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Prof. Dr. Joaquim Pinto

Group Leader
Raum: CN 435/517
Tel.: +49 721 608 28467
Fax: +49 721 608 24742
joaquim pintoDmc6∂kit edu

AG: Regional Climate and Weather Hazards

Research Interests

  • Mid-latitude meteorology and climatology, with special focus on extreme events
  • Climate variability in Europe on multiple time-scales, linking weather and climate
  • Regional climate modelling and downscaling methods used to determine the regional responses to climate change
  • Diagnostic, modelling and quantification of risk assoiciated with extreme events affecting Europe


Curriculum Vitae

  • Since 2016 Professor of Meteorology - AXA Research Fund Chair at IMK-TRO, KIT, Germany
  • 2013-2016 Associate Professor, Department of Meteorology, University of Reading, UK
  • 2011-2016 Privatdozent (lecturer), University of Cologne, Germany
  • 2002-2011 Scientific assistant, IGMK, University of Cologne, Germany
  • 1998-2002 PhD student, IGMK, University of Cologne, Germany
  • 1996-1998 Research assistant, ICAT, University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • 1990-1996 Licenciate in Geophysical Sciences - Meteorology, Department of Physics, University of Lisbon, Portugal

       2-Page CV



  • SS 2017: Climatology
  • SS 2017: Climatology practicals
  • SS 2017: Energy meteorology





The concurrence of atmospheric rivers and explosive cyclogenesis in the North Atlantic and North Pacific basins.
Eiras-Barca, J.; Ramos, A. M.; Pinto, J. G.; Trigo, R. M.; Liberato, M. L. R.; Miguez-Macho, G.
2018. Earth System Dynamics, 9 (1), 91–102. doi:10.5194/esd-9-91-2018
An interdisciplinary approach to the study of extreme weather events: large-scale atmospheric controls and insights from dynamical systems theory and statistical mechanics [in press].
Messori, G.; Caballero, R.; Bouchet, F.; Faranda, D.; Grotjahn, R.; Harnik, N.; Jewson, S.; Pinto, J. G.; Rivière, G.; Woollings, T.; Yiou, P.
2018. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, BAMS-D-17-0296.1. doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-17-0296.1
Klimaprojektionen für die hydrologische Modellierung in Südvietnam.
Schubert, D.; van der Linden, R.; Fink, A. H.; Katzfey, J.; Phan-Van, T.; Maßmeyer, K.; Pinto, J. G.
2017. Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung, 61 (6), 383-396. doi:10.5675/HyWa_2017,6_2
The role of cyclone clustering during the stormy winter of 2013/2014.
Priestley, M. D. K.; Pinto, J. G.; Dacre, H. F.; Shaffrey, L. C.
2017. Weather, 72 (7), 187-192. doi:10.1002/wea.3025
Impacts of Surface Boundary Conditions on Regional Climate Model Simulations of European Climate during the Last Glacial Maximum.
Ludwig, P.; Pinto, J. G.; Raible, C. C.; Shao, Y.
2017. Geophysical research letters, 44, 5086-5095. doi:10.1002/2017GL073622
Statistical-dynamical downscaling of precipitation for Vietnam : methodology and evaluation for the recent climate.
Schubert, D.; Linden, R. van der; Reyers, M.; Fink, A. H.; Massmeyer, K.; Pinto, J. G.
2017. International journal of climatology, 37 (11), 4211-4228. doi:10.1002/joc.5062
Synoptic analysis and hindcast of an intense bow echo in Western Europe: The 09 June 2014 storm.
Mathias, L.; Ermert, V.; Kelemen, F. D.; Ludwig, P.; Pinto, J. G.
2017. Weather and forecasting, 32, 1121-1141. doi:10.1175/WAF-D-16-0192.1
The South Atlantic Anticyclone as a key player for the representation of the tropical Atlantic climate in coupled climate models.
Cabos, W.; Sein, D. V.; Pinto, J. G.; Fink, A. H.; Koldunov, N. V.; Alvarez, F.; Izquierdo, A.; Keenlyside, N.; Jacob, D.
2017. Climate dynamics, 48, 4051-4069. doi:10.1007/s00382-016-3319-9


