PhD defence: Karen G. Schmidt – Niels Bohr Institute - University of Copenhagen

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PhD defence: Karen G. Schmidt

Karen G. Schmidt, PhD student at Centre for Ice and Climate, defends her PhD thesis The water cycle on Mars.

A copy of the PhD thesis can be obtained from Ellen Chrillesen, Centre for Ice and Climate, Juliane Maries Vej 30, 2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark, ec@gfy.ku.dk.

Abstract
From past, present and upcoming missions to Mars, a wealth of data has been obtained and will continue to be collected for many years to come. This enables us to increase our understanding of the red planet and also learn more about our own. In this presentation data analysis and model studies of the seasonal cycle of water vapour on Mars will be presented. The current state of the north polar ice cap is assessed with a model based on the seasonal mass balance of the ice cap.

Evaluation committee
Chairman
Søren Ejling Larsen
Head of programme, Wind Energi Department
Risø National Laboratory, Technical University of Denmark
Denmark

Bernard Schmitt
Professor, Directeur de recherches CNRS
Laboratoire de Planetologie de Grenoble
France

David Paige
Professor
Department of Earth and Space Sciences
University of California, Los Angeles
USA

Supervisors
Dorthe Dahl-Jensen and Christine Schøtt Hvidberg