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Research interests

I am a physicist who uses Earth Observation (EO) data, primarily from satellites but also airborne platforms, to study the cryosphere. My research interests are broad but can loosely be described as cryospheric processes and their interaction with the rest of the climate system. Most of my research focuses on using EO techniques, including laser and radar altimetry, Synthetic Aperture Radar, imaging spectrometry and gravimetry, to investigate the behaviour of the ice sheets covering Antarctica and Greenland. I have, however, also applied similar methods to study the Patagonian Ice Caps, Svalbard, Himalayan glaciers and Arctic sea ice. Much of my most recent research relates to the impact of melting land ice on sea level rise (SLR) and also the response of the ocean to changes in freshwater forcing. Thus, I have worked on investigating the stability of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) among other oceanogrpahy problems. 

Most of the EO techniques I employ fall into the category of satellite geodesy and I have used the same methods to produce digital elevation models of various land surfaces. Digital terrain modelling is, therefore, another aspect of my research. 

Structured keywords and research groupings

  • Cabot Institute Environmental Change Research

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Projects

Resolving Antarctic ice mass trends

Bamber, J. L.

15/01/1215/04/16

Project: Research

Airborne geophysical investigations

Bamber, J. L.

1/10/101/10/13

Project: Research

Research Output

An expert judgement assessment of future sea level rise from the ice sheets

Bamber, J. L. & Aspinall, W. P., Apr 2013, In : Nature Climate Change. 3, 4, p. 424-427 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • 171 Citations (Scopus)

    Paleofluvial Mega-Canyon Beneath the Central Greenland Ice Sheet

    Bamber, J. L., Siegert, M. J., Griggs, J. A., Marshall, S. J. & Spada, G., 30 Aug 2013, In : Science. 341, 6149, p. 997-999 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    46 Citations (Scopus)

    Calving fluxes and basal melt rates of Antarctic ice shelves

    Depoorter, M. A., Bamber, J. L., Griggs, J. A., Lenaerts, JTM., Ligtenberg, SRM., Van den Broeke, M. & Moholdt, G., 3 Oct 2013, In : Nature. 502, 7469, p. 89-92 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    269 Citations (Scopus)

    Prizes

    European Geosciences Union Service Award

    Bamber, Jonathan L (Recipient), Apr 2007

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • Fellow of American Geophysical Union

    Bamber, Jonathan L (Recipient), Dec 2019

    Prize: Election to learned society

    Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award

    Bamber, Jonathan L (Recipient), 2015

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • Activities

    • 23 Public talk, debate, discussion
    • 3 - Research and Teaching at External Organisation
    • 3 Community engagement, including convening focus/advisory groups

    A revised sea level budget equation to accurately represent physical processes driving sea level rise

    Bramha Dutt Vishwakarma (Speaker), , Sam J Royston (Contributor), , R. E. M. Riva (Contributor), , Richard M Westaway (Contributor), & Jonathan L Bamber (Contributor)

    4 May 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic talk, debate, discussion

    Antarctic Peninsula mass trends from 2003 - 2016 using a Bayesian hierarchical model approach

    Stephen J Chuter (Speaker), , Jonty C Rougier (Contributor), , Geoffrey J Dawson (Contributor), & Jonathan L Bamber (Contributor)

    7 May 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic talk, debate, discussion

    Interpretation and Analysis of Projected Ice Sheet Contributions from a Structured Expert Judgement

    Willy P Aspinall (Contributor), , Roger M. Cooke (Contributor), , Robert E. Kopp (Contributor), , Jonathan L Bamber (Speaker), & Michael Oppenheimer (Contributor)

    7 May 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic talk, debate, discussion

    Supervised Work

    Clouds over Greenland: The influence of clouds on contemporary and future Greenland Ice Sheet surface melt

    Author: Hofer, S., 23 Jan 2020

    Supervisor: Tedstone, A. (Supervisor) & Bamber, J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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    The development, benchmarking and application of a three dimensional thermomechanical finite volume model of ice sheet flow

    Author: Bradford, S., 2003

    Supervisor: Bamber, J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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    What lies beneath: A radioglaciological study of Greenland

    Author: Cooper, M., 23 Jan 2019

    Supervisor: Bamber, J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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