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Marie Cavitte

F.R.S.-FNRS Postdoctoral Researcher
Earth and Life Institute (ELIC), Université catholique de Louvain

Co-chair : communication pole

Hi! I am a FRS-FNRS postdoc at the Earth & Life Institute at the Université catholique de Louvain-La-Neuve! I work on improving our understanding of snowfall evolution on the Antarctic Ice Sheet. Within a warming world, more moisture is available in the atmosphere and therefore more snowfall will occur on the polar ice sheets. This can help offset temporarily the sea level rise due to coastal melting. Our current understanding relies on combining model simulations and ice core measurements. However, these two have very different spatial scales: 10s of km^2 versus a few cm^2. I’m working therefore at the intersection of models and data to see how to reconcile the differences between the two. And for that I use ice-penetrating radar data!


I’m also a very keen science communicator, which is why I joined APECS Belgium 3 years ago now! I enjoy seeing that little spark in young kids and adults when we tell them about our cryo research! I also do a lot of blog writing/editing as one of the chief editors of the EGU Cryoblog. And I’m a keen tweet-er :-). I’m a mum of a 2 yo, and a keen runner/mountaineer!

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