A  database of New Zealand snow and ice literature is available at

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Articles about New Zealand Snow and Ice and/or by members of the NZ Snow and Ice Research Group from the last 3 years are found below.


Baumann, S., Anderson, B., Chinn, T., Mackintosh, A., Collier, C., Lorrey, A.M., Rack, W., Purdie, H., Eaves, S., undefined/ed. Updated inventory of glacier ice in New Zealand based on 2016 satellite imagery. Journal of Glaciology 1–14.

Brett, G.M., Irvin, A., Rack, W., Haas, C., Langhorne, P.J., Leonard, G.H., 2020. Variability in the Distribution of Fast Ice and the Sub-ice Platelet Layer Near McMurdo Ice Shelf. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 125, e2019JC015678.

Carrivick, J.L., James, W.H.M., Grimes, M., Sutherland, J.L., Lorrey, A.M., 2020. Ice thickness and volume changes across the Southern Alps, New Zealand, from the little ice age to present. Scientific Reports 10, 13392.

Chinn, W.G.H., Chinn, T.J.H., 2020. Tracking the snow line: Responses to climate change by New Zealand alpine invertebrates. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 52, 361–389.

Cody, E., Anderson, B.M., McColl, S.T., Fuller, I.C., Purdie, H.L., 2020. Paraglacial adjustment of sediment slopes during and immediately after glacial debuttressing. Geomorphology 371, 107411.

Cole, R.P., White, J.D.L., Townsend, D.B., Leonard, G.S., Conway, C.E., 2020. Glaciovolcanic emplacement of an intermediate hydroclastic breccia-lobe complex during the penultimate glacial period (190–130 ka), Ruapehu volcano, New Zealand. GSA Bulletin 132, 1903–1913.

Eaves, S.R., Brook, M.S., 2020. Glaciers and glaciation of North Island, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics 0, 1–20.

Golledge, N.R., 2020. Long-term projections of sea-level rise from ice sheets. WIREs Climate Change 11, e634.

Haas, C., Langhorne, P.J., Rack, W., Leonard, G.H., Brett, G.M., Price, D., Beckers, J.F., Gough, A.J., 2020. Airborne mapping of the sub-ice platelet layer under fast ice in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. The Cryosphere Discussions 1–31.

Just, L., 2020. Snow distribution and melt of a seasonal snowpack, Central Otago, New Zealand (Thesis). University of Otago.

Tan, A.E.-C., McCulloch, J., Rack, W., Platt, I., Woodhead, I., 2020. Radar Measurements of Snow Depth Over Sea Ice on an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 1–8.

Vargo, L.J., Anderson, B.M., Dadić, R., Horgan, H.J., Mackintosh, A.N., King, A.D., Lorrey, A.M., 2020. Anthropogenic warming forces extreme annual glacier mass loss. Nature Climate Change 1–6.

Winter-Billington, A., Moore, R.D., Dadic, R., undefined/ed. Evaluating the transferability of empirical models of debris-covered glacier melt. Journal of Glaciology 1–18.


Cole, R.P., Ohneiser, C., White, J.D.L., Townsend, D.B., Leonard, G.S., 2019. Paleomagnetic evidence for cold emplacement of eruption-fed density current deposits beneath an ancient summit glacier, Tongariro volcano, New Zealand. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 522, 155–165.

Cullen, N.J., Gibson, P.B., Mölg, T., Conway, J.P., Sirguey, P., Kingston, D.G., 2019. The influence of weather systems in controlling mass balance in the Southern Alps of New Zealand. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 0.

Dowling, L., 2019. The Holocene Glacial History of Dart Glacier, Southern Alps, New Zealand. Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington.

Eaves, S.R., Mackintosh, A.N., Anderson, B.M., 2019. Climate amelioration during the Last Glacial Maximum recorded by a sensitive mountain glacier in New Zealand. Geology 47, 299–302.

Eaves, S.R., Winckler, G., Mackintosh, A.N., Schaefer, J.M., Townsend, D.B., Doughty, A.M., Jones, R.S., Leonard, G.S., 2019. Late-glacial and Holocene glacier fluctuations in North Island, New Zealand. Quaternary Science Reviews 223, 105914.

Lindsay, J.L., 2019. Processes and feedbacks associated with iceberg calving and subaqueous terminus morphology, Tasman/Haupapa Glacier, New Zealand. (Masters). University of Canterbury, Christchurch.

Little, K., Kingston, D.G., Cullen, N.J., Gibson, P.B., 2019. The Role of Atmospheric Rivers for Extreme Ablation and Snowfall Events in the Southern Alps of New Zealand. Geophysical Research Letters 46, 2761–2771.

Purdie, H., Hutton, J.H., Stewart, E., Espiner, S., 2020. Implications of a changing alpine environment for geotourism: A case study from Aoraki/Mount Cook, New Zealand. Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism 29, 100235.

Redpath, T.A.N., Sirguey, P., Cullen, N.J., 2019. Characterising spatio-temporal variability in seasonal snow cover at a regional scale from MODIS data: the Clutha Catchment, New Zealand. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 23, 3189–3217.

Salinger, M.J., Fitzharris, B.B., Chinn, T., 2019. Atmospheric circulation and ice volume changes for the small and medium glaciers of New Zealand’s Southern Alps mountain range 1977–2018. International Journal of Climatology 39, 4274–4287.

Salinger, M.J., Renwick, J., Behrens, E., Mullan, A.B., Diamond, H.J., Sirguey, P., Smith, R.O., Trought, M.C.T., Alexander, L., Cullen, N.J., Fitzharris, B.B., Hepburn, C.D., Parker, A.K., Sutton, P.J., 2019. The unprecedented coupled ocean-atmosphere summer heatwave in the New Zealand region 2017/18: drivers, mechanisms and impacts. Environ. Res. Lett. 14, 044023.

Strand, P.D., Schaefer, J.M., Putnam, A.E., Denton, G.H., Barrell, D.J.A., Koffman, T.N.B., Schwartz, R., 2019. Millennial-scale pulsebeat of glaciation in the Southern Alps of New Zealand. Quaternary Science Reviews 220, 165–177.

Sutherland, J.L., Carrivick, J.L., Shulmeister, J., Quincey, D.J., James, W.H.M., 2019. Ice-contact proglacial lakes associated with the Last Glacial Maximum across the Southern Alps, New Zealand. Quaternary Science Reviews 213, 67–92.


Brook, M.S., Kirkbride, M.P., 2018. Reconstruction and paleoclimatic significance of late Quaternary glaciers in the Tararua Range, North Island, New Zealand. Quaternary International, Past environments in mid-latitude mountain regions 470, 53–66.

Chinn, T., 2018. The Dwindling of the Murchison Glacier. New Zealand Alpine Journal 2018, 118–124.

Cole, R.P., White, J.D.L., Conway, C.E., Leonard, G.S., Townsend, D.B., Pure, L.R., 2018. The glaciovolcanic evolution of an andesitic edifice, South Crater, Tongariro volcano, New Zealand. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 352, 55–77.

Jobst, A.M., Kingston, D.G., Cullen, N.J., Schmid, J., 2018. Intercomparison of different uncertainty sources in hydrological climate change projections for an alpine catchment (upper Clutha River, New Zealand). Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 22, 3125–3142.

Kochel, R.C., Trop, J.M., Jacob, R.W., 2018. Geomorphology of icy debris fans: Delivery of ice and sediment to valley glaciers decoupled from icecaps. Geosphere 14, 1710–1752.

Purdie, H., Anderson, B., Mackintosh, A., Lawson, W., 2018. Revisiting glaciological measurements on Haupapa/Tasman Glacier, New Zealand, in a contemporary context. Geografiska Annaler: Series A, Physical Geography 100, 351–369.

Purdie, H., Kerr, T., 2018. Aoraki Mount Cook: Environmental Change on an Iconic Mountaineering Route. mred 38, 364–380.

Redpath, T.A.N., Sirguey, P., Cullen, N.J., 2018. Repeat mapping of snow depth across an alpine catchment with RPAS photogrammetry. The Cryosphere 12, 3477–3497.

Shulmeister, J., Fink, D., Winkler, S., Thackray, G.D., Borsellino, R., Hemmingsen, M., Rittenour, T.M., 2018. Evidence for slow late-glacial ice retreat in the upper Rangitata Valley, South Island, New Zealand. Quaternary Science Reviews 185, 102–112. href=”″>

Winkler, S., Lambiel, C., 2018. Age constraints of rock glaciers in the Southern Alps/New Zealand – Exploring their palaeoclimatic potential. The Holocene 0959683618756802.

