Dr. Maria Pyrina

Maria Pyrina

Küsteneinflüsse und Paläoklima
Tel: +49 (0)4152 87-1845
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Scientific career

since 2017 Post-Doc at the Institute of Coastal Research at Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, in the group of Coastal Impacts and Paleoclimate. Currently working on long-term climate predictability and the potential application on Climate Reconstructions during the last two millennia (Past2k)

2014-2017 PhD student at the Institute of Coastal Research, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany. Part of the EU-funded Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ARAMACC)
PhD Thesis: North Atlantic Ocean decadal variability over the past millennium, from climate simulations and proxy-based reconstructions (pdf)

2014-2017 Doctoral Program of School of Integrated Climate System Sciences (SICSS)

2011-2013 MSc. Atmospheric Sciences and Environment, Department of Physics, Division of Meteorology, University of Ioannina, Greece
Master Thesis: The effect of clouds on the longwave radiation of the globe, for the period 1984-2007

2004-2009 BSc. Physics, Department of Physics, University of Ioannina, Greece
Bachelor Thesis: A Study of Aerosol Optical Thickness over Beijing during the period 2004-2008

The instrumental record alone is not enough for disentangling anthropogenic climate change from the background of natural climate variability. I am interested in the reconstruction of past climate conditions and the investigation of climate variability and change during the Holocene. I apply numerical models together with biological/ geological climate archives and statistical methods in order to analyze the amplitude and structure of decadal and multi-decadal climate variability, focusing mainly in the North Atlantic-European sector. Recently, I have been working on the long-term predictability of atmospheric circulation and its potential application on Climate Reconstructions during the last two millennia.