On 26 October, four 2016/2017 Youth Scholar Excellent Papers were announced and awarded during the China Symposium of Polar Science 2017 held in Changchun, Jilin University.
The Excellent Papers and first authors are:
1. MA Tianming, University of Science and Technology of China, Polar Research Institute of China The spatial changes and impact factors of water stable isotope in surface snow along Zhongshan Station - Dome A (Chinese Journal of Polar Research, Vol. 29, No. 2, 2017)
2. YANG Wei, South China Sea Marine Survey and Technology Center, SOA, China
Structure and seasonal variability of fronts in the Southeast Indian Ocean along sections from Fremantle, Australia to Antarctic Zhongshan Station (Advances in Polar Science, Vol. 27, No. 1, 2016)
3. WANG Lingmin, University of Science and Technology of China
A preliminary dayglow model for summer auroral images from Polar/UVI (Advances in Polar Science, Vol. 27, No. 4, 2016)
4. BAO Tao, University of Science and Technology of China
Potential methane production rates and its carbon isotopic composition from ornithogenic tundra soils in coastal Antarctica (Advances in Polar Science, Vol. 27, No. 1, 2016)
An important activity for China Symposium of Polar Science is recognition of Youth Scholar Excellent Paper published in two peer-reviewed journal, Advances in Polar Science and Chinese Journal of Polar Research (in Chinese), both of which are critical to advancing polar science. Peer recognition is a way of rewarding and highlighting those early-career scientists who exemplify the best of the Arctic and Antarctic community and serve as models for the next generation. Polar Research Institute of China created the medals to provide this recognition and attract more submission from the young scientists.
The Youth Scholar Excellent Papers were first awarded in 2000. The basic award criteria is that the first author should be younger than 35 years old.