Christopher Polster

PhD Student in the Dynamic Meteorology group at the

Institute for Atmospheric Physics
Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz
Becherweg 21
55128 Mainz
Room 04-143 (417)
Phone +49 6131 39-24666


Brief CV

  • 2019: MSc Computational Science and Engineering (Technical University Munich)
    Thesis: Refinement for Game-Based Abstractions of Continuous-Space Linear Stochastic Systems (software, pdf)
  • 2016: MSc Atmospheric Sciences (University of Innsbruck)
    Thesis: Bayesian Retrieval of Thermodynamic Atmospheric Profiles from Ground-Based Microwave Radiometer Data (software, pdf)
  • 2014: BSc Meteorology (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz)
    Thesis: Sommerliche Hitzewellen der Nordhemisphäre: Ein Überblick und Fallstudien

Research interests

  • Atmospheric Blocking
  • Rossby Wave Packets
  • Scientific Computing


  • Wirth, V. and Polster, C., 2021: The Problem of Diagnosing Jet Waveguidability in the Presence of Large-Amplitude Eddies, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 78(10), 3137-3151. doi:10.1175/JAS-D-20-0292.1