Prof. Dr.

Philippe HUYBRECHTS

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Department of Geography
Room 4F114a
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussels | Belgium

Mobile: +32-474-993395

Phone: 
+32-2-6293593

Our activities concentrate on the numerical modeling of ice and climate interactions. We are mainly working on 3-D thermomechanical models, which are used to simulate the ice sheets of Antarctica, Greenland, and those that covered the northern hemisphere continents during the ice ages, on time scales ranging from Tertiary ice-sheet inception to glacial-interglacial cycles and future anthropogenic warming. Other models are applied to Alpine glaciers and Arctic ice caps.

Of specific interest is a better understanding of the role and dynamics of land ice in the climate system and its consequences for global sea level. Read a feature article on my work here.

Since 2001 we also run a field programme on the Morteratsch and Pers glaciers (Engadine, Switzerland).  This project entails an annual field campaign at the end of the ablation season (usually beginning of October) to perform measurements of mass balance, flow velocity, and ice thickness. These data feed into detailed models to better understand the past, current, and future evolution of such a mountain glacier.

Pers Glacier, Engadin (2012)

2017

  • Zekollari, H., P. Huybrechts, B. Noël, W.J. van de Berg, and M. van den Broeke (2017): Sensitivity, stability and future evolution of the world’s northernmost ice cap, Hans Tausen Iskappe (Greenland), The Cryosphere, 11, 805-825, doi:10.5194/tc-11-805-2017. www.the-cryosphere.net/11/805/2017/
  • Wilton, D.J., A. Jowett, E. Hanna, G.R. Bigg, M.R. van den Broeke, X. Fettweis, and P. Huybrechts (2017): High resolution (1 km) positive degree-day modelling of Greenland Ice sheet Surface Mass Balance, 1870-2012 using reanalysis data, Journal of Glaciology, 63(237), 176-193, doi:10.1017/jog.2016.133. https://doi.org/10.1017/jog.2016.133

2016

  • Goelzer, H., P. Huybrechts, M.-F. Loutre, and T. Fichefet (2016): Last Interglacial climate and sea-level evolution from a coupled ice sheet-climate model, Climate of the Past, 12, 2195–2213, doi:10.5194/cp-12-2195-2016. www.clim-past.net/12/2195/2016/cp-12-2195-2016.html
  • Goelzer, H., P. Huybrechts, M.-F. Loutre, and T. Fichefet (2016): Impact of ice sheet meltwater fluxes on the climate evolution at the onset of the Last Interglacial, Climate of the Past, 12, 1721–1737, doi:10.5194/cp-12-1721-2016. www.clim-past.net/12/1721/2016/cp-12-1721-2016.html
  • Jordan, T.M., J. L. Bamber, C. N. Williams, J. D. Paden, M.J. Siegert, P. Huybrechts, O. Gagliardini, and F. Gillet-Chaulet (2016): An ice-sheet-wide framework for englacial attenuation from ice-penetrating radar data. The Cryosphere, 10, 1547–1570, doi:10.5194/tc-10-1547-2016. www.the-cryosphere.net/10/1547/2016/tc-10-1547-2016.html

2015

  • De Boer, B., A.M. Dolan, J. Bernales, E. Gasson, H. Goelzer, N.R. Golledge, J. Sutter, P. Huybrechts, G. Lohmann, I. Rogozhina, A. Abe-Ouchi, F. Saito, and R.S.W. Van de Wal (2015): Simulating the Antarctic ice sheet in the Late-Pliocene warm period: PLISMIP-ANT, an ice-sheet model intercomparison project, The Cryosphere, 9, 881-903, doi: 10.5194/tc-9-881-2015. www.the-cryosphere.net/9/881/2015/tc-9-881-2015.html
  • Larsen, N.K., K.H. Kjaer, B. Lecavalier, A.A. Bjork , S. Colding, P. Huybrechts, K.E. Jakobsen, K.K. Kjeldsen , K.-L. Knudsen, B.V. Odgaard, and J. Olsen (2015): The response of the southern Greenland ice sheet to the Holocene thermal maximum, Geology, 43(4), 291-294, doi:10.1130/G36476.1. http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~phuybrec/pdf/Larsen_Geology_2015.pdf
  • Zekollari, H. and P. Huybrechts (2015): On the climate-geometry imbalance, response time and volume-area scaling of a medium-sized alpine glacier: insights from a 3-D flow model applied to Vadret da Morteratsch, Annals of Glaciology, 56(70), 51-62, doi: 10.3189/2015AoG70A921. http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~phuybrec/pdf/Zekollari_AnnGlac70_2015.pdf
  • Fürst, J.J, H. Goelzer, and P. Huybrechts (2015): Ice-dynamic projections of the Greenland ice sheet in response to atmospheric and oceanic warming, The Cryosphere, 9, 1039-1062, doi: 10.5194/tc-9-1039-2015. www.the-cryosphere.net/9/1039/2015/tc-9-1039-2015.html

