Professor Neil Glasser

Professor
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Contact

Email: nfg@aber.ac.uk
Office: 1.01 International Politics Building
Phone: +44 (0)1970 622 785
Fax: +44 (0)1970 622 659

Responsibilities

Teaching Areas

  • Glaciology and glacial geomorphology, particularly in the Arctic, Antarctic and Patagonia

Modules Taught

  • Glacial Processes and Landforms (GG23910)
  • Paleoglaciology (GG33920)
  • Glacial Processes and Products (EAM1020)

Research

Group Affiliation

Research Interests

  • Glaciology and glacial geomorphology, particularly in the Arctic, Antarctic and Patagonia.

  IGES Projects

Current PhD Students

Biography

Neil Glasser joined IGES in April 1999 as a Lecturer and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2002, Reader in 2004 and Professor in 2006. In 2006-2007 he was a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar at the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colorado. He has twice been a member of the NERC Peer Review College (2005-2008 and 2011-present) and was a member of the Steering Committee for the NERC Cosmogenic Isotope Analysis Facility (2007-2013).

Neil also serves as an editor of the Journal of Glaciology and Quaternary Science Reviews. Recent research papers include contributions on using glacial erosional landforms to reconstruct former ice sheets, reconstructing patterns of meltwater flow in former ice sheets and the role of structural glaciology in debris entrainment, deposition and landform development. He is currently working on large data sets concerned with Quaternary glaciations in southern South America and the response of Antarctic Peninsula ice shelves to recent climate change.

Since October 1st 2008, Neil has served as the Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Science and then as the Dean of the Faculty of Science. He is now the Director of the Institute of Geography History and Politics.

Additional Interests

News

Staff Publications

Peer Reviewed Book Chapters & Journal Articles

2013

  1. Holt, T.O., Glasser, N.F. and Quincey, D.J. (2013).The Structural Glaciology of southwest Antarctic Peninsula Ice Shelves (2005-2010).  Journal of Maps. DOI
  2. Boex, J., Fogwill, C., Glasser, N.F., Hein, A., Schnabel, C., Xu, S. and Harrison, S. (2013). Rapid thinning of the late Pleistocene Patagonian Ice Sheet followed migration of the Southern Westerlies.  Nature Scientific Reports 3. DOI
  3. Holt, T.O., Glasser, N.F., Quincey, D.J. and Siegfreid, M. (2013). Speedup and fracturing of George VI Ice Shelf, Antarctic Peninsula. The Cryosphere, www.the-cryosphere.net/7/797/2013/DOI
  4. Patton, H., Hubbard, A., Glasser, N.F., Bradwell, T. and Golledge, N. (2013). The last Welsh Ice Cap: Part 1 – Modelling its evolution, sensitivity and associated climate. Boreas, 42(3), 471-490. DOI
  5. Patton, H., Hubbard, A., Glasser, N.F., Bradwell, T. and Golledge, N. (2013). The last Welsh Ice Cap: Part 2 – Dynamics of a topographically controlled ice cap. Boreas, 42(3), 491-510. DOI
  6. Davies, B.J., Glasser, N.F., Carrivick, J.L., Hambrey, M.J., Smellie, J.S. and Nyvlt, D. (2013). Landscape evolution and ice-sheet behaviour in a semi-arid polar environment: James Ross Island, NE Antarctic Peninsula. In: Hambrey, M. J., Barker, P. F., Barrett, P. J., Bowman, V., Davies, B., Smellie, J. L. & Tranter, M. (eds). Antarctic Palaeoenvironments and Earth-Surface Processes. Geological Society of London Special Publications, 381. DOI
  7. Wolff, I.W., Glasser, N.F. and Hubbard, A.L. (2013). The reconstruction and climatic implication of an independent palaeo ice cap within the Andean rain shadow east of the former Patagonian Ice Sheet, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina. Geomorphology 185, 1-15. DOI

