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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

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.

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One of the areas that is most affected by climate change is the Arctic, 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).

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.


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Ph.D. student in GROCE:

Greenland Ice sheet–Ocean Interaction

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