Brian Anderson

Referred publications


Eaves, S.R., Mackintosh, A.N. and Anderson, B.M. (2019). Climate amelioration during the Last Glacial Maximum recorded by a sensitive mountain glacier in New Zealand. Geology 47: 299-302. doi:10.1130/G45543.1

Zemp, M., Sajood, A.A., Pitte, P., van Ommen, T., Fischer, A., Soruco, A., Thomson, L., Schaefer, M., Li, Z., Ceballos Lievano, J.L., Cáceres Correa, B.E., Vincent, C., Tielidze, L., Braun, L.N., Ahlstrøm, A.P., Hannesdóttir, H., Dobhal, D.P., Karimi, N., Baroni, C., Fujita, K., Severskiy, I., Prinz, R., Usubaliev, R., Delgado-Granados, H., Demberel, O., Joshi, S.P., Anderson, B., Ove Hagen, J., Dávila Roller, L.R., Gadek, B., Popovnin, V.V., Cobos, G., Holmlund, P., Huss, M., Kayumov, A., Lea, J.M., Pelto, M., and Yakovlev, A. (2019). Glacier monitoring tracks progress in limiting climate change. Nature 576: 39. doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03700-3


Purdie, H., Anderson, B., Mackintosh, A. and Lawson, W. (2018). Revisiting glaciological measurements on Haupapa/Tasman Glacier, New Zealand, in a contemporary context. Geografiska Annaler: Series A, Physical Geography. 100(1):1-19 doi:10.1080/04353676.2018.1522958


Cullen, N.J., Anderson, B., Sirguey, P., Stumm, D., Mackintosh, A., Conway, J.P., Horgan, H.J., Dadic, R., Fitzsimons, S.J., Lorrey, A. (2017). An 11-year record of mass balance of Brewster Glacier, New Zealand, determined using a geostatistical approach. Journal of Glaciology 63: 199-217. doi:10.1017/jog.2016.128

Doughty, A.M., Mackintosh, A.N., Anderson, B.M., Dadic, R., Putnam, A.E., Barrell, D.J.A., Denton, G.H., Chinn, T.J.H., and Schaefer, J.M. (2017). An exercise in glacier length modeling: Interannual climatic variability alone cannot explain Holocene glacier fluctuations in New Zealand. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 470: 48-53. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2017.04.032

Eaves, S., Anderson, B.M., and Mackintosh, A.M. (2017). Glacier-based climate reconstructions for the last glacial–interglacial transition: Arthur’s Pass, New Zealand (43°S). Journal of Quaternary Science 32(6): 877–887. doi:10.1002/jqs.2904

Farinotti, D., D. J. Brinkerhoff, G. K. C. Clarke, J. J. Fürst, H. Frey, P. Gantayat, F. Gillet-Chaulet, et al. incl Anderson, B. (2017). How Accurate Are Estimates of Glacier Ice Thickness? Results from ITMIX, the Ice Thickness Models Intercomparison EXperiment. The Cryosphere 11 (2): 949–70. doi:10.5194/tc-11-949-2017

Mackintosh, A.N., Anderson, B.M., Lorrey, A.M., Renwick, J.A., Frei, P., and Dean, S.M. (2017). Regional cooling caused recent New Zealand glacier advances in a period of global warming. Nature Communications 8: 14202. doi:10.1038/ncomms14202

Mackintosh, A.N., Anderson, B., and Pierrehumbert, R. (2017). Reconstructing climate from glaciers. Annual Reviews in Earth and Planetary Sciences. 45: 649-680. doi:10.1146/annurev-earth-063016-020643


Anderson, B., Kerr, T., and Milner, A. (2016). Alpine Processes. In P.G., Jellyman, T.J.A. Davie, C.P. Pearson, J.S. Harding (Eds.), Advances in New Zealand Freshwater Science. New Zealand Hydrological Society. 73-98.

Eaves, S.R., Anderson, B.M., and Mackintosh, A.N. (2016). Glacier-based climate reconstructions for the last glacial-interglacial transition: Arthur’s Pass, New Zealand (43 °S). Journal of Quaternary Science. 32(6): 877-887. doi:10.1002/jqs.2904

Eaves, S.R., Mackintosh, A.N., Anderson, B.M., Doughty, A.M., Townsend, D.B., Conway, C.E., Winckler, G., Schaefer, J.M., Leonard, G.S., Calvert, A.T. (2016). The Last Glacial Maximum in the central North Island, New Zealand: Palaeoclimate inferences from glacier modelling. Climate of the Past 12: 943-960. doi:10.5194/cp-12-943-2016

