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Inga Koszalka

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel


I have a broad background and scientific interests spanning various topics of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics. The focus of my current research is on mesoscale- and regional ocean circulation, its variability as well as ocean interactions with atmosphere, cryosphere and biosphere.

In my research, I employ Lagrangian analysis and modeling, statistical methods, and theory. My studies often involve the concept of Lagrangian dispersion and diffusivity: questions about the estimation of these quantities, their applications as mixing diagnostics, regional regimes of variability and time/scale dependence.

My main study domain is the subpolar North Atlantic and the Nordic Seas where I investigate elusive pathways of the northern limb of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation and attendant mixing and water mass transformation processes. Recently, I have also been exploring ocean flow regimes at lower latitudes and other ocean basins.


Tel.: +49 431 600-4161