Climate Physics


Corona Pandemic: Measures taken by the Faculty   (25 Mar 2020)


Dear students,

The university has undertaken steps to protect its students and its staff in this current pandemic situation.

All classroom teaching events are cancelled without exception until 19.04.2020. Please do not come to the university but stay at home.

All examinations that were scheduled for the current examination period are cancelled. Examinations which do not require the presence of the students, such as homework or digital examinations, can still be held. Oral exams can also be held via video conference or on campus in individual cases in compliance with hygiene regulations and distance rules, provided that the students were able to prepare themselves despite the closure of the libraries and that the technical possibilities are available to them.

The examination offices and student advisory offices are closed to the public. Consultations take place online only. Most of the staff are temporarily released from their duties. Therefore, telephone counselling is only possible to a limited extent, if at all.

Please see  for a summary of these measures.

For an overview of scheduled online courses during the Corona pandemic while contact teaching is suspended please see here.


Climate Physics

The study of climate physics (meteorology and physical oceanography) will provide students with advanced knowledge and skills using the terms and laws of physics in atmosphere, ocean and the climate system. Students will become familiar with experimental and theoretical methods, and will be guided toward current research. The courses will provide instruction on how to present physical context, how to critically assess scientific problems, and how to apply modern methodology in experimental and theoretical climate physics. Mathematical methods are an indispensable tool for processing physical relations, and they are essential for the comprehension of physical context.

Student Advice

Main Subject Oceanography:
Prof. Dr. Peter Brandt,
Tel. (0431) 600 - 4105E-Mail:
pbrandt(at) ,

Main Subject Meteorology:
Dr. Karl Bumke,
Tel. (0431) 600 - 4060. ,

Examining Board


Prof. Dr. Katja Matthes

Forschungsbereich 1
Düsternbrooker Weg 20,
24105 Kiel

Examination Office