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.

Curriculum Vitae

Personalia
Full name: Peter Kuipers Munneke
Affiliations
2016 - present Postdoctoral researcher, Institute for Marine and Atmospheric research Utrecht (IMAU), Utrecht University.
2015 Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Geography, Swansea University, UK.
2013 - present Weather forecaster (part-time), Nederlandse Omroep Stichting (NOS).
2009 - 2014 Postdoctoral researcher, Institute for Marine and Atmospheric research Utrecht (IMAU), Utrecht University.
Education
2016 ESA Advanced training course on Remote Sensing of the Cryosphere, University of Leeds, UK
2010 Training course on the parameterization of physical processes in climate models, KNMI
2009 Ph.D., Snow, ice and solar radiation. Institute for Marine and Atmospheric research Utrecht (IMAU), The Netherlands. Supervisors: C.H. Tijm-Reijmer and J. Oerlemans
2006 Presenting in English, James Boswell Instituut
2005 6th Karthaus summer school on Ice Sheets and Glaciers in the Climate System, Italy
2005 M.Sc. in Physics, University of Groningen, The Netherlands. Past and future of Nordenskiöldbreen, Svalbard
1998 VWO (pre-university), Willem Lodewijk Gymnasium, Groningen, The Netherlands
Teaching
2015 Guest lecturer, Atmospheric sciences (BSc), Amsterdam University College
2013-2014 Guest lecturer, The Atmosphere (Environmental Sciences B.Sc.), Utrecht University
2013 Supervisor M.Sc. internship (Eric Suder, RWTH Aachen), Impact of climate change on the Greenland firn layer
2013 Lecturer, Masterclass Het Weer en Klimaat van Morgen, Utrecht University
2012 Lecturer and project supervisor, Karthaus summer school, Italy
2012 Lecturer, VWO-4 Talent Class, Junior College Utrecht
2011 Project supervisor, Making, Analyzing and Interpreting Observations (M.Sc.), Utrecht University
2010 Lecturer and project supervisor, Simulating Ocean, Atmosphere, and Climate (M.Sc.), Utrecht University
2010 Supervisor B.Sc. thesis (Ward Gorter), Measuring and modelling spectral albedo
2009 Project supervisor, Simulating Ocean, Atmosphere, and Climate (M.Sc.), Utrecht University
2009 - 2010 Guest lecturer, Physics and society (M.Sc.), Leiden University
2005 - 2008 Assistant teacher, Ice and Climate (M.Sc.), Utrecht University
2003 - 2004 Assistant teacher, Mechanics (B.Sc.) and Physics research project (B.Sc.), University of Groningen
Field work
2017 Inuvik, Arctic Canada (TV reporting)
2017 Svalbard, Norway (TV reporting)
2015 Edgeøya, Svalbard, Norway (SEESnl)
2012 Morteratsch glacier, Switzerland
2011 Larsen C ice shelf, Antarctica
2010 Davos, Switzerland
2007 Summit Camp, Greenland (PI)
2004 Lomonosovfonna ice plateau, Svalbard, Norway
Languages
Dutch Oral - Native | Written - Native
English Oral - Fluent | Written - Fluent
Swedish Oral - Fluent | Written - Fair
German Oral - Fair | Written - Fair
Spanish Oral - Fair | Written - Fair
French Good reading ability
Publications
These are listed on my publication page.