Lothar Stramma

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Lothar Stramma (born April 23, 1955 in Lünen ) is a German oceanographer whose research deals with ocean circulation and climate dynamics. The focus is on physical oceanography . Since 2004 he has worked at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel .

From 1975 to 1984 he studied oceanography at the Christian Albrechts University in Kiel . In 1984 and 1985 he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Rhode Island at Narragansett . From 1986 to 2003 he worked for the Institute for Oceanography (IfM) in Kiel.

2013 Stramma was "for his pioneering work on the large-scale circulation in the tropical Atlantic and South Atlantic, and his pioneering data analysis of the dynamics and the changes of tropical oxygen minimum zones " with Albert Defant medal awarded.

Statements and explanations by Strammas - especially on the oxygen minimum zones - are also reproduced by journalists in German-speaking countries.

Stramma is married and has two sons.

Publications (selection)


Individual evidence

  1. a b c http://www.geomar.de/index.php?id=lstramma
  2. http://old.dmg-ev.de/gesellschaft/aktivitaeten/documents/AlbertDefantMedaille.pdf
  3. http://www.geomar.de/de/news/article/albert-defant-medaille-fuer-lothar-stramma/
  4. http://www.stern.de/panorama/wissen/natur/sinkender-sauerstoffstrich-den-ozeanen- geht-die-luft-aus- 3082398.html
  5. Stefanie Reiffert: Climate change: Seas run out of oxygen. In: Focus Online . May 7, 2008, accessed October 14, 2018 .
  6. http://www.deutschlandfunk.de/die-weltmeere-ringen-um-luft-todeszonen-in-den-ozeanen.740.de.html?dram:article_id=230799
  7. Dead zones in the ocean - When the seas run out of oxygen ( Memento from March 24, 2016 in the Internet Archive ), br.de from March 26, 2014