Peter Kuipers Munneke
Glaciologist

NEW PAPER! Estimating Larsen C SMB

Using a lot of field data from several measurement campaigns between 2008 and 2015, we reconstruct spatial patterns of surface mass balance over the Larsen C ice shelf. We assimilate RACMO2 SMB to the available observations to show that SMB is highly variable: from 200 mm w.e. per year in the northeast to over 700 mm w.e. in the southwestern inlets.

Updated Greenland mass loss

Using the mass budget method, our new study in The Cryosphere shows that mass loss from the Greenland Ice Sheet has been 12 ± 6 mm since 1991, making it a major contributor to global mean sea level rise.

About me

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the field of glaciology and polar meteorology at the Institute for Marine and Atmospheric research Utrecht (IMAU), part of Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

Contact information

Dr. P. (Peter) Kuipers Munneke
Institute for Marine and Atmospheric research
Utrecht (IMAU)
Utrecht University
P.O. Box 80000
3508 TA Utrecht
The Netherlands

Street address:
Princetonplein 5
3584 CC Utrecht
The Netherlands

email: p.kuipersmunneke [[at]] uu.nl
tel: +31 30 2533275 (secretariat)
fax: +31 30 2543163

Public transport

Public transport to the Buijs Ballot Gebouw (BBG) is by city bus lines 12, 28 and 128 from the Central Station of Utrecht, direction De Uithof. Get off at the bus stop "Padualaan" (12) or "Botanische Tuinen" (28/128) and walk 5 more minutes to the BBG. An itinerary from any place in the Netherlands to the BBL can be obtained through 9292ov.nl and entering "Princetonplein" in Utrecht as destination street address.

Bicycle or car

  • From Amersfoort (A28): Take exit 2 "De Uithof" and turn left. Follow the road and turn right at Leuvenlaan. After about 350 metres, cross the bus lanes and park at the parking place directly on the left-hand side.

  • From Den Haag, Rotterdam, Eindhoven, Breda, Amsterdam (A27): Follow signs to Amersfoort/A28 and take the first exit on the A28 (exit no. 2 "De Uithof"), and turn left. Follow the road and turn right at Leuvenlaan. After about 350 metres, cross the bus lanes and part at the parking place directly on the left-hand side.

  • From Bunnik: Take the "Weg tot de Wetenschap", cross under the viaduct and turn left at the traffic lights (Sorbonnelaan). Turn right at the next traffic lights (100m, Leuvenlaan), and park at the parking place on your right-hand side.

  • From the city centre: Drive to either the "Weg tot de Wetenschap" or to the "Archimedeslaan" (Rijnsweerd). If you take the Weg tot de Wetenschap, follow the direction under "Bunnik" (above). The Archimedeslaan changes into Leuvenlaan as you cross the viaduct. About 200 metres past the viaduct, park at the parking place on your right-hand side.

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