Dr. Ir. S.J.A. (Steven) van der Linden


Starting from the 1st of September 2022, I (re)joined the Department of Geoscience and Remote Sensing as Assistant Professor on the topic of Urban Air Quality. Before, I was PostDoc at both the Institute of Geophysics and Meteorology in Cologne, Germany and at GRS. I also completed my PhD-research at GRS. 



Clean air is vital for healthy and livable cities, especially considering the increasing global urbanization. The challenge of urban air quality is however complex, with processes interacting on multiple scales in a non-linear way. My research aims at understanding these interactions. The keyword in my research is “process-level understanding”, where the problem is reduced to manageable, yet realistic chunks, such that the essence can be described and understood. For this, I want to combine state-of-the-art models and observations.

  • van der Linden, S. J. A, M. T. Kruis, O. K. Hartogensis, A. F. Moene, F. C. Bosveld and B. J. H. van de Wiel, 2022: Heat Transfer through Grass: A Diffusive Approach. Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 184, 251–276 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10546-022-00708-7
  • van der Linden, S. J. A, B. J. H. van de Wiel, C. C. van Heerwaarden, I. Petenko, P. Baas, and H. J. J. Jonker, 2020: A Businger Mechanism for Intermittent Bursting in the Stable Boundary Layer. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 77 (10), 3343–3360, doi: 10.1175/JAS-D-19-0309.1 
  • van der Linden, S. J. A, J. M. Edwards, C. C. van Heerwaarden, E. Vignon, C. Genthon, I. Petenko, P. Baas, H. J. J. Jonker, and B. J. H van de Wiel, 2019: Large-Eddy Simulations of the Steady Wintertime Antarctic Boundary Layer. Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 173 (2), 165–192, doi: 10.1007/s10546-019-00461-4 
  • van der Linden, S.J.A, P. Baas, J.A. van Hooft, I.G.S van Hooijdonk, F.C. Bosveld, and B.J.H van de Wiel, 2017: Local Characteristics of the Nocturnal Boundary Layer in Response to External Pressure Forcing. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 56 (11), 3035–3047, doi: 10.1175/JAMC-D-17-0011.1 


  • ENVM1700 - Fundamentals of Atmospheric Environment Engineering: Atmospheric Chemisty (starting November 2022)

Steven van der Linden

Assistant professor

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