Syvitski Student Modeler Award 2019

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Lettie Roach, recipient of the 2019 Syvitski Student Modeler award
National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research and Victoria University, New Zealand

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Lettie was awarded for her submission, An Emergent Sea Ice Floe Size Distribution in a Global Coupled Ocean-Sea Ice Model, where she describes a developed coupled global ocean-sea model that uses emergent sea ice flow size/thickness distribution to predict trends in sea ice extent. Model coupling made it possible to better estimate sea-ice concentration and therefore the polar climate system. Ph.D, 2020, Victoria University. Advisor: James Renwick, Victoria University and Sam Dean, NIWA