Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science

Prof. Christoph Schär | Christoph Schar

Christoph Schaer

ETH Zürich
Prof. Dr. Christoph Schaer
Institut f. Atmosphäre und Klima
CHN L 12.1
Universitätstrasse 16
8092 Zuerich

Phone: +41 44 632 81 99
Fax: +41 44 632 13 11

Further information

Publications: Journal publications | List with download options | Journal publications of research group

ETH Who's who

Information about lecture courses

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News and highlights

Aktuelle Hitzewelle

Hitzeblog (von Sven Kotlarski) | Interview Tages-Anzeiger

Sinergia project crCLIM started on May 1, 2015

Our group is leading a major modeling project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, entitled "convection-resolving climate modeling on future supercomputing platforms (crCLIM)". Further details are provided on an own web page.

Convection-resolving climate change projections over the Alps

In a recent paper we present the first convection-resolving climate scenarios for the Alpine region, conducted at a horizontal resolution of 2km. Analyses of results address changes in heavy precipitation events and investigate precipitation scaling. The study finds that even on hourly time scales the Clausius-Clapeyron scaling applies. Further Details:

Ban, N., J. Schmidli and C. Schär, 2015: Heavy precipitation in a changing climate: Does short-term summer precipitation increase faster? Geophys. Res. Letters., 42, 7889–7907, Abstract and download

Selected publications on convection-resolving climate modeling

Recent papers on climate change scenarios

Selected publication on European heat waves: Climate-change projections suggest that European summer heatwaves will become more frequent and severe during this century. An analysis of a set of high-resolution regional climate simulations reveals consistent geographical patterns in these changes, with the most severe health impacts in southern European river basins and along the Mediterranean coasts.

Research interests

Major Projects

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