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Dr Tom Jordan

Dr Tom Jordan

Dr Tom Jordan
BSc(Manch.), Msc(R'dg), PhD(Bristol)

Marie Curie Individual Fellow

Area of research

Radio Glaciology and Geophysics

Office S1, 12 Berkeley Square
University Road,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1SS
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Tel. +44 (0) 1173314465

Research summary

In my current research, funded as part of the EU Horizons 2020 program, I investigate the englacial and subglacial properties of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets using radar sounding data. I am particularly interested in applying advanced remote sensing techniques to extract glaciologically-relevant information. This includes using radar polarimetry to measure ice crystal fabric, radar interferometry to measure ice velocity, and radiometry and scattering analysis to infer the presence of subglacial water. Overall objectives include providing new constraints for numerical ice-sheet models and investigating ice-flow history and subglacial hydrological systems. I have also collaborated on projects involving radio propagation ...

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My taught education comprises a BSc in Physics with Theoretical Physics (University of Manchester, 2006), and a MSc in Meteorology and Numerical Modelling (University of Reading, 2008). I obtained my PhD degree from the University of Bristol in 2014, specialising in the optics of disordered biological media. My advisors were Prof. Nicholas Roberts and Prof. Julian Partridge in the Ecology of Vision Group, Biological Sciences, and the research was funded as part of the EPSRC Bristol Centre for Complexity Sciences.

In late 2014 I changed research fields to radar geophysics and spent the next two and half years as a postdoctoral research ...

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