Dirk Notz


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Room  Z-242


Mailing Address

Max Planck Institute for Meteorology

Bundesstr. 53

D-20146 Hamburg




Head of the Research Group

Sea ice in the Earth system



 The Ocean in the Earth System

Research Interests
  • Sea ice in the climate system
    • Representation of sea ice in climate models
    • Air-ice-sea interaction
    • Sensitivity studies with adjoint models
  • Physical processes in sea ice
    • Salinity evolution of sea ice
    • Properties of the ice-ocean interface
    • Melt-water fluxes through sea ice
  • Miscellaneous
    • Phase changes in multi-phase systems
    • Measurement techniques to determine the in-situ porosity of multi-phase, multi-component systems
Curriculum vitae

Research group leader

since 2008: Head of Research Group "Sea ice in the Earth system" at the Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany



2005-2007: "Gary-Comer-Fellow for Abrupt Climate Change" at the Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany



 2002-2005: Cambridge University, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Institute for Theoretical Geophysics.

"Thermodynamic and Fluid-Dynamical Processes in Sea Ice"



2001: Hamburg University, Germany, and University of Washington, Seattle, USA: Diploma thesis "Prozesse der Meereisentwicklung in der sommerlichen Arktis" ("Processes of sea-ice development in the Arctic during summer")

1999-2000: Studies of Arctic Geophysics, University Centre in Svalbard, Spitsbergen, Norway.

1996-2001: Studies of Meteorology, Hamburg University