Dörthe Handorf, in 1985, obtained Abitur (German equivalent of A-levels), Rostock, Germany. She obtained Diploma degree in meteorology (1990), Humboldt University of Berlin (Diploma thesis “Some Investigations of the Stable Atmospheric Boundary Layer with Particular Consideration of the Surface Layer” and received her Ph.D. degree in Meteorology from the Humboldt University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany, in 1996 (Ph.D. thesis “Parameterisation of the Stable Atmospheric Boundary Layer over an Antarctic Ice Shelf”). From 1990 to 1995 she has been a Ph.D. student at Humboldt University, Berlin, and at Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany, then Postdoc (1996-1997) at German Weather Service, Meteorological Observatory Lindenberg. Since 1997 till now she serves as Research Scientist at Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) Potsdam in Potsdam, Germany, 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 8 March 2017