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Evaluation of the convection-resolving climate modeling approach on continental scales
Leutwyler, D. and Lüthi, D. and Ban, N. and Fuhrer, O. and Schär C.
Journal of Geophysical Research, 2017 http://doi.org/10.1002/2016JD026013
Sequential Factor Separation for the Analysis of Numerical Model Simulations
Schär, C. and Kröner, N.
J. Atmos. Sci., 74, 1471-1484, 2017 http://doi.org/10.1175/JAS-D-16-0284.1
Climate Goals and Computing the Future of Clouds
Schneider, T., J. Teixeira, C.S. Bretherton, F. Brient, K.G. Pressel, C. Schär, A.P. Siebesma
Nature Climate Change, 7, 3-5, 2017 http://doi.org/10.1038/nclimate3190
Separating climate change signals into thermodynamic, lapse-rate and circulation effects: theory and application to the European summer climate
Kröner, N., Kotlarski, S., Fischer, E., Lüthi, D., Zubler, E. and Schär, C.
Climate Dynamics, 2016 http://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-016-3276-3
Towards European-scale convection-resolving climate simulations with GPUs: a study with COSMO 4.19
Leutwyler, D. and Fuhrer, O. and Lapillonne, X. and Lüthi, D. and Schär, C
Geoscientific Model Development, 9, 3393-3412, 2016 http://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-9-3393-2016
Percentile indices for assessing changes in heavy precipitation events
Schär, C., N. Ban, E.M. Fischer, J. Rajczak, J. Schmidli, C. Frei, F. Giorgi, T.R. Karl, E.J. Kendon, A.M.G. Klein Tank, P.A. O'Gorman, J. Sillmann, X. Zhang, F.W. Zwiers
Climatic Change, published online, 2016 http://doi.org//10.1007/s10584-016-1669-2
The resolution dependence of cloud effects and ship-induced aerosol-cloud interactions in marine stratocumulus
Possner, A. and Zubler, E. and Lohmann U. and Schär, C.
JGR, 121, 2016 http://doi.org/10.1002/2015JD024685
Objective Calibration of Regional Climate Models: Application over Europe and North America
Bellprat, O., Kotlarski S., Lüthi D., De Elìa R., Frigon A., Laprise R., Schär C.
Journal of Climate, 39, 819-838, 2016 http://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0302.1?af=R
Heavy precipitation in a changing climate: Does short-term summer precipitation increase faster?
Ban, N., Schmidli, J. and Schär, C.
Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, 2015 http://doi.org/10.1002/2014GL062588
Evaluation of convection-resolving models using satellite data: The diurnal cycle of summer convection over the Alps
Keller, M., Fuhrer, O., Schmidli, J., Stengel, M., Stöckli, R. and Schär, C.
Meteorologische Zeitschrift, 2015 http://doi.org/10.1127/metz/2015/0715
The worst heat waves to come
Schär, C
Nature Climate Change, 2015 http://doi.org/10.1038/nclimate2864
Impact of topography on the diurnal cycle of summertime moist convection in idealized simulations
Hassanzadeh, H. and Schmidli, J. and Langhans, W. and Schlemmer, L. and Schär, C.
Meteorologische Zeitschrift, 2015 http://doi.org/10.1127/metz/2015/0653
Real-case simulations of aerosol-cloud interactions in ship tracks over the Bay of Biscay
Possner, A. and Zubler, E. M. and Lohmann, U. and Schär C.
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 2185– 2201, 2015 http://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-2185-2015
A Bayesian hierarchical model for heterogeneous RCM-GCM multi-model ensembles
Kerkhoff, C., and Künsch, H.R. and Schär, C.
J. Climate, 28, 6249–6266, 2015 http://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00606.1
Robust climate scenarios for sites with sparse observations: a two-step bias correction approach
Rajczak, J. and Kotlarski, S. and Salzmann, N. and Schär, S.
International Journal of Climatology, 2015 http://doi.org/10.1002/joc.4417
The elevation dependency of 21st century European climate change: An RCM ensemble perspective
Kotlarski, S. and Lüthi, D. and Schär, C.
International Journal of Climatology, 2015 http://doi.org/10.1002/joc.4254
The energy balance over land and oceans: An assessment based on direct observations and CMIP5 climate models
Wild, M., Folini, D., Hakuba, M., Schär, C., Seneviratne, S.I., Kato, S., Rutan, D., Ammann, C., Wood, E.F., and König-Langlo, G.
Climate Dynamics, 2015 http://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-014-2430-z
Enhanced Central European summer precipitation in the late 19th century: A link to the Tropics
Bichet, A., Folini, D., Wild, M., and Schär, C.,
Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., 140, 111-123, 2014 http://doi.org/DOI: 10.1002/qj.2111
Regional climate modelling on European scales: A joint standard evaluation of the EURO-CORDEX RCM ensemble
Kotlarski, S. and Keuler, K. and Christensen, O.B. and Colette, A. and Déqué, M. and Gobiet, A. and Goergen, K. and Jacob, D. and Lüthi, D. and van Meijgaard, E. and Nikulin, G. and Schär, C. and Teichmann, C. and Vautard, R. and Warrach-Sagi, K. and Wulfmeyer, V.
Geoscientific Model Development, 7, 1297-1333, 2014 http://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-7-1297-2014
Influence of the background wind on the local soil moisture-precipitation feedback
Froidevaux, P. and Schlemmer, L. and Schmidli, J. and Langhans W. and Schär, C.
