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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

Remote Sensing of Greenland Ice Sheet

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My postdoctoral research focuses upon the development of algorithms to determine the internal and basal properties of ice sheets from ice penetrating radar data. This includes: identifying regions of basal melting, investigating the roughness of the basal interface, and determination of englacial temperature. An overall goal of this research is to provide new data products for the Greenland Ice Sheet, which will accompany the next generation of Greenland digital elevation maps.

Prior to my postdoctoral position I did a PhD based in the Ecology of Vison group within Biological Sciences at University of Bristol. My research encompassed applied optics, engineering biomimicry, theoretical physics, and sensory biology. My principle research interests were mechanisms of polarized light reflectance in silvery fish, and the application of the theory of Anderson localization to biological reflectors.




Physics Teaching Assistant, (University of Bristol 2012-2013)

Mathematics Teaching Assistant, (University of Reading 2007-2008).


  • Radioglaciology
  • Geophysics
  • Applied Electromagnetism
  • Visual Ecology.



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