Institute of Oceanography

University of Hamburg

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Institute of Oceanography
University of Hamburg
Bundesstraße 53
D-20146 Hamburg
Tel.: +49 40 42838-2605 / -5449
Fax: +49 40 42838-7488
E-Mail:  waltraut.domke-sommer(at)



Jochumsen, K., D. Quadfasel, H. Valdimarsson and S. Jonsson , "Variability of the Denmark Strait Overflow: moored time series from 1996 – 2011", J. Geophys. Res., DOI: 10.1290/2012JC008244, 2012
Rubino, A.; Falcini, F.; Zanchettin, D.; Hainbucher D.; et al.(view article), "Abyssal undular vortices in the Eastern Mediterranean basin ", NATURE COMMUNICATIONS , 3, 834, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms1836 , 2012
Rudels, B., M. Korhonen, G. Budeus, A. Beszczynska-Möller, U. Schauer, A. Nummelin, D. Quadfasel and H. Valdimarsson , "The East Greenland Current and its impacts on the Nordic Seas: observed trends in the past decade", ICES Journal of Marine Science, 69(2), 841-851, DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fss079, 2012


Darelius, E., I. Fer and D. Quadfasel , "Faroe Bank Channel Overflow: Mesoscale Variability", J. Phys. Oceanography, 41, 2137-2154, DOI: 10.1175/JPO-D-11-035.1, 2011
Vaage, K., R.S. Pickart, A. Sarafanov, Ø. Knutsen, H. Mercier, P. Lherminier, H. M. vanAken, J. Meincke, D. Quadfasel and S. Bacon, "The Irminger Gyre: Circulation, convection, and interannual variability", Deep-Sea Res. , 58, 590-614, 2011


Latarius, K., D. Quadfasel , "Seasonal to interannual variability of temperature and salinity in the Greenland Sea: heat and freshwater budgets", Tellus , 62A, 497-515, 2010
Löptien, U. and C. Eden (view article), "Multidecadal CO2 uptake variability of the North Atlantic", J. Geophys. Res., 115, D12113, DOI: 10.1029/2009JD012431, 2010
Paka, V., B. Rudels, D. Quadfasel, V. Zhurbas, "Measurements of Turbulence in the Zone of Strong Bottom Currents in the Strait of Denmark", Doklady Akademii Nauk, Vol. 432, No. 1, pp. 110–114. (in Russian), 2010
Voet, G. and Quadfasel, D. (view article), "Entrainment in the Denmark Strait overflow plume by meso-scale eddies ", Ocean Science, 6, 301-310, 2010
Voet, G., D. Quadfasel, K. A. Mork and H. Soiland, "The mid-depth circulation of the Nordic Seas derived from profiling float observations", Tellus, 62A, 516-529, 2010

Prior publications

Dickson B., S. Dye, S. Jònsson, A. Köhl, A. Macrander, M. Marnela, J. Meincke, S. Olsen, B. Rudels, H. Valdimarsson, and G. Voet (view article), "The overflow flux west of Iceland: variability, origins and forcing.", in: Arctic-Subarctic Ocean Fluxes, edited by Dickson RR et al., Springer Science and Business Media B.V., 427-441, 2008
Huhn, O., H. H. Hellmer, M. Rhein, W. Roether, C. Rodehacke, M. Schodlok, and M. Schröder [view article]
, "Evidence of deep and bottom water formation in the western Weddell Sea.", Deep-Sea Res. II, 55, 1098-1116, DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2007.12.015 , 2008
Olsen, S.M., B. Hansen, D. Quadfasel, and S. Østerhus , "Observed and modelled stability of overflow across the Greenland-Scotland ridge. ", Nature, 455, 519-523, DOI: 10.1038/nature07302 , 2008
Yashayaev, I., N. P. Holliday, M. Bersch, and H. M. van Aken, "The history of the Labrador Sea Water: production, spreading, transformation and loss.", Arctic-Subarctic Ocean Fluxes, Ed. by R. R. Dickson, J. Meincke, and P. Rhines , Springer, The Netherlands, pp. 569-612, 2008
Østerhus, S., T. Sherwin, D. Quadfasel, and B. Hansen , "The overflow transport east of Iceland. In Dickson RR et al.(eds): Arctic-Subarctic Ocean Fluxes", Springer Science + Business Media B.V., 427-441, 2008
Yashayaev, I., H. M. van Aken, N. P. Holliday and M. Bersch, "Transformation of the Labrador Sea Water in the subpolar North Atlantic", Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L22605, DOI: 10.1029/2007GL031812 , 2007
Bersch, M., I. Yashayev, and K. P. Koltermann, "Recent changes of the thermohaline circulation in the subpolar North Atlantic", Ocean Dynamics, 57, 223-235, 2007
Lenz, W., "Multinational, but not international: The Marginal Ice Zone Experiments (MIZEX) 1983/84/87", Extremes: Oceanography's adventures at the Poles, edited by K.R. Benson and H.M. Rozwadowski./ Watson Publishing International LLC, 247-268, 2007
Müller, M., "The free oscillations of the world ocean in the period range 8 to 165 hours including the full loading effect", Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L05606, DOI: 10.1029/2006GL028870, 2007
Quadfasel, D., and R. Käse, "Present-day Manifestation of the Nordic Overflows ", Ocean circulation: past and future changes of meridional overturning. edited by: A. Schmittner. J.C.H. Chiang and S.R. Hemmings, Geophysical Monograph 173. AGU, Washington D.C., 2007
Rodehacke, C., H. H. Hellmer, A. Beckmann, and W. Roether, "Formation and spreading of Antarctic deep and bottom waters inferred from a chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) simulation", J. Geophys. Res., 112, C09001, DOI: 10.1029/2006JC003884, 2007
Terenzi, F., T. M. Hall, S. Khatiwala, C. B. Rodehacke, and D. A. LeBel, "Uptake of natural and anthropogenic Carbon by the Labrador Sea", Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, DOI: 10.1029/2006GL028543, 2007
Yashayaev, I., M. Bersch, and H. M. van Aken , "Spreading of the Labrador Sea Water to the Irminger and Iceland basins", Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, DOI: 10.1029/2006GL028999, 2007
Danielson, S., K. Aagaard, T. Weingartner, S. Martin, P. Winsor, G. Gawarkiewicz, und D. Quadfasel (view article), "The St. Lawrence Polynya and the Bering Shelf circulation: New observations and a model comparison. ", J. Geophys. Res. , 111, C09023, DOI: doi:10.1029/2005JC003268, 2006
Geyer, F., S. Østerhus , B. Hansen, and D. Quadfasel (view article), "Observations of highly regular oscillations in the overflow plume downstream of the Faroe Bank Channel", J. Geophys. Res., 111, C12020, 2006
Hainbucher, D., A. Rubino, and B. Klein (view article), "Water mass characteristics in the deep layers of the western Ionian Basin observed during May 2003. ", Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L005608, DOI: 10.1029/2005GL025318, 2006
Lenz, W. and S. Streicher (Hrsg.), "Historisch-meereskundliches Jahrbuch/History of Oceanography Yearbook", Deutsches Meeresmuseum, Stralsund , 12, 176 S. , 2006
Meincke, J. und D. Quadfasel, "Konvektion und Frischwasserflüsse im Nordatlantik. In: Lozán (ed.) Warnsignale aus den Polarregionen.", Wissenschaftliche Fakten Hamburg, 73-77, 2006
Rodehacke C.B., H.H. Hellmer, A. Beckmann, and O. Huhn, "Ocean/ice shelf interaction in the southern Weddell Sea: Results of a regional numerical helium/neon simulation", Ocean Dynamics, 10-11, DOI: 10.1007/s10236-006-0073-2 , 2006
Sündermann, J. and W. Lenz, "50 Jahre Institut für Meereskunde der Universität Hamburg", Hist.-meeresk. Jb, 12, 45-64, 2006
Beddig, S. and W. Lenz (Hrsg.), "25 Jahre DGM", Deutsche Gesellschaft für Meeresforschung, Hamburg, 43 S. , 2005
Holfort, J., and J. Meincke, "Time Series of Freshwater-Transport on the East Greenland Shelf at 74", Meteorologische Zeitschrift, in press, 2005
