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Sandra Vázquez-Martín

Sandra Vázquez-Martín
Sandra Vázquez-Martín

CR Cryospheric Sciences

The 2018 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Sandra Vázquez-Martín for the poster/PICO entitled:

Ground-based in-situ snowfall speed measurements: Microphysical properties of snowflakes (Vázquez-Martín, S.; Kuhn, T.; Eliasson, S.)

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Sandra Vázquez-Martín is a PhD student at the Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering at Luleå University of Technology (LTU) of Kiruna, Sweden, who is working under the supervision of Associate Prof. Thomas Kuhn from LTU and Dr. Salomon Eliasson from SMHI, Sweden. Her background is in Physics and in Astrophysics but she likes all branches of science. She has worked in the field of exoplanets, Mars exploration and also in polar stratospheric clouds on Earth. Her current research is focused in the microphysical properties of atmospheric snow particles (ice crystals and snowflakes) using ground-based insitu instruments. The awarded poster that she presented at EGU 2018 outlines the preliminary results of these microphysical properties (size, particle size distribution, area, shape and fall speed) of snow particles using a ground-based in-situ instrument that takes high resolution images of these crystals.