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 at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg. I'm interested in ocean heat storage and heat distribution, ocean dynamics, and how the ocean influences atmospheric feedbacks 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

  • Rugenstein, Bloch-Johnson, Gregory, Andrews, Mauritsen, Li, Frolicher, Paynter, Danabasoglu, Dufresne, Cao, Schmidt, Abe-Ouchi, Yang, Knutti: Approaching equilibrium in climate models under elevated forcing, submitted
  • Praetorius, Rugenstein, Persad, Caldeira, 2018: Global and Arctic climate sensitivity enhanced by changes in North Pacific heat flux, Nature Comm. link pdf
  • Knutti, Rugenstein, Hegerl, 2017: Beyond climate sensitivity, Nature Geoscience link updated Figure
  • Rugenstein, Caldeira, Knutti, 2016: Dependence of global radiative feedbacks on evolving patterns of surface heat fluxes, GRL 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 link pdf
  • Rugenstein, Sedlacek, Knutti, 2016: Nonlinearities in patterns of long term ocean warming, GRL link pdf
  • Knutti and Rugenstein, 2015: Feedbacks, climate sensitivity and the limits of linear models, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A link pdf
  • Rugenstein, Stocchi, von der Heydt, Dijkstra, Brinkhuis, 2014: Emplacement of Antarctic ice sheet mass affects circumpolar ocean flow, Global and Planetary Change link pdf
  • Rugenstein, Winton, Stouffer, Griffies, Hallberg, 2013: Northern high latitude heat budget decomposition and transient warming, J. Climate link pdf

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