Klimet GIUB (Group: Wanner)


Neukom, R., J. Luterbacher, R. Villalba, M. Küttel, D. Frank, P. D. Jones, M. Grosjean, J. Esper, L. Lopez, and H. Wanner, 2010: Multi-centennial summer and winter precipitation variability in southern Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L14708, doi:10.1029/2010GL043680. (pdf, 4.4 MB)

Winkler, S., T. Chinn, I. Gärtner-Roer, S. U. Nussbaumer, M. Zemp, and H. J. Zumbühl, 2010: An introduction to mountain glaciers as climate indicators with spatial and temporal diversity. Erdkunde, 64(2), 97-118. (pdf, 7.1 MB)

Küttel, M., Xoplaki, E., Gallego, D., Luterbacher, J., García-Herrera, R., Allan, R., Barriendos, M., Jones, P.D., Wheeler, D., and Wanner, H., 2010: The importance of ship log data: reconstructing North Atlantic, European and Mediterranean sea level pressure fields back to 1750. Clim. Dynam., 34, 1115-1128, DOI:10.1007/s00382-009-0577-9. (pdf, 1.2 MB)

Toreti A., E. Xoplaki, D. Maraun, F.G. Kuglitsch, H. Wanner and J. Luterbacher, 2010: Characterisation of extreme winter precipitation in Mediterranean coastal sites and associated anomalous atmospheric circulation patterns. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. DOI:10.5194/nhess-10-1037-2010. (pdf, 6.7 MB)

Neukom, R., J. Luterbacher, R. Villalba, M. Küttel, D. Frank, P. D. Jones, M. Grosjean, H. Wanner, J.-C. Aravena, D. E. Black, D. A. Christie, R. D’Arrigo, A. Lara, M. Morales, C. Soliz-Gamboa, A. Srur, R. Urrutia and L. von Gunten, 2010: Multiproxy summer and winter surface air temperature field reconstructions for southern South America covering the past centuries. Clim. Dynam., DOI: 10.1007/s00382-010-0793-3. (pdf, 2.6 MB)

Toreti, A., F.G. Kuglitsch, E. Xoplaki, P.M. Della-Marta, E. Aguilar, M. Prohom, and J. Luterbacher, 2010: A note on the use of the standard normal homogeneity test to detect inhomogeneities in climatic time series. Int. J. Climatol., DOI: 10.1002/joc.2088. (pdf, 237KB)

Kuglitsch, F. G., A. Toreti, E. Xoplaki, P.M. Della-Marta, C. S. Zerefos, M. Türkes and J. Luterbacher, 2010: Heat Wave Changes in the Eastern Mediterranean since 1960. Geophys. Res. Lett., VOL. 37, L04802, DOI:10.1029/2009GL041841. (pdf, 388KB)

Luterbacher, J., Xoplaki, E., Küttel, M., Zorita, E., González-Rouco, F.J., Jones, P.D., Stössel, M., Rutishauser, T., Wanner, H., Wibig, J., and Przybylak, R., 2010: In: R. Przybylak et al. (eds.), The Polish Climate in the European Context: An Historical Overview; DOI 10.1007/978-90-481-3167-9_1, pages 3-39. (pdf, 3.7 MB)

Luterbacher J, Koenig, S.J., Franke, J., van der Schrier, G., Zorita, E., Moberg, A., Jacobeit, J., Della-Marta, P.M., Küttel, M., Xoplaki, E., Wheeler, D., Rutishauer, T., Stössel, M., Wanner, H., Brázdil, R., Dobrovolný, P., Camuffo, D., Bertolin, C., van Engelen, A., Gonzalez-Rouco, F.J., Wilson, R., Pfister, C., Limanówka, D., Nordli, Ø., Leijonhufvud, L., Söderberg, J., Allan, R., Barriendos, M., Glaser, R., Riemann, D., Hao, Z., Zerefos, C.S., 2010: Circulation dynamics and its influence on European and Mediterranean January-April climate over the past half millennium: results and insights from instrumental data, documentary evidence and coupled climate models. Clim Change. online first. DOI:10.1007/s10584-009-9782-0. (pdf, 1.7 MB)

Küttel, M., Luterbacher, J., and Wanner, H., 2010: Multidecadal changes in winter circulation-climate relationship in Europe: frequency variations, within-type modifications and long-term trends. Clim. Dynam., Online First, DOI:10.1007/s00382-009-0737-y. (pdf, 6.0 MB)

Fontana, F. M. A., A. P. Trishchenko, Y. Luo, K. V. Khlopenkov, S. U. Nussbaumer, and S. Wunderle, 2010: Perennial snow and ice variations (2000–2008) in the Arctic circumpolar land area from satellite observations. Journal of Geophysical Research, 115. doi:10.1029/2010JF001664.

Camuffo, D., Bertolin, C., Barriendos, M., Dominguez, F., Cocheo, C., Enzi, S., Sghedoni, M., della Valle, A., Garnier, E., Alcoforado, M.-J., Xoplaki, E., Luterbacher, J., Diodato, N., Maugeri, M., Nunes, M.F., and Rodriguez, R., 2010: 500-year temperature reconstruction in the Mediterranean Basin by means of documentary data and instrumental observations. Clim. Change, 101. doi:10.1007/s10584-010-9815-8.



Kuglitsch, F.G., Toreti, A., Xoplaki, E., Della-Marta, P.M., Luterbacher, J., and Wanner, H., 2009: Homogenization of Daily Maximum Temperature Series in the Mediterranean. J. Geophys. Res., 114, D15108, doi:10.1029/2008JD011606. (pdf, 1.4 MB)

Neukom, R., del Rosario Prieto, M., Moyano, R., Luterbacher, J., Pfister, C., Villalba, R., Jones, P. D., and Wanner, H., 2009: An extended network of documentary data from South America and its potential for quantitative precipitation reconstructions back to the 16th century, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L12703, DOI:10.1029/2009GL038351. (pdf, 178KB)

Riedwyl, N., Küttel, M., Luterbacher, J., and Wanner, H., 2009: Comparison of climate field reconstruction techniques: Application to Europe, Clim. Dynam., 32, 381-395. (pdf, 1.4 MB)

Matti, C., Pauling, A., Küttel, M. and Wanner, H., 2009: Winter precipitation trends for two selected European regions over the last 500 years and their possible dynamical background. Theor. Appl. Climatol., 95, 9-26, DOI: 10.1007/s00704-007-0361-x. (pdf, 824KB)

Jones, P.D., Briffa, K.R., Osborn, T.J., Lough, J.M., van Ommen, T.D., Vinther, B.M., Luterbacher, J. , Wahl, E., Zwiers, F.W., Schmidt, G.A., Ammann, C., Mann, M.E., Buckley, B.M., Cobb, K., Esper, J., Goosse, H., Graham, N., Jansen, E., Kiefer, T., Kull, C., Küttel, M., Mosley-Thompson, E., Overpeck, J.T., Riedwyl, N., Schulz, M., Tudhope, S., Villalba, R., Wanner, H., Wolff, E., Xoplaki, E. 2009: High-resolution paleoclimatology of the last millennium: a review of current status and future prospects. Holocene 19,1, 3-49. (pdf, 2.6 MB)

Trigo, R.M., Vaquero, J.M., Alcoforado, M.J., Barriendos, M., Taborda, J., Garcia-Herrera, R., and Luterbacher, J., 2009: Iberia in 1816, the year without summer. Int. J. Climatol., 29, 99–115. DOI: 10.1002/joc.1693. (pdf, 1.0 MB)

Rutishauser, T., Schleip, C., Sparks, T., Nordli, Ø., Menzel, A., Wanner, H., Jeanneret, F., and Luterbacher, J., 2009: The Temperature Sensitivity of Swiss and British Plant Phenology 1753–1958. Climate Research Special Issue, COST-725, Clim. Res. 39, 179-190. (pdf, 92KB)


Wanner, H. und J. Bütikofer, 2008: Holocene Bond Cycles – real or imaginary? Geografie 4/113, 338-349. (pdf, 435KB)

Wanner, H., Beer, J., Bütikofer, J., Crowley, T. J., Cubasch, U., Flückiger, J., Goosse, H., Grosjean, M., Joos, F., Kaplan, J. O., Küttel, M., Müller, S. A., Prentice, I. C., Solomina, O., Stocker, T. F., Tarasovk, P., Wagner, M., and Widmann, M., 2008: Mid- to Late Holocene climate change: an overview, Quaternary Sci. Rev., 27, 1791-1828, doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2008.06.013. (pdf, 3.6 MB)

