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Prof Benjamin Brock

Head of Department

Department: Geography and Environmental Sciences

EE Benbrock Staffprofile 255I am a physical geographer with expertise in the following areas:

  • Glacier-climate relationships
  • Remote sensing and numerical melt modelling of snow and ice masses
  • Meteorology and water resources in upland environments
  • Debris-covered glaciers
  • Volcano-ice interactions
  • Quaternary evolution of glaciated landscapes

1995 – 1996 Affiliated Lecturer in Geography, University of Cambridge.

1996 – 2011 Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in Geography, University of Dundee.

2011 – Present Reader in Remote Sensing, Northumbria University

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Using climate reanalysis data in conjunction with multi-temporal satellite thermal imagery to derive supraglacial debris thickness changes from energy balance modelling, Stewart, R., Westoby, M., Pellicciotti, F., Rowan, A., Swift, D., Brock, B., Woodward, J. 1 Apr 2021, In: Jourrnal of Glaciology
  • Geomorphological evolution of a debris‐covered glacier surface, Westoby, M., Rounce, D., Shaw, T., Fyffe, C., Moore, P., Stewart, R., Brock, B. 1 Nov 2020, In: Earth Surface Processes and Landforms
  • Inter‐annual variability in snow cover depletion patterns and atmospheric circulation indices in the Upper Irtysh basin, Central Asia, Fugazza, D., Shaw, T., Mashtayeva, S., Brock, B. 30 Aug 2020, In: Hydrological Processes
  • Modelling spatial patterns of near-surface air temperature over a decade of melt seasons on McCall Glacier, Alaska, Troxler, P., Ayala, Á., Shaw, T., Nolan, M., Brock, B., Pellicciotti, F. 1 Jun 2020, In: Journal of Glaciology
  • Processes at the margins of supraglacial debris cover: quantifying dirty ice ablation and debris redistribution, Fyffe, C., Woodget, A., Kirkbride, M., Deline, P., Westoby, M., Brock, B. 1 Aug 2020, In: Earth Surface Processes and Landforms
  • Air Temperature Characteristics, Distribution, and Impact on Modeled Ablation for the South Patagonia Icefield, Bravo, C., Quincey, D., Ross, A., Rivera, A., Brock, B., Miles, E., Silva, A. Jan 2019, In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres
  • Do debris-covered glaciers demonstrate distinctive hydrological behaviour compared to clean glaciers?, Fyffe, C., Brock, B., Kirkbride, M., Mair, D., Arnold, N., Smiraglia, C., Diolaiuti, G., Diotri, F. 1 Mar 2019, In: Journal of Hydrology
  • Interannual variability in glacier contribution to runoff from a high-elevation Andean catchment: understanding the role of debris cover in glacier hydrology, Burger, F., Ayala, A., Farias, D., Shaw, T., Macdonell, S., Brock, B., Mcphee, J., Pellicciotti, F. 15 Jan 2019, In: Hydrological Processes
  • The impact of supraglacial debris on proglacial runoff and water chemistry, Fyffe, C., Brock, B., Kirkbride, M., Black, A., Smiraglia, C., Diolaiuti, G. 1 Sep 2019, In: Journal of Hydrology
  • Seasonal and elevational contrasts in temperature trends in Central Chile between 1979 and 2015, Burger Acevedo, F., Brock, B., Montecinos, A. 1 Mar 2018, In: Global and Planetary Change

PGR Supervision

  • Thomas Shaw Air Temperature Distribution Across Mountain Glaciers Start Date: 27/11/2013 End Date: 20/04/2017
  • Grace Brown Carbon Cycling in Supraglacial Debris Covers Start Date: 01/10/2019
  • Flavia Burger Acevedo Climatic Fluctuations and Glacier Response in Central Chile Start Date: 08/09/2014 End Date: 10/05/2019

Qualifications

  • Geography PhD September 01 1992
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2001


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