CL Climate: Past, Present & Future
The 2015 Outstanding Student Poster (OSP) Award is awarded to Sönke Dangendorf for the poster/PICO entitled:
Mechanisms of long-term mean sea level variability in the North Sea (Dangendorf, S.; Calafat, F.; Nilsen, J. E. Ø.; Richter, K.; Jensen, J.)
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Sönke Dangendorf is a PostDoc at the Research Institute for Water and Environment (fwu) at the University of Siegen Germany. In his work, which was part of his PhD finished in September 2014, he investigated the sources of inter-annual to decadal mean sea level variability in the North Sea. In the awarded poster, he showed that the dynamic mean sea level variability in the North Sea is decoupled from the deep ocean via boundary wave forcing along the continental slope in the Northeast Atlantic. The processes involved act on very small horizontal scales, which are currently not resolved by global climate models.
Sönkes’ work adds an important contribution to the development of realistic projections of future mean sea level changes along Northern European coasts.