Dr. Florian Schütte


Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics
Physical Oceanography

Room: DW-126
Phone: +49 431 600 4185
Fax: +49 431 600 4102
E-Mail: fschuette(at)geomar.de

GEOMAR | Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel
West shore campus
Düsternbrooker Weg 20
D-24105 Kiel

Research Focus

My research focus are physical observations of oceanic eddies, which are ubiquitous in the world oceans. Particularly I am interested in the characteristics and impacts of mesoscale eddies. In this context a strong coupling between physical, biogeochemical and biological processes is observed. To further enhance our understanding in this field, strong interdisciplinary efforts will be required. 

Personal Information

  • Date of birth: 22. October 1986
  • Place of birth: Lübeck
  • Nationality: German


Manuscriptes under review:
Hummels R., Dengler M., Rath W., Foltz G. R., Schütte F., Fischer T. and Brandt P.: Near inertial wave induced mixing in the tropical Atlantic Ocean, submitted and under review at Nature Communications, 2018

Bange H. W., Kock A., Pelz N., Schmidt M., Schütte F., Walter S., Post A. F., Jones B. H. and Kürten B.: Nitrous oxide (N2O) in the Red Sea, submitted and under review at Deep-Sea Research Part II, 2018

Reviewed Publications: 

Christiansen S., Hoving H-J., Schütte F., Hauss H., Karstensen J., Körtzinger A., Schröder S-M., Stemmann L., Christiansen B., Picheral M., Brandt P., Robison B., Koch R., and Kiko R.: Particulate matter flux interception in oceanic mesoscale eddies by the polychaete Poeobiussp., Limnology and Oceanography, accepted online Version of Record before inclusion in an issue, doi: 10.1002/lno.10926, 2018

Kolodziejczyk N., Testor P., Lazar A., Échevin V.Krahmann G.Chaigneau A.Gourcuff C.Wade M., FayeS., Estrade P.Capet X., Mortier L.,Brehmer P.Schütte F., and Karstensen J.: Subsurface Fine-Scale Patterns in an Anticyclonic eddy off Cap-Vert Peninsula observed from Glider measurements, Journal of Geophysical Research Oceans, 123, 6312-6329, doi: 10.1029/2018JC014135, 2018

Czeschel R., Schütte F., Weller R.A. and Stramma L.: Transport, properties, and life cycles of mesoscale eddies in the eastern tropical South Pacific, Ocean Science, 14, 731-750, doi: 10.5194/os-14-731-2018, 2018

Frenger I., Bianchi D., Stührenberg C., Oschlies A., Dunne J., Deutsch C., Galbraith E., and Schütte F.: Biogeochemical Role of subsurface coherent eddies in the Ocean: Tracer Cannonballs, Hypoxic Storms and Microbial Stewpots?, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 32, 226-249, doi: 10.1002/2017GB005743, 2018 

Dong D., Brandt P., Chang P., Schütte F., Yang X. and Li Z: Mesoscale eddies in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean: Three-Dimensional eddy Structures and Heat/Salt transports, Journal of Geophysical Research Oceans, 122, 9795-9813, doi: 10.1002/2017JC013303, 2017

Karstensen, J., Schütte, F., Pietri, A., Krahmann, G., Fiedler, B., Grundle, D., Hauss, H., Körtzinger, A., Löscher, C.R., Testor, P., Vieira, N., and Visbeck, M.: Upwelling and isolation in oxygen-depleted anticyclonic modewater eddies and implications for nitrate cycling, Biogeosciences, 14, 2167-2181,  doi: 10.5194/bg-14-2167-2017, 2017

Schütte, F., Karstensen, J., Krahmann, G., Hauss, H., Fiedler, B., Brandt, P., Visbeck, M., and Körtzinger, A.: Characterization of „dead-zone“ eddies in the tropical North Atlantic Ocean, Biogeosciences, 13-5865-5881, doi: 10.5194/bg-13-5865-2016, 2016b

Fiedler, B., Grundle, D., Schütte, F., Karstensen, J., Löscher, C. R., Hauss, H., Wagner, H., Loginova, A., Kiko, R., Silva, P., and Körtzinger, A.: Oxygen Utilization and Downward Carbon Flux in an Oxygen-Depleted Eddy in the Eastern Tropical North Atlantic, Biogeosciences, 13,5633-5647, doi: 10.5194/bg-13-5633-2016, 2016

Schütte, F., Characteristics and impact of mesoscale eddies in the eastern tropical North Atlantic (2016) (Doktorarbeit/PhD), Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel, Germany, 139 pp.

Schütte, F., Brandt, P., and Karstensen, J.: Occurrence and characteristics of mesoscale eddies in the tropical northeastern Atlantic Ocean, Ocean Science, 12, 663-685, doi: 10.5194/os-12-663-2016, 2016a

Hauss, H., Christiansen, S., Schütte, F., Kiko, R., Edvam Lima, M., Rodrigues, E., Karstensen, J., Löscher, C. R., Körtzinger, A., and Fiedler, B.: Dead zone or oasis in the open ocean? Zooplankton distribution and migration in low-oxygen modewater eddies, Biogeosciences, 13, 1977-1989, doi: 10.5194/bg-13-1977-2016, 2016

Löscher, C. R., Fischer, M. A., Neulinger, S. C., Fiedler, B., Philippi, M., Schütte, F., Singh, A., Hauss, H., Karstensen, J., Körtzinger, A., Künzel, S., and Schmitz, R. A.: Hidden biosphere in an oxygen-deficient Atlantic open-ocean eddy: future implications of ocean deoxygenation on primary production in the eastern tropical North Atlantic, Biogeosciences, 12, 7467-7482, doi: 10.5194/bg-12-7467-2015, 2015

Karstensen, J., Fiedler, B., Schütte, F., Brandt, P., Körtzinger, A., Fischer, G., Zantopp, R., Hahn, J., Visbeck, M., and Wallace, D.: Open ocean dead zones in the tropical North Atlantic Ocean, Biogeoscience 12, 2597-2605, doi: 10.5194/bg-12-2597-2015, 2015

Zindler, C., Marandino, C. A., Bange, H. W., Schütte, F., and Saltzman, E. S.: Nutrient availability determines dimethyl sulfide and isoprene distribution in the eastern Atlantic Ocean, Geophysical Research Letters, 41, doi:10.1002/2014GL059547, 2014

Schütte, F.  Characterisation of mesoscale eddies generated in the coastal upwelling region oft he tropical northeast Atlantic (2013) (Master thesis), Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel, 70 pp.

Schütte, F.  Intrasaisonale Variabilität im zentralen tropischen Atlantik – Analyse von Satelliten- und Verankerungsdaten - (2010) (Bachelor thesis), Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel, 33 pp.