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You can also browse listings of earlier publications within each of the areas of research and within each person's biography page.

(A selection of books of more general interest are available in the SPRI Museum Shop, a number of which are written by members of the Institute.)


  • 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.
  • Bravo, M., 2019. North Pole Nature and Culture, Earth, London. 255pp.
  • 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.

Journal articles


  • Kirkham, J.D., Hogan, K.A., Larter, R.D., Arnold, N.S., Ely, J.C., Clark, C.D., Self, E., Games, K., Huuse, M., Stewart, M.A., Ottesen, D. and Dowdeswell, J.A., 2024. Tunnel valley formation beneath deglaciating mid-latitude ice sheets: Observations and modelling. Quaternary Science Reviews, vol. 323, p.107680-. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2022.107680.
  • Kirkham, J.D., Hogan, K.A., Larter, R.D., Self, E., Games, K., Huuse, M., Stewart, M.A., Ottesen, D., Le Heron, D.P., Lawrence, A., Kane, I., Arnold, N.S. and Dowdeswell, J.A., 2024. The infill of tunnel valleys in the central North Sea: Implications for sedimentary processes, geohazards, and ice-sheet dynamics. Marine Geology, vol. 467, p.107185-. doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2023.107185.


  • 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, vol. 617, issue 7959, p.105-110. doi:10.1038/s41586-023-05876-1.
  • Büntgen, U. and Rees, G., 2023. Global change research needs international collaboration. The Science of The Total Environment, vol. 902, p.166054-. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2023.166054.
  • Butcher, F.E.G., Arnold, N.S., Conway, S.J., Berman, D.C., Davis, J.M. and Balme, M.R., 2023. The internal structure of a debris-covered glacier on Mars revealed by gully incision. Icarus, p.115717-. doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2023.115717.
  • Deakin, K.A., Christie, F.D.W., Boxall, K. and Willis, I.C., 2023. Oscillatory response of Larsen C Ice Shelf flow to the calving of iceberg A-68. Journal of Glaciology, p.1-10. doi:10.1017/jog.2023.102.
  • 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, vol. 17, issue 7, p.2645-2664. doi:10.5194/tc-17-2645-2023.
  • Lintott, B. and Rees, G., 2023. Arctic Heritage at Risk: Insights into How Remote Sensing, Robotics and Simulation Can Improve Risk Analysis and Enhance Safety. Remote Sensing, vol. 15, issue 3, p.675-. doi:10.3390/rs15030675.
  • Montelli, A., Solovyeva, M., Akhmanov, G., Mazzini, A., Piatilova, A., Bakay, E. and Dowdeswell, J.A., 2023. The geomorphic record of marine-based ice dome decay: Final collapse of the Barents Sea ice sheet. Quaternary Science Reviews, vol. 303, p.107973-. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2023.107973.
  • Rees, G., 2023. Lake Ladoga. The coastal history of the greatest lake in Europe. Maria Lähteenmäki and Isaac Land, editors. Helsinki: Finnish Literary Society, SKS. 2023. 233 p, paperback, epub and pdf. ISBN 978-951-858-628-2 (print). €45. Also available as a free open-access download ( Polar Record, vol. 59, p.e30-. doi:10.1017/s0032247423000207.
  • Rees, G., Büntgen, U. and Stenseth, N.C., 2023. Arctic science: resume collaborations with Russian scholars. Nature, vol. 613, issue 7943, p.243-243. doi:10.1038/d41586-023-00008-1.
  • Todd, B.J., Dowdeswell, J.A., Shaw, J., Campbell, D.C. and Mate, D.J., 2023. Deglacial dynamics of the Foxe–Baffin Ice Sheet, Frobisher Bay, Nunavut, Canada revealed by submarine landform mapping. Journal of Quaternary Science, vol. 38, issue 3, p.365-385. doi:10.1002/jqs.3486.


