Publications

2017

Slater, D., Nienow, P., Sole, A., Cowton, T., Mottram, R., Langen, P., Mair, D. 2017. Spatially distributed runoff at the grounding line of a large Greenlandic tidewater glacier inferred from plume modelling. Journal of Glaciology.

Linhoff, B, Charette, M, Nienow, P., Wadham, J., Tedstone, A., Cowton, T. 2017. Utility of 222Rn as a passive tracer of subglacial distributed system drainage. Earth and Planetary Science Letters.

2016

Cowton, T., Sole, A., Nienow, P., Slater, D., Wilton, D. & Hanna, E. 2016. Controls on the transport of oceanic heat to Kangerdlugssuaq Glacier, east Greenland. Journal of Glaciology 62(236) 1167–1180.  https://doi.org/10.1017/jog.2016.117

Slater, D. A., Nienow, P. W., Goldberg, D. N. & Cowton, T. R. 2016. Scalings for Submarine Melting at Tidewater Glaciers from Buoyant Plume Theory. Journal of Physical Oceanography 46(6), 1839-1855. http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JPO-D-15-0132.1

Cowton, T., Nienow, P., Sole, A., Bartholomew, I. & Mair, D. 2016 Variability in ice motion at a land-terminating Greenlandic outlet glacier: the role of channelized and distributed drainage systems. Journal of Glaciology 62 (233), 451-466https://doi.org/10.1017/jog.2016.36

Thompson, S., Benn, D.I., Mertes, J. and Luckman, A. 2016. Stagnation and mass loss on a Himalayan debris-covered glacier: processes, patterns and rates. Journal of Glaciology 62 (233), 467-485. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jog.2016.37 [Full Text @ RG]

Medrzycka, D., Benn, D.I., Box, J.E., Copland, L. and Balog, J. 2016. Calving behaviour at Rink Isbrae, west Greenland, from time-lapse photos. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 48 (2), 263-277. http://dx.doi.org/10.1657/AAAR0015-059 [Full Text @ StAndrews]

Hubbard, B., Luckman, A., Ashmore, D.W., Bevan, S., Kulessa, B., Kuipers Munneke, P., Philippe, M., Jansen, D., Booth, A., Sevestre, H., Tison, J.L., O’Leary, M., Rutt, I., 2016. Massive subsurface ice formed by refreezing of ice-shelf melt ponds. Nature Communications 7. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms11897 [Full Text @ RG]

Fairchild, I.J., Fleming, E.J., Bao, H., Benn, D.I., Boomer, I., Dublyansky, Y.V., Galen P. Halverson, G.P., Hambrey, M.J., Hendy, C., McMillan, E., Spötl, C, Stevenson, C.Y.E. and Wynn, P. 2015. Continental carbonate facies of a Neoproterozoic panglaciation, NE Svalbard. Sedimentology http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/sed.12252 [Full Text @ RG]

Passalacqua, O., Gagliardini, O., Parrenin, F., Todd, J., Gillet-Chaulet, F., & Ritz, C. 2016. Performance and applicability of a 2.5-D ice-flow model in the vicinity of a dome. Geoscience Model Development, 9, 2301–2313. http://doi.org/doi:10.5194/gmd-9-2301-2016 [Full Text @ RG]

2015

Fleming, E.J., Benn, D.I., Stevenson, C.T.E., Petronis, M.S., Hambrey, M.J. and Fairchild, I.J. 2015. Glacitectonism, subglacial and glacilacustrine processes during a Neoproterozoic panglaciation, northeast Svalbard. Sedimentology http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/sed.12251 [Full Text @ RG]

Luckman, A., Benn, D.I., Cottier, F., Bevan, S., Nilsen, F. and Inall, M. 2015. Calving rates at tidewater glaciers depend linearly on ocean temperature. Nature Communications http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms9566 [Full Text @ RG]

Sevestre, H., Benn, D.I., Hulton, N.R.J. and Baelum, K. 2015. Thermal structure of Svalbard glaciers and implications for the thermal switch model of glacier surging. Journal of Geophysical Research http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2015JF003517 [Full Text @ RG]

Lovell, H., Fleming, E.J., Benn, D.I., Hubbard, B., Lukas, S. and Naegeli, K. 2015. Former dynamic behaviour of a cold-based valley glacier on Svalbard revealed by structural glaciology and basal ice investigations. Journal of Glaciology 61 (226). 309-328. https://doi.org/10.3189/2015JoG14J120 [Full Text @ RG]

Lovell, H., Fleming, E.J., Benn, D.I. Hubbard, B., Lukas, S., Rea, B.R., Noormets, R. and Flink, A.E. 2015. Debris entrainment and landform genesis during tidewater glacier surges. Journal of Geophysical Research http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2015JF003509 [Full Text @ RG]

Benn, D.I., Le Hir, G., Bao, H., Donnadieu, Y., Dumas, C., Fleming, E.J., Hambrey, M.J., McMillan, E.A., Petronis, M.S., Ramstein, G., Stevenson, C.T.E., Wynn, P.M. and Fairchild, I.J. 2015. Orbitally forced ice sheet fluctuations during the Marinoan Snowball Earth glaciation. Nature Geoscience 8, 704–707. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ngeo2502 [Full Text @ RG]

