School of Earth and Environment

Anja Schmidt has been awarded a Springer Thesis Prize for her thesis

12.04.2012 - 11:35

Anja Schmidt has been awarded a Springer Thesis Prize for her thesis “Modelling tropospheric volcanic aerosol: from aerosol microphysical processes to Earth system impacts”.

Springer describes theses in the series as the “best of the best”.

Internationally top-ranked research institutes select their best thesis annually for publication in this series. Nominated and endorsed by two recognized specialists, each thesis is chosen for its scientific excellence and impact on research. For greater accessibility to non-specialists, the published versions include an extended introduction, as well as a foreword by the student’s supervisor explaining the special relevance of the work for the field. As a whole, the series provides a valuable resource both for newcomers to the relevant field, and for other scientists seeking detailed background information on special questions. Finally, it provides an accredited documentation of the valuable contributions made by today’s younger generation of scientists.

The content of the series is available to millions of readers worldwide and, in addition to profiting from this broad dissemination, the author of each thesis is rewarded with a cash prize equivalent to € 500.

Ken Carslaw and Marjorie Wilson, her supervisors said “Anja's thesis is a unique and comprehensive evaluation of the impacts of tropospheric volcanic aerosol on the atmosphere, climate, air quality and human health. Using a state-of-the-art global microphysics model, the thesis describes and quantifies the impact of volcanic sulphur emissions on global aerosol, clouds and the radiative forcing of climate.”