Latest publications

Burger, M., Gubler, M., Brönnimann, S., Vicedo-Cabrera, A., and Winkel, M. (2022): Berns Westen im (Klima-) Wandel. Wie sich Stadtentwicklung und Klimawandel auf das sommerliche Mikroklima auswirken. Fachbeitrag zu Berner Geographische Mitteilungen 2021 (Reihe G Grundlagenforschung G99). Bern: Geographica Bernensia, doi: 10.4480/GB2022.G99

Brönnimann, S. (2022): Alexander von Humboldt and Earth System Science. In: Gregor C. Falk, Manfred R. Strecker, Simon Schneider (Eds.) Alexander von Humboldt. Multiperspective Approaches. Springer, pp. 39-57, doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-94008-9_2

Burgdorf, A.-M. (2022): A global inventory of quantitative documentary evidence related to climate since the 15th century. Clim. Past, 18, p. 1407-1428, doi: 10.5194/cp-18-1407-2022

Brönnimann, S. (2022): Century-long column ozone records show that chemical and dynamical influences counteract each other. Communications Earth and Environment, 3, 143, doi: 10.1038/s43247-022-00

Brönnimann, S. (2022): From climate to weather reconstructions. PLOS Climate 1 (6), e0000034, doi: 10.1371/journal.pclm.0000034

Steinfeld, D., Peter, A., Martius, O., and Brönnimann, S.: Assessing the performance of various fire weather indices for wildfire occurrence in Northern Switzerland. EGUsphere [preprint], doi: 10.5194/egusphere-2022-92, 2022.

Brönnimann, S. (2022): Historical Observations for Improving Reanalyses. Frontier in Climate 4, 880473, doi: 10.3389/fclim.2022.880473

Reichen, L.,  Burgdorf, A.-M., Brönnimann, S., Rutishauser, M., Franke, J., Valler, V., Samakinwa, E., Hand, R. and Brugnara, Y. (2022): A Decade of Cold Eurasian Winters Reconstructed for the Early 19th Century. Nature Communications, 13, 2116, doi: 10.1038/s41467-022-296

Fischer, A.M., Strassmann, K.M., Croci-Maspoli, M., Hama, A.M., Knutti, R., Kotlarski, S., Schär, C., Schnadt Poberaj, C., Ban, N., Bavay, M., Beyerle, U., Bresch, D.N., Brönnimann, S., Burlando, P., Casanueva, A., Fatichi, S., Feigenwinter, I., Fischer, E.M., Hirschi, M., Liniger, M.A., Marty, C., Medhaug, I., Peleg, N., Pickl, M., Raible, C.C., Rajczak, J., Rössler, O., Scherrer, S.C., Schwierz, C.,  Seneviratne, S.I., Skelton, M., Sørland, S.L., Spirig, C., Tschurr, F., Zeder, J. and Zubler, E.M. (2022): Climate Scenarios for Switzerland CH2018 – Approach and Implications. Climate Services, 26, 100288, doi: 10.1016/j.cliser.2022.100288

Buchmann, M., Coll, J., Aschauer, J., Begert, M., Brönnimann, S., Chimani, B., Resch, G., Schöner, W., and Marty, C.: Homogeneity assessment of Swiss snow depth series: Comparison of break detection capabilities of (semi-) automatic homogenisation methods, The Cryosphere Discuss. [preprint], doi: 10.5194/tc-2022-48, in review, 2022.

Pappert, D., Barriendos, M., Brugnara, Y., Imfeld, N., Jourdain, S., Przybylak, R., Rohr, C., and Brönnimann, S.: Statistical reconstruction of daily temperature and sea-level pressure in Europe for the severe winter 1788/9, Clim. Past Discuss. [preprint], doi: 10.5194/cp-2022-10, in review, 2022.

Brönnimann, S., Stucki, P., Franke, J., Valler, V., Brugnara, Y., Hand, R., Slivinski, L. C., Compo, G. P., Sardeshmukh, P. D., Lang, M., and Schaefli, B. (2022): Influence of Warming and Atmospheric Circulation Changes on Multidecadal European Flood Variability. Clim. Past, 18, p. 919-933, doi: 10.5194/cp-2021-160

Hari, C., Brugnara, Y., Rohr, C., and Brönnimann, S. (2022): Meteorological Observations in Bern and Vicinity, 1777-1834. In: Brönnimann, S. (Ed.) Swiss Early Instrumental Meteorological Series. Geographica Bernensia G96, p. 199-211, doi: 10.4480/GB2020.G96.19

Camenisch, C., Jaume-Santero, F., White, S., Pei, Q., Hand, R., Rohr, C., and Brönnimann, S.: A Bayesian Approach to Historical Climatology for the Burgundian Low Countries in the 15th Century. Clim. Past Discuss. [preprint], doi: 10.5194/cp-2021-169, in review, 2021.

