HS Hydrological Sciences
The 2022 Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award is awarded to Tom Müller for the poster/PICO entitled:
On the identification of hydrogeological reservoirs in a proglacial catchment and their future groundwater storage (Müller, T.; Schaefli, B.; Lane, S. N.)
Click here to download the poster/PICO file.
Tom Müller is a PhD student working on alpine hydrology focusing on characterizing the interactions and hydrological processes between glacier-melt, surface-groundwater exchanges and geomorphological changes. He is co-supervised by Bettina Schaefli (University of Bern, CH) and Stuart Lane (University of Lausanne, CH). During his PhD, he spent most of his summers camping in the forefield of the Otemma glacier, collecting various datasets such a geophysical surveys, groundwater well observations, water isotopes and geochemistry or stream discharge among others. In winter, by combining those different datasets with simple or more complex (Modflow) modelling tools, he is exploring how geomorphological landforms emerging from newly deglaciated terrains may store and release water, how they are recharged and how such new groundwater storages may affect baseflow discharge and proglacial ecosystems in the future. He is also a farmer during his free time!