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Anne-Marlene Blechschmidt

Group at IUP:


Current Position:

Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Interest:

- Mesoscale numerical modelling (especially WRF/Chem), chemistry transport modelling

- Satellite remote sensing of atmospheric trace gases and extratropical cyclones

- Transport of atmospheric trace gases and aerosols by weather systems

- Tropospheric bromine explosion events in the Arctic/Antarctic and links to polar cyclones
Research Career:

since April 2012 Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Bremen, Germany

July 2010 – March 2012 NCAS-Weather Research Fellow, University of Lancaster, United Kingdom

May 2009 – June 2010 Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Oslo, Norway

February 2009 – April 2009 Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Hamburg, Germany

October 2005 – February 2009 Dissertation in Meteorology (Dr. rer. nat.), University of Hamburg, Germany

October 1999 – July 2005 Study of Meteorology (Dipl.-Met.), University of Hamburg, Germany
Recent Publications:
Seo, S., Richter, A., Blechschmidt, A.-M., Bougoudis, I., and Burrows, J. P.: First high-resolution BrO column retrievals from TROPOMI, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 2913-2932,, 2019.

Inness, A., Ades, M., Agustí-Panareda, A., Barré, J., Benedictow, A., Blechschmidt, A.-M., Dominguez, J. J., Engelen, R., Eskes, H., Flemming, J., Huijnen, V., Jones, L., Kipling, Z., Massart, S., Parrington, M., Peuch, V.-H., Razinger, M., Remy, S., Schulz, M., and Suttie, M.: The CAMS reanalysis of atmospheric composition, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 3515-3556,, 2019.

Fernandez, R. P., Carmona-Balea, A., Cuevas, C. A., Barrera, J. A., Kinnison, D. E., Lamarque, J.-F., Blaszczak-Boxe, C., Kim, K., Choi, W., Hay, T., Blechschmidt, A.-M., Schönhardt, A., Burrows, J. P., and Saiz-Lopez, A.: Modeling the Sources and Chemistry of Polar Tropospheric Halogens (Cl, Br, I) using the CAM-Chem Global Chemistry-Climate Model, J. Adv. Model Earth Sy., doi:10.1029/2019MS001655, 2019.

Blechschmidt, A.-M., J. Arteta, A. Coman, L. Curier, H. Eskes, G. Foret, C. Gielen, F. Hendrick, V. Marécal, F. Meleux, J. Parmentier, E. Peters, G. Pinardi, A. J. M. Piters, M. Plu, A. Richter, M. Sofiev, Á. M. Valdebenito, M. Van Roozendael, J. Vira, T. Vlemmix, and J. P. Burrows (2017): Comparison of tropospheric NO2 columns from MAX-DOAS retrievals and regional air quality model simulations, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., doi:10.5194/acp-2016-1003, in review.

Huijnen, V., J. Flemming, S. Chabrillat, Q. Errera, Y. Christophe, A.-M. Blechschmidt, A. Richter and H. Eskes (2016), C-IFS-CB05-BASCOE: Stratospheric Chemistry in the Integrated Forecasting System of ECMWF, Geosci. Model Dev., doi:10.5194/gmd-9-3071-2016.

Blechschmidt, A.-M., A. Richter, J. P. Burrows, L. Kaleschke, K. Strong, N. Theys, M. Weber, X. Zhao, and A. Zien (2016), An exemplary case of a bromine explosion event linked to cyclone development in the Arctic, Atmos. Chem. Phys.,16, 1773-1788, doi:10.5194/acp-16-1773-2016.

Zhao, X., K. Strong, C. Adams, R. Schofield, X. Yang, A. Richter, U. Friess, A.-M. Blechschmidt, and J.-H. Koo, A Case Study of a Transported Bromine Explosion Event in the Canadian High Arctic (2015), J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 120, doi:10.1002/2015JD023711.

Flemming, J., V. Huijnen, J. Arteta, P. Bechtold, A. Beljaars, A.-M. Blechschmidt, M.Diamantakis ,R. J. Engelen, A. Gaudel, A. Inness, L. Jones, E. Katragkou, V.-H. Peuch, A. Richter, M.G. Schultz, O. Stein, and A. Tsikerdekis (2015), Tropospheric Chemistry in the Integrated Forecasting System of ECMWF, Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 975-1003, doi:10.5194/gmd-8-975-2015.

