Ward van Pelt
Glaciologist

Fieldwork 2017

Pictures of the 2017 field campaign to Nordenskiöldbreen, Svalbard, are now online!

Thesis

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

Curriculum Vitae

Personalia
Name: Ward van Pelt
Email: ward.van.pelt @ geo.uu.se
Date of Birth: March 10, 1985
Place of Birth: Vlissingen, The Netherlands
Nationality: Dutch
Affiliations
Since 2017 Researcher at the University of Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden
2015-2016 Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden
2014 Research fellow at the Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI), Tromsø, Norway
2009-2014 Ph.D. candidate at the Institute for Marine and Atmospheric research Utrecht (IMAU), University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
Thesis: Modelling the dynamics and boundary processes of Svalbard glaciers
Education
2009 Summer school Ice Sheets and Glaciers in the Climate System in Karthaus, Italy
2008 Exchange student at the School of Meteorology, Oklahoma University, United States of America
2006-2009 M.Sc. (cum laude) in Meteorology, Physical Oceanography and Climate at the University of Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Thesis: Modeling the mass balance of the Morteratsch glacier, Switzerland acrobat logo
2003-2006 B.Sc. in Physics and Astronomy at the University of Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
1997-2003 Pre-university education at SSG Scheldemond, Vlissingen, The Netherlands
Field work
2011-2017 Annual field campaigns to Nordenskiöldbreen, Svalbard (Spring 2011-2017). Field activities include servicing an AWS, installing GPSs, stake measurements, snow profiling and radar measurements.
2014 Field work around Kongsfjorden, Svalbard (Spring 2014). Field activities: stake readings, AWS maintenance, snow pits, radar measurements, installing GPSs and snow depth probing
Teaching
2017 Co-teacher Bachelor course Landscape Development at Uppsala University
2016-2017 Co-teacher Master course Glaciology and Landscape Processes at Uppsala University
2014 Lecturer at Ice and Climate summer school (Karthaus, Italy)
2010-2013 Assistent teacher Master course Ice & Climate at Utrecht University
2010 Organized 8-day student excursion to Switzerland