Christian Wengel

Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Phone: +82-51-510-7641

Research Interests
  • Tropical climate variability and change
  • Climate modeling and Model Intercomparison
  • El Niño/Southern Oscillation


2018 Ph. D. in Meteorology/Physical Oceanography, GEOMAR Kiel, Germany
2015 M. Sc. in Climate Physics Kiel University, Germany
2012 B. Sc. in Physics of the Earth System, Kiel University, Germany

Work Experience

2019 present Postdoctoral Research Fellow, IBS Center for Climate Physics, Busan, Korea
2018 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, GEOMAR Kiel, Germany
2015 2018 Research Assistant, GEOMAR Kiel, Germany

Fellowships, Awards, and Honors

2018 Award for an outstanding dissertation at GEOMAR during the academic year 2017/2018
2016 ISOS research fellowship for an international research stay during the PhD


7. T. Bayr, D.I.V. Domeisen, and C. Wengel (2019): The effect of the equatorial Pacific cold SST bias on simulated ENSO teleconnections to the North Pacific and California. Climate Dynamics,

6. T. Bayr, C. Wengel, M. Latif, D. Dommenget, J. Lübbecke, and W. Park (2018): Error Compensation of ENSO Atmospheric Feedbacks in Climate Models and its Influence on Simulated ENSO Dynamics. Climate Dynamics,

5. C. Wengel, M. Latif, W. Park, J. Harlaß, and T. Bayr (2018): Eastern equatorial Pacific sea surface temperature annual cycle in the Kiel Climate Model: Simulation benefits from enhancing atmospheric resolution. Climate Dynamics, 52: 1983.

4. C. Wengel, D. Dommenget, M. Latif, T. Bayr, and A. Vijayeta (2018): What controls ENSO-amplitude diversity in climate models? Geophysical Research Letters, 45, 1989– 1996.

3. T. Bayr, M. Latif, D. Dommenget, C. Wengel, J. Harlaß, and W. Park (2018): Mean-State Dependence of ENSO Atmospheric Feedbacks in Climate Models. Climate Dynamics, 50: 3171.

2. S. Khon, B. Schneider, M. Latif, W. Park, C. Wengel (2018): Evolution of Eastern Equatorial Pacific Seasonal and Interannual Variability during the Holocene and Eemian from Model Simulations. Geophysical Research Letters, 45, 9843–9851.

1. C. Wengel, M. Latif, W. Park, J. Harlaß, and T. Bayr (2018): Seasonal ENSO phase locking in the Kiel Climate Model: The importance of the equatorial cold sea surface temperature bias. Climate Dynamics, 50: 901.