Dr Alexander Nauels

Scientific Advisor


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Dr Alexander Nauels

Alex supports the Science Team at Climate Analytics with a focus on sea level rise and works closely with the Policy Team on IPCC related issues. His scientific interests revolve around strong climate mitigation pathways and the physical implications of delaying global decarbonisation efforts. While his core expertise is based on the physical science of climate change, he also aims at facilitating the way scientific information is compiled and communicated to stakeholders and policy makers.

Alex studied Geography at Humboldt University in Berlin and Climate Science at University of Bern. For his PhD project at the Australian-German Climate and Energy College in Melbourne, he synthesised knowledge about multi-centennial sea level projections and developed a sea level rise module for the simple climate carbon cycle model MAGICC. As a Melbourne University research fellow, he contributed to the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 6 (CMIP6) effort and continues to be involved in the MAGICC development process. Before starting his PhD, he worked at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group I Technical Support Unit during the Fifth Assessment cycle.


    • Historical greenhouse gas concentrations for climate modelling (CMIP6) Meinshausen, M., Vogel, E., Nauels, A., Lorbacher, K., Meinshausen, N., Etheridge, D. M., Fraser, P. J., Montzka, S. A., Rayner, P. J., Trudinger, C. M., Krummel, P. B., Beyerle, U., Canadell, J. G., Daniel, J. S., Enting, I. G., Law, R. M., Lunder, C. R., O'Doherty, S., Prinn, R. G., Reimann, S., Rubino, M., Velders, G. J. M., Vollmer, M. K., Wang, R. H. J., and Weiss, R., Geoscientific Model Development, 10, 2057-2116, doi:10.5194/gmd-10-2057-2017, (2017)
    • Complementing thermosteric sea level rise estimates Lorbacher, K., Nauels, A., and Meinshausen, M., Geoscientific Model Development, 8, 2723-2734, doi:10.5194/gmd-8-2723-2015, (2015)