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Prof. Dr. Markus Meier

Markus Meier
(c) by Dr. Andreas Pohlmann 714


Leibniz-Institute for Baltic Sea Research (IOW)
Seestrasse 15
18119 Rostock
Phone: +49 381 5197 150
Fax: +49 381 5197 114

Main fields of current research

  • numerical modeling of the Baltic Sea and Arctic Ocean
  • sea ice modeling
  • ice-ocean model inter-comparison
  • sub-grid scale parameterizations (e.g. turbulence, gravity driven dense bottom currents) in ocean circulation models
  • variational data assimilation using the adjoint method
  • water exchange through straits
  • reconstruction of Baltic Sea climate of the 20th century, paleoclimate studies
  • climate variability and climate sensitivity of the Baltic Sea and Arctic Ocean
  • detection and attribution of climate change
  • dynamical downscaling using regional climate models
  • scenario simulations for the Baltic Sea and impact studies (e.g. Baltic ringed seal populations, flooding, coastal erosion, and spatial development)
  • ensemble technique for climate change scenario simulations
  • atmosphere-ice-ocean interaction
  • heat and water cycles in uncoupled and coupled atmosphere-ice-ocean models
  • performance of massively parallel ocean codes
  • coupled physical-biogeochemical modeling to study the marine ecosystem in past and future climates
  • measures against eutrophication