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Prof Benjamin Brock

Head of Department

Department: Geography and Environmental Sciences

EE Benbrock Staffprofile 255I am a physical geographer with expertise in the following areas:

  • Glacier-climate relationships
  • Remote sensing and numerical melt modelling of snow and ice masses
  • Meteorology and water resources in upland environments
  • Debris-covered glaciers
  • Volcano-ice interactions
  • Quaternary evolution of glaciated landscapes

1995 – 1996 Affiliated Lecturer in Geography, University of Cambridge.

1996 – 2011 Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in Geography, University of Dundee.

2011 – Present Reader in Remote Sensing, Northumbria University

Qualifications

  • Geography PhD September 01 1992
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2001

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Air Temperature Characteristics, Distribution, and Impact on Modeled Ablation for the South Patagonia Icefield, Bravo, C., Quincey, D., Ross, A., Rivera, A., Brock, B., Miles, E., Silva, A. Jan 2019, In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres
  • Do debris-covered glaciers demonstrate distinctive hydrological behaviour compared to clean glaciers?, Fyffe, C., Brock, B., Kirkbride, M., Mair, D., Arnold, N., Smiraglia, C., Diolaiuti, G., Diotri, F. 1 Mar 2019, In: Journal of Hydrology
  • Interannual variability in glacier contribution to runoff from a high-elevation Andean catchment, Burger, F., Ayala, A., Farias, D., Shaw, T., Macdonell, S., Brock, B., Mcphee, J., Pellicciotti, F. 15 Jan 2019, In: Hydrological Processes
  • The impact of supraglacial debris on proglacial runoff and water chemistry, Fyffe, C., Brock, B., Kirkbride, M., Black, A., Smiraglia, C., Diolaiuti, G. 1 Sep 2019, In: Journal of Hydrology
  • Seasonal and elevational contrasts in temperature trends in Central Chile between 1979 and 2015, Burger Acevedo, F., Brock, B., Montecinos, A. 1 Mar 2018, In: Global and Planetary Change
  • Assessing glacier melt contribution to streamflow at Universidad Glacier, central Andes of Chile, Bravo, C., Loriaux, T., Rivera, A., Brock, B. 3 Jul 2017, In: Hydrology and Earth System Sciences
  • Centreline and cross-glacier air temperature variability on an Alpine glacier: assessing temperature distribution methods and their influence on melt model calculations, Shaw, T., Brock, B., Ayala, Á., Rutter, N., Pellicciotti, F. Dec 2017, In: Journal of Glaciology
  • Air temperature distribution and energy balance modelling of a debris-covered glacier, Shaw, T., Brock, B., Fyffe, C., Pellicciotti, F., Rutter, N., Diotri, F. 1 Feb 2016, In: Journal of Glaciology
  • An enhanced temperature index model for debris-covered glaciers accounting for thickness effect, Carenzo, M., Pellicciotti, F., Mabillard, J., Reid, T., Brock, B. 1 Aug 2016, In: Advances in Water Resources
  • Shrinking sea ice, increasing snowfall and thinning lake ice: a complex Arctic linkage explained, Brock, B. 21 Sep 2016, In: Environmental Research Letters

PGR Supervision

  • Grace Brown Start: 01/10/2019
  • Flavia Burger Acevedo Climatic Fluctuations and Glacier Response in Central Chile Start: 08/09/2014


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