Céline Gieße

I am a PhD Student at the International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling (IMPRS-ESM) and the University of Hamburg. I am interested in the role of Arctic sea ice in the climate system. In particular, I am interested in the variability, predictability, and memory of the Arctic sea ice on seasonal to interannual timescales:

  • How large is the memory of Arctic sea ice?
  • How well is it represented in climate models?
  • Can seasonal predictions be improved by better taking into account Arctic sea ice?

I am working under the supervision of Johanna Baehr and Dirk Notz in the working group Climate Modelling at the Insitute of Oceanography of the University of Hamburg (web page).


  • 2019 - present: PhD candidate, IMPRS-ESM and University of Hamburg, Germany
  • 2017 - 2019: Student research assistant, Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde (IOW), Germany
  • 2017: Internship, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany
  • 2016 - 2018: M.Sc. Physics, University of Rostock, Germany
  • 2012 - 2015: B.Sc. Physics, University of Rostock, Germany


  • Giesse, C., Notz, D., & Baehr, J. (2021). On the origin of discrepancies between observed and simulated memory of Arctic sea ice. Geophysical Research Letters, 48, e2020GL091784. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020GL091784
  • Giesse, C., Meier, H. E. M., Neumann, T., & Moros, M. (2020). Revisiting the role of convective deep water formation in northern Baltic Sea bottom water renewal. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 125, e2020JC016114. https://doi.org/ 10.1029/2020JC016114


E-Mail: celine.giesse@we dont want spammpimet.mpg.de
Phone: +49 40 42838-7469
Office: 339 (Bu53)


Universität Hamburg
Institut für Meereskunde
Bundesstraße 53
20146 Hamburg

ORCiD: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2747-8170