Research Interests

  • Dynamical impacts of volcanic eruptions
  • Stratosphere-Troposphere coupling processes
  • Coupled Model Intercomparison
  • Climate of the past
  • Decadal Predictions


Bittner, M., H. Schmidt, C. Timmreck,  and F. Sienz (2016): Using a large ensemble of simulations to assess the Northern Hemisphere stratospheric dynamical response to tropical volcanic eruptions and its uncertainty. Geophysical Research Letters, doi: 10.1002/2016GL070587 


Bittner, M., C. Timmreck, H. Schmidt, M. Toohey, and K. Krüger (2016): The impact of wave-mean flow interaction in the Northern Hemisphere polar vortex after tropical volcanic eruptions. Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmosphere, doi:10.1002/2015JD024603


Domeisen, D., A. Butler, K. Fröhlich, M. Bittner, W. Müller, and J. Baehr (2015): Seasonal Predictability over Europe arising from El Nino and Stratospheric Variability in the MPI-ESM Seasonal Prediction System., J. Climate, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00207.1


Toohey, M., K. Krüger, M. Bittner, C. Timmreck, and H. Schmidt (2014): The impact of volcanic aerosol on the Northern Hemisphere stratospheric polar vortex: mechanisms and sensitivity to forcing structure, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 1–16, doi:10.5194/acp-14-1-2014


Graf, H.-F., D. Zanchettin, C. Timmreck, and M. Bittner (2014), Observational constraints on the tropospheric and near-surface winter signature of the Northern Hemisphere stratospheric polar vortex, Clim. Dyn., 1–22, doi:10.1007/s00382-014-2101-0.

Summer School & Conferences

IS-ENES Workshop on Workflow Solutions and Metadata Generation during experiments
Lisbon, Portugal. September, 27 - September 29 2016

EGU General Assembly 2016
Vienna, Austria. April, 18 - April, 22 2016
Contribution: Talk and Poster

Bicentenary of the great Tambora Eruption 
Bern, Switzerland. April, 7 - April, 10 2015
Contribution: Poster 

95th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting
(18th Conference on Middle Atmosphere)

Phoenix, USA. January, 4 - January, 9 2015
Contribution: Talk

EGU General Assembly 2013
Vienna, Austria. April, 6 - April, 12 2013
Contribution: Poster

3rd International Conference on Earth System Modelling (3ICESM)
Hamburg, Germany. September, 17 - September, 21 2012
Contribution: Poster

AGU Chapman Conference Volcanism and the Atmosphere
Selfoss, Iceland. June, 10 - June, 16 2012
Contribution: Poster