J. Atmos. Sci., 71, 782-789, 2014
Evaluation of the convection-resolving regional climate modeling approach in decade-long simulations
Ban, N., J. Schmidli and C. Schär
J. Geophys. Res., 119, 7889-7907, 2014
Projected changes in precipitation intensity and frequency in Switzerland: a multi-model perspective
Fischer, A.M., D.E. Keller, M.A. Liniger, J. Rajczak, C. Schär and C. Appenzeller
International Journal of Climatology, 2014
Hydrological climate-impact projections for the Rhine river: GCM-RCM uncertainty and separate temperature and precipitation effects
Bosshard, T., S. Kotlarski, T. Ewen and C. Schär
Journal of Hydrometeorology, 15, 697-713, 2014
A Case Study in Modeling Low-Lying Inversions and Stratocumulus Cloud Cover in the Bay of Biscay
Possner, A. and Zubler, E. M. and Fuhrer, O. and Lohmann, U. and Schär C.
Weather and Forecasting, 29, 289-304, 2014
Climate change in Switzerland: a review of physical, institutional, and political aspects
Broennimann, S. and Appenzeller, C. and Croci-Maspoli, M. and Fuhrer, J. and Grosjean, M. and Hohmann, R. and Ingold, K. and Knutti, R. and Liniger, M.A. and Raible, C.C. and Röthlisberger, R. and Schär, C. and Scherrer, S.C.
WIREs Climate Change, 2014 http://doi.org/10.1002/wcc.280
A new diagram of the global energy balance
Wild, M., Folini, D., Schär, C., Loeb, N., Dutton E.G., and König-Langlo, G.
AIP Conf. Proc., 1531, 628-631, 2013 http://doi.org/10.1063/1.4804848
Physical constraints for temperature biases in climate models
Bellprat, O., S. Kotlarski, D. Lüthi and C. Schär
Geophys. Res. Lett., 40, 4042–4047, 2013 http://doi.org/10.1002/grl.50737
The global energy balance from a surface perspective
Wild, M., Folini, D., Schär, C., Loeb, N., Dutton, E.G., König-Langlo, G.,
Climate Dynamics, 40, 3107-3134, 2013 http://doi.org/doi:10.1007/s00382-012-1569-8
Alpine snow cover in a changing climate: A regional climate model perspective
Steger, C., S. Kotlarski, T. Jonas and C. Schär
Climate Dynamics, 41, 735-754, 2013
Quantifying uncertainty sources in an ensemble of hydrological climate-impact projections
Bosshard, T., M. Carambia, K. Goergen, S. Kotlarski, P. Krahe, M. Zappa and C. Schär
Water Resources Research, 49, 1-14, 2013
Long-Term Simulations of Thermally Driven Flows and Orographic Convection at Convection-Parameterizing and Cloud-Resolving Resolutions
Langhans, W., J. Schmidli, O. Fuhrer, S. Bieri and C. Schär
Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 52, 1490-1510, 2013 http://doi.org/DOI: 10.1175/JAMC-D-12-0167.1
Projections of extreme precipitation events in regional climate simulations for Europe and the Alpine Region
Rajczak, J., P. Pall and C. Schär
J. Geophys. Res., 118 (9), 3610-3626, 2013
Bulk Convergence of Cloud-Resolving Simulations of Moist Convection over Complex Terrain
Langhans, W. and Schmidli, J. and Schär, C.
J. Atmos. Sci., 69, 2207-2228, 2012
Changes in European summer temperature variability revisited
Fischer, E.M. and Rajczak, J. and Schär, C.
Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, 2012 http://doi.org/doi:10.1029/2012GL052730
Objective calibration of regional climate models
Bellprat, O., S. Kotlarski, D. Lüthi and C. Schär
J. Geophys. Res., 117, D23115, 2012
Elevation Gradients of European Climate Change in the Regional Climate Model COSMO-CLM
Kotlarski, S., T. Bosshard, D. Lüthi, P. Pall and C. Schär
Climatic Change, 112, 189-215, 2012 http://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-011-0195-5
Causes for decadal variations of wind speed over land: Sensitivity studies with a global climate model
Bichet, A., M. Wild, D. Folini and C. Schär
Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, 2012 http://doi.org/10.1029/2012GL051685
Impact of Greenland's topographic height on precipitation and snow accumulation in idealized simulations
Hakuba, M. Z. and Folini, D. and Wild, M. and Schär, C.
J. Geophys. Res., 117, 15, 2012 http://doi.org/10.1029/2011JD017052
Exploring perturbed physics ensembles in a regional climate model
Bellprat, O., S. Kotlarski, D. Lüthi and C. Schär
J. Climate, 25, 4582-4599, 2012
Mesoscale impacts of explicit numerical diffusion in a convection-permitting model
Langhans, W. and Schmidli, J. and Schär, C.
Mon. Wea. Rev., 140, 226-244, 2012
Diurnal equilibrium convection and land surface–atmosphere interactions in an idealized cloud-resolving model
Schlemmer, L. and Hohenegger, C. and Schmidli, J. and Schär, C.
Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 138, 1526-1539, 2012 http://doi.org/DOI: 10.1002/qj.1892
Simulation of dimming and brightening in Europe from 1958 to 2001 using a regional climate model
Zubler, E. M., Folini, D., Lohmann, U., Lüthi, D., Schär, C., and Wild, M.
J. Geophys. Res., 116, doi:10.1029/2010JD015396, 2011
Implementation and evaluation of aerosol and cloud microphysics in a regional climate model
Zubler, E. M., Folini, D., Lohmann, U., Lüthi, D., Muhlbauer, A., Pousse-Nottelmann, S., Schär, C., and Wild, M.
J. Geophys. Res., 116, doi:10.1029/2010JD014572, 2011
Land-atmosphere coupling associated with snow cover
Dutra, E. and Schär, C. and Viterbo, P. and Miranda, P.M.A.
Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, 2011 http://doi.org/10.1029/2011GL048435
An Idealized Cloud-Resolving Framework for the Study of Midlatitude Diurnal Convection over Land
Schlemmer, L. and Hohenegger, C. and Schmidli, J. and Bretherton, C.S. and Schär, C.
J. Atmos. Sci., 68, 1041-1057, 2011 http://doi.org/10.1175/2010JAS3640.1
Snow cover sensitivity to horizontal resolution, parameterizations, and atmospheric forcing in a land surface model
Dutra, E. and Kotlarski, S. and Viterbo, P. and Balsamo, G. and Miranda, P.M.A. and Schär, C. and Bissolli, P., and Jonas, T.
J. Geophys. Res., 116, 2011 http://doi.org/10.1029/2011JD016061
Statistical Analysis of Aerosol Effects on Simulated Mixed-Phase Clouds and Precipitation in the Alps
Zubler, Elias M., Ulrike Lohmann, Daniel Lüthi, Christoph Schär, Andreas Muhlbauer
J. Atmos. Sci., 68, 1474-1492, 2011
Intercomparison of aerosol climatologies for use in a regional climate model over Europe
Zubler, E. M., U. Lohmann, D. Lüthi, and C. Schär
Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, doi:10.1029/2011GL048081, 2011
Global precipitation response to changing forcings since 1870
Bichet, A., M. Wild, D. Folini and C. Schär
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 9961-9970, 2011 http://doi.org/doi:10.5194/acp-11-9961-2011
Climate change projections for Switzerland based on a Bayesian multi model approach, International Journal of Climatology
Fischer, A. M., A. P. Weigel, C. M. Buser, R. Knutti, H. R. Künsch, M. A. Liniger and C. Schär
International Journal of Climatology, 2011 http://doi.org/doi:10.1002/joc.3396
Climate change projections for Switzerland based on a Bayesian multi-model approach
Fischer A. M., A. P. Weigel, C. M. Buser, R. Knutti, M. A. Liniger, C. Schär and C. Appenzeller
International Journal of Climatology, 2011 http://doi.org/DOI: 10.1002/joc.3396
Spectral representation of the annual cycle in the climate change signal
Bosshard, T., S. Kotlarski, T. Ewen and C. Schär
Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 15, 2777-2788, 2011 http://doi.org/10.5194/hess-15-2777-2011
The Influence of Valley Geometry on the Diurnal Valley Winds
Riday, C. (Schmidli, J. and Sprenger, M. and Schär, C.)
Master thesis, IACETH, 2010
Bayesian multi-model projections of climate: Generalization and application to ENSEMBLES results
Buser, C. M., H. R. Künsch and C. Schär
Climate Research, 44, 227-241, 2010 http://doi.org/10.3354/cr00895
An offline study of the impact of lakes on the performance of the ECMWF surface scheme
Dutra, E. and Stepanenko, V.M. and Balsamo, G. and Viterbo, P. and Viterbo, P. and Miranda, P.M.A. and Mironov, D. and Schär, C.
Boreal Environment Research, 15, 100-112, 2010
A Generalization of the SLEVE Vertical Coordinate
Leuenberger, D., M. Koller and C. Schär
Mon. Wea. Rev., 138, 3683-3689, 2010
A gridded hourly precipitation dataset for Switzerland using rain-gauge analysis and radar-based disaggregation
Wüest, M., M. Litschi, A. Altenhoff, C. Frei and C. Hagen M., Schär
International Journal of Climatology, 30, 1764-1775, 2010 http://doi.org/DOI: 10.1002/joc.2025
Consistent geographical patterns of changes in high-impact European heatwaves
Fischer, E. M. and C. Schär
Nature Geoscience, 3, 398-403, 2010 http://doi.org/10.1038/ngeo866
An improved Snow Scheme for the ECMWF Land Surface Model: Description and Offline Validation
Dutra, E. and Balsamo, G and Viterbo, P. and Miranda, P.M.A. and Beljaars, A. and Schär, C. and Elder, K.
Journal of Hydrometeorology, 11, 899-916, 2010
The role of turbulence in cloud-resolving simulations of convection
Froidevaux, P., L. Schlemmer, J. Schmidli and C. Schär
Master thesis, IACETH, 2010
Impact of lakes on the ECMWF surface scheme
Dutra, E. and Stepanenko, V.M. and Balsamo, G. and Viterbo, P. and Miranda, P.M.A. and Mironov, D. and Schär, C.
ECMWF Technical Memorandum, TM 608, 2009
Extreme Precipitation in the European Alps: Evaluating ENSEMBLES Regional Climate Model Simulations for Present-Day Climate
Arnold, Julian, P. Pall and C. Schär
IAC Master Thesis, 2009
Simulation et analyse hydro-économique des événements extrêmes sur le bassin versant du Rhône alpin (Hydro-economic simulation and analysis of etreme events in the Alpine Rhône basin)
Brauchli, T., J..L. Boillat and C. Schär
IAC Master Thesis, 2009
The impact of a Subgrid-Scale Orographic Drag Parameterization Scheme on Simulations in a Numerical Weather Prediction Model
De Vries, A., O. Fuhrer and C. Schär
IAC Master Thesis, 2009
New snow scheme in HTESSEL: description and offline validation
Dutra, E. and G. Balsamo, and P. Viterbo, and P.M.A. Miranda, and A. Beljaars, and C. Schär and K. Elder
ECMWF Technical Memorandum, 607, 2009
Modelling European winter wind storm losses in current and future climate
Schwierz, C., P. Köllner-Heck, E. Zenklusen Mutter, D. N. Bresch, P., Vidale, M. Wild and C. Schär
Climatic Change, 101, 485-514, 2009 http://doi.org/DOI 10.1007/s10584-009-9712-1
Bayesian multi-model projection of climate: bias assumptions and interannual variability
Buser, Christoph, M., H. R. Künsch, D. Lüthi, M. Wild and C. Schär
Climate Dynamics, 33, 849-868, 2009 http://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-009-0588-06
A gridded hourly precipitation dataset for Switzerland using rain-gauge analysis and radar-based disaggregation
Wüest, M. and C. Frei, A. Altenhoff, M. Hagen, M. Litschi, C. Schär
International Journal of Climatology, 2009 http://doi.org/10.1002/joc.2025
Seasonality and Interannual Variability of the Westerly Jet in the Tibetan Plateau Region
Schiemann, Reinhard and Lüthi, Daniel and Schär, Christoph
J. Climate, 22, 2940-2957, 2009 http://doi.org/10.1175/2008JCLI2625.1
The soil moistureprecipitation feedback in simulations with explicit and parameterized convection
Hohenegger, C. and Brockhaus, P. and Bretherton, C.S. and Schär, C.
J. Climate, 22, 5003-5020, 2009
Hochauflösende Simulationen von feuchter Konvektion
Lingenhag, R., L. Schlemmer and C. Schär
IAC Bachelor thesis, 2009
MAP D-PHASE: Real-Time Demonstration of Weather Forecast Quality in the Alpine Region
Rotach, M. W., P. Abrosetti, F. Ament, C. Appenzeller, M. Arpagaus, F. Bauer H.-S., Behrendt A., Bouttier, A. Buzzi, M. Corazzo, S.DaVolio, M. Denhard, M. Dorninger, L. Fontannaz, J. Frick, F. Fundel, U. Germann, T. Gorgas, C. Hegg, A. Hering, C. Keil, M. A. Liniger, C. Marsigli, A. McTaggart-Cowan R., Montaini, K. Mylne, R. Ranzi, E. Richard, A. Rossa, A. Santos-Munoz, C. Schär, Y. Seity, M. Studinger, M. Stoll, H. Volkert, A. Walser, Y. Wang, J. Wehrhahn, V. Wulfmeyer and M. Zappa
Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc., 90, 1321-1336, 2009
Future changes in daily summer temperature variability:driving processes and role for temperature extremes
Fischer, Erich M. and Schär, Christoph
Climate Dynamics, 33, 917-935, 2009 http://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-008-0473-8
Towards flood mitigation in the Sihl catchment using operational ensemble hydrometeorological forecasts
Addor, N., S. Jaun, M. Zappa and C. Schär
Master thesis IAC ETH Zurich, 2009
Diurnal cycle of air pollution in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal: 2. Modeling results
Panday, A.K. and Prinn, R.G. and Schär, C.
Journal of Geophysical Research, 114, 2009 http://doi.org/10.1029/2008JD009808
Validation von Regionalen Klimasimulationen von ENSEMBLES durch ERA-40 bezüglich verschiedener Strahhlungsfelder
Anello, M., C. Schär and R. Ewen
IAC Diploma Thesis, 2008
Towards climate simulations at cloud-resolving scales
Hohenegger C., P. Brockhaus, and C. Schär
Meteorologische Zeitschrift, 17, 383-394, 2008
Cloud-resolving ensemble simulations of the August 2005 Alpine flood
Hohenegger, C., A. Walser, W. Langhans, and C. Schär
Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., 134, 889-904, 2008
The precipitation climate of Central Asia - intercomparison of observational and numerical data sources in a remote semiarid region
Schiemann, R. and Lüthi, D. and Vidale, P.L. and Schär, C.
International Journal of Climatology, 28, 295-314, 2008 http://doi.org/10.1002/joc.1532
Analysis of ERA40-driven CLM simulations for Europe
Jaeger, E. B., I. Anders, D. Lüthi, B. Rockel, C. Schär and S. I. Seneviratne
Meteorologische Zeitschrift, 17, 349-367, 2008
Cloud representatioin in simulations using explicit convection
Brauchli, T., C. Schär and C. Hohenegger
IAC Bachelor thesis, 2008
Fine-scale modeling of the boundary-layer wind field over steep topography
Raderschall, N., M. Lehning, C. Schär
Water Ressource Res., 44, 2008
Aspects of the diurnal cycle in a regional climate model
Brockhaus, P., D. Lüthi and C. Schär
Meteorologische Zeitschrift, 17, 433-443, 2008
A probabilistic view on the August 2005 floods in the upper Rhine catchment
Jaun, S., B. Ahrens, A. Walser, T. Ewen, and C. Schär
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 8, 281-291, 2008
On the relationship between the Indian summer monsoon and river flow in the Aral Sea basin
Schiemann, R. and Glazirina, M.G. and Schär, C.
Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L05706, 2007 http://doi.org/10.1029/2006GL028926
European summer climate variability in a heterogeneous multi-model ensemble
Vidale P.L., Lüthi, R. Wegmann, C. Schär
Climatic Change, 81, 209-232, 2007
Contribution of land-atmosphere coupling to recent European summer heat waves
Fischer, E. M., S. I. Seneviratne, D. Lüthi and C. Schär
Geophys. Res. Lett., L06707, Art. No L06707, 2007 http://doi.org/doi:10.1029/2006GL029068
An inter-comparison of regional climate models for Europe: model performance in present-day climate
Jacob, D., L. Bärring, O.B. Christensen, J.H. Christensen, M. de Castro, M. Déqué, F. Giorgi, S. Hagemann, M. Hirschi, R. Jones, E. Kjellström, G. Lenderink, B. Rockel, E. Sanchez, C. Schär, S.I. Seneviratne, S. Somot, A. van Ulden, B. Van den Hurk
Climatic Change, 81, 31-52, 2007 http://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-006-9213-4
Analysis of seasonal terrestrial water storage variations in regional climate simulations over Europe
Hirschi, M., S. I. Seneviratne, S. Hagemann and C. Schär
J. Geophys. Res., 112, Art. No D22109, 2007 http://doi.org/doi:10.1029/2006JD008338
Impact of scale and aggregation on the terrestrial water exchange: integrating land surface models and rhone catchment observations
Stöckli, R., Viadale, P.L., Boone, A. and Schär, C.
J. Hydrometeorol., 8 (5), 1002-1015, 2007
Modelling daily temperature extremes: Recent climate and future changes over Europe
Kjellström, E., L. Bärring, D. Jacobs, R. Jones, G. Lenderink and C. Schär
Climatic Change, 81, 249-265, 2007
Editorial: "MAP findings"
Volkert H., C. Schär and R.B. Smith
Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 133 (625), 809-810, 2007
Dynamics of Orographically Triggered Banded Convection in Sheared Moist Orographic Flows
Fuhrer O. and C. Schär
J. Atmos. Sci., 64 (10), 3542-3561, 2007
Soil moisture-atmosphere interactions during the 2003 European summer heat wave
Fischer, E. M., S. I. Seneviratne, P. L. Vidale, D. Lüthi and C. Schär
J. Climate, 20, 5081--5099, 2007
Atmospheric predictability at synoptic versus cloud-resolving scales
Hohenegger, C., and C. Schär
Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc., 88, 1783-1793, 2007
Probabilistic flood forecasting with a limited-area ensemble prediction system: Selected Case Studies
Verbunt M., A. Walser, J. Gurtz, A. Montani and C. Schär
Journal of Hydrometeorology, 8, 897-909, 2007
Predictability and error growth dynamics in cloud-resolving models
Hohenegger, C., and C. Schär
J. Atmos. Sci., 64, 4467-4478, 2007
Klimawandel Handlungsbedarf für den Kanton Bern?
Lerch, M., T. Bernauer, H. Wanner and C. Schär
IAC Master Thesis, 2007
Climate change projected by three General Circulation Models: A comparison between prescribed-SST time-slice and fully coupled simulations
Lienert, Fabian (ERD) (Schär, C. and Seneviratne, S. and Wild, M.)
IAC Diploma Thesis, 2007
Bondary analysis for numerical weather prediction model-how to improve selection of representative stations?
Blaser, L., M. Roth and C. Schär
IAC Diploma Thesis, 2007
Evaluation of terrestrial water storage variations in regional climate simulations over Europe using basin-scale combined water-balance data
Hirschi, M., S.I. Seneviratne and C. Schär
Proceedings of the 86th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society, Atlanta, Georgia., 2006
Ex-Post-Prognose des Augusthochwassers 2005 mittels probabilistischer Abflussvorhersage
Jaun, S., A. Walser, M. Zappa, B. Ahrens, J. Gurtz, C. Schär
Forum für Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung, Heft 15.06, Band 3, p. 67-72, 2006
Predictability mysteries in cloud-resolving models
Hohenegger, C., D. Lüthi, and C. Schär
Mon. Wea. Rev., 134, 2095-2107, 2006
Why six baseline scenarios? A research on the reasons for the growing baseline uncertainty of the IPCC scenarios
Girod, B., H. Mieg and C. Schär
IAC Diploma Thesis, 2006
Seasonal variations in terrestrial water storage for major midlatitude river basins
Hirschi, M. and Seneviratne, S. I. and Schär, C.
Journal of Hydrometeorology, 7, 39-60, 2006
Climate variability - observations, reconstructions and model simulations for the Atlantic-European and Alpine Region from 1500-2100 AD
Raible, C.C., Casty, C., Luterbacher, J., Pauling, A., Esper, J., Frank, D., Büntgens, U., Roesch, A.C., Wild, M., Tschuck, P., Vidale, P.L., Schär, C., and Wanner, H.
Clim. Change, 79, 9-29, 2006
Land-atmosphere coupling and climate change in Europe
Seneviratne, S. I., D. Luethi, M. Litschi and C. Schär
Nature, 443, 205-209, 2006
Probabilistic seasonal prediction of the winter North Atlantic Oscillation and its impact on near surface parameters
Müller, W.A., C. Appenzeller and C. Schär
Clim. Dyn., 24, 213-226, 2005
Hydrologic Simulations in the Rhine Basin driven by a Regional Climate Model
Kleinn, J., C. Frei, J. Gurtz, D. Lüthi, P.L. Vidale, and C. Schär
J. Geophys. Res. - Atmos., 110, D04102, 2005
Soil control on runoff response to climate change in regional climate model simulations
van den Hurk, B., Hirschi M., C. Schär, Lenderink, G., van Meijgaard, E., van Ulden, A., Röckel, B., Hagemann, S., Graham, P., Kjellström, E. and R. Jones
Journal of Climate, 18, 3536-3551, 2005
A 2D Finite Volume Non-hydrostatic Atmospheric Model - Implementation of Cut Cells and Further Improvements.
Dobler, A. (Schär C. and Schmidli J.)
Diplomarbeit, IACETH Zürich, 2005
Embedded cellular convection in moist flow past topography
Fuhrer, O. and C. Schär
J. Atmos. Sci., 62, 2810-2828, 2005
Orographic Precipitation and Climate Change. In: U.M. Huber, H.K. M. Bugmann and M.A. Reasoner (eds): Global Change and Mountain Regions: A State of Knowledge Overview
Schär, C. and Frei, C.
Springer Dordrecht, 255-266, 2005
Central European temperature distribution changes in recent observations and climate change scenarios
Scherrer, S.C., C. Appenzeller, M.A. Liniger and C. Schär
Geophys. Res. Letters, 32, L19705, 2005
Kombination von Radar- und Pluviometerdaten zu stündlichen Niederschlagsfeldern für die Schweiz
Litschi, M., C. Schär, M. Wüest and C. Frei
Diplomarbeit, IACETH Zürich, 2005
Impact of realistic increasing greenhouse gas forcing on seasonal forecast performance
Hubert, M., C. Schär and C. Appenzeller
IAC Diploma Thesis, 2005
CO2 und zukünftige Klimaentwicklung: Motor der Klimazukunft.
Wild, M. and Schär, C.
ETH Bulletin, 293, 22-24, 2004
The role of increasing temperature variability for European summer heat waves
Schär, C., P.L. Vidale, D. Lüthi, C. Frei, C. Häberli, M. Liniger and C. Appenzeller
Nature, 427, 332-336, 2004
Seasonal runoff forecasting using precipitation from meteorological data-assimilation systems
Schär, C., Vasilina, L., Pertziger, F., Dirren, S.
J. Hydrometeorol., 5 (5), 959-973, 2004
Predictability of Precipitation in a Cloud-Resolving Model
Walser, A., D. Lüthi and C. Schär
Mon. Wea. Rev.,132 (2), 560-577, 2004
Fine-scale modeling of the boundary-layer wind field over steep topography
Raderschall, N., M. Lehning and C. Schär
Bound. Lay. Meteorol., submitted, 2004
Convection-resovling Precipitation Forecasting and its Predictability in Alpine River Catchments
Walser, A., and C. Schär
J. Hydrol., 288, 57-73, 2004
Inferring changes in terrestrial water storage using ERA-40 reanalysis data: The Mississippi River basin
Seneviratne, S.I., P. Viterbo, D. Lüthi and C. Schär
J. Climate, 17, 2039-2057, 2004
The wake south of the Alps: dynamics and structure of the lee-side flow and secondary potential vorticity banners
Flamant, C., Richard, E., Schär, C., Rotunno, R., Nance, L., Sprenger, M., Benoit, R.
Quart. J. Roy. Meteorol.,130, 1275-1303, 2004
Hot news from summer 2003
Schär, C., Jendritzky, G.
Nature, 432, 559-560, 2004
Structure and Dynamics of an Alpine Potential Vorticity Banner
Schär, C., M. Sprenger, D. Lüthi, Q. Jiang, R. B. Smith, and R. Benoit
Quart. J. Roy. Meteorol. Soc., 129, 825-855, 2003
Predictability and uncertainty in a regional climate model
Vidale, P.L., D. Lüthi, C Frei, S.I. Seneviratne, C. Schär
J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 108 (D18), 4586, doi: 10.1029/2002JD002810, 2003
A note on potential vorticity flux vectors
Bannon, P. R., J. Schmidli and C. Schär
J. Atmos. Sci., 60, 2917-2921, 2003
Interannual covariance between Baiu precipitation and North Pacific SST
Fukutome, S., C. Frei, D. Lüthi and C. Schär
J. Meteorol. Soc. Japan, 81 (6), 1435-1456, 2003
The real-time ultrafinescale forecast support during the Special Observing Period of the MAP
Benoit,R., C. Schär, P. Binder, S. Chamberland, H.C. Davies, M. Desgagné, C. Girard, C. Keil, N. Kouwen, D. Lüthi, D. Maric, E. Müller, P. Pellerin, J. Schmidli, F. Schubiger, C. Schwierz, M. Sprenger, A. Walser et al.
Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 83, 85-109, 2002
Mesoscale precipitation variability in the region of the European Alps during the 20th century
Schmidli J., Schmutz C., Frei C., Wanner H., Schär C.
Int. J. Climatol., 22, 1049-1074, 2002
A new vertical coordinate formulation for atmospheric prediction models
Schär C., D. Leuenberger, O. Fuhrer, D. Lüthi and C. Girard
Mon. Wea. Rev., 130, 2459-2480, 2002
Summer dryness in a warmer climate: a process study with a regional climate model
Seneviratne, S.I., J.S. Pal, E.A.B. Eltahir and C. Schär
Climate Dyn., 20, 69-85, 2002
Skill Prediction for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
Scherrer, Simon (Appenzeller, C. and Schär C.)
IAC Diploma Thesis, 2002
Predictability issues in high-resolution numerical modelling of stratiform and convective precipitation
Walser, A., D. Lüthi, C. Schär
MAP newsletter, 15, 235-241, 2001
Mit Unsicherheiten rechnen
Schär, C. and Wild, M.
ETH Bulletin, 280, 18-21, 2001
The Modification of a Front by the Alps: A Case Study Using the ALPEX Reanalysis Data Set
Kljun, N., Sprenger, M. and Schär, C.
