Professor Andrew Russell
Professor of Physical Geography
- Email: email@example.com
- Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6951
- Personal Website: http://www.jokulhlaup.org.uk/
- Address: Room Daysh 2.32
I specialise in floods and glacial systems. My research focuses on the impact of floods on fluvial systems in Chile, Peru, Iceland and Greenland. In the UK I examine the immediate impacts of floods resulting from intense rainfall.
I have extensive field experience of examining jökulhlaup impacts on both the northern and southern margins of Vatnajökull ice-cap and carried out fieldwork at Eyjafjallajökull during the 2010 eruption and at Skeiðarárjökull during the 1996 Gjálp eruption under Vatnajökull.
1982-86 University of Aberdeen M.A. Honours Degree Geography 1986.
1986-90 University of Aberdeen, PhD. “The geomorphological and sedimentological effects of jökulhlaups”
Sept. 1994 - March 2004 Lecturer & Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography, Keele University
Oct. 1990 - Sept. 1994 Lecturer in Physical Geography, Kingston
Flood geomorphology, glacier hydrology, fluvial sedimentology and planetary geomorphology, glacier outburst floods (jökulhlaups), lahars.
My main research focus is on the impact of contemporary and ancient glacier outburst floods (jökulhlaups) within arctic and sub-arctic glacifluvial systems in Greenland, Norway, Iceland, Chile and Alaska. I am currently working in Chile on hydro-geomorphological risk reduction (NE/R009481/1) and the geomorphological and sedimentary impacts of: lahars generated by the April 2015 Calbuco eruption, Chile (NE/N007263/1); jökulhlaups resulting from the April 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption (NE/I007628/1), the September 2008 flooding in Northumberland (NERC Grant NE/G011141/1), the November 2009 flooding in Cumbria (NERC Grant NE/H025189/1) and the NERC-funded SINATRA (Susceptibility of catchments to INTense RAinfall and flooding) consortium project.
Current and recently funded research
1. 2017-19 NERC-funded project (£125K) 'Real-time low-cost monitoring for hydro-geomorphological risk reduction in Chile' (NE/R009481/1) together with Dr. Matthew Perks (Newcastle Geography), Dr Alejandro Dussaillant (Universidad de Aysén, Chile) and Dr Claudio Meier (University of Memphis). This project develops improved systems for predicting (a) the timing and magnitude of hydrological hazards and (b) the longer term impacts of sediment release causing flooding in downstream river channels, and will provide (c) training and a 'tool kit' for local authorities to ensure that the monitoring developments in Chile and Peru.
2. 2016-19 NERC-funded project TENDERLY (Towards END-to End flood forecasting and a tool for ReaL-time catchment susceptibility). TENDERLY builds on the most promising emerging outcomes of the NERC-funded FRANC and SINATRA projects to ensure that this new science will pull through to operational practice. TENDERLY informs and improves flood risk management through the identification of catchments and communities most at risk, catchment management planning, and increasing the spatio-temporal accuracy of precipitation, land-surface and flood inundation predictions as well as flood warning lead times. Outcomes from the project will build on those from the COST 731 action on uncertainty propagation in hydro-meteorological forecast systems and include recommendations to UK and international operational hydrometeorological institutes on the benefits and feasibility of end-to-end flood forecasting.
3. 2015-16 NERC-funded project (£60K) entitled: 'Causes, dynamics and impacts of lahars generated by the April, 2015 Eruption of Calbuco volcano, Chile' together with Dr. Alejandro Dussaillant-Jones, Dr. Claudio Meier (Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Concepción, Chile) and Dr. Andrés Rivera (CECs, Centro de Estudios Científicos, Valdivia, Chile). Our scientific goal is to determine the causes, dynamics and impacts of lahars generated during the April 2015 Calbuco eruption. In particular we are interested in assessing the extent to which: (1) the spatial transition of pyroclastic flows into hot lahars is reflected in the immediate geomorphological and sedimentary record; and (2) lahar channel morphology and sedimentology reflect existing depositional models.
4. 2013-17 NERC-funding to collect data during and immediately after UK flash flooding from intense rainfall as part of the £2.7M SINATRA (Susceptibility of catchments to INTense RAinfall and flooding) consortium project, funded by NERC, the Environment Agency and the UK Met Office under the Flooding From Intense Rainfall thematic programme. SINATRA assembles a multidisciplinary team of world-leading experts from academia (Reading University, Bristol University, Newcastle University, Exeter University, Hull University, King's College London), industry (Halcrow and JBA), and government (UK Met Office (UKMO) and their joint Flood Forecasting Centre (with the Environment Agency), the British Geological Survey (BGS), the Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) and the Cabinet Office’s Natural Hazards Partnership.
5. 2010-11 NERC-funded project (£65K) entitled ‘Impacts and dynamics of volcanically-generated jökulhlaups, Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland’ (NE/I007628/1) together with Dr Andy Large & Dr Anne-Sophie Mériaux of the Earth Surface Processes Research group, Newcastle University. This project examines the impacts of large jökulhlaups (glacier outburst floods) on the landscape surrounding Eyjafjallajökull volcano. The project team includes Dr Qiuhua Liang (Civil Engineering & Geosciences, Newcastle University) Dr Stuart Dunning (Northumbria University), Dr Jonathan Carrivick (Leeds University), Dr Matthew Roberts (Icelandic Meteorological Office) Professor Fiona Tweed (Staffordshire University) and Málfríður Ómarsdóttir (University of Iceland).
6. 2009-10 NERC-funded and NERC ARSF supported research project 'Immediate geomorphological impact and fluvial system response to the Cumbria floods November 2009' (NE/H025189/1)(~ £70K FEC). Together with: Andy Large, Jeff Warburton (Durham), Danny Donoghue (Durham) and Stuart Dunning (Northumbria).
7. 2008-09 NERC-funded project 'The September 2008 floods in northeast England: characteristics and immediate impact on river morphology' (NE/G011141/1). Together with Andy Large & Meredith Williams (CEG).
8. 1998-2009 Icelandic Glaciers: outburst floods, glacier surges and sediment transfer: implications for proglacial environments (Earthwatch, NERC & Royal Society supported).
I led this ongoing research project for over a decade. Since 1998 we ran over 45 research teams in a number locations surrounding Vatnajökull and Myrdalsjökull ice-caps. Between July & September 2008 the project involved 18 academic staff & PhD students from five US & four UK institutions. 2008 fieldwork included: a new programme of proglacial lake surveys at Skeiðarárjökull, terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) surveys of proglacial river channel change, monitoring of a jökulhlaup from Grænalón ice-dammed lake in July. Ground Penetrating Radar surveys on Skeiðarársandur, vibro-coring of Holocene jökulhlaup slackwater sediments in northeast Iceland and surveying evidence of giant Holocene jökulhlaups on the northern margin of Vatnajökull.
9. 2007-10 Onset of an arctic glacial outburst flood cycle: implications for proglacial fluvial systems. Together with Jonathan Carrivick (Leeds University) and Meredith Williams (CEG). Part of this research is in collaboration with Thomas Ingeman-Nielsen (Arctic Technology Centre, Technical University of Denmark) and Jacob C. Yde (University of Aarhus & University of Bergen)
10. 2007 Airborne LiDAR for characterisation of ice-marginal landscape change and proglacial fluvial response to rapid glacier retreat, Skeiðarárjökull, Iceland (NERC ARSF supported: IPY07/13). Together with Andy Large, Meredith Williams, Helgi Björnsson (University of Iceland), Hreinn Haraldsson (Icelandic Roads Authority), Helgi Jóhannesson (Icelandic Roads Authority), Martin Charlton (National University of Ireland), Basil Gomez (Indiana State University) & John Woodward (Northumbria University).
Research and Leadership Roles
I have served as Head of Geography, Geography Research Coordinator and Member of the School Research Committee.
I welcome PhD or Masters proposals in any of the areas listed below. Please feel free to contact me directly if you are interested in researching on any of these topics.
- Glacifluvial geomorphology and sedimentology
- Meltwater processes
- Jökulhlaup (glacial outburst flood impacts)
- High magnitude floods and their impacts
- Ice-dammed lake drainage mechanisms
- Glacial hazards
- Flood hazards
- Subglacial processes
- Glacier response to climate change
- Glacifluvial-aeolian systems
- Glacilacustrine processes & products
- Planetary geology
Current research students:
Jake-Collins May (MPhil.) 2017 - Ice, water and Mars: Investigating glacio-fluvial activity and landforms on the Red Planet. (Lead Supervisor: Rachel Carr)
Devin Harrison (PhD) 2017- Controls on the Large-Scale Sedimentary Architecture of Icelandic Sandar. (Lead Supervisor: Neil Ross)
Jake-Collins May (MPhil.) 2016 - 2017. Origins of Glacial, Fluvial and Glaciofluvial Landforms in the Nereidum Montes; Mars (MPhil.) (Lead Supervisor: Rachel Carr)
Rebecca Dell (MPhil.) 2016 - 2017. Interactions between glacier dynamics, ice structure, and climate at Fjallsjökull, south-east Iceland. (Lead Supervisor: Rachel Carr)
Devin Harrison (MPhil.) 2016 - 2017. Sedimentary architecture of the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull volcanogenic jökulhlaups: Gígjökull, Iceland.
Safaa Alzerouni (PhD.) 2013 - Controls on morphological change within wandering gravel-bed rivers over decadal time scales: the River Coquet, Northumberland, UK.
Former research students:
Safaa Alzerouni (MPhil.) 2011-2013. Geomorphological response of a wandering gravel bed river to a high magnitude flood: River Coquet, Northumberland, UK.
Katherine Bazeley (MPhil.) 2009-2012. Glacier margin recession and jökulhlaup impacts, Blautakvisl, Skeidararsandur, Iceland. (Currently working at the British Antarctic Survey)
Rupert Bainbridge (MPhil.) 2009-2012 The magnitude, frequency and geomorphic impact of historic jökulhlaups in the Djúpá river system, south east Iceland (currently Post Doctoral Research Associate, Physical Geography, Newcastle University).
Kate Staines (PhD.) 2008-2012. Modelling rapid landscape change due to glacial outburst flooding in southern Iceland (based at Leeds University with Dr. Jonathan Carrivick, Dr. Andy Evans & Professor Fiona Tweed).
David Blauvelt (Ph.D) 2006-2013. Implications of large-scale glacier retreat for pro-glacial landscape evolution melt-water routing and sediment flux. (Currently undertakeing GIS related work in Washington DC.).
Andrew Gregory (Ph.D) 2004-2012. Controls on the formation of topographic basins and trenches within contemporary glacial systems. (Currently Earth Scientist, Haskoning UK Ltd.).
Matthew Burke (Ph.D) 2005-2008. Use of geophysical techniques to examine the role of jökulhlaups and glacier surges on origin of sub- and englacial sedimentary assemblages (based at Northumbria University with Dr. John Woodward). Currently Postdoctoral Researcher within the Department of Geography at Liverpool University working on the NERC-funded BRITICE-CHRONO consortium.
Robert Duller (Ph.D) 2003-2007. Dynamic Controls on the Sedimentary Architecture of Lahar Deposits (based at Keele University with Dr. N.P. Mountney, & Dr. Nigel Cassidy. (Currently Lecturer in Geology Department of Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences, University of Liverpool).
Mary Chapman (Ph.D) 2001-2005. Icelandic analogues for Martian outburst floods. (Currently Research Geologist, USGS Planetary Science Institute, Tucson, Arizona).
Jonathan Carrivick (Ph.D) 2001-2004. Impacts and characteristics of jökulhlaups from Kverkfjöll, Iceland (with Prof. Fiona Tweed, Staffordshire University). (Currently Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography, Leeds University).
Lucy Rushmer (Ph.D) 2000-2004. The role of hydrograph shape and sediment sorting in controlling jökulhlaup sedimentary successions (with Dr. G.H. Sambrook-Smith, Birmingham University). Currently, Engineer, Jacobs-Babtie, Leeds.
Zoe Robinson (Ph.D) 1999-2001. Groundwater geochemistry and behaviour in an Icelandic sandur. (joint with Prof. Ian Fairchild & Dr. Baruch Spiro) Currently Reader in Physical Geography, Keele University.
Matthew J. Roberts (Ph.D) 1998-2002. Controls on the development of supraglacial outlets during glacial outburst floods (joint with Prof. Fiona Tweed, Staffordshire University) Currently Group Leader: Water and Glaciers, Processing and Research Department, Icelandic Met Office.
Thaiënne van Dijk (Ph.D) 1997-2001. Glacier surges as a control on the development of proglacial, fluvial landforms and deposits. (Currently Lecturer, Department of Water Engineering & Management, University of Twente, Netherlands)
Helen High (nee Fay) (Ph.D) 1997-2001. The role of ice blocks in the creation of distinctive proglacial landscapes during and following glacier outburst floods (jökulhlaups).(Currently working as a Senior Analyst for Maslin Environmental)
Philip Marren (Ph.D) 1996-2000. Magnitude and frequency regimes of proglacial rivers in eastern Scotland during the Late Devensian. (Currently: Lecturer in Physical Geography at University of Chester)
Member of the NERC Peer Review College (2007- 2010) and (2016- ).
PhD Examination: Birmingham University, Manchester University, Turku Finland & UEA.
International invites: GLOF week symposium Santiago, Chile (2010); IAS 2009 Alghero, Sardinia; Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa (2009); GSA Denver (2007); Logan Club Ottawa (2006); University of Göttingen (2005); & Bingampton Symposium NY (2003).
I review papers for 16 earth science journals.
Since March 2010, I have given 8 TV and 13 radio interviews to regional, national and international audiences including BBC News24, BBC Radio 4 PM; BBC Radio 4 You and Yours Eruption Special; BBC World Service and BBC Radio5.
Undergraduate Teaching (2017-18)
- GEO1019 Physical Geography Field Course (Blencathra) (Module Leader)
- GEO1020 Introduction to Physical Geography
- GEO2127 Doing Physical Geography Research: Theory and Practice
- GEO2137 Key Methods for Physical Geographers
- GEO2135 Rivers
- GEO3099 Dissertation
- GEO3136 Applied Geomorphology and Natural Hazards (Module Leader)
- Carrivick JL, Tweed F, Ng F, Quincey D, Malalieu J, Ingeman-Nielsen T, Mikkelsen A, Palmer S, Yde J, Homer R, Russell A, Hubbard A. Ice-Dammed Lake Drainage Evolution at Russell Glacier, West Greenland. Frontiers in Earth Science 2017, 5, 100.
- Perks MT, Russell AJ, Large ARG. Technical Note: Advances in flash flood monitoring using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 2016, 20(10), 4005-4015.
- Russell AJ, Duller R, Mountney NP. Volcanogenic glacier outburst floods (jökulhlaups) from Mýrdalsjökull: impacts on proglacial environments. In: Krüger J; Schomacker A; Kjær KH, ed. The Mýrdalsjökull ice cap, Iceland: glacial processes, sediments and landforms on an active volcano. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier Science, 2009, pp.181-208.
- Duller RA, Warner NH, McGonigle C, De Angelis S, Russell AJ, Mountney NP. Landscape reaction, response, and recovery following the catastrophic 1918 Katla jökulhlaup, southern Iceland. Geophysical Research Letters 2014, 41(12), 4214-4221.
- Duller RA, Mountney NP, Russell AJ, Cassidy NC. Architectural analysis of a volcaniclastic jökulhlaup deposit, southern Iceland: sedimentary evidence for supercritical flow. Sedimentology 2008, 55(4), 939-964.
- Dunning SA, Large ARG, Russell AJ, Roberts MJ, Duller R, Woodward J, Mériaux A-S, Tweed FS, Lim M. The role of multiple glacial outburst floods in proglacial landscape evolution: The 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption, Iceland. Geology 2013, 41(10), 1123-1126.
- Carrivick JL, Yde J, Russell AJ, Quincey DJ, Ingeman-Nielsen T, Mallalieu J. Ice-margin and meltwater dynamics during the mid-Holocene in the Kangerlussuaq area of west Greenland. Boreas 2016, (ePub ahead of Print).
- Duller RA, Mountney NP, Russell AJ. Particle fabric and sedimentation of structureless sand, Southern Iceland. Journal of Sedimentary Research 2010, 80(6), 562-577.
- Russell AJ, Carrivick JL, Ingeman-Nielsen T, Yde JC, Williams M. A new cycle of jökulhlaups at Russell Glacier, Kangerlussuaq, West Greenland. Journal of Glaciology 2011, 57(202), 238-246.
- Staines KEH, Carrivick JL, Tweed FS, Evans AJ, Russell AJ, Jóhannesson T, Roberts MJ. A multi-dimensional analysis of pro-glacial landscape change at Sólheimajökull, southern Iceland. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 2015, 4(6), 809–822.
- Yde JC, Knudsen NT, Steffensen JP, Carrivick JL, Hasholt B, Ingeman-Nielsen T, Kronborg C, Larsen NK, Mernild SH, Oerter H, Roberts DH, Russell AJ. Stable oxygen isotope variability in two contrasting glacier river catchments in Greenland. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 2016, 20(3), 1197-1210.
- Carrivick JL, Turner AGD, Russell AJ, Ingeman-Nielsen T, C. Yde J. Outburst flood evolution at Russell Glacier, western Greenland: effects of a bedrock channel cascade with intermediary lakes. Quaternary Science Reviews 2013, 67, 39-58.
- Carrivick JL, Tweed FS, Carling P, Alho P, Marren PM, Staines K, Russell AJ, Rushmer EL, Duller R. Discussion of 'Field evidence and hydraulic modeling of a large Holocene jokulhlaup at Jokulsa a Fjollum channel, Iceland' by Douglas Howard, Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach and Timothy Beach, 2012. GEOMORPHOLOGY 2013, 201, 512-519.
- Russell AJ, Tweed FS, Roberts MJ, Harris TD, Gudmundsson MT, Knudsen Ó, Marren PM. An unusual jökulhlaup resulting from subglacial volcanism, Sólheimajökull, Iceland. Quaternary Science Reviews 2010, 29(11-12), 1363-1381.
- Russell AJ. Jökulhlaup (ice-dammed lake outburst flood) impact within a valley-confined sandur subject to backwater conditions, Kangerlussuaq, West Greenland. Sedimentary Geology 2009, 215(1-4), 33-49.
- Carrivick JL, Russell AJ, Rushmer EL, Tweed FS, Marren PM, Deeming H, Lowe OJ. Geomorphological evidence towards a de-glacial control on volcanism. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 2009, 34(8), 1164-1178.
- Fleisher P, Bailey P, Natel E, Muller E, Cadwell D, Russell A. The 1993-1995 surge and foreland modification, Bering Glacier, Alaska. Special Paper of the Geological Society of America 2010, (462), 193-216.
- Burke MJ, Woodward J, Russell AJ, Fleisher PJ, Bailey PK. The sedimentary architecture of outburst flood eskers: A comparison of ground-penetrating radar data from Bering Glacier, Alaska and Skeiðarárjökull, Iceland. Geological Society of America Bulletin 2010, 122(9-10), 1637-1645.
- Fleisher PJ, Bailey PK, Natel EM, Russell AJ. Subglacial hydraulic scouring and deposition during surge-related outburst floods, Bering Glacier, Alaska. Quaternary Science Reviews 2010, 29(17-18), 2261-2270.
- Burke MJ, Woodward J, Russell AJ. Sedimentary architecture of large-scale, jökulhlaup-generated, ice-block obstacle marks: Examples from Skeiðarársandur, SE Iceland. Sedimentary Geology 2010, 227(1-4), 1-10.
- Fleisher PJ, Bailey PK, Natal EM, Muller EH, Cadwell DH, Russell AJ. The 1993-95 Surge and Foreland Modification, Bering Glacier Alaska. In: Shuchman, R.A., Josberger, E.G, ed. Bering Glacier: Interdisciplinary Studies of Earth's Largest Temperate Surging Glacier. Boulder, Colorado, USA: Geographical Society of America, 2010, pp.193-216.
- Mountney NP, Russell AJ. Aeolian dune field development in a water table-controlled system: Skeiðarársandur, southern Iceland. Sedimentology 2009, 56(7), 2107-2131.
- Marren PM, Russell AJ, Rushmer EL. Sedimentology of a sandur formed by multiple jökulhlaups, Kverkfjöll, Iceland. Sedimentary Geology 2009, 213(3-4), 77-88.
- Burke MJ, Woodward J, Russell AJ, Fleisher PJ. Structural controls on englacial proto-esker sedimentation: Skeiðarárjökull, Iceland. Annals of Glaciology 2009, 50(51), 85-92.
- Burke MJ, Woodward J, Russell AJ, Fleisher PJ, Bailey PK. Controls on the sedimentary architecture of a single event englacial esker: Skeiðarárjökull, Iceland. Quaternary Science Reviews 2008, 27(19-20), 1829-1847.
- Burke MJ, Fleisher PJ, Woodward J, Bailey PK, Natel ES, Russell AJ. GPR investigations of subglacially deformed fossil tree horizons: Bering Glacier, Alaska. In: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar. 2008, Birmingham, UK: University of Birmingham.
- Robinson ZP, Fairchild IJ, Russell AJ. Hydrogeological implications of glacial landscape evolution at Skeiðarársandur, SE Iceland. Geomorphology 2008, 97(1-2), 218-236.
- Woodward J, Burke MJ, Tinsley R, Russell AJ. Investigating reworking of proglacial sediments using GPR: Skeiðarárjökull, Iceland. In: 12th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar. 2008, Birmingham: University of Birmingham.
- Russell AJ. Controls on the sedimentology of an ice-contact jökulhlaup-dominated delta, Kangerlussuaq, west Greenland. Sedimentary Geology 2007, 193(1-4), 131-148.
- Carrivick JL, Pringle JK, Russell AJ, Cassidy NJ. GPR-derived sedimentary architecture and stratigraphy of outburst flood sedimentation within a bedrock valley system, Hraundalur, Iceland. In: Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics. 2007, Journal of Environmental & Engineering Geophysics.
- Warburton J, Beylich AA, Etienne S, Etzelmüller B, Gordeev VV, Käyhkö J, Lantuit H, Russell AJ, Sæmundsson P, Schmidt K-H, Tweed FS. Sediment budgets and rates of sediment transfer across cold environments in Europe: Introduction and background to the European Science Foundation Network 'sedimentary source-to-sink fluxes in cold environments' (sediflux). Geografiska Annaler, Series A: Physical Geography 2007, 89(1), 1-3.
- Russell AJ, Gregory AG, Large ARG, Fleisher PJ, Harris T. Tunnel channel formation during the November 1996 jökulhlaup, Skeiðarárjökull, Iceland. Annals of Glaciology 2007, 45(1), 95-103.
- Mountney NP, Russell AJ. Coastal aeolian dune development, Sólheimasandur, southern Iceland. Sedimentary Geology 2006, 192(3-4), 167-181.
- Carrivick JL, Russell AJ. Glacifluvial landforms of deposition. In: Elias, S.A, ed. Encyclopedia of quaternary science. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2006.
- Russell AJ, Roberts MJ, Fay H, Marren PM, Cassidy NJ, Tweed FS, Harris T. Icelandic jökulhlaup impacts: implications for ice-sheet hydrology, sediment transfer and geomorphology. Geomorphology 2006, 75(1-2), 33-64.
- Russell AJ. The geomorphological and sedimentary impact of jökulhlaups Skeiđarársandur. In: Rekonstrukcja Procesow Glacjalnych W Wybranych Strefach Marginalnych Lodowcow Islandii: Formy I Osady Islandia (Reconstruction of glacial processes in the chosen marginal zones of the Icelandic Glaciers: forms and deposits). 2005, Iceland: Instytut Geografii UMK.
- Tweed FS, Roberts MJ, Russell AJ. Hydrologic monitoring of supercooled meltwater from Icelandic glaciers. Quaternary Science Reviews 2005, 24(22), 2308-2318.
- Beylich AA, Etienne S, Etzelmüller B, Gordeev VV, Käyhkö J, Rachold V, Russell AJ, Schmidt K, Sæmundsson T, Tweed FS, Warburton J. The European Science Foundation (ESF) Network SEDIFLUX: an introduction and overview. Geomorphology 2006, 80(1-2), 3-7.
- Russell AJ. Catastrophic floods. In: Selley, R.C.; Cocks, L.R.M.; Primer, I.R, ed. Encyclopedia of geology. Oxford: Elsevier, 2005, pp.628-641.
- Caseldine CJ, Russell AJ, Knudsen Ó, Harðardóttir J, ed. Iceland: modern processes and past environments. London: Elsevier, 2005.
- Russell AJ, Fay H, Marren PM, Tweed FS, Knudsen Ó. Icelandic jökulhlaup impacts. In: Caseldine, Chris, ed. Iceland : modern processes and past environments. London: Elsevier, 2005, pp.153-203.
- Fisher TG, Russell AJ. Introduction to Reassessing the role of meltwater processes during Quaternary glaciations. Quaternary Science Reviews 2005, 24(22), 2305-2307.
- Alho P, Russell AJ, Carrivick JL, Käyhkö J. Reconstruction of the largest Holocene jökulhlaup within Jökulsá á Fjöllum, NE Iceland. Quaternary Science Reviews 2005, 24(22), 2319-2334.
- Beylich AA, Etienne S, Etzelmüller B, Gordeev VV, Käyhkö J, Rachold V, Russell AJ, Schmidt K-H, Sæmundsson P, Tweed FS, Warburton J. Sedimentary Source-to-Sink-Fluxes in Cold Environments - Information on the European Science Foundation (ESF) Network SEDIFLUX. Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie, Supplementbände 2005, 138, 229-234.
- Carrivick JL, Russell AJ, Tweed FS. Geomorphological evidence for jökulhlaups from Kverkfjöll volcano, Iceland. Geomorphology 2004, 63(1-2), 81-102.
- Cassidy NJ, Russell AJ, Pringle JK, Carrivick JL. GPR-derived architecture of large-scale Icelandic jökulhlaup deposits, North-East Iceland. In: Tenth International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar. 2004, Delft, The Netherlands: Delft University of Technology and TNO-FEL.
- Carrivick JL, Russell AJ, Tweed FS, Twigg D. Palaeohydrology and sedimentary impacts of jökulhlaups from Kverkfjöll, Iceland. Sedimentary Geology 2004, 172(1-2), 19-40.
- Mountney NP, Russell AJ. Sedimentology of cold-climate aeolian sandsheet deposits in the Askja region of northeast Iceland. Sedimentary Geology 2004, 166(3-4), 223-244.
- Cassidy NJ, Russell AJ, Marren PM, Fay H, Knudsen Ó, Rushmer EL, van Dijk TAGP. GPR-derived architecture of November 1996 jökulhlaup deposits, Skeiðarársandur, Iceland. In: Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) in Sediments: Applications and Interpretation. 2003, University College of London: Geological Society of London.
- Russell AJ, Tweed FS, Harris T. High-energy sedimentation, Creag Aoil, Spean Bridge, Scotland: implications for meltwater movement and storage during Loch Lomond Stadial (Younger Dryas) ice retreat. Journal of Quaternary Science 2003, 18(5), 415-430.
- Roberts MJ, Tweed FS, Russell AJ, Knudsen Ó, Harris TD. Hydrologic and geomorphic effects of temporary ice-dammed lake formation during jökulhlaups. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 2003, 28(7), 723-737.
- Chapman MG, Gudmundsson MT, Russell AJ, Hare TM. Possible Juventae Chasma subice volcanic eruptions and Maja Valles ice outburst floods on Mars: implications of Mars Global Surveyor crater densities, geomorphology, and topography. Journal of Geophysical Research 2003, 108(E10), 5113.
- Roberts MJ, Russell AJ, Tweed FS, Knudsen Ó. Controls on the development of supraglacial floodwater outlets during jökulhlaups. In: The Extremes of the Extremes: Extraordinary Floods. 2002, Reykjavik, Iceland: International Association of Hydrological Sciences.
- Marren PM, Russell AJ, Knudsen Ó. Discharge magnitude and frequency as a control on proglacial fluvial sedimentary systems. In: International Symposium on the Structure, Function and Management Implications of Fluvial Sedimentary Systems. 2002, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia: International Association of Hydrological Sciences.
- Gomez B, Russell AJ, Smith L, Knudsen Ó. Erosion and deposition in the proglacial zone: the 1996 jökulhlaup on Skeiðarársandur, southeast Iceland. In: The Extremes of the Extremes: Extraordinary Floods. 2002, Reykjavik, Iceland: International Association of Hydrological Sciences.
- Roberts MJ, Tweed FS, Russell AJ, Knudsen Ó, Lawson DE, Larson GJ, Evenson EB, Björnsson H. Glaciohydraulic supercooling in Iceland. Geology 2002, 30(5), 439-442.
- Russell AJ, Tweed FS, Knudsen Ó, Roberts MJ, Harris TD, Marren PM. Impact of the July 1999 jökulhlaup on the proximal River Jökulsá á Sólheimasandi, Mýrdalsjökull Glacier, southern Iceland. In: The Extremes of the Extremes: Extraordinary Floods. 2002, Reykjavik, Iceland: International Association of Hydrological Sciences.
- Knudsen Ó, Russell AJ. Jökulhlaup deposits at Ásbyrgi, northern Iceland: sedimentology and implications for flow type. In: The Extremes of the Extremes: Extraordinary Floods. 2002, Reykjavik, Iceland: International Association of Hydrological Sciences.
- Evans DJA, Russell AJ. Modern and ancient ice-marginal landsystems. Sedimentary Geology 2002, 149(1-3), 1-3.
- Russell AJ, Knudsen Ó. The effects of glacier outburst flood flow dynamics on ice-contact deposits: November 1996 jökulhlaup, Skeiðarársandur, Iceland. In: I.P. Martini, V.R. Baker and G. Garzon, ed. Flood and megaflood deposits: recent and ancient examples. Oxford: Blackwell Science, 2002, pp.67-83.
- Russell AJ, Knudsen Ó. The influence of channel flood history on the impact of the November 1996 jökulhlaup, Skeiðarársandur, Iceland (Keynote paper). In: The Extremes of the Extremes: Extraordinary Floods. 2002, Reykjavik, Iceland: International Association of Hydrological Sciences.
- Rushmer EL, Russell AJ, Tweed FS, Knudsen Ó, Marren PM. The role of hydrograph shape in controlling glacier outburst flood (jökulhlaup) sedimentation: justification of field prototypes for flume modelling. In: International Symposium on the Structure, Function and Management Implications of Fluvial Sedimentary Systems. 2002, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia: International Association of Hydrological Sciences.
- Knudsen Ó, Jóhannesson H, Russell AJ, Haraldsson H. Changes in the Gígjukvísl river channel during the November 1996 jökulhlaup, Skeiðarársandur, Iceland. Jökull 2001, 50, 19-32.
- Roberts MJ, Russell AJ, Tweed FS, Knudsen Ó. Controls on englacial sediment deposition during the November 1996 jökulhlaup, Skeiarárjökull, Iceland. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 2001, 26(9), 935-952.
- Russell AJ, Knight PG, van Dijk TAGP. Glacier surging as a control on the development of proglacial fluvial landforms and deposits, Skeiðarárjökull, Iceland. Global and Planetary Change 2001, 28(1-4), 163-174.
- Waller RI, Russell AJ, Knudsen Ó, van Dijk TAGP. Jökulhlaup-related ice fracture and supraglacial water release during the November 1996 jökulhlaup, Skeiðarárjökull, Iceland. Geografiska Annaler: Series A, Physical Geography 2001, 83(1-2), 29-38.
- Russell AJ, Knudsen Ó, Fay H, Marren PM, Heinz J, Tronicke J. Morphology and sedimentology of a giant supraglacial, ice-walled, jökulhlaup channel, Skeiðarárjökull, Iceland: implications for esker genesis. Global and Planetary Change 2001, 28(1-4), 193-216.
- Russell AJ, Tweed FS, Knudsen Ó. Flash flood at Sólheimajökull heralds the re-awakening of an Icelandic subglacial volcano. Geology Today 2000, 16(3), 102-106.
- Roberts MJ, Russell AJ, Tweed FS, Knudsen Ó. Ice fracturing during jökulhlaups: implications for englacial floodwater routing and outlet development. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 2000, 25(13), 1429-1446.
- Russell AJ, Marren PM, ed. Iceland 2000: modern processes and past environments. Keele: School of Earth Sciences and Geography, 2000.
- Russell AJ. Jökulhlaup. In: P.L. Hancock and B.J. Skinner, ed. The Oxford companion to the Earth. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000, pp.571-572.
- Russell AJ, Marren PM, ed. Modern and ancient ice-marginal landsystems. Keele: School of Earth Sciences and Geography, 2000.
- Roberts MJ, Russell AJ, Tweed FS, Knudsen Ó. Rapid sediment entrainment and englacial deposition during jökulhlaups. Journal of Glaciology 2000, 46(153), 349-351.
- Russell AJ, Knudsen Ó. An ice-contact rhythmite (turbidite) succession deposited during the November 1996 catastrophic outburst flood (jökulhlaup), Skeiðarárjökull, Iceland. Sedimentary Geology 1999, 127(1-2), 1-10.
- Russell AJ, Knudsen Ó, Maizels JK, Marren PM. Channel cross-sectional area changes and peak discharge calculations on the Gígjukvísl river during the November 1996 jökulhlaup, Skeiðarársandur, Iceland. Jökull 1999, 47, 45-58.
- Fairchild IJ, Tooth AF, Russell AJ. Chemical weathering of volcanogenic sediments, Skeiðarársandur, SE Iceland. In: Fifth International Symposium on the Geochemistry of the Earth’s Surface. 1999, Reykjavik, Iceland: AA Balkema.
- Tweed FS, Russell AJ. Controls on the formation and drainage of glacier-impounded lakes: implications for jökulhlaup characteristics. Progress in Physical Geography 1999, 23(1), 79-110.
- Tweed FS, Russell AJ, Knudsen Ó. Iceland awaits the big one. Geographical 1999, 71(12), 11-11.
- Russell AJ, Marren PM. Proglacial fluvial sedimentary sequences in Greenland and Iceland: a case study from active proglacial environments subject to jökulhlaups. In: Jones, A.P.; Tucker, M.E.; Hart, J.K, ed. The description and analysis of Quaternary stratigraphic field sections. London: Quaternary Research Association, 1999, pp.171-208.
- Baird AW, Russell AJ. Structural and stratigraphic perspectives on the uplift and erosional history of Djebel Cherichira and Oued Grigema, a segment of the Tunisian Atlas thrust front. In: Smith, B.J.; Whalley, W.B.; Warke, P.A, ed. Uplift erosion and stability: perspectives on long-term landscape development. Bath: Geological Society, 1999, pp.127-142.
- Russell AJ, Marren PM. A Younger Dryas (Loch Lomond Stadial) jökulhlaup deposit, Fort Augustus, Scotland. Boreas 1998, 27(4), 231-242.
- Russell AJ, Knudsen Ó. Controls on the sedimentology of the November 1996 jökulhlaup deposits, Skeiðarársandur, Iceland. In: Fluvial Sedimentology VI. 1997, Cape Town, South Africa: Blackwell Science.
- Russell AJ. Fire, water and ice: an Icelandic volcano. NERC News 1997, Spring issue, 18-19.
- Russell AJ, Van Tatenhove FGM, Van De Wal RSW. Effects of ice-front collapse and flood generation on a proglacial river channel near Kangerlussuaq (Søndre Strømfjord) west Greenland. Hydrological Processes 1995, 9(2), 213-226.
- Russell AJ. Late Devensian meltwater movement and storage within the Ochil Hills, central Scotland. Scottish Journal of Geology 1995, 31(1), 65-78.
- van de Wal RSW, Russell AJ. A comparison of energy balance calculations, measured ablation and meltwater runoff near Søndre Strømfjord, West Greenland. Global and Planetary Change 1994, 9(1-2), 29-38.
- Russell AJ. Subglacial jökulhlaup deposition, Jotunheimen, Norway. Sedimentary Geology 1994, 91(1-4), 131-144.
- Knight PG, Russell AJ. Most recent observations of the drainage of an ice-dammed lake at Russell Glacier, West Greenland, and a new hypothesis regarding mechanisms of drainage initiation. Journal of Glaciology 1993, 39(133), 701-703.
- Russell AJ. Obstacle marks produced by flow around stranded ice blocks during a glacier outburst flood (jökulhlaup) in west Greenland. Sedimentology 1993, 40(6), 1091-1111.
- Russell AJ. Supraglacial lake drainage near Søndre Strømfjord, Greenland. Journal of Glaciology 1993, 39(132), 431-433.
- Maizels JK, Russell AJ. Quaternary perspectives on jökulhlaup prediction. In: J.M. Gray, ed. Applications of Quaternary research. Cambridge: Quaternary Research Association, 1992, pp.133-153.
- Maizels JK, Russell AJ. Catastrophic drainage and the Quaternary record II. Environmental significance of 'catastrophic' floods: possible applications in the UK and development of a database. Quaternary Newsletter 1990, 61, 18-23.
- Maizels JK, Russell AJ. Catastrophic drainage and the Quaternary record. I. Criteria for defining 'catastrophic' drainage. Quaternary Newsletter 1990, 61, 12-18.
- Russell AJ. Extraordinary melt-water run-off near Søndre Strømfjord, West Greenland. Journal of Glaciology 1990, 36(124), 353-353.
- Russell AJ, Aitken JF, de Jong C. Observations on the drainage of an ice-dammed lake in West Greenland. Journal of Glaciology 1990, 36(122), 72-74.
- Russell AJ. A comparison of two recent jökulhlaups from an ice-dammed lake, Søndre Strømfjord West Greenland. Journal of Glaciology 1989, 35(120), 157-162.
- Russell AJ, de Jong C. Lake drainage mechanisms for the ice-dammed Oberer Russellsee, Søndre Strømfjord, West Greenland. Zeitschrift für Gletscherkunde und Glazialgeologie 1988, 24(2), 143-147.