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Prof. Dr. Hennie KELDER
Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI),
P.O. Box 201, Wilhelminalaan 10
NL 3730 AE, De Bilt, Netherlands
Tel: + 31 30 2206472
Fax:+ 31 30 2210407
Email: kelder (at)

Technical University of Eindhoven
P.O. Box 513, Den Dolech 2
NL 5600 MB, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Tel: + 31 40 2475212
Email: h.kelder (at)

Background Head of the Atmospheric Composition Research Division of the Climate Research and Seismology Department at the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI).

Main fields of research and interest:
  • Stratosphere-troposphere exchange
  • Remote sensing of the atmospheric composition from satellites
  • Chemical data assimilation
  • Chemistry-climate interactions
  • Tropical dynamics
  • Chemical weather

Coordinator of  KNMI contributions to several EU Environment & Climate projects. Principle Investigator of the European projects SODA and GOA.

Leader of Dutch projects on Ozone Satellite Data Modeling , Ozone Retrieval Algorithms Developments, Chemical Data Assimilation and Tropical research supported by the Netherlands Board for Remote Sensing, the Dutch Foundation for Space Research and Dutch Science Foundation.

Principle Investigator of the STRATEOLE-VORCORE project.

Activities in education Professor in Atmospheric Physics at the Technical University of Eindhoven, in the Technical Physics Department.

Thesis Supervisor of 14 Ph.D. students.
Member of of Theses Committees at different European Universities.

Lecturer at schools on atmospheric physics and chemistry.
Distinctions / Membership NASA Group Achievement Award in 2002 and 2004.

Guest Professor at CNRS, ENS, Lab Météorologie Dynamique , Paris, France.

  • Member of the International Ozone Commission
  • Member of the Science Advisory Committee of the EMCWF
  • Member of the SCIAMACHY Science Advisory Group
  • Chairman of the SCIAMACHY Validation Group
  • Member of the OMI Science Advisory Group.
  • Member of the EUMETSAT Ozone Satellite Application Facility steering group
  • Member of the TROPOSAT Steering Group
  • Member of the WMO/ IGACO Committee
  • Member of the WMO/UNEP Ozone Research Managers Committee
  • Member GEO of the High Level working Group and GEO User Interface group
  • Member of the JSSC of the Atmospheric Chemistry working group of WMO.

Review Board memberships:

  • DLR Institute for Atmospheric Physics, Germany, 1998 and 2003;
  • University of Graz, physics, meteorology and astronomy department 2002;
  • LMD, Paris, 2004/2005;
  • Swedish Space research program, Stockholm, 2004
Selected Publications Recent Publications:

A, R.J. van der, D.H.M.U. Peters, H.J. Eskes, K.F. Boersma, M. Van Roozendael, I. De Smedt and H.M. Kelder, Detection of the trend and seasonal variation in tropospheric NO2 over China. Accepted, J. Geophys. Res., 2006.

Boersma, K.F., H.J. Eskes, E.W. Meijer, and H.M. Kelder, Estimates of lightning Nox production form GOME satellite observations. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 5, 2311-2331, 2005.

Christensen, T., Knudsen B., M. Streibel, S. Andersen, A. Benesova, G. Braathen, H. Claude, J. Davies,  H. De Backer, H. Dier, V. Dorokhov, M. Gerding, M. Gil, B. Henchoz, H. Kelder, R. Kivi, E. Kyro, Z. Litynska, D. Moore, G. Peters, P. Skrivankova, R. Stubi, T. Turunen, G. Vaughan, P. Viatte, A. Vik, P. von der Gathen, I. Zaitcev, Vortex-averaged arctic ozone depletion in the winter 2002/2003. Atmos, Chem. Phys., 5, 131-138, 2005.

Timmermans, R.M.A., R. van Oss and H. Kelder, Kelvin wave signatures in ECMWF meteo fields and Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment (GOME) ozone columns. J. Geophys. Res., 110,  doi:10.1029/2004JD005261, 2005.

Allaart, M., M. van Weele, P. Fortuin, and H.M. Kelder, An Empirical model to predict the UV-index based on Solar Zenith Angle and Total Ozone. Meteor. Appl. 11, 59-65.
doi: 10.1017/S1350482703001130, 2004.

