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I am working as a postdoc in the "Global Water Cycle Modelling" project, investigating the impact of anthropogenic changes to the global water cycle. I use the global hydrological model PCR-GLOBWB to investigate the role of three aspects of anthropogenic changes: land cover, climate and water redistribution such as irrigation or dams. We aim to study the relative and combined roles of these changes on the global hydrological cycle.

My PhD-project concerned the effect of orbital variations on Earth's climate. The orbit of the Earth around the Sun is affected by other planets, and therefore undergoes small changes. These changes cause significant variations in the spatial and temporal distribution of the solar radiation received by the Earth. I used a climate model, EC-Earth, to investigate how climate of the tropics (especially monsoons) responds to these orbital-induced changes in incoming solar radiation. I collaborated with geoscientists of Utrecht University as well as climate scientists of KNMI.

Scientific expertise
(paleo-) climate, climate modelling, global hydrology
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Curriculum vitae

Fall 2016. Visiting scientist in the Computational Hydrology group, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, USA

Postdoc. Impacts of climate change and anthropogenic changes on the global water cycle. Department of Physical Geography, Utrecht University. 2014 - present

PhD. A model perspective on orbital forcing of monsoons and Mediterranean climate using EC-Earth, Utrecht University, 2014

MSc. Meteorology, Physical Oceanography and Climate, Institute for Marine and Atmospheric research Utrecht, Utrecht University, 2009

BSc. University College Utrecht (Liberal Arts and Sciences), Utrecht University, 2007

Semester abroad: University of Hull, United Kingdom, 2006

Recipient of the EGU ESF EARTHTIME short visit grant, Urbino Summer School on Paleoclimatology, Urbino, Italy, 2010
Recipient of the EGU Outstanding Poster Award 2013

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For the "KNMI Kenniscentrum" I wrote a popular scientific piece about my work on Mid-Holocene monsoons (in Dutch): http://www.knmi.nl/cms/content/111973/moessons_in_het_mid-holoceen.

All publications
  2016 - Scholarly publications
Bosmans, J.H.C., van Beek, L.P.H., Sutanudjaja, E.H. & Bierkens, M.F.P. (05.12.2016). Hydrological impacts of global land cover change and human water use. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences
  2015 - Scholarly publications
Bosmans, J.H.C., Drijfhout, S.S., Tuenter, E., Hilgen, F.J. & Lourens, L.J. (01.01.2015). Response of the North African summer monsoon to precession and obliquity forcings in the EC-Earth GCM. Climate Dynamics, 44 (1-2), (pp. 279-297).
Bosmans, J.H.C., Drijfhout, Sybren, Tuenter, Erik, Hilgen, F.J., Lourens, L.J. & Rohling, E.J. (24.06.2015). Precession and obliquity forcing of the freshwater budget over the Mediterranean. Quaternary Science Reviews, 123, (pp. 16–30) (15 p.).
Bosmans, J.H.C., Hilgen, F.J., Tuenter, Erik & Lourens, L.J. (09.10.2015). Obliquity forcing of low-latitude climate. Climate of the Past, 11 (10), (pp. 1335-1346) (12 p.).
Hilgen, Frederik J, Hinnov, Linda A, Aziz, Hayfaa Abdul, Abels, Hemmo A, Batenburg, Sietske, Bosmans, Joyce HC, de Boer, Bas, Hüsing, Silja K, Kuiper, Klaudia F, Lourens, Lucas J & van de Wal, Roderik (2015). Stratigraphic continuity and fragmentary sedimentation: - the success of cyclostratigraphy as part of integrated stratigraphy. In D.G. Smith, R.J. Bailey, P.M. Burgess & A.J. Fraser (Eds.), Strata and Time: Probing the Gaps in Our Understanding (pp. 157-197) (42 p.). London: Geological Society.
Simon, Margit, Ziegler, M., Bosmans, J.H.C., Barker, Stephen, Reason, Chris & Hall, Ian (21.12.2015). Eastern South African hydroclimate over the past 270,000 years. Scientific Reports, 5 (10 p.).
  2015 - Other output
J.H.C. Bosmans (12.04.2015). Talk: "Simulating the impact of land cover change on the hydrological system using PCR-GLOBWB" in session HS2.4.3: "Hydrological change: Regional hydrological behaviour under transient climate and land use conditions". EGU 2015.
  2013 - Other output
J.H.C. Bosmans (07.04.2013). Posters "Precession and obliquity forcing of the North-African summer monsoon: A sensitivity study with the high resolution GCM EC-Earth" and "Obliquity signals at low latitudes". EGU General Assembly 2013.
  2012 - Scholarly publications
Bosmans, J.H.C., Drijfhout, S.S., Tuenter, E., Lourens, L.J., Hilgen, F.J. & Weber, S.L. (2012). Monsoonal response to mid-holocene orbital forcing in a high resolution GCM. Climate of the Past, 8, (pp. 723-740) (18 p.).
  2012 - Other output
J.H.C. Bosmans (06.05.2012). Second PMIP3 Meeting.
  2010 - Other output
J.H.C. Bosmans (02.05.2010). EGU 2010.
J.H.C. Bosmans (22.04.2010). NAC 2010.
J.H.C. Bosmans (09.07.2010). Urbino Summer School in Paleoclimatology.
  0 - Other output
J.H.C. Bosmans (0). Outstanding Student Poster Award. Obliquity signals at low latitudes.
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I work as a postdoctoral researcher investigating the impact of anthropogenic changes to the global water cycle. I use the global hydrological model PCR-GLOBWB to investigate the role of three aspects of anthropogenic changes: land cover, climate and water redistribution such as irrigation or dams. We aim to study the relative and combined roles of these changes on the global hydrological cycle. The main focus is on land cover changes.


Furthermore, I am also working on including sediment transport into the PCR-GLOBWB model. This work focusses on the Rhine-Meuse basin.

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Full name
dr. J.H.C. Bosmans Contact details
Willem C. van Unnikgebouw

Heidelberglaan 2
Room Z.003
3584 CS  UTRECHT
The Netherlands


Phone number (direct) +31 30 253 2786
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