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Maren Walter

  Research Interests

     - small scale processes in the ocean and their impact
       on circulation and stratification
     - export of hydrothermal products into the ocean
     - ocean circulation
     - deep water formation and spreading
     - measurements of ocean currents with acoustic methods
     - analysis of ship-based observational data


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Curriculum Vitae

seit 02/2004
research scientist (postdoc), Institute of Environmental Physics (IUP), University of Bremen
02/2004 Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.) in physics, University of Bremen
10/2000-02/2004 research scientist, Institute of Environmental Physics (IUP), University of Bremen
09/1997-09/2000 research scientist, Institute for Marine Science (IfM), University of Kiel
08/1997 diploma in physical oceanography, University of Kiel
1993-1997 graduate studies in physical oceanography, University of Kiel
1991-1993 undergraduate studies in physics, University of Marburg
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Eddies and finestructure variability in the NAC Finestructure variability in the eddy field of the NAC and its relation to variations in wind forcing and flow field
Mixing processes in the deep western boundary current at 47°N A qualitative and quantitative study of the diapycnal mixing associated with the deep western boundary current (DWBC) off Flemish Cap
SPP 1144:
From Mantle to Ocean: Energy-, Material- and Life-cycles at Spreading Axes
primordial helium and vertical mixing at the Mid Atlantic Ridge, 2°S - 11°S, hydrothermal fluxes and plume spreading

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Walter, M. und C. Mertens (2013), Mid-depth mixing linked to North Atlantic Current variability, Geophys. Res. Lett., 40(18), 4869-4875, doi:10.1002/grl.50936.
Schmale, O., M. Walter, J. Schneider v. Deimling, J. Sültenfuß, S. Walker, G. Rehder, and R. Keir (2012), Fluid and gas fluxes from the Logatchev hydrothermal vent area. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems (G3), 13(7), Q07007, doi:10.1029/2012GC004158.
Walter, Maren, Christian Mertens, Uwe Stöber, Chris R. German, D. R. Yoerger, J. Sültenfuß, Monika Rhein, B. Melchert, and E. T. Baker (2010), Rapid dispersal of a hydrothermal plume by turbulent mixing. Deep-Sea Res. I, 57(8), 931-945.
Mertens, Christian, Monika Rhein, Kerstin Kirchner, and Maren Walter (2008), Modulation of the Inflow into the Caribbean Sea by North Brazil Current Rings. Deep-Sea Res. I, 56(7), 1057-1076.
Keir, Robin S., O. Schmale, Maren Walter, Jürgen Sültenfuß, R. Seifert and Monika Rhein (2008), Flux and dispersion of gases from the 'Drachenschlund' hydrothermal vent at 8°18'S, 13°30'W. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 270(3-4), 338-348.
Melchert, B., Colin W. Devey, Chris R. German, K. S. Laschkewitz, R. Seifert, Maren Walter, Christian Mertens, D. R. Yoerger, E. T. Baker, H. Paulick, and K. Nakamura (2008), First evidence for high-temperature off-axis venting of deep crustal/mantle heat: The Nibelungen hydrothermal field, southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 275(1-2), 61-69.
Stöber, Uwe, Maren Walter, Christian Mertens, and Monika Rhein (2008), Mixing estimates from hydrographic measurements in the Deep Western Boundary Current of the North Atlantic. Deep-Sea Res. I, 55(6), 721-736.
Haase, K. M., S. Petersen, A. Koschinsky, R. Seifert, C. Devey, N. Dubilier, S. Fretzdorff, D. Garbe-Schönberg, C. R. German, O. Giere, R. Keir, J. Kuever, K. Lackschewitz, J. Mawick, H. Marbler, B. Melchert, C. Mertens, H. Paulick, M. Perner, M. Peters, S. Sander, O. Schmale, T. M. Shank, J. Stecher, H. Strauss, J. Süling, U. Stöber, Maren Walter, M. Warmuth, S. Weber, U. Westernströer, D. Yoerger, and F. Zielinski (2007), Young volcanism and related hydrothermal activity at 5°S on the slow-spreading southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems (G3), 8, Q11002, doi:10.1029/2006GC001509.
Steinfeldt, Reiner, Monika Rhein, and Maren Walter (2007), NADW transformation at the western boundary between 66°W/20°N and 10°N. Deep-Sea Res. I, 54(6), 835-855.
Koschinsky, A., A. Billings, C. Devey, N. Dubilier, A. Duester, D. Edge, D. Garbe-Schönberg, C. German, O. Giere, R. Keir, K. Lackschewitz, H.A. Mai, H. Marbler, J. Mawick, B. Melchert, C. Mertens, M. Peters, S. Sander, O. Schmale, W. Schmidt, R. Seifert, C. Seiter, U. Stöber, I. Suck, Maren Walter, S. Weber, D. Yoerger, M. Zarrouk, F. Zielinski (2006), Discovery of new hydrothermal vents on the Southern Midatlantic Ridge, 4°S-10°S, during cruise M68/1. InterRidge News, 15, 9-14.
Rhein, Monika, Kerstin Kirchner, Christian Mertens, Reiner Steinfeldt, Maren Walter, and Uli Fleischmann-Wischnath (2005), The transport of South Atlantic Water through the passages south of Guadeloupe and across 16°N, 2000 - 2004. Deep-Sea Res. I, 52(12), 2234-2249.
Stramma, Lothar, Monika Rhein, Peter Brandt, Marcus Dengler, Claus W. Böning, and Maren Walter (2005), Upper ocean circulation in the western tropical Atlantic in boreal fall 2000. Deep-Sea Res. I, 52(2), 221-240.
Walter, Maren, Christian Mertens, and Monika Rhein (2005), Mixing estimates from a large-scale hydrographic survey in the North Atlantic. Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L13605, doi:10.1029/2005GL022471.
Rhein, Monika, Maren Walter, Christian Mertens, Reiner Steinfeldt, and Dagmar Kieke (2004), The circulation of North Atlantic Deep Water at 16°N, 2000 - 2003. Geophys. Res. Lett., 31, L14305, doi:10.1029/2004GL019993.
Walter, Maren (2004), Warming of Greenland Sea Deep Water induced by abyssal mixing. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Bremen. (pdf, in english)
Plähn, Olaf, Burkard Baschek, Thomas H. Badewien, Maren Walter, and Monika Rhein (2002), Importance of the Gulf of Aqaba for the formation of bottom water in the Red Sea. J. Geophys. Res., 107(C8), doi:10.1029/2000JC000342.
Walter, Maren (1997), Die Zirkulation des westlichen tropischen Indischen Ozeans im Sommer 1995. Diploma Thesis, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel.

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