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.

Publications

At the moment, my H-index is 17. In Web of Knowledge, you can find all my publications and their citation statistics by using the search string "munneke p*" in the author field.

2018
49. Datta, R. T., M. Tedesco, C. Agosta, X. Fettweis, P. Kuipers Munneke, and M. R. van den Broeke. 2018. Melting over the Northeast Antarctic Peninsula (1999-2009): evaluation of a high-resolution regional climate model. The Cryosphere, in press.
48. Wiesenekker, J. M., P. Kuipers Munneke, M. R. van den Broeke, and C. J. P. P. Smeets. 2018. A multidecadal analysis of föhn winds over Larsen C Ice Shelf from a combination of observations and modeling. Atmosphere, 9(172), doi:10.3390/atmos9050172 acrobat logo
47. Kuipers Munneke, P., A. J. Luckman, S. J. Bevan, C. J. P. P. Smeets, E. Gilbert, M. R. van den Broeke, W. Wang, C. Zender, B. Hubbard, D. Ashmore, A. Orr, and J. C. King. 2018. Intense winter surface melt on an Antarctic ice shelf. Geophys. Res. Lett., in press.
46. Smeets, C. J. P. P., P. Kuipers Munneke, M. R. van den Broeke, W. Boot, J. Oerlemans, H. Snellen, C. H. Reijmer, and R. S. W. van de Wal. 2018. The K-transect in west Greenland: Automatic weather station data (1993-2016). Arctic, Antarct. Alp. Res., 50(1), doi:10.1080/15230430.2017.1420954 acrobat logo
45. Kuipers Munneke, P., C. J. P. P. Smeets, C. H. Reijmer, J. Oerlemans, R. S. W. van de Wal, and M. R. van den Broeke. 2018. The K-transect on the western Greenland Ice Sheet: surface energy balance (2003-2016). Arctic, Antarct. Alp. Res., 50(1), doi:10.1080/15230430.2017.1420952 acrobat logo
44. Ligtenberg, S. R. M., P. Kuipers Munneke, B. P. Y. Noël, and M. R. van den Broeke. 2018. Brief communication: Improved simulation of the present-day Greenland firn layer (1960-2016). The Cryosphere, 12, doi:10.5194/tc-12-1643-2018 acrobat logo
43. Noël, B. P. Y., W. J. van de Berg, J. M. van Wessem, E. van Meijgaard, D. van As, J. T. M. Lenaerts, S. Lhermitte, P. Kuipers Munneke, C. J. P. P. Smeets, L. H. van Ulft, R. S. W. van de Wal, and M. R. van den Broeke. 2017. Modelling the climate and surface mass balance of polar ice sheets using RACMO2 - Part 1: Greenland (1958-2016). The Cryosphere, 12, doi:10.5194/tc-12-811-2018 acrobat logo
2017
42. King, J. C., A. Kirchgaessner, S. Bevan, A. D. Elvidge, P. Kuipers Munneke, A. Luckman, A. Orr, I. A. Renfrew, and M. R. van den Broeke. 2017. The impact of föhn winds on surface energy balance during the 2010-2011 melt season over Larsen C Ice Shelf, Antarctica. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 122(22), doi:10.1002/2017JD026809 acrobat logo
41. Bevan, S., A. Luckman, B. Hubbard, B. Kulessa, D. Ashmore, P. Kuipers Munneke, M. O'Leary, A. Booth, H. Sevestre, and D. McGrath. 2017. Centuries of intense melt on Larsen C Ice Shelf. The Cryosphere, 11, doi:10.5194/tc-11-2743-2017. acrobat logo
