Nieuws https://www.uu.nl/en en Tue, 16 Apr 2024 09:58:27 +0200 Wed, 20 Mar 2024 10:00:00 +0100 Meet our new assistant professor https://www.uu.nl/en/news/meet-our-new-assistant-professor-0 'Despite the winter chill of last December, I’ve been warmly welcomed as assistant professor into a new family at IMAU.' 138433 Wed, 20 Mar 2024 10:00:00 +0100 Nieuws The geologic history of the position of the Southern Ocean subtropical front https://www.uu.nl/en/news/the-geologic-history-of-the-position-of-the-southern-ocean-subtropical-front A reconstruction of the position of the subtropical front back in time, for the past 23 million years 135591 Fri, 17 Nov 2023 15:08:00 +0100 Nieuws Flood risk 10 times higher in many places worldwide within 30 years https://www.uu.nl/en/news/flood-risk-10-times-higher-in-many-places-worldwide-within-30-years An international team of researchers from Utrecht University, Deltares, and NIOZ, among others, devised a new method to calculate when we can expect a certain increase in flood probability in a specific area. 128280 Thu, 23 Mar 2023 14:21:00 +0100 Nieuws Cold ice shelves Antarctica more vulnerable than previously thought https://www.uu.nl/en/news/cold-ice-shelves-antarctica-more-vulnerable-than-previously-thought They buttress land ice that will flow faster into the ocean as a result of their breaking up, which causes faster sea level rise. 127005 Thu, 26 Jan 2023 14:29:00 +0100 Nieuws Buffer effect of Greenland’s firn could cease around 2130 https://www.uu.nl/en/news/buffer-effect-of-greenlands-firn-could-cease-around-2130 Saturation of firn will dramatically increase global sea level rise, adding about 9 mm a year from the Greenland ice sheet alone. 125157 Wed, 16 Nov 2022 20:48:00 +0100 Nieuws New high-end estimate of sea-level rise projections for 2100 and 2300 https://www.uu.nl/en/news/new-high-end-estimate-of-sea-level-rise-projections-for-2100-and-2300 Professor Roderik van de Wal from Utrecht University who led the research, says: "I assume that these findings will be incorporated in the next IPCC report." 124541 Mon, 24 Oct 2022 13:36:00 +0200 Nieuws Prestigious Balzan Prize for climate researcher Hans Oerlemans https://www.uu.nl/en/news/prestigious-balzan-prize-for-climate-researcher-hans-oerlemans Professor Hans Oerlemans has been emeritus for three years now, but his work continues to be honored. 123337 Fri, 16 Sep 2022 14:55:00 +0200 Nieuws Mysterious ‘blue blob’ in the North Atlantic slows down melting of Iceland’s glaciers https://www.uu.nl/en/news/mysterious-blue-blob-in-the-north-atlantic-slows-down-melting-of-icelands-glaciers A new study shows that the ‘Blue Blob’, a cooler spot in the North Atlantic Ocean, has contributed to slower melting of Icelandic glaciers. 113499 Fri, 04 Feb 2022 11:12:00 +0100 Nieuws Artificial intelligence helps scientists to better predict the evolution of glaciers under climate change https://www.uu.nl/en/news/artificial-intelligence-helps-scientists-to-better-predict-the-evolution-of-glaciers-under-climate For the first time, a research team has used deep learning to simulate the future evolution of glaciers at a regional scale. 113125 Fri, 21 Jan 2022 15:48:00 +0100 Nieuws New international project explores future climates of polar regions https://www.uu.nl/en/news/new-international-project-explores-future-climates-of-polar-regions Over the next four years, researchers in this project will develop new insights on polar processes and will explore how polar climate change will affect the planet. 110264 Mon, 04 Oct 2021 12:11:00 +0200 Nieuws Limit global warming to 1.5°C and halve the land ice contribution to sea level this century https://www.uu.nl/en/news/limit-global-warming-to-15degc-and-halve-the-land-ice-contribution-to-sea-level-this-century Publication in Nature, exploring the land ice contribution to sea level in the 21st century arising from the world’s glaciers and the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets. 106188 Wed, 05 May 2021 17:00:00 +0200 Nieuws Groenlandse ijskap How do we measure the mass loss of the Greenland ice sheet? https://www.uu.nl/en/news/how-do-we-measure-the-mass-loss-of-the-greenland-ice-sheet PhD candidate Maurice van Tiggelen shares his photos, videos and experiences of an expedition to Greenland in a visual story. 101012 Fri, 30 Oct 2020 12:37:00 +0100 Nieuws Large international consortium updates projections of ice sheet mass loss and sea level change https://www.uu.nl/en/news/large-international-consortium-updates-projections-of-ice-sheet-mass-loss-and-sea-level-change The international effort ISMIP6, led by NASA and with several participating researchers from Utrecht University, have published new results in The Cryosphere 99569 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 15:00:00 +0200 Nieuws Antarctica: cracks in the ice https://www.uu.nl/en/news/antarctica-cracks-in-the-ice The Pine Island Glacier and the Thwaites Glacier on West-Antarctica have been undergoing rapid changes, with potentially major consequences for rising sea levels. 99519 Tue, 15 Sep 2020 16:31:00 +0200 Nieuws Svalbard glaciers much more vulnerable to warming since mid-1980s https://www.uu.nl/en/news/svalbard-glaciers-much-more-vulnerable-to-warming-since-mid-1980s Researchers have shown that most of Svalbard’s glaciers have lost their protective firn layer. The results are published in Nature Communications. 99440 Mon, 14 Sep 2020 11:00:00 +0200 Nieuws Majority of Antarctic ice shelves vulnerable to disintegration https://www.uu.nl/en/news/majority-of-antarctic-ice-shelves-vulnerable-to-disintegration Melting ice shelves do not directly impact sea levels, but their disappearance may cause land-based ice to flow into the sea, causing sea levels to rise. 98935 Wed, 26 Aug 2020 17:00:00 +0200 Nieuws Greenland Ice Sheet experienced record losses in 2019, and it won’t stop there https://www.uu.nl/en/news/greenland-ice-sheet-experienced-record-losses-in-2019-and-it-wont-stop-there Even if the climate cools, Greenland’s glaciers will continue to lose mass, climate researchers write in a series of three publications. 98863 Fri, 21 Aug 2020 10:51:00 +0200 Nieuws The Antarctica Factor: model uncertainties reveal upcoming sea-level risk https://www.uu.nl/en/news/the-antarctica-factor-model-uncertainties-reveal-upcoming-sea-level-risk Coastal protection: even in the near term.sea-level rise due to Antarctic ice sheet melting could become a major risk 91383 Fri, 14 Feb 2020 10:00:00 +0100 Nieuws Witnessing the death of a glacier https://www.uu.nl/en/background/witnessing-the-death-of-a-glacier A blog about Hochjochferner, a glacier in the Italian Alps 90249 Thu, 23 Jan 2020 13:44:00 +0100 Nieuws Chance of extreme water levels increases https://www.uu.nl/en/news/chance-of-extreme-water-levels-increases The water level is not only dependent on CO2 emissions, but also to a large extent on the contribution of the Antarctic ice sheet. 90005 Mon, 20 Jan 2020 14:04:00 +0100 Nieuws