Dr Willem Huiskamp


My research interests include oceanography and its role in paleoclimate change events, the role of the marine carbon cycle in past climate change and the way we reconstruct past climates. I am also interested in the Southern Annular Mode and its role in determining air-sea carbon exchange and modulating regional climate in the Southern Hemisphere. Currently I am working in the PalMod project, developing new modelling tools for the dynamic simulation of ocean-ice sheet-solid earth interactions during glacial cycles.


Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
T +49 (0)331 288 2571
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam


Dietze, H., Löptien, U., Hordoir, R.,  Heinemann, M., Huiskamp, W., Schneider, B. 2020: Silicon isotopes in an EMIC's ocean: sensitivity to runoff, iron supply and climate, Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, e2020PA003960

Huiskamp, W. & Meissner, K. & d’Orgeville, M. 2016: Competition between ocean carbon pumps in simulations with varying Southern Hemisphere westerly wind forcing, Climate Dynamics, 1432-0894, pp. 3463–3480, doi:10.1007/s00382-015-2781-0

Huiskamp, W. & Meissner, K. 2012: Oceanic carbon and water masses during the Mystery In-
terval: A model-data comparison study, Paleoceanography, 27, PA4206, doi:10.1029/2012PA002368

PalMod - The German Climate Modeling Initiative

2014 - The Climate Change Research Center Student Outreach Prize

2011 - The Silicon Graphics Prize for Climate Research Using High Performance Computing