Earth System Analysis (RD 1)
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
P.O. Box 601203
14412 Potsdam, Germany
A geophysicist by training, I have worked for a while as marine geophysicist in the offshore industry, before starting my PhD research at ETH in Zurich. In Zurich, I worked on the development of efficient multiphase fluid flow transport schemes which I used to study hydrothermal systems. More on my PhD work can be found here and here.
In 2008, I joined PIK and currently I am working on development of the atmospheric component of the next-generation Earth System model CLIMBER-3 (as part of PIK´s flagship project NEXT). This novel atmosphere model, Aeolus 1.0, treats the dynamical equations in a statistical way, which makes the model computationally very efficient compared to the more common general circulation type models. We can therefore study the sensitivity of atmospheric circulation to global mean temperature and other key parameters. Next, this newly developed model (a so-called Earth System Model of Intermediate Complexity - EMIC) should pave the way to efficiently study tipping elements in the Earth climate system, of which some could potentially cross a tipping point in the coming century due to anthopogenic forcings.
My scientific interests include climate dynamics, extreme events, global warming, complex earth system, hydrothermal and geothermal systems. Technical interests include parallel programming, C++, object-oriented design, etc, etc, etc...
CV Publications Presentations MSc-Thesis PhD-Thesis