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Markus Reinert, M.Sc.

Markus Reinert
by the lighthouse of Warnemuende
Leibniz-Institute for Baltic Sea Research
Physical Oceanography
Seestr. 15
18119 Rostock
+49 381 5197 167

Upcoming presentations

I will present my current research at the following events in the upcoming months. Feel free to contact me if you are interested to join a talk.

All presentations are in English, talks can be attended online.

About myself and my current project

I'm a Ph.D. student of physical oceanography in the group of estuarine and coastal ocean processes at IOW.  My main interest lies in those ocean processes that play a big role in Earth's climate system.

Logo of the GROCE project

The Arctic is one of the areas most affected by climate change, so the Arctic is the topic of my current research.  I want to understand how Greenland's glaciers are melted by the ocean water below their ice tongues.  My main tool for this are high-resolution numerical simulations with the General Estuarine Transport Model.  My research is part of the project GROCE (Greenland ice sheet–ocean interaction).

Latest publication

Hans Burchard, Karsten Bolding, Adrian Jenkins, Martin Losch, Markus Reinert, Lars Umlauf (2022). The Vertical Structure and Entrainment of Subglacial Melt Water Plumes. JAMES (Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems) DOI: 10.1029/2021MS002925

Latest publication as first author

Markus Reinert, Lucia Pineau-Guillou, Nicolas Raillard, Bertrand Chapron: "Seasonal shift in storm surges at Brest revealed by extreme value analysis." Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 13 Dec. 2021, DOI: 10.1029/2021JC017794

Featured publication

Eddies are the weather systems of the Ocean.  They are large vortices that can travel the Ocean for several months and transport water properties like temperature and salinity with them.  A peculiar eddy has been observed in the Northwest Pacific.  It seems to appear regularly at the same position near the Russian peninsula Kamchatka.  In my most recently published paper, we answer the question:  What is it that makes this eddy appear repeatedly at this particular position?  Can the shape of the coastline play a role in this process?

Read more about it in the peer-reviewed article “Eddy formation in the bays of Kamchatka and fluxes to the open ocean” by A. L'Her, M. Reinert, et al., published in April 2021 in Ocean Dynamics: DOI: 10.1007/s10236-021-01449-w

Please don't hesitate to write me an email if you want to give me feedback, have a question about the paper, or want to discuss our findings.

P.S.: Have a look at Figure 6, it's my favourite one in this article.

All publications and presentations

See my full publication list as well as the list of my past conference talks and poster presentations.

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Ph.D. student in GROCE:

Greenland Ice sheet–Ocean Interaction

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