Stephanie Fiedler

Room: 415

Email: stephanie.fiedler at

Phone: +49 (0) 40 41173 416




I have a general interest in atmospheric dynamics and aerosol in the Earth system. Motivated by the uncertainty in aerosol effects on climate, I am particularly interested in model simulations of meteorological processes that are important for aerosol-climate effects. 

In previous work, I have focused on meteorological processes driving desert-dust emission in North Africa. Most of the Earth's dust aerosol is emitted in this part of the world, but models show large diversity in emission amounts. I have developed benchmark climatologies for the relative importance of different dust-emitting processes, such as the nocturnal low-level jet mechanism, mobile cyclones and the post-frontal strengthening of trade winds. Estimates of dust emission amounts associated with these processes have been helpful in evaluating weather and climate models at a process level. Find out more in my publications.

At MPI-M, I follow my interest in the atmospheric response to aerosol perturbations. I use models of different complexity and observations to help advancing our understanding of the role of aerosol in the Earth system. As a contribution to the FP7 project BACCHUS and the “Radiative Forcing Model Inter-comparison Project” (RFMIP) under the umbrella of CMIP6, I am developing the parameterisation Initiates file downloadMACv2.0-SP for optical properties of anthropogenic aerosol.


My experience in university teaching include supervising bachelor and master students, preparing and leading classes in climatology, tutorials in intermediate and advanced mathematics as well as assisting in practical classes on climate change and fundamental knowledge in meteorology.