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Thea Schiebel

Thea Schiebel
Thea Schiebel

AS Atmospheric Sciences

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

New Instrument INKA for Ice Nucleation and Growth Experiments (Schmitt, T.; Levin, E.; Höhler, K.; Nadolny, J.; Möhler, O.; DeMott, P.)

Click here to download the poster/PICO file.

I’m a PhD student at the Atmospheric Aerosol Research division of the Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research (IMK-AAF) at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). We are working on the investigation and theoretical description of heterogeneous ice nucleation. Therefore, in collaboration with the Colorado State University, we are building two new instruments called INKA (Ice Nucleation Instrument of the KArlsruhe Institute of Technology): A laboratory version to investigate the impact of atmospherically relevant aerosol aging processes (e.g., chemical coating) and a mobile version to measure atmospheric INP concentrations. The poster presents the INKA setup and shows first successful measurements with the laboratory INKA version.