I am a scientist in the field of glaciology and polar meteorology at the Institute for Marine and Atmospheric research Utrecht (IMAU), part of Utrecht University, The Netherlands. I'm active on Mastodon.
The large-scale weather pattern over the North Atlantic is variable, and it impacts Greenland surface mass balance, and firn mass. We find that a more positive phase of NAO (i.e., more zonal flow) since 2012 has slowed down the loss of firn over most of the ice sheet.
Using a spectral unmixing technique, we map daily fractions of blue-ice area over Antarctica for the 22-year period since 2000, using the full available MODIS archive. This FABIAN product is published in Remote Sensing of Environment.
Dr. P. (Peter) Kuipers Munneke
Institute for Marine and Atmospheric research
P.O. Box 80000
3508 TA Utrecht
3584 CC Utrecht
email: p.kuipersmunneke [[at]] uu.nl
tel: +31 30 2533275 (secretariat)
fax: +31 30 2543163
Public transport to the Buijs Ballot Gebouw (BBG) is by city bus lines 12, 28 and 128 from the Central Station of Utrecht, direction De Uithof. Get off at the bus stop "Padualaan" (12) or "Botanische Tuinen" (28/128) and walk 5 more minutes to the BBG. An itinerary from any place in the Netherlands to the BBL can be obtained through 9292ov.nl and entering "Princetonplein" in Utrecht as destination street address.