Wild, Martin, Prof. Dr.

Prof. Dr.  Martin Wild

CHN  L 16.2 

Universitätstrasse 16

8092 Zürich


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Research area


  • Radiation and surface energy budget of the Earth
  • Global Dimming, Global Brightening
  • Global Energy and Water Cycle
  • Global climate change
  • Global climate modelling and projections



Associate Editor, Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR)

Chair Working Group Global Energy Balance, International Radiation Commission (IRC)

Lead Author, 5th IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) Assessment Report (AR5)


See my complete list of Publications » with download possibilities.

Selected publications on the global energy balance:

Wild, M., Folini, D., Hakuba, M., Schär, C., Seneviratne, S.I., Kato, S., Rutan, D., Ammann, C., Wood E.F. and König-Langlo, G., 2015: The energy balance over land and oceans: An assessment based on direct observations and CMIP5 climate models, Climate Dynamics, DOI:10.1007/s00382-014-2430-z.download pdf » (PDF, 8.5 MB)

Wild, M., Folini, D., Schär, C., Loeb, N., Dutton, E.G., and König-Langlo, G., 2013: The global energy balance from a surface perspective, Clim. Dyn., 40, 3107-3134, Doi:10.1007/s00382-012-1569-8.download pdf » (PDF, 2.8 MB)

Wild, M., Folini, D., Schär, C., Loeb, N., Dutton E.G., and König-Langlo, G., 2013: A new diagram of the global energy balance, AIP Conf. Proc., 1531, 628-631, doi: 10.1063/1.4804848.download pdf » (PDF, 5.9 MB)

Wild, M., 2012: New Directions: A facelift for the picture of the global energy balance. Atmospheric Environment, 55, 366-367. download pdf » (PDF, 320 KB)


Selected publications on global dimming and brightening:

Wild, M., 2016: Decadal changes in radiative fluxes at land and ocean surfaces and their relevance for global warming, WIRES Clim Change, 7, 91–107, doi: 10.1002/wcc.372. download pdf (PDF, 560 KB)» (PDF, 8.5 MB)

Wild, M., 2012: Enlightening Global Dimming and Brightening. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 93, 27–37. download pdf » (PDF, 579 KB)

Wild, M., 2009: Global dimming and brightening: A review. J. Geophys. Res., 114, D00D16, doi:10.1029/2008JD011470. download pdf » (PDF, 1.1 MB)

Wild, M., Grieser, J. and Schär, C. 2008: Combined surface solar brightening and greenhouse effect support recent intensification of the global land-based hydrological cycle. Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L17706, doi:10.1029/2008GL034842. download pdf » (PDF, 170 KB)

Wild, M., Ohmura A., Makowski, K., 2007: Impact of global dimming and brightening on global warming. Geophys. Res. Lett. 34, L04702, doi:10.1029/2006GL028031. download pdf » (PDF, 111 KB)

Wild, M., Gilgen, H., Roesch, A., Ohmura, A., Long, C., Dutton, E., Forgan, B., Kallis, A., Russak, V., and Tsvetkov, A., 2005: From dimming to brightening: Decadal changes in solar radiation at the Earth’s surface. Science, 308, 847-850.download pdf » (PDF, 140 KB)

See also Special issue on Global dimming and Brightening in J. Geophys. Res.

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