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Professor Julian A. Dowdeswell, BA, MA, PhD

Director of the Scott Polar Research Institute and Professor of Physical Geography

Glaciologist, working on the form and flow of glaciers and ice caps and their response to climate change, and the links between former ice sheets and the marine geological record, using a variety of satellite, airborne and shipborne geophysical tools.

Biography

Julian Dowdeswell graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1980, and studied for a Masters Degree at INSTAAR in the University of Colorado and for a Ph.D. in the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge.

His research interests include: (a) the dynamics of large ice masses and their response to climate change; (b) the application of airborne and satellite geophysical techniques in glaciology, and (c) processes and patterns of sedimentation in glacier-influenced marine environments. He has worked, on the ice and from airborne platforms, in a number of areas of the Arctic, including Svalbard, Russian Franz Josef Land and Severnaya Zemlya, Iceland, East Greenland and Baffin, Devon and Ellesmere Islands in Arctic Canada. He has also undertaken many periods of work on icebreaking research vessels in the Norwegian-Greenland Sea, in the fjords and on the continental shelves of Svalbard and Greenland, and in Antarctica.

Julian has been awarded the Polar Medal by Her Majesty the Queen for 'outstanding contributions to glacier geophysics' and has also received the Founder's Medal (2008) and the Gill Memorial Award (1998) from the Royal Geographical Society. In 2011 he was awarded the Louis Agassiz Medal by the Eurpoean Geosciences Union for 'outstanding contributions to the study of polar ice masses and to the understanding of the processes and patterns of sedimentation in glacier-influenced marine environments.' In 2014 he was awarded the IASC Medal by the International Arctic Science Committee.

Julian is a Fellow of Jesus College.

Career:

  • 2002 to present: Director, Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge
  • 2001 to present: Professor of Physical Geography, University of Cambridge
  • 1998-2001: Professor of Physical Geography and Director of the Bristol Glaciology Centre, University of Bristol
  • 1994-1998: Professor of Glaciology and Director and Head of Department, Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences, University of Wales, Aberystwyth (1997 to 1998)
  • 1992-1994: Assistant Director of Research, Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge
  • 1989-1992: Senior Assistant in Research, Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge
  • 1986-1989: Lecturer in Physical Geography University of Wales, Aberystwyth

Qualifications:

  • B.A. in Geography, University of Cambridge,
  • M.A. University of Colorado, INSTAAR
  • Ph.D. Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge

Research

Major research interests

  • Glaciological investigations of the form and flow of glaciers and ice sheets. Continuing integrated programme of field and numerical modelling work on high Arctic ice masses and their responses to climate change.
  • Processes and patterns of glacial sedimentation in marine environments, emphasising links between geophysical measurements and numerical modelling of sediment delivery to continental margins.
  • Satellite remote sensing studies of large ice masses. In particular, the quantitative analysis of satellite datasets to solve glaciological problems and to provide boundary conditions for numerical models.

Current research grants

Airborne geophysical investigations of basal conditions at flow transitions of outlet glaciers on the Greenland Ice Sheet

PI: J.A.D.
Funding: Natural Environment Research Council (NE/H020667)
£840,000 (2010-14).

Will climate change in the Arctic increase landslide-tsunami risk in the UK?

PIs: J.A.D., with P. Talling.
Funding: Natural Environment Research Council (NE/K000187)
£40,193 (2012-16).

Airborne geophysical investigations of conditions at the bed of fast-flowing outlet glaciers of large Canadian Arctic ice caps

PI: J.A.D.
Funding: Natural Environment Research Council (NE/K004999)
£540,000 (2013-2016)

Supervision of Doctoral and Masters dissertations

Doctoral and Masters dissertations supervised include the following:

  • Deformable bed glaciology: measurement and modelling.
  • A glacial sedimentary system in north-west Spitsbergen.
  • Investigations of surge-type glaciers in Svalbard.
  • Numerical modelling studies of the Svalbard-Barents Sea ice sheet.
  • The seasonal evolution of meltwater discharge, quality and routing at a high Arctic glacier.
  • Glacimarine sedimentation and environments during the Late Weichselian and Holocene in the Bellsund Trough and Van Keulenfjorden, Svalbard.
  • Late Quaternary sedimentary environments on the East Greenland continental margin.
  • Numerical modelling of the dynamic response of glaciers to changing climate.
  • Large-scale sedimentation and ice sheet dynamics in the Polar North Atlantic.
  • Geophysical and numerical modelling investigations of the ice caps in Russian Severnaya Zemlya.
  • Remote sensing of glacierised area ice dynamics in the Russian High Arctic.
  • Modelling ice-sheet interactions with the ocean.
  • Slope stability on the Norwegian-Svalbard continental margin.
  • Marine geophysical investigations of iceberg scouring at the mouth of Hudson Strait.
  • Modelling iceberg and meltwater sedimentation from tidewater glaciers.
  • Reflection seismic investigations of the Canadian Beaufort Sea margin, Arctic Ocean.

Publications

Selected Publications

Books

  • Dowdeswell, E.K., Dowdeswell, J.A. and Seddon, A., In Press. Sir Ernest Shackleton: Antarctic Hero. Hinemann-Raintree (Young Explorers Series)
  • Dowdeswell, E.K., Dowdeswell, J.A. and Seddon, A., 2012. Scott of the Antarctic. Hinemann-Raintree (Young Explorers Series).
  • Dowdeswell, J.A., Lane, H.E., Charlier, G. and de Pomereau, J., (Editors), 2009. Captain Scott's Antarctic Expedition 1911-13: the Photographs of Herbert Ponting. Salto Ulbeek and Scott Polar Research Institute, Boxed Portfolio of 48 prints and 6 essays.
  • Dowdeswell, J.A. and Lane, H.E., 2006. The Antarctic Paintings of Edward Seago. Scott Polar Research Institute, Occasional Publication Series, 98 pp.
  • Dowdeswell, J.A. and Ó Cofaigh, C., (Editors), 2002. Glacier-Influenced Sedimentation on High Latitude Continental Margins, Geological Society, London, Special Publication, No. 203, 378 pp.
  • Dowdeswell, J.A. and Hambrey, M.J., 2002. Islands of the Arctic. Cambridge University Press, 280 pp.
  • Elverhøi, A., Dowdeswell, J.A., Funder, S., Mangerud, J. and Stein, R., (Editors), 1998. Glacial and Oceanic History of the Polar North Atlantic Margins, Elsevier, 302 pp.
  • Wadhams, P., Dowdeswell, J.A. and Schofield, A.N., (Editors), 1996. The Arctic and Environmental Change. The Royal Society, Gordon and Breach, 193 pp.
  • Dowdeswell, J.A. and Scourse, J.D., (Editors), 1990. Glacimarine Environments: Processes and Sediments, Geological Society, London, Special Publication No. 53, 423 pp.

