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Dr Rachel Smedley

Lecturer Geography and Planning

    Publications

    2021

    Maximum extent and readvance dynamics of the Irish Sea Ice Stream and Irish Sea Glacier since the Last Glacial Maximum (Journal article)

    Scourse, J. D., Chiverrell, R. C., Smedley, R. K., Small, D., Burke, M. J., Saher, M., . . . Clark, C. D. (2021). Maximum extent and readvance dynamics of the Irish Sea Ice Stream and Irish Sea Glacier since the Last Glacial Maximum. JOURNAL OF QUATERNARY SCIENCE. doi:10.1002/jqs.3313

    DOI: 10.1002/jqs.3313

    Timing and pace of ice-sheet withdrawal across the marine-terrestrial transition west of Ireland during the last glaciation (Journal article)

    Cofaigh, C. O., Callard, S. L., Roberts, D. H., Chiverrell, R. C., Ballantyne, C. K., Evans, D. J. A., . . . Sacchetti, F. (2021). Timing and pace of ice-sheet withdrawal across the marine-terrestrial transition west of Ireland during the last glaciation. JOURNAL OF QUATERNARY SCIENCE. doi:10.1002/jqs.3295

    DOI: 10.1002/jqs.3295

    Pattern, style and timing of British-Irish Ice Sheet advance and retreat over the last 45 000 years: evidence from NW Scotland and the adjacent continental shelf (Journal article)

    Bradwell, T., Fabel, D., Clark, C. D., Chiverrell, R. C., Small, D., Smedley, R. K., . . . Cofaigh, C. O. (2021). Pattern, style and timing of British-Irish Ice Sheet advance and retreat over the last 45 000 years: evidence from NW Scotland and the adjacent continental shelf. JOURNAL OF QUATERNARY SCIENCE. doi:10.1002/jqs.3296

    DOI: 10.1002/jqs.3296

    Environmental drivers of planform change in the glacially-fed Rio Chubut, Argentina (42°S) (Conference Paper)

    Skirrow, G., Smedley, R., Chiverrell, R., & Hooke, J. (n.d.). Environmental drivers of planform change in the glacially-fed Rio Chubut, Argentina (42°S). Copernicus GmbH. doi:10.5194/egusphere-egu21-7633

    DOI: 10.5194/egusphere-egu21-7633

    Salt marsh resilience to sea-level rise and increased storm intensity (Journal article)

    Pannozzo, N., Leonardi, N., Carnacina, I., & Smedley, R. (n.d.). Salt marsh resilience to sea-level rise and increased storm intensity. doi:10.5194/egusphere-egu21-1294

    DOI: 10.5194/egusphere-egu21-1294

    Erosion rates in a wet, temperate climate derived from rock luminescence techniques (Journal article)

    Smedley, R. K., Small, D., Jones, R. S., Brough, S., Bradley, J., & Jenkins, G. T. H. (n.d.). Erosion rates in a wet, temperate climate derived from rock luminescence techniques. doi:10.5194/gchron-2021-5

    DOI: 10.5194/gchron-2021-5

    Supplementary material to "Erosion rates in a wet, temperate climate derived from rock luminescence techniques" (Journal article)

    Smedley, R. K., Small, D., Jones, R. S., Brough, S., Bradley, J., & Jenkins, G. T. H. (n.d.). Supplementary material to "Erosion rates in a wet, temperate climate derived from rock luminescence techniques". doi:10.5194/gchron-2021-5-supplement

    DOI: 10.5194/gchron-2021-5-supplement

    2020

    The evolution of the terrestrial-terminating Irish Sea glacier during the last glaciation (Journal article)

    Chiverrell, R. C., Thomas, G. S. P., Burke, M., Medialdea, A., Smedley, R., Bateman, M., . . . Scourse, J. (2020). The evolution of the terrestrial-terminating Irish Sea glacier during the last glaciation. Journal of Quaternary Science. doi:10.1002/jqs.3229

    DOI: 10.1002/jqs.3229

    The deglaciation of the western sector of the Irish Ice Sheet from the inner continental shelf to its terrestrial margin (Journal article)

    Roberts, D. H., Cofaigh, C. O., Ballantyne, C. K., Burke, M., Chiverrell, R. C., Evans, D. J. A., . . . Callard, S. L. (2020). The deglaciation of the western sector of the Irish Ice Sheet from the inner continental shelf to its terrestrial margin. BOREAS, 49(3), 438-460. doi:10.1111/bor.12448

    DOI: 10.1111/bor.12448

    The evolution of the Patagonian Ice Sheet from 35 ka to the present day (PATICE) (Journal article)

    Davies, B. J., Darvill, C. M., Lovell, H., Bendle, J. M., Dowdeswell, J. A., Fabel, D., . . . Thorndycraft, V. R. (2020). The evolution of the Patagonian Ice Sheet from 35 ka to the present day (PATICE). Earth-Science Reviews, 204. doi:10.1016/j.earscirev.2020.103152

    DOI: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2020.103152

    Glacier expansion in central Patagonia during the Antarctic Cold Reversal followed by retreat and stabilisation during the Younger Dryas (Journal article)

    Mendelova, M., Hein, A. S., Rodes, A., Smedley, R. K., & Xu, S. (2020). Glacier expansion in central Patagonia during the Antarctic Cold Reversal followed by retreat and stabilisation during the Younger Dryas. QUATERNARY SCIENCE REVIEWS, 227. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2019.106047

    DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2019.106047

    2019

    Comparing the accuracy and precision of luminescence ages for partially-bleached sediments using single grains of K-feldspar and quartz (Journal article)

    Smedley, R. K., Buylaert, J. -P., & Ujvari, G. (2019). Comparing the accuracy and precision of luminescence ages for partially-bleached sediments using single grains of K-feldspar and quartz. QUATERNARY GEOCHRONOLOGY, 53. doi:10.1016/j.quageo.2019.101007

    DOI: 10.1016/j.quageo.2019.101007

    Luminescence Dating in Fluvial Settings: Overcoming the Challenge of Partial Bleaching (Journal article)

    Smedley, R., & Skirrow, G. K. A. (2019). Luminescence Dating in Fluvial Settings: Overcoming the Challenge of Partial Bleaching. Geography of the Physical Environment. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-23315-0_8

    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-23315-0_8

    Ice-stream demise dynamically conditioned by trough shape and bed strength (Journal article)

    Bradwell, T., Small, D., Fabel, D., Smedley, R. K., Clark, C. D., Saher, M. H., . . . Ó Cofaigh, C. (2019). Ice-stream demise dynamically conditioned by trough shape and bed strength. Science Advances, 5(4). doi:10.1126/sciadv.aau1380

    DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aau1380

    2018

    On the relationship between K concentration, grain size and dose in feldspar (Journal article)

    Buylaert, J. -P., Ujvari, G., Murray, A. S., Smedley, R. K., & Kook, M. (2018). On the relationship between K concentration, grain size and dose in feldspar. RADIATION MEASUREMENTS, 120, 181-187. doi:10.1016/j.radmeas.2018.06.003

    DOI: 10.1016/j.radmeas.2018.06.003

    Trough geometry was a greater influence than climate-ocean forcing in regulating retreat of the marine-based Irish-Sea Ice Stream (Journal article)

    Small, D., Smedley, R. K., Chiverrell, R. C., Scourse, J. D., Cofaigh, C. O., Duller, G. A. T., . . . Clark, C. D. (2018). Trough geometry was a greater influence than climate-ocean forcing in regulating retreat of the marine-based Irish-Sea Ice Stream. GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA BULLETIN, 130(11-12), 1981-1999. doi:10.1130/B31852.1

    DOI: 10.1130/B31852.1

    Ice margin oscillations during deglaciation of the northern Irish Sea Basin (Journal article)

    Chiverrell, R. C., Smedley, R. K., Small, D., Ballantyne, C. K., Burke, M. J., Callard, S. L., . . . Wilson, P. (2018). Ice margin oscillations during deglaciation of the northern Irish Sea Basin. JOURNAL OF QUATERNARY SCIENCE, 33(7), 739-762. doi:10.1002/jqs.3057

    DOI: 10.1002/jqs.3057

    Late Devensian deglaciation of south-west Wales from luminescence and cosmogenic isotope dating (Journal article)

    Glasser, N. F., Davies, J. R., Hambrey, M. J., Davies, B. J., Gheorghiu, D. M., Balfour, J., . . . Duller, G. A. T. (2018). Late Devensian deglaciation of south-west Wales from luminescence and cosmogenic isotope dating. JOURNAL OF QUATERNARY SCIENCE, 33(7), 804-818. doi:10.1002/jqs.3061

