Torge earned his diploma in Meteorology from the Christian Albrechts University at Kiel, Germany in 2003. In 2007 the University of Bremen awarded him a Ph.D. for his studies on sea ice drift and deformation at the Alfred Wegener Institute at Bremerhaven, Germany. During that time he had the great opportunity to take part in several expeditions to the Arctic Ocean and Baltic Sea mostly during winter. From the beginning he was caught by the beauty of the sea ice landscape and fascinated by the forces that create it.
Torge’s research is related to the climate and climate change at high latitudes and focuses on the interaction of sea ice with ocean and atmosphere on various time and length scales. Here, ice means sea ice as well as land ice that is afloat on the ocean. Most of his work deals with sea ice motion and deformation. However, a fancy approach to improve the distribution of melt water from land ice, namely icebergs, on the ocean in coupled models also made Torge curious about ice shelf ocean interactions. Currently he is concerned with the impact of the rapidly shrinking Arctic sea-ice cover on ice and ocean dynamics. Torge’s work is based on simulations with regional ice-ocean and global atmosphere-ice-ocean models as well as in-situ and remote sensing observations.
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