Stefan Ligtenberg
PhD Student

Nature

15-09: Today, our Nature paper on calving fluxes and melt rates of Antarctic ice shelves got published

Third paper

11-03: Our paper in Climate Dynamics has been accepted, just in time for the IPCC deadline... Details.

Science

30-11: Today the Science paper of the IMBIE project group got published! Here is a radio interview with Michiel van den Broeke about the paper (in Dutch).

Second paper

04-11: Our GRL paper has been accepted! Details.

On national radio

01-05: Sunday I made my debut on national radio, during the 'Vroege Vogels' show on Radio 1. Listen here at 1:28:25

Nature

26-04: Today our Nature paper got published, including a lot of media attention (NOS).

Nature

02-03: Our nature paper has been accepted! See publications for details.

Website online

27-01: Finally! It took a while, but my website is now up and running.

PhD Thesis

S. R. M. Ligtenberg. 2014. The present and future state of the Antarctic firn layer. Ph.D. thesis, Utrecht University, ISBN 978-90-8891-834-6.

Promotor: Prof. dr. Michiel van den Broeke

A hardcopy is available on request

Publications

2014
18. Scambos, T. A., E. Berthier, T. Haran, C. A. Shuman, A. J. Cook, S. R. M. Ligtenberg, and J. Bohlander. 2014. Detailed ice loss pattern in the northern Antarctic Peninsula: widespread decline driven by ice front retreats. The Cryosphere Discussions, 8, 3237-3261, doi:10.5194/tcd-8-85-2014.
17. Ligtenberg, S. R. M., P. Kuipers Munneke, M. R. van den Broeke. 2014. Present and future variations in Antarctic firn air content. The Cryosphere Discussions, 8, 421-451, doi:10.5194/tcd-8-421-2014.
16. Maris, M. N. A., S. R. M. Ligtenberg, M. Crucifix, B. de Boer, W. J. van de Berg and J. Oerlemans. 2014. Modelling the evolution of the Antarctic Ice Sheet since the last interglacial. The Cryosphere, 8, 1347-1360, doi:10.5194/tc-8-1347-2014.
15. Kuipers Munneke, P., S. R. M. Ligtenberg, M. R. van den Broeke, D. G. Vaughan. 2014. Firn air depletion as a precursor for Antarctic ice-shelf collapse. Journal of Glaciology, 60, 220, 205-214, doi:10.3189/2014JoG13J183.
14. Gunter, B. C., O. Didova, R. E. M. Riva, S. R. M. Ligtenberg, J. T. M. Lenaerts, M. A. King, M. R. van den Broeke, T. Urban. 2014. Empirical estimation of present-day Antarctic glacial isostatic adjustment and ice mass change. The Cryosphere, 8, 743-760, doi:10.5194/tc-8-743-2014.
13. Kuipers Munneke, P., S. R. M. Ligtenberg, M. R. van den Broeke, J. H. van Angelen, R. R. Forster. 2014. Explaining the presence of perennial liquid water bodies in the firn of the Greenland Ice Sheet. Geophysical Research Letters, 41, 476-483, doi:10.1002/2013GL058389.
12. Ligtenberg, S. R. M., J. T. M. Lenaerts, M. R. van den Broeke, T. A. Scambos. 2014. On the formation of blue ice on Byrd Glacier, Antarctica. Journal of Glaciology, 60, 219, doi:10.3189/2014JoG13J116.
2013
11. Khazendar, A., M. P. Schodlok, I. Fenty, S. R. M. Ligtenberg, E. Rignot, M. R. van den Broeke. 2013. Observed thinning of Totten Glacier is linked to coastal polynya variability. Nature Communications, 4:2857, doi:10.1038/ncomms3857.
10. Depoorter, M. A., J. L. Bamber, J. A. Griggs, J. T. M. Lenaerts, S. R. M. Ligtenberg, M. R. van den Broeke, G. Moholdt. 2013. Calving fluxes and basal melt rates of Antarctic ice shelves. Nature, 502, 89-92, doi: 10.1038/nature12567.
9. Barrand, N. E., R. C. A. Hindmarsh, R. J. Arthern, C. R. Williams, J. Mouginot, B. Scheuchl, E. Rignot, S. R. M. Ligtenberg, M. R. van den Broeke, T. L. Edwards, A. J. Cook and S. B. Simonsen. 2013. Computing the volume response of the Antarctic Peninsula ice sheet to warming scenarios to 2200. Journal of Glaciology, 59, 215, 397-409, doi: 10.3189/2013JoG12J139.
