Partners

The principal investigators and their research groups in Geoscience and Mathematics participating in GeoSim are listed below. More exhaustive information about the groups may be found on the groups’ own webpages to which a link is provided, information about the students' projects may be found here.

Geosciences

FU - Physics of the Middle Atmosphere
Institute of Meteorology
Freie Universität Berlin
Carl-Heinrich-Becker-Weg 6-10
12165 Berlin
http://www.geo.fu-berlin.de/met/ag/strat/index.html
 
Principal investigator
Prof. Dr. Ulrike LangematzPhysics of the Middle Atmosphere:
Stratospheric radiation, dynamics and chemistry; ozone;
impact of solar variability; stratosphere-climate interactions,
chemistry-climate modelling
Students
Tobias SpieglSolar Cycle Effects on Climate and their Modulation by decreasing Solar Activity and Climate Change (SOMOSA)
FU - Climate System Modeling Working Group
Institute of Meteorology
Freie Universität Berlin
Carl-Heinrich-Becker-Weg 6-10
12165 Berlin
http://www.geo.fu-berlin.de/met/ag/klimod/index.html
 
Principal investigator
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Cubasch
Students
Walter AcevedoData Assimilation of Paleo-Proxy Records

Climate models are used to understand the complex interactions of the climate system and be able to predict them for the future. There are various different models (global, regional, local) that are run, improved, and analyzed during this process. The group's research focuses on the climate of the past (paleoclimate), that of the future, and the interactions between different stimuli, such as the sun, and the climate on the Earth.

The Climate System Modeling working group deals with the following topics:

  • Model-based simulation of past and future climate
  • Regionalization and validation of global simulations
  • Climate modeling, application and development of models
FU - Climate Diagnostics and Extreme Meteorological Events
Institute of Meteorology
Freie Universität Berlin
Carl-Heinrich-Becker-Weg 6-10
12165 Berlin
http://www.geo.fu-berlin.de/en/met/ag/clidia/index.html
 
Principal investigator
Prof. Dr. Uwe UlbrichExtreme meteorological events, weather and climate processes, mid-latitude cyclones, model evaluation, climate change
Group members
Dr. Henning RustStatistical precipitation modelling and downscaling
GeoSim students
Nico BeckerError propagation in regional climate models
Lisa SchielickeScale-depending analysis of vortex structures in numerical simulations and observations under different climate conditions
Edoardo MazzaDynamic and thermodynamic control on medicane activity
FU - Theoretical Meteorology
Institute of Meteorology
Freie Universität Berlin
Carl-Heinrich-Becker-Weg 6-10
12165 Berlin
http://www.geo.fu-berlin.de/en/met/ag/theorie/index.html
 
Principal investigator
PD Dr. Peter Nevir
GeoSim students
Annette Mueller
FU - Urban Climate
Institute of Meteorology
Freie Universität Berlin
Carl-Heinrich-Becker-Weg 6-10
12165 Berlin
http://www.geo.fu-berlin.de/met/ag/Stadtklima/index.html
 
Principal investigator
Prof. Dr. Sahar Sodoudi
GeoSim students
Forough MarzbanEstimation of high resolution 2m Temperature in Urban areas using Artificail intellegence methods: case study Berlin
UP - Hydrology and Climatology Group
Department of Geoecology
Institute of Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Potsdam
Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 24-25, Building 1
14476 Potsdam-Golm
Hydrology and Climatology Group
 
Principal investigator
Prof. Dr. Axel BronstertImpact of environmental changes (land use and climate changes) on the hydrological cycle, integrated environmental assessment methodologies, hydrological process research, meso- and macro-scale hydrological modelling, flood risk analysis and management
GeoSim students
Catherine AbonHydrologic simulations using rainfall radar data for flood forecasting in Marikina River Basin, Philippines
Klaus Vormoor
Tobias Pilz

 

UP - Water and Matter Transport in Landscapes
Geoecology Unit
Institute of Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Potsdam
Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 24-25, Building 1
14476 Potsdam Golm
http://www.geo.uni-potsdam.de/webpage/water-and-matter-transport-in-complex-landscapes.html
 
