In her Habilitation Colloquium entitled: “How to measure decarbonization policy? Ocean carbon cycle feedbacks and predictability” Dr. Ilyina explained that the long-term (at the end of this century) changes in atmospheric CO2 are largely determined by the behaviour of human-made emissions and the efficiency of the ocean and land carbon sinks. By contrast, on decadal timescales, these changes are driven by the effects of climate variability on the carbon sinks. She further showed how we can quantify and predict such changes with Earth system models including interactive carbon cycle. She proposed that the impacts of decarbonization policies could be measured in variations of atmospheric CO2 growth predicted by decadal prediction systems.
Dr. Ilyina studied meteorology at the Russian State Hydrometeorological University in St. Petersburg, Russia, and received her PhD in oceanography from the International Max Planck Research School for Maritime Affairs and Universität Hamburg in 2006. She then worked for a short time as a researcher at the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) in Copenhagen and from 2006-2010 as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Hawaii, USA, in the Department of Oceanography. Since 2010 she leads the group "Ocean Biogeochemistry" at MPI-M.
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Dr. Tatiana Ilyina
Max Planck Institute for Meteorology