Bryn Hubbard

Prof, BA Geography (University of Oxford) PhD (University of Cambridge)

  • Aberystwyth University
    Llandinam Building
    Penglais
    Aberystwyth

    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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1989 …2024

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Community activities include:

2022- , Chair: Publications Committee of International Glaciological Society

2018-21, UK Correspondent: International Association of Cryospheric Sciences.

2016-, Core Member: Natural Environment Research Council's Peer Review College.

2000-20, UK Correspondent: International Glaciological Society.

2016-19, Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface.

2013-16, Editor of Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface.

2010-13, Associate Editor of Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface.

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2022- Associate Dean for Research, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences

2020-2022 Director of Research, Department of Geography & Earth Sciences, Aberystwyth University.

2011- Professor, Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences, Aberystwyth University.

2009-2022 Director of the Centre for Glaciology, Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, Aberystwyth University.

2013-16 Director of Research, Institute of Geography, History, Politics and Psychology, Aberystwyth University.

2011-16 Director of Research, Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, Aberystwyth University.

2005-2011 Reader in Glaciology. Centre for Glaciology, Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences, UW Aberystwyth.

2001-2004 Senior Lecturer in Glaciology. Centre for Glaciology, Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences, UW Aberystwyth.

1994-2000 Lecturer in Glaciology. Centre for Glaciology, Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences, UW Aberystwyth.

1992-1994 Post-doctoral Research Associate. Department of Geography, University of Cambridge. ('Water storage, drainage evolution and water quality in Alpine glacial environments').

1988-1992 Ph.D. Glaciology. Fitzwilliam College and Department of Geography, University of Cambridge ('Basal ice facies and their formation in the western Alps').

1983-1986 B.A. Geography (First Class). Christ Church and School of Geography, University of Oxford.

Research interests

Research Interests

Current research interests (summarized here: https://users.aber.ac.uk/byh/) include:

  • Using pressurized hot-water to drill boreholes into glaciers to investigate ice properties and englacial and basal processes
  • Links between subglacial drainage and ice motion via borehole access.
  • Ice shelf structure and ice characteristics, including ice coring and hot-water drilling.
  • The physical character of glacier ice and basal ice.
  • Optical televiewing (OPTV) of boreholes in glaciers, ice sheets and ice shelves.
    • Technique development: Tsanfleuron Glacier, Switzerland & King Baudouin Ice Shelf, Antarctica 
    • Structural glaciology and sediment transfer: Midre Lovénbreen, Svalbard, Khumbu Glacier, Nepal, & Larsen C Ice Shelf, Antarctica
    • Ice shelf structure: Roi Baudouin Ice Shelf & Larsen C Ice Shelf, Antarctica.
    • Ice sheet structure: NEEM deep borehole, Greenland.
    • Ice stream processes: Store Glacier, Greenland.
  • Basal ice physical properties and processes of formation and deformation.
  • The structure and dynamics of glacial lakes and drainage systems.
  • The physical character of subglacial sediment.
  • The occurrence and character of glacier-like forms on Mars.

Research experience includes leading or participating in ~100 field campaigns over 35 years at glaciers in Antarctica, Greenland, Svalbard, the European Alps, Peru, Nepal, the Canadian Rockies, Norway, and the Canadian Arctic.

 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

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