Dr. Birgit Hünicke

Birgit Hünicke

Küsteneinflüsse und Paläoklima
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01/17-
Head of Coastal Impacts and Paleoclimate Group, System Analysis and Modelling, Institute for Coastal Research, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany

11/11-12/16
Head of Coastal Impacts Group, System Analysis and Modelling, Institute for Coastal Research, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany

02/10-10/11
Research Associate at Coastal Climate Group, System Analysis and Modelling, Institute for Coastal Research, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG; formerly GKSS), Germany (climate and coastal research)

2008
Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.), Geosciences, Hamburg University, Germany
Thesis Title: “Atmospheric forcing of decadal Baltic Sea level variability in the last 200 years: A statistical analysis”

2003-2008
International Max-Planck Research School for Earth System Modelling (IMPRS-ESM), Hamburg, Germany

02/03-01/10
Research Associate at Paleoclimate Group, System Analysis and Modelling, Institute for Coastal Research, GKSS Research Centre Geesthacht, Germany (climate and coastal research)

07/02-01/03
Research Scientist at the Institute for Landscape Management and Landscape Ecology, Rostock University, Germany

2002
Diploma Engineer (equivalent. to M.Sc.), Rostock University, Germany
Thesis title: “Studies on coastal protection in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania with special emphasis on theeffectiveness of beach nourishment” (in German)

09/00-12/00
Visiting Scholar at North Carolina State University (NCSU), Raleigh, USA (Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering and Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering)

07/00-08/00
IAESTE Trainee at City Council Turku, Finland (landscape architecture)

11/99-12/99
Trainee at Enterprise for Environmental planning and scientific consulting, Bonn, Germany (environmental planning)

09/99-10/99
Trainee at State Agency for Environment and Nature, Coast Department, Rostock, Germany (coastal protection, beach nourishment)

1995-2002
Landscape Management and Environmental Protection, Rostock University, Germany

General Information

My research interests mainly lie in recent and future regional sea-level variability and its impact on the coast. I have experience in the statistical analysis of observational data, climate reconstructions and analysis of model data output on regional to global scales. As my first degree is in environmental engineering, I also have a strong interest in coastal engineering issues (especially beach erosion) and coastal zone management.
In January 2012 the new group *Coastal Impacts' was launched under my responsibility at our Institute with focus on long-term impacts on coastal zones.

Professional Activities

-Co-Chair of Baltic Earth Working Group Grand Challenge 'Understanding sea level dynamics in the Baltic Sea Region’ (2013-2018)

-Active Member of the Baltic Earth programme

-Participating Researcher in University Hamburg’s Cluster of Excellence "Integrated Climate System Analysis and Prediction" (CliSAP, funded by DFG)

-Lead Author of the second BALTEX Assessment of Climate Change for the Baltic Sea Basin (BACC2) Report. Chapter 'Sea level and wind waves ‘ (2010-2014)

-Member of the POSTBALTEX Working group (2011-2013) on drafting a Science Plan for a scientific research network following the BALTEX Phase II -Baltic Earth

-Invited Reviewer of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) Zero-Order Draft (ZOD) of Working Group II Contribution to Climate Change 2013: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability” and Working Group I The Physical Science Basis

-Active Member of collaborative Program on the Regional Aspects of Sea Level Change developed by the European Climate Research Alliance (ECRA)

-Reviewer for: Applied Ocean Research, International Journal of Climatology, Climate Research, Global and Planetary Change, Climate Dynamics, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, Ambio, IPCC AR5 WGII, Journal of Marine Systems, Central European Journal of Geosciences, National Research Council (CNCS) Romania, Tellus A, Water Resources Research, Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, Oceanologia, Geophysical Journal International, Geophysical Research Letters, Geologos, Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU), Arabian Journal of Geosciences, Continental Shelf Research, Proceedings of the Estonian Academy of Sciences, Ocean Dynamics, Tellus A, Global Health Action, Hydrological Processes, Earth System Dynamics

-Supervision of PhD students (P. Evadzi, X.Yi, S.Bierstedt, N.Tim, S.Karabil)

2016-2019
Extreme sea-level events along South-East Asian coast: past, present and future (Asia-Floods, funded by DFG, SPP 1889 Regional Sea Level Change and Society)

2016
Parental Leave (ARTHUR, funded by BMFSFJ)

2013-2017
Regional sea level under a changing climate at the retreating coast of Ghana (Ghana-SL, funded by DAAD) (PhD Supervisor)

2013-2017
Long-term sea-level variability and change in the Baltic Sea (funded within CliSAP2-B3 by DFG) (PhD Supervisor)

2013-2016
Impact of large scale climate variability on coastal upwelling (funded within CliSAP2-A3 by DFG) (PhD Supervisor)

2013
Parental Leave (MAGNUS, funded by BMFSFJ)

2012
Modelling Storm surges and sea-level rise in the Mediterranean Sea (funded by DAAD). (Host)

2012-2016
Influence of large-scale climate variability on upwelling regimes off the Namibian coast: implications for past and future climates (GENUS, funded by BMBF) (PhD Supervisor)

2011-2016
Climate Signals in Coastal Deposits (CLISCODE, funded within HGF Portfoliothema ‚Regionaler Klimawandel: Ursachen und Folgen’) (PhD Supervisor)

2012-2013
Submerged Prehistoric Archaeology and Landscapes of the Continental Shelf (SPLASHCOS) Research network funded by the European Commission under its COST program. Working Group 2 ‘Environmental Data and Reconstructions’ (Collaborating Scientist)

2011-2012
Working group on drafting a Science Plan for a scientific research network following BALTEX Phase II (POSTBALTEX) (Member)

2010-2013
Wave climate simulations and sea-level change in the Baltic Sea. -Developing regional adaptation strategies to climate change for the German Baltic Sea coast (RADOST, funded by the BMBF within KLIMZUG)

2010-2013
BACC II -Second BALTEX Assessment of Climate Change for the Baltic Sea basin. (Lead Author) Chapter ‘Sea level and wind waves’

2009-2013
Coastline Changes for the southern Baltic Sea –past and future projections (COPAF, Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education). (Collaborating Scientist)

2009-2010
Overview of Knowledge about Sea-level Change in the Baltic Sea (in context of the BALTEX project)

2007-2009
Relationships between Baltic Sea level variations and periods of rapid climate change in the Holocene as analogues for future changes (SINCOS II, funded by DFG)

2003-2006
Estimation of the climatic influence on the past and future sea-level changes in the Baltic Sea with the help of statistical methods and simulations with state-of-the-art climate models (SINCOS I, funded by DFG) (PhD Student)

2002
Assessment of the current state of interaction between ecological and socio-economic development in the coastal region of Warnemünde-Rostock, German Baltic Sea: A decision support analysis for conflict management for stakeholder groups, with focus of dune and beach development. (funded by city of Rostock)

DFG: German Science Foundation; BMBF: Federal Ministry for Research; DAAD: German Academic Exchange Service HGF: Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres; COST: European Cooperation in Science and Technology

reviewed publications

2017

Karabil, S., Zorita, E. and Hünicke, B. (2017): Contribution of atmospheric circulation to recent off-shore sea-level variations in the Baltic Sea and the North Sea. Earth Syst. Dynam. Discuss., under revision.

Karabil, S., Zorita, E. and Hünicke, B. (2017): Mechanisms of decadal sea-level trend variability in the Baltic Sea. Earth Syst. Dynam. Discuss., under revision.

