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M.Sc. Mareike Schuster

Freie Universität Berlin

Institute of Meteorology

Scientific Associate

Carl-Heinrich-Becker-Weg 6-10
Room 296 (New Building)
12165 Berlin

Academic Career

since 2013

Research Associate at the Institute for Meteorology at FU Berlin within the MesoTel project as part of the MiKlip initiative (since 2013) and within the collaboration bewteen CoreLogic EQECAT and FU Berlin (since 2014)


Master Thesis (IfM FU Berlin): The relevance of changes in SST gradients and upper tropospheric temperature for the displacement of southern hemispheric cyclone tracks in a climate scenario

Volunteer in field project ROTATE2012 (CSWR)


Volunteer in field project VORTEX2 (CSWR)


Bachelor Thesis (IfM FU Berlin): The relation between precipitation and circulation weather type (CWT) in Southern Australia – today and under climate change


Student Research Assistant at the IfM FU Berlin (SACAI, IMILAST)

Research Interests

  • Extratropical cyclones and storm diagnostics

  • Meteorological extreme events

  • Interannual to decadal climate prediction



Near-term (sub-decadal) variability in storm activity in the North-Atlantic-European region

MiKlip MesoTel

Northern hemisphere meso-scale storm development, teleconnections and interannual climate prediction


Intercomparison of mid latitude storm diagnostics


The Shift of Southern Hemisphere Storminess under Anthropogenic Climate Change around Antarctica and its Impacts




Mareike Schuster, Jens Grieger, Sebastian Illing, Christopher Kadow, Thomas Schartner, and Uwe Ulbrich (2018), A skill assessment of the extratropical circulation in different stages of the MiKlip decadal prediction system, In EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts, Abstract Nr. EGU2018-8826


M. Schuster, F. Eddounia, I. Kuhnel, and U. Ulbrich (2017), A new approach for the assessment of temporal clustering of extratropicalwind storms, In EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts, Abstract Nr. EGU2017-14155-1


Sebastian Illing, Mareike Schuster, Christopher Kadow, Igor Kröner, Andy Richling, Jens Grieger, Tim Kruschke, Benjamin Lang, Robert Redl, Thomas Schartner, and Ulrich Cubasch (2016), Evaluation and Verification of Decadal Predictions using the MiKlip Central Evaluation System – a Case Study using the MiKlip Prototype Model Data, In EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts, Abstract Nr. EGU2016-14013 Mareike Schuster, Markus Thürkow, Stefan Weiher, Ingo Kirchner, Uwe Ulbrich, and Andreas Will (2016), The influence of an atmospheric Two-Way coupled model system on the predictability of extratropical cyclones, In EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts, Abstract Nr. EGU2016-16589 Ines Höschel, Mareike Schuster, Jens Grieger, and Uwe Ulbrich (2016), Influence of prolonged Anomalies in North Atlantic Sea Surface Temperature on Winter Windstorms, In EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts, Abstract Nr. EGU2016-7515 M Schuster, M Thürkow, S Weiher, I Kirchner, U Ulbrich, and A Will (2016),Improved seasonal predictability of extra-tropical cyclones in a Two-Way Coupled Atmosphere Ocean Model, In Kurzfassungen der Meteorologentagung DACH, Abstract Nr. DACH2016-90 M. Thürkow, I. Kirchner, M. Schuster, U. Ulbrich, S. Weiher, and A. Will (2016), Perspektiven der Modellierung atmosphärischer Skalenwechselwirkung - DIE Zwei-Wege Kopplung, In Kurzfassungen der Meteorologentagung DACH, Abstract Nr. DACH2016-80


Ulbrich, Uwe; Grieger, Jens; Schuster, Mareike; Kuhnel, Ivan : Variability of the relation of the North Atlantic Oscillation and European winter windstorms during the last millennium. - 2015 Grieger, J.;Schuster, M.; Höschel, I; Ulbrich, U (2015), Winter windstorms during the last millennium and their relationship to NAO and AMV, Bern, 5th Conference on European Storms, http://www.oeschger.unibe.ch/events/conferences/storm/abstracts.pdf


Schuster, Mareike; Donat, Markus; Grieger, Jens; Leckebusch, Gregor C.; Ulbrich, Uwe : Climate change of Southern Hemisphere cyclone activity and its possible mechanisms . Geophysical Research Abstracts. - 16 (2014), Abstract Nr. EGU2014-4041-1 Grieger J., Leckebusch G.C., Donat M., Schuster M., Ulbrich U.: Southern Hemisphere winter cyclone activity under recent and future climate conditions in multi-model AOGCM simulations, International Journal of Climatology, DOI: 10.1002/joc.3917


Ulbrich U, Leckebusch GC, Grieger J, Schuster M, Akperov M, Bardin MY, Feng Y, Gulev S, Inatsu M, Keay K, Kew SF, Liberato MLR, Lionello P, Mokhov II, Neu U, Pinto JG, Raible C, Reale M, Rudeva I, Simmonds I, Tilinina ND, Trigo IF, Ulbrich S, Wang XL, Wernli H and the IMILAST team (2013): Are Greenhouse Gas Signals of Northern Hemisphere winter extra-tropical cyclone activity dependent on the identification and tracking methodology?, Meteorologische Zeitschrift, 22(1), 61-68, DOI: 10.1127/0941-2948/2013/0420 Neu U, Akperov MG, Bellenbaum N, Benestad R, Blender R, Caballero R, Cocozza A, Dacre HF, Feng Y, Fraedrich K, Grieger J, Gulev S, Hanley J, Hewson T, Inatsu M, Keay K, Kew SF, Kindem I, Leckebusch GC, Liberato MLR, Lionello P, Mokhov II, Pinto JG, Raible CC, Reale M, Rudeva I, Schuster M, Simmonds I, Sinclair M, Sprenger M, Tilinina ND, Trigo IF, Ulbrich S, Ulbrich U, Wang XL, Wernli H (2013): IMILAST - a community effort to intercompare extratropical cyclone detection and tracking algorithms, BAMS, 94(4), 529-547, DOI: 10.1175/BAMS-D-11-00154.1