Prestigious Balzan Prize for Hans Oerlemans, check out the CloudRoots campaign in Brazil, a remarkable citation for IMAU's Leo Maas, and more. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ 
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Prestigious Balzan Prize for Hans Oerlemans
New high-end estimate of sea-level rise projections for 2100 and 2300

An international group of 28 sea-level scientists and practitioners of the World Climate Research Programme’s Grand Challenge on Regional Sea Level Change and Coastal Impacts has released a new estimate for high-end sea-level rise. High-end sea-level rise projections represent what might happen rather than representing the most likely outcome.
Check out the CloudRoots campaign in Brazil this summer

As part of the CloudRoots project, Dutch research groups carried out a large scientific campaign in Brazil in July-August 2022. They went to the Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO), a scientific research station with as central structure a 320 high tower for atmospheric observations. IMAU technician David Bonell Fontas joined the expedition and produced a movie about the exciting research that was carried out there.
The 5th ICOS Science Conference: "Tracking progress to carbon neutrality”
EMS Outreach and Communication Award 2022 for the podcast De Weerman

The award is presented to projects that explore new ways to communicate the science of meteorology, climatology and related fields and its consequences to the general public. In the podcast, weatherman and polar researcher Peter Kuipers Munneke talks, together with presenter Fleur Wallenburg, about everything that has to do with weather and climate.
A remarkable citation for IMAU's Leo Maas

A few weeks ago, a remarkable paper was published in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics. What made this paper remarkable? First, it is written by Carl Wunsch and Jared Wunsch, where the first author belongs to the absolute top of physical oceanographers world-wide, and Jared is his son. Second, the title explicitly contains the name of a colleague researcher, something that is rather unconventional.
Tons of nanoplastic are floating in the Wadden Sea
About 20 tons of polystyrene and another 5 tons of PET is floating in the Wadden Sea, in the form of invisible nano and micro particles. That's the figure IMAU and NIOZ researchers calculated in the journal Science of the Total Environment.
Can the Miocene climate inform the future?
In the scientific journal Science, IMAU researcher Anna von der Heydt reflects on a new publication in the same journal. The new study provides a consistent explanation for the long-term evolution of global temperature and ice sheets on Earth, giving a glimpse into the future of Earth’s climate.
Nanoplastic omnipresent in rural and remote surface waters
Tiny pieces of plastic have found their way via air to remote places on Earth in recent decades. This is the conclusion of researchers from Utrecht University and others in a publication in the scientific journal Environmental Research Letters.
Climate Physics student excursion 2022
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