Prof Neil Glasser

Prof Neil Glasser

IGHPP Institute Director

Personal Chair

Contact Details


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 climate change.Formerly Dean of the Faculty of Science, he is now the Director of the Institute of Geography, History, Politics and Psychology (IGHPP).

Additional Information



Research Interests

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

DGES Projects

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.

You can follow the expedition plans and progress on Twitter: @MAGICDML and on Facebook

Current PhD Students

  • John Balfour
  • Alessa Geiger
  • William James
  • Stephen Jennings
  • Rachel Smedley
  • Ingo Wolff
  • Morgan Gibson
  • Pierre Lardeux

Research Groups



Davies, B.J., Hambrey, M., Glasser, N., Holt, T., Rodés, A., Smellie, J.L., Carrivick, J.L., Blockley, S.P.E. 2017. Ice-dammed lateral lake and epishelf lake insights into Holocene dynamics of Margeurite Trough Ice Stream and George VI Ice Shelf, Alexander Island, Antarctic Peninsula. Quaternary Science Reviews 177 pp. 189-219. 10.1016/j.quascirev.2017.10.016

Gibson, M., Glasser, N., Quincey, D.J., Mayer, C., Rowan, A.V., Irvine-Fynn, T. 2017. Temporal variations in supraglacial debris distribution on Baltoro Glacier, Karakoram between 2001 and 2012. Geomorphology 295 pp. 572-585. 10.1016/j.geomorph.2017.08.012

Xu, X., Pan, B., Dong, G., Yi, C., Glasser, N. 2017. Last Glacial climate reconstruction by exploring glacier sensitivity to climate on the southeastern slope of the western Nyaiqentanglha Shan, Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Glaciology 63 (238) pp. 361-371. 10.1017/jog.2016.147 Cadair

Gibson, M., Glasser, N., Quincey, D.J., Rowan, A.V., Irvine-Fynn, T. 2017. Changes in glacier surface cover on Baltoro glacier, Karakoram, north Pakistan, 2001–2012. Journal of Maps 13 (2) pp. 100-108. 10.1080/17445647.2016.1264319 Cadair


Blard, P., Leduc, G., Glasser, N. 2016. Climate science: The history of Greenland's ice. Nature 540 (7632) pp. 202-203. 10.1038/540202a Cadair

Glasser, N., Holt, T., Evans, Z.D., Davies, B.J., Pelto, M., Harrison, S. 2016. Recent spatial and temporal variations in debris cover on Patagonian glaciers. Geomorphology 273 pp. 202-2016. 10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.07.036 Cadair

Carrivick, J.L., Davies, B.J., James, W.H.M., Quincey, D.J., Glasser, N. 2016. Distributed ice thickness and glacier volume in southern South America. Global and Planetary Change 146 pp. 122-132. 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2016.09.010 Cadair

Lardeux, P., Glasser, N., Holt, T., Hubbard, B. 2016. Glaciological and geomorphological map of Glacier Noir and Glacier Blanc, French Alps. Journal of Maps 12 (3) pp. 582-596. 10.1080/17445647.2015.1054905 Cadair

Smedley, R., Glasser, N., Duller, G.A.T. 2016. Luminescence dating of glacial advances at Lago Buenos Aires (∼46 °S), Patagonia. Quaternary Science Reviews 134 pp. 59-73. 10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.12.010 Cadair

Glasser, N.F., Jansson, K.N., Duller, G.A.T., Singarayer, J., Holloway, M., Harrison, S. 2016. Glacial lake drainage in Patagonia (13-8 kyr) and response of the adjacent Pacific Ocean. Scientific Reports 6 21064 10.1038/srep21064 Cadair

Hughes, P.D., Glasser, N., Fink, D. 2016. 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.2015.11.003 Cadair

Rowan, A.V., Quincey, D., Egholm, D.L., Gibson, M., Irvine-Fynn, T., Porter, P., Glasser, N. 2016. Debris-covered Himalayan glaciers under a changing climate: observations and modelling of Khumbu Glacier, Nepal. European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2016. Cadair


Xu, X., Glasser, N. 2015. 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.2015.09.025 Cadair

Rowan, A.V., Egholm, D.L., Quincey, D.J., Glasser, N.F. 2015. 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.2015.09.004 Cadair

