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Scientific coordinator

Elena Roget correu

Web contents manager

Anna Drou correu

People and Institutions

Klaus Arpe


Place of work:

Max-Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg
Institute for Environment, Brunel University

Professional experience:

Principal scientist.

Topics of interest:

Climate change; Caspian Sea.

Active research projects:

Caspian Sea level variability and climate change

Representative publications:

Martin,G.M., Arpe, K., Chauvin, L. Ferranti, Maynard, L.K., Polcher, J., Stephenson, D.B., Tschuck, P., 2000: The simulation of the Asian summer monsoon in five European general circulation models. Atmospheric Science Letters.

K. Arpe, L. Bengtsson, G.S. Golitsyn, I.I. Mokhov, V.A. Semenov and P.V. Sporyshev, 2000: Connection between Caspian Sea level variability and ENSO. GRL, 27, 17, September 1, 2000.

Bengtsson, L., Arpe, K., 2000: Wasser im Klimasystem. In: Schriftreihe Forum / Band 9 - Wasser, 116-123.

Cui, M., Feng, M., Lian, S., Arpe, K., Dümenil, L., 2000: Evaluation of daily precipitation in China from ECMWF and NCEP reanalyses. Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology.

Tsuang, B-J, Tu, C-Y, Arpe, K., 2001: Lake parameterization for climate models. Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology Report No. 316, 72pp.

Tschuck, P., Chauvin, F., Dong, B., Arpe, K., 2004: Impact of sea-surface temperature anomalies in the equatorial Indian ocean and western Pacific on the Asian summer monsoon in three general circulation models. Int. J. Climatol., 24, 181-191.

Liess, S., Bengtsson, L., Arpe, K., 2004: The intraseasonal oscillation in ECHAM4 Part I: coupled to a comprehensive ocean model. Climate Dynamics, 22, 653 – 669.

Arpe,K., Hagemann, S., Jacob, D., 2005: The realism of the ECHAM5 models to simulate the hydrological cycle in the Arctic and North European area. Nordic Hydrology, 36, 349-367.

Uppala, S.M., Kållberg, P.W., Simmons, A.J., Andrae, U., da Costa Bechtold, V., Fiorino, M., Gibson, J.K., Haseler, J., Hernandez, A., Kelly, G.A., Li, X., Onogi, K., Saarinen, S., Sokka, N., Allan, R.P., Andersson, E., Arpe, K., Balmaseda, M.A., Beljaars, A.C.M., van de Berg, L., Bidlot, J., Bormann, N., Caires, S., Chevallier, F., Dethof, A., Dragosavac, M., Fisher, M., Fuentes, M., Hagemann, S., Hólm, E., Hoskins, B.J., Isaksen, L., Janssen, P.A.E.M., Jenne, R., McNally, A.P., Mahfouf, J.-F., Morcrette, J.-J., Rayner, N.A., Saunders, R.W., Simon, P., Sterl, A., Trenberth, K.E., Untch, A., Vasiljevic, D., Viterbo, P., Woollen, J., 2005: The ERA-40 re-analysis. Quart. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., 131, 2961-3012. doi:10.1256/qj.04.176.

Hagemann, S., K Arpe, E Roeckner, 2006: Evaluation of the hydrological cycle in the ECHAM5 model. Journal of Climate, 19, 3810-3827.

Leroy, S., Arpe, K., 2007: Glacial refugia for summer-green trees in Europe and S-W Asia as proposed by ECHAM3 time slice atmospheric model simulations. Journal of Biogeography,34, 2115-2128. IF 2.8 (in 2007). doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2007.01754x .

Arpe, K., Leroy, S., 2007: The Caspian Sea Level forced by the atmospheric circulation, as observed and modelled. Quaternary International. 173-174: 144-152 (IF 1.6 in 2007),

Leroy S., Marret F., Gibert E., Chalié F., Reyss J-L. and Arpe K., 2007. River inflow and salinity changes in the Caspian Sea during the last 5500 years. Quaternary Science Reviews 26: 3359-3383. IF 4.1.

Tsuang, B-J, Tu, C-Y, Dracup J. A., Arpe, K., Meyers, T., 2008: A more accurate scheme for calculating Earth's skin temperature. Climate Dynamics, DOI 10.1007/s00382-008-0479-2.

Arpe, K., Leroy, S., 2009: Atlantic hurricanes - testing impacts of local SSTs, ENSO, stratospheric QBO - implications for Global Warming. Quaternary International, 195, 4-14.

Leroy, SAG; Arpe,K; Mikolajewicz, U., Vegetation context and climatic limits of the Early Pleistocene hominin dispersal in Europe. submitted to Quaternary Science Reviews.

Arpe,K; Leroy, SAG; Mikolajewicz, U., The last glacial maximum locations of summer-green tree refugia using simulations with ECHAM3 T42 uncoupled, ECHAM5 T31 coupled and ECHAM5 T106 uncoupled models. submitted.