Stiig Wilkenskjeld


E-mail: stiig.wilkenskjeld (at)

Phone: +49-40-41173-050

Fax: +49-40-41173-298

Office: G1706



Max-Planck-Institut for Meteorology

Bundesstrasse 53

D-20146 Hamburg





Research group

Climate-Biogeosphere Interactions

Research Interests
  • Earth System Modelling, specialized in Vegetation Fires, Dynamical Ocean and Sea Ice modelling
  • Infrastructure of Geophysical Models
  • Wilkenskjeld, S. , Kloster, S., Pongratz, J., Raddatz, T. and Reick, C.H.: Comparing the influence of net and gross anthropogenic land-use and land cover changes on the carbon cycle in the MPI-ESM. Biogeosciences, Vol. 11, No. 17, 4817-4828, 2014, DOI 10.5194/bg-11-4817-2014
  • Wilkenskjeld, S., Quadfasel, D., 2005: Response of the Greenland-Scotland overflow to changing deep water formation in the Arctic Mediterranean. Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 32, No. 21, L21607 10.1029/2005GL024140
  • Kloster, S., Brucher, T., Brovkin, V., Wilkenskjeld, S.: Controls on fire activity over the Holocene. Climate of the Past, Vol. 11, Issue 5, 781-788, 2015, DOI: 10.5194/cp-11-781-201

  • Veira, A. Kloster, S., Wilkenskjeld, S., Remy, S.: Fire emission heights in the climate system - Part 1: Global plume height patterns simulated by ECHAM6-HAM2. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Vol. 15, Issue 13, 7155-7171, 2015, DOI: 10.5194/acp-15-7155-2015

  • Krause, A., Kloster, S., Wilkenskjeld, S. and Paeth, H.: The sensitivity of global wildfi res to simulated past, present, and future lightning frequency. J. of Geophys. Res. - Biogeosciences, Vol. 119, No. 3, 312-322, 2014, DOI 10.1002/2013JG002502

Curriculum Vitae

  Working affiliations

          2011-        : Scientific Programmer in Fire in the Earth System/Climate-Biogeosphere Interactions

                             (since summer 2017), Max-Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany

2005-2008: Project "EXTROP", Institute for Coastal Research, GKSS (now Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht),

                   Geesthacht, Germany

2003-2005: EU-project "MOEN", Institute of Oceanography, University of Hamburg, Germany

Masters thesis

A Study of the Overflow over the Greenland-Scotland Ridge with focus on the Iceland-Faroe part


2000-2003: M.Sc. in Geophysics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

1997-2000: B.Sc. in Meteorology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark


12.18.1976 in Copenhagen, Denmark