Dr. Liz Thomas - Profile
Contact Dr. Liz Thomas
+44 (0)1223 221658
My research is focused on climate variability in the Antarctic Peninsula and West Antarctica over the past 100-2000 years.
I am currently principle investigator on a NERC research grant “Reconstructing wind strength and atmospheric circulation in West Antarctica over the past 300 years”. We are developing a novel proxy for past wind conditions based on diatoms preserved in ice cores and combining this with known proxies for long-range atmospheric circulation.
2010/11 - Project leader, Ellsworth Land, West Antarctica
2010 - Field chemist (FIC/CFA), NEEM Greenland
2006/07 - Project leader, Gomez Antarctic Peninsula (73°S, 70°W)
2004/05 - Field scientist Berkner Island (79°S,45°W)
PhD: High-resolution analysis of rapid climate change from Greenland ice cores
British Antarctic Survey and Open University (2004-2006)
Combined Honours: Chemistry with Oceanography
University of Southampton (1998-2001)