Hauke Schmidt


Email: hauke.schmidt@we dont want spammpimet.mpg.de

Phone: +49-40-41173-405

Room no. Bu416


Mailing Address

Max Planck Institute for Meteorology

Bundesstr. 53

D-20146 Hamburg




The Atmosphere in the Earth System


Research Group

Global Circulations and Climate


Research Interests



past (at MPI-M):

  • DFG/SPP Climate Engineering - CELARIT (Climate Engineering Liability and Reliability: An Integrated Treatment); 2016 - 2019
  • DFG/SPP Climate Engineering - ComparCE (Comparative assessment of potential impacts, side-effects and uncertainties of CE measures and emission-reduction efforts); 2013 - 2019
  • BMBF/MiKlip - ALARM (Alert for large volcanic eruptions in medium term climate prediction); 2011 - 2018
  • DFG/SPP Climate Engineering - CEIBRAL (Climate Engineering Impacts: Between Reliability and Liability); 2013-2015.
  • FP7 - EUTRACE (European Transdisciplinary Assessment of Climate Engineering); 2012 - 2015
  • DFG/FG SHARP (Stratospheric Change and its role for climate prediction); 2009 - 2015
  • FP7 - IMPLICC (Implications and risks of engineering solar radiation to limit climate change); 2009 - 2012
  • DFG/CAWSES - ARTOS (The Atmospheric Response to Solar Variability); 2005 - 2011
  • AFO2000 - MEDEC (Mesospheric Dynamics, Energetics and Chemistry); 2000 - 2004; The final report can be found here.


Student Supervision

ongoing (PhD):

  • Moritz Günther, Paul Keil


past (PhD):


ongoing (masters):

  • Isaac Baffour


past (masters/diploma):

  • Alon Azoulay: "The Arctic polar vortex response to volcanic forcing of di erent strength", Univ. of Hamburg, 2019.
  • Patrick Pieper: "Investigation of spatial sensitivities in an integrated assessment of stratospheric sulfur aerosol solar radiation management respecting regional precipitation guardrails" (main supervisor: H. Held), Univ. of Hamburg, 2015.
  • Rabea Athmer: "The atmospheric response to large volcanic eruptions under climate change" (main supervisor: C. Timmreck), Univ. of Hamburg, 2014.
  • Marius Stankoweit: "Climate Engineering: Insights from the Model MIND" (main supervisor: H. Held), Univ. of Hamburg, 2013.
  • Andreas Miller: "Middle atmosphere coupling during stratospheric warming events simulated with the HAMMONIA GCM", Univ. of Hamburg, 2011.
  • Anna Possner: "The resolution dependency of simulated tracer transport into the Antarctic polar vortex in ECHAM6", Univ. of Edinburgh, 2010 (main supervisor: D. Stevenson)
  • M. Keller: "Untersuchung der niederfrequenten Variabilitaet in der tropischen Mesosphaere des Chemie-Klimamodelss HAMMONIA", Univ. of Hamburg, 2008
  • Florian Nau: "Planetare Wellen in der MLT im Klimamodell HAMMONIA", Univ. of Osnabrueck, 2008 (main supervisor: M.-B. Kallenrode)



  • Global circulation and Climate, Univ. of Hamburg (2019/2020)
  • The middle atmosphere, Univ. of Hamburg (2009-2018)

(Lecture materials are available for students of the Univ. of Hamburg via STINE.)


Curriculum vitae

Birth Place

Lübeck, Germany



Thomas-Mann-Schule, Lübeck (high school)



University of Cologne, Germany, diploma in geophysics, 1996



University of Cologne, Germany, 1999


Ph.D. thesis

Vierdimensionale Datenassimilation nach der Variationsmethode fuer ein mesoskaliges Chemietransportmodell - 4D-Var data assimilation for a mesoscale chemistry transport model


Scientist positions

Laboratoire de Meteorologie Dynamique, Paris, France, 1999-2001

National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, USA: Scientific Visitor, Apr  2006 - Mar 2007

Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, since 2002,

Apr 2007 - Aug 2018: Head of the "Middle and Upper Atmosphere Modelling Group"

since Aug 2018: Head of the "Global Circulations and Climate Group"

since Apr 2010: Deputy director of the department "Atmosphere in the Earth System"