Jan Lenaerts
Assistant Professor
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

From Aug. 2017:

SEEC/MacAllister Bldg. (E. Campus) N257
311 UCB  |  4001 Discovery Dr.
Boulder, CO 80309-0311

Biography

PhD Polar Meteorology, Utrecht University (2013, cum laude)
Master of Science Meteorology & Air Quality, Wageningen University (2008)
Bachelor of Science Soil, Water and Atmosphere, Wageningen University (2006)

Jan is principal investigator and leader of the Ice Sheets and Climate lab, and starts as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences in August 2017. He is an ice sheet and climate scientist with a specific interest in polar climate, snow-atmosphere and ice-ocean interactions on meso- to global scale. Jan's main tools are climate models, evaluated with remote sensing and in-situ climate observations. He received his PhD cum laude in Polar Meteorology at Utrecht University, The Netherlands in 2013. His PhD work focused on blowing snow processes on Greenland and Antarctica in a regional climate model. Since then, Jan has steered his research focus to improving snow and ice sheet processes in a global climate model (CESM). He is co-chair of the Land Ice Working Group of CESM.

In his free time, Jan loves road and mountain bike riding, running, hiking, camping and snowboarding.

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Publications

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