News and Events

18.10.2021

New Project "FAIRNESS"

This week the COST Action FAIRNESS (FAIR network of micrometeorological measurements) was officially launched. It is based on the conviction that managing weather-induced agricultural losses, water use for irrigation, new invasive species and disease vectors, plant diseases and pests, urban energy consumption and other problems requires making better use of available micrometeorological data. The Action intends to build a micrometeorological knowledge share platformwith an inventory of available and quality proven micrometeorological in-situ data , recommendations for measurement and data management in order to meet FAIR principles and examples of rural and urban FAIR data sets. The platform will link across various stakeholder groups and is carried by a transboundary network of researchers from 25 European countries, including the climatology group of the University of Bern.  

06.10.2021

Beitrag im Regionaljournal Bern

Heinz Wanner, emeritierter Professor und Saba Baer, Masterstudentin, erzählen in einem Beitrag des Regionaljournals Bern von ihren Erfahrungen in der Klimaforschung. Angesichts des fortschreitenden Klimawandels werden auch die langjährigen Warnungen der Wissenschaft thematisiert.

06.10.2021

An ensemble reconstruction of global monthly sea surface temperature and sea ice concentration 1000–1849

Within the framework of PALAEO-RA, Eric Samakinwa and co-authors from the climatology group of the University of Bern present monthly resolved SST and SIC fields for the period 1000–1849, which is suitable as boundary conditions for AGCM simulations. The 50-member ensemble spatially complete dataset is based on an existing coarse resolution annual mean temperature reconstruction, augmented with intra-annual and sub-grid scale variability that is physically consistent with information from models, proxies, and observations. With this new, freely available dataset, published in the Nature journal Scientific Data, science will gain new insights from AGCM simulations driven by realistic and temporally varying ensemble boundary conditions.

22.09.2021

New Topics for Bachelor and Master Theses

The climatology group offers a number of interesting topics for Bachelor and Master theses. Have a look at the most recent list.

22.09.2021

New colloquium program now available

Please note the new program of the Colloquium in Climatology, Climate Impact and Remote Sensing during autumn semester 2021. There will be many interesting talks and exciting discussions about various topics. Feel free to join the colloquium on Wednesdays at 14:15 on site or via Zoom according to the program.

21.09.2021

Titelseite des Buches mit der Aufschrift: "Klima und Gesellschaft in Europa - die letzten tausend Jahre"

Klima und Gesellschaft in Europa - die letzten tausend Jahre

Das neue Buch von Christian Pfister und Heinz Wanner ist jetzt im Buchhandel erhältlich. Die beiden Autoren liefern mit ihrem reichhaltigen Buch ein neues Standardwerk zur Klimageschichte. Es zeigt die vielschichtigen Verknüpfungen zwischen Klimaschwankungen und historischen Entwicklungen, basierend auf einem riesigen Korpus an historischen Quellen und Rekonstruktionen sowie profunden Analysen. Dies erlaubt eine Beurteilung der aktuellen, rasanten Klimaerwärmung und der damit einhergehenden Herausforderungen für die Gesellschaft.

26.07.2021

Map Heat Walk

Heat Walk

Seit diesem Sommer wurde durch die Stadtklimagruppe ein interaktiver Hitzespaziergang entlang der Hot- und Coldspots in der Stadt Bern erstellt. Mithilfe von abwechslungsreichen Quiz-Aufgaben können Einblicke in die Themen Klimawandel, Stadthitze und klimaverträgliche Stadtentwicklung gewonnen werden. Der Hitzespaziergang kann hier abgerufen werden.

 

Since this summer, an interactive heat walk along the hotspots and coldspots in the city of Bern has been created by the urban climate group. With the help of diverse tasks, insights can be gained into the topics of climate change, urban heat and climate-friendly urban development. The heat walk is only available in German and can be accessed here.

09.03.2021

Portrait Renuka Shastri

New People

Renuka Shastri started in February as a research assistant in the Climatology Group. Before coming to Bern she did her Master at the University of Pune, India. For her master thesis, she examined the individual and combined impact of Atlantic Nino and El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) on Indian Summer Monsoon Rainfall (ISMR). Now during her year as a research assistant, she will perform a simulation of the Föhn storm 1925 using the Palm Model.

23.02.2021

New colloquium program now available

Please note the new program of the Colloquium in Climatology, Climate Impact and Remote Sensing during spring semester 2021. There will be many interesting talks and exciting discussions about various topics. Feel free to join the colloquium on Wednesdays at 14:15 via Zoom according to the program.

23.02.2021

New Topics for Bachelor and Master Theses

The climatology group offers a number of interesting topics for Bachelor and Master theses. Have a look at the most recent list.

09.02.2021

Portrait Laura Hövel

New People

Laura Hövel started in February as a PhD Student in the Climatology Group. Before coming to Bern she did her Master in Hamburg and wrote her thesis about decadal predictability of Marine Heatwaves. Now during her PhD she will continue to analyse decadal climate variability of past climate in model simulations with a focus on historical extreme events.

09.02.2021

Portrait Duncan Pappert

New People

Duncan Pappert recently completed his Masters in Climate Sciences in the Climatology Group. In his thesis he evaluated weather observations from the Palatine Meteorological Society and used this data to reconstruct temperature and pressure fields over Europe for the winter 1788/89. Starting in February he will stay on at the GIUB as a research assistant and work on publishing the findings of his thesis, thereby contributing to the SNF Project WeaR.

22.01.2021

Stefan Brönnimann with headphones

Climate data mirror world history

The collaboration between climate scientists and historians has a long tradition. Work on historical measurements is a prime example how developments on the two disciplines can further stimulate the mutual benefit. Historian Chantal Camenisch and climatologist Stefan Brönnimann discuss their views in a NZZ article. Also non-scientists can contribute to gaining climate data. A recent Euronews feature with Stefan Brönnimann addresses the role of citizen science in climate research.