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Prof Hilmar Gudmundsson


Department: Geography and Environmental Sciences

Hilmar Gudmundsson conducts research in glaciology with a specific focus on the future evolution of glaciers and ice-sheets in a warming world.


Since 2018.    Faculty of Engineering and Environment, Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK

2001-2017     British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, UK.

1996-2001     Section of Glaciology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

2016       Visiting Professor at Institut national des sciences appliquées de Toulouse, France.

2015       Visiting lecturer at the Indian Institute of Science in Pune, India.

2014       Visiting Professor at Caltech, Pasadena, US.

2013       Visiting Professor at the Lanzhou Institute of glaciology, China

Campus Address

Ellison Building
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Calving cycle of the Brunt Ice Shelf, Antarctica, driven by changes in ice-shelf geometry, De Rydt, J., Gudmundsson, G., Nagler, T., Wuite, J. 25 Oct 2019, In: The Cryosphere
  • Comment on “Friction at the bed does not control fast glacier flow”, Minchew, B., Meyer, C., Pegler, S., Lipovsky, B., Rempel, A., Gudmundsson, H., Iverson, N. 8 Feb 2019, In: Science
  • Accurate coastal DEM generation by merging ASTER GDEM and ICESat/GLAS data over Mertz Glacier, Antarctica, Wang, X., Holland, D., Gudmundsson, G. 1 Mar 2018, In: Remote Sensing of Environment
  • Differential Geometry of Ice Flow, Ng, F., Gudmundsson, H., King, E. 23 Oct 2018, In: Frontiers in Earth Science
  • Dynamic changes in outlet glaciers in northern Greenland from 1948 to 2015, Hill, E., Carr, J., Stokes, C., Gudmundsson, H. 9 Oct 2018, In: Cryosphere
  • Grounding-line flux formula applied as a flux condition in numerical simulations fails for buttressed Antarctic ice streams, Rees, R., Winkelmann, R., Gudmundsson, H. 9 Oct 2018, In: Cryosphere
  • Modeling the dynamic response of outlet glaciers to observed ice-shelf thinning in the Bellingshausen Sea Sector, West Antarctica, Minchew, B., Gudmundsson, G., Gardner, A., Paolo, F., Fricker, H. 1 Apr 2018, In: Journal of Glaciology
  • Modelling present-day basal melt rates for Antarctic ice shelves using a parametrization of buoyant meltwater plumes, Lazeroms, W., Jenkins, A., Gudmundsson, G., Van De Wal, R. 9 Jan 2018, In: Cryosphere
  • Processes controlling the downstream evolution of ice rheology in glacier shear margins, MINCHEW, B., MEYER, C., ROBEL, A., GUDMUNDSSON, G., SIMONS, M. Aug 2018, In: Journal of Glaciology
  • Recent rift formation and impact on the structural integrity of the Brunt Ice Shelf, East Antarctica, De Rydt, J., Hilmar Gudmundsson, G., Nagler, T., Wuite, J., King, E. 9 Feb 2018, In: The Cryosphere


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