Meijer, Y., D.P.J. Swart, M. Allaart, S.B. Andersen, G. Bodeker, I. Boyd, G. Braathen, Y.Calisesi, H. Claude, V. Dorokhov, P. von der Gathen, M. Gil, S. Godin-Beekmann, F.,Goutail, G. Hansen, A. Karpetchko, P. Keckhut, H.M. Kelder, R.Koelemeijer, B. Kois, R.M.
Koopman, G. Kopp, J.-C. Lambert, T. Leblanc, I.S. McDermid, S. Pal, H. Schets, R. Stubi, T.Suortti, G. Visconti, and M.Yela, Pole-to-pole validation of Envisat GOMOS ozone profiles using data from ground-based and balloon sonde measurements. J. Geophys. Res., 109,
D23305. Doi:10.1029/2004JD004834, 2004.

Olivié, D.J.L., P.F.J. van Velthoven, A.C.M. Beljaars, and H.M. Kelder, 2004. Comparison between archived and off-line diagnosed convective mass fluxes in the chemistry transport model TM3. J. Geophys. Res., 109, D11303. doi:10.1029/2003JD004036., 2004.

Peters, W., M.C. Krol, J.P.F. Fortuin, H.M. Kelder, A.M. Thompson, C.R. Becker, J. Lelieveld, P.J. Crutzen, 2004. Tropospheric ozone over a tropical Atlantic station in the Northern Hemisphere: Paramaribo, Surinam (6N, 55W). Tellus, 56B, 21-34, 2004.

Sigmond, M., P.C. Siegmund, E. Manzini, and H. Kelder, A simulation of the separate climate effects of middle atmospheric and tropospheric CO2 doubling. J. Climate, 17, (12), 2352- 2367, 2004.

Timmermans, R.M.A.,R.F van Oss and H.M. Kelder, Equatorial Kelvin waves signatures in ozone column measurements from the Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment(GOME), J. Geophys. Res. 109, D01101, doi:10.1029/2003JD003946, 2004.

Eskes, H.J.,  P. F. J. van Velthoven, P.J.M. Valks, and H. M. Kelder,  Assimilation of GOME total ozone satellite observations in a three-dimensional tracer transport model. Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc. 129, 1663-1681, 2003.

El Serafy, G.Y. and H.M. Kelder, Near-real time approach of assimilation of satellite – retrieved 3d Ozone fiels in a global model using simplified Kalman filter.  Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 129, 3099 3120.
doi: 10.1256/qj.01.200, 2003.

Fortuin, J.P.F., H.M. Kelder, M. Sigmond, R. Oemraw and C.R. Becker,  Inertial instability flow in the troposphere over Suriname during the South American Monsoon. Geophys. Res. Lett. 30(9), 1482, doi:10.1029/2003GL016754, 2003.

Meijer Y. J, R.J. van der A, R.F. van Oss, D.P.J. Swart, H. M. Kelder and P.V. Johnston, Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment ozone profile characterisation using interpretation tools and lidar measurements for intercomparison, J. Geophys. Res. 108, NoD23, 4723, doi:10.1029/2003JD003498, 2003.

Meloen, J. and P.C. Siegmund, P. van Velthoven, H. Kelder, M. Sprenger, H. Wernli, A. Kentarchos, G. Roelofs, J. Feichter, C. Land, C. Forster, P. James, A. Stohl, W. Collins, and P. Cristofanelli. Stratosphere-troposphere exchange: a model and method intercomparison. J. Geophys. Res., 108, D12, doi: 10.1029/2002JD002274, 2003.

Öllers, M.C., L.P.J. Kamp, F. Lott, P.F.J. van Velthoven, H.M. Kelder and F.W. Sluijter, Propagation properties of inertia-gravity waves through a barotirpic shear layer and application to the Antarctic Polar Vortex. Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 129, 2495-2511.
doi: 10.1256/qj.02.98, 2003.

Sigmond, M., P. Siegmund, H. Kelder, Analysis of the coupling between the stratospheric meridional wind and the surface level zonal wind during 1979-93 Northern Hemispheric extratropical winter. Climate Dyn., 21, 211-219. doi:10.1007/s00382-003-0328-1, 2003.

Valks, P.J.M., A.J.M. Piters, J.C. Lambert, C. Zehner, H. Kelder, A fast delivery system of the retrieval of near-real time ozone colomns from GOME data. Int. J. Remote Sensing, Vol. 24,  no. 3, 423-436, 2003.

Valks, P.J.M., R.B.A. Koelemeijer, M. van Weele, P. van Velthoven, J.P.F. Fortuin and H. Kelder, Variability in tropical tropospheric ozone: analysis with GOME observations and a global model. J. Geophys Res. 108,  D11, 4328, doi:10.1029/2002JD02894, 2003.

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