Interests: Glaciology; Geophysics; Quaternary Environments; Permafrost
Geophysical techniques: I specialise in the acquisition, processing and interpretation of radio-echo sounding (RES) data, but also have expertise in electrical resistivity tomography, magnetics, seismic refraction and reflection.
A member of the Lake Ellsworth Consortium, I participated in the geophysical exploration of Subglacial Lake Ellsworth in 2007/08 and 2008/09.
GEO2106 - Earth Surface Processes (module leader)
GEO3128 - Polar Environments (module leader)
GEO2111 - Doing Geographical Research: Theory and Practice
GEO3099 - Dissertation
"A portable, adaptable, low-frequency ice-penetrating radar system for ice-sheet hydrology and dynamics"
(Nov 2014 to Oct 2015).
Funding: Royal Society Research Grant (£15,000)
Between 2010-2014 I was a member of a team that acquired airborne geophysical datasets (RES, gravity and magnetics) over the Institute and Moller ice streams in West Antarctica. This project, funded by the NERC Antarctic Funding Initiative (AFI), and led by Martin Siegert (now Imperial College London) was in collaboration with scientists from the British Antarctic Survey and the universities of Aberdeen, Edinburgh, York and Exeter. The project applied airborne geophysical techniques (RES, gravity and magnetics) to characterise the basal boundary conditions and flow dynamics of ice streams in the Weddell Sea sector of West Antarctica. By 2014, the project team had published nine research papers detailing their results.
Kate Winter (Northumbria University)
Guy Paxman (Durham University)
Hafeez Jeofry (Imperial College London)
Aimee Spriggs (Newcastle University)