Bart van den Hurk
expert on weather and climate characteristics
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Prof Bart van den Hurk is an expert in the field of weather and climate information. Prior to his affiliation to Deltares he spent ~23 years at the Dutch Meteorological Institute, working on climate change scenarios, land-atmosphere interaction, and leading a research team on weather and climate modelling. He has been engaged in many activities in which complex climate information was aggregated and tailored to societal sectors and problems yet remaining engaged in the physical modelling of weather and climate phenomena in complex numerical models.
He is Professor in the field of Interaction between Climate and the Socio-ecological system at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and Lead Author of the 6th Assessment report of IPCC. He coordinated European research projects on soil moisture data assimilation, climate services for the water sector, and effects of global climate features on European socio-economical impacts. He joined international expert teams on land-atmosphere interaction, on the development of storylines to communicate climate change information, the analysis of compound events, and the application of forecast based financing of preventive disaster relief measures in developing countries. He has a large national and international scientific and public network and has had frequent media performances on climate and extreme weather topics.
|2019 - present||Deltares||Strategic Research Advisor on weather and climate information|
|2014 - 2019||KNMI||Manager of R&D cluster on weather and climate modelling|
|1995 - 2014||KNMI||Senior scientist on land-atmosphere interaction, regional climate modelling and climate change scenario construction|
Subsidence analyses of the New Orleans urban area
New Orleans, 2012-present
Positions held: subsidence researcher
Main project features: Analyses of subsidence components in the city of New Orleans
Activities performed: field data collecting, identifying components in total subsidence signal, calculating future subsidence rates, co-organising a workshop for the local government.
The match between Climate Services demands and Earth System Models supplies; Climate Services
Van den Hurk, BJJM, Chris Hewitt, Daniela Jacob, Francisco Doblas-Reyes, Ralf Döscher and Janette Bessembinder (2018): The match between Climate Services demands and Earth System Models supplies; Climate Services 12, 59-63
Future climate risk from compound events; Nature Climate Change 8
Jakob Zscheischler, S. Westra, B. van den Hurk, P. Ward, A. Pitman, A. AghaKouchak, D.N. Bresch, M. Leonard, T. Wahl, X. Zhang, S.I. Seneviratne (2018): Future climate risk from compound events; Nature Climate Change 8, 469–477 (2018)
Storylines: An alternative approach to representing uncertainty in climate change.
Shepherd, T. G., E. Boyd, R. A. Calel, S. C. Chapman, S. Dessai, I. M. Dima-West, H. J. Fowler, R. James, D. Maraun, O. Martius, C. A. Senior, A. H. Sobel, D. A. Stainforth, S. F. B. Tett, K. E. Trenberth, B. J. J. M. van den Hurk, N. W. Watkins, R. L. Wilby, D. Zenghelis, 2018: Storylines: An alternative approach to representing uncertainty in climate change. Climate Change 151, 555-571,
Snow and Soil moisture Model Intercomparison Project – aims, setup and expected outcome, Geosci. Model Dev
van den Hurk, B., Kim, H., Krinner, G., Seneviratne, S. I., Derksen, C., Oki, T., Douville, H., Colin, J., Ducharne, A., Cheruy, F., Viovy, N., Puma, M. J., Wada, Y., Li, W., Jia, B., Alessandri, A., Lawrence, D.M., Weedon, G. P., Ellis, R., Hagemann, S., Mao, J., Flanner, M. G., Zampieri, M., Materia, S., Law, R.M., and Sheffield, J.: LS3MIP (v1.0) contribution to CMIP6: the Land Surface, Snow and Soil moisture Model Intercomparison Project – aims, setup and expected outcome, Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 2809-2832
Improving predictions and management of hydrological extremes through climate services
van den Hurk, BJJM, LM Bouwer, C Buontempo, R Döscher, E Ercin, C Hananel, J Hunink, E Kjellström, B Klein, M Manez, F Pappenberger, L Pouget, M-H Ramos, PJ Ward, A Weerts and J Wijngaard, 2016: Improving predictions and management of hydrological extremes through climate
services: www.imprex.eu. Climate Services, 1, 6–11
Drivers of mean climate change around the Netherlands derived from CMIP5;
Van den Hurk, B., Geert Jan van Oldenborgh, Geert Lenderink, Wilco Hazeleger, Rein Haarsma and Hylke de Vries (2014): Drivers of mean climate change around the Netherlands derived from CMIP5; Climate Dynamics 42, 1683-1697
Framing climate uncertainty: using socio-economic and climate scenarios in assessing climate vulnerability and adaptation
Berkhout, F., B. van den Hurk, J. Bessembinder, J. de Boer, B. Bregman and M. van Drunen (2014): Framing climate uncertainty: using socio-economic and climate scenarios in assessing climate vulnerability and adaptation; Regional and Environmental Change 14 (3), 879-893
|2019 - present||Professor Climate-Socio-ecological interactions at VU University Amsterdam||Dedicated to optimizing climate change information for societal needs. Supervising PhD-students, some teaching|
|2018 - present||Lead Author IPCC 6th Assessment Report (Chapter Atlas)||Leading the assessment of climate change in Europe, and communication of climate change information.|
|2019 - present||Project Coordinator EU Research Project RECEIPT||Leading a 18 member consortium analyzing impacts of climate extremes outside Europe on the European socio-economy using a storylines approach|
|2015 - 2019||Project Coordinator EU Research Project IMPREX||Leading a 24 member consortium developing climate services for the European water sector and further developing forecasting/scenario tools with sectoral applications|
|2010 - 2014||Science coordinator KNMI’14 Climate Change scenarios||Overseeing and documenting the scientific background of the scenario product|