Dr Samuel Doyle

BSc Hon Geography with Mountain Leadership (First Class)

MSc Glaciology (Distinction)

Dr Samuel Doyle

Post-Doctoral Research Assistant in Glaciology

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Sam received a BSc in Geography with Mountain Leadership (First Class Honours) from Staffordshire University and a MSc in Glaciology (Distinction) from Aberystwyth University. In summer 2009 Sam gathered data for his MSc dissertation whilst assisting Prof. Alun Hubbard from Aberystwyth University for 4 months in West Greenland. Following which Sam found a job with the British Antarctic Survey as a Project Assistant to Dr Andy Smith and spent 3 months in a remote field camp undertaking seismic and radar surveys on Rutford Ice Stream. From Antarctica, Sam went back to Greenland, again working for Prof. Alun Hubbard in the acquisition of geophysical data until early August 2010.

Following this Sam led a climbing expedition to NW Greenland and sailed home across the North Atlantic to start his PhD at Aberystwyth entitled 'GPS-based investigations of basal controls on the motion of the Greenland Ice Sheet'. Sam was involved with the filming of the BBC's series Frozen Planet in 2010 andOperation Iceberg in 2012. Sam is now working as a Postdoctoral Researcher\Technician on the SAFIRE project, which involves hot water drilling and borehole instrumentation on Store Glacier in West Greenland.

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Research

  • Dynamics of the Greenland Ice Sheet
  • Ice sheet and glacier hydrology
  • GPS surveying
  • Geophysics
  • Borehole instrumentation

