A research group in the Department 'Earth System Modelling'
Head: Dr. Hella Garny
The middle atmosphere (i.e. the atmospheric layer extending from about 10 to 100 km) is known to influence surface weather and climate, and its role in the climate system
is increasingly being appreciated. The research group MACClim (“The middle atmosphere in a changing climate (MACClim) - Reconciling observed and modeled changes in the middle atmospheric circulation and their impacts on chemistry and climate”) investigates the global dynamics of the middle atmosphere in a changing climate. Processes relevant to the global circulation in the middle atmosphere (the “Brewer-Dobson circulation”) are investigated with the help of a global climate model.
The research topics of our group are:
We mainly use the global chemistry-climate model EMAC for our studies. Model simulations are compared to observational data from both satellite-bound instruments (e.g. MIPAS) and to in-situ measurements of trace gases.
Furthermore, we combine the fully coupled global model with