Melchior van Wessem


Check my latest paper on western Peninsula freshwater fluxes HERE


RETAIN workshop Copenhagen,20-22 September

Teaching Ice & Climate course, November-January


Welcome on my website! Before you go on exploring my site, here is a short introduction: I am Melchior van Wessem, a PostDoctoral researcher at the Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research Utrecht (IMAU) in the Ice & Climate group. I study the Antarctic climate and surface mass balance using the regional atmospheric climate model RACMO. I started working here in 2011 as a PhD-student, which I succesfully finished in March 2016.Now I am doing PostDoc at IMAU, basically continuing my PhD work and undertaking some extra teaching duties. I will be a super teaching assistant for the course Fluid Mechanics and Transport Phenonema.

Current work

The main things I am currently working on:

1. As a super teaching assistant (STA) I am assisting professor Leo Maas with the Bachelor course Fluid Mechanics and Transport Phenomena>.

2. I am in charge of the MSc course Ice & Climate, taught in November-January.

3. My research evolves around RACMO2.3p2. I am studying the Antarctic firn aquifer in detail.