Journal Papers

2014
  • Jennings, A.E., Walton, M.E., Ó Cofaigh, C., Kilfeather, A.A., Andrews, J.T., Ortiz, J.T., DeVernal, A. and Dowdeswell, J.A., 2014. Palaeoenvironments during Younger Dryas-Early Holocene Greenland Ice Sheet retreat from outer Disko Trough, central west Greenland. Journal of Quaternary Science, v. 29, p. 27-40.
  • Van Wychen, W., Burgess, D.O., Gray, L., Copland, L., Sharp, M., Dowdeswell, J.A. and Benham, T.J., 2014. Glacier velocities and dynamic ice discharge from the Queen Elizabeth Islands, Nunavut, Canada. Geophysical Research Letters, v. 41, doi:10.1002/2013GL058558.
  • Wright, A.P., Young, D.A. Bamber, J.L. Dowdeswell, J.A., Payne, A.J., Blankenship, D.D. and Siegert, M.J., 2014. Subglacial hydrological connectivity within the Byrd Glacier catchment. Journal of Glaciology, v. 60, p. 345-352.
2013
  • Dowdeswell, J.A. and Ottesen, D., 2013. Buried iceberg ploughmarks in the Early Quaternary sediments of the central North Sea: a two million year record of glacial influence from 3D seismic data. Marine Geology, v. 344, p. 1-9. doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2013.06.019 [PDF]
  • Dowdeswell, J.A. and Vasquez, M., 2013. Submarine landforms in the fjords of southern Chile: implications for glacimarine processes and sedimentation in a mild glacier-influenced environment. Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 64, p. 1-19.
  • Batchelor, C.L., Dowdeswell, J.A. and Pietras, J., 2013. Variable history of Quaternary ice-sheet advance across the Beaufort Sea margin, Arctic Ocean. Geology, v. 41, p. 131-134.
  • Batchelor, C.L., Dowdeswell, J.A. and Pietras, J.T., 2013. Seismic stratigraphy, sedimentary architecture and palaeo-glaciology of the Mackenzie Trough: evidence for two Quaternary ice advances and limited fan development on the western Canadian Beaufort Sea margin. Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 65, p. 73-87.
  • Gales, J.A., Larter, R.D., Mitchell, N.C. and Dowdeswell, J.A., 2013. Geomorphic signature of Antarctic submarine gullies: implications for continental slope processes. Marine Geology, v. 337, p. 112-124.
  • Griggs, J.A., Bamber, J.L., Hurkmans, R.T.W.L., Dowdeswell, J.A., Gogineni, S.P., Howat, I., Mouginot, J., Paden, J., Palmer, S., Rignot, E. and Steinhage, D., 2013. A new bed elevation dataset for Greenland. The Cryosphere. v. 7, p. 499-510.
  • Hogan, K.A., Dowdeswell, J.A. and Mienert, J., 2013. New insights into slide processes and seafloor geology revealed by side-scan imagery of the massive Hinlopen Slide, Arctic Ocean margin. Geo-Marine Letters, v. 33, p. 325-343.
  • Ó Cofaigh, C., Dowdeswell, J.A., Jennings, A.E., Hogan, K.A., Kilfeather, A.A., Hiemstra, J.F., Noormets, R., Evans, J., McCarthy, D.J., Andrews, J.T., Lloyd, J.M. and Moros, M., 2013. An extensive and dynamic ice sheet on the West Greenland shelf during the last glacial cycle. Geology, v. 41, p. 219-222.
  • Ó Cofaigh, C., Andrews, J.T., Jennings, A.E., Dowdeswell, J.A., Hogan, K.A., Kilfeather, A.A. and Sheldon, C., 2013. Glacimarine lithofacies, provenance and depositional processes on a West Greenland trough-mouth fan. Journal of Quaternary Science, v. 28, p. 13-26.
  • Palmer, S.J., Dowdeswell, J.A., Christoffersen, P., Young, D.A., Blankenship, D.D., Greenbaum, J.S., Benham, T., Bamber, J. and Siegert, M.J., 2013. Greenland subglacial lakes detected by radar. Geophysical Research Letters, v. 40, doi:10.1002/2013GL058383.
2012
  • Dowdeswell, J.A. and Fugelli, E.M.G., 2012. The seismic architecture and geometry of grounding-zone wedges formed at the marine margins of past ice sheets. Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 124, p. 1750-1761.
  • Garcia, M., Dowdeswell, J.A., Ercilla, G. and Jakobsson, M., 2012. Recent glacially influenced sedimentary processes on the East Greenland continental slope and deep Greenland Basin. Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 49, p. 64-81.
  • Hogan, K.A., Dowdeswell, J.A. and Ó Cofaigh, C., 2012. Glacimarine sedimentary processes and depositional environments in an embayment fed by West Greenland ice streams. Marine Geology, v. 311, p. 1-16.
  • Jakobsson, M., Mayer, L., Coakley, B., Dowdeswell, J.A., Forbes, S, Fridman, B., Hodnesdal, H., Noormets, R., Pedersen, R., Rebesco, M., Schenke, H.-W., Zarayskaya, Y., Accettella, D., Armstrong, A., Anderson, R.S., Bienhoff, P., Camerlenghi, A., Church, I., Edwards, M., Gardner, J.V., Hall, J.K., Hell, B., Hestvik, O., Kristiffersen, Y., Marcussen, C., Mohammad, R., Mosher, D., Nghiem, S.V., Travaglini, P.G. and Weatherall., P., 2012. The International Bathymetric Chart of the Arctic Ocean (IBCAO) Version 3.0. Geophysical Research Letters, v. 39, doi:10.1029/2012GL052219.
  • Jamieson, S.S.R., Vieli, A., Livingstone, S.J., Ó Cofaigh, C., Stokes, C., Hillenbrand, C.-D. and Dowdeswell, J.A., 2012. Ice stream grounding-line stability on a reverse bed slope. Nature Geoscience, v. 5, p. 799-802.
  • Moholdt, G., Heid, T., Benham, T. and Dowdeswell, J.A., 2012. Dynamic instability of marine-terminating glacier basins of Academy of Sciences Ice Cap, Russian High Arctic. Annals of Glaciology, v. 53, p. 193-201.
  • Ottesen, D., Dowdeswell, J.A., Rise, L. and Bugge, T., 2012. Large-scale development of the mid-Norwegian shelf over the last three million years and potential for hydrocarbon reservoirs in glacial sediments. In Huuse, M., Le Heron, D.P., Moscariello, A. and Craig, J., (Eds.), Glacigenic Reservoirs and Hydrocarbon Systems, Geological Society, London, Special Publication, 368, p. 53-73.
  • Wright, A.P., Young, D.A., Roberts, J.L., Schroeder, D.M., Bamber, J.L., Dowdeswell, J.A., Young, N., LeBrocq, A.M., Warner, R.C., Payne, A.J., Blankenship, D.D., van Ommen, T. and Siegert, M.J., 2012. Evidence of a hydrological connection between the ice divide and ice sheet margin in the Aurora Subglacial Basin, East Antarctica. Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 117, F01033, doi:10.1029/2011JF002066.
2011