[90] Priestley MDK, Pinto JG, Dacre HF, Shaffrey LC (2017) Rossby wave-breaking, the upper-level jet and serial clustering of extratropical cyclones in Western Europe. Geophys Res Lett 44:514–521 doi:10.1002/2016GL071277 link


[89] Marotzke J, Müller WA, Vamborg FSE, Becker B, Cubasch U, Feldmann H, Kaspar K, Kottmeier C, Marini C, Polkova I, Prömmel K, Rust HW, Stammer D, Ulbrich U, Kadow C, Köhl A, Kröger J, Kruschke T, Pinto JG, Pohlmann H, Reyers M, Schröder M, Sienz F, Timmreck C, Ziese C (2016) MiKlip – a National Research Project on Decadal Climate Prediction. Bull Amer Meteorol Soc 97: 2379–2394 doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-15-00184.1 link

[88] Haas R, Reyers M, Pinto JG (2016) Decadal predictability of regional-scale peak winds over Europe using the Earth System Model of the Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology. Meteorol Z 25:739-752 doi:10.1127/metz/2015/0583 link

[87] Gómara I, Rodríguez-Fonseca B, Zurita-Gotor P, Ulbrich S, Pinto JG (2016) Abrupt transitions in the variability of explosive cyclones over the North Atlantic. Clim Dyn 47:3091–3111 doi:10.1007/s00382-016-3015-9 link

[86] Ramos AM, Tomé R, Trigo RM, Liberato MLR, Pinto JG (2016) Projected changes in atmospheric rivers affecting Europe in CMIP5 models. Geophys Res Lett 43:9315–9323 doi:10.1002/2016GL070634 link

[85] van der Linden R, Fink AH, Pinto JG, Phan VT, Kiladis GN (2016) Modulation of Daily Rainfall in Southern Vietnam by the Madden-Julian Oscillation and Convectively Coupled Equatorial Waves. J Clim 29:5801–5820 doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0911.1 link

[84] Pinto JG, Ulbrich S, Economou T, Stephenson DB, Karremann MK, Shaffrey LC (2016) Robustness of serial clustering of extra-tropical cyclones to the choice of tracking method. Tellus A 68:32204 doi:10.3402/tellusa.v68.32204 link

[83] Karremann MK, Liberato MLR, Ordóñez P, Pinto JG (2016) Characterization of synoptic conditions and cyclones associated with top ranking potential wind loss events over Iberia. Atmos Sci Lett 17:354–361 doi:10.1002/asl.665 link

[82] Lionello P, Trigo IF, Gil V, Liberato MLR, Nissen K, Pinto JG, Raible CC, Reale M, Tanzarella A, Trigo RM, Ulbrich S, Ulbrich U (2016) Objective Climatology of Cyclones in the Mediterranean Region: a consensus view among methods with different system identification and tracking criteria. Tellus A 68:29391 doi:10.3402/tellusa.v68.29391 link

[81] Dangendorf S, Arns A, Pinto JG, Ludwig P, Jensen J (2016) The exceptional influence of storm “Xaver” on design water levels in the German Bight. Environ Res Lett 11:054001 doi:10.1088/1748-9326/11/5/054001 link

[80] Ludwig P, Schaffernicht EJ, Shao Y, Pinto JG (2016) Regional atmospheric circulation over Europe during the Last Glacial Maximum and its links to precipitation. J Geophys Res – Atmos 121:2130–2145 doi:10.1002/2015JD024444 link

[79] Moemken J, Reyers M, Buldmann B, Pinto JG (2016) Decadal predictability of regional scale wind speed and wind energy potentials over Central Europe. Tellus A 68:29199 doi:10.3402/tellusa.v68.29199 link

[78] Santos JA, Belo-Pereira M, Fraga H, Pinto JG (2016) Understanding climate change projections for precipitation over Western Europe with a weather typing approach. J Geophys Res – Atmospheres 121:1170–1189. doi:10.1002/2015JD024399 link

[77] Kelemen FD, Ludwig P, Reyers M, Ulbrich S, Pinto JG (2016) Evaluation of moisture sources of the Central European summer flood of May/June 2013 based on regional climate model simulations. Tellus A 68:29288. doi:10.3402/tellusa.v68.29288 link

