Short CV/Education and training

  • 1998 – 2003
    Diplom degree in natural science, Department of Earth Sciences, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland

  • 2003 – 2007
    Doctorate, Institute of Atmosphere and Climate, ETH Zurich

  • 2007 – 2009
    Postdoc at the Institute of Atmosphere and Climate, ETH Zurich

  • 2009 – 2010
    Visiting researcher, Department of Atmospheric Science, University of Washington, Seattle, USA

  • Since 2010
    Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany

  • Since 2011
    Group leader, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg

Selected publications

  • Hohenegger, C., C. S. Bretherton: Simulating deep convection with a shallow convection scheme, in: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 11 (2011), pp. 10389-10406.

  • Schlemmer, L., C. Hohenegger, J. Schmidli, C. S. Bretherton, C. Schär: An idealized cloud-resolving framework for the study of midlatitude diurnal convection over land, in: Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 68 (2011), pp. 1041-1057.

  • Hohenegger, C., P. Brockhaus, C. S. Bretherton, C. Schär: The soil-moisture precipitation feedback in simulations with explicit and parameterized convection, in: Journal of Climate 22 (2009), pp. 5003-5020.

  • Hohenegger, C., P. Brockhaus, C. Schär: Towards climate simulations at cloud-resolving scales, in: Meteorologische Zeitschrift, 17 (2008), pp. 383-394.

  • Hohenegger, C., A. Walser, W. Langhans, C. Schär: Cloud-resolving ensemble simulations of the August 2005 Alpine flood, in: Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society 134 (2008), pp. 889-904.

  • Hohenegger, C., C. Schär: Atmospheric predictability at synoptic versus cloud-resolving scales, in: Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 88 (2007), pp. 1783-1793.

  • Hohenegger, C., C. Schär: Predictability and error growth dynamics in cloud-resolving models, in: Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 64 (2007), pp. 4467-4478.

  • Hohenegger, C., D. Lüthi, C. Schär: Predictability mysteries in cloud-resolving models, in: Monthly Weather Review 134 (2006), pp. 2095-2107.

  • Hohenegger, C., P. L. Vidale: Sensitivity of the European climate to aerosol forcing as simulated with a regional climate model, in: Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmosphere 110 (2005), doi:10.1029-2004JD005335.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • "Clouds and convective processes" at the Hans Ertel Centre for Weather Research, since 2011. The project is to investigate the characteristics of, and the interactions between, clouds, convection, boundary layers and microphysical processes with the goal of achieving a better understanding of the processes, thus making it possible to improve the portrayal of convective clouds in atmospheric models.


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