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Dr. Nico Becker

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Freie Universität Berlin

Institute of Meteorology

Scientific Associate

Address
Carl-Heinrich-Becker-Weg 6-10
Room 175 (Old Building)
12165 Berlin
   

Academic Activities

since 07/2016 scientific associate in project WEXICOM
09/2016 - 09/2017

Entwicklung eines operationellen probabilistischen Sturmflutvorhersagesystems für das Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie

07/2014 - 07/2016 scientific associate in EU-Project RAIN
04/2011 - 07/2014 scholarship within the framework of Helmholtz-Zentrum GeoSim

Education

04/2011 - 09/2015 

Promotion of Meteorology, Freie Universität Berlin, Thesis: Großskalige Sekundärzirkulationen im regionalen Klimamodell COSMO-CLM

10/2008 - 01/2011  Study of Meteorologie (M.Sc.), Freie Universität Berlin, Master: Extreme Windereignisse im Mittelmeerraum in regionalen Simulationen mit verschiedener Auflösung
10/2005 - 09/2008  Study of Meteorology (B.Sc.), Freie Universität Berlin, Thema der Bachelorarbeit: Vergleich verschiedener Konvektionsparametrisierungen anhand von Niederschlägen in Ostafrika

Work and Research Interests

  • Impact modeling
  • Generalized Linear Models and Extreme Value Statistics
  • Predictability of winter storms
  • Regional climate modelling

Publications

2019

Becker, N., 2019: Analyse und Modellierung von Wetterauswirkungen. In: Kox, T., Gerhold, L., eds.: Wetterwarnungen: Von der Extremereignisinformation zu Kommunikation und Handlung. Beiträge aus dem Forschungsprojekt WEXICOM. Schriftenreihe Sicherheit Nr. 25, Berlin: Forschungsforum Öffentliche Sicherheit, Freie Universität Berlin, 109-134, ISBN: 978-3-96110-229-7.

2018

Becker, N., Ulbrich, U., Klein, R., 2018: Large-scale secondary circulations in a limited area model – the impact of lateral boundaries and resolution, Tellus A, 70:1, 1-15, DOI: 10.1080/16000870.2018.1548869 Fallah, B., Russo, E., Acevedo, W., Mauri, A., Becker, N., and Cubasch, U.: Towards high-resolution climate reconstruction using an off-line data assimilation and COSMO-CLM 5.00 model, Clim. Past, 14, 1345-1360, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-14-1345-2018, 2018. Noyelle, R., Ulbrich, U., Becker, N., and Meredith, E. P.: Assessing the impact of SSTs on a simulated medicane using ensemble simulations, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-2018-230, in review, 2018.

2015

Becker, N., Ulbrich, U.,  Klein, R., 2015: Systematic large-scale secondary circulations in a regional climate model, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, DOI:10.1002/2015GL063955

Dissertation

Becker, N., 2016: Großskalige Sekundärzirkulationen im regionalen Klimamodell COSMO-CLM, Freie Universität Berlin

Conference Contributions

2018

Becker, N., Pardowitz, T., Ulbrich, U., 2018: Modelling Probabilities of Weather-Related Road Accidents, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria.

2017

Becker, N., Pardowitz, T., Ulbrich, U., 2017: Statistical Modelling of Weather-Related Car Accidents in Germany, EMS General Assembly, Dublin, Ireland

2016

Becker, N. and Ulbrich, U. 2016: Auftrittswahrscheinlichkeiten von Winterstürmen in ECMWF Ensemble-Vorhersagen, DACH Meteorologentagung 2016, Berlin, Deutschland Becker, N., Ulbrich, U.,  Klein, R., 2016: Large-scale secondary circulations in the COSMO-CLM, COSMO / CLM / ART User Seminar, Offenbach, Deutschland

2015

Becker, N., Nissen, K. M., Ulbrich, U., 2015: A storm severity index based on return levels of wind speeds, EGU General Assembly, Wien, Österreich Becker, N. and Ulbrich, U. ,2015: Predictability of European windstorms, Workshop on climate change and weather modelling, Dublin, Ireland

2014

Becker, N., 2014: Orography-driven large scale secondary circulations in a regional climate model, Kolloquiumsvortrag am Zentrum für Modellierung und Messung von Stömungen und Transporten (CFTMM) der BTU Cottbus Becker, N., Ulbrich, U., Klein, R., 2014: Large scale secondary circulations in a regional climate model, EGU General Assembly

2013

Becker, N., Ulbrich, U., Klein, R., 2013: Correlations between different spatial scales in a regional climate model, EGU General Assembly Becker, N., Ulbrich, U., Klein, R., 2013: Spatial-spectral variability and the relation between different spatial scales in COSMO-CLM, CLM User Seminar

2012

Becker, N., Ulbrich, U., Klein, R., 2012: Wind speed differences between a regional and global climate model simulation and their relation to the circulation, E2SCMS Becker, N., Ulbrich, U., Klein, R., 2012: Wind speed differences between a regional and global climate model simulation and their relation to the circulation, EGU General Assembly Nissen, K.M., Ulbrich, U., Leckebusch, G.C. and Becker, N., 2012: Changes in Vb cyclone frequency and rainfall under anthropogenic climate change, EGU General Assembly Becker, N., Ulbrich, U., Klein, R., 2012: Differences in wind speed and circulation between CCLM simulations and ECHAM5 driving data, CLM User Seminar

2011

Nissen, K.M., Ulbrich, U., Leckebusch, G.C. and Becker, N., 2011: Extreme precipitation associated with Vb cyclones under climate change conditions, EMS Annual Meeting Becker, N., Leckebusch, G.C., Ulbrich, U., Will, A., 2011: Mediterranean wind speeds at different resolutions, CLM Assembly Becker, N., Leckebusch, G.C., Ulbrich, U., Will, A., 2011: Extreme wind events in the Mediterranean in regional simulations with different resolutions, EGU General Assembly