Rahel Vortmeyer-Kley


Prof. Dr. Ulrike Feudel

Tel.: +49-(0)441-798-2790
Fax: +49-(0)441-798-3404

Universität Oldenburg, Campus Wechloy
Raum: W15 1-102
Carl-von-Ossietzky-Straße 9-11
26111 Oldenburg

Dr. Rahel Vortmeyer-Kley


Universität Oldenburg, ICBM,
OL Wechloy

Carl-von-Ossietzky-Straße 9-11
26111 Oldenburg

W15 1-103

Tel: +49 (0)441 / 798-3904
Fax: 0441 / 798-3404

Rahel Vortmeyer-Kley

Current project

The distribution and dynamics of eddies in the Baltic Sea and their impact on physical and biological processes

Scientific interest

  • Complex Systems
  • Lagrangian coherent structures and transport barriers
  • Dynamical system tools to describe geophysical processes
  • Theoretical oceanography especially dynamical processes in the ocean (eddies/vortices and currents)
  • The North Sea and The Baltic Sea


  • Ziegler, A., and Vortmeyer-Kley, R.: „Physik, verständlich“, Europa-Lehrmittel, ISBN: 978-3-8085-5782-2, 2016.
  • Vortmeyer-Kley, R., Gräwe, U., and Feudel, U.: Detecting and tracking eddies in oceanic flow fields: a Lagrangian descriptor based on the modulus of vorticity, Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 23, 159-173, doi:10.5194/npg-23-159-2016, 2016.


  • Vortmeyer-Kley, R., Gräwe, U., and Feudel, U.: “Eddy census of thecentral Baltic Sea for the period 2012-2014”,  11th Baltic Sea Science Congress, Rostock (2017). (Best Newcomer Presentation Price)
  • Vortmeyer-Kley, R., Gräwe, U., and Feudel, U.: “Detecting and tracking eddies in oceanic flows: A vorticity based Euler-Lagrangian method”, EGU General Assembly, Vienna (2016).
  • Vortmeyer-Kley, R., Gräwe, U., and Feudel, U.: “Eddy detection in oceanic dynamical systems– an Eulerian-Lagrangian approach”, ECC 2015: 6th Early Career Scientists Conference for Marine and Climate Research, Kiel (2015).
  • Vortmeyer-Kley, R., Gräwe, U., and Feudel, U.: “An Euler-Lagrangian approach to eddy detection in oceanic dynamical systems”, CONFLOW: Complex network perspectives on flow systems, Potsdam (2015).
  • Vortmeyer-Kley, R., Gräwe, U., and Feudel, U.: “Detecting transport barriers using Lagrangian descriptors with applications to the Baltic Sea”, EGU General Assembly, Vienna (2013).


  • Doctoral fellowship Studienstiftung des dt. Volkes (since 2013)
  • M. Sc. physics (2010-2013) Oldenburg, Germany and Lund, Sweden
  • B. Sc. physics (2007-2010) Osnabrück, Germany
  • Scholarship for undergraduates Studienstiftung des dt. Volkes (2007-2013)
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