PD Dr. Gregor C. Leckebusch

Gregor Leckebusch
Image Credit: Gregor Leckebusch

Freie Universität Berlin - Institut für Meteorologie

Researcher

Address Carl-Heinrich-Becker-Weg 6-10
12165 Berlin
Email gcl@met.fu-berlin.de

currently at:School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham

CV

15.07.2009

Habilitation in Meteorology

Thesis: Meteorological Extreme Events in Europe and Related Impacts.

since 01.11.2004

Assistant Professor (C1), Institute for Meteorology, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Research topics:

  • climatological and dynamical analysis of meteorological extreme events in observations and model simulations for recent and future climate conditions with foci on dynamics and statistics of extra tropical cyclone and storm development on synoptic and regional scales

  • impacts on socio economic structures, estimation of economic and insured losses

  • Teaching activities at all levels e.g. in dynamical and synoptical meteorology, polar meteorology, general meteorology, weather prediction, and practical meteorological observation courses (under graduate level)

01.01.2002 – 31.10.2004

Research Associate (PostDoc), Institute for Geophysics and Meteorology, University of Cologne, Germany

Collaborator in the EU-project MICE (Modelling the Impact of ClimateExtremes):

  • Diagnostics of extreme meteorological and climatological conditions like storms, flooding, and heat waves under different climate conditions forEurope
  • estimations of impacts on different economic sections: insurance, tourism, agriculture, forestry.

01.07.2000 – 31.12.2001

Research Associate (PostDoc), Institute for Geophysics and Meteorology, University of Cologne, Germany

Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 419 at the University of Cologne:

  • Environmental Problems of an Industrial Conurbation; Scientific Solution
  • Strategies and Socio-Economic Implications
  • Investigations of regional signals of global climate change with respect to extra tropical cyclone systems and winter storms; interdisciplinary
  • collaboration with different academics

01.07.1998 – 30.06.2000

Research Associate (PostDoc), Institute for Geophysics and Meteorology, University of Cologne, Germany

German Research Foundation-Project: Analysis of Southern Hemisphere atmospheric circulation anomalies related to ENSO and their impacts on Antarctica.

01.07.1995 – 30.06.1998

Research Assistant (PhD-Student), Institute for Geophysics and Meteorology, University of Cologne, Germany

German Research Foundation-Project: Meteorological diagnostics of polar ice cores by means of paleoclimate simulations with ECHAM3 global climate model

01.11.1989 – 30.06.1995

Student Assistant (Under graduate), Institute for Geophysics and Meteorology, University of Cologne, Germany

Collaboration in different projects, e.g. ”Diagnosis of natural and external forced variability of physical processes in the atmosphere”

Educational background

01.07.1995 – 14.12.1998

PhD-Study; Doctor of Natural Sciences (PhD), Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences,     University of Cologne

Dissertation: Meteorological interpretation of depositions in polar ice cores by means of paleoclimate simulations with ECHAM3 global climate model. (German: Meteorologische Interpretation von Depositionen in polaren Eisbohrkernen mit Hilfe von Paläosimulationen des Klimamodells ECHAM3)

27.06.1995

Diploma-Thesis: Vacillations: Quasi-periodic variations of the atmospheric energetic

01.10.1986 – 27.06.1995

Undergraduate studies of Meteorology, University of Cologne

Foci: General atmospheric circulation, energetic of the atmosphere in middle latitudes, anthropogenic climate change, natural climate variability, atmospheric chemistry, atmospheric boundary layer

 

Fachzeitschriften (begutachtete Publikationen)

Donat, M.G., G.C. Leckebusch, S. Wild, U. Ulbrich, 2010: Benefits and limitations of regional multi-model ensembles for storm loss estimations
Climate Research (submitted)

Donat, M.G., G.C. Leckebusch, S. Wild, U. Ulbrich, 2010: Future changes of European winter storm losses and extreme wind speeds in multi-model GCM and RCM simulations
NHESS (to be submitted)

Donat, M.G., G.C. Leckebusch, J.G. Pinto, U. Ulbrich, 2009: Examination of Wind Storms over Central Europe with respect to Circulation Weather Types and NAO phases
International Journal of Climatology, DOI: 10.1002/joc.1982.

Donat M.G., G.C. Leckebusch, J.G. Pinto, U. Ulbrich, 2009: European storminess and associated atmospheric circulation: future changes in a multi-model ensemble of GCMs
Climate Research (submitted)

Fink, A.H., T. Brücher, G.C. Leckebusch, A. Krüger, J.G. Pinto, U. Ulbrich, 2004: The 2003 European summer heatwaves and drought - synoptic diagnosis and impacts.
Weather, Vol. 59, No. 8, 209-216.

Hanson, C., J. P. Palutikof, M. T. J. Livermore, L. Barring, M. Bindi, J. Corte-Real, R. Durao, C. Giannakopoulos, P. Good, T. Holt, Z. Kundzewicz, G.C. Leckebusch, M. Moriondo, M. Radziejewski, J. Santos, P. Schlyter, M. Schwarb, I. Stjernquist, U. Ulbrich, 2007: Modelling the Impact of Climate Extremes: An overview of the MICE project.
Climatic Change, Vol. 81, 163–177. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-006-9230-3.

Kundzewicz, Z.W., D. Graczyk, I. Pinskwar, M. Radziejewski,. M. Szwed, L. Bärring, C. Giannakopoulos, T. Holt, J. Palutikof, G.C. Leckebusch, U. Ulbrich, M. Schwarb, 2004: Changes in the occurrence of extremes, Part I, Climatic background.
Papers on Global Change, 11, 9-20.

