Marco Giorgetta


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Max-Planck-Institute für Meteorologie
Bundesstr. 53, 20146 Hamburg, Deutschland


Atmosphäre im Erdsystem


Wellengetriebene Zirkulation


  • Entwicklung von Atmosphärenmodellen
  • Die quasi-zweijährige Oszillation (QBO)
  • Wechselwirkung von Wellen und der mittleren Zirkulation

Ausgewählte Publikationen

  • Baba, Y., & Giorgetta, M. A. (2020). Tropical variability simulated in ICON-A with a spectral cumulus parameterization. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 12, e2019MS001732.
  • Peña-Ortiz, C., Manzini, E. & Giorgetta, M.A. (2019). Tropical deep convection impact on southern winter stationary waves and its modulation by the Quasi-Biennial Oscillation. Journal of Climate, 32, 7453–7467.doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-18-0763.1
  • Mauritsen, T., Bader, J., Becker, T., Behrens, J., Bittner, M., Brokopf, R., et al. (2019). Developments in the MPI-M Earth System Model version 1.2 (MPI-ESM1.2) and its response to increasing CO2. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 11.
  • Zarzycki, C. M., et al. (2018). DCMIP2016: the splitting supercell test case. Geoscientific Model Development, 12, 879–892. doi:10.5194/gmd-12-879-2019
  • Müller, S.K., E. Manzini, M.A. Giorgetta, K. Sato, and T. Nasuno. (2018), Convectively Generated Gravity Waves in High Resolution Models of Tropical DynamicsJournal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 10. doi:10.1029/2018MS001390
  • Giorgetta, M. A., Brokopf, R., Crueger, T., Esch, M., Fiedler, S., Helmert, J., … Stevens, B. (2018). ICON‐A, the atmosphere component of the ICON Earth system model: I. Model description. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 10. doi:10.1029/2017MS001242
  • Crueger, T. , Giorgetta, M. A., Brokopf, R., Esch, M., Fiedler, S., Hohenegger, C., … Stevens, B. (2018). ICON-A, the atmosphere component of the ICON Earth system model: II. Model evaluation. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 10. doi:10.1029/2017MS001233
  • Ullrich, P. A., et al. (2017). DCMIP2016: a review of non-hydrostatic dynamical core design and intercomparison of participating models. Geoscientific Model Development, 10, 4477–4509. doi:10.5194/gmd-10-4477-2017
  • Silvers, L., Stevens, B., Mauritsen, T. & Giorgetta, M. (2016). Radiative convective equilibrium as a framework for studying the interaction between convection and its large-scale environment. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems , 8, 1330-1344 , doi:10.1002/2016MS000629 [Fulltext]
  • Dipankar, A., Stevens, B., Heinze, R., Moseley, C., Zängl, G., Giorgetta, M., & Brdar, S. (2015). Large eddy simulation using the general circulation model ICON. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems , 7, 963 - 986 , doi:10.1002/2015MS000431 [Fulltext]
  • Krismer, T., & Giorgetta, M. A. (2014). Wave forcing of the quasi-biennial oscillation in the Max Planck Institute Earth System Model.Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences,71, 1985-2006. doi:10.1175/JAS-D-13-0310.1 [Fulltext]
  • Giorgetta, M. A., Jungclaus, J. H., Reick, C. H., Legutke, S., Bader, J., Böttinger, … Stevens, B. (2013). Climate and carbon cycle changes from 1850 to 2100 in MPI-ESM simulations for the coupled model intercomparison project phase 5.Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems,5, 572-597. doi:10.1002/jame.20038 [Fulltext]
  • Wan, H., Giorgetta, M. A., Zängl, G., Restelli, M., Majewski, D., Bonaventura, … Förstner, J. (2013). The ICON-1.2 hydrostatic atmospheric dynamical core on triangular grids, Part I: formulation and performance of the baseline version.Geoscientific Model Development,6, 735-763. doi:10.5194/gmd-6-735-2013 [Fulltext]
  • Giorgetta, M. A., Manzini, E., Roeckner, E., Esch, M., & Bengtsson, L. (2006). Climatology and forcing of the quasi-biennial oscillation in the MAECHAM5 model.Journal of Climate,19(16), 3882-3901. doi:10.1175/JCLI3830.1 [Fulltext]
  • Giorgetta, M. A., & Doege, M. C. (2005). Sensitivity of the quasi-biennial oscillation to CO2 doubling.Geophysical Research Letters,32(8): L08701. doi:10.1029/2004GL021971
  • Giorgetta, M. A., Bengtsson, L., & Arpe, K. (1999). An investigation of QBO signals in the east Asian and Indian monsoon in GCM experiments.Climate Dynamics,15(6), 435-450. doi:10.1007/s003820050292


  • ICON: Climate modelling on icosahedral grids
  • EU-FP7/COMBINE: Comprehensive Modelling of the Earth System for Better Climate Prediction and Projection (2009-2013)

Curriculum vitae

  • Born: 02.03.1966 in St.Gallen, Switzerland
  • University education: Physics at ETH Zurich, Diploma in 1991
  • Ph.D.: MPI-M/University of Hamburg, 1996
    Thesis title: Influence of the Quasi-Biennial Oscillation on the General Circulation: Model Simulations with ECHAM4
  • 1996 to present: post-doc and scientist at MPI-M