Mitigating Climate Change: Adaptation and Reduction of Emissions

Thursday, 30. September 2004 | 8:30 Uhr


Prof. Hans von Storch


Institute of Coastal Research Geesthacht and University of Hamburg

Abstract Key Note

What is the anthropogenic contribution to recent climate change? Beside natural science other disciplines like sociology, economy and politology are provoked to answer questions like: How do we manage climate change? What is the optimal ratio between ad-aptation and mitigation strategies?

Prof. Hans von Storch

Hans von Storch studied mathematics, physics and Danish at the University of Hamburg, and received a diploma in mathematics in 1976. While a student he also worked as a programmer at the Department of Oceanography. He went on to receive his Ph.D. from the Meteorological Department of the University of Hamburg in 1979, and his +ACI-Habilitation+ACI- in 1985.
From 1987 – 1995, he was Senior Scientist and leader of the +ACI-Statistical Analysis and Modelling+ACI- group at the Max Planck-Institut for Meteorology (Hasselmann division). In 1996, Hans von Storch became director of the Institute of Hydrophysics at the GKSS Research Centre and professor at the Meteorological Department of the University of Hamburg. The Institute of Hydrophysics became on 1. January 2001 part of the Institute of Coastal Research. Within that institute, he is director of the division +ACI-Systems Analysis and Modelling+ACI-.
His scientific interests are statistical analysis (especially transfer functions relating large-scale climate to local features, identification of modal structures in geophysical fields+ADs- data driven simulations), simulation of regional climates and pathways of matter, paleoclimatic modelling, and transfer of knowledge from natural sciences to the public arena (in cooperation with social and cultural scientists).

He has published eight books and numerous articles and is in charge of a number of projects. He is member of the advisory boards of the Journal of Climate and Meteorologische Zeitschrift, Annals of Geophysics and organizor of the School on Environmental Research. Member of the steering committee of the International Meeting on Statistical Climatology

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