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Dr. Peter LEMKE Head, Climate Sciences Division, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven; Professor, University of Bremen


1975 Diploma (M.S.) in Physics, University of Hamburg
1975-1989 Research physicist, Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg
1980 Ph.D. in Meteorology, University Hamburg
1981-1983 Visiting scientist at Princeton University (Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory)
1987 Habilitation in Meteorology, University Hamburg
1989 Associate Prof. University Bremen, Head Sea Ice Group, AWI
1995 Full Prof. University Kiel, Director Mar. Meteorol. Dept, IfM
2001 Full Prof. University Bremen and Alfred-Wegener-Institut for Polar and Marine Research


Deutsche Meteorologische Gesellschaft
American Geophysical Union


Hilmer. M. and P. Lemke: On the decrease of Arctic sea ice volume, Geophys. Res. Let., 27, 3751-3754 (2000)
Lemke, P.: Polynyas - Open windows to the polar oceans, Science 292: 1670-1671 (2001);
Lemke, P. et al. Observations: Changes in Snow Ice and Frozen Ground, Ch. 4 WG1 IPCC AR4 2007 (


German Polar Meteorology Award, 1991
Honorable Professor, China Meteorological Administration Beijing, 2005
Acknowledgement for contribution (as Coordinating Lead Author) to the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 2007