Sevestre, H. and Benn, D.I. 2015. Climatic and topographic controls on the global distribution of surge-type glaciers: implications for a unifying model of surging. Journal of Glaciology 61 (228), 646-662. http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/2.1.3676.0645 [Full Text @ RG]

Cowton, T, D Slater, A Sole, D Goldberg, P Nienow (2015), Modeling the impact of glacial runoff on fjord circulation and submarine melt rate using a new parameterization for glacial plumes. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, v. 120, p. 796-812 http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2014JC010324 [Full Text @ RG]

Slater, D, Nienow P, Cowton T, Golderg D, Sole A (2015), Effect of near terminus subglacial hydrology on tidewater glacier submarine melt rates. Geophysical Research Letters, 42(8), p2861-2868 http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2014GL062494

Hawkings, J, J Wadham, M Tranter, E Lawson, A Sole, T Cowton, A Tedstone, I Bartholomew, P Nienow and D Chandler (2015), The effect of warming climate on nutrient and solute export from the Greenland Ice Sheet. Geochemical Perspectives Letters, v.1, p. 94-10 http://dx.doi.org/10.7185/geochemlet.1510 [Full Text @ RG]

Ryan, J. C., Hubbard, A. L., Box, J. E., Todd, J., Christoffersen, P., Carr, J. R., … 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, 9(1), 1–11. http://doi.org/10.5194/tc-9-1-2015 [Full Text @ RG]

2014

Flink, A.E., Noormets, R., Kirchner, N., Benn, D.I., Luckman, A. and Lovell, H. 2014. The evolution of a submarine landform record following recent and multiple surges of Tunabreen glacier, Svalbard. Quaternary Science Reviews 108, 37-50. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2014.11.006 [Full Text @ RG]

Naegeli, K., Lovell, H., Zemp, M. and Benn, D.I. 2014. Dendritic subglacial drainage systems in cold glaciers formed by cut-and-closure processes. Geografiska Annaler A 96, 591–608. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/geoa.12059 [Full Text @ RG]

Kirkbride, M.P., Everest, J., Benn, D.I., Georgiu, D. and Dawson, A.G. 2014. Late Holocene and Younger Dryas glaciers in the northern Cairngorm Mountains, Scotland. The Holocene 24, 141-148. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0959683613516171 [Full Text @ RG]

Todd, J., & 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, 8(6), 2353–2365. http://doi.org/10.5194/tc-8-2353-2014 [Full Text @ RG]

Todd, J. A., Austin, W. E. N., & Abbott, P. M. (2014). Quantifying bioturbation of a simulated ash fall event. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 398(1), 195–207. http://dx.doi.org/10.1144/SP398.9 [Full Text @ RG]

2013

Fleming, E., Lovell, H., Stevenson, C., Petronis, M., Benn, D.I., Hambrey, M. and Fairchild, I. 2013. Magnetic fabrics in basal ice of a surge-type glacier. Journal of Geophysical Research 118, 2263-2278. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jgrf.20144 [Full Text @ RG]

Cowton, T, P Nienow, A Sole, J Wadham, G Lis, I Bartholomew, D Mair, D Chandler (2013), Evolution of drainage system morphology at a land-terminating Greenlandic outlet glacier. Journal of Geophysical Research (Earth Surface), v. 118. http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2012JF002540

Gulley, J.D., Spellman, P.D., Covington, M.D., Martin, J.B., Benn, D.I. and Catania, G. 2013. Large values of hydraulic roughness in subglacial conduits during conduit enlargement: implications for modelling conduit evolution. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 39, 296-310. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/esp.3447 [Full Text @ RG]

Robertson, C.M., Brook, M.S., Holt, K.A., Fuller, I.C. and Benn, D.I. 2013. Calving retreat and proglacial lake growth at Hooker Glacier, Southern Alps, New Zealand. New Zealand Geographer 69 (1), 14-25. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nzg.12001 [Full Text @ RG]

Lukas, S,, Benn, D.I., Boston, C.M., Brook, M., Coray, S., Evans, D.J.A., Graf, A. and Kellerer, A. 2013. Clast shape analysis and clast transport paths in glacial environments: A critical review of methods and the role of lithology. Earth-Science Reviews 121, 96-116. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2013.02.005 [Full Text @ RG]

Åström, J.A., TI Riikilä, T.I., Tallinen, T., Zwinger, T., Benn, D.I., Moore, J C., and Timonen, J. 2013. A particle based simulation model for glacier dynamics. The Cryosphere 7, 1591-1602. http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/tc-7-1591-2013 [Full Text @ RG]

Chandler, D, J Wadham, G Lis, T Cowton, A Sole, I Bartholomew, J Telling, P Nienow, E Bagshaw, D Mair, S Vinen and A Hubbard (2013), Evolution of the subglacial drainage system beneath the Greenland Ice Sheet revealed by tracers. Nature Geoscience. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ngeo1737