Principal invesitgator
Prof. Dr. Sascha OswaldGroundwater, soil hydrology, plant water uptake, water and matter fluxes in terrestrial hydrosystems modelling of catchments / watersheds, reactive transport modelling, non-invasive imaging of dynamic processes, water resources for arid and semi-arid regions, sea water intrusion
GeoSim student
Matthias MunzCoupled water and heat transport modelling at the surface water-groundwater interface - from a highly instrumented stream stretch to the entire stream
Weishi Wang
Sandip Chaudhary

 

 

UP - Working Group Geophysics and Seismology
Department of Earth Sciences
Institute of Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Potsdam
Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 24-25, Building 27
14476 Potsdam Golm
http://www.geo.uni-potsdam.de/
http://www.geo.uni-potsdam.de/Mitarbeiter/Scherbaum/scherbaum.html
 
Principal investigators
Prof. Dr. Frank ScherbaumSeismology, Seismic hazard analysis, Signal processing, Machine learning
Prof. Dr. Frank Krueger
Dr. Matthias OhrnbergerSeismology, Machine Learning, Ambient Vibration Analysis
Dr. Carsten Riggelsen
GeoSim students
Sanjay Singh BoraRegionally adaptable Ground Motion Prediction Equations
Annabel HändelDetermination of attenuation properties from ambient vibrations
Christian MolkenthinSensitivity studies in probabilistic seismic hazard analysis (PSHA)
FU - Geophysics: Physics of fluid-rock interaction and seismogenic processes
Fachrichtung Geophysik
Freie Universitaet Berlin
Malteserstrasse 74-100, Building D
12249 Berlin
http://www.fu-berlin.de/geophysik/
 
Principal investigator
Prof. Dr. Serge A. Shapiro Seismogenic processes, wave phenomena, exploration seismology and rock physics
GeoSim student
Antonia OelkeReflection coefficients at hydraulic fractures
GFZ - Section 1.3 "Earth System Modelling"
Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ
Freie Universität Berlin
Telegrafenberg
14473 Potsdam
webpages of Section 1.3: Earth System Modelling
 
Principal investigators
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Maik ThomasNumerical simulation of atmosphere-hydrosphere dynamics, viscoelastic modelling of the solid Earth, core-mantle dynamics, integration and assimilation of geodetic-geophysical monitoring data
Univ.- Dr. Irina Rogozhina

 

GFZ - Section 2.1: "Earthquake Risk and Early Warning"
Section Leader: Prof. Dr. Thorsten Dahm
Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ
Telegrafenberg
14473 Potsdam
webpages of Section 2.1: "Physics of Earthquakes and Volcanoes"
Principal investigator
Dr. Sebastian HainzlEarthquake physics, earthquake rupture processes and fault interactions; statistical seismology, time-dependent seismic hazard analysis; self-organized critical processes; pattern recognition and statistical evaluation
GeoSim students
Camilla Cattania
Olga ZakharovaCorrelations of aftershock productivity according to the tectonic regime

 

GFZ - Section 2.5 "Geodynamic Modelling"
Section Leader: Dr. Stephan Sobolev
Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ
Telegrafenberg
14473 Potsdam
webpages of Section 2.5: "Geodynamic Modelling"
 
Principal investigators
Dr. Bernhard Steinberger Geodynamic modelling of large-scale mantle flow; relation of mantle flow and geoid, topography and volcanism on Earth, Venus, Mars and Moon; global reference frames for plate tectonics; true polar wander
Prof. Dr. Stephan Sobolev
Dr. Andrey Babeyko
GeoSim students
Juliane DannbergDynamics of thermo-chemical mantle plumes and plume-lithosphere interaction
Elvira MulyukovaThermochemical Modeling: Stability of the Large Low Shear Velocity Provinces
Natalia ZamoraProbabilistic tsunami hazard assessment for Central America
Iskander Muldashev
Anthony Osei Tutu

 

 