Jennings, S.J.A., Hambrey, M.J., Glasser, N.F., James, T.D., Hubbard, B. 2015. Structural glaciology of Austre Brøggerbreen, northwest Svalbard. Journal of Maps 12 (5) pp. 790-796. 10.1080/17445647.2015.1076744 Cadair

Quincey, D.J., Glasser, N., Cook, S.J., Luckman, A. 2015. Heterogeneity in Karakoram glacier surges. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface 120 (7) pp. 1288-1300. 10.1002/2015JF003515 Cadair

Glasser, N., Jennings, S.J.A., Hambrey, M., Hubbard, B. 2015. Origin and dynamic significance of longitudinal structures (“flow stripes”) in the Antarctic Ice Sheet. Earth Surface Dynamics 3 pp. 239-249. 10.5194/esurf-3-239-2015 Cadair

Westoby, M.J., Brasington, J., Glasser, N., Hambrey, M., Reynolds, J.M., Hassan, M.A.A.M., Lowe, A. 2015. Numerical modeling of glacial lake outburst floods using physically based dam-breach models. Earth Surface Dynamics 3 pp. 171-199. 10.5194/esurf-3-171-2015 Cadair

Hambrey, M., Davies, B., Glasser, N., Holt, T., Smellie, J., Carrivick, J. 2015. 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/jgs2014-134 Cadair


Glasser, N.F., Holt, T., Fleming, E., Stevenson, C. 2014. Ice shelf history determined from deformation styles in surface debris. Antarctic Science 26 (6) pp. 661-673. 10.1017/S0954102014000376 Cadair

Davies, B.J., Golledge, N.R., Glasser, N.F., Carrivick, J.L., Ligtenberg, S.R.M., Barrand, N.E., van den Broeke, M.R., Hambrey, M.J., Smellie, J.L. 2014. Modelled glacier response to centennial temperature and precipitation trends on the Antarctic Peninsula. Nature Climate Change 4 (11) pp. 993-998. 10.1038/NCLIMATE2369 Cadair

Westoby, M.J., Glasser, N.F., Hambrey, M.J., Brasington, J., Reynolds, J.M., Hassan, M.A.A.M. 2014. 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.3617 Cadair

Bentley, M.J., Cofaigh, C.O., Anderson, J.B., Conway, H., Davies, B.J., Graham, A.G.C., Hillenbrand, C., Hodgson, D.A., Jamieson, S.S.R., Larter, R.D., Mackintosh, A., Smith, J.A., Verleyen, E., Ackert, R.P., Bart, P.J., Berg, S., Brunstein, D., Canals, M., Colhoun, E.A., Crosta, X., Dickens, W.A., Domack, E., Dowdeswell, J.A., Dunbar, R., Ehrmann, W., Evans, J., Favier, V., Fink, D., Fogwill, C.J., Glasser, N.F., Gohl, K., Golledge, N.R., Goodwin, I., Gore, D.B., Greenwood, S.L., Hall, B.L., Hall, K., Hedding, D.W., Hein, A.S., Hocking, E.P., Jakobsson, M., Johnson, J.S., Jomelli, V., Jones, R.S., Klages, J.P., Kristoffersen, Y., Kuhn, G., Leventer, A., Licht, K., Lilly, K., Lindow, J., Livingstone, S.J., Masse, G., McGlone, M.S., McKay, R.M., Melles, M., Miura, H., Mulvaney, R., Nel, W., Nitsche, F.O., O'Brien, P.E., Post, A.L., Roberts, S.J., Saunders, K.M., Selkirk, P.M., Simms, A.R., Spiegel, C., Stolldorf, T.D., Sugden, D.E., van der Putten, N., van Ommen, T., Verfaillie, D., Vyverman, W., Wagner, B., White, D.A., Witus, A.E., Zwartz, D., , 2014. 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.2014.06.025 Other Cadair

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., Larter, R.D., Roberts, S.J., Simms, A.R. 2014. 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.2014.06.023 Other Cadair

Jennings, S.J.A., Hambrey, M.J., Glasser, N.F. 2014. Ice flow-unit influence on glacier structure, debris entrainment and transport. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 39 (10) pp. 1279-1292. 10.1002/esp.3521 Cadair

Glasser, N.F., Jennings, S.J.A., Hambrey, M.J., Hubbard, B. 2014. 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-2-911-2014 Cadair

Westoby, M.J., Glasser, N.F., Brasington, J., Hambrey, M.J., Quincey, D.J., Reynolds, J.M. 2014. Modelling outburst floods from moraine-dammed glacial lakes. Earth-Science Reviews 134 pp. 137-159. 10.1016/j.earscirev.2014.03.009 Cadair

Westoby, M.J., Brasington, J., Glasser, N., Hambrey, M., Reynolds, J., Hassan, M.A.A.M. 2014. Numerical modeling of Glacial Lake Outburst Floods using physically based dam-breach models. Earth Surface Dynamics 3 pp. 171-199. 10.5194/esurfd-2-477-2014 Other Cadair

Pfeffer, W.T., Arendt, A.A., Bliss, A., Bolch, T., Cogley, J.G., Gardner, A.S., Hagen, J., Hock, R., Kaser, G., Kienholz, C., Miles, E.S., Moholdt, G., Molg, N., Paul, F., Radic, V., Rastner, P., Raup, B.H., Rich, J., Sharp, M.J., Glasser, N. 2014. The Randolph Glacier Inventory: A globally complete inventory of glaciers. Journal of Glaciology 60 (221) pp. 537-552. 10.3189/2014JoG13J176 Cadair

Banwell, A.F., Caballero, M., Arnold, N.S., Glasser, N.F., MacCathles, L., MacAyeal, D.R. 2014. 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. 10.3189/2014AoG66A049 Cadair

Rowan, A.V., Brocklehurst, S., Schultz, D., Plummer, M.A., Anderson, L.S., Glasser, N.F. 2014. 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. 10.1002/2013JF003009 Cadair

Davies, B.J., Glasser, N.F. 2014. Analysis of as a tool for online science communication. Journal of Glaciology 60 (220) pp. 399-406. 10.3189/2014JoG13J194 Cadair

Winchester, V., Sessions, M., Valdivia Cerda, J., Wuendrich, O., Clemmens, S., Glasser, N.F., Nash, M. 2014. Post-1850 changes in Glacier Benito, North Patagonian Icefield, Chile. Geografiska Annaler: Series A, Physical Geography 96 (1) pp. 43-59. 10.1111/geoa.12027 Cadair

Glasser, N., Davies, B., Carrivick, J., Rodés, A., Hambrey, M., Smellie, J., Domack, E. 2014. Ice-stream initiation, duration and thinning on James Ross Island, northern Antarctic Peninsula. Quaternary Science Reviews 86 pp. 78-88. 10.1016/j.quascirev.2013.11.012 Other Cadair

Harrison, S., Rowan, A.V., Glasser, N.F., Knight, J., Plummer, M.A., Mills, S.C. 2014. Little Ice Age glaciers in Britain: Glacier-climate modelling in the Cairngorm Mountains. Holocene 24 (2) pp. 135-140. 10.1177/0959683613516170 Cadair

Holt, T.O., Glasser, N.F., Fricker, H.A., Padman, L., Luckman, A., King, O., Quincey, D.J., Siegfried, M.R. 2014. The structural and dynamic responses of Stange Ice Shelf to recent environmental change. Antarctic Science 26 (6) pp. 646-660. 10.1017/S095410201400039X Cadair


Patton, H., Hubbard, A., Bradwell, T., Glasser, N.F., Hambrey, M.J., Clark, C.D. 2013. Rapid marine deglaciation: Asynchronous retreat dynamics between the Irish Sea Ice Stream and terrestrial outlet glaciers. Earth Surface Dynamics 1 (1) pp. 53-65. 10.5194/esurf-1-53-2013 Other Cadair

Davies, B.J., Hambrey, M.J., Smellie, J.L., Carrivick, J.L., Glasser, N.F. 2013. 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.2013.06.005 Cadair

Holt, T.O., Glasser, N.F., Quincey, D.J. 2013. The structural glaciology of southwest Antarctic Peninsula Ice Shelves (ca. 2010). Journal of Maps 9 (4) pp. 523-532. 10.1080/17445647.2013.822836 Cadair

