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Dr. Katherine Colby Leonard - Personal Homepage

Katherine Colby Leonard
Organisational unit Snow and Permafrost
Snow cover and Micrometeorology
Address WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF
Flüelastrasse 11
7260 Davos Dorf

Room Da C 1 49
Contact Phone: +41 81 4170 383
Fax: +41 81 4170 110
Web / E-Mail

Research Interests

I am a glaciologist with a current focus on the redistribution of snow by the wind, particularly its influence on the perceived mass balance of the Antarctic ice sheet. My work with the SLF wind tunnel group addresses the basic physics of snow transport by the wind, particularly with regard to fine-scale erosion, deposition, and redistribution processes. I hold an appointment at the University of Colorado in Boulder's Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), and am a member of the new "CRYOS" research group at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).

SLF projects:

SLF Research Projects

Weissfluhjoch drifting snow research site

SLF Wind Tunnel

Antarctic projects:

Snowfall measurement 

Surface mass balance of sea ice