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Gillian Young

Gillian Young
Gillian Young

AS Atmospheric Sciences

The 2015 Outstanding Student Poster (OSP) Award is awarded to Gillian Young for the poster/PICO entitled:

Investigating the Microphysics of Arctic Mixed-Phase Clouds using Large Eddy Simulations: The Importance of Liquid-Dependent Ice Nucleation (Young, G.; Connolly, P. J.; Jones, H. M.; Choularton, T. W.; Gallagher, M. W.; Crosier, J.; Lloyd, G.; Bower, K. N.)

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Gillian is a second-year PhD student in the School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences at the University of Manchester (UK). From investigating the properties of aerosol which may act as ice nuclei in the atmosphere to developing the representation of primary ice formation in computational models, her research is fundamentally based around the role of heterogeneous ice nucleation in Arctic clouds. Gillian’s PhD work forms part of the Aerosol-Cloud Coupling and Climate Interactions in the Arctic (ACCACIA) project, funded by the National Environmental Research Council (NERC) in the UK, and she works towards an improved understanding of the microphysical characteristics of Arctic mixed-phase clouds using the range of data available from this observational campaign. The poster presented at the EGU 2015 depicts the results of a recent modelling study of this campaign, which demonstrated that cloud resolving models can produce results comparable to in-situ observations by ensuring that primary ice nucleation can only occur when liquid water is present.