CliSAP successfully finished in 2018. Climate research continues in the Cluster of Excellence "CLICCS".

Michel Bänsch

Research Scientist (PhD student) 
Numerical Methods in Geosciences
CliSAP/CEN, Universität Hamburg

Research Focus

My research focuses on the simulation and modelling of volcanic eruptions, especially volcanic plumes. Most algorithms for volcanic plume modelling do not offer high spatial resolution throughout the whole computational domain.

By developing a new algorithm which incorporates adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) I improve the resolution of volcanic simulations while still maintaining reasonable computation times. 


CliSAP/CEN, Universität Hamburg
Grindelberg 5
20144 Hamburg, Germany

Room 410

Phone: +49 40-42838-7753

Short Vita

  • Since April 2018: PhD Student at CliSAP/CEN, Universität Hamburg 
  • 2015-2017 Master of Science in Geophysics, Universität Hamburg
  • 2012-2015 Bachelor of Science in Geophysics/Oceanography, Universität Hamburg