  • , 2022. Boreal forest on the move. Nature, doi:10.1038/d41586-022-02008-z.
  • Arnold, N.S., Butcher, F.E.G., Conway, S.J., Gallagher, C. and Balme, M.R., 2022. Surface topographic impact of subglacial water beneath the south polar ice cap of Mars. Nature Astronomy, vol. 6, issue 11, p.1256-1262. doi:10.1038/s41550-022-01782-0.
  • 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, vol. 34, issue 4, p.313-324. doi:10.1017/s0954102022000177.
  • Boxall, K., Christie, F.D.W., Willis, I.C., Wuite, J. and Nagler, T., 2022. Seasonal land ice-flow variability in the Antarctic Peninsula. vol. 2022, p.1-37. doi:10.5194/tc-2022-55.
  • Boxall, K., Christie, F.D.W., Willis, I.C., Wuite, J. and Nagler, T., 2022. Seasonal land-ice-flow variability in the Antarctic Peninsula. The Cryosphere, vol. 16, issue 10, p.3907-3932. doi:10.5194/tc-16-3907-2022.
  • Butcher, F.E.G., Arnold, N.S., Balme, M.R., Conway, S.J., Clark, C.D., Gallagher, C., Hagermann, A., Lewis, S.R., Rutledge, A.M., Storrar, R.D. and Woodley, S.Z., 2022. Eskers associated with buried glaciers in Mars' mid latitudes: recent advances and future directions. Annals of Glaciology, vol. 63, issue 87-89, p.33-38. doi:10.1017/aog.2023.7.
  • 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, vol. 15, issue 5, 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, vol. 16, issue 6, p.2449-2470. doi:10.5194/tc-16-2449-2022.
  • Dell, R.L., Banwell, A.F., Willis, I.C., Arnold, N.S., Halberstadt, A.R.W., Chudley, T.R. and Pritchard, H.D., 2022. Supervised classification of slush and ponded water on Antarctic ice shelves using Landsat 8 imagery. Journal of Glaciology, vol. 68, issue 268, p.401-414. doi:10.1017/jog.2021.114.
  • Dell, R.L., Banwell, A.F., Willis, I.C., Arnold, N.S., Halberstadt, A.R.W., Chudley, T.R. and Pritchard, H.D., 2022. Supervised classification of slush and ponded water on Antarctic ice shelves using Landsat 8 imagery – CORRIGENDUM. Journal of Glaciology, vol. 68, issue 268, p.415-416. doi:10.1017/jog.2022.15.
  • Dowdeswell, J.A. and Ottesen, D., 2022. Geomorphic signature of the presence and breakup of large ice-sheet derived multi-keeled tabular icebergs. Marine Geology, vol. 451, p.106889-. doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2022.106889.
  • Golubeva, E.I., Rees, W.G., Zimin, M.V., Kovalchuk, M.L. and Timokhina, Y.L., 2022. DYNAMICS of FLORISTIC COMPOSITION and BOUNDARIES of the ALTITUDE ZONES within MOUNTAIN MASSIFS of the KOLA PENINSULA under the ANTHROPOGENIC IMPACT. Vestnik Moskovskogo Universiteta, Seriya Geografiya, vol. 5, issue 1, p.58-68.
  • 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, vol. 127, issue 2, doi:10.1029/2021jf006442.
  • Kochtitzky, W., Copland, L., Van Wychen, W., Hock, R., Rounce, D.R., Jiskoot, H., Scambos, T.A., Morlighem, M., King, M., Cha, L., Gould, L., Merrill, P.-.M., Glazovsky, A., Hugonnet, R., Strozzi, T., Noël, B., Navarro, F., Millan, R., Dowdeswell, J.A., Cook, A., Dalton, A., Khan, S. and Jania, J., 2022. Progress toward globally complete frontal ablation estimates of marine-terminating glaciers. Annals of Glaciology, vol. 63, issue 87-89, p.143-152. doi:10.1017/aog.2023.35.
  • 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, vol. 13, issue 1, p.5835-. doi:10.1038/s41467-022-33231-x.
  • Montelli, A., Dowdeswell, J.A., Ottesen, D. and Johansen, S.E., 2022. Three-dimensional architecture and evolution of Quaternary contourite drifts on the Vøring Plateau, Norwegian Sea. Marine Geology, vol. 453, p.106882-. doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2022.106882.
  • Ottesen, D., Batchelor, C.L., Bjarnadóttir, L.R., Wiberg, D.H. and Dowdeswell, J.A., 2022. Glacial landforms reveal dynamic ice-sheet behaviour along the mid-Norwegian margin during the last glacial-deglacial cycle. Quaternary Science Reviews, vol. 285, p.107462-. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2022.107462.
  • Ottesen, D. and Dowdeswell, J.A., 2022. Distinctive iceberg ploughmarks on the mid-Norwegian margin: Tidally influenced chains of pits with implications for iceberg drift. Arctic Antarctic and Alpine Research, vol. 54, issue 1, p.163-175. doi:10.1080/15230430.2022.2075120.
  • Rees, W.G., Tutubalina, O.V., Medvedev, A., Marshall, G.J., Golubeva, E.I., Telnova, N., Zimin, M., Mikhaylykova, P., Terskaia, A., Sklyar, E. and Tomaney, J.A., 2022. Three decades of remote sensing subarctic vegetation in northern Russia: A case study in science diplomacy. Polar Record, vol. 58, p.e37-. doi:10.1017/s0032247422000304.
  • Sklyar, E. and Rees, G., 2022. Assessing Changes in Boreal Vegetation of Kola Peninsula via Large-Scale Land Cover Classification between 1985 and 2021. Remote Sensing, vol. 14, issue 21, p.5616-. doi:10.3390/rs14215616.
  • 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, vol. 19, p.1-5. doi:10.1109/lgrs.2022.3179645.




  • Arnold, N., 2019. A New Model for Esker Formation Sheds Light on the Processes Within Subglacial Tunnels. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, vol. 124, issue 3, p.700-704. doi:10.1029/2019JF005001.
  • Arnold, N.S., Conway, S.J., Butcher, F.E.G. and Balme, M.R., 2019. Modeled Subglacial Water Flow Routing Supports Localized Intrusive Heating as a Possible Cause of Basal Melting of Mars' South Polar Ice Cap. Journal of Geophysical Research Planets, vol. 124, issue 8, p.2101-2116. doi:10.1029/2019je006061.
  • Banwell, A.F., Willis, I.C., Macdonald, G.J., Goodsell, B. and MacAyeal, D.R., 2019. Direct measurements of ice-shelf flexure caused by surface meltwater ponding and drainage. Nat Commun, vol. 10, issue 1, p.730-. doi:10.1038/s41467-019-08522-5.
  • 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, vol. 31, issue 4, 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, vol. 46, issue 6, p.3279-3286. doi:10.1029/2019gl082556.
  • CHUDLEY, T.R. and WILLIS, I.C., 2019. Glacier surges in the north-west West Kunlun Shan inferred from 1972 to 2017 Landsat imagery. Journal of Glaciology, vol. 65, issue 249, p.1-12. doi:10.1017/jog.2018.94.
  • 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, vol. 9, issue 1, p.14606-. doi:10.1038/s41598-019-50897-4.
  • 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.
  • Guo, W. and Rees, W.G., 2019. Altitudinal forest-tundra ecotone categorization using texture-based classification. Remote Sensing of Environment, vol. 232, p.111312-. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2019.111312.
  • Kirkham, J.D., Hogan, K.A., Larter, R.D., Arnold, N.S., Nitsche, F.O., Golledge, N.R. and Dowdeswell, J.A., accepted 2019. Past water flow beneath Pine Island and Thwaites glaciers, West Antarctica. The Cryosphere Discussions, doi:10.5194/tc-2019-67.
  • 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, vol. 13, issue 7, 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, vol. 13, issue 6, p.1583-1596. doi:10.5194/tc-13-1583-2019.
  • MacAyeal, D.R., Banwell, A.F., Okal, E.A., Lin, J., Willis, I.C., Goodsell, B. and MacDonald, G.J., 2019. Diurnal seismicity cycle linked to subsurface melting on an ice shelf. Annals of Glaciology, vol. 60, issue 79, p.137-157. doi:10.1017/aog.2018.29.
  • MACDONALD, G.J., BANWELL, A.F., WILLIS, I.C., MAYER, D.P., GOODSELL, B. and MacAYEAL, D.R., 2019. Formation of pedestalled, relict lakes on the McMurdo Ice Shelf, Antarctica. Journal of Glaciology, vol. 65, issue 250, p.337-343. doi:10.1017/jog.2019.17.
  • 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, vol. 65, issue 253, 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, vol. 116, issue 38, 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, vol. 12, issue 6, 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, vol. 6, p.30-40. doi:10.17863/CAM.31530.
  • Vignols, R.M., Marshall, G.J., Rees, W.G., Zaika, Y., Phillips, T. and Blinova, I., 2019. Assessing snow cover changes in the Kola Peninsula, Arctic Russia, using a synthesis of MODIS snow products and station observations. vol. 2019, p.1-33. doi:10.5194/tc-2019-9.

Book chapters

  • Dowdeswell, J., 2020. Ice, in Earth 2020, Open Book Publishers. p.101-110. doi:10.11647/obp.0193.13.
  • Bravo, M.T., 2019. Indigenous Evangelical Voyaging: Authorship and Perspective, in Terrall, M. and Craciun, A. (eds.) Curious Encounters: Voyaging, Collecting, and Making Knowledge in the Long Eighteenth Century, University of Toronto Press.
  • 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. vol. 475, p.261-279. doi:10.1144/sp475.13.

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

  • Anderson-Elliott, H., 2022. Knowing Misha the Polar Bear: Multi-naturalism, biography, and conservation in Svalbard. doi:10.17863/CAM.78489.
  • Dell, R., 2021. Investigating the surface hydrology of Antarctic ice shelves using remote sensing and machine learning. doi:10.17863/CAM.77341.
  • Reilly, T.B.T., 2021. Towards Polycentric Regionalism: Sino-Russian Geo-Economic Relations and the Formation of the Pacific Arctic Region. doi:10.17863/CAM.84435.
  • Teleti, P., 2020. Reconstruction of the historical climate of the Southern Ocean from whaling ships’ logbooks. doi:10.17863/CAM.55560.


  • Rees, G. and Swirad, Z., 2023. Transverse Mercator coordinate conversions. doi:10.17863/CAM.96761.
  • Rees, W., 2023. Stackfit: Fitting the parameters of a two-stream optical model to reflectance measurements of stacks of plant leaves. doi:10.17863/CAM.96760.
  • Rees, W., 2023. Walking time in rugged terrain. doi:10.17863/CAM.96625.
  • Law, R., Arnold, N. and Benedek, C., 2020. GlacierLake2 - Code supporting [Over-winter persistence of supraglacial lakes on the Greenland Ice Sheet: results and insights from a new model]. doi:10.17863/CAM.47791.

Earlier publications are listed in each year's edition of SPRI Review.