Koltermann, K.P., J. Meincke, and V. Gouretzki, "Global Ocean and Sea Ice", Hantel, M. (ed.), Landold-Boernstein, New Series, V/6, 14, Observed Global Climatology, Springer-Verlag, Berlin-Heidelberg, 35pp., 2005
Quadfasel, D., "The Atlantic heat conveyor slows.", Nature, 438, 565-566, 2005
Wilkenskjeld, S. und D. Quadfasel, "Response of the Greenland-Scotland overflow to changing deep water supply from the Arctic Mediterranean. ", Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L21607, DOI: 10.1029/2005GL024140, 2005
Hainbucher, D., Wei Hao, T. Pohlmann, J. Sündermann and S. Feng (view article), "Variability of the Bohai Sea circulation based on model calculations.", J. Mar. Systems, 44, 153-174, 2004
Hansen, B., S. Østerhus, D. Quadfasel, and W. Turrell(view article), "Already the day after tomorrow?", Science, 305, 953-954, 2004
Berner, U., J. Poggenburg, E. Faber, D. Quadfasel, and A. Frische (view article)
, "Methane in ocean waters of the Bay of Bengal: its sources and exchange with the atmosphere", Deep-Sea Res. II, 50, 925-950, 2003
Brandt, P., M. Dengler, A. Rubino, D. Quadfasel, and F. Schott (view article), "Intraseasonal variability in the southwestern Arabian Sea and its relation to the seasonal circulation", Deep-Sea Res. II, 50, 2129-2141, 2003
Dickson, R.R., and J. Meincke, "The North Atlantic Oscillation and the Oceans's Response in the 1990's", ICES Marine Science Symposium, 219, 15-24, 2003
Fahrbach, E., G. Rohardt, U. Schauer, J. Meincke, S. Osterhus, and J. Verduin (view) Diese Änderung markieren, "Direct Measurements of Heat and Mass Transports through Fram Strait", ICES Marine Science Symposium, 219, 378-381, 2003
Jakobsen, P.K., M.H. Nielsen, D. Quadfasel, and T. Schmith, "Variability of the surface circulation of the Nordic Seas during the 1990s.", ICES Marine Science Symposia, 219, 367-370, 2003
Jakobsen, P.K., M.H. Ribersgaard, D. Quadfasel, T. Schmith, and Ch. W. Hughes, "The near-surface circulation in the northern North Atlantic as inferred from drifter data: variability from the meso-scale to interannual. ", J. Geophys. Res., 108, 3251-3264, DOI: 10.1029/2002JC001554, 2003
Meincke, J., D. Quadfasel, W.H. Berger, K. Brander, R.R. Dickson, P.M. Haugan, M. Latif, J. Marotzke, J. Marshall, J.F. Minster, J. Pätzold, G. Parilla, W. de Ruijter, and F. Schott, "Variability of the Thermohaline Circulation (THC)", Wefer, G., F. Lamy, and F. Mantoura (eds.), Marine Science Frontiers for Europe, Springer-Verlag, Berlin-Heidelberg-New York-Tokyo, pp. 39-60, 2003
Rudels, B., P. Eriksson, E. Buch, G. Budeus, E. Fahrbach, S.-A. Malmberg, J. Meincke, and P. Maelkki, "Temporal Switching between Sources of the Denmark Strait Overflow Water", ICES Marine Science Symposium, 219, 319-325, 2003
Bersch, M. (view article), "North Atlantic Oscillation-induced changes of the upper-layer circulation in the northern North Atlantic Ocean", J. Geophys. Res., 107(C10), 3156, DOI: 10.1029/2001JC000901, 2002
Dickson B., I. Yashayaev, J. Meincke, B. Turrell, S. Dye, and J. Holfort (view article), "Rapid Freshening of the Deep North Atlantic over the past Four Decades", Nature, 416, 832-837, 2002
Meincke, J., "Climate Dynamics of the North Atlantic and NW-Europe: An Observation-Based Overview", Wefer, G., W. Berger, K.-E. Behre, and E. Jansen (eds.), Climate, Development and History of the North Atlantic Realm, Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 25-40, 2002
Meincke, J., "100 years of field work in hydrography: a retrospective of its impacts", ICES Marine Science Symposium, 215, 87-99, 2002
Meincke, J., M. Bersch, K.P. Koltermann and A. Sy, "Changes of subarctic and subtropical water masses in the upper layer of the Northern North Atlantic during the 1990's", Proceedings of the ICES Symposium on Hydrobiological Variability in the ICES Area, 1990-1999, Edinburgh, 2001, in press, 2002
Mohn, C., J. Bartsch, and J. Meincke, "Observations of the Mass and Flow Field at Porcupine Bank", ICES J. Mar. Res., 59, 380-392, 2002
Reverdin, G., F. Durand, J. Mortensen, F. Schott, H. Valdimarsson, and W. Zenk, "Recent changes in the surface salinity of the North Atlantic subpolar gyre", J. Geophys. Res., 107(C12), 8010, DOI: 10.1029/2001JC001010, 2002
Rudels, B. E. Fahrbach, J. Meincke, G. Budeus, and P. Eriksson, "The East Greenland Current and its Contzribution to the Denmark Strait Overflow", ICES J. Mar. Res., 59, 1133-1154, 2002
Fahrbach, E., J. Meincke, S. Osterhus, G. Rohardt, U. Schauer, V. Tverberg, and J. Verduin (view article), "Direct Measurements of Volume Transports through Fram Strait", Polar Research, 20(2), 217-224, 2001
Dickson, R.R., T.J. Osborn, J.W. Hurrell, J. Meincke, J. Blindheim, B. Adlandsvik, T. Vinje, G. Alekseev, and W. Maslowski, "The Arctic Ocean Response to the North Atlantic Oscillation", J. Climate, 13(15), 2671-2696, 2000