  • Batchelor, C.L., Dowdeswell, J.A. and Hogan, K.A., 2011. Late Quaternary ice flow and sediment delivery through Hinlopen Trough, northern Svalbard margin: submarine landforms and depositional fan. Marine Geology, v. 284, p. 13-27.
  • Christoffersen, P., Mugford, R., Heywood, K.J., Joughin, I., Dowdeswell, J.A., Syvitski, J.P.M., Luckman, A. and Benham, T.J., 2011. Warming of waters in an East Greenland fjord prior to glacier retreat: mechanisms and connection to large-scale atmospheric forcing. The Cryosphere, v. 5, p. 701-714.
  • García, M., Ercilla, G., Alonso, B., Casas, D. and Dowdeswell, J.A., 2011. Sediment lithofacies, processes and sedimentary models in the Central Bransfield Basin, Antarctic Peninsula, since the Last Glacial Maximum. Marine Geology, v. 290, p. 1-16. doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2011.10.006
  • Jakobsson, M., Anderson, J.B., Nitsche, F., Dowdeswell, J.A., Gyllencreutz, R., Kirchner, N., Mohammad, R., O'Regan, M, Alley, R.B., Anandakrishnan, S., Eriksson, B., Kirshner, A., Fernandez, R., Stolldorf, T., Minzoni, R. and Majewski, W., 2011. Geological record of ice shelf break-up and grounding line retreat, Pine Island Bay, West Antarctica. Geology, v. 39, p. 691-694.
  • Kilfeather, A., Ó Cofaigh, C., Lloyd, J., Dowdeswell, J.A., Xu, S. and Moreton, S.G., 2011. Ice stream retreat and ice shelf history in Marguerite Trough, Antarctic Peninsula: sedimentological and foraminiferal signatures. Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 123, p. 997-1015. doi:10.1130/B30282.1
  • López-Martínez, J., Muñoz, A., Dowdeswell, J.A., Linés, C. and Acosta, J., 2011. Relict sea-floor ploughmarks record deep-keeled Antarctic icebergs to 45°S on the Argentine margin. Marine Geology, v. 288, p. 43-48.
  • Mugford, R. and Dowdeswell, J.A., 2011. Modeling glacial meltwater plume dynamics and sedimentation in high-latitude fjords. Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 116, F01023, doi:10.1029/2010JF001735.
  • Pettersson, R., Christoffersen, P., Dowdeswell, J.A., Pohjola, V., Hubbard, A. and Strozzi, T., 2011. Ice thickness and basal conditions of Vestfonna ice cap, eastern Svalbard. Geografiska Annaler, v. 93, p. 311-322. doi:10.1111/j.1468-0459.2011.00438.x
  • Robinson, P. and Dowdeswell, J.A., 2011. Submarine landforms and the behavior of a surging ice cap since the Last Glacial Maximum: the open-marine setting of eastern Austfonna, Svalbard. Marine Geology, v. 286, p. 82-94.
2010
  • Dowdeswell, J.A., Ottesen, D. and Rise, L., 2010. Rates of sediment delivery from the Fennoscandian Ice Sheet through an Ice Age. Geology, v. 38, p. 3-6. doi:10.1130/G25523.1 [Download]
  • Dowdeswell, J.A., Hogan, K.A., Evans, J., Noormets, R., Ó Cofaigh, C. and Ottesen, D., 2010. Past ice-sheet flow east of Svalbard inferred from streamlined subglacial landforms. Geology, v. 38, p. 163-166. doi:10.1130/G30621.1 [Read]
  • Dowdeswell, J.A., Evans, J. and Ó Cofaigh, C., 2010. Submarine landforms and shallow acoustic stratigraphy of a 400 km-long fjord-shelf-slope-transect, Kangerlussuaq margin, East Greenland. Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 29, p. 3359-3369. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2010.06.006
  • Dowdeswell, J.A., Jakobsson, M., Hogan, K.A., O´Regan, M., Backman, J., Evans, J., Hell, B., Löwemark, L., Marcussen, C., Noormets, R., Ó Cofaigh, C., Sellén, E. and Sölvsten, M., 2010. High-resolution geophysical observations of the Yermak Plateau and northern Svalbard margin: implications for ice-sheet grounding and deep-keeled icebergs. Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 29, p. 3518-3531. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2010.06.002
  • Dowdeswell, J.A., Dowdeswell, E.K., Williams, M. and Glazovsky, A.F., 2010. The glaciology of the Russian High Arctic from Landsat imagery. U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper, v. 1386-F, p. 94-125.
  • Graham, A.G.C., Larter, R.D., Gohl, K., Dowdeswell, J.A., Hillenbrand, C.-D., Smith, J.A., Evans, J., Kuhn, G. and Deen, T., 2010. Flow and retreat of the Late Quaternary Pine Island-Thwaites palaeo-ice stream, West Antarctica. Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 115, doi:10.1029/2009JF001482.
  • Hillenbrand, C.-D., Larter, R.D., Dowdeswell, J.A., Ehrmann, W., Ó Cofaigh, C., Benetti, S., Graham, A.G. and Grobe, H., 2010. The sedimentary legacy of a palaeo-ice stream on the shelf of the southern Bellingshausen Sea: clues to West Antarctic glacial history during the Late Quaternary. Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 29, p. 2741-2763. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2010.06.028
  • Hogan, K.A., Dowdeswell, J.A., Noormets, R., Evans, J. and Ó Cofaigh, C., 2010. Evidence for full-glacial flow and retreat of the Late Weichselian ice sheet from the waters around Kong Karls Land, eastern Svalbard. Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 29, p. 3545-3562. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2010.05.026
  • Hogan, K.A., Dowdeswell, J.A., Noormets, R., Evans, J., Ó Cofaigh, C. and Jakobsson, M., 2010. Submarine landforms and ice-sheet flow in the Kvitøya Trough, northwestern Barents Sea. Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 29, 3563-3582. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2010.08.015
  • Jakobsson, M., Nilsson, J., O'Regan, M.A., Backman, J., Löwemark, L., Dowdeswell, J.A., Colleoni, F., Marcussen, C., Anderson, L, Bjork, G., Darby, D., Eriksson, B., Hanslik, D., Hell, B., Mayer, L., Polyak, L., Sellen, E. and Wallin, A., 2010. An Arctic Ocean ice shelf during MIS 6 constrained by new geophysical and geological data. Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 29, p. 3505-3517. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2010.03.015
  • Kilfeather, A.A., Ó Cofaigh, C., Dowdeswell, J.A., van der Meer, J.J. and Evans, D.J., 2010. Micromorphological characteristics of glacimarine sediments: implications for distinguishing genetic processes of massive diamicts. Geo-Marine Letters, v. 30, p. 77-97. doi:10.1007/s00367-009-0160-8.
