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Maximilian Noethen, MSc


+49 345 / 55 – 26137

Room 4.33
von-Seckendorff-Platz 3
06120 Halle (Saale)

Maximilian Noethen

+49 345 / 55 – 26129

Room 4.34
von-Seckendorff-Platz 3
06120 Halle (Saale)

About me

I research the anthropogenic warming of the subsurface and the various heat sources in detail. A large number of structures in the subsurface cause unwanted, local heating of the groundwater, including basements, tunnels or district heating pipes. With my research I want to find out the importance of the different sources for the warming of the subsurface and what effects they have on the ecosystem and the resource groundwater. My goal is to create an overall picture from these different heat sources. The tools to accomplish this are as interdisciplinary as they are thrilling: from field measurements and laboratory tests to numerical modeling and remote sensing. My research aims to holistically investigate and understand unwanted, local heat sources in the subsurface, having the fact in mind that they create a huge energy potential, which can be part of the energy supply of the future.


2021 – today | PhD student
Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Applied Geology

2021 – 2023 | Scholarship holder
German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU)

2018 – 2020 | M.Sc. Applied Geosciences
Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg

2014 – 2018 | B.Sc. Geosciences
University of Kiel


Noethen, M., Hemmerle, H., Meyer, L., & Bayer, P. (2024). Prognose der oberflächennahen Grundwassertemperatur in Sachsen-Anhalt. Grundwasser – Zeitschrift der Fachsektion Hydrogeologie.
Bott, C., Dahash, A., Noethen, M., & Bayer, P. (2024). Influence of thermal energy storage basins on the subsurface and shallow groundwater. Journal of Energy Storage, 92, 112222.
Noethen, M., Hemmerle, H., Menberg, K., Epting, J., Benz, S. A., Blum, P., & Bayer, P. (2023). Thermal impact of underground car parks on urban groundwater. Science of the Total Environment, 903, 166572.

Noethen, M., Hemmerle, H., & Bayer, P. (2023). Sources, intensities, and implications of subsurface warming in times of climate change. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 53(5), 700-722.

Conference contributions

Noethen, M., Becher, J., Menberg, K., Blum, P., Schüppler, S., Metzler, E., and Bayer, P. (2024). Does an anthropogenically induced subsurface temperature hotspot affect groundwater ecology?, EGU General Assembly 2024, Vienna, Austria, 14–19 Apr 2024, EGU24-1879.

Bott, C., Noethen, M., Dahash, A., Bayer, P. (2024). Thermische Auswirkungen großskaliger, geschlossener, saisonaler Kies-Wasser-Speicher. Poster presented at the Tagung der Fachsektion Hydrogeologie e.V. in der DGGV e.V. 2024, Aachen.

Noethen, M., Becher, J., Menberg, K., Blum, P., Schüppler, S., Metzler, E., & Bayer, P. (2023). Ecological impact of a groundwater temperature hotspot. Abstract H21R-1576 presented at 2023 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, California, 11–15 December.

Noethen, M., Hemmerle, H., Meyer, L., & Bayer, P. (2023). Estimation of shallow groundwater temperatures in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. GeoBerlin.

Bayer, P., Attard, G., Blum, P., Hemmerle, H., Kurylyk, B. L., Menberg,
K., Noethen, M., and Benz, S. (2023). Heat accumulation in shallow aquifers: managing a growing resource, EGU General Assembly 2023, Vienna, Austria, 24–28 Apr 2023, EGU23-1781.

Noethen, M., Hemmerle, H., Benz, S., Menberg, K., Epting, J., Blum, P., and Bayer, P. (2023). Thermal impact of underground car parks on groundwater, EGU General Assembly 2023, Vienna, Austria, 24–28 Apr 2023, EGU23-2785.

Bayer, P., Benz, S. A., Menberg, K., Blum, P., Noethen, M., Hemmerle, H. (2022). Subsurface warming trends in response to climate change and local heat sources in Central Europe, EGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria, 23–27 May 2022, EGU22-5610.

Bayer, P., Benz, S., Hemmerle, H., Menberg, K., Noethen, M., Blum, P. (2021). Groundwater warming in Central Europe. Conference presentation at the 48th IAH Congress, Brussels, Belgium.

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