CR Cryospheric Sciences
The 2018 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Fanny Brun for the poster/PICO entitled:
Can ice cliffs explain the “debris-cover anomaly”? New insights from Changri Nup Glacier, Nepal (Brun, F.; Wagnon, P.; Berthier, E.; Kraaijenbrink, P.; Immerzeel, W.; Shea, J.; Vincent, C.; Reverchon, C.; Shresta, D.; Arnaud, Y.)
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Fanny Brun is a PhD student at Institut des Géosciences de l’Environnement (IGE, Grenoble, France) and Laboratoire d’Etudes en Géophysique et Océanographie Spatiales (LEGOS, Toulouse, France). Her work aims at understanding the influence of the debris-cover on the High Mountain Asia glacier mass balances.
In this poster, she showed that ice cliff contributes ~23±5 % to the total ablation of the debris-covered tongue of Changri Nup Glacier (Everest region, Nepal). These results indicate that ice cliffs are hot spot of melt but that these features do not cover a large enough fraction of this glacier tongue to explain the so-called “debris-cover anomaly”.