Kundzewicz, Z.W., D. Graczyk, I. Pinskwar, M. Radziejewski,. M. Szwed, L. Bärring, C. Giannakopoulos, J. Palutikof, G.C. Leckebusch, U. Ulbrich, M. Schwarb, 2004: Changes in the occurrence of extremes, Part II, Impacts on selected sectors.
Papers on Global Change, 11, 21-32.

Kundzewicz, Z.W., U. Ulbrich, T. Brücher, D. Graczyk, A. Krüger, G.C. Leckebusch, L. Menzel, I. Pińskwar, M. Radziejewski and M. Szwed, 2005: Summer Floods in Central Europe – Climate Change Track?
Natural Hazards, Volume 36, 1-2, 165–189. DOI: 10.1007/s11069-004-4547-6.

Leckebusch, G.C., M. Donat, U. Ulbrich, and J.G. Pinto, 2008: Mid-latitude Cyclones and Storms in an Ensemble of European AOGCMs under ACC.
CLIVAR Exchanges, Volume 13, No. 3, July 2008.
http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/55670/01/Exch_46_final3.pdf

Leckebusch, G.C., A. Kapala, H. Mächel, J.G. Pinto und M. Reyers, 2008: Indizes der Nordatlantischen und Arktischen Oszillation.
Promet, 2008.

Leckebusch, G.C., D. Renggli, U. Ulbrich, 2008: Development and Application of an Objective Storm Severity Measure for the Northeast Atlantic Region.
Meteorol. Z., Vol. 17, No. 5, 575-587. DOI: 10.1127/0941-2948/2008/0323

Leckebusch, G.C., A. Weimer, J.G. Pinto, M. Reyers, P. Speth, 2008: Extreme wind storms over Europe in present and future climate: a cluster analysis approach.
Meteorol. Z., 17, No.1, 067-082 (February 2008), DOI: 10.1127/0941-2948/2008/0266.
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/schweiz/mz/2008/00000017/00000001/art00009

Leckebusch, G.C., U. Ulbrich, L. Fröhlich, J.G. Pinto, 2007: Property loss potentials for European mid-latitude storms in a changing climate.
Geophys. Res. Letters, 34, L05703, doi:10.1029/2006GL027663

Leckebusch, G.C., B. Koffi, U. Ulbrich, J.G. Pinto, T. Spangehl, S. Zacharias, 2006: Analysis of frequency and intensity of European winter storm events from a multi-model perspective, at synoptic and regional scales.
Climate Research, Vol. 31, 59-74.

Leckebusch, G.C., U. Ulbrich, 2004: On the relationship between cyclones and extreme windstorm events over Europe under climate change.
Global and Planetary Change, 44 (1-4), 181-193.

Leckebusch, G., A. Fink und P. Speth, 1998: Herkunftsgebiete, Flüsse und Senken von Feuchte in südlichen Polarregionen: Ein Vergleich zwischen Paläoklimaten und dem rezenten Klima.
Annalen der Meteorologie, 37, Selbstverlag des Deutschen Wetterdienstes, 431-432.

Leckebusch, G. C., P. Speth, 1998: Feuchtetransporte und Feuchteakkumulation in antarktischen und arktischen Eisgebieten. Ein Vergleich zwischen Paläoklimaten und dem rezenten Klima.
Berichte zur Polarforschung, 277, 71-72.

Pinto, J.G., C.P. Neuhaus, G.C. Leckebusch, M. Reyers, M. Kerschgens, 2010: Estimation of wind storm impacts over Western Germany under future climate conditions using a statistical-dynamical downscaling approach
Tellus A. DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0870.2009.00424.x

Pinto, J.G., S. Zacharias, A.H. Fink, G.C. Leckebusch, U. Ulbrich, 2009: Factors contributing to the development of extreme North Atlantic cyclones and their relationship with the NAO.
Clim. Dyn., Vol. 32, 711-737. DOI: 10.1007/s00382-008-0396-4.

Pinto, J.G., S. Zacharias, A.H. Fink, G.C. Leckebusch, U. Ulbrich, 2008: "Factors contributing to the development of extreme North Atlantic cyclones and their relationship with the NAO" Climate Dynamics, Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, ISSN 0930-7575 (Print) 1432-0894 (Online), DOI: 10.1007/s00382-008-0396-4
http://www.springerlink.com/content/1133776314383r01/?p=f42e3db990c843469cce919c6ae5207e&pi=0

Pinto, J.G., U. Ulbrich, G.C. Leckebusch, T. Spangehl, M. Reyers, S. Zacharias, 2007: Changes in storm track and cyclone activity in three SRES ensemble experiments with the ECHAM5/MPI-OM1 GCM.
Climate Dynamics, DOI 10.1007/s00382-007-0230-4.

Pinto, J.G., E.L. Fröhlich, G.C. Leckebusch, U. Ulbrich, 2007: Changing European storm loss potentials under modified climate conditions according to ensemble simulations of the ECHAM5/MPI-OM1 GCM.
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 7, 165–175, 2007.

Ulbrich, U., G.C. Leckebusch, and J.G. Pinto, 2009: Extra-tropical cyclones in the present and future climate: a review.
Theo. Appl. Climatology, Vol. 96, No. 1-2, 117-131. DOI: 10.1007/s00704-008-0083-8.

Ulbrich, U., G.C. Leckebusch, H. Paeth, J.G. Pinto, 2008: Veränderung der NAO und ihrer Wirkungen in Klimaszenarien.
Promet, 2008.

Ulbrich, U., G.C. Leckebusch, J. Pinto, 2008: Extra-tropical cyclones in the present and future climate: a review.
Theo. Appl. Climatology, Vol. 96, No. 1-2, 117-131. DOI: 10.1007/s00704-008-0083-8.

