Head of department: Prof. Dr. habil. Veronika Eyring
The department develops innovative methods for the evaluation and analysis of Earth system models in comparison to observations with the aim to better understand and project the Earth system. The evaluation and ensemble analysis of Earth system models is crucial for model improvements and a prerequisite for reliable climate projections of the 21st century to be used as guidelines for climate policy. The department’s tasks include the development and application of new numerical methods for the analysis of large volumes of data.
Our research topics are:
Our main tools and data are:
Close collaborations in particular exist with the Department of Climate Modelling of the University of Bremen as well as with the Climate Informatics Group of the DLR Institute of Data Sciences and its external collaboration partners from the Friedrich-Schiller-University (Prof Denzler) and the Max-Planck-Institute for Biogeochemistry (Prof Reichstein) in Jena. The department is strongly linked to international research activities within the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), with substantial contributions particularly to CMIP, and contributes regularly to international climate and ozone assessments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).