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Dr.  Gregor Pante

Dr. Gregor Pante


Atmosphärische Dynamik

Raum: 13-12a
CS 30.23

Tel.: +49 721 608-43352
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Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung
Wolfgang-Gaede-Str. 1
76131 Karlsruhe


Research Interests

  • Meteorology of the Sahara/Sahel region
  • Dynamics over the tropical and subtropical Atlantic Ocean
  • Transatlantic transport of mineral dust
  • Mineral dust emission mechanisms
  • Global and regional climate modelling
  • Model development


Education & Employment

  • since 04/2014
Research associate, IMK-TRO at KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • 01/2012-03/2014
Research associate, Univ. of Mainz, Germany
  • 2013
PhD in Meteorology, Univ. of Mainz, Germany
  • 2009
Diploma in Meteorology, Univ. of Mainz, Germany
  • 2004-2009
Studies in Meteorology, Univ. of Mainz, Germany and Univ. of Uppsala, Sweden

   Detailed CV can be found here


Engel, T.; Fink, A. H.; Knippertz, P.; Pante, G.; Bliefernicht, J.
Extreme precipitation in the West African cities of Dakar and Ouagadougou - atmospheric dynamics and implications for flood risk assessments.
2017. Journal of hydrometeorology, 18, 2937–2957. doi:10.1175/JHM-D-16-0218.1
Hannak, L.; Knippertz, P.; Fink, A. H.; Kniffka, A.; Pante, G.
Why Do Global Climate Models Struggle to Represent Low-Level Clouds in the West African Summer Monsoon?.
2017. Journal of climate, 30, 1665–1687. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0451.1
Gläser, G.; Wernli, H.; Kerkweg, A.; Teubler, F.
The transatlantic dust transport from North Africa to the Americas : Its characteristics and source regions.
2015. Journal of geophysical research / Atmospheres, 120 (21), 11231–11252. doi:10.1002/2015JD023792

2013 or older

Knippertz, P.; Wernli, H.; Gläser, G., 2013
A global climatology of tropical moisture exports
J. Clim., 26(10), 3031-3045, Abstract

Gläser, G.; Knippertz, P.; Heinold, B., 2012
Orographic eff ects and evaporative cooling along a subtropical cold front: The case of the spectacular Saharan dust outbreak of March 2004
Mon. Wea. Rev., 140(8), 2520-2533, Abstract

Gläser, G.; Kerkweg, A.; Wernli, H., 2012
The mineral dust cycle in EMAC 2.40: sensitivity to the spectral resolution and the dust emission scheme
Atm. Chem. Phys., 12(3), 1611-1627, Abstract