Tom Armitage


Education: 
  • 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
Tom Armitage
Address: 
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91109