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Energy Meteorology

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We aim to advance the field of energy meteorology through basic research on meteorological processes and climatological assessments relevant for renewable energy production and supply. In our research, we combine atmospheric models of different complexity, theoretical approaches, and observations. Our collaborations are inter-disciplinary with partners at the German Weather Service and the Institute of Energy Economics (EWI) at the University of Cologne.

Research

Current topics in focus

- Meteorological risk assessments for renewable energies
- Past and future climate change
- Peak winds and storms
- Natural and anthropogenic aerosols


Methods

- Numerical models: Re-analysis, climate models, weather forecasts
- Observations: Satellite retrievals, ground stations, research vessels


Projects

HErZ III Enhancing climate monitoring through regional reanalysis - The case of renewable energy


Latest publications

  • Thornhill, G., Collins, W., Olivié, D., Archibald, A., Bauer, S., Checa-Garcia, R., Fiedler, S., Folberth, G., Gjermundsen, A., Horowitz, L., Lamarque, J.-F., Michou, M., Mulcahy, J., Nabat, P., Naik, V., O'Connor, F. M., Paulot, F., Schulz, M., Scott, C. E., Seferian, R., Smith, C., Takemura, T., Tilmes, S., and Weber, J.: Climate-driven chemistry and aerosol feedbacks in CMIP6 Earth system models, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2019-1207, in review
  • Smith, C. J., Kramer, R. J., Myhre, G., Alterskjær, K., Collins, W., Sima, A., Boucher, O., Dufresne, J.-L., Nabat, P., Michou, M., Yukimoto, S., Cole, J., Paynter, D., Shiogama, H., O'Connor, F. M., Robertson, E., Wiltshire, A., Andrews, T., Hannay, C., Miller, R., Nazarenko, L., Kirkevåg, A., Olivié, D., Fiedler, S., Pincus, R., and Forster, P. M., 2020: Effective radiative forcing and adjustments in CMIP6 models, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., doi:10.5194/acp-2019-1212, in review
  • Bellouin, N, Quaas, J., Gryspeerdt, E., Kinne, S., Stier, P., Watson-Parris, D., Boucher, O., Carslaw, K.S., Christensen, M., Daniau, A.-L., Dufresne, J.-L., Feingold, G., Fiedler, S., Forster, P., Gettelman, A., Haywood, J. M., Lohmann, U., Malavelle, F., Mauritsen, T., McCoy, D.T., Myhre, G., Mülmenstädt, J., Neubauer, D., Possner, A., Rugenstein, M., Sato, Y., Schulz, M., Schwartz, S.E., Sourdeval, O., Storelvmo, T., Toll, V., Winker, D., & Stevens, B., accepted: Bounding global aerosol radiative forcing of climate change
  • Fiedler, S., Kinne, S., Huang, W. T. K., Räisänen, P., O'Donnell, D., Bellouin, N., Stier, P., Merikanto, J., van Noije, T., Makkonen, R., and Lohmann, U., 2019: Anthropogenic aerosol forcing – insights from multiple estimates from aerosol-climate models with reduced complexity, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 6821–6841, doi:10.5194/acp-19-6821-2019.
  •  Fiedler, S., Stevens, B., Gidden, M., Smith, S. J., Riahi, K., and van Vuuren, D., 2019: First forcing estimates from the future CMIP6 scenarios of anthropogenic aerosol optical properties and an associated Twomey effect, Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 989-1007, doi:10.5194/gmd-12-989-2019.