Prof. Dr. Stephanie Fiedler

Head of research unit Marine Meteorology


Phone: +49-431 600 4054
E-Mail: sfiedler(at)

Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
Wischhofstr. 1-3
24148 Kiel, Germany  

Research interests

  • Climate response to radiative forcing
  • Weather and climate modelling
  • Natural and anthropogenic aerosol effects on climate
  • Dynamics of desert-dust storms across different scales
  • Meteorological risk assessments with focus on renewable power

Recent Publications

Luiz, E. W., & Fiedler, S. (2024) Global climatology of low-level-jets: Occurrence, characteristics, and meteorological drivers. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 129, e2023JD040262.

Fiedler, S., Naik, V., O'Connor, F. M., Smith, C. J., Griffiths, P., Kramer, R. J., Takemura, T., Allen, R. J., Im, U., Kasoar, M., Modak, A., Turnock, S., Voulgarakis, A., Watson-Parris, D., Westervelt, D. M., Wilcox, L. J., Zhao, A., Collins, W. J., Schulz, M., Myhre, G., and Forster, P. M. (2024) Interactions between atmospheric composition and climate change – progress in understanding and future opportunities from AerChemMIP, PDRMIP, and RFMIP, Geosci. Model Dev., 17, 2387–2417,

K. Bechir Ferchichi, T. Böhnert, B. Ritter, D. Harpke, A. Stoll, P. Morales, S. Fiedler, F. Mu, J. Bechteler, C. Münker, M.A. Koch, T. Wiehe, D. Quandt (2024) Genetic diversity of the Atacama Desert shrub Huidobria chilensis in the context of geography and climate, Global and Planetary Change, 104385,

Ho-Tran, L., Fiedler, S. A climatology of weather-driven anomalies in European photovoltaic and wind power production. Commun Earth Environ 5, 63 (2024).

Kanngießer, F., & Fiedler, S. (2024): “Seeing” beneath the clouds—Machine-learning-based reconstruction of North African dust plumes. AGU Advances, 5, e2023AV001042.

Scheele, R., and Fiedler, S. (2024): What drives historical and future changes in photovoltaic power production from the perspective of global warming? Environ. Res. Lett. 19 (1), DOI 10.1088/1748-9326/ad10d6

Hohenegger, C. et al. incl. Fiedler, S. (2023) FESSTVaL: the Field Experiment on Submesoscale Spatio-Temporal Variability in Lindenberg. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 104 (10). E1875-E1892. DOI 10.1175/BAMS-D-21-0330.1.

Richardson, K. et al. incl. Fiedler, S. (2023) Earth beyond six of nine planetary boundaries. Sci. Adv., 9 (37),

Fiedler, S.,  van Noije, T., Smith, C.J.,  Boucher, O., Dufresne, J., Kirkevåg, A.,  Olivié, D., Pinto, R., Reerink, T.,  Sima, A.,  Schulz, M. (2023) Historical Changes and Reasons for Model Differences in Anthropogenic Aerosol Forcing in CMIP6. Geophysical Research Letters, 50 (15),

Boroughani, M., Mirchooli, F., Hadavifar, M. and Fiedler, S. (2023) Mapping land degradation risk due to land susceptibility to dust emission and water erosion. SOIL, 9 (2), 411–423,


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  • 2014: PhD from School of Earth and Environment at University of Leeds, United Kingdom
  • 2011: Diplom in Meteorology from Leibniz-University Hannover, Germany


  • Since 2023: Professor at CAU and GEOMAR
  • 2021-2022: Professor at University of Cologne, Germany
  • 2020-2021: Junior Professor on tenure track at University of Cologne, Germany
  • 2015-2019: Postdoctoral scientist at Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany
  • 2014-2015: Postdoctoral scientist at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany

Other positions of responsibility

Recent Awards and recognitions

  • 2022: Tenure at the University of Cologne
  • 2021-2022: Member of “Junges Kolleg” of the NRW Academy of the Sciences and Arts following nomination by University of Cologne

Current projects


  • Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS)
  • Deutsche Meteorologische Gesellschaft (DMG)
  • World Energy & Meteorology Council (WEMC)
  • European Geosciences Union (EGU)
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU)


  • Chief Scientist, MSM68/2 (Germany - Cape Verde)
  • Instrument scientist, MSM79/2 (Cape Verde - Panama)
  • Instrument scientist, PS102 (Germany - South Africa)