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Maximilian Noethen, MSc


+49 345 / 55 – 26137

Room 4.24
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 – today | 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. (2023). Estimation of shallow groundwater temperatures in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. GeoBerlin.

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, 166572.

Bayer, P., Attard, G., Blum, P., Hemmerle, H., Kurylyk, B. L., Menberg, K., Noethen, M., & Benz, S. (2023). Heat accumulation in shallow aquifers: managing a growing resource (No. EGU23-1781). Copernicus Meetings.

Noethen, M., Hemmerle, H., Benz, S., Menberg, K., Epting, J., Blum, P., & Bayer, P. (2023). Thermal impact of underground car parks on groundwater (No. EGU23-2785). Copernicus Meetings.

Noethen, M., Hemmerle, H., Bayer, P. 2022. Sources, intensities, and implications of subsurface warming in times of climate change. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology. DOI: 10.1080/10643389.2022.2083899.

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, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-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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Room H3 1.30
von-Seckendorff-Platz 3
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