Boex, J., Fogwill, C., Harrison, S., Glasser, N.F., Hein, A., Schnabel, C., Xu, S. 2013. Rapid thinning of the late Pleistocene Patagonian Ice Sheet followed migration of the Southern Westerlies. Scientific Reports 3 2118 10.1038/srep02118 Cadair

Patton, H., Hubbard, A., Glasser, N.F., Bradwell, T., Golledge, N.R. 2013. 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.x Cadair

Patton, H., Hubbard, A., Glasser, N.F., Bradwell, T., Golledge, N.R. 2013. 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.x Cadair

Holt, T.O., Glasser, N.F., Quincey, D.J., Siegfrieg, M. 2013. Speedup and fracturing of George VI Ice Shelf, Antarctic Peninsula. Cryosphere 7 pp. 797-816. 10.5194/tc-7-797-2013 Other Cadair

Wolff, I.W., Glasser, N.F., Hubbard, A. 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 pp. 1-15. 10.1016/j.geomorph.2012.10.018 Cadair

Holt, T.O., Glasser, N.F., Quincey, D.J., Siegfried, M. 2013. Speedup and fracturing of George VI Ice Shelf, Antarctic Peninsula. Cryosphere Discussions 7 (1) pp. 373-417. 10.5194/tcd-7-373-2013 Other Cadair

Davies, B.J., Glasser, N., Carrivick, J.L., Hambrey, M.J., Smellie, J.S., Nyvlt, D. 2013. Landscape evolution and ice-sheet behaviour in a semi-arid polar environment: James Ross Island, NE Antarctic Peninsula. Geological Society Special Publications 10.1144/SP381.1 Cadair


Westoby, M.J., Brasington, J., Glasser, N.F., Hambrey, M.J., Reynolds, J.M. 2012. 'Structure-from-Motion' photogrammetry: A low-cost, effective tool for geoscience applications. Geomorphology 179 pp. 300-314. 10.1016/j.geomorph.2012.08.021 Cadair

Glasser, N.F., Harrison, S., Schnabel, C., Fabel, D., Jansson, K.N. 2012. Younger Dryas and early Holocene age glacier advances in Patagonia. Quaternary Science Reviews 58 pp. 7-17. 10.1016/j.quascirev.2012.10.011 Cadair

Davies, B.J., Glasser, N.F. 2012. Accelerating shrinkage of Patagonian glaciers from the Little Ice Age (similar to AD 1870) to 2011. Journal of Glaciology 58 (212) pp. 1063-1084. 10.3189/2012JoG12J026 Cadair

Glasser, N. 2012. 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. pp. 169. 10.1016/j.quaint.2012.08.225 Cadair

Hambrey, M.J., Glasser, N.F. 2012. Discriminating glacier thermal and dynamic regimes in the sedimentary record. Sedimentary Geology 251 pp. 1-33. 10.1016/j.sedgeo.2012.01.008 Cadair

Davies, B.J., Hambrey, M.J., Smellie, J.L., Carrivick, J.L., Glasser, N.F. 2012. Antarctic Peninsula Ice Sheet evolution during the Cenozoic Era. Quaternary Science Reviews 31 pp. 30-66. 10.1016/j.quascirev.2011.10.012 Cadair

Harrison, S., Glasser, N.F., Duller, G.A.T., Jansson, K.N. 2012. 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.2011.10.015 Cadair

Glasser, N.F., Hughes, P.D., Fenton, C.R., Schnabel, C., 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) pp. 97–104. 10.1002/jqs.1519 Cadair

Bendle, J., Glasser, N. 2012. Palaeoclimatic reconstruction from Lateglacial (Younger Dryas Chronozone) cirque glaciers in Snowdonia, North Wales. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association 123 (1) pp. 130-145. 10.1016/j.pgeola.2011.09.006 Other Cadair

Davies, B.J., Carrivick, J.L., Glasser, N.F., Hambrey, M.J., Smellie, J.L. 2012. Variable glacier response to atmospheric warming, northern Antarctic Peninsula, 1988–2009. Cryosphere 6 pp. 1031-1048. 10.5194/tc-6-1031-2012 Cadair

Glasser, N.F., Gudmundsson, G.H. 2012. Longitudinal surface structures (flowstripes) on Antarctic glaciers. Cryosphere 6 (2) pp. 383-391. 10.5194/tc-6-383-2012 Cadair

