Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science

Schemm, Sebastian

Sebastian Schemm

ETH Zürich
Dr. Sebastian Schemm
Institut f. Atmosphäre und Klima
CHN M 16.3
Universitätstrasse 16
8092 Zuerich

Phone: +41 44 632 32 79

Part-time PostDoc in the Atmospheric Dynamics group, interested in the development of mid-latitude cyclones and the atmospheric circulation.

An animation of one of my idealized cyclone simulations can be found in the Section: Research Highlights of Atmospheric Dynamics Group. The latest video below highlights the interaction between the warm and the cold conveyor belts in an extratropical cyclone via one mid-tropopsheric maximum of latent heating. Note how potential vorticity is modified along the two conveyors.

General Research Interests

Specific Research Interests

Interdisciplinary Research Interests


Schemm, S., and H. Wernli: The linkage between the warm and the cold conveyor belts in an idealized extratropical cyclone. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, Vol. 71, pages 1443–1459, 2014. doi: 10.1175/JAS-D-13-0177.1

Papritz, L., and S. Schemm: Life-cycle of an idealized Shapiro-Keyser cyclone: Eulerian and Lagrangian perspective on the kinetic energy, Tellus A, Vol. 65, 2013. doi: 10.3402/tellusa.v65i0.19539

Schemm, S., H. Wernli, and L. Papritz: Warm conveyor belts in idealized moist baroclinic wave simulations. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, Vol. 70, pages 627-652, 2013. doi:10.1175/JAS-D-12-0147.1

Martius, O., H. Sodemann, H. Joos, S. Pfahl, A. Winschall, M. Croci-Maspoli, M. Graf, E. Madonna, B. Mueller, S. Schemm, J. Sedlacek, M. Sprenger, and H. Wernli: The role of upper-level dynamics and surface processes for the Pakistan flood in July 2010. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, in press. doi: 10.1002/qj.2082



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