Sole, A, P Nienow, I Bartholomew, D Mair, T Cowton, A Tedstone and M King (2013), Winter motion mediates dynamic response of the Greenland Ice Sheet to warmer summers. Geophysical Research Letters, v. 40, p. 1-5 http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/grl.50764 [Full Text @ RG]

Tedstone, A, P Nienow, A Sole, D Mair, T Cowton, I Bartholomew, M King (2013), Greenland Ice Sheet motion insensitive to exceptional meltwater forcing. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, v. 110, p. 19719-19724 http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1315843110

2012

Nicholson, L. and Benn, D.I. 2012. Properties of natural supraglacial debris in relation to modelling sub-debris ice ablation. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 38, 490-501. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/esp.3299 [Full Text @ RG]

Kristensen, L. and Benn, D.I. 2012. A surge of Skobreen / Paulabreen, Svalbard, observed by time-lapse photographs and remote sensing data. Polar Research 31, 11106, http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/polar.v31i0.11106. [Full Text @ RG]

Bartholomew, I, P Nienow, A Sole, D Mair, T Cowton, M King (2012), Short-term variability in Greenland Ice Sheet motion forced by time-varying meltwater drainage: Implications for the relationship between subglacial drainage system behavior and ice velocity. Journal of Geophysical Research (Earth Surface), v. 117, F03002. http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2011JF002220

Cowton, T, P Nienow, I Bartholomew, A Sole, D Mair (2012), Rapid erosion beneath the Greenland ice sheet. Geology, v. 40, p. 343-346 http://dx.doi.org/10.1130/G32687.1

Gulley, J., Walthard, P., Martin, J., Banwell, A. Benn, D.I., Catania, G. 2012. Conduit roughness and dye trace breakthrough curves: why slow velocity and high dispersivity may not reflect flow in distributed systems. Journal of Glaciology 58 (211), 915-925. http://dx.doi.org/10.3189/2012JoG11J115 [Full Text @ RG]

Benn, D.I., Bolch, T., Hands, K., Gulley, J., Luckman, A., Nicholson, K.L., Quincey, D., Thompson, S. and Tuomi, R. and Wiseman, S. 2012. Response of debris-covered glaciers in the Mount Everest region to recent warming, and implications for outburst flood hazards. Earth Science Reviews 114, 156-174. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2012.03.008 [Full Text @ RG]

Lovell, H., Stokes, C.R., Bentley, M.J. and Benn, D.I. 2012. Evidence for rapid ice flow and proglacial lake evolution around the central Strait of Magellan region, southernmost Patagonia. Journal of Quaternary Science 27, 625–638. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jqs.2555 [Full Text @ RG]

Thompson, S., Benn, D.I., Dennis, K. and Luckman, A. 2012. A rapidly growing moraine dammed glacial lake on Ngozumpa Glacier, Nepal. Geomorphology 145–146, 1-11. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2011.08.015 [Full Text @ RG]

Luckman, A., Jansen, D., Kulessa, B., King, E. C., Sammonds, P. and Benn, D.I. 2012. Basal crevasses in Larsen C Ice Shelf and implications for their global abundance. The Cryosphere 6, 113-123. http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/tc-6-113-2012 [Full Text @ RG]

2011

Bolch, T., Pieczonka, T. and Benn, D.I., 2011. Multi-decadal mass loss of glaciers in the Everest area (Nepal, Himalaya) derived from stereo imagery. The Cryosphere 5, 349-358. http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/tc-5-349-2011 [Full Text @ RG]

Casey, K. A., Kääb, A., and Benn, D. I. 2012. Geochemical characterization of supraglacial debris via in situ and optical remote sensing methods: a case study in Khumbu Himalaya, Nepal, The Cryosphere, 6, 85-100, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/tc-6-85-2012 [Full Text @ RG]

Bælum, K. and Benn, D.I. 2011. Thermal structure and drainage system of a small valley glacier (Tellbreen, Svalbard), investigated by ground penetrating radar. The Cryosphere 5, 139-149. http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/tc-5-139-2011 [Full Text @ RG]

Bartholomew, I, P Nienow, A Sole, D Mair, T Cowton, M King (2011), Seasonal variation in Greenland Ice Sheet motion: inland extent and behaviour at higher elevations. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 307, p. 271-278. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2011.04.014 [Full Text @ RG]

Bartholomew, I, P Nienow, A Sole, D Mair, T Cowton, S Palmer and J Wadham (2011), Supraglacial forcing of subglacial drainage in the ablation zone of the Greenland ice sheet. Geophysical Research Letters, v. 38, p. L08502. http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2011GL047063

Nick, F.M., van der Veen, C.J., Vieli, A. and Benn, D.I. 2010. A physically based calving model applied to marine outlet glaciers and implications for their dynamics. Journal of Glaciology 56 (199), 781-794. http://dx.doi.org/10.3189/002214310794457344 [Full Text @ RG]

Benn, D.I. and Hulton, N.R.J. 2010. An Excel™ spreadsheet program for reconstructing the surface profile of former mountain glaciers and ice caps. Computers and Geosciences 36, 605-610. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cageo.2009.09.016 [Full Text @ RG]