Peter Kuipers Munneke
Assistant professor in Glaciology

About me

I am an assistant professor 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.

Featured paper: NAO and Greenland firn

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.

Blue ice in Antarctica

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.


Ice and Climate

> Glaciers Online - Glaciology for the layman
> Antarctic Glaciers - A wealth of information about Antarctic glaciology
> International Glaciological Society - The professional glaciological organization
> Gletscherarchiv - An archive of glaciers in the Alps
> NSIDC/WDC glacier photos - Mainly Alaska and Canada
> Peter G. Knight's glacier pages - Pictures, quizzes etc.
> Skeptical science - Excellent scientific climate blog
> RealClimate - Authoritative blog on climate science


> Bimhuis - The jazz temple of Amsterdam
> Lantaren-Venster - Rotterdam venue with good jazz programme
> AllMusic - Exhaustive resource on (jazz) music


> Die Bahn - Ultimate resource for European train travel
> Merriam-Webster Online - Outstanding online English dictionary
> Interglot - Excellent hexalingual dictionary
> Ticket to ride - Exhilarating yet simple board game
> Kitchen converter - Useful ingredients from mass to volume

Longyearbyen Airport, Svalbard (PKM 2004)