2012

  1. Westoby, M.J., Brasington, J., Glasser, N.F., Hambrey, M.J. and Reynolds, J.M. (2012). ‘Structure-from-Motion’ photogrammetry: a low-cost, effective tool for geoscience applications. Geomorphology 179, 300-314. DOI
  2. Glasser, N.F., Harrison, S., Schnabel, C., Fabel, D. and Jansson, K.N. (2012). Younger Dryas and early Holocene age glacier advances in Patagonia. Quaternary Science Reviews 58, 7-17. DOI
  3. Davies, B.J. and Glasser, N.F. (2012). Accelerating shrinkage of Patagonian glaciers from the Little Ice Age (~ AD 1870) to 2011. Journal of Glaciology 58(212), 1063-1084. DOI
  4. Carrivick, J.L., Davies, B.J., Glasser, N.F., Nývlt, D. and Hambrey, M.J. (2012). Late-Holocene changes in character and behaviour of land-terminating glaciers on James Ross Island, Antarctica. Journal of Glaciology 58(212), 1176-1190. DOI
  5. Davies, B.J., Carrivick, J.L., Glasser, N.F., Hambrey, M.J. and Smellie, J.S. (2012). Variable glacier response to atmospheric warming, northern Antarctic Peninsula, 1988-2009. The Cryosphere 6, 1031-1048, www.the-cryosphere.net/6/1031/2012/tc-6-1031-2012.html.
  6. Glasser, N.F. and Gudmundsson, G.H. (2012). Longitudinal surface structures (flowstripes) on Antarctic glaciers. The Cryosphere 6, 383-391, www.the-cryosphere.net/6/383/2012/DOI
  7. Hambrey, M.J. and Glasser, N.F. (2012). Discriminating glacier thermal and dynamic regimes in the sedimentary record. Sedimentary Geology 251-252, 1-33.
  8. Glasser, N.F., Hughes, P.D., Fenton, C., Schnabel, C. and Rother, H. (2012). 10Be and 26Al exposure-age dating of bedrock surfaces on the Aran Ridge, Wales: Evidence for a thick Welsh Ice Cap at the LGM. Journal of Quaternary Science 27(1), 97-104. DOI
  9. Davies, B.J., Hambrey, M.J., Smellie, J.S., Carrivick, J.L., Glasser, N.F. (2012). Antarctic Peninsula Ice Sheet evolution during the Cenozoic Era. Quaternary Science Reviews 31, 30-66.
  10. Bendle, J. and Glasser, N.F. (2012). Palaeoclimatic reconstruction from Lateglacial (Younger Dryas Chronozone) cirque glaciers in Snowdonia, North Wales. Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association 123, 130-145. DOI
  11. Harrison, S., Glasser, N.F., Duller, G.A.T. and Jansson, K. (2012). Early and mid-Holocene age for the Tempanos moraines, Laguna San Rafael, Patagonian Chile. Quaternary Science Reviews 31, 82-92.

 

2011

  1. Glasser, N.F., Harrison, S., Jansson, K.N., Anderson, K. and Cowley, A. 2011. Global sea-level contribution from the Patagonian Icefields since the Little Ice Age maximum. Nature Geoscience 4(5), 303-307. DOI
  2. Glasser, N.F., Jansson, K.N., Goodfellow, B.W., De Angelis, H., Rodnight, H. and Rood, D.H. 2011. Cosmogenic nuclide exposure ages for moraines in the Lago San Martin Valley, Argentina. Quaternary Research 75(3), 636-646. DOI
  3. Glasser, N.F., Hughes, P.D., Fenton, C., Schnabel, C. and Rother, H. 10Be and 26Al exposure-age dating of bedrock surfaces on the Aran Ridge, Wales: Evidence for a thick Welsh Ice Cap at the LGM. Journal of Quaternary Science, in press.
  4. Glasser, N.F., Scambos, T.A., Bohlander, J., Truffer, M., Pettit, and Davies, B.J. From ice-shelf tributary to tidewater glacier: continued rapid recession, acceleration and thinning of Röhss Glacier following the 1995 collapse of the Prince Gustav Ice Shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula. Journal of Glaciology, 57(203), 397-406.
  5. Krabbendam, M. and Glasser, N.F. Glacial erosion and bedrock properties in NW Scotland: abrasion and plucking, hardness and joint spacing. Geomorphology, 130, 374-383.
  6. Quincey, D.J., Braun, M., Glasser, N.F., Bishop, M.P., Hewitt, K. and Luckman, A. (2011). Karakoram glacier surge dynamics. Geophysical Research Letters 38, L18504. DOI

