I spend a lot of time working with geospatial data, mostly from around Greenland. Maps are a great way of presenting these data; a well-considered map can convey a huge amount of information. A few examples are displayed below, some have been published in The Holocene (Dyke et al., 2018), Quaternary Science Reviews (Dyke et al., 2014), and Scientific Reports (Dyke et al., 2017; Andresen et al., 2017).

More recently I have transitioned into the world of expedition guiding and lecturing. I have made a series of maps to give insight into the geography of some of the areas we explore. Examples of these maps are also included below.


Amante, C. and Eakins, B. W. (2009). ETOPO1 1 Arc-Minute Global Relief Model: Procedures, Data Sources and Analysis. National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA, NESDIS NGDC-24.

Andrews, J. T., Smith, L. M., Preston, R., Cooper, T., and Jennings, A. E. (1997). Spatial and temporal patterns of iceberg rafting (IRD) along the East Greenland margin, ca. 68°N, over the last 14 cal. ka. Journal of Quaternary Science, 12(1): 1–13.

Bacon, S., Reverdin, G., Rigor, I. G., and Snaith, H. M. (2002). A freshwater jet on the east Greenland shelf. Journal of Geophysical Research: (Oceans), 107(C7): 1–16.

Dawes, P. R. (2009). The bedrock geology under the Inland Ice: the next major challenge for Greenland mapping. Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland Bulletin, 17: 57–60.

Dyke, L. M., Hughes, A. L. C., Andresen, C. S., Murray, T., Hiemstra, J. F., Bjørk, A. A., and Rodés, Á. (2018) The deglaciation of coastal areas of southeast Greenland. The Holocene 28(9): 1535–1544.

Dyke, L. M., Andresen, C. S., Seidenkrantz, M.-S., Hughes, A. L. C., Hiemstra, J. F., Murray, T., Bjørk, A. A., Sutherland, D. A., and Vermassen, F. (2017) Minimal Holocene retreat of large tidewater glaciers in Køge Bugt, southeast Greenland. Scientific Reports 7(12330): 1–10.

Dyke L. M. (2014) The late-Quaternary glacial history of southeast Greenland. PhD thesis, Swansea University. 1–304.

Dyke, L. M., Hughes, A. L. C., Murray, T., Hiemstra, J. F., Andresen, C. S., and Rodés, Á. (2014) Evidence for the asynchronous retreat of large outlet glaciers in southeast Greenland at the end of the last glaciation. Quaternary Science Reviews 99: 244–259.

Funder, S. V., Kjeldsen, K. K., Kjær, K. H., and Ó Cofaigh, C. (2011). The Greenland Ice Sheet during the past 300,000 years: A review. In J. Ehlers, Gibbard P.L., and P.D. Hughes, editors, Development in Quaternary Sciences: Quaternary Glaciations - Extent and Chronology, 15. Elsevier, Amsterdam, 699–713.

Harrower, M. and Brewer, C. A. (2003). ColorBrewer.org: An Online Tool for Selecting Colour Schemes for Maps. The Cartographic Journal, 40(1): 27–37.

Howat, I. M., Negrete, A., and Smith, B. E. (2014). The Greenland Ice Mapping Project (GIMP) land classification and surface elevation datasets. The Cryosphere, 8(1): 1509–1518.

Hughes, A. L. C., Rainsley, E., Murray, T., Fogwill, C. J., Schnabel, C., and Xu, S. (2012). Rapid response of Helheim Glacier, southeast Greenland, to early Holocene climate warming. Geology, 40(5): 427–430.

IOC, IHO, and BODC (2003). Centenary Edition of the GEBCO Digital Atlas. Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission and the International Hydrographic Organization as part of the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans; British Oceanographic Data Centre, Liverpool.

Jakobsson, M., Mayer, L., Coakley, B., Dowdeswell, J. A., Forbes, S., Fridman, B., Hodnesdal, H., Noormets, R., Pedersen, R., Rebesco, M., Schenke, H. W., Zarayskaya, Y., Accettella, D., Armstrong, A., Anderson, R. M., Bienhoff, P., Camerlenghi, A., Church, I., Edwards, M., Gardner, J. V., Hall, J. K., Hell, B., Hestvik, O., Kristoffersen, Y., Marcussen, C., Mohammad, R., Mosher, D., Nghiem, S. V., Pedrosa, M. T., Travaglini, P. G., and Weatherall, P. (2012). The International Bathymetric Chart of the Arctic Ocean (IBCAO) Version 3.0. Geophysical Research Letters, 39(L12609): 1–6.

Millan, R., Rignot, E., Mouginot, J., Wood, M., Bjørk, A. A., and Morlighem, M. (2018). Vulnerability of Southeast Greenland glaciers to warm Atlantic Water from Operation IceBridge and Ocean Melting Greenland data. Geophysical Research Letters, 45: 2688–2696.

Norwegian Polar Institute (2014). Terrengmodell Svalbard (S0 Terrengmodell). Norwegian Polar Institute. https://doi.org/10.21334/npolar.2014.dce53a47.

Roberts, D. H., Long, A. J., Schnabel, C., Freeman, S., and Simpson, M. J. R. (2008). The deglacial history of southeast sector of the Greenland Ice Sheet during the Last Glacial Maximum. Quaternary Science Reviews, 27(15–16): 1505–1516.

Schjøth, F. and Andresen, C. S. and Straneo, F. and Murray, T. and Scharrer, K. and Korablev, A. (2012). Campaign to Map the Bathymetry of a Major Greenland Fjord. EOS, Transactions American Geophysical Union 93(14): 141–142.

Straneo, F., Sutherland, D. A., Holland, D., Gladish, C., Hamilton, G., Johnson, H., Rignot, E., Xu, Y., and Koppes, M. (2012). Characteristics of ocean waters reaching Greenland's glaciers. Annals of Glaciology, 53(60): 202–210.

Sutherland, D. A. and Pickart, R. S. (2008). The East Greenland Coastal Current: Structure, variability, and forcing. Progress In Oceanography, 78(1): 58–77

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