  • Mugford, R. and Dowdeswell, J.A., 2010. Modeling iceberg-rafted sedimentation in high-latitude fjord environments. Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 115, doi:10.1029/2009JF001564.
  • Ó Cofaigh, C., Dowdeswell, J.A., King, E., Anderson, J.B., Clark, C.D., Evans, D.J.A., Evans, J., Hindmarsh, R.C.A., Larter, R.D. and Stokes, C.R., 2010. Comment on Shaw J., Pugin, A. and Young, R. (2008): "A meltwater origin for Antarctic shelf bedforms with special attention to megalineations", Geomorphology 102, 364-375. Geomorphology, v. 117, p. 195-198. doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2009.09.036
2009
  • Evans, J., Ó Cofaigh, C., Dowdeswell, J.A. and Wadhams, P., 2009. Marine geophysical evidence for former expansion and flow of the Greenland Ice Sheet across the north-east Greenland continental shelf. Journal of Quaternary Science, v. 24, p. 279-293. doi:10.1002/jqs.1231.
  • Hillenbrand, C.D., Ehrmann, W., Larter, R.D., Benetti, S., Dowdeswell, J.A., Ó Cofaigh, C., Graham, A.G.C. and Grobe, H., 2009. Clay mineral provenance in the southern Bellingshausen Sea reveals drainage changes of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet during the Late Quaternary. Marine Geology, v. 265, p. 1-18.
  • Le Heron, D.P. and Dowdeswell, J.A., 2009. Calculating ice volumes and ice flux to constrain the dimensions of a 440 million year old North African ice sheet. Journal of the Geological Society, London, v. 166, 277-281. doi:10.1144/0016-76492008-087.
  • Mair, D., Burgess, D., Sharp, M., Dowdeswell, J.A., Benham, T., Marshall, S. and Cawkwell, F., 2009. Mass balance of the Prince of Wales Icefield, Ellesmere Island, Nunvaut, Canada. Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 114, doi:10.1029/2008JF001082.
  • Noormets, R., Dowdeswell, J.A., Larter, R.D., Ó Cofaigh, C. and Evans, J., 2009. Morphology of the upper continental slope in the Bellingshausen and Amundsen seas – implications for sedimentary processes at the shelf edge of West Antarctica. Marine Geology, v. 258, p. 100-114. doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2008.11.011
  • Ottesen, D. and Dowdeswell, J.A., 2009. An inter-ice stream glaciated margin: submarine landforms and a geomorphic model based on marine-geophysical data from Svalbard. Geological Society of America, Bulletin, v. 121, p. 1647-1665. doi:10.1130/B26467.1.
2008
  • Dowdeswell, J.A., Ottesen, D., Evans, J., Ó Cofaigh, C. and Anderson, J.B., 2008. Submarine glacial landforms and rates of ice-stream collapse. Geology, v. 36, p. 819-822. doi:10.1130/G24808A.1.
  • Dowdeswell, J.A., Ó Cofaigh, C., Noormets, R., Larter, R.D., Hillenbrand, C.-D., Benetti, S., Evans, J. and Pudsey, C.J., 2008. A major trough-mouth fan on the continental margin of the Bellingshausen Sea, West Antarctica: Belgica Fan. Marine Geology, v. 252, p. 129-140.
  • Dowdeswell, J.A., Benham, T.J., Strozzi, T. and Hagen, J.O., 2008. Iceberg calving flux and mass balance of the Austfonna ice cap on Nordaustlandet, Svalbard. Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 113, F03022, doi:10.1029/2007JF000905.
  • Dowdeswell, J.A., Evans, J., Mugford, R., Griffiths, G., McPhail, S., Millard, N., Stevenson, P., Brandon, M.A., Banks, C., Heywood, K.J., Price, M.R., Dodd, P.A., Jenkins, A., Nicholls, K.W., Hayes, D., Abrahamsen, E.P., Tyler, P., Bett, B., Jones, D., Wadhams, P., Wilkinson, J.P., Stansfield, K. and Ackley, S., 2008. Autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) and investigations of the ice-ocean interface in Antarctic and Arctic waters. Journal of Glaciology, v. 54, p. 661-672.
  • Dowdeswell, J.A., Noormets, R., Evans, J., Griffiths, G., Larter, R. and Ó Cofaigh, C., 2008. A comparison of swath-bathymetric imagery from high-latitude glacier-influenced fjords derived from AUV, ROV and shipboard systems. In Collins, K. and Griffiths, G., (Eds.), Autonomous Underwater Vehicles in Extreme Environments, p. 47-54.
  • Metz, J., Dowdeswell, J.A. and Woodworth-Lynas, C.M.T., 2008. Sea-floor scouring at the mouth of Hudson Strait by deep-keeled icebergs from the Laurentide Ice Sheet. Marine Geology, v. 253, p. 149-159.
  • Ó Cofaigh, C., Dowdeswell, J.A., Evans, J. and Larter, R.D., 2008. Geological constraints on Antarctic palaeo-ice stream retreat rates. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, v. 33, p. 513-525. doi:10.1002/esp.1669.
  • Ottesen, D., Dowdeswell, J.A., Benn, D.I., Kristensen, L., Christiansen, H.H., Christensen, O., Hansen, L., Lebesbye, E., Forwick, M., Vorren, T.O., 2008. Submarine landforms characteristic of glacier surges in two Spitsbergen fjords. Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 27, p. 1583-1599.
  • Tripati, A.K., Eagle, R.A., Morton, A., Dowdeswell, J.A., Atkinson, K.L., Bahé, Y., Dawber, C.F., Khadun, E., Shaw, R.M.L., Shorttle, O. and Thanabalasundaram, L., 2008. Evidence for glaciation in the Northern Hemisphere back to 44 Ma from ice-rafted debris in the Greenland Sea. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 265, p. 112-122.
  • Williamson, S.N., Sharp, M.J., Dowdeswell, J.A. and Benham, T.J., 2008. Iceberg calving rates from northern Ellesmere Island ice caps, Canadian Arctic, 1999-2003. Journal of Glaciology, v. 54, p. 391-400.
2007
  • Dowdeswell, J.A. and Bamber, J.L., 2007. Keel depths of modern Antarctic icebergs and implications for sea-floor scouring in the geological record. Marine Geology, v. 243, p. 120-131.
  • Dowdeswell, J.A., Ottesen, D., Rise, L. and Craig, J., 2007. Identification and preservation of landforms diagnostic of past ice-sheet activity on continental shelves from three-dimensional seismic evidence. Geology, v. 35, p. 359-362. doi:10.1130/G23200A.1.
  • Dowdeswell, E.K., Dowdeswell, J.A. and Calkwell, F., 2007. On the glaciers of Bylot Island, Nunavut, Arctic Canada. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research, v. 39, p. 402-411.
  • Ó Cofaigh, C., Evans, J., Dowdeswell, J.A. and Larter, R.D., 2007. Till characteristics, genesis and transport beneath Antarctic paleo-ice streams. Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 112, F03006, doi:101029/2006JF000606.