Ulbrich, U., J.G. Pinto, H. Kupfer, G.C. Leckebusch, T. Spangehl, M. Reyers, 2008: Changing Northern Hemisphere Storm Tracks in an Ensemble of IPCC Climate Change Simulations.
J. Climate, Vol. 21, No. 8, 1669-1679. DOI: 10.1175/2007JCLI1992.1.

Ulbrich, U., T. Brücher, A.H. Fink, G.C. Leckebusch, A. Krüger, J.G. Pinto, 2003: The Central European Floods of August 2002 Part I: Rainfall periods and flood development.
Weather, Vol. 58, No. 10, 371-376.

Ulbrich, U., T. Brücher, A.H. Fink, G.C. Leckebusch, A. Krüger, J.G. Pinto ,2003: The Central European Floods of August 2002 Part II: Synoptic causes and considerations with respect to climatic change.
Weather, Vol. 58, No. 11, 434-441.

 

Weitere begutachtete Publikationen

Leckebusch, G.C., U. Ulbrich, M. Donat, 2008: Extreme Events and Climate Change: A Multi-model Ensemble Analysis. Inha University, Incheon: International
Symposium in Climate Change Research, Seoul, South Korea. Conference Proceedings, p69-73.

Leckebusch, G.C., F. Kaspar, T. Spangehl, U. Cubasch, 2006: Die Erwärmung in den Polarregionen im Vergleich zu globalen Veränderungen. In: Klimaveränderung: Warnsignale aus den Polarregionen. J.L. Lozan, H. Graßl, P. Hupfer (Hrsg.), Wissenschaftliche Auswertungen, Hamburg, 2006, ISBN 3-9809668-0-1, 380pp.

Leckebusch, G.C., T. Tin, 2006: Stormy Europe – the power sector and extreme weather. WWF Report, Power Switch Campaign. WWF International, CH-1196 Gland, Switzerland.
www.panda.org/powerswitch/stormyeurope

Spangehl, T., G.C. Leckebusch, P. Speth, 2006: Die Variabilität katabatischer Winde über der Antarktis und ihre Wechselwirkung mit der groß-skaligen atmosphärischen Zirkulation. In: Klimaveränderung: Warnsignale aus den Polarregionen. J.L. Lozan, H. Graßl, P. Hupfer (Hrsg.), Wissenschaftliche Auswertungen, Hamburg, 2006, ISBN 3-9809668-0-1, 380pp.

 

Eingeladene Vorträge

Leckebusch, G.C.,M. Donat, U. Ulbrich, 2009: Wind and storm - what can ENSEMBLES tell the insurance sector? ENSEMBLES Final Symposium, 19.11.2009, UKMetOffice, Exeter, UK

Leckebusch, G.C, 2008: Extreme Events and Climate Change: A Multi-model Ensemble Analysis. Inha University, Incheon: International Symposium in Climate Change Research, Seoul, South Korea. (Invited Talk).

Leckebusch, G.C., 2008: The Impact of Anthropogenic Climate Change on Property Loss Potentials: Severe Extra-tropical Storms. ABS EQECAT European Client
User Conference, Berlin, 21-23. April 2008. (Invited Talk).

Leckebusch, G.C., 2007: Kyrill und Kollegen: Europäische Winterstürme und ihre Auswirkungen – Jetzt und in Zukunft. Meteorologisches Kolloquium, Leibniz Universität Hannover, 24.05.2007, Hannover.

Leckebusch, G.C., 2006: Meteorologische Extremereignisse in Europa und ihre zukünftige Entwicklung. 5. Herbstschule System Erde: Naturgefahren im System Erde, Deutsche Meteorologische Gesellschaft und GeoForschungszentrum Potsdam, 10.11.2006.

Leckebusch, G.C., 2006: Meteorologische Extremereignisse in Europa und ihre zukünftige Entwicklung. Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften 13.5.2006, Berlin.

Leckebusch, G.C., 2005: Findings from the EU-FP5 MICE-PRUDENCE-STARDEX cluster – Part1: MICE, ENSEMBLES 2. General Assembly, Athens, 7.9.2005.

Leckebusch G.C., M. Donat, U. Ulbrich, J.G. Pinto, 2007: Impacts of severe cyclones on property losses: estimations based on global and regional ENSEMBLE modelling. 7th EMS Annual Meeting / 8th European Conference on Applications of Meteorology, San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain, 1.-5. October 2007.
http://www.cosis.net/abstracts/EMS2007/00456/EMS2007-A-00456.pdf

Leckebusch, G.C., M. Donat, J.G. Pinto, U. Ulbrich, 2007: Zukünftige Trends europäischer Winterstürme und ihrer Auswirkungen auf die Versicherungswirtschaft. Deutsch-Österreich-Schweizerische Meteorologen Tagung, 2007, 10.-14.09.07, Hamburg.
http://www.cosis.net/abstracts/DACH2007/00268/DACH2007-A-00268.pdf

Leckebusch, G.C., U. Cubasch, 2007: Science of Climate Change – Global to Local Scales. Summit on Climate Change, 13.09.2007, New Delhi, India.

Leckebusch, G.C., U. Cubasch, F. Kaspar, 2006: Paleoclimate Modelling. 2. HIMPAC meeting, 24.-27.10.2006, New Delhi, India.

Leckebusch, G.C., U. Ulbrich, 2005: Estimation of extreme storm and precipitation events in climate scenarios. Workshop on statistical downscaling, Research Department of the Norwegian Meteorological Institute, 3.-4.10.2005, Oslo, Norway.

Leckebusch, G.C., U. Ulbrich, 2004: Changes of storm tracks in Europe. MICE Work shop: Weather Extremes and Forest Damage - Climate Change and Future Risks, Campus Helsingborg, Lund University, 6. Mai 2004.

Leckebusch, G.C., U. Ulbrich, 2004: Storm damage modelling. MICE Work shop: Weather Extremes and Forest Damage - Climate Change and Future Risks, Campus Helsingborg, Lund University, 6. Mai 2004.