40. Kuipers Munneke, P., D. McGrath, B. Medley, A. Luckman, S. Bevan, B. Kulessa, D. Jansen, A. Booth, P. Smeets, B. Hubbard, D. Ashmore, M. R. van den Broeke, H. Sevestre, K. Steffen, A. Shepherd and N. Gourmelen. 2017. Observationally constrained surface mass balance of Larsen C Ice Shelf, Antarctica. The Cryosphere, 11, doi:10.5194/tc-11-2411-2017. acrobat logo
39. Ashmore, D., B. Hubbard, A. Luckman, B. Kulessa, S. Bevan, A. Booth, P. Kuipers Munneke, M. O'Leary and H. Sevestre. 2017. Ice and firn heterogeneity within Larsen C Ice Shelf from borehole optical televiewing. J. Geophys. Res. (F), 122, 1139-1153. doi:10.1002/2016JF004047 acrobat logo
38. Riihelä, A., J. R. Key, J. F. Meirink, P. Kuipers Munneke, T. Palo and K.-G. Karlsson. 2017. An intercomparison and validation of satellite-based surface radiative energy flux estimates over the Arctic. J. Geophys. Res. (D), 122, 4829-4848. doi:10.1002/2016JD026443 acrobat logo
37. Chester, M. L., B. Kulessa, A. J. Luckman, J. N. Bassis and P. Kuipers Munneke. 2017. Systems analysis of complex glaciological processes and application to calving of Amery Ice Shelf, East Antarctica. Ann. Glaciol., 74. doi:10.1017/aog.2017.1 acrobat logo
36. Steger, C. R.,C. H. Reijmer, M. R. van den Broeke, N. Wever, R. R. Forster, L. S. Koenig, P. Kuipers Munneke, M. Lehning, S. Lhermitte, S. R. M. Ligtenberg, C. Miège and B. P. Y. Noël. 2017. Firn meltwater retention on the Greenland Ice Sheet: a model comparison. Front. Earth. Sci., 5(3). doi:10.3389/feart.2017.00003. acrobat logo
2016
35. De Fleurian, B., M. Morlighem, H. Seroussi, E. Rignot, M. R. van den Broeke, P. Kuipers Munneke, J. Mouginot, C. J. P. P. Smeets and A. J. Tedstone. 2016. A modeling study of the effect of runoff variability on the effective pressure beneath Russell Glacier, West Greenland. J. Geophys. Res. (F), 121. doi:10.1002/2016JF003842. acrobat logo
34. Khan, S. A., I. Sasgen, M. Bevis, T. van Dam, J. Bamber, J. Wahr, M. Willis, K. Kjær, B. Wouters, V. Helm, B. Csatho, K. Fleming, A. Bjørk, A. Aschwanden, P. Knudsen, and P. Kuipers Munneke. 2016. Geodetic measurements reveal similarities between post-Last Glacial Maximum and present-day mass loss from the Greenland ice sheet. Science Adv., 2(9). doi:10.1126/sciadv.1600931. acrobat logo
33. McMillan, M., A. Leeson, A. Shepherd, K. Briggs, T. W. K. Armitage, A. Hogg, P. Kuipers Munneke, M. R. van den Broeke, B. Noël, W. J. van de Berg, S. R. M. Ligtenberg, M. Horwath, A. Groh, A. Muir and L. Gilbert. 2016. A high-resolution record of Greenland mass balance. Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 7002-7010. doi:10.1002/2016GL069666. acrobat logo
32. Van den Broeke, M. R., E. Enderlin, I. Howat, P. Kuipers Munneke, B. Noël, W. J. van de Berg, E. van Meijgaard and B. Wouters. 2016. On the recent contribution of the Greenland ice sheet tot sea level change.The Cryosphere, 10, doi:10.5194/tc-10-1933-2016. acrobat logo
31. Hubbard, B., A. Luckman, D. Ashmore, S. Bevan, B. Kulessa, P. Kuipers Munneke, M. Phillipe, D. Jansen, A. Booth, H. Sevestre, J.-L. Tison, M. O'Leary and I. Rutt. 2016. Massive subsurface ice formed by refreezing of ice-shelf melt ponds. Nature Comm., 7, doi:10.1038/ncomms11897. acrobat logo
