Katja Lohmann


Email: katja.lohmann[at]mpimet.mpg.de

Phone: +49-40-41173-116

Fax: +49-40-41173-298

Room no.: ZMAW 206


Mailing Address

Max Planck Institute for Meteorology

Bundesstr. 53

D-20146 Hamburg




The Ocean in the Earth System


Research Group

Director's Research Group

Research Interests

Climate variability in the North Atlantic, with particular focus on the subpolar gyre and its exchanges with the Nordic Seas.





Curriculum vitae


Erasmus Program: School of Ocean Sciences, University of North Wales, Bangor, UK

1993 - 1999:
Study of physical oceanography, University of Kiel, Germany
Thesis (in German):  Tidal correction of ship-based current measurements

PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany
Thesis: Tropical Pacific/Atlantic climate variability and the subtropical-tropical cells


Work experience

September 2005 - October 2008:

PostDoc at the Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center / Bjerknes Center for Climate Research, Bergen, Norway

EU-FP6 Project DYNAMITE (Understanding the dynamics of the coupled climate system)


since November 2008:

Scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany

EU-FP7 Project THOR (Thermohaline overturning circulation - at risk?), 2009-2012

EU-FP7 Project NACLIM (North Atlantic climate: Predictability of the climate in the North Atlantic/European sector related to North Atlantic/Arctic Ocean sea surface temperature and sea ice variability and change), 2013-2016

EU-H2020 Project PRIMAVERA (Process-based climate simulation: Advances in high-resolution modelling and European climate risk assessment), 2016-2019

EU-H2020 Project BlueAction (Arctic impact on weather and climate), 2017-2020