  • Ottesen, D., Dowdeswell, J.A., Landvik, J.Y. and Mienert, J., 2007. Dynamics of the Late Weichselian ice sheet on Svalbard inferred from high-resolution sea-floor morphology. Boreas, v. 36, p. 286-306. doi:10.1080/0300948070120378
  • Shepherd, A., Du, Z., Benham, T.J., Dowdeswell, J.A. and Morris, E.M., 2007. Mass balance of Devon Ice Cap, Arctic Canada. Annals of Glaciology, v. 46, p. 249-254.
  • Walker, D.P., Brandon, M.A., Jenkins, A., Allen, J.T., Dowdeswell, J.A. and Evans, J., 2007. Oceanic heat transport onto the Amundsen Sea shelf through a submarine glacial trough. Geophysical Research Letters, v. 34, L02602, doi:10.1029/2006GL028154.
2006
  • Dowdeswell, J.A., 2006. A changing Greenland Ice Sheet and global sea-level rise. Science, v. 311, p. 963-964.
  • Dowdeswell, J.A., 2006. Ice sheets and marine sedimentation on high-latitude continental margins. In Knight, P.G., (Ed.), Glacier Science and Environmental Change, p. 153-159. Blackwell, Oxford.
  • Dowdeswell, J.A., Ottesen, D. and Rise, L., 2006. Flow-switching and large-scale deposition by ice streams draining former ice sheets. Geology, v. 34, p. 313-316.
  • Dowdeswell, J.A., Evans, J., Ó Cofaigh, C. and Anderson, J.B., 2006. Morphology and sedimentary processes on the continental slope off Pine Island Bay, Amundsen Sea, West Antarctica. Geological Society of America, Bulletin, v. 118, p. 606-619.
  • Bamber, J.L., Krabill, W.B., Raper, V., Dowdeswell, J.A., and Oerlemans, J., 2006. Elevation changes measured on Svalbard glaciers and ice caps from airborne laser data. Annals of Glaciology, v. 42, p. 202-208.
  • Bassford, R.P., Siegert, M.J., Dowdeswell, J.A., Oerlemans, J., Glazovsky, A.F. and Macheret, Y.Y., 2006. Quantifying the mass balance of ice caps on Severnaya Zemlya, Russian High Arctic. I: Climate and mass balance of the Vavilov Ice Cap. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research, v. 38, p. 1-12.
  • Bassford, R.P., Siegert, M.J. and Dowdeswell, J.A., 2006. Quantifying the mass balance of ice caps on Severnaya Zemlya, Russian High Arctic. II: Modeling the flow of the Vavilov Ice Cap under the present climate. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research, v. 38, p. 13-20.
  • Bassford, R.P., Siegert, M.J. and Dowdeswell, J.A., 2006. Quantifying the mass balance of ice caps on Severnaya Zemlya, Russian High Arctic. III: Sensitivity of ice caps in Severnaya Zemlya to future climate change. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research, v. 38, p. 21-33.
  • Evans, J., Dowdeswell, J.A., Ó Cofaigh, C., Benham, T.J. and Anderson, J.B., 2006. Extent and dynamics of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet on the outer continental shelf of Pine Island Bay, Amundsen Sea, during the last deglaciation. Marine Geology, v. 230, p. 53-72.
  • Ó Cofaigh, C., Dowdeswell, J.A. and Kenyon, N.H., 2006. Geophysical investigations of a high-latitude submarine channel system and associated channel-mouth lobe in the Lofoten Basin, Polar North Atlantic. Marine Geology, v. 226, p. 41-50. doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2005.09.014.
  • Oerlemans, J., Bassford, R.P., Chapman, W., Dowdeswell, J.A., Glazovsky, A.F., Hagen, J.O., Melvold, K., de Wildt, M.R. and van de Wal, R.S.W., 2006. Estimating the contribution of Arctic glaciers to sea-level change in the next hundred years. Annals of Glaciology, v. 42, p. 230-236.
  • Ottesen, D. and Dowdeswell, J.A., 2006. Assemblages of submarine landforms produced by tidewater glaciers in Svalbard. Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 111, F01016, doi:10.1029/2005JF000330.
  • Ward, C. and Dowdeswell, J.A., 2006. On the meteorological instruments and observations made during the 19th Century exploration of the Canadian Northwest Passage. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research, v. 38, p. 454-464.
2005
  • Ó Cofaigh, C., Dowdeswell, J.A., Allen, C.S., Hiemstra, J., Pudsey, C.J., Evans, J. and Evans, D.J.A., 2005. Flow dynamics and till genesis associated with a marine-based Antarctic palaeo-ice stream. Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 24, p. 709-740.
  • Ottesen, D., Dowdeswell, J.A. and Rise, L., 2005. Submarine landforms and the reconstruction of fast-flowing ice streams within a large Quaternary ice sheet: the 2,500 km-long Norwegian-Svalbard margin (57º to 80ºN). Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 117, p. 1033-1050. doi:10.1130/25577.1.
  • Burgess, D.O., Sharp, M., Mair, D.W.F., Dowdeswell, J.A. and Benham, T.J., 2005. Flow dynamics and iceberg calving rates of the Devon Ice Cap, Nunavut, Canada. Journal of Glaciology, v. 51, p. 219-230.
  • Ó Cofaigh, C., Larter, R.D., Dowdeswell, J.A., Hillenbrand, C.D., Pudsey, C.J. and Evans, J., In Press. Flow of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet on the continental margin of the Bellingshausen Sea at the Last Glacial Maximum. Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 110, B11103, doi 10.1029/2005JB003619.
  • Siegert, M.J., Pokar, M., Dowdeswell, J.A. and Benham, T.J., 2005. Radio-echo layering in West Antarctica. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, v. 30, p. 1583-1591.
2004
  • Dowdeswell, J.A., 2004a. Floods. In Harrison, S., Pile, S. and Thrift, N.J., (Eds.), Patterned Ground, 156-157. Reaktion, London.
  • Dowdeswell, J.A., 2004b. Oceans. In Harrison, S., Pile, S. and Thrift, N.J., (Eds.), Patterned Ground, 113-115. Reaktion, London.
  • Dowdeswell, J.A. and Evans, S., 2004. Investigations of the form and flow of ice sheets and glaciers using radio-echo sounding. Reports on Progress in Physics, v. 67, p. 1821-1861.
  • Dowdeswell, J.A. and Hagen, J.O., 2004. Arctic glaciers and ice caps. In Bamber, J.L. and Payne, A.J., (Eds.), Mass Balance of the Cryosphere, p. 527-557, Cambridge University Press.
  • Dowdeswell, J.A., Benham, T.J., Gorman, M.R., Burgess, D. and Sharp, M.J., 2004. Form and flow of the Devon Island Ice Cap, Canadian Arctic. Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 109, F02002, doi:10.1029/2003JF000095.
  • Dowdeswell, J.A., Ó Cofaigh, C. and Pudsey, C.J., 2004a. Thickness and extent of the subglacial till layer beneath an Antarctic paleo-ice stream. Geology, v. 32, p. 13-16.
  • Dowdeswell, J.A., Ó Cofaigh, C. and Pudsey, C.J., 2004b. Continental slope morphology and sedimentary processes at the mouth of an Antarctic palaeo-ice stream. Marine Geology, v. 204, p. 203-214.
  • Bamber, J.L., Krabill, W.B., Raper, V. and Dowdeswell, J.A., 2004. Anomalous growth of part of a large Arctic ice cap: Austfonna, Svalbard. Geophysical Research Letters, v. 31, L12402, doi.10.1029/2004Gl019667.
  • Evans, J., Dowdeswell, J.A. and Ó Cofaigh, C., 2004. Late Quaternary submarine bedforms and ice-sheet flow in Gerlache Strait and on the adjacent continental shelf, Antarctic Peninsula. Journal of Quaternary Science, v. 19, p. 397-407.
  • Hodgkins, R., Tranter, M. and Dowdeswell, J.A., 2004. The characteristics and formation of a high-Arctic proglacial icing. Geografiska Annaler, v. 86A, p. 265-275.
  • Hubberten, H.W., Andreev, A., Astakhov, V.I., Demidov, I., Dowdeswell, J.A., Henriksen, M., Hjort, C., Houmark-Nielsen, M., Jakobsson, M., Larsen, E., Lunkka, J.P., Lyså, A., Mangerud, J., Möller, P., Saarnisto, M., Schirrmeister, L., Sher, A.V., Siegert, C., Siegert, M.J. and Svendsen, J.I., 2004. The periglacial climate and environment in Northern Eurasia during the last glaciation. Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 23, p. 1333-1351.
  • Ó Cofaigh, C., Dowdeswell, J.A., Kenyon, N.H., Evans, J., Taylor, J., Mienert, J. and Wilken, M., 2004. Timing and significance of glacially-influenced mass wasting in the submarine channels of the Greenland Basin. Marine Geology, v. 207, p. 39-54.
  • Siegert, M.J. and Dowdeswell, J.A., 2004. Numerical reconstructions of the Eurasian ice sheet and climate during the Late Weichselian. Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 23, p. 1273-1283.
  • Svendsen, J.I., Alexanderson, H., Astakhov, V.I., Demidov, I., Dowdeswell, J.A., Funder, S., Gataullin, V., Henriksen, M., Hjort, C., Houmark-Nielsen, M., Hubberten, H.W., Ingólfsson, O., Jakobsson, M., Kjær, K.H., Larsen, E., Lokrantz, H., Lunkka, J.P., Lyså, A., Mangerud, J., Matioushkov, A., Murray, A., Möller, P., Niessen, F., Nikolskaya, O., Polyak, L., Saarnisto, M., Siegert, C., Siegert, M.J., Spielhagen, R.F. and Stein, R., 2004. Late Quaternary ice-sheet history of Northern Eurasia. Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 23, p. 1229-1271.
2003
  • Dowdeswell, J.A. and Benham, T.J., 2003. A surge of Perseibreen, Svalbard, examined using aerial photographs and ASTER high-resolution satellite imagery. Polar Research, v. 22, p. 373-383.
  • Dowdeswell, J.A., Kenyon, N.H. and Taylor, J., 2003. GLORIA long-range side-scan sonar mosaic of the North Norwegian margin (67-75ºN). In Mienert, J. and Weaver, P., (Eds.), European Margin Sediment Dynamics, p. 31-36, Springer.
  • Benham, T.J. and Dowdeswell, J.A., 2003. A simple visualisation method for distinguishing between subglacial-bed and side-wall returns in radio-echo records from outlet and valley glaciers. Journal of Glaciology, v. 49, p. 463-468.
  • Copland, L., Sharp, M. and Dowdeswell, J.A., 2003. The distribution and flow characteristics of surge-type glaciers in the Canadian High Arctic. Annals of Glaciology, v. 36, p. 73-81.
  • Hagen, J.O., Melvold, K., Pinglot, F. and Dowdeswell, J.A., 2003. On the net mass balance of the glaciers and ice caps in Svalbard, Norwegian Arctic. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research, v. 35, p. 264-270.
  • Mienert, J., Dowdeswell, J.A. and Taylor, J., 2003. The Haakon Mosby Mud Volcano. In Mienert, J. and Weaver, P., (Eds.), European Margin Sediment Dynamics, p. 119-124, Springer.
  • Ó Cofaigh, C., Taylor, J., Dowdeswell, J.A. and Pudsey, C.J., 2003. Palaeo-ice streams, trough-mouth fans and high-latitude continental slope sedimentation. Boreas, v. 32, p. 37-55.
  • Taylor, J., Dowdeswell, J.A. and Kenyon, N.H., 2003. Large-scale slides on the North Norwegian margin imaged by GLORIA. In Mienert, J. and Weaver, P., (Eds.), European Margin Sediment Dynamics, p. 37-45, Springer.
  • Taylor, J., Dowdeswell, J.A. and Kenyon, N.H., 2003. Morphology and acoustic character of the middle and lower North Sea Fan. In Mienert, J. and Weaver, P., (Eds.), European Margin Sediment Dynamics, p. 71-76, Springer.
  • Taylor, J., Dowdeswell, J.A. and Kenyon, N.H., 2003. Canyon and channel systems in the Lofoten Basin, Norwegian margin. In Mienert, J. and Weaver, P., (Eds.), European Margin Sediment Dynamics, p. 93-98, Springer.
  • Taylor, J., Dowdeswell, J.A. and Kenyon, N.H., 2003. Debris-flow activity on the Bear Island Trough Mouth Fan from GLORIA and 3.5 kHz records. In Mienert, J. and Weaver, P., (Eds.), European Margin Sediment Dynamics, p. 77-82, Springer.
  • Taylor, J., Dowdeswell, J.A., Kenyon, N.H., Whittington, R.J. and Mienert, J., 2003. Long-range side-scan sonar imagery of the North Faeroes margin. In Mienert, J. and Weaver, P., (Eds.), European Margin Sediment Dynamics, p. 133-138, Springer.
  • Taylor, J., Dowdeswell, J.A., Kenyon, N.H., Nielsen, T., Kuijpers, A., van Weering, T.C.E. and Ivanov, M., 2003. A major channel system on the North Faeroes margin from side-scan sonar records. In Mienert, J. and Weaver, P., (Eds.), European Margin Sediment Dynamics, p. 139-144, Springer.
  • Vorren, T.O. Sjerup, H.P. and Dowdeswell, J.A., 2003. The Norwegian Margin. In Mienert, J. and Weaver, P., (Eds.), European Margin Sediment Dynamics, p. 19-30, Springer.
2002
  • Dowdeswell, J.A. and Elverhøi, A., 2002. The timing of initiation of fast-flowing ice streams during a glacial cycle inferred from glacimarine sedimentation. Marine Geology, v. 188, p. 3-14.
  • Dowdeswell, J.A., Bassford, R.P., Gorman, M.R., Williams, M., Glazovsky, A.F., Macheret, Y.Y., Shepherd, A.P., Vasilenko, Y.V., Savatyuguin, L.M., Hubberten, H.-W. and Miller, H., 2002. Form and flow of the Academy of Sciences Ice Cap, Severnaya Zemlya, Russian High Arctic. Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 107, 10.1029/2000/JB000129.
