Dr. Lothar Stramma


Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics

 Physical Oceanography 

     

Office:
Phone: +49-431 600 4103
Fax: +49-431 600 4102
E-Mail: lstramma(at)geomar.de

Address:
GEOMAR | Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
West shore campus
Duesternbrooker Weg 20
D-24105 Kiel
Germany

 

Personal Information

  • Date of birth: 23.4.1955
  • Place of birth: Lünen, Germany
  • Nationality: German
  • Family status: Married 

       

Research Interests

  • large scale upper ocean circulation
  • deep ocean circulation
  • intraseasonal, seasonal and interannual variability
  • water masses and water mass changes
  • influence of eddies on water mass modifications
  • oceanography of the oxygen minimum zones

       

Education and Employment

University

  • 1975 -1984 Christian Albrechts University in Kiel, studying Oceanography 
    1981          Diploma n Oceanography, Kiel University 
  • 1984          Ph.D. in Oceanography, Kiel University

Professional experience:

  • 1984 - 1985 Postdoc., University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, U.S.A.
  • 1986 - 2003 scientist Institut für Meereskunde (marine science group)
  • scince 2004 scientist, Leibniz-Institut für Meereswissenschaften, University of Kiel 
    (now: Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel (GEOMAR) )

      

Honours

    • 2009 IFM-GEOMAR publication price physical oceanography
    • 2013 Albert Defant Medal of the German Meteorological Society (DMG)

      

      Working groups and committees

      •  2013 Contributing author IPCC assessment report AR5 WG1 Climate Change 2013
      • Since 2008 scientific secretary and board member Collaborative Research Centre SFB-754: ‘Climate-biogeochemistry interactions in the tropical ocean’

        

      Projects