Professor Neil Glasser
- Director of the Institute of Geography, History, Politics and Psychology
- Glaciology and glacial geomorphology, particularly in the Arctic, Antarctic, Himalayas and Patagonia
- Paleoglaciology (GG33920)
- Glaciology and glacial geomorphology, particularly in the Arctic, Antarctic, Himalayas and Patagonia.
- Glacial history of the NE Antarctic Peninsula region over centennial to millennial timescales
- MAGIC-DML: MAGIC-DML is a new Swedish-UK-US-Norwegian-German project that will look at past vertical ice thicknesses in the Dronning Maud Land (DML) area of Antarctica.
MAGIC-DML stands for Mapping/Measuring/Modelling Antarctic Geomorphology and Ice-elevation Change in Dronning Maud Land (DML). We have assembled a major international team who will travel to Dronning Maud Land in 2015/16 to undertake fieldwork, with full logistical support from the Swedish Polar Secretariat (http://www.polar.se/en/expedition/magic-dml).
You can follow the expedition plans and progress on Twitter: @MAGICDML and on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MagicDML
Current PhD Students
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, Politics and Psychology.
Debris-covered Himalayan glaciers under a changing climate: observations and modelling of Khumbu Glacier, Nepal. European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2016, Vienna, Austria, 17/04/2016 - 22/04/2016.2016.
Glacial lake drainage in Patagonia (13-8 kyr) and response of the adjacent Pacific Ocean. Scientific Reports 6 21064 10.1038/srep210642016.
Glaciological and geomorphological map of Glacier Noir and Glacier Blanc, French Alps. Journal of Maps 12 (3) pp. 582-596. 10.1080/17445647.2015.10549052016.
Luminescence dating of glacial advances at Lago Buenos Aires (∼46 °S), Patagonia. Quaternary Science Reviews 134 pp. 59-73. 10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.12.0102016.
Rapid thinning of the Welsh Ice Cap at 20–19 ka based on 10Be ages. Quaternary Research 85 (1) pp. 107-117. 10.1016/j.yqres.2015.11.0032016.
Recent spatial and temporal variations in debris cover on Patagonian glaciers. Geomorphology 10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.07.0362016.
Glacier sensitivity to equilibrium line altitude and reconstruction for the Last Glacial cycle: glacier modeling in the Payuwang Valley, western Nyaiqentanggulha Shan, Tibetan Plateau. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 10.1016/j.palaeo.2015.09.0252015.
Heterogeneity in Karakoram glacier surges. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface 120 (7) pp. 1288-1300. 10.1002/2015JF0035152015.
Modelling the feedbacks between mass balance, ice flow and debris transport to predict the response to climate change of debris-covered glaciers in the Himalaya. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 430 pp. 427-438. 10.1016/j.epsl.2015.09.0042015.
Numerical modeling of glacial lake outburst floods using physically based dam-breach models. Earth Surface Dynamics 3 pp. 171-199. 10.5194/esurf-3-171-20152015.
Origin and dynamic significance of longitudinal structures (“flow stripes”) in the Antarctic Ice Sheet. Earth Surface Dynamics 3 pp. 239-249. 10.5194/esurf-3-239-20152015.
Structural glaciology of Austre Brøggerbreen, northwest Svalbard. Journal of Maps pp. 1-7. 10.1080/17445647.2015.10767442015.
Structure and sedimentology of George VI Ice Shelf, Antarctic Peninsula: implications for ice-sheet dynamics and landform development. Journal of the Geological Society 172 (5) pp. 599-613. 10.1144/jgs2014-1342015.
A community-based geological reconstruction of Antarctic Ice Sheet deglaciation since the Last Glacial Maximum. Quaternary Science Reviews 100 pp. 1-9. 10.1016/j.quascirev.2014.06.0252014.
Analysis of www.AntarcticGlaciers.org as a tool for online science communication. Journal of Glaciology 60 (220) pp. 399-406. 10.3189/2014JoG13J1942014.
Are longitudinal ice-surface structures on the Antarctic Ice Sheet indicators of long-term ice-flow configuration? Earth Surface Dynamics Discussions 3 (2) pp. 239-249. 10.5194/esurfd-2-911-20142014.
Ice flow-unit influence on glacier structure, debris entrainment and transport. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 39 (10) pp. 1279-1292. 10.1002/esp.35212014.
Ice shelf history determined from deformation styles in surface debris. Antarctic Science 26 (6) pp. 661-673. 10.1017/S09541020140003762014.
Ice-stream initiation, duration and thinning on James Ross Island, northern Antarctic Peninsula. Quaternary Science Reviews 86 pp. 78-88. 10.1016/j.quascirev.2013.11.0122014.
Late Quaternary glacier sensitivity to temperature and precipitation distribution in the Southern Alps of New Zealand. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface 119 (5) pp. 1064-1081. 10.1002/2013JF0030092014.
Little Ice Age glaciers in Britain: Glacier-climate modelling in the Cairngorm Mountains. Holocene 24 (2) pp. 135-140. 10.1177/09596836135161702014.
