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Publications - Glaciology and Climate Change

Publications - Glaciology and Climate Change

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The Continent of Antarctica Atlas of Submarine Glacial Landforms: Modern, Quaternary and Ancient

Journal articles


  • , 2019. Physical Conditions of Fast Glacier Flow: 3. Seasonally-Evolving Ice Deformation on Store Glacier, West Greenland. Journal of geophysical research. Earth surface, v. 124, p.245-267.
  • , 2019. Direct measurements of ice-shelf flexure caused by surface meltwater ponding and drainage. Nature communications, v. 10, p.730-. doi:10.1038/s41467-019-08522-5.
  • Arnold, N., 2019. A New Model for Esker Formation Sheds Light on the Processes Within Subglacial Tunnels. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, v. 124, p.700-704. doi:10.1029/2019jf005001.
  • Batchelor, C., Dowdeswell, J., Hogan, K., Larter, R., 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, 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.
  • Bougamont, M.H., Christoffersen, P., Nias, I., Vaughan, D.G., Smith, A.M. and Brisbourne, A., 2019. Contrasting hydrological controls on bed properties during the acceleration of Pine Island Glacier, West Antarctica. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, doi:10.1029/2018JF004707.
  • Chudley, T.R., Christoffersen, P., Doyle, S.H., Abellan, A. and Snooke, N., 2019. High-accuracy UAV photogrammetry of ice sheet dynamics with no ground control. Cryosphere, v. 13, p.955-968. doi:10.5194/tc-13-955-2019.
  • Fyffe, C.L., Brock, B.W., Kirkbride, M.P., Mair, D.W.F., Arnold, N.S., C.Smiraglia, ., Diolaiuti, G. and Diotri, F., 2019. Do debris-covered glaciers demonstrate distinctive hydrological behaviour compared to clean glaciers?. Journal of Hydrology, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.12.069.
  • Macdonald, G., Banwell, A., Willis, I., Mayer, D., Goodsell, B. and MacAyeal, D., 2019. Formation of pedestalled, relict lakes on the McMurdo Ice Shelf, Antarctica. Journal of Glaciology, doi:10.1017/jog.2019.17.


  • Amblas, D. and Dowdeswell, J.A., 2018. Physiographic influences on dense shelf-water cascading down the Antarctic continental slope. Earth-Science Reviews, doi:10.1016/j.earscirev.2018.07.014.
  • Bell, R., Banwell, A.F., Kingslake, J. and trusel, L., 2018. Antarctic Surface Hydrology and Impacts on Ice Sheet Mass Balance. Nature Climate Change, doi:10.1038/s41558-018-0326-3.
  • Christoffersen, P., Bougamont, M., Hubbard, A., Doyle, S.H., Grigsby, S. and Pettersson, R., 2018. Cascading lake drainage on the Greenland Ice Sheet triggered by tensile shock and fracture. Nature communications, v. 9, p.1064-. doi:10.1038/s41467-018-03420-8.
  • Chudley, T.R. and Willis, I.C., 2018. Glacier surges in the north-west West Kunlun Shan inferred from 1972–2017 Landsat Imagery. Journal of Glaciology, doi:10.1017/jog.2018.94.
  • Cowton, T.R., Sole, A.J., Nienow, P.W., Slater, D.A. and Christoffersen, P., 2018. Linear response of east Greenland’s tidewater glaciers to ocean/atmosphere warming. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, v. 115, p.7907-7912. doi:10.1073/pnas.1801769115.
  • Doyle, S.H., Hubbard, B., Christoffersen, P., Young, T.J., Hofstede, C., Bougamont, M.H., Box, J.E. and Hubbard, A., 2018. Physical conditions of fast glacier flow: 1. measurements from boreholes drilled to the bed of Store Glacier, West Greenland. Journal of Geophysical Research, doi:10.1002/2017JF004529.
  • 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.11,760-11,769. doi:10.1029/2018gl079734.
  • Hofstede, C., Christoffersen, P., Hubbard, B., Doyle, S., Young, T.J., Diez, A., Eisen, O. and Hubbard, A., 2018. Physical Conditions of Fast Glacier Flow: 2. Variable Extent of Anisotropic Ice and Soft Basal Sediment From Seismic Reflection Data Acquired on Store Glacier, West Greenland. Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface, v. 123, p.324-348. doi:10.1002/2017JF004297.
  • Kendrick, A.K., Schroeder, D.M., Chu, W., Young, T.J., Christoffersen, P., Todd, J., Doyle, S.H., Box, J.E., Hubbard, A., Hubbard, B., Brennan, P.V., Nicholls, K.W. and Lok, L.B., 2018. Surface Meltwater Impounded by Seasonal Englacial Storage in West Greenland. Geophysical Research Letters, v. 45, p.10-481. doi:10.1029/2018GL079787.
  • Koziol, C.P. and Arnold, N., 2018. Modelling seasonal meltwater forcing of the velocity of land-terminating margins of the Greenland Ice Sheet. The Cryosphere, v. 12, p.971-991. doi:10.5194/tc-12-971-2018.
  • MacAyeal, D., Banwell, A.F., Okal, E., Lin, J., Willis, I., Goodsell, B. and Macdonald, G., 2018. Diurnal Seismicity Cycle Linked to Subsurface Melting on an Ice Shelf. Annals of Glaciology, doi:10.1017/aog.2018.29.
  • Macdonald, G., Banwell, A.F. and MacAyeal, D., 2018. Seasonal evolution of supraglacial lakes on a floating ice tongue, Petermann Glacier, Greenland. Annals of Glaciology, doi:10.1017/aog.2018.9.
  • Marshall, G., Kivinen, S., Jylhä, K., Vignols, R. and Rees, W.G., 2018. The accuracy of climate variability and trends across Arctic Fennoscandia in four reanalyses. International Journal of Climatology, doi:10.1002/joc.5541.
  • Miles, E.S., Willis, I.C., Buri, P., Steiner, J.F., Arnold, N.S. and Pellicciotti, F., 2018. Surface pond energy absorption across four Himalayan glaciers accounts for 1/8 of total catchment ice loss. Geophysical Research Letters, doi:10.1029/2018GL079678.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Nicholson, L., McCarthy, M., Pritchard, H. and Willis, I.C., 2018. Supraglacial debris thickness variability: impact on ablation and relation to terrain properties. The Cryosphere, doi:10.5194/tc-12-3719-2018.
  • Ottesen, D., Batchelor, C., Dowdeswell, J.A. and Loseth, H., 2018. Morphology and pattern of Quaternary sedimentation in the North Sea Basin. Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 98, p.836-859. doi:10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2018.08.022.
  • Potter, E., Orr, A., Willis, I.C., Bannister, D. and Salerno, F., 2018. Dynamical Drivers of the Local Wind Regime in a Himalayan Valley. Journal of Geophysical Research, doi:10.1029/2018JD029427.
  • Rutishauser, A., Blankenship, D.D., Sharp, M.J., 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.
  • Siegert, M.J., Kulessa, B., Bougamont, M.H., Christoffersen, P., Key, K., Andersen, K.R., Booth, A.D. and Smith, A.M., 2018. Antarctic subglacial groundwater: a concept paper on its measurement and potential influence on ice flow. Geological Society Special Publications, v. 461, p.197-213. doi:10.1144/SP461.8.
  • Todd, J., Christoffersen, P., Zwinger, T., Råback, P., Chauché, N., Benn, D., Luckman, A., Ryan, J., Toberg, N., Slater, D. and Hubbard, A., 2018. A Full-Stokes 3-D Calving Model Applied to a Large Greenlandic Glacier. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, v. 123, p.410-432. doi:10.1002/2017JF004349.
  • Williamson, A.G., Banwell, A.F., Willis, I.C. and Arnold, N.S., 2018. Dual-satellite (Sentinel-2 and Landsat 8) remote sensing of supraglacial lakes in Greenland. Cryosphere, v. 12, p.3045-3065. doi:10.5194/tc-12-3045-2018.
  • Williamson, A.G., Willis, I., Arnold, N. and Banwell, A., 2018. Controls on rapid supraglacial lake drainage in West Greenland: An Exploratory Data Analysis approach. Journal of Glaciology, doi:10.1017/jog.2018.8.
  • 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.
  • Young, T.J., Schroeder, D.M., Christoffersen, P., Lok, L.B., Nicholls, K.W., Brennan, P.V., Doyle, S.H., Hubbard, B. and Hubbard, A., 2018. Resolving the internal and basal geometry of ice masses using imaging phase-sensitive radar. Journal of Glaciology, v. 64, p.649-660. doi:10.1017/jog.2018.54.
  • 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.


  • Banwell, A.F., 2017. Glaciology: Ice-shelf stability questioned. Nature, v. 544, p.306-307. doi:10.1038/544306a.
  • Banwell, A.F., Willis, I.C., Macdonald, G., Goodsell, R., Mayer, D., Powell, A. and MacAyeal, D., 2017. Calving and Rifting on the McMurdo Ice Shelf, Antarctica. Annals of Glaciology, doi:10.1017/aog.2017.12.
  • Batchelor, C.L., Dowdeswell, J.A. and Rignot, E., 2017. Submarine landforms reveal varying rates and styles of deglaciation in North-West Greenland fjords. Marine Geology, doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2017.08.003.
  • Butcher, F.E.G., Balme, M.R., Gallagher, C., Arnold, N.S., Conway, S.J., Hagermann, A. and Lewis, S.R., 2017. Recent basal melting of a mid-latitude glacier on Mars. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, doi:10.1002/2017JE005434.
  • Chudley, T.R., Miles, E.S. and Willis, I.C., 2017. Glacier characteristics and retreat between 1991 and 2014 in the Ladakh Range, Jammu and Kashmir. Remote Sensing Letters, v. 8, p.518-527. doi:10.1080/2150704X.2017.1295480.
  • Cooley, S.W. and Christoffersen, P., 2017. Observation Bias Correction Reveals More Rapidly Draining Lakes on the Greenland Ice Sheet. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, v. 122, p.1867-1881. doi:10.1002/2017JF004255.
