Mark A. Clilverd has a BSc in Physics, a Doctorate in Space Plasma Physics, and over 25 years research experience while working for the British Antarctic Survey. He has many years of experience in working in polar climates with more than fice years service in the Antarctic, and 15+ visits to the Arctic. Between 2000 and 2014 he was the BAS lead investigator for several Space weather grants, including an EU FP7 project PLASMON, Antarctic Finding Initiative grants, and Responsive Mode NERC grants.
Mark has a special interest in the development, installation, and scientific exploitation of radio-wave propagation experiments, in particular their use for remote sensing of Space Weather. In 2005 he developed the Antarctic-Arctic Radiation-belt Dynamic Deposition VLF Atmospheric research Konsortium (AARDDVARK), along with Prof Craig Rodger of University of Otago, New Zealand. The network of instruments spans the Arctic and Antarctic and currently comprises more than 20 operational sites.
Mark has also worked on the impact of space weather on the Earth’s climate system, with particular emphasis on the chemical changes induced in the upper atmosphere as a result of energetic particle precipitation from geomagnetic storms. The work in this field has recently lead to energetic electron precipitation being included in the solar forcing terms for the Coupled Modelling Intercomparison Project phase six in preparation for the next IPCC report. He has active collaborations with researchers from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Finland, Hungary, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Spain, UK, USA.