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My prime research interest is understanding how global warming affects the number and intensity of extreme weather events like heat waves, heavy rainfall and persistent droughts. I use a variety of methods, including advanced statistical analyses, climate models and novel machine learning techniques, to gain new insights. Working with high-level stakeholders (e.g. the World Bank) ensures that my research focusses on the most relevant extremes, i.e. those with the highest risks for society. I have authored over 40 peer-reviewed publications, with several in top-ranking journals, the IPCC 5th Assessment Report, 3 World Bank reports and several book chapters.


Extreme weather, climate change, atmosphere dynamics, climate model development, complex system analyses, predictability


2003-2008: PhD in Natural Sciences, ETH-Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

1995-2001: MSc in Geophysics, University of Utrecht, Utrecht Netherlands

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Last mutation Ancillary Activities: Amsterdam(2016-05-09)

Research Output 2016 2016

Evidence for wave resonance as a key mechanism for generating high-amplitude quasi-stationary waves in boreal summer

Kornhuber, K., Petoukhov, V., Petri, S., Rahmstorf, S. & Coumou, D. 5 Nov 2016 In : Climate Dynamics.

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle