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Ms. Katrin Kleemann

Doctoral Candidate
Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society
LMU Munich
Leopoldstr. 11a
80802 München


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Expertise & Interests

Overview / specialty        I'm an early modern and environmental historian. My fields of research include the Little Ice Age, extreme weather events, volcanoes and climate.

My dissertation project explores the impacts of the Icelandic Laki fissure eruption of 1783 in a broad geographical context, examining the impacts of this volcanic eruption on the northern hemisphere. I'm particularly interested in how a single regional natural phenomenon can have multiple and far reaching consequences on environment and society.

I'm particularly interested to learn more about historical climatology and climate reconstruction in order to apply its methods and models in my PhD project.
PAGES interests        2k Network, Volcanic Impacts on Climate and Society - VICS, World Climate Research Programme
Topics        Chronology, Climate dynamics, Extreme events, Floods, Human impacts & interactions, Interannual-decadal varaibility, Ocean dynamics, Sea level and coastal processes, Thresholds and abrupt changes, Volcanoes
Timescales        Last millennia
Regions        Australasia, Europe, Global, Mid-latitude Northern Hemisphere, North America, World ocean
Archives        Documentary records, Ice cores/glaciers, Instrumental records, Model results, Tree rings
Sector        Academia / Education, Research
Discipline        Historian