Patrick Heimbach

Patrick Heimbach
Senior Research Scientist
+1-617-253-5259
54-1420
Education
Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.), Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany, 1998
M.Sc. (Dipl. Phys.), University of Bonn, Germany, 1993
Bio and Interests

I work in the physical oceanography group in MIT‘s Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS), and am affiliated with MIT’s Climate Modeling Initiative (CMI) , the Center for Global Change Science (CGCS), the Center for Computational Engineering (CCE), the Program in Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate (PAOC), and the Program in Computation for Design and Optimization (CDO). I did my Ph.D. at the Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg, Germany.

My main interest is understanding the general circulation of the ocean and its role in the global climate system. As part of the Estimating the Circulation and Climate of the Ocean (ECCO) consortium we are bringing together a state-of-the-art general circulation model (MITgcm) with most of the available satellite and in-situ observations to produce a best possible estimate of the time-evolving three-dimensional state of the global ocean circulation and sea ice cover.

I’ve also become interested in the cryosphere, in particular in the dynamics of sea ice, ice sheets and glaciers. We are coupling the MITgcm to a thermodynamic/dynamic sea ice model to improve our simulations of processes in the Arctic and the Southern Ocean. Furthermore, we are investigating the polar ice sheets, their dynamics, their interaction with the ocean, and their contributions to sea level rise. I act as a co-chair of a recently formed U.S. CLIVAR working group on Greenland Ice Sheet-Ocean Interactions (GRISO).