Leckebusch, G.C., U. Ulbrich, 2004: What do the models tell us about extremes in the future? Some results from MICE. MICE Stakeholder Workshop, Florence, 28.-29.10.2004

Leckebusch, G.C., U. Ulbrich, 2004: Estimates of Windstorm induced Loss in Europe. MICE Stakeholder Workshop, Florence, 28.-29.10.2004

Ko-Autor

Ulbrich, U. , G.C. Leckebusch, 2005: Auswirkung von Klimaänderungen auf Sturmschäden in Europa. 3rd INTernational Emergency and Rescue CONgress (INTERCON), Hamburg, 8.-9.9.2005, Symposium „Extreme Wetterereignisse“.

Ulbrich, U., G.C. Leckebusch, 2005: Auswirkungen von Klimaänderungen auf Sturmschäden in Europa. Vortrag bei der Arbeitsgruppe Kalkulation des Gesamtverbands der Versicherungsindustrie GDV. Dezember 2005.

Konferenzbeiträge (Auswahl)

Vorträge

Leckebusch, G.C., M. Donat, D. Befort, U. Ulbrich, J.G. Pinto, K. Born, 2009: Sensitivities of European Wind Storm Simulations Using CLM . COSMO/CLM User Seminar 2009, BTZ – Langen , 09  – 12 March 2009
http://www.dwd.de/bvbw/generator/Sites/DWDWWW/Content/Forschung/FE1/Seminare__Tagungen/2009/COSMO__User09/FU__COSMO__User__abstract2009__download__en,templateId=raw,property=publicationFile.pdf/FU_COSMO_User_abstract2009_download_en.pdf

Leckebusch, G.C., M. Donat, D. Befort, U. Ulbrich, J.G. Pinto, K. Born, 2009b: Wind storm in CCLM ensemble simulations. 4th CLM Community Assembly, 14 -16 September 2009, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (FZK).

Leckebusch, G.C., M. Müller, and U. Ulbrich, 2009: Extreme precipitation events in the eastern Mediterranean and their relation to dynamical forcing factors under recent and anthropogenic climate conditions. EMS Annual Meeting Abstracts, Vol. 6, EMS2009-436, 2009, 9th EMS / 9th ECAM.

Leckebusch, G.C., M. Donat, D. Renggli, U. Ulbrich, and J.G. Pinto, 2009: Diagnosis of spatial distribution and severity of mid-latitude storms in an ensemble of European AOGCMs under anthropogenic climate change. EMS Annual Meeting Abstracts, Vol. 6, EMS2009-466, 2009, 9th EMS / 9th ECAM.

Leckebusch, G.C.; Donat, M.; Wild, S.; Ulbrich, U., 2008: Loss potentials of wind storms over Europe under anthropogenic climate change conditions based on an ensemble of GCMs and RCMs. EMS2008-A-00469. EMS Annual Meeting/European Conference on Applied Climatology (ECAC). 29 September – 03 October 2008. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
http://meetings.copernicus.org/ems2008

Leckebusch, G.C.; Renggli, D.; Ulbrich, U., 2008: Development and Application of an Objective Storm Severity Index for the Northeast Atlantic Region EMS2008-A-00135. EMS Annual Meeting/European Conference on Applied Climatology (ECAC). 29 September – 03 October 2008. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
http://meetings.copernicus.org/ems2008

Leckebusch, G.C.; Weimer, A.; Pinto, J.G.; Reyers, M.; Speth, P., 2008: A cluster analysis of wind storms over Europe. EMS2008-A-00267. EMS Annual Meeting/European Conference on Applied Climatology (ECAC). 29 September – 03 October 2008. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
http://meetings.copernicus.org/ems2008

Leckebusch, G.C.; Ulbrich, U.; Fröhlich, L.; Pinto, J.G.; Donat, M., 2007: Estimation of European storms under anthropogenic changed conditions based on an ensemble of global and regional climate model simulations: an analysis of characteristics and related property loss potentials. 2. International Conference on Earth System modelling, Hamburg, 27-31.08.2007, Germany, ICESM2007-A-00220,
http://www.cosis.net/abstracts/ICESM2007/00220/ICESM2007-A-00220.pdf

Leckebusch, G.C., B. Koffi, U. Ulbrich, J.G.Pinto, T. Spangehl, S. Zacharias, 2006: European winter storms and their modification under climate change from a multi-model perspective. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 8, 01945, 2006, SRef-ID: 1607-7962/gra/EGU06-A-01945.
http://www.cosis.net/abstracts/EGU06/01945/EGU06-J-01945.pdf

Leckebusch, G.C., U. Ulbrich, 2003: Cyclone and extreme windstorm events over Europe under climate change: Global and regional climate model diagnostics. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 5, EAE03-A-11248, ISSN 1029-7006.

Leckebusch, G.C., U. Ulbrich, 2003: Evaluation of Extreme Events in Different Climate Models (GCM and RCM): An Analysis of Wind Storms over Europe. International Conference on Earth System Modelling, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg 2003, p225.

Leckebusch, G.C., U. Ulbrich, P. Speth, 2002: Identification of extreme events under climate change conditions over Europe and the Northwest-Atlantic region: spatial patterns and time series characteristics. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 4, EGS02-A-01566, ISSN 1029-7006.

Leckebusch, G.C., P. Speth, 2001: Regional impacts of extreme storm events in a modified climate exemplary for Northrhine-Westfalia, Germany. Geophysical Research Abstracts. Vol.3, 5279. ISSN: 1029-7006.

Leckebusch, G.C., T. Spangehl, P. Speth, 2001: The variability of Antarctic katabatic outbreaks and their interaction with anomalies of the southern hemisphere atmospheric circulation. Geophysical Research Abstracts. Vol.3, 5421. ISSN: 1029-7006.

Leckebusch, G.C., P. Speth, 2000: Detecting the influence of ENSO related climate variability on Antarctica. Geophysical Research Abstracts. Vol. 2, 2000, ISSN: 1029-7006.

Leckebusch, G.C., P. Speth, 1999: Meteorological Interpretation of Results from Antarctic Ice Cores by using an AGCM under Different Paleoclimate Boundary Conditions. 10th Symposium on Global Change Studies. 10-15 January 1999, 79th AMS Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas, 294-295.

Vorträge (Ko-Autor)

Donat, M., G.C. Leckebusch, S. Wild, and U. Ulbrich, 2009: European winter storm losses in a multi-model ensemble of GCM and RCM simulations. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 11, EGU2009-7604, EGU General Assembly 2009.

Donat, M.G., G.C. Leckebusch, S. Wild, and U. Ulbrich, 2009: European winter storm losses in relation to extreme wind speeds in a multi-model ensemble of GCM and RCM simulations. EMS Annual Meeting Abstracts, Vol. 6, EMS2009-465, 2009, 9th EMS / 9th ECAM.

Donat, M.; Leckebusch, G. C.; Pinto, J. G.; Ulbrich, U., 2008: Analysis of extra-tropical cyclones and wind storms in multi-model simulations with global and regional climate models. EMS2008-A-00285.  EMS Annual Meeting/European Conference on Applied Climatology (ECAC). 29 September – 03 October 2008. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
http://meetings.copernicus.org/ems2008

Donat, M.; Leckebusch, G. C.; Pinto, J. G.; Ulbrich, U., 2008: Storminess and related large-scale atmospheric circulation patterns in reanalysis data and an ensemble of global climate models. EMS2008-A-00287. EMS Annual Meeting/European Conference on Applied Climatology (ECAC). 29 September – 03 October 2008. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
http://meetings.copernicus.org/ems2008

Fink, A.H., T. Brücher, G.C. Leckebusch, A. Krüger, J.G. Pinto, U. Ulbrich, 2004: Meteorologische Diagnose des Hitzesommers 2003 und zukünftige Trends solcher Extremereignisse. DACH-Tagung 2004, 7.-10.9.2004, Karlsruhe.

Grieger, J., G.C. Leckebusch, M. Schuster, and U. Ulbrich, 2009: Southern Hemisphere Storminess under recent and anthropogenic climate conditions based on a multi model ensemble analysis. EMS Annual Meeting Abstracts, Vol. 6, EMS2009-282, 2009, 9th EMS / 9th ECAM.

Kundzewicz, Z.W., G.C. Leckebusch, L. Menzel, I. Przymusinska, M. Radziejewski, U. Ulbrich, 2004: Intense precipitation and flood hazards in Central and Eastern Europe. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 6, EGU04-A-07243, ISSN 1029-7006.

Lehmann, E., F. Hansen, U. Ulbrich, P. Nevir, and G.C. Leckebusch, 2009: Assessing the effect of the relative atmospheric angular momentum (AAM) on length-of-day (LOD) variations under climate warming. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 11, EGU2009-10520, EGU General Assembly 2009.

Lehmann, E., G.C. Leckebusch, U. Ulbrich, P. Nevir, 2008: Effects of ENSO on sub-seasonal to interannual length-of-day (LOD) variability. Geophys. Res. Abstr.,
Vol.10, EGU2008-A-10515, EGU General Assembly 2008, ISSN: 1029-7006.

Nissen, K.M., U. Ulbrich, G. C. Leckebusch, D. Renggli, J. G. Pinto, and S. Ulbrich, 2009: Cyclones causing winter storms in the Mediterranean region. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 11, EGU2009-7126, EGU General Assembly 2009.

Nissen, K.M., U. Ulbrich, G.C. Leckebusch, D. Renggli, J.G. Pinto, 2009: The effect of large-scale teleconnection patterns on Mediterranean wind storms. 11th Plinius Conference on Mediterranean Storms. Barcelona, 7.-11.09.2009, Spain.

Nissen, K.M., U. Ulbrich, G.C. Leckebusch, J.G. Pinto, 2008: Categories of Mediterranean cyclones in the ERA40 dataset - characteristics, trends and links to large-scale patterns. Geophys. Res. Abstr., Vol.10, EGU2008-A-02587, EGU General Assembly 2008, ISSN: 1029-7006.

Nissen, K. M.; Ulbrich, U.; Leckebusch, G. C.; Renggli, D.; Ulbrich, S.; Pinto, J. G., 2008: Storms caused by Mediterranean cyclones in the ERA40 dataset. 10th Plinius Conference on Mediterranean Storms, 2008, Cyprus.

Pinto, J.G., M. Kerschgens, G.C. Leckebusch, C.P. Neuhaus, M. Reyers, P. Speth, 2008: Impacts of climate change to storm events and losses over West Germany. Geophys. Res. Abstr., Vol.10, EGU2008-A-02048, EGU General Assembly 2008, ISSN: 1029-7006.

Pinto, J.G., S. Zacharias, A.H. Fink, G.C. Leckebusch, U. Ulbrich, 2008: Factors contributing to the development of extreme North Atlantic cyclones and their relationship with the NAO. Geophys. Res. Abstr., Vol.10, EGU2008-A-02015, EGU General Assembly 2008, ISSN: 1029-7006.

Pinto, J.G.; Zacharias, S.; Fink, A.H.; Leckebusch, G.C.; Ulbrich, U., 2008: Factors contributing to the development of extreme North Atlantic cyclones and their relationship with the NAO. EMS2008-A-00123.  EMS Annual Meeting/European Conference on Applied Climatology (ECAC). 29 September – 03 October 2008. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
http://meetings.copernicus.org/ems2008

Pinto, J.G.; Kerschgens, M.; Kirchhübel, L.; Krüger, A.; Leckebusch, G.C.; Neuhaus, C.P.; Reyers, M.; Speth, P., 2007: Auswirkungen der anthropogenen Klimaänderung auf Sturmereignisse und Sturmschäden für NRW
Deutsche Meteorologen Tagung 2007, 10.-14.09.07, Hamburg.

Pinto, J.G.; U. Ulbrich, G.C. Leckebusch, T. Spangehl, M. Reyers, S. Zacharias, 2007: Changes in storm track and cyclone activity in three SRES ensemble experiments with the ECHAM5/MPI-OM1 GCM. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 9, EGU2007-A-02778, ISSN 1029-7006.
http://meetings.copernicus.org/egu2007/download/programme_book_2007_complete.pdf

Pinto, J.G., S. Zacharias, A.H. Fink, G.C. Leckebusch, U. Ulbrich, 2008: Factors contributing to the development of extreme North Atlantic cyclones and their relationship with the NAO. Geophys. Res. Abstr., Vol.10, EGU2008-A-02015, EGU General Assembly 2008, ISSN: 1029-7006.

Renggli, D., G.C. Leckebusch, U. Ulbrich, and E. Faust, 2009: Relation between hemispheric scale factors and the occurrence of winter storms on seasonal time scales and its predictability. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 11, EGU2009-6937, EGU General Assembly 2009.

Renggli, D.; Leckebusch, G.C.; Ulbrich, U., 2008: Wind storm events in the DEMETER hindcast data. EMS2008-A-00165. EMS Annual Meeting/European Conference on Applied Climatology (ECAC). 29 September – 03 October 2008. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
http://meetings.copernicus.org/ems2008

Schartner, T., P. Névir, G.C. Leckebusch, and U. Ulbrich, 2009: Evaluation and forecasting of convective events with the Dynamic State Index (DSI). Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 11, EGU2009-10427, EGU General Assembly 2009.

Spangehl, T., G.C. Leckebusch and P. Speth, 2003: Katabatic winds over Antarctica and the relationship with Southern Hemispheric atmospheric circulation variability. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 5, EAE03-A-11632, ISSN 1029-7006.

Spangehl, T., G.C. Leckebusch and P. Speth, 2002: Objective identification of Antarctic Katabatic outflow events on different spatial and temporal scales. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 4, EGS02-A-02102, ISSN 1029-7006.

Schartner, T.; Nevir, P.; Leckebusch, G.C.; Ulbrich, U. , 2008: Forecast of convective events and lightning with the Dynamic State Index (DSI). EMS2008-A-00567. EMS Annual Meeting/European Conference on Applied Climatology (ECAC). 29 September – 03 October 2008. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Stege, S., G.C. Leckebusch, and U. Ulbrich, 2009: Upper tropospheric divergence and its impact on pathways of severe extra-tropical storms under anthropogenic climate change conditions. EMS Annual Meeting Abstracts, Vol. 6, EMS2009-386, 2009, 9th EMS / 9th ECAM.

Ulbrich, U., K.M. Nissen, G.C. Leckebusch, D. Renggli, J.G. Pinto, 2009:The influence of large-scale teleconnections patterns on cyclone and wind activity in the Mediterranean Region in present and future climate. MedClivar-Meeting 2009, Sesimbra, 28.-30.9.2009, Portugal.

Ulbrich, U., T. Brücher, A.H. Fink, G.C. Leckebusch, A. Krüger, J.G. Pinto, 2004: Sommer-Hochwasserereignisse in Zentraleuropa: Diagnose meteorologischer Bedingungen und Einschätzung zukünftiger Risiken. DACH-Tagung 2004, 7.-10.9.2004, Karlsruhe.

Ulbrich, U., T. Brücher, A.H. Fink, G.C. Leckebusch, A. Krüger and J.G. Pinto, 2003: The central European floods in August 2002: Meteorological conditions, synoptic developments and climate change perspectives. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 5, EAE03-A-03404, ISSN 1029-7006.

Posterpräsentationen (Auswahl)

Leckebusch, G.C., A. Weimer, J.G. Pinto, M. Reyers, and P. Speth, 2008: Winter storm identification by means of a cluster analysis. Geophys. Res. Abstr., Vol.10, EGU2008-A-03190, EGU General Assembly 2008, ISSN: 1029-7006.

Leckebusch, G.C., U. Ulbrich, L. Fröhlich, J.G. Pinto, M. Donat, 2007: European storms and their property loss potential under enhanced greenhouse gas concentrations – a global and regional climate model analysis. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 9, EGU07-A-06477, ISSN 1029-7006.
http://meetings.copernicus.org/egu2007/download/programme_book_2007_complete.pdf

Leckebusch, G.C.; Schmidt, S.; Ulbrich, U., 2007: Entwicklung und Anwendung eines objektiven Sturmstärke-Index für den Nordatlantik-Raum.
Deutsche Meteorologen Tagung 2007, 10.-14.09.07, Hamburg.

Leckebusch, G.C., S. Zacharias, J.G. Pinto, U. Ulbrich, A.H. Fink, 2006: Factors for the development of extreme north Atlantic cyclones and their relationship with a high frequency NAO index. Second THORPEX International Science Symposium (STISS), Landshut, 4.-8.12.2006. WMO/TD No. 1355, WWRP/THORPEX No. 7, 200 – 201.

Leckebusch, G.C., B. Koffi, U. Ulbrich, J.G.Pinto, T. Spangehl, S. Zacharias, 2006: European winter storms under climate change. ENSEMBLES workshop on Extreme climatic events and impacts. Riederalp, CH, 25.-28.3.2006.

Leckebusch, G.C., U: Ulbrich, L. Fröhlich, 2005: Impacts on European property losses caused by severe storm events under climate change. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 7, 2005. Sref-ID: 1607-7962/gra/EGU05-A-07554. ISSN: 1029-7006.

Leckebusch, G.C. und U. Ulbrich, 2004: Extreme Zyklonen und Starkwind-Ereignisse über Zentraleuropa - Eine Analyse mit Hilfe von Klimamodellen. DACH-Tagung 2004, 7.-10.9.2004, Karlsruhe.

Leckebusch, G.C., Ulbrich, U., Fröhlich, L., Nilsson, C., Jönsson, A.M., Stjernquist, I., Schlyter, P., Bärring, L., 2004: The assessment of windstorm related losses over different European regions via a GIS-based storm damage model.
Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 6, EGU04-A-03170, ISSN 1029-7006. (Poster)

Leckebusch, G.C., Ulbrich, U., Fröhlich, L., Nilsson, C., Jönsson, A.M., Stjernquist, I., Schlyter, P., Bärring, L., 2004: The assessment of windstorm related losses over different European regions via a GIS-based storm damage model. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 6, EGU04-A-03170, ISSN 1029-7006.

Poster (Ko-Autor)

Donat, M., G.C. Leckebusch, J.G. Pinto, U. Ulbrich, 2008: Occurrence of extratropical cyclones and windstorms in multi-model simulations for recent and future climate.
Geophys. Res. Abstr., Vol.10, EGU2008-A-03442, EGU General Assembly 2008, ISSN: 1029-7006.

Donat, M., G.C. Leckebusch, J.G. Pinto, U. Ulbrich, 2008: Analysis of the atmospheric circulation and cyclone tracks concerning the occurrence of wind storm events in Central Europe.
Geophys. Res. Abstr., Vol.10, EGU2008-A-03456, EGU General Assembly 2008, ISSN: 1029-7006.

Donat, M., G.C. Leckebusch, U. Ulbrich, 2007: Changing European circulation types in a greenhousegas climate and their relation to the occurrence of extreme wind storms - a multi model ensemble approach.
http://meetings.copernicus.org/egu2007/download/programme_book_2007_complete.pdf

Donat, M., G.C. Leckebusch, U. Ulbrich, 2007: Zirkulationsklassen und extreme Sturmereignisse in Europa in einem Multi-Modell-Ensemble von Klimasimulationen für das 20. und das 21. Jahrhundert.
Deutsche Meteorologen Tagung 2007, 10.-14.09.07, Hamburg. 

Fröhlich, E.L., J.G. Pinto, G.C. Leckebusch, U. Ulbrich, M. Kerschgens, 2005: Assessment of changes in the storm loss potential over Europe under modified climate conditions based on three ensemble simulations of the ECHAM5/MPI-OM1. EMS-Tagung, September 2005, Utrecht, Niederlande.
http://www.cosis.net/abstracts/EMS05/00320/EMS05-A-00320.pdf.
EMS Annual Meeting Abstracts Volume2, 2005, ISSN 1812-7053.

Lehmann, E., A. Grötzsch, U. Ulbrich, G.C. Leckebusch, P. Névir, and M. Thomas, 2009: Long-term ERP time series as indicators for global climate variability and climate change. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 11, EGU2009-9084, EGU General Assembly 2009.

Lehmann, E.; Endler, C.; Leckebusch, G. C.; Ulbrich, U.; Nevir, P., 2007: LOD - An independent Indicator for Climate Variability & Change?
http://meetings.copernicus.org/egu2007/download/programme_book_2007_complete.pdf

Matthies, A., G.C. Leckebusch, G. Rohlfing and U. Ulbrich, 2009: Extreme weather events in southern Germany - Climatological risk and development of a large-scale identification procedure, Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 11, EGU2009-14118, EGU General Assembly 2009.

Matthies, A., T. Schartner, G.C. Leckebusch, G. Rohlfing, P. Névir, and U. Ulbrich, 2008: Extreme weather events in southern Germany – Climatological risk and development of a nowcasting procedure. Geophys. Res. Abstr., Vol.10, EGU2008-A-10029, EGU General Assembly 2008, ISSN: 1029-7006.

Matthies, A., G.C. Leckebusch, U. Ulbrich, 2007: Future trends of precipitation over Europe based on ECHAM5-OM1 simulations
Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 9, EGU2007-A-08835, ISSN 1029-7006.

Matthies, A.; Leckebusch, G.C.; Ulbrich, U., 2007: Die zukünftige Niederschlags-entwicklung über Europa in zwei ECHAM5-OM1-Szenarien-Simulationen.
Deutsche Meteorologen Tagung 2007, 10.-14.09.07, Hamburg.

Matthies, A., T. Schartner, G.C. Leckebusch, G. Rohlfing, P. Névir, U. Ulbrich, 2008: Extreme weather events in southern Germany – Climatological risk and development of a nowcasting procedure.
Geophys. Res. Abstr., Vol.10, EGU2008-A-10029, EGU General Assembly 2008, ISSN: 1029-7006.

Müller, M., G.C. Leckebusch, U. Ulbrich, K.M. Nissen, 2008: Red Sea Trough occurrence and related extreme events under future climate conditions.
Geophys.Res. Abstr., Vol.10, EGU2008-A-03457, EGU General Assembly 2008, ISSN: 1029-7006.

Nissen, K.M., P. Lionello, U. Ulbrich, G.C. Leckebusch, and J.G. Pinto, 2009: Mediterranean Cyclones and the occurrence of flooding in Venice. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 11, EGU2009-7238, EGU General Assembly 2009.

Pinto, J.G., U. Ulbrich, G.C. Leckebusch, T. Spangehl, S. Ulbrich and S. Zacharias, 2009: Applications of a cyclone detection and tracking algorithm. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 11, EGU2009-8852, EGU General Assembly 2009.

