Jaap van der Meer

Jaap van der Meer

Professor Jaap JM van der Meer , MSc, PhD is Professor emeritus of Physical Geography at Queen Mary College, University of London. He obtained a BSc, MSc and PhD at the University of Amsterdam where he was a Senior Lecturer until 2000, when he moved to London. He retired in 2011.Glacial processes and resulting landforms and sediments were the focus of his research. On the general level he studied sediment transfer and (temporal) storage in the glacial system: from the ice divide to the shelf edge. More specifically, there are two clear elements in his studies: the first one is the study of glacial sediments especially in thin sections and the second one is the study of dynamic struc¬tures, e.g. push moraines or drumlins. His research is embedded in an international network, encompassing collaboration with colleagues from Western European, North and South American countries and Australia and New Zealand and fieldwork ranging from the Arctic to the Antarctic. He set up the Centre for Micromorphology University of London, internationally a unique research facility to study glacial sediments at all microscales.

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Geography, Queen Mary, University of London, London, UK


Editors: John Menzies & Jaap van der Meer Release Date: 01 Jun 2017
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