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

Prof. Dr. Johanna Baehr

Principal Investigator (external funding)


Universität Hamburg, Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability (CEN)
Institute of Oceanography (IfM)
Room 343
Bundesstraße 53
20146 Hamburg

+49 40 42838 7736
+49 40 42838 7471

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Research interests

Climate variability, ocean circulation, data assimilation, decadal predictions

CliSAP Publications

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  • Koul, V., Tesdal, J.-E., Bersch, M., Hátún, H., Brune, S., Borchert, L., Haak, H., Schrum, C., & Baehr, J. (2020). Unraveling the choice of the north Atlantic subpolar gyre index. Scientific Reports, 10: 1005. doi:10.1038/s41598-020-57790-5.
  • Borchert, L., Pohlmann, H., Baehr, J., Neddermann, N.-C., Suarez-Gutierrez, L., & Müller, W. A. (2019). Decadal predictions of the probability of occurrence for warm summer temperature extremes. Geophysical Research Letters, 16, 14042-14051. doi:10.1029/2019GL085385.
  • Neddermann, N.-C., Müller, W. A., Dobrynin, M., Düsterhus, A., & Baehr, J. (2019). Seasonal predictability of European summer climate re-assessed. Climate Dynamics, 53, 3039-3056. doi:10.1007/s00382-019-04678-4.
  • Scaife, A., Ferranti, L., Alves, O., Athanasiadis, P., Baehr, J., Dequé, M., Dippe, T., Dunstone, N., Fereday, D., Gudgel, R., Greatbatch, R., Hermanson, L., Imada, Y., Jain, S., Kumar, A., MacLachlan, C., Merryfield, W., Müller, W. A., Ren, H.-L., Smith, D., Takaya, Y., Vecchi, G., & Yang, X. (2019). Tropical rainfall predictions from multiple seasonal forecast systems. International Journal of Climatology, 39, 974-988. doi:10.1002/joc.5855.
  • Wiegand, K. N., Brune, S., & Baehr, J. (2019). Predictability of Multiyear Trends of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation in an MPI-ESM Hindcast Ensemble. Geophysical Research Letters, 46, 318-325. doi:10.1029/2018GL080661.
  • Brune, S., Düsterhus, A., Pohlmann, H., Müller, W. A., & Baehr, J. (2018). Time dependency of the prediction skill for the North Atlantic subpolar gyre in initialized decadal hindcasts. Climate Dynamics, 51, 1947-1970. doi:10.1007/s00382-017-3991-4.
  • Borchert, L., Müller, W. A., & Baehr, J. (2018). Atlantic Ocean heat transport influences interannual-to-decadal surface temperature predictability in the North Atlantic region. Journal of Climate, 31, 6763-6782. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-17-0734.1.
  • Müller, W. A., Jungclaus, J. H., Mauritsen, T., Baehr, J., Bittner, M., Budich, R. G., Bunzel, F., Esch, M., Ghosh, R., Haak, H., Ilyina, T., Kleinen, T., Kornblueh, L., Li, H., Modali, K., Notz, D., Pohlmann, H., Roeckner, E., Stemmler, I., Tian, F., & Marotzke, J. (2018). A higher-resolution version of the Max Planck Institute Earth System Model (MPI-ESM 1.2 - HR). Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 10, 1383 -1413. doi:10.1029/2017MS001217.
  • Dobrynin, M., Domeisen, D., Müller, W. A., Bell, L., Brune, S., Bunzel, F., Fröhlich, C., Pohlmann, H., & Baehr, J. (2018). Improved teleconnection-based dynamical seasonal predictions of boreal winter. Geophysical Research Letters, 45, 3605-3614. doi:10.1002/2018GL077209.
  • Bunzel, F., Müller, W. A., Dobrynin, M., Fröhlich, K., Hagemann, S., Pohlmann, H., Stacke, T., & Baehr, J. (2018). Improved seasonal prediction of European summer temperatures with new five-layer soil-hydrology scheme. Geophysical Research Letters, 45, 346-353. doi:10.1002/2017GL076204.