Michael Weimer is a postdoctoral associate in the Solomon Group in EAPS at MIT. His research focuses on atmospheric gravity waves and their interaction with the atmospheric ozone layer. This process is known to be important for ozone depletion but its treatment in atmospheric chemistry models is a challenge. Therefore, Michael's research will improve the forecast of ozone in the future.
Michael received his BS and MS in meteorology at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany. His PhD thesis at KIT was about developing a scheme for polar stratospheric clouds in an atmospheric chemistry model and investigating their evolution above the Antarctic Peninsula, a hot spot of mountain waves.
Schröter, J., Rieger, D., Stassen, C., Vogel, H., Weimer, M., Werchner, S., Förstner, J., Prill, F., Reinert, D., Zängl, G., Giorgetta, M., Ruhnke, R., Vogel, B., and Braesicke, P.: ICON-ART 2.1: a flexible tracer framework and its application for composition studies in numerical weather forecasting and climate simulations, Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 4043–4068, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-4043-2018, 2018.
Weimer, M., Schröter, J., Eckstein, J., Deetz, K., Neumaier, M., Fischbeck, G., Hu, L., Millet, D. B., Rieger, D., Vogel, H., Vogel, B., Reddmann, T., Kirner, O., Ruhnke, R., and Braesicke, P.: An emission module for ICON-ART 2.0: implementation and simulations of acetone, Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 2471–2494, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-10-2471-2017, 2017.
Weimer, M., Mieruch, S., Schädler, G., and Kottmeier, C.: A new estimator of heat periods for decadal climate predictions – a complex network approach, Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 23, 307–317, https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-23-307-2016, 2016.