dr. ir. Ruud van der Ent
r.j.vanderent@uu.nl
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Profile

Ruud van der Ent is an assistant professor in hydrology at Delft University of Technology and a visiting researcher at the Department of Physical Geography of Utrecht University. Ruud holds a PhD from Delft University of Technology (2014) and previously worked at Witteveen+Bos Engineering Consultants (2014-2016) and Utrecht University as a postdoc (2016-2018). Ruud is a 2017 Veni laureate, which is a research grant by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), and his Veni research “Unravelling the moisture sources in precipitation extremes worldwide” is his current main activity. Ruud is actively involved in the European Geosciences Union where he is convening two sessions during the annual General Assembly in Vienna, Austria: “The atmospheric water cycle: feedbacks, management, land-use and climate change” and “Large scale hydrology”. Ruud is the main builder of the atmospheric moisture tracking model WAM-2layers of which the main source code is available on Github.

Strategic themes / Focus areas
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Curriculum vitae

 

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All publications
  2017 - Scholarly publications
Hoes, Olivier A C, Meijer, Lourens J J, Van Der Ent, Ruud J. & Van De Giesen, Nick C. (08.02.2017). Systematic high-resolution assessment of global hydropower potential. PLoS One, 12 (2).
van der Ent, R. J. & Tuinenburg, O. A. (2017). The residence time of water in the atmosphere revisited. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 21 (2), (pp. 779-790) (12 p.).
  2016 - Scholarly publications
Duerinck, H. M., van der Ent, R. J., van de Giesen, N. C., Schoups, G., Babovic, V. & Yeh, Pat J F (01.06.2016). Observed soil moisture-precipitation feedback in Illinois - A systematic analysis over different scales. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 17 (6), (pp. 1645-1660) (16 p.).
  2014 - Scholarly publications
Wang-Erlandsson, L., Van Der Ent, R. J., Gordon, L. J. & Savenije, H. H G (05.12.2014). Contrasting roles of interception and transpiration in the hydrological cycle - Part 1 - Temporal characteristics over land. Earth System Dynamics, 5 (2), (pp. 441-469) (29 p.).
Van Der Ent, R. J., Wang-Erlandsson, L., Keys, P. W. & Savenije, H. H G (05.12.2014). Contrasting roles of interception and transpiration in the hydrological cycle - Part 2 - Moisture recycling. Earth System Dynamics, 5 (2), (pp. 471-489) (19 p.).
Zemp, D. C., Schleussner, C. F., Barbosa, H. M J, Van Der Ent, R. J., Donges, J. F., Heinke, J., Sampaio, G. & Rammig, A. (15.12.2014). On the importance of cascading moisture recycling in South America. Atmospheric chemistry and physics, 14 (23), (pp. 13337-13359) (23 p.).
Coenders-Gerrits, A. M J, Van Der Ent, R. J., Bogaard, T. A., Wang-Erlandsson, L., Hrachowitz, M. & Savenije, H. H G (2014). Uncertainties in transpiration estimates. Nature, 506 (7487).
Keys, P. W., Barnes, E. A., Van Der Ent, R. J. & Gordon, L. J. (07.10.2014). Variability of moisture recycling using a precipitationshed framework. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 18 (10), (pp. 3937-3950) (14 p.).
Berger, Markus, Van Der Ent, Ruud, Eisner, Stephanie, Bach, Vanessa & Finkbeiner, Matthias (15.04.2014). Water accounting and vulnerability evaluation (WAVE) - Considering atmospheric evaporation recycling and the risk of freshwater depletion in water footprinting. Environmental Science & Technology, 48 (8), (pp. 4521-4528) (8 p.).
  2013 - Scholarly publications
Van Der Ent, Rudi J. & Savenije, Hubert H G (2013). Oceanic sources of continental precipitation and the correlation with sea surface temperature. Water Resources Research, 49 (7), (pp. 3993-4004) (12 p.).
Van Der Ent, R. J., Tuinenburg, O. A., Knoche, H. R., Kunstmann, H. & Savenije, H. H G (06.12.2013). Should we use a simple or complex model for moisture recycling and atmospheric moisture tracking?. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 17 (12), (pp. 4869-4884) (16 p.).
  2012 - Scholarly publications
Schaefli, B., Van Der Ent, R. J., Woods, R. & Savenije, H. H G (2012). An analytical model for soil-atmosphere feedback. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 16 (7), (pp. 1863-1878) (16 p.).
Keys, P. W., Van Der Ent, R. J., Gordon, L. J., Hoff, H., Nikoli, R. & Savenije, H. H G (2012). Analyzing precipitationsheds to understand the vulnerability of rainfall dependent regions. Biogeosciences, 9 (2), (pp. 733-746) (14 p.).
van der Ent, Ruud J., Coenders-Gerrits, A. Miriam J, Nikoli, Revekka & Savenije, Hubert H G (2012). The importance of proper hydrology in the forest cover-water yield debate - Commentary on Ellison et al. (2012) Global Change Biology, 18, 806-820. Global Change Biology, 18 (9), (pp. 2677-2680) (4 p.).
  2011 - Scholarly publications
Van Der Ent, R. J. & Savenije, H. H G (2011). Length and time scales of atmospheric moisture recycling. Atmospheric chemistry and physics, 11 (5), (pp. 1853-1863) (11 p.).
  2010 - Scholarly publications
Van Der Ent, Rudi J., Savenije, Hubert H G, Schaefli, Bettina & Steele-Dunne, Susan C. (2010). Origin and fate of atmospheric moisture over continents. Water Resources Research, 46 (9).

Awards and grants

2011 World Meteorological Organization Research Award for Young Scientists in recognition of the paper entitled “Origin and fate of atmospheric moisture over continents”

2010 PhD grant by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) for the proposal entitled “Exploring the limits of the terrestrial fresh water cycle”

Publications in the pipeline

Van der Ent, R. J. and Tuinenburg, O. A.: The residence time of water in the atmosphere revisited, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., in review, doi:10.5194/hess-2016-431, 2016.

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Precipitation extremes

Extreme precipitation leading to floods causes enormous damages worldwide. My research focusses on the questions: What drives these precipitation extremes? What are the moisture sources of precipitation extremes? Do different moisture sources lead to different flood magnitudes? Can we use moisture sources to test the reliability of climate model predictions for precipitation extremes? The main objective of this research is to unravel the moisture sources of extreme precipitation worldwide for the current and future climate.

Land-atmosphere interactions and tele-connections

Where does precipitation come from? It is not easy to answer this question because of the complex and energy-intensive processes that bring moisture to a certain location and cause moisture to precipitate highly heterogeneously in space and variable over time. Part of the precipitation comes from so-called “moisture recycling”, which is moisture from land evaporation that returns to the land surface as precipitation. My research focusses on quantifying the role of land-atmosphere interactions in the climate system as well as identifying tele-connections where one region’s evaporation can be an importance source of precipitation elsewhere. As such, the magnitude of moisture recycling can be used as an indicator for the susceptibility of our water resources to local and remote land-use change.

Global hydrological modelling

Improved understanding of the global hydrological cycle is important given the increasing pressure on water resources worldwide due to water-use, land-use and climate change. My research interest lies in the quantification of the global water resources, for example: global hydropower potential and global water footprints. Moreover, I am interested in evaluating and improving the conceptualization and parameterization of global hydrological models whereby I mainly focus on improving the way we model the root zone in our models and how the root zone responds to changes. This is crucial for hydrological prediction under change.

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Princetonlaan 8a
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The Netherlands


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