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Publications

Cascading lake drainage on the Greenland Ice Sheet triggered by tensile shock and fractureChristoffersen, P., Bougamont, M., Hubbard, A., Doyle, S., Grigsby, S. & Pettersson, R. 2018 In : Nature Communications.9, 1064
Physical conditions of fast glacier flow: 2.: Variable extent of anisotropic ice and soft basal sediment from seismic reflection data acquired on Store Glacier, West GreenlandHofstede, C., Christoffersen, P., Hubbard, B., Doyle, S. H., Young, T. J., Diez, A., Eisen, O. & Hubbard, A. 2018 In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface.
Physical conditions of fast glacier flow: 1. Measurements from boreholes drilled to the bed of Store Glacier in West GreenlandDoyle, S., Hubbard, B., Christoffersen, P., Young, T. J., Hofstede, C., Bougamont, M., Box, J. E. & Hubbard, A. 2018 In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface.
Seismic evidence for complex sedimentary control of Greenland Ice Sheet flowKulessa, B., Hubbard, A., Booth, A. D., Bougamont, M., Dow, C. F., Doyle, S., Christoffersen, P., Lindbäck, K., Pettersson, R., Fitzpatrick, A. A. W. & Jones, G. A. 2017 In : Science Advances.3, 8, e1603071
How robust are in-situ observations for validating satellite-derived albedo over the dark zone of the Greenland Ice Sheet?Ryan, J., Hubbard, A., Irvine-Fynn, T., Doyle, S., Cook, J. M., Stibal, M. & Box, J. E. 2017 In : Geophysical Research Letters.
Derivation of High Spatial Resolution Albedo from UAV Digital Imagery: Application over the Greenland Ice SheetRyan, J. C., Hubbard, A., Box, J. E., Brough, S., Cameron, K., Cook, J. M., Cooper, M., Doyle, S. H., Edwards, A., Holt, T., Irvine-Fynn, T., Jones, C., Pitcher, L. H., Rennermalm, Å. K., Smith, L. C., Stibal, M. & Snooke, N. 2017 In : Frontiers in Earth Science. 00040
Extraordinary runoff from the Greenland ice sheet in 2012 amplified by hypsometry and depleted firn retentionMikkelsen, A. B., Hubbard, A., MacFerrin, M., Box, J. E., Doyle, S., Fitzpatrick, A., Hasholt, B., Bailey, H. L., Lindbäck, K. & Pettersson, R. 2016 In : Cryosphere.10, p. 1147-1159
The Subglacial Access and Fast Ice Research Experiment (SAFIRE): 2. High magnitude englacial strain detected with autonomous phase-sensitive FMCW radar on Store Glacier, West GreenlandYoung, T. J., Christoffersen, P., Nicholls, K., Lok, L. B., Doyle, S., Hubbard, B., Stewart, C., Hofstede, C., Bougamont, M., Todd, J., Brennan, P. & Hubbard, A. 2016
The Subglacial Access and Fast Ice Research Experiment (SAFIRE): 1. Borehole-based englacial and subglacial measurements from a rapidly-moving tidewater glacier: Store Glacier, Greenland Hubbard, B., Doyle, S., Christoffersen, P., Young, T. J., Hofstede, C., Hubbard, A., Box, J., Todd, J. & Bougamont, M. 2016
Subglacial water drainage, storage, and piracy beneath the Greenland ice sheetLindbäck, K., Pettersson, R., Hubbard, A., Doyle, S., Van As, D., Mikkelsen, A. B. & Fitzpatrick, A. A. W. 2015 In : Geophysical Research Letters.42, 18, p. 7606-76149 p.
Modeling of subglacial hydrological development following rapid supraglacial lake drainageDow, C. F., Kulessa, B., Rutt, I. C., Tsai, V. C., Pimental, S., Doyle, S. H., Van As, D., Lindbäck, K., Pettersson, R., Jones, G. A. & Hubbard, A. 2015 In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface.120, 6, p. 1124-114721 p.
Self-regulation of ice flow varies across the ablation area in South-West GreenlandVan de Wal, R. S. W., Smeets, C. J. P. P., Boot, W., Stoffelen, M., Van Kampen, R., Doyle, S. H., Wilhelms, F., van den Broeke, M. R., Reijmer, C. H., Oerlemans, J. & Hubbard, A. 2015 In : Cryosphere.9, 2, p. 603-6119 p.
Amplified melt and flow of the Greenland ice sheet driven by late-summer cyclonic rainfallDoyle, S., Hubbard, A., van de Wal, R., Box, J., van As, D., Scharrer, K., Meierbachtol, T., Smeets, P., Harper, J., Johansson, E., Mottram, R., Mikkelsen, A., Wilhelms, F., Patton, H., Christoffersen, P. & Hubbard, B. 2015 In : Nature Geoscience.7 p.
Sensitive response of the Greenland Ice Sheet to surface melt drainage over a soft bedBougamont, M., Christoffersen, P., Hubbard, A., Fitzpatrick, A. A. W., Doyle, S. H. & Carter, S. P. 2014 In : Nature Communications.5, 5052
High-resolution ice thickness and bed topography of a land-terminating section of the Greenland Ice SheetLindback, K., Pettersson, R., Doyle, S. H., Helanow, C., Jansson, P., Kristensen, S. S., Stenseng, L., Forsberg, R. & Hubbard, A. 2014 In : Earth System Science Data.6, p. 331-3388 p.
Persistent flow acceleration within the interior of the Greenland Ice SheetDoyle, S. H., Hubbard, A. L., Fitzpatrick, A. A. W., Van As, D., Mikkelsen, A., Pettersson, R. & Hubbard, B. P. 2014 In : Geophysical Research Letters.41, 3, p. 899-905
A decade (2002–2012) of supraglacial lake volume estimates across Russell Glacier, West GreenlandFitzpatrick, A. A. W., Hubbard, A. L., Box, J. E., Quincey, D. J., Van As, D., Mikkelsen, A., Doyle, S. H., Dow, C. F., Hasholt, B. & Jones, G. A. 2014 In : Cryosphere.8, 1, p. 107-121
Upper bounds on subglacial channel development for interior regions of the Greenland Ice SheetDow, C. F., Kulessa, B., Rutt, I. C., Doyle, S. H. & Hubbard, A. 2014 In : Journal of Glaciology.60, 224, p. 1044-10529 p.
Ice flow dynamics and surface meltwater flux at a land-terminating sector of the Greenland ice sheetFitzpatrick, A. A. W., Hubbard, A. L., Joughin, I., Quincey, D. J., Van As, D., Mikkelsen, A., Doyle, S. H., Hasholt, B. & Jones, G. A. 2013 In : Journal of Glaciology.59, 216, p. 687-69610 p.
A decade of supraglacial lake volume estimates across a land-terminating margin of the Greenland Ice SheetFitzpatrick, A. A. W., Hubbard, A. L., Box, J. E., Quincey, D. J., Van As, D., Mikkelsen, A. P. B., Doyle, S. H., Dow, C. F., Hasholt, B. & Jones, G. A. 2013 In : Cryosphere Discussions.7, 2, p. 1383-1414
Ice tectonic deformation during the rapid in situ drainage of a supraglacial lake on the Greenland Ice Sheet.Doyle, S. H., Hubbard, A. L., Dow, C. F., Jones, G. A., Fitzpatrick, A. A. W., Gusmeroli, A., Kulessa, B., Lindback, K., Pettersson, R. & Box, J. E. 2013 In : Cryosphere.7, 1, p. 129 - 14012 p.
An automated approach to the location of icequakes using seismic waveform amplitudesJones, G. A., Kulessa, B., Doyle, S. H., Dow, C. F. & Hubbard, A. L. 2013 In : Annals of Glaciology.54, 64, p. 1-99 p.
Seismic evidence of mechanically weak sediments underlying Russell Glacier, West GreenlandDow, C. F., Hubbard, A. L., Booth, A. D., Doyle, S. H., Gusmeroli, A. & Kulessa, B. 2013 In : Annals of Glaciology.54, 64, p. 135-14117 p.
Thin-layer effects in glaciological seismic amplitude-versus-angle (AVA) analysis: implications for characterising a subglacial till unit, Russell Glacier, West GreenlandBooth, A. D., Clark, R. A., Kulessa, B., Murray, T., Carter, J., Doyle, S. H. & Hubbard, A. L. 2012 In : Cryosphere.6, p. 909-92214 p.