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|Residence||Busan, South Korea|
|Alma mater||University of Hamburg|
Philipp University of Marburg
|Fields||Climate dynamics, physical oceanography, dynamical systems' analysis, theoretical physics|
|Institutions||Institute for Basic Science|
Pusan National University
University of Hawaii
|Website||IBS Center for Climate Physics|
Axel Timmermann is a German climate physicist and oceanographer with an interest in climate dynamics, human migration, dynamical systems' analysis, ice-sheet modeling and sea level. He served a co-author of the IPCC Third Assessment Report and a lead author of IPCC Fifth Assessment Report. His research has been cited over 13,000 times and has an h-index of 59 and i10-index of 146. In 2017, he became a Distinguished Professor at Pusan National University and the founding Director of the Institute for Basic Science Center for Climate Physics. In December 2018, the Center will begin to utilize a 1.43-petaflop Cray XC50 supercomputer, named Aleph, for climate physics research.
He received a B.S. in physics and M.S. in theoretical physics in 1992 and 1995, respectively, from the University of Marburg in Germany. He worked as a research assistant for several years at the Max Planck Institute of Meteorology before completing a Ph.D. in meteorology in 1999 at the University of Hamburg.
Timmermann worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the Netherlands and Hawaii before becoming a principal investigator of the DFG Research Group at the Institut fuer Meerskunde in Kiel. In 2004 he moved to Hawaii and worked as an Associate Professor and later Full Professor in the Department of Oceanography, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii. In 2017, he relocated to Busan, South Korea to head up the new IBS Center for Climate Physics in Pusan University. He has been a Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher in the cross-field category in 2018.
Honors and awards
- 2017: Milutin Milankovic Medal of the European Geosciences Union
- 2015: Elected Fellow of the American Geophysical Union
- 2015: University of Hawaii, Regents' Medal for Excellence in Research
- 2007: Rosenstiel Award of the Rosenstiel School for Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS), Miami
- 2006: Rosenstiel Award for Outstanding Achievement and Distinction in Oceanographic Science, University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science, Florida
- Griggs, David J.; Noguer, Maria (eds.). Climate change 2001: The scientific basis. Contribution of Working Group I to the Third Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA: Cambridge University Press. p. 892. ISBN 0521014956.
- Stocker, Thomas F.; Qin, Dahe (eds.). Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis: Working Group I Contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA: Cambridge University Press. p. 1,552. ISBN 110766182X.
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- Leinen, Leinen; Ravelo, Christina (28 July 2015). "2015 Class of AGU Fellows Announced - Eos". doi:10.1029/2015EO033203. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
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- "Regents' Medal for Excellence in Research - University of Hawaii System". University of Hawaii. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
- Bays, Brooks (29 April 2015). "Axel Timmermann - 2015 Regents' Medal for Excellence in Research - SOEST". School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
- "2007 Recipient - The Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami". Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
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