2014

  • Zekollari, H., J.J. Fürst, and P. Huybrechts (2014): Modelling the evolution of Vadret da Morteratsch (Switzerland) since the Little Ice Age and into the future, Journal of Glaciology, 60(224), 1155-1168, doi: 10.3189/2014JoG14J053. http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~phuybrec/pdf/Zekollari_JGlac_2014.pdf
  • Lecavalier, B.S., G.A. Milne, M.J.R. Simpson, L. Wake, P. Huybrechts, L. Tarasov, K.K. Kjeldsen, S. Funder, A.J. Long, S. Woodroffe, A.S. Dyke, and N.K. Larsen (2014): A model of Greenland ice sheet deglaciation constrained by observations of relative sea level and ice extent, Quaternary Science Reviews, 102, 54-84, doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2014.07.018. http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~phuybrec/pdf/Lecavalier_QSR_2014.pdf
  • Loutre, M.F., T. Fichefet, H. Goosse, P. Huybrechts, H. Goelzer, and E. Capron (2014): Factors controlling the last interglacial climate as simulated by LOVECLIM1.3, Climate of the Past, 10, 1541-1565, doi:10.5194/cp-10-1541-2014. www.clim-past.net/10/1541/2014/cp-10-1541-2014.html
  • Rybak, O., and P. Huybrechts (2012): The Greenland Ice Sheet at the peak of warming during the previous Interglacial (in Russian), Liod y Sneg (Ice and Snow), 54(2), 91-101, doi: 10.15356/2076-6734-2014-2-91-101. http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~phuybrec/pdf/Rybak_Ice&Snow_2014.pdf
  • Edwards, T. L., X., Fettweis, O. Gagliardini, F. Gillet-Chaulet, H. Goelzer, J. M. Gregory, M. Hoffman, P. Huybrechts, A.J. Payne, M. Perego, S. Price, A. Quiquet, and C. Ritz (2014): Probabilistic parameterisation of the surface mass-balance feedback in regional climate model simulations of the Greenland ice sheet, The Cryosphere, 8(1), 181-194, doi:10.5194/tc-8-181-2014. www.the-cryosphere.net/8/181/2014/tc-8-181-2014.html
  • Edwards, T. L., X., Fettweis, O. Gagliardini, F. Gillet-Chaulet, H. Goelzer, J. M. Gregory, M. Hoffman, P. Huybrechts, A.J. Payne, M. Perego, S. Price, A. Quiquet, and C. Ritz (2014): Effect of uncertainty in surface mass balance-elevation feedback on projections of the future sea level contribution of the Greenland ice sheet, The Cryosphere, 8(1), 195-208, doi:10.5194/tc-8-195-2014. www.the-cryosphere.net/8/195/2014/tc-8-195-2014.html

2013

  • Vaughan, D.G., J.C. Comiso, I. Allison, J. Carrasco, G. Kaser, R. Kwok, P. Mote, T. Murray, F. Paul, J. Ren, E. Rignot, O. Solomina, K. Steffen, T. Zhang, Review Editors including P. Huybrechts (2013): Observations: Cryosphere. In: Stocker, T.F., D. Qin, G.-K. Plattner, M. Tignor, S.K. Allen, J. Boschung, A. Nauels, Y. Xia, V. Bex and P.M. Midgley (eds.): Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis. Contribution of Working Group I to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Cambridge University Press (Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA), 317-382. www.climatechange2013.org/images/report/WG1AR5_Chapter04_FINAL.pdf
  • Collins, M., R. Knutti, J. Arblaster, J.-L. Dufresne, T. Fichefet, P. Friedlingstein, X. Gao, W.J. Gutowski, T. Johns, G. Krinner, M. Shongwe, C. Tebaldi, A.J. Weaver, M. Wehner, Contributing Authors including P. Huybrechts (2013): Long-term Climate Change: Projections, Commitments and Irreversibility. In: Stocker, T.F., D. Qin, G.-K. Plattner, M. Tignor, S.K. Allen, J. Boschung, A. Nauels, Y. Xia, V. Bex and P.M. Midgley (eds.): Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis. Contribution of Working Group I to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Cambridge University Press (Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA), 1029-1136. www.climatechange2013.org/images/report/WG1AR5_Chapter12_FINAL.pdf
  • Church, J.A., P.U. Clark, A. Cazenave, J.M. Gregory, S. Jevrejeva, A. Levermann, M.A. Merrifield, G.A. Milne, R.S. Nerem, P.D. Nunn, A.J. Payne, W.T. Pfeffer, D. Stammer, A.S. Unnikrishnan, Contributing Authors including P. Huybrechts (2013): Sea Level Change. In: Stocker, T.F., D. Qin, G.-K. Plattner, M. Tignor, S.K. Allen, J. Boschung, A. Nauels, Y. Xia, V. Bex and P.M. Midgley (eds.): Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis. Contribution of Working Group I to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Cambridge University Press (Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA), 1137-1216. www.climatechange2013.org/images/report/WG1AR5_Chapter13_FINAL.pdf
  • Shannon, S.R., A.J. Payne, I.D. Bartholomew, M.R. Van den Broeke, T.L. Edwards, X. Fettweis, O. Gagliardini, F. Gillet-Chaulet, H. Goelzer, M.J. Hoffman, P. Huybrechts, D. Mair, P. Nienow, M. Perego, S.F. Price, C.J.P.P Smeets, A.J. Sole, R.S.W. Van de Wal and T. Zwinger (2013): Enhanced basal lubrication and the contribution of the Greenland ice sheet to future sea level rise, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110 (35), 14156-14161, doi:10.1073/pnas.1212647110. www.pnas.org/content/110/35/14156
  • Zekollari, H., P. Huybrechts, J.J. Fürst, O. Rybak and O. Eisen (2013): Calibration of a higher-order 3-D ice flow model of the Morteratsch glacier complex, Engadin, Switzerland, Annals of Glaciology, 54 (63), 343-351, doi: 10.3189/2013AoG63A434. http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~phuybrec/pdf/Zekollari_AnnGlac63_2013.pdf
  • Goelzer, H., P. Huybrechts, J.J. Fürst, F.M. Nick, M.L. Andersen, T.L. Edwards, X. Fettweis, A.J. Payne, and S. Shannon (2013): Sensitivity of Greenland ice sheet projections to model formulations, Journal of Glaciology, 59(216), 733-749, doi:10.3189/2013JoG12J182. http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~phuybrec/pdf/Goelzer_JGlac_2013.pdf
  • Vernon, C.L.,  J. L. Bamber, J. E. Box, M. R. Van den Broeke, X. Fettweis, E. Hanna, and P. Huybrechts (2013): Surface Mass Balance Model Intercomparison for the Greenland Ice Sheet, The Cryosphere, 7, 599-614, doi:10.5194/tc-7-599-2013. www.the-cryosphere.net/7/599/2013/tc-7-599-2013.html
  • Rybak, O., J.J. Fürst, and P. Huybrechts (2013): Matematicheskoje modelirovanije techenija l'da v severo-zapadnoj chasti Grenlandii i interpretatsia dannykh glubokogo burehija na stantsii NEEM (in Russian: Mathematical modeling of ice in the north-western Greenland and interpretation of deep drilling data at the NEEM camp), Liod y Sneg (Ice and Snow), 53(1), 16-25, doi:10.15356/2076-6734-2013-1-16-25. http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~phuybrec/pdf/Rybak_Ice&Snow_2013.pdf
  • Pattyn, F., L. Perichon, G. Durand, L. Favier, O. Gagliardini, R.C.A. Hindmarsh, T. Zwinger, T. Albrecht, S. Cornford, D. Docquier, J. Fürst, D. Goldberg, G.H. Gudmundsson, A. Humbert, M. Hütten, P. Huybrechts, G. Jouvet, T. Kleiner, E. Larour, D. Martin, M. Morlighem, A. J. Payne, D. Pollard, M. Rückamp, O. Rybak, H. Seroussi, M. Thoma, and N. Wilkens (2013): Grounding-line migration in plan-view marine ice-sheet models: results of the ice2sea MISMIP3d intercomparison, Journal of Glaciology, 59(215), 410-422, doi:10.3189/2013JoG12J129. http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~phuybrec/pdf/Pattyn_JGlac_2013.pdf
  • Gregory, J.M.,  N.J. White, J.A. Church, M.F.P. Bierkens, J.E. Box, M.R. Van den Broeke, J.G. Cogley, X. Fettweis, E. Hanna, P. Huybrechts, L.F. Konikow, P.W. Leclercq, B. Marzeion, J. Oerlemans, M. E. Tamisiea, Y. Wada, L.M. Wake, R.S.W. Van de Wal (2013): Twentieth-century global-mean sea-level rise: is the whole greater than the sum of the parts? Journal of Climate, 26(13), 4476-4499, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00319.1. http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00319.1
  • Hanna, E., J.M. Jones, J. Cappelen, S.H. Mernild, L. Wood, K. Steffen, and P. Huybrechts (2013): The influence of North Atlantic atmospheric and oceanic forcing effects on 1900-2010 Greenland summer climate and ice melt/ runoff, International Journal of Climatology, 33, 862-880, doi:10.1002/joc.3475. http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~phuybrec/pdf/Hanna_IJC_2013.pdf
  • Fürst, J.J., H. Goelzer, and P. Huybrechts (2013): Effect of higher-order stress gradients on the centennial mass evolution of the Greenland ice sheet, The Cryosphere, 7, 183-199, doi:10.5194/tc-7-183-2013. www.the-cryosphere.net/7/183/2013/tc-7-183-2013.html
  • NEEM community members including P. Huybrechts, O. Rybak (2013): Eemian interglacial reconstructed from a Greenland folded ice core, Nature, 493, 489-494, doi:10.1038/nature11789. http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~phuybrec/pdf/NEEM_Nature_2013.pdf

