Ward van Pelt


Pictures of our annual field campaigns to Svalbard can be found here.

Upcoming meetings

  • Snow4all workshop [Kiruna, Sweden; 14-16 Jan.]

  • IASC Network on Arctic Glaciology annual meeting [Obergurgl, Austria; 28-30 Jan.; link]


An electronic copy of my PhD-thesis, defended in 2014, can be found here!


   Welcome to my website!
I currently work as a researcher in glaciology at Uppsala University in Sweden. My research focuses on assessing the impact of changing climate conditions in the Arctic on glaciers and seasonal snow packs.


6-8/11/2019 - Svalbard Science Conference
At the Svalbard Science Conference - glaciology flagship meeting in Oslo, Norway, I gave a talk about Future mass balance, snow conditions and runoff in Svalbard.

22-25/10/2019 - Svalbard Snow Network meeting
At the Svalbard Snow Network meeting in Warszawa, Poland, I gave a talk about Snow modelling in Svalbard.

03/09/2019 - Publication in The Cryosphere
"A long-term dataset of climatic mass balance, snow conditions, and runoff in Svalbard (1957–2018)." by Van Pelt et al. is now published in The Cryosphere. Read more about this work under Research or access the article directly here.

30/08/2019 - Publication in Polar Research
"Comparison of snow accumulation events on two High-Arctic glaciers to model-derived and observed precipitation." by Pramanik et al. is now published in Polar Research. Link

09/07/2019 - Publication in The Cryosphere
"Thermal conductivity of firn at Lomonosovfonna, Svalbard, derived from subsurface temperature measurements." by Marchenko et al. is now published in The Cryosphere. Link

07/05/2019 - Publication in Annals of Glaciology
"Characterization of seasonal glacial seismicity from a single-station on-ice record at Holtedahlfonna, Svalbard." by Köhler et al. is now published in Annals of Glaciology. Link

15/04/2019 - Fieldwork in Svalbard
We just finished another successful field campaign to Lomonosovfonna, Svalbard. Some photos of the fieldwork can be found here!

24/01/2019 - Publication in Journal of Glaciology
"Closing the mass budget of a tidewater glacier: the example of Kronebreen, Svalbard." by Deschamps-Berger et al. is now published in Journal of Glaciology. Link

21-23/01/2019 - IASC-NAG workshop
At the IASC-NAG meeting in Geilo, Norway, I presented a poster on A dataset of mass balance, snow conditions and runoff in Svalbard.