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Miss Christine Jones BSc, MSc

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Miss Christine Jones is a Postgraduate research student within Geography and Environment at the University of Southampton.


2011-2013: MSc Glaciology (Merit), Aberystwyth University
Thesis: ‘The relationship between ice velocity and synoptic weather patterns for Skeiðarárjökull, Vatnajökull Ice Sheet, Iceland, between 1985 and 2012’. This incorporated the use of ASTER and Landsat Earth Observation data which underwent Optical Image Feature Tracking (OIFT) analysed using COSI-CORR in ENVI, with the results being presented in ArcGIS. Icelandic Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) values and real-time weather datasets were also used. Supervisor: Dr Tom Holt

2008-2011: 1st Class BSc (Hones) Geography, with College Commendation, from the University of Exeter
Thesis: ‘Glacial advance in the Southern Patagonian Icefield and its relationship to El Nińo Southern Oscillation (ENSO) climatic variability’. This provided an up-to-date glacier frontal-margin inventory created via the ArcGIS analysis of Landsat imagery for the time period of 1976-2010 for the Pio XI and Perito Moreno Glaciers of the Southern Patagonian Icefield. Supervisor: Dr Chris Fogwill.



April 2014 – August 2015: Flood and Coastal Risk Management Officer at the Environment Agency.

July 2012 – August 2013: GIS Technician and Furgo GEOS Ltd


Professional memberships and affiliations:

UK Polar Network (UKPN)

International Arctic Science Committee (IASC)

Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS)

British Society for Geomorphology (BSG)






Research interests

Glacier velocity, Iceland, Patagonia, Glacier surface mapping, Remote Sensing, GIS, Climatic variability, Subglacial behaviour, hydrological modelling, understanding the relationship between glacier velocity and localised weather patterns.


PhD supervision: Professor Jane Hart and Dr Gareth Roberts

Project title: Investigating subglacial processes using remote sensing.

Funding: SPITFIRE (Southampton Partnership for Innovative Training of Future Investigators Researching the Environment), which is a NERC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP).



Research group

Earth Surface Dynamics

Affiliate research group

Global Environmental Change and Earth Observation

Demonstrator for GEOG3020 Glaciers and Glaciation

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