The ocean plays a crucial role in the global
climate by transporting enormous amounts of heat, freshwater
and other tracers on a large range of spatial and temporal scales.
As part of the NASA-SPURS program I am interested in the character and variability of these transports and their relevance to the global climate system specifically with respect to the transport of freshwater. I use a combination of in situ data, remote sensing products and numerical model output to quantify the influence of mesoscale eddies on near surface mixing and their importance for the global surface salinity which is inherently tied to the global freshwater cycle.
My research is currently supported by the NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship.
Ocean Salinity, Global Hydrological cycle, Mesoscale Eddies, Mixing, Shallow overturning circulation
PhD - Physical Oceanography
BSc - Physics of the Earth System
Christian-Albrechts University, Kiel, Germany
NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship
Outstanding Student Paper Award
Ocean Science Meeting - Honolulu, 2014
Antarctica Service Medal