Jonathan Bamber is a professor of glaciology and Earth Observation. After his graduation, he spent eight years in the Department of Space and Climate Physics, University College London before returning to Bristol in 1996 where he has been since. His main areas of interest are in applications of satellite remote sensing data in the Polar Regions. More specifically, he has been working on the use of remote sensing data to study the behaviour of the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets, glaciers and ice caps in the Arctic, Patagonia and to use these observations to test and/or improve climate and Earth System models. Currently he also has a joint position at the Technical University Munich in the Futures Lab.
The rate of warming occurring in the Arctic Circle is happening around four times faster than the global average, and is also known as 'Arctic amplification'