Dr. Denis Felikson was awarded the 2019 International Association of Cryospheric Sciences (IACS) Early Career Award on July 12, 2019, during the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) General Assembly in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, for his 2017 publication in Nature Geoscience entitled "Inland thinning of the Greenland ice sheet controlled by outlet glacier geometry."
The publication can be read here.
Citation for the paper by Selection Panel:
Denis Felikson an his co-authors show that the Péclet number, which is determined out of high-resolution bedrock and surface topography data, can explain the competition between inland diffusion and advective resupply of ice in Greenland outlet glaciers with floating tongues. This provides a conceptually simple but powerful understanding of the disparate response of Greenland outlet glaciers to terminus perturbations. It also allows identification of the most vulnerable glaciers to climate forcing so that they can be targeted for further studies.