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Dr. Felix W. Landerer

Education
  • Ph.D., Oceanography, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology / University of Hamburg / Intl. Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling (2004-2007)
  • Diploma (M.Sc.), Geophysics, University of Kiel (1998-2004)

Research Interests
  • Time-variable gravity (GRACE & geodetic satellites)
  • Understanding factors contributing to global and regional sea level change: steric and non-steric sources, dynamic sea level adjustments, “fingerprints”
  • Earth rotation variations due to atmosphere-ocean-land interactions
  • Climate change: natural variability and human influence
  • Earth’s water cycle & associated surface mass redistribution
  • Comparing Earth System Model simulations against observations: rates and patterns of projected sea level changes vs observations

Professional Experience
Positions
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory / California Institute of Technology:
    • Research Scientist (07/2010 - present)
    • NASA Postdoctoral Fellow (08/2008 - 06/2010)
  • Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (Hamburg):
    • Research Assistant (07/2007 - 07/2008)

Projects
  • NASA Sea Level Change Team (NSLCT, 2014)
  • GRACE Science Team; OST Science Team
  • Scientist for the GRACE and GRACE Follow On projects
  • MEaSUREs-2012 (PI); PI & Co-I (NASA Physical Oceanography)
  • NASA obs4MIPs Working Group
  • IPCC-AR5 Contributing Author (2013, Chapter-09)
  • National Climate Assessment (NCA) Report Contributing Author (2014)
  • NASA obs4MIPs Working Group (2012)

Selected Awards
  • NASA Postdoctoral Fellowship (2008)
  • Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society for outstanding scientific achievements (2008)

Selected Publications
Peer Reviewed
  1. Argus, D.F., Fu, Y., F.W. Landerer (2014), Seasonal variation in total water storage in California inferred from GPS observations of vertical land motion, Geophys. Res. Lett. 10.1002/2014GL059570
  2. Volkov, D. L.; F.W. Landerer (2013), Non-seasonal fluctuations of the Arctic Ocean mass observed by GRACE , J. Geophys. Res., doi: 10.1002/2013JC009341.
  3. Landerer, F.W.; Gleckler, P. & Lee, T. (2013), Evaluation of CMIP5 dynamic sea surface height multi-model simulations against satellite observations Climate Dynamics, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 1-13.
  4. Volkov, D. L.; Landerer, F. W. & Kirillov, S. A. (2013), The genesis of sea level variability in the Barents Sea, Continental Shelf Research, 66, 92 – 104.
  5. Fasullo, J. T., C. Boening, F. W. Landerer, and R. S. Nerem (2013), Australia's unique influence on global sea level in 2010–2011, Geophys. Res. Lett., 40, 4368–4373, doi:10.1002/grl.50834.
  6. Ivins E. R. T. S. James, J. Wahr, E. J. O. Schrama, F.W. Landerer, K.M. Simon (2013): Antarctic Contribution to Sea-level Rise Observed by GRACE with Improved GIA Correction, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 118, doi:10.1002/jgrb.50208.
  7. Lee T., D.E. Waliser, J. Li, F. W. Landerer, and M. M. Gierach (2013): Evaluation of CMIP3 and CMIP5 Wind Stress Climatology Using Satellite Measurements and Atmospheric Reanalysis Products, J. Climate 26, 5810-5826, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00591.1.
  8. Landerer, F. W., and D. L. Volkov (2013), The anatomy of recent large sea level fluctuations in the Mediterranean Sea, Geophys. Res. Lett., 40, doi:10.1002/grl.50140.
  9. Perrette, M., Landerer, F., Riva, R., Frieler, K., and Meinshausen, M. (2013): A scaling approach to project regional sea level rise and its uncertainties, Earth Syst. Dynam., 4, 11-29, doi:10.5194/esd-4-11-2013.
  10. Shi, M., Z.-L. Yang, and F. W. Landerer (2013), Representing and evaluating the landscape freeze/thaw properties and their impacts on soil impermeability: Hydrological processes in the community land model version 4, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 118, 7542–7557, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50576.
  11. Boening, C., M. Lebsock, F. Landerer, and G. Stephens (2012), Snowfall-driven mass change on the East Antarctic ice sheet, Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L21501, doi:10.1029/2012GL053316.
  12. Boening, C., J.K. Willis, F.W. Landerer, R.S. Nerem, J. Fasullo (2012): The 2011 La Niña: So Strong, the Oceans Fell, Geophys. Res. Lett., doi:10.1029/2012GL053055.
  13. Zlotnicki V., S. Bettadpur, F. Landerer and M. Watkins (2012): Remote Sensing of Earth's Gravity Field (GRACE). Encyclopedia of Sustainability, Springer.
  14. Landerer, F. W., and S. C. Swenson (2012), Accuracy of scaled GRACE terrestrial water storage estimates, Water Resour. Res., 48, W04531, doi:10.1029/2011WR011453.
  15. Landerer, F. W., J. O. Dickey, and A. Guentner, 2010: Terrestrial water budget of the Eurasian pan-Arctic from GRACE satellite measurements during 2003–2009, J. Geophys. Res., 115, D23115, doi:10.1029/2010JD014584.
  16. Roemmich, D., Willis, J., Gilson, J., Stammer, D., Koehl, A., Yemenis, T., Chambers, D. P., Landerer, F. W., Marotzke, J., Gregory, J. Suzuki, T., Church, J., White, N., Domingues, C., Cazenave, A. and LeTraon, P.-Y., 2010: Global Ocean warming and sea level rise. In: Understanding Sea-Level Rise and Variability, Blackwell Publishing.
  17. Landerer, F. W., Jungclaus, J. H., Marotzke, J., 2009: Long-term polar motion excited by ocean thermal expansion, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L17603, doi:10.1029/2009GL039692.
  18. Landerer, F. W., Jungclaus, J. H., Marotzke, J., 2008: ENSO Signals in Sea Level, Surface Mass Redistribution, and Degree-Two Geoid Coefficients, J. Geophys. Res., 113, C08014, doi:10.1029/2008JC004767.
  19. Landerer, F. W., Jungclaus, J. H., Marotzke, J., 2007: Ocean Bottom Pressure Changes Lead to a Decreasing Length-of-Day in a Warming Climate, Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L06307, doi:10.1029/2006GL029106.
  20. Landerer, F. W., Jungclaus, J. H., Marotzke, J., 2007: Regional dynamic and steric sea level change in response to the IPCC-A1B scenario, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 37, 296--312.


Other Publications
  1. Landerer, F. W., 2007: Sea level and hydrological mass redistribution in the Earth system: variability and anthropogenic change, Ph.D. thesis, Hamburg.

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