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Professor of Physical Geography, University of Bristol

Jonathan Bamber is a professor in physical geography. He graduated from Bristol University with a degree in Physics and went on to complete a Ph.D at the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, in glaciology and remote sensing. He then spent eight years in the Department of Space and Climate Physics, University College London before returning to Bristol in 1996 where he has been since .

His main areas of interest are in applications of satellite remote sensing data in the polar regions. More specifically, he has been working on the use of remote sensing data to study the behaviour of the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets, glaciers and ice caps in the Arctic, Patagonia and to use these observations to test and/or improve climate and Earth System models. He is also using satellite and ground based data to investigate past and present variations in sea level

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Physical Geography, University of Bristol

Education

  •  
    Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge , Ph.D Glaciology and remote sensing

Publications

  • 2013
    ‘Paleofluvial Mega-Canyon Beneath the Central Greenland Ice Sheet’, Science

Honours

Fellow of the American Geophysical Union