Dr Tom Holt

BSc (Hons) in Geography from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth MSc (Hons) in Glaciology in 2006, UWA PhD from Aberystwyth University, 2008-2012

Dr Tom Holt


Contact Details


Dr. Tom Holt is a Lecturer in Physical Geography, specialising in glaciology and remote sensing. His research focuses on the use of optical, radar and microwave imagery and data to quantify changes in the cryosphere.



Director of Marketing and External Affairs

Research Groups

  • Centre for Glaciology
  • Aberystwyth Centre for Space and Earth Monitoring
  • Global Development Research Group

Office Hours (Student Contact Times)

  • Tuesday 13:00-15:00
  • Thursday 13:00-15:00


Davies, BJ, Hambrey, M, Glasser, N, Holt, T, Rodés, A, Smellie, JL, Carrivick, JL & Blockley, SPE 2017, 'Ice-dammed lateral lake and epishelf lake insights into Holocene dynamics of Margeurite Trough Ice Stream and George VI Ice Shelf, Alexander Island, Antarctic Peninsula' Quaternary Science Reviews, vol 177, pp. 189-219. DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2017.10.016
Carr, R, Bell, H, Killick, R & Holt, T 2017, 'Exceptional retreat of Novaya Zemlya's marine-terminating outlet glaciers between 2000 and 2013' Cryosphere Discussions, vol 11, pp. 2149-2174. DOI: 10.5194/tc-11-2149-2017
Carr, R, Bell, H, Killick, R & Holt, T 2017, 'Exceptional retreat of Novaya Zemlya’s marine-terminating outlet glaciers between 2000 and 2013' Cryosphere, vol 11, pp. 2149-2174. DOI: 10.5194/tc-11-2149-2017
Ryan, JC, Hubbard, A, Box, JE, Brough, S, Cameron, K, Cook, JM, Cooper, M, Doyle, SH, Edwards, A, Holt, T, Irvine-Fynn, T, Jones, C, Pitcher, LH, Rennermalm, ÅK, Smith, LC, Stibal, M & Snooke, N 2017, 'Derivation of High Spatial Resolution Albedo from UAV Digital Imagery: Application over the Greenland Ice Sheet' Frontiers in Earth Science. DOI: 10.3389/feart.2017.00040
Glasser, N, Holt, T, Evans, ZD, Davies, BJ, Pelto, M & Harrison, S 2016, 'Recent spatial and temporal variations in debris cover on Patagonian glaciers' Geomorphology, vol 273, pp. 202-2016. DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.07.036
Irvine-Fynn, T, Moorman, BJ, Holt, T, Stevens, IT & Cully, A 2016, 'Flying high: the potential of photogrammetry and UAVs in glaciology' SENSED, vol 62, pp. 19-22.
Lardeux, P, Glasser, N, Holt, T & Hubbard, B 2016, 'Glaciological and geomorphological map of Glacier Noir and Glacier Blanc, French Alps' Journal of Maps, vol 12, no. 3, pp. 582-596. DOI: 10.1080/17445647.2015.1054905
King, O, Hambrey, M, Irvine-Fynn, T & Holt, T 2016, 'The structural, geometric and volumetric changes of a polythermal Arctic glacier during a surge cycle: Comfortlessbreen, Svalbard' Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, vol 41, no. 2, pp. 162-177. DOI: 10.1002/esp.3796
Tedstone, A & Black & Bloom 2016, 'Spatial and temporal variation in ice sheet surface reflectance characteristics at the MODIS-pixel scale in the ablation area of SW Greenland' AGU Fall Meeting 2016, San Francisco, United States of America, 2016 - 2016, .
Hambrey, M, Davies, B, Glasser, N, Holt, T, Smellie, J & Carrivick, J 2015, 'Structure and sedimentology of George VI Ice Shelf, Antarctic Peninsula: implications for ice-sheet dynamics and landform development' Journal of the Geological Society, vol 172, no. 5, pp. 599-613. DOI: 10.1144/jgs2014-134
Holt, TO, Glasser, NF, Fricker, HA, Padman, L, Luckman, A, King, O, Quincey, DJ & Siegfried, MR 2014, 'The structural and dynamic responses of Stange Ice Shelf to recent environmental change' Antarctic Science, vol 26, no. 6, pp. 646-660. DOI: 10.1017/S095410201400039X
Glasser, NF, Holt, T, Fleming, E & Stevenson, C 2014, 'Ice shelf history determined from deformation styles in surface debris' Antarctic Science, vol 26, no. 6, pp. 661-673. DOI: 10.1017/S0954102014000376
Petropoulos, G, Griffiths, H, Carlson, TN, Ioannou Katidis, P & Holt, T 2014, 'SimSphere model sensitivity analysis towards establishing its use for deriving key parameters characterising land surface interactions' Geoscientific Model Development, vol 7, no. 5, pp. 1873-1887. DOI: 10.5194/gmd-7-1873-2014
Ryan, JC, Hubbard, AL, Todd, J, Carr, JR, Box, JE, Christoffersen, P, Holt, TO & Snooke, N 2014, 'Repeat UAV photogrammetry to assess calving front dynamics at a large outlet glacier draining the Greenland Ice Sheet' Cryosphere Discussions, vol 8, no. 2, pp. 2243-2275. DOI: 10.5194/tcd-8-2243-2014
Holt, TO, Glasser, NF & Quincey, DJ 2013, 'The structural glaciology of southwest Antarctic Peninsula Ice Shelves (ca. 2010)' Journal of Maps, vol 9, no. 4, pp. 523-532. DOI: 10.1080/17445647.2013.822836
Holt, TO, Glasser, NF, Quincey, DJ & Siegfrieg, M 2013, 'Speedup and fracturing of George VI Ice Shelf, Antarctic Peninsula' Cryosphere, vol 7, pp. 797-816. DOI: 10.5194/tc-7-797-2013
Holt, TO, Glasser, NF, Quincey, DJ & Siegfried, M 2013, 'Speedup and fracturing of George VI Ice Shelf, Antarctic Peninsula' Cryosphere Discussions, vol 7, no. 1, pp. 373-417. DOI: 10.5194/tcd-7-373-2013