Christoph Raible

Professor at Climate and Environmental Physics , Physics Institute, University of Bern, Switzerland

Research Interests:
Processes of the Climate System, Atmosphere-Ocean-Sea Ice Interaction, Climate Modelling, Atmospheric Dynamics, Past and Future Climate Change, Predictability, Tropical and Extra Tropical Cyclones, Climate Impacts.

Contact

Climate and Environmental Physics
Physics Institute, University of Bern
Sidlerstrasse 5
CH-3012 Bern
Switzerland
Tel.: ++41 +31 631 44 50
Fax: ++41 +31 631 87 42
Email:raible@climate.unibe.ch
      Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research (OCCR)
University of Bern
Falkenplatz 16
CH-3012 Bern
Switzerland
Tel.: ++41 +31 631 31 48

Curriculum Vitae

Since 2015 Professor at the Climate and Environmental Physics, Physics Institute, University of Bern.
Since 2011 Senior lecturer at the Oeschger Center for Climate Change Research and senior scientist at the Climate and Environmental Physics, Physics Institute, University of Bern; main project: NCCR Climate in WP1 (Workpackage leader) until 2013.
2010 Senior scientist at the Climate and Environmental Physics, Physics Institute, University of Bern; main project: NCCR Climate in WP1 (Workpackage leader).
2008 Habilitation at the Climate and Environmental Physics, Physics Institute, University of Bern; main project NCCR Climate in WP1 (Principle investigator).
2002-2008 Post-Doc position at the Climate and Environmental Physics, Physics Institute, University of Bern; main project NCCR Climate in WP1 (Co-principle investigator).
Dec. 2001 Phd-thesis: 'Atmospheric Regimes in the North Atlantic'.
1998 - 2001 Researcher and Phd student at Meteorological Institute of the University of Hamburg (theoretical division). DFG project in the Sonderforschungsbereichs 512: 'Cyclones and the North Atlantic Climate System' (project A2).
Subject: Modes of the coupled ocean-atmosphere system in the North Atlantic.
Aug. 1997 - Dec. 1997 Researcher at the Meteorological Institute of the University of Hamburg (theoretical division). EU project: 'Variability of the North Atlantic Storm Track'.
Subject: Further development of an analog scheme forecasting cyclone tracks.
1996 - 1997 Diploma-thesis at meteorological Institute of the Universitity of Hamburg (theoretical division).
Subject: Statistical short-term forecasting of temperature: Single station prediction, area interpolation und combination with numerical weather prediction.
1991 - 1997 Studying Meteorology at the University of Hamburg.

Teaching

Graduate level

Since spring 2015: Lecture (100%) and exercises (100%) in 'Introduction to Atmospheric Circulation and Modes of Variability' at the Physics Institute of the University of Bern.
Since autumn 2011: Contributions to the seminar of the Climate Master program of the Oeschger Center for Climate Change Research.
Since summer 2007: Lecture (50%) and computer tutorial (100%) in 'Introduction in Climate Modelling' at the Physics Institute of the University of Bern.

Undergraduate level

2008-2012: Exercise tutorial in physics II for pharmacy, bio-chemistry, and chemistry students at the Physics Institute of the University of Bern.
2002-2005: Physics practical tutorial for pharmacy, bio-chemistry and chemistry students at the Physics Institute of the University of Bern.
2002-2012: Exercise tutorial in physics I for pharmacy, bio-chemistry, and chemistry students at the Physics Institute of the University of Bern.
2002-2013: Exams for medicine students in Physics at the University of Bern.

Summer schools

2015: Lecturer at the Swiss Climate Summer School 'Large-scale modes of variability associated with climate'.
2013: Organizer of the NCCR-Climate summer school and lecturer of the workshop 'Predictability in the Lorenz Model'.
2009: Lecturer at the NCCR-Climate summer school: workshop - Introduction in Kalman Filtering and Data Assimilation.
2005: Lecturer at the NCCR-Climate summer school: workshop - Climate modelling and time-series analysis.
2003: Lecturer at the NCCR-Climate summer school: workshop - North Atlantic Oscillation and time-series analysis.

Lecture notes

Raible, C.C., 2015, Introduction to Atmospheric Circulation and Modes of Variability, 144pp. (pdf-file on request)
Stocker, T.F., 2011, Introduction to Climate Modelling, Advances in Geophysical and Environmental Mechanics and Mathematics, K. Hutter (ed.), 179 pp., Springer Verlag. DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-00773-6_1. (pdf-file on request)
Fraedrich, K., C. C. Raible, and G. Bischof, 1997: Statistische Kuerzestfristprognosen: Niederschlagswahrscheinlichkeit und Temperatur, Lecture note, University of Hamburg, Germany, 67pp. (pdf-file on request)

Projects

  • Pilot study 'EXAR' assessing the probability of a 10'000 yr flood event in the Aare river catchment(since 2015)
  • Funding for the 5th Workshop on European Storms Impacts and Predictability (since 2015)
  • Joint SNF project of the division Climate and Environmantal Physics of the Swiss National Science foundation (since 2015)
  • SNF Sinergia project: 'Past and Future Solar Influence on the Terrestrial Climate II' (since 2014)
  • Dr. Alfred Bretscher-Fonds fuer Klima- und Luftverschmutzungsforschung: 'Vb-Wetterlagen und deren Einfluss auf die Niederschlaege' (since 2013)
  • Joint project with the Center for Space and Habitability on simulation of atmospheric circulation on exoplanets (since 2012)
  • Sinergia project of the Swiss National Science foundation: 'Past and Future Solar Influence on the Terrestrial Climate' (2010-2013).
  • Project with the 'Eidgenoessischen Nuklearsicherheitsinspektorat (ENSI)', Topic: 'Atmospheric dynamics and hydrological cycle of the early stage of the last ice age' (2011-2013).
  • EU-project Past4Future (Mar. 2010-2014).
  • Work package leader of WP1 of the NCCR-Climate during the third phase 2009-2012.
  • Principle investigator of the Project 1.1 'Modelling and Reconstruction of North Atlantic Climate System Variability (MONALISA)' of the NCCR-Climate (2002-2008 Co-PI, first phase from 2001-2005, second phase from 2005-2009, third phase 2009-2013.
  • Joint project with SwissRe entitled 'How do ocean circulation and sea surface temperature changes linked to climate change influence tropical cyclone characteristics and associated losses?' in the framework of the NCCR Climate, since 2006-2009.
  • Joint project with SwissRe entitled 'Climate Change Impacts on Coastal Damages (CID)' in the framework of the NCCR Climate, 2008-2009.
  • Large-user project at the Swiss National Computer Center CSCS, since 2002.
  • Involved in the EU-project (EVR1-2002-000413) 'Patterns of Climate Variability in the North Atlantic (PACLIVA)' (finished 2007).