8. Ligtenberg, S. R. M., W. J. van de Berg, M. R. van den Broeke, J. G. L. Rae and E. van Meijgaard. 2013. Future surface mass balance of the Antarctic ice sheet and its influence on sea level change, simulated by a regional atmospheric climate model. Climate Dynamics, 41, 867-884, doi: 10.1007/s00382-013-1749-1.
7. Lenaerts, J. T. M., E. van Meijgaard, M. R. van den Broeke, S. R. M. Ligtenberg, M. Horwath and E. Isaksson. 2013. Recent snowfall anomalies in Dronning Maud Land, East Antarctica, in a historical and future climate perspective. Geophysical Research Letters, 40, 2684-2688, doi: 10.1002/grl.50559.
6. Gardner, A. S., G. Moholdt, J. G. Cogley, B. Wouters, A. A. Arendt, J. Wahr, E. Berthier, R. Hock, W. T. Pfeffer, G. Kaser, S. R. M. Ligtenberg, T. Bolch, M. J. Sharp, J. O. Hagen, M. R. van den Broeke and F. Paul. 2013. A reconciled estimate of glacier contributions to sea level rise: 2003 to 2009. Science, 340, 852-857, doi: 10.1126/science.1234532.
2012
5. Ligtenberg S. R. M., M. Horwath, M. R. van den Broeke, B. Legrésy. 2012. Quantifying the seasonal "breathing" of the Antarctic ice sheet. Geophysical Research Letters, 39, L23501, doi: 10.1029/2012GL053628.
4. Shepherd, A., E. R. Ivins, A. Geruo, IMBIE project group. 2012. A Reconciled Estimate of Ice Sheet Mass Balance. Science, 338, 1183-1189, doi: 10.1126/science.1228102.
3. Pritchard, H. D., S. R. M. Ligtenberg, H. A. Fricker D. G. Vaughan, M. R. van den Broeke and L. Padman. 2012. Antarctic ice sheet loss driven by basal melting of ice shelves. Nature, 484, 502-505, doi: 10.1038/nature10968.
2. Padman, L., D. P. Costa, M. S. Dinniman, H. A. Fricker, M. E. Goebel, L. A. Huckstadt, A. Humbert, I. Joughin, J. T. M. Lenaerts, S. R. M. Ligtenberg, T. A. Scambos and M. R. van den Broeke. 2012. Oceanic controls on the mass balance of Wilkins Ice Shelf, Antarctica. J. Geophys. Res. (D), 117, C01010, doi: 10.1029/2011JC007301.
2011
1. Ligtenberg, S. R. M., M. M. Helsen, M. R. van den Broeke. 2011. An improved semi-empirical model for the densification of Antarctic firn. The Cryosphere, 5, 809-819, doi: 10.5194/tc-5-809-2011. acrobat logo
Conference contributions (first author only)
2014
IGS symposium (Chamonix, France): Antarctic firn compaction rates; comparing repeat-track airborne radar measurements with a firn model (oral).
Liquid water in snow workshop (Davos, Switzerland): Explaining the Greenland perennial firn aquifer (oral).
2013
AGU Fall Meeting (San Francisco, USA): Present and future variations in Antarctic firn air content (oral).
AGU Fall Meeting (San Francisco, USA): The Antarctic Peninsula firn layer (poster).
BBOS Fall symposium (Kerkrade, The Netherlands): Blue ice area formation on the Antarctic ice sheet (oral).
EGU General Assembly (Vienna, Austria): Will Antarctic ice shelves survive atmospheric warming in the next two centuries? (oral).
EGU General Assembly (Vienna, Austria): Blue ice areas formed by an interplay between ice velocity and SMB (oral).
2012
ESA/CliC workshop (Frascati, Italy): Quantifying the seasonal surface elevation changes of the Antarctic ice sheet (oral).
Ice2sea Third Open Forum (Amsterdam, The Netherlands): Future surface mass balance of the Antarctic ice sheet using a regional atmospheric climate model (poster).
2011
AGU Fall Meeting (San Francisco, USA): Future surface mass balance of the Antarctic ice sheet using a regional atmospheric climate model (poster).
BBOS Fall Symposium (Heerenveen, The Netherlands): Firn densification on Antarctic ice shelves (oral).
IGS symposium on ocean-ice shelf interaction (La Jolla, USA): Firn densification on Antarctic ice shelves (poster).
2010
AGU Fall Meeting (San Francisco, USA): Future climate and surface mass balance of the Antarctic ice sheet using a regional atmospheric climate model: a contribution to Ice2Sea (poster).