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Lavinia Patara

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel

Research area

  • Predicted Ocean
  • Research unit "Theory and Modelling"


I am interested in the interactions between ocean circulation, climate, and the marine carbon cycle. My current research deals with the Southern Ocean, a key region for air-sea CO2 and heat exchanges. By performing simulations with a high-resolution ocean general circulation model including biogeochemistry, my goal is to isolate the role of mesoscale eddies in the response of the Southern Ocean circulation and CO2 uptake to a changing climate.


Tel.: +49 431 600-4014

Research activities

Southern ocean CO2 uptake in high-reolution ocean-biogeochemistry simulations for the 20th and 21st centuries