Marcus Koehler

Research Department, Integrated Forecast Systems Section, System Design Group

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I work on the OpenIFS Project. My role includes the further development of the OpenIFS model and therein I collaborate with scientists within ECMWF and with model users at other institutions. My research background is in numerical modelling of atmospheric chemistry and chemistry-climate interactions. 

Professional interests: 
  • Atmospheric chemistry in OpenIFS
  • Tracer transport in OpenIFS
  • Chemistry-climate interactions
  • Tropospheric oxidizing capacity and impact of emissions
  • Climate impacts of the aviation transport sector
Career background: 

Professional experience:

since 2018:      Scientist, ECMWF, Reading, UK

2017 - 2018:    Senior Research Associate, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
                          Centre for Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, School of Environmental Sciences

2015 - 2017:    Research Associate, University of Cambridge, UK
                          Centre for Atmospheric Science, Department of Chemistry

2015:                Visiting Researcher, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, UK

2013 - 2015:    Research Fellow, University of Birmingham, UK
                          School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

2008 - 2013:    Lecturer in Climate-Environment Interactions, King's College London, UK
                          Department of Geography

2003 - 2008:   Research Associate, University of Cambridge, UK   (2003 - 2008)
                          Institute for Aviation and the Environment, Department of Chemistry


Ph.D. in Atmospheric Chemistry   (2004)
Centre for Atmospheric Science, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Diplom (equivalent to M.Sc.) in Meteorology   (1999)
Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung, Universität Karlsruhe (now KIT - Karlsruher Institute for Technology), Germany

Visiting International Student (1996)
Department of Geography, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa


External recognitions: 

Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

External PhD supervisor at University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK



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Contact Details:
marcus . koehlerecmwf . int