Wongpan, P., 2018. Columnar Ice versus Platelet Ice: Differences, Consequences, and Significance (Thesis, Doctor of Philosophy). University of Otago.

Wongpan, P., Prior, D.J., Langhorne, P.J., Lilly, K., Smith, I.J., undefined/ed. Using electron backscatter diffraction to measure full crystallographic orientation in Antarctic land-fast sea ice. Journal of Glaciology 1–10.


Anderson, J.T.H., Wilson, G.S., Fink, D., Lilly, K., Levy, R.H., Townsend, D., 2017. Reconciling marine and terrestrial evidence for post LGM ice sheet retreat in southern McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. Quaternary Science Reviews 157, 1–13. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.12.007

Appleby, J.R., Brook, M.S., Horton, T.W., Fuller, I.C., Holt, K.A., Quincey, D.J., 2017. Stable isotope (δD–δ18O) relationships of ice facies and glaciological structures within the mid-latitude maritime Fox Glacier, New Zealand. Annals of Glaciology 1–11. doi:10.1017/aog.2017.11

Borsellino, R., Shulmeister, J., Winkler, S., 2017. Glacial geomorphology of the Barbizon & Butler Downs, Rangitata Valley, South Island, New Zealand. Journal of Maps 13, 502–510. doi:10.1080/17445647.2017.1336122

Brook, M., Hagg, W., Winkler, S., 2017. Contrasting medial moraine development at adjacent temperate, maritime glaciers: Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers, South Westland, New Zealand. Geomorphology. 290, 58-68. doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2017.04.015

Brook, M.S., Kirkbride, M.P., 2017. Reconstruction and paleoclimatic significance of late Quaternary glaciers in the Tararua Range, North Island, New Zealand. Quaternary International.

Cheng, S., Rogers, W.E., Thomson, J., Smith, M., Doble, M.J., Wadhams, P., Kohout, A.L., Lund, B., Persson, O.P.G., Collins, C.O., Ackley, S.F., Montiel, F., Shen, H.H., n.d. Calibrating a Viscoelastic Sea Ice Model for Wave Propagation in the Arctic Fall Marginal Ice Zone. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans n/a-n/a.

Cullen, N.J., Anderson, B., Sirguey, P., Stumm, D., Mackintosh, A., Conway, J.P., Horgan, H.J., Dadic, R., Fitzsimons, S.J., Lorrey, A., 2017. An 11-year record of mass balance of Brewster Glacier, New Zealand, determined using a geostatistical approach. Journal of Glaciology 63, 199–217. doi:10.1017/jog.2016.128

Davies, T.R.H., 2017. Mountain Process Geomorphology: Conceptual Progress in the Southern Alps, in: Shulmeister, J. (Ed.), Landscape and Quaternary Environmental Change in New Zealand, Atlantis Advances in Quaternary Science. Atlantis Press, pp. 205–233.

Doughty, A.M., Mackintosh, A.N., Anderson, B.M., Dadic, R., Putnam, A.E., Barrell, D.J.A., Denton, G.H., Chinn, T.J.H., Schaefer, J.M., 2017. An exercise in glacier length modeling: Interannual climatic variability alone cannot explain Holocene glacier fluctuations in New Zealand. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 470, 48–53. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2017.04.032

Dykes, R.C., Brook, M.S., Lube, G., 2017. A major ice-calving event at Tasman Glacier terminus, Southern Alps, 22 February 2011. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 47, 336–343.

Farinotti, D., Brinkerhoff, D.J., Clarke, G.K.C., Fürst, J.J., Frey, H., Gantayat, P., Gillet-Chaulet, F., Girard, C., Huss, M., Leclercq, P.W., Linsbauer, A., Machguth, H., Martin, C., Maussion, F., Morlighem, M., Mosbeux, C., Pandit, A., Portmann, A., Rabatel, A., Ramsankaran, R., Reerink, T.J., Sanchez, O., Stentoft, P.A., Singh Kumari, S., van Pelt, W.J.J., Anderson, B., Benham, T., Binder, D., Dowdeswell, J.A., Fischer, A., Helfricht, K., Kutuzov, S., Lavrentiev, I., McNabb, R., Gudmundsson, G.H., Li, H., Andreassen, L.M., 2017. How accurate are estimates of glacier ice thickness? Results from ITMIX, the Ice Thickness Models Intercomparison eXperiment. The Cryosphere 11, 949–970. doi:10.5194/tc-11-949-2017

