Towards a better understanding of the development of heat waves

C2SM members Stephan Pfahl, Heini Wernli, and Mischa Croci-Maspoli have analysed meteorological data from the past two decades to shed light on the formation of high pressure systems. Read more 


A new communication and outreach officer

Tracy Ewen has joined C2SM on June 1st, 2015 to further develop outreach activities. Read more 


Attribution of extreme weather to global warming

More than half of hot extremes are due to climate change according to a recent study by Erich Fischer and Reto Knutti. Read more 


Climate change does not cause extreme winters

C2SM member Tapio Schneider led a team of scientists that showed that global warming tends to reduce temperature variability. Read more 


Changes in heavy summertime precipitation in a changing climate

High-resolution simulations conducted by C2SM members on CSCS supercomputers investigate future heavy summertime precipitation. Read more 


ETH-Klimarunde 2015 – November 4, ETH Zurich: Vision Null: Wege zu einer CO2-neutralen Gesellschaft.

Scientifica 2015 – September 5-6, ETH Zurich: Licht und Erleuchtung

Swiss Climate Summer School 2015 – Aug. 23-28, Ascona: Extreme events and climate

More events here.


Research projects under the umbrella of C2SM investigate the climate system and its components at various spatio-temporal scales.


C2SM provides support in several aspects, including climate modeling, climate data access, and activities related to outreach and education.


C2SM contributes to the organisation of summer schools and master programs, and provides technical training in areas related to climate modeling and data.

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