Dr Tom Slater

Dr Tom Slater


I am a Research Fellow in land ice altimetry at the University of Leeds, working in the NERC Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling. I primarily use satellites to study the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets, with a focus on satellite radar altimetry, which maps changes in ice height over time. I am also interested in measuring the ice sheet contribution to global sea level rise and understanding potential human impacts. As well as studying the ice sheets themselves, I am interested in developing techniques in altimeter processing and validating satellite measurements.

Research interests

  • Remote sensing of the cryosphere
  • Altimetry
  • Glaciology
  • Ice sheet contribution to sea level rise
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  • PhD, 'Mapping Ice Sheet Elevation and Elevation Change Using CryoSat-2 Radar Altimetry'
  • MPhys Physics (Class I)
  • BSc (Hons) Physics (Class I)

Professional memberships

  • European Geophysical Union (EGU)
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU)