CliSAP successfully finished in 2018. Climate research continues in the Cluster of Excellence "CLICCS".

Our Winter Storms Not Yet Affected by Climate Change


While extreme heat waves can clearly be considered a result of climate change, the relation isn’t always so clear for other extreme weather events like torrential rains, droughts or storms. These findings were recently published in the international report “Explaining Extreme Events of 2013 from a Climate Perspective”.

Events of extreme weather cause multi-million dollar damages.

In the report 20 international research groups explore the causes of 16 such events that occurred in the course of 2013. Dr. Frauke Feser and Prof. Hans von Storch from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht’s Institute of Coastal Research are among the internationally respected publication’s authors.

Working closely with Dr. Susanne Häseler and Dr. Christiana Lefebvre from Germany’s National Meteorological Service, the Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD), and Dr. Martin Stendel from the Danish Meteorological Institute, Feser and von Storch analyzed e.g. the available data on Cyclone Christian.

Read more on the website of Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht ... (only in German)