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Ann Rowan

Associate Professor, Quaternary Geology and Palaeoclimate
  • E-mailAnn.Rowan@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 35 87
  • Visitor Address
    Allégaten 41
    5007 Bergen
    3G12c - 3150
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7803
    5020 Bergen

Ann has a BSc in Environmental and Resource Geology (2007) and a PhD in Earth Science (2012) from the University of Manchester. After her PhD, she was a Research Fellow at Aberystwyth University, then Senior Research Fellow the University of Sheffield where she held a Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship. In 2022 she moved to the University of Bergen as Associate Professor in Quaternary Geology and Palaeoclimate.

ORCiD: 0000-0002-3715-5554

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Research interests

  • Glacial geomorphology as an archive of palaeoclimate change

  • Geomorphology and dynamics of mountain glaciers


Semester 1 (høst)

GEOV324 Polar Palaeoclimate

GEOV228 Quaternary Geochronology


Semester 2 (vår)

GEOV328 IceFinse - Arctic climate research and fieldwork

GEOV225 Field Course in Quarternary Geology and Palaeoclimatology

Selected publications

  1. Hornsey, J., Rowan, A.V., Kirkbride, M.P., Livingstone, S.J., Fabel, D., Rodés, Á., Quincey, D.J., Hubbard, B., Jomelli, V. (2022) Be-10 dating of ice-marginal moraines in the Khumbu Valley, Nepal, Central Himalaya, reveals the response of monsoon-influenced glaciers to Holocene climate change. Journal of Geophysical Research–Earth Surface https://doi.org/10.1029/2022JF006645 This paper was selected as an Editor’s Highlight: https://eos.org/editor-highlights/glacier-advance-and-retreat-insights-f...

  2. Rowan, A.V., Egholm, D.E., Clark, C.D. (2022) Forward modelling of the completeness and preservation of palaeoclimate signals recorded by ice-marginal moraines. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 47: 2198–2208 https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.5371

  3. Rowan, A.V., Nicholson, L.I., Quincey, D.J., Gibson, M.J., Irvine-Fynn, T.D.L., Watson, C.S., Wagnon, P., Rounce, D.R., Thompson, S.S., Porter, P.R., Glasser, N.G. (2021) Seasonally stable temperature gradients through supraglacial debris in the Everest region of Nepal, Central Himalaya. Journal of Glaciology 67:170–181 https://doi.org/10.1017/jog.2020.100

  4. Bartlett, O., Ng, F.S.L., Rowan, A.V. (2020) Morphology and evolution of supraglacial hummocks on debris-covered Himalayan glaciers. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 46: 525-539 https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.5043

  5. Miles, K., Hubbard, B., Quincey, D.J., Miles, E., Sherpa, T., Rowan, A.V., Doyle, S. (2018) Polythermal structure of a Himalayan debris-covered glacier revealed by borehole thermometry. Scientific Reports 8:16825 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2019.02.020

  6. Gibson, M.J., Glasser, N.F., Quincey, D.J., Mayer, C., Rowan, A.V., Irvine-Fynn, T.D.L. (2017) Temporal variations in supraglacial debris distribution on Baltoro Glacier, Karakoram between 2001 and 2012. Geomorphology 295: 572–585 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2017.08.012

  7. Rowan, A.V. (2017) The Little Ice Age in the Himalaya: a review of glacier advance driven by Northern Hemisphere temperature change. The Holocene 27: 292–308 http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0959683616658530

  8. Rowan, A.V., Egholm, D.L., Quincey, D.J., Glasser, N.F. (2015) Modelling the feedbacks between mass balance, ice flow and debris transport to predict the response to climate change of debris-covered glaciers in the Himalaya. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 430: 427–438 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2015.09.004

  9. Rowan, A.V., Brocklehurst, S.H., Schultz, D.M., Plummer, M.A., Glasser, N.F. (2014) Late Quaternary glacier sensitivity to temperature and precipitation distribution in the Southern Alps of New Zealand. Journal of Geophysical Research–Earth Surface 119: 1064–1081 http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2013JF003009

  10. Rowan, A.V., Plummer, M.A, Brocklehurst, S.H., Jones, M.A., Schultz, D.M. (2013) Drainage capture and discharge variations driven by glaciation in the Southern Alps, New Zealand. Geology 41: 199–20 http://dx.doi.org/10.1130/G33829.1


Publications at UiB from CRIStin

  • Show author(s) (2022). Be-10 Dating of Ice-Marginal Moraines in the Khumbu Valley, Nepal, Central Himalaya, Reveals the Response of Monsoon-Influenced Glaciers to Holocene Climate Change. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Earth Surface.

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