CPOM Staff based at UCL
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Seymour Laxon is a Reader in Climate Physics in the Department of Earth Sciences, University College London. Dr. Laxon is a member of the ESA RA-2 and the CryoSat-2 Science Advisory Groups. He is a member of the WCRP ACSYS committee dealing with sea ice observational techniques and products. Within the UK he serves on the NERC ATSR core group, and on the Autosub-Under Ice, Space Geodesy and Rapid Climate Change Steering committees.
After graduating from UCL (1985) he carried out a postgraduate studies at MSSL related to analysis of altimetry over sea ice leading to the award of a PhD in 1990. From 1991-1994 he worked on the initial performance assessment of the ERS altimeter system working closely with ESA on the optimisation of the mission parameters for science exploitation. He pioneered the use of satellite radar altimetry to map the marine gravity field of the Arctic and Southern and more recently he has generated the first direct measurement of sea ice freeboard from space using data from the ERS altimeter systems.