Bierstedt, S. E., Hünicke, B., Zorita, E., and Ludwig, J. 2017: A wind proxy based on migrating dunes at the Baltic Coast: statistical analysis of the link between wind conditions and sand movement, Earth Syst. Dynam., 8, 639-652.

Evadzi, P.I.K., Scheffran, J., Zorita, E. and Hünicke, B. (2017) Awareness of sea-level response under climate change on the coast of Ghana. Journal of Coastal Conservation, accepted with minor revisions.

Evadzi, P.I.K., Zorita, E. and Hünicke, B. 2017: Quantifying and predicting the contribution of sea-level rise to shoreline change in Ghana: Information for Coastal Adaptation Strategies. Journal of Coastal Research, in press.

Yi, X., Hünicke, B., Tim, N. and Zorita, E. 2017: The relationship between Arabian Sea upwelling and Indian monsoon revisited in a high resolution ocean simulation. Climate Dynamics, doi:10.1007/s00382-017-3599-8.

Hünicke, B., Zorita, E. and von Storch, H. 2017: The Challenge of Baltic Sea Level Change. In: Harff, J., Furmanczyk, K. and von Storch, H. (eds) Coastline Changes of the Baltic Sea from South to East. Coastal Research Library 19, 37-54.

Harff, J., Deng, J., Dudzinska-Nowak, J., Froehle, P., Groh, A., Hünicke, B., Soomere, T. and Zhang, W. 2017: What Determines the Change of Coastlines in the Baltic Sea? In: Harff, J., Furmanczyk, K. and von Storch, H. (Editors) Coastline changes of the Baltic Sea from South to East. Coastal Research Library 19, 15-35.

Zhang, W., Schneider, R., Harff, J., Hünicke, B., Fröhle, P. 2017: Modeling of Medium-Term (Decadal) Coastal Foredune Morphodynamics - Historical Hindcast and Future Scenarios of the Swina Gate Barrier Coast (Southern Baltic Sea) In: Harff, J., Furmanczyk, K. and von Storch, H. (eds) Coastline Changes of the Baltic Sea from South to East. Coastal Research Library 19, 107-135.

Harff, J., Flemming, N., Groh, A., Hünicke, B., Lericolais, G., Meschede, M., Rosentau, A., Sakellariou, D., Uscinowicz, S., Zhang, W. and Zorita, E. 2017: Chapter 2: Sea Level and Climate. In: Flemming, N., Harff, J. and Moura, D. (Eds). Quaternary Palaeo-environments on the European continental shelf: survival and destruction of prehistoric remains. Wiley-Blackwell, New York, 550pp.

Groll N., Grabemann I., Hünicke B. & Meese M. 2017: Baltic Sea wave conditions under climate change scenarios. Boreal Env. Res. 22: 1–12.

2016

Hünicke, B. and Zorita, E. 2016: Analysis of the acceleration of mean sea-level rise in the Baltic Sea, 1900-2012. Frontiers of Marine Science, doi:10.3389/fmars.2016.00125

Bierstedt, S.E., Hünicke, B., Zorita, E., Wagner, S. and Gomez-Navarro, J.J. 2016: Variability of daily winter wind speed distribution over Northern Europe during the past millennium in regional and global climate simulations. Clim. Past 12, 317-338.

Tim, N., Zorita, E., Hünicke, B., Yi, X. and Emeis, K.-C. 2016: The importance of external climate forcing on coastal upwelling in past and future climate. Ocean Sci.12(3), 807–823.

2015 and before

Bierstedt, S.E., Hünicke, B. and Zorita, E. 2015: Variability of wind direction statistics of mean and extreme winds over the Baltic Sea region. Tellus A 67, 29073.

Tim, N., Zorita, E. and Hünicke, B. 2015: Decadal variability and trends of the Benguela Upwelling System as simulated in a high-resolution ocean simulation. Ocean Sci. 11, 483-502.

Hünicke, B., Zorita, E., Soomere, T., Madsen, K.S., Johansson, M., Suursaar, Ü. 2015: Recent Change: Sea level and wind waves. In: The BACC Author Team: The Second Assessment of Climate Change for the Baltic Sea Basin. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 155-185.

Zhang, W., Harff, J., Schneider, R., Meyer, M., Zorita, E. and Hünicke, B. 2014: Holocene morphogenesis at the southern Baltic Sea: simulation of multi-scale processes and their interactions for the Darss-Zingst peninsula. Journal of Marine Systems 129, 4-18.

Reckermann, M., Omstedt, A., Pawlak, J.F., von Storch, H. and the BACC II Lead Author Team. 2014: Climate Change in the Baltic Sea region - What do we know? In: Social dynamics in adaptation to a changing climate in coastal regions - An interdisciplinary perspective on findings from the KLIMZUG-Projects (Eds: Grit Martinez, Hans-Joachim Meier, Peter Fröhle), oekom Verlag 2014, 19-32.

Reckermann, M., Langner, J., Omstedt, A., von Storch, H, Keevallik, S., Schneider, B., Arheimer, B., Meier, M.H.E. and Hünicke, B. 2011: BALTEX –An interdisciplinary research network for the Baltic Sea Region. Environ Res Lett 6, 045205 (11p), doi:10.1088/1748-9326/6/4/045205.

Hünicke, B., Zorita, E. and Haeseler, S. 2011: Holocene climate simulations for the Baltic Sea Region -application for sea level and verification of proxy data. Berichte der RGK 92, 211-249.

Hünicke, B. 2010: Contribution of regional climate drivers to future winter sea-level changes in the Baltic Sea estimated by statistical methods and simulations of climate models. Int J Earth Sci 99, 1721-1730, doi: 10.1007/s00531-009-0470-0.

Hünicke, B., Luterbacher, J., Pauling, A. and Zorita, E. 2008: Regional differences in winter sea-level variations in the Baltic Sea for the past 200 years. Tellus 60A (2), 384-393, doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0870.2007.00298.x.

Hünicke, B. and Zorita, E. 2008: Trends in the amplitude of Baltic Sea level annual cycle. Tellus 60A (1), 154-164, doi:10.1111/j.1600-0870.2007.00277.x.

Hünicke, B. and Zorita, E. 2007: Estimation of the influence of regional climate on the recent past and future sea-level changes in the Baltic Sea with statistical methods and simulations of climate models. In: SINCOS -Sinking Coasts. Geosphere, Ecosphere and Anthroposphere of the Holocene Southern Baltic Sea. Berichte der RGK 88, 219-240.

Hünicke, B. and Zorita, E. 2006: Influence of temperature and precipitation on decadal Baltic Sea level variations in the 20th century. Tellus 58A (1), 141-153, doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0870.2006.00157.x.

unreviewed publications

Hünicke, B. and Zorita, E. Acceleration of mean sea‐level rise in the Baltic Sea since 1900. Proceedings of the 1st Baltic Earth Conference 'Multiple drivers for Earth system changes in the Baltic sea region' , Nida, Curonian Spit, Lithuania, 13-17 June 2016, ISSN 1681-6471.

Harff, J., Deng, J., Dudzinska-Nowak, J., Groh, A., Hünicke, B., Zhang, W. Interrelated drivers of coastline change in the Baltic Sea. Proceedings of the 1st Baltic Earth Conference 'Multiple drivers for Earth system changes in the Baltic sea region', Nida, Curonian Spit, Lithuania, 13-17 June 2016, ISSN 1681-6471.

Bierstedt, S., Hünicke, B., Zorita, E., Wagner, S. and Gomez-Navarro J.J. Variability of daily winter wind speed distribution over Northern Europe during the past millennium in regional and global climate simulations. European Geosciences Union (EGU), Vienna, Austria, 17-22 April 2016. Geophys. Research Abstracts. Vol. 18, EGU2016-18464.

Tim, N., Zorita, E., Hünicke, B., Yi, X. and Emeis, K.-C. Influence of external climate forcing on coastal upwelling systems analysed in ensemble of past millennium climate simulations. European Geosciences Union (EGU), Vienna, Austria, 17-22 April 2016. Geophys. Research Abstracts. Vol. 18, EGU2016-18447.

Bierstedt, S., Hünicke, B., Zorita, E., Wagner, S. and Gomez-Navarro J.J. Variability of daily winter wind speed distribution over Northern Europe during the past millennium in regional and global climate simulations. 10. Deutsche Klimatagung (DKT), Hamburg, Germany, 21-24 September 2015. DKT-10-19, 2015.

Tim, N., Zorita, E., Hünicke, B., Yi, X. and Emeis, K.-C. Influence of external climate forcing on coastal major upwelling systems analyzed by IPCC CMIP5 MPI-ESM climate simulations –past and future. Abstracts of 10. Deutsche Klimatagung (DKT), Hamburg, Germany, 21-24 September 2015, DKT-10-19, 2015.

Eldeberky, Y. and Hünicke, B. Vulnerability of the Nile Delta to recent and future climate change. Proceedings of the 36th International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR) World Congress, Delft -The Hague, Netherlands, 28 June -3 July 2015, 7 pages.

Harff, J., Deng, J., Dudzinska-Nowak, J., Groh, A., Hünicke, B., Viška, M. and Zhang, W. Why is the Baltic Sea special in coastal morphodynamics? –a comparative study. 10th Baltic Sea Science Conference (BSSC 2015), Riga, Latvia, 15-19 June 2015.

Karabil, S., Zorita, E. and Hünicke, B. Variability of decadal sea-level trends in the Baltic Sea. Abstract of Workshop global and regional sea level variability and change. Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 10-12 June 2015, p.35.

Evadzi, P., Hünicke, B. and Zorita, E. Impact of large-scale climate patterns on sea-level variability in the Gulf of Guinea with focus on Ghana. Abstracts of Workshop global and regional sea level variability and change. Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 10-12 June 2015.

Hünicke, B. and Zorita, E. Observed changes and variability of mean sea-level in the Baltic Sea region during the last 200 years –a review. Abstracts of Workshop global and regional sea level variability and change. Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 10-12 June 2015.

Hünicke, B., Zorita, E., Madsen, K. S., Johansson, M. (presented by Yi, X.) Two centuries of mean Baltic Sea level variability –an overview. European Geosciences Union (EGU), Vienna, Austria, 12-17 April 2015. Geophys. Research Abstracts. Vol. 17, EGU2015-5940.

Yi, X., Zorita, E. and Hünicke, B. The relationship between Arabian Sea upwelling and Indian Monsoon revisited. European Geosciences Union (EGU), Vienna, Austria, 12-17 April 2015. Geophys. Research Abstracts. Vol. 17, EGU2015-5651.

Tim, N., Zorita, E. and Hünicke, B. and Emeis, K.-C. Simulating the Variability of Eastern Boundary Upwelling over the past millennium. In: Abstracts of 3rd International Symposium Effects of Climate Change on the World´s Oceans, Santos City, Brasil, 23-27 March 2015, p.184.

Tim, N., Zorita, E. and Hünicke, B. Influence of large-scale climate patterns on upwelling and the oxygen minimum zone off Namibia. In: Abstracts of 2nd International Ocean Research Conference (IORC) ‘One planet –one ocean’, Barcelona, Spain, 17-21 November 2014.

Bierstedt, S., Hünicke, B., Zorita, E. and Wagner, S. 2014: Simulated changes in wind extremes during the last millennium over northern Europe. In: Terra Nostra 2014/1, p.116-117.

Karabil, S., Zorita, E. and Hünicke, B. 2014: Sea level trends and variability in the Baltic Sea. In: Terra Nostra 2014/1, p.52.

Bierstedt, S., Zorita, E. and Hünicke, B. 2014: A wind direction analysis for the Baltic Sea region: Is it possible to draw conclusions from mean wind statistics on extreme wind statistics? In: Proceedings of the 2nd International conference on Climate Change- The environmental and socio-economic response in the southern Baltic Region. Szczecin, Poland, 12-15 May 2014, p.5-6, ISSN2198-4247.

Hünicke, B., Madsen, K., Johannson, M. and Zorita, E. 2014: Mean Baltic Sea Level in a changing climate – a review of the observational period. 2nd International conference on Climate Change- The environmental and socio-economic response in the southern Baltic Region. Szczecin, Poland, 12-15 May 2014, p.51-52, ISSN2198-4247.

Bierstedt, S., Zorita, E. and Hünicke, B. 2014: Is it possible to draw conclusions from mean wind statistics on extreme wind statistics? A wind direction analysis for the Baltic Sea Region. European Geosciences Union (EGU), Vienna, Austria, 27 April -2 May 2014. Geophys. Research Abstracts, Vol. 16, EGU2014-5048.

Tim, N., Zorita, E. and Hünicke, B. 2014: Large-scale atmospheric influence on the physical and biogeochemical properties of the Benguela upwelling system. European Geosciences Union (EGU), Vienna, Austria, 27 April -2 May 2014. Geophys. Research Abstracts, Vol. 16, EGU2014-1923.

Bierstedt, S., Zorita, E. and Hünicke, B. 2014: Variability of western and south-western wind extremes over the Baltic Sea. In: Abstracts of Baltic Earth Workshop on Natural hazards and extreme events in the Baltic Sea region. Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, 30-31 January 2014, International Baltic Earth Secretariat Publication No. 1, ISSN 2198-4247.

Bierstedt, S., von Storch, H., Zorita, E. and Hünicke, B. 2013: How do statistics of the mean wind correspond to extreme wind statistics over the Baltic Sea? In: Abstracts of Baltic Sea Science Congress 2013, Klaipéda, Lithuania.

Zorita, E. and Hünicke, B. 2013: Detecting acceleration in long time series of Baltic sea level. In: Proceedings of the 7th Study Conference on BALTEX, June 2013, Borgholm, Island of Öland, Sweden, ISSN 1681-6471, p.103-104.

Groll, N. and Hünicke, B. and Weisse, R. 2013: Baltic Sea wave conditions under climate change scenarios. Proceedings of the 7th Study Conference on BALTEX, June 2013, Borgholm, Island of Öland, Sweden, ISSN 1681-647, p.62.

Bierstedt, S., von Storch, H., Zorita, E. and Hünicke, B. 2013: The variability of wind speed and wind direction of mean and extreme winds over the Baltic Sea. In: Proceedings of the 7th Study Conference on BALTEX, June 2013, Borgholm, Island of Öland, Sweden, ISSN 1681-6471, p.50-51.

Groll, N. and Hünicke, B. 2012. Baltic Sea wave conditions in a changing climate. European Geosciences Union (EGU), Vienna, Austria, April 22-27, 2012: Geophys. Research Abstracts. Vol. 14, EGU2012-5481.

Hünicke, B. and Zorita, E. 2011: Decadal sea-level changes in the Baltic Sea. In: Abstracts of Baltic Sea Science Congress 2011, St. Petersburg, Russia.