Carrivick, J.L., Davies, B.J., Glasser, N.F., Nyvlt, D., 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) pp. 1176-1190. 10.3189/2012JoG11J148 Cadair


Glasser, N.F., Siegert, M.J. 2011. Calculating basal temperatures in ice sheets: An excel spreadsheet method. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms pp. 673-680. Cadair

Glasser, N.F., Hambrey, M.J. 2011. delta D-delta O-18 relationships on a polythermal valley glacier: Midtre Lovenbreen, Svalbard. Polar Research 21 (1) pp. 123-131. 10.1111/j.1751-8369.2002.tb00071.x Cadair

Glasser, N.F., Hambrey, M.J., Aniya, M. 2011. An advance of Soler Glacier, North Patagonian Icefield, at c. AD 1222-1342. Holocene 12 (1) pp. 113-120. 10.1191/0959683602hl526rr Cadair

Hambrey, M.J., Huddart, D., Maltman, A.J., Crawford, K.R., Gonzalez, S., Glasser, N.F. 2011. Terrestrial glacial sedimentation on the eastern margin of the Irish Sea basin: Thurstaston, Wirral. Cadair

Hambrey, M.J., Glasser, N.F. 2011. Sediment entrainment, transport and deposition. In V. P. Singh., P. Singh., U. M. Haritashya. (eds) Encyclopedia of snow, ice and glaciers. Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series Springer Nature pp. 984-1003. Cadair

Krabbendam, M., Glasser, N.F. 2011. Glacial erosion and bedrock properties in NW Scotland: Abrasion and plucking, hardness and joint spacing. Geomorphology 130 (3-4) pp. 374-383. 10.1016/j.geomorph.2011.04.022 Cadair

Glasser, N.F., Dahlgren, K.I.T., Alm, G., Stroeven, A.P., Jansson, K.N., Goodfellow, B.W. 2011. Using a GIS filtering approach to replicate patterns of glacial erosion. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 36 (3) pp. 408-418. 10.1002/esp.2056 Cadair

Glasser, N.F., Jansson, K.N., Goodfellow, B.W., De Angelis, H., Rodnight, H., Rood, D.H. 2011. Cosmogenic nuclide exposure ages for moraines in the Lago San Martin Valley, Argentina. Quaternary Research 75 (3) pp. 636-646. 10.1016/j.yqres.2010.11.005 Cadair

Glasser, N.F., Harrison, S., Jansson, K.N., Anderson, K., Cowley, A. 2011. Global sea-level contribution from the Patagonian Icefields since the Little Ice Age maximum. Nature Geoscience 4 (5) pp. 303-307. 10.1038/NGEO1122 Cadair

Davies, B.J., Carrivick, J.L., Glasser, N.F., Hambrey, M.J., Smellie, J.S. 2011. 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-5-3541-2011 Cadair

Glasser, N.F., Scambos, T.A., Bohlander, J., Truffer, M., Pettit, E., Davies, B.J. 2011. 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 Cadair

Quincey, D.J., Braun, M., Glasser, N.F., Bishop, M.P., Hewitt, K., Luckman, A. 2011. Karakoram glacier surge dynamics. Geophysical Research Letters 38 (18) 10.1029/2011GL049004 Cadair


Harrison, S., Glasser, N.F., Anderson, E., Ivy-Ochs, S., Kubik, P.W. 2010. Late Pleistocene mountain glacier response to North Atlantic climate change in South West Ireland. Quaternary Science Reviews 29 (27-28) pp. 3948-3955. 10.1016/j.quascirev.2010.09.015 Cadair

Jansen, D., Kulessa, B., Sammonds, P.R., Luckman, A., King, E.C., King, M., Glasser, N.F. 2010. Present stability of the Larsen C ice shelf, Antarctic Peninsula. Journal of Glaciology 56 (198) pp. 593-600. 10.3189/002214310793146223 Cadair

De Angelis, H., Jansson, K.N., Alm, G., Glasser, N.F., Hättestrand, C., Stroeven, A.P., Kleman, J. 2010. North American Ice Sheet build-up during the last glacial cycle, 115-21 kyr. Quaternary Science Reviews 29 (17-18) pp. 2036-2051. 10.1016/j.quascirev.2010.04.021 Cadair

