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I am Associate Professor at the Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change and head of the Regional Climate Research Group.
My research interests focus on regional climatic changes and methods to assess these. I am particularly interested in extreme precipitation, its natural variability and its response to global warming. In parallel I have been working on the evaluation of regional climate models. More recently I have become interested in researching how future weather might manifest: will the character of storms, precipitation or droughts change?
Beyond the purely scientific basic research I collaborate with stakeholders in politics and administration and transfer my knowledge to the general public. Currently I am involved as lead author in the upcoming sixths assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
In the BSc and MSc programmes on Environmental System Sciences and Atmospheric Physics and Climate I teach Atmospheric Dynamics, Climate System and Climate Change, Regional Climate Change, Cloud Physics and Climate Modeling.
D. Maraun & Martin Widmann, Statistical Downscaling and Bias Correction for Climate Research, Cambridge University Press, 2017 (link). Winner of the 2019 PROSE Award (category environmental sciences) of the Association of American Publishers.
New perspective article about bias correction:
D. Maraun, T.G. Shepherd, M. Widmann, G. Zappa, D. Walton, J.M. Gutierrez, S. Hagemann, I. Richter, P.M.M. Soares, A. Hall and L.O. Mearns: Perspective: Towards process informed bias correction of climate change simulations, Nat. Clim. Change 7, 764-773, 2017 (link).