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Malte Heinemann

Kiel University (CAU)
Institute of Geosciences


Within the German national climate modeling initiative PalMod "From the Last Interglacial to the Anthropocene: Modeling a Complete Glacial Cycle" I investigate possible changes of the settling velocities of marine particles, such as detritus and planktonic shells, during the last glacial-interglacial cycle. We want to understand if, how, and how strongly the potentially amplified sinking velocities during the last glacial inception contributed to the reconstructed drawdown of the atmospheric CO2-concentration.
I am also interested in the numerical modeling of climate−ice-sheet interactions, and in the simulation of the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), a particularly hot climatic state about 55 million years ago.


Tel.: +49 431 880-2947