My PhD thesis is available here (15 Mb)
November 23, 2018:
Tijn Berends paper published in GMD.
July 23, 2018:
PLISMIP paper published in Nature Communications.
10-14 December, 2018:
AGU Fall Meeting, Washington, DC
Hello, and welcome to my website. My name is Bas de Boer and I am a postdoctoral researcher
at the IMAU
(Institute for Marine and Atmospheric research Utrecht).
As of 15 January 2019, I work as a Postdoc at the VU Amsterdam.
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Inpact of sea-level rise from past to present
From 26-29 August 2018 Utrecht University hosted an international conference aiming to facilitate scientific exchange between early-career researchers from a broad range of disciplines working with sea-level change. Apart from the scientific programme a Science and Society evening session was held on Monday 27 August.
On behalf of Utrecht University, IMAU and the Department of Physical Geography were involved in the organisation of the conference. For more information, check out the conference website and a short summary here.
Within the Ice and Climate group of the IMAU we have a number of Master project available working with 3-D ice-sheet models and implementing several processes not previously studied with our models.
In this project, the student will implement calving parameterisations and test their influence on the evolution of the Antarctic ice sheet during the last glacial cycles. If you are interested, please contact either me (b.deboer [a] uu.nl) or Roderik van de Wal (r.s.w.vandewal [a] uu.nl).
In this project, the student will implement a tracer-transport scheme in a 3-D ice-sheet model to simulate the age of ice through the ice sheet and trace oxygen isotope variations to be compared with ice-core records. If you are interested, please contact either me (b.deboer [a] uu.nl) or Roderik van de Wal (r.s.w.vandewal [a] uu.nl).
In this project, the student will study the interaction between ice sheets and climate over the past glacial cycles. A hybrid climate ice-sheet model will be used, implementing different climate model forcings. If you are interested, please contact either me (b.deboer [a] uu.nl), Tijn Berends (c.j.berends [a] uu.nl) or Roderik van de Wal (r.s.w.vandewal [a] uu.nl).
A consensus of past climate and regional sea-level change
My research is currently funded by NWO Earth and Life Sciences.
The Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets will be significant contributors to sea-level rise during and beyond this century. An increase in sea level will have considerable impact on ecosystems, the vulnerability of the coast and on society. A better understanding of the responses of the ice sheets to a warming climate is needed to make more rigorous predictions of the impact of regional sea-level variations. The Late Pliocene (3.264 to 3.025 million years before present) was a warm interval in the history of the Earth that can be used to gain a better understanding of the response of the ice sheets to a warming climate.
Within this project, I will use a unique ice-sheet - sea-level numerical model and couple this to a high-end numerical climate model for the Late Pliocene to for the first time simulate the time varying climate and ice volume simultaneously. Geological data for the data-rich last glacial cycle will be integrated into the modelling framework to serve as a constraint on modelled sea-level change over the globe. Accordingly, combining models and data will reduce model uncertainties of sea-level change.