Christof Appenzeller

portrait Prof. Christof Appenzeller
Head Departement Analysis and Forecasting

Department Analysis and Forecasting
CH-8058 Zürich-Flughafen

Mailing Address:

Department Analysis and Forecasting
Postfach 257
-8058 Zürich-Flughafen, ZH

Phone: +41 (0) 58 460 93 88
Phone2: +41 (0) 58 460 91 11
Fax: +41 (0) 58 460 90 01
E-mail: christof.appenzeller(at)
URL Institution:
Personal URL: link
Phone: +41 (0) 58 460 93 88
Phone2: +41 (0) 58 460 91 11
Fax: +41 (0) 58 460 90 01
E-mail: christof.appenzeller(at)
URL Institution:
Personal URL: link

Programs in which Christof Appenzeller holds an official function:
C2SMscientific steering committee
ProClim-Advisory Committee2009 -
WCRPnational contact2008 -

Additional functions:
Member of the Board
Swiss Representative European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts ECMWF
Swiss Representative European National Meteorological Services EUMETNET
Swiss Delegate World Meteorological Organisation WMO

Old functions:
Head Climate Division MeteoSwiss
Swiss delegate CCL (WMO Commission on Climate)
Swiss delegate EUMETNET Climate
Steering Committee C2SM

Key Publications of Christof Appenzeller (up to ten) :

Fischer, A. M., Weigel, A. P., Buser, C. M., Knutti, R., Künsch, H. R., Liniger, M. A., Schär, C. and Appenzeller, C. (2012), Climate change projections for Switzerland based on a Bayesian multi-model approach. Int. J. Climatol., 32: 2348–2371. doi: 10.1002/joc.3396

Weigel, A. P.; Knutti, R.; Liniger, M. A. & Appenzeller, C. (2010), 'Risks of Model Weighting in Multimodel Climate Projections', Journal of Climate 23(15), 4175-4191.

Ceppi, P.; Scherrer, S. C.; Fischer, A. M. & Appenzeller, C. (2010), 'Revisiting Swiss temperature trends 1959 - 2008', International Journal of Climatology, doi: 10.1002/joc.2260.

Schar, C.; Vidale, P. L.; Luthi, D.; Frei, C. Haberli, C., Liniger, M. A. & Appenzeller, C. (2004), 'The role of increasing temperature variability in European summer heatwaves', Nature 427(6972), 332-336.

Scherrer, S. C., C. Appenzeller, and M. Laternser, 2004
Trends in Swiss Alpine snow days: The role of local- and large-scale climate variability, Geophys. Res. Lett., 31, L13215, doi:10.1029/2004GL020255.

Appenzeller, C., Stocker, T. F. and Anklin, M., 1998: North Atlantic Oscillation dynamics recorded in Greenland ice cores. Science, 282, 446-449.

Expertise of Christof Appenzeller:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeScientific / Fundamental Research
Applied Sciences / Technologies / Engineering
Research Interface / Management
Impact of Change
Adaptation Measures to Change
Topic AtmosphereMeteorology
Global Warming
Topic CryosphereCryosphere
Snow Cover
Topic TechnologyTechnology
Topic Politics/LawAdaptation
Topic Risk & Disaster ManagementRisk Assessment / Forecasting
Warning / Sensitization
Spatial ScaleGlobal / Hemispheric
National / Cultural
Time FrameRecent / Today
Statistical FocusMean Change / Trends
MethodsData Analysis
Applied Research / Technology
Integrated Assessment
Program Coordination / Management

Specialties of Christof Appenzeller:
Head Departement Analysis and Forecasting at the Federal Institute of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss a Division with ~180 staff and research scientists involved in applied research and operational duties. Member of the Board. Research experience in weather & climate analysis and prediction on various aspects of the global and regional atmosphere-climate system, weather forecasting, warnings and climate risk management

Last update: 5/2/22
Source of data: ProClim- Research InfoSystem (1993-2022)

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