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Research Associate and Theme Coordinator for Storms
in the Institute of Coastal Research at the
Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Centre for Materials and Coastal Research in Geesthacht, Germany.


Institute of Coastal Research 
Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Centre for Materials and Coastal Research
Max-Planck-Strasse 1
D - 21502 Geesthacht
Phone: +49 4152 87-2816






  • Projects:

  • HAPPI Half a degree additional warming, prognosis and projected impacts

    CliSAP Research Topic B-4: Regional Storms and their Marine Impacts

          CliSAP Storm visualisation of Cyclone Christian and Typhoon Haiyan

    REKLIM The Helmholtz Climate Initiative REKLIM (Regionale Klimaänderungen/Regional climate change)

          Topic 6: Extreme events (KIT, HZG, UFZ, GEOMAR)

    Asia-Floods SPP 1889 Regional Sea Level Change and Society: Extreme sea-level events along South-East Asian coast: past, present and future

    CliSAP flexible pool project: Tropical Cyclone Hindcasts for SE Asia and the Northwestern Pacific

    PACES II Polar Regions and Coasts in the changing Earth System: Research programme of the Helmholtz community

    Comparative Study on the retrospective simulation of typhoon seasons in SE Asia

    HIPOCAS: Hindcast of Dynamic Processes of the Ocean and Coastal Areas of Europe (funded by the European Union)

    Have a look at the HIPOCAS Poster

    The GKSS Lead (PB) Project (HGF-Project)




  •  Publications


  • 2017       Added value of convection-permitting regional climate model simulations for storms over the
                    German Bight and Northern Germany
                    Schaaf, B. and Feser, F.
                    Meteorology Hydrology and Water Management, under review


    2017       Constructing Records of Storminess
                    Feser, F.
                    Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science, DOI:10.1093/acrefore/9780190228620.013.5, under review


    2017       Has spectral nudging an effect for dynamical downscaling applied in small regional climate model domains?
                    Schaaf, B., H. von Storch, and F. Feser
                    Monthly Weather Review, in press
                    [Download Article in PDF-Format]


    2017       Regional re-analysis without local data - exploiting the downscaling paradigm
                    von Storch, H., F. Feser, B. Geyer, K. Klehmet, D. Li, B. Rockel, M. Schubert-Frisius, N. Tim, E. Zorita
                    Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres, DOI 10.1002/2016JD026332, in press.
                    [Download Article in PDF-Format]


    2017       Impact of large-scale circulation changes in the North Atlantic sector on the current and future
                    Mediterranean winter hydroclimate
                    Barcikowska, M., S. Kapnick, and F. Feser
                    Climate Dynamics, DOI:10.1007/s00382-017-3735-5
                    [Download Article in PDF-Format]


    2017       Changes in intense Tropical Cyclone Activity for the Western North Pacific during the last decades
                    derived from a Regional Climate Model Simulation
                    Barcikowska, M., F. Feser, W. Zhang, and W. Mei
                    Climate Dynamics, DOI: 10.1007/s00382-016-3420-0
                    [Download Article in PDF-Format]


    2017       Optimal spectral nudging for global dynamic downscaling
                    Schubert-Frisius, M., F. Feser, H. von Storch, and S. Rast
                    Monthly Weather Review, 145, 909-927, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/MWR-D-16-0036.1
                    [Download Article in PDF-Format]


    2016       A Study of quasi-millennial extratropical winter cyclone activity over the Southern Hemisphere
                    Xia, L., H. von Storch, H., F. Feser, and Wu, J.
                    Climate Dynamics, 47, 2121-2138, DOI 10.1007/s00382-015-2954-x
                    [Download Article in PDF-Format]


    2015       Hurricane Gonzalo and its extratropical transition to a strong European storm
                    Feser, F., M. Barcikowska, S. Haeseler, C. Lefebvre, M. Schubert-Frisius, M. Stendel, H. von Storch, and M. Zahn
                    [in "Explaining Extreme Events of 2014 from a Climate Perspective"]. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 96(12), S51-S55.


    2015       A review on regional convection-permitting climate modeling: demonstrations, prospects, and challenges
                    Prein, A. F., Langhans, W., Fosser, G., Ferrone, A., Ban, N., Goergen, K., Keller, K., Tölle, M., Gutjahr, O.,
                    Feser, F., Brisson, E., Schmidli, J., van Lipzig, N. P. M., and Leung, R.
                    Reviews of Geophysics, 53, 2, 323-361, doi: 10.1002/2014RG000475.
                    [Download Article in PDF-Format]


    2015       CLIMATE SCIENCES MEET VISUAL ARTS - The visiting artist researcher experiment
                    F. Feser
                    Journal of Science Communication, 14 (01), C02.
                    [Download Article in PDF-Format]


    2015       Storminess over the North Atlantic and Northwestern Europe - A Review
                    F. Feser, M. Barcikowska, O. Krueger, F. Schenk, R. Weisse, L. Xia
                    Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., 141, 350-382, January 2015 B DOI:10.1002/qj.2364.
                    [Download Article in PDF-Format]


    2014       Changes in typhoons over the last decades as given in observations and climate model simulations
                    F. Feser and M. Barcikowska
                    in 'Natural Disasters - Typhoons and Landslides - Risk Prediction, Crisis Management and Environmental Impacts',
                    Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge, New York. ISBN: 978-1-63463-309-3.


    2014       A violent mid-latitude storm in Northern Germany and Denmark, 28 October 2013
                    H. von Storch, F. Feser, S. Haeseler, C. Lefebvre and M. Stendel
                    [in "Explaining Extremes of 2013 from a Climate Perspective"]. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 95(9), S76-S78.
                    [Download Report in PDF-Format]


    2014       Comment on 'Trends and low frequency variability of extra-tropical cyclone activity in the ensemble of Twentieth
                   Century Reanalysis' by Xiaolan L. Wang, Y. Feng, G. P. Compo, V. R. Swail, F. W. Zwiers, R. J. Allan,
                    and P.D. Sardeshmukh, Climate Dynamics, 2012
                    O. Krueger, F. Feser, L. Bärring, E. Kaas, T. Schmith, H. Tuomenvirta, H. von Storch
                    Climate Dynamics, 42, 3-4, 1127-1128, DOI 10.1007/s00382-013-1814-9.
                    [Download Article in PDF-Format]


    2013       Inconsistencies between long-term Trends in Storminess derived from the 20CR Reanalysis and Observations
                    O. Krueger, F. Schenk, F. Feser, R. Weisse
                    J. Climate, 26, 868-874, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00309.1
                    [Download Article in PDF-Format]


    2012       Quasi-stationarity of centennial Northern Hemisphere midlatitude winter storm tracks
                    L. Xia, H. von Storch, F. Feser
                    Climate Dynamics, 41, 901-916, doi: 10.1007/s00382-012-1543-5
                    [Download Article in PDF-Format]


    2012       Insight: spectral nudging improves regional typhoon simulations
                    F. Feser and M. Barcikowska
                    Insight article on our ERL-article 'The influence of spectral nudging on typhoon formation in regional climate models'
                    on Environmental Research Web


    2012       Usability of best track data in climate statistics in the western North Pacific
                    M. Barcikowska, F. Feser, and H. von Storch
                    Monthly Weather Review, 140, pp 2818-2830, doi: 10.1175/MWR-D-11-00175.1
                    [Download Article in PDF-Format]


    2012       The Influence of Spectral Nudging on Typhoon Formation in Regional Climate Models
                    F. Feser and M. Barcikowska
                    Environ. Res. Lett., 7, 014024, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/7/1/014024
                    [Download Article in PDF-Format]


    2012       A Comparison of Two Identification and Tracking Methods for Polar Lows
                    L. Xia, M. Zahn, K. Hodges, F. Feser, H. von Storch
                    Tellus A 2012, 64, 17196, DOI: 10.3402/tellusa.v64i0.17196
                    [Download Article in PDF-Format]


    2011       Regional Climate Models add Value to Global Model Data: A Review and selected Examples
                    F. Feser, B. Rockel, H. von Storch, J. Winterfeldt, and M. Zahn
                    Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., doi: 10.1175/2011BAMS3061.1., 92 (9), pp. 1181-1192.
                    [Download Article in PDF-Format]


    2011       DOWNSCALING TROPICAL CYCLONES FROM GLOBAL RE-ANALYSIS AND SCENARIOS:
                    STATISTICS OF MULTI-DECADAL VARIABILITY OF TC ACTIVITY IN E ASIA
                    H. von Storch, F. Feser, M. Barcikowska
                    Proceedings Of The International Conference On Coastal Engineering, No. 32(2010), Shanghai, China.
                    Paper #: management.17. Retrieved from http://journals.tdl.org/ICCE/ .
                    [Download Article in PDF-Format]


    2010       Regionale Klimamodelle helfen, Veränderungen zu analysieren
                    Gastbeitrag zur Klimaforschung
                    Hamburger Abendblatt, 25. Januar 2010


    2009       Regional meteorological-marine reanalyses and climate change projections:
                    Results for Northern Europe and potentials for coastal and offshore applications.
                    Weisse, R., H. von Storch, U. Callies, A. Chrastansky, F. Feser, I. Grabemann, H. Guenther, A. Pluess,
                    T. Stoye, J. Tellkamp, J. Winterfeldt and K. Woth
                    Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 90, 849-860.
                    [Download Article in PDF-Format]


    2008       Regional modelling of the western Pacific typhoon season 2004
                    Frauke Feser and Hans von Storch
                    Meteorolog. Z., 17 (4), 519-528.
                    [Download Article in PDF-Format]


    2008       THE COASTDAT DATA SET AND ITS POTENTIAL FOR COASTAL AND OFFSHORE APPLICATIONS
                    Weisse R, Gunther H, Callies U, von Storch H, Feser F, Woth K, Grabemann I, Chrastansky A, Pluss A
                    PROCEEDINGS OF THE CHINESE-GERMAN JOINT SYMPOSIUM ON HYDRAULIC AND OCEAN ENGINEERING,
                    pp 335-340, Chinese-German Joint Symposium on Hydraulic and Ocean Engineering Tech Univ Darmstadt,
                    Darmstadt, GERMANY, AUG 24-30, 2008.


    2008       A dynamical downscaling case study for typhoons in SE Asia using a regional climate model
                    Frauke Feser and Hans von Storch
                    Monthly Weather Review, 136 (5), 1806-1815.
                    [Download Article in PDF-Format]


    2008       Analyzing the causes and spatial pattern of the European 2003 carbon flux anomaly in Europe using seven models.
                    Mona Vetter, Galina Churkina, Martin Jung, Markus Reichstein, Sönke Zaehle, Alberte Bondeau, Youmin Chen,
                    Philippe Ciais, Frauke Feser, Annette Freibauer, Ralf Geyer, Chris Jones, Dario Papale, John Tenhunen,
                    Enrico Tomelleri, Kristina Trusilova, Nicolas Viovy, and Martin Heimann
                    Biogeosciences, 5, 561-583.
                    [Download Article in PDF-Format]


    2007       Uncertainties of modeling gross primary productivity over Europe:
                    A systematic study on the effects of using different drivers and terrestrial biosphere models
                    Martin Jung, Mona Vetter, Martin Herold, Galina Churkina, Markus Reichstein, Soenke Zaehle, Philippe Cias,
                    Nicolas Viovy, Alberte Bondeau, Youmin Chen, Kristina Trusilova, Frauke Feser, and Martin Heimann
                    Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 21, GB4021, doi:10.1029/2006GB002915.
                    [Download Article in PDF-Format]


    2007       Analyzing the causes and spatial pattern of the European 2003 carbon flux anomaly in Europe using seven models.
                    Mona Vetter, Galina Churkina, Martin Jung, Markus Reichstein, Sönke Zaehle, Alberte Bondeau, Youmin Chen,
                    Philippe Ciais, Frauke Feser, Annette Freibauer, Ralf Geyer, Chris Jones, Dario Papale, John Tenhunen,
                    Enrico Tomelleri, Kristina Trusilova, Nicolas Viovy, Martin Heimann
                    Biogeosciences Discussions, 4, 1201-1240. SRef-ID: 1810-6285/bgd/2007-4-1201.


    2006       A multi-decadal medium-resolution wind, wave and storm surge hindcast suitable for coastal applications
                    Weisse, R., H. von Storch, H. Günther, F. Feser and A. Plüss
                    Proc. Third Chinese-German Joint Symposium on Coastal and Ocean Engineering
                    National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, November 8-16, 2006



    2006       Enhanced detectability of added value in limited area model results separated into
                    different spatial scales
                    Frauke Feser
                    Monthly Weather Review, 134(8), 2180-2190.
                    [Download Article in PDF-Format] (~2 MB)


    2006       The Impact of Spectral Nudging on Cloud Simulation with a Regional Atmospheric Model
                    I. Meinke, B. Geyer, F. Feser and H. von Storch
                    Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 23(6), 815-824.
                    [Download Article in PDF-Format] (~2.3 MB)


    2006       Relationship between SAR derived wind vectors and wind at ten meters height
                    represented by a mesoscale model
                    Wolfgang Koch and Frauke Feser
                    Monthly Weather Review, 134(5), 1505-1517.
                    [Download Article in PDF-Format] (~1 MB)


    2005       Spatial Scale Separation in Regional Climate Modelling
                    Frauke Feser
                    GKSS Report 2005/9.


    2005       A spatial two-dimensional discrete filter for limited area model evaluation purposes
                    Frauke Feser and Hans von Storch
                    Monthly Weather Review, 133(6), 1774-1786.
                    [Download Article in PDF-Format] (~1.7 MB)


    2005       Northeast Atlantic and North Sea Storminess as Simulated by a Regional
                    Climate Model during 1958-2001 and Comparison with Observations.
                    R. Weisse, H. von Storch, and F. Feser
                    J. Climate, 18(3), 465-479.
                    [Download Article in PDF-Format] (~600 kB)


    2004       Spectral nudging in regional climate modelling: Does it induce additional gravity waves?
                    H. von Storch and F. Feser
                    WGNE Blue Book 2004
                    [Download Article in DOC-Format] (~200 kB)


    2004       A Validation of the Cloud Parameterization in the Regional Model SN-REMO
                    I.Meinke, H. von Storch, and F. Feser
                    J. Geophys. Res., Vol. 109, D13205, doi:10.1029/2004JD004520.
                    [Download Article in PDF-Format] (~250 kB)


    2003       Aliasing in Power Spectra:
                    Comment on `Improved global maps and 54-year history of wind-work on
                    ocean inertial motions' by M. H. Alford
                    F. Feser, H. von Storch, R. Weisse, and E. Zorita
                    Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 30, No. 22, 2165.
                    [Download Article in PDF-Format] (~160 kB)


    2003       Wind- und Seegangsklimatologie 1958-2001 fuer die suedliche Nordsee
                    basierend auf Modellrechnungen
                    R. Weisse, F. Feser und H. Guenther
                    GKSS report 2003/10
                    [Download Article in PDF-Format] (~1.5 MB)


    2003       Four Decades of Gasoline Lead Emissions and Control Policies in Europe:
                    A Retrospective Assessment
                    H. v. Storch, M. Costa-Cabral, C. Hagner, F. Feser, J. Pacyna, E. Pacyna, and
                    S. Kolb
                    Science of the Total Environment (STOTEN), Volume 311, 151-176.
                    [Download Article in PDF-Format] (~2.2 MB)


    2003       Evaluation of a method to reduce uncertainty in wind hindcasts performed with
                    regional atmosphere models
                    Ralf Weisse and Frauke Feser
                    Coastal Engineering, Volume 48(4), 211-225.
                    [Download Preprint in PDF-Format] (~680 kB)


    2002       A 40-year high-resolution wind and wave hindcast for the Southern North Sea.
                    R. Weisse, H. Günther, and F. Feser
                    Proceedings, 7th International Workshop on Wave Hindcasting and Forecasting
                    Banff, Canada, pp. 97-104.
                   [Download Article in PDF-Format] (~300 kB)


    2002       Changing coastal weather and extremes
                    H. von Storch, F. Feser, A. Pfizenmayer and R. Weisse
                    Proceedings WCSE/UKC-2002, Seoul, Korean Federation of Science and
                    Technology
    , 468-653.
                    [Download Article in PDF-Format] (~350 kB)


    2002       A Particle Transport Study Focussing on Gasoline Lead in Europe and its Political
                    Implications
                    F. Feser, M. Costa-Cabral, C. Hagner, and H. von Storch
                    Proc. 15th Conf. on Biometeorology/Aerobiology and 16th International Congress
                    of Biometeorology
    ,  28 October-1 November 2002 in Kansas City, MO
                    [Download Article in PDF-Format] (~165 kB)


    2002       Reassessing Past European Gasoline Lead Policies.
                    H. v. Storch, C. Hagner, M. Costa-Cabral, F. Feser, J. Pacyna, E. Pacyna, and
                    S. Kolb
                    EOS Transactions Volume 83, Number 36, pp. 393 + 399, September 3, 2002
                    [Download Article in PDF-Format] (~180 kB)


    2002       A Reconstruction of Emissions: Pathways and Depositions of Gasoline Lead in
                    Europe 1958 - 1997.
                    H. v. Storch, M. Costa-Cabral, F. Feser and C. Hagner
                    Proc. 12th Joint Conference on the Application of Air Pollution Meteorology with
                    the Air and Waste Management Association
    ,
                    pp. 55-56, 20-24 May 2002 in Norfolk, VA


    2001       Umweltschadstoff Blei: Ist die Gefahr gebannt?
                    Hagner, C., F. Feser, M. Costa-Cabral, and H. v. Storch
                   [Article in HTML-Format]


    2001       Blei in der Umwelt 1958-1997: Umweltbelastung und Umweltpolitik in der
                    Retrospektive.
                    Hagner, C., F. Feser, M. Costa-Cabral, and W. Koch,
                    GKSS Jahresbericht 2000/2001


    2001       Multi-decadal atmospheric modeling for Europe yields multi-purpose data
                    Frauke Feser, Ralf Weisse, and Hans von Storch
                    EOS Transactions Volume 82, Number 28, July 10, 2001
                   [Download Article in PDF-Format] (~ 77 kB)
                   Go to the - WWW-Gateway to download data
                    of the 40-year regional model run


    2000       A Spectral Nudging Technique for Dynamical Downscaling Purposes
                    Hans von Storch, Heike Langenberg, and Frauke Feser
                    Monthly Weather Review 128(10) 3664-3673.
                   [Download Article in PDF-Format] (~ 480 kB)


    2000       Reconstruction of Lead (Pb) Fluxes in Europe During 1955-1995 and Evaluation
                    of Gasoline Lead-Content Regulations
                    von Storch, H., M. Costa-Cabral, F. Feser and C. Hagner
                    Proceedings of the 11th Joint Conference on the Applications of Air Pollution
                    Meteorology with the Air and Waste Management Association
    ,
                    American Meteorological Society, pp. 324-329,
                    9-14 January 2000, Long Beach, California.
                   [Download Article in PDF-Format] (~ 420 kB)


    2000       Secular variability of the coupled tropospheric and stratospheric circulation in the
                    GCM ECHAM3/LSG
                    F. Feser, H.-F. Graf and J. Perlwitz
                    Theor. Appl. Climatol 65 (1-2), 1-15.
                   [Download Article in PDF-Format] (~ 4.2 MB)


    1999       Long-wave forcing for regional atmospheric modelling
                    von Storch, H., H. Langenberg, and F. Feser
                    GKSS report no. 99/E/46.


    1998       Diploma Thesis "Dekadische Variabilitaet der gekoppelten troposphaerischen und
                    stratosphaerischen Zirkulation"
                    Frauke Feser
                   [Download Article in PDF-Format in German] (~ 8.8 MB)


    1996       Wenn der Hahn kräht auf dem Mist...
                    Eine Einführung in die Geheimnisse des Wetters
                    F. Feser, O. Sievers
                    Modell - Fachzeitschrift für den funkgesteuerten Modellflug
                    Part 1: Modell 08/96 pp 59 -63,
                    Part 2: Modell 09/96 pp 35 -38,
                    Part 3: Modell 10/96 pp 58 -61

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