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Simon Warnach

Simon Warnach
Simon Warnach

AS Atmospheric Sciences

The 2018 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Simon Warnach for the poster/PICO entitled:

Bromine monoxide measurements in volcanic plumes from S5-P/Tropomi (Warnach, S.; Sihler, H.; Borger, C.; Bobrowski, N.; Schöne, M.; Hörmann, C.; Beirle, S.; Platt, U.; Wagner, T.)

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Simon Warnach is a PhD student at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz, Germany.
In the research group for satellite remote sensing he studies the variability of volcanic plume compositions under supervision of Prof. Thomas Wagner. The focus of Simon Warnach is the retrieval of bromine monoxide (BrO) and Sulphur dioxide (SO2) in volcanic plumes from spectra of backscattered solar radiation observed from novel satellite instruments. A special focus of his research is the investigation of the spatial and temporal evolution of volcanic plume constituents.
In the poster presented at EGU 2018 he compared the plume composition of various volcanoes derived from data recorded by the new satellite instrument S5P/Tropomi, which has an unprecedented spatial resolution of 3.5 × 7 km². He identified spatio-temporal variations in plume compositions for multiple volcanoes, indicating changes in the magmatic system.