[76] Reyers M, Moemken J, Pinto JG (2016) Future Changes of Wind Energy Potentials over Europe in a Large CMIP5 Multi-Model Ensemble. Int J Climatol 36:783–796 doi:10.1002/joc.4382 link



[75] Economou T, Stephenson DB, Pinto JG, Shaffrey LC, Zappa G (2015) Serial clustering of extratropical cyclones in historical and future CMIP5 model simulations. Quart J R Meteorol Soc 141:3076–3087 doi:10.1002/qj.2591 link

[74] Caldeira MC, Lecomte X, David TS, Pinto JG, Bugalho MN, Werner C (2015) Synergy of extreme drought and plant invasion reduce ecosystem functioning and resilience. Scientific Reports 5:15110 doi:10.1038/srep15110 link

[73] Woollings T, Franzke C, Hodson DLR, Dong B, Barnes EA, Raible CC, Pinto JG (2015) Contrasting interannual and multi-decadal NAO variability. Clim Dyn 45:539–556 doi:10.1007/s00382-014-2237-y link

[72] Sein DV, Mikolajewicz U, Gröger M, Fast I, Cabos W, Pinto JG, Hagemann S, Semmler T, Izquierdo A, Jacob D (2015) Regionally coupled atmosphere - ocean – sea ice – marine biogeochemistry model ROM. Part I: Description and validation. J Adv Model Earth Syst 7:268–304. doi:10.1002/2014MS000357 link

[71] Santos JA, Pfahl S, Pinto JG, Wernli H (2015) Mechanisms underlying temperature extremes in Iberia: a Lagrangian perspective. Tellus A 67:26032. doi:10.3402/tellusa.v67.26032 link

[70] Ludwig P, Pinto JG, Hoepp SA, Fink AH, Gray SL (2015) Secondary cyclogenesis along an occluded front leading to damaging wind gusts: windstorm Kyrill, January 2007. Mon Weather Rev 143:1417–1437. doi:10.1175/MWR-D-14-00304.1 link

[69] Reyers M, Pinto JG, Moemken J (2015) Statistical-dynamical downscaling for wind energy potentials: Evaluation and applications to decadal hindcasts and climate change projections. Int J Climatol 35:229–244. doi:10.1002/joc.3975 link

[68] Pereira MG, Sanches Fernandes LF, Macário E, Gaspar S, Pinto JG (2015) Impact of Projected Climate Change in the Design of Urban Stormwater Drainage Systems – A Case Study for Portugal. J Irrig Drain Eng. 141:05014009. doi:10.1061/15(ASCE)IR.1943-4774.0000788 link

[67] Santos JA, Rochinha C, Liberato MLR, Reyers M, Pinto JG (2015) Projected changes in wind energy potentials over Iberia. Renewable Energy 75:68-80. doi:10.1016/j.renene.2014.09.026 link



[66] Pinto JG, Gómara I, Masato G, Dacre HF, Woollings T, Caballero R (2014) Large-scale dynamics associated with clustering of extra-tropical cyclones affecting Western Europe. J Geophys Res – Atmospheres 119:13704–13719 doi:10.1002/2014JD022305 link

[65] Karremann MK, Pinto JG, Reyers M, Klawa M (2014) Return periods of losses associated with European windstorm series in a changing climate. Environ Res Lett 9:124016 doi:10.1088/1748-9326/9/12/124016 link Environmental Research Round-Up (ERL Highlights)

[64] Fraga H, Malheiro AC, Moutinho-Pereira J, Cardoso RM, Soares PMM, Cancela JJ, Pinto JG, Santos JA (2014) Integrated analysis of climate, soil, topography and vegetative growth in Iberian viticultural regions. PLoS ONE 9:e108078 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0108078 link

[63] Nissen KM, Leckebusch GC, Pinto JG, Ulbrich U (2014) Mediterranean cyclones and windstorms in a changing climate. Reg Environ Change 14:1873-1890 doi:10.1007/s10113-012-0400-8 link

