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01/14/2021 12:24

Cooperative and interdisciplinary: Climate research project extended

Melisa Berktas Corporate Communications & Public Relations
Jacobs University Bremen gGmbH

    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.

    About Jacobs University Bremen:

    Studying in an international community. Obtaining a qualification to work on responsible tasks in a digitized and globalized society. Learning, researching and teaching across academic disciplines and countries. Strengthening people and markets with innovative solutions and advanced training programs. This is what Jacobs University Bremen stands for. Established as a private, English-medium campus university in Germany in 2001, it is continuously achieving top results in national and international university rankings. Its more than 1,500 students come from more than 110 countries with around 80% having relocated to Germany for their studies. Jacobs University’s research projects are funded by the German Research Foundation or the EU Research and Innovation program as well as by globally leading companies.
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    Professor of Mathematics
    Phone: +49 421 200 - 3212

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