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Dr. Tom Jordan - Profile

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British Antarctic Survey
Madingley Road, High Cross
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 0ET United Kingdom


My main interest lies in investigation of the geological and tectonic evolution of Antarctica, using gravity and magnetic data.  This has led to publications in a broad range of fields including crustal architecture, mountain uplift, and magma emplacement. I have also worked and published on the geomorphological investigation of the hidden sub-ice topography of Antarctica.

Since completing my DPhil at Oxford University in 2007 on Gravity Anomalies, Flexure, and the Long-term Rigidity of the Continental Lithosphere, I have worked at the British Antarctic Survey as an aerogeophysicist. My role includes collection, processing and interpretation of a range of airborne geophysical data, including magnetic, gravity and radar data.  I have participated in five Antarctic field seasons, including working as field science leader, responsible for flight planning, prioritisation and overseeing data quality control.  This work has included successful collaboration with a range of international and UK academic partners. I also helped run the successful TELLUS SW LIDAR survey across Devon and Cornwall.