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Professor Dave Roberts - all publications

Authored book

  • Davies, B., Yorke, L., Bridgland, D.R. & Roberts, D.H (2013). Quaternary of Northumberland, Durham and Yorkshire. QRA.

Chapter in book

  • Davies, B., Bridgland, D.R. & Roberts, D.H. (2013). - Geology and Landscape. In Quaternary of Northumberland, Durham and Yorkshire. Davies, B., Yorke, L., Bridgland, D.R. & Roberts, D.H. QRA.
  • Roberts, D.H., Mitchell, W.A., Bridgland, D.R. & Innes, J.I. (2013). - Marfield Quarry. In Quaternary of Northumberland, Durham and Yorkshire. Davies, B., Yorke, L., Bridgland, D.R. & Roberts, D.H. QRA.
  • Davies, B. & Roberts, D.H. (2013). - Overview of the glacial sediments of County Durham. In Quaternary of Northumberland, Durham and Yorkshire. Davies, B., Yorke, L., Bridgland, D.R. & Roberts, D.H. QRA.
  • Davies, B., Bridgland, D.R., Roberts, D.H. & O Cofaigh, C. (2013). - Warren House Gill. In Quaternary of Northumberland, Durham and Yorkshire. Davies, B., Yorke, L., Bridgland, D.R. & Roberts, D.H QRA.
  • Davies, B., Bridgland, D.R., Roberts, D.H. & O Cofaigh, C. (2013). - Whitburn Bay. In Quaternary of Northumberland, Durham and Yorkshire. Davies, B., Yorke, L., Bridgland, D.R. & Roberts, D.H QRA.
  • Roberts, D.H. & Hart, J.K. (2011). - Macro and microstructural evidence for a deforming glacier bed: East Runton to West Runton. In Glaciotectonic Field Guide. Phillips, E., Lee, J.R. & Evans, H.M. QRA.
  • Chiverrell, R., Innes, J. B., Thomas, G., Gonzalez, S., Roberts, D. H. & Coope R. (2006). Emerging from the Ice Age. In A New History of the Isle of Man: Volume 1: Evolution of the natural landscape. Chiverrell, R. C. & Thomas, G. S. P. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press. 1: 220-278.
  • Chiverrell, R.C., Innes, J.B., Roberts, D.H., Tomlinson, G.S.P., Pooley, E., Fullen, M., Hallett, M. & Harris, J. (2006). The Holocene. In A New History of the Isle of Man. Chiverrell, R.C. & Thomas, G.S.P. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press. 1: The Evolution of the Natural Landscape.: 126-219.
  • Thomas, G.S.P., Chiverrell, R.C., Huddart, D., Long, D. & Roberts, D.H. (2006). The Ice Age. In A New History of the Isle of Man. Chiverrell, R.C. & Thomas, G.S.P. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press. 126-219.
  • Roberts, D.H., Chiverrell, R.C., Innes, J.B., Gonzalez, S., Turner, S. & Horton, B.P. (2004). New data on Holocene sea-level changes on the Isle of Man. In The Quaternary of the Isle of Man and North West England. Chiverrell, R.C., Plater, A.J. & Thomas, G.S.P. Quaternary Research Association. 112-124.
  • Roberts, D.H., Dackombe, R.V. & Thomas, G.S.P. (2004). The glacial landsystem signature of the south Isle of Man. In The Quaternary of the Isle of Man and North West England. Chiverrell, R.C., Plater, A.J. & Thomas, G.S.P. Quaternary Research Association. 44-53.
  • Chadwick, R. A., Jackson, D. I., Kimbell, G. S., Johnson, H., Chiverell, R. C., Thomas, G. S. P., Jones, N. S., Riley, N. J., Pickett, E. A., Young, B., Holliday, D. W., Ball, D. F., Molyneux, S. G., Long, D., Power, G. M. & Roberts, D.H. (2001). The Geology of the Isle of Man and its offshore area. In Keyworth.
  • Roberts, D.H. & Hart, J.K. (2000). The glacial deposits of Trimingham. In The Quaternary of Norfolk and Suffolk, QRA Field Guide. Lewis, S.G., Whiteman, C.A. & Preece, R.C. 103-111.
  • Roberts, D.H. & Hart, J.K. (2000). The glacial deposits of West Runton. In The Quaternary of Norfolk and Suffolk. Lewis, S.G., Whiteman, C.A. & Preece, R.C. 77-85.
  • Long, A.J. & Roberts, D.H. (1997). Sea-level change. In England's Coastal Heritage: A Survey for English Heritage and the RCHME. English Heritage and the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Fulford, M., Champion, T. & Long, A.J. Archaeological Report. 15: 25-49.

Journal Article

  • Scourse, J. D., Chiverrell, R. C., Smedley, R. K., Small, D., Burke, M. J., Saher, M., Van Landeghem, K. J. J., Duller, G. A. T., Cofaigh, C. Ó, Bateman, M. D., Benetti, S., Bradley, S., Callard, L., Evans, D. J. A., Fabel, D., Jenkins, G. T. H., McCarron, S., Medialdea, A., Moreton, S., Ou, X., Praeg, D., Roberts, D. H., Roberts, H. M. & Clark, C. D. (2021). Maximum extent and readvance dynamics of the Irish Sea Ice Stream and Irish Sea Glacier since the Last Glacial Maximum. Journal of Quaternary Science 1-25.
  • Bradwell, Tom, Small, David, Fabel, Derek, Clark, Chris D., Chiverrell, Richard C., Saher, Margot H., Dove, Dayton, Callard, S. Louise, Burke, Matthew J., Moreton, Steven G., Medialdea, Alicia, Bateman, Mark D., Roberts, David H., Golledge, Nicholas R., Finlayson, Andrew, Morgan, Sally & Cofaigh, Colm Ó (2021). Pattern, style and timing of British–Irish Ice Sheet retreat: Shetland and northern North Sea sector. Journal of Quaternary Science 36(5): 681-722.
  • Evans, David J. A., Roberts, David H., Bateman, Mark D., Clark, Chris D., Medialdea, Alicia, Callard, Louise, Grimoldi, Elena, Chiverrell, Richard C., Ely, Jeremy, Dove, Dayton, Ó Cofaigh, Colm, Saher, Margot, Bradwell, Tom, Moreton, Steven G., Fabel, Derek & Bradley, Sarah L. (2021). Retreat dynamics of the eastern sector of the British–Irish Ice Sheet during the last glaciation. Journal of Quaternary Science
  • ÓCofaigh, C., Callrd, S.L., Roberts, D.H., Chiverrell, R.C., Ballantyne, C.K., Evans, D.J.A., Saher, M., Van Landeghem, K.J.J., Smedley, R., Benetti, S., Burke, M., Clark, C.D., Duller, G.A.T., Fabel, D., Livingstone, S.J., McCarron, S., Medialdea, A., Moreton, S.G. & Sacchetti, F. (2021). Timing and pace of ice-sheet withdrawal across the marine-terrestrial transition west of Ireland during the last glaciation. Journal of Quaternary Science
  • Schaffer, Janin, Kanzow, Torsten, von Appen, Wilken-Jon, von Albedyll, Luisa, Arndt, Jan Erik & Roberts, David H. (2020). Bathymetry constrains ocean heat supply to Greenland’s largest glacier tongue. Nature Geoscience 13(3): 227-231.
  • Chandler, Benjamin M.P., Chandler, Samuel J.P., Evans, David J.A., Ewertowski, Marek W., Lovell, Harold, Roberts, David H., Schaefer, Martin & Tomczyk, Aleksandra M. (2020). Sub‐annual moraine formation at an active temperate Icelandic glacier. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 45(7): 1622-1643.
  • Roberts, D.H., O'Cofaigh, C., Ballantyne, C.K., Burke, M., Chiverrell, R.C., Evans, D.J.A., Clark C.D., Duller,G.A.T., Ely, J., Fabel, D., Small, D., Smedley, R. K. & Callard, S.L. (2020). The deglaciation of the western sector of the Irish Ice Sheet from the inner continental shelf to its terrestrial margin. Boreas 49(3): 438-460.
  • Chandler, Benjamin M.P., Evans, David J.A., Chandler, Samuel J.P., Ewertowski, Marek W., Lovell, Harold, Roberts, David H., Schaefer, Martin & Tomczyk, Aleksandra M. (2020). The glacial landsystem of Fjallsjökull, Iceland: Spatial and temporal evolution of process-form regimes at an active temperate glacier. Geomorphology 107192.
  • Jess, Scott, Stephenson, Randell, Roberts, David H. & Brown, Roderick (2019). Differential erosion of a Mesozoic rift flank: Establishing the source of topography across Karrat, central West Greenland. Geomorphology
  • Bradwell, Tom, Small, David, Fabel, Derek, Smedley, Rachel K., Clark, Chris C., Saher, Margot H., Callard, S. Louise, Chiverrell, Richard C., Dove, Dayton, Moreton, Steven G., Roberts, David H., Duller, Geoff A.T. & Ó Cofaigh, Colm (2019). Ice-stream demise dynamically conditioned by trough shape and bed strength. Science Advances 5(4): eaau1380.
  • Roberts, David H., Grimoldi, Elena, Callard, Louise, Evans, David J.A., Clark, Chris D., Stewart, Heather A., Dove, Dayton, Saher, Margot, Cofaigh, Colm Ó., Chiverrell, Richard C., Bateman, Mark D., Moreton, Steven G., Bradwell, Tom, Fabel, Derek & Medialdea, Alicia (2019). The mixed‐bed glacial landform imprint of the North Sea Lobe in the western North Sea. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 44(6): 1233-1258.
  • Newton, M., Evans, D.J.A., Roberts, D.H. & Stokes, C.R. (2018). Bedrock mega-grooves in glaciated terrain: a review. Earth-Science Reviews 185: 57-79.
  • Chiverrell, R. C., Smedley, R. K., Small, D., Ballantyne, C. K., Burke, M. J., Callard, S. L., Clark, C. D., Duller, G. A. T., Evans, D. J. A., Fabel, D., van Landeghem, K., Livingstone, S., Ó Cofaigh, C., Thomas, G. S. P., Roberts, D. H., Saher, M., Scourse, J. D. & Wilson, P. (2018). Ice margin oscillations during deglaciation of the northern Irish Sea Basin. Journal of Quaternary Science 33(7): 739-762.
  • Roberts, David H., Evans, David J.A., Callard, S. Louise, Clark, Chris D., Bateman, Mark D., Medialdea, Alicia, Dove, Dayton, Cotterill, Carol J., Saher, Margot, Cofaigh, Colm Ó., Chiverrell, Richard C., Moreton, Steven G., Fabel, Derek & Bradwell, Tom (2018). Ice marginal dynamics of the last British-Irish Ice Sheet in the southern North Sea: Ice limits, timing and the influence of the Dogger Bank. Quaternary Science Reviews 198: 181-207.
  • Barlow, N.L.M., McClymont, E.L., Whitehouse, P.L., Stokes, C.R., Jamieson, S.S.R., Woodroffe, S.A., Bentley, M.J., Callard, S.L., Ó Cofaigh, C., Evans, D.J.A., Horrocks, J.R., Lloyd, J.M., Long, A.J., Margold, M., Roberts, D.H. & Sanchez-Montes, M.L. (2018). Lack of evidence for a substantial sea-level fluctuation within the Last Interglacial. Nature Geoscience 11: 627-634.
  • Evans, D.J.A., Bateman, M.D., Roberts, D.H., Medialdea, A., Hayes, L., Duller, G.A.T., Fabel, D. & Clark, C.D. (2017). Glacial Lake Pickering: stratigraphy and chronology of a proglacial lake dammed by the North Sea Lobe of the British–Irish Ice Sheet. Journal of Quaternary Science 32(2): 295-310.
  • Chandler, B.M.P., Evans, D.J.A. & Roberts, D.H. (2016). Characteristics of recessional moraines at a temperate glacier in SE Iceland: Insights into patterns, rates and drivers of glacier retreat. Quaternary Science Reviews 135: 171-205.
  • Chandler, B.M.P., Evans, D.J.A., Roberts, D.H., Ewertowski, M. & Clayton, A.I. (2016). Glacial geomorphology of the Skálafellsjökull foreland, Iceland: A case study of ‘annual’ moraines. Journal of Maps 12(5): 904-916.
  • Ewertowski, M., Evans, D.J.A., Roberts, D.H. & Tomczyk, A.M. (2016). Glacial geomorphology of the terrestrial margins of the tidewater glacier, Nordenskiöldbreen, Svalbard. Journal of Maps 12(sup1): 476-487.
  • Lane, T.P., Roberts, D.H., Ó Cofaigh, C., Rea, B.R. & Vieli, A. (2016). Glacial landscape evolution in the Uummannaq region, West Greenland. Boreas 45(2): 220-234.
  • Evans, D.J.A., Roberts, D.H. & Evans, S.C. (2016). Multiple subglacial till deposition: a modern exemplar for Quaternary palaeoglaciology. Quaternary Science Reviews 145: 183-203.
  • Chandler, B.M.P., Evans, D.J.A., Roberts, D.H. & (Submitted) (2016). Recent ice-frontal retreat at a temperate glacier in SE Iceland in the context of the last ~80 years. Geology
  • Rooney, A.D., Selby, D., Lloyd, J.M., Roberts, D.H., Lückge, A., Sageman, B.B. & Prouty, N.G. (2016). Tracking millennial-scale Holocene glacial advance and retreat using osmium isotopes: Insights from the Greenland ice sheet. Quaternary Science Reviews 138: 49-61.
  • Lane, T.P., Roberts, D.H., Rea, B.R., Ó Cofaigh, C. & Vieli, A. (2015). Controls on subglacial bedrock bedform development at the base of the Uummannaq Ice Stream, West Greenland. Geomorphology 231: 301-313.
  • Evans, D.J.A., Roberts, D.H. & O'Cofaigh, C. (2015). Drumlin sedimentology in a hard-bed, lowland setting, Connemara, western Ireland: implications for subglacial bedform generation in areas of sparse till cover. Journal of Quaternary Science 30(6): 537-557.
  • Livingstone, S., Roberts, D.H., Davies, B., Evans, D., Ó Cofaigh, C. & Gheorghiu, D. (2015). Late Devensian deglaciation of the Tyne Gap Palaeo-Ice Stream, northern England. Journal of Quaternary Science 30(8): 790-804.
  • Stokes, C.R., Tarasov, L., Blomdin, R., Cronin, T.M., Fisher, T.G., Gyllencreutz, R., Hättestrand, C., Heyman, J., Hindmarsh, R.C.A., Hughes, A.L.C., Jakobsson, M., Kirchner, N., Livingstone, S.J., Margold, M., Murton, J.B., Noormets, R., Peltier, W.R., Peteet, D.M., Piper, D.J.W., Preusser, F., Renssen, H., Roberts, D.H., Roche, D.M., Saint-Ange, F., Stroeven, A.P. & Teller, J.T. (2015). On the Reconstruction of Palaeo-Ice Sheets: Recent Advances and Future Challenges. Quaternary Science Reviews 125: 15-49.
