Prof. Dr. Mojib Latif

 

Head of the Research Division: Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics

Head of the Research Unit: Marine Meteorology  

Office:
Phone: +49-431 600 4050
(Mobile: +49-172-4140582)
Fax: +49-431 600 4052
E-Mail: mlatif(at)geomar.de

Address:
GEOMAR
Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
Düsternbrooker Weg 20
24105 Kiel, Germany  

Research Interests

  • Seasonal to interannual variability
  • Decadal to Centennial variability
  • Anthropogenic climate change
  • Model development and Intercomparison

Publications

Lectures

  • Klimaphysik (Bachelor of Science: "Physik des Erdsystems: Meteorologie - Ozeanographie - Geophysik"; in German)
  • Climate Dynamics (Master of Science: "Climate Physics: Meteorology and Physical Oceanography"; in English)
  • Geophysical Fluid Dynamics  (Master of Science: "Climate Physics: Meteorology and Physical Oceanography"; in English)

Books & Audio CD


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Curriculum Vitae

     

Born

29 September 1954 in Hamburg

Married with 

Elisabeth Latif

School 

1961 - 1974 
1974 Matriculation examination, Gymnasium Kaiser-Friedrich-Ufer, Hamburg 

College/University 

1974 - 1976 Business sciences, Hamburg University,
1976 - 1983 Meteorology, Hamburg University, 
1983 Diploma in Meteorology

 Ph.D. 

1987 Ph.D. in Oceanography, Hamburg University

 Habilitation 

1989 Qualification as university lecturer in oceanography ('Habilitation'), Hamburg University

Professional
experience 

1983 - 1985 Scholarship of the Max-Planck-Society at the Max-Planck-Institute für Meteorologie (MPI), Hamburg, Germany

 1985 - 1988 

Scientist at the MPI

 1989 - 2002 

Senior scientist at the MPI

 since 2003 

Professor at the Institut für Meereskunde

 since 2004

Professor at the Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences (former Institut für Meereskunde)

 since 2012

Professor at the Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR) (former Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences)

Awards

  • 2000 Sverdrup Gold Medal of the American Meteorological Society
  • 2000  Max-Planck Award for public Science
  • 2002  Fellow of the American Meteorological Society
  • 2004 DUH-Umwelt-Medienpreis 2004: Kategorie "Lebenswerk"     (der Deutschen Umwelthilfe)
  • 2006  NORBERT GERBIER - MUMM International Award
  • 2009  Deutsche Bank-IFM-GEOMAR Meeresforschungspreis 
  • 2012  ASLI's Choice Award is an award for the best book of 2012 in the fields of meteorology / climatology / atmospheric sciences
  • 2015 Deutscher Umweltpreis 2015 der Deutschen Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU)
  • 2016 Order of Merit of the Federal State of Schleswig-Holstein

 

 

Scientific Journals

  • 1993-1998  Editor Monthly Weather Review
  • 1999-2003  Editor Journal of Climate 

Guest Scientist 

  • From 1990 to 1994: Eight visits at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California, USA 
  • 1995: BMRC, Melbourne, Australia 
  • 1996: CIMAS/RSMAS, Miami, Florida, USA 
  • 1996, 1998: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California, USA 

Memberships

Working Groups and Committees

  • 1987 TOGA Numerical Experimentation Group (NEG)
  • 1989 Representative of the Federal Republic of Germany at the International TOGA Board
  • 1991 Co-Chairman of the TOGA Numerical Experimentation Group (NEG)
  • 1994 Member of the CLIVAR/GOALS Numerical Experimentation Group (NEG)
  • 2001-2005 Member of the CLIVAR WGCM (Working Group on Global Coupled Modelling) 
  • 2001+2007 Contributing Author  IPCC Reports 2001 and 2007
  • 2006 - present Member CAU Cluster of Excellence "The Future Ocean"