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This page is a directory of all the publications produced from within our research group. They are organised according to the research themes; Thermal and mechanical processes at the beds of cold glaciers; Quaternary Geomorphology of the Southern Alps; Climate and Glaciers Interaction, as well as an Other section. Publications are listed with the most recent first.

Thermal and mechanical processes at the beds of cold glaciers

fall from Wright Lower Glacier ice cliff

Fitzsimons, S.J. and Lorrain, R. Subglacial Processes.In Singh, V. P.; Singh, P.; Haritashya, U.K. (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Snow, Ice and Glaciers, Springer ISBN: 978-90-481-2643-9 (2011)

Lorrain, R. and Fitzsimons, S.J. Cold-based glaciers. In Singh, V. P.; Singh, P.; Haritashya, U.K. (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Snow, Ice and Glaciers, Springer ISBN: 978-90-481-2643-9 (2011)

Barker, J.D., Klassen, J.L., Sharp, M.J, Fitzsimons, S.J. and Turner, R,J. Detecting biogeochemical activity in basal ice using fluorescence spectroscopy. Annals of Glaciology 51, 47-55. (2010)

Hambrey, M.J. and Fitzsimons, S.J. Development of sediment-landform associations at cold glacier margins, Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Sedimentology doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3091.2009.01123  (2010)

Samyn, D., Fitzsimons, S. and Lorrain, R. 2009. Rotating micro-structures in Antarctic cold basal ice: implications for glacier flow and its interpretation. International Journal of Earth Science, doi 10.1007/s00531-009-0478-5. [abstract] [pdf]

Mager, S., Fitzsimons, S., Frew, R., Samyn, D. and Lorrain, R. 2009. Composition and origin of amber ice and its influence on the behaviour of cold glaciers in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Journal of Glaciology, 55 (190) 363-372. [abstract] [pdf]

Samyn, D., Svensson, A. and Fitzsimons, S. 2008. Dynamic implications of discontinuous recrystallization in cold basal ice: Taylor Glacier, Antarctica. Journal of Geophysical Research, 113, F03S90, doi: 10.1029/2006JF000600. [abstract] [pdf]

Fitzsimons, S. J., Webb, N., Mager, S., MacDonell, S., Lorrain, R., Samyn, D. 2008. Mechanisms of basal ice formation in polar glaciers: an evaluation of the apron entrainment model. Journal of Geophysical Research 113, F02010, doi: 10.1029/2006JF000698. [abstract] [pdf]

Barker, J. D., Sharp, M. J., Fitzsimons, S. J. and Turner, R. J. 2006. Abundance and dynamics of dissolved organic carbon in glacier systems. Arctic, Alpine and Antarctic Research 38 (2) 163-172.  [abstract] [pdf]

Fitzsimons, S. J. 2006. Glacial Geology. In: Riffenburgh, B. (ed.) Encyclopedia of the Antarctic, Routledge, 461-463.

Fitzsimons, S.J. 2006. Mechanical behaviour and structure of the debris-rich basal ice layer. In: Knight, P. (ed.) Glacier Science and Environmental Change. Blackwell, Oxford. 329-335. [abstract]

Samyn, D., Fitzsimons, S., Lorrain, R. 2005. Strain-induced phase changes within cold basal ice from Taylor Glacier, Antarctica, indicated by textural and gas analyses. Journal of Glaciology, 51 (175), 611-619. [abstract] [pdf]

Samyn, D., Svensson A., Fitzsimons, S., Lorrain, R. 2005b. Ice crystal properties of amber ice and strain enhancement at the base of cold Antarctic glaciers. Annals of Glaciology, 40, 185-190. [abstract]  [pdf]

Souchez, R. Samyn, D., Lorrain, R., Pattyn, F. and Fitzsimons, S. 2004. An isotopic model for basal freeze-on associated with subglacial upward flow of pore water. Geophysical Research Letters 31, L02401. [abstract] [pdf] doi:10.1029/2003GL018861

