Mark Liniger

Dr. Mark Liniger
Development of Forecasting
Operation Center 1
CH-8058 Zürich-Flughafen

Mailing Address:
Development of Forecasting
Postfach 257
-8058 Zürich-Flughafen

Phone: +41 (0) 58 460 93 27
Phone2: +41 (0) 58 460 91 11
E-mail: mark.liniger(at)
URL Institution:
Personal URL: link

Programs in which Mark Liniger holds an official function:

Key Publications of Mark Liniger (up to ten) :
Bhend, J., Mahlstein, I. and Liniger, M. A. (2016), Predictive skill of climate indices compared to mean quantities in seasonal forecasts. Q.J.R. Meteorol. Soc.. doi:10.1002/qj.2908
Scherrer, S. C., E. M. Fischer, R. Posselt, M. A. Liniger, M. Croci-Maspoli, and R. Knutti (2016), Emerging trends in heavy precipitation and hot temperature extremes in Switzerland, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 121, doi:10.1002/2015JD024634
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. doi:10.1175/2010JCLI3594.1
Della-Marta, P. M., Mathis, H., Frei, C., Liniger, M. A., Kleinn, J., & Appenzeller, C. (2009). The return period of wind storms over Europe. In International Journal of Climatology (Vol. 29, pp. 437–459). doi:10.1002/joc.1794
Weigel, A. P.; Liniger, M. A. & Appenzeller, C. (2008), 'Can multi-model combination really enhance the prediction skill of probabilistic ensemble forecasts ?', Quart. J. Roy. Met. Soc. 134, 241-260.
Scherrer, S.C., C. Appenzeller, M. A. Liniger, and C. Schär, 2005: European temperature distribution changes in observations and climate change scenarios, Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 32, L19705, doi:10.1029/2005GL024108.
Schaer, C., P.-L. Vidale, D. Luethi, C. Frei, C. Haeberli, M. A. Liniger, C.Appenzeller, 2004: The role of increasing temperature variability for European summer heat waves. Nature 427, 332-336.
Wernli, H, S. Dirren, M. A. Liniger and M. Zillig, 2002: Dynamical aspects of the life-cycle of the winter storm ''LOTHAR'' (24-26 December 1999). Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc. 128, 405-429.

Expertise of Mark Liniger:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeScientific / Fundamental Research
Applied Sciences / Technologies / Engineering
Research Interface / Management
ScopeProcess Studies
Adaptation Measures to Change
Topic AtmosphereAtmosphere
Spatial ScaleSpatial Scale
Global / Hemispheric
National / Cultural
Local / Community
Time FrameTime Frame
Recent / Today
Statistical FocusStatistical Focus
Extreme Events
Mean Change / Trends
MethodsData Analysis
Program Coordination / Management

Specialties of Mark Liniger:
Weather forecasting, weather warnings, visualization, expert decision support tools, big data, nowcasting, seamless and multi-model forecasting, statistical postprocessing and machine learning, verification, transfering research results into operational tools.

Statistical analysis of past, present and future climate based on observations (ground, satellites, radar, ..) and model (reanalysis, weather models, climate models).

Last update: 12/11/19
Source of data: ProClim- Research InfoSystem (1993-2022)

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