Pinto, J.G.; Neuhaus, C.P.; Reyers, M.; Kerschgens, M.; Leckebusch, G.C.; Speth, P, 2007: Impacts of climate change to storm events over West Germany: application of a statistical-dynamical regionalisation method
Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 9, EGU2007-A-03525, ISSN 1029-7006. http://meetings.copernicus.org/egu2007/download/programme_book_2007_complete.pdf

Pinto, J.G.; Ulbrich, U.; Leckebusch, G.C.; Spangehl, T.; Reyers, M.; Zacharias, S., 2007: Changes in storm track and cyclone activity in three SRES ensemble experiments with the ECHAM5/MPI-OM1 GCM.
2. International Conference on Earth System Modelling, Hamburg, 27-31.08.2007, Germany.
http://www.cosis.net/abstracts/ICESM2007/00074/ICESM2007-J-00074.pdf

Renggli, D., G.C. Leckebusch, U. Ulbrich, 2008: Intraseasonal evolution of the number of wind storm events in the multi-model DEMETER data base.
Geophys. Res. Abstr., Vol.10, EGU2008-A-03358, EGU General Assembly 2008, ISSN: 1029-7006.

Santos, J., J.G. Pinto, U. Ulbrich, G.C. Leckebusch, C. Andrade, S. Leite and J. Corte-Real, 2009: Strong ridge episodes and precipitation deficits in Portugal. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 11, EGU2009-1159, EGU General Assembly 2009.

Schartner, T., P. Névir, G.C. Leckebusch, U. Ulbrich, 2009: Analysis of Thunderstorms with the Dynamic State Index (DSI) in a Limited Area High Resolution Model. 5th European Conference on Severe Storms, ECSS 2009, Landshut, 12-16 October 2009,
http://www.essl.org/ECSS/2009/

Ulbrich, U., K.M. Nissen, G.C. Leckebusch, D. Renggli, J.G. Pinto, 2009: The Influence of Large-scale Teleconnection Patterns on Cyclone and Wind Activity in the Mediterranean Region in Present and Future Climate.

Ulbrich, U., G.C. Leckebusch, J.G. Pinto, T. Spangehl, M. Reyers, 2005: The northern hemisphere winter stormtrack variability and baroclinic instability. Workshop on Analyses of Climate Model Simulations for the IPCC AR4, 1-4 March, 2005, Hawaii, USA.

Ulbrich, U., G.C. Leckebusch, T. Spangehl, J.G. Pinto, M. Reyers, 2006: Northern hemisphere storm tracks in an ensemble of IPCC climate change simulations. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 8, 10717, 2006, SRef-ID: 1607-7962/gra/EGU06-A-107177
http://www.cosis.net/abstracts/EGU06/10717/EGU06-J-10717-1.pdf

Wild, S., T. Kruschke, M. Donat, D. Renggli, G.C. Leckebusch and U. Ulbrich, 2009:  Losses due to Severe Wind Storms over Europe in a Future Climate. Copenhagen, 2009. International Scientific Congress /Climate Change: Global Risks, Challenges & Decisions. SESSION (Nr. 32): Economic Costs of Adapting and not Adapting to Climate Change, 10.-12.03.2009 Kopenhagen, Denmark.
http://www.iop.org/EJ/abstract/1755-1315/6/32/322013

Zacharias, S., A. Fink, G.C. Leckebusch, J.G. Pinto, U. Ulbrich, 2006: Influence of the North Atlantic Oscillation on the development of extreme cyclones over Europe. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 8, 07183, 2006, SRef-ID: 1607-7962/gra/EGU06-A-07183
http://www.cosis.net/abstracts/EGU06/07183/EGU06-J-07183.pdf

Weitere Publikationen

Hanswillemenke, K., M. Sogalla, G. Leckebusch, M. Kerschgens und P. Speth, 2001: Untersuchung regionaler Starkwindsituationen - Nesting des Modells FOOT3D in ECMWF-Reanalyse-Daten. Forschungsbericht Nr. 02-01. Forschungsberichte aus dem SFB 419, Universität zu Köln, 40p.

Leckebusch, G., 2000: Berechnungen zur Klimaänderung und Klimadiagnose. In: Kooperative Informationsverarbeitung an der Universität zu Köln, Bericht für das Jahr 1999 des RRZK, Hg.: Meincke, P., Rektor der Universität zu Köln, 218-221.

Leckebusch, G.C., A. Klaas, 1997: Spektralanalyseverfahren. Programm- und Datendokumentation Nr.4, Institut für Geophysik und Meteorologie, Universität zu Köln.

Reiner, A., G. Leckebusch und P. Speth, 1998: Berechnung von Rückwärts-Trajektorien für die Interpretation der Messergebnisse der ALBATROSS-Kampagne während der Polarstern-Fahrt ANT XIV/1 1996. Institut für Geophysik und Meteorologie, Universität zu Köln, 25p.

Habilitation

Leckebusch, G.C., 2009: Meteorologische Extremereignisse in Europa und ihre Auswirkungen. Fachbereich Geowissenschaften, Freie Universität Berlin.

Promotion

Leckebusch, G.C., 1999: Meteorologische Interpretation von Depositionen in polaren Eisbohrkernen mit Hilfe von Paläosimulationen des Klimamodells ECHAM3. Doktorarbeit am Institut für Geophysik und Meteorologie der Universität zu Köln. Mitteilungen aus dem Institut für Geophysik und Meteorologie, Nr. 125, S. 170.

Diplom

Leckebusch, G.C., 1995: Vacillations: Quasi-periodische Variation der atmosphärischen Energetik. Diplom-Arbeit am Institut für Geophysik und Meteorologie der Universität zu Köln. S. 118.