  • Dowdeswell, J.A., Ó Cofaigh, C., Taylor, J., Kenyon, N.H., Mienert, J. and Wilken, M., 2002. On the architecture of high-latitude continental margins: the influence of ice-sheet and sea-ice processes in the Polar North Atlantic. In Dowdeswell, J.A. and Ó Cofaigh, C., (Editors), Glacier-Influenced Sedimentation on High-Latitude Continental Margins, Geological Society, London, Special Publication, 203, p. 33-54.
  • Dowdeswell, J.A. and Siegert, M.J., 2002. The physiography of modern Antarctic subglacial lakes. Global and Planetary Change, v. 35, p. 221-236.
  • Evans, J., Dowdeswell, J.A., Grobe, H., Niessen, F., Stein, R., Hubberten, H.-W., and Whittington, R.J., 2002. Late Quaternary sedimentation in Kejser Franz Joseph Fjord and the continental margin of East Greenland. In Dowdeswell, J.A. and Ó Cofaigh, C., (Editors), Glacier-Influenced Sedimentation on High-Latitude Continental Margins, Geological Society, London, Special Publication, 203, 149-179.
  • Ó Cofaigh, C., Pudsey, C.J., Dowdeswell, J.A. and Morris, P., 2002. Evolution of subglacial bedforms along a paleo-ice stream, Antarctic Peninsula continental shelf. Geophysical Research Letters, v. 29 - 10.1029/2001. GL014488.
  • Ó Cofaigh, C., Taylor, J., Dowdeswell, J.A., Rosell-Mele, A., Kenyon, N.H., Evans, J. and Mienert, J., 2002. Sediment reworking on high-latitude continental margins and its implications for palaeoceanographic studies: insights from the Norwegian-Greenland Sea. In Dowdeswell, J.A. and Ó Cofaigh, C., (Editors), Glacier-Influenced Sedimentation on High-Latitude Continental Margins, Geological Society, London, Special Publication, 203, p. 325-348.
  • Ottesen, D., Dowdeswell, J.A., Rise, L., Rokoengen, K. & Henriksen, S., 2002. Large-scale morphological evidence for past ice-stream flow on the mid-Norwegian continental margin. In Dowdeswell, J.A. and Ó Cofaigh, C., (Editors), Glacier-Influenced Sedimentation on High-Latitude Continental Margins, Geological Society, London, Special Publication, 203, p. 245-258.
  • Siegert, M.J. and Dowdeswell, J.A., 2002. Late Weichselian iceberg, meltwater and sediment production from the Eurasian Ice Sheet: results from numerical ice-sheet modelling. Marine Geology, v. 188, p. 109-127.
  • Siegert, M.J., Dowdeswell, J.A., Svendsen, J.I. and Elverhøi, A., 2002. The Eurasian Arctic during the last Ice Age. American Scientist, v. 90, p. 32-39.
  • Talling, P.J., Peakall, J., Sparks, R.S.J., Ó Cofaigh, C., Dowdeswell, J.A., Felix, M., Wynn, R.B., Baas, J.H., Hogg, A.J., Masson, D.G., Taylor, J. and Weaver, P.P.E., 2002. Experimental constraints on shear mixing rates and processes: implications for the dilution of submarine debris flows. In Dowdeswell, J.A. and Ó Cofaigh, C., (Editors), Glacier-Influenced Sedimentation on High-Latitude Continental Margins, Geological Society, London, Special Publication, 203, 89-103.
  • Taylor, J., Dowdeswell, J.A. and Siegert, M.J., 2002. Depositional processes, fluxes, and sediment volumes on the margins of the Norwegian Sea (62-75°N). Marine Geology, v. 188, p. 61-77.
  • Taylor, J., Dowdeswell, J.A., Kenyon, N.H. and Ó Cofaigh, C., 2002. Late Quaternary architecture of trough-mouth fans: debris flows and suspended sediments on the Norwegian margin. In Dowdeswell, J.A. and Ó Cofaigh, C., (Editors), Glacier-Influenced Sedimentation on High-Latitude Continental Margins, Geological Society, London, Special Publication, 203, p. 55-71.
2001
  • Ó Cofaigh, C. and Dowdeswell, J.A., 2001. Laminated sediments in glacimarine environments: diagnostic criteria for their interpretation. Quaternary Science Reviews, 20, 1411-1436.
  • Ó Cofaigh, C., Dowdeswell, J.A. and Grobe, H., 2001. Holocene glacimarine sedimentation, inner Scoresby Sund, East Greenland: the influence of fast-flowing ice sheet outlet glaciers. Marine Geology, v. 175, p. 103-129.
  • Ó Cofaigh, C., Dowdeswell, J.A. and Pudsey, C.J., 2001. Late Quaternary iceberg-rafting along the Antarctic Peninsula continental rise and in the Weddell and Scotia seas. Quaternary Research, v. 56, p. 308-321.
  • Williams, M. and Dowdeswell, J.A., 2001. Historical fluctuations of the Matusevich Ice Shelf, Severnaya Zemlya, Russian High Arctic. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research, v. 33, p. 211-222.
  • Dowdeswell, J.A., Whittington, R.J., Jennings, A.E., Andrews, J.T., Mackensen, A. and Marienfeld, P., 2000. An origin for laminated glacimarine sediments through sea-ice build-up and suppressed iceberg rafting. Sedimentology, v. 47, p. 557-576.
2000 and earlier
  • Sutcliffe, O.E., Dowdeswell, J.A., Whittington, R.J., Theron, J.N. and Craig, J., 2000. Calibrating the late Ordovician glaciation and mass extinction by the eccentricity cycles of the Earth's orbit. Geology, v. 28, p. 967-970.
  • Taylor, J., Dowdeswell, J.A. and Kenyon, N.H., 2000. Canyons and Late Quaternary sedimentation on the North Norwegian margin. Marine Geology, v. 166, p. 1-9
  • Dowdeswell, J.A., Elverhøi, A., Andrews, J.T. and Hebbeln, D., 1999. Asynchronous deposition of ice-rafted layers in the Nordic seas and North Atlantic Ocean. Nature, v. 400, p. 348-351.
  • Dowdeswell, J.A. and Siegert, M.J., 1999a. The dimensions and topographic setting of Antarctic subglacial lakes and implications for large-scale water storage beneath continental ice sheets. Geological Society of America, Bulletin, v. 111, p. 254-263
  • Dowdeswell, J.A. and Siegert, M.J., 1999b. Ice-sheet numerical modeling and marine geophysical measurements of glacier-derived sedimentation on the Eurasian Arctic continental margins. Geological Society of America, Bulletin, v. 111, p. 1080-1097.
  • Dowdeswell, J.A., Unwin, B., Nuttall, A.-M. and Wingham, D.J., 1999. Velocity structure, flow instability and mass flux on a large Arctic ice cap from satellite radar interferometry. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 167, p. 131-140.
  • Siegert, M.J., Dowdeswell, J.A. and Melles, M., 1999. Late Weichselian glaciation of the Russian High Arctic. Quaternary Research, v. 52, p. 273-285.
