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Outstanding Student Poster (OSP) Awards 2012 Bel Helen Burgess

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Bel Helen Burgess

Bel Helen Burgess
Bel Helen Burgess

AS Atmospheric Sciences

The 2012 Outstanding Student Poster (OSP) Award is awarded to Bel Helen Burgess for the poster/PICO entitled:

The troposphere-to-stratosphere transition in kinetic energy spectra and nonlinear spectral fluxes as seen in ECMWF analyses (Burgess, B. H.; Erler, A. R.; Shepherd, T. G.)

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Bel Helen Burgess is a PhD candidate supervised by Ted Shepherd in the Department of Physics at the University of Toronto in Canada. She uses theoretical methods, numerical simulations, and data analysis to study two-dimensional turbulence in the atmosphere and in a family of geophysically relevant models. Her recent EGU poster presented nonlinear spectral dynamics as seen in a modern high-resolution ECMWF meteorological analysis, with a focus on how these dynamics differ between the troposphere and stratosphere. She is currently studying coherent structure formation and deviations from inertial range theory in two-dimensional turbulent energy cascades.