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Peter Holtermann

Peter Holtermann
Physical Oceanography
Research Focus: RF1 (Small- and Mesoscale Processes)
Research Group: Turbulence and Small-Scale Processes
Phone: +49 (0)381 5197 173
Fax: +49 (0)381 5197 114
Leibniz-Institute for Baltic Sea Research (IOW)
Seestrasse 15
D-18119 Rostock

Dr. Peter Holtermann

I am a member of the group Turbulence and small-scale processes. My expertise are mixing and transport processes in stratified marine systems. I do this by measuring in the field using equipment as microstructure profiler, high resolution current profilers and standard oceanographic equipment. One of my major interests is the combination of our knowledge of physical transport processes with biogeochemically relevant tracers, for example oxygen. This is due to the fact, that anoxia is mainly caused by the the lack of a marine system to transport enough atmospheric oxygen to the water depths where oxygen is required. A second interest is to combine commercially available systems with in house developments of software and hardware. Have a look at the tools page for my projects aimed to improve oceanographic measurement and data processing. Since field measurements are virtually always undersampling the marine system, the measured field data is backed up with numerical modelling, mainly using the GOTM/GETM models. I am currently mainly working on the STB, an interdisciplinary project aiming to improve our knowledge of the shallow water zone. I am the speaker of work package 2, that aims to automatize field measurements using autonomous vehicles and measurement devices.