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Room no. N421


Mailing Address

Max Planck Institute for Meteorology

Bundesstr. 53

D-20146 Hamburg




Atmosphere in the Earth System


Research Group

Stratospheric Forcing and climate

Research interests

Current interests:

  • Sulfate aerosols in the stratosphere
  • Evolution and transport of sulfur in the stratosphere (aerosol microphysical processes)
  • Understanding the micropysical processes after artificial and volcanic injections of sulfur into the stratosphere
  • Impact of radiative heating of aerosols on stratospheric dynamics (QBO, meso-cyclone)
  • Impact of volcanic eruptions and geoengineering on the climate
  • DFG Forschergruppe VolImpact
  • Model intercomparison GeoMIP, Member of GeoMIP steering committee, IsaMIP
  • Numerical models: ECHAM5-HAM: global with aerosol microphysics, ICON-NWP: global non-hydrostaric, ICON-ART: adds aerosol microphysics to ICON, MPI-ESM: global ESM coupled to ocean

Former working interests:

  • Global influence of traffic emissions (road, ship) on the Earth-System
  • Simulation of atmospheric chemistry
  • EU Project IMPLICC
  • DFG special priority program on geoengineering
  • Metras non-hydrostatic mesoscale model

Public outreach

Physical and chemical experiments with primary school children

Projects and cooperations