Marine Meteorology

Recent News

  • December 2020: PD Dr. Joke Lübbecke took up a temporary one year professorship position in the Marine Meteorology department.
  • February 2021: Dr. Hyacinth Nnamchi has been awarded DFG funding on the project: NOVEL— assessing meridional vis-à-vis zonal mechanisms of the Atlantic Niño.
  • April 2021: Approval of a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship “DivPredSkill” for Annika Reintges, to be carried out at the University of Reading (UK) in collaboration with Dr. Jon Robson, Prof. Dr. Rowan Sutton (both University of Reading, UK) and Dr. Stephen Yeager (NCAR, USA)
  • New people will join our team: 
    May 2021: Malin Ödalen (postdoc), Abhishek Savita (postdoc), Sang-Yeob Kim (postdoc), Médéric St-Pierre  (doctoral researcher),  Mehmet Sedat Gözlem (doctoral researcher)

Research Groups

Research Foci

Our research aims at quantifying the relative importance of atmospheric and oceanic processes in controlling climate variability and change on a large range of timescales: from monthly, through decadal, to centennial and millennial timescales. We maintain a strong focus on modeling the complex atmosphere-ocean interactions to understand the atmospheric and oceanic role in climate variability on this wide range of timescales. We study internal variability that is often associated with dynamical modes such as the Madden Julian Oscillation (MJO), the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO), the El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO), the Atlantic Multidecadal Variability (AMV), the Pacific Decadal Variability (PDV) or the Southern Ocean Centennial Variability (SOCV) that superimpose the red background spectrum, as well as the climate responses to (natural and anthropogenic) external forcing, including extreme events such as heat waves or heavy rainfall. The study area ranges from the middle atmosphere to the sea surface and through the whole water column of the ocean.