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Professor of Glaciology and Remote Sensing, Swansea University

Adrian is Professor of Glaciology at Swansea University. An expert in satellite observations, he is Principal Investigator for the Swansea side of the MIDAS project and Project Leader.

Specialist subjects:
Glacier and Ice sheet Dynamics: Measuring and monitoring contemporary dynamic change in Greenland ~ Application of optical feature tracking to understanding dynamics of Himalayan glaciers ~ Analysis of Antarctic ice shelf dynamics, rifting and stability ~ Topographic and dynamic change at Breiðamerkurjökull, Iceland using lidar and photogrammetry ~ Development of techniques: Satellite Radar Interferometry (SRI), speckle and feature tracking

Melt extent on ice sheets, ice caps and ice shelves: Application of Envisat Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR) Global Monitoring Mode (GMM) to detect and monitor seasonal melt extent over various Arctic ice masses with particular emphasis on Greenland, Austfonna, and Devon ice cap ~ Monitoring of melt extent and pattern on the Antarctic peninsula Larsen C ice shelf.


  • –present
    Professor of Glaciology and Remote Sensing, Swansea University


  • 1991 
    York University, UK, D.Phil. Electronic Engineering