Christoph Schär

portrait Prof. em. Christoph Schär

Institut für Atmosphäre und Klima (IAC)
ETH Zürich
ETH Zentrum, CHN 12.1
Universitätstr. 16
CH-8092 Zürich

Phone: +41 (0) 44 632 81 99
Phone2: +41 (0) 44 632 81 85
Fax: +41 (0) 44 632 13 11
E-mail: schaer(at)
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Personal URL: link
Phone: +41 (0) 44 632 81 99
Phone2: +41 (0) 44 632 81 85
Fax: +41 (0) 44 632 13 11
E-mail: schaer(at)
URL Institution:
Personal URL: link

with involvement of Christoph Schär

Programs in which Christoph Schär holds an official function:
C2SMchair scientific steering committee2008 -
IPCC-AR5-2013lead author

Key Publications of Christoph Schär (up to ten) :
Ban N., J. Schmidli and C. Schär, 2015: Heavy precipitation in a changing climate: Does short-term summer precipitation increase faster? Geophys. Res. Lett., 42 (4), 1165–1172

Fischer, E.M. and C. Schär, 2010: Consistent geographical patterns of changes in high-impact European heatwaves. Nature Geoscience, 3 (6), 398-403

Frei, C., and C. Schär, 2001. Detection probability of trends in rare events: Theory and application to heavy precipitation in the Alpine region. J. Climate, 14, 1568-1584

Hohenegger, C., P. Brockhaus, C.S. Bretherton and C. Schär, 2009: The soil moisture-precipitation feedback in simulations with explicit and parameterized convection. J. Clim., 22 (19), 5003–5020

Langhans, W., J. Schmidli and C. Schär, 2012: Bulk convergence of kilometer-scale simulations of moist convection over complex terrain, J. Atmos. Sci., 69 (7), 2207-2228

Rajczak, J., P. Pall, C. Schär, 2013: Projections of extreme precipitation events in regional climate simulations for Europe and the Alpine region. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 118, 3610–3626

Schär, C., 1993. A Generalization of Bernoulli's Theorem. J. Atmos. Sci., 50, 1437-1443

Schär, C., P.L. Vidale, D. Lüthi, C. Frei, C. Häberli, M.A. Liniger and C. Appenzeller, 2004: The role of increasing temperature variability for European summer heat waves. Nature, 427, 332-336

Schlemmer, L., C. Hohenegger, J. Schmidli, C. Schär, 2012: Diurnal equilibrium convection and land surface-atmosphere interactions in an idealized cloud-resolving model. Quart. J. Roy. Meteorol. Soc., 138 (667), 1526-1539

Seneviratne, S.I., D. Lüthi, M. Litschi and C. Schär, 2006: Land-atmosphere coupling and climate change in Europe, Nature, 443, 205-209

Expertise of Christoph Schär:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeScientific / Fundamental Research
ScopeProcess Studies
Causes of Change
Impact of Change
Topic AtmosphereMeteorology
Global Warming
Topic HydrospherePrecipitation / Runoff
Spatial ScaleGlobal / Hemispheric
Time FrameRecent / Today
Statistical FocusExtreme Events
Mean Change / Trends
MethodsData Analysis
Literature Study

Specialties of Christoph Schär:
Climate change and the hydrological cycle, regional climate modeling, numerical methods, extreme events

Last update: 6/4/24
Source of data: ProClim- Research InfoSystem (1993-2024)

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