A3M-transform - Understanding Arctic amplification through air-mass transformations

Aims of our young investigator group

We want to understand why Arctic climate (temperature and precipitation) change is amplified compared to the global mean, and how the exchange and transformation of air masses couples the Arctic to the global climate system. To achieve this, we link observations and modelling of small-scale processes in Arctic clouds and boundary-layers to a large-scale dynamical and themodynamical understanding of the Arctic's role in the climate system. Our group is funded by the European research council ERC, based in Bremerhaven and parts of the Atmospheric physics section. Feel free to get in touch if you have questions about our research or opportunities to join us.


Snow crystals on the tailboard of the German research vessel "Polarstern"

Clouds and Turbulence

project icon: world map showing amplified temperature change in the Arctic

climate dynamics

Halo-AC3 aircraft campaign

Funding acknowledgement

Funded by the European Union (ERC, A3M-transform, 101076205). Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Research Council Executive Agency. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.