2012

  • Rybak, O., and P. Huybrechts (2012): Matematicheskoje modelirovanije techenija l'da na Zemle Korolevy Mod v Antrarktide v ramkakh programmy EPICA i ego prilozhenije v paleorekonstruktsijakh posdnechetvertichnogoo klimata (in Russian), Mathematical modeling of ice flow in Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica, and its application to the Late Quaternary climatic paleoreconstruction), Liod y Sneg (Ice and Snow), 52(3), 5-16, doi:10.15356/2076-6734-2012-4-5-16. http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~phuybrec/pdf/Rybak_Ice&Snow_2012.pdf
  • Goelzer, H., P. Huybrechts, S.C.B. Raper, M.-F. Loutre, H. Goosse, and T. Fichefet (2012): Millennial total sea level commitments projected with the Earth system model of intermediate complexity LOVECLIM. Environmental Research Letters, 7(045401), doi: 10.1088/1748 9326/7/4/045401. http://iopscience.iop.org/1748-9326/7/4/045401/
  • Cook, J.M., A,J. Hodson, A.M. Anesio, E. Hanna, M. Yallop, M. Stibal, J. Telling, and P. Huybrechts (2012): An improved estimate of microbially mediated carbon fluxes from the Greenland Ice Sheet, Journal of Glaciology, 58(212), 1098-1108, doi: 10.3189/2012JoG12J001. http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~phuybrec/pdf/Cook_JGlac_2012.pdf
  • Bevan, S.L., T. Murray, A.J. Luckman, E. Hanna, and P. Huybrechts (2012): Stable dynamics in a Greenland tidewater glacier over 26 years despite reported thinning, Annals of Glaciology, 53 (60), 241-248, doi:10.3189/2102AoG60A076. http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~phuybrec/pdf/Bevan_AnnGlac60_2012.pdf
  • Fichefet, T., M.F. Loutre, H. Goosse, P. Huybrechts, H. Goelzer, A. Mouchet (2012): Assessment of modeling uncertainties in long-term climate and sea level change projections "ASTER" (SD/CS/01A). Brussels : Belgian Science Policy, 139 p. (Research Programme Science for a Sustainable Development : Final Report). http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~phuybrec/pdf/Fichefet_ASTER_finalreport_2012...
  • Pattyn, F., C. Schoof, L. Perichon,  R.C.A. Hindmarsh, E. Bueler, B. de Fleurian, G. Durand, O. Gagliardini, R. Gladstone, D. Goldberg, G.H. Gudmundsson, P. Huybrechts, V. Lee, F.M. Nick, A.J. Payne, D. Pollard, O. Rybak, F. Saito, and A. Vieli (2012): Results of the Marine Ice Sheet Model Intercomparison Project, MISMIP, The Cryosphere, 6, 573-588, doi:10.5194/tc-6-573-2012. www.the-cryosphere.net/6/573/2012/tc-6-573-2012.html
  • Goelzer, H., I. Janssens, J, Nemec, and P. Huybrechts (2012): A dynamic continental runoff routing model applied to the last Northern Hemisphere deglaciation, Geoscientific Model Development, 5, 599-609, doi:10.5194/gmd-5-599-2012. www.geosci-model-dev.net/5/599/2012/gmd-5-599-2012.html
  • Bengtsson, L., S. Koumoutsaris, R.-M. Bonnet, E.-A. Herland, P. Huybrechts, O.M. Johannessen, G. Milne, J. Oerlemans, A. Ohmura, G. Ramstein, P. Woodworth (eds.) (2012): The Earth's Cryosphere and Sea Level Change, Space Science Series of ISSI, Springer (Dordrecht), 343 p., Reprinted from Surveys in Geophysics 32:4-5 (2011). www.springer.com/environment/global+change+-+climate+change/book/978-94-...
  • Wake, L.M., G.A. Milne, A.J. Long, S.A. Woodroffe, M.J.R. Simpson, P. Huybrechts (2012): Century-scale relative sea-level changes in West Greenland - A plausibility study to assess contributions from the cryosphere and the ocean. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 315-316, 86-93, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2011.09.029. http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~phuybrec/pdf/Wake_EPSL_2012.pdf

2011

  • Fürst, J.J., O. Rybak, H. Goelzer, B. De Smedt, P. De Groen, and P. Huybrechts (2011): Improved convergence and stability properties in a three-dimensional higher-order ice-sheet model, Geoscientific Model Development, 4, 1133-1149, doi:10.5194/gmd-4-1133-2011. www.geosci-model-dev.net/4/1133/2011/gmd-4-1133-2011.html
  • Hanna, E., P. Huybrechts, J. Cappelen, K. Steffen, R. C. Bales, E. Burgess, J. McConnell, J. P. Steffensen, M. van den Broeke, L. Wake, G. Bigg, M. Griffiths, D. Savas (2011): Greenland Ice Sheet surface mass balance 1870 to 2010 based on Twentieth Century Reanalysis, and links with global climate forcing, Journal of Geophysical Research, 116, D24121, doi: 10.1029/2011JD016387. http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~phuybrec/pdf/Hanna_JGRD_2011.pdf
  • Huybrechts, P., P.T. Jones (2011): De klimaatcrisis, Luster uitgeverij (Antwerpen), 32 p. Bijlage bij De Morgen 28 november 2011. http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~phuybrec/pdf/Huybrechts_Klimaatcrisis_2011.pdf
  • Goelzer, H., P. Huybrechts, M.-F. Loutre, H. Goosse, T. Fichefet, and A. Mouchet (2011): Impact of Greenland and Antarctic ice sheet interactions on climate sensitivity, Climate Dynamics, 37, 1005-1018, doi: 10.1007/s00382-010-0885-0. http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~phuybrec/pdf/Goelzer_ClimDyn_2011.pdf.
  • Adhikari, S., S.J. Marshall, and P. Huybrechts (2011): On Characteristic Time Scales of Glacier AX010 in the Nepalese Himalaya, Bulletin of Glaciological Research, 29, 19-29. http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~phuybrec/pdf/Adhikari_BGR_2011.pdf
  • Huybrechts, P., H. Goelzer, I. Janssens, E. Driesschaert, T. Fichefet,  H. Goosse, and M.-F. Loutre (2011): Response of the Greenland and Antarctic Ice Sheets to Multi-Millennial Greenhouse Warming in the Earth System Model of Intermediate Complexity LOVECLIM, Surveys in Geophysics, 32(4), 397-416, doi: 10.1007/s10712-011-9131-5. http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~phuybrec/pdf/Huybrechts_SG_2011.pdf
  • Loutre, M.-F., A. Mouchet,  T. Fichefet,  H. Goosse,  H. Goelzer,  and P. Huybrechts (2011): Evaluating climate model performance with various parameter sets using observations over the last centuries, Climate of the Past, 7, 511-526, doi:10.5194/cp-7-511-2011. www.clim-past.net/7/511/2011/cp-7-511-2011.html
  • Simpson, M.J.R, L. Wake, G.A. Milne, and P. Huybrechts (2011): The influence of decadal to millennial-scale ice mass changes on present-day vertical land motion in Greenland: Implications for the interpretation of GPS observations, Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth, 116, B02406, doi:10.1029/2010JB007776. http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~phuybrec/pdf/Simpson_JGRB_2011.pdf
  • Sundal, A., A. Shepherd, P. Nienow, E. Hanna, S. Palmer, P. Huybrechts (2011): Melt-induced speed-up of Greenland ice sheet offset by efficient subglacial drainage, Nature, 469, 521-524, doi:10.1038/nature09740. http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~phuybrec/pdf/Sundal_Nature_2011.pdf

2010

  • Hodson, A., C. Bøggild, E. Hanna, P. Huybrechts, H. Langford, K. Cameron, and A. Houldsworth (2010): The cryoconite ecosystem on the Greenland ice sheet, Annals of Glaciology, 51 (56), 123-129. http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~phuybrec/pdf/Hodson_AnnGlac56_2010.pdf
  • De la Peña, S., P. Nienow, A. Shepherd, V. Helm, D. Mair, E. Hanna, P. Huybrechts, Q. Guo, R. Cullen, and D. Wingham (2010): Spatially extensive estimates of annual accumulation in the dry zone of the Greenland Ice Sheet determined from radar altimetry, The Cryosphere, 4, 467-474, doi:10.5194/tc-4-467-2010. www.the-cryosphere.net/4/467/2010/tc-4-467-2010.html
  • Goosse, H., V. Brovkin, T. Fichefet, R. Haarsma, P. Huybrechts, J. Jongma, A. Mouchet, F. Selten, P.-Y. Barriat, J.-M. Campin, E. Deleersnijder, E. Driesschaert, H. Goelzer, I. Janssens, M.-F. Loutre, M. A. Morales Maqueda, T. Opsteegh, P.-P. Mathieu, G. Munhoven, E. J. Pettersson, H. Renssen, D. Roche, M. Schaeffer, B. Tartinville, A. Timmermann, and S.L. Weber (2010): Description of the Earth system model of intermediate complexity LOVECLIM version 1.2, Geoscientific Model Development, 3, 603-633, doi:10.5194/gmd-3-603-2010. www.geosci-model-dev.net/3/603/2010/gmd-3-603-2010.html
  • Ridley, J., J. Gregory, P. Huybrechts, and J. Lowe (2010): Thresholds for irreversible decline of the Greenland ice sheet, Climate Dynamics, 35, 1065-1073, doi: 10.1007/s00382-009-0646-0. http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~phuybrec/pdf/Ridley_ClimDyn_2010.pdf
  • Steffen, K., R. Thomas, E. Rignot, G. Cogley, M. Dyurgerov, S. Raper, P. Huybrechts, and E. Hanna (2010): Cryospheric Contributions to Sea-level Rise and Variability, in: J. Church, P. Woodworth, T. Aarup, and S. Wilson (eds.): Understanding Sea-level Rise and Variability, Wiley-Blackwell, 177-225. http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~phuybrec/pdf/Steffen_Blackwell_2010.pdf
  • Calov, R., R. Greve, A. Abe-Ouchi, E. Bueler, P. Huybrechts, J.V. Johnson, F. Pattyn, D. Pollard, C. Ritz, F. Saito, and L. Tarasov (2010): Results from the ice sheet model intercomparison project - Heinrich event intercomparison (ISMIP HEINO), Journal of Glaciology, 56 (197), 371-383. http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~phuybrec/pdf/Calov_JGlac_2010.pdf
  • Murray, T., K. Scharrer, T.D. James, S.R. Dye, E. Hanna, A.D. Booth, N. Selmes,A. Luckman, A.L.C. Hughes, S. Cook, and P. Huybrechts (2010): Ocean regulation hypothesis for glacier dynamics in southeast Greenland and implications for ice sheet mass changes, Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface, 115, F03026, doi: 10.1029/2009FJ001522. http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~phuybrec/pdf/Murray_JGRF_2010.pdf

2009

2008

2007

  • Rybak, O.O., and P. Huybrechts (2007): Lagranzhev metod rascheta vozrasta i izotopnogo sostava lda v trekhmernoy modeli Antarkticheskogo ledovogo shita (in Russian), A Lagrangian method of calculation of age and isotopic composition of ice in a 3-D model of the Antarctic ice sheet. Kryosfera Zemli, 11(4), 70-79. http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~phuybrec/pdf/Rybak_KryZem_2007_lowres.pdf
  • Rybak, O,.O., P. Huybrechts, F. Pattyn, and D. Steinhage (2007): Regionalnaya model' dinamiki l'da. Chast' 2. Post-eksperimentalnaya obrabotka dannykh (in Russian: Regional ice-dynamic model. Part 2. Post-experimental processing of data), Materialy Glatsiologicheskikh issledovanii (Data of glaciological studies), 103, 3-10. http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~phuybrec/pdf/Rybak_DGS_2007a.pdf
  • Hanna, E., J. Box, and P. Huybrechts (2007): Greenland Ice Sheet Mass Balance, Arctic Report Card 2007, NOAA. http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/reportcard/essay_hanna.html
  • Ruth, U., J.-M. Barnola J.-M., J. Beer, M. Bigler, T. Blunier, E. Castellano, H. Fischer, F. Fundel, P. Huybrechts, P. Kaufmann, S. Kipfstuhl, A. Lambrecht, A. Morganti, F. Parrenin, O. Rybak, M. Severi, R. Udisti, F. Wilhelms, and E. Wolff (2007): "EDML1": A chronology for the EDML ice core, Antarctica, over the last 150 000 years. Climate of the Past, 3, 475-48, doi:10.5194/cp-3-475-2007. www.clim-past.net/3/475/2007/cp-3-475-2007.html
  • Huybrechts, P., O. Rybak, F. Pattyn, U. Ruth, and D. Steinhage (2007): Ice thinning, upstream advection, and non-climatic biases for the upper 89% of the EDML ice core from a nested model of the Antarctic ice sheet, Climate of the Past, 3, 577-589, doi:10.5194/cp-3-577-2007. http://www.clim-past.net/3/577/2007/cp-3-577-2007.html
  • Severi, M, S. Becagli, E. Castellano, A. Morganti, R. Traversi, R. Udisti, U. Ruth, H. Fischer, P. Huybrechts, E. Wolff, F. Parrenin, P. Kaufmann, F. Lambert, and J.P. Steffensen (2007): Synchronisation of the EDML and EDC ice cores for the last 52 kyr by volcanic signature matching, Climate of the Past, 3, 367-374, doi:10.5194/cp-3-367-2007. www.clim-past.net/3/367/2007/cp-3-367-2007.html
  • Bassett, S.E., G.A. Milne, M.J. Bentley and P. Huybrechts (2007): Modeling Antarctic Sea-Level Data to Explore the Possibility of a Dominant Antarctic Contribution to Meltwater Pulse IA, Quaternary Science Reviews, 26, 17-18, 2113-2127. http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~phuybrec/pdf/Bassett_QSR_2007.pdf
  • Driesschaert, E., T. Fichefet, H. Goosse, P. Huybrechts, I. Janssens, A. Mouchet, G. Munhoven, V. Brovkin, and S.L. Weber (2007): Modeling the influence of Greenland ice sheet melting on the meridional overturning circulation during the next millennia, Geophysical Research Letters, L10707, doi:10.1029/2007GL029516. http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~phuybrec/pdf/Driesschaert_GRL_2007.pdf
  • Rybak, O.O., P. Huybrechts, F. Pattyn, and D. Steinhage (2007): Regionalnaya model' dinamiki l'da. Chast'1. Opisaniye modeli, postanovka chislennykh eksperimentov i sovremennaya dinamika potoka v oksrestnostiakh stantsii Konen (in Russian; Regional ice-dynamic model. Part 1. Model description, performance of numerical experiments, and present-day ice-flow dynamics around Kohnen station), Materialy Glatsiologicheskikh issledovanii (Data of glaciological studies), 102, 3-11. http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~phuybrec/pdf/Rybak_DGS_2007.pdf
  • Meehl, G.A., T. F. Stocker, and Contributing Authors including P. Huybrechts (2007): Global Climate Projections, in: Solomon, S., D. Qin, M. Manning, Z. Chen, M. Marquis, K.B. Averyt, M. Tignor and H. L. Miller (eds.): Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis: Contribution of Working Group I to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Cambridge University Press (Cambridge, New York), 747-845. http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~phuybrec/pdf/AR4WG1_Ch10.pdf
  • Randall, D., R.A. Wood, and Contributing Authors including P. Huybrechts (2007): Climate Models and Their Evaluation, in: Solomon, S., D. Qin, M. Manning, Z. Chen, M. Marquis, K.B. Averyt, M. Tignor and H. L. Miller (eds.): Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis: Contribution of Working Group I to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Cambridge University Press (Cambridge, New York), 589-662. http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~phuybrec/pdf/AR4WG1_Ch08.pdf
  • Lemke, P., J. Ren, and Contributing Authors including P. Huybrechts (2007): Observations: Changes in Snow, Ice and Frozen Ground, in: Solomon, S., D. Qin, M. Manning, Z. Chen, M. Marquis, K.B. Averyt, M. Tignor and H. L. Miller (eds.): Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis: Contribution of Working Group I to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Cambridge University Press (Cambridge, New York), 337-383. http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~phuybrec/pdf/AR4WG1_Ch04.pdf
  • Wen, J., K.C. Jezek, H.A. Fricker, B.M. Csatho, U.C. Herzfeld, K.L. Farness, P. Huybrechts (2007): Mass budget of the Lambert, Mellor and Fischer Glaciers and basal fluxes beneath their flowbands on Amery Ice Shelf, Science in China Series D Earth Sciences, 50, 11, 1693-1706, doi: 10.1007/s11430-007-0120-y. in English: http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~phuybrec/pdf/Wen_SciChi_2007.pdf in Chinese: http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~phuybrec/pdf/Wen_SciChi_Chinese_2007.pdf
  • Fichefet, T., E. Driesschaert, H. Goosse, P. Huybrechts, I. Janssens, A. Mouchet, and G. Munhoven (2007): Modelling the climate and sea level during the third milennium (MILMO), Scientific Support Plan for a Sustainable Development Policy, Belgian Science Policy, 131 p. http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~phuybrec/pdf/Fichefet_MILMO_2007.pdf
  • Huybrechts, P. (2007): Ice sheet modeling, in B. Riffenburgh (ed): Encyclopedia of the Antarctic, Routledge, New York, 514-517. http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~phuybrec/pdf/Huybrechts_AntarcticaEncycloped...

