Stefan Ligtenberg
PostDoctoral researcher

About me


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

Agenda

21-27 Jun. 2015
IGS Symposium (Höfn, IS)

19-28 Aug. 2015
SEES expedition around Edgeøya (Svalbard, NO)

Latest publications

24 Nov. 2014
Detailed study on the persistent ice loss in the northern Antarctic Peninsula, published in The Cryosphere. Details.

17 Sep. 2014
Spatial and temporal variations in Antarctic firn air content, simulated by our firn model, published in The Cryosphere. Details.

14 Sep. 2014
Model study of glacier response to climate change on James Ross Island (Antarctic Peninsula), published in Nature Climate Change. Details.

Publications

PhD Thesis

Ligtenberg, S. R. M. 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

2014

19. 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, 8, 2135-2145, doi:10.5194/tc-8-2135-2014. acrobat logo

18. 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, doi:10.5194/tc-8-1711-2014. acrobat logo

17. Davies, B. J., N. R. Golledge, N. F. Glasser, J. L. Carrivick, S. R. M. Ligtenberg, N. E. Barrand, M. R. van den Broeke, M. J. Hambrey, and J. L. Smellie. 2014. Modelled glacier response to centennial temperature and precipitation trends on the Antarctic Peninsula. Nature Climate Change, in press, doi:10.1038/nclimate2369. acrobat logo

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. acrobat logo

15. Kuipers Munneke, P., S. R. M. Ligtenberg, M. R. van den Broeke, and 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. acrobat logo

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, and 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. acrobat logo

13. 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. Geophysical Research Letters, 41, 476-483, doi:10.1002/2013GL058389. acrobat logo

12. Ligtenberg, S. R. M., J. T. M. Lenaerts, M. R. van den Broeke, and T. A. Scambos. 2014. On the formation of blue ice on Byrd Glacier, Antarctica. Journal of Glaciology, 60, 219, doi:10.3189/2014JoG13J116. acrobat logo

2013

11. Khazendar, A., M. P. Schodlok, I. Fenty, S. R. M. Ligtenberg, E. Rignot, and 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. acrobat logo

10. Depoorter, M. A., J. L. Bamber, J. A. Griggs, J. T. M. Lenaerts, S. R. M. Ligtenberg, M. R. van den Broeke, and G. Moholdt. 2013. Calving fluxes and basal melt rates of Antarctic ice shelves. Nature, 502, 89-92, doi: 10.1038/nature12567. acrobat logo

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. acrobat logo

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. acrobat logo

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. acrobat logo

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. acrobat logo

2012

5. Ligtenberg S. R. M., M. Horwath, M. R. van den Broeke, and B. Legrésy. 2012. Quantifying the seasonal "breathing" of the Antarctic ice sheet. Geophysical Research Letters, 39, L23501, doi: 10.1029/2012GL053628. acrobat logo

4. Shepherd, A., E. R. Ivins, A. Geruo, and the IMBIE project group. 2012. A Reconciled Estimate of Ice Sheet Mass Balance. Science, 338, 1183-1189, doi: 10.1126/science.1228102. acrobat logo

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. acrobat logo

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. acrobat logo

2011

1. Ligtenberg, S. R. M., M. M. Helsen, and 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).