Zhijun Liu

Department Climate Dynamics
Group Climate-Biosphere Interactions
Position Phd Candidate
phone +49 40 41173-542
Email zhijun.liu@mpimet.mpg.de
Room G 1704

   ORCID          0000-0002-4269-3875 

My current work focuses on high-resolution permafrost modelling. I have a broad interest in large-scale climate modelling, oceanography and paleoclimate. 

Supervisor: Prof. Victor Brovkin

Co-supervisor: Dr. Thomas Kleinen


  • 2019-2022: M.Sc. Climate Sciences with specialisation in Earth System Modelling, University of Bern
  • 2019-2021: Mobility student at ETH Zürich
  • 2015-2018: B.Sc. Physics, Imperial College London
    • Thesis: Idealised Ocean Modelling: An Estimation of Surface Currents Behaviour under Wind Stress on the North Atlantic, supervised by Dr. Arnaud Czaja


Pöppelmeier, F., Baggenstos, D., Grimmer, M., Liu, Z., Schmitt, J., Fischer, H., & Stocker, T. F. (2023). The effect of past saturation changes on noble gas reconstructions of mean ocean temperature. Geophysical Research Letters, 50, e2022GL102055. https://doi.org/10.1029/2022GL102055

Shihora, L., Liu, Z., Balidakis, K., Wilms, J., Dahle, C., Flechtner F., Dill, R., & Dobslaw, H. (2024). Accounting for Residual Errors in Atmosphere-Ocean Background Models Applied in Satellite Gravimetry, accepted for publication at Journal of Geodesy

Talks and Conferences

  • Seminar talk invited by Prof. Ayako Abe-Ouchi, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, University of Tokyo (Dec, 2023)
  • Q-Arctic annual project meeting, Korneuburg/Vienna (Oct, 2023)
  • EGU General Assembly, contribution only (Apr, 2023) 
  • Inter-Commission Committee on Geodesy for Climate Research Workshop, online (Mar, 2023)
  • Frontiers of Geodetic Science, Essen (Oct, 2022)
  • GRACE/GRACE-FO Science Team Meeting, Potsdam (Sep, 2022)
  • EGU General Assembly, online (May, 2022) 
  • Annual Symposium of the Swiss Society for Meteorology - Table Talk, Zürich (Nov, 2021)