CR Cryospheric Sciences
The 2019 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Bartosz Kurjanski for the poster/PICO entitled:
Cool deltas – Sedimentary environments of the Salpausselka I and II moraine ridges near Lahti, Finland (Kurjanski, B.; Rea, B. R.; Howell, J.; Cornwell, D.; Spagnolo, M.; Palmu, J.-P.)
Click here to download the poster/PICO file.
Bartosz Kurjanski is a 3rd year PhD candidate at the School of Geosciences, University of Aberdeen, Scotland. He is supervised by Prof. Brice Rea, Dr Matteo Spagnolo, Dr David Cornwell and Prof. John Howell.
In his work he is aiming to characterize distributions and reservoir properties of glaciogenic sediments in the subsurface by studying analogous landforms exposed on the landsurface, seafloor and in outcrop. To achieve this, he is combining multiple techniques including sediment logging, LiDaR, high resolution bathymetry (MBES), virtual outcrops, ground penetrating radar (GPR) and electrical resistivity tomography (ERT). Recent fieldwork took him to Finland where he collaborated with Dr Jukka-Pekka Palmu (Geological Survey of Finland- GTK) and studied large, ice-contact deltas (Salpausselka I and II) deposited in the Baltic Ice Lake between 12,5 cal. ka and 11,5 cal. ka ago. Preliminary results from this work were presented on his poster during EGU2019.
Bartek’s list of research interest also includes: basin analysis, palaeogeographic reconstructions, seabed mapping and sub-marine geomorphology, seismic interpretation and seismic geomorphology, ancient glaciations, subglacial processes and the response of glaciers and ice sheets to climate forcing.
His ideal working day is spent in the field, preferably somewhere remote and away from his computer screen with no phone connection.
When not in the office, you can find Bartek skiing or skitouring (in winter) or climbing (in summer).