[62] Karremann MK, Pinto JG, Von Bomhard PJ, Klawa M (2014) On the clustering of winter storm loss events over Germany. Nat Hazards Earth Syst Sci 14:2041-2052, doi:10.5194/nhess-14-2041-2014 link

[61] Ludwig P, Pinto JG, Reyers M, Gray SL (2014) The role of anomalous SST and surface fluxes over the Southeastern North Atlantic in the explosive development of windstorm Xynthia. Quart J R Meteorol Soc 140:1729–1741 doi:10.1002/qj.2253 link

[60] Sein DV, Koldunov NV, Pinto JG, Cabos W (2014) Sensitivity of simulated regional Arctic climate to the choice of coupled model domain. Tellus A 66:23966 doi:10.3402/tellusa.v66.23966 link

[59] Gómara I, Pinto JG, Woollings T, Masato G, Zurita-Gotor P, Rodríguez-Fonseca B (2014) Rossby Wave-Breaking analysis of Explosive Cyclones in the Euro-Atlantic sector. Quart J R Meteorol Soc 140:738–753 doi:10.1002/qj.2190 link

[58] Gómara I, Rodríguez-Fonseca B, Zurita-Gotor P, Pinto JG (2014) On the relation between explosive cyclones affecting Europe and the North Atlantic Oscillation. Geophys Res Lett 41:2182–2190 doi:10.1002/2014GL059647 link

[57] Seregina LS, Haas R, Born K, Pinto JG (2014) Development of a wind gust model to estimate gust speeds and their return periods. Tellus A 66:22905 doi:10.3402/tellusa.v66.22905 link

[56] Haas R, Pinto JG, Born K (2014) Can dynamically downscaled windstorm footprints be improved by observations through a probabilistic approach? J Geophys Res – Atmospheres 119:713–725 doi:10.1002/2013JD020882 link

[55] Lomazzi M, Entekhabi D, Pinto JG, Roth G, Rudari R (2014) Synoptic Preconditions for Extreme Flooding During the Summer Asian Monsoon in the Mumbai Area. J Hydrometeorol 15:229–242 doi:10.1175/JHM-D-13-039.1 link

[54] Fraga H, Malheiro AC, Moutinho-Pereira J, Jones GV, Alves F, Pinto JG, Santos JA (2014) Very high resolution bioclimatic zoning of Portuguese wine regions: present and future scenarios. Reg Environ Change 14:295-306 doi:10.1007/s10113-013-0490-y link



[53] Pinto JG, Bellenbaum N, Karremann MK, Della-Marta PM (2013) Serial clustering of extratropical cyclones over the North Atlantic and Europe under recent and future climate conditions. J Geophys Res - Atmospheres 118:12476–12485 doi:10.1002/2013JD020564 link

[52] Held H, Gerstengarbe FW, Pardowitz T, Pinto JG, Ulbrich U, Böhm U, Born K, Büchner M, Donat MG, Karremann MK, Leckebusch GC, Ludwig P, Nissen KM, Nocke T, Osterle H, Prahl BF, Werner PC, Befort BJ, Burghoff O (2013) Projections of global warming-induced impacts on winter storm losses in the German private household sector. Clim Change 121:195–207 doi:10.1007/s10584-013-0872-7 link

[51] Santos JA, Woollings T, Pinto JG (2013) Are the winters 2010 and 2012 archetypes exhibiting extreme opposite behavior of the North Atlantic jet stream? Mon Weather Rev 141:3626–3640 doi:10.1175/MWR-D-13-00024.1 link

[50] Liberato MLR, Pinto JG, Trigo RM, Ludwig P, Ordóñez P, Yuen D, Trigo IF (2013) Explosive development of winter storm Xynthia over the subtropical North Atlantic Ocean. Nat Hazards Earth Syst Sci 13:2239-2251 doi:10.5194/nhess-13-2239-2013 link

[49] Reyers M, Pinto JG, Paeth H (2013) Statistical-dynamical downscaling of present day and future precipitation regimes in the Aksu river catchment in Central Asia. Global Planet Change 107:36-49 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2013.04.003 link

[48] Ulbrich U, Leckebusch GC, Grieger J, Schuster M, Akperov MG, Bardin MY, Feng Y, Gulev S, Inatsu M, Keay K, Kew SF, Liberato MLR, Lionello P, Mokhov II, Neu U, Pinto JG, Raible CC, Reale M, Rudeva I, Simmonds I, Tilinina ND, Trigo IF, Ulbrich S, Wang XL, Wernli H, and the IMILAST team (2013) Are Greenhouse Gas Signals of Northern Hemisphere winter extra-tropical cyclone activity dependent on the identification and tracking methodology? Meteorol Z 22:61–68 doi:10.1127/0941-2948/2013/0420 link

[47] Neu U, Akperov MG, Bellenbaum N, Benestad R, Blender R, Caballero R, Cocozza A, Dacre HF, Feng Y, Fraedrich K, Grieger J, Gulev S, Hanley J, Hewson T, Inatsu M, Keay K, Kew SF, Kindem I, Leckebusch GC, Liberato MLR, Lionello P, Mokhov II, Pinto JG, Raible CC, Reale M, Rudeva I, Schuster M, Simmonds I, Sinclair M, Sprenger M, Tilinina ND, Trigo IF, Ulbrich S, Ulbrich U, Wang XL, Wernli H (2013) IMILAST: a community effort to intercompare extratropical cyclone detection and tracking algorithms. Bull Amer Meteorol Soc 94:529–547 doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-11-00154.1 link

[46] Hueging H, Born K, Haas R, Jacob D, Pinto JG (2013) Regional changes in wind energy potential over Europe using regional climate model ensemble projections. J Appl Meteor Climatol 52:903-917 doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-12-086.1 link

[45] Pinto JG, Ulbrich S, Boni G, Parodi A, Rudari R, Ulbrich U (2013) Identification and ranking of extraordinary rainfall events over Northwest Italy: The role of Atlantic moisture. J Geophys Res - Atmospheres 118:2085–2097 doi:10.1002/jgrd.50179 link

[44] Santos JA, Grätsch SD, Karremann MK, Jones GV, Pinto JG (2013) Ensemble projections for grapevine yield in the Douro Valley of Portugal. Clim Change 117:211–225 doi:10.1007/s10584-012-0538-x link



[43] Haas R, Pinto JG (2012) A combined statistical and dynamical approach for downscaling large-scale footprints of European windstorms. Geophys Res Lett 39:L23804 doi:10.1029/2012GL054014 link Editor's Highlight / Research Spotlight

[42] Pinto JG, Karremann MK, Born K, Della-Marta PM, Klawa M (2012) Loss potentials associated with European windstorms under future climate conditions. Clim Res 54:1–20 doi:10.3354/cr01111 link

[41] Zacharias S, Reyers M, Pinto JG, Schween JH, Crewell S, Kerschgens M (2012) Heat and moisture budgets from airborne measurements and high resolution model simulations. Meteorol Atmos Phys 117:47–61 doi:10.1007/s00703-012-0188-6 link

[40] Woollings T, Gregory JM, Pinto JG, Reyers M, Brayshaw DJ (2012) Response of the North Atlantic storm track to climate change shaped by ocean-atmosphere coupling. Nature Geoscience 5:313–317 doi:10.1038/ngeo1438 link

[39] Fink AH, Pohle S, Pinto JG, Knippertz P (2012) Diagnosing the influence of diabatic processes on the explosive deepening of extratropical cyclones. Geophys Res Lett 39:L07803 doi:10.1029/2012GL051025 link

[38] Costa AC, Santos JA, Pinto JG (2012) Climate change scenarios for precipitation extremes in Portugal. Theor Appl Climatol 108:217–234 doi:10.1007/s00704-011-0528-3 link

[37] Fragoso M, Trigo RM, Pinto JG, Lopes S, Lopes A, Ulbrich S, Magro C (2012) The 20 February 2010 Madeira Flash-floods: Atmospheric controls and extreme rainfall assessment. Nat Hazards Earth Syst Sci 12:715-730, doi:10.5194/nhess-12-715-2012 link

[36] Born K, Ludwig P, Pinto JG (2012) Wind Gust Estimation for Mid-European Winter Storms: Towards a Probabilistic View. Tellus A 64:17471 doi:10.3402/tellusa.v64i0.17471 link

