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Dr. Neil Ross - Research Associate

Interests:
Glaciology; Geophysics; Quaternary Environments; Permafrost

PhD Earth Sciences (Cardiff University) 2006
MSc Quaternary Science (Royal Holloway, London) 2001
BSc (Hons) Geography (St Andrews) 1999

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.

Current project:

I am member of a team that acquired a new airborne geophysical dataset (RES, gravity and magnetics) over the Institute and Möller Ice Streams in West Antarctica. This project, funded by the NERC Antarctic Funding Initiative (AFI), is led by Martin Siegert of the University of Edinburgh in collaboration with scientists from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), the Universities of Aberdeen, York and Exeter. The project will use the airborne geophysical data (RES, gravity and magnetics) to characterise the basal boundary conditions and flow dynamics of ice streams in the Weddell Sea sector of West Antarctica.

A member of the Lake Ellsworth Consortium, I participated in the geophysical exploration of Subglacial Lake Ellsworth in 2007/08 and 2008/09 (Google Earth).

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