Bart van den Hurk

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Prof. Bart van den Hurk is professor of 'Climate Interactions with the Socio-Ecological System' within the Seciton Water and Climate Risk. Bart has a PhD on land surface modelling, obtained in Wageningen in 1996. Since then he has developed a scientific career at the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) as researcher, involved in studies addressing modelling land surface processes in regional and global climate models, data assimilation of soil moisture, and constructing regional climate change scenarios. Much of his research deals with understanding and diagnosing the degree to which land surface processes affect the regional climate, both via direct interaction with the overlying atmosphere, and via effects on the regional atmospheric circulation

Currently he is strongly involved with the KNMI global modelling project EC-Earth, and is co-author of the land surface modules of the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). Bart is leading the development of the Dutch National Climate Change Scenarios, and is lead author of the scientific documentation and part of the analysis of the climate scenarios. Bart is furthermore, theme coordinator of the theme Climate Scenarios in the Dutch research program Climate Changes Spatial Planning (BSIK KvR). In addition, he has coordinated a project dealing with creation of tailored climate scenarios for different stakeholders, ranging from Agriculture to Insurance.

Ancillary activities

  • KNMI | De Bilt | Manager Onderzoek | 1995-09-01 - present
  • NWO | Den Haag | Commissielid Gebiedsbestuur ALW | 2009-06-01 - present

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Research Output 2009 2019

  • 36 Article
  • 1 Inaugural speech
  • 1 PhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VU
  • 1 PhD Thesis - Research external, graduation VU

Assessing time, cost and quality trade-offs in forecast-based action for floods

Bischiniotis, K., van den Hurk, B., Coughlan de Perez, E., Veldkamp, T., Nobre, G. G. & Aerts, J., 27 Jul 2019, In : International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. 40, p. 1-13 13 p., 101252.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Risk management
natural disaster

Evaluation of a global ensemble flood prediction system in Peru

Bischiniotis, K., van den Hurk, B., Zsoter, E., Coughlan de Perez, E., Grillakis, M. & Aerts, J. C. J. H., 27 Jul 2019, In : Hydrological Sciences Journal. 64, 10, p. 1171-1189 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
early warning system

From rain to famine: assessing the utility of rainfall observations and seasonal forecasts to anticipate food insecurity in East Africa

Coughlan de Perez, E., van Aalst, M., Choularton, R., van den Hurk, B., Mason, S., Nissan, H. & Schwager, S., 15 Feb 2019, In : Food Security. 11, 1, p. 57-68 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Eastern Africa
Food Supply
nutrition situation

The impact of meteorological and hydrological memory on compound peak flows in the Rhine river basin

Khanal, S., Lutz, A. F., Immerzeel, W. W., de Vries, H., Wanders, N. & van den Hurk, B., 31 Mar 2019, In : Atmosphere. 10, 4, p. 1-19 19 p., 171.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
peak flow
peak discharge
river basin

Bridging forecast verification and humanitarian decisions: A valuation approach for setting up action-oriented early warnings

Lopez, A., Coughlan de Perez, E., Bazo, J., Suarez, P., van den Hurk, B. & van Aalst, M., 29 Mar 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Weather and Climate Extremes. p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
decision maker
natural disaster