[35] Santos JA, Malheiro AC, Pinto JG, Jones GV (2012) Macroclimate viticultural zoning in Europe: observed trends and atmospheric forcing. Clim Res 51:89-103 doi:10.3354/cr01056 link

[34] Pinto JG, Raible CC (2012) Past and recent changes in the North Atlantic oscillation. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change 3:79-90 doi:10.1002/wcc.150 link



[33] Liberato MRL, Pinto JG, Trigo IF, Trigo RM (2011) Klaus - an exceptional winter storm over Northern Iberia and Southern France. Weather 66:330-334 doi:10.1002/wea.755 link

[32] Woollings T, Pinto JG, Santos JA (2011) Dynamical evolution of North Atlantic ridges and poleward jet stream displacements. J Atmos Sci 68:954-963 doi:10.1175/2011JAS3661.1 link

[31] Reyers M, Krüger A, Werner C, Pinto JG, Zacharias S, Kerschgens M (2011) The simulation of the opposing fluxes of latent heat and CO2 over various land use types - coupling a gas exchange model to a mesoscale atmospheric model. Bound Layer Meteor 139:121-141 doi:10.1007/s10546-010-9574-0 link

[30] Santos JA, Malheiro AC, Karremann MK, Pinto JG (2011) Statistical modelling of grapevine productivity in the Port Wine region for present and future climate conditions. Int J Biometeorol 55:119-131. doi:10.1007/s00484-010-0318-0 link

[29] Andrade C, Santos JA, Pinto JG, Corte-Real J (2011) Large-scale atmospheric dynamics of the wet winter 2009–2010 and its impact on hydrology in Portugal. Clim Res 46:29-41 doi:10.3354/cr00945 link

[28] Pinto JG, Reyers M, Ulbrich U (2011) The variable link between PNA and NAO in observations and in multi-century CGCM simulations. Clim. Dyn. 36:337-354 doi:10.1007/s00382-010-0770-x link



[27] Malheiro AC, Santos JA, Fraga H, Pinto JG (2010) Climate change scenarios for viticultural zoning in Europe. Clim Res 43:163-177 doi:10.3354/cr00918 link

[26] Nissen KM, Leckebusch GC, Pinto JG, Renggli D, Ulbrich S, Ulbrich U (2010) Cyclones causing wind storms in the Mediterranean: characteristics, trends and links to large-scale patterns. Nat Hazards Earth Syst Sci 10:1379-1391 doi:10.5194/nhess-10-1379-2010 link

[25] Donat MG, Leckebusch GC, Pinto JG, Ulbrich U (2010) Examination of Wind Storms over Central Europe with respect to Circulation Weather Types and NAO phases. Int. J. Climatol. 30:1289-1300 doi:10.1002/joc.1982 link

[24] Donat MG, Leckebusch GC, Pinto JG, Ulbrich U (2010) European storminess and associated circulation weather types: future changes deduced from a multi-model ensemble of GCM simulations. Clim. Res. 42:27-43 doi:10.3354/cr00853 link

[23] Pinto JG, Neuhaus CP, Leckebusch GC, Reyers M, Kerschgens M (2010) Estimation of wind storm impacts over West Germany under future climate conditions using a statistical-dynamical downscaling approach. Tellus A, 62:188-201 doi:10.1111/j.1600-0870.2009.00424.x link

[22] Andrade C, Santos JA, Pinto JG, Corte-Real J, Leite S (2010) Empirical forcing functions as a tool for diagnosing large-scale atmospheric anomalies. Ann. Geophys., 28:75-87 doi:10.5194/angeo-28-75-2010 link



[21] Zhou W, Chan JCL, Chen W, Ling J, Pinto JG, Shao YP (2009) Synoptic-Scale controls of Persistent Low Temperature and Icy Weather over Southern China in January 2008. Mon. Wea. Rev., 137:3978–3991 doi:10.1175/2009MWR2952.1 link

