Module B - Processes and Modelling

The main goal of Module B is to improve the understanding of processes leading to decadal climate variability. Several of these processes are already included in climate models but their importance has not yet completely been clarified. The simulation of other processes requires sometimes a higher resolution of the model or an extension by additional subsystems. The incorporation of those processes leads to an improvement of the MiKlip prediction system in addition to a bias correction. To reach these goals we pursue the following objectives:

Objective B1: Assessing the effects of enhanced resolution and model bias
Objective B2: Investigating mechanisms of decadal variability
Objective B3: Coupling of additional climate subsystems

Towards multi-resolution global climate modeling with ECHAM6-FESOM. Part II: climate variability

2016 - Climate Dynamics, pp. 1–26

Rackow, T. | H. F. Goessling, T. Jung, D. Sidorenko, T. Semmler, D. Barbi, and D. Handorf

Tambora 1815 as a test case for high impact volcanic eruptions: Earth system effects

2016 - WIREs Clim Change 2016

Raible, C. C. | S. Brönnimann, R. Auchmann, P. Brohan, T.L. Frölicher, H.-F. Graf, P. Jones Phil, J. Luterbacher, S. Muthers, R. Neukom, A. Robock, S. Self, A. Sudrajat, C. Timmreck, and M. Wegmann

Stratospheric aerosol—Observations, processes, and impact on climate

2016 - Rev. Geophys., 54, 278–335

Kremser, S. L. W. | Thomason, M. von Hobe, M. Hermann T. Deshler, C. Timmreck, M. Toohey, A. Stenke, F. Prata, J. Schwarz, R. Weigel, S. Fueglistaler, J.-P. Vernier, B. Luo, H. Schlager, J. Barnes, J.-C. Antuna-Marrero, D. Fairlie, M. Palm, E. Mahieu, J. Notholt, M. Rex, R. Neely, C. Bingen, A. Bourassa, J. Plane, D. Klocke, S. Carn, C. Lieven, A. James, S. Borrmann, L. Rieger, T. Trickl, C. Wilson, and B. Meland

The impact of wave-mean flow interaction on the Northern Hemisphere polar vortex after tropical volcanic eruptions

2016 - JGR-Atmospheres, Vol. 121 (10), pp. 5281–5297

Bittner, M. | C. Timmreck, H. Schmidt, M. Toohey, and K. Krüger

Climatic and societal impacts of a volcanic double event at the dawn of the Middle Ages

2016 - Climatic Change, Vol. 136 (3), pp. 401–412

Toohey, M. | K. Krüger, M. Sigl, F. Stordal, and H. Svensen