Marine Meteorology

Recent News

  • May 2022: New publication:
    Mojib Latif, 2022: "Countdown (Unsere Zeit läuft ab – was wir der Klimakatastrophe noch entgegensetzen können)", Herder Verlag, 224 Seiten.  
  • April 2022: New publication:
    Mojib Latif, Jing Sun, Martin Visbeck, and M. Hadi Bordbar, 2022: "Natural variability dominates Atlantic Meridional Overturning since 1900", Nature Climate Change, 12, 455–460.
  • New people joining our team: 
    in April 2022: Yingxue Liu (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.