dr.ing. R. Rietbroek MSc (Roelof)

Assistant Professor

About Me

I'm an assistant professor with a special interest in using geodetic techniques to study sea level and the Earth's water cycle in a changing world. I use techniques and data from satellite observation systems which range from satellite gravimetry, radar altimetry and Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS, which includes GPS). I'm a large proponent of using and leveraging geodetic techniques in interdisciplinary research fields, teaching and capacity building projects.


Earth & Environmental Sciences
Bottom Pressure
Sea Level
Physics & Astronomy
Ocean Bottom
Sea Level


Sun, Y., Riva, R., Ditmar, P. , & Rietbroek, R. (2019). Using GRACE to explain variations in the Earth's oblateness. Geophysical research letters, 46(1), 158-168. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018GL080607
Uebbing, B., Kusche, J. , Rietbroek, R., & Landerer, F. W. (2019). Processing choices affect ocean nass estimates from GRACE. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 124(2), 1029-1044. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JC014341
Kusche, J., Uebbing, B. , Rietbroek, R., Fenoglio-Marc, L., Bernzen, A., & Braun, B. (2018). Bangladesch - integriertes Monitoring in klimasensitiven region. ZFV - Zeitschrift fur Geodasie, Geoinformation und Landmanagement, 143(1), 4-14. https://doi.org/10.12902/zfv-0193-2017
Shepherd, A., Ivins, E., Rignot, E., Smith, B., Van Den Broeke, M., Velicogna, I., Whitehouse, P., Briggs, K., Joughin, I., Krinner, G., Nowicki, S., Payne, T., Scambos, T., Schlegel, N., Geruo, A., Agosta, C., Ahlstrøm, A., Babonis, G., Barletta, V., ... Wouters, B. (2018). Mass balance of the Antarctic Ice Sheet from 1992 to 2017. Nature, 558, 219-222. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-018-0179-y
WCRP Global Sea Level Budget Group (2018). Global sea-level budget 1993-present. Earth system science data, 10, 1551-1590. https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-10-1551-2018
Vermeersen, B. L. A., Slangen, A. B. A., Gerkema, T., Baart, F., Cohen, K. M., Dangendorf, S., Duran-Matute, M., Frederikse, T., Grinsted, A., Hijma, M. P., Jevrejeva, S., Kiden, P., Kleinherenbrink, M., Meijles, E. W., Palmer, M. D. , Rietbroek, R., Riva, R. E. M., Schulz, E., Slobbe, D. C., ... Van Der Wegen, M. (2018). Sea-level change in the Dutch Wadden Sea. Geologie en Mijnbouw/Netherlands Journal of Geosciences, 97(3), 79-127. https://doi.org/10.1017/njg.2018.7

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Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

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Courses Academic Year  2021/2022

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University of Twente
Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
ITC (building no. 75), room 5-134
Hengelosestraat 99
7514AE  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
ITC  5-134
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands