Geophysical Institute Atmospheric Sciences graduate student Peter Bieniek received an award for his poster presentation at the World Climate Research Programme Open Science Conference. The award was in recognition of his outstanding poster presentation titled “Large-scale climate controls of Interior Alaska river ice breakup.” The study was published in the Journal of Climate change earlier this year and was coauthored with NOAA scientists from the River Forecast Office in Anchorage and the National Weather Service in Fairbanks.
Bieniek received an American Geophysical Union student membership as part of the award. Uma Bhatt of the GI Atmospheric Sciences Research group is Bieniek’s faculty advisor. The WCRP is dedicated to the analysis and prediction of Earth system variability and change for use in an increasing range of practical applications of direct relevance, benefit and value to society. The WCRP meeting was held in Denver, Colo. on October 24 through 28.
Photo courtesy Uma Bhatt.