Fitzsimons, S.J. 2003. Ice-marginal terrestrial landsystems: polar continental glacier margins. In Evans, D.J.A. (ed.) Glacial landsystems. Arnold, London, UK. 89-110. [abstract]

Sleewaegen, S., Samyn, D., Fitzsimons, S.J. and Lorrain, R.D. 2003. Equifinality of basal ice facies from an Antarctic cold-based glacier. Annals of Glaciology 37, 257-262. [abstract] [pdf]

Lorrain, R., Sleewaegen, S., Fitzsimons, S. and Stiévenard, M. 2002. Ice formation in an Antarctic glacier-dammed lake and implications for glacier-lake Interactions. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 34 (2), 150-158. [abstract] [pdf]

Sleewaegen, S., Lorrain, R., Offer, Z., Azmon, E., Fitzsimons, S. and Souchez, R. 2002. Trapping of aeolian sediments and build-up of the ice cover of a dry-based antarctic lake. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 27 (3), 307-315. [abstract] [pdf] doi:10.1002/esp.320

Fitzsimons, S.J. 2001. Glaciers and Ice shelves. In: Waterhouse, E. (ed.) Ross Sea Region: A state of the environment report for the Ross Sea Region of Antarctica. New Zealand Antarctic Institute, Christchurch, N.Z., 4.1 - 4.15.

Fitzsimons, S.J., McManus, K.J., Sirota, P. and Lorrain, R.D. 2001. Direct shear tests of material from a cold glacier: implications for landform development. Quaternary International 86, 129-137. [abstract] [pdf] doi:10.1016/S1040-6182 (01)00055-6

Fitzsimons, S.J., Lorrain, R.D. and Vandergoes, M.J. 2000. Behaviour of subglacial sediment and basal ice in a cold glacier. In: Maltman, A.J., Hubbard, B., Hambrey, M.J. (eds) Deformation of Glacial Materials. Geological Society London, Special Publications 176, 181-190.

Wright Valley, AntarcticaFitzsimons, S.J., McManus, K.J. and Lorrain, R.D. 1999. Structure and strength of basal ice and substrate of a dry-based glacier: evidence for substrate deformation at sub-freezing temperatures. Annals of Glaciology 28, 236-240. [abstract] [pdf]

Hooker, B.L., Fitzsimons, S.J. and Morgan, R.K. 1999. Chemical characteristics and origin of clear basal ice facies in dry-based glaciers, South Victoria Land, Antarctica. Global and Planetary Change 22, 29-38. [abstract] [pdf] doi:10.1016/ S0921-8181(99)00022-3

Lorrain, R.D., Fitzsimons, S.J., Vandergoes, M.J. and Stiévenard, M. 1999. Ice composition evidence for the formation of basal ice from lake water beneath a cold-based Antarctic glacier. Annals of Glaciology 28, 277-281. [abstract] [pdf]

Fitzsimons, S.J. 1997a. Depositional models for moraine formation in East Antarctic coastal oases. Journal of Glaciology 43 (144), 256-264. [abstract] [pdf]

Fitzsimons, S.J. 1997b. Entrainment of glaciomarine sediments and formation of thrust-block moraines at the marine of Sørsdale Glacier, East Antarctica. Earth Surface Proccesses and Landforms 22 (2), 175-187. [abstract] [pdf] doi:10.1002/(SICI) 1096-9837(199702)22:2 < 175::AID-ESP694>3.0.CO;2-G

Fitzsimons, S.J. 1996a. Formation of thrust-block moraines at the margins of dry-based glaciers, south Victoria Land, Antarctica. Annals of Glaciology 22, 68-74. [abstract] [pdf]

Fitzsimons, S.J. 1996b. Paraglacial redistribution of glacial sediments in the Vestfold Hills, East Antarctica. Geomorphology 15, 93-108. [abstract] [pdf] doi:10.1016/0169- 555X(95)00122-L

Humphreys, K.A. and Fitzsimons, S.J. 1996. Landform and sediment associations of dry-based glaciers in arid polar environments. Zietschrift fur Geomorphologie Supplement bd. 105, 21-33.

Fitzsimons, S.J. and Colhoun, E.A. 1995. Form, structure and stability of the margin of the Antarctic ice sheet, Vestfold Hills and Bunger Hills, East Antarctica. Antarctic Science 7 (2), 171-179. [abstract] [pdf] doi:10.1017/S095410209500023X

Fitzsimons, S.J. 1991. Supraglacial eskers in Antarctica. Geomorphology 4 (3-4), 293-286. [abstract] [pdf] doi:10.1016/0169-555X(91)90011-X

Fitzsimons, S.J. 1990. Ice-marginal depositional processes in a polar maritime environment, Vestfold Hills, Antarctica. Journal of Glaciology 36 (124), 279-286. [abstract]


Quaternary Geomorphology of the Southern Alps

Wright Valley, Antarctica 

Anderson, B., Mackintosh, A., Stumm, D., George, L., Kerr, T., Winter-Billington, A. and Fitzsimons, S. Climate sensitivity of a high-precipitation glacier in New Zealand. Journal of Glaciology, 56 (195) 114-128. (2010)

Mager, S. and Fitzsimons, S. 2007. Formation of glaciolacustrine Late Pleistocene end moraines in the Tasman Valley, New Zealand. Quaternary Science Reviews 26 (5-6), 743-758. doi:10.1016/j.quatscirev. 2006.11.012. [abstract] [pdf]

Vandergoes, M.J., Newnham, R.M., Preusser, F., Hendy, C.H., Lowell, T.V., Fitzsimons, S.J., Hogg, A.G., Kasper, H.U. and Schluchter, C. 2005. Regional insolation forcing of late Quaternary climate change in the Southern Hemisphere. Nature 436, 242-245. [abstract] [pdf] doi: 10.1038/nature03826

Vandergoes, M.J., and Fitzsimons, S.J., 2003. The Last Glacial-Interglacial Transition (LGIT) in south Westland, New Zealand: paleoecological insight into mid-latitude Southern Hemisphere climate change Quaternary Science Reviews 22 (14), 1461-1476. [abstract] [pdf] doi:10.1016/S0277-3791(03)00074-X

Fitzsimons, S.J., 2001. Weathering and mass movement. In: Sturman, A. and Spronkin-Smith (eds) Introduction to the Physical Environment - a New Zealand Perspective, Oxford University Press pp 240-251.

Fitzsimons, S.J., Veit, H., 2001. Geology and Geomorphology of the European Alps and the Southern Alps of New Zealand. Mountain Research and Development 21 (4), 340-349. [abstract] [pdf]

Lawson, W.L., Fitzsimons, S.J., 2001. Glaciers and landscape. In: Sturman, A. and Spronkin-Smith (eds) Introduction to the Physical Environment - a New Zealand Perspective, Oxford University Press pp 269-289.

Fitzsimons, S.J. 1997c. Late-glacial and early Holocene glacier activity in the Southern Alps, New Zealand. Quaternary International 38-39, 69-76. [abstract] [pdf] doi:10.1016/S1040-6182(96) 00022-5

Vandergoes, M.J., Fitzsimons, S.J., Newnham, R.M. 1997. Late glacial to Holocene vegetation and climate change in the eastern Takitimu Mountains, western Southland, New Zealand. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 27 (1), 53-66. [abstract] [pdf]


Climate and Glacier Interactions

MacDonell, S. and Fitzsimons, S. 2008. The formation and significance of cryoconite holes. Progress in Physical Geography, 32, 595-610, doi: 10.1177/0309133308101382.

Clark, M.P., Hendrikx, J., Slater, A.G., Woods, R., Hreinsson, E.Ö., Kerr, T., Owens, I.F., and Cullen, N.J. 2008: The use of field data to design distributed snow models. Water Resour. Res., submitted.

Mölg, T., Cullen, N.J., and Kaser G . 2008: Solar radiation, cloudiness and longwave radiation over low-latitude glaciers: Implications for mass balance modeling. J. Glaciol., accepted.

Mölg, T., Cullen, N.J., Hardy, D.R., Kaser G., and Klok. E.J. 2008: Mass balance of a slope glacier on Kilimanjaro and its sensitivity to climate. Int. J. Climatol., 28, 881-892.

Mölg, T., Hardy, D.R., Cullen, N.J., and Kaser, G. 2008: Tropical Glaciers, Climate Change and Society: Focus on Kilimanjaro (East Africa), in Darkening Peaks: Glacier Retreat, Science, and Society, edited by Orlove, B., Wiegandt, E., and Luckman, B.H., University of California Press: Berkley, 168-182.

Cullen , N.J. 2007: Confronting climate change: Critical issues for New Zealand. New Zealand Geographer, 63(3), 227-228. doi:10.1111/j.1745-7939.2007.00111.x.

Cullen, N.J., Mölg, T., Kaser, G., Steffen, K., and Hardy D.R. 2007: Energy-balance model validation on the top of Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, using eddy covariance data. Ann. Glaciol., 46, 227-233.

Cullen, N.J., Steffen, K., and Blanken, P.D. 2007: Nonstationarity of turbulent heat fluxes at Summit, Greenland. Boundary-Layer Meteorol., 122, 439-455, DOI 10.1007/s10546-006-9112-2.

Cullen, N.J., Mölg, T., Kaser, G., Hussein, K., Steffen, K., and Hardy D.R. 2006: Kilimanjaro Glaciers: Recent areal extent from satellite data and new interpretation of observed 20th century retreat rates. Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L16502, doi:10.1029/2006GL0227084.

Mölg, T., Renold, M., Vuille, M., Cullen, N.J., Stocker, T.F., and Kaser G. 2006: Indian ocean zonal mode activity in a multicentury-integration of a coupled AOGCM consistent with climate proxy data. Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L18710, doi:10.1029/2006GL026384.

Mölg, T., Rott, H., Kaser, G., Fisher, A., and Cullen, N.J. 2006: Comment on "Recent glacial recession in the Rwenzori mountains of East Africa due to rising air temperature". Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L20404, doi:10.1029/2006GL027254.

Dassau, T.M., Sumner, A.L., Koeniger, S., Shepson, P., Yang, J., Honrath, R.E., Cullen, N.J., Steffen, K., Jacobi, H.W., Frey, M.M., M.A., and Bales, R.C. 2002: Investigation of the Role of the Snowpack on Atmospheric Formaldehyde Chemistry at Summit, Greenland. J. Geophys. Res., 107, D19, 4394, doi: 10.1029/2002JD002182.

Helmig, D., Boulter, J., David, D., Birks, J.W., Cullen, N.J., Steffen, K., Johnson, B.J., and Oltmans, S.J. 2002: Ozone and meteorological boundary-layer conditions at Summit, Greenland, during 3-21 June 2000. Atmos. Environ., 36, 2595-2608.

Honrath, R.E., Lu, Y., Peterson, M.C., Dibb, J.E., Arsenault, M.A., Cullen, N.J., and Steffen, K., 2002: Vertical fluxes of NO x, HONO, and HNO 3 above the snowpack at Summit, Greenland. Atmos. Environ., 36, 2629-2640.

Jacobi, H.W., Frey, M.M., Hutterli, M.A., Bales, R.C., Schrems, O., Cullen, N.J., Steffen, K., and Koehler C. 2002: Measurements of hydrogen peroxide and formaldehyde exchange between the atmosphere and surface snow at Summit, Greenland. Atmos. Environ., 36, 2619-2628.

Cullen, N.J., and Steffen, K. 2001: Unstable near-surface boundary layer conditions in summer on top of the Greenland ice sheet. Geophys. Res. Lett., 28, 4491-4493.



