Dr Thomas Cropper

Dr Thomas Cropper

Tutor (Marine and Environmental Geography)

School of Earth and Ocean Sciences

+44 (0) 2087 6887
1.38, Main Building, Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AT

Research Interests

  • Regional and Global Climate Change
  • Teleconnections and Climate Variability
  • Coastal Upwelling
  • Iceberg Trajectory Modelling
  • Tutor – Marine and Environmental Geography (2016-2018) University of Cardiff
  • Post-doctoral Research Associate – ERACLIM2 Project (2015) University of Lisbon
  • Post-doctoral Research Associate – Iceberg Trajectory Modelling (2014-2015) University of Sheffield
  • PhD Climate Science (2010-2015) University of Sheffield
  • MSc Polar and Alpine Change (2009-2010) University of Sheffield
  • BSc Physical Geography (2006-2009) University of Sheffield

Honours and awards

  • Hart Prize (2008) Best performance in Physical Geography, University of Sheffield
  • Best Presentation (2012) Royal Meteorological Society Student Conference, University of Leeds

Professional memberships

  • Associate Fellow of the Niskanen Center
  • Member of the Royal Meteorological Society

I will be primarily teaching on the topics of Palaeo- and contemporary climate science. I can provide guidance and dissertation supervision covering aspects of climate/ocean science and statistics / time series analysis.

My academic upbringing was at the University of Sheffield. I graduated with degrees in Physical Geography (BSc) in 2009 and Polar and Alpine Change (MSc) in 2010. My PhD, "Climate Change Across the Macaronesian Geographical Region, 1850-2100", awarded in June 2015, was supervised by Professor Edward Hanna and Professor Grant Bigg. During November 2014 - February 2015 I worked with Professor Bigg as a post-doctoral research assistant on a short-term iceberg trajectory modelling project with various project partners. During March 2015 - September 2015, I was a post-doc working under the supervision of Dr Maria Ant√≥nia Valente on the ERA-CLIM2 project at the Foundation of the Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon.

Since December 2015 I have collaborated with the Niskanen Center as an adjunct fellow, and I joined the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences here at Cardiff as a Tutor in Marine and Environmental Geography in June 2016. I am interested in all aspects of climate and ocean science, with a particular emphasis on teleconnections and climate variability of the mid-latitudes.

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