Gordon Hamilton

Peer-reviewed Publications

Hamilton, G.S., L.A. Stearns, P. Elosegui, J.L. Davis & M.L. Andersen. Submitted. Tidal modulation of ice flow on Kangerdlugssuaq Glacier, East Greenland, from high-rate GPS observations. Journal of Geodesy, submitted October 2009.

Spaulding, N.E., D.A. Meese, I. Baker, P.A. Mayewski & G.S. Hamilton. In press. A new technique for firn grain size measurements. Journal of Glaciology, 2009.

Breton, D.J. & G.S. Hamilton. In press. Design, optimization and calibration of an automated density gauge for firn and ice cores. Journal of Glaciology, 2009.

Mayewski, P. A., M. P. Meredith, C. P. Summerhayes, J. Turner, A. Worby, P. J. Barrett, G. Casassa, N. A. N. Bertler, T. Bracegirdle, A. C. Naveira Garabato, D. Bromwich, H. Campbell, G. S. Hamilton, W. B. Lyons, K. A. Maasch, S. Aoki, C. Xiao, & T. van Ommen. 2009. State of the Antarctic and Southern Ocean climate system. Reviews of Geophysics, 47, RG1003, doi:10.1029/2007RG000231.

Nettles, M., T. Larsen, P. El0segui, G.S. Hamilton, L.A. Stearns, A. Ahlstrom, J.L. Davis, M.L. Andersen, J. de Juan, S.A. Khan, L. Stenseng, G. Ekstrom & R. Forsberg. 2008. Step-wise changes in glacier flow speed coincide with calving and glacial earthquakes at Helheim Glacier, Greenland. Geophysical Research Letters, 35, L24503, doi:10.1029/2008GL036127.

Stearns, L.A., B.L. Smith & G.S. Hamilton. 2008. Increased flow speed on a large East Antarctic outlet glacier caused by subglacial floods. Nature Geoscience, 1, 827-831, doi: 10.1038/ngeo356. [pdf]

Sneed, W.A., R. LeB. Hooke & G.S. Hamilton. 2008. Accelerating thinning rate of Barnes Ice Cap, Baffin Island, Arctic Canada. Geology, 36, 71-74, doi: 10.1130/G24013A.1. [pdf]

Khan, S.A., J. Wahr, L.A. Stearns, G.S. Hamilton, T. van Dam, K.M. Larson & O. Francis. 2007. Elastic uplift in southeast Greenland due to rapid ice mass loss. Geophysical Research Letters, 34, L21701, doi:10.1029/2007GL031468. [pdf]

Raup, B., A. Kääb, J. Kargel, M.P. Bishop, G.S. Hamilton, E. Lee, F. Rau, F. Paul, D. Soltesz, S.J. Singh Kalsa, M. Beedle & C. Helm. 2007. Remote Sensing and GIS technology in the Global Land Ice Measurements from Space (GLIMS) Project. Computers and Geoscience, 33, 104-125.

Sneed, W.A. & G.S. Hamilton. 2007. Evolution of melt pond volume on the surface of the Greenland Ice Sheet. Geophysical Research Letters, 34, L03501, doi:10.1029/2006GL028697. [pdf]

Stearns, L.A. & G.S. Hamilton. 2007. Rapid volume loss from two East Greenland outlet glaciers quantified using repeat stereo satellite imagery. Geophysical Research Letters, 34, L05503, doi:10.1029/2006GL028982. [pdf]

Arcone, S.A., V.B. Spikes & G.S. Hamilton. 2005. Deformation of polar firn by differential accumulation and ice flow: interpretation of a 400-MHz short-pulse radar profile from West Antarctica. Journal of Glaciology, 51(174), 407-422.

Arcone, S.A., V.B. Spikes & G.S. Hamilton. 2005. Stratigraphic continuity in 400-MHz radar profiles in West Antarctica. Annals of Glaciology, 39, 195-201.

Bertler, N. & 48 others. 2005. Snow chemistry across Antarctica. Annals of Glaciology, 41, 167-180.

Csatho, B., Y. Ahn, T. Yoon, C.J. van der Veen, S. Vogel, G.S. Hamilton, D. Morse, B. Smith & V.B. Spikes. 2005. ICESat measurements reveal complex pattern of elevation changes on Siple Coast ice streams, Antarctica. Geophysical Research Letters, 32, L23S04, doi:10.1029/2005GL024289.

Dixon, D.A., P.A. Mayewski, S.D. Kaspari, K. Kreutz, G.S. Hamilton, K. Maasch, S.B. Sneed & M.J. Handley. 2005. A 200-year sulfate record from 16 Antarctic ice cores and associations with Southern Ocean sea ice extent. Annals of Glaciology, 41, 155-166.

Hamilton, G.S. 2005. Topographic control of regional accumulation rate variability at South Pole and implications for ice core interpretation. Annals of Glaciology, 39, 214-219.

Hamilton, G.S., V.B. Spikes & L.A. Stearns. 2005. Spatial patterns in mass balance of the Amundsen Sea and Siple Coast sectors of West Antarctica. Annals of Glaciology, v. 41, 105-112.

Kargel, J.S., M.J. Abrams, M.P. Bishop, G.S. Hamilton, A. Kääb, H.H. Kieffer,  F. Paul, F. Rau, B. Raup & L.A. Stearns. 2005. ASTER imaging contributions to Global Land Ice Measurements from Space. Remote Sensing of the Environment, 99, 187-219.

Stearns, L.A. & G.S. Hamilton. 2005. A new velocity map for Byrd Glacier, East Antarctica, from sequential ASTER satellite imagery. Annals of Glaciology, 41, 71-76.

Stearns, L.A., G.S. Hamilton & N. Reeh. 2005. Multi-decadal record of ice dynamics on Daugaard Jensen Gletscher, East Greenland, from satellite imagery and terrestrial measurements. Annals of Glaciology, 42, 53-58.  

Steig, E.J. & 16 others. 2005. High-resolution ice cores from US ITASE (West Antarctica): development and validation of chronologies and determination of precision and accuracy. Annals of Glaciology, 41, 77-85.

Hamilton, G.S. and V.B. Spikes. 2004. Evaluating a satellite-altimeter derived digital elevation model of Antarctica using precision kinematic GPS profiling. Global and Planetary Change, 42(1-4), 17-30.

Jacka, T.H., G.S. Hamilton & 8 others. 2004. A strategy for the collection and synthesis of Antarctic Ice Sheet mass balance data. Global and Planetary Change, 42 (1-4), 1-16.

Kaspari, S.D., P.A. Mayewski, D.A. Dixon, V.B. Spikes, S.B. Sneed, M.J. Handley & G.S. Hamilton. 2004. Climatic variability in West Antarctica derived from annual accumulation rate records from ITASE firn/ice cores. Annals of Glaciology, 39, 585-591.

Spikes, V.B., G.S. Hamilton, S.A. Arcone, D.A. Dixon, S.D. Kaspari & P.A. Mayewski. 2004. Variability in accumulation rates from GPR profiling of firn in West Antarctica. Annals of Glaciology, 39, 238-243.

Siegert, M.J., R.C.A. Hindmarsh and G.S. Hamilton. 2003. Spatial variation in mass balance and the possible exposure of ancient (85 ka) ice at a site in central East Antarctica. Quaternary Research, 59, 114-121.

Spikes, V.B., G.S. Hamilton, B. Csatho and I.M. Whillans. 2003. Thickness changes on Whillans Ice Stream and Ice Stream C, West Antarctica, derived from airborne laser altimeter measurements. Journal of Glaciology, 49(165), 223-230.

Hamilton, G.S. 2002. Mass balance and accumulation rate across Siple Dome, West Antarctica. Annals of Glaciology, 35, 102-107.

Hamilton, G.S. and I.M. Whillans. 2002. Local rates of ice sheet thickness change in Greenland. Annals of Glaciology, 35, 79-83.

Hamilton, G.S. and I.M. Whillans. 2000. Point measurements of mass balance of the Greenland Ice Sheet using precision vertical GPS surveys. Journal of Geophysical Research, 105(B7), 16,295-16,301.

Hamilton, G.S., I.M. Whillans & P.J. Morgan. 1998. First point measurements of ice sheet thickness change in Antarctica. Annals of Glaciology, 27, 125-131.

Whillans, I.M., C.J. Merry & G.S. Hamilton. 1997. Investigation of a possible crevasse near the main airstrip on McMurdo Ice Shelf, Antarctica. Annals of Glaciology, 24, 152-157.

Hamilton, G.S. & J.A. Dowdeswell. 1996. Controls on glacier surging in Svalbard. Journal of Glaciology, 42(140), 157-168.

Dowdeswell, J.A., R. Hodgkins, A.-M. Nuttal, J.O. Hagen & G.S. Hamilton. 1995. Mass balance as a control on the frequency and occurrence of glacier surges in Svalbard, Norwegian High Arctic. Geophysical Research Letters, 22, 2909-2912.

Dowdeswell, J.A., G.S. Hamilton & J.O. Hagen. 1991. The duration of the active phase on surge-type glaciers: contrasts between Svalbard and other regions. Journal of Glaciology, 37(127), 388-400.

Hamilton, G.S. 1988. The development, age, and present status of a rock glacier in the Posets Massif, Spanish Pyrenees. Pirineos, 131, 43-56.