Main content



Half a degree matters

Discriminating the climate impacts of the 1.5°C and 2°C targets of the Paris Agreement is high priority on the post-Paris science agenda. ETH scientist Erich Fischer argues that the observational records provide important evidence of what an additional 0.5°C of warming could entail. Read more 


Concurrent hot and dry summers more common in future

In a new study published in Science Advances, Jakob Zscheischler and Sonia Seneviratne assess the risk for concurrent hot and dry summers. Read more 


June C2SM Newsletter published

The C2SM June 2017 Newsletter has been published - please have a look!  Read more 


Piz Daint is a world leader

After an extensive hardware upgrade at the end of last year, the CSCS supercomputer Piz Daint is now the most powerful mainframe computer outside Asia. With a peak performance in excess of 20 petaflops, it will enable pioneering research in Switzerland and Europe. C2SM partners rank under the top users of Piz Daint in the field of weather and climate research. Read more 


SGM-C2SM Weather & Climate Communication Media Workshop

The Swiss Society of Meteorology (Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Meteorologie (SGM)) and the Center for Climate Systems Modeling (C2SM) are organising the SGM-C2SM Media and Climate Communication Workshop 2017. Read more 


16th Swiss Climate Summer School "High-resolution climate: observations, models and projections", 3 – 8 September 2017. Registration is closed. More info for participants, speakers, and workshop leaders now available 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, scientific visualization, climate data, and activities related to outreach and education.

 Animation of tropical cyclone damage
Prof. David Bresch discussing one of the animations during his inaugural lecture @ ETH Zurich. (click on the image to watch the video).
Image: climada impact model (10km), C2SM, Chadha & Bresch, 2017. Zyklonenbahndaten:IBTrACS, NOAA. Hintergrundbild: Reto Stöckli, NASA Earth Observatory.


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

Page URL:
Tue Jul 25 01:16:42 CEST 2017
© 2017 Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich