I am interested in ice-ocean-atmosphere feedbacks and their influence on large-scale weather and climate. As a key link between ice, ocean and atmospheric variability, freshwater has formed an integral part of my recent research. I am particularly interested in the role freshwater plays in weather extremes and in its potential to trigger an abrupt climate change. To make progress, I use a variety of observational products and statistical tools, complemented by theory and models.
Currently, I am working on the projects CLASS ("Climate Linked Atlantic Sector Science") and CANARI ("Climate change in the Arctic - North Atlantic region and impacts on the UK"). These projects build on results that we obtained during the recent ACSIS project ("North Atlantic Climate System Integrated Study").
In my studies, I am closely collaborating with the SNAP-DRAGON and WISHBONE projects on the dynamics and climate impacts of the subpolar North Atlantic circulation. I am also an active member of the international OSNAP ("Overturning in the Subpolar North Atlantic Program") group, and I enjoy collaborating with the ASOF community on "Arctic-Subarctic Ocean Fluxes".
Before joining the National Oceanography Centre, I worked as a postdoc at GEOMAR - Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, where I investigated ocean-atmosphere interactions in the subpolar North Atlantic region and participated in wide, international ocean observing programmes. In addition, I contributed to large EU projects, including Blue Action, NACLIM, FixO3, SeaDataCloud, AtlantOS, and the German RACE project, which focused on North Atlantic climate variability or on managing ocean data.
I received my PhD from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2015. During my PhD, I assessed the dynamics of strong winds across Greenland's coast and their influence on the ice sheet, sea ice and ocean.