Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science

Wild, Martin, Prof. Dr.

Martin Wild

ETH Zürich
Prof. Dr. Martin Wild
Institut f. Atmosphäre und Klima
CHN L 16.2
Universitätstrasse 16
8092 Zuerich

Phone: +41 44 632 82 78

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)

Research Interests

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


- NCCR Climate (2.1 Future Climate - Global Climate Modelling) »
- Global Climate Modelling at ETH (Proclim Database) »
- AMIP II project no. 32: radiative fluxes »
- List of projects GCM group »


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 »

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 »

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 »

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

Selected publications on global dimming and brightening:

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

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

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 »

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 »

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 »

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

More of my papers with download possibilities can be found here .

Other Links

- Media Coverage
- curriculum vitae
- A short introduction into climate modelling (in German) »


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