Outstanding Student Poster (OSP) Awards 2015 Kristof Van Tricht

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Kristof Van Tricht

Kristof Van Tricht
Kristof Van Tricht

CL Climate: Past, Present & Future

The 2015 Outstanding Student Poster (OSP) Award is awarded to Kristof Van Tricht for the poster/PICO entitled:

Clouds enhance Greenland ice sheet mass loss (Van Tricht, K.; Gorodetskaya, I. V.; L'Ecuyer, T.; Lenaerts J. T. M.; Lhermitte, S.; Noel, B.; Turner, D. D.; van den Broeke, M. R.; van Lipzig, N. P. M.)

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Kristof Van Tricht is a PhD student at the department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, KU Leuven (University of Leuven), Belgium, as a member of the Regional Climate Studies group. His main research focuses on understanding the role of clouds in the climate of Greenland, with a specific emphasis on integrating satellite remote sensing, ground-based observations and climate model simulations. The poster presented at EGU 2015 describes how Greenland-wide satellite cloud observations show that clouds strongly enhance Greenland ice sheet surface energy input, thereby contributing to ice sheet melt, mass loss and subsequent global sea level rise.