Koffman, T.N.B., Schaefer, J.M., Putnam, A.E., Denton, G.H., Barrell, D.J.A., Rowan, A.V., Finkel, R.C., Rood, D.H., Schwartz, R., Plummer, M.A., Brocklehurst, S.H., 2017. A beryllium-10 chronology of late-glacial moraines in the upper Rakaia valley, Southern Alps, New Zealand supports Southern-Hemisphere warming during the Younger Dryas. Quaternary Science Reviews 170, 14–25. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2017.06.012

Mackintosh, A.N., Anderson, B.M., Pierrehumbert, R.T., 2017. Reconstructing Climate from Glaciers. Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences 45, null. doi:10.1146/annurev-earth-063016-020643

Mackintosh, A.N., Anderson, B.M., Lorrey, A.M., Renwick, J.A., Frei, P., Dean, S.M., 2017. Regional cooling caused recent New Zealand glacier advances in a period of global warming. Nature Communications 8, ncomms14202. doi:10.1038/ncomms14202

Montiel, F., Squire, V.A., 2017. Wave-induced ice floe breakup model |. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 473.

Mosig, J.E.M., Montiel, F., Squire, V.A., 2017. Water wave scattering from a mass loading ice floe of random length using generalised polynomial chaos. Wave Motion, Recent Advances on Wave Motion in Fluids and Solids 70, 222–239.

Nelson, M.J.S., Queste, B.Y., Smith, I.J., Leonard, G.H., Webber, B.G.M., Hughes, K.G., 2017. Measurements of Ice Shelf Water beneath the front of the Ross Ice Shelf using gliders. Annals of Glaciology 58, 41–50.

Pauling, A.G., Smith, I.J., Langhorne, P.J., Bitz, C.M., 2017. Time-Dependent Freshwater Input From Ice Shelves: Impacts on Antarctic Sea Ice and the Southern Ocean in an Earth System Model. Geophys. Res. Lett. 44, 2017GL075017.

Qi, C., Goldsby, D.L., Prior, D.J., 2017. The down-stress transition from cluster to cone fabrics in experimentally deformed ice. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 471, 136–147.

Rabatel, A., Sirguey, P., Drolon, V., Maisongrande, P., Arnaud, Y., Berthier, E., Davaze, L., Dedieu, J.-P., Dumont, M., 2017. Annual and Seasonal Glacier-Wide Surface Mass Balance Quantified from Changes in Glacier Surface State: A Review on Existing Methods Using Optical Satellite Imagery. Remote Sensing 9, 507. doi:10.3390/rs9050507

Shulmeister, J., 2017. Blowing on the West Wind. The Most Recent Quaternary Glaciation of New Zealand, in: Shulmeister, J. (Ed.), Landscape and Quaternary Environmental Change in New Zealand, Atlantis Advances in Quaternary Science. Atlantis Press, pp. 171–204.

Shulmeister, J., Davies, T.R.H., Bostock, H., Purdie, H., Nicol, A., Shane, P.A., McGlone, M., 2017. Adrift in the Anthropocene, in: Shulmeister, J. (Ed.), Landscape and Quaternary Environmental Change in New Zealand, Atlantis Advances in Quaternary Science. Atlantis Press, pp. 313–334.

Stewart, E.J., Welling, J.T., Espiner, S., Wilson, J., 2017. Comparing motives of glacier tourists to Westland Tai Poutini National Park, New Zealand and Vatnajokull National Park, Iceland. CAUTHE 2017: Time For Big Ideas? Re-thinking The Field For Tomorrow 592.

Turner, K.E., Smith, I.J., Tison, J.-L., Verbeke, V., McGuinness, M., Ingham, M., Vennell, R., Trodahl, J., 2017. Sea ice growth rates from tide-driven visible banding. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans 122, 4675–4684.

Vaughan, M.J., Prior, D.J., Jefferd, M., Brantut, N., Mitchell, T.M., Seidemann, M., 2017. Insights into anisotropy development and weakening of ice from in situ P wave velocity monitoring during laboratory creep. J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth 122, 2017JB013964.

Wild, C.T., Marsh, O.J., Rack, W., 2017. Viscosity and elasticity: a model intercomparison of ice-shelf bending in an Antarctic grounding zone. Journal of Glaciology 63, 573–580.

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