Thomas Chambers

Dr Thomas Chambers

Grant-Funded Researcher (A)

School of Physics, Chemistry and Earth Sciences

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

I am a post-doctoral researcher currently working on the Atom Trap Trace Analysis (ATTA) project within the Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing at the University of Adelaide (UofA). I undertook my PhD within the Space and Atmospheric Physics Group at UofA where I developed and deployed a low cost holographic microscope for the study of clouds and precipitation. This instrument was deployed in field campaigns in the Australian Snowy Mountains, the Southern Ocean, and at Davis Station, Antarctica.

My research focus is on the application of optical, radar, and atomic physics methods to the understanding of complex systems, with a particular interest in problems within the climate and earth sciences. I have been involved in a range of international collaborations and field campaigns centred around the understanding of the role of clouds and precipitation in the climate of Australia, Antarctica, and the Southern Ocean. More recently, I have extended my interests to the understanding of groundwater systems through the Atom Trap Trace Analysis (ATTA) technique, with applications in climate science and water resource management.

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2024 Edwards, D. J., Chambers, T. E., & Cervera, M. A. (2024). CLIMF2: A climatological model of the ionospheric F2 layer. Part 1: Model methodology. Advances in Space Research.
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    2023 Edwards, D. J., Chambers, T. E., & Cervera, M. A. (2023). CLIMF2: A climatological model of the ionospheric F2 layer. Part 2: Validation and comparison with IRI. Advances in Space Research.
    DOI Scopus1
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2016 Chambers, T., Hamilton, M., & Reid, I. (2016). A low-cost digital holographic imager for calibration and validation of cloud microphysics remote sensing. In A. Comeron, E. Kassianov, K. Schafer, J. Jack, R. Picard, & K. Weber (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering Vol. 10001 (pp. 10 pages). Edinburgh, SCOTLAND: SPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING.
    DOI Scopus2
  • Preprint

    Year Citation
    2024 Chambers, T. E., Reid, I. M., & Hamilton, M. (2024). A Light-Weight Holographic Imager for Cloud Microphysical Studies from an Untethered Balloon.
  • Position: Grant-Funded Researcher (A)
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  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: The Braggs, floor First Floor
  • Room: 1.77
  • Org Unit: Physics

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