Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Claus Böning

Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics

Office:

Phone: ++49-431-600 4003
Fax: ++49-431-600 134001
Room No.: 428
Mailing Address: cboening(at)geomar.de

Address:

GEOMAR | Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics
Theory and Modelling
West Shore Campus
Düsternbrooker Weg 20
24105 Kiel, Germany

 

Research Interests

  • Dynamics of the ocean circulation
  • Mechanisms of general seasonal , interannual and decadal variability
  • The role of mesoscal eddies in the ocean
  • Uptake and spreading of anthropogenic trace gases in the ocean
  • Model development and intercomparisons (DRAKKAR)

Publications

OceanRep

Education and Employment

  • 1973 Abitur
  • 1973-1974 Civil Service, City Hospital, Braunschweig
  • 1974-1975 Physics, Braunschweig
  • 1976-1980 Physical Oceanography, Kiel
  • 1980 Diploma - Kiel, Physical Oceanography
  • 1984 PhD - Kiel, Physical Oceanography
  • 1985-1987 Visiting Research Staff, Princeton University, USA
  • 1987-1993 Hochschulassistent, Institut für Meereskunde, Kiel
  • 1993 Visiting Scientist, National Center for Atmospheric Research, USA
  • 1993-1996 Oberassistent, Institut für Meereskunde, Kiel
  • 1996-1998 Professor, Bremen University and Alfred-Wegener-Institut (AWI), Bremerhaven
  • 1998- Professor for Theoretical Oceanography, Kiel University
  • 2001-2003 Head of Research Division Ocean Circulation and Climate, Institut für Meereskunde
  • 2002- Speaker, Collaborative Research Centre “Dynamics of Thermohaline Circulation Variability” (SFB 460), Kiel University
  • 2004- Deputy-Head, Research Division Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics, IFM-GEOMAR
  • 2012 Deputy-Head, Research Division Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics, GEOMAR

Scientific Journals

  • 1993-1999 Associate Editor, Journal of Physical Oceanography
  • 1999- Associate Editor, Ocean Modelling

Working Groups and Committees

  • International
  • 1992-1995 WOCE, Numerical Experimentation Group
  • 1995-present World Climate Research Programme (WCRP): Scientific Steering Group for WOCE 
  • 1998-present WCRP Working Group for Ocean Model Development (Chairman)
  • 2001 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (Contributing Author)
  • 1999-2005 CLIVAR Working Group on Ocean Model Development, Co-Chair, (WGOMD)
  • Germany
  • 2002-present Member of the Science Advisory Board of the German
  • Climate Computer Centre (DKRZ)
  • 2002-present Member of the Science Steering Committee of the High-Performance Computing Centre (HLRN)
  • University
  • Chair, SFB 460 "Dynamik thermohaliner Zirkulationsschwankungen"
  • Ausschuss für die Diplom- Vor- und Hauptprüfung für Studierende der Ozeanographie: Mitglieder
  • Ausschuss für Informationsverarbeitung: Vertreter der Institute an der Universität 
  • Fakultätsausschuss Meereskunde der Math.-Nat. Fakultät: Gruppe der Professoren - Vertreter 
  • Promotionsausschuss der Math.-Nat. Fakultät: Gruppe der Professoren - Stellvertreter IFM-GEOMAR
  • Deputy-Head, Forschungsbereich 1: Ozeanzirkulation und Klimadynamik, IFM-GEOMAR
  • Deputy-Head, Forschungsbereich 1: Ozeanzirkulation und Klimadynamik, GEOMAR