Prof. Inga Monika Koszalka

Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics

Physical Oceanography


Prof. Inga Monika Koszalka

Phone: 0431 600 4161
Fax: 0431 600 4102
E-Mail: ikoszalka(at)
GEOMAR | Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
West shore campus
Duesternbrooker Weg 20
Room B 18
D-24105 Kiel

Research Interests

  • Application of Lagrangian methods to studies of ocean circulation and transport
  • Subpolar North Atlantic circulation and its variability
  • Ocean-glacier interactions: a Lagrangian perspective
  • Dense water overflows
  • Stirring and mixing processes and their parametrization
  • Mesoscale eddies
  • Oceanographic data analysis and development of analysis methods

Education and Employment

2015-        Junior Professor, Physical Oceanography, GEOMAR & CAU, Kiel, Germany.
2011-2014 Assistant Research Scientist, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA.
2008-2011 Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Oslo, Norway.
2005-2008 PhD in Fluid Dynamics, Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy.
1999-2004 M.Sc in Physical Oceanography, University of Gdansk, Poland.
2001-2002 Student in Arctic Geophysics, UNIS (University Courses on Svalbard), Svalbard.
1999-2004 Student in Physical Oceanography, University of Gdansk, Poland.

Fellowships and Awards

  • 2006, Mary Sears Visiting Fellow at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA
  • 2005, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Fellowship, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA
  • 2003, Scholarship Award of the Ministry of National Education and Sport, Poland


  • Member of the LAPCOD community (Lagrangian Analysis and Prediction of Coastal and Ocean Dynamics)
  • Member of the ASOF community (Arctic-Subarctic Ocean Fluxes)


Number of items: 21.

Articles in a Scientific Journal - peer-reviewed

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von Appen, W. J., Koszalka, I. M., Pickart, R. S., Haine, T. W. N., Mastropole, D., Magaldi, M. G., Valdimarsson, H., Girton, J., Jochumsen, K. and Krahmann, G. (2014) The East Greenland Spill Jet as an important component of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 92 . pp. 75-84. DOI 10.1016/j.dsr.2014.06.002.

Koszalka, I. M., Haine, T. W. N. and Magaldi, M. G. (2013) Fates and Travel Times of Denmark Strait Overflow Water in the Irminger Basin* Journal of Physical Oceanography, 43 (12). pp. 2611-2628. DOI 10.1175/JPO-D-13-023.1.


Koszalka, I. M., LaCasce, J. H. and Mauritzen, C. (2013) In pursuit of anomalies—Analyzing the poleward transport of Atlantic Water with surface drifters Deep-Sea Research Part II-Topical Studies in Oceanography, 85 . pp. 96-108. DOI 10.1016/j.dsr2.2012.07.035.


Isachsen, P. E., Koszalka, I. M. and LaCasce, J. H. (2012) Observed and modeled surface eddy heat fluxes in the eastern Nordic Seas Journal of Geophysical Research, 117 (C8). DOI 10.1029/2012JC007935.


Andersson, M., Orvik, K. A., LaCasce, J. H., Koszalka, I. M. and Mauritzen, C. (2011) Variability of the Norwegian Atlantic Current and associated eddy field from surface drifters Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 116 (C8). C08032. DOI 10.1029/2011JC007078.


Koszalka, I. M., LaCasce, J. H., Andersson, M., Orvik, K. A. and Mauritzen, C. (2011) Surface circulation in the Nordic Seas from clustered drifters Deep-Sea Research Part I-Oceanographic Research Papers, 58 (4). pp. 468-485. DOI 10.1016/j.dsr.2011.01.007.


Mauritzen, C., Hansen, E., Andersson, M., Berx, B., Beszczynska-Möller, A., Burud, I., Christensen, K. H., Debernard, J., de Steur, L., Dodd, P., Gerland, S., Godøy, Ø., Hansen, B., Hudson, S., Høydalsvik, F., Ingvaldsen, R., Isachsen, P. E., Kasajima, Y., Koszalka, I. M., Kovacs, K. M., Køltzow, M., LaCasce, J., Lee, C. M., Lavergne, T., Lydersen, C., Nicolaus, M., Nilsen, F., Nøst, O. A., Orvik, K. A., Reigstad, M., Schyberg, H., Seuthe, L., Skagseth, Ø., Skarðhamar, J., Skogseth, R., Sperrevik, A., Svensen, C., Søiland, H., Teigen, S. H., Tverberg, V. and Wexels Riser, C. (2011) Closing the loop – Approaches to monitoring the state of the Arctic Mediterranean during the International Polar Year 2007–2008 Progress in Oceanography, 90 (1-4). pp. 62-89. DOI 10.1016/j.pocean.2011.02.010.


Koszalka, I. M. and LaCasce, J. H. (2010) Lagrangian analysis by clustering Ocean Dynamics, 60 (4). pp. 957-972. DOI 10.1007/s10236-010-0306-2.


Koszalka, I. M., Ceballos, L. and Bracco, A. (2010) Vertical mixing and coherent anticyclones in the ocean: the role of stratification Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics, 17 (1). pp. 37-47. DOI 10.5194/npg-17-37-2010.


Koszalka, I. M., Bracco, A., McWilliams, J. C. and Provenzale, A. (2009) Dynamics of wind-forced coherent anticyclones in the open ocean Journal of Geophysical Research, 114 (C8). DOI 10.1029/2009JC005388.


Koszalka, I. M., LaCasce, J. H. and Orvik, K. A. (2009) Relative dispersion in the Nordic Seas Journal of Marine Research, 67 (4). pp. 411-433. DOI 10.1357/002224009790741102.


Koszalka, I. M., Bracco, A., Pasquero, C. and Provenzale, A. (2007) Plankton cycles disguised by turbulent advection Theoretical Population Biology, 72 (1). pp. 1-6. DOI 10.1016/j.tpb.2007.03.007.

Book chapters


Bracco, A., Koszalka, I. M., Pasquero, C. and Provenzale, A. (2007) Produttivita primaria dell' ecosistema marino, turbolenza oceanica e cicli biogeochimici globali In: Clima e Cambiamenti Climatici le attività di ricerca del CNR , ed. by Carli, B., Cavarretta, G., Colacino, M. and Fuzzi, S.. Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Roma, Italy, pp. 59-62.


Koszalka, I. M. (2005) Vibrating pendulum and stratified fluids In: 2005 Program in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics: Fast Times and Fine Scales , ed. by Buhler, O. and Doering, C.. Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Proceedings Volumes, 2005 . Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, USA, pp. 205-224.


Koszalka, I. M. (2005) Baltic Sea waves analysis by using chaos theory tools, Computer Systems Engeneering: Theory and Applications In: Proceedings of The Fifth Polish-British Workshop, 2006 . Drukarnia Oficyny Wydawniczej Politechniki Wroclawskiej, Wroclaw-Ladek Zdroj, Poland, pp. 1-16.


Koszalka, I. M., Haine, T. W. N. and Magaldi, M. G. (2012) Fates and transformation of Denmark Strait Overflow Water revealed by Lagrangian particles in a high resolution ocean model [Talk] In: EGU General Assembly 2012, 22.-27.04.2012, Vienna, Austria .

Henyey, F. S., Williams, K., Becker, K. M., Lyons, J., Ballard, M., Camin, J., Gabel, P., Koszalka, I. M. and Beitel, J. (2006) Internal Wave Measurements With a Towed CTD Chain on the New Jersey Shelf [Talk] In: AGU Fall Meeting 2006, 11.-15.12.2006, San Francisco, USA .

Koszalka, I. M., Bracco, A., Pasquero, C. and Provenzale, A. (2006) Turbulent advection and plankton cycles [Talk] In: EGU General Assembly 2006, 02.-07.04.2006, Vienna, Austria .

Conference posters

Koszalka, I. M., Haine, T. W. N. and Magaldi, M. G. (2014) Mixing and transformation in the Denmark Strait Overflow Water [Poster] In: EGU General Assembly 2014, 27.04.-02.05.2014, Vienna, Austria .

Koszalka, I. M. and LaCasce, J. H. (2010) Lagrangian analysis by clustering [Poster] In: EGU General Assembly 2010, 02.-07.05.2010, Vienna, Austria .

Theses - not published by a publisher


Koszalka, I. M. (2008) Mesoscale vortices, Lagrangian transport and marine ecosystem dynamics (Doctoral thesis/PhD), Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy, 104 pp.

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