Sattler, K., Anderson, B., Mackintosh, A., Norton, K., de Roiste, M. (2016). Estimating permafrost distribution in the maritime Southern Alps, New Zealand, based on climatic conditions at rock glacier sites. Frontiers in Earth Science 4:4. doi:10.3389/feart.2016.00004

2014 - 2015

Bravo, C., Rojas, M., Anderson, B. M., Mackintosh, A. N., Sagredo, E., Moreno, P. I. (2015). Modelled glacier equilibrium line altitudes during the mid-Holocene in the southern mid-latitudes. Climate of the Past 11: 1575-1586. doi:10.1038/ncomms9910

Horgan, H.J., Anderson, B., Alley, R.B., Chamberlain, C.J., Dykes, R., Kehrl, L.M., and Townend, J. (2015). Glacier velocity variability due to rain-induced sliding and cavity formation. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 432: 273-282. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2015.10.016

Kehrl, L.M., Horgan, H.J., Anderson, B.M., Dadic, R., and Mackintosh, A.N. (2015). Glacier velocity and water input variability in a maritime environment: Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand. Journal of Glaciology 61(228): 663-674.  doi:10.3189/2015JoG14J228

Purdie, H., Rack, W., Anderson, B., Kerr, T., Chinn, T., Owens, I., and Linton, M. (2015). “The Impact Of Extreme Summer Melt on Net Accumulation of an Avalanche Fed Glacier, as Determined by Ground-Penetrating Radar.” Geografiska Annaler: Series A, Physical Geography 97 (4): 779–91. doi:10.1111/geoa.12117.

Zemp, M., Frey, H., Gärtner-Roer, I., Nussbaumer, S.U., Hoelzle, M., Paul, F., Haeberli, W., Denzinger, F., Ahlstrøm, A.P., Anderson, B. , and 28 more. (2015). Historically unprecedented global glacier decline in the early 21 st century.  Journal of Glaciology 61 (228): 745–62. doi:10.3189/2015JoG15J017.

Anderson, B.M., Willis, I., Goodsell, B., Banwell, A., Owens, I., Mackintosh, A., Lawson, W. (2014). Annual to daily ice velocity and water pressure variations on Ka Roimata o Hine Hukatere / Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 46(4): 919-932. doi:10.1657/1938-4246-46.4.919

Purdie, H., Anderson, B.M., Chinn, T., Owens, T., Mackintosh, A., and Lawson, W. (2014). Franz Josef and Fox glaciers, New Zealand: Historic length records. Global and Planetary Change 121: 41-52. doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2014.06.008

2012 - 2013

Dadic, R., Mott, R., Lehning, M. Carenzo, M., Anderson, B., Mackintosh, A. (2013). Sensitivity of turbulent fluxes to wind speed over snow surfaces in different climate settings. Advances in Water Resources 55: 178-189. doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2012.06.010

Doughty, A., Anderson, B., Mackintosh, A., Kaplan, M., Vandergoes, M., Barrell, D., Denton, G., Schaefer, J., Chinn, T., and Putnam, A. (2013). Evaluation of Lateglacial temperatures in the Southern Alps of New Zealand based on glacier modelling at Irishman Stream, Ben Ohau Range. Quaternary Science Reviews 74: 160-169. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2012.09.013

Kaplan, M.R., Schaefer, J.M., Denton, G.H., Doughty, A.M., Barrell, D.J.A., Chinn, T.J.H., Putnam, A.E., Andersen, B.G., Mackintosh, A., Finkel, R.C., Schwartz, R., Anderson, B. (2013). The anatomy of long-term warming since 15 ka in New Zealand based on net glacier snowline rise. Geology 41(8): 887-890. doi:10.1130/g34288.1

Anderson, B., and Mackintosh, A. (2012). Controls on mass balance sensitivity of maritime glaciers in the Southern Alps, New Zealand: The role of debris-cover. Journal of Geophysical Research 117: F01003. doi:10.1029/2011JF002064

Golledge, N., Mackintosh, A., Anderson, B., Buckley, K., Doughty, A., Barrell, D.J.A., Denton, G.H., Vandergoes, M., Andersen, B., and Schaefer, J. (2012). Last Glacial Maximum climate in New Zealand inferred from a modelled Southern Alps icefield. Quaternary Science Reviews 46: 30-45. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2012.05.004

McKinnon, K.A., Mackintosh, A., Anderson, B., and Barrell, D.J.A. (2012). The influence of sub-glacial bed evolution on ice extent: a model-based evaluation of the Last Glacial Maximum Pukaki glacier, New Zealand. Quaternary Science Reviews 57: 46-57. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2012.10.002

2010 - 2011

Herman, F., Anderson, B.M., and Leprince, S. (2011). Mountain glacier velocity variation during a retreat-advance cycle quantified using high-precision analysis of ASTER images. Journal of Glaciology 57(202): 197-207.

Purdie, H., Anderson, B., Lawson, W., Mackintosh, A. (2011). Controls on spatial variability in snow accumulation on glaciers in the Southern Alps, New Zealand; as revealed by crevasse stratigraphy. Hydrological Processes 25: 54-63. doi:10.1002/hyp.7816

Purdie, H., Lawson, W., Mackintosh, A., Anderson, B. (2011). Synoptic influences on snow accumulation on glaciers east and west of a topographic divide: Southern Alps, New Zealand. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 43(1): 82-94.

Purdie, H., Mackintosh, A., Lawson, W., Anderson, B., Morgenstern, U., Chinn, T., Mayewski, P. (2011). Interannual variability in net accumulation in net accumulation on Tasman Glacier and its relationship with climate. Global and Planetary Change 77(3-4): 142-152.

Anderson, B., Mackintosh, A., Stumm, D., George, L., Kerr, T., Winter-Billington, A., Fitzsimons, S. (2010). Climate sensitivity of a high-precipitation glacier in New Zealand. Journal of Glaciology 56(195): 114-128.

2003 - 2008

Anderson, B., Lawson, W., and Owens, I. (2008). Response of Franz Josef Glacier/Ka Roimata o Hine Hukatere to climate change. Global and Planetary Change 63: 23-30.

Anderson, B., Lawson, W., Owens, I., and Goodsell, B. (2006). Past and future mass balance of Ka Roimata o Hine Hukatere (Franz Josef Glacier). Journal of Glaciology 52(179): 597-607.

Anderson, B., and Mackintosh, A. (2006). Temperature change is the major driver of late-glacial and Holocene glacier fluctuations in New Zealand. Geology 34(2): 121-124. doi: 10.1130/G22151.1

Goodsell, B., Anderson, B., and Lawson, W. (2005). Outburst flooding and associated events at Franz Josef Glacier, South Westland, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics 48: 95-104.

Hubbard, A., Lawson, W., Anderson, B., Hindmarsh, R., Hubbard, B., and Blatter, H. (2005). Evidence for subglacial temperate conditions under the tongue of Taylor Glacier, Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Annals of Glaciology 39: 79-84.

Anderson, B. and Mackintosh, A. (2006). Comment on Synoptic climate change as a driver of late Quaternary glaciations in the mid-latitudes of the Southern Hemisphere. In Rother, H. and Shulmeister, J., Climate of the Past Discussions 1, S161-S167, 2005. open access URL

Anderson, B. (2004). The response of Ka Roimata o Hine Hukatere Franz Josef Glacier to climate change: PhD thesis, University of Canterbury, 114 pp.

Anderson, B.M., Hindmarsh, R.C.A., and Lawson, W.J. (2004). A modelling study of the response of Hatherton Glacier to Ross Ice Sheet grounding line retreat. Global and Planetary Change 42: 143-153.

Goodsell, B., Anderson, B., and Lawson, W. (2003). Correspondence: Supraglacial routing of subglacial water at Franz Josef Glacier, South Westland, New Zealand. Journal of Glaciology 49(164): 469.


Anderson, B.M., Mackintosh, A.N., Huybers, P.J., and Pierrehumbert, R.T. (2007). Identifying the climatic drivers of Southern Hemisphere Ice Ages from glacier modelling in New Zealand. Eos Trans. AGU 88(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract C41A-0061.

Stumm, D., Fitzsimons, S., Anderson, B., and Hoelzle, M. (2006). A method to investigate glacier mass balances in the Southern Alps, New Zealand. Poster presented at International Glaciological Society International Symposium on Cryospheric Indicators of Global Climate Change, Cambridge.

Hubbard, B., Hubbard, A., Lawson, W., and Anderson, B. (2003). Measurement and modelling of the variable deformation of contrasting ice facies. Geophysical Research Abstracts 5: (11849).

Hindmarsh, R.C., Anderson, B.M., Arthern, R.J., Kluiving, S.J., Lawson, W.J., Le Meur, E., van der Wateren, D. (2002). Measuring and modelling the Holocene retreat of the Antarctic ice sheet. EOS Trans. AGU 83, Spring Meeting 2002, U42A-05 invited.