Anna Sommani

Position Master Student
Address Im Neuenheimer Feld 229
Room 416
Group STACY - Palaeoclimate dynamics and variability
Website ORCID

Research interests

  • Statistical climate reconstructions from pollen records
  • Climate variability on millennial to orbital timescales
  • Proxy-model comparison
  • Temperature-precipitation relationship
  • Interdisciplinary climate impact studies

Anna is writing her master’s thesis in the STACY working group at the Institute of Environmental Physics. As part of her thesis, she is researching the long timescale covariability of temperature and precipitation and the zonal structure of their orbital- and millennial-scale variations, by statistically reconstructing the paleaoclimate of the last Glacial period from multiple high-resolution pollen records at mid-latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere and comparing them with climate simulations.



  • Cantalloube, F., Milli, J., Böhm, C., Crewell, S., Navarrete, J., Rehfeld, K. Sarazin, M. and Sommani, A.: The impact of climate change on astronomical observationsNature Astronomy 4826–829, doi:10.1038/s41550-020-1203-3, 2020.
  • Sommani, A., Weitzel, N., and Rehfeld, K.: Northern Hemisphere temperature to precipitation relationships during the last Glacial from pollen records and climate simulationsEGU 2020Display: viewdoi:10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-7293.
  • Weitzel, N, Adam, M., Sommani, A., and Rehfeld, K.: A spatio-temporal view of variability in pollen records during the last GlacialEGU 2020, Display: viewdoi:10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-7492.