  • Farinotti, D., Brinkerhoff, D.J., Clarke, G.K.C., Fürst, J.J., Frey, H., Gantayat, P., Gillet-Chaulet, F., Girard, C., Huss, M., Leclercq, P.W., Linsbauer, A., Machguth, H., Martin, C., Maussion, F., Morlighem, M., Mosbeux, C., Pandit, A., Portmann, A., Rabatel, A., Ramsankaran, R.A.A.J., Reerink, T.J., Sanchez, O., Stentoft, P.A., Singh Kumari, S., van Pelt, W.J.J., Anderson, B., Benham, T., Binder, D., Dowdeswell, J.A., Fischer, A., Helfricht, K., Kutuzov, S., Lavrentiev, I., McNabb, R., Gudmundsson, G.H., Li, H. and Andreassen, L.M., 2017. How accurate are estimates of glacier ice thickness? Results from ITMIX, the Ice Thickness Models Intercomparison eXperiment. The Cryosphere, v. 11, p.949-970. doi:10.5194/tc-11-949-2017.
  • Fürst, J.J., Gillet-Chaulet, F., Benham, T.J., Dowdeswell, J.A., Grabiec, M., Navarro, F., Pettersson, R., Moholdt, G., Nuth, C., Sass, B., Aas, K., Fettweis, X., Lang, C., Seehaus, T. and Braun, M., 2017. Application of a two-step approach for mapping ice thickness to various glacier types on Svalbard. The Cryosphere, v. 11, p.2003-2032. doi:10.5194/tc-11-2003-2017.
  • Hodell, D.A., Nicholl, J.A., Bontognali, T.R.R., Danino, S., Dorador, J., Dowdeswell, J.A., Einsle, J., Kuhlmann, H., Martrat, B., Mleneck-Vautravers, M.J., Rodríguez-Tovar, F.J. and Röhl, U., 2017. Anatomy of Heinrich Layer 1 and its role in the last deglaciation. Paleoceanography, v. 32, p.284-303. doi:10.1002/2016PA003028.
  • Hogan, K.A., Dowdeswell, J.A., Hillenbrand, C.-.D., Ehrmann, W., Noormets, R. and Wacker, L., 2017. Subglacial sediment pathways and deglacial chronology of the northern Barents Sea Ice Sheet. Boreas, v. 46, p.750-771. doi:10.1111/bor.12248.
  • Koziol, C., Arnold, N., Pope, A. and Colgan, W., 2017. Quantifying supraglacial meltwater pathways in the Paakitsoq region, West Greenland. Journal of Glaciology, doi:10.1017/jog.2017.5.
  • Koziol, C.P. and Arnold, N., 2017. Incorporating modelled subglacial hydrology into inversions for basal drag. The Cryosphere, v. 11, p.2783-2797. doi:10.5194/tc-11-2783-2017.
  • Kulessa, B., Hubbard, A.L., Booth, A.D., Bougamont, M., Dow, C.F., Doyle, S.H., Christoffersen, P., Lindbäck, K., Pettersson, R., Fitzpatrick, A.A.W. and Jones, G.A., 2017. Seismic evidence for complex sedimentary control of Greenland Ice Sheet flow. Science advances, v. 3, p.e1603071-. doi:10.1126/sciadv.1603071.
  • McCarthy, M., Pritchard, H., Willis, I.C. and King, E., 2017. Ground-penetrating radar measurements of debris thickness on Lirung Glacier, Nepal. Journal of Glaciology, v. 63, p.543-555. doi:10.1017/jog.2017.18.
  • Miles, E.S., Steiner, J., Willis, I., Buri, P., Immerzeel, W.W., Chesnokova, A. and Pellicciotti, F., 2017. Pond dynamics and supraglacial-englacial connectivity on debris-covered Lirung Glacier, Nepal. Frontiers in Earth Science, v. 5, doi:10.3389/feart.2017.00069.
  • Miles, K.E., Willis, I.C., Benedek, C.L., Williamson, A.G. and Tedesco, M., 2017. Toward Monitoring Surface and Subsurface Lakes on the Greenland Ice Sheet Using Sentinel-1 SAR and Landsat-8 OLI Imagery. Frontiers in Earth Sciences, v. 5, art. 58, doi:10.3389/feart.2017.00058.
  • Montelli, A., Dowdeswell, J.A., Ottesen, D. and Johansen, S.E., 2017. Ice-sheet dynamics through the Quaternary on the mid-Norwegian continental margin inferred from 3D seismic data. Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 80, p.228-242. doi:10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2016.12.002.
  • Morlighem, M., Williams, C.N., Rignot, E.J., An, L., Arndt, J.-.E., Bamber, J.L., Catania, G.A., Chauché, N., Dowdeswell, J.A., Dorschel, B., Fenty, I., Hogan, K., Howat, I.M., Hubbard, A.L., Jakobsson, M., Jordan, T.M., Kjeldsen, K.K., Millan, R., Mayer, L., Mouginot, J., Noël, B.P.Y., O'Cofaigh, C., Palmer, S.J., Rysgaard, S., Seroussi, H., Siegert, M.J., Slabon, P., Straneo, F., Broeke, M.R.V.D., Weinrebe, W., Wood, M.H. and Zinglersen, K.B., 2017. BedMachine v3: Complete Bed Topography and Ocean Bathymetry Mapping of Greenland From Multibeam Echo Sounding Combined With Mass Conservation. Geophysical research letters, v. 44, p.11051-11061. doi:10.1002/2017gl074954.
