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Ms Marianne Pietschnig



Telephone: 01392 722251

Extension: (Streatham) 2251

I am currently a second-year PhD student in Mathematics at the University of Exeter, supervised by Dr. Hugo Lambert and Prof. Geoffrey Vallis. My PhD project is entitled "Understanding how the interaction between atmospheric radiation and dynamics leads to regional climate change". I investigate the sensitivity of the strength and distribution of tropical precipiation by running an idealised model of the (moist) atmosphere under different settings.

I hold an MSc in Environmental Sciences and a BSc in Physics, both from the University of Vienna. Before coming to Exeter I was working with data from a global ocean reanalysis and from in-situ observations in the Arctic gateways. During my master studies I had the opportunity to spend a semester abroad in Gothenburg, where I studied physical oceanography.


Vallis, G. K., Colyer, G., Geen, R., Gerber, E., Jucker, M., Maher, P., Paterson, A., Pietschnig, M., Penn, J., and Thomson, S. I.: Isca, v1.0: a framework for the global modelling of the atmospheres of Earth and other planets at varying levels of complexity, Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 843-859,, 2018.

Pietschnig, M., Mayer, M., Tsubouchi, T., Storto, A., Stichelberger, S., and Haimberger, L.: Volume and temperature transports through the main Arctic Gateways: A comparative study between an ocean reanalysis and mooring-derived data, Ocean Sci. Discuss.,, in review, 2017.

Mayer, M., Haimberger, L., Pietschnig, M., and Storto, A.: Facets of Arctic energy accumulation based on observations and reanalyses 2000–2015, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, doi:10.1002/2016GL070557, 2016.