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Prof Hilmar Gudmundsson

Professor

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
NE1 8ST, UK

Key Publications

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  • Deep glacial troughs and stabilizing ridges unveiled beneath the margins of the Antarctic ice sheet, Morlighem, M., Rignot, E., Binder, T., Blankenship, D., Drews, R., Eagles, G., Eisen, O., Ferraccioli, F., Forsberg, R., Fretwell, P., Goel, V., Greenbaum, J., Gudmundsson, H., Guo, J., Helm, V., Hofstede, C., Howat, I., Humbert, A., Jokat, W., Karlsson, N., Lee, W., Matsuoka, K., Millan, R., Mouginot, J., Paden, J., Pattyn, F., Roberts, J., Rosier, S., Ruppel, A., Seroussi, H., Smith, E., Steinhage, D., Sun, B., Broeke, M., Ommen, T., Wessem, M., Young, D. Feb 2020, In: Nature Geoscience
  • Exploring mechanisms responsible for tidal modulation in flow of the Filchner–Ronne Ice Shelf, Rosier, S., Gudmundsson, H. 9 Jan 2020, In: The Cryosphere
  • Projecting Antarctica's contribution to future sea level rise from basal ice shelf melt using linear response functions of 16 ice sheet models (LARMIP-2), Levermann, A., Winkelmann, R., Albrecht, T., Goelzer, H., Golledge, N., Greve, R., Huybrechts, P., Jordan, J., Leguy, G., Martin, D., Morlighem, M., Pattyn, F., Pollard, D., Quiquet, A., Rodehacke, C., Seroussi, H., Sutter, J., Zhang, T., Van Breedam, J., Calov, R., Deconto, R., Dumas, C., Garbe, J., Gudmundsson, G., Hoffman, M., Humbert, A., Kleiner, T., Lipscomb, W., Meinshausen, M., Ng, E., Nowicki, S., Perego, M., Price, S., Saito, F., Schlegel, N., Sun, S., Van De Wal, R. 14 Feb 2020, In: Earth System Dynamics
  • 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
  • Instantaneous Antarctic ice-sheet mass loss driven by thinning ice shelves, Gudmundsson, G., Paolo, F., Adusumilli, S., Fricker, H. 11 Dec 2019, In: Geophysical Research Letters
  • 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

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

I’m interested in the processes controlling the flow of glaciers and ice sheets. I’m fascinated by how complex the behaviour of large ice masses can be, how glaciers respond to external changes in the environment, and how they in turn affect the environment around them.

I’m a physicist by background and my research takes a combined observational, numerical and theoretical approach to understand the processes governing the behaviour of glaciers.


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