Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology

Bundesstr. 53

20146 Hamburg, Germany


Email: marie.kapsch@we dont want

Phone: +49-40-41173-181

Office no.: B120 


Department: The Ocean in the Earth System

Research Group: Ocean Physics

Project: PALMOD 

Research Interests

  • Climate variability
  • Ice sheets
  • Sea ice
  • Atmosphere-ice interactions
  • Paleoclimate/climate transitions


Ziemen, F. A., Kapsch, M.-L., Klockmann, M., and Mikolajewicz, U., 2018. Heinrich events show two-stage climate response in transient glacial simulations. Clim. Past Discuss., in review, doi:10.5194/cp-2018-16.

Mikolajewicz, U., Ziemen, F., Cioni, G., Claussen, M., Fraedrich, K., Heidkamp, M., Hohenegger, C., Jimenez de la Cuesta, D., Kapsch, M.-L., Lemburg, A., Mauritsen, T., Meraner, K., Röber, N., Schmidt, H., Six, K. D., Stemmler, I., Tamarin-Brodsky, T., Winkler, A., Zhu, X., and Stevens, B., 2018. The climate of a retrograde rotating earth. Earth Syst. Dynam., 9, 1191-1215, doi:10.5194/esd-9-1191-2018.

Kapsch, M.-L., N. Skific, R. G. Graversen, M. Tjernström, and J. A. Francis, 2018. Summers with low Arctic sea ice linked to persistence of spring atmospheric circulation patterns. Clim. Dyn., published online 30.05.2018, doi:10.1007/s00382-018-4279-z.

Mortin, J., G. Svensson, R.G. Graversen, M.-L. Kapsch, J.C. Stroeve, and L.N. Boisvert, 2016. Melt onset over Arctic sea ice controlled by atmospheric moisture transport. Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 6636-6642, doi:10.1002/2016GL069330.

Kapsch, M.-L., R.G. Graversen, M. Tjernström, R. Bintanja, 2016. The effect of downwelling longwave and shortwave radiation on Arctic summer sea ice. J. Clim.29,1143-1159, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0238.1.

Kapsch, M.-L., 2015. The atmospheric contribution to Arctic sea-ice variability. PhD thesis, Stockholm University, Sweden. [Download here

Kapsch, M.-L., R. G. Graversen, T. Economou, and M. Tjernström, 2014. The importance of spring atmospheric conditions for predictions of the Arctic summer sea ice extent. Geophys. Res. Lett., 41, 5288–5296, doi:10.1002/2014GL060826.

Kapsch, M.-L., R. G. Graversen, M. Tjernström, 2013. Springtime atmospheric energy transport and the control of Arctic summer sea-ice extent. Nature Clim. Change, 3, 744–748, doi:10.1038/nclimate1884. 

Kapsch, M.-L., M. Kunz, R. Vitolo, T. Economou, 2012. Long-term trends of hail-related weather types in an ensemble of regional climate models using a Bayesian approach. J. Geophys. Res., 117, D15107, doi:10.1029/2011JD017185.

Kapsch, M.-L., 2011. Longterm variability of hail-related weather types in an ensemble of regional climate models. Diploma thesis, Karlsruhe Institute for Technology, Germany. [Download here]

Kapsch, M.-L., H. Eicken, M. Robards, 2010. Sea ice distribution and ice use by indigenous walrus hunters on St- Lawrence Island, Alaska. In: SIKU: Knowing Our Ice: Documenting Inuit Sea Ice Knowledge and Use; edited by I. Krupnik, C. Aporta, S. Gearheard, L. Kielsen Holm, G. Laidler. Springer, Berlin. doi:10.1007/978-90-481-8587-0_5.