Peter Kuipers Munneke
Glaciologist

NEW PAPER! Estimating Larsen C SMB

Using a lot of field data from several measurement campaigns between 2008 and 2015, we reconstruct spatial patterns of surface mass balance over the Larsen C ice shelf. We assimilate RACMO2 SMB to the available observations to show that SMB is highly variable: from 200 mm w.e. per year in the northeast to over 700 mm w.e. in the southwestern inlets.

Updated Greenland mass loss

Using the mass budget method, our new study in The Cryosphere shows that mass loss from the Greenland Ice Sheet has been 12 ± 6 mm since 1991, making it a major contributor to global mean sea level rise.

About me

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the field of glaciology and polar meteorology at the Institute for Marine and Atmospheric research Utrecht (IMAU), part of Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

Kitchen converter

In Swedish cookbooks, almost all necessary bulk ingredients are given in a volume (ml) rather than weight (g). This is very convenient since you do not need a kitchen balance, only a set of widely available plastic scoops in various sizes. To be able to use this method in Dutch or English cookbooks, I compiled a short conversion table:

100 g potato starch = 215 ml
100 g flour = 215 ml
100 g butter = 375 ml
100 g cocoa = 190 ml
100 g cornstarch (maizena) = 215 ml
100 g raisins = 150 ml
100 g sugar = 125 ml
100 g salt = 100 ml