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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



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adresses story of the Climate Research affair in 2003 Weblog Klimazwiebel
中文简介 Brückner-Preis
Follow me on Academia.edu ResearcherID J-4165-2012: h = 48 ORCID
Special issue of ATMOSPHERE: "Storms, Jets and Other Meteorological Phenomena in Coastal Seas"
Publication Project "Modelling, Simulating and Forecasting Regional Climate and Weather" at FRONTIER.




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Books of Hans von Storch
  • 12 August 2018 - Hans' h-index at google scholar has risen to 71.

  • 7 August 2018 - The interactive, open-access interactive journal of the European Geoscience Union "Geoscience Communication" has invited me to serve on its Advisroy Board. It desribs itself as: "Geoscience Communication (GC) is a journal to help share knowledge and give more "traditional" recognition to science communication in the geosciences. Science communication is used as an umbrella term by GC to cover all aspects of outreach, public engagement, widening participation, knowledge exchange, and any other initiatives within the scope of the journal. It can be thought of as any initiative which seeks to communicate an aspect of geoscience to a wider audience than the experts within that particular field.

  • 27. Juli 2018 - Medienanfrage
    1. Aus Sicht der Klimaforschung: Warum kommt es in diesen Tagen zu so einer drastischen Hitzewelle?
    2. Was hat der Klimawandel mit diesem Extremwetter zu tun?
    3. Müssen sich die Menschen in Deutschland (aufgrund des Klimawandels) in Zukunft auf häufigere Extremwetter-Phänomene (wie Phasen mit sehr hohen Temperaturen) einstellen?

    Antwort: "Das Klima - das ist die Statistik des Wetters, also wie oft wie warm, wie lange warm etc. in einer Jahreszeit. Da gibt es dann Sommer, in denen es sehr lange sehr warm ist. wie dieser Sommer; oder der in 2003. Diese Schwankungen an sich sind normal, aber im Zuge des menschgemachten Klimawandels hat sich diese Verteilung hin bewegt zu höheren Temperaturen und damit auch zu längeren sehr warmen Perioden. Insofern ist das, was wir jetzt erleben, nicht überraschend, und wir werden uns weiter daran gewöhnen müssen, dass es ab und an sehr warme, langanhaltende Episoden gibt. Je stärker sich Klimawandel ausprägt, und dies ist in sehr guter Näherung einfach eine Frage des Umfangs der Emissionen von Treibhausgasen in die Atmosphäre, umso stärker wird diese Tendenz hin zu langanhalrende warmen Episoden.
    Aus dieser Deutung der Verhältnisse ergibt sich, dass Gesellschaft und Politik sich um diese Tendenz kümmern müssen. Wenn das Abkommen tatsächlich umgesetzt wird, werden die Emissionen deutlich gemildert, aber eine Rückkehr zum früher Normalen ist nicht zu erwarten. Tatsächlich wird der gegenwärtige Trend sich auch in diesem optimistischen Fall noch einige Jahre fortsetzen bis es vielleicht zu einem Stopp käme. Dies bedeutet, dass eine Vorsorgepolitik für Bevölkerung und Ökosysteme sich jetzt und weiterhin um eine bessere Anpassung kümmern muß. Die Vogel-Strauss Rhetorik der 1990er Jahre, wonach eine erfolgeiche Klimaschutzpolitik Anpassungsmaßnahmen als sekundäre Aufgaben erscheinen läßt, erweist sich immer deutlicher als unangemessen."
    Veröffentlicht von der Huffpost online zusammen mit Antworten von Mojib Latif und Janus Schipper

  • 27. July 2018 - The manuscript "State and Perspectives of the Concept of Large-Scale Conditioning of Regional Climate Modelling" coauthored by Hans von Storch, Leone Cavicchia, Li Delei and Frauke Feser, which was submitted to Atmosphere, has been published prior to peer-review by Preprints 2018, 2018070533 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201807.0533.v1).
    The Abstract reads: We review the state of dynamical downscaling with scale-constrained regional and global models. The methodology, in particular spectral nudging, has become a routine and well-researched tool for hindcasting climatologies of sub-synoptic atmospheric disturbances in coastal regions. At present, the spectrum of applications is expanding to other phenomena, but also to ocean dynamics and to extended forecasting. Also new diagnostic challenges are appearing such as spatial characteristics of small-scale phenomena such as Low Level Jets.

  • 25. Juli 2018 - Hans von Storch als "Lokalreporter" unterwegs: Passagier an Bord von MEIN SCHIFF 3 der TUI Cruises - Reisebericht auf dem Helmholtz Blogs Küstenforschung

  • 19 July 2018 - Hans' h-index at google scholar has risen to 70.

  • After one month, "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 member of the advisory/review board of Journal of Climate and on the editorial board of Advances in Climate Change Research.. 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”, and on the advisory board of "geoscience communication". 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". See also Quotes.)
    See also the web-of-science based Researcher ID or the Google Scholar citation tool





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