Weisse, R., Günther, H., Grabemann, I., Groll, N. and Hünicke, B. 2011: Regional wave climate simulations at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Institute for Coastal Research. In: Abstracts of WRCP-JCOMM Workshop on Coordinated Global Wave Climate Projections. WMO Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland, 11-13 April 2011, JCOMM Technical Report No.55.

Zorita, E. and Hünicke, B. 2010: Is Baltic sea-level change accelerating? Proceedings of the 6th Study Conference on BALTEX, June 2010, Miedzyzdroje, Island of Wolin, Poland, ISSN 1681-6471.

Hünicke, B. 2010: What do we know about sea-level change in the Baltic Sea? Proceedings of the 6th Study Conference on BALTEX, June 2010, Miedzyzdroje, Island of Wolin, Poland, ISSN 1681-6471.

Hünicke, B. and Zorita, E. 2010: Is Baltic Sea level accelerating? EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 2-7 May 2010. Geophys. Research Abstracts. Vol. 12, EGU2010-14078.

Hünicke, B., Zorita, E. and Haeseler, S. 2010: Baltic Holocene Climate and regional sea-level change: A statistical analysis of observations, reconstructions and simulations within present and past as analogues for future changes. Final report of the DFG research unit SINCOS-2, GKSS Report 2010/2.

Hünicke, B. and von Storch, H. 2009: What do we know about Sea-level Change in the Baltic Sea? BALTEX Newsletter No. 13. International BALTEX Secretariat, GKSS, Geesthacht, Germany.

Hünicke, B. 2009: Contribution of regional climate drivers to future winter Baltic Sea-Level changes: An application of statistical downscaling to the output of global climate model simulations. Proceedings of the International Conference on Climate Change, 25-28 May 2009, University of Szczecin, Poland, ISSN 1681-6471.

Hünicke, B. and Zorita, E. 2008: Contribution of Regional Climate Drivers to Future Winter Sea-Level Changes in the Baltic Sea Estimated by Statistical Methods and Simulations of Climate Models. Eos Trans. AGU 89(53), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract OS14A-05.

Hünicke, B. 2008: Atmospheric forcing of decadal Baltic Sea level variability in the last 200 years: A statistical analysis. PhD Thesis, University of Hamburg, Department of Earth Sciences, GKSS report 2008/4.

Hünicke, B. 2008: Contribution of regional climate drivers in future sea-level changes in the Baltic Sea estimated by statistical methods and simulations of climate models. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 13-18 April 2008. Geophys. Research Abstracts. Vol. 10, EGU08-A-03668.

Hünicke, B. and Zorita, E. 2007: Estimation of the influence of regional climate on the recent past and future sea-level changes in the Baltic Sea with statistical methods and simulations of climate models. In Terra Nostra 2007/1-2, 119. pdf

Harff, J., Dietrich, R., Lübke, H., Lüth, F., Hünicke, B., Meyer, M., Lampe, R., Richter, A. and Zorita, E. 2007: Changing Holocene coastal zones of the Baltic Sea -a history of interrelation between geological processes, changing climate and socioeconomic development. In Terra Nostra 2007/1-2, 105.

Hünicke, B., Zorita, E., Luterbacher, J. and Pauling, A. 2007: Regional differences in winter sea-level variations in the Baltic Sea for the past 200 years. Proceedings of the Fifth Study Conference on BALTEX, 4-8 June 2007, Kuressaare, Saaremaa, Estonia, ISSN 1681-6471.

Hünicke, B. and Zorita, E. 2007: Trends in the amplitude of Baltic Sea level annual cycle. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 16-20 April 2007. Geophys. Research Abstracts. Vol. 9, EGU07-A-03665.

Hünicke, B. and Zorita, E. 2007: Trends in the amplitude of Baltic sea-level annual cycle in the 20th century. In: Abstracts of Baltic Sea Science Congress 2007, Rostock, Germany.

Hünicke, B., Wagner, S. and Zorita, E. 2006: Statistical Downscaling of climate drivers of decadal winter Baltic Sea level variability in 1800-2100. Extended Abstracts of the 7. Deutsche Klimatagung (DKT), Munich, Germany.

Hünicke, B., Zorita, E., Luterbacher, J. and Pauling, A. 2006: Baltic Sea level variability in the last 500 years estimated from climate reconstructions and long tide gauge records. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 02-07 April 2006. Geophys. Research Abstracts. Vol. 8, EGU06-A-07425.

Hünicke, B. and Zorita, E. 2005: Influence of temperature and precipitation on decadal Baltic Sea level variations in the 20th century. In: Abstracts of Baltic Sea Science Congress 2005, Sopot, Poland.

Hünicke, B. and Zorita, E. 2004: Statistical Analysis of the relationship between Baltic Sea level and meteorological forcing in the present climate. In: Abstracts of the 9th International Meeting on Statistical Climatology (IMSC), Cape Town, South Africa.

Hünicke, B. and Zorita, E. 2004: Statistical Analysis of the relationship between Baltic Sea level and meteorological forcing in the present climate and paleoclimate proxy data. EGU 1st General Assembly, Nice, France, 26-30 April 2004. Geophys. Research Abstracts. Vol. 6, EGU04-A-02106.

Hünicke, B. and Zorita, E. 2003: Influence of temperature and wind on Baltic Sea level within the instrumental period. In: Terra Nostra 2003/6, 205-208.

Hünicke, B. and Zorita, E. 2003: Influence of temperature and wind on Baltic Sea level within the instrumental period. In: Proceedings of Baltic Sea Science Congress 2003, Helsinki, Finland, ISBN 952-91-6257.

Hünicke, B. 2000: Untersuchungen zum Küstenschutz in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Wirksamkeit von Sandaufspülungen. Diploma Thesis, Institute for Landscape Management and Landscape Ecology, University of Rostock, 127pp.

2017

Wagner, S., Hünicke, B. and Zorita, E. The Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation in comprehensive Earth System Model Simulations in the 1st millennium AD. 4th International Conference on Earth System Modelling. Hamburg, Germany, 28 August - 1 September 2017. (Poster)

Kelvin, J., Zorita, E. and Hünicke, B. Sea-levels along the Indonasian Coasts: Trends and extreme Values. 1st International Conference on Marine Sciences and Advance Technology (MSAT) 'Ocean Science and Technology towards a Maritime Designed Axis.' Udayana University, Denpasar, Bali Island, 3-5 August 2017. (Talk)

Kelvin, J., Zorita, E., Hünicke, B., Feser, F. and Bierstedt, SE. Statistical analysis of observed sea-level variability at Indonesian coasts. Asia-Floods: Extreme sea-level events along South-East Asian coast: past, present and future. 1st Annual Meeting DFG SPP-1889 "Regional Sea Level Change and Society". Institute of Oceanography, CEN, University of Hamburg, Germany, 22-23 June 2017. (Poster)

2016

Hünicke, B., Karabil, S. and Zorita, E. Trends and low-frequency Baltic sea level variability in the 20th century. 15th German-Polish Coastal Research Symposium (collaboration in coastal engineering and shelf-oceanography). Maritime Museum, Hamburg, Germany, 11-12th October 2016. (invited Talk)

Harff, J., Deng, J., Dudzinska-Nowak, J., Froehle, P., Groh, A., Hünicke, B., Soomere, T. and Zhang, W. Coastline change and driving forces of the Baltic Sea. Baltic 2016 – The 13th Colloquium on Baltic Sea Marine Geology, Gdańsk, Poland, 12-16 September 2016. (Talk)

Hünicke, B. and Zorita, E. Acceleration of mean sea‐level rise in the Baltic Sea since 1900. 1st Baltic Earth Conference 'Multiple drivers for Earth system changes in the Baltic sea region', Nida, Curonian Spit, Lithuania, 13-17 June 2016. (solicited Talk)

Harff, J., Deng, J., Dudzinska-Nowak, J., Groh, A., Hünicke, B., Zhang, W. Interrelated drivers of coastline change in the Baltic Sea. Proceedings of the 1st Baltic Earth Conference 'Multiple drivers for Earth system changes in the Baltic sea region', Nida, Curonian Spit, Lithuania, 13-17 June 2016. (Talk)

Zorita, E., Dailidiene, I. and Hünicke, B. (Conveners). Sea level dynamics, coastal morphology and erosion.1st Baltic Earth Conference 'Multiple drivers for Earth system changes in the Baltic sea region' , Nida, Curonian Spit, Lithuania, 13-17 June 2016. (Session)

Bierstedt, S., Hünicke, B., Zorita, E., Wagner, S. and Gomez-Navarro J.J. Variability of daily winter wind speed distribution over Northern Europe during the past millennium in regional and global climate simulations. European Geosciences Union (EGU), Vienna, Austria, 17-22 April 2016. (Poster)

Tim, N., Zorita, E., Hünicke, B., Yi, X. and Emeis, K.-C. Influence of external climate forcing on coastal upwelling systems analysed in ensemble of past millennium climate simulations. European Geosciences Union (EGU), Vienna, Austria, 17-22 April 2016. (Poster)

2015

Bierstedt, S., Hünicke, B., Zorita, E., Wagner, S. and Gomez-Navarro J.J. Variability of daily winter wind speed distribution over Northern Europe during the past millennium in regional and global climate simulations. 10. Deutsche Klimatagung (DKT), Hamburg, Germany, 21-24 September 2015. (Poster)

Tim, N., Zorita, E., Hünicke, B., Yi, X. and Emeis, K.-C. Influence of external climate forcing on coastal major upwelling systems analyzed by IPCC CMIP5 MPI-ESM climate simulations –past and future. 10. Deutsche Klimatagung (DKT), Hamburg, Germany, 21-24 September 2015. (Poster)

Eldeberky, Y. and Hünicke, B. Vulnerability of the Nile Delta to recent and future climate change. 36th International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR) World Congress, Delft -The Hague, Netherlands, 28 June -3 July 2015. (Talk)

Hünicke, B., Zorita, E. and Karabil, S. Detection of acceleration in long-term Baltic Sea level trends –challenges and caveats. 10th Baltic Sea Science Conference (BSSC 2015), Riga, Latvia, 15-19 June 2015. (Talk -withdrawn)

Harff, J., Deng, J., Dudzinska-Nowak, J., Groh, A., Hünicke, B., Viška, M. and Zhang, W. Why is the Baltic Sea special in coastal morphodynamics? –a comparative study. 10th Baltic Sea Science Conference (BSSC 2015), Riga, Latvia, 15-19 June 2015. (Talk)

Karabil, S., Zorita, E. and Hünicke, B. Variability of decadal sea-level trends in the Baltic Sea. Workshop global and regional sea level variability and change. Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 10-12 June 2015. (Poster)

Evadzi, P., Hünicke, B. and Zorita, E. Impact of large-scale climate patterns on sea-level variability in the Gulf of Guinea with focus on Ghana. Workshop global and regional sea level variability and change. Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 10-12 June 2015. (Poster)

Hünicke, B. and Zorita, E. Observed changes and variability of mean sea-level in the Baltic Sea region during the last 200 years –a review. Workshop global and regional sea level variability and change. Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 10-12 June 2015. (Poster)

Yi, X., Zorita, E., Hünicke, B. and Tim, N. The relationship between Arabian Sea Upwelling and Indian Monsoon revisited. Geological-Biogeochemical Seminar, Hamburg University, 2nd June 2015. (invited Talk)

Bierstedt, S. Hünicke, B. Zorita, E. Wagner, S. and J. J. Gómez-Navarro Variability of daily winter wind speed distribution over Northern Europe during the past millennium in regional and global climate simulations. Reklim-Workshop, Neumünster, Germany, 18-20 May 2015. (Talk)

Hünicke, B., Zorita, E., Madsen, K. S., Johansson, M. (presented by Yi, X.) Two centuries of mean Baltic Sea level variability –an overview. European Geosciences Union (EGU), Vienna, Austria, 12-17 April 2015. (Talk)

Yi, X., Zorita, E. and Hünicke, B. The relationship between Arabian Sea upwelling and Indian Monsoon revisited.
European Geosciences Union (EGU), Vienna, Austria, 12-17 April 2015. (PICO)

Tim, N., Zorita, E. and Hünicke, B. and Emeis, K.-C. Simulating the Variability of Eastern Boundary Upwelling over the past millennium. 3rd International Symposium Effects of Climate Change on the World´s Oceans, Santos City, Brasil, 23-27 March 2015. (Talk) -travel grant by the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)

Hünicke, B. Abteilung Coastal Impacts –Einflüsse und Effekte auf Küstengebiete. Forschungsstelle Küste-HZG Meeting (in German), Norderney, 9 February 2015. (Talk)

2014

Evadzi, P., Hünicke, B. and Zorita, E. Identification and analysis of the impact of large-scale climate patterns on regional sea-level variability and trends on the coast of Ghana. Geography Department, Humboldt University, Berlin, 11th December 2014. (invited Seminar Talk)

Tim, N., Zorita, E. and Hünicke, B. Influence of large-scale climate patterns on upwelling and the oxygen minimum zone off Namibia. 2nd International Ocean Research Conference (IORC) ‘One planet –one ocean’, Barcelona, Spain, 17-21 November 2014. (Poster -awarded) -Early Career Scientist Grant by UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission and The Oceanography Society

Bierstedt, S., Hünicke, B. and Zorita, E. Statistischer Vergleich von Windrichtungen mittlerer und extremer Winde über der Ostsee-Region. SWA-HZG Meeting (in German). German Weather Service, Hamburg, 6 November 2014. (Talk)

Hünicke, B. et al. Changes in long-term variability of regional sea level rates and storminess with focus on the southern Baltic coasts -ongoing work at the Coastal Impact group at HZG. 13th German-Polish Coastal Research Symposium (collaboration in coastal engineering and shelf-oceanography),Institute of Oceanography, Polish Academy of Science, University of Sopot, Poland, 13-14th October 2014. (invited Talk)

Karabil, S., Zorita, E., Hünicke, B. Sea level trends and variability in the Baltic Sea. International Conference Our Climate – Our Future, Regional perspectives on a global challenge. Berlin, Germany, 6-9 October 2014. (Poster)

Bierstedt, S., Hünicke, B., Zorita, E., Wagner, S. Simulated changes in wind extremes during the last millennium over northern Europe. International Conference Our Climate – Our Future, Regional perspectives on a global challenge. Berlin, Germany, 6-9 October 2014. (Talk)

Harff, J., Deng, J., Groh, A., Dudzinska-Nowak, J., Hünicke, B., Rosentau, A. What determines the change of coastlines in the Baltic Sea? 12th Colloquium on Baltic Sea Marine Geology, Rostock-Warnemünde, Germany, September 8 – 12, 2014. (Talk)

Tim, N., Zorita, E. and Hünicke, B. Water mass analysis of the Benguela upwelling system referring to the oxygen minimum zone. IMBER Open Science Conference, Bergen, Norway, 23-27 June 2014. (Poster)

Yi, X., Zorita, E. and Hünicke, B. Impact of large-scale climate patterns on the western Arabian Sea coastal upwelling system. IMBER Open Science Conference, Bergen, Norway, 23-27 June 2014. (Poster)

Bierstedt, S., Zorita, E. and Hünicke, B. A wind direction analysis for the Baltic Sea region: Is it possible to draw conclusions from mean wind statistics on extreme wind statistics? 2nd International conference on Climate Change- The environmental and socio-economic response in the southern Baltic Region. Szczecin, Poland, 12-15 May 2014. (Poster -awarded)

Hünicke, B., Madsen, K., Johannson, M. and Zorita, E. (presented by Yi, X.) Mean Baltic Sea Level in a changing climate – a review of the observational period. 2nd International conference on Climate Change- The environmental and socio-economic response in the southern Baltic Region. Szczecin, Poland, 12-15 May 2014. (Poster)

Tim, N., Zorita, E. and Hünicke, B. Influence of atmospheric circulation on the Namibian upwelling system and the oxygen minimum zone. The 46th international Liège Colloquium ‘Low oxygen environments in marine, estuarine and fresh waters’, Liège, Belgium, 5-9 May 2014. (Talk)

Tim, N., Zorita, E. and Hünicke, B. Large-scale atmospheric influence on the physical and biogeochemical properties of the Benguela upwelling system. European Geosciences Union (EGU), Vienna, Austria, 27 April -2 May 2014. (Talk)

Bierstedt, S., Zorita, E. and Hünicke, B. Is it possible to draw conclusions from mean wind statistics on extreme wind statistics?: A wind direction analysis for the Baltic Sea Region. European Geosciences Union (EGU), Vienna, Austria, 27 April -2 May 2014. (Poster)

Hünicke, B. Abteilung Coastal Impacts –Einflüsse und Effekte auf Küstengebiete. CEN-HZG Meeting (in German). ZMAW, Hamburg, 21 February 2014. (Talk)

Bierstedt, S., Zorita, E. and Hünicke, B. Variability of western and south-western wind extremes over the Baltic Sea. Baltic Earth Workshop on Natural hazards and extreme events in the Baltic Sea region. Finnish Meteorological Institute, Dynamicum, Helsinki, 30-31 January 2014. (Poster)

2013

Zorita, E. and Hünicke, B. Detecting acceleration in Baltic sea-level records. Joint European Climate Research Alliance (ECRA)/ CEN/ CliSAP/CLIVAR/WCRP Workshop: High-End Scenarios of regional sea level changes and their uncertainties, ZMAW Hamburg, Germany, 20-22 November 2013. (Talk)

Zorita, E. and Hünicke, B. Climate change and sea level: from a global to a Baltic perspective. Havsmiljöinstitutets konferens "Klimatförändringar och dess påverkan på havet – och vad gör vi”, Marstrand, Sweden, 15-16 October 2013. (invited Talk)

Zhang, W., Harff, J., Schneider, R., Meyer, M., Zorita, E. and Hünicke, B. A multi-scale hybrid morphodynamic model for investigation of long-term climate impacts on submarine and subaerial depocentres. SPLASHCOS Final Conference of COST Action TD0902, Szczecin, Poland, 23-27 September 2013. (Talk)

Bierstedt, S., H. von Storch, E. Zorita and B. Hünicke. How do statistics of the mean wind correspond to extreme wind statistics over the Baltic Sea? 9th Baltic Sea Science Conference (BSSC 2013), Klaipéda, Lithuania, 26-30 August 2013. (Talk)

Zorita, E. and Hünicke, B. Detecting acceleration in long time series of Baltic sea level. 7th Study Conference on BALTEX, Borgholm, Island of Öland, Sweden, 10-14 June 2013. (Talk)

Groll, N., Hünicke, B. and Weisse, R. Baltic Sea wave conditions under climate change scenarios. 7th Study Conference on BALTEX, Borgholm, Island of Öland, Sweden, 10-14 June 2013. (Talk)

Bierstedt, S., von Storch, H., Zorita, E. and Hünicke, B. The variability of wind speed and wind direction of mean and extreme winds over the Baltic Sea. 7th Study Conference on BALTEX, Borgholm, Island of Öland, Sweden, 10-14 June 2013. (Poster)

Bierstedt, S., von Storch H., Zorita, E. and Hünicke, B. The variability of mean wind and extreme wind directions over the Baltic Sea region. REKLIM Workshop, Bad Honnef, Germany, 16-18 April 2013. (Poster)

2010-2012

Groll, N., Weisse, R., Grabemann, I. and Hünicke, B. coastDat: Baltic Sea wave conditions in a changing climate. 12th German-Polish Coastal Research Symposium (collaboration in coastal engineering and shelf-oceanography). Institute of Geography and Geology, Greifswald University, Greifswald, Germany, 11-12th October 2012. (invited Talk)

Hünicke, B., Soomere, T., Madsen, K., Johansson, M., Suursaar Ü. and Zorita, E. Sea level and wind waves. In: Chapter 3: Climate Change during the last 200 years. Assessment of Climate Change for the Baltic Sea Basin. BACC II International Conference, Tallinn, Estonia, 6-7 September 2012. (Poster)

Groll, N. and Hünicke, B. Baltic Sea wave conditions in a changing climate. European Geosciences Union (EGU), Vienna, Austria, April 22-27, 2012. (Poster)

Hünicke, B., Weisse, R., Groll, N., Gaslikova, L., Weidemann, H., Woth, K. Projections of future changes in wind, wave and storm surge climate. European Climate Research Alliance (ECRA) Pilot Workshop: Regional Sea level change, Midland Hotel Utrecht, Netherlands, 14-15 March 2012. (Talk)

Hünicke, B., Zorita, E., Albrecht, F., Weisse, R. and von Storch, H. Regional Sea-level changes in the Baltic Sea and the German Bight. European Climate Research Alliance (ECRA) Pilot Workshop: Regional Sea level change, Midland Hotel Utrecht, Netherlands, 14-15 March 2012. (Talk)

Harff, J. and Hünicke, B. (presented by Rosentau, A.) Sea level rise and changing erosion. UNESCO International Scientific Colloquium on factors impacting underwater cultural heritage. Royal Library of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium, 13th-14th December 2011. (invited talk)

von Storch, H. and Hünicke, B.. Relevance of long term observatories such as the tide gauge in Swinoujscie. Scientific Symposium “200 years of tide-gauge measurements in Swinoujscie”. Maritime University Szczecin. Swinoujscie, Poland, 18th November 2011. (invited Talk)

Hünicke, B. What do we know about decadal sea level change in the Baltic? 11. German-Polish Coastal Research Symposium (collaboration in coastal engineering and shelf-oceanography). Maritime University Szczecin, Swinoujscie, Poland, 17th November 2011. (invited Talk)

Hünicke, B. and Zorita, E. Sea level by 2100. 4th International Workshop CoPaF 'Coastline Changes of the Southern Baltic Sea. Past and Future Projection', University of Szczecin, Guesthouse at Malkocin, 3th November 2011. (Talk)

Hünicke, B. and E. Zorita, E. Decadal sea-level changes in the Baltic Sea. 8th Baltic Sea Science Conference (BSSC 2011), St Petersburg, Russia, 22-26 August 2011. (Poster)

Hünicke, B., Zorita, E. and Omstedt, A. (Conveners). An interdisciplinary view on Baltic Sea level change –from a global to a regional perspective, from multiyear to decadal scales. 8th Baltic Sea Science Conference (BSSC 2011), St Petersburg, Russia, 22-26 August 2011. (Session)

Hünicke, B. Regionaler Meeresspiegelanstieg in der Ostsee (in german). ‚Forschung vor Anker’ Tour 2011 des Institut für Küstenforschung, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht. Stralsund-Greifswald- Szczecin, 4-9 July 2011. (Poster; german and polish version)

Hünicke, B., Groll, N. and Weisse, R. Seegang in der Ostsee. 2. RADOST Jahreskonferenz (in german). Kommentierter Wissenschafts-Praxis-Dialog. Ostseeakademie Lübeck-Travemünde, 18-19 May 2011.

