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


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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.



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Office Hours (Student Contact Times)

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


Assessing the applicability of terrestrial laser scanning for mapping englacial conduitsKamintzis, J. E., Jones, J. P. P., Irvine-Fynn, T., Holt, T., Bunting, P., Jennings, S. J. A., Porter, P. R. & Hubbard, B. 2018 In : Journal of Glaciology.64, 243, p. 3748 p.
Ice-dammed lateral lake and epishelf lake insights into Holocene dynamics of Margeurite Trough Ice Stream and George VI Ice Shelf, Alexander Island, Antarctic PeninsulaDavies, B. J., Hambrey, M., Glasser, N., Holt, T., Rodés, A., Smellie, J. L., Carrivick, J. L. & Blockley, S. P. E. 2017 In : Quaternary Science Reviews.177, p. 189-219
Exceptional retreat of Novaya Zemlya's marine-terminating outlet glaciers between 2000 and 2013Carr, R., Bell, H., Killick, R. & Holt, T. 2017 In : Cryosphere Discussions.11, p. 2149-217436 p.
Exceptional retreat of Novaya Zemlya’s marine-terminating outlet glaciers between 2000 and 2013Carr, R., Bell, H., Killick, R. & Holt, T. 2017 In : Cryosphere.11, p. 2149-217426 p.
Derivation of High Spatial Resolution Albedo from UAV Digital Imagery: Application over the Greenland Ice SheetRyan, 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 In : Frontiers in Earth Science. 00040
Recent spatial and temporal variations in debris cover on Patagonian glaciersGlasser, N., Holt, T., Evans, Z. D., Davies, B. J., Pelto, M. & Harrison, S. 2016 In : Geomorphology.273, p. 202-201615 p.
Flying high: the potential of photogrammetry and UAVs in glaciologyIrvine-Fynn, T., Moorman, B. J., Holt, T., Stevens, I. T. & Cully, A. 2016 In : SENSED.62, p. 19-22
Glaciological and geomorphological map of Glacier Noir and Glacier Blanc, French AlpsLardeux, P., Glasser, N., Holt, T. & Hubbard, B. 2016 In : Journal of Maps.12, 3, p. 582-59615 p.
The structural, geometric and volumetric changes of a polythermal Arctic glacier during a surge cycle: Comfortlessbreen, SvalbardKing, O., Hambrey, M., Irvine-Fynn, T. & Holt, T. 2016 In : Earth Surface Processes and Landforms.41, 2, p. 162-17715 p.
Spatial and temporal variation in ice sheet surface reflectance characteristics at the MODIS-pixel scale in the ablation area of SW GreenlandTedstone, A. & Black & Bloom 2016
Structure and sedimentology of George VI Ice Shelf, Antarctic Peninsula: implications for ice-sheet dynamics and landform developmentHambrey, M., Davies, B., Glasser, N., Holt, T., Smellie, J. & Carrivick, J. 2015 In : Journal of the Geological Society.172, 5, p. 599-613
The structural and dynamic responses of Stange Ice Shelf to recent environmental changeHolt, T. O., Glasser, N. F., Fricker, H. A., Padman, L., Luckman, A., King, O., Quincey, D. J. & Siegfried, M. R. 2014 In : Antarctic Science.26, 6, p. 646-66015 p.
Ice shelf history determined from deformation styles in surface debrisGlasser, N. F., Holt, T., Fleming, E. & Stevenson, C. 2014 In : Antarctic Science.26, 6, p. 661-67313 p.
SimSphere model sensitivity analysis towards establishing its use for deriving key parameters characterising land surface interactionsPetropoulos, G., Griffiths, H., Carlson, T. N., Ioannou Katidis, P. & Holt, T. 2014 In : Geoscientific Model Development.7, 5, p. 1873-188715 p.
Repeat UAV photogrammetry to assess calving front dynamics at a large outlet glacier draining the Greenland Ice SheetRyan, J. C., Hubbard, A. L., Todd, J., Carr, J. R., Box, J. E., Christoffersen, P., Holt, T. O. & Snooke, N. 2014 In : Cryosphere Discussions.8, 2, p. 2243-2275
The structural glaciology of southwest Antarctic Peninsula Ice Shelves (ca. 2010)Holt, T. O., Glasser, N. F. & Quincey, D. J. 2013 In : Journal of Maps.9, 4, p. 523-5329 p.
Speedup and fracturing of George VI Ice Shelf, Antarctic PeninsulaHolt, T. O., Glasser, N. F., Quincey, D. J. & Siegfrieg, M. 2013 In : Cryosphere.7, p. 797-81620 p.
Speedup and fracturing of George VI Ice Shelf, Antarctic PeninsulaHolt, T. O., Glasser, N. F., Quincey, D. J. & Siegfried, M. 2013 In : Cryosphere Discussions.7, 1, p. 373-41745 p.