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Virtual Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (vOSPP) Awards 2021 Calvin Beck

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Calvin Beck

Calvin Beck
Calvin Beck

CR Cryospheric Sciences

The 2021 Virtual Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (vOSPP) Award is awarded to Calvin Beck for the poster/PICO entitled:

Assessing the time-step dependency of calculating supraglacial debris thermal diffusivity from vertical temperature profiles (Beck, C.; Nicholson, L.)

Click here to download the poster/PICO file.

At the time of the presentation, Calvin was a master’s student majoring in atmospheric sciences at the University of Innsbruck’s Department of Atmospheric and Cryospheric Sciences (Austria). As a member of the Ice and Climate unit, he focussed on the thermal processes of debris-covered glaciers and how the debris layer influences sub debris melt.
In his interactive presentation, he highlighted crucial but unconsidered error sources that often occur while performing the standard method for estimating the thermal properties of the debris layer.
Currently, Calvin is a Ph.D. student at the University of Caen Normandy at the Continental and Coastal Morphodynamics Laboratory (France). There he is performing an experimental study on the degradation of alpine permafrost. He does so by investigating ice-cemented sediment produced by landslides that evolve into debris cones called molards.