Meteorol. Atmos. Phys. 78, 89-105, 2001
Rotational aspects of stratified gap flows and shallow fohn
Sprenger M, Schär C
QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY 127 (571): 161-187 Part A, 2001
Climate impacts of European-scale anthropogenic vegetation changes: A sensitivity study using a regional climate model
Heck, P., Lüthi, D., Wernli, H. and Schär, C.
J. Geophys. Res., 106, 7818-7835, 2001
Modelle in der Klimadebatte
Schär, C. und Wild, M.
Bulletin – Magazin der ETH Zürich, Nummer 280, Januar 2001, 18-21, 2001
Modelle in der Klimadebatte
Schär, C. and Wild, M.
Mensch und Natur, 4/01, 6-9, 2001
Physical Climate Processes and Feedbacks
Stocker, T. F., C. Schär, M. Wild et al.
Chapter 7 in: Climate Change 2001: The Scientific Basis. Third Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Cambridge University Press, 417-470, 2001
A New Terrain-Following Coordinate for High-Resolution Atmospheric Models
Leuenberger, D., C. Schär, O. Fuhrer O. and D. Lüthi
IAC Diploma Thesis, 2001
The Role of Soil States in Medium-Range Weather Predictability
Fukutome, S., C. Prim, C. Schär
Nonlin. Proc. Geophys., 8, 373-386, 2001
Alpine Numerical Weather Prediction 2000-2020: A Look back to the Future
Schär, C.
MAP newsletter, 14, 7-13, 2001
Reconstruction of mesoscale precipitation fields from sparse observations in complex terrain
Schmidli J., Frei C. and Schär C.
J. Climate, 14, 3289-3306, 2001
Mesoscale Mountains and the Synoptic-Scale Atmospheric Dynamics: A Review
Schär, C.
Meteorology at the Millennium, Academic Press, 29-42, 2001
Mean annual precipitation throughout the European Alps 1971-1990.
Schwarb M., Frei C., Daly C. and Schär C.
In: Hydrological Atlas of Switzerland, Plate 2.6. (available from: Landeshydrologie und Geologie, 3003 Bern)(diverse publications), 2001
Mean seasonal precipitation throughout the European Alps 1971-1990
Schwarb M., Frei C., Daly C. and Schär C.
In: Hydrological Atlas of Switzerland, Plate 2.7. (available from: Landeshydrologie und Geologie, 3003 Bern)(diverse publications), 2001
Detection probability of trends in rare events: Theory and application to heavy precipitation in the Alpine region
Frei C. and Schär C.
J. Climate, 14, 1568-1584, 2001
Idealised numerical experiments of Alpine flow regimes and southside precipitation events
Schneidereit, M. and C. Schär
Meteorol. Atmos. Phys., 72, 233-250, 2000
Climate dynamics and extreme precipitation and flood events in Central Europe
Frei C., Davies H.C., Gurtz J., Schär C.
Integrated Assessment, 1, 281-299, 2000
Observations of potential vorticity banners during the Mesoscale Alpine Programme
Nance, L.B., J.-L., C. Schär, R. B. Smith et al.
Proc. 9th Conference on Mountain Meteorology, American Meteo-rological Society, Aspen CO, 43-48, 2000
Comparison of in-situ PV banner observations against high-resolution numerical simulations during MAP
Schär, C., M. Sprenger, D. Lüthi, R. Benoit, and Q. Jiang
Proc. 9th Conference on Mountain Meteorology, American Meteo-rological Society, Aspen CO, 49-53, 2000
A new Terrain-Following Vertical Coordinate suited for High-Resolution Prediction Models over Complex Topography
Schär, C.
MAP newsletter, 13, 60-61, 2000
The influence of vegetation on the summertime evolution of European soil moisture
Heck, P., Lüthi, D. and Schär, C.
Phys. Chem. Earth (B), 24, 1999, 609-614, 1999
The Soil-Precipitation Feedback: A Process Study with a Regional Climate Model
Schär, C., D. Lüthi, U. Beyerle and E. Heise
J. Climate, 12, 722-741, 1999
The interannual variability as a test ground for regional climate simulations over Japan
Fukutome, S., Frei, C., Lüthi, D. and Schär, C.
J. Met. Soc. Japan, 77, 1999, 649-672, 1999
Low-level potential vorticity and cyclogenesis to the lee of the Alps.
Aebischer, U. and C. Schär
J. Atmos. Sci., 55, 1998, 186-207, 1998
Heavy precipitation processes in a warmer climate
Frei, C., Schär, C., Lüthi, D. and Davies, H.C.
Geophys. Res. Lett., 25, 1431-1434, 1998
Current Alpine Climate.
Schär, C., Davies, T.D., Frei, C., Wanner, H., Widmann, M., Wild, M., Davies, H.C.:
Views from the Alps: Regional perspectives on climate change. MIT press, Boston, 1998, 21-72, 1998
A precipitation climatology of the Alps from high-resolution rain-gauge observations.
Frei, C. and Schär, C.
Int. J. Climatol., 18, 1998, 873-900, 1998
Regional Integrated Assessment and the Problem of Indeterminacy. Chapter 6
Pahl-Wostl, C., Jäger, C., Rayner, S., Schär, C., van Asselt, M., Imboden, D.M. and Vckovski, A
Views from the Alps: Regional perspectives on climate change. MIT press, Boston, 1998, 435-498, 1998
A new vegetation data set for the EM regional climate model
Heck, P., D. Lüthi and C. Schär
Internal report Atmospheric Science ETH, LAPETH-35, 47pp, 1998
Future Alpine Climate.
Gyalistras, D., Schär, C., Davies, H.C. and Wanner, H.