Brugnara, Y., Brönnimann, S., and Pfister, L. (2021): The First Swiss Meteorological Record - Scheuchzer’s Series from Zurich 1708–1733. In: Swiss Early Instrumental Meteorological Series. Geographica Bernensia G96, p. 157-167, doi: 10.4480/GB2020.G96.15

Wyer, V., Brugnara, Y., and Brönnimann, S. (2021): Meteorological Series from Neuchâtel, Bern and Gurzelen. In: Brönnimann, S. (Ed.) Swiss Early Instrumental Meteorological Series. Geographica Bernensia G96, p. 169-182, doi: 10.4480/GB2020.G96.16

Brugnara, Y., Pfister, L., and Brönnimann, S. (2021): Zurich’s Many 19th Century Meteorological Records. In: Brönnimann, S. (Ed.) Swiss Early Instrumental Meteorological Series. Geographica Bernensia G96, p. 183-197, doi: 10.4480/GB2020.G96.14

Pappert, D., Brugnara, Y., Jourdain, S., Pospieszyńska, A., Przybylak, R., Rohr, C., and Brönnimann, S. (2021): Unlocking weather observations from the Societas Meteorologica Palatina. (1781–1792). Clim. Past 17, 2361–2379. doi: 10.5194/cp-17-2361-2021             

Buchmann, M., Begert, M., Brönnimann S., and Marty C. (2021): Local-scale variability of seasonal mean and extreme values of in-situ snow depth and snow fall measurements. The Cryosphere 5, 4625–4636. doi: 10.5194/tc-15-4625-2021

Bühler, M., Häni, C., Ammann, C., Brönnimann S., and Kupper T. (2021): Using the inverse dispersion method to determine methane emissions from biogas plants and wastewater treatment plants with complex source configurations. Atmospheric Environment X 13, 100161.

Franke, J., Evans, M. N., Schurer, A., and Hegerl, G.: Climate Change Detection and Attribution using observed and simulated Tree-Ring Width. Climate of the Past, doi: 10.5194/cp-2021-80, in review, 2021.

Fessehaye, M., Brugnara, Y., Franke, J., and Brönnimann S. (2021): Eritrean Central-Highland precipitation and associations with sea-surface temperature and atmospheric circulation. International Journal of Climatology, doi: 10.1002/joc.7138

Meyer, L., Gubler, M., Meier, F., Brönnimann, S. (2021): Intercoparison and combination of low-cost urban air temperature meansurement approaches. Meteorologische Zeitschrift. doi: 10.1127/metz/2021/1107

Wegmann, M., Orsolini, Y., Weisheimer, A., van den Hurk, B., and Lohmann, G. (2021): Impact of Eurasian autumn snow on the winter North Atlantic Oscillation in seasonal forecasts of the 20th century. Weather Clim. Dynam., 2, 1245–1261. doi: 10.5194/wcd-2-1245-2021

Samakinwa, E., Valler, V., Hand, R., Neukom, R., Gomez-Navarro, J.J., Kennedy, J. Rayner, N., and Brönnimann, S. (2021): An ensemble reconstruction of global monthly sea surface temperature and sea ice concentration 1000–1849. Nature Scientific Data 8, 261. doi: 10.1038/s41597-021-01043-1

Valler, V., Franke, J., Brugnara, Y., and Brönnimann, S. (2021): An updated global atmospheric paleo-reanalysis covering the last 400 years. Geosc. Data J.,  doi: 10.1002/gdj3.121

Timmreck, C., Toohey, M., Zanchettin, D., Brönnimann, S., Lundstad, E., and Wilson, R. (2021): The unidentified eruption of 1809: a climatic cold case. Clim. Past, 17, 1455–1482, doi: 10.5194/cp-17-1455-2021

Burger, M., Gubler, M., Heinimann, A., and Brönnimann, S. (2021): Modelling the spatial pattern of the urban heat island of Bern during heatwaves in 2018 and 2019 using a land use regression approach. Urban Climate 38,100885, doi: 10.1016/j.uclim.2021.100885

Bühler, M., Häni, C., Ammann, C., Mohn, J., Neftel, A., Schrade, S., Zähner, M., Zeyer, K., Brönnimann, S., and Kupper, T. (2021): Assessment of the inverse dispersion method for the determination of methane emissions from a dairy housing. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 307, 108501, doi: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2021.108501

Imfeld, N.,Haimberger, L., Sterin, A., Brugnara, Y., and Brönnimann, S. (2021): Intercomparisons, Error Assessments, and Technical Information on Historical Upper-Air Measurements. Earth System Science Data. 13, 2471–2485, doi: 10.5194/essd-13-2471-2021

Brunet, M., Brugnara, Y., Noone, S., Stephens, A., Valente, M.A., Ventura, C., Jones, P., Gilabert, A., Brönnimann, S., Luterbacher, J., Allan, R., Brohan, P., and Compo, G.P. (2020): Best Practice Guidelines for Climate Data and Metadata Formatting, Quality Control and Submission. Copernicus Climate Change Service, doi: 10.24381/kctk-8j22

Gubler, M., Christen, A., Remund, J., and Brönnimann, S. (2021): Evaluation and application of a low-cost measurement network to study intra-urban temperature differences during summer 2018 in Bern, Switzerland. Urban Climate, 37, 100817, doi: 10.1016/j.uclim.2021.100817

Häni, C., Bühler, M., Neftel, A., Ammann, C., and Kupper, T. (2021): Performance of open-path GasFinder3 devices for CH4 concentration measurements close to ambient levels. Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 1733–1741, doi: 10.5194/amt-14-1733-2021

Buchmann, M., Begert, M., Brönnimann, S., and Marty, C. (2021): Evaluating the robustness of snow climate indicators using a unique set of parallel snow measurement series. Int. J. Climatol., 41 (Suppl. 1): E2553– E2563. doi: 10.1002/joc.6863

Brönnimann, S., and Brugnara, Y. (2021): Meteorological Series from Basel, 1825-1863. In: Brönnimann, S. (Ed.) Swiss Early Instrumental Meteorological Series. Geographica Bernensia G96, p. 127–138, doi: 10.4480/GB2020.G96.12

Oelsmann, J., Borchert, L., Hand, R., Baehr, J., and Jungclaus, J. (2020): Linking ocean forcing and atmospheric interactions to Atlantic multidecadal variability in MPI-ESM1.2. Geophysical Research Letters, 47: e2020GL087259. doi: 10.1029/2020GL087259

Brönnimann, S. (2020): Perpetuirliches Zusammenwirken – Das Klima als System. In: Bloch, S. K., O. Lubrich and H. Steinke (2021) Alexander von Humboldt – Wissenschaften zusammendenken, Bern, Haupt Verlag (Berner Universitätsschriften 62), 127-147

Brönnimann, S., and Brugnara Y. (2020): The meteorological series from the Great St. Bernard, 1817-1863. In: Brönnimann, S. (Ed.) Swiss Early Instrumental Meteorological Series. Geographica Bernensia G96, p. 109-117, doi: 10.4480/GB2020.G96.10

Brönnimann, S., and Brugnara Y. (2020): D’Annone’s Meteorological Series from Basel, 1755–1804. In: Brönnimann, S. (Ed.) Swiss Early Instrumental Meteorological Series. Geographica Bernensia G96, p. 119-126, doi: 10.4480/GB2020.G96.11

Rutishauser, T., Brönnimann, S., Gehrig, R., Pietragalla, B., Baumgarten, F., Vitasse, Y., Stöckli, S., Pfister, C., Holzkämper, A., Hund, A., Fossati, D., Meier, M., Weingartner, R., and Buchmann, M. (2020) Klimawandel und Jahreszeiten, Geographica Bernensia, G97, 28 S., doi: 10.4480/GB2020.G97.01

Slivinski, L. C., G. P. Compo, P. D. Sardeshmukh, J. S. Whitaker, C. M. McColl, R. Allan, P. Brohan, X. Yin, C. Smith, L. J. Spencer, R. Vose, M. Rohrer, R. P. Conroy, D. C. Schuster, J. Kennedy, L. Ashcroft, S. Brönnimann, M. Brunet, D. Camuffo, R. Cornes, T. A. Cram, F. Domínguez-Castro, J. E. Freeman, J. Gergis, E. Hawkins, P. D. Jones, H. Kubota, T. C. Lee, A. Lorrey, J. Luterbacher, C. J. Mock, R. Przybylak, C. Pudmenzky, V. C. Slonosky, B. Tinz, B. Trewin, X. L. Wang, C. Wilkinson, K. Wood, and P. Wyszyński (2020) An evaluation of the performance of the 20th Century Reanalysis version 3. J. Clim., early online,

Brönnimann, S., Nichol, S. (2020) Total column ozone in New Zealand and in the UK in the 1950sAtmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 20(22), 14333-14346, doi: 10.5194/acp-20-14333-2020

Stepanek, C., Samakinwa, E., Knorr, G., and Lohmann, G. (2020) Contribution of the coupled atmosphere-ocean–sea ice–vegetation model COSMOS to the PlioMIP2, Clim. Past, 16, 2275–2323,

Gubler, S., Rossa, A., Avalos, G., Brönnimann, S., Cristobal, K., Croci-Maspoli, M., Dapozzo, M., van der Elst, A., Escajadillo, Y., Flubacher, M., Garcia, T., Imfeld, N., Konzelmann, T., Lechthaler, F., Liniger, M., Quevedo, K., Ramos, H., Rohrer, M., Schwierz, C., Sedlmeier, K., Spirig, C., de Ventura, S. and Wüthrich, B. (2020) Twinning SENAMHI and MeteoSwiss to co-develop climate services for the agricultural sector in Peru. Climate Services, 20, 100195, doi: 10.1016/j.cliser.2020.100195

Brönnimann, S. (2020) Synthetic Weather Diaries: Concept and Application to Swiss Weather in 1816, Clim. Past, 16, 1937–1952, doi: 10.5194/cp-16-1937-2020

Samakinwa, E., Stepanek, C., Lohmann, G. (2020) Sensitivity of mid-Pliocene climate to changes in orbital forcing and PlioMIP's boundary conditions, Clim. Past, 16, 1643–1665. doi: 10.5194/cp-16-1643-2020.

Hemming, D. L., Garforth, J., Park, T., Richardson, A. D., Rutishauser, T., Sparks, T. H., Thackeray, S. J., Myneni, R. (2020) Phenology of primary producers. In: Blunden, J. and D. S. Arndt, Eds., 2020: State of the Climate in 2019. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 101 (8), S95–S98. doi: 10.1175/2020BAMSStateoftheClimate.1.

Rayner, Nick A., Auchmann, R., Bessembinder, J., Brönnimann, S., Brugnara, Y., Capponi, F., Carrea, L., Dodd, E. M. A., Ghent, D., Good, E., Høyer, J. L., Kennedy, J. J., Kent, E. C., Killick, R. E., van der Linden, P., Lindgren, F., Madsen, K. S., Merchant, C. J., Mitchelson, J. R., Morice, C. P., Nielsen-Englyst, P., Ortiz, P. F., Remedios, J. J., van der Schrier, G.,  Squintu, A. A., Stephens, A., Thorne, P. W., Tonboe, R. T., Trent, T., Veal, K. L., Waterfall, A. M., Winfield, K., Winn, J., Woolway, R. I. (2020) The EUSTACE project: delivering global, daily information on surface air temperature. Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc., 11, E1924–E1947, doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-19-0095.1

Franke, J., Valler, V., Brönnimann, S., Neukom, R., and Jaume-Santero, F. (2020) The importance of input data quality and quantity in climate field reconstructions – results from the assimilation of various tree-ring collections, Clim. Past, 16, 1061–1074,doi: 10.5194/cp-16-1061-2020.

Kupper, T., Häni, C., Neftel, A., Kincaid, C., Bühler, M., Amon, B., and VanderZaag, A. (2020) Ammonia and greenhouse gas emissions from slurry storage - A review. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment300, 106963. doi: 10.1016/j.agee.2020.106963.

Lhotka, O., Brönnimann, S. (2020) Possible Increase of Vegetation Exposure to Spring Frost under Climate Change in Switzerland. Atmosphere, 11, 391, doi: 10.3390/atmos11040391.

