Tom Armitage

  • PhD Polar Remote Sensing, University College London (2012-2016)
  • MSci Physics, University College London (2007-2011)

Research Interests: 

Polar sea ice and oceanography, radar altimetry, sea ice-ocean interactions, Arctic freshwater budget, terrestrial ice sheets

Professional Experience: 
  • Caltech Postdoctoral Scholar, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena CA (2017-Present)
  • Research Associate, Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling, University College London, London, UK (March-December 2016)
  • Young Graduate Trainee, European Space Research and Technology Centre, Noordwijk, The Netherlands (2011-2012)

Selected Awards: 
  • International Arctic Science Committee Fellowship 2017 (Marine Working Group)

Selected Publications: 
  1. McMillan, M., Leeson, A., Shepherd, A., Briggs, K., Armitage, T. W. K., Hogg, A., Munneke, P. K., van den Broeke, M., Noël, B., van de Berg, W. J., Ligtenberg, S., Horwath, M., Groh, A., Muir, A., Gilbert, L. (2016), “A high-resolution record of Greenland mass balance”, Geophysical Research Letters, 43, doi: 10.1002/2016GL069666.
  2. Armitage, T. W. K., Bacon, S., Ridout, A. L., Thomas, S. F., Aksenov, A., Wingham, D. J. (2016), “Arctic sea surface height variability and change from satellite radar altimetry and GRACE, 2003-2013”, Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 121, doi: 10.1002/2015JC011579
  3. Armitage, T. W. K., Ridout, A. L. (2015), “Arctic sea ice freeboard from AltiKa and comparison with CryoSat-2 and Operation IceBridge”, Geophysical Research Letters, 42, doi: 0.1002/2015GL064823
  4. Armitage, T. W. K., Wingham, D. J., Ridout, A. L (2014), “Meteorological origin of the static crossover pattern present in low-resolution-mode CryoSat-2 data over central Antarctica”, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 11, doi: 0.1109/LGRS.2013.2292821
  5. Armitage, T. W. K., Davidson, M. W. J. (2013), “Using the interferometric capabilities of the ESA CryoSat-2 mission to improve the accuracy of sea ice freeboard retrievals”, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 52, doi: 10.1109/TGRS.2013.2242082
  6. Armitage, T. W. K., R. Kwok, A. F. Thompson and G. Cunningham (2018), “Dynamic topography and sea level anomalies of the Southern Ocean: Variability and teleconnections”, Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, DOI: 10.1002/2017JC013534

  7. Wingham, D. J., K. Giles, N. Galin, R. Cullen, T. W. K. Armitage, W. H. F. Smith (2017), “A Semi-Analytical Model of the Synthetic Aperture, Interferometric Radar Altimeter Mean Echo and Echo Cross-Product and its Statistical Fluctuations”, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 56, DOI: 10.1109/TGRS.2017.2756854

  8. Skourup, H., S. Farrell, S. Hendricks, R. Ricker, T. W. K. Armitage, A. Ridout, O. B. Andersen, C. Haas and S. Baker (2017), “An Assessment of the State-of-the-Art Mean Sea Surface and Geoid Models of the Arctic Ocean: Implications for Sea Ice Freeboard Derivation”, Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 122, DOI: 10.1002/2017JC013176

  9. Armitage, T. W. K., S. Bacon, A. L. Ridout, A. A. Petty, S. Wolbach and M. Tsamados (2017), “Arctic Ocean surface geostrophic circulation 2003-2014”, The Cryosphere, 11, DOI: 10.5194/tc-11-1767-2017

Tom Armitage
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