Nils Moosdorf

Prof. Dr. Nils Moosdorf

Arbeitsgruppenleiter und Professor für Hydrogeologie in Küstengebieten an der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel

Abteilung: Biogeochemie und Geologie
Arbeitsgruppen: AG Submariner Grundwasserabfluss

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Büro: Fahrenheitstr. 6, Anbau
28359 Bremen
Raum: 2207 (2. Etage)


- Globale Stoffkreisläufe
- Grundwasser/Ozean Interaktion
- Biogeochemie
- Datenbasierte Geowissenschaften

Persönliche Daten






Seit 2019 Professor für Hydrogeologie in Küstengebieten, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel

Seit 2014

Leiter der Arbeitagruppe "Submariner Grundwasserabfluss" am Leibniz-Zentrum für Marine Tropenforschung (ZMT), Bremen
Feb 2010 Promotion an der Universität Hamburg
2009 - 2014 Wissenschaftlicher Angestellter, Insittut für Biogeochemie und Meereschemie, Universität Hamburg
2006-2009 Doktorand, Intitut für Angewandte Geowissenschaften, TU Darmstadt
2000-2006 Diplomstudium Geologie, RWTH Aachen


International Peer Reviewed Journals

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Adyasari, D., Oehler, T., Afiati, N., Moosdorf, N., 2019. Environmental impact of nutrient fluxes associated with submarine groundwater discharge at an urbanized tropical coast. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 221: 30-38.

Curry, P.A., Moosdorf, N., (accepted). An open source web application for distributed geospatial data exploration. Scientific Data.

Cuthbert, M.O., Gleeson, T., Moosdorf, N., Befus, K.M., Schneider, A., Hartmann, J., Lehner, B., 2019. Global patterns and dynamics of climate-groundwater interactions. Nature Climate Change, doi:

Haßler, K., Dähnke, K., Kölling, M., Sichoix, L., Nickl, A.-L., Moosdorf, N., 2019. Provenance of nutrients in submarine fresh groundwater discharge on Tahiti and Moorea, French Polynesia. Applied Geochemistry, 100: 181-189.

Vollberg, F., Walther, M., Gärdes, A., Moosdorf, N., 2019. Modeling the Potential of Submarine Groundwater Discharge to Facilitate Growth of Vibrio cholerae Bacteria. Hydrology, 6(2): 39.


Adyasari, D., Oehler, T., Afiati, N., Moosdorf, N., 2018. Groundwater nutrient inputs into an urbanized tropical estuary system in Indonesia. Science of The Total Environment, 627: 1066-1079.

Cho, H.-M., Kim, G., Kwon, E.Y., Moosdorf, N., Garcia-Orellana, J., Santos, I.R., 2018. Radium tracing nutrient inputs through submarine groundwater discharge in the global ocean. Scientific Reports, 8(1): 2439-2446.

Oehler, T., Eiche, E., Putra, D., Adyasari, D., Hennig, H., Mallast, U., Moosdorf, N., 2018. Seasonal variability of land-ocean groundwater nutrient fluxes from a tropical karstic region (southern Java, Indonesia). Journal of Hydrology, 565: 662-671.

Moosdorf, N., Cohen, S., von Hagke, C., 2018. A global erodibility index to represent sediment production potential of different rock types. Applied Geography, 101: 36-44.


Chen, Z., Auler, A.S., Bakalowicz, M., Drew, D., Griger, F., Hartmann, J., Jiang, G.H., Moosdorf, N., Richts, A., Stevanovic, Z., Veni, G. and Goldscheider, N. (2017) The World Karst Aquifer Mapping project: concept, mapping procedure and map of Europe. Hydrogeology Journal 25, 771-785.

de Graaf, I.E.M., van Beek, R.L.P.H., Gleeson, T., Moosdorf, N., Schmitz, O., Sutanudjaja, E.H., Bierkens, M.F.P. (2017). A global-scale two-layer transient groundwater model: Development and application to groundwater depletion. Advances in Water Resources, 102: 53-67.

Moosdorf, N. and Oehler, T. (2017) Societal use of fresh submarine groundwater discharge: An overlooked water resource. Earth-Science Reviews 171, 338-348.

Oehler, T., Mogollón, J.M., Moosdorf, N., Winkler, A., Kopf, A., Pichler, T., 2017. Submarine groundwater discharge within a landslide scar at the French Mediterranean coast. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 198(Part A): 128-137.

Torres, M.A., Moosdorf, N., Hartmann, J., Adkins, J.F. and West, A.J. (2017) Glacial weathering, sulfide oxidation, and global carbon cycle feedbacks. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114, 8716-8721.


Fan, Y., Richard, S., Bristol, R.S., Peters, S.E., Ingebritsen, S.E., Moosdorf, N., Packman, A., Gleeson, T., Zaslavsky, I., Peckham, S., Murdoch, L., Fienen, M., Cardiff, M., Tarboton, D., Jones, N., Hooper, R., Arrigo, J., Gochis, D., Olson, J., Wolock, D., 2015. DigitalCrust - a 4D data system of material properties for transforming research on crustal fluid flow. Geofluids, 15(1-2): 372-379.

Moosdorf, N., Stieglitz, T., Waska, H., Dürr, H.H., Hartmann, J., 2015. Submarine groundwater discharge from tropical islands: a review. Grundwasser, 20(1): 53-67. 


Bataille, C.P., Brennan, S.R., Hartmann, J., Moosdorf, N., Wooller, M.J., Bowen, G.J., 2014. A geostatistical framework for predicting variability in strontium concentrations and isotope ratios in Alaskan rivers. Chemical Geology, 389: 1-15.

Hartmann, J., Moosdorf, N., Lauerwald, R., West, A.J. & Hinderer, M., 2014. Global chemical weathering and associated P-release - the role of lithology, temperature and soil properties. Chemical Geology, 363: 145-163.

Gleeson, T., Moosdorf, N., Hartmann, G. & Van Beek, L.P.H., 2014. A glimpse beneath earth's surface: GLobal HYdrogeology MaPS (GLHYMPS) of permeability and porosity. Geophysical Research Letters, 41(11): 3891-3898.

Goll, D.S., Moosdorf, N., Hartmann, J. & Brovkin, V., 2014. Climate-driven changes in chemical weathering and associated phosphorus release since 1850: Implications for the land carbon balance. Geophysical Research Letters, 41(10): 3553-3558.

Moosdorf, N., Renforth, P., Hartmann, J., 2014. Carbon dioxide efficiency of terrestrial enhanced weathering. Environmental Science & Technology 48, 4809-4816.

Moosdorf, N., Weiss, A., Müller, F., Lauerwald, R., Hartmann, J., Worrall, F., 2014. Salt marshes in the silica budget of the North Sea. Cont Shelf Res 82, 31-36.


Lauerwald, R., Hartmann, J., Moosdorf, N., Dürr, H.H. & Kempe, S., 2013. Retention of dissolved silica within the fluvial system of the conterminous USA. Biogeochemistry 113, 637-659.

Lauerwald, R., Hartmann, J., Moosdorf, N., Kempe, S. & Raymond, P.A., 2013. What controls the spatial patterns of the riverine carbonate system? – A case study for North America. Chemical Geology 337-338: 114-127.


Hartmann, J., Dürr, H., Moosdorf, N., Meybeck, M. & Kempe, S., 2012. The geochemical composition of the terrestrial surface (without soils) and comparison with the upper continental crust. International Journal of Earth Sciences 101: 365-376.

Hartmann, J. & Moosdorf, N., 2012. The new global lithological map database (GLiM): A representation of rock properties at the Earth surface. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems 12: Q12004.

Lauerwald, R., Hartmann, J., Ludwig, W. & Moosdorf, N., 2012. Assessing the nonconservative fluvial fluxes of dissolved organic carbon in North America. Journal of Geophysical Research 117: G01027. 

Luyssaert, S., Abril, G., Andres, R., Bastviken, D., Bellassen, V., Bergamaschi, P., Bousquet, P., Chevallier, F., Ciais, P., Corazza, M., Dechow, R., Erb, K.-H., Etiope, G., Fortems-Cheiney, A., Grassi, G., Hartmann, J., Jung, M., Lathière, J., Lohila, A., Moosdorf, N., Njakou, D.S., Otto, J., Papale, D., Peters, W., Peylin, P., Raymond, P., Rödenbeck, C., Saarnio, S., Schulze, E.-D., Szopa, S., Thompson, R., Verkerk, P.J., Vuichard, N., Wang, R., Wattenbach, M. and Zaehle, S., 2012. The European CO2, CO, CH4 and N2O balance between 2001 and 2005. Biogeosciences 9: 3357-3380.


Gleeson, T., Smith, L., Moosdorf, N. Hartmann, J., Dürr, H.H., Manning, A.H., van Beek, L.P.H., & Jellinek, A.M., 2011, Mapping permeability over the surface of the Earth: Geophysical Research Letters 38: L02401.

Hartmann, J. & Moosdorf, N., 2011. Chemical weathering rates of silicate-dominated lithological classes and associated liberation rates of phosphorus on the Japanese Archipelago – implications for global scale analysis. Chemical Geology 287(3-4):125-157.

Moosdorf, N., Hartmann, J. & Lauerwald, R., 2011. Changes in dissolved silica mobilization into river systems draining North America until the period 2081-2100. Journal of Geochemical Exploration 110(1): 31-39.

Moosdorf, N., Hartmann, J., Lauerwald, R., Hagedorn, B. & Kempe, S., 2011. Atmospheric CO2 consumption by chemical weathering in North America. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 75(24): 7829-7854.


Please be aware of a name change: Publications before 2011 are often published with my maiden name “Nils Jansen”


Hartmann, J., Jansen, N., Dürr, H.H., Harashima, A., Okubo, K. & Kempe, S., 2010. Predicting riverine dissolved silica fluxes to coastal zones from a hyperactive region and analysis of their first order controls. International Journal of Earth Sciences 99(1): 207-230.

Jansen, N., Hartmann, J., Lauerwald, R., Dürr, H.H., Kempe, S., Loos, S. & Middelkoop, H., 2010. Dissolved silica mobilization in the conterminous USA. Chemical Geology 270(1-4): 90-109. 

Moosdorf, N., Hartmann, J. & Dürr, H.H., (2010). Lithological composition of the North American continent and implications of lithological map resolution for dissolved silica flux modeling. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems 11:Q11003.


Abu Ghazleh, S., Hartmann, J., Jansen, N. & Kempe, S., 2009. Water input requirements of the rapidly shrinking Dead Sea. Naturwissenschaften 96(5): 637-643.

Hartmann, J., Jansen, N., Dürr, H.H., Kempe, S. & Köhler, P., 2009. Global CO2-consumption by chemical weathering: what is the contribution of highly active weathering regions? Global and Planetary Change 69(4): 185-194.


Hartmann, J., Jansen, N., Kempe, S. & Dürr, H.H., 2007. Geochemistry of the river Rhine and the upper danube: Recent trends and lithological influence on baselines. Journal of Environmental Science for Sustainable Society 1: 39-46.

Book chapters

Mulligan, A.E., Charette, M.A., Tamborski, J.J., Moosdorf, N., 2018. Submarine Groundwater Discharge, Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences, 3rd Edition. Elsevier, 14 pages. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.11482-4.

Moosdorf, N., 2018. Submarine groundwater springs. In: Hempel, G., Hempel, I., Hornidge, A.-K. (Eds.), Scientific Partnership for a Better Future. Edition Falkenberg, Bremen, pp. 37-41.

Moosdorf, N., 2017. Submariner Grundwasserabfluss - die unsichtbare Verbindung zwischen Land und Meer. In: Hempel, G., Hempel, I., Hornidge, A.-K. (Eds.), Klüger nutzen - besser schützen: Bremer Forschung an tropischen Küsten. Edition Falkenberg, Bremen, pp. 55-58.

Global Maps

Chen, Z., Goldscheider, N., Auler, A., Bakalowicz, M., Broda, S., Clos, P., Drew, D., Hartmann, J., Jiang, G., Krombholz, M., Moosdorf, N., Richts, A., Stevanovic, Z., Veni, G., Dumont, A., Aureli, A., 2017. World Karst Aquifer Map, 1: 40 000 000, Published by BGR, KIT, IAH, and UNESCO, Berlin, Reading, Karlsruhe and Paris.

Moosdorf, N., Hartmann, J., 2015. Lithological map of the World. Commission of the Geological Map of the World (CGMW), Paris.

Other Publications

Sayre, R., Dangermond, J., Frye, C., Vaughan, R., Aniello, P., Breyer, S., Cribbs, D., Hopkins, D., Naumann, R., Derrenbacher, B., Wright, D., Brown, C., Butler, K., Bennett, L., Smith, J., Benson, L., Van Sistine, D., Warner, H., Cress, J., Danielson, J., Hamann, S., Cecere, T., Reddy, A., Burton, D., True, D., Metzger, M., Hartmann, J., Moosdorf, N., Dürr, H., Paganini, M., DeFourney, P., Arino, O., Anderson, M., Comer, P., Maynard, S., Grosse, A., 2014. A New Map of Global Ecological Land Units — An Ecophysiographic Stratification Approach. Association of American Geographers, Washington DC, 46 pp.

Alin, S., Siedlecki, S., Hales, B., Mathis, J., Evans, W., Stukel, M., Gaxiola-Castro, G., Hernandez-Ayon, J.M., Juranek, L., Goñi, M., Turi, G., Needoba, J., Mayorga, E., Lachkar, Z., Gruber, N., Hartmann, J., Moosdorf, N., Feely, R. & Chavez, F., 2012. Coastal Carbon Synthesis for the Continental Shelf of the North American Pacific Coast (NAPC): Preliminary Results. OCB Newsletter, Winter 5 (1), 1-5.

Abu Ghazleh, S., Kempe, S., Hartmann, J. & Jansen, N., 2010. Rapidly Shrinking Dead Sea Urgently Needs Infusion of 0.9 km³/a from Planned Red-Sea Channel: Implication for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development. Jordan Journal of Mechanical and Industrial Engeneering 4 (1), 211-216.

Jansen, N., 2010. Chemical rock weathering in North America as source of dissolved silica and sink of atmospheric CO2, PhD. thesis, 125 pp, University of Hamburg, Hamburg.

Abu Ghazleh, S., Hartmann, J., Jansen, N. & Kempe, S., 2009. Das Sterben des Toten Meeres. Naturwissenschaftliche Rundschau 62 (7): 368-370. 

Extended Abstracts

Purwoarminta, A., Moosdorf, N., Delinom, R.M., 2018. Investigation of groundwater-seawater interactions: a review. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 118(1): 012017.

Adyasari, D., Moosdorf, N., Oehler, T., 2016. Pollutant transport by submarine groundwater discharge from Jepara coastal region, IAGI Annual Convention, Bandung.

Hartmann, J., Lauerwald, R. & Moosdorf, N., 2014. A Brief Overview of the GLObal RIver Chemistry Database, GLORICH. Procedia Earth and Planetary Science, 10: 23-27.

Hartmann, J. & Moosdorf, N., 2011. Coupling spatial geochemical and lithological information to distinguish silicate and non-silicate chemical weathering fluxes (Extended Abstract). Applied Geochemistry 26 (Supplement 1): S281-S284.

Moosdorf, N., Hartmann, J. & Lauerwald, R., 2011. Compatibility of space and time for modeling fluvial HCO3- fluxes – a comparison (Extended abstract). Applied Geochemistry 26 (Supplement 1): S295-S297.



Zusatzangaben individuell

2014-heute Leiter der Nachwuchsgruppe "Submariner Grundwasserabfluss" am Leibniz-Zentrum für Marine Tropenökologie (ZMT), Bremen
Feb 2010 Promotion an der Universität Hamburg
2009 - 2014 Wissenschaftlicher Angestellter, Institut für Biogeochemie und Meereschemie, Universität Hamburg
2006-2009 Doktorand, Institut für Angewandte Geowissenschaften, TU Darmstadt
2000-2006 Diplomstudium Geologie, RWTH Aachen