Modelled glacier response to centennial temperature and precipitation trends on the Antarctic Peninsula. Nature Climate Change 4 (11) pp. 993-998. 10.1038/NCLIMATE23692014.
Modelling outburst floods from moraine-dammed glacial lakes. Earth-Science Reviews 134 pp. 137-159. 10.1016/j.earscirev.2014.03.0092014.
Post-1850 changes in Glacier Benito, North Patagonian Icefield, Chile. Geografiska Annaler: Series A, Physical Geography 96 (1) pp. 43-59. 10.1111/geoa.120272014.
Reconstructing historic Glacial Lake Outburst Floods through numerical modelling and geomorphological assessment: Extreme events in the Himalaya. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 39 (12) pp. 1675-1692. 10.1002/esp.36172014.
Reconstruction of ice-sheet changes in the Antarctic Peninsula since the Last Glacial Maximum. Quaternary Science Reviews 100 pp. 87-110. 10.1016/j.quascirev.2014.06.0232014.
Supraglacial lakes on the Larsen B ice shelf, Antarctica, and at Paakitsoq, West Greenland: A Comparative Study. Annals of Glaciology 55 (66) pp. 1-8. 10.3189/2014AoG66A0492014.
The Randolph Glacier Inventory: A globally complete inventory of glaciers. Journal of Glaciology 60 (221) pp. 537-552. 10.3189/2014JoG13J1762014.
The structural and dynamic responses of Stange Ice Shelf to recent environmental change. Antarctic Science 26 (6) pp. 646-660. 10.1017/S095410201400039X2014.
Erratum to “Antarctic Peninsula Ice Sheet evolution during the Cenozoic Era” [Quat. Sci. Rev. 31 (2012) 30–66]. Quaternary Science Reviews 77 pp. 248-248. 10.1016/j.quascirev.2013.06.0052013.
Landscape evolution and ice-sheet behaviour in a semi-arid polar environment: James Ross Island, NE Antarctic Peninsula. Geological Society Special Publications 10.1144/SP381.12013.
Rapid thinning of the late Pleistocene Patagonian Ice Sheet followed migration of the Southern Westerlies. Scientific Reports 3 2118 10.1038/srep021182013.
The last Welsh Ice Cap: Part 1-Modelling its evolution, sensitivity and associated climate. Boreas 42 (3) pp. 471-490. 10.1111/j.1502-3885.2012.00300.x2013.
The last Welsh Ice Cap: Part 2 - Dynamics of a topographically controlled icecap. Boreas 42 (3) pp. 491-510. 10.1111/j.1502-3885.2012.00301.x2013.
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 pp. 1-15. 10.1016/j.geomorph.2012.10.0182013.
The structural glaciology of southwest Antarctic Peninsula Ice Shelves (ca. 2010). Journal of Maps 9 (4) pp. 523-532. 10.1080/17445647.2013.8228362013.
'Structure-from-Motion' photogrammetry: A low-cost, effective tool for geoscience applications. Geomorphology 179 pp. 300-314. 10.1016/j.geomorph.2012.08.0212012.
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) pp. 97–104. 10.1002/jqs.15192012.
Accelerating shrinkage of Patagonian glaciers from the Little Ice Age (similar to AD 1870) to 2011. Journal of Glaciology 58 (212) pp. 1063-1084. 10.3189/2012JoG12J0262012.
Antarctic Peninsula Ice Sheet evolution during the Cenozoic Era. Quaternary Science Reviews 31 pp. 30-66. 10.1016/j.quascirev.2011.10.0122012.
Contraction of the North Patagonian Icefield since the LGM from cosmogenic nuclide isotope and optically stimulated luminescence dating. Quaternary International 279-280 XVII INQUA Congress, Bern, Switzerland, 21/07/2011 - 27/07/2011. pp. 169. 10.1016/j.quaint.2012.08.2252012.
Discriminating glacier thermal and dynamic regimes in the sedimentary record. Sedimentary Geology 251 pp. 1-33. 10.1016/j.sedgeo.2012.01.0082012.
Early and mid-Holocene age for the Tempanos moraines, Laguna San Rafael, Patagonian Chile. Quaternary Science Reviews 31 pp. 82-92. 10.1016/j.quascirev.2011.10.0152012.
Late-Holocene changes in character and behaviour of land-terminating glaciers on James Ross Island, Antarctica. Journal of Glaciology 58 (212) pp. 1176-1190. 10.3189/2012JoG11J1482012.
Longitudinal surface structures (flowstripes) on Antarctic glaciers. Cryosphere 6 (2) pp. 383-391. 10.5194/tc-6-383-20122012.
Palaeoclimatic reconstruction from Lateglacial (Younger Dryas Chronozone) cirque glaciers in Snowdonia, North Wales. Proceedings of the Geologists Association Proceedings of the Geologists' Association 123 (1) pp. 130-145. 10.1016/j.pgeola.2011.09.006 Other2012.
Variable glacier response to atmospheric warming, northern Antarctic Peninsula, 1988–2009. Cryosphere 6 pp. 1031-1048. 10.5194/tc-6-1031-20122012.
Younger Dryas and early Holocene age glacier advances in Patagonia. Quaternary Science Reviews 58 pp. 7-17. 10.1016/j.quascirev.2012.10.0112012.
A new glacier inventory for 2009 reveals spatial and temporal variability in glacier response to atmospheric warming in the Northern Antarctic Peninsula, 1988–2009. Cryosphere Discussions 5 (6) pp. 3541-3595. 10.5194/tcd-5-3541-20112011.
Calculating basal temperatures in ice sheets: An excel spreadsheet method. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms pp. 673-680. Cadair2011.
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) pp. 397-406. 10.3189/002214311796905578 Cadair2011.
Sediment entrainment, transport and deposition. In V. Singh, P. Singh, U. Haritashya (eds), Encyclopedia of snow, ice and glaciers. Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series Springer pp. 984-1003.2011.
Terrestrial glacial sedimentation on the eastern margin of the Irish Sea basin: Thurstaston, Wirral. pp. 131-146. Cadair2011.
Glaciers – no nonsense science. Geoscientist 20 (6) pp. 18-23. Other2010.
Connectivity analyses of valley patterns indicate preservation of a preglacial fluvial valley system in the Dyfi basin, Wales. Proceedings of the Geologists Association Proceedings of the Geologists' Association 120 pp. 245-255. 10.1016/j.pgeola.2009.10.001 Cadair2009.
Sedimentological, geomorphological and dynamic context of debris-mantled glaciers, Mount Everest (Sagarmatha) region, Nepal. Quaternary Science Reviews 28 (11-12) pp. 1084-1084. 10.1016/j.quascirev.2009.04.009 Cadair2009.
Topographic controls on glacier sediment–landform associations around the temperate North Patagonian Icefield. Quaternary Science Reviews 28 (25-26) pp. 2817-2832. 10.1016/j.quascirev.2009.07.011 Cadair2009.
Tropical glacier fluctuations in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru between 12.5 and 7.6 ka from cosmogenic 10Be dating. Quaternary Science Reviews 28 (27-28) pp. 3448-3458. 10.1016/j.quascirev.2009.10.006 Cadair2009.
Carboniferous glacial erosional and depositional features in Argentina. Geologica et Palaeontologica 42 pp. 39-54.2008.
'A test of the englacial thrusting hypothesis of "hummocky" moraine formation: case studies from the northwest Highlands, Scotland': Comments. Boreas 36 (1) pp. 103-107. 10.1111/j.1502-3885.2007.tb01184.x Other2007.
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 (5-6) pp. 598-626. 10.1016/j.quascirev.2006.11.014 Cadair2007.
Glacial Sedimentary Processes and Products. pp. 67-84. Other2007.
The timing and nature of recession of outlet glaciers of Hielo Patagónico Norte, Chile, from their Neoglacial IV (Little Ice Age) maximum positions. Global and Planetary Change 59 (1-4) pp. 67-78. 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2006.11.020 Cadair2007.
Evidence from the Rio Bayo valley on the extent of the North Patagonian Icefield during the Late Pleistocene–Holocene transition. Quaternary Research 65 (1) pp. 70-77. 10.1016/j.yqres.2005.09.002 Cadair2006.
Holocene glaciation in the Tropics: A moraine chronology for Quebrada Paron, Cordillera Blanca, Peru.2006.
Palaeoenvironmental interpretation of an ice-contact glacial lake succession: an example from the late Devensian of southwest Wales, UK. Quaternary Science Reviews 25 (7-8) pp. 739. 10.1016/j.quascirev.2005.03.019 Cadair2006.
Geomorphological evidence for variations of the North Patagonian Icefield during the Holocene. Geomorphology 71 (3-4) pp. 263-277. Other2005.
Sediment distribution around glacially abraded bedrock landforms (whalebacks) at Lago Tranquilo, Chile. Geografiska Annaler: Series A, Physical Geography 87 (3) pp. 421-430. 10.1111/j.0435-3676.2005.00268.x2005.
Structure and changing dynamics of a polythermal valley glacier on a centennial timescale: Midre Lovénbreen, Svalbard. Journal of Geophysical Research 110 (F1) F01006 10.1029/2004JF0001282005.
The structural glaciology of a temperate valley glacier: Haut Glacier d-'Arolla, Valais, Switzerland. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 37 (2) pp. 218-232. Other2005.
Using Landsat 7 ETM+ imagery and Digital Terrain Models for mapping glacial lineaments on former ice sheet beds. International Journal of Remote Sensing 26 (18) pp. 3931-3941. 10.1080/01431160500106900 Cadair2005.
Geomorphological and sedimentary evidence for multiple glaciations in the lower Teifi region, Wales. Boreas 33 (3) pp. 224-237. 10.1111/j.1502-3885.2004.tb01143.x2004.
Debris entrainment and transfer in polythermal valley glaciers. Journal of Glaciology pp. 69-86. Cadair1999.
Glacigenic clast fabrics: genetic fingerprint or wishful thinking? Journal of Quaternary Science 14 (2) pp. 125-135. 10.1002/(SICI)1099-1417(199903)14:2<125::AID-JQS426>3.0.CO;2-0 Cadair Other1999.