Our Research

Alpine Glacier Project Research has been published in many internationally circulated peer-reviewed scientific journals. A complete publications list can be found below.

International Journals

* contribution having a major international impact

Collins, D. N.  1977   Hydrology of an Alpine glacier as indicated by the chemical composition of meltwater.  Zeitschrift für Gletscherkunde und Glazialgeologie 13, 219-238.

*Collins, D. N.  1979   Quantitative determination of the subglacial hydrology of two Alpineglaciers.  Journal of Glaciology 23, 89, 347-362.

Collins, D. N.  1979   Hydrochemistry of meltwaters draining from an Alpine glacier. Arctic and Alpine Research 11, 3, 307-329.

*Collins, D. N.  1979   Sediment concentration in meltwaters as an indicator of erosion processes beneath an Alpine glacier.  Journal of Glaciology 23, 89, 247-257.

Collins, D. N.  1981   Seasonal variation of solute concentration in meltwaters draining from an Alpine glacier.  Annals of Glaciology 2, 11-16.

Collins, D. N. & Young, G. J.  1981   Meltwater hydrology and hydrochemistry in snow and ice-covered mountain catchments.  Nordic Hydrology 12, 4-5, 319-334.

*Collins, D. N.  1982   Flow-routing of meltwater in an Alpine glacier as indicated by dye-tracer tests. Beitrage zur Geologie der Schweiz – Hydrologie 28, II, 523-534.

Collins, D. N.  1984   Water and mass balance measurements in glacierised drainage basins. Geografiska Annaler 66A(3) 197-214.

*Collins, D. N.  1985   Climatic variation and runoff from Alpine glaciers.  Zeitschrift für Gletscherkunde und Glazialgeologie 20, 127-145.

Collins, D. N.  1986   Characteristics of meltwaters draining from the portal of an Alpine glacier during the emptying of a marginal ice-dammed lake.  Materialy Glyatsiolokikh 58, 114-122 (Russian), 224-232 (English).

Collins, D. N.  1989   Seasonal development of the subglacial drainage system and suspended sediment delivery to meltwaters beneath an Alpine glacier.  Annals of Glaciology 13, 45-50.

Boult, S., Collins, D. N., White, K. and Curtis, C. D.  1994  Metal transport in a stream contaminated by acid mine drainage – the Afon Goch, Anglesey, U.K.  Environmental Pollution 84, 279-284.

*Collins, D. N.  1995   Dissolution kinetics, transit times through subglacial hydrological pathways and diurnal variations of solute content of meltwaters draining from an Alpine glacier.  Hydrological Processes 9, 897-910.

Collins, D. N.  1996   A conceptually-based model of the interaction between flowing meltwater and subglacial sediment.  Annals of Glaciology 22, 224-232.

Barrett, A. P. & Collins, D. N.  1997   Interaction between water pressure in the basal drainage system and discharge from an Alpine glacier before and during a rainfall-induced subglacial hydrological event.  Annals of Glaciology 24, 288-292.

Collins, D. N.  1998   Suspended sediment flux in meltwaters draining from Batura glacier as an indicator of the rate of glacial erosion in the Karakoram mountains.  In: Owen, L. A.  Mountain glaciation.  Quaternary Proceedings 6, 1-10;  Journal of Quaternary Science 13, 6, Supplement 1.

*Collins, D. N.  1998  Outburst and rainfall-induced peak runoff events in highly-glacierised Alpine basins.  Hydrological Processes 12, 2369-2381.

*Collins, D. N.  1999  Solute flux in meltwaters draining from a glacierised basin in the Karakoram mountains.  Hydrological Processes 13, 3001-3015.

Collins, D. N., Harrison, J. & Kitcher, J. M. S.  2002  Climatic variation and solute concentration and flux in meltwaters draining from an Alpine glacier.  Water, Air & Soil Pollution: Focus 2, 191-207.

Collins, D. N. & MacDonald, O. G.  2004  Year-to-year variability of annual solute flux in meltwaters draining from a highly-glacierised basin.  Nordic Hydrology 35, 359-367.

Rees, H. G. & Collins, D. N.  2006  Regional differences in response of flow in glacier-fed Himalayan rivers to climatic warming.  Hydrological Processes 20, 2157-2169.

Collins, D. N.  2006  Climatic variation and runoff in mountain basins with differing proportions of glacier cover.  Nordic Hydrology, 37, 315-326.

*Collins, D. N.  2007  Changes in quantity and variability of runoff from Alpine basins with climatic fluctuation and glacier decline. International Association of Hydrological Sciences Publication, 318,  75-86.

*#Collins, D. N. 2008   Climatic warming, glacier recession and runoff from Alpine basins after the Little Ice Age maximum.   Annals of Glaciology, 48, 119-124.

#Moors, E. J., Groot, A., Biemans, H.,  Terwisscha van Scheltinga, C., Siderius, C.,  Stoffel, M.,  Huggel, Ch., Wiltshire, A.,  Mathison, C.,  Ridley, J.,  Jacob, D.,  Kumar, P.,  Bhadwal, S., Gosain, A. & Collins, D. N. 2011  Adaptation to changing water resources in the Ganges basin, northern India.  Environmental Science & Policy, 14, 758-769.  dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2011.03.005.

#Miller, J., Rees, H. G., Young, G. J., Collins, D. N., & Warnaars, T.  2011   What is the evidence  about glacier melt across the Himalayas?  Systematic Review  CEE10-008.  Collaboration for Environmental Evidence.

#Siderius, Ch., Biemans, H., Rao, S., Wiltshire, A., Franssen, W.H.P., Kumar, P., Gosain, A. K., van Vliet, M.T.H. & Collins, D. N.  2013   Snowmelt contributions to discharge of the Ganges.   Science of the Total Environment (in press).

Collins, D. N., Davenport, J. L. & Stoffel, M.  2013   Climatic variation and runoff  in Himalayan headwater basins.    Science of the Total Environment    (in review).   Special Issue on Climate Change and Water Resources in the Ganges.

Other internationally-refereed publications

Collins, D. N.  1982   Temporal variations of meltwater runoff from an Alpine glacier.  In: Hydrological Research Basins and their use in Water Resources Planning. Sonderheft 3, 781-789. Landeshydrologie, Bern.

Collins, D. N.  1982   Water storage in an Alpine glacier.  International Association of Hydrological Sciences Publication 138, 113-122.

*Collins, D. N.  1983   Solute yield from a glacierised high mountain basin.  In: Webb, B., Dissolved loads of rivers and surface water quantity/quality relationships. International Association of Hydrological Sciences Publication 141, 41-49.

Gregory, J., Collins, D. N. & Morris, E. M.  1986   Modelling the effect of snowmelt on stream water quality.  International Association of Hydrological Sciences Publication 155, 311-324.

Collins, D. N.  1987   Snow and ice.  In: Kundzewicz, Z. W., Gottschalk, L. & Webb, B.(Editors) Hydrology 2000. International Association of Hydrological Sciences Publication 171, 35-50.

Collins, D. N.  1987   Hydrology and hydrologists.  In: Kundzewicz, Z. W., Gottschalk, L. & Webb, B. W. (Editors) Hydrology 2000. International Association of Hydrological Sciences Publication 171, 91-100.

Collins, D. N.  1987   Climatic fluctuations and runoff from glacierised Alpine basins. International Association of Hydrological Sciences Publication 168, 77-89

Collins, D. N.  1988   Suspended sediment and solute delivery to meltwaters beneath an Alpine glacier.  In: Schnee, Eis und Wasser alpiner Gletscher. Festschrift Hans Röthlisberger.  Mitteilungen der Versuchsanstalt für Wasserbau, Hydrologie und Glaziologie 94, 147-161.

Collins, D. N.  1988   Influences of climatic fluctuations and changes in glacierised area on runoff from Alpine basins.  Seventh Northern Research Basins Symposium, Ilulissat, Greenland, 77-86.

Collins, D. N.  1989   Influence of glacierisation on the response of runoff from Alpine basins to climate variability.  In: Climate and Water. Publications of the Academy of Finland 9/89, 1, 319-328.

*Collins, D. N.  1989   Hydrometeorological conditions, mass balance and runoff from Alpine glaciers.  In: Oerlemans, J. (Editor) Glacier fluctuations and climatic change, 235-260. Kluwer.

Collins, D. N.  1990   Seasonal and annual variations of suspended sediment transport in meltwaters draining from an Alpine glacier.  International Association of Hydrological Sciences Publication 193, 439-446.

Collins, D. N. & Taylor, D. P.  1990   Variability of runoff from partially-glacierised Alpine basins.  International Association of Hydrological Sciences Publication 193, 365-372.

Collins, D. N.  1991   Climatic and glaciological influences on suspended sediment transport from an Alpine glacier.  International Association of Hydrological Sciences Publication 203, 3-12

Collins, D. N.  1995   Diurnal variations of flow-through velocity and transit time of meltwaters traversing moulin-conduit systems in an Alpine glacier.  International Association of Hydrological Sciences Publication 228, 363-369.

Collins, D. N.  1995   Daily patterns of discharge, solute content and solute flux in meltwaters draining from two Alpine glaciers.  International Association of Hydrological Sciences Publication 228, 371-378.

Collins, D. N. & Hasnain, S. I.  1995   Runoff and sediment  transport from glacierised basins at the Himalayan scale.  International Association of Hydrological Sciences Publication 226, 17-25.

Collins, D. N.  1996  Sediment transport from glacierised basins in the Karakoram mountains.  International Association of Hydrological Sciences Publication 236, 85-96.

Collins, D. N., Lowe, A. T. & Boult, S.  1996   Solute fluxes in meltwaters draining glacierised high mountain basins.  Fourth International Symposium on the Geochemistry of the Earth’s Surface, 728-732.

Collins, D. N. & Lowe, A. T.  1997   Remote sensing the ascent of the transient snowline for assessment of runoff variability in the Karakoram mountains.  British Hydrological Society Sixth National Symposium  5.19–5.26.

Collins, D. N.  1998   Rainfall-induced high magnitude runoff events in highly-glacierised Alpine basins.  International Association of Hydrological Sciences Publication 248, 69-78.

Collins, D. N.  1998   Rainfall-induced flood events in a glacierised Alpine basin during warm summers.  Proceedings of Second International Conference on Climate and Water, Espoo, Finland, 1, 380-390.

Lowe, A. T. & Collins, D. N.  2001  Modelling runoff from large glacierised basins in the Karakoram Himalaya using remote sensing of the transient snowline. International Association of Hydrological Sciences Publication, 267, 99-104.

Collins, D. N. & MacDonald, O. G.  2003  Variability of annual solute flux from an Alpine glacierised basin.  Fourteenth Northern Research Basins Symposium, Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, 17-24.

Collins, D. N.  2004   Rain-induced flood events in highly-glacierised basins. Landschaftsoekologie und Umweltforschung, 47, 69-72.

Collins, D. N.  2005  Climatic variation and runoff in mountain basins with differing proportions of glacier cover.  Fifteenth Northern Research Basins Symposium, Lulea to Kvikkjokk, Sweden, 21-30.

Rees, H. G. & Collins, D. N.  2006  An assessment of the potential impacts of  climatic warming on glacier-fed river flow in the Himalaya. International Association of Hydrological Sciences Publication, 308, 473-478.

Collins, D. N.  2006  Variability of runoff from Alpine basins. International Association of Hydrological Sciences Publication, 308, 466-472.

Collins, D. N.  2009  Seasonal variations of water temperature and discharge in rivers draining ice-free and partially-glacierized Alpine basins.  17th International Northern Research Basins Symposium, 67-74.

Non-refereed publications

Collins, D. N. & Young, G. J.  1979   Separation of runoff components in glacierised

Alpine watersheds by hydrochemical analysis.  In: Associate Committee on Hydrology, Cold Climate Hydrology 570-585.  National Research Council, Canada.

Collins, D. N. & Young, G. J.  1979   Hydrochemical separation of components of discharge in Alpine catchments.  Proceedings of Western Snow Conference 47, 1-9.

Collins, D. N.  1981   Glacial processes.  In: Goudie, A.S. (Editor), Geomorphological Techniques 213-225. George Allen and Unwin.

Ferguson, R. I., Whalley, W. B. & Collins, D. N.  1984  Techniques for investigating meltwater runoff and erosion.  In: Miller, K.J. (Editor) International Karakoram Project Volume 1, 374-382.  Cambridge University Press.

Goudie, A. S., Brunsden, D., Collins, D. N., Derbyshire, E., Ferguson, R. I., Hashmet, Z., Jones, D. K. C., Perrott, F. A., Said, M., Waters, R.S. & Whalley, W.B.  1984   Geomorphology of the Hunza Valley, Karakoram mountains, Pakistan.  In: Miller, K.J. (Editor) International Karakoram Project Volume 2, 359-410.  Cambridge University Press.

Collins, D. N.  1990   Glacial processes.  In: Goudie, A.S. (Editor), Geomorphological Techniques.  Unwin Hyman. Second Edition, 302-320.

Collins, D. N.  1995  Rainfall-induced high magnitude runoff events in late summer in highly-glacierised Alpine basins.  British Hydrological Society Fifth National Hydrology Symposium, 3.55-3.59.

Collins, D. N.  1995   Dissolution kinetics, transit times through subglacial hydrological pathways and diurnal variations of solute content of meltwaters draining from an Alpine glacier.  Proceedings of the Eastern Snow Conference 52, 175-188.

Collins, D. N.  1998  Outburst and rainfall-induced peak runoff events in glacierised Alpine basins.  Proceedings of the Eastern Snow Conference 55, 27-36.

Collins, D. N.  1999  Solute fluxes in meltwaters draining from a glacierised basin in the Karakoram mountains.  Proceedings of the Eastern Snow Conference, 56, 187-198.

Collins, D. N.  1999  Rainfall-induced high-magnitude events in highly-glacierised Alpine basins.  In: Price, M. F., (Editor)  Global change in the mountains. Parthenon, London, 40-43.

Collins, D. N.  2000  Rainfall-induced floods in Alpine glacierised basins in warm summers. European Conference on Advances in Flood Research Proceedings, 2, 558-569.  Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, PIK Report 65.

Collins, D. N., MacDonald, O. G., Reynolds, A. C. & Rees, H. G.   2002   Climatic variation, mass balance and runoff from European glacierised mountain basins. British Hydrological Society Eighth National Symposium, 67-73.

de Jong, C., Ranzi, R. & Collins, D. [N.]  2005   Climate and hydrology in mountain areas.  In: de Jong, C., Collins, D. [N.],  &  Ranzi, R., Eds.  Climate and hydrology in mountain areas.   John Wiley & Sons,  Chichester, 9-11.

Collins, D. N.  2007  Climatic variation, glacier recession and runoff from Alpine basins.  In: Heinonen, M.   Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Climate and Water.  Helsinki,  Finnish Environment Institute,  103-108.

Edited books

de Jong, C., Collins, D. [N.]  &  Ranzi, R., Eds.  2005. Climate and hydrology in mountain areas.   John Wiley & Sons,  Chichester.  315p.

Official  reports

Collins, D. N.  1994   Hydrology of glacierised basins in the Karakoram.  Overseas Development Administration, 270p.

Rees, H. G. & Collins, D. N.  2004  An assessment of the impacts of deglaciation on thewater resources of the Himalaya.  SAGARMATHA  Snow and Glacier Aspects of Water Resources Management in the Himalayas Final Technical Report: Volume 2.  Natural Environment Research Council. Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Wallingford, 54p.