The Atmospheric Dynamics group, formerly Theoretical Meteorology, applies physical and mathematical methods to various topics in atmopsheric dynamics, numerical weather prediction and climate research across many spatiotemporal scales.
We analyze atmospheric instabilities to assess the limits of predictability; we investigate balance issues and quantify inertio-gravity circulation in numerical analyses, weather and climate models; we assess the natural and anthropogenic climate change, including the understanding of extreme events. Besides the Earth, we study the exoplanets, because of their diversity of atmospheric conditions and relevance for studying the development of life.
The group has developed and maintains several atmospheric and climate models of different complexity. More details can be found on our modelling pages. Current distribution on the global atmospheric energy is available on the MODES page.
Even during the corona pandemic, we are happy to exchange ideas about exciting scientific topics and learn new things together in the weekly online group seminars and meetings.