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Florian Börgel

Florian Börgel
Leibniz-Institut für Ostseeforschung
Seestrasse 15
D-18119 Rostock
+49 381 5197 0
+49 381 5197 440


Hey, my name is Florian and I am working as a Postdoc at the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde. I studied engineering physics with a focus on computer-oriented physics. In my work, I focus on the long-term variability in the Baltic Sea. This helps to understand changes within the Baltic Sea ecosystem. At our institute, we use numerical models of the ocean to answer these questions. Therefore, I would call myself a computational oceanographer.


  • climate variability and climate sensitivity of the North Atlantic
  • coupled physical-biogeochemical modeling to study the marine ecosystem in past climates
  • teleconnections between the North Atlantic and Northern Europe
  • Long-term trends in the Baltic Sea


Regression of SST anomalies onto AMV

Regression of SST anomalies onto the AMV


  • Data handling
  • Multi regression analysis for data prediction
  • Wavelet analysis
  • Low-frequency component analysis/li>
  • Cluster analysis
  • EOF


[10] Dutheil, C., Meier, H. E. M., Gröger M. and Börgel F.: Warming of Baltic Sea water masses since 1850, Journal of Climate, submitted

[9] Börgel, F., Meier, H. E. M., Gröger, M., Rhein, M., Dutheil, C., and Kaiser, J. M.: Atlantic Multi-decadal Variability and the Implications for North European Precipitation, Environmental Research Letters,, 2022

[8] Meier, H. E. M., Kniebusch, M., Dieterich, C., Gröger, M., Zorita, E., Elmgren, R., Myrberg, K., Ahola, M., Bartosova, A., Bonsdorff, E., Börgel, F., Capell, R., Carlén, I., Carlund, T., Carstensen, J., Christensen, O. B., Dierschke, V., Frauen, C., Frederiksen, M., Gaget, E., Galatius, A., Haapala, J. J., Halkka, A., Hugelius, G., Hünicke, B., Jaagus, J., Jüssi, M., Käyhkö, J., Kirchner, N., Kjellström, E., Kulinski, K., Lehmann, A., Lindström, G., May, W., Miller, P., Mohrholz, V., Müller-Karulis, B., Pavón-Jordán, D., Quante, M., Reckermann, M., Rutgersson, A., Savchuk, O. P., Stendel, M., Tuomi, L., Viitasalo, M., Weisse, R., and Zhang, W.: Climate Change in the Baltic Sea Region: A Summary, Earth Syst. Dynam. Discuss.,, accepted, 2022.

[7] H. E. Markus Meier, Christian Dieterich, Matthias Gröger, Cyril Dutheil, Florian Börgel, Kseniia Safonova, Ole B. Christensen, Erik Kjellström: Oceanographic regional climate projections for the Baltic Sea until 2100,, 2022

[6] Dutheil, C., Meier, H.E.M., Gröger, M. and Börgel, F. Understanding past and future sea surface temperature trends in the Baltic Sea. Clim Dyn (2021)., 2021

[5] Börgel, F., C. Frauen, T. Neumann, and H. E. M. Meier., The Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation controls the impact of the North Atlantic Oscillation on North European climate, Environmental Research Letters, 2020

[4] Meier H. E. M., Börgel F., Frauen C., Radtke H., Commentary: Lake or Sea? The Unknown Future of Central Baltic Sea Herring , Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 2020

[3] Kniebusch, M., Meier, H. E. M., Neumann, T., and Börgel, F., Temperature variability of the Baltic Sea since 1850 and attribution to atmospheric forcing variables, Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 2019

[2] Radtke, H, Börgel, F, Brunnabend, S-E, Eggert, A, Kniebusch, M, Meier, H E M, Neumann, D, Neumann, T and Placke, M, Validator a Web-Based Interactive Tool for Validation of Ocean Models at Oceanographic Stations., Journal of Open Research Software, 2019

[1] Börgel, F., C. Frauen, T. Neumann, S. Schimanke, and H. E. M. Meier., Impact of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation on Baltic Sea variability, Geophysical Research Letters, 45., 2018