Prof. Dr. Stephanie Fiedler

Leiterin der Forschungseinheit: Maritime Meteorologie


Tel.: 0431 600 4054
E-Mail: sfiedler(at)

Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel
Wischhofstr. 1-3
24148 Kiel

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

Scheele, R., and Fiedler, S. (2023): What drives historical and future changes in photovoltaic power production from the perspective of global warming? Environ. Res. Lett., accepted

Hohenegger, C. et al. incl. Fiedler, S. (2023) FESSTVaL: the Field Experiment on Submesoscale Spatio-Temporal Variability in Lindenberg. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc.,, in press.

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,

Mu, F., Weide Luiz, E., and Fiedler, S. (2023) On the dynamics and air-quality impact of the exceptional East Asian dust outbreak in mid-March 2021. Atmospheric Research, 292,

Dommo, A., Klutse, N.A.B., Fiedler, S., Koffi, H.A., Vondou, D.A. (2023) The seasonal cycle of cloud radiative effects over Congo Basin based on CERES observation and comparison to CMIP6 models. Atmospheric Research, 291, 106820,

Reyers, M., Fiedler, S. , Ludwig, P., Böhm, C., Wennrich, V. and Shao, Y. (2023) On the importance of moisture conveyor belts from the tropical East Pacific for wetter conditions in the Atacama Desert during the Mid-Pliocene. Climate of the Past, 19 (2), pp 517–532. DOI 10.5194/cp-2022-72.

Weide Luiz, E., and Fiedler, S., (2023) Can convective cold pools lead to the development of low-level jets? Geophysical Research Letters, 50 (11),


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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)