The paleoclimate information is used to test state-of-the-art climate models for times when the climate was different from today. Analyzing proxy-reconstructed paleoclimate records and models in tandem allows for the evaluation of climate transitions and thresholds in the past and possible future climate changes. We interpret observational and proxy data using Earth system models and statistical methods. Close collaboration with colleagues from the climate archives' community is an asset.
We analyze the climate variability of the last 150 years, investigate abrupt climate changes during the glacial-interglacial variability, warm climates, and look back onto periods of up to 80 million years ago. Earth system modelling and analysis provide a better understanding of the way the climate system works, better estimates of drivers of climate change and climate sensitivity, as well as an evaluation of the models used to project the climate of the future.
Lectures and exercises at the University of Bremen, summer schools and science courses are our contribution to education and the formation of early career scientists
We are an international team of senior scientists, PhD students, research assistants, and students. We also place emphasis on the exchange with other projects and working groups, in-house and externally, and on national and international levels.