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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.


Abrahim, B.N., Cullen, N.J., Conway, J.P., Sirguey, P., 2023. Applying a distributed mass-balance model to identify uncertainties in glaciological mass balance on Brewster Glacier, New Zealand. Journal of Glaciology 1–17.

Harrowfield, D.L., Mabin, M.C.G., 2023. The Possession Islands Ross Sea Antarctica: A history of exploration and scientific endeavour at a Ross Sea archipelago since the first landing in 1841. Polar Record 59, e13.

Lambiel, C., Strozzi, T., Paillex, N., Vivero, S., Jones, N., 2023. Inventory and kinematics of active and transitional rock glaciers in the Southern Alps of New Zealand from Sentinel-1 InSAR. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 55, 2183999.

Miller, A.D., Redpath, T.A.N., Sirguey, P., Cox, S.C., Bartelt, P., Bogie, D., Conway, J.P., Cullen, N.J., Bühler, Y., 2023. Unprecedented Winter Rainfall Initiates Large Snow Avalanche and Mass Movement Cycle in New Zealand’s Southern Alps/Kā Tiritiri o te Moana. Geophysical Research Letters 50, e2022GL102105.

Morgan-Richards, M., Marshall, C.J., Biggs, P.J., Trewick, S.A., 2023. Insect Freeze-Tolerance Downunder: The Microbial Connection. Insects 14, 89.

Muir, R., Eaves, S., Vargo, L., Anderson, B., Mackintosh, A., Sagredo, E., Soteres, R., 2023. Late glacial climate evolution in the Patagonian Andes (44–47° S) from alpine glacier modelling. Quaternary Science Reviews 305, 108035.

Novis, P.M., Podolyan, A., Kodner, R., 2023. New Zealand isolates from snow of the widespread algal genus Raphidonema assigned to a single species. New Zealand Journal of Botany 0, 1–12.

Novis, P.M., Dhami, M., Podolyan, A., Matsumoto, M., Kodner, R., 2023. The austral biflagellate Chloromonas rubroleosa (Chlorophyceae) is the closest relative of the unusual quadriflagellate genus Chlainomonas, both found in snow. Journal of Phycology.

Paul, F., Baumann, S., Anderson, B., Rastner, P., 2023. Deriving a year 2000 glacier inventory for New Zealand from the existing 2016 inventory. Annals of Glaciology 1–11.

Richter, M.E., Leonard, G.H., Smith, I.J., Langhorne, P.J., Mahoney, A.R., Parry, M., 2022. Accuracy and precision when deriving sea-ice thickness from thermistor strings: a comparison of methods. Journal of Glaciology 1–20.

Roche, M., 2022. The “Rediscovery” of Reginald Ford and his New Zealand Antarctic Lectures, 1905 to 1926. Polar Record 58, e39.

Tielidze, L.G., Eaves, S.R., Norton, K.P., Mackintosh, A.N., Pedro, J.B., Hidy, A.J., 2023. Early glacier advance in New Zealand during the Antarctic Cold Reversal. Journal of Quaternary Science n/a.

Zhang, Z., Jiang, L., Sun, Y., Sirguey, P., Dumont, M., Liu, L., Gao, N., Gao, S., 2023. Reconstruction of Annual Glacier Mass Balance from Remote Sensing-Derived Average Glacier-Wide Albedo. Remote Sensing 15, 31.


Abrahim, B.N., Cullen, N.J., Conway, J.P., 2022. A decade of surface meteorology and radiation fluxes at Brewster Glacier in the Southern Alps of New Zealand. International Journal of Climatology 42, 1612–1631.

Ahsan, M.H., 2022. Dynamics and evolution of Fox Glacier in the Southern Alps of New Zealand (Masters thesis). Politecnico di Torino, Turin.

Audet, A.C., Putnam, A.E., Russell, J.L., Lorrey, A., Mackintosh, A., Anderson, B., Denton, G.H., 2022. Correspondence Among Mid-Latitude Glacier Equilibrium Line Altitudes, Atmospheric Temperatures, and Westerly Wind Fields. Geophysical Research Letters 49, e2022GL099897.

Borzecki, J., 2022. The long-term impacts of glacier retreat on runoff in the Waitaki Catchment, New Zealand (Masters Thesis). Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington.

Carrivick, J.L., Sutherland, J.L., Huss, M., Purdie, H., Stringer, C.D., Grimes, M., James, W.H.M., Lorrey, A.M., 2022. Coincident evolution of glaciers and ice-marginal proglacial lakes across the Southern Alps, New Zealand: Past, present and future. Global and Planetary Change 103792.

Cody, E., 2022. Quantifying hillslope response to glacier retreat : landslide mechanics, processes and impacts : a dissertation presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Physical Geography at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand (Thesis). Massey University.

Conway, J.P., Abermann, J., Andreassen, L.M., Azam, M.F., Cullen, N.J., Fitzpatrick, N., Giesen, R., Langley, K., MacDonell, S., Mölg, T., Radic, V., Reijmer, C.H., Sicart, J.-E., 2022. Cloud forcing of surface energy balance from in-situ measurements in diverse mountain glacier environments. The Cryosphere Discussions 1–35.

Garcia, R., 2022. Mapping the Retreat of the Debris-Covered Tasman Glacier in the Aoraki-Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand (Masters thesis). University of Arizona.

Gomez-Fell, R., Rack, W., Purdie, H., Marsh, O., n.d. Parker Ice Tongue collapse, Antarctica, triggered by loss of stabilizing land-fast sea ice. Geophysical Research Letters n/a, e2021GL096156.

Hargreaves, L., 2022. Vanishing Ice Stories of New Zealand Glaciers. Potton and Burton.

Lorrey, A.M., Vargo, L., Purdie, H., Anderson, B., Cullen, N.J., Sirguey, P., Mackintosh, A., Willsman, A., Macara, G., Chinn, W., 2022. Southern Alps equilibrium line altitudes: four decades of observations show coherent glacier–climate responses and a rising snowline trend. Journal of Glaciology 1–14.

Miller, A., Sirguey, P., Morris, S., Bartelt, P., Cullen, N., Redpath, T., Thompson, K., Bühler, Y., 2022. The impact of terrain model source and resolution on snow avalanche modelling. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences Discussions 1–38.

Moore, E.M.M., Eaves, S.R., Norton, K.P., Mackintosh, A.N., Anderson, B.M., Dowling, L.H., Hidy, A.J., 2022. Climate reconstructions for the Last Glacial Maximum from a simple cirque glacier in Fiordland, New Zealand. Quaternary Science Reviews 275, 107281.

Purdie, H., Zawar-Reza, P., Katurji, M., Schumacher, B., Kerr, T., Bealing, P., 2022. Variability in the vertical temperature profile within crevasses at an alpine glacier. Journal of Glaciology 1–15.

Purdie, J., 2022. Modelling climate change impacts on inflows, lake storage and spill in snow-fed hydroelectric power catchments, Southern Alps, New Zealand. Journal of Hydrology (New Zealand) 61, 151–178.

Roche, M., 2022. The “Rediscovery” of Reginald Ford and his New Zealand Antarctic Lectures, 1905 to 1926. Polar Record 58, e39.

Tielidze, L.G., Eaves, S.R., Norton, K.P., Mackintosh, A.N., Hidy, A.J., 2022. Cosmogenic 10Be constraints on deglacial snowline rise in the Southern Alps, New Zealand. Quaternary Science Reviews 286, 107548.

Williams, R.D., Griffiths, H.M., Carr, J.R., Hepburn, A.J., Gibson, M., Williams, J.J., Irvine-Fynn, T.D.L., 2022. Integrating historical, geomorphological and sedimentological insights to reconstruct past floods: Insights from Kea Point, Mt. Cook Village, Aotearoa New Zealand. Geomorphology 398, 108028.

Zawierucha, K., Stec, D., Dearden, P.K., Shain, D.H., 2022. Two New Tardigrade Genera from New Zealand’s Southern Alp Glaciers Display Morphological Stasis and Parallel Evolution. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 107634.


Anderson, B., Mackintosh, A.N., Dadić, R., Oerlemans, J., Zammit, C., Doughty, A., Sood, A., Mullan, B., 2021. Modelled response of debris-covered and lake-calving glaciers to climate change, Kā Tiritiri o te Moana/Southern Alps, New Zealand. Global and Planetary Change 103593.

Audet, A., 2021. Modern and Paleo Perspectives on the Role of the Westerlies in Glaciation. Masters of Science thesis. The University of Maine.

Moore, E., 2021. The glacial history of Rocky Top cirque, southeast Fiordland, New Zealand (thesis). Open Access Victoria University of Wellington | Te Herenga Waka.

Porhemmat, R., Purdie, H., Zawar‐Reza, P., Zammit, C., Kerr, T., 2021. The influence of atmospheric circulation patterns during large snowfall events in New Zealand’s Southern Alps. International Journal of Climatology 41, 2397–2417.

Pu, W., Cui, J., Wu, D., Shi, T., Chen, Y., Xing, Y., Zhou, Y., Wang, X., 2021. Unprecedented snow darkening and melting in New Zealand due to 2019–2020 Australian wildfires. Fundamental Research.

Shain, D.H., Novis, P.M., Cridge, A.G., Zawierucha, K., Geneva, A.J., Dearden, P.K., 2021. Five animal phyla in glacier ice reveal unprecedented biodiversity in New Zealand’s Southern Alps. Scientific Reports 11, 3898.

Tielidze, L.G., Eaves, S.R., Norton, K.P., Mackintosh, A.N., 2021. Glacial geomorphology of the Ahuriri River valley, central Southern Alps, New Zealand. Journal of Maps 17, 73–86.

Thackray, G.D., Rittenour, T.M., Shulmeister, J., 2020. Ice-thickness variation during marine oxygen isotope stage 4–2 glaciation determined from kame terraces in the Rangitata Valley, New Zealand.

Watson, L.M., Carpenter, B., Thompson, K., Johnson, J.B., 2021. Using local infrasound arrays to detect plunging snow avalanches along the Milford Road, New Zealand (Aotearoa). Nat Hazards.


Baumann, S., Anderson, B., Chinn, T., Mackintosh, A., Collier, C., Lorrey, A.M., Rack, W., Purdie, H., Eaves, S., 2020. 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.

Dowson, A.J., Sirguey, P., Cullen, N.J., 2020. Variability in glacier albedo and links to annual mass balance for the gardens of Eden and Allah, Southern Alps, New Zealand. The Cryosphere 14, 3425–3448.

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, Master of Science). University of Otago.

Porhemmat, R., Purdie, H., Zawar-Reza, P., Zammit, C., Kerr, T., 2020. Moisture transport during large snowfall events in the New Zealand Southern Alps: The role of atmospheric rivers. Journal of Hydrometeorology 1.

Porhemmat, R., Purdie, H., Zawar‐Reza, P., Zammit, C., Kerr, T., n.d. The influence of atmospheric circulation patterns during large snowfall events in New Zealand’s Southern Alps. International Journal of Climatology n/a.

Purdie, H., Bealing, P., Gomez, C., Anderson, B., Marsh, O.J., 2020. Morphological changes to the terminus of a maritime glacier during advance and retreat phases: Fox Glacier/Te Moeka o Tuawe, New Zealand. Geografiska Annaler: Series A, Physical Geography 0, 1–19.

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.

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