Thomas Hudson

Thomas Hudson

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

I am a seismologist, using geophysical observations, novel data processing methods and simple geophysical models to improve our understanding of fundamental earth system processes. My current expertise is primarily in elucidating geophysical processes at glaciers and volcanoes. To do this I use conventional seismometer technology as well as developing new methods utilising data from Distributed Acoustic Sensors (DAS) and seismic nodes.

 

  1. Hudson, T.S., Baird, A.F., Kendall, J.M., Kufner, S.K., Brisbourne, A.M., Smith, A.M., Butcher, A., Chalari, A., Clarke, A.. (2021). Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) for Natural Microseismicity Studies: A Case Study From Antarctica. J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth 126, 1–19. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020jb021493
  2. Brisbourne, A.M., Kendall, M., Kufner, S.-K., Hudson, T.S., Smith, A.M.. (2021). Downhole distributed acoustic seismic profiling at Skytrain Ice Rise, West Antarctica. Cryosph. 15, 3443–3458. https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-3443-2021
  3. Kufner, S., Brisbourne, A.M., Smith, A.M., Hudson, T.S., Murray, T., Schlegel, R., Kendall, J.M., Anandakrishnan, S., & Lee, I. (2021). Not all Icequakes are Created Equal: Basal Icequakes Suggest Diverse Bed Deformation Mechanisms at Rutford Ice Stream, West Antarctica. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 126(3). https://doi.org/10.1029/2020JF006001
  4. Hudson, T.S., Brisbourne, A.M., White, R.S., Kendall, JM., Arthern, R., & Smith, A.M. (2020). Breaking the ice: How to identify hydraulically-forced crevassing. Geophysical Research Letters. https://doi.org/1029/2020GL090597
  5. Hudson, T.S., Brisbourne, A.M., Walter, F., Graff, D., & White, R. S. (2020). Icequake source mechanisms for studying glacial sliding. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020JF005627
  6. Brisbourne, A., Kulessa, B., Hudson, T.S., Harrison, L., Holland, P., Luckman, A., Bevan, S., Ashmore, D., Hubbard, B., Pearce, E., White, J., Booth, A., Nichols, K., & Smith, A. (2020). An updated seabed bathymetry beneath Larsen C Ice Shelf, west Antarctic. Earth System Science Data, 12, 887–896. https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-887-2020
  7. Hudson, T.S., Smith, J., Brisbourne, A., & White, R. (2019). Automated detection of basal icequakes and discrimination from surface crevassing. Annals of Glaciology, 60(79), 1–11. https://doi.org/10.1017/aog.2019.18
  8. Woods, J., Donaldson, C., White, R. S., Caudron, C., Brandsdóttir, B., Hudson, T.S., & Ágústsdóttir, T. (2018). Long-period seismicity reveals magma pathways above a laterally propagating dyke during the 2014–15 Bárðarbunga rifting event, Iceland. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 490, 216–229. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2018.03.020
  9. Hudson, T. S., White, R. S., Greenfield, T., Ágústsdóttir, T., Brisbourne, A., & Green, R. G. (2017). Deep crustal melt plumbing of Bárðarbunga volcano, Iceland. Geophysical Research Letters, 44(17), 8785–8794. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017GL074749
  10. Hudson, T. S., Horseman, A., & Sugier, J. (2016). Diurnal, seasonal, and 11-yr solar cycle variation effects on the virtual ionosphere reflection height and implications for the Met Office’s lightning detection system, ATDnet. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 33(7), 1429–1441. https://doi.org/10.1175/JTECH-D-15-0133.1
  1. In review:Hudson, T. S., Kufner, SK., Brisbourne, A.M., Kendall, JM., Smith, A.M., Arthern, R., Alley, R., Murray, T.. (in review) Friction and slip measured at the bed of an Antarctic ice stream. Science.

    Hudson, T.S., Kendall, JM., Pritchard, M.E., Gottsmann, J. (in review). From slab to surface: Earthquake evidence for fluid migration at Uturuncu volcano, Bolivia. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. https://doi.org/10.1002/essoar.10506629.1

    Lanza, F., Roman, D.C., Power, J.A., Thurber, C.H., Hudson, T.S. (in review). Complex magmatic-tectonic interactions during the 2020 Makushin Volcano , Alaska , earthquake swarm. Earth and Planetary Science Letters.

    Published:

    1. Hudson, T.S., Baird, A.F., Kendall, J.M., Kufner, S.K., Brisbourne, A.M., Smith, A.M., Butcher, A., Chalari, A., Clarke, A.. (2021). Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) for Natural Microseismicity Studies: A Case Study From Antarctica. J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth 126, 1–19. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020jb021493
    2. Brisbourne, A.M., Kendall, M., Kufner, S.-K., Hudson, T.S., Smith, A.M.. (2021). Downhole distributed acoustic seismic profiling at Skytrain Ice Rise, West Antarctica. Cryosph. 15, 3443–3458. https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-3443-2021
    3. Kufner, S., Brisbourne, A.M., Smith, A.M., Hudson, T.S., Murray, T., Schlegel, R., Kendall, J.M., Anandakrishnan, S., & Lee, I. (2021). Not all Icequakes are Created Equal: Basal Icequakes Suggest Diverse Bed Deformation Mechanisms at Rutford Ice Stream, West Antarctica. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 126(3). https://doi.org/10.1029/2020JF006001
    4. Hudson, T.S., Brisbourne, A.M., White, R.S., Kendall, JM., Arthern, R., & Smith, A.M. (2020). Breaking the ice: How to identify hydraulically-forced crevassing. Geophysical Research Letters. https://doi.org/1029/2020GL090597
    5. Hudson, T.S., Brisbourne, A.M., Walter, F., Graff, D., & White, R. S. (2020). Icequake source mechanisms for studying glacial sliding. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020JF005627
    6. Brisbourne, A., Kulessa, B., Hudson, T.S., Harrison, L., Holland, P., Luckman, A., Bevan, S., Ashmore, D., Hubbard, B., Pearce, E., White, J., Booth, A., Nichols, K., & Smith, A. (2020). An updated seabed bathymetry beneath Larsen C Ice Shelf, west Antarctic. Earth System Science Data, 12, 887–896. https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-887-2020
    7. Hudson, T.S., Smith, J., Brisbourne, A., & White, R. (2019). Automated detection of basal icequakes and discrimination from surface crevassing. Annals of Glaciology, 60(79), 1–11. https://doi.org/10.1017/aog.2019.18
    8. Woods, J., Donaldson, C., White, R. S., Caudron, C., Brandsdóttir, B., Hudson, T.S., & Ágústsdóttir, T. (2018). Long-period seismicity reveals magma pathways above a laterally propagating dyke during the 2014–15 Bárðarbunga rifting event, Iceland. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 490, 216–229. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2018.03.020
    9. Hudson, T. S., White, R. S., Greenfield, T., Ágústsdóttir, T., Brisbourne, A., & Green, R. G. (2017). Deep crustal melt plumbing of Bárðarbunga volcano, Iceland. Geophysical Research Letters, 44(17), 8785–8794. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017GL074749
    10. Hudson, T. S., Horseman, A., & Sugier, J. (2016). Diurnal, seasonal, and 11-yr solar cycle variation effects on the virtual ionosphere reflection height and implications for the Met Office’s lightning detection system, ATDnet. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 33(7), 1429–1441. https://doi.org/10.1175/JTECH-D-15-0133.1