[20] Pinto JG, Neuhaus CP, Krüger A, Kerschgens M (2009) Assessment of the Wind Gust Estimates Method in Mesoscale Modelling of Storm Events over West Germany. Meteorol. Z., 18: 495-506 doi:10.1127/0941-2948/2009/0402 link

[19] Santos JA, Pinto JG, Ulbrich U (2009) On the development of strong ridge episodes over the Eastern North Atlantic. Geophys. Res. Lett., 36: L17804 doi:10.1029/2009GL039086 link

[18] Della-Marta PM, Pinto JG (2009) Statistical uncertainty of changes in winter storms over the North Atlantic and Europe in an ensemble of transient climate simulations. Geophys. Res. Lett., 36: L14703, doi:10.1029/2009GL038557 link

[17] Ulbrich U, Leckebusch GC, Pinto JG (2009) Extra-tropical cyclones in the present and future climate: a review. Theor. Appl. Climatol., 96: 117–131 doi:10.1007/s00704-008-0083-8 link

[16] Pinto JG, Zacharias S, Fink AH, Leckebusch GC, Ulbrich U (2009) Factors contributing to the development of extreme North Atlantic cyclones and their relationship with the NAO. Clim. Dyn., 32: 711-737 doi:10.1007/s00382-008-0396-4 link

[15] Fink AH, Brücher T, Ermert E, Krüger A, Pinto JG (2009) The European Storm Kyrill in January 2007: Synoptic Evolution and Considerations with Respect to Climate Change. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 9: 405-423 doi:10.5194/nhess-9-405-2009 link



[14] Ulbrich U, Pinto JG, Kupfer H, Leckebusch GC, Spangehl T, Reyers M (2008) Changing Northern Hemisphere Storm Tracks in an Ensemble of IPCC Climate Change Simulations. J. Clim., 21: 1669–1679. doi:10.1175/2007JCLI1992.1 link

[13] Leckebusch GC, Weimer A, Pinto JG, Reyers M, Speth P (2008) Extreme wind storms over Europe in present and future climate: a cluster analysis approach. Meteorol. Z., 17: 67-82. doi:10.1127/0941-2948/2008/0266 link

[12] Pinto JG, Ulbrich U, Leckebusch GC, Spangehl T, Reyers M, Zacharias S (2007) Changes in storm track and cyclone activity in three SRES ensemble experiments with the ECHAM5/MPI-OM1 GCM. Clim. Dyn., 29, 195-210. doi:10.1007/s00382-007-0230-4 link

[11] Leckebusch GC, Ulbrich U, Fröhlich EL, Pinto JG (2007) Property loss potentials for European mid-latitude storms in a changing climate. Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L05703, doi:10.1029/2006GL027663. link

[10] Pinto JG, Fröhlich EL, Leckebusch GC, Ulbrich U (2007) Changing European storm loss potentials under modified climate conditions according to ensemble simulations of the ECHAM5/MPI-OM1 GCM. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 7, 165-175. doi:10.5194/nhess-7-165-2007 link

[9] Pinto JG, Brücher T, Fink AH, Krüger A (2007) Extraordinary snow accumulations over parts of central Europe during the winter of 2005/06 and weather-related hazards. Weather, 62, 16-21. doi:10.1002/wea.19 link



[8] Leckebusch GC, Koffi B, Ulbrich U, Pinto JG, Spangehl T, Zacharias S (2006) Analysis of frequency and intensity of European winter storm events from a multi-model perspective, at synoptic and regional scales. Clim. Res., 31, 59-74. doi:10.3354/cr031059 link

[7] Pinto JG, Spangehl T, Ulbrich U, Speth P (2006) Assessment of winter cyclone activity in a transient ECHAM4-OPYC3 GHG experiment. Meteorol. Z., 15, 279-291. doi:10.1127/0941-2948/2006/0128 link

[6] Pinto JG, Spangehl T, Ulbrich U, Speth P (2005) Sensitivities of a cyclone detection and tracking algorithm: individual tracks and climatology. Meteorol. Z., 14, 823-838. doi:10.1127/0941-2948/2005/0068 link



[5] Fink AH, Brücher T, Krüger A, Leckebusch GC, Pinto JG, Ulbrich U (2004) The 2003 European summer heat waves and drought - synoptic diagnosis and impacts. Weather, 59, 209-216. doi:10.1256/wea.73.04 link

