Willem Jan van de Berg


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This website is in an everlasting construction.


Welcome to my homepage!
It is meant to give a small overview of my research, but it won't be very up-to-date.
My research focuses on the climate of the large ice sheets, thus Greenland and Antarctica. The tool that I use is regional climate modeling.
The IMAU has been the host of my career. In 1998, I started at the University Utrecht with the study Meteorology and Physical Oceanography. In 2003, I continued with a PhD on the climate of Antarctica. Next, I was a post-doc designated to improve our understanding of the climate of Greenland during the Eemian (the pervious interglacial). And in December 2008, I started as UD.


My PhD-research concerned the Antarctic climate. For this purpose, a regional atmospheric climate model (RCM) is used. In four years, one cannot investigate everything, therefore, two topics are highlighted, the surface mass balance and climate change. You can download the thesis from here.
For my post-doc and later work, I shifted the focus to Greenland. My own research paid attention to the Eemian, the last interglacial. Besides this, I'm involved in the much of the RCM work of our ice and climate group.
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From February 2010 onwards, I will give the lecture "Hydrodynamica en Turbulentie", NS-254B. Course information, course documents and room scheduling can be found at Blackboard.