Patrick Schrijvers


Knowledge for Climate was a Dutch research programme in the field of climate change and adaptation. The programme ran from 2007 till end December 2014. Partners in the foundation, that ran the programme, were Wageningen UR, Utrecht University, the VU University Amsterdam, TU Delft, KNMI, TNO and Deltares. Have a look at all publications,

Research was carried out to eight themes, among others flood risk management, climate proof cities, governance and policy tools. Also scientists studied together with stakeholders various subjects in so called hotspots, such as Rotterdam, Schiphol airport, the big rivers, and shallow lakes and peat meadow areas. Characteristic for the programme was that the research has been demand driven and much effort has been put into knowledge transfer. A lot of the knowledge developed has therefore already been applied in practice. Read the final report of the Knowledge for Climate Programme 2008-2014 (pdf).
This research programme is co-financed by the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment.



1. Schrijvers P.J.C., Jonker H.J.J, de Roode S, Kenjeres S. (2016), “The effect of using a high-albedo material on the Universal Temperature Climate Index within a street canyon”, Urban Climate, Vol.17, pp.284-303 (doi: 10.1016/j.uclim.2016.02.005)

2. Schrijvers P.J.C., Jonker H.J.J., Kenjeres S. and de Roode S. R. (2015), “Breakdown of the night time urban heat island energy budget”, Energy and Buildings, Vol.83, pp. 50-64, (doi: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2014.08.012)

3. Muilwijk C., Schrijvers P.J.C., Wuerz S., Kenjeres S. (2016), “Simulations of photochemical smog formation in complex urban areas”, Atmospheric Environment, Vol.47, pp.470-484 (doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2016.10.022)

4. Schrijvers P.J.C., Jonker H.J.J., de Roode S.R., Kenjeres S. (2014), “Simulating the day time and night time urban heat island effect on neighborhood scale”, The 21st Symposium on Boundary Layers and Turbulence, 9-13 June, 2014, Leeds, UK., Paper 5A.7, Handout pp.1-18.

5. C. Muilwijk, P. J. C. Schrijvers and S. Kenjereš (2015), “On modeling and simulations of photochemical smog formation in simplified and complex urban areas”, The 8th International Symposium on Turbulence, Heat and Mass Transfer, September 15-18, 2015, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Eds. Hanjalic et al., Begell House Inc., pp.727-730.

6. C. Muilwijk, P.J.C. Schrijvers, S. Wuerz and Kenjeres S. (2016), “Modeling and simulations of turbulent dispersion of reactive scalars in complex urban areas”, Proceedings of the 11th International ERCOFTAC Symposium on Engineering Turbulence Modelling and Measurements, ETM11, Paper No. 165, 21-23 September 2016, Pallermo, Sicily, Italy, pp.1-6.