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Leonard Borchert

Leonard Borchert

Doctoral Candidate (external funding)


Universität Hamburg, Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability (CEN)
Institute of Oceanography (IfM)
Room 339
Bundesstraße 53
20146 Hamburg

+49 40 42838 7469
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Thesis subjects

Linking the Predictability of Oceanic Heat Transport and Surface Temperatures in the North Atlantic

Research interests

Short-Term (Seasonal to Decadal) Climate Predictability, Ocean Circulation, Local Climate Change, Economic Climate Impacts

CliSAP Publications

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  • Oelsmann, J., Borchert, L., Hand, R., Baehr, J., & Jungclaus, J. H. (2020). Linking ocean forcing and atmospheric interactions to Atlantic multidecadal variability in MPI-ESM1.2. Geophysical Research Letters, e2020GL087259. doi:10.1029/2020GL087259.
  • Müller, W. A., Borchert, L., & Ghosh, R. (2020). Observed subdecadal variations of European summer temperatures. Geophysical Research Letters, 47: e2019GL086043. doi:10.1029/2019GL086043.
  • Koul, V., Tesdal, J.-E., Bersch, M., Hátún, H., Brune, S., Borchert, L., Haak, H., Schrum, C., & Baehr, J. (2020). Unraveling the choice of the north Atlantic subpolar gyre index. Scientific Reports, 10: 1005. doi:10.1038/s41598-020-57790-5.
  • Borchert, L., Pohlmann, H., Baehr, J., Neddermann, N.-C., Suarez-Gutierrez, L., & Müller, W. A. (2019). Decadal predictions of the probability of occurrence for warm summer temperature extremes. Geophysical Research Letters, 16, 14042-14051. doi:10.1029/2019GL085385.
  • Borchert, L., Düsterhus, A., Brune, S., Müller, W. A., & Baehr, J. (2019). Forecast-oriented assessment of decadal hindcast skill for North Atlantic SST. Geophysical Research Letters, 46, 11444-11454. doi:10.1029/2019GL084758.
  • Borchert, L. (2018). Decadal climate predictions in the North Atlantic region: The role of ocean heat transport. PhD Thesis, Universität Hamburg, Hamburg. doi:10.17617/2.2639896.
  • Borchert, L., Müller, W. A., & Baehr, J. (2018). Atlantic Ocean heat transport influences interannual-to-decadal surface temperature predictability in the North Atlantic region. Journal of Climate, 31, 6763-6782. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-17-0734.1.
  • Link, M., Borchert, L., Süsser, D., & von Prondzinski, P. (2018). Coast to coast: current multidisciplinary research trends in German coastal and marine geography. Journal of Coastal Conservation, 22(Spec. Iss.), 1-4. doi:10.1007/s11852-017-0578-5.
  • Link, M., Borchert, L., Süsser, D., & von Prondzinski, P. (Eds.). (2018). Coast to coast: current multidisciplinary research trends in German coastal and marine geography [Special Issue]. Journal of Coastal Conservation, 22(1). Retrieved from
  • Borchert, L., & Link, P. M. (2015). Ecosystem Services in Coastal and Marine Areas – Scientific State of the Art and Research Needs. In Blickpunkt Küste: Aktuelle Forschungsansätze in der Meeres- und Küstengeographie (pp. 67-85). Warnemünde: EUCC – Die Küsten Union Deutschland e.V.