Atmospheric complexity – University of Copenhagen

The group uses methods from theoretical physics to describe and model atmospheric processes. The aim is to capture emergent aspects, e.g. self-organization, that originate from small scales but can impact on larger scales. We use high-resolution simulations and observational data and make simplified, conceptual, models to capture key aspects of atmospheric complexity.

 

Latest Updates from Atmospheric Complexity


May 31, 2018: New paper published in Geophysical Research Letters:

Jan O. Haerter & Linda Schlemmer: Intensified cold-pool dynamics under stronger surface heating

key result: A new feedback between precipitation and cold pool dynamics, which could explain the super-Clausius-Clapeyron increase of convective precipitation extremes.

Broadening of temperature histograms during precipitation.

Histograms of near-surface temperature. Note the broadening in the course of precipitation (details: GRL)

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Bettina Meyer

May 28, 2018: Bettina Meyer will join the Atmospheric Complexity group as a postdoc on June 15th, welcome!

 

Bettina has recently completed her Ph.D. at ETH Zürich in collaboration with Caltech. 

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May 4, 2018: Experimental Economics meets Statistical Physics

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Apr 26, 2018: A warm welcome to Kai Lochbihler from TU Delft/KNMI, who will be visiting our group for several weeks. We will be collaborating on convective organization in a range of systems.  

Kai is currently a Ph.D. student with Geert Lenderink (KNMI) and Pier Siebesma (TU Delft). 

He has worked on extreme convective precipitation and the possible exceedance of the Clausius-Clapeyron relation.

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Apr 25, 2018: Olga Henneberg will be giving a talk at the AMS meeting in Vancouver in July: "From Cold Pool Interaction to Extreme Precipitation"

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Apr 25, 2018: Thanks to all for the great workshop on convective self-organization! 

Cloud self-organization over the Western Pacific (NASA)

 

We hope that this event has helped bring about new ideas and get people together.

Check back for slides and photos of this event on the webpage below.

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Dec 15, 2017Jan receives ERC Consolidator Grant 

We are thankful for this generous grant offered by the European Commission!

European Research Council

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Students and postdocs: Please contact Jan O. Haerter if you are interested in a student project or a postdoc!

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