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Thomas, R. H.
Oral history interview with Robert H. Thomas, 2009 January 27.
This interview was conducted as part of a series documenting the history of scientific work on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS). Robert Thomas discusses his education in physics at the University of Liverpool, and his entry into glaciology through the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey/British Antarctic Survey, and his subsequent education at the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge under Charles Swithinbank. There is detailed information on his employment on the Ross Ice Shelf Geophysical and Glaciological Survey with Charles Bentley, and subsequent appointments at the University of Maine with Terry Hughes and George Denton, at Cambridge, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Goddard. The interview also covers his subsequent work for NASA on radar and laser altimetry in Greenland and Antarctica (separate from the main research group focusing on ice stream behavior), and discussion of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change process.
Physicist who worked on the British Antarctic Survey, Ross Ice Shelf Geophysical and Glaciological Survey, and at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on the West Antaractic Ice Sheet and glaciology.
Bentley, Charles R.
Denton, George H., 1939-
Hughes, Terence J., 1938-
Swithinbank, Charles
Thomas, R. H.
British Antarctic Survey
Goddard Space Flight Center
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Scott Polar Research Institute
Ross Ice Shelf Project
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
University of Cambridge
University of Liverpool.
University of Maine. Dept. of Physics.
Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey.
Glaciology
Laser. swd
Radar.
Antarctica
Greenland.
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Thomas, G. William (Gerald William), interviewer.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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