Thin Ice

Rutherford Appleton Laboratories, United Kingdom

Hugh’s passion for space started when he was very young, and it was this that lead him to study for a doctorate at Oxford University in 2004 where he developed a infrared spectrometer for the study of Martian atmosphere. Applying the same techniques used for Mars, hugh is now directing his research to developing satellite instrumentation to study the Earth’s atmosphere to give us a deeper understanding about the composition and long term trends of green house gas concentrations. Hugh works at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire where he works also works in various in remote temperature-sensing projects that include a satellite-based Sea and Land Surface Temperature Radiometer (SLSTR), and the Sea Surface Temperature monitoring instrument (SISTeR).