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Durham University

Department of Geography

Departmental Research Projects

Publication details

Evans, D.J.A. Glacial geomorphology at Glasgow. Scottish Geographical Journal. 2009;125:285-320.

Author(s) from Durham


This paper reviews a century of geographical contributions at the University of Glasgow to the development of glacial geomorphology. Significant advances were made from the
1960s, when geographers and topographic scientists began to combine geomorphic and survey expertise in accurately charting spatial and temporal changes in Icelandic glacier snouts and
proglacial landforms, providing modern analogues for process-form models (the first glacial landsystems model) and a methodological avenue for quantification. Subsequent expeditions and research projects, involving a range of Glasgow academics, doctoral students and undergraduates, often in collaboration with researchers based elsewhere, have led to numerous conceptual and methodological refinements – and on occasion significant recasting – of this pioneering work. A detailed review is provided of these many contributions, seeking to elaborate their significance
against a wider horizon of inquiry into glaciated landscapes, past and present.

Department of Geography