Diplom (M.Sc.), Meteorology, University of Hamburg, 2011, Ph.D., Physical Oceanography, MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography, 2015
Bio and Interests
I am a physical oceanographer currently working as a postdoctoral associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. My research aims at improving our understanding of the ocean circulation and its role in climate. In particular, I am interested in the dynamics and impacts of submesoscale turbulence in the upper ocean, fronts and currents 1–10 km in horizontal extent that are thought to achieve important exchanges of heat, carbon, and other tracers between the surface and interior ocean. I also have a strong interest in the large-scale circulation of the deep ocean, which connects the vast deep-ocean reservoirs of heat and carbon with the atmosphere and thus plays a crucial role in setting the pace of past and future climate change.