Geographisches Institut der Universität Bern (2020) Klima und Planung 79. Tagung am Geographischen Institut der Universität Bern (GIUB) 19./20. September 1979. Geographica Bernensia P5

Geographisches Institut der Universität Bern (2020) Informationen und Beiträge zur Klimaforschung / Contributions à la recherche climatologique (1970-1987). Geographica Bernensia G95/1–21

Brönnimann, S. (2020) Preface. In: Brönnimann, S. (Ed.) Swiss Early Instrumental Meteorological Series. Geographica Bernensia G96, p. 5.

Brönnimann, S., C. Rohr, Y. Brugnara, and F. A. Isotta, (2020) A Collection of Early Swiss Meteorological Series. In: Brönnimann, S. (Ed.) Swiss Early Instrumental Meteorological Series. Geographica Bernensia G96, p. 7–15, doi: 10.4480/GB2020.G96.01

Brugnara, Y., J. Flückiger, and S. Brönnimann (2020) Instruments, Procedures, Processing, and Analyses. In: Brönnimann, S. (Ed.) Swiss Early Instrumental Meteorological Series. Geographica Bernensia G96, p. 17–32, doi: 10.4480/GB2020.G96.02

Häderli, S., S. Pfister, L. Villiger, Y. Brugnara, and S. Brönnimann (2020) Two Meteorological Series from Geneva, 1782–1791. In: Brönnimann, S. (Ed.) Swiss Early Instrumental Meteorological Series. Geographica Bernensia G96, p. 33–46, doi: 10.4480/GB2020.G96.03

Brönnimann, S., M. Bühler, and Y. Brugnara (2020) The Series from Geneva, 1798–1863. In: Brönnimann, S. (Ed.) Swiss Early Instrumental Meteorological Series. Geographica Bernensia G96, p. 47–59, doi: 10.4480/GB2020.G96.04

Faden, M., L. Villiger, Y. Brugnara, and S. Brönnimann (2020) The Meteorological Series from Aarau, 1807–1865. In: Brönnimann, S. (Ed.) Swiss Early Instrumental Meteorological Series. Geographica Bernensia G96, p. 61–72, doi: 10.4480/GB2020.G96.05

Weber, J., Y. Brugnara, and S. Brönnimann (2020) Two Meteorological Series from Herisau, 1821–1844. In: Brönnimann, S. (Ed.) Swiss Early Instrumental Meteorological Series. Geographica Bernensia G96, p. 73–85, doi: 10.4480/GB2020.G96.06

Hürzeler A., Y. Brugnara, and S. Brönnimann (2020) The Meteorological Record from St. Gall, 1812–1853. In: Brönnimann, S. (Ed.) Swiss Early Instrumental Meteorological Series. Geographica Bernensia G96, p. 87–95, doi: 10.4480/GB2020.G96.07

Flückiger, J., A.-M. Burgdorf, Y. Brugnara, and S. Brönnimann (2020) Two Meteorological Series from Bern from Trechsel, 1826–1849, and Benoit, 1837–1853. In: Brönnimann, S. (Ed.) Swiss Early Instrumental Meteorological Series. Geographica Bernensia G96, p. 97–108, doi: 10.4480/GB2020.G96.09

Gubler, M., Brügger, A., Eyer, M. (2019) Adolescents’ Perceptions of the Psychological Distance to Climate Change, Its Relevance for Building Concern About It, and the Potential for Education. In: Climate Change and the Role of Education. Climate Change Management (S. 129-147). Cham: Springer 10.1007/978-3-030-32898-6_8

Rohrer, M., Martius, O., Raible, C. C., and Brönnimann, S. (2020) Sensitivity of Blocks and Cyclones in ERA5 to Spatial Resolution and Definition. Geophysical Research Letters, 47, e2019GL085582.

Pfister, L., Brönnimann, S., Schwander, M., Isotta, F. A., Horton, P., and Rohr, C. (2020) Statistical reconstruction of daily precipitation and temperature fields in Switzerland back to 1864. Clim. Past, 16, 663–678,

Stucki, P., Froidevaux, P., Zamuriano, M., Isotta, F. A., Messmer, M. and Martynov, A. (2020) Simulations of the 2005, 1910, and 1876 Vb cyclones over the Alps - sensitivity to model physics and cyclonic moisture flux, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 20(1), 35–57. doi:10.5194/nhess-20-35-2020, 2020