Stefan Brönnimann

portrait Prof. Stefan Brönnimann

Geographisches Institut - Physische Geographie
Universität Bern
Hallerstrasse 12
CH-3012 Bern

Phone: +41 (0) 31 631 88 85
Phone2: +41 (0) 31 631 88 59
E-mail: stefan.broennimann(at)
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Phone: +41 (0) 31 631 88 85
Phone2: +41 (0) 31 631 88 59
E-mail: stefan.broennimann(at)
URL Institution:

Key Publications of Stefan Brönnimann (up to ten) :
Brönnimann, S., J. Luterbacher, J. Staehelin, T. Svendby, G. Hansen and T. Svenøe (2004) Extreme climate of the global troposphere and stratosphere 1940-1942 related to El Niño. Nature, 431, 971-974.

Brönnimann, S. (2007) Impact of El Niño–Southern Oscillation on European climate. Rev. Geophys., 45, RG3003, doi:10.1029/2006RG000199.

Grant, A., S. Brönnimann and L. Haimberger (2008) Recent Arctic warming vertical structure contested. Nature, 455, E2-E3, doi:10.1038/nature07257

Compo, G.P., J.S. Whitaker, P.D. Sardeshmukh, N. Matsui, R.J. Allan, X. Yin, B.E. Gleason, R.S. Vose, G. Rutledge, P. Bessemoulin, S. Brönnimann, M. Brunet, R.I. Crouthamel, A.N. Grant, P.Y. Groisman, P.D. Jones, M. Kruk, A.C. Kruger, G.J. Marshall, M. Maugeri, H.Y. Mok, Ø. Nordli, T.F. Ross, R.M. Trigo, X. Wang, S.D. Woodruff and S.J. Worley (2011) The Twentieth Century Reanalysis Project. Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., 137, 1-28.

Brönnimann, S., O. Martius, H. von Waldow, C. Welker, J. Luterbacher, G. P. Compo, P. D. Sardeshmukh and T. Usbeck (2012) Extreme winds at northern mid-latitudes since 1871. Meteorol. Z. 21, 13-27.

Franke, J., D. Frank, C. C. Raible, J. Esper and S. Brönnimann (2013) Spectral biases in tree-ring climate proxies, Nature Climate Change, 3, 360-364.

Brönnimann, S. C. Appenzeller, M. Croci-Maspoli, J. Fuhrer, M. Grosjean, R. Hohmann, K. Ingold, R. Knutti, M. A. Liniger, C. C. Raible, R. Röthlisberger, C. Schär, S. C. Scherrer, K. Strassmann and P. Thalmann (2014) Climate change in Switzerland: A review of physical, institutional and political aspects. WIREs Climate Change 5, 461–481.

Brönnimann, S., A. M. Fischer, E. Rozanov, P. Poli, G. P. Compo and P. D. Sardeshmukh (2015) Southward shift of the Northern tropical belt from 1945 to 1980. Nature Geoscience 8, 969-974.

Brönnimann, S. (2015) Climatic changes since 1700. Springer, Advances in Global Change Research Vol. 55, xv + 360 pp., doi:10.1007/978-3-319-19042-6.

Brönnimann, S. and D. Krämer (2016) Tambora and the “Year Without a Summer” of 1816. A Perspective on Earth and Human Systems Science. Geographica Bernensia G90, 48 pp., doi:10.4480/GB2016.G90.01

Expertise of Stefan Brönnimann:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeScientific / Fundamental Research
ScopeImpact of Change
Topic AtmosphereAtmosphere
Global Warming
Air Pollution
Spatial ScaleSpatial Scale
Global / Hemispheric
Time FramePast
Past: Historical / Archeological
Recent / Today
Statistical FocusExtreme Events
Mean Change / Trends
Time ScaleSeasonal / Annual
Decadal / Centennial
MethodsData Collection
Data Collection - Documents, Archives
Data Analysis
Literature Study

Specialties of Stefan Brönnimann:
Climate variability and climate extremes in the past 100-250 years, specifically the role of atmospheric circulation. Role of volcanic and solar forcing. Development and validation of atmospheric data products.
  • Historical upper-air and total ozone data.

  • 3-dimensional atmospheric data sets (global reconstructions, data assimilation).

  • Modelling of 20th century chemical and climate variability.

  • Focus regions: Europe, North America, Tropics, Arctic

    Last update: 12/16/16
    Source of data: ProClim- Research InfoSystem (1993-2016)

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