30. Fraser, A. D., M. A. Nigro, S. R. M. Ligtenberg, B. Legresy, M. Inoue, J. J. Cassano, P. Kuipers Munneke, J. T. M. Lenaerts, N. W. Young, A. Treverrow, M. R. van den Broeke and H. Enomoto. 2016. Drivers of ASCAT C band backscatter variability in the dry snow zone of Antarctica. J. Glaciol., 62(231), 170-184. acrobat logo
29. Muresan, I. S., S. A. Khan, A. Aschwanden, C. Khroulev, T. van Dam, J. Bamber, M. R. van den Broeke, B. Wouters, P. Kuipers Munneke and K. H. Kjær. 2016. Modelled glacier dynamics over the last quarter of a century at Jakobshavn Isbræ. The Cryosphere, 10, 597-611. doi:10.5194/tc-10-597-2016. acrobat logo
2015
28. King, J. C., A. Gadian, A. Kirchgaessner, P. Kuipers Munneke, T. A. Lachlan-Cope, A. Orr, C. Reijmer, M. R. van den Broeke, J. M. van Wessem and M. Weeks. 2015. Validation of the summertime surface energy budget of Larsen C Ice Shelf (Antarctica) as represented in three high-resolution atmospheric models. J. Geophys. Res. (D), 120, doi:10.1002/2014JD022604. acrobat logo (Published by AGU. Copyright 2015 American Geophysical Union)
27. Kuipers Munneke, P., S. R. M. Ligtenberg, B. P. Y. Noël, I. M. Howat, J. E. Box, E. Mosley-Thompson, J. R. McConnell, K. Steffen, J. T. Harper, S. B. Das and M. R. van den Broeke. 2015. Elevation change of the Greenland ice sheet due to surface mass balance and firn processes, 1960-2014. The Cryosphere, 9, 2009-2025. doi:10.5194/tc-9-2009-2015. acrobat logo
26. Kuipers Munneke, P., S. R. M. Ligtenberg, E. A. Suder and M. R. van den Broeke. 2015. A model study of the response of dry and wet firn to climate change. Ann. Glaciol., 56(70), 1-8. doi:10.3189/2015AoG70A994. acrobat logo (Published by the International Glaciological Society. Copyright 2015 IGS.)
25. Larson, K., J. Wahr and P. Kuipers Munneke. 2015. Constraints on snow accumulation and firn density in Greenland using GPS receivers. J. Glaciology, 61(225), 1-14. doi:10.3189/2015JoG14J130. acrobat logo (Published by the International Glaciological Society. Copyright 2015 IGS.)
24. Ligtenberg, S. R. M., B. Medley, M. R. van den Broeke and P. Kuipers Munneke. 2015. Antarctic firn compaction rates from repeat-track airborne radar data: II. Firn model evaluation. Ann. Glaciol., 56(70), 167-174. doi:10.3189/2015AoG70A204. acrobat logo (Published by the International Glaciological Society. Copyright 2015 IGS.)
23. Noël, B., W. J. van de Berg, E. van Meijgaard, P. Kuipers Munneke, R. S. W. van de Wal and M. R. van den Broeke. 2015. Evaluation of the updated regional climate model RACMO2.3: summer snowfall impact on the Greenland Ice Sheet The Cryosphere, 9, 1831-1844. acrobat logo
22. Trusel, L. D., K. E. Frey, S. B. Das, K. Karnauskas, P. Kuipers Munneke, E. van Meijgaard and M. R. van den Broeke. 2015. Divergent trajectories of Antarctic surface melt under two 21st century climate scenarios. Nature Geosci., 8, 927-935. doi:10.1038/NGEO2563.
2014
21. Kuipers Munneke, P., S. R. M. Ligtenberg, M. R. van den Broeke, J. H. van Angelen and R. R. Forster. 2014. Explaining the presence of perennial liquid water bodies in the firn of the Greenland Ice Sheet. Geophys. Res. Lett., doi:10.1002/2013GL058389. acrobat logo (Published by Wiley. Copyright 2014 American Geophysical Union)
20. Kuipers Munneke, P., S. R. M. Ligtenberg, M. R. van den Broeke and D. G. Vaughan. 2014. Firn air depletion as a precursor of Antarctic ice-shelf collapse. J. Glaciology, 60(220), 205-214. acrobat logo (Published by the International Glaciological Society. Copyright 2014 IGS.)
19. Ligtenberg, S. R. M., P. Kuipers Munneke and M. R. van den Broeke. 2014. Present and future variations in Antarctic firn air content. The Cryosphere, 8, 1711-1723. acrobat logo
18. Luckman, A., A. Elvidge, D. Jansen, B. Kulessa, P. Kuipers Munneke, J. King and N. E. Barrand. 2014. Surface melt and ponding of Larsen C Ice Shelf and the impact of foehn winds. Antarct. Sci., 26(6), 625-635. acrobat logo
2013
17. Trusel, L. D., K. E. Frey, S. B. Das, P. Kuipers Munneke, and M. R. van den Broeke. 2013. Satellite-based estimates of Antarctic surface meltwater fluxes. Geophys. Res. Lett., doi:10.1002/2013GL058138.
16. Barrand, N. E., D. G. Vaughan, N. Steiner, M. Tedesco, P. Kuipers Munneke, M. R. van den Broeke, and J. S. Hosking. 2013. Trends in Antarctic Peninsula surface melting conditions from observations and regional climate modelling. J. Geophys. Res. (F), 118, doi:10.1029/2012JF002559. acrobat logo (Published by AGU. Copyright 2013 American Geophysical Union)
2012
15. Kuipers Munneke, P., G. Picard, M. R. van den Broeke, J. T. M. Lenaerts and E. van Meijgaard. 2012. Insignificant change in Antarctic snowmelt volume since 1979. Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L01501, doi: 10.1029/2011GL050207. acrobat logo (Published by AGU. Copyright 2012 American Geophysical Union)
14. Kuipers Munneke, P., M. R. van den Broeke, J. C. King, T. Gray and C. H. Reijmer. 2011. Near-surface meteorology and surface energy budget at Larsen C Ice Shelf, Antarctic Peninsula. The Cryosphere, 6, 353-363. acrobat logo
13. Lenaerts, J. T. M., M. R. van den Broeke, W. J. van de Berg, E. van Meijgaard and P. Kuipers Munneke. 2012. A new, high-resolution surface mass balance map of Antarctica (1979-2010) based on regional atmospheric climate modeling. Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L04501, doi:10.1029/2011GL050713. acrobat logo (Published by AGU. Copyright 2012 American Geophysical Union)
12. Thiery, W., I. V. Gorodetskaya, R. Bintanja, N. P. M. van Lipzig, M. R. van den Broeke, C. H. Reijmer and P. Kuipers Munneke. 2012. Surface and snowdrift sublimation at Princess Elisabeth station, East Antarctica. The Cryosphere, 6, 841-857. acrobat logo
11. Van Angelen, J. H., J. T. M. Lenaerts, S. Lhermitte, X. Fettweis, P. Kuipers Munneke, M. R. van den Broeke, E. van Meijgaard and C. J. P. P. Smeets. 2012. Sensitivity of Greenland Ice Sheet surface mass balance to surface albedo parameterization: a study with a regional climate model. The Cryosphere, 6, 1175-1186. acrobat logo.
