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Thomas Frederikse

I’m interested in the drivers of regional and global sea-level changes on inter-annual to multi-decadal time scales. Regional sea level often behaves different than the global mean, which is challenging for making future sea-level projections. To attribute these differences and regional patterns to physical processes, I use a wide range of models and observations. With these models and observations, we are now more and more able to explain local sea-level behavior, which results in more reliable projections of future changes in regional sea level.


Education
  • PhD (cum laude), department of Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, March 2018
  • MSc. Applied Physics, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, September 2013
  • BSc. Applied Physics, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, September 2011

Research Interests
  • Global and regional sea-level changes
  • Contemporary sea-level observations from satellites and tide gauges
  • Solid-earth processes and gravitational and rotational feedbacks
  • Ocean dynamics and heat content
  • Mass exchange between the oceans, cryosphere and land

Professional Experience
  • May 2018-present: JPL Postdoc, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA
  • December 2017 – April 2018: Postdoc, Institute of Marine and Atmospheric Research (IMAU), Utrecht University, the Netherlands
  • May 2013 – September 2013: Student intern, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany

Selected Awards
  • Best paper award, Department of Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 2016
  • Best poster award, Department of Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 2016
  • Best poster award, Buys Ballot Research School meeting, 2017

Selected Publications
  1. Simon, K. M., Riva, R. E. M., Kleinherenbrink, M., Frederikse, T.: The long-term GIA signal at present-day in Scandinavia, northern Europe and the British Isles estimated from GPS and GRACE data. Under review, doi:10.5194/se-2018-8.
  2. Kleinherenbrink, M., Riva, R. E. M., Frederikse, T.: A comparison of data weighting methods to derive vertical land motion trends from GNSS and altimetry at tide-gauge stations. Ocean Sciences, doi:10.5194/os-2017-92.
  3. Frederikse, T., Riva, R. E. M., and King, M. A.: Ocean-bottom deformation due to present-day mass transport and its impact on sea-level observations, Geophysical Research Letters, doi:10.1002/2017GL075419, 2017.
  4. Frederikse, T., Jevrejeva, S., Riva, R. E. M., and Dangendorf, S.: A consistent sea-level reconstruction and its budget on basin and global scales over 1958-2014, Journal of Climate, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-17-0502.1, 2017.
  5. Kleinherenbrink, M., Riva, R. E. M., Frederikse, T., Merrifield, M., and Wada, Y.: Trends and interannual variability of mass and steric sea level in the Tropical Asian Seas, Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, doi:10.1002/2017JC012792, 2017.
  6. Slobbe, D. C., Sumihar, J., Frederikse, T., Verlaan, M., Klees, R., Zijl, F., Farahani, H. H., and Broekman, R.: A Kalman filter approach to realize the lowest astronomical tide surface, Marine Geodesy, doi:10.1080/01490419.2017.1391900, 2017.
  7. Frederikse, T., Simon, K. M., Katsman, C. A., and Riva, R. E. M..: The sea-level budget along the Northwest Atlantic coast: GIA, mass changes and large-scale ocean dynamics, Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, doi:10.1002/2017JC012699, 2017.
  8. Dangendorf, S., Marcos, M., Wöppelmann, G., Conrad, C. P., Frederikse, T., and Riva, R. E. M.: Reassessment of 20th century global mean sea level rise, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, doi:10.1073/pnas.1616007114, 2017.
  9. Riva, R. E. M., Frederikse, T., King, M. A., Marzeion, B., and van den Broeke, M. R.: Brief Communication: The global signature of post-1900 land ice wastage on vertical land motion, The Cryosphere, doi:10.5194/tc-2016-274, 2016.
  10. Frederikse, T., Riva, R. E. M., Kleinherenbrink, M., Wada, Y., van den Broeke, M. R., and Marzeion, B.: Closing the sea level budget on a regional scale: Trends and variability on the Northwestern European continental shelf., Geophysical Research Letters, doi:10.1002/2016GL070750, 2016.
  11. Frederikse, T., Riva, R. E. M., Slobbe, D. C., Broerse, D. B. T., and Verlaan, M.: Estimating decadal variability in sea level from tide gauge records: An application to the North Sea, Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, doi:10.1002/2015JC011174, 2016.

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