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

Principal Investigators

Jörn Behrens

Prof. Dr. Jörn Behrens

Principal Investigator (external funding)


Universität Hamburg, Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability (CEN)
Department of Mathematics
Room 411
Grindelberg 5
20144 Hamburg

+49 40 42838 7734
+49 40 42838 7712

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Research interests

Numerical methods for ocean and atmosphere models, unstructured and adaptive mesh refinement, tsunami simulation, scientific computing

CliSAP Publications

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  • Beckers, S., Behrens, J., & Wollner, W. (2019). Duality based error estimation in the presence of discontinuities. Applied Numerical Mathematics, 144, 83-99. doi:10.1016/j.apnum.2019.05.016.
  • Behrens, J. (2018). A mathematics inspired notation of scales in the climate system. Geosciences, 8: UNSP 213. doi:10.3390/geosciences8060213.
  • Brecht, R., Bihlo, A., MacLachlan, S., & Behrens, J. (2018). A well-balanced meshless tsunami propagation and inundation model. Advances in Water Resources, 115, 273-285. doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2017.12.013.
  • Behrens, J. (2016). Numerical methods and scientific computing for climate and geosciences. In W. König (Ed.), Mathematics and Society (pp. 281-293). Zürich: European Mathematical Society Publ. House. doi:10.4171/164-1/15.
  • Beisiegel, N., & Behrens, J. (2015). Quasi-nodal third-order Bernstein polynomials in a discontinuous Galerkin model for flooding and drying. Environmental Earth Sciences, 74(11), 7275-7284. doi:10.1007/s12665-015-4745-4.
  • Drähne, U., Goseberg, N., Vater, S., Beisiegel, N., & Behrens, J. (2016). An Experimental and Numerical Study of Long Wave Run-Up on a Plane Beach. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 4(1), 1-23. doi:10.3390/jmse4010001.
  • Wilkens, N., Behrens, J., Kleiner, T., Rippin, D., Rückamp, M., & Humbert, A. (2015). Thermal structure and basal sliding parametrisation at Pine Island Glacier – a 3-D full-Stokes model study. The Cryosphere, 9, 675-690. doi:10.5194/tc-9-675-2015.
  • Behrens, J. (2014). Towards real-time tsunami forecasting with efficient adaptive mesh methods and computing on demand strategies. In 20th International Conference on Computational Methods in Water Resources: Book of Abstracts (pp. 7).
  • Behrens, J., Bader, M., Breuer, A. N., Dalguer, L. A., Gabriel, A.-A., Barron, P. E. G., Pelties, C., Rahnema, K., & Vater, S. (2014). Advanced Simulation of Coupled Earthquake and Tsunami Events (ASCETE) - Latest Simulation Techniques for Tsunami Process Studies. In European Geoscience Union (EGU), General Assembly: Geophysical Research Abstracts (pp. EGU2014-3826-1).
  • Vater, S., & Behrens, J. (2014). Adaptive triangular discontinuous Galerkin schemes for tsunami propagation and inundation. In European Geoscience Union (EGU), General Assembly: Geophysical Research Abstracts (pp. EGU2014-12690).