|Alma mater||University of Heidelberg|
|Known for||Physical oceanography, large-scale ocean circulation and role of oceans in climate|
|Awards||Albert-Defant-Medal, German Meteorological Society (DMG)|
|Institutions||University of Bremen|
Monika Rhein is a physical oceanographer and Professor of Oceanography at University of Bremen. Rhein has led the authorship of over 29 peer reviewed publications, and is an author of over 100 peer reviewed publications. Rhein has broad ranging interests across oceangraphy, specialising in understanding the water masses in the oceans and their circulation, ocean mixing and the role of oceans in climate. Rhein's expertise has led to her authoring chapters of the "Technical Summary" and "Summary for Policymakers" of the 5th International Panel of Climate Change (IPCC) report and acting as president of the Ocean Science Division of the European Geoscience Union.
Rhein worked as a research scientist at the University of Heidelberg and GKSS Hamburg between 1986-1988, before joining the faculty at the Institute for Marine Sciences Kiel (IFM). Between 1988 - 1994, Rhein was an assistant professor, before earning their habilitation in 1994, and becoming an associate professor. In 1998, Rhein became a professor at University of Rostock, and in 2000, moved to the Universität Bremen as professor and leader of the Department of Oceanography.
Rhein is a member of the International Project Oversight Committee for the OSNAP (Overturning in the Subpolar North Atlantic Program) program.
- "Monika Rhein". www.marum.de. Retrieved 2019-04-12.
- "Institute of Environmental Physics - Oceanography: Prof. Dr. Monika Rhein". www.ocean.uni-bremen.de. Retrieved 2019-04-12.
- "Previous Union officers". European Geosciences Union (EGU). Retrieved 2019-04-12.
- "IPCC Working Group I". www.climatechange2013.org. Retrieved 2019-04-12.
- "International Oversight Committee". OSNAP. 2015-03-02. Retrieved 2019-04-12.
- Hamburg, CEN Universität. "Albert Defant Medal for Jürgen Sündermann". www.cen.uni-hamburg.de. Retrieved 2019-04-12.