My research interests cover a wide range of topics in computing, climate physics, physical oceanography and meteorology. Since my first steps in academia my research methods include observational field work, statistics, numerical model development, parallel computing and information theory. During university I spent a summer in Nepal, a winter in Svalbard and crossed the Tropical Atlantic on a research vessel.

I am currently a PhD student in climate computing at the University of Oxford exploring low-precision simulations of weather and climate, on conventional computers and modern supercomputers. My PhD project aims to understand the bitwise real information content in climate simulations and data for more efficient simulations on future supercomputers.


  • BSc Physics of the Earth System, University of Kiel, Germany, 2010-13
  • Marine Physics, University of Western Brittany, France, 2013-14 (year 1 of MSc)
  • MSc Course on the Arctic Atmospheric Boundary Layer, University Centre in Svalbard, 2016
  • MSc Climate Physics, University of Kiel, 2014-2017
  • PhD student in Climate Physics, University of Oxford, 2017-2021


  • Post-doctoral research assistant, University of Oxford, 2017
  • Post-doctoral research assistant, University of Oxford, 2021-2022

Research Visits

  • Alfred-Wegener-Institute (AWI), Bremerhaven, Germany, 2012 and 2013
  • University of Oxford, UK, 2015

Awards and prizes

Oceanographic research cruises

  • Meteor M130. Tropical Atlantic from Mindelo, Cabo Verde to Recife, Brazil, Aug-Oct 2016.


Conference organization

  • School of Climate Change, Oxford Climate Society, Hilary & Michaelmas Term 2019 and Hilary 2020, Oxford, UK.
  • Grand Challenges Seminar on Anthropocene and the Post-Truth World, 15 May 2018 at Jesus College, Oxford, UK.
  • Stumeta, 4-8 May 2016 in Kiel, Germany. Conference for meteorology students. stumeta2016.de


  • Software Engineering demonstrator for DTP Environmental Research, Oxford, UK, October 2021
  • Calculating carbon footprints guest lecturer for MSc Sustainable Urban Development, Oxford UK, December 2020
  • Numerical modelling demonstrator for DTP Environmental Research, Oxford, UK, October 2018, 2019 and 2020
  • RaspberryPi weather stations at NERC DTP field trip, Exmoor National Park, UK, September 2018
  • Python Programming at GEOMAR Kiel, Germany in June 2016, January 2017 and July 2017

Reviewer for

  • Journal for Advances in Modeling Earth Systems (JAMES)
  • Geoscientific Model Development (GMD)
  • Environmental Research Letters
  • Scientometrics
  • Journal of Open Source Software (JOSS)

Milan Klöwer

Climate scientist
@ University of Oxford

Climate computing, information theory, predictability, climate change, aviation.

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