Benjamin Schmidt

Career progression

  • Since August 2019: Research assistant at the Chair of Climatology
  • 2019 - 2019: Research assistent at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
  • 2017 - 2019: Student collaborator at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin at the Chair of Climate Geography
  • 2016 - 2019 M. Sc. Global Change Geography at Humboldt-Universität (zu Berlin
    Thesis: Modelling the Effect of the Urban Heat Island on Precipitation Patterns in the Greater Berlin Area
  • 2011 - 2016 B. Sc. Physics of the Earth\'s at Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel in cooperation with GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
  • 2014 - 2015: Student collaborator at Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel at the Institute of Geosciences, Department of Geophysics
  • A levels 2008 Waldorf School Flensburg

Research field:

Conference contributions:

Schmidt, B., Schubert, S., Schneider, C. (2018):
Modelling the Effect of the Urban Heat Island on Precipitation Patterns in the Greater Berlin Area. 37. Jahrestagung des Arbeitskreises Klima der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geographie, Schloß Schney (Lichtenfels), Germany, 26 -28 Oct 2018.

Schmidt, B., Wang, X., Mutz, S., Botsyun, S., Ehlers, T., and Scherer, D. (2020):
Changes in water balance of the Qaidam Basin from Pliocene to present day, EGU General Assembly 2020, Online, 4–8 May 2020, EGU2020-20666, 04 -08 May 2020, online. DOI:10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-20666

Data publications:

    Wang, X., Schmidt, B., Scherer, D., Otto, M. (2021):
    WRF dynamical downscaling of present-day and mid-Pliocene atmospheric conditions over High Mountain Asia. World Data Center for Climate (WDCC) at DKRZ. DOI:10.26050/WDCC/RRA_WRF_simulations

    Publications (peer-reviewed)

      Schmidt, B.*, Wang, X.*, Otto, M., Ehlers, T.A., Mutz, S.G., Botsyun, S., Scherer, D. (2021):
      Sensitivity of water balance in the Qaidam Basin to the mid-Pliocene Climate. JGR: Atmosphere. DOI: 10.1002/essoar.10504500.1
      *Schmidt, B., and Wang, X. contributed equally to this work


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