Holger Schmithüsen, PhD

Institute:          Alfred Wegener Institute
Department:    Climate Science
Phone:             +49 (0) 471-4831 1898
Email:              holger.schmithuesen@awi.de
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PhD-project title: Analysis of Antarctic Radiation Observations in the Face of Global Climate Changes

The first part is to develop and establish a quality management system for the World Radiation Monitoring Center (WRMC), the data center of the Baseline Surface Radiation Network (BSRN). This development includes the definition of quality criteria and the implementation into the existent WRMC software packages.

In the following it is planned to analyse data from polar BSRN stations in respect of climatic changes and its influences on the surface radiation field. Particularly the long-wave fluxes seem promising in addressing questions regarding the differences in warming trends between the Arctic and the Antarctic.

Start of doctoral thesis: 1st August 2011

Defence of doctoral thesis: 24th April 2015

Thesis Committee:

Supervisor : Prof. Dr. Peter Lemke

Co-Supervisor : Dr. Gert König-Langlo


Helmholtz Research School on Earth System Science, Annual Retreat 2012, Bremerhaven, “Deutsches Auswandererhaus“, Talk: Schmithüsen, H et al., “Increased CO2 cools Antarctica“ 30 November, 2012.