Marco Giorgetta


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Phone/Fax: +49-40-41173-358 / +49-40-41173-298
Room: z314

Mailing address

Max Planck Institute for Meteorology
Bundesstr. 53, 20146 Hamburg, Germany


Atmosphere in the Earth System

Research group

Climate modelling



Research interests

  • Developing atmospheric general circulation models
  • The quasi-biennial oszillation (QBO)
  • Wave mean-flow interaction

Selected publications

  • Ullrich, P. A., Jablonowski, C., Kent, J., Lauritsen, P. H., Nair, R., Reed, K. A., …, Giorgetta M., Reinert, D., …, Viner, K. (2017). DCMIP2016: a review of non-hydrostatic dynamical core design and intercomparison of participating models. Geoscientific Model Development, 10, 4477–4509. doi:10.5194/gmd-10-4477-2017
  • Silvers, L., Stevens, B., Mauritsen, T. & Giorgetta, M. (2016). Radiative convective equilibrium as a framework for studying the interaction between convection and its large-scale environment. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems , 8, 1330-1344 , doi:10.1002/2016MS000629 [Fulltext]
  • Dipankar, A., Stevens, B., Heinze, R., Moseley, C., Zängl, G., Giorgetta, M. & Brdar, S. (2015). Large eddy simulation using the general circulation model ICON. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems , 7, 963 - 986 , doi:10.1002/2015MS000431 [Fulltext]
  • Krismer, T., & Giorgetta, M. A. (2014). Wave forcing of the quasi-biennial oscillation in the Max Planck Institute Earth System Model. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 71, 1985-2006. doi:10.1175/JAS-D-13-0310.1 [Fulltext]
  • Giorgetta, M. A., Jungclaus, J. H., Reick, C. H., Legutke, S., Bader, J., Böttinger, M., … Stevens, B. (2013). Climate and carbon cycle changes from 1850 to 2100 in MPI-ESM simulations for the coupled model intercomparison project phase 5. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 5, 572-597. doi:10.1002/jame.20038 [Fulltext]
  • Wan, H., Giorgetta, M. A., Zängl, G., Restelli, M., Majewski, D., Bonaventura, L., … Förstner, J. (2013). The ICON-1.2 hydrostatic atmospheric dynamical core on triangular grids, Part I: formulation and performance of the baseline version. Geoscientific Model Development, 6, 735-763. doi:10.5194/gmd-6-735-2013 [Fulltext]
  • Giorgetta, M. A., Manzini, E., Roeckner, E., Esch, M., & Bengtsson, L. (2006). Climatology and forcing of the quasi-biennial oscillation in the MAECHAM5 model. Journal of Climate, 19(16), 3882-3901. doi:10.1175/JCLI3830.1 [Fulltext]
  • Giorgetta, M. A., & Doege, M. C. (2005). Sensitivity of the quasi-biennial oscillation to CO2 doubling. Geophysical Research Letters, 32(8): L08701. doi:10.1029/2004GL021971
  • Giorgetta, M. A., Bengtsson, L., & Arpe, K. (1999). An investigation of QBO signals in the east Asian and Indian monsoon in GCM experiments. Climate Dynamics, 15(6), 435-450. doi:10.1007/s003820050292