[4] Ulbrich U, Brücher T, Fink AH, Krüger A, Leckebusch GC, Pinto JG (2003) The Central European Floods in August 2002: Part 2 - Synoptic causes and considerations with respect to climate change. Weather, 58, 434-442. doi:10.1256/wea.61.03B link

[3] Ulbrich U, Brücher T, Fink AH, Krüger A, Leckebusch GC, Pinto JG (2003) The Central European Floods in August 2002: Part 1 - Rainfall periods and flood development. Weather, 58, 371-377. doi:10.1256/wea.61.03A link

[2] Ulbrich U, Fink AH, Klawa M, Pinto JG (2001) Three extreme storms over Europe in December 1999. Weather, 56, 70-80. doi:10.1002/j.1477-8696.2001.tb06540.x link

[1] Ulbrich U, Christoph M, Pinto JG, Corte-Real J (1999) Dependence of Winter Precipitation over Portugal on NAO and Baroclinic Wave Activity. Int. J. Climatol., 19, 379-390. doi: 10.1002/(SICI)1097-0088(19990330)19:4<379::AID-JOC357>3.0.CO;2-8 link

Habilitation Thesis

PINTO, J.G. (2011): Extreme European wind storms: diagnostics, downscaling and climate change. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät der Universität zu Köln, Fach Meteorologie.

Doctoral Thesis

PINTO, J.G. (2002): Influence of Large-Scale Atmospheric Circulation and Baroclinic Waves on the Variability of Mediterranean Rainfall. Mitteilungen aus dem Institut für Geophysik und Meteorologie der Universität zu Köln, Heft 151.

Diploma / Master Thesis

PINTO, J.G. (1996): Meridional Moisture Transport as an Indicator for Precipitation in Antarctica. Final Thesis for License in Geophysical Sciencies. Faculdade de Ciencias, Universidade de Lisboa.


Book Chapters / Conference Papers / Newsletters / PROMET (please email for reprints)

[23] Pinto JG, Reyers M (2017) Kapitel 8 - Winde und Zyklonen. In: Klimawandel in Deutschland. Entwicklung, Folgen, Risiken und Perspektiven. Brasseur G, Jacob D, Schuck-Zöller S (Ed.) pp 67-75, Springer Berlin Heidelberg.  DOI 10.1007/978-3-662-50397-3_8

[22] Liberato MLR, Santos JA, Fernandes C, Pinto JG (2015) Future projections of offshore wind energy potentials in Portugal simulated by the COSMO-CLM regional model. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Energy and Environment: bringing together Engineering and Economics (ICEE 2015), Guimarães, Portugal In Book of abstracts, Guimarães, Portugal. 207-214. ISSN: 2183-3982. ISBN: 978-989-97050-4-3

[21] Fink AH, Phan VT, Pinto JG, van der Linden R, Schubert D, Trinh TL, Ngo-Duc T (2014) Climate change projections and selected impacts for Vietnam. In: Meon, G., Pätsch M., Phuoc N.V., Quan N.H. (eds.) (2014): EWATEC-COAST: Technologies for Environmental and Water Protection of Coastal Zones in Vietnam. Contributions to 4th International Conference for Environment and National Resources, ICENR 2014. Cuvillier, Göttingen, Germany, ISSN: 2363. ISBN: 978-3-95404-852-6, p. 35-56.

[20] Phan VT, Fink AH, Ngo-Duc T, Trinh TL, Pinto JG, van der Linden R, Schubert D (2014) Observed climate variations and change in Vietnam. In: Meon, G., Pätsch M., Phuoc N.V., Quan N.H. (eds.) (2014): EWATEC-COAST: Technologies for Environmental and Water Protection of Coastal Zones in Vietnam. Contributions to 4th International Conference for Environment and National Resources, ICENR 2014. Cuvillier, Göttingen, Germany. ISSN: 2363. ISBN: 978-3-95404-852-6, p. 20-34.

[19] Jones GV, Fraga H, Malheiro AC, Moutinho-Pereira J, Alves F, Pinto JG, