Dr. Karoline Block

Dr. Karoline Block

Research Fellow

Theoretische Meteorologie
Stephanstraße 3, Room 001
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-32929


As a PostDoc in the group on "clouds and global climate" I analyze the interactions of aerosols and clouds and assess the related implications on the clouds' radiation impact. Furthermore, I am engaged in projects on Arctic climate change or in projects on forcing and feedback mechanisms of the climate system.

Professional career

  • since 02/2013
    University of Leipzig, Scientist at the Institute for Meteorology
  • 01/2014 - 04/2014
    University of Oxford, England, Guest Scientist in the Department of Physics, Group on Climate Processes
  • 12/2006 - 01/2013
    Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Student Assistance


  • 02/2013 - 06/2018
    University of Leipzig, PhD at the Institute for Meteorology, Theoretical Meteorology, Group on Clouds and Climate, PhD Thesis Title: Aerosol-Cloud-Radiation Interactions in Regimes of Liquid Water Clouds
  • 10/2009 - 10/2012
    University of Hamburg, Master in Meteorology, Master Thesis Title: Radiative Forcing and Feedbacks in MPI-ESM-LR
  • 08/2009 - 07/2010
    University Center in Svalbard, Longyearbyen, ERASMUS exchange program, funded by the Hamburg stipent program "STIP-OUT"
  • 10/2006 - 08/2009
    University of Hamburg, Bachelor in Meteorology, Bachelor Thesis Title: Meridional Atmospheric Energy Transports in the Millennium Experiments

In my research career I hitherto have worked on:

  • processes and effects of aerosol-cloud interactions
  • mechanisms and implications of Arctic climate change
  • climate forcing and feedback mechanisms

In my work I use a variety of data from space-born remote sensing, global models as well as direct observations from ground stations, ship or flight campaigns for validation purposes.

Projects I participated in:

  • CONSTRAIN https://constrain-eu.org/
  • (AC)3 http://www.ac3-tr.de/
  • QUAERERE (2012 - 2017)
  • B.Sc. Meteorology: Theoretical Meteorology I - Differential Equations

    Seminar on:

    • ordinary differential equations
    • differential equations of higher order
    • partial differential equations
    • systems of differential equations
    • examples and applications within the meteorology
  • B.Sc. Meteorology: Theoretical Meteorology I - Dynamics

    Lecture and Seminar on:

    • introduction to theoretical meteorology
    • atmospheric forces
    • coordinate systems
    • basics of atmospheric dynamics
    • dynamics of large-scale atmospheric systems
  • B.Sc. Meteorology: Theoretical Meteorology II - Dynamics

    Lecture and Seminar on:

    • dynamics of large-scale atmospheric systems
    • circulation and vorticity
    • boundary layer dynamics
    • turbulence and energy
    • atmospheric waves