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

Dr. Chao Li

Participating Researcher


Universität Hamburg, Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability (CEN)
Research Unit Sustainability and Global Change (FNU)
Room 3005
Grindelberg 7
20144 Hamburg

+49 40 42838 4830

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Research interests

Global warming and climate variability

CliSAP Publications

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  • Li, C., Held, H., Hokamp, S., & Marotzke, J. (2020). Optimal temperature overshoot profile found by limiting global sea level rise as a lower-cost climate target. Science Advances, 6: eaaw9490. doi:10.1126/sciadv.aaw9490.
  • Rugenstein, M., Bloch-Johnson, J., Abe-Ouchi, A., Andrews, T., Beyerle, U., Cao, L., Chadha, T., Danabasoglu, G., Dufresne, J.-L., Duan, L., Foujols, M.-A., Frölicher, T., Geoffroy, O., Gregory, J., Knutti, R., Li, C., Marzocchi, A., Mauritsen, T., Menary, M., Moyer, E., Nazarenko, L., Paynter, D., Saint-Martin, D., Schmidt, G. A., Yamamoto, A., & Yang, S. (2019). LongRunMIP – motivation and design for a large collection of millennial-length AO-GCM simulations. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 100, 2551-2570. doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-19-0068.1.
  • Yang, H., Lohmann, G., Shi, X., & Li, C. (2019). Enhanced mid-latitude meridional heat imbalance induced by the ocean. Atmosphere, 10: 746. doi:10.3390/ATMOS10120746.
  • Zhou, T., Luterbacher, J., Wu, S., Li, C., Chao, Q., Cheng, X., Duan, Y., Li, J., Stevens, B., Voigt, S., Zhang, Y., Zheng, X., & Zou, L. (2019). A new era of China-Germany joint research exploring the climate mystery of Earth. Science Bulletin, 64, 1733-1736. doi:10.1016/j.scib.2019.09.018.
  • Maher, N., Milinski, S., Suarez-Gutierrez, L., Botzet, M., Kornblueh, L., Takano, Y., Kröger, J., Ghosh, R., Hedemann, C., Li, C., Li, H., Manzini, E., Notz, D., Putrasahan, D., Boysen, L., Claussen, M., Ilyina, T., Olonscheck, D., Raddatz, T., Stevens, B., & Marotzke, J. (2019). The Max Planck Institute Grand Ensemble - Enabling the Exploration of Climate System Variability. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 11, 2050-2069. doi:10.1029/2019MS001639.
  • Wu, B., Zhou, T., Li, C., Müller, W. A., & Lin, J. (2019). Improved decadal prediction of Northern-Hemisphere summer land temperature. Climate Dynamics, 53, 1357-1369. doi:10.1007/s00382-019-04658-8.
  • Suarez-Gutierrez, L., Li, C., Müller, W. A., & Marotzke, J. (2018). Internal variability in European summer temperatures at 1,5°C and 2°C of global warming. Environmental Research Letters, 13: 064026. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/aaba58.
  • Suarez-Gutierrez, L., Li, C., Thorne, P., & Marotzke, J. (2017). Internal variability in simulated and observed tropical tropospheric temperature trends. Geophysical Research Letters, 44, 5709-5719. doi:10.1002/2017gl073798.
  • Li, C., Stevens, B., & Marotzke, J. (2015). Eurasian winter cooling in the warming hiatus of 1998-2012. Geophysical Research Letters, 42, 8131-8139. doi:10.1002/2015GL065327.
  • Li, C., Notz, D., Tietsche, S., & Marotzke, J. (2013). The transient versus the equilibrium response of sea ice to global warming. Journal of Climate, 26, 5624-5636. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00492.1.