Dr. Sören Thomsen

Forschungsbereich 1: Ozeanzirkulation und Klimadynamik
FE Physikalische Ozeanographie

Room: DW-B050
Phone: +49 431 600-4117
Email: sthomsen(at)geomar.de

Düsternbrooker Weg 20
D-24105 Kiel

Research interests

My research focusses on the turbulent nature of the ocean, covering scales from millimeters up to hundreds of kilometers. In particular, I am interested in (sub-) mesoscale variability, flow instabilities, ageostrophy, diapycnal mixing processes and the physical-biogeochemical coupling at these scales. I combine observation based data with numerical model simulations to learn about these processes.

Recent work

Observations of meso- and submesoscale variability off Peru (Thomsen et al. 2016a,b):


Multiplatform observations in upwelling regimes

Press release on glider swarm experiment



Outstanding Student Poster (OSP) Award EGU 2014: "The formation of an anticyclonic mode water eddy within the Peru-Chile Undercurrent"

Curriculum Vitae

CV (download)