Wagner, A., A.-M. Blechschmidt, I. Bouarar, E. Brunke, C. Clerbaux, M. Cupeiro, P. Cristofanelli, H. Eskes, H. Flentje, M. George, A. Hilboll, A. Inness, J. Kapsomenakis, A. Richter, L. Ries, W. Spangl, O. Stein, R. Weller, and C. Zerefos (2015), Evaluation of the MACC operational forecast system - potential and limitations of NRT modelling with respect to global reactive gases in the troposphere, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 15, 6277-6335, doi:10.5194/acpd-15-6277-2015.

Inness, A., A.-M. Blechschmidt, I. Bouarar, S. Chabrillat, M. Crepulja, R. J. Engelen, H. Eskes, J. Flemming, A. Gaudel, F. Hendrick, V. Huijnen, L. Jones, J. Kapsomenakis, E. Katragkou, A. Keppens, B. Langerock, M. de Mazière, D. Melas, M. Parrington, V. H. Peuch, M. Razinger, A. Richter, M. G. Schultz, M. Suttie, V. Thouret, M. Vrekoussis, A. Wagner, and C. Zerefos (2015), Data assimilation of satellite-retrieved ozone, carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide with ECMWF’s Composition-IFS, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 5275-5303, doi:10.5194/acp-15-5275-2015.

Eskes, H., V. Huijnen, A. Arola, A. Benedictow, A.-M. Blechschmidt, E. Botek, O. Boucher, I. Bouarar, S. Chabrillat, E. Cuevas, R. Engelen, H. Flentje, A. Gaudel, J. Griesfeller, L. Jones, J. Kapsomenakis, E. Katragkou, S. Kinne, B. Langerock, M. Razinger, A. Richter, M. Schultz, M. Schulz, N. Sudarchikova, V. Thouret, M. Vrekoussis, A. Wagner, and C. Zerefos (2015), Validation of reactive gases and aerosols in the MACC global analysis and forecast system, Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss., 8, 1117-1169, doi:10.5194/gmdd-8-1117-2015.

Spolaor, A., P. Vallelonga, J. Gabrieli, T. Martma, M- P. Björkman, E. Isaksson, G. Cozzi, C. Turetta, H. A. Kjær, M. A. J. Curran, A. D. Moy, A. Schönhardt, A.-M. Blechschmidt, J. P. Burrows, J. M. C. Plane, and C. Barbante (2014), Seasonality of halogen deposition in polar snow and ice, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 9613-9622, doi:10.5194/acp-14-9613-2014.

Zien, A. W., A. Richter, A. Hilboll, A..-M. Blechschmidt, and J. P. Burrows (2014), Systematic analysis of tropospheric NO2 long-range transport events detected in GOME-2 satellite data, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 7367-7396, doi:10.5194/acp-14-7367-2014.

Blechschmidt, A.-M., Kristjánsson, J. E., Ólafsson, H., Burkhart, J. F., Hodnebrog, Ø., and P. D.Rosenberg (2012), Aircraft-based observations and high-resolution simulations of an Icelandic dust storm, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 10649-10666, doi:10.5194/acp-12-10649-2012.

Kristjánsson, J. E, S. Thorsteinsson, E. W. Kolstad, and A.-M. Blechschmidt (2011), Orographic influence of East Greenland on a polar low over the Denmark Strait, Q. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc, 137, 1773-1789, doi: 10.1002/qj.831.

Sodemann, H., M. Pommier, S. R. Arnold, S. A. Monks, K. Stebel, J. F. Burkhart, J. W. Hair, G. S. Diskin, C. Clerbaux, P.-F. Coheur, D. Hurtmans, H. Schlager, A.-M. Blechschmidt, J. E. Kristjánsson, and A. Stohl (2011), Episodes of cross-polar transport in the Arctic troposphere during July 2008 as seen from models, satellite, and aircraft observations, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 3631-3651, doi:10.5194/acp-11-3631-2011.

Blechschmidt, A.-M., S. Bakan, and H. Graßl (2009), Large-scale atmospheric circulation patterns during polar low events over the Nordic seas, J. Geophys. Res., 114, D06115, doi:10.1029/2008JD010865.

Blechschmidt, A.-M. (2008), A 2-year climatology of polar low events over the Nordic Seas from satellite remote sensing, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L09815, doi:10.1029/2008GL033706. (AGU Journal Highlight, June 2008)
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