Maya Ben-Yami

Doctoral Researcher


Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam


Early Stage Researcher in the H2020 CriticalEarth ITN

I work on climate tipping elements, with a focus on the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC). I use both real-world and model data to determine the impacts of and find early warning signals for a potential AMOC collapse.

Ben-Yami, M., Skiba, V., Bathiany, S. et al. Uncertainties in critical slowing down indicators of observation-based fingerprints of the Atlantic Overturning Circulation. Nat Commun 14, 8344 (2023).

Nian, D., Bathiany, S., Ben-Yami, M. et al. A potential collapse of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation may stabilise eastern Amazonian rainforests. Commun Earth Environ 4, 470 (2023).

Fohlmeister, J., Sekhon, N., Columbu, A., Vettoretti, G., Weitzel, N., Rehfeld, K., Veiga-Pires, C., Ben-Yami, M., Marwan, N., & Boers, N. (2023). Global reorganization of atmospheric circulation during Dansgaard–Oeschger cycles. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 120(36).

Ben-Yami, M., Oetjen, H., Brindley, H., Cossich, W., Lajas, D., Maestri, T., Magurno, D., Raspollini, P., Sgheri, L., & Warwick, L. (2022). Emissivity retrievals with FORUM’s end-to-end simulator: challenges and recommendations. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 15(6), 1755–1777.

Sgheri, L., Belotti, C., Ben-Yami, M., Bianchini, G., Carnicero Dominguez, B., Cortesi, U., Cossich, W., Del Bianco, S., Di Natale, G., Guardabrazo, T., Lajas, D., Maestri, T., Magurno, D., Oetjen, H., Raspollini, P., & Sgattoni, C. (2022). The FORUM end-to-end simulator project: architecture and results. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 15(3), 573–604.

Ben-Yami, M., Madhusudhan, N., Cabot, S. H. C., Constantinou, S., Piette, A., Gandhi, S., & Welbanks, L. (2020). Neutral Cr and V in the Atmosphere of Ultra-hot Jupiter WASP-121 b. The Astrophysical Journal, 897(1), L5.

Müller, S., Ben-Yami, M., & Helled, R. (2020). Theoretical versus Observational Uncertainties: Composition of Giant Exoplanets. The Astrophysical Journal, 903(2), 147

Seminar on Tipping Points in the Climate System at the Technical University of Munich