Melchior van Wessem
Post-Doc
IMAU

News

Check my latest paper on western Peninsula freshwater fluxes HERE

We published a Science paper about the dynamical thinning of Antarctic Peninsula glaciers! A very great job by Bert Wouters and all the other authors. It got loads of media attention around the world. Check it out HERE



Agenda

Teaching duty Fluid Mechanics Utrecht University, 8 February

Fieldwork Svalbard, 19-29 April

Introduction

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 co-developing a geophysics course for current and prospect high-school teachers.

3. I am updating RACMO2.3 to RACMO2.4. We eventually hope to study the Antarctic firn aquifer in detail.

4. Coming April I will join the Uppsala group on a field trip to Svalbard (Spitsbergen). This will be my first fieldwork ever, and I am super excited!