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Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Gerdes

Adjunct Professor of Physical Oceanography
School of Science
Alfred Wegener Institute Bussestraße 24 D-27570 Bremerhaven (Building F-124)
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Currently, I am most interested in climate modelling, the Arctic Ocean and its meridional exchanges. I have developed the North Atlantic-Arctic Ocean-sea ice model NAOSIM. I am working on Arctic shipping and sustainability issues based on today's traffic and climate change projections.


Selected Publications

Sea Ice Effects on the Sensitivity of the Thermohaline Circulation*

Formulation of an ocean model for global climate simulations


Freshwater fluxes in the East Greenland Current: A decade of observations


Developments in Ocean Climate Modelling


The Weddell Gyre heat budget associated with the Warm Deep Water circulation derived from Argo floats


Impact of Cyclonic Wind Anomalies Caused by Massive Winter Sea Ice Retreat in the Barents Sea on Atlantic Water Transport Toward the Arctic: A Model Study


The Weddell Gyre heat budget associated with the Warm Deep Water circulation derived from Argo Floats


Atmospheric and Surface Processes, and Feedback Mechanisms Determining Arctic Amplification: A Review of First Results and Prospects of the (AC)3 Project


Wind Feedback Mediated by Sea Ice in the Nordic Seas


Arctic Ocean Surface Energy Flux and the Cold Halocline in Future Climate Projections


Fram Strait sea ice export affected by thinning: comparing high-resolution simulations and observations


Arctic Ocean Response to Greenland Sea Wind Anomalies in a Suite of Model Simulations


Evaluation of the Sea-Ice Simulation in the Upgraded Version of the Coupled Regional Atmosphere-Ocean- Sea Ice Model HIRHAM–NAOSIM 2.0


Covariance of Optimal Parameters of an Arctic Sea Ice–Ocean Model


Horizontal circulation and volume transports in the Weddell Gyre derived from Argo float data


Simultaneous Parameter Optimization of an Arctic Sea Ice–Ocean Model by a Genetic Algorithm


Challenges and Prospects in Ocean Circulation Models


Simulated ballast water accumulation along Arctic shipping routes


High Arctic aircraft measurements characterising black carbon vertical variability in spring and summer


HIRHAM–NAOSIM 2.0: The upgraded version of the coupled regional atmosphere-ocean-sea ice model for Arctic climate studies