My work focuses on what is making ice shelves like Larsen C (on the Antarctic Peninsula) melt. That means I spend most of my time thinking about the balance of energy at the ice surface, and the effect of clouds and weather/climate patterns on this balance.
I am also passionate about communicating science, and making climate science accessible to non-scientists.
meteorology, climate science, atmospheric dynamics, climate modelling, science communication
Kuipers Munneke, P., Luckman, A. J., Bevan, S. L., Gilbert, E., Smeets, C. J. P. P., Van Den Broeke, M. R., Wang, W., Zender, C., Hubbard, B., Ashmore, D., Orr, A. & King, J. C. (2018). Intense winter surface melt on an Antarctic ice shelf. Geophysical Research Letters, 45, 7615–7623. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018GL077899
Kuipers Munneke, P., Luckman, A.J., Bevan, S.L., Smeets, C.J.P.P., Gilbert, Ella, van den Broeke, M.R., Wang, W., Zender, C., Hubbard, B., Ashmore, D., Orr, Andrew, King, John C., Kulessa, B.. (2018) Intense winter surface melt on an Antarctic ice shelf. Geophysical Research Letters, 45. 7615-7623. 10.1029/2018GL077899
“Hairdryer winds” cause ice melt during Antarctic winter
News 3 May, 2018