Dr. Chao Li


Email: chao.li .at. mpimet.mpg.de                                 

Phone: +49-40-41173-458

Fax: +49-40-41173-298

Room no. 125


Mailing Address

Max Planck Institute for Meteorology

Bundesstr. 53

D-20146 Hamburg




The Ocean in the Earth System


Research Group

Director's research group

Research Interests
  • Future climate changes and their mitigation strategy
  • Internal variability and forced response in climate system
  • Oceanic circulation in climate system
  • Sea-ice changes and their impact on mid-latitude climate
  • Stability of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation
  • Nonlinear thresholds in the climate system
Curriculum vitae

Research scientist

          01/2015-present: Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany

          01/2013-12/2014: KlimaCampus Hamburg - Cluster of Excellence CliSAP, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

          07/2012-12/2013: Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany



          03/2008-06/2012:  Max Planck Institute for Meteorology and University of Hamburg, Germany

             Ph.D. thesis: "Long-term stability and adjustment toward equilibrium in a future warm climate"

             Supervisors:  Prof. Dr. Jochem Marotzke and Dr. Jin-Song von Storch 

          03/2008-06/2012: Student of the IMPRS on Earth System Modeling



         05/2006-02/2008: Research assistant, LASG, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

         08/2004-06/2007: M. Sc.(Physical Oceanography), South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences,               Guangzhou, China

         08/2000-06/2004: B. Sc.(Atmospheric Science), Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China



         Hubei, China

Links of interest