Dubnick, A, Sharp, M., Barker, J., Wadham, JL, Lis, GP, Telling, J, Fitzsimmons, S & Jackson, M. Characterization of dissolved organic matter using spectrofluorescence excitation-emission matrices', Annals of Glaciology, 51 (pp. . (2010)

MacPhail M.K., Colhoun, E.A., Fitzsimons, S.J. 1995. Key periods in the evolution of the cenozoic vegetation and flora in western Tasmania: The late Pliocene. Australian Journal of Botany 43 (5), 505-526.

Colhoun, E.A., Van de Geer, G., Fitzsimons, S.J., Heusser, L.E., 1994. Terrestrial and marine records of the last glaciation from western Tasmania - do they agree? Quaternary Science Reviews 13 (3), 293-300.

Fitzsimons, S.J. Colhoun, E.A., van de Geer, G., Pollington, M.P. 1993. The Quaternary geology and glaciation of the King Valley, western Tasmania. Bulletin Geological Survey of Tasmania 68, 57p.

Fitzsimons, S.J. 1993. Glacial climates in the Antarctic region during the late Paleogene - evidence from northwest Tasmania - coment. Geology 21 (10), 958-959. doi: 10.1130/0091-7613(1993) 021<0958:GCITAR>2.3.CO;2

Fitzsimons, S.J., 1992. Sedimentology and depositional model for glaciolacustrine deposits in an ice-dammed tributary valley, western Tasmania, Australia. Sedimentology 39, 393-410. 

Colhoun, E.A., Vandegeer, G., Fitzsimons, S.J. 1992. Late Quaternary organic deposits at Smelter Creek and vegetation history of the Middle King Valley, western Tasmania Journal of Biogeography 19 (2), 217-227.

Fitzsimons, S.J., Colhoun, E.A. 1991. Pleistocene Glaciation Of The King Valley, Western Tasmania, Australia. Quaternary Research 36 (2), 135-156.

Colhoun E.A., Van de Geer G., Fitzsimons, S.J. 1991. Late Glacial And Holocene Vegetation History At Governor Bog, King Valley, Western Tasmania, Australia. Journal Of Quaternary Science 6 (1): 55-66.

Fitzsimons, S.J., Colhoun, E.A., Vandegeer, G. 1990. Middle Pleistocene Glacial Stratigraphy At Baxter Rivulet, Western Tasmania, Australia. Journal Of Quaternary Science 5 (1), 17-27.

Fitzsimons, S.J., Colhoun, E.A., Vandegeer, G., Hill, R.S. 1990. Definition And Character Of The Regency Interglacial And Early-Middle Pleistocene Stratigraphy In The King Valley, Western Tasmania, Australia. Boreas 19 (1): 1-15.

Colhoun, E.A., Fitzsimons, S.J. 1990. Late Cainozoic Glaciation In Western Tasmania, Australia. Quaternary Science Reviews 9 (2-3): 199-216. doi:10.1016/0277-3791(90)90018-6

Fitzsimons, S.J., 1989a. Lithological sratification in supraglacial sediments - an example from western Tasmania, Australia. Boreas 18 (2), 127-134.

Fitzsimons, S.J., 1989b. Reinterpretation of pingos in Antarctica. Quaternary Research 32 (1): 114-116. doi:10.1016/0033-5894(89)90037-9

Fitzsimons S.J., Colhoun, E.A. 1989. Pleistocene clastic dykes in the King Valley, western Tasmania. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 36 (3), 351-363.

Van de Geer, G., Fitzsimons, S.J., Colhoun, E.A. 1989. Holocene to Middle Last Glaciation vegetation history at Newall Creek, western Tasmania. New Phytologist 111 (3), 549-558.

Sturman, A.P., Fitzsimons, S.J., Holland, L.M. 1985. Local winds in the Southern Alps, New Zealand. Journal of Climatology 5 (2), 145-160.

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