Antarctic Research Centre

Dr Brian Anderson

Senior Research Fellow
Antarctic Research Centre

Phone: 04 463 5176
Location: Room 506, Cotton Building, Gate 7, Kelburn Parade, Kelburn Campus

Dr Brian Anderson


BSc(Hons) Canterbury (1996); PhD Canterbury (2004)

Current Research Projects

Using a knowledge of glacier dynamics, mass balance and glacier-climate interactions, we use mathematical modelling of glacier systems to investigate questions in paleoclimate science and present-day/future climate change.

To monitor the rapid change glaciers in the Southern Alps/Ka Tiritiri o te Moana, we have installed timelapse cameras at four glaciers. These cameras take images every hour and, when these images are put together into short movie clips, you can see the rapid flow of the ice and the rapid retreat of the glacier terminus.

Ka Roimata o Hine Hukatere/Franz Josef Glacier

Watch the video ‘How does your glacier flow?’

Te Moeka o Tuawe/Fox Glacier

Watch the video ‘Fox Glacier’s spectacular retreat’.


See a list of publications.