Chapter 4 in: Cebon, P., Dahinden, U., H.C. Davies, Imboden, D.M., Jäger, C. (Eds): Views from the Alps: Regional perspectives on climate change. MIT press, Boston, 1998, 171-224., 1998
Vortex formation and vortex shedding in continously stratified flows past isolated topography
Schär, C, and Durran, D. R.
J. Atmos. Sci., 54, 534-554, 1997
A regional climate model for the Alpine region
Lüthi, D., C. Frei, C. Schär and H. C. Davies
Final report NFP 31, 53pp, 1997
A principal component and long-term trend analysis of daily precipitation in Switzerland
Widmann,M. and C. Schär
Int. J. Climatol., 17, 1333-1356, 1997
Validation of present-day regional climate simulations over Europe: LAM simulations with observed boundary conditions
Christensen, J. H., B. Machenhauer, R. G. Jones, C. Schär, P. M. Ruti, M. Castro and G. Visconti
Climate Dynamics, submitted, 1997
The Dynamics of Shallow South Foehn
M. Sprenger, Ch. Schär
MAP Newsletter #7 / October 1997, 1997
Surrogate climate change scenarios for regional climate models
Schär, C, Frei, C., Lüthi, D. and Davies,H.C.
Geophys. Res. Letters, 23, 669-672, 1996
Interannual Variability and Regional Climate Simulations
Lüthi,D. Cress,A., Davies,H.C., Frei,C. and Schär,C.
Theor. Appl. Climatol,, 53, 185-209, 1996
A synchronous and iterative flux-correction formalism for coupled transport equations
Schär, C. and Smolarkiewicz, P.K.
J. Comp. Phys., 128, 101-120, 1996
The Mesoscale Alpine Programme MAP: Design Proposal
Binder, P. and Schär,C.
Second Edition. MAP Programme Office, c/o MeteoSwiss, 8044 Zürich, Switzerland, 77pp, 1996
Comments on "A solenoid-mass continuity invariance criterion related to the potential vorticity conservation"
Egger,J. and Schär,C.
Meteorol. Atmos. Phys., 59, 257-258, 1996
Daily Alpine precipitation and its relation to the synoptic scale flow:A principal component and singular value decomposition approach
Widmann, M., D. Bresch, Ch. Frei, and Ch. Schär
Proc. Sixth. International Meeting on Statistical Climatology. Galway, Ireland, 1995, 381-384, 1995
Statement on the article "A solenoid-mass continuity invariance criterion related to the potential vorticity conservation" by F. Herbert and H. Pichler
Egger, J. and Ch. Schär
Meteorol. Atmos. Phys., in press, 1995
The effect of bottom friction on shallow-water flow past an isolated obstacle
Grubisic,V., Smith,R.B. and Schär,C.
J. Atmos. Sci., 52, 1985-2005, 1995
Regional Climate Simulations in the Alpine Region
Cress, A., Davies, H. C. Frei, C. Lüthi, D. and Schär, C.
LAPETH-32, Atmospheric Physics ETH, Zürich, 134pp, 1994
High resolution simulation of low-level flow features in the Alpine region
Aebischer, U. and C. Schär
Annal. Meteor., 30, 125-128, 1994
Shallow-water flow past isolated topography. Part I: Vorticity Production and Wake Formation
Schär, C. and Smith, R.B.
J. Atmos. Sci., 50, 1373-1400, 1993
A Generalization of Bernoulli's Theorem
Schär, C.
J. Atmos. Sci., 50, 1437-1443, 1993
Structure and evolution of an isolated semi-geostrophic cyclone
Schär, C. and H. Wernli
QJRMS 119, 57-90, 1993
Flux of potential vorticity substance: A simple derivation and an uniqueness property
Bretherton,C.S. and Schär,C.
J. Atmos. Sci., 50, 1834-1836, 1993
Shallow-water flow past isolated topography. Part II: Transition to Vortex Shedding
Schär, C. and Smith, R.B.
J. Atmos. Sci., 50, 1401-1412, 1993
Orographic destabilization of a laterally sheared flow
Davies, H. C. and Schär, C.
Tellus 43A, 321-333, 1991
The Palette of Fronts and Cyclones within a Baroclinic Wave Development
Davies, H. C., C. Schär and H. Wernli
J. Atmos. Sci., 48, 1666-1689, 1991
An instability of mature cold fronts
Schär, C. and Davies, H.C.
J. Atmos.Sci. 47, 929-950, 1990
Quasi-geostrophic lee cyclogenesis
Schär, C.
J. Atmos.Sci. 47, 3044-3066, 1990
On the atmospheric response to steady mesoscale low-level diabatic heating
Lüthi,D., Schär,C. and Davies,H.C.
Contr.Atmos.Phys. 62, 126-150, 1989
An unsung mechanism for frontogenesis and cyclogenesis
Müller,J., H.C.Davies and C.Schär
J.Atmos.Sci. 46, 3664-3672, 1989
Dynamische Aspekte der aussertropischen Zyklogenese
Schär, C.
Dissertation No. 8845 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zuerich, 1989
Quasi-geostrophic stratified flow over finite amplitude topography
Schär, C. and Davies, H.C.
Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans 11, 287-306, 1988
Diabatic modification of air-flow over a mesoscale orographic ridge: a model study of the coupled response
Davies, H. C. and C. Schär
Quart. J. Roy. Met. Soc., 112, 711-730, 1987
Der Einfluss diabatischer Effekte auf die Gebirgsüberströmung
Schär, C.
Diplomarbeit, IACETH Zürich, 1984
 
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