Christine Elliott - People - Department - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Christine ElliottChristine Elliott


Lecturer and research associate (fixed term)


PhD ( Canterbury )

Contact Details

Room: 407
Phone: +64 3 364 2987 ext. 3859
Fax: +64 3 364 2907

Postal address:
Department of Geography
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
New Zealand


Christine's research interest is in rock weathering in cold climates - particularly Antarctica where she investigated the influence of moisture on rock weathering processes in Victoria Land for her doctorate. She has a keen interest in geomorphology generally, i n particular periglacial and glacial geomorphology. Other honours papers and topics included remote sensing; the atmospheric environment and ice and snow processes. Research topics to date have included rock glaciers, the rheology of glacial ice with and without debris; the depth of the active layer at Scott Base and potential changes due to surface colour as well as fluctuations in air temperature.



  • Elliott, C. (2008). Influence of Temperature and Moisture Availability on Physical Rock Weathering along the Victoria Land Coast , Antarctica , Antarctic Science, 20(1), 61-67
  • Elliott, C. (2005). Antarctica, Scott Base and its environs , New Zealand Geographer, 61(1), 68-76
  • Elliott, C. (2004). Surface Moisture Availability and Rock Weathering in Cold Climates, New Zealand Geographer , 60 (1), 44-51
  • Elliott, C. (2003). Rock Weathering Processes in Antarctica : A comparison of some recent studies with those from the Northern Hemisphere, New Zealand Geographer , 59 (1), 50-60
  • Lawson, W. & Elliott, C. (2003). Strain-rate effects on the strength of debris-laden glacier ice, New Zealand Journal of Geology & Geophysics, 46, 323-330
  • Elliott, C. (2003). Modeling the influence of moisture variations on physical rock weathering processes in Antarctica : proposed investigations and preliminary results in Wilfried Haeberli & Dagmar Brandova (eds). Extended Abstracts 8th International Conference on Permafrost , Zurich , Switzerland 20-25 July, 2003