Malena Andernach

Department Climate Variability IMPRS
Group IMPRS doctoral candidate Ocean Physics
Position Phd Candidate
phone +49 40 41173-193
Room B 208

Research interests

My research focuses on the changes in the Greenland Ice Sheet under possible future climate scenarios, with a specific focus on the identification and analysis of state transitions and the potential for ice sheet regrowth under certain climate conditions. In contrast to previous work, I apply a comprehensive coupled climate-ice sheet model. The model considers interactions and feedbacks between ice sheets and other components of the climate system, including the atmosphere, ocean and solid earth. This allows for a thorough analysis of the impact of the GrIS on the global atmospheric and oceanic circulation and vice versa.  


Andernach, M., Turton, J. V. & Mölg, T. (2022): Modeling cloud properties over the 79N Glacier (Nioghalvfjerdsfjorden, NE Greenland) for an intense summer melt period in 2019. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 148(749). doi:10.1002/qj.4374.

Andernach, M., Wyss, D. & Kappas, M. (2020): An evaluation of the Land Cover Classification  Product Sentinel 2 Prototype Land Cover 20 m Map of Africa 2016 for Namibia. Namibian Journal of Environment 4A: 1-12.

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