Guillod, Benoît

Benoît Guillod


ETH Zürich

Professur Wetter- und Klimarisiken

CHN  K 72.1 

Universitätstrasse 16

8092 Zürich


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Research area

  • Extreme weather events: physical drivers and processes, attribution to anthropogenic climate change
  • Extreme weather events: impacts ranging from hydrological to economical
  • Impacts of 1.5 versus 2 degrees and the role of land use change
  • Land-atmosphere interactions, in particular the role of the land surface for triggering precipitation events

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  • Guillod, B.P., Jones, R.G., Dadson, S.J., Coxon, G., Bussi, G., Freer, J., Kay, A., Massey, N.R., Sparrow, S.N., Wallom, D.C.H., Allen, M.R., Hall, J.W.: "A large set of potential past, present and future hydro-meteorological time series for the UK". Submitted to Hydrology and Earth System Sciences.
  • Hsu, H., Lo, M.-H, Guillod, B. P., Miralles, D.G., Kumar, S.: “Relation between precipitation location and antecedent/subsequent soil moisture spatial patterns”. In review in Geophysical research letters.
  • Philip, S., S. Kew, M. Hauser, B. P. Guillod, Adriaan J. Teuling, Kirien Whan, P. Uhe, G. J. van Oldenborgh: Western US high June 2015 temperatures and their relation to global warming and soil moisture. In review in Climate Dynamics.


  • Guillod, B. P., R. G. Jones, A. Bowery, K. Haustein, N. R. Massey, D. M. Mitchell, , F. E. L. Otto, S. N. Sparrow, P. Uhe, D. C. H. Wallom, S. Wilson, M. R. Allen, 2017: “weather@home 2: validation of an improved global-regional climate modelling system”. Geoscientific Model Development, 10, 1849-1872, doi: 10.5194/gmd-10-1849-2017 (link).
  • Mitchell, D. M., C. Heaviside, S. Vardoulakis, C. Huntingford, G. Masato, B. P. Guillod, P. C. Frumhoff, A. Bowery, M. R. Allen, 2016: “Attributing human mortality during extreme heat waves to anthropogenic climate change”. Environmental Research Letters, 11, 074006, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/11/7/074006 (link).
  • Mitchell, D. M., P. Davini, B. Harvey, N. R. Massey, K. Haustein, T. Woollings, R. Jones, F. E. L. Otto, B. P. Guillod, S. Sparrow, D. Wallom, M. R. Allen, 2016: “Assessing mid-latitude dynamics in event attribution systems”. Climate Dynamics, doi:10.1007/s00382-016-3308-z (link).
  • Bennett, G. L., J. J. Roering, B. H. Mackey, A. L. Handwerger, D. A. Schmidt, B. P. Guillod, 2016: “Historic drought puts the brakes on earthflows in Northern California”. Geophysical Research Letters, 43, doi:10.1002/2016GL068378 (link).
  • Sippel, S., F. E. L. Otto, M. Forkel, M. R. Allen, B. P. Guillod, M. Heimann, M. Reichstein, S. I. Seneviratne, K. Thonicke, M. D. Mahecha, 2015: “A novel bias correction methodology for climate impact simulations”. Earth System Dynamics, 6, 1999-2042, doi:10.5194/esdd-6-1999-2015 (link).
  • Guillod, B. P., B. Orlowsky, D. G. Miralles, A. J. Teuling, S. I. Seneviratne, 2015: “Reconciling spatial and temporal soil moisture effects on afternoon rainfall”. Nature Communications, 6, 6443, doi:10.1038/ncomms7443 (link).
  • Findell, K. L., P. Gentine, B. L. Lintner, B. P. Guillod, 2015: “Data Length Requirements for Observational Estimates of Land-Atmosphere Coupling Strength”. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 16 (4), 1615–1635, doi:10.1175/JHM-D-14-0131.1 (link).
  • Lejeune Q., E. L. Davin, B. P. Guillod, S. I. Seneviratne, 2015: “Influence of Amazonian deforestation on the future evolution of regional surface fluxes, circulation, surface temperature and precipitation”. Climate Dynamics, 44 (9-10), 2769-2786, doi:10.1007/s00382-014-2203-8 (link).
  • Guillod, B. P., B. Orlowsky, D. Miralles, A. J. Teuling, P. D. Blanken, N. Buchmann, P. Ciais, M. Ek, K. L. Findell, P. Gentine, B. R. Lintner, R. L. Scott, B. Van den Hurk, S. I. Seneviratne, 2014: “Land surface controls on afternoon precipitation diagnosed from observational data: uncertainties and confounding factors”. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 14, 8343-8367, doi:10.5194/acp-14-8343-2014 (link).
  • Guillod, B. P., E.L. Davin, C. Kündig, G. Smiatek, S.I. Seneviratne, 2013: “Impact of soil map specifications for European climate simulations”. Climate Dynamics, 40 (1-2), 123-141, doi:10.1007/s00382-012-1395-z (link).


  • Guillod, B. P., 2014: “Observational and modelling investigations of land-precipitation coupling”. PhD Thesis, doi:10.3929/ethz-a-010211745
  • Guillod B., 2010: “Footprint Modeling for Heavy Particles”. Master Thesis. Unpublishes


  • Guillod, B. P., D. G. Miralles, A. J. Teuling, S. I. Seneviratne, 2015: “Soil Moisture-Precipitation Coupling: Reconciling Spatial and Temporal Perspectives”. GEWEX News, 25 (3), 13-16.
  • Guillod, B. P., S. I. Seneviratne, 2015: “L'influence des sols sur la formation des précipitations”. GeoPanorama, 3/2015, 12-15.


2014: Certificate of Achievement for the oral presentation at the 7th international scientific conference on the global energy and water cycle (GEWEX), The Hague, the Netherlands, 07.2014.

Short CV

Research positions

  • Since January 2016: Postdoctoral researcher at ETH Zurich in the chair for Weather and Climate Risks (Institute for Environmental Decisions) and Land-Climate Dynamics (Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Sciences)
  • 10/2014 to 12/2016: Postdoctoral researcher at the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford (Prof. Myles Allen)
  • 06/2010 to 09/2014: Research Assistant, Phd Student and Postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Sciences, ETH Zurich (group Land-Climate Dynamics)


  • 2010-2014 - PhD degree, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2007-2009 - MSc in Environmental Sciences, ETH Zurich
  • 2006-2007 - Exchange year, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT), Chennai, India
  • 2004-2007 - BSc in Environmental Sciences and Engineering, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland


  • French : mother tongue
  • English : fluent
  • German : fluent (incl. Swiss-German)
  • Swahili : intermediate
  • Spanish : beginner
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