Hünicke, B. and Zorita, E. Recent sea-level change in the Baltic. 11th International Coastal Symposium (ICS 2011), Szczecin, Poland, 9-14 May 2011. (Poster)

Weisse, R., Günther, H., Grabemann, I., Groll, N. and Hünicke, B. Regional wave climate simulations at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Institute for Coastal Research. WRCP-JCOMM Workshop on Coordinated Global Wave Climate Projections. Geneva, Switzerland, 11-13 April 2011. (Talk)

Zorita, E. and Hünicke, B. Paleoclimate reconstruction on different time scales. 3rd International Workshop CoPaF 'Coastline Changes of the Southern Baltic Sea. Past and Future Projection', University of Szczecin, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, 23th March 2011. (Talk)

Zorita, E., Weisse, R., Hünicke, B., Albrecht, F. and Hans von Storch. Sea level studies at GKSS, Germany. IPCC Workshop on Ice Sheet Instabilities. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 21-24 June 2010. (Poster)

Zorita, E. and Hünicke, B. Is Baltic sea-level change accelerating? 6th Study Conference on BALTEX, Miedzyzdroje, Island of Wolin, Poland, 14-18 June 2010. (Talk)

Hünicke, B. What do we know about sea-level change in the Baltic Sea? 6th Study Conference on BALTEX, Miedzyzdroje, Island of Wolin, Poland, 14-18 June 2010. (solicited Talk)

Hünicke, B. Der klimatische Einfluss auf Meeresspiegeländerungen der südlichen Ostsee. Festkolloquium anlässlich der Verleihung der Serge-von-Bubnoff Medaille der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften an Prof. Jan Harff (in german). Institute of Geography and Geology, Greifswald University, Germany, 20th May 2010. (solicited Talk)

Hünicke, B. and Zorita, E.- Is Baltic Sea level accelerating? European Geosciences Union (EGU), Vienna, Austria, May 02-07, 2010. (Poster)

Hünicke, B. and Zorita, E. Future prediction of Baltic Sea level change. Kick-Off Meeting CoPaF 'Coastline Changes of the Southern Baltic Sea. Past and Future Projection', University of Szczecin, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, 25th January 2010. (Talk)

Zorita, E. and Hünicke, B. Climate modelling for historical reconstruction and future prediction of driving forces for coastline change. Kick-Off Meeting CoPaF 'Coastline Changes of the Southern Baltic Sea. Past and Future Projection', University of Szczecin, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, 25th January 2010. (Talk)

until 2009

Hünicke, B. and Zorita, E. Übersicht zum Meeresspiegelanstieg in der Ostsee (in german). Synergietreffen KLIMZUG-NORD/ nordwest 2050/ RADOST, Ecologic Institute, Berlin, Germany, 20th November 2009. (Talk)

Hünicke, B. An assessment of current knowledge on sea level change in the Baltic Sea. 24th BALTEX SSG Meeting, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia. 17th November 2009. (Talk)

Zorita, E., Hünicke, B., Weisse, R. Projektion Meeresspiegelentwicklung (in german). Aqua Alta -Int. Kongress mit Fachmesse für Klimafolgen und Hochwasserschutz, Hamburg, Germany, 10-12 November, 2009. (Talk)

Hünicke, B. Climate Impact on Baltic Sea level variations –a statistical approach.University of Gothenburg, Department of Earth Sciences (GVC), Sweden, 8th September 2009. (Talk)

Hünicke, B. Contribution of regional climate drivers to future winter Baltic Sea-Level changes: An application of statistical downscaling to the output of global climate model simulations. International Conference on Climate Change -The environmental and socio-economic response in the Southern Baltic region, Szczecin, Poland, May 25-28, 2009. (solicited Talk)

Hünicke, B. and Zorita, E. Holocene climate simulation for the Baltic Sea region: Application for sea-level. Institute for Baltic Research (IOW), Warnemünde, Germany, 15th May 2009. (Talk)

Hünicke, B. Atmospheric forcing of decadal Baltic Sea level variability in the last 200 years: A statistical analysis. European Research Course on Atmospheres (ERCA), Grenoble, France, 12 January -13 February 2009. (Poster –and Talk) -awarded

Hünicke, B. and Zorita, E. Contribution of Regional Climate Drivers to Future Winter Sea-Level Changes in the Baltic Sea Estimated by Statistical Methods and Simulations of Climate Models. American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, USA, December 15-19, 2008. (Talk)

Hünicke, B. and Zorita. E. Holocene variations in the atmopheric forcing on the Baltic Sea simulated by the ECHO-G model. Workshop 'Modeling of sediment transport on extended time scales'. Institute for Baltic Research (IOW), Warnemünde, Germany, 17th November 2008. (Talk)

Hünicke, B. Der atmosphärische Antrieb der dekadischen Variabilität von Ostseewasserstand in den letzten 200 Jahren -eine statistische Analyse. PhD Disputation (in german), Hamburg University, Department Geowissenschaften, Germany, 1st April 2008. (Talk)

Hünicke, B. Trends in the amplitude of Baltic Sea level annual cycle. Statusseminar of the Institute for Coastal Research, Kühlungsborn, Germany, 5-8 November 2007. (Talk)

Hünicke, B. and Zorita, E. Estimation of the influence of regional climate on the recent past and future sea-level changes in the Baltic Sea with statistical methods and simulations of climate models. International Conference and 9th Annual Meeting of the Geologische Vereinigung e.V. 'The Oceans in the Earth System', Bremen, Germany, October 1-5, 2007. (Talk)

Harff, J., Dietrich, R., Lübke, H., Lüth F., Hünicke, B., Meyer, M., Lampe, R., Richter, A., Zorita, E. Changing Holocene coastal zones of the Baltic Sea -a history of interrelation between geological processes, changing climate and socioeconomic development. International Conference and 9th Annual Meeting of the Geologische Vereinigung e.V. 'The Oceans in the Earth System', Bremen, Germany, October 1-5, 2007. (Poster)

Hünicke, B., Zorita, E., Luterbacher J. and Pauling, A. Regional differences in winter sea-level variations in the Baltic Sea for the past 200 years. 5th Study Conference on BALTEX, Kuressaare, Saaremaa, Estonia, 4-8 June 2007. (Poster)

Hünicke, B. and Zorita, E. Trends in the amplitude of Baltic Sea level annual cycle. European Geosciences Union (EGU), Vienna, Austria, April 15-20, 2007. (Talk)