GFZ - Section 3.1 "Lithosphere dynamics"
Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ
Telegrafenberg
14473 Potsdam
webpages of Section 3.1: Lithosphere Dynamics
 
Principal investigator
Prof. Dr. Onno OnckenTectonics, deformation and earthquakes, analogue simulation
Group members
Dr. Karen Leevertranspression tectonics, tectonics and surface processes, analogue tectonic modelling and quantitative analysis
Dr. Matthias Rosenau
Dr. Marcos Moreno
GeoSim student
Øystein Thorden HaugExperimental modelling of fragmentation processes in rockslides
Shaoyang LiGeomechanical modeling of earthquake cycles in the north Chilean seismic gap
Malte RitterControl of strain weakening on deformation
Felix Eckelmann
Isabel Urrutia

 

GFZ - Research Group on Atomic Scale Geomaterials Modeling
Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ
Telegrafenberg
14473 Potsdam
www.geomaterials-modeling.de
 
Principal investigator
Dr. Sandro JahnSpeciation in melts and aqueous fluids; deformation and phase transitions of silicates; atomic scale simulation techniques
Group members
Dr. Omar AdjaoudModeling of grain boundaries; thermodynamics of solid solutions; properties of silicate melts
Dr. Piotr KowalskiAb initio modeling of isotope fractionation; crystal surfaces
Students
Johannes Wagner

 

 

Mathematics

WIAS - Research Group Numerical Mathematics and Scientific Computing
Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics
Mohrenstr. 39
10117 Berlin
http://www.wias-berlin.de/research/rgs/fg3/index.jsp?lang=1
 
Principal investigator
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Volker JohnNumerical simulations, numerical analysis, computational fluid dynamics, finite element methods
GeoSim Student
Ulrich WilbrandtCoupled Stokes and Darcy equations for modelling surface water / ground water interactions
Sylvia Rockel

 

UP - Institute of Mathematics
Universität Potsdam
Am Neuen Palais 10
14469 Potsdam
http://users.math.uni-potsdam.de/~sreich/
 
Principal investigator
Prof. Dr. Sebastian ReichAtmosphere-ocean dynamics, data assimilation, computational fluid dynamics, numerical analysis
GeoSim student
Nawinda Chutsagulprom
Lara Neureither

 

FU - Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Freie Universität Berlin
Arnimallee 6
14195 Berlin
http://www.math.fu-berlin.de/en/groups/fluid-dyn/index.html
 
Principal investigator
Prof. Dr. Rupert KleinAtmosphere-ocean flows, theoretical and computational fluid dynamics, asymptotic analysis
Dr. Thomas von Larcher
GeoSim students
Christoph GlaweNumerical modeling and analysis of breaking gravity waves using the One-Dimensional Turbulence model
Linda MichalkAdvanced finite volume schemes numerics for advection dominated problems
Verena MolinaAsymptotic and Numerical Modeling of Cloud Processes in the Atmosphere
Jana de WiljesDiscrete-continuous non-stationary methods of time series analysis of coupled economics and climate processes
Ariane Papke

 

FU - Working group Software Engineering
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Freie Universität Berlin
Takustr. 9
14195 Berlin
https://www.inf.fu-berlin.de/w/SE/WebHome
 
Principal investigator
Prof. Dr. Lutz PrecheltSoftware Engineering
FU - Biocomputing Group
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Freie Universität Berlin
Arnimallee 6
14195 Berlin
http://www.math.fu-berlin.de/en/groups/biocomputing/index.html
 
Principal investigator
Prof. Dr. Christof SchuetteStochastic Modeling; Data Processing; Computational Time Series Analysis; Dimension and Model Reduction
GeoSim students
Tobias WillenbockelModelling of Seismic Activity via Network and Time Series Analysis
Stefan Ruedrich

 

UP - Applied and Industrial Mathematics
Institute of Mathematics
Potsdam Universität
Am neuen Palais
14469 Potsdam
 
Principal investigators
Prof. Dr. Mathias Holschneider
GeoSim student
Stefan Mauerberger