Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics


The discipline of Paleoceanography investigates the variability of water masses of the ocean in time and space and their interaction with climate. Signals recorded in natural archives are used to reconstruct and to better understand the dynamics and controlling factors of the system Earth, in particular with respect to oceanography and climate on time scales ranging from seasons to millions of years in order to improve predictions of its future development.   

Paleoproxies: Key to the Past 


Past Ocean Circulation

Coupling between low and high latitudes

Climate Variability at Northern High Latitudes

Reef Ecosystems: Reconstruction of Seasonal to Centennial-Scale Climate Variability

Tectonics and Ocean-Land Interactions

Paleoclimate Modelling