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

Dr. Matthias Zahn

Participating Researcher


Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Centre for Materials and Coastal Research (HZG)
Max-Planck-Straße 1
21502 Geesthacht

+49 4152 871558

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Research interests

Statistics of marine storms

CliSAP Publications

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  • Yanase, W., Niino, H., Watanabe, S., Hodges, K., Zahn, M., Spengler, T., & Gurvich, I. A. (2016). Climatology of Polar Lows over the Sea of Japan Using the JRA-55 Reanalysis. Journal of Climate, 29, 419-437. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0291.1.
  • Xia, L., Zahn, M., Hodges, K. I., Feser, F., & Von Storch, H. (2012). A comparison of two identification and tracking methods for polar lows. TELLUS SERIES A-DYNAMIC METEOROLOGY AND OCEANOGRAPHY, 64: 17196, pp. 1-11. doi:10.3402/tellusa.v64i0.17196.
  • Zahn, M., & von Storch, H. (2008). A long-term climatology of North Atlantic polar lows. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, 35(22): L22702. doi:10.1029/2008GL035769.
  • Zahn, M., & von Storch, H. (2008). Tracking Polar Lows in CLM. METEOROLOGISCHE ZEITSCHRIFT, 17(4), 445-453. doi:10.1127/0941-2948/2008/0317.
  • Barcikowska, M. J., Weaver, S. J., Feser, F., Russo, S., Schenk, F., Stone, D. A., Wehner, M. F., & Zahn, M. (2018). Euro-Atlantic winter storminess and precipitation extremes under 1.5 degrees C vs. 2 degrees C warming scenarios. Earth System Dynamics, 9, 679-699. doi:10.5194/esd-9-679-2018.
  • Feser, F., Rockel, B., von Storch, H., Winterfeldt, J., & Zahn, M. (2011). Regional climate models add value to global model data, A Review and Selected Examples. BULLETIN OF THE AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY, 92(9), 1181-1192. doi:10.1175/2011BAMS3061.1.
  • Zahn, M., & von Storch, H. (2010). Decreased frequency of North Atlantic polar lows associated with future climate warming. Nature, 467(7313), 309-312. doi:10.1038/nature09388.
  • Ho-Hagemann, H. T. M., Groeger, M., Rockel, B., Zahn, M., Geyer, B., & Meier, H. E. M. (2017). Effects of air-sea coupling over the North Sea and the Baltic Sea on simulated summer precipitation over Central Europe. Climate Dynamics, 49, 3851-3876. doi:10.1007/s00382-017-3546-8.