dr. 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
Sea Level


Delva, P., Altamimi, Z., Blazquez, A., Blossfeld, M., Böhm, J., Bonnefond, P., Boy, J-P., Bruinsma, S., Bury, G., Chatzinikos, M., Couhert, A., Courde, C., Dach, R., Dehant, V., Dell’Agnello, S., Elgered, G., Enderle, W., Exertier, P., Glaser, S., ... Zajdel, R. (2023). GENESIS: co-location of geodetic techniques in space. Earth, Planets and Space, 75(1), Article 5. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40623-022-01752-w
Stolzenberger, S. , Rietbroek, R., Wekerle, C., Uebbing, B., & Kusche, J. (2022). Simulated signatures of Greenland melting in the North Atlantic: A model comparison with Argo floats, satellite observations, and ocean reanalysis. Journal of geophysical research: Oceans, 127(11), Article e2022JC018528. https://doi.org/10.1029/2022jc018528
The IMBIE Team (2020). Mass balance of the Greenland Ice Sheet from 1992 to 2018. Nature, 579(7798), 233-239. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-019-1855-2
Li, F., Kusche, J. , Rietbroek, R., Wang, Z., Forootan, E., Schulze, K., & Lück, C. (2020). Comparison of Data‐Driven Techniques to Reconstruct (1992–2002) and Predict (2017–2018) GRACE‐Like Gridded Total Water Storage Changes Using Climate Inputs. Water resources research, 56(5), 1-36. Article e2019WR026551. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019WR026551
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. Advance online publication. 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

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Courses Academic Year  2023/2024

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Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
Langezijds (building no. 19), room 1130
Hallenweg 8
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
Langezijds  1130
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands