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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

My current research focuses upon investigating the basal and internal properties of the Greenland and Antarctic Ice Sheets using airborne radio-echo sounding data. This includes identifying regions of basal water, characterising the roughness of the basal interface, and constraining englacial temperature. My research methods incorporate electromagnetic modelling, geostatistics and signal processing. An overall goal of this research is to provide new constraints for thermomechanical ice-sheet models.

My past research focused upon the application of techniques from the physics of disordered systems to animal reflectors. This included investigating mechanisms of polarized light reflectance in silvery fish and mantis shrimp, with a ...

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Biography

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 University of Bristol in 2014, specialising in the optics of disorderd 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 geophysics and spent the next two and half years as a postdoctoral research associate in ...

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Selected publications

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