  • Svendsen, J.I., Astakov, V.I., Bolshiyanov, D.Y., Dowdeswell, J.A., Gataullin, V., Hjort, C., Hubberten, H., Larsen, E., Mangerud, J., Moller, P., Saarnisto, M. and Siegert, M.J., 1999. Maximum extent of the Eurasian ice sheets in the Barents and Kara Sea region during the Weichselian. Boreas, v. 28, p. 234-242.
  • Dowdeswell, J.A., Elverhøi, A. and Spielhagen R., 1998. Glacimarine sedimentary processes and facies on the Polar North Atlantic margins. Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 17, p. 243-272.
  • Siegert, M.J., Hodgkins, R. and Dowdeswell, J.A., 1998. A chronology for the Dome C deep ice-core site through radio-echo layer correlation with the Vostok ice core, Antarctica. Geophysical Research Letters, v. 25, p. 1019-1022.
  • Dowdeswell, J.A. and Williams, M., 1997. Surge-type glaciers in the Russian High Arctic identified from digital satellite imagery. Journal of Glaciology, v. 43, p. 489-494.
  • Dowdeswell, J.A., Hagen, J.O., Björnsson, H., Glazovsky, A.F., Harrison, W.D., Holmlund, P., Jania, J., Koerner, R.M., Lefauconnier, B., Ommanney, C.S.L. and Thomas, R.H., 1997. The mass balance of circum-Arctic glaciers and recent climate change. Quaternary Research, v. 48, p. 1-14.
  • Dowdeswell, J.A., Kenyon, N.H. and Laberg, J.S., 1997. The glacier-influenced Scoresby Sund Fan, East Greenland continental margin: evidence from GLORIA and 3.5 kHz records. Marine Geology. v. 143, p. 207-221.
  • Dowdeswell, J.A. and Powell, R.D., 1996. Submersible remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) for investigations of the glacier-ocean-sediment interface. Journal of Glaciology, v. 42, p. 176-183.
  • Dowdeswell, J.A., Kenyon, N.H., Elverhøi, A., Laberg, J.S., Hollender, F.-J., Mienert, J. and Siegert, M.J., 1996. Large-scale sedimentation on the glacier-influenced Polar North Atlantic margins: long-range side-scan sonar evidence. Geophysical Research Letters, v. 23, p. 3535-3538.
  • Dowdeswell, J.A., 1995. Glaciers in the High Arctic and recent environmental change. Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society, Series A, v. 352, p. 321-334.
  • Dowdeswell, J.A. and White, J.W.C., 1995. Greenland ice core records and rapid climate change. Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society, Series A, v. 352, p. 359-371.
  • Dowdeswell, J.A., Hodgkins, R., Nuttall, A-M., Hagen, J.O. and Hamilton, G.S., 1995. Mass balance change as a control on the frequency and occurrence of glacier surges in Svalbard, Norwegian High Arctic. Geophysical Research Letters, v. 122, p. 2909-2912.
  • Dowdeswell, J.A., Maslin, M.A., Andrews, J.T. and McCave, I.N., 1995. Iceberg production, debris rafting, and the extent and thickness of Heinrich layers (H-1, H-2) in North Atlantic sediments. Geology, v. 23, p. 301-304.
  • Dowdeswell, J.A., Whittington, R.J. and Marienfeld, P., 1994. The origin of massive diamicton facies by iceberg rafting and scouring, Scoresby Sund, East Greenland. Sedimentology, v. 41, p. 21-35.
  • Dowdeswell, J.A., Villinger, H., Whittington, R.J. and Marienfeld, P., 1993. Iceberg scouring in Scoresby Sund and on the East Greenland continental shelf. Marine Geology, v. 111, p. 37-53.
  • Dowdeswell, J.A., Whittington, R.J. and Hodgkins, R., 1992. The sizes, frequencies and freeboards of East Greenland icebergs observed using ship radar and sextant. Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 97, p. 3515-3528.
  • Murray, T. and Dowdeswell, J.A., 1992. Water throughflow and the physical effects of deformation on sedimentary glacier beds. Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 97, p. 8993-9002.
  • Sexton, D.J., Dowdeswell, J.A., Solheim, A. and Elverhøi, A., 1992. Seismic architecture and sedimentation in north-west Spitsbergen fjords. Marine Geology, v. 103, p. 53-68.
  • Dowdeswell, J.A. and Cromack, M., 1991. Behavior of a glacier-derived suspended sediment plume in a small Arctic inlet. Journal of Geology, v. 99, p. 111-123.
  • Dowdeswell, J.A., Hamilton, G.S. and Hagen, J.O., 1991. The duration of the active phase on surge-type glaciers: contrasts between Svalbard and other regions. Journal of Glaciology, v. 37, p. 388-400.
  • Dowdeswell, J.A., 1990. Dynamic former ice sheets. Nature, v. 346, p. 795-796.
  • Dowdeswell, J.A. and Collin, R.L., 1990. Fast-flowing outlet glaciers on Svalbard ice caps. Geology, v. 18, p. 778-781
  • Dowdeswell, J.A. and Murray, T., 1990. Modelling rates of sedimentation from icebergs. In Dowdeswell, J.A. and Scourse, J.D., (Editors), Glacimarine Environments: Processes and Sediments, Geological Society, London, Special Publication No. 53, p. 121-137.
  • Dowdeswell, J.A., Drewry, D.J. and Simoes, J.C., 1990. Comments on: "6000-year climate records in an ice core from the Høghetta Ice Dome in northern Spitsbergen". Journal of Glaciology, v. 36, p. 353-356.

External activities

  • UK National Antarctic Research Committee - Chair (2002-2006)
  • UK Alternate Delegate to the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) (2002-2006)
  • UK Member of the Council of the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) (2002-2005)
  • NERC Peer Review College, Member (2002-2005)
  • Geological Society - Chair of Marine Studies Group Committee (2002-2005)
  • Head of the Glaciers and Ice Sheets Division of the International Commission for Snow and Ice (ICSI) (1999-)
  • Member of Editorial Boards; Geology, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, Polar Record, Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
  • International Glaciological Society - Chair of Publications Committee (1995-2002)
  • Chair of Steering Committee for NERC British Ocean Sediment Core Repository (BOSCOR) facility (1999-2002).
  • NERC-nominated British representative on the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) working groups on Arctic Glaciers (1992-).
  • Member of NERC Earth Sciences Peer Review Group (1996-2000).
  • Member of NERC Earth Science and Technology Board (1997-2000)
  • Member of NERC Polar Science and Technology Board (1995-1997).