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Cooperative and interdisciplinary: Climate research project extended

Marcel Oliver is Professor of Mathematics at Jacobs University Bremen (Source: Professor Marcel Oliver)


January 14, 2021
The aim is to improve climate analyses and their prediction accuracy. The German research foundation Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) has extended the interdisciplinary project Energy Transfers in Ocean and Atmosphere until June 2024. The project involves oceanographers, meteorologists and mathematicians from Bremen, Hamburg and Rostock, including Marcel Oliver, Professor of Mathematics at Jacobs University Bremen. The DFG is funding the second project phase with approximately twelve million euros.

The researchers study the exchange of energy between turbulent processes and wave phenomena in the atmosphere and the ocean and improve their representation in global climate models. Many of the pathways are still unclear, but due to these transfers, physical processes on even the smallest scales of a few centimeters or millimeters can have an impact on winds and currents on the global scale and must therefore be represented in climate models.

"Our exchange with colleagues from the University of Bremen, the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research in Bremerhaven, the Leibniz Institute for Atmospheric Physics in Kühlungsborn near Rostock and the University of Hamburg is particularly intensive," said Oliver. The project is coordinated by the Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability (CEN) at the University of Hamburg. Other partners are the Hamburg University of Technology, the Goethe University Frankfurt, the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde at the University of Rostock, the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology and the Helmholtz Centre Geesthacht. An extension of the project for another four years is possible.

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