex beneath Devon Ice Cap, Canadian Arctic. Science Advances, v. 4, p.eaar4353-. doi:10.1126/sciadv.aar4353.
  • Willis, M.J., Zheng, W., Durkin, W.J., Pritchard, M.E., Ramage, J.M., Dowdeswell, J.A., Benham, T.J., Bassford, R.P., Stearns, L.A., Glazovsky, A.F., Macheret, Y.Y. and Porter, C.C., 2018. Massive destabilization of an Arctic ice cap. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 502, p.146-155. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2018.08.049.
  • Zheng, W., Pritchard, M.E., Willis, M.J., Tepes, P., Gourmelen, N., Benham, T.J. and Dowdeswell, J.A., 2018. Accelerating glacier mass loss on Franz Josef Land, Russian Arctic. Remote Sensing of Environment, v. 211, p.357-375. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2018.04.004.

Book chapters

  • Dowdeswell, J., 2020. Ice, in Earth 2020, Open Book Publishers. p.101-110. doi:10.11647/obp.0193.13.
  • Dowdeswell, J.A., Hogan, K.A. and Le Heron, D.P., 2019. The glacier-influenced marine record on high-latitude continental margins: synergies between modern, Quaternary and ancient evidence, Geological Society of London. v. 475, p.261-279. doi:10.1144/sp475.13.
  • Amblas, D., Ceramicola, S., Gerber, T.P., Canals, M., Chiocci, F.L., Dowdeswell, J.A., Harris, P.T., Huvenne, V.A.I., Lai, S.Y.J., Lastras, G., Iacono, C.L., Micallef, A., Mountjoy, J.J., Paull, C.K., Puig, P. and Sanchez-Vidal, A., 2018. Submarine Canyons and Gullies, in Submarine Geomorphology, Springer Nature. p.251-272. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-57852-1_14.
  • Batchelor, C.L., Dowdeswell, J.A. and Ottesen, D., 2018. Submarine Glacial Landforms, in Submarine Geomorphology, Springer Nature. p.207-234. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-57852-1_12.

Conference proceedings


  • Dowdeswell, J., Shears, J., Batchelor, C., Christie, F., Rack, W., Montelli, A., Evans, J., Dowdeswell, E., Ottesen, D., Fawcett, S., Bornman, T., Hutchinson, K., Audh, R., Burger, J., Flynn, R., Henry, T., Luyt, H., Smith, S., Spence, K., Woodall, L., Taylor, M., Frinault, B., Bekker, A., Zu, L., van Zilj, C., Matthee, J.-.J. and Makgabutlane, M., 2019. The Weddell Sea Expedition 2019: Cruise Scientific Report. art. 1, doi:10.17863/CAM.58103.

Other publications

Theses / dissertations

  • Teleti, P., 2020. Reconstruction of the historical climate of the Southern Ocean from whaling ships’ logbooks. doi:10.17863/CAM.55560.