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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
  • Tropical-Extratropical interactions
  • Dynamics over the tropical and subtropical Atlantic Ocean
  • Transatlantic transport of mineral dust
  • Global and regional numerical modeling
  • Model development


Education & Employment

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


Pante, G.; Knippertz, P.
Resolving Sahelian thunderstorms improves mid-latitude weather forecasts.
2019. Nature Communications, 10 (1), Article: 3487. doi:10.1038/s41467-019-11081-4
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