Robin E. Bell

Doherty Senior Research Scientist

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, 61 Route 9W, Palisades NY 10964 Tel: (845) 365-8827/ Fax: (845) 365-8179/ e-mail:


Bell, R.E., Studinger M., Karner, G.D., Finn, C.A., and Blankenship, D.D., Identifying major sedimentary basins beneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet from aeromagnetic data analysis, in: D.K. Fütterer, D. Damaske, G. Kleinschmidt, H. Miller, F. Tessensohn, (Eds), Antarctica: Contributions to global earth sciences, Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg New York, pp. 117 - 122, 2006.

Bell, R.E., Studinger M., Fahnestock, M.A., and Shuman, C.A., Tectonically controlled subglacial lakes on the flanks of the Gamburtsev Subglacial Mountains, East Antarctica, Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L02504, doi:10.1029/2005GL025207, 2006.

Karner, G.D., Studinger, M., Bell, R.E., Gravity anomalies of sedimentary basins and their mechanical implications: Application to the Ross Sea basins, West Antarctica, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 235, p 577 - 596, 2005, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2005.04.016.

Tikku, A.A., Bell, R.E., Studinger, M., Clarke, G.K.C., Tabacco, I., and Ferraccioli, F., The influx of meltwater to subglacial Lake Concordia, East Antarctica, Journal of Glaciology, Vol. 51 No. 172, p 96-104, 2005.

Bell, R.E., M. Studinger, A. Tikku, J.D. Castello, Ancient Ice and Subglacial Lake Environments: Lake Vostok as an Example, In Life in Ancient Ice, edited by J.D. Castello, and S.O. Rogers, Princeton University Press, p 251-267, ISBN: 0-691-07475-5, 2005.

Tikku, A.A., Bell, R.E., Studinger, M., Clarke, G.K.C., Ice flow over Lake Vostok, East Antarctica inferred by structure tracking, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 227, 249-261, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2004.09.021, 2004.

Leonard, K., Bell, R.E., Studinger, M., and Tremblay, B., Anomalous accumulation rates in the Vostok ice core from ice flow over Lake Vostok, Geophys. Res. Lett., 31, No. 24, L24602, doi:10.1029/2004GL021102, 2004.

Studinger, M., Bell, R.E., and Tikku A.A., Estimating the depth and shape of subglacial Lake Vostok’s water cavity from aerogravity data, Geophys. Res. Lett., 31, L12401, doi:10.1029/2004GL019801, 2004.

Studinger, M., Bell, R.E., Buck, W.R., Karner,G.D., and Blankenship, D.D., Sub-ice geology inland of the Transantarctic Mountains in light of new aerogeophysical data, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 220, 391-408, 2004, doi:10.1016/10.1016/S0012-821X(04)00066-4.

Studinger, M., Karner,G.D, Bell, R.E., Levin, V., Tikku, A.A., Raymond, C.A., Geophysical Models for the Tectonic Framework of the Lake Vostok Region, East Antarctica, Earth Planet Sci. Lett., 216, 663-677, doi:10.1016/S0012-821X(03)00548-X, 2003.

Studinger, M., R.E. Bell, G.D. Karner, A.A. Tikku, J.W. Holt, D.L. Morse, T.G. Richter, S.D. Kempf, M.E. Peters, D.D. Blankenship, R.E. Sweeney, and V.L. Rystrom. Ice cover, landscape setting, and geological framework of Lake Vostok, East Antarctica, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 205(3-4), 195-210, doi:10.1016/S0012-821X(02)01041-5, 2003.

Bell, R.E., M. Studinger, A.A. Tikku, G.K.C. Clarke, M.M. Gutner, and C. Meertens, Origin and fate of Lake Vostok water frozen to the base of the East Antarctic ice sheet, Nature, 417, 307-310, doi:10.1038/416307a, 2002.

Studinger, M., Bell, R.E., Finn, C.A., and Blankenship, D.D., Mesozoic and Cenozoic extensional tectonics of the West Antarctic rift system from high-resolution airborne geophysical mapping, In: J.A. Gamble, D.N.B. Skinner, and S. Henrys, Antarctica at the close of a millenium, R. Soc. of NZ Bull., 35, pp 563-569, 2002.

Studinger, M., Bell, R.E., Blankenship, D.D., Finn, C.A., Arko, R.A., Morse, D.L., and Joughin, I., Subglacial Sediments: A Regional Geological Template for Ice Flow in West Antarctica, Geophys. Res. Lett., 28(18), 3493-3496, 2001 doi:10.1029/2000GL011788.

Blankenship, D.D., Morse, D.L., Finn, C.A., Bell, R.E., Peters, M.E., Kempf, S.E., Hodge, S.M., Studinger, M., Behrendt, J.C., and Brozena, J.M., Geologic controls on the initiation of rapid basal motion for the West Antarctic ice streams; A geophysical perspective including new airborne radar sounding and laser altimetry results, Ant. Res. Ser., 77, 105-121, 2001.