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

  • Hanna, E., P. Huybrechts, and T. Mote (2002): Surface mass balance of the Greenland Ice Sheet from climate analysis data and accumulation/ablation models. Annals of Glaciology 35, 67-72. http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~phuybrec/pdf/AnnGlac35.Hanna.2002.pdf
  • Huybrechts, P., I. Janssens, C. Poncin, and T. Fichefet (2002): The response of the Greenland ice sheet to climate changes in the 21st century by interactive coupling of an AOGCM with a thermomechanical ice sheet model. Annals of Glaciology 35, 409-415. http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~phuybrec/pdf/AnnGlac35.Huy.2002.pdf
  • Lefebre, F., H. Gallee, J.-P. Van Ypersele, and P. Huybrechts (2002): Modelling of large-scale melt parameters with a regional climate model in South-Greenland during the 1991 melt season. Annals of Glaciology 35, 391-397. http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~phuybrec/pdf/AnnGlac35.Lefebre.2002.pdf
  • Tranter, M., P. Huybrechts, G. Munhoven, M. J. Sharp, G.H. Brown, I.W. Jones, A.J. Hodson, R. Hodgkins, and J.L. Wadhams (2002): Direct effect of ice sheets on terrestrial bicarbonate, sulphate and base cation fluxes during the last glacial cycle: minimal impact on atmospheric CO2 concentrations. Chemical Geology, 190, 33-44. http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~phuybrec/pdf/CGeo.2002.pdf
  • Jones, I.W., G. Munhoven, M. Tranter, P. Huybrechts, and M.J. Sharp (2002): Modelled glacial and non-glacial HCO3-, Si and Ge fluxes since the LGM: little potential for impact on atmospheric CO2 concentrations and a potential proxy of continental chemical erosion, the marine Ge:Si ratio. Global and Planetary Change, 33, 139-153. http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~phuybrec/pdf/GPC.2002.pdf
  • Huybrechts, P. (2002): Sea-level changes at the LGM from ice-dynamic reconstructions of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets during the glacial cycles. Quaternary Science Reviews, 21, 1-3, 203-231, doi:10.1016/S0277-3791(01)00082-8. http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~phuybrec/pdf/QSR.2002.pdf

2001

  • Fichefet, T., J.-M. Campin, E. Deleersnijder, A. de Montety, H. Goosse, C. Poncin, B. Tartinville, P. Huybrechts, I. Janssens, J.-P. Van Ypersele, H. Gallée, O. Brasseur, F. Lefebre, P. Marbaix, C. Tricot, F. Fontaine, P. Mormal, and M. Vandiepenbeeck (2001): Modelling the climate and its evolution at the global and regional scales (CLIMOD).  Final report of the Global Change and Sustainable Development Programme, Federal Office for Scientific, Technical, and Cultural Affairs, Services of the Prime Minister, 123 p. http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~phuybrec/pdf/CLIMOD.finrep.pdf
  • Church, J.A., J.M. Gregory, P. Huybrechts, M. Kuhn, C. Lambeck, M.T. Nhuan, D. Qin, P.L. Woodworth (2001): Changes in sea level. in: J.T Houghton, Y. Ding, D.J. Griggs, M. Noguer, P.J. Van der Linden, X. Dai, K. Maskell, and C.A. Johnson (eds.): Climate Change 2001: The Scientific Basis: Contribution of Working Group I to the Third Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Cambridge University Press (Cambridge, New York), 639-694. http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~phuybrec/pdf/IPCC.Ch11.2001.pdf
  • Lythe, M., D.G. Vaughan, and the BEDMAP Consortium: P. Huybrechts et al. (2001): BEDMAP: a new ice thickness and subglacial topographic model of Antarctica. Journal of Geophysical Research, 106(B6), 11335-11351. http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~phuybrec/pdf/JGR.Lythe.2001.pdf
  • Le Meur, E., and P. Huybrechts (2001): A model computation of the temporal changes of surface gravity and geoidal signal induced by the evolving Greenland ice sheet. Geophysical Journal International, 145, 835-849. http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~phuybrec/pdf/GJI.LeMeur.2001.pdf
  • Huybrechts, P. (2001): Changes of the polar ice sheets. in J. Lozan, H. Grassl, P. Hupfer (eds.): Climate of the 21st century: changes and risks, GEO Wissenschaftliche Auswertungen (Hamburg), 221-226. http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~phuybrec/pdf/Lozan.2001.pdf

2000

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1998

1997

  • Huybrechts, P., and S. T'siobbel (1997): A three-dimensional climate/ ice-sheet model applied to the Last Glacial Maximum. Annals of Glaciology 25, 333-339. http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~phuybrec/pdf/Huybrechts_AnnGlac25_1997.pdf
  • Huybrechts, P., and S. T'siobbel (1997): 3-D modelling of ice sheets, climate and global sea level changes. Final report of the Global Change Programme, Federal Office for Scientific, Technical, and Cultural Affairs, Services of the Prime Minister, 100 p.
  • De Wolde, J.R., P. Huybrechts, J. Oerlemans, and R.S.W. van de Wal (1997): Projections of global mean sea level rise calculated with a 2D energy-balance climate model and dynamic ice sheet models. Tellus 49A, 486-502. http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~phuybrec/pdf/DeWolde_Tellus_1997.pdf

1996

1995

1994

1993

  • Huybrechts P. (1993): Glaciological modelling of the Late Cenozoic East Antarctic Ice Sheet: stability or dynamism? Geografiska Annaler 75 A (4), 221-238. http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~phuybrec/pdf/Huybrechts_GA_1993.pdf
  • Huybrechts P. and S. T'siobbel (1993): A first simulation of northern hemisphere glaciation during the last ice age using a 3-D thermomechanical ice sheet model (3-Dimensional modeling of the continental cryosphere). Belgian Impulse programme, Proceedings of Global Change Symposium, Brussels, 17-18 May 1993, 33-62.
  • Pattyn F., H. Decleir and P. Huybrechts (1993): Ice dynamical studies in the Soer Rondane Mountains, Dronning Maud Land, East Antarctica, in S. Caschetto (ed.). Belgian Scientific Research Programme on the Antarctic, Scientific results of phase two, vol III, Belgian Science Policy Office, 35 p.
  • Huybrechts P. (1993): A numerical study on the response of the Antarctic ice sheet to changes in environmental conditions. in S. Caschetto (ed.): Belgian Scientific Research Programme on the Antarctic, Scientific results of phase two, vol III, Belgian Science Policy Office, 42 p.
  • Grobe H., P. Huybrechts and D.K. Fütterer (1993): Late Quaternary record of sea-level changes in the Antarctic. Geologische Rundschau 82, 263-275. http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~phuybrec/pdf/Grobe_GeolRund_1993.pdf
  • Huybrechts, P. (1993): Modeling the present evolution of the Greenland ice sheet. in : Reeh, N. and H. Oerter (eds.), Mass balance and related topics of the Greenland ice sheet, Groenlands Geologiske Undersøgelse Open File Series 93/5, 13-16.

