Dominic Hillenkötter

Department Climate Variability IMPRS
Group IMPRS doctoral candidate Complex Modelling and Extreme Computing
Position Phd Candidate
phone +49 40 41173
Room B 206

Research Interests

My research interests lie in the ocean, specifically how eddies dissipate their energy. Together with my supervisor Nils Brüggemann, I aim to comprehend the processes through which eddies dissipate their energy. Eddies play a crucial role in the general circulation by transporting tracers such as salt, nutrition, and heat. Understanding the energy dissipation processes of eddies is key to understand the bigger picture. I am utilising global eddy-resolving simulations to gain insight into the relative significance of each of the three dissipation sources: 1) Bottom drag 2) Vertical shear 3) Viscosity.  The use of different parameters for the simulations allows me to evaluate the accuracy of the results.





Ph. D. Earth System Sciences, Universität Hamburg­­­

Topic: Dissipation of Ocean Eddies

Supervison: Nils Brüggemann, Carsten Eden

2023 -



M. Sc. Physics, University Bochum

Topic: Bayseian Estimation of the Truncation Errors in Chiral Effective Field Theory for Nucelon Nucelon Theory 

Supervison: Evgeny Epelbaum, Christopher Körber




B. Sc Physics, University Bochum

Topic: Pertubative Calculations of Leading Infrared Logs in the Two Dimensional Sigma Model in Next-to Leading Order

Supervison: Maxim Polyakov, Jonas Linzen

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