Dr. Marlene Klockmann

Marlene Klockmann

Dr. Marlene Klockmann

Climate Extremes and Impacts


Phone: +49 (0)4152 87-1824

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since Mar 2018 Postdoc at Institute of Coastal Research at Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, in the group of Coastal Impacts and Paleoclimate. Part of the HGF-funded project RedMod.

Jul 2017 – Feb 2018 Postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, in the Ocean Physics group with the department Ocean in the Earth System

Mar 2014 – Jul 2017 PhD student at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology and the University of Hamburg. PhD thesis: The AMOC and its sensitivity to different climate forcings in the range of glacial to modern conditions

Mar 2014 – Jul 2017 Doctoral program of the International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling

Dec 2012 – Dec 2013 Young Graduate Trainee at the European Space Agency, ESRIN, Frascati, Italy Research topics: salinity from the Soil Moisture Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission, water-mass formation in temperature-salinity space

Oct 2010 – Oct 2012 M.Sc. in Physical Oceanography, Institut für Meereskunde, University of Hamburg, Germany MSc thesis: ‘Atmospheric pressure adjustments associated with spin-down over sea surface temperature fronts – A regional and seasonal study’

Jan 2012 – Mar 2012 Visiting scientist at the International Pacific Research Center (IPRC) as part of my master thesis, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, United States

Oct 2007 – Oct 2010 B.Sc. in Oceanography and Geophysics, University of Hamburg, Germany BSc thesis: ‘Lagrangian study of the subtropical-subpolar gyres water exchange in the North Atlantic’

I am interested in understanding the variability of the climate system on different time scales and its dependence on the mean climate state. In my PhD work, I have used a coupled climate model to study the mechanisms which control the response of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation to glacial climate forcings. In my current work within the RedMod project, I aim to combine information from climate proxy records and numerical climate simulations to obtain improved climate reconstructions.