Henk van den Brink

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This electronic document is a corrected update of the hardcopy version, published on 30 May 2006 together with a list of errata. Abstract Climate change scenarios for the Netherlands for temperature, precipitation, potential evaporation and wind for 2050, and for sea level rise for 2050 and 2100 have been constructed using a range of data sources and(More)
Twenty-one microorganisms were screened for their ability to convert nitroaromatics into 3-nitrocatechol as a result of the action of an oxygenase. Cultures containing toluene dioxygenases and phenol monooxygenases accumulated 3-nitrocatechol during incubation with nitrobenzene and nitrophenol, respectively. Nocardia S3 was selected and studied in more(More)
[1] The vulnerability of society on extreme weather has resulted in extensive research on the statistics of extremes. Although the theoretical framework of extreme value statistics is well developed, meteorological applications are often limited by the relative shortness of the available datasets. In order to overcome this problem, we use archived data from(More)
Societal changes demand education to apply new pedagogical approaches. Many educational stakeholders feel that serious games could play a key role in fulfilling this demand, and smack their chops when looking at the booming industry for leisure games. However, current toolkits for developing leisure games show severe shortcomings for the development of(More)
A new set of climate change scenarios for 2050 for the Netherlands was produced recently. The scenarios span a wide range of possible future climate conditions, and include climate variables that are of interest to a broad user community. The scenario values are constructed by combining output from an ensemble of recent General Climate Model (GCM)(More)
Meteorological extremes have large impacts on society. The fact that approximately 40% of the Netherlands is below sea level makes this country especially vulnerable to flooding, both from the sea and from rivers. This has resulted in extensive research on the statistics of extremes. However, applications to meteorological and hydrological situations are(More)
We use a very high resolution global climate model (~25 km grid size) with prescribed sea surface temperatures to show that greenhouse warming enhances the occurrence of hurricane-force (> 32.6 m s-1) storms over Western Europe during early autumn (Aug-Oct), the majority of which originate as a tropical cyclone. The rise in Atlantic tropical SSTs extends(More)