Riedwyl, N., Luterbacher, J., and Wanner, H., 2008: An ensemble of European summer and winter temperature reconstructions back to 1500, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L20707, doi:10.1029/2008GL035395. (pdf, 1.0 MB)

Brönnimann, S., Ewen, T., Luterbacher, J., and Neu, U., 2008: The rising pulse of the atmosphere. EOS, 89, 516. (pdf, 67KB)

Steiner, D., Pauling, A., Nussbaumer, S.U., Nesje, A., Luterbacher, J., Wanner, H. and Zumbühl, H.J., 2008: Sensitivity of European glaciers to precipitation and temperature - two case studies. Clim. Change, 90, 413-441. DOI 10.1007/s10584-008-9393-1. (pdf, 688KB)

Rutishauser, T., Luterbacher, J., Defila, C., Frank, D., and Wanner, H., 2008: Swiss Spring Plant Phenology 2007: Extremes, a multi-century perspective and changes in temperature sensitivity. Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L05703. doi:10.1029/2007GL032545. (pdf, 2.9 MB)

Zumbühl, H.J., Steiner, D., and Nussbaumer, S.U., 2008: 19th century glacier representations and fluctuations in the central and western European Alps: an interdisciplinary approach, Glob. Plan. Change, 60, 42-57, doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2006.08.005. (pdf, 3.3 MB)

Steiner, D., Zumbühl, H.J., and Bauder, A., 2008: Two Alpine Glaciers over the Past Two Centuries: A Scientific View Based on Pictorial Sources. In: Orlove, B., Wiegandt, E. and B.H. Luckman (eds.): Darkening Peaks: Glacier Retreat, Science, and Society. Berkeley, Los Angeles and London: University of California Press, 83-99. (pdf, 2.9 MB)

Luterbacher, J., Brönnimann, S., and Wanner, H., 2008: The history of scientific Research on the North Atlantic Oscillation/Historische Entwicklung der Nordatlantischen Oszillations-Erforschung, Promet (Meteorologische Fortbildung), special issue on the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO), 34, 79-88. (pdf, 944KB)

Esper, J., Niederer, R, Luterbacher, J., Büntgen, U., and Frank, D.C., 2008: Calibration trails using very long instrumental and proxy data. In: Elferts D et al. (Eds.) Tree rings in archaeology, climatology and ecology, TRACE, 6, 45- 50. (pdf, 632KB)

Schleip, C., Rutishauser, T., Luterbacher, J., and Menzel, A., 2008: Time series modeling and central European temperature impact assessment of phenological records over the last 250 years, J. Geophys. Res., 113, G04026, doi:10.1029/2007JG000646. (pdf, 1.2 MB)

Louis, K., Bänninger, P., Luterbacher, J., and Zwyer, T., 2008: Schuttstrom vom 15./16. Juli 1795 in Weggis. Bull. angew. Geol.,13, 55-81. (pdf, 1.5 MB)

Gong, D-Y., and Luterbacher, J., 2008: Variability of the low-level cross- equatorial jet of the western Indian Ocean since 1660 as derived from coral proxies. Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L01705, doi:10.1029/2007GL032409. (pdf, 218KB)

Hünicke, B., Luterbacher, J., Pauling, A., and Zorita, E., 2008: Regional differences in winter sea level variations in the Baltic Sea for the past 200 yr. Tellus 60A. 384-393. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0870.2007.00298.x. (pdf, 692KB)

Brönnimann, S., Ewen, T., Luterbacher, J., Diaz, H.F., Stolarski, R., and Neu, U., 2008: A focus on climate during the past 100 years. In: Climate variability and extremes during the past 100 years, S. Brönnimann, J. Luterbacher, H. Diaz, R. Stolarski, T. Ewen, U. Neu, Eds., Springer, 1-25. (pdf, 1.0 MB)

Brázdil, R., Kiss, A., Luterbacher, J., and Valasek, H., 2008: Weather patterns in eastern Slovakia 1717–1730, based on records from the Breslau meteorological network. Int. J. Climatol., 28, 1639–1651, DOI: 10.1002/joc.1667. (pdf, 806KB)

Stefan Brönnimann, Jürg Luterbacher, Tracy Ewen, Henry F. Diaz, Richard S. Stolarski and Urs Neu (Eds.), 2008: Climate Variability and Extremes during the Past 100 Years; A Focus on climate during the past 100 years. Advances in Global Change Research Book Series, Volume 33, 2008. Springer, Dordrecht. 364 p. 146 illus., 50 in color. ISBN: 978-1-4020-6765-5.

Wanner, H., 2009: Zum Klimagedächtnis der Gletscher – ein Blick in die Kleine Eiszeit. Sonderdruck aus «Mitteilungen der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft in Bern», Band 66: 209-219, Bern.

Wanner, H., 2009: Vom Holozän zum Anthropozän, Fakten und Fragen zu 10’000 Jahren Klima- und Menschheitsgeschichte. Festvortrag anlässlich der Verleihung der Ehrendoktorwürde. Heft 161, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

PhD Theses

Kuglitsch, Franz G., 2010: Extreme Temperature Events in the Mediterranean Region, PhD thesis, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland.

Toreti, Andrea, 2010: Extreme events in the Mediterranean area: analysis and dynamics.

Nussbaumer, S. U., 2010: Continental-scale glacier variations in Europe (Alps, Scandinavia) and their connection to climate over the last centuries. Doctoral thesis, Institute of Geography, University of Bern, 275 pp.

Neukom, R., 2010: Multiproxy climate reconstructions for southern South America back to AD 900. Doctoral thesis at the University of Bern, 193 p.


Küttel, Marcel, 2009: European climate dynamics and long-term variations over the past centuries.


Riedwyl, Nadja, 2008: European climate reconstructions back to 1000 AD – a methodological approach.

Master and Diploma Theses

Imhof, Patrizia, 2010: Glacier fluctuations in the Italian Mont Blanc massif from the Little Ice Age until the present - Historical reconstructions for the Miage, Brenva and Pré-de-Bard Glaciers.

Schmidt, Martin, 2010: Frequency of large-scale circulation patterns over central Europe - a comparison of the 20th and 21st century.

Scheidegger, Sarina, 2010: Analyse des möglichen Zusammenhanges zwischen NAO, ENSO und dem indisch-asiatischen Monsun während des Holozäns.

Stucki, Peter, 2010: Climate, Floods and Droughts in the Alpine Region since 1500 - From Multidecadal Variability to Single Events. Master thesis. Universitiy of Bern

Nauels, Alexander, 2010: Extreme sea levels around the northwestern Iberian Peninsula and their link to atmospheric forcing.


Wiedemar, Martina, 2009: Historische Perzeption der Gletscher in der Schweiz und in Norwegen.

Jetel, Marketa, 2009: Langfristige Trendanalyse von Wetterlagen im Alpenraum.

Jean-Mairet, David, 2009: Raum-zeitlich hoch aufgelöste Windprognose in komplexem Gelände.


Politano, Loredana, 2008: Extreme temperature events in the Mediterranean.

Widmer, Roland, 2008: Räumliche Struktur und Ursachen der Kleinen Eiszeit.

Stössel, Marco, 2008: Reconstruction of precipitation in Europe: the challenge of an optimised proxy network.

Neuenschwander, Thomas, 2008: Climate sensitivity of a millennial-long Larix decidua tree-ring chronology in the French Maritime Alps.

Moser, Lea, 2008: Intra-annual tree growth along an altitudinal gradient in the Lötschental, Switzerland.

Suri, Alice, 2008: Räumliche und zeitliche Dynamik der Feinstaubbelastung im Raum Bern.

von Dach, Lukas, 2008: Nebelhäufigkeit in der Schweiz - Entwicklung und Trends im Winterhalbjahr von 1864 bis 2006.

Elgart, Veronika, 2008: Functional Relationship between Soil Respiration and Climate Change in a Mixed Forest, Lägeren, Switzerland.

Obrecht, Andreas, 2008: Wood Anatomy and Phenology: Vessel formation of beech, oak and cherry trees in relation to phenological observations.

Simonin,  Stephan, 2008: Effects of Volcanic Eruptions on European Climate Patterns.