2010

  1. Harrison, S., Glasser, N.F., Anderson, E., Ivy-Ochs, S. and Kubik, P.  2010. Late Pleistocene mountain glacier response to North Atlantic climate change in South West Ireland. Quaternary Science Reviews 29, 3948-3955.
  2. Jansson, K.N., Stroeven, A.P., Alm, G., Dahlgren, K.I.T., Glasser, N.F., and Goodfellow, B.W. 2010. Using a GIS filtering approach to replicate patterns of glacial erosion. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 36, 308-318, DOI
  3. Kleman, J., Jansson, K.N., de Angelis, H., Stroeven, A.P., Hättestrand, C., Alm, G. and Glasser, N.F. 2010. North American Ice Sheet build-up during the last glacial cycle, 115-21 kyr. Quaternary Science Reviews 29, 2036-2051.
  4. Jansen, D. Kulessa, B., Sammonds, P.R., Luckman, A., King, E.C., King, M. and Glasser, N.F. 2010. Present stability of the Larsen C ice shelf. Journal of Glaciology 56 (198) 593-600.
  5. Hambrey, M.J., Bamber, J., Christoffersen, P. Glasser, N.F., Hubbard, A., Hubbard, B. and Larter, R. 2010. Glaciers – no nonsense science. Geoscientist 20(6), 18-23.

2009

  1. Hambrey MJ, Quincey DJ, Glasser NF, Reynolds JM, Richardson SJ, Clemmens S. 2009. Sedimentological, geomorphological and dynamic context of debris-mantled glaciers, Mount Everest (Sagarmatha) region, Nepal. Quaternary Science Reviews, (28): 1084-1084. DOI
  2. Glasser NF, Kulessa B, Luckman A, Jansen D, King EC, Sammonds PR, Scambos TA, Jezek KC. 2009. Surface structure and stability of the Larsen C Ice Shelf, Antarctic Peninsula. Journal of Glaciology , 55: 400-410.
  3. Sahlin EAU, Glasser NF, Jansson KN, Hambrey MJ. 2009. Connectivity analyses of valley patterns indicate preservation of a preglacial fluvial valley system in the Dyfi basin, Wales. Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association, 120: 245-255. DOI
  4. Glasser NF, Ghiglione MC. 2009. Structural, tectonic and glaciological controls on the evolution of fjord landscapes. Geomorphology, 105 : 291-302. DOI
  5. Quincey DJ, Glasser NF. 2009. Morphological and ice-dynamical changes on the Tasman Glacier, New Zealand, 1990-2007. Global and Planetary Change, 68: 185-197.
  6. Glasser NF, Harrison S, Jansson KN. 2009. Topographic controls on glacier sediment–landform associations around the temperate North Patagonian Icefield. Quaternary Science Reviews, 28: 2817-2832. DOI
  7. Glasser NF, Clemmens S, Schnabel C, Fenton CR, McHargue L. 2009. Tropical glacier fluctuations in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru between 12.5 and 7.6 ka from cosmogenic 10Be dating. Quaternary Science Reviews, 28: 3448-3458. DOI

