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.


Research Groups

Office Hours (Student contact times)

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



Davies, B.J., Hambrey, M., Glasser, N., Holt, T., Rodés, A., Smellie, J.L., Carrivick, J.L., Blockley, S.P.E. 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 177 pp. 189-219. 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 11 pp. 2149-2174. 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 11 pp. 2149-2174. 10.5194/tc-11-2149-2017

Ryan, J.C., Hubbard, A., Box, J.E., Brough, S., Cameron, K., Cook, J.M., Cooper, M., Doyle, S.H., Edwards, A., Holt, T., Irvine-Fynn, T., Jones, C., Pitcher, L.H., Rennermalm, Å.K., Smith, L.C., 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 00040 10.3389/feart.2017.00040 Cadair


Glasser, N., Holt, T., Evans, Z.D., Davies, B.J., Pelto, M., Harrison, S. 2016. Recent spatial and temporal variations in debris cover on Patagonian glaciers. Geomorphology 273 pp. 202-2016. 10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.07.036 Cadair

Irvine-Fynn, T., Moorman, B.J., Holt, T., Stevens, I.T., Cully, A. 2016. Flying high: the potential of photogrammetry and UAVs in glaciology. SENSED 62 pp. 19-22. Other Cadair

Lardeux, P., Glasser, N., Holt, T., Hubbard, B. 2016. Glaciological and geomorphological map of Glacier Noir and Glacier Blanc, French Alps. Journal of Maps 12 (3) pp. 582-596. 10.1080/17445647.2015.1054905 Cadair

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 41 (2) pp. 162-177. 10.1002/esp.3796 Cadair

Irvine-Fynn, T., Hardy, A., Cook, J., Bunting, P., Roberts, O.D., Holt, T., Tedstone, A., , 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. Other Cadair


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 172 (5) pp. 599-613. 10.1144/jgs2014-134 Cadair


Holt, T.O., Glasser, N.F., Fricker, H.A., Padman, L., Luckman, A., King, O., Quincey, D.J., Siegfried, M.R. 2014. The structural and dynamic responses of Stange Ice Shelf to recent environmental change. Antarctic Science 26 (6) pp. 646-660. 10.1017/S095410201400039X Cadair

Glasser, N.F., Holt, T., Fleming, E., Stevenson, C. 2014. Ice shelf history determined from deformation styles in surface debris. Antarctic Science 26 (6) pp. 661-673. 10.1017/S0954102014000376 Cadair

Petropoulos, G., Griffiths, H., Carlson, T., 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 7 (5) pp. 1873-1887. 10.5194/gmd-7-1873-2014 Cadair

Ryan, J.C., Hubbard, A.L., Todd, J., Carr, J.R., Box, J.E., Christoffersen, P., Holt, T.O., Snooke, N. 2014. Repeat UAV photogrammetry to assess calving front dynamics at a large outlet glacier draining the Greenland Ice Sheet. Cryosphere Discussions 8 (2) pp. 2243-2275. 10.5194/tcd-8-2243-2014 Other Cadair


Holt, T.O., Glasser, N.F., Quincey, D.J. 2013. The structural glaciology of southwest Antarctic Peninsula Ice Shelves (ca. 2010). Journal of Maps 9 (4) pp. 523-532. 10.1080/17445647.2013.822836 Cadair

Holt, T.O., Glasser, N.F., Quincey, D.J., Siegfrieg, M. 2013. Speedup and fracturing of George VI Ice Shelf, Antarctic Peninsula. Cryosphere 7 pp. 797-816. 10.5194/tc-7-797-2013 Other Cadair

Holt, T.O., Glasser, N.F., Quincey, D.J., Siegfried, M. 2013. Speedup and fracturing of George VI Ice Shelf, Antarctic Peninsula. Cryosphere Discussions 7 (1) pp. 373-417. 10.5194/tcd-7-373-2013 Other Cadair