1992

1991

1990

1989

  • Pattyn F., P. Huybrechts and H. Decleir (1989): Modelling glacier fluctuations in the Soer Rondane, Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica. Zeitschrift fuer Gletscherkunde und Glazialgeologie 25 (1), 33-47. http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~phuybrec/pdf/Pattyn_ZGG_1989.pdf
  • Decleir H, P. Huybrechts, L. De Vos and F. Pattyn (1989): Dynamics of the Antarctic ice cap. Belgian Scientific Research Programme on Antarctica, Scientific results of phase one, vol III,  Prime Minister's services Science Policy Office, 51 p.
  • Huybrechts P., P. De Nooze and H. Decleir (1989): Numerical modelling of Glacier d'Argentiere and its historic front variations. in : J. Oerlemans (ed.), Glacier Fluctuations and Climatic Change, Kluwer Academic Publishers (Dordrecht), 373-389. http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~phuybrec/pdf/Huybrechts_GlacFluc_1989.pdf

1988

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Short Curriculum Vitae of Philippe Huybrechts

Personal data

  • Born in Antwerpen on 10 February 1962

Work address

  • Earth System Science & Departement Geografie, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, B-1050 Brussel.

Academic degrees

  • 1985-1991: Doctor in Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, on the thesis: ‘The Antarctic ice sheet and environmental change: a three-dimensional modeling study’, with the greatest distinction and felicitations of the jury. Promotors: Prof. H. Decleir (VUB), Prof. J. Oerlemans (Universiteit Utrecht).
  • 1980-1984: Licentiate in Physical Geography, specialisation Geophysics and Meteorology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, on the thesis: ‘De rol van de ijskappen in de theorie van het klimaat: een modelmatige benadering’, with the greatest distinction. Promotor: Prof. H. Decleir (VUB).

Professional career

  • 2007-present:   Part-time guest professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, KULeuven, Belgium.
  • 2005-present:   Professor of glaciology and climatology, Department of Geography, Faculty of Sciences and Bio-engineering Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium.
  • 2005-2010:       Honorary consultant, Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar- und Meeresforschung, Bremerhaven, Germany.
  • 1999-2005:       Senior Scientist and Group Leader, Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar- und Meeresforschung, Bremerhaven, Germany.
  • 1999-2005:       Part-time research associate, Departement Geografie, Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
  • 1996-1998:       Postdoctoral Scientist, Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek - Vlaanderen (FWO), Departement Geografie, Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
  • 1993-1995:       Postdoctoral Scientist, Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar- und Meeresforschung, Bremerhaven, Germany.
  • 1991-1993:       Civil Service, Laboratoire de Glaciologie, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium.
  • 1989-1991:       Assistant reseacher, Departement Geografie, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium.
  • 1985-1989:       Doctoral researcher, Nationaal Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NFWO), Departement Geografie, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium.

Bibliography

  • More than 160 papers in the international peer-reviewed literature, of which 6 in Nature and 1 in Science.
  • More than 130 other publications
  • More than 420 presentations at international congresses, symposia, workshops and other universities, of which 60 as keynote/invited lecturer
  • More than 160 interviews for newspapers, magazines, radio, and television
  • Web of Science (March 2017): 113 publications, 6925 citations, h-index: 43
  • Google Scholar (March 2016): 399 publications, 14668 citations, h-index: 60
  • Editor for Geoscientific Model Development, published by the European Geosciences Union
  • Convenor of more than 25 international workshops and symposia

Committees and functions (last 5 years)

  • Member of FWO Expertpanel W&T8 (Sciences of the Earth and Space) (2016- )
  • Member of the BELQUA National Committee, representative of INQUA (International Union for Quaternary Science) (2014-)
  • Member of panel PE-10-Earth System Science for the European Research Council (ERC) (2014- )
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Nordic Centre of Excellence programme ‘Interaction between the Climate and the Cryosphere’ (2011-2016)
  • Review Editor for Chapter 4 (Observations: Cryosphere) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report on Climatic Change (2010-2014)
  • Contributing Author for chapter 12 (Long-term Climate Change: Projections, Commitments and Irreversibility) and chapter 13 (Sea Level Change) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report on Climatic Change (2010-2014)
  • Member of the International Scientific Advisory Panel of EU FP7 project COMBINE (2010-2014)
  • Member of BNCAR (Belgian National Committee on Antarctic Research, Royal Academies for Science and the Arts of Belgium) (2010- )
  • Belgian delegate on behalf of the Research Foundation-Flanders (FWO-Vlaanderen) in the European Polar Board (2009- )
  • Belgian National Delegate to the SCAR SSG (Standing Scientific Group) on Geosciences (2008- )
  • Belgian national correspondent for IACS (International Association of Cryospheric Sciences) (2008- )
  • Member of BNCGG (Belgian National Comittee for Geodesy and Geophysics, Royal Academies for Science and the Arts of Belgium) (2008- )