Hünicke, B. and Zorita, E. Trends in the amplitude of Baltic Sea level annual cycle in the 20th century. 6th Baltic Sea Science Congress 'From external forcing to internal responses - Acclimation and regulation cascades', Rostock, Germany, 19-23 March, 2007. (Talk)

Hünicke, B., Wagner, S. and Zorita, E. Statistical Downscaling of climate drivers of decadal winter Baltic Sea level variability in 1800-2100. 7. Deutsche Klimatagung 'Klimatrends: Vergangenheit und Zukunft', Munich, Germany, October 9-11, 2006. (Poster)

Hünicke, B. Statistical Downscaling of climate drivers of decadal winter Baltic Sea level variability in 1800-2100. International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling, Annual Retreat, Schwerin, Germany, 4-6 October 2006. (Talk)

Hünicke, B., Zorita, E., Luterbacher J., Pauling A. Baltic Sea level variability in the last 500 years estimated from climate reconstructions and long tide gauge records. European Geosciences Union (EGU), Vienna, Austria, April 02-07, 2006. (Talk)

Hünicke, B. Climate impact on Baltic Sea level changes. International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling, Annual Retreat, Bremen, Germany, 12-14 October 2005. (Talk)

Hünicke, B. and Zorita, E. Influence of temperature and precipitation on decadal Baltic Sea level variations in the 20th century. 5th Baltic Sea Science Congress 'The Baltic Sea changing ecosystem', Sopot, Poland, 20-24 June, 2005. (Talk)

Hünicke, B. Influence of temperature and precipitation on decadal Baltic Sea level variations in the 20th century. International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling, Evaluation, ZMAW, Hamburg, Germany, 20-21 April 2005. (Poster)

Hünicke, B. Influence of temperature and precipitation on decadal Baltic Sea level variations in the 20th century. International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling, Annual Retreat, Lübeck, Germany, 1-3 November 2004. (Talk)

Hünicke, B. Statistical Analysis of the relationship between Baltic Sea level and meteorological forcing in the present climate. 3rd International NCCR Climate Summer School 'Climate Variability -From Observation to Prediction'. Monte Verita, Ascona, Switzerland, 29th August - 3rd September 2004. (Poster)

Hünicke, B. SINCOS - a german multi-partner project. International Max Planck School on Earth System Modelling, Hamburg, Germany, 15th July 2004. (Talk)

Hünicke, B. and Zorita, E. Statistical Analysis of the relationship between Baltic Sea level and meteorological forcing in the present climate. 9th International Meeting on Statistical Climatology (IMSC), Cape Town, South Africa, 24-28 May, 2004. (Poster)

Hünicke, B. and Zorita, E. Statistical Analysis of the relationship between Baltic Sea level and meteorological forcing in the present climate. European Geosciences Union (EGU), Nice, France, April 25-30, 2004. (Poster)

Hünicke, B. Statistical Analysis - Relationship between Baltic Sea level and meteorological forcing in the present climate. The role of quasi-realistic models in the generations of knowledge. Seminar. Hamburg University, Germany, 4th February 2004. (Talk)

Hünicke, B. and Zorita, E. Influence of temperature and wind on Baltic Sea level within the instrumental period. 6. Deutsche Klimatagung 'Klimavariabilität', Potsdam, Germany, September 22-25, 2003. (Poster)

Hünicke, B. and Zorita, E. Influence of the temperature and wind on Baltic Sea level in the instrumental period. 4th Baltic Sea Science Congress (BSSC), Helsinki, Finland, August 24-28, 2003. (Poster) -awarded as best poster for young scientist of BSSC 2003.

Hünicke, B. Influence of temperature and wind on Baltic Sea level in the instrumental period. ESF-HOLIVAR Training Course 'Quantitative climate reconstruction and data-model comparison', Environmental Change Research Centre, University College London, UK, 23rd June - 4th July 2003. (Poster)

Hünicke. B. Potential and limitations of statistical methods: Empirical Orthogonal Functions. Hamburg University, Germany, 14th May, 2003. (Talk)

PhD Thesis

Atmospheric forcing of decadal Baltic Sea level variability in the last 200 years: A statistical analysis (2008)

My doctoral work was focused on the estimation of the impact of different atmospheric factors on the past sea-level variations (200 years b.p.) in the Baltic Sea by statistically analysing the relationship between Baltic Sea level records and observational and proxy-based reconstructed climatic data sets. The focus was on the identification and possible quantification of the contribution of sea-level pressure (wind), air-temperature and precipitation to the low-frequency (decadal and multi-decadal) variability of Baltic Sea level.
It is known that the wind forcing is the main factor explaining average Baltic Sea level variability at inter-annual to decadal timescales, especially in wintertime. In this thesis it is statistically estimated to what extent other regional climate factors contribute to the spatially heterogeneous Baltic Sea level variations around the isostatic trend at multi-decadal timescales. Although the statistical analysis cannot be completely conclusive, as the potential climate drivers are all statistically interrelated to some degree, the results indicate that precipitation should be taken into account as an explanatory variable for sea-level variations. On the one hand it has been detected that the amplitude of the annual cycle of Baltic Sea level has increased throughout the 20th century and precipitation seems to be the only factor among those analysed (wind through SLP field, barometric effect, temperature and precipitation) that can account for this evolution. On the other hand, precipitation increases the ability to hindcast inter-annual variations of sea level in some regions and seasons, especially in the Southern Baltic in summertime. The mechanism by which precipitation exerts its influence on Baltic Sea level is not ascertained in this statistical analysis due to the lack of long salinity time series. This result, however, represents a working hypothesis that can be confirmed or disproved by long simulations of the Baltic Sea system - ocean, atmosphere and land.

Diploma Thesis

Study on coastal defence in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania with special emphasis on the effectiveness of beach nourishment (2001, in german)

The study provides a detailed review of coastal defence concerns for the German Baltic Sea coastline of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. The main focus lies on the effectiveness of beach nourishment, a process by which sediment (sand) lost through longshore drift or erosion is replaced on a beach as a part of natural coastal defence scheme. To nourish a beach is often expensive and the costs are highly dependent on the source of the sandy material, which is used to replace the lost sediment on the beach. One major issue here is that the sand fill must be compatible with native beach sand, as the sediment texture (grain size and sorting) is critical for success. Another critical point is the initial profile slope of the nourished material. A natural beach has a so called equilibrium profile, whereas a nourished beach is usually steeper and represents a perturbation which is out of equilibrium. Once a beach is nourished, it is almost always is necessary to regularly renourish it since nourished beaches tend to erode faster than natural beaches. Thus, the study focuses mainly on the following beach nourishment issues: the source of sediment material (distance to the beach that is going to be nourished), the sediment texture in relation to the native beach sand, the beach profile and the interval of renourishment.
The study documents all beach nourishment projects which took place since 1960. Sediment sources were indicated and discussed in terms of texture and relative position to the nourished beach. The effectiveness of the beach nourishment is evaluated by considering the general coastline changes (erosion and accumulation), which are documented by airial photographs and old maps, covering the last 100 years and provide a reasonable basis for a comparison of time periods. In additions, the data was supplemented by performing grain size analyses for several beach profiles (with quite different sediment texture properties) to learn more about the allocation of nourished material after different time periods (month to years). Conclusions about the most effective sediment texture and beach profiles could be drawn. Most effective sediment sources (compromise resulting on best sediment texture, distance to the coast and the yield of the sediment reservoir) are pointed out and a monitoring program for the future is suggested.