Karolin Ferner has been a doctoral candidate at GERICS since October 2018. Her work is part of the project "Detailed influences of winter climatic changes in the urban climate of Hamburg", which is a collaboration between GERICS and the Meteorological Institute of the University of Hamburg. It will extend a microscale obstacle-resolving model by parameterizing snow and frost so it can more accurately represent the winter urban climate.
She holds a bachelor's degree in meteorology from the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main and has then enrolled for her master's degree in meteorology at the University of Hamburg. In her master thesis she examined trends in the northern hemisphere storm tracks. During her studies, she worked as a student assistant in the research group Mesoscale and Microscale Modeling at the University of Hamburg, where she recently worked on a program for the visualization of model results.