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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
  • 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
  • Velocity response of Petermann Glacier, northwest Greenland, to past and future calving events, Hill, E., Gudmundsson, G., Carr, J., Stokes, C. 18 Dec 2018, In: The Cryosphere
  • The internal structure of the Brunt Ice Shelf from ice-penetrating radar analysis and implications for ice shelf fracture, King, E., De Rydt, J., Gudmundsson, H. 24 Oct 2018, In: The Cryosphere
  • 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
  • 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
  • Tidal bending of ice shelves as a mechanism for large-scale temporal variations in ice flow, Rosier, S., Gudmundsson, H. 18 May 2018, In: The Cryosphere
  • Relevance of detail in basal topography for basal slipperiness inversions, Kyrke-Smith, T., Gudmundsson, G., Farrell, P. 11 Apr 2018, In: Frontiers in Earth Science
  • 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


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