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!

Welcome

   Welcome to my website!
I currently work as a researcher in glaciology at the University of Uppsala in Sweden. You can read more about my research topics here!








News

15/10/2017 - Publication in The Cryosphere
"Rapidly-changing subglacial hydrology pathways at a tidewater glacier revealed through simultaneous observations of water pressure, supraglacial lakes, meltwater plumes and surface velocities." by How et al. is now accepted for publication in The Cryosphere.

03/10/2017 - Publication in Journal of Glaciology
"Dynamics of a fast-flowing tidewater glacier: complex spatio-temporal response to basal water input" by Vallot et al. is now accepted for publication in Journal of Glaciology.

24/04/2017 - Fieldwork in Svalbard
We are back from our recent field campaign (April 19-28) to Nordenskiöldbreen, Svalbard. Helped by excellent weather conditions, we managed to succesfully complete all our field activities. For some first impressions of the fieldwork, please have a look here!

18/04/2017 - Publication in The Cryosphere
"How accurate are estimates of glacier ice thickness? Results from ITMIX, the Ice Thickness Models Intercomparison eXperiment" by Farinotti et al. is now published in The Cryosphere. Link

09/03/2017 - Publication in Frontiers in Earth Science
"Parameterizing deep water percolation improves subsurface temperature simulations by a multilayer firn model" by Marchenko et al. is now published in Frontiers in Earth Science: Cryospheric Sciences. Link

25/11/2016 - Publication in Frontiers in Earth Science
"The Changing Impact of Snow Conditions and Refreezing on the Mass Balance of an Idealized Svalbard Glacier" by Van Pelt et al. is now published in Frontiers in Earth Science: Cryospheric Sciences. Link

10/11/2016 - Publication in JGR Earth Surface
"Multidecadal climate and seasonal snow conditions in Svalbard" by Van Pelt et al. is now published in Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface. Link

Upcoming meetings

IGS Nordic Branch meeting [website]
25-27 October 2017

Svalbard Science Conference: Liestøl Symposium
8-9 November 2017