Nicolas Leroux, PhD student in the Centre for Hydrology, part of the Department of Geography & Planning at the University of Saskatchewan, has won the 2015 Wiesnet Medal for best overall student paper at the Eastern Snow Conference in Sherbrooke, Quebec.
Student papers from across North America on aspects of snow, ice, glaciers, hydrology and climate were presented at the meeting. Mr Leroux presented the paper A dual pathway heterogeneous flow snow model at the 72nd Annual Eastern Snow Conference and was awarded the Weisnet Medal at the ESC banquet at the Jouvence Centre, near Sherbrooke on June 10th. The paper and presentation documented an advanced physically based approach to modelling 2D preferential flow through melting snowpacks that has great promise. Well done Nicolas!