GIWS graduate student wins award at AGU
Congratulations are in order for GIWS student Chris Marsh, winner of the Outstanding Student Paper Award (OSPA) at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting this past December in San Francisco. The award recognizes quality research work in the geophysical sciences at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Chris submitted work from his master’s thesis to the Cryosphere Focus Group and underwent judging based on presentation, content and overall impression in comparison to other papers.
Chris is currently working for his PhD in Physical Geography under the supervision of John Pomeroy, Canada Research Chair in Water Resources and Climate Change, and Howard Wheater, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Water Security. His winning paper (titled Implications of mountain shading on calculating energy for snowmelt using unstructured triangular meshes) identified snowmelt energy balance in the Canadian Rocky Mountains using data from the Marmot Creek Research Basin (MCRB), a GIWS research site.