Dr. Ute Merkel

Universität Bremen
FB5 - Geowissenschaften
Abt. Geosystemmodellierung

Postbox address:
Postfach 330 440
D-28334 Bremen

Mailing address:
Klagenfurter Strasse 2
Geo Building - Room 5370
D-28359 Bremen

Tel: +49 (0) 421 - 218 - 65440
Fax: +49 (0) 421 - 218 - 65454
Email: umerkel(a)marum.de

* Research interests
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* Curriculum vitae
* Memberships


Research interests

Recent topics:

Simulating the last glacial-interglacial cycle with an earth system model (BMBF project PalMod)
Simulations and variability of mineral dust
Paleoclimate simulations for Marine Isotope Stage 3 (German Research Foundation project)
Paleoclimate simulations for Last Glacial Maximum and Mid-Holocene (EU project MOTIF, PMIP2)
ENSO teleconnections and the impact of ENSO on the North Atlantic/European sector
ENSO and tropical storms
Role of horizontal resolution in AGCMs

General topics:

Seasonal to interannual variability
Decadal variability and predictability
Climate modelling using complex coupled ocean-atmosphere models


PAGES Special issue of PAGES Magazine: Denis-Didier Rousseau, Jan-Berend Stuut, Gisela Winckler and myself were guest editors for a special PAGES magazine dedicated to the topic of mineral dust.

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Teaching Experience

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Curriculum Vitae

School Johann-Christian-Reinhart-Gymnasium, Hof/Saale
University Meteorology, University of Hamburg, Diploma 1998
Diploma thesis Die Sensitivität der Atmosphäre bezüglich extratropischer SST-Anomalien
(The atmospheric response to extratropical sea surface temperature anomalies)
Ph.D. 1999-2003 Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie, Hamburg
2003 Ph.D. in meteorology, University of Hamburg
Ph.D. thesis ENSO Teleconnections in High Resolution AGCM experiments
Post Doc 2003-2005      Leibniz Institute for Marine Sciences (IFM-GEOMAR), Kiel (former Institute for Marine Research, University of Kiel)
2005/2006      Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement (LSCE), Gif-sur-Yvette, France
2006               Leibniz Institute for Marine Sciences (IFM-GEOMAR), Kiel
2006 - 2008    University of Bremen, Geosciences Department, Working Group for Geosystem Modelling, Bremen
2008-              MARUM - Center for Marine Environmental Sciences, Research Area "Ocean and Climate", Bremen

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