2008

  1. Sahlin E, Glasser NF. 2008. Geomorphological map of Cadair Idris, Wales. Journal of Maps, v2008: 299-314.
  2. González CR, Glasser NF. 2008. Carboniferous glacial erosional and depositional features in Argentina. Geologica et Palaeontologica , 42: 39-54.
  3. Glasser NF, Jansson KN. 2008. The glacial map of southern South America. Journal of Maps, v2008: 175-196.
  4. Hambrey MJ, Quincey DJ, Glasser NF, Reynolds JM, Richardson SD, Clemmens S. 2008. Sedimentological, geomorphological and dynamic context of debris-mantled glaciers, Mount Everest (Sagarmatha) region, Nepal. Quaternary Science Reviews, 27(25-26): 2361-2389.
  5. Glasser NF, Harrison S, Jansson KN, Kleman J. 2008. The glacial geomorphology and Pleistocene history of southern South America between 38oS and 56oS. Quaternary Science Reviews, 27(3-4): 365-390.
  6. Glasser NF, Scambos TA. 2008. A structural glaciological analysis of the 2002 Larsen B Ice Shelf collapse. Journal of Glaciology, 54(184): 3-16.
  7. Jansson KN, Glasser NF. 2008. Modification of peripheral mountain ranges by former ice sheets: The Brecon Beacons, Southern UK. Geomorphology, 97(1-2): 178-189.
  8. Harrison S, Glasser NF, Winchester V, Haresign E, Warren C, Duller GAT, Bailey R, Ivy-Ochs S, Jansson K, Kubik PW. 2008. Glaciar León, Chilean Patagonia: late-Holocene chronology and geomorphology. The Holocene, 18: 643-652.

2007

  1. Quincey DJ, Richardson SD, Luckman A, Lucas RM, Reynolds JM, Hambrey MJ, Glasser NF. 2007. Early recognition of glacial lake hazards in the Himalaya using remote sensing datasets. Global and Planetary Change, 56: 137-152.
  2. Hambrey MJ, Glasser NF, McKelvey BC, Sugden DE, Fink D. 2007. Cenozoic landscape evolution of an East Antarctic oasis (Radok Lake area, northern Prince Charles Mountains), and its implications for the glacial and climatic history of Antarctica. Quaternary Science Reviews, 26: 598-626.
  3. Kleman J, Glasser NF. 2007. The subglacial thermal organisation (STO) of ice sheets. Quaternary Science Reviews, 26: 585-597.
  4. Graham DJ, Bennett MR, Glasser NF, Hambrey MJ, Huddart D, Midgley NG. 2007. 'A test of the englacial thrusting hypothesis of "hummocky" moraine formation: case studies from the northwest Highlands, Scotland': Comments. Boreas, 36: 103-107.

2006

  1. Glasser NF, Goodsell B, Copland L, Lawson W. 2006. Debris characteristics and ice-shelf dynamics in the ablation region of the McMurdo Ice Shelf, Antarctica. Journal of Glaciology, 52: 223-234.
  2. Glasser NF, Jansson K, Mitchell WA, Harrison S. 2006. The geomorphology and sedimentology of the 'Tempanos' moraine at Laguna San Rafael, Chile. Journal of Quaternary Science, 21: 629-643.
  3. Glasser NF, Harrison S, Ivy-Ochs S, Duller GAT, Kubik PW. 2006. Evidence from the Rio Bayo valley on the extent of the North Patagonian Icefield during the Late Pleistocene-Holocene transition. Quaternary Research, 65: 70-77.
  4. Etienne JL, Jansson KN, Glasser NF, Hambrey MJ, Davies JR, Waters RA, Maltman AJ, Wilby PR. 2006. Palaeoenvironmental interpretation of an ice-contact glacial lake succession: an example from the late Devensian of southwest Wales, UK. Quaternary Science Reviews, 25: 739-762.

2005

  1. Jansson KN, Glasser NF. 2005. Using Landsat 7 ETM+ imagery and Digital Terrain Models for mapping glacial lineaments on former ice sheet beds. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 26: 3931-3941.
  2. Goodsell B, Hambrey MJ, Glasser NF, Nienow P, Mair D. 2005. The structural glaciology of a temperate valley glacier: Haut Glacier d-'Arolla, Valais, Switzerland. Arctic Antarctic and Alpine Research, 37: 218-232.
  3. Goodsell B, Hambrey MJ, Glasser NF. 2005. Debris transport in a temperate valley glacier: Haut Glacier d'Arolla, Valais, Switzerland. Journal of Glaciology, 51: 139-146.
  4. Quincey DJ, Lucas RM, Richardson SD, Glasser NF, Hambrey MJ, Reynolds JM. 2005. Optical remote sensing techniques in high-mountatin environments: application to glacial hazards. Progress in Physical Geography, 29: 475-505.
  5. Glasser NF, Jansson KN, Harrison S, Rivera A. 2005. Geomorphological evidence for variations of the North Patagonian Icefield during the Holocene. Geomorphology, 71: 263-277.
  6. Glasser NF, Jansson KN. 2005. Fast-flowing outlet glaciers of the Last Glacial Maximum Patagonian Icefield. Quaternary Research, 63: 206-211.
  7. Hambrey MJ, Murray T, Glasser NF, Hubbard A, Hubbard B, Stuart G, Hansen S, Kohler J. 2005. Structure and changing dynamics of a polythermal valley glacier on a centennial timescale: Midre Lovenbreen, Svalbard. Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface, 110
  8. Glasser NF, Harrison S. 2005. Sediment distribution around glacially abraded bedrock landforms (whalebacks) at Lago Tranquilo, Chile. Geografiska Annaler Series a-Physical Geography, 87A: 421-430.
  9. Jansson KN, Glasser NF. 2005. Palaeoglaciology of the Welsh sector of the British-Irish Ice Sheet. Journal of the Geological Society, 162: 25-37.
  10. Hambrey MJ, Glasser NF. 2005. Sedimentary processes: Glaciers. Encyclopedia of Geology, : 663-678.

Books

2009

  1. Bennett MR, Glasser NF. 2009. Glacial Geology: Ice Sheets and Landforms Second Edition.

Conference Proceedings

2007

  1. Midgley NG, Glasser NF, Hambrey MJ. 2007. Sedimentology, structural characteristics and morphology of a high-Arctic moraine-mound complex: Midre Lovénbreen, Svalbard. Glacial Sedimentary Processes and Products, SP 39: 11-22.
  2. Hambrey MJ, Christoffersen P, Glasser NF, Hubbard B. 2007. Glacial Sedimentary Processes and Products. International Conference on Glacial Sedimentary Processes and Products, 39

2006

  1. Clemmens S, Farber D, Finkel R, Glasser N, Hambrey M. 2006. Holocene glaciation in the Tropics: a moraine chronology for Quebrada Paron, Cordillera Blanca, Peru. Isotope (radiogenic, cosmogenic and stable) and noble gas analysis in Quaternary research

Miscellaneous

2007

  1. Midgley NG, Glasser NF, Hambrey MJ. 2007. Sedimentology, structural characteristics and morphology of a high-Arctic moraine-mound complex: Midre Lovénbreen, Svalbard. Glacial Sedimentary Processes and Products, SP 39: 11-22.
  2. Hambrey MJ, Christoffersen P, Glasser NF, Hubbard B. 2007. Glacial Sedimentary Processes and Products. International Conference on Glacial Sedimentary Processes and Products, 39

2006

  1. Clemmens S, Farber D, Finkel R, Glasser N, Hambrey M. 2006. Holocene glaciation in the Tropics: a moraine chronology for Quebrada Paron, Cordillera Blanca, Peru. Isotope (radiogenic, cosmogenic and stable) and noble gas analysis in Quaternary research