Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research
Prof. Dr.  Peter Braesicke

Prof. Dr. Peter Braesicke

  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
    P.O. Box 3640
    76021 Karlsruhe

My main scientific interest is in the area of interactions and feedbacks between atmospheric composition and climate. While at the University of Cambridge, I contributed significantly to the development and exploitation of the UM UKCA chemistry-climate model (4). At KIT, I joint the ICON-ART community and together with my section, we deliver critical contributions to the ICON-ART development and use (3). Questions regarding climate change and the development of our protective ozone layer (1) are key motivators for my work and answers require the combination of observations and simulations. In addition, I have a keen interest in some fundamental IT questions, e.g. data compression (2).

I am scientific coordinator of the Helmholtz-Climate-Initiative Regional Climate Change (REKLIM, and chair of the European Climate Research Alliance (ECRA, For the KIT I am contributing to an initiative that aims at creating a national research data infrastructure for Earth system sciences (NFDI4Earth,

I am teaching courses in “Theoretical Meteorology” and “Climatology” and I am supervising students and young researcher for their Bachelor-, Master- and PhD-theses in meteorology.

Selected Publications (peer-reviewed):

(1) Braesicke, P. and J. Neu (Lead Authors), …, Update on Global Ozone: Past, Present, and Future, Chapter 3 in Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion: 2018, Global Ozone Research and Monitoring Project – Report No. 58, World Meteorological Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, 2018.

(2) Cayoglu, U., J. Schröter, J. Meyer, A. Streit, and P. Braesicke, 2018, A modular software framework for compression of structured climate data, in Proceedings of the 26th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems (SIGSPATIAL '18), ACM, New York, NY, USA, 556-559,

(3) Schröter, J., Rieger, D., Stassen, C., Vogel, H., Weimer, M., Werchner, S., Förstner, J., Prill, F., Reinert, D., Zängl, G., Giorgetta, M., Ruhnke, R., Vogel, B., and Braesicke, P., 2018, ICON-ART 2.1: a flexible tracer framework and its application for composition studies in numerical weather forecasting and climate simulations, Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 4043-4068,

(4) Braesicke, P., Keeble, J., Yang, X., Stiller, G., Kellmann, S., Abraham, N. L., Archibald, A., Telford, P., and Pyle, J. A., 2013, Circulation anomalies in the Southern Hemisphere and ozone changes, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 10677-10688,

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