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Anika Pinzner at AGU 2023

Anika Pinzner, Ph.D. student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, researched water-related melt processes in Arctic tundra and sea-ice snow. She is a part of the Snow, Ice and Permafrost Group at the UAF Geophysical Institute. Observations showed that while warming weather is the ultimate driver of the snowmelt, meltwater, whether freezing or flowing through the snowpack, plays a crucial role in controlling local melt rates. These water-related melt mechanisms, in conjunction with wind-driven laterally advected air and the reflective properties of the snow, control, to a large extent, the date individual snow patches disappear, and therefore, when the most rapid changes in solar reflectivity will take place. Anika presented the research Friday at the annual American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting in San Francisco. #AGU23 #UAFxAGU


• Rod Boyce, University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute, 907-474-7185,