2011
10. Kuipers Munneke, P., M. R. van den Broeke, J. T. M. Lenaerts, M. G. Flanner, A. S. Gardner and W. J. van de Berg. 2011. A new albedo parameterization for use in climate models over the Antarctic ice sheet. J. Geophys. Res., 116, D05114, doi: 10.1029/2010JD015113. acrobat logo (Published by AGU. Copyright 2011 American Geophysical Union)
2010
9. Kuipers Munneke, P., C. H. Reijmer and M. R. van den Broeke. 2010. Assessing the retrieval of cloud properties from radiation measurements over snow and ice. Int. J. Climatol., doi: 10.1002/joc.2114 acrobat logo (Published by Wiley InterScience. Copyright 2010 Royal Meteorological Society)
8. Lenaerts, J. T. M., M. R. van den Broeke, S. J. Déry, G. König-Langlo, J. Ettema and P. Kuipers Munneke. 2010. Modeling snowdrift sublimation on an Antarctic ice shelf. The Cryosphere, 4, 179-190. acrobat logo
2009
7. Kuipers Munneke, P.. 2009. Snow, ice and solar radiation. Ph.D. thesis, Utrecht University. ISBN 978-90-393-5164-2. acrobat logo
6. Kuipers Munneke, P., M. R. van den Broeke, C. H. Reijmer, M. M. Helsen, W. Boot, M. Schneebeli and K. Steffen. 2009. The role of radiation penetration in the energy budget of the snowpack at Summit, Greenland, The Cryosphere, 3, 155-165. acrobat logo
5. Van den Broeke, M. R., G. König-Langlo, G. Picard, P. Kuipers Munneke and J. Lenaerts. 2009. Surface energy balance, melt and sublimation at Neumayer station (East Antarctica). Antarct. Sci., 22(1), 87-96. acrobat logo (Published by Cambridge Journals. Copyright 2009 Antarctic Science Ltd)
4. Wang, P., W. H. Knap, P. Kuipers Munneke and P. Stammes. 2009. Clear-sky radiative closure for the Cabauw Baseline Surface Radiation Network site, the Netherlands, J. Geophys. Res., 114, D14206, doi:10.1029/2009JD011978 acrobat logo (Published by AGU. Copyright 2009 American Geophysical Union)
2008
3. Kuipers Munneke, P., C. H. Reijmer, M. R. van den Broeke, G. König-Langlo, P. Stammes and W. H. Knap. 2008. Analysis of clear-sky Antarctic snow albedo using observations and radiative transfer modeling. J. Geophys. Res., 113, D17118, doi:10.1029/2007JD009653. acrobat logo (Published by AGU. Copyright 2008 American Geophysical Union)
2. Van den Broeke, M. R., C. J. P. P. Smeets, J. Ettema and P. Kuipers Munneke. 2008. Surface radiation balance in the ablation zone of the west Greenland ice sheet. J. Geophys. Res., 113, D13105, doi:10.1029/2007JD009283. acrobat logo (Published by AGU. Copyright 2008 American Geophysical Union)
1. Wang, P., W. H. Knap, P. Kuipers Munneke and P. Stammes. 2008. Clear-sky atmospheric radiative transfer: a model intercomparison for shortwave irradiances. IRS 2008: Current problems in Atmospheric Radiation. acrobat logo (Published by AIP. Copyright 2008 American Institute of Physics)
Presentations (first author only)
Wintertime surface melt on Larsen C Ice Shelf. Workshop on Ice Shelf Stability, Gregynog, Wales, UK, 16 January, 2017.

The Greenland firn layer, 1960-2014. GEUS/DFF/IASC Meltwater retention workshop, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2 June, 2016

Taking the firn into accout: elevation change of the Greenland Ice Sheet due to firn processes, 1960-2014. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA, 17 December, 2015

The firn aquifer in the Greenland Ice Sheet. Netherlands Polar Symposium, The Hague, 5 November, 2014

The firn aquifer explained. IGS Symposium on Glaciers and Ice Sheets Contribution to Sea-Level Change, Chamonix, France, 27 May, 2014

The firn aquifer in the Greenland Ice Sheet. Colloquium, Universidad Politécnica Madrid, Spain, April 22, 2014

How meltwater survives the cold winters in Greenland. Colloquium, Universidad Politécnica Madrid, Spain, April 22, 2014

The firn layer over the ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica. Invited keynote lecture. IGS International Symposium, Beijing, China, August 2, 2013

Will Antarctic ice shelves survive future atmospheric warming?. Ice2Sea Fifth Open Forum, London, UK, May 15, 2013

Disappearing ice shelves in Antarctica. Geographisches Kolloquium, Aachen, Germany, April 23, 2013

Will Antarctic ice shelves survive future atmospheric warming? EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, April 8-12, 2013

Insignificant change in Antarctic snowmelt volume since 1979: but what about the disappearing ice shelves? EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, April 23-27, 2012

Near-surface climate and surface energy budget of Larsen C ice shelf, Antarctic Peninsula. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, April 23-27, 2012

Meltwater volume on Antarctic ice shelves derived from regional climate modelling. IGS international symposium on the interaction of glaciers and ice sheets with the ocean, La Jolla, United States, June 6-10, 2011

Surface melt extent and volume on Antarctic ice shelves (1989-2008) (poster). EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, April 4-8, 2011

A new albedo parameterization for the Antarctic ice sheet (poster). EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, April 4-8, 2011

An easy recipe for the retrieval of cloud optical thickness over snow and ice (poster). EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, May 3-7, 2010

The albedo of snow and ice. IMAU Colloquium, Utrecht, The Netherlands, October 7, 2009

Analysis of Antarctic clear-sky snow albedo (poster). AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, United States, December 15-19, 2008

Sunrays and Snowflakes: The Summit Radiation Experiment 2007. IGS Nordic Branch Meeting, Uppsala, Sweden, October 25-27, 2007

A model for studying snow surface albedo under clear and cloudy conditions. IGS-CliC-IUGG/CCS International Symposium on Cryospheric Indicators of Global Climate Change, Cambridge, UK, August 21-25, 2006 (awarded with Best Oral Student Presentation Award)

Popular-scientific presentations
Smeltend ijs, stijgende zeespiegel. Alumnivereniging UU Kring Rotterdam. 5 november 2014

Smeltend ijs, stijgende zeespiegel. Science Café Zeist, Zeist. 10 Oktober 2013

Antarctica. Cultuurfestival De Beschaving, Utrecht. 6 Juli 2013

De massabalans van Antarctica nu en in de nabije toekomst. Symposium studievereniging A-Es Kwadraat, Utrecht. 20 Februari 2013

Prehistorische klimaatveranderingen, van broeikas tot sneeuwbal. Studium Generale, Groningen. 10 April 2012

De Antarctische IJskap. Wetenschap en Techniek Academie, Freudenthal Instituut, Utrecht. 14 March 2012

Gletsjers. Science Cafe, Burgerweeshuis, Deventer. 11 January 2012

Zeespiegel en klimaatverandering. Film- en debatcyclus, Kriterion, Amsterdam. 9 November 2011

IJs in een veranderend klimaat. Lezingenserie Museon, Den Haag. 7 October 2011

CO2 in past and future climate. Fysica 2011, Amsterdam. 15 April 2011

IJs in een veranderend klimaat. Natuurkundig Gezelschap Utrecht. 7 December 2010

De Antarctische IJskap. KNMI/Radboud Universiteit. 15 October 2010

Weer en klimaat op de Groenlandse IJskap. Stichting Weer- en Sterrenkunde Eemsmond. 5 March 2008

Zonnestralen en Sneeuwvlokken: klimaatonderzoek op Groenland. Culturele Zondag Utrecht. 9 September 2007

This is me in action at a public lecture in Deventer.



PhD Thesis

PhD thesis Peter Kuipers Munneke, Snow, ice and solar radiation P. Kuipers Munneke. 2009. Snow, ice and solar radiation. Ph. D. thesis, Utrecht University. ISBN 978-90-393-5164-2. acrobat logo

Propositions ("stellingen"), in Dutch

A hardcopy is available upon request.