Max Planck Institute for Meteorology welcomes Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel-awardee Prof. Tiffany Shaw
“The MPI-M community has all the necessary ingredients for addressing the grand challenge of climate change: theoretical investigations, climate models across a hierarchy of complexity (aqua planet to state-of-the-art storm resolving models) and a collaborative research environment. It is therefore the perfect place to investigate fundamental scientific questions related to the interhemispheric asymmetry of extratropical storms and clouds as well as the impact of changing extratropical circulation extremes under climate change.”, Professor Shaw reasons.
During her period as visiting research scientist at MPI-M, her work is directed at several goals: Investigating and understanding changing extratropical circulation extremes under climate change. Quantifying the sensitivity of the atmospheric circulation response to global warming to model resolution, and also, confronting Earth System model trends with observations. This research is particularly crucial because it underpins the Earth's atmospheric circulation and its pivotal role in shaping the habitability of our planet, both in the past and for generations to come.
About the award
Endowed with a €45,000 grant, the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award acknowledges the remarkable research achievements of up to 20 foreign scientists annually. Awardees are expected to continue making significant contributions in their respective fields, with an impact that extends beyond their immediate areas of expertise. The award is named in honor of the German astronomer and mathematician, Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel (1784-1846), and is financially supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
Prof. Dr. Tiffany Shaw
Max Planck Institute for Meteorology