New faces: Robin B. Zweigel
CBA welcomes a new PhD student to the project Permafrost4Life, Robin Benjamin Zweigel.
Here, Robin presents himself:
I have a strong interest for the physical processes that govern our environment on the spatial and temporal scales which we can observe ourselves. This includes the atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, ecosystem and the immediate subsurface, which I study by applying numerical simulations.
I’ve previously studied on Svalbard, where I investigated how wind-induced snow redistribution gives large variations in ground temperatures across small spatial scales, and how this can be included in the permafrost model CryoGrid. I’m currently a PhD Research Fellow in the Permafrost4Life project, where we attempt to untangle the interplay between ecosystems, permafrost and water cycle in Mongolia. My primary work is on capturing how forest and vegetation interplay with local permafrost, and how we can simulate the water cycle in these environments in CryoGrid. My supervisors are Sebastian Westermann (UiO, GeoHyd), Kjetil Schanke Aas (UiO, MetOs) and Hanna Lee (NTNU).