Milan Kloewer

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Milan Kloewer

Graduate Student (DTP)

I received my BSc in Physics of the Earth System from the University of Kiel, Germany in 2013. After a year at Université de Bretagne Occidentale in France, where I studied physical oceanography in the MSc Marine Physics programme, I returned to Kiel and obtained my MSc degree in Climate Physics in 2017. During that time I spent a winter in Svalbard, studying the Arctic Atmospheric Boundary Layer and also crossed the Tropical Atlantic on a research vessel and worked as a researcher at the University of Oxford.

My research interests cover a wide range of topics in meteorology, physical oceanography and climate physics. My first steps in research were in the field of climate dynamics, understanding the interplay between several climate modes in the North Atlantic region. For the project that finally led to my Master thesis, I developed a shallow water model and did research on eddy parameterizations via an energy budget-based backscatter approach.

I came to Oxford to explore the potential of reduced precision in weather and climate predictions. My PhD project aims to understand the bit-wise information content in geophysical fluid simulations with respect to predictability and climate. Currently, I'm identifying the potential of posit numbers, an alternative to floating-point numbers for weather and climate to be run in 16bit. In parallel, I work on water conservation with stochastically perturbed parametrization tendencies (SPPT) in the Integrated Forecast System (IFS) from the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecast (ECMWF).

You find more information about me at milank.de, on twitter @milankloewer, on github or simply send me an email.