Stanley Evans

Stanley Evans (1929-), physicist, studied radio astronomy at the University of Manchester before switching his attention to Antarctic science when he joined the Royal Society’s Antarctic Expedition (1955-57) in which Britain’s Halley Bay station was established for the International Geophysical Year (1957-58). During this expedition he took the first measurements of ozone over Antarctica using a Dobson Spectrometer, and operatedthe all sky auroral camera. After briefly returning to Manchester, he moved to the Scott Polar Research Institute, based in Cambridge where he pioneered the use of radio-echo sounding to measure the depth and velocity of ice sheets and glaciers. He later moved to the Department of Engineering in Cambridge and in retirement continued both research and consultancy work in microwave engineering.

  • Birth name Stanley Evans
  • Born 1929 Cheshire, UK
  • Occupation Physicist
  • Disciplines Physics, Glaciology
  • Education University of Manchester

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