Publications
Author(s)
Buckley, M., R.M. Ponte, G. Forget, and P. Heimbach (2014)
Journal Citation
J. Clim.,27(13), 4996-5018
Author(s)
Kalmikov, A. and P. Heimbach (2014)
Journal Citation
SIAM J. Scientific Computing (Special Section on Planet Earth and Big Data), 36(5), S267–S295
Author(s)
Sciascia, R., C. Cenedese, D. Nicoli, P. Heimbach, and F. Straneo (2014)
Journal Citation
J. Geophys. Res., in press
Author(s)
Danabasoglu, G., et al. (2014)
Journal Citation
Ocean Modelling, 73, 76-107.
Author(s)
Dansereau, V., P. Heimbach, and M. Losch (2014)
Journal Citation
J. Geophys. Res., 119(3), 1765-1790
Author(s)
Heimbach, P., F. Straneo, O. Sergienko, and G. Hamilton (2014)
Journal Citation
US CLIVAR Report 2014-1, US CLIVAR Project Office, Washington DC, 20006
Author(s)
Wunsch, C. and P. Heimbach (2014)
Journal Citation
J. Phys. Oceanogr., 44(8), 2013-2030
Author(s)
Zedler, S., C.S. Jackson, F. Yao, P. Heimbach, A. Koehl, R.B. Scott, and I. Hoteit (2013)
Journal Citation
Ocean Modelling, submitted
Author(s)
Baringer, M. et al. (2013)
Journal Citation
Bull. Amer. Met. Soc., Special Supplement: State of the Climate in 2012, S65-S-68
Author(s)
Chaudhuri, A.H., R.M Ponte, G. Forget, and P. Heimbach (2013)
Journal Citation
J. Clim., 26(1), 153-170, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00090.1
Author(s)
Fenty, I.G. and P. Heimbach (2013)
Journal Citation
J. Phys. Oceanogr., 43(6), 884-904, doi:10.1175/JPO-D-12-065.1
Author(s)
Fenty, I.G. and P. Heimbach (2013)
Journal Citation
J. Phys. Oceanogr., 43(6), 863-883, doi:10.1175/JPO-D-12-064.1
Author(s)
Goldberg, D. and P. Heimbach (2013)
Journal Citation
The Cryosphere, 7, 1659-1678, doi:10.5194/tc-7-1659-2013
Author(s)
Hoteit, I., T. Hoar, G. Gopalakrishnan, N. Collins, J. Anderson, B. Cornuelle, A. K ̈ohl, and P. Heimbach (2013)
Journal Citation
Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans, 63, 1-23, doi:10.1016/j.dynatmoce.2013.03.002
Author(s)
F. Roquet, C. Wunsch, G. Forget, P. Heimbach, et al. (2013)
Journal Citation
Geophys. Res. Lett., 40, 6176-6180
Author(s)
Sciascia, R., F. Straneo, C. Cenedese, and P. Heimbach (2013)
Journal Citation
J. Geophys. Res., 118(5), 2492-2506, doi:10.1002/jgrc.20142
Author(s)
Straneo, F. and P. Heimbach (2013)
Journal Citation
Nature, 504, 36-43, doi:10.1038/nature12854
Author(s)
Straneo, F., P. Heimbach, O. Sergienko, and 14 others (2013)
Journal Citation
Bull. Amer. Met. Soc., 94(8), 1131-1144, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00100
Author(s)
Wunsch, C. and P. Heimbach (2013)
Journal Citation
J. Clim., 26(18), 7167-7186, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-12-%2000478.1
Author(s)
Wunsch, C. and P. Heimbach (2013)
Journal Citation
In: G.Siedler et al. (eds): Ocean Circulation and Climate: A 21st Century Perspective, Chapter 21, pp. 553–579, Elsevier, doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-391851-2.00021-0.
Author(s)
Hasselmann, K., B. Chapron, L. Aouf, F. Ardhuin, F. Collard. G. Engen, S. Hasselmann, P. Heimbach, P. Janssen, H. Johnsen, H. Krogstad, S. Lehner, J.-G. Li, X.-M. Li, W. Rosenthal and J. Schulz-Stellenfleth (2012)
Journal Citation
in: Y.-L. Desnos (Ed.): ERS Missions: 20 Years of Observing Earth., ESA SP-1326, pp. 165-198, ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, NL.
Author(s)
Heimbach, P. and M. Losch (2012)
Journal Citation
Annals of Glaciology, 53(60), 59-69, doi:10.3189/2012/AoG60A025
Author(s)
Heimbach, P. and C. Wunsch (2012)
Journal Citation
Oberwolfach Reports, 9(4), 3451-3454, doi:10.4171/OWR/2012/58
Author(s)
Zanna L., P. Heimbach, A.M. Moore and E. Tziperman (2012)
Journal Citation
Quart. J. Roy. Met. Soc., 138(663), 500-513, doi:10.1002/qj.937
Author(s)
Heimbach, P., C. Wunsch, R.M. Ponte, G. Forget, C. Hill, and J. Utke (2011)
Journal Citation
Deep Sea Res. II (Topical issue on “Climate and the AMOC”), 58(17-18), 1858-1879, doi:10.1175/2010JCLI3610.1
Author(s)
Prinn, R., P. Heimbach, M. Rigby, S. Dutkiewicz, J.M. Melillo, J.M. Reilly, D.W. Kicklighter and C. Waugh (2011)
Journal Citation
MIT Center for Global Change Science, Joint Program Report Series No. 200, 92pp.
Author(s)
Zanna L., P. Heimbach, A.M. Moore and E. Tziperman (2011)
Journal Citation
J. Climate, 24(2), 413-423, doi:10.1175/2010JCLI3610.1
Author(s)
Heimbach, P., D. Menemenlis, M. Losch, J.M. Campin, and C. Hill (2010)
Journal Citation
Ocean Modelling, 33(1-2), 145–158
Author(s)
Hoteit, I., B. Cornuelle, and P. Heimbach (2010)
Journal Citation
J. Geophys. Res., 115, C03001
Author(s)
Losch, M., D. Menemenlis, J.M. Campin, P. Heimbach, and C. Hill (2010)
Journal Citation
Ocean Modelling, 33(1-2), 129-144
Author(s)
Mazloff, M.R., P. Heimbach and C. Wunsch (2010)
Journal Citation
J. Phys. Oceanogr., 40(5), 880-899
Author(s)
Zanna L., P. Heimbach, A.M. Moore and E. Tziperman (2010)
Journal Citation
J. Phys. Oceanogr., 40(5), 983–1003
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