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 climate models and in-situ and remote sensing data.

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

  • Work
    • PhD
  • Education
    • Meteorology
    • Climate
    • Polar regions
    • Ice sheets