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Towards an Interdisciplinary Approach in Earth System Science

Advances of a Helmholtz Graduate Research School

  • Gerrit Lohmann
  • Helge Meggers
  • Vikram Unnithan
  • Dieter Wolf-Gladrow
  • Justus Notholt
  • Astrid Bracher

Part of the Springer Earth System Sciences book series (SPRINGEREARTH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Vikram Unnithan, Astrid Bracher, Klaus Grosfeld, Annette Ladstätter-Weißenmayer, Gerrit Lohmann, Helge Meggers et al.
      Pages 3-7
    3. Helge Meggers, Matthias Buschmann, Klaus Grosfeld, Stefanie Klebe
      Pages 9-17
  3. Remote Sensing and Modelling of Atmospheric Chemistry and Sea Ice Parameters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Jia Jia, Annette Ladstätter-Weißenmayer , Alexei Rozanov, John P. Burrows
      Pages 39-48
    3. Lena A. Brinkhoff, Alexei Rozanov, René Hommel, Christian von Savigny, Florian Ernst, Heinrich Bovensmann et al.
      Pages 49-58
    4. Leonardo M. A. Alvarado, Andreas Richter, Mihalis Vrekoussis, Folkard Wittrock, Andreas Hilboll, Stefan F. Schreier et al.
      Pages 59-65
    5. Matthias Buschmann, Nicholas M. Deutscher, Mathias Palm, Thorsten Warneke, Tine Weinzierl, Justus Notholt
      Pages 85-90
    6. Aleksandra Wolanin, Vladimir Rozanov, Tilman Dinter, Astrid Bracher
      Pages 109-121
  4. Physical Oceanography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Mathias Rucker van Caspel, João Marcelo Absy, Qiang Wang, Hartmut H. Hellmer, Michael Schröder
      Pages 125-129
    3. Yoshihiro Nakayama, Ralph Timmermann, Michael Schröder, Hartmut H. Hellmer
      Pages 131-136
  5. Sea-ice Physics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137

About this book


This book describes the latest advances at the Helmholtz “Earth System Science Research School” where scientists from the Alfred Wegener Institute in Bremerhaven, the University of Bremen, and the Jacobs University are involved in research.
One of the greatest challenges is understanding ongoing environmental changes. The longer the time scale the more components of the Earth system are involved, e.g. interannual and decadal variations are related to the coupled atmosphere-ocean-sea ice system, whereas longer variations like glacial-interglacial or Cenozoic transitions involve the carbon cycle, ice sheets and gateways. In order to get deep insights into Earth system science, observations, remote sensing, past environmental data, as well as modeling need to be integrated. These different approaches are traditionally taught in separated disciplines at bachelor and master levels. It is, therefore, necessary to bring these disciplines together in PhD programs. 


Climate Dynamics Earth System Modelling Polar Processes Proxy Data Remote Sensing

Editors and affiliations

  • Gerrit Lohmann
    • 1
  • Helge Meggers
    • 2
  • Vikram Unnithan
    • 3
  • Dieter Wolf-Gladrow
    • 4
  • Justus Notholt
    • 5
  • Astrid Bracher
    • 6
  1. 1.Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine ResearchBremerhavenGermany
  2. 2.Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine ResearchBremerhavenGermany
  3. 3.School of Engineering and ScienceJacobs UniversityBremenGermany
  4. 4.Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine ResearchBremerhavenGermany
  5. 5.Institute of Environmental PhysicsUniversity of BremenBremenGermany
  6. 6.Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine ResearchBremerhavenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Towards an Interdisciplinary Approach in Earth System Science
  • Book Subtitle Advances of a Helmholtz Graduate Research School
  • Editors Gerrit Lohmann
    Helge Meggers
    Vikram Unnithan
    Dieter Wolf-Gladrow
    Justus Notholt
    Astrid Bracher
  • Series Title Springer Earth System Sciences
  • Series Abbreviated Title Springer Earth System Sciences
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-13864-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-13865-7
  • Series ISSN 2197-9596
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-960X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 251
  • Number of Illustrations 3 b/w illustrations, 83 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Earth System Sciences
    Atmospheric Sciences
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“The book is aimed at those graduate students who are interested in pursuing doctoral researches in earth science with an aim to deliver a simple perspective for complex interactions. … the entire book provides a unique, brief and relevant perspective on multiple aspects of earth science, which seems to be more suitable for advanced users, while may be of use for graduate education essentially supplementing with more physically based earth science text books.” (Tirthankar Banerjee and Manish Kumar, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Vol. 22, 2015)