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Thomas Mölg

Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award 2011

Cryospheric Sciences
Thomas Mölg

The 2011 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award is awarded to Thomas Mölg for his fundamental contribution to the study of surface-mass balance processes on tropical glaciers, and for furthering our understanding of the links between tropical glaciers and global climate.


My focus is on modeling atmosphere-cryosphere interactions in the climate system, and has evolved topically around tropical climate change and high-altitude ice fields. I pay particular attention to the issue of different space-time scales involved in these interactions, and my most recent work attempts to unify small mountain glaciers and large-scale atmospheric dynamics in a physically consistent way – so my interests lie in glaciology as well as in dynamic meteorology/climatology.

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