    DOI: 10.1002/jqs.3061

    Telling the Time with Dust, Sand and Rocks (Journal article)

    Smedley, R. K. (2018). Telling the Time with Dust, Sand and Rocks. ELEMENTS, 14(1), 9-14. doi:10.2138/gselements.14.1.9

    DOI: 10.2138/gselements.14.1.9

    2017

    Internal dynamics condition centennial-scale oscillations in marine-based ice-stream retreat (Journal article)

    Smedley, R. K., Chiverrell, R. C., Ballantyne, C. K., Burke, M. J., Clark, C. D., Duller, G. A. T., . . . Thomas, G. S. P. (2017). Internal dynamics condition centennial-scale oscillations in marine-based ice-stream retreat. Geology, 45(9), 787-790. doi:10.1130/G38991.1

    DOI: 10.1130/G38991.1

    New age constraints for the limit of the British–Irish Ice Sheet on the Isles of Scilly (Journal article)

    Smedley, R. K., Scourse, J. D., Small, D., Hiemstra, J. F., Duller, G. A. T., Bateman, M. D., . . . Xu, S. (2017). New age constraints for the limit of the British–Irish Ice Sheet on the Isles of Scilly. Journal of Quaternary Science, 32(1), 48-62. doi:10.1002/jqs.2922

    DOI: 10.1002/jqs.2922

    Devising quality assurance procedures for assessment of legacy geochronological data relating to deglaciation of the last British-Irish Ice Sheet (Journal article)

    Small, D., Clark, C. D., Chiverrell, R. C., Smedley, R. K., Bateman, M. D., Duller, G. A. T., . . . Moreton, S. G. (2017). Devising quality assurance procedures for assessment of legacy geochronological data relating to deglaciation of the last British-Irish Ice Sheet. EARTH-SCIENCE REVIEWS, 164, 232-250. doi:10.1016/j.earscirev.2016.11.007

    DOI: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2016.11.007

    2016

    Internal U, Th and Rb concentrations of alkali-feldspar grains: Implications for luminescence dating (Journal article)

    Smedley, R. K., & Pearce, N. J. G. (2016). Internal U, Th and Rb concentrations of alkali-feldspar grains: Implications for luminescence dating. QUATERNARY GEOCHRONOLOGY, 35, 16-25. doi:10.1016/j.quageo.2016.05.002

    DOI: 10.1016/j.quageo.2016.05.002

    Luminescence dating of glacial advances at Lago Buenos Aires (similar to 46 degrees S), Patagonia (Journal article)

    Smedley, R. K., Glasser, N. F., & Duller, G. A. T. (2016). Luminescence dating of glacial advances at Lago Buenos Aires (similar to 46 degrees S), Patagonia. Quaternary Science Reviews: the international multidisciplinary research and review journal, 134, 59-73. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.12.010

    DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.12.010

    2015

    A new R function for the Internal External Uncertainty (IEU) model. (Journal article)

    Smedley, R. K. (2015). A new R function for the Internal External Uncertainty (IEU) model.. Ancient TL, 33(1), 16-21.

    Bleaching of the post-IR IRSL signal from individual grains of K-feldspar: Implications for single-grain dating (Journal article)

    Smedley, R. K., Duller, G. A. T., & Roberts, H. M. (2015). Bleaching of the post-IR IRSL signal from individual grains of K-feldspar: Implications for single-grain dating. RADIATION MEASUREMENTS, 79, 33-42. doi:10.1016/j.radmeas.2015.06.003

    DOI: 10.1016/j.radmeas.2015.06.003

    2013

    Optimising the reproducibility of measurements of the post-IR IRSL signal from single-grains of K-feldspar for dating. (Journal article)

    Smedley, R. K., & Duller, G. A. T. (2013). Optimising the reproducibility of measurements of the post-IR IRSL signal from single-grains of K-feldspar for dating.. Ancient TL, 31(2), 49-58.

    2012

    Determining the K-content of single-grains of feldspar for luminescence dating (Journal article)

    Smedley, R. K., Duller, G. A. T., Pearce, N. J. G., & Roberts, H. M. (2012). Determining the K-content of single-grains of feldspar for luminescence dating. RADIATION MEASUREMENTS, 47(9), 790-796. doi:10.1016/j.radmeas.2012.01.014

    DOI: 10.1016/j.radmeas.2012.01.014