Dipl.-Met. Daniel J. Befort

Freie Universität Berlin

Institut für Meteorologie

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter

Adresse Carl-Heinrich-Becker-Weg 6-10
Raum 173 (Altbau)
12165 Berlin
Telefon +49-(0)30 838-71148
E-Mail daniel.befort@met.fu-berlin.de

Curriculum vitae:

10/2004 until 11/2010 Meteorology at Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin
11/2010 Diplom in Meteorology with a graduation mark of 1.2
(Diploma thesis: “Charakteristika des Australischen Monsuns in Regionalmodellen”)
11/2010

Scientific assistant at the Institute of Meteorology at Freie Universität Berlin (FUB) in the DFG project HIMPAC
(Himalaya: Modern and Past Climates)

01/2011 until 12/2011 Scientific assistant  at the Institute of Meteorology at FUB in the project PAK-STURM
(Potentielle Auswirkungen des Klimawandels auf das Sturmflutrisiko an der deutschen Nordseeküste) in association with the BSH and DWD (Hamburg)
01/2012 until 12/2012 Scientific assistant  at the Institute of Meteorology at FUB in the project PAK-STURM 2 in association with the BSH and DWD, Hamburg

 

Stays Abroad:

01/2010 until 03/2010

CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, Melbourne, Australia (Dr. J. McGregor)

02/2012 until 04/2013

School of Geography and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Great Britain (Dr. G.C. Leckebusch)

02/2013

Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, India (Dr. R. Krishnan)

 

Research Interests:

  • Tropical climate

      - Focus on monsoon regions, e.g Indian and Australian Monsoon

      - Special focus on intraseasonal variability of the Indian summer monsoon

      - Teleconnections between tropical regions and midlatitudes

      - Paleoclimate variations of the Indian summer monsoon

  • Storm surges over the German Bight

  • Global and regional climate model simulations

Reviewed:

Conference Contributions:

2011:

G. C. Leckebusch, D. J. Befort, U. Ulbrich, A. Ganske, H. Heinrich and G. Rosehagen: Estimation of storm surge potential under anthropogenic climate change fort he German Bight by means of high resolution storm simulations,  European Geosciences Union General Assembly, 2011, Vienna, Austria
(http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2011/EGU2011-13861.pdf)

 

D.J. Befort, G.C. Leckebusch, U. Ulbrich, A. Ganske, H. Heinrich and G. Rosenhagen: Possible Changes of Storm Surge Riska in the German Bight under Future Climate Conditions using High Resolution Model Simulations, European Meteorological Society General Assembly 2011, Berlin (GER)
(http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EMS2011/EMS2011-726.pdf)

 

2012:

D.J. Befort, U.Ulbrich, A. Ganske, G. Rosenhagen, H. Heinrich and G.C. Leckebusch: Wind Induced Storm Surge Risk in the German Bight: Present Day Climate and GHG Scenario, European Geosciences Union General Assembly, 2012, Vienna, Austria
(http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2012/EGU2012-12007.pdf)

 

S. Polanski, F. Hanf, D. Befort, F. Menzel, U. Cubasch and G.C. Leckebusch: Indian Summer Monsoon Variability and ist Physical Mechanisms in the last Millennium, European Geosciences Union General Assembly, 2012, Vienna, Austria
(http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2012/EGU2012-187.pdf)

 

S. Wild, G.C. Leckebusch, D.J. Befort and U. Cubasch: South Asian Monsoon Variability and its Relation to Midlatitude Teleconnections, , European Geosciences Union General Assembly, 2012, Vienna, Austria (http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2012/EGU2012-9974.pdf)

 

D.J. Befort, S. Polanski, G.C. Leckebusch and U. Cubasch: The Indian Summer Monsoon and its Extremes during the last 1000 Years, 3rd International Conference on Earth System Modelling 2012, Hamburg (http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/3ICESM/3ICESM-335.pdf)

 

2013:

D. J. Befort, S. Polanski, G.C. Leckebusch and U. Cubasch: Investigation of extreme Phases of the Indian Summer Monsoon during the last Millennium using the Regional Climate Model COSMO-CLM, PAGES – 4th Open Science Meeting 2013, Goa, India
(http://www.pages-osm.org/osm/program/sessions/abstract-book)