  • Ottesen, D., Dowdeswell, J.A., Bellec, V.K. and Bjarnadóttir, L.R., 2017. The geomorphic imprint of glacier surges into open-marine waters: Examples from eastern Svalbard. Marine Geology, v. 392, p.1-29. doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2017.08.007.
  • Rees, W.G., Brown, J.A., Fretwell, P.T. and Trathan, P.N., 2017. What colour is penguin guano?. Antarctic Science, v. 29, p.417-425. doi:10.1017/S0954102017000190.
  • Rutishauser, A., Grima, C., Sharp, M., Blankenship, D.D., Young, D.A., Cawkwell, F. and Dowdeswell, J.A., 2017. Characterizing near-surface firn using the scattered signal component of the glacier surface return from airborne radio-echo sounding. Geophysical Research Letters, v. 43, p.12,502-12,510. doi:10.1002/2016GL071230.
  • Spagnolo, M., Bartholomaus, T.C., Clark, C.D., Stokes, C.R., Atkinson, N., Dowdeswell, J.A., Ely, J.C., Graham, A.G.C., Hogan, K.A., King, E.C., Larter, R.D., Livingstone, S.J. and Pritchard, H.D., 2017. The periodic topography of ice stream beds: Insights from the Fourier spectra of mega-scale glacial lineations. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, v. 122, p.1355-1373. doi:10.1002/2016JF004154.
  • Streuff, K., Ó Cofaigh, C., Hogan, K., Jennings, A., Lloyd, J.M., Noormets, R., Nielsen, T., Kuijpers, A., Dowdeswell, J.A. and Weinrebe, W., 2017. Seafloor geomorphology and glacimarine sedimentation associated with fast-flowing ice sheet outlet glaciers in Disko Bay, West Greenland. Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 169, p.206-230. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2017.05.021.
  • VAN WYCHEN, W.E.S.L.E.Y., DAVIS, J.A.M.I.E., COPLAND, L.U.K.E., BURGESS, D.A.V.I.D.O., GRAY, L.A.U.R.E.N.C.E., SHARP, M.A.R.T.I.N., DOWDESWELL, J.U.L.I.A.N.A. and BENHAM, T.O.B.Y.J., 2017. Variability in ice motion and dynamic discharge from Devon Ice Cap, Nunavut, Canada. Journal of Glaciology, v. 63, p.436-449. doi:10.1017/jog.2017.2.
  • Williams, C.N., Cornford, S.L., Jordan, T.M., Dowdeswell, J.A., Siegert, M.J., Clark, C.D., Swift, D.A., Sole, A., Fenty, I. and Bamber, J.L., 2017. Generating synthetic fjord bathymetry for coastal Greenland. Cryosphere, v. 11, p.363-380. doi:10.5194/tc-11-363-2017.
  • Williamson, A.G., Arnold, N.S., Banwell, A.F. and Willis, I.C., 2017. A Fully Automated Supraglacial lake area and volume Tracking (“FAST”) algorithm: Development and application using MODIS imagery of West Greenland. Remote Sensing of Environment, v. 196, p.113-133. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2017.04.032.
  • Wise, M.G., Dowdeswell, J.A., Jakobsson, M. and Larter, R.D., 2017. Evidence of marine ice-cliff instability in Pine Island Bay from iceberg-keel plough marks. Nature, v. 550, p.506-510. doi:10.1038/nature24458.
  • Zhao, F., Minshull, T.A., Crocker, A.J., Dowdeswell, J.A., Wu, S. and Soryal, S.M., 2017. Pleistocene iceberg dynamics on the west Svalbard margin: Evidence from bathymetric and sub-bottom profiler data. Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 161, p.30-44. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2017.01.019.


  • Banwell, A., Hewitt, I., Willis, I. and Arnold, N., 2016. Moulin density controls drainage development beneath the Greenland ice sheet. Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface, v. 121, p.2248-2269. doi:10.1002/2015JF003801.
  • Batchelor, C.L. and Dowdeswell, J.A., 2016. Lateral shear-moraines and lateral marginal-moraines of palaeo-ice streams. Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 151, p.1-26. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.08.020.
  • Burton, D.J., Dowdeswell, J.A., Hogan, K.A. and Noormets, R., 2016. Marginal fluctuations of a Svalbard surge-type tidewater glacier, Blomstrandbreen, since the Little Ice Age: a record of three surges. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, v. 48, p.411-426. doi:10.1657/AAAR0014-094.
  • Butcher, F.E.G., Conway, S.J. and Arnold, N.S., 2016. Are the Dorsa Argentea on Mars eskers?. Icarus, v. 275, art. C, p.65-84. doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2016.03.028.
  • Dowdeswell, J.A., Canals, M., Jakobsson, M., Todd, B.J., Dowdeswell, E.K. and Hogan, K., 2016. Atlas of Submarine Glacial Landforms Modern, Quaternary and Ancient.
  • Dowdeswell, J.A., Canals, M., Jakobsson, M., Todd, B.J., Dowdeswell, E.K. and Hogan, K.A., 2016. The variety and distribution of submarine glacial landforms and implications for ice-sheet reconstruction. Geological Society, London, Memoirs, v. 46, p.519-552. doi:10.1144/M46.183.
  • Dowdeswell, J.A., Hogan, K.A. and Ó Cofaigh, C., 2016. Submarine glacial-landform distribution across the West Greenland margin: a fjord–shelf–slope transect through the Uummannaq system (70–71° N). Geological Society, London, Memoirs, v. 46, p.453-460. doi:10.1144/m46.150.
  • Dowdeswell, J.A. and Ottesen, D., 2016. Submarine landform-assemblage for Svalbard surge-type tidewater glaciers. Geological Society, London, Memoirs, v. 46, p.151-154. doi:10.1144/M46.160.
  • Garcia, M., Dowdeswell, J.A., Noormets, R., Hogan, K.A., Evans, J., Ó Cofaigh, C. and Larter, R.D., 2016. Geomorphic and shallow-acoustic investigation of an Antarctic Peninsula fjord system using high-resolution ROV and shipboard geophysical observations: Ice dynamics and behaviour since the Last Glacial Maximum. Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 153, p.122-138. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.10.014.
  • Gowan, E.J., Tregoning, P., Purcell, A., Lea, J., Fransner, O.J., Noormets, R. and Dowdeswell, J.A., 2016. ICESHEET 1.0: a program to produce paleo-ice sheet reconstructions with minimal assumptions. Geoscientific Model Development, v. 9, p.1673-1682. doi:10.5194/gmd-9-1673-2016.
  • Linch, L.D. and Dowdeswell, J.A., 2016. Micromorphology of diamicton affected by iceberg-keel scouring, Scoresby Sund, East Greenland. Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 152, p.169-196. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.09.013.
  • Marshall, G.J., Vignols, R.M. and Rees, W.G., 2016. Climate change in the Kola Peninsula, Arctic Russia, during the last 50 years from meteorological observations. Journal of Climate, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0179.1.
  • Miles, E.S., Willis, I.C., Arnold, N.S., Steiner, J. and Pellicciotti, F., 2016. Spatial, seasonal and interannual variability of supraglacial ponds in the Langtang Valley of Nepal, 1999–2013. Journal of Glaciology, p.1-18. doi:10.1017/jog.2016.120.
  • O'Brien, P.E., Beaman, R., De Santis, L., Domack, E.W., Escutia, C., Harris, P.T., Leventer, A., McMullen, K., Post, A., Quilty, P.G., Shevenell, A.E. and Batchelor, C.L., 2016. Submarine glacial landforms on the cold East Antarctic margin. Geological Society, London, Memoirs, v. 46, p.501-508. doi:10.1144/m46.172.
  • Pope, A., Willis, I.C., Pálsson, F., Arnold, N.S., Rees, W.G., Björnsson, H. and Grey, L., 2016. Elevation change, mass balance, dynamics and surging of Langjökull, Iceland from 1997 to 2007. Journal of Glaciology, v. 62, p.497-511. doi:10.1017/jog.2016.55.
  • Pope, E.L., Talling, P.J., Hunt, J.E., Dowdeswell, J.A., Allin, J.R., Cartigny, M.J.B., Long, D., Mozzato, A., Stanford, J.D., Tappin, D.R. and Watts, M., 2016. Long-term record of Barents Sea Ice Sheet advance to the shelf edge from a 140,000 year record. Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 150, p.55-66. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.08.014.
  • Pope, E.L., Willis, I.C., Pope, A., Miles, E.S., Arnold, N.S. and Rees, W.G., 2016. Contrasting snow and ice albedos derived from MODIS, Landsat ETM+ and airborne data from Langjökull, Iceland. Remote Sensing of Environment, v. 175, p.183-195. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2015.12.051.
  • Rignot, E., Fenty, I., Xu, Y., Cai, C., Velicogna, I., Cofaigh, C.Ó., Dowdeswell, J.A., Weinrebe, W., Catania, G. and Duncan, D., 2016. Bathymetry data reveal glaciers vulnerable to ice‐ocean interaction in Uummannaq and Vaigat glacial fjords, west Greenland. Geophysical Research Letters, v. 43, p.2667-2674. doi:10.1002/2016gl067832.
  • Rise, L., Bøe, R., Bellec, V.K., Thorsnes, T. and Dowdeswell, J.A., 2016. Canyons and slope instability on the Lofoten–Vesterålen continental margin, North Norway. Geological Society, London, Memoirs, v. 46, p.407-408. doi:10.1144/m46.36.
  • Willis, I.C., Pope, E.L., Leysinger Vieli, G.J.-.M.C., Arnold, N.S. and Long, S., 2016. Drainage networks, lakes and water fluxes beneath the Antarctic ice sheet. Annals of Glaciology, v. 57, p.96-108. doi:10.1017/aog.2016.15.


  • , 2015. The suitability of using ASTER GDEM2 for terrain-based extraction of stream channel networks in a lowland Arctic permafrost catchment. Fennia – International Journal of Geography, doi:10.11143/46290.
  • Arndt, J.E., Jokat, W., Dorschel, B., Myklebust, R., Dowdeswell, J.A. and Evans, J., 2015. A new bathymetry of the Northeast Greenland continental shelf: Constraints on glacial and other processes. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, v. 16, p.3733-3753. doi:10.1002/2015gc005931.
  • Banwell, A.F. and MacAyeal, D.R., 2015. Ice-shelf fracture due to viscoelastic-flexure stress induced by fill/drain cycles of supraglacial lakes. Antarctic Science, v. 27, p.587-597. doi:10.1017/S0954102015000292.
  • Batchelor, C.L. and Dowdeswell, J.A., 2015. Ice-sheet grounding-zone wedges (GZWs) on high-latitude continental margins. Marine Geology, v. 363, p.65-92. doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2015.02.001.
  • Bougamont, M., Christoffersen, P., Price, S.F., Fricker, H.A., Tulaczyk, S. and Carter, S.P., 2015. Reactivation of Kamb Ice Stream tributaries triggers century-scale reorganization of Siple Coast ice flow in West Antarctica. Geophysical Research Letters, v. 42, p.8471-8480. doi:10.1002/2015GL065782.
  • Carr, J.R., Vieli, A., Stokes, C.R., Jamieson, S.S.R., Palmer, S.J., Christoffersen, P., Dowdeswell, J.A., Nick, F.M., Blankenship, D.D. and Young, D.A., 2015. Basal topographic controls on rapid retreat of Humboldt Glacier, northern Greenland. Journal of Glaciology, v. 61, p.137-150. doi:10.3189/2015jog14j128.
  • Dowdeswell, J.A., Hogan, K.A., Arnold, N.S., Mugford, R.I., Wells, M., Hirst, J.P.P. and Decalf, C., 2015. Sediment-rich meltwater plumes and ice-proximal fans at the margins of modern and ancient tidewater glaciers: Observations and modelling. Sedimentology, v. 62, p.1665-1692. doi:10.1111/sed.12198.
  • Doyle, S.H., Hubbard, A., van de Wal, R.S.W., Box, J.E., van As, D., Scharrer, K., Meierbachtol, T.W., Smeets, P.C.J.P., Harper, J.T., Johansson, E., Mottram, R.H., Mikkelsen, A.B., Wilhelms, F., Patton, H., Christoffersen, P. and Hubbard, B., 2015. Amplified melt and flow of the Greenland ice sheet driven by late-summer cyclonic rainfall. Nature Geoscience, v. 8, p.647-653. doi:10.1038/ngeo2482.
  • Kasimov, N.S., Golubeva, E.I., Lurie, I.K., Zimin, M.V., Samsonov, T.E., Tutubalina, O.V., Rees, W.G., Mikheeva, A.I. and Alyautdinov, A.R., 2015. Library of spectral characteristics of geographical objects within the structure of the Lomonosov Moscow State University Geoportal. Vestnik Moskovskogo Universiteta, Seriya 5: Geografiya, v. 2015-January, p.3-8.
  • MacAyeal, D.R., Sergienko, O.V. and Banwell, A.F., 2015. A Model of Viscoelastic Ice-Shelf Flexure. Journal of Glaciology, v. 61, p.635-645. doi:10.3189/2015JoG14J169.
  • Mayaud, J.R., Banwell, A.F., Arnold, N.S. and Willis, I.C., 2015. Modeling the response of subglacial drainage at Paakitsoq, West Greenland, to 21st century climate change. Journal of Geophysical Research Earth Surface, v. 119, p.2619-2634. doi:10.1002/2014JF003271.
  • Miles, E.S., Pellicciotti, F., Willis, I.C., Steiner, J.F., Buri, P. and Arnold, N.S., 2015. Refined energy-balance modelling of a supraglacial pond, Langtang Khola, Nepal. Annals of Glaciology, v. 57, p.29-40. doi:10.3189/2016AoG71A421.
  • Patton, H., Andreassen, K., Bjarnadóttir, L.R., Dowdeswell, J.A., Winsborrow, M.C.M., Noormets, R., Polyak, L., Auriac, A. and Hubbard, A., 2015. Geophysical constraints on the dynamics and retreat of the Barents Sea ice sheet as a paleobenchmark for models of marine ice sheet deglaciation. Reviews of Geophysics, v. 53, p.1051-1098. doi:10.1002/2015rg000495.
  • Robb, C., Willis, I., Arnold, N. and Gudmundsson, S., 2015. A semi-automated method for mapping glacial geomorphology tested at Breidamerkurjökull, Iceland. Remote Sensing of Environment, v. 163, p.80-90. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2015.03.007.
  • Robb, C., Willis, I., Arnold, N. and Guðmundsson, S., 2015. A semi-automated method for mapping glacial geomorphology tested at Breiðamerkurjökull, Iceland. Remote Sensing of Environment, v. 163, p.80-90. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2015.03.007.
  • Ryan, J.C., Hubbard, A.L., Box, J.E., Todd, J., Christoffersen, P., Carr, J.R., Holt, T.O. and Snooke, N., 2015. UAV photogrammetry and structure from motion to assess calving dynamics at Store Glacier, a large outlet draining the Greenland ice sheet. The Cryosphere, v. 9, p.1-11. doi:10.5194/tc-9-1-2015.
  • Swirad, Z.M. and Rees, W.G., 2015. Geomorphometric analysis of a rocky coastline: an example from Hornsund, Svalbard. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, v. 29, p.1694-1717. doi:10.1080/13658816.2015.1061131.


  • Anderson, B., Willis, I., Goodsell, B., Banwell, A., Owens, I., Mackintosh, A. and Lawson, W., 2014. Annual to Daily Ice Velocity and Water Pressure Variations on Ka Roimata o Hine Hukatere (Franz Josef Glacier), New Zealand. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, v. 46, p.919-932. doi:10.1657/1938-4246-46.4.919.
  • Arnold, N.S., Banwell, A. and Willis, I.C., 2014. High-resolution modelling of the seasonal evolution of surface water storage on the Greenland Ice Sheet. The Cryosphere, v. 8, p.1149-1160. doi:10.5194/tc-8-1149-2014.
  • Banwell, A.F., Caballero, M., Arnold, N.S., Glasser, N.F., Cathles, L.M. and MacAyeal, D.R., 2014. Supraglacial lakes on the Larsen B Ice Shelf, Antarctica, and Paakitsoq Region, Greenland: a comparative study. Annals of Glaciology, v. 55, p.1-8. doi:10.3189/2014AoG66A049.
  • Beem, L.H., Tulaczyk, S.M., King, M.A., Bougamont, M., Fricker, H.A. and Christoffersen, P., 2014. Variable deceleration of Whillans Ice Stream, West Antarctica. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, v. 119, p.212-224. doi:10.1002/2013jf002958.
  • Bougamont, M., Christoffersen, P., Hubbard, A.L., Fitzpatrick, A.A.W., Doyle, S.H. and Carter, S.P., 2014. Sensitive response of the Greenland Ice Sheet to surface melt drainage over a soft bed. Nature communications, v. 5, p.5052-. doi:10.1038/ncomms6052.
  • Chauché, N., Hubbard, A., Gascard, J.-.C., Box, J.E., Bates, R., Koppes, M., Sole, A., Christoffersen, P. and Patton, H., 2014. Ice–ocean interaction and calving front morphology at two west Greenland tidewater outlet glaciers. The Cryosphere, v. 8, p.1457-1468. doi:10.5194/tc-8-1457-2014.
  • Christoffersen, P., Bougamont, M., Carter, S.P., Fricker, H.A. and Tulaczyk, S., 2014. Significant groundwater contribution to Antarctic ice streams hydrologic budget. Geophysical Research Letters, v. 41, doi:10.1002/2014GL059250.
  • Cofaigh, C.O., Davies, B.J., Livingstone, S.J., Smith, J.A., Johnson, J.S., Hocking, E.P., Hodgson, D.A., Anderson, J.B., Bentley, M.J., Canals, M., Domack, E., Dowdeswell, J.A., Evans, J., Glasser, N.F., Hillenbrand, C.-.D., Larter, R.D., Roberts, S.J. and Simms, A.R., 2014. Reconstruction of ice-sheet changes in the Antarctic Peninsula since the Last Glacial Maximum. QUATERNARY SCIENCE REVIEWS, v. 100, p.87-110. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2014.06.023.
  • Cowan, E.A., Christoffersen, P., Powell, R.D. and Talarico, F.M., 2014. Dynamics of the late Plio–Pleistocene West Antarctic Ice Sheet documented in subglacial diamictites, AND-1B drill core. Global and Planetary Change, v. 119, p.56-70. doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2014.05.011.
  • Dowdeswell, J.A., Hogan, K.A., Ó Cofaigh, C., Fugelli, E.M.G., Evans, J. and Noormets, R., 2014. Late Quaternary ice flow in a West Greenland fjord and cross-shelf trough system: Submarine landforms from Rink Isbrae to Uummannaq shelf and slope. Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 92, p.292-309. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2013.09.007.
  • Jakobsson, M., Andreassen, K., Bjarnadóttir, L.R., Dove, D., Dowdeswell, J.A., England, J.H., Funder, S., Hogan, K., Ingólfsson, O., Jennings, A., Krog Larsen, N., Kirchner, N., Landvik, J.Y., Mayer, L., Mikkelsen, N., Möller, P., Niessen, F., Nilsson, J., O'Regan, M., Polyak, L., Nørgaard-Pedersen, N. and Stein, R., 2014. Arctic Ocean glacial history. Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 92, p.40-67. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2013.07.033.