  • Yde, J. E., Knudsen, N.T., Steffensen, J.P., Carrivick, J.L., Hasholt, B., Ingeman-Nielsen, T., Kronborg, C., Larsen, N.K., Mernild, S.H., Oerter, H., Roberts, D.H. & Russell, A.J. (2015). Spatiotemporal variability of oxygen isotope compositions in three contrasting glacier river catchments in Greenland. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 12(6): 5841-5893.
  • Lane, T.P., Roberts, D.H., Ó Cofaigh, C., Vieli, A. & Moreton, S. (2015). The glacial history of the southern Svartenhuk Halvø, West Greenland. Arktos 1(1): 19.
  • Lane, T.P., Roberts, D.H., Rea, B.R., Ó Cofaigh, C., Vieli, A. & Rodés, A. (2014). Controls upon the Last Glacial Maximum deglaciation of the northern Uummannaq Ice Stream System, West Greenland. Quaternary Science Reviews 92: 324-344.
  • Roberts, D.H., Rea, B., Lane, T., Schnabel, C. & Rodés, A. (2013). New constraints on Greenland ice sheet dynamics during the last glacial cycle: evidence from the Uummannaq ice stream system. Journal of Geophysical Research Earth Surface 118(2): 519-541.
  • Livingstone S.J., Evans D.J.A., Ó Cofaigh C., Davies B.J., Merritt J.W., Huddart D. Mitchell W.A., Roberts D.H. & Yorke L. (2012). Glaciodynamics of the central sector of the last British–Irish Ice Sheet in Northern England. Earth Science Reviews 111: 25-55.
  • Roberts, D.H., Evans, D.J.A., Lodwick, J. & Cox, N.J. (2012). The subglacial and ice-marginal signature of the North Sea Lobe of the British–Irish Ice Sheet during the Last Glacial Maximum at Upgang, North Yorkshire, UK. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association
  • Davies, B.J., Roberts, D.H., Bridgland, D.R. & Ó Cofaigh, C. (2011). Dynamic Devensian ice flow in NE England: a sedimentological reconstruction. Boreas 41: 337–366.
  • Davies, B.J., Roberts, D.H., Bridgland, D.R., Ó Cofaigh, C. & Riding, J.B. (2011). Provenance and depositional environments of Quaternary sediments from the western North Sea Basin. Journal of Quaternary Science 26(1): 59-75.
  • Roberts, D.H., Long, A.J., Davies, B., Simpson. M.J.R. & Schnabel, C. (2010). Ice stream influence on West Greenland Ice Sheet dynamics during the Last Glacial Maximum. Journal of Quaternary Science 25(6): 850–864.
  • Davies, B.J., Roberts, D.H., Bridgland, D.R., Ó Cofaigh, C., Riding, J.B., Demarchi, B., Penkman, K.E.H & Pawley, S.M. (2010). Timing and depositional environments of a Middle Pleistocene glaciation of northeast England: New evidence from Warren House Gill, County Durham. Quaternary Science Reviews
  • Roberts, D.H., Yde, J., Long, A.J., Knudsen, N.T. & Lloyd, J.M. (2009). Ice marginal dynamics during surge activity, Kuannersuit Glacier, Disko Island, West Greenland. Quaternary Science Reviews 28(3-4): 209-222.
  • Roberts, D.H., Long, A.J., Schnabel, C., Davies, B., Simpson. M.J.R, Sheng, X. & Huybrechts, P. (2009). Ice sheet extent and early deglacial history of the southwestern sector of the Greenland Ice Sheet. Quaternary Science Reviews 28(25-26): 2760-2773.
  • Long, A.J., Woodroffe, S.A., Dawson, S., Roberts, D.H. & Bryant, L.M. (2009). Late Holocene relative sea level rise and the Neoglacial history of the Greenland Ice Sheet. Jounal of Quaternary Science 24(4): 345-359.
  • Davies, B.J., Roberts, D.H., O Cofaigh, C. & Bridgland, D. R. (2009). Subglacial and ice marginal controls on sediment deposition during the last glacial maximum: interlobate ice sheet dynamics at Whitburn Bay, County Durham, England. Boreas
  • Davies, B.J., Bridgland, D.R., Roberts, D.H., O´Cofaigh, C., Pawley, S.M., Candy, I., Demarchi, B., Penkman, K.E.H. & Austin, W.E.N. (2009). The age and stratigraphic context of the Easington Raised Beach, County Durham, UK. Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association 120(4): 183-198.
  • Long, A.J., Roberts, D.H., Simpson, M.J.R., Dawson, S., Milne, G.A. & Huybrechts, P. (2008). Late Weichselian relative sea-level changes and ice sheet history in southeast Greenland. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 272(1-2): 8-18.
  • Roberts, D.H., Long, A.J., Schnabel, C., Simpson, M. & Freeman, S. (2008). The deglacial history of the southeast sector of the Greenland Ice Sheet during the Last Glacial Maximum. Quaternary Science Reviews 27(15-16): 1505-1516.
  • Engelhart, S.E., Horton, B.P., Roberts, D.H., Bryant, C.L. & Reide Corbett, D. (2007). Mangrove Pollen of Indonesia and its suitability as a sea-level indicator. Marine Geology 242: 65-81.
  • Roberts, D.H., Dackombe, R.V. & Thomas, G.S.P. (2007). Palaeo ice streaming in the central sector of the British-Irish Ice Sheet during the Last Glacial Maximum: evidence from the northern Irish Sea Basin. Boreas 36(2): 115-129.
  • Long, A.J., Roberts, D.H. & Dawson, S. (2006). Early Holocene history of the west Greenland Ice Sheet and the GH-8.2 event. Quaternary Science Reviews 25(9/10): 904-922.
  • Roberts, D.H., Chiverrell, R.C., Innes, J.B., Horton, B.P., Brooks, A.J., Thomas, G.S.P., Turner, S. & Gonzalez, S. (2006). Holocene sea levels, Last Glacial Maximum glaciomarine environments and geophysical models in the northern Irish Sea Basin, UK. Marine Geology 231(1-4): 113-128.
  • Roberts, D.H. & Long, A.J. (2005). Streamlined bedrock terrain and fast ice flow, Jakobshavns Isbrae, West Greenland: implications for ice stream and ice sheet dynamics. Boreas 34(1): 25-42.
  • Roberts, D.H. & Hart, J.K. (2005). The deforming bed characteristics of a stratified till assemblage in north East Anglia, UK: investigating controls on sediment rheology and strain signatures. Quaternary Science Reviews 24(1-2): 123-140.
  • Long, A.J. & Roberts, D.H. (2003). Late Weichselian deglacial history of Disko Bugt, West Greenland, and the dynamics of the Jakobshavns Isbrae ice stream. Boreas 32(1): 208-226.
  • Long, A.J., Roberts, D.H. & Rasch, M. (2003). New observations on the relative sea level and deglacial history of Greenland from Innaarsuit, Disko Bugt. Quaternary Research 60(2): 162-171.
  • Long, A.J. & Roberts, D.H. (2002). A revised chronology for the 'Fjord Stade' moraine in Disko Bugt, west Greenland. Journal of Quaternary Science 17(5-6): 561-579.
  • Long, A.J., Roberts, D.H. & Wright, M.R. (1999). Isolation basin stratigraphy and Holocene relative sea-level change on Arveprinsen Ejland, Disko Bugt, West Greenland. Journal of Quaternary Science 14(4): 323-345.
  • Evans, D.J.A., Owen, L.A. & Roberts, D.H. (1995). Stratigraphy and sedimentology of Devensian (Dimlington-Stadial) glacial deposits, East Yorkshire, England. Journal of Quaternary Science 10(3): 241-265.
  • Hart, J.K. & Roberts, D.H. (1994). Criteria to distinguish between glaciotectonic and glaciomarine sedimentation: I-Deformational styles and sedimentology. Sedimentary Geology 91: 191-213.