Dr. Susann Tegtmeier

Forschungsbereich 1: Ozeanzirkulation und Klimadynamik

FE Maritime Meteorologie

Fot:o: (c) Susann Tegtmeier
Fot:o: (c) Susann Tegtmeier


Raum: DW-B050
Tel.: +49 (0)431 600-4160
Fax: +49 (0)431 600-4052
E-Mail: stegtmeier(at)geomar.de



GEOMAR  Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel
Düsternbrooker Weg 20
24105 Kiel


Emmy Noether-Nachwuchsgruppe AVeSH - A New Threat to the Stratospheric Ozone Layer from Anthropogenic Very Short-lived Halocarbons


  • Chemistry-Climate Interactions
  • Impact of oceanic trace gases on the atmosphere
  • Satellite-based observations of atmospheric composition
  • Stratospheric chemistry and dynamics

Ausbildung und Werdegang

  • Since 2015: Head of the Emmy Noether-Young Investigators Group AVeSH (A New Threat to the Stratospheric Ozone Layer from Anthropogenic Very Short-lived Halocarbons)
  • 2009 – 2015:  Postdoctoral Fellow at the Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR), Kiel, Germany
  • 2007 – 2009:  Visiting Fellowship in a Canadian Government Laboratory at the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
  • 2006 – 2007: Research Assistant at University of Toronto, Atmospheric Physics
  • 2007: Ph.D. in Physics awarded summa cum laude, University Potsdam
  • 2003 – 2006: Ph.D. student at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Potsdam, Germany  
  • 2002:  M.S. in Mathematics, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany

Persönliche Daten

Geburtstag: 1 Oktober 1976
Staatsangehörigkeit: Deutsch
Familienstand: verheiratet, zwei Kinder (2007 und 2011)


  • 2015 - 2016: Selected participant of the Helmholtz-Mentoring program for women “In Führung gehen” („Preparing for Leadership“)
  • 2009: 4th SPARC General Assembly, Winner of poster presentation award
  • 2007: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Visiting Fellowship
  • 2007: Most Outstanding Ph.D. of the year 2007 of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research


  • Co-leader of the SPARC Data Initiative (SDI) on Atmospheric Trace Gas observations (ongoing)
  • Science team member of the SPARC Reanalysis/analysis Intercomparison Project (ongoing)
  • SPARC representative at the WCRP Data Advisory Council (WDAC) Darmstadt, Germany (ongoing)
  • Co-lead of the expert team on Stratospheric satellite data for improved model evaluation and process studies (ongoing)
  • Science team member of TransBrom and SHIVA (Stratospheric ozone: halogen impacts in a varying atmosphere, EU FP7) projects
  • SPARC representative at the GCOS Atmospheric Observation Panel for Climate (AOPC), 2011
  • SPARC representative at the WCRP Observations and Assimilation Panel (WOAP), 2010
  • Co-author of the SPARC Chemistry-Climate Model Validation Activity (CCMVal) Report, 2010
  • NSERC Fellowship on “Analysis of long-term ozone variability and trends’’
  • Ph.D. thesis in Atmospheric physics on “Variations of the Residual Circulation in the northern hemispheric winter and its impact on ozone” 2003-2007
  • Master thesis in Mathematics on “Numerical solutions of differential algebraic equations with properly stated leading terms”
  • OASIS 235 cruise with R/V Sonne, Indian Ocean, radio and ozone sounding, 2014
  • TransBrom cruise with RV Sonne, Pacific, radio and ozone sounding, 2009
  • ANT-XXI/1 with RV Polarstern, Atlantic Ocean, sunphotometer measurements, ozone sounding, 2003
  • Successfully co-applied for national BMWF ROMIC proposal ‘’THREAT’’
  • On behalf of SPARC DI successfully applied for International Team Activity at ISSI (International Space Science Institute)


  • Fiehn, A., Quack, B., Hepach, H., Fuhlbrügge, S., Tegtmeier, S., Toohey, M., Atlas, E., and Krüger, K.: Delivery of halogenated very short-lived substances from the west Indian Ocean to the stratosphere during the Asian summer monsoon, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 6723-6741, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-6723-2017, 2017. 
  • Fujiwara, M., Wright, J. S., Manney, G. L., … Tegtmeier, S., et al.: Introduction to the SPARC Reanalysis Intercomparison Project (S-RIP) and overview of the reanalysis systems, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 1417-1452, doi:10.5194/acp-17-1417-2017, 2017.
  • Ziska, F., Quack, B., Tegtmeier, S., Stemmler, I., and Krüger, K.: Future emissions of marine halogenated very-short lived substances under climate change. Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry, doi:10.1007/s10874-016-9355-3, 2016.
  • Hepach, H., Quack, B., Tegtmeier, S., Engel, A., Bracher, A., Fuhlbrügge, S., Galgani, L., Atlas, E. L., Lampel, J., Frieß, U., and Krüger, K.: Biogenic halocarbons from the Peruvian upwelling region as tropospheric halogen source, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 12219-12237, doi:10.5194/acp-16-12219-2016, 2016.
  • Hossaini, R., Patra, P. K., Leeson,Tegtmeier, S., Lidster, R. T., Wilson, C., and Ziska, F.: A multi-model intercomparison of halogenated very short-lived substances (TransCom-VSLS): linking oceanic emissions and tropospheric transport for a reconciled estimate of the stratospheric source gas injection of bromine, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 9163-9187, doi:10.5194/acp-16-9163-2016, 2016.
  • Maycock, A. C., Matthes, K., Tegtmeier, S., Thiéblemont, R., and Hood, L.: The representation of solar cycle signals in stratospheric ozone – Part 1: A comparison of recently updated satellite observations, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 10021-10043, doi:10.5194/acp-16-10021-2016, 2016.
  • Tegtmeier, S., Hegglin, M. I., Anderson, J., Funke, B., Gille, J., Jones, A., Smith, L., von Clarmann, T., and Walker, K. A.: The SPARC Data Initiative: comparisons of CFC-11, CFC-12, HF and SF6 climatologies from international satellite limb sounders, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 8, 61-78, doi:10.5194/essd-8-61-2016, 2016.
  • Fuhlbrügge, S., Quack, B., Tegtmeier, S., Atlas, E., Hepach, H., Shi, Q., Raimund, S., and Krüger, K.: The contribution of oceanic halocarbons to marine and free tropospheric air over the tropical West Pacific, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 7569-7585, doi:10.5194/acp-16-7569-2016, 2016.
  • Tegtmeier, S., Ziska, F., Pisso, I., Quack, B., Velders, G. J. M., Yang, X., and Krüger, K.: Oceanic bromoform emissions weighted by their ozone depletion potential, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 13647-13663, doi:10.5194/acp-15-13647-2015, 2015.
  • Lennartz, S. T., Krysztofiak, G., Marandino, C. A., Sinnhuber, B.-M., Tegtmeier, S., Ziska, F., Hossaini, R., Krüger, K., Montzka, S. A., Atlas, E., Oram, D. E., Keber, T., Bönisch, H., and Quack, B.: Modelling marine emissions and atmospheric distributions of halocarbons and dimethyl sulfide: the influence of prescribed water concentration vs. prescribed emissions, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 11753-11772, doi:10.5194/acp-15-11753-2015, 2015.
  • Hegglin, M. I., D. A. Plummer,  T. G. Shepherd, J. F. Scinocca, J. Anderson, L. Froidevaux, B. Funke, D. Hurst, A. Rozanov, J. Urban, T. von Clarmann, K. A. Walker, R. Wang, S. Tegtmeier, and K. Weigel, Vertical structure of stratospheric water vapour trends derived from merged satellite data ,  Nature Geoscience, 7 (10). pp. 768-776. ISSN 1752-0894 doi: 10.1038/ngeo2236, 2014.
  • Neu, J. L., Hegglin, M., Tegtmeier S., Bourassa, A., Degenstein, D., Froidevaux, L., Fuller, R., Funke, B., Gille, J., Jones, A., Rozanov, A., Toohey, M., Urban, J., von Clarmann, T., Walker, K. A., and Worden, J. R.: The SPARC Data Initiative: Comparison of upper troposphere / lower stratosphere ozone climatologies from limb-viewing instruments and the nadir-viewing Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES), J. Geophys. Res., 119, 6971–6990, doi:10.1002/2013JD020822, 2014.
  • Rex, M., Wohltmann, I., Ridder, T., Lehmann, R., Rosenlof, K., Wennberg, P., Weisenstein, D., Notholt, J., Krüger, K., Mohr, V., and Tegtmeier, S.: A Tropical West Pacific OH minimum and implications for stratospheric composition, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 4827-4841, doi:10.5194/acp-14-4827-2014, 2014.
  • Tegtmeier, S., Hegglin, M. I., Anderson, J., Bourassa, A., Brohede, S., Degenstein, D., Froidevaux, L., Fuller, R., Funke, B., Gille, J., Jones, A., Kasai, Y., Kyröla, E., Lingenfelser, G., Lumpe, J., Nardi, B., Neu, J., Pendlebury, D., Remsberg, E., Rozanov, A., Smith, L. L., Toohey, M., Urban, J., von Clarmann, T., Walker, K. A., and Wang, R.: The SPARC Data Initiative: A comparison of ozone climatologies from international satellite limb sounders, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 118, 12,229–12,247, 2013.
  • Toohey, M., Hegglin, M. I., Tegtmeier, S., and the SPARC Data Initiatve team, Characterizing potential sample biases in the trace gas climatologies of the SPARC Data Initiative, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 118, 2013.
  • Tegtmeier, S., Krüger, K., Quack, B., Atlas, E., Blake, D. R., Boenisch, H., Engel, A., Hepach, H., Hossaini, R., Navarro, M. A., Raimund, S., Sala, S., Shi, Q., and Ziska, F.: The contribution of oceanic methyl iodide to stratospheric iodine,  Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 11869-11886, doi:10.5194/acp-13-11869-2013, 2013.
  • Hegglin, M. I., Tegtmeier, S., and the SPARC Data Initiatve team: SPARC Data Initiative: Comparison of water vapor climatologies from international limb satellite sounders, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 118, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50752, 2013.
  • Hossaini, R., Mantle, H., Chipperfield, M. P., Montzka, S., Hamer, P., Ziska, F., Quack, B., Krüger, K., Tegtmeier, S.,  et al., Evaluating global emission inventories of biogenic bromocarbons, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 12485-12539, 2013.
  • F. Ziska, B. Quack, K. Abrahamsson, S. D. Archer, E. Atlas, T. Bell, J. H. Butler, L. J. Carpenter, C. E. Jones, N. R. P. Harris, H. Hepach, K. G. Heumann, C. Hughes, J. Kuss, K. Krüger, P. Liss, R. M. Moore, A. Orlikowska, S. Raimund, C. E. Reeves, W. Reifenhäuser, A. D. Robinson, C. Schall, T. Tanhua, S. Tegtmeier, et al., Global sea-to-air flux climatology for bromoform, dibromomethane and methyl iodide, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 8915-8934, 2013.
  • Marandino, C. A., Tegtmeier, S., Krüger, K., Zindler, C.,  Atlas, E. L., Moore, F., Bange, H. W., Dimethylsulphide (DMS) emissions from the western Pacific Ocean: a potential marine source for stratospheric sulphur?, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 8427-8437, 2013.
  • Tegtmeier, S., Krüger, K., Quack, B. Pisso, I., Stohl, A. and X. Yang, Emission and transport of bromocarbons: from the West Pacific ocean into the stratosphere, Atmos. Chem. Phys., acp-2012-30, 2012.
  • Tegtmeier, S., V. E. Fioletov and T. G. Shepherd, A global picture of the seasonal persistence of stratospheric ozone anomalies, J. Geophys. Res., 115, D18119, 2010.
  • Tegtmeier, S., V. E. Fioletov and T. G. Shepherd, Seasonal persistence of ozone and zonal wind anomalies in the equatorial stratosphere, J. Geophys. Res., 115, D18118, 2010.
  • McLinden, C. A., Tegtmeier, S. and V. Fioletov, Technical Note: A SAGE-corrected SBUV zonal-mean ozone data set, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9, 7963-7972, 2009.
  • Krüger, K., Tegtmeier, S. and M. Rex, Variability of residence time in the Tropical Tropopause Layer during Northern Hemisphere winter, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9, 6717-6725, 2009.
  • Tegtmeier, S., V. E. Fioletov, and T. G. Shepherd, Seasonal persistence of northern low- and middle-latitude anomalies of ozone and other trace gases in the upper stratosphere, J. Geophys. Res., 113, D21308, 2008.
  • Tegtmeier, S., Wohltmann, I., Rex, M., and Krüger, K., Relative importance of dynamical and chemical contributions to Arctic wintertime ozone, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L17801, 2008.
  • Tegtmeier, S., Krüger, K., Wohltmann, I., Schöllhammer, K. and M.Rex, Variations of the residual circulation in the Northern Hemispheric winter, J. Geophys. Res., 113, D16109, 2008.
  • Krüger, K., Tegtmeier, S. and M. Rex, Long-term climatology of air mass transport through the Tropical Tropopause Layer (TTL) during NH winter, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 8, 813-823, 2008.
  • Tegtmeier, S. and T. G. Shepherd, Persistence and photochemical decay of springtime total ozone anomalies in the Canadian Middle Atmosphere Model, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 7, 485-493, 2007.
  • Immler, F., Krüger, K., Tegtmeier, S., Fujiwara, M., Fortuin, P., Verver, G., and O. Schrems, Cirrus clouds, humidity, and dehydration in the tropical tropopause layer observed at Paramaribo, Suriname (5.8°N, 55.2°W), J. Geophys. Res.,112, D03209, 2007.


  • SPARC, 2017: The SPARC Data Initiative: Assessment of stratospheric trace gas and aerosol climatologies from satellite limb sounders. By M. I. Hegglin and S. Tegtmeier (eds.), SPARC Report No. 8, WCRP-5/2017.
  • Chapter 2: Stratospheric Ozone and Surface Ultraviolet Radiation, Coordinating Lead Authors: Douglass, A. and Fioletov, V., Contributors: … Tegtmeier, S., … "Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion: 2010," World Meteorological Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, P. 112, 2011.
  • Neu, J., S. Strahan, P. Braesicke, A. Douglass, P. Huck, L. Oman, D. Pendlebury, S. Tegtmeier, Chapter 5, SPARC Report on the Evaluation of Chemistry-Climate Models, SPARC CCMVal (2010), SPARC Report No. 5, WCRP-132, WMO/TD-No. 1526.

Non peer reviewed publications

  • Tegtmeier, S. and Hegglin, M.: The SPARC Data Initiative – Results of a long journey, SPARC Newsletter No. 49, 2017.
  • Hegglin, M. I., Braathen, G., Leblanc, T., Stiller, G., Tamminen, J., Tegtmeier, S., Voigt, C. and Engel, A.: The GAW/NDACC/SPARC Upper Troposphere and Lower Stratosphere (UTLS) Observation Workshop, SPARC Newsletter No. 47, 2016.
  • Arblaster, J., Eyring, V., Fahey, D., Santee, M., Sato, K., Scaife, A., Young, P., Alexander, S., Garfinkel, C., Geller, M., MacDonald, A., Osprey, S., Tegtmeier, S.: Report on the 5th SPARC General Assembly. SPARC Newsletter, 43, 2014.
  • Tegtmeier, S.: Combined SPARC Data Requirements/SPIN Mid-Term Review Workshop, February 2013, ESA/ESRIN, Frascati, Italy, SPARC Newsletter, 41, 25-28, 2013.
  • Eyring, V., J.-F. Lamarque, P. Hess, F. Arfeuille, K. Bowman, M. P. Chipperfield, B. Duncan, A. Fiore, A. Gettelman, M. A. Giorgetta, C. Granier, M. Hegglin, D. Kinnison, M. Kunze, U. Langematz, B. Luo, R. Martin, K. Matthes, P. A. Newman, T. Peter, A. Robock, T. Ryerson, A. Saiz-Lopez, R. Salawitch, M. Schultz, T. G. Shepherd, D. Shindell, J. Stähelin, S. Tegtmeier et al., Overview of IGAC/SPARC Chemistry-Climate Model Initiative (CCMI) Community Simulations in Support of Upcoming Ozone and Climate Assessments, SPARC Newsletter No. 40, 2013.
  • Hegglin, M. and Tegtmeier, S.: The SPARC Data Initiative, SPARC Newsletter, 36, 2011.

Invited presentations

  • Tegtmeier, S.: Impact of oceanic trace gases on the stratosphere, AGU fall meeting, San Francisco, US, 2017.
  • Tegtmeier, S.: Atmosphere-ocean coupling through trace gases, Chemistry-Climate Model Initiative Science workshop, Toulouse, France, 2017.
  • Tegtmeier, S.: Atmosphere-ocean coupling through trace gases, WCRP/SPARC workshop: Challenges for climate science – Synergies between SPARC and the WCRP Grand Challenges, Berlin, Germany.
  • Tegtmeier, S.: ‘’The SPARC Data Initiative - A multi-instrument comparison of stratospheric limb measurements, SPARC Data Assimilation workshop, Paris, 2015.
  • Tegtmeier, S.: ‘’The SPARC Data Initiative - A multi-instrument comparison of stratospheric limb measurements’’, 7th Atmospheric Limb Conference, Bremen, 2013.
  • Tegtmeier, S.: "Meridional structure of the downwelling branch of the Brewer-Dobson circulation", SPARC workshop on the Brewer-Dobson circulation, Grindelwald, Switzerland, 2012.  
  • Tegtmeier, S.: ‘’SPARC Data initiative: stratospheric satellite observations for model evaluation’’, IGAC/SPARC Global Chemistry-Climate Modeling and Evaluation Workshop, Davos, Switzerland, 2012.