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Dr. Felicitas Hansen

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Dr. Felicitas Hansen

Climate Extremes and Impacts


Phone: +49 (0)4152 87-1845

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Research interests

Climate modelling; climate variability, especially over the North Atlantic/Europe: effect of the large-scale circulation on local weather and climate, extreme events, seasonal predictions, teleconnections, stratospheric-troposphere interactions; statistical methods


Since Oct 2021Researcher at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, Geesthacht, Germany, in the Institute of Coastal Systems – Analysis and Modelling, Department of Climate Extremes and Impacts; EU CLINT project
Oct 2019 – Sept 2021Researcher at the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI), Norrköping, Sweden, in the Rossby Centre’s regional climate modelling group
Mar 2015 – Sept 2019PostDoc at Geomar Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany, in the Ocean Dynamics group
Mar 2011 – Feb 2015PhD student in the Helmholtz Young Investigators Group NATHAN at Freie Universität Berlin, GFZ Potsdam and Geomar Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany; PhD thesis: “The importance of natural and anthropogenic factors for the dynamical coupling between the stratosphere and the troposphere”
Oct 2008 – Feb 2011MSc meteorology at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany; thesis: “ Zusammenhang zwischen arktischen Meereisvariationen und nordatlantischen Winterstürmen auf saisonaler Skala”
Oct 2005 – Sept 2008BSc meteorology at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany; thesis: “El Niño Telekonnektionen und Klimaänderung unter Berücksichtigung des atmosphärischen Drehimpulses”