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Caroline Ummenhofer curriculum vitae



  • 2004 – 2007:
    PhD at the School of Mathematics and Statistics, UNSW, Sydney, Australia, on
    “Southern Hemisphere Regional Precipitation and Climate Variability: Extremes, Trends, and Predictability”
  • 2000 – 2003:
    B.Sc. Joint Honours Oceanography / Marine Biology at the School of Ocean Sciences, University of Wales, Bangor, United Kingdom

Selected further research experience

  • October – November 2010:
    Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, New York, USA:
    project on links between Indian Ocean variability and regional rainfall and drought over the last 300 years
  • April – July 2010:
    Visiting fellowship at the Leibniz Institute for Marine Sciences, IFM-GEOMAR, Kiel, Germany:
    project on changes in tropical Indian Ocean properties in high-resolution ocean models
  • March 2006:
    research cruise on “RV Tangaroa” from New Zealand to undertake hydrographic survey of the Macquarie Ridge and the Solander Trough
  • January – March 2004:
    Canadian Center for Climate Modelling and Analysis, Meteorological Service of Canada, at the University of Victoria, Canada:
    project to improve treatments of heat and moisture exchange over open water (leads) in sea-ice in a single-column atmosphere-sea ice model
  • August – September 2003:
    Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), Bremerhaven, Germany:
    biogeochemical analyses of sea-ice samples from the White Sea, Russia

Selected achievements

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