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Dr. Hans von Storch

Director emeritus of Institute for Coastal Research of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht - Zentrum für Material- und Küstenforschung in Geesthacht (previously: GKSS Research Center)
Professor at the Meteorological Institute
and member of the Faculty of Social Sciences
of the University of Hamburg
Editor-in-Chief of
Oxford University Press Research Encyclopedia Climate Science
Guest professor at
Ocean University of China 中国海洋大学
Foreign member of
Polish Academy of Sciences
Doctor honoris causa
of Göteborgs Universitet
Recipient of
Östersjöfondens pris 2014
Lead author of the IPCC
WGI of AR3, and WGII of AR5
Recipient of the
Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesverdienstkreuz 1. Klasse)



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Follow me on Academia.edu ResearcherID J-4165-2012: h = 52 ORCID




News
Books of Hans von Storch
  • 15. November 2019 - Olaf Stampf spricht über Hans von Storch im SPIEGEL podcast.

  • 15. November - Fernseh-Interview in der Sendung "Mein Nachmittag" des NDR Fernsehens mit Arne Jessen als Moderator. Ab 2:52.

  • 15 November 2019 - Hans' h-index at Google Scholar has risen to 73.

  • 11. November 2019 - Über die wenig zielführende Einengung der Klimapolitik in Deutschland schreiben Hans von Storch und Nico Stehr in Iablis.Jahrbuch für europäische Prozesse: Die unsichtbaren Elefanten in der Klimapolitik.

  • 9 November 2019 - Eventually, our newly developped method of checking regional details in gobal re-analyses of SST by comparing with local data has been published in the Ocean Science-journal: "Testing the validity of regional detail in global analyses of sea surface temperature —the case of Chinese coastal waters". The authors are 李琰 (Li Y), H. von Storch, 王庆元(Wang Q), and 周庆亮 (Zhou Q.).The article is archived unter https://doi.org/10.5194/os-15-1455-2019
    The Abstract reads: We have designed a method for testing the quality of multidecadal analyses of sea surface temperature (SST) in regional seas by using a set of high-quality local SST observations. In recognizing that local data may reflect local effects, we focus on the dominant empirical orthogonal functions (EOFs) of the local data and of the localized data of the gridded SST analyses. We examine the patterns, variability, and trends of the principal components. This method is applied to examine three different SST analyses, i.e., HadISST1, ERSST, and COBE SST. They have been assessed using a newly constructed high-quality dataset of SST at 26 coastal stations along the Chinese coast in 1960–2015, which underwent careful examination with respect to quality and a number of corrections for inhomogeneities. The three gridded analyses perform generally well from 1960 to 2015,in particular since 1980. However, for the pre-satellite period prior to the 1980s, the analyses differ among each other and show some inconsistencies with the local data, such as artificial break points, periods of bias, and differences in trends. We conclude that gridded SST analyses need improvement in the pre-satellite period (prior to the 1980s) by reexamining in detail archives of local quality-controlled SST data in many data-sparse regions of the world.

  • 3. November 2019 - In der Sendung "Echo der Zeit" des Schweizer Rundfunk und Fernsehens hat Beat Soltermann Hans von Storch interviewt. «Als Wissenschaftler mache ich keine Politik- als Bürger schon», die Audio-Fassung.

  • 1. November 2019 - Mein Vortrag auf der Jahrestagung des Deutschen Ethikrates in Göttingen ist jetzt etwas geglättet in Salonkolumnisten online erschienen unter dem Titel "Auch Religion ist Wissen"

  • 31. Oktober 2019 - FOCUS online bringt ein Interview von Lisa Kleine: "Professor ernüchtert über Klima-Aktivisten: 'Das sind naive, unreife Worthülsen'."

  • 30. Oktober 2019 - Der Aufsatz "Wir müssen lernen, uns anpassen" von Nico Stehr und Hans von Storch ist bei CICERO Online erschienen. Die redaktionelle Einleitung "Stattdessen müsse die Vorsorge vor Extremereignissen Priorität haben." trifft den Tenor des Artikels nicht wirklich.

  • 26. October 2019 - The article "Atmospherically forced regional ocean simulations of the South China Sea: Scale-dependency of the signal-to-noise ratio" by Shengquan Tang, Hans von Storch, and Xueen Chen has now been published online (DOI 10.1175/JPO-D-19-0144.1) by the Journal of Physical Oceanogaphy.
    Abstract: When subjecting ocean models to atmospheric forcing, the models exhibits two types of variability – a response to the external forcing (hereafter referred to as signal) and inherently generated (internal; intrinsic; unprovoked; chaotic) variations (hereafter referred to as noise). Based on an ensemble of simulations with identical atmospherically forced oceanic models which differ only in the initial conditions at different times, the signal-to-noise ratio of the atmospherically forced oceanic model is determined. In the large-scales, the variability of the model output is mainly induced by the external forcing and the proportion of the internal variability is small, so the signal-to-noise ratio is large. For smaller scales, the influence of the external forcing weakens and the influence of the internal variability strengthens, so the signal-to-noise ratio becomes less and less. Thus, the external forcing is dominant for large scales, while most of the variability is internally generated for small scales.

  • 26. Oktober 2019 - Interview im Hamburger Abendblatt von Jens Meyer-Wellmann und Matthias Iken mit Hans von Storch " »Hamburger Klimaforscher: 'Gretas Aussage ist lachhaft.'« mitsamt "Menschlich gesehen". Hinter Bezahlschranke.

  • 19. Oktober 2019 - Interview »Früher war ein Sturm einfach ein Sturm« im SPIEGEL 43, S. 108-109, geführt von Olaf Stampf. Hinter Bezahlschranke.

  • 14 October 2019 - The new project "Future Climate Scenarios: Regional Climate Modelling and Data Analysis" has been launched at FRONTIER. Submission deadlines are 9 February 2020 for abstracts and 9 May 2020 for manuscripts.

  • 26. September 2019 - Am 25. September wurde Hans von Storch von BILD angefragt, was er vom IPCC Bericht SROCC (zu Ozeanen und Kryosphäre) halten würde. Aus seinem Statement, das basiert auf dem Summary for Policymakers, wurde dann korrekt zitiert: Der Klimaforscher Prof. Dr. Hans von Storch zu BILD: „Neben der Klimaschutzpolitik einer Minderung der Emissionen verdient also auch die Anpassung an unvermeidbare Anstiege des Meeresspiegels unsere Aufmerksamkeit." Denn für den renommierten Wissenschaftler ist ein Fakt besonders wichtig, selbst bei einem „Stoppen“ der Emissionen zwar die Temperatur nach einige Zeit nicht mehr ansteigt, der Anstieg des Meeresspiegels aber durchaus weitergeht - bis 2300 und länger.

  • 23. September 2019 - Das bereits im Januar 2019 vom Bundespräsidenten verliehene Bundesverdienstkreuz wurde im Rahmen eines Senatsempfangs von der 2. Bürgermeisterin der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg, Katharina Fegebank, an Hans von Storch überreicht (HZG Küstenblog, Laudatio K. Fegebank).

  • 21. September 2019 - Etwas verzögert ist nun der 5.te Beitrag von Hans von Storch, "Vom Fegefeuer und Kimawandel" in der Kleinen Zeitung erschienen.

  • After two months, "news" are moved to this archive.





    Hans von Storch is interested in coastal climate and impact (wind, storm surges and waves) in recent times and in possible futures, and methodical issues of statistical climatology (such as detection and attribution of anthropogenic climate change, or utility of proxy data). He is also engaged in joint research with social and cultural scientists since many years.

    Hans von Storch has published 20 books, and numerous articles. He is associate editor of Journal of Climate, and a member of the review board of Advances in Climate Change Research (the official journal of the Beijing Climate Center), and Atmosphere. In Poland, he serves on the editorial boards of Oceanologia, Meteorology, Hydrology and Water Management Research and Operational Applications", and the “Papers on Global Change, IGBP”. He is a member of the Senior Advisory Board of Baltic Earth (the successor of the BALTEX program).
    He chaired the preparation of the 1st and 2nd BACC report and the 1st and 2nd "Klimabericht für die Metropolregion Hamburg" (see here). After having served as a Lead Author for Working Group I of IPCC TAR, he acted as a Lead Author of Chapter 2 "Foundations of Decision Making" of Working Group II of IPCC AR5.

    Hans studied mathematics, physics and Danish at the University of Hamburg, and received a diploma in mathematics in 1976. While a student he also worked as a programmer at the Department of Oceanography. He went on to receive his Ph.D. from the Meteorological Department of the University of Hamburg in 1979, and his "Habilitation" in 1985. From 1987 - 1995, he was Senior Scientist and leader of the "Statistical Analysis and Modelling" group at the Max Planck-Institut for Meteorology (Hasselmann division). During 1996-2015, Hans von Storch was director of what became later the Institute for Coastal Research at the GKSS Research Centre (now Helmholtz Center Geesthacht) and professor at the Meteorological Institute of the University of Hamburg. Within the Institute for Coastal Research, he headed the division "Systems Analysis and Modelling" until September 2015. In October 2008, he was awarded a doctor h.c. by Göteborgs Universitet, and in May 2013 he was elected a foreign member of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

    He is married to Dr. Jin-Song von Storch (徐劲松).

    During his academic life, which began in about 1976, Hans von Storch made a number of intellectual achievements. (Werner Krauss wrote a nice subjective piece about his role and his achievements; see also Sven Titz' "Klimawissenschaft zwischen Skylla und Charybdis" in NZZ, 27. January 2010. An overview of work is also given by the citation of the IMSC achievement award "to recognize his key contributions to statistical downscaling, reconstruction of temperature series, analyses of climatic variability, and detection and attribution of climate change". Laudatio by Senator K. Fegebank on the occasion of presenting the "Bundesverdienstkreuz". See also Quotes.)
    See also the web-of-science based Researcher ID or the Google Scholar citation tool





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