Sven Kotlarski

Dr. Sven Kotlarski
Head of Climate Evolution
Climate Evolution
Analyse und Prognose - Klima
Operation Center 1
CH-8058 Zürich-Flughafen

Mailing Address:
Climate Evolution
Analyse und Prognose - Klima
-8058 Zürich-Flughafen

Phone: +41 (0) 79 718 85 45
Phone2: +41 (0) 58 460 93 19
Fax: +41 (0) 58 460 90 01
E-mail: sven.kotlarski(at)
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Key Publications of Sven Kotlarski (up to ten) :
Lucas-Picher P, Argueso D, Brisson E, Tramblay Y Berg P, Lemonsu A, Kotlarski S, Caillaud C (2021) Convection-permitting modelling with regional climate models: latest developments and further steps. WIREs Climate Change, e731.

Scherrer CS, Gubler S, Fischer AM, Wehrli K, Kotlarski S (2021) The Swiss Alpine Zero Degree Line: Methods, Past Evolution, Sensitivities. International Journal of Climatology, 1-20.

IPCC (2019) Special Report on Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate. Contributing author of Chapter 2: High Mountain Areas.

Gutiérrez JM, Maraun D, Widmann M, Huth R, Hertig E, Benestad R, Roessler, O, Wibig, J, Wilcke, R, Kotlarski S, … (2019) An intercomparison of a large ensemble of statistical downscaling methods over Europe: Results from the VALUE perfect predictor experiment. International Journal of Climatology, 39, 3750-3785. DOI: 10.1002/joc.5462.

Kotlarski S, Szabó P, Herrera S, Räty O, Keuler K, Soares PM, Cardoso RM, Bosshard T, Pagé C, Boberg F, Gutiérrez JM, Isotta FA, Jaczewski A, Kreienkamp F, Liniger MA, Lussana C, Pianko-Kluczynska K (2019) Observational uncertainty and regional climate model evaluation: A pan-European perspective. International Journal of Climatology, 39, 3730-3749. DOI: 10.1002/joc.5249.

Frei P, Kotlarski S, Liniger MA, Schär C (2017) Snowfall in the Alps: Evaluation and projections based on the EURO-CORDEX regional climate models. The Cryosphere Discussion, DOI: 10.5194/tc-2017-7.

Winter KJPM, Kotlarski S, Scherrer SC, Schär C (2017) The Alpine snow-albedo feedback in regional climate models. Climate Dynamics, 48, 1109, DOI: 10.1007/s00382-016-3130-7.

Ivanov M, Kotlarski S (2017) Assessing distribution-based climate model bias-correction methods over an Alpine domain: Added value and limitations. International Journal of Climatology, 37, 2633-2653, DOI: 10.1002/joc.4870.

Kotlarski S, Keuler K, Christensen OB, Colette A, Déqué M, Gobiet A, Goergen K, Jacob D, Lüthi D, van Meijgaard E, Nikulin G, Schär C, Teichmann C, Vautard R, Warrach-Sagi K, Wulfmeyer V (2014) Regional climate modelling on European scales: A joint standard evaluation of the EURO-CORDEX RCM ensemble. Geoscientific Model Development, 7, 1297-1333.

Steger C, Kotlarski S, Jonas T, Schär C (2013) Alpine snow cover in a changing climate: A regional climate model perspective. Climate Dynamics, 41, 735-754.

Kotlarski S, Jacob D, Podzun R, Paul F (2010) Representing Glaciers in a Regional Climate Model. Climate Dynamics, 34, 27-46.

Expertise of Sven Kotlarski:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeScientific / Fundamental Research
Applied Sciences / Technologies / Engineering
Research Interface / Management
ScopeProcess Studies
Causes of Change
Impact of Change
Vulnerability to Change
Adaptation Measures to Change
Topic AtmosphereAtmosphere
Global Warming
Topic HydrosphereHydrosphere
Fresh Water Systems / Rivers / Lakes
Precipitation / Runoff
Topic CryosphereCryosphere
Snow Cover
Topic HealthWeather / Radiation / Climatic Effects
Spatial ZonesMountain / Highland
Spatial ScaleGlobal / Hemispheric
National / Cultural
Local / Community
Time FramePast
Recent / Today
Statistical FocusStatistical Focus
Mean Change / Trends
MethodsData Analysis
Program Coordination / Management

Specialties of Sven Kotlarski:
Climate of the Alps, Climate scenarios, Downscaling, Climate Services, Climate impact modelling, Climate-cryosphere interaction

Last update: 5/3/22
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