Jan Lenaerts

My name is Jan Lenaerts, and I am currently working as a postdoc researcher at IMAU, Utrecht University, The Netherlands. During my PhD studies I focussed on regional climate modelling of ice sheet climate. In particular, I have been working on the better understanding of drifting snow processes. My results clearly indicate that mainly on Antarctica, where wind speeds are the highest on Earth, drifting snow processes are important. They effectively remove mass from the ice sheet surface by sublimation and redistribute snow on a regional scale. In february 2013 I defended my PhD thesis.

Currently, I am working on polar meteorology and ice sheet mass balance, by combining output of a regional climate model and several remote sensing products. Starting in November, I will start a project on the influence of climate change on the global hydrological cycle.

For more information regarding my research and publications that came out, please visit my UU website linked below.