EDUCATION 1996: Ph. D. in Meteorology, Humboldt University Berlin Ph. D. thesis: Parameterisation of the stable atmospheric boundary layer over an Antarctic ice shelf 1990: Diploma degree in Meteorology, Humboldt University Berlin Diploma thesis: Some investigations of the stable atmospheric boundary layer with particular consideration of the surface layer 1985: Abitur (German equivalent of A-levels), Rostock PRESENT POST Research scientist at Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Potsdam (since 1997) PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT 1990-1995 Ph. D. Student at Humboldt University Berlin and at Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven 1996-1997 Post-Doc at German Weather Service, Meteorological Observatory Lindenberg Dr. Dörthe Handorf received her Ph.D. in Meteorology from the Humboldt University Berlin in 1996. In 1997 she started at AWI Potsdam in Potsdam on studying mechanisms of internally generated climate variability by means of a hierarchy of simplified and complex climate models. Therefore the analysis of climate simulations and observation with advanced statistical methods is one main focus of her work. She was involved in the multidisciplinary research project KIHZ and was the coordinator of the project PLASMA 'Parallel Large-Scale Adaptive Model of the atmosphere' funded in the framework of the German climate research program DEKLIM 2001-2006. Currently, she is the coordinator of the project TORUS ' Towards Regionally focused modelling of decadal climate predictions' which is funded in the framework of the German climate research program MiKlip (Decadal climate predictions) 2011-2015.
Biography Updated on 18 March 2012