Dr. Mark Schlutow

PostDoc
Department Biogeochemical Signals (BSI)
Integrating surface-atmosphere Exchange Processes Across Scales - Modeling and Monitoring (IPAS)
+49 3641 57-8935
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Main Focus

Arctic permafrost degradation due to climate heating

  • Investigating carbon emission from thawing permafrost with the Eddy Covariance Method
  • Understanding permafrost carbon feedback with idealized Large Eddy Simulations of the atmospheric boundary layer

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

  • Nonlinear gravity waves and stability theory
  • Laboratory experiments of gravity waves in gas centrifuges
  • Stability of the equatorial atmosphere

Curriculum Vitae

Education

2017 PhD at Free University of Berlin, “Finite-amplitude gravity waves in the atmosphere: traveling wave solutions and stability”, Summa cum laude

2012 Diplom (German equivalent of masters degree) in physics at University of Rostock, Germany

2011 Visiting student at Stockholm University, Sweden

Academic Positions

2018–2021 Research associate at Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Free University of Berlin
2017–2018 Postdoctoral Research Fellow of the German Research Foundation (DFG) at Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Lund University, Sweden
2013–2017 PhD student at Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
at Free University of Berlin, Germany

Awards

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship of the German Research Foundation (2017)
Jury prize for presentation at competition “Rostock’s eleven” (2013)

Teaching

Supervision

Master thesis in physics on “Internal waves in a gas centrifuge” (2019-2020).

Courses

Workshop: on Eddy Covariance Method for International Max Planck Research School for Global Biochemical Cycles (2022),
Seminar: PDEs in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics at Free University of Berlin (SS2021),
Tutorial: Numerical Analysis II at Free University of Berlin (WS20/21),
Tutorial: Mathematics in Climate Modeling at Free University of Berlin (WS20/21),
Tutorial: Analysis (Calculus) II at Free University of Berlin (WS14/15),
Tutorial: Numerical methods for conservation laws at Free University of Berlin (SS2014),
Tutorial: Analysis (Calculus) I at Free University of Berlin (WS2014)

Other activities and outreach

Elected postdoc representative at MPI BGC (since 2022)
Associate Editor for Monthly Weather Review (2020-2022)
Elected representative of the Early Career Scientists (ECS) of DFG research group “Mul-
tiscale Dynamics of Gravity Waves” (MS-GWaves) (2019–2021)
Co-organizer of MS-GWaves ECS workshop in Cottbus (2020)
Co-organizer of the annual Long Night of Sciences at the Institute for Mathematics of
the Free University of Berlin (2016-2019)



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