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Warm welcome to our new masterstudent and goodbye to our former ones

We welcome our new climate sciences master's student, Sonia Flückiger. Her thesis will be about radar datasets and ground-based hail observation. On the other hand, three of our master's students passed their master's defence. Congratulations, Joas Müller, Stella Bērziņa and Andrea Angelidou! Joas and Stella are going to be PhD candidates at ETH Zurich. Andrea will do an internship. We wish you all the best for your future!


Warm welcome to our new PostDoc and master students

From the first of May 2023 three new members joined our research group. Monika Feldmann is starting as a PostDoc. Claudia Pusch as well as Nicolas Hartmann are going to write their master thesis in our group. We wish you all a good start!


Warm welcome to our new PostDoc's and Scientific employee

In the last month, our two new postdocs have started their research in our Unit—a warm welcome to Edgar Dolores and Alice Portal. Edgar is focussing on Atmospheric blocking in storm-resolving climate models. Alice's project will contribute to the MEDCYCLONES COST action with a systematic climatological analysis linking multivariate hazards (compound events) to Mediterranean cyclones and large-scale climate drivers. Severin Kaderli is joining us as a scientific employee. We wish you all a good start!


Goodbye and all the best

In the new year, there are some personnel changes in our unit. Since December 2023, Dr Raphaël Rousseau-Rizzi, Dr Alexandre Tuel and Tamara Baumann have left us. Raphaël returned to Montreal for his research, and Alexandre is continuing his research in the US. Dr Maxi Böttcher and Michael Herrmann will leave us as of 1 March 2023. Maxi will start her new position at Kantonspolizei Zürich. We wish them a fresh start and all the best for the future!


How a EUSF storyline paper turned into a “story”

The RECEIPT climate story explorer allows you to explore storylines that show the indirect impact of climate change on the European Union. As much of the wealth and many of the products that are eaten or used in the EU are produced or sourced in the rest of the world, climate change impacts the EU not only directly, but also through impact on remote regions. With this application, we can build and show stories to highlight several of these climate impact hotspots. One specific paper on Hotspot description in Oversea Overseas Territories with the title: "Can tropical cyclones hitting the EU outermost regions compromise the stability of the European Union Solidarity Fund (EUSF)?" by Alessio Ciullo (Institute for Environmental Decisions, ETH Zurich), Olivia Martius (Institute of Geography and Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research, University of Bern), Erik Strobel (Department of Economics and Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research) and David N. Bresch (Swiss Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss) was just implemented recently.

Can tropical cyclones hitting the EU outermost regions compromise the stability of the European Union Solidarity Fund (EUSF)?


Swiss Geoscience Meeting 2022

Some of our group members presented their research together with members from the Climatology Group at the 20th Swiss Geosciences Meeting. The Swiss Geoscience Meeting offers good opportunities for exchange and networking, interesting talks and posters and also good to get insight into other topics. Furthermore, Pauline Rivoire, a former PhD of our group, was also presenting her new research.

Poster from Lena Wilhelm our PhD candidate (PDF, 1.2 MB)


Portrait images of Lena Wilhelm, Hugo Banderier, Martin Aregger and Duncan Pappert

Warm welcome to our new PhD candidates

Lena Wilhelm, Hugo Banderier, Martin Aregger and Duncan Pappert have started their PhD's in our group either this or last semester. Lena will be focussing on the variability of hail in Switzerland, Hugo is analysing persistent jet states in the massive CEMS-LENS2 dataset. Martin is working on hail nowcasting potential of Differential Reflectivity columns and Duncan will be focussing on the PERSIST-EUROPE project, which seeks to get a better understanding of the dynamical processes controlling persistent flow conditions over Europe in summer for their relation to extreme weather events. Warm welcome and we wish you a great start!


Portrait images of Christoph von Matt and Tamara Baumann

Master's degree completed and off to new positions in our group

Tamara Baumann and Christoph von Matt, our two former Master's students, are now working as research assistants. Have a good start in your new position!

The Colloquium in Climatology, Climate Impact, Remote Sensing and Geocomputation will again take place on site and will also be broadcast online via Zoom

Zoom link:  Password: 170996

When:   Wednesday, 2:15 pm
Where: Mittelstrasse 43, seminar room 124