Erich Fischer

portrait Dr. Erich Fischer
Senior scientist

Institut für Atmosphäre und Klima (IAC)
ETH Zürich
ETH Zentrum, CHN N 16.2
Universitätstr. 16
CH-8092 Zürich

Phone: +41 (0) 44 632 82 41
Phone2: +41 (0) 44 633 27 55
Fax: +41 (0) 44 632 13 11
E-mail: erich.fischer(at)
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Phone: +41 (0) 44 632 82 41
Phone2: +41 (0) 44 633 27 55
Fax: +41 (0) 44 632 13 11
E-mail: erich.fischer(at)
URL Institution:
Personal URL: link

Key Publications of Erich Fischer (up to ten) :
Fischer, E. M., and R. Knutti, 2016: Observed heavy precipitation increase confirms theory and early models, Nature Climate Change, 6, doi:10.1038/nclimate3110.

Fischer, E.M., and R. Knutti, 2015: Anthropogenic contribution to global occurrence of heavy-precipitation and high-temperature extremes, Nature Climate Change, 5, 10.1038/nclimate2617.

Fischer, E.M., U. Beyerle and R. Knutti, 2013: Robust spatially aggregated projections of climate extremes, Nature Climate Change, 3, doi:10.1038/nclimate2051.

Fischer, E.M., and R. Knutti, 2013: Robust joint projections for humidity and temperature extremes, Nature Climate Change, 3, 120-126, doi:10.1038/nclimate1682.

Barriopedro, D., E.M. Fischer, J. Luterbacher, R.M. Trigo, R. Garcia-Herrera, 2011: The hot summer of 2010: Redrawing the temperature record map of Europe, Science, 332, doi:10.1126/science.1201224.

Fischer, E.M., and C. Schär, 2010: Consistent geographical patterns of changes in high-impact European heatwaves, Nature Geoscience, 3, 6, 398{403, doi: 10.1038/NGEO866.

Fischer, E.M., J. Sedlacek, E. Hawkins and R. Knutti, 2014: Models agree on forced response pattern of precipitation and temperature extremes, Geophys. Res. Lett., 10.1002/2014GL062018.

Fischer, E.M., and R. Knutti, 2014: Detection of spatially aggregated changes in temperature and precipitation extremes, Geophys. Res. Lett., 10.1002/2013GL058499.

Fischer E.M., S.I. Seneviratne, P.L. Vidale, D. Lüthi and C. Schär, 2007: Soil moisture - atmosphere interactions during the 2003 European summer heat wave. J. Climate, 20, 20, 5081-5099.

Fischer, E. M., S. I. Seneviratne, D. Lüthi, and C. Schär, 2007: Contribution of land-atmosphere coupling to recent European summer heat waves, Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L06707, doi:10.1029/2006GL029068.

Fischer, E. M., J. Luterbacher, E. Zorita, S. F. B. Tett, C. Casty, and H. Wanner, 2007: European climate response to tropical volcanic eruptions over the last half millennium, Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L05707, doi:10.1029/2006GL027992.

Expertise of Erich Fischer:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeExpert Type
Scientific / Fundamental Research
Process Studies
Causes of Change
Impact of Change
Topic AtmosphereAtmosphere
Global Warming
Topic HydrosphereHydrosphere
Precipitation / Runoff
Topic HealthWeather / Radiation / Climatic Effects
Time FrameRecent / Today
Statistical FocusStatistical Focus
Extreme Events
Mean Change / Trends
MethodsData Analysis

Specialties of Erich Fischer:
Winner of a Swiss Global Change Day Poster Award 2007 (WCRP)

Last update: 5/22/18
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