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Peter Holtermann

Peter Holtermann
Leibniz-Institute for Baltic Sea Research
Seestrasse 15
D-18119 Rostock
+49 381 5197 173
+49 381 5197 114
current work


I'm working as a Post-Doc in the COPPS working group. Currently I am analysing lateral water intrusions into the central Baltic Sea within the REDOX project. This is done by field measurements including the GODESS profiler and numerical modeling with GETM.

  • 2016
    • Schmale, O., Krause, S., Holtermann, P., Power Guerra, N. C., Umlauf, L. (2016). Dense bottom gravity currents and their impact on pelagic methanotrophy at oxic/anoxic transition zones. Geophysical Research Letters, 43(10), 5225-5232,, 2016.
  • 2015
    • Gräwe, U., P. Holtermann, K. Klingbeil, H. Burchard, Advantages of vertically adaptive coordinates in numerical models of stratified shelf seas. Ocean Modelling, doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.2015.05.008, 2015.
  • 2014
    • G. Jakobs, P. Holtermann, C. Berndmeyer, G. Rehder, M. Blumenberg, G. Jost, G. Nausch, O. Schmale, Seasonal and spatial methane dynamics in the water column of the central Baltic Sea (Gotland Sea). Cont. Shelf. Res.,, 2014.
    • Burchard, H., U. Gräwe, P. Holtermann, K. Klingbeil, and L. Umlauf. Turbulence closure modelling in coastal waters, Die Küste 81, 69-88
    • Holtermann, P., H. Burchard, U. Gräwe, K. Klingbeil and L. Umlauf. Deep-water dynamics and boundary mixing in a nontidal stratified basin: A modeling study of the Baltic Sea. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 119, doi:10.1002/2013JC009483, 2014.
  • 2012
    • Holtermann, P., L. Umlauf, T. Tanhua, O. Schmale, G. Rehder, and J. Waniek. The Baltic Sea Tracer Release Experiment. Part I: Mixing rates. J. Geophys. Res., 117, C01021, doi:10.1029/2011JC007439, 2012.
    • Holtermann, P., and L. Umlauf. The Baltic Sea Tracer Release Experiment. Part II: Mixing processes. J. Geophys. Res., 117, C01022, doi:10.1029/2011JC007445, 2012.
  • 2009
    • Holtermann, P., H. Burchard and T. Jennerjahn (2009). Hydrodynamics of the Segara Anakan lagoon. Regional Environmental Change 9: 245-258, doi:10.1007/s10113-008-0075-3
  • 2008
    • Umlauf, L., T. Tanhua, J. J. Waniek, O. Schmale, P. Holtermann and G. Rehder (2008). Hunting a new oceanic tracer. EOS 89(43): 419-420
oceanographic activities

2015 Working together with the Physics of Aquatic Systems Laboratory on modelling the oxygen fluxes in Lake Geneva.

2012 I'm proud to announce that I got the Annette Barthelt Preis 2012 for my PhD thesis!

2011 Finished my PhD thesis "The Baltic Sea Tracer Release Experiment: Mixing processes in the Gotland Basin"

2008 - 2009 Research stay at the University of Western Australia, Perth under supervision of Prof. Charitha Pattiaratchi.

2007 Finshed my Diploma thesis (master thesis) "Reconstruction of the Hydrodynamics in a tropical estuary".

2006 Fieldwork in the Segara Anakan lagoon.

2005 Assistant at the Leibniz Institute of Tropical Marine Ecology, Bremen with fieldwork in Sulawesi, Indonesia and Segara Anakan lagoon, Java, Indonesia.

curriculum vitae

2011 - Post-Doc Position at the Leibniz Institute of Baltic Sea Research, Warnemünde

2008 - 2009 Research stay at the University of Western Australia, Perth under supervision of Prof. Charitha Pattiaratchi

2007 - 2011 PhD student at the Leibniz Institute of Baltic Sea Research, Warnemünde

2002 - 2007 Student of physics at the University of Rostock