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Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards 2018 Carine van der Boog

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Carine van der Boog

Carine van der Boog
Carine van der Boog

OS Ocean Sciences

The 2018 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Carine van der Boog for the poster/PICO entitled:

Mechanisms Affecting the Life Cycle of Anticyclonic Eddies in the Caribbean Sea (van der Boog, C.; Katsman, C.; Pietrzak, J.; Dijkstra, H.)

Click here to download the poster/PICO file.

I am a PhD student at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. My research focuses on identifying the physical processes that govern the life cycle of mesoscale eddies in the Caribbean Sea. To identify the dominant processes, I have built a regional model in which I alter the forcing and boundary conditions. The poster contains the first outcomes of this model that show that the local wind-driven upwelling alters the horizontal density gradients between the anticyclones and their background, which affects the intensification process of the anticyclones.