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Douglas Maraun

Head of the Regional Climate Research Group

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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 focusses on regional climatic changes and approaches 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, and what are the underlying processes?

Beyond the purely scientific basic research I collaborate with stakeholders in politics and administration and transfer my knowledge to the general public. I have contributed as lead author to the recent 6th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). A ranking of Stanford University and Elsevier lists me among the 2% top scientists.

In the BSc and MSc programmes on Environmental System Sciences and Atmospheric Physics and Climate I teach Climate and Atmospheric Dynamics, Climate System and Climate Change, Regional Climate Change, Cloud Physics and Climate Modeling.

Douglas Maraun
Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change
Brandhofgasse 5, 8010 Graz

+43 (0) 316 380 8448



New study about landslides under climate change: Maraun, D., Knevels, R., Mishra, A.N. et al. A severe landslide event in the Alpine foreland under possible future climate and land-use changes. Commun Earth Environ 3, 87 (2022). Related blog entries (1,2).

New blog "Climate Storylines" launched.

New review paper on compound events: J. Zscheischler, O. Martius, S. Westra, E. Bevacqua, C. Raymond, R. M. Horton, B. van den Hurk, A. AghaKouchak, A. Jézéquel, M. D. Mahecha, D. Maraun, A. M. Ramos, N. N. Ridder, W. Thiery & E. Vignotto: A typology of compound weather and climate events, Nature Rev. Earth Environ. 2020.

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