Marine Meteorology

Research Foci

Our research aims at quantifying and better understanding the relative importance of atmospheric and oceanic processes in controlling climate variability and change on a large range of timescales: from hourly, through decadal, to centennial and millennial timescales. We have a focus on modeling the complex atmosphere-ocean interactions to understand the atmospheric and oceanic role in climate on this wide range of timescales. We study for instance modes of internal variability, and the climate responses to (natural and anthropogenic) radiative forcing, including extreme events such as storms, heat waves or heavy rainfall. Our global and regional research areas range from the middle atmosphere to the sea surface and through the whole water column of the ocean.