Pavel Kabat

Prof. Pavel Kabat
Full Professor and Chairholder
World Meteorological Organization
7 bis, avenue de la Paix
CH-1211 Genève

Phone: +41 (0) 79 575 48 26
Phone2: +41 80) 22 730 80 04
E-mail: pkabat(at)

Additional functions:
Professor Kabat is leading the overall strategic direction of the WMO science, and its underlying research activities, including the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), the World Weather Research Programme (WWRP), and WMO's Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) Programme which monitors greenhouse gas concentrations, air quality and the ozone layer. In his role, he is maintaining close interactions with WMO Members, and sponsoring organizations to ensure that their strategies and priorities are reflected in WMO programmes. He is responsible for building strategic research partnerships and coordinating active dialogue between science and operations, and promoting measures to ensure a more integrated research effort across all WMO activities. His mandate also includes further advancing of WMO activities in contribution to the UN sustainable Development Goals agenda.

Key Publications of Pavel Kabat (up to ten) :
Schellnhuber HJ, Frieler K, & Kabat P (2014). The elephant, the blind, and the intersectoral intercomparison of climate impacts. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111 (9): 3225-3227. DOI:10.1073/pnas.1321791111.

Kabat P (2013). Water at a crossroads (Interview). Nature Climate Change 3 (1): 11-12. DOI:10.1038/nclimate1780.

Kabat P (2012). Systems science for policy evaluation. Science 336 (6087) DOI:10.1126/science.1224642.

Kabat P., Fresco L.O., Stive M.J.F., Veerman C.P., van Alphen J., Parmet B., Hazeleger W., Katsman
C.A. 2009. Dutch coasts in transition. Nature Geoscience 2: 450-452

Stehfest E., Kabat P. et al. 2009. Climate benefits of changing diet. Climatic Change, DOI 10.1007/s10584-008-9534-6

Kabat P., Vellinga P., Aerts J., Veraart J., van Vierssen W. 2005. Climate proofing the Netherlands. Nature, 438, 283-284

Kabat P., Claussen M., Diemeyer P.A., Gash J.H.C., Bravo de Guenni L., Meybeck M., Pielke R. A. Sr., Vorosmarty Ch.J., Hutjes R.W.A., Lutkemeier S., 2004. Vegetation, water, humans and the climate: A new perspective on an interactive system. Springer Verlag, Berlin, 566 p, ISBN 3540424008

Steffen P. Kabat P. et al. 1998. The Terrestrial Carbon Cycle: Implications for the Kyoto Protocol. Science. (280), 1393-1394

Kabat P., Hutjes R.W.A., Feddes R.A. 1997. The scaling characteristics of soil parameters: From plot scale heterogeneity to subgrid parameterization. J. of Hydrology, 190:363-396

Feddes R.A., Menenti M., Kabat P. Bastiaansen W.G.M.1993a. Is large scale inverse modelling of unsaturated flow with areal average evaporation and surface soil moisture as estimated from remote sensing feasible? J. of Hydrology, 143: 125- 152

Expertise of Pavel Kabat:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeScientific / Fundamental Research
Research Interface / Management
ScopeProcess Studies
Causes of Change
Impact of Change
Vulnerability to Change
Adaptation Measures to Change
Topic AtmosphereMeteorology
Global Warming
Topic HydrosphereFresh Water Systems / Rivers / Lakes
Precipitation / Runoff
Topic Integrated SystemsCarbon Cycle
Hydrogeochemical Cycle
Topic Economy/ResourceUseWater
Land Cover / Land Use / Landscape
Topic HealthWeather / Radiation / Climatic Effects
Topic SustainabilityEcological Sustainability
Topic Risk & Disaster ManagementRisk Assessment / Forecasting
Prevention of Risks and Natural Hazards
Spatial ZonesMountain / Highland
Coastal Zone
Open Ocean
Spatial ScaleGlobal / Hemispheric
Local / Community
Time FramePast
Recent / Today
Statistical FocusExtreme Events
Mean Change / Trends
MethodsData Collection - Measurement
Data Collection - Interviews, Questionnaires
Data Collection - Documents, Archives
Data Analysis
Literature Study
Policy Analysis and Formation
Applied Research / Technology
Integrated Assessment
Collaboration with developing and transition countries ; Capacity Building
Program Coordination / Management

Last update: 1/11/19
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