Maria Rugenstein

I'm a PostDoc in Reto Knutti's group at the Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science at ETH Zürich and a visiting researcher in Ken Caldeira's group at the Carnegie Department of Global Ecology in Stanford. I'm interested in ocean heat storage and heat distribution, ocean dynamics, and how the ocean influences the atmosphere on large scales. I like thinking about first-order controls on Earth’s climate and the concept of climate forcings. I'm also interested in deep time paleo climate, internal variability, and the theory and sociology of science.

Right now my favorite project is LongRunMIP, a model intercomparison of millennia scale simulations of global coupled Atmosphere-Ocean Models.

Publications & manuscripts

Google scholar publications in prep

  • Knutti, Rugenstein, Hegerl: Beyond climate sensitivity, submitted to Nature Geoscience
  • Rugenstein, Caldeira, Knutti, 2016: Dependence of global radiative feedbacks on evolving patterns of surface heat fluxes, GRL (43,18) link pdf
  • He, Winton, Vecchi, Jia, Rugenstein, 2016: Transient Climate Sensitivity Depends on Base Climate Ocean Circulation , J. Climate link pdf
  • Rugenstein, Gregory, Schaller, Sedlacek, Knutti, 2016: Multi-annual ocean-atmosphere adjustments to radiative forcing, J. Climate (29,5643-5659) link pdf
  • Rugenstein, Sedlacek, Knutti, 2016: Nonlinearities in patterns of long term ocean warming, GRL (43,7) link pdf
  • Knutti and Rugenstein, 2015: Feedbacks, climate sensitivity and the limits of linear models, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A (373: 20150146) link pdf
  • Rugenstein, Stocchi, von der Heydt, Dijkstra, Brinkhuis, 2014: Emplacement of Antarctic ice sheet mass affects circumpolar ocean flow, Global and Planetary Change (118, 16-24) link pdf
  • Rugenstein, Winton, Stouffer, Griffies, Hallberg, 2013: Northern high latitude heat budget decomposition and transient warming, J. Climate (6,609-621) link pdf

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