David Barrell


Full Name: David Barrell

Position: Engineering Geologist / Geomorphologist

Contact details

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Phone: +64-3-479 9687


1984: BSc, Geology; 1989: MSc, Engineering Geology

Areas of expertise

Geology: Earthquake Geology
Geology: Engineering Geology
Geology: Engineering Geomorphology
Geology: Field mapping & compilation
Geology: Geomorphic Hazards
Geology: Hazard Assessment
Geology: Land use planning for hazards
Geology: Landslides
Geology: Paleoclimatology
Geology: Paleogeography
Geology: Quaternary geology
Geology: Regional Geology
Geology: Soil Geomorphic relationships
Geology: Stratigraphy
Geomorphology: Aerial photograph interpretation
Geomorphology: Geological and geomorphological mapping
Geomorphology: Landscape evolution
Groundwater: Drilling
Groundwater: Groundwater Geology

Professional activities

New Zealand Geotechnical Society: Member
Geoscience Society of New Zealand: Member

Major publications

Begg, J.G.; Jones, K.E.; Barrell, D.J.A. (compilers) 2015 Geology and geomorphology of urban Christchurch and eastern Canterbury : digital vector data 2015. Lower Hutt, N.Z.: GNS Science. GNS Science geological map 3. 1 DVD-ROM

Doughty, A.M.; Schaefer, J.M.; Putnam, A.E.; Denton, G.H.; Kaplan, M.R.; Barrell, D.J.A.; Andersen, B.G.; Kelley, S.E.; Finkel, R.C.; Schwartz, R. 2015 Mismatch of glacier extent and summer insolation in Southern Hemisphere mid-latitudes. Geology, 43(5): 407-410; doi: 10.1130/G36477.1

Barrell, D.J.A.; Almond, P.C.; Vandergoes, M.J.; Lowe, D.J.; Newnham, R.M. 2013 A composite pollen-based stratotype for inter-regional evaluation of climatic events in New Zealand over the past 30,000 years (NZ-INTIMATE project). Quaternary Science Reviews, 74: 4-20; doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2013.04.002

Putnam, A.E.; Schaefer, J. M.; Denton, G.H.; Barrell D.J.A.; Andersen, B.G.; Koffman, T.N.B.; Rowan, A.V.; Finkel, R.C.; Rood, D.H.; Schwartz, R.; Vandergoes, M.J.; Plummer, M.A.; Brocklehurst, S.H.; Kelley, S.E.; Ladig, K.L. 2013 Warming and glacier recession in the Rakaia valley, Southern Alps of New Zealand, during Heinrich Stadial 1. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 382: 98-110; doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2013.09.005

Putnam, A.E.; Schaefer, J.M.; Denton, G.H.; Barrell, D.J.A.; Finkel, R.C.; Andersen, B.G.; Schwartz, R.; Chinn, T.J.H.; Doughty, A.M. 2012 Regional climate control of glaciers in New Zealand and Europe during the pre-industrial Holocene. Nature geoscience, 5(9): 627-630; doi: 10.1038/NGEO1548

Barrell, D.J.A. 2011 Quaternary glaciers of New Zealand. p. 1047-1064 (chapter 75); doi: 10.1016/B978-0-444-53447-7.00075-1 IN: Ehlers, J.; Gibbard, P.L.; Hughes, P.D. (eds) Quaternary glaciations, extent and chronology : a closer look. Amsterdam: Elsevier. Developments in quaternary science 15.

Barrell, D.J.A.; Andersen, B.G.; Denton, G.H. 2011 Glacial geomorphology of the central South Island, New Zealand. Lower Hutt: GNS Science. GNS Science monograph 27. 81 p. + map (5 sheets) + legend (1 sheet)

Barrell, D.J.A.; Litchfield, N.J.; Townsend, D.B.; Quigley, M.; Van Dissen, R.J.; Cosgrove, R.; Cox, S.C.; Furlong, K.; Villamor, P.; Begg, J.G.; Hemmings-Sykes, S.; Jongens, R.; Mackenzie, H.; Noble, D.; Stahl, T.; Bilderback, E.; Duffy, B.; Henham, H.; Klahn, A.; Lang, E.M.W.; Moody, L.; Nicol, R.; Pedley, K.; Smith, A. 2011 Strike-slip ground-surface rupture (Greendale Fault) associated with the 4 September 2010 Darfield Earthquake, Canterbury, New Zealand. Quarterly journal of engineering geology and hydrogeology, 44(3): 283-291; doi: 10.1144/1470-9236/11-034

Kaplan, M.R.; Schaefer, J.M.; Denton, G.H.; Barrell, D.J.A.; Chinn, T.J.H.; Putnam, A.E.; Andersen, B.G.; Finkel, R.C.; Schwartz, R.; Doughty, A.M. 2010 Glacier retreat in New Zealand during the Younger Dryas stadial. Nature, 467(7312): 194-197; doi: 10.1038/nature09313

Putnam, A.E.; Denton, G.H.; Schaefer, J.M.; Barrell, D.J.A.; Andersen, B.G.; Finkel, R.C.; Schwartz, R.; Doughty, A.M.; Kaplan, M.R.; Schluechter, C. 2010 Glacier advance in southern middle-latitudes during the Antarctic Cold Reversal. Nature geoscience, 3(10): 700-704; doi: 10.1038/NGEO962

Putnam, A.E.; Schaefer, J.M.; Barrell, D.J.A.; Vandergoes, M.J.; Denton, G.H.; Kaplan, M.R.; Finkel, R.C.; Schwartz, R.; Goehring, B.M.; Kelley, S.E. 2010 In situ cosmogenic 10Be production-rate calibration from the Southern Alps, New Zealand. Quaternary geochronology, 5(4): 392-409; doi: 10.1016/j.quageo.2009.12.001

Schaefer, J.M.; Denton, G.H.; Kaplan, M.; Putnam, A.; Finkel, R.C.; Barrell, D.J.A.; Andersen, B.G.; Schwartz, R.; Mackintosh, A.; Chinn, T.; Schluechter, C. 2009 High-frequency Holocene glacier fluctuations in New Zealand differ from the northern signature. Science, 324(5927): 622-625; doi: 10.1126/science.1169312

Forsyth, P.J.; Barrell, D.J.A.; Jongens, R. (comps) 2008 Geology of the Christchurch area : scale 1:250,000. Lower Hutt: GNS Science. Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences 1:250,000 geological map 16. 67 p. + 1 folded map

Alloway, B.V.; Lowe, D.J.; Barrell, D.J.A.; Newnham, R.M.; Almond, P.C.; Augustinus, P.C.; Bertler, N.A.N.; Carter, L.; Litchfield, N.J.; McGlone, M.S.; Shulmeister, J.; Vandergoes, M.J.; Williams, P.W.; NZ-INTIMATE members 2007 Towards a climate event stratigraphy for New Zealand over the past 30,000 years (NZ-INTIMATE project). Journal of Quaternary Science, 22(1): 9-35

Cox, S.C.; Barrell, D.J.A. (comps) 2007 Geology of the Aoraki area : scale 1:250,000. Lower Hutt: GNS Science. Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences 1:250,000 geological map 15 . 71 p. + 1 folded map

Schaefer, J.M.; Denton, G.H.; Barrell, D.J.A.; Ivy-Ochs, S.; Kubik, P.W.; Andersen, B.G.; Phillips, F.M.; Lowell, T.V.; Schluechter, C. 2006 Near-synchronous interhemispheric termination of the last glacial maximum in mid-latitudes. Science, 312(5779): 1510-1513

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