Prof Bryn Hubbard

BA Geography (University of Oxford) PhD (University of Cambridge)

Prof Bryn Hubbard

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2013 Director of Research, Institute of Geography, History, Politics and Psychology, Aberystwyth University.

2011 Director of Research, Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences, Aberystwyth University.

2011 Professor, Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences, Aberystwyth University.

2009 Director of the Centre for Glaciology, Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences, Aberystwyth University.

2005-2011 Reader in Glaciology. Centre for Glaciology, Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences, UW Aberystwyth.

2001-2004 Senior Lecturer in Glaciology. Centre for Glaciology, Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences, UW Aberystwyth.

1994-2000 Lecturer in Glaciology. Centre for Glaciology, Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences, UW Aberystwyth.

1992-1994 Post-doctoral Research Associate. Department of Geography, University of Cambridge. ('Water storage, drainage evolution and water quality in Alpine glacial environments').

1988-1992 Ph.D. Glaciology. Fitzwilliam College and Department of Geography, University of Cambridge ('Basal ice facies and their formation in the western Alps').

1983-1986 B.A. Geography (First Class). Christ Church and School of Geography, University of Oxford.

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Postgraduate Students

PDRA

Name: Dr David Ashmore Project: Impact of Surface Melt and Ponding on Ice Shelf Dynamics and Stability (MIDAS)
Funding source: NERC

Name: Dr. Sam Doyle Project: Subglacial Access and Fast Ice Research Experiment (SAFIRE)
Funding source: NERC
Employment dates: Dec. 2013 - April 2017

PHD

Student name: Ms. Katie Miles Student primary affiliation: Aberystwyth University
Thesis title: Subglacial hydrology of Himalayan, debris-covered glaciers
Funding source: Aberystwyth University Supervisory role: Primary Advisor
Status: Currently in 1st yr

Student name: Mr. Stephen Brough Student primary affiliation: Aberystwyth University
Thesis title: Dynamic glaciology of glacier-like forms on Mars
Funding source: Aberystwyth University
Supervisory role: Primary supervisor
Status: Currently in 3rd yrStudent name: Mr. Stephen Jennings Student primary affiliation: Aberystwyth University
Thesis title: Origin of foliation in ice masses
Funding source: NERC
Supervisory role: Advisory team
Status: Currently in 4th yr

Student name: Mr. Pierre Lardeux Student primary affiliation: Aberystwyth University
Thesis title: Modelling debris-covered glaciers
Funding source: Aberystwyth University
Supervisory role: Advisory team
Status: Currently in 3rd yr

Teaching

Research

Research Interests

Current research interests include:

  • links between subglacial drainage and ice motion via hot-water borehole access (CRIOS, SAFIRE & RResearch Projects).
  • ice shelf structure and ice characteristics, including ice coring and hot-water drilling (IceCon and MIDAS Research Projects).
  • the physical character of glacier ice and basal ice.
  • optical televiewing (OPTV) of boreholes in glaciers, ice sheets and ice shelves.
    • technique development: Tsanfleuron Glacier, Switzerland.
    • structural glaciology and sediment transfer: Midre Lovénbreen, Svalbard.
    • ice shelf structure: Roi Baudouin Ice Shelf and Larsen C Ice Shelf, Antarctica.
    • ice sheet structure: NEEM deep borehole, Greenland.
  • causes and consequences of the formation of basal ice.
  • the structure and dynamics of glacial lakes and drainage systems.
  • subglacial sediment characteristics.
  • the occurrence and physical characteristics of glacier-like forms on Mars.

Research experience includes 28 consecutive years of fieldwork at glaciers in Antarctica, Greenland, Svalbard, the European Alps, Peru, the Canadian Rockies, Norway, and the Canadian Arctic.

Current community activities include:

  • Editor-in-Chief: _Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface.
  • Core Member: Natural Environment Research Council's Peer Review College
  • Scientific Editor: Annals of Glaciology.
  • Review Committee Member: Geology.
  • UK Correspondent: _International Glaciological Society.
  • UK Correspondent: _International Association of Cryospheric Sciences.

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