  • McMillan, M., Shepherd, A., Gourmelen, N., Dehecq, A., Leeson, A., Ridout, A., Flament, T., Hogg, A., Gilbert, L., Benham, T., van, D.B.M., Dowdeswell, J.A., Fettweis, X., Noël, B. and Strozzi, T., 2014. Rapid dynamic activation of a marine-based Arctic ice cap. Geophysical Research Letters, v. 41, p.8902-8909. doi:10.1002/2014GL062255.
  • Pope, A. and Rees, G., 2014. Using in situ spectra to explore landsat classification of glacier surfaces. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, v. 27, p.42-52. doi:10.1016/j.jag.2013.08.007.
  • Pope, A. and Rees, W.G., 2014. Impact of spatial, spectral, and radiometric properties of multispectral imagers on glacier surface classification. Remote Sensing of Environment, v. 141, p.1-13. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2013.08.028.
  • Pope, A., Rees, W.G., Fox, A.J. and Fleming, A., 2014. Open Access Data in Polar and Cryospheric Remote Sensing. Remote Sensing, v. 6, p.6183-6220. doi:10.3390/rs6076183.
  • Rees, G., Headland, R., Scambos, T. and Haran, T., 2014. Finding the Arctic pole of inaccessibility. Polar Record, v. 50, p.86-91. doi:10.1017/S003224741300051X.
  • Todd, J. and Christoffersen, P., 2014. Are seasonal calving dynamics forced by buttressing from ice mélange or undercutting by melting? Outcomes from full-Stokes simulations of Store Glacier, West Greenland. The Cryosphere, v. 8, p.2353-2365. doi:10.5194/tc-8-2353-2014.
  • Todd, J. and Christoffersen, P., 2014. Are seasonal calving dynamics forced by buttressing from ice mélange or undercutting by melting? Outcomes from full-Stokes simulations of Store Gletscher, West Greenland. The Cryosphere Discussions, doi:10.5194/tcd-8-3525-2014.
  • van, W.W., Burgess, D.O., Gray, L., Copland, L., Sharp, M., Dowdeswell, J.A. and Benham, T.J., 2014. Glacier velocities and dynamic ice discharge from the Queen Elizabeth Islands, Nunavut, Canada. Geophysical Research Letters, v. 41, doi:10.1002/2013GL058558.
  • Wright, A.P., Young, D.A., Bamber, J.L., Dowdeswell, J.A., Payne, A.J., Blankenship, D.D. and Siegert, M.J., 2014. Subglacial hydrological connectivity within the Byrd Glacier catchment, East Antarctica. Journal of Glaciology, v. 60, p.345-352. doi:10.3189/2014jog13j014.

Book chapters

  • 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 Novellas, 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., Lo Iacono, C., Micallef, A., Mountjoy, J.J., Paull, C.K., Puig, P. and Sanchez-Vidal, A., 2017. Submarine Canyons and Gullies, in Submarine Geomorphology, Springer. art. 13, p.251-272.
  • Batchelor, C.L., Dowdeswell, J. and Ottesen, D., 2017. Submarine Glacial Landforms, in Submarine Geomorphology, Springer.
  • Tilling, R.L., Lok, L.B., Young, T.J., Nicholls, K., Christoffersen, P. and Brennan, P., 2017. Radar observations of Arctic ice, in Kelman, I. (ed.) Arcticness: Power and Voice from the North, UCL Press.
  • Banwell, A., 2015. Greenland Ice Sheet, in Thomas, D.S.G. (ed.) The Dictionary of Physical Geography, Wiley Blackwell. p.249-250.
  • Banwell, A., 2015. Antarctic Ice Sheet - east and west, in Thomas, D.S.G. (ed.) The Dictionary of Physical Geography, Wiley Blackwell. p.27-28.
  • Banwell, A., 2015. Grounding line (grounding zone), in Thomas, D.S.G. (ed.) The Dictionary of Physical Geography, Wiley Blackwell. p.251-252.
  • Sharp, M., Burgess, D.O., Cawkwell, F., Copland, L., Davis, J.A., Dowdeswell, E.K.L., Dowdeswell, J.A., Gardner, A.S., Mair, D., Wang, L., Williamson, S.N., Wolken, G.J. and Wyatt, F., 2014. Remote sensing of recent glacier changes in the Canadian Arctic, in Kargel, J.S., Bishop, M.P., Kaab, A., Raup, B. and Leonard, G. (eds.) Global Land Ice Measurements from Space: Satellite Multispectral Imaging of Glaciers, Springer-Praxis Books. p.205-228.

Conference proceedings

  • Kirchner, N., Ahlkrona, J., Gowan, E.J., Lötstedt, P., Lea, J.M., Noormets, R., von Sydow, L., Dowdeswell, J.A. and Benham, T., 2016. Shallow ice approximation, second order shallow ice approximation, and full Stokes models: A discussion of their roles in palaeo-ice sheet modelling and development. Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 147, p.136-147. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.01.032.
  • Sheldon, C., Jennings, A., Andrews, J.T., Ó Cofaigh, C., Hogan, K., Dowdeswell, J.A. and Seidenkrantz, M.-.S., 2016. Ice stream retreat following the LGM and onset of the west Greenland current in Uummannaq Trough, west Greenland. Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 147, p.27-46. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.01.019.