Hongmei Li


Email: hongmei.li@mpimet.mpg.de

Phone: +49-40-41173-158

Fax: +49-40-41173-298

Room no. 222


Mailing Address

Max Planck Institute for Meteorology

Bundesstrasse 53

D-20146 Hamburg




The Ocean in the Earth System


Research Group

Ocean Biogeochemistry


Research interests


I am generally interested in the near-term predictions of the global carbon cycle and the carbon-climate feedbacks. My major research focus is on understanding the processes in regulating variation and predictability of the global carbon cycle and climate in the context of  the Earth system. I am using large ensemble simulations based on Earth system model to disentangle the internal variability from the variability generated by anthropogenic perturbations. In the meanwhile, I pursue to improve the near-term predictions of ocean carbon uptake and relevant processes by initializing the Earth system model with observations and by improving the representation of meso-scale processes with high resolution models.


Professional activities
  • Serve as reviewer for peer-reviewed journals: Climate Dynamics, Geophysical Research Letters, Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, Earth System Dynamics, Nature Climate Change, Nature Communications