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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

PGR Supervision

Natasha Lee Modelling the effects of climatic change on Icelandic ice caps. Start Date: 01/10/2020

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.

I'm currently involved with several large research projects, such as the EU project: 

Tipping Point in the Antarctic Climate Components (https://www.tipaccs.eu/),

the EU project: 

Projecting Sea-Level Rise: From Ice Sheets to Local Implications (https://protect-slr.eu/)

and the US-UK project:

 PROcesses, drivers, Prediction: modeling the History and Evolution of Thwaites (PROPHET)(https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/about-us/academic-departments/geography-and-environmental-sciences/research/cold-and-palaeo-environments-1/cold-and-palaeo-research-projects/prophet/).

 

 

 

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Drivers of Pine Island Glacier speed-up between 1996 and 2016, De Rydt, J., Reese, R., Paolo, F., Gudmundsson, H. 7 Jan 2021, In: The Cryosphere
  • Ocean‐driven and topography‐controlled nonlinear glacier retreat during the Holocene: southwestern Ross Sea, Antarctica, Jones, R., Gudmundsson, G., Mackintosh, A., McCormack, F., Whitmore, R. 16 Mar 2021, In: Geophysical Research Letters
  • The tipping points and early warning indicators for Pine Island Glacier, West Antarctica, Rosier, S., Reese, R., Donges, J., De Rydt, J., Gudmundsson, G., Winkelmann, R. 25 Mar 2021, In: The Cryosphere
  • A new approach to inferring basal drag and ice rheology in ice streams, with applications to West Antarctic Ice Streams, Ranganathan, M., Minchew, B., Meyer, C., Gudmundsson, G. 6 Nov 2020, In: Journal of Glaciology
  • 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. 1 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
  • Impact of marine processes on flow dynamics of northern Antarctic Peninsula outlet glaciers, Rott, H., Wuite, J., De Rydt, J., Gudmundsson, H., Floricioiu, D., Rack, W. 1 Dec 2020, In: Nature Communications
  • Intermittent structural weakening and acceleration of the Thwaites Glacier Tongue between 2000 and 2018, Miles, B., Stokes, C., Jenkins, A., Jordan, J., Jamieson, S., Gudmundsson, H. 1 Jun 2020, In: Journal of Glaciology
  • 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
  • Results of the third Marine Ice Sheet Model Intercomparison Project (MISMIP+), Cornford, S., Seroussi, H., Asay-Davis, X., Gudmundsson, G., Arthern, R., Borstad, C., Christmann, J., Dias Dos Santos, T., Feldmann, J., Goldberg, D., Hoffman, M., Humbert, A., Kleiner, T., Leguy, G., Lipscomb, W., Merino, N., Durand, G., Morlighem, M., Pollard, D., Rückamp, M., Williams, C., Yu, H. 21 Jul 2020, In: The Cryosphere


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