Hambrey, M.J., Bamber, J., Christoffersen, P., Glasser, N.F., Hubbard, A.L., Hubbard, B.P., Larter, R. 2010. Glaciers – no nonsense science. Geoscientist 20 (6) pp. 18-23. Other Cadair


Glasser, N.F., Harrison, S., Jansson, K.N. 2009. 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 Cadair

Sahlin, E.A.U., Glasser, N.F., Jansson, K.N., Hambrey, M.J. 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 pp. 245-255. 10.1016/j.pgeola.2009.10.001 Cadair

Glasser, N.F., Clemmens, S.J., Schnabel, C., Fenton, C.R., 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 (27-28) pp. 3448-3458. 10.1016/j.quascirev.2009.10.006 Cadair

Quincey, D.J., Glasser, N.F. 2009. Morphological and ice-dynamical changes on the Tasman Glacier, New Zealand, 1990-2007. Global and Planetary Change 68 (3) pp. 185-197. 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2009.05.003 Cadair

Glasser, N.F., Bennett, M.R. 2009. Glacial Geology: Ice Sheets and Landforms, Second Edition. Wiley Cadair Other

Hambrey, M.J., Quincey, D.J., Glasser, N.F., Reynolds, J.M., Richardson, S., Clemmens, S. 2009. 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 Cadair

Glasser, N.F., Ghiglione, M.C. 2009. Structural, tectonic and glaciological controls on the evolution of fjord landscapes. Geomorphology 105 (3-4) pp. 291-302. 10.1016/j.geomorph.2008.10.007 Cadair

Midgley, N.G., Glasser, N., Hambrey, M. 2009. Sedimentology, structural characteristics and morphology of a high-Arctic moraine-mound complex: Midre Lovénbreen, Svalbard. 10.1002/9781444304435.ch2 Other Cadair

Glasser, N.F., Kulessa, B., Luckman, A., Jansen, D., King, E.C., Sammonds, P.R., Scambos, T.A., Jezek, K.C. 2009. Surface structure and stability of the Larsen C ice shelf, Antarctic Peninsula. Journal of Glaciology 55 (191) pp. 400-410. 10.3189/002214309788816597 Cadair


Glasser, N.F., Gonzalez, C. 2008. Carboniferous glacial erosional and depositional features in Argentina. Geologica et Palaeontologica 42 pp. 39-54. Cadair

Glasser, N.F., Sahlin, E.A.U. 2008. A geomorphological map of Cadair Idris, Wales. Journal of Maps 2008 pp. 299-314. 10.4113/jom.2008.1011 Cadair

Jansson, K.N., Glasser, N.F. 2008. The glacial map of southern South America. Journal of Maps 4 (1) pp. 175-196. 10.4113/jom.2008.1020 Cadair Other

Harrison, S., Glasser, N.F., Winchester, V., Haresign, E., Warren, C., Duller, G.A.T., Bailey, R., Ivy-Ochs, S., Jansson, K., Kubik, P. 2008. Glaciar León, Chilean Patagonia: late-Holocene chronology and geomorphology. Holocene 18 (4) pp. 643-652. 10.1177/0959683607086771 Cadair Other

Jansson, K.N., Glasser, N.F. 2008. Modification of peripheral mountain ranges by former ice sheets: The Brecon Beacons, Southern UK. Geomorphology 97 (1-2) pp. 178-189. 10.1016/j.geomorph.2007.02.041 Cadair

Glasser, N.F., Jansson, K.N., Harrison, S., Kleman, J. 2008. The glacial geomorphology and Pleistocene history of South America between 38°S and 56°S. Quaternary Science Reviews 27 (3-4) pp. 3-4. 10.1016/j.quascirev.2007.11.011 Cadair

Glasser, N.F., Scambos, T.A. 2008. A structural glaciological analysis of the 2002 Larsen B Ice Shelf collapse. Journal of Glaciology 54 (184) pp. 3-16. 10.3189/002214308784409017 Cadair

Hambrey, M.J., Etienne, J.L., Glasser, N.F. 2008. Glacial meltwater erosion and sedimentation as evidence for multiple glaciations in west Wales. Boreas 33 (3) pp. 224 - 237. 10.1080/03009480410001235 Cadair


Harrison, S., Glasser, N.F., Winchester, V. 2007. 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 Cadair

Hambrey, M., Christoffersen, P., Glasser, N., Hubbard, B. 2007. Glacial Sedimentary Processes and Products. Other Cadair

Kleman, J., Glasser, N.F. 2007. The subglacial thermal organisation (STO) of ice sheets. Quaternary Science Reviews 26 (5-6) pp. 585-597. 10.1016/j.quascirev.2006.12.010 Cadair

Hambrey, M.J., Glasser, N.F., McKelvey, B.C., Fink, D., Sugden, D.E. 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 (5-6) pp. 598-626. 10.1016/j.quascirev.2006.11.014 Cadair

Graham, D.J., Bennett, M.R., Glasser, N., Hambrey, M., Huddart, D., Midgley, N.G. 2007. '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 Other Cadair

Hambrey, M.J., Glasser, N.F., Richardson, S.D., Lucas, R.M., Quincey, D.J. 2007. Early recognition of glacial lake hazards in the Himalaya using remote sensing datasets. Global and Planetary Change 56 (1-2) pp. 1-2. 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2006.07.013 Cadair


Harrison, S., Glasser, N.F., Winchester, V., Haresign, E., Warren, C., Jansson, K.N. 2006. A glacial lake outburst flood associated with recent mountain glacier retreat, Patagonian Andes. Holocene 16 (4) pp. 611-620. 10.1191/0959683606hl957rr Cadair Other

Lawson, W., Glasser, N.F., Goodsell, R., Copland, L. 2006. Debris characteristics and ice-shelf dynamics in the ablation region of the McMurdo Ice Shelf, Antarctica. Journal of Glaciology pp. 223-234. Cadair Other

Kubik, P.W., Duller, G.A.T., Glasser, N.F., Ivy-Ochs, S., Harrison, S. 2006. Evidence from the Rio Bayo valley on the extent of the North Patagonian Icefield during the Late Pleistocene-Holocene transition. Quaternary Research pp. 70-77. Cadair Other

Clemmens, S.J., Farber, D., Finkel, R.C., Glasser, N., Hambrey, M. 2006. Holocene glaciation in the Tropics: A moraine chronology for Quebrada Paron, Cordillera Blanca, Peru. Cadair

Glasser, N.F., Jansson, K.N., Mitchell, W.A., Harrison, S. 2006. The geomorphology and sedimentology of the ‘Témpanos’ moraine at Laguna San Rafael, Chile. Journal of Quaternary Science 21 (6) pp. 629-643. 10.1002/jqs.1002 Cadair Other

Etienne, J.L., Jansson, K.N., Glasser, N.F., Hambrey, M.J., Davies, J.R., Waters, R.A., Maltman, A.J., Wilby, P.R. 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 Cadair

Glasser, N.F., Harrison, S., Ivy-Ochs, S., Duller, G.A.T., Kubik, P.W. 2006. 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 Cadair


Glasser, N., Jansson, K.N., Harrison, S., Rivera, A. 2005. Geomorphological evidence for variations of the North Patagonian Icefield during the Holocene. Geomorphology 71 (3-4) pp. 263-277. Other Cadair

Glasser, N., Harrison, S. 2005. 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.x Cadair

Hambrey, M., Glasser, N. 2005. Sedimentary processes: Glaciers. Encyclopedia of Geology. Elsevier pp. 663-678. 10.1016/B0-12-369396-9/00169-6 Other Cadair

Goodsell, R., Hambrey, M.J., Glasser, N.F., 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 (2) pp. 218-232. Other Cadair

Hambrey, M.J., Murray, T., Glasser, N.F., Hubbard, A.L., Hubbard, B., Stuart, G., Hansen, S., Kohler, J. 2005. Structure and changing dynamics of a polythermal valley glacier on a centennial timescale: Midre Lovénbreen, Svalbard. Journal of Geophysical Research 110 (F1) F01006 10.1029/2004JF000128 Cadair

Glasser, N.F., Jansson, K.N. 2005. Fast-flowing outlet glaciers of the last glacial maximum Patagonian Icefield. Quaternary Research 63 (2) pp. 206-211. 10.1016/j.yqres.2004.11.002 Cadair

Goodsell, R., Hambrey, M.J., Glasser, N.F. 2005. Debris transport in a temperate valley glacier: Haut Glacier d'Arolla, Valais, Switzerland. Journal of Glaciology 51 (172) pp. 139-146. 10.3189/172756505781829647 Cadair Other

Quincey, D.J., Lucas, R.M., Richardson, S.D., Glasser, N.F., Hambrey, M., Reynolds, J.M. 2005. Optical remote sensing techniques in high-mountatin environments: application to glacial hazards. Progress in Physical Geography 29 (4) pp. 475-505. 10.1191/0309133305pp456ra Cadair

Jansson, K.N., Glasser, N.F. 2005. Palaeoglaciology of the Welsh sector of the British–Irish Ice Sheet. Journal of the Geological Society 162 (1) pp. 25-37. Cadair Other

Glasser, N.F., Jansson, K.N. 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 (18) pp. 3931-3941. 10.1080/01431160500106900 Cadair


Glasser, N.F., Harrison, S., Winchester, V., Aniya, M. 2004. Late Pleistocene and Holocene palaeoclimate and glacier fluctuations in Patagonia. Global and Planetary Change 43 (1-2) pp. 79-101. 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2004.03.002 Cadair

Glasser, N., Etienne, J.L., Hambrey, M., Davies, J., Waters, R.A., Wilby, P.R. 2004. 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.x Cadair

Hubbard, B., Glasser, N.F., Hambrey, M.J., Etienne, J.L. 2004. A sedimentological and isotopic study of the origin of supraglacial debris bands: Kongsfjorden, Svalbard. Journal of Glaciology 50 (169) pp. 157-170. 10.3189/172756504781830114 Other Cadair

Glasser, N.F., Bennett, M.R. 2004. Glacial erosional landforms: origins and significance for palaeoglaciology. Progress in Physical Geography 28 (1) pp. 43. 10.1191/0309133304pp401ra Cadair Other


Hambrey, M.J., Glasser, N.F., Goodsell, R. 2002. Formation of band ogives and associated structures at Bas Glacier d'Arolla, Valais, Switzerland. Journal of Glaciology 48 (161) pp. 287-300. 10.3189/172756502781831494 Cadair Other

Hambrey, M.J., Glasser, N.F. 2002. Sedimentary facies and landform genesis at a temperate outlet glacier: Soler Glacier, North Patagonian Icefield. Sedimentology 49 (1) pp. 43-64. 10.1046/j.1365-3091.2002.00431.x Cadair

Glasser, N.F. 2002. The large Roches moutonnées of upper deeside. Scottish Geographical Journal 118 (2) pp. 129-138. 10.1080/00369220218737141 Cadair


Glasser, N.F., Hambrey, M.J. 2001. Styles of sedimentation beneath Svalbard valley glaciers under changing dynamic and thermal regimes. Journal of the Geological Society 158 pp. 697-707. 10.1144/jgs.158.4.697 Cadair Other

Hambrey, M.J., Davies, J.R., Glasser, N.F., Waters, R.A., Dowdeswell, J.A., Wilby, P.R., Wilson, D., Etienne, J.L. 2001. Devensian glacigenic sedimentation and landscape evolution in the Cardigan area of southwest Wales. Journal of Quaternary Science 16 (5) pp. 455-482. 10.1002/jqs.639 Cadair


Bennett, M.R., Huddart, D., Glasser, N., Hambrey, M. 2000. Resedimentation of debris on an ice-cored lateral moraine in the high-Arctic (Kongsvegen, Svalbard). Geomorphology 35 (1-2) pp. 21-40. 10.1016/S0169-555X(00)00017-9 Cadair


Bennett, M.R., Hambrey, M.J., Huddart, D., Glasser, N.F., Crawford, K. 1999. The landform and sediment assemblage produced by a tidewater glacier surge in Kongsfjorden, Svalbard. Quaternary Science Reviews 18 (10-11) pp. 1213-1246. 10.1016/S0277-3791(98)90041-5 Cadair

Hambrey, M.J., Glasser, N.F. 1999. 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 Other

Glasser, N.F., Hambrey, M.J., Dowdeswell, J.A., Huddart, D., Bennett, M.R. 1999. Debris entrainment and transfer in polythermal valley glaciers. Journal of Glaciology pp. 69-86. Cadair