Directory Profiles

Dr. Gwenn E. Flowers


Gwenn Flowers is a Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at Simon Fraser University, and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Iceland. As a Canada Research Chair at SFU from 2005-2014 she established a research program dedicated to the geophysical study of glaciers, their dynamics and their importance in the global climate system. She currently leads a field-based program in the St. Elias Mountains of Yukon, Canada, examining the interplay of climate and ice dynamics in the context of regional glacier change.

Selected Publications

Sensitivity of Barnes Ice Cap, Baffin Island, Canada, to climate state and internal dynamics
Gilbert A, GE Flowers, GH Miller, BT Rabus, W Van Wychen, AS Gardner & L Copland
Journal of Geophysical Research—Earth Surface 121:1516–1539 (Aug 2016)

Correlations of suspended sediment size with bedrock lithology and glacier dynamics
Crompton JW & GE Flowers
Annals of Glaciology 57:142–150 (Jul 2016)

Short-term velocity variations and sliding sensitivity of a slowly surging glacier
Flowers GE, AH Jarosch, PTAP Belliveau & LA Fuhrman
Annals of Glaciology 57:71–83 (Jul 2016)

Efficacy of bedrock erosion by subglacial water flow
Beaud FB, GE Flowers & JG Venditti
Earth Surface Dynamics 4:125–145 (Jan 2016)

Oscillatory subglacial drainage in the absence of surface melt
Schoof CG, CA Rada, NJ Wilson, GE Flowers & M Haseloff
The Cryosphere 8:959–976 (May 2014)

Effects of temperature forcing provenance and lapse rate on the performance of an empirical glacier-melt model
Wheler BA, AH MacDougall, GE Flowers, EI Petersen, PH Whitfield, KE Kohfeld
Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 46:379–393. (May 2014)

Contemporary glacier processes and global change: Recent observations from Kaskawulsh Glacier and the Donjek Range, St. Elias Mountains
Flowers GE, L Copland & CG Schoof
Arctic 67(SUPPL 1):22–34 (Feb 2014)

Comparison of thermal structure and evolution between neighboring subarctic glaciers
Wilson NJ, GE Flowers & L Mingo
Journal of Geophysical Research – Earth Surface 118:1443–1459 (Sep 2013)

Influence of supraglacial lakes and ice-sheet geometry on seasonal ice-flow variability
Joughin I, SB Das, GE Flowers, MD Behn, RB Alley, MA King, et al.
The Cryosphere 7:1185–1192 (Jul 2013)

Environmental controls on the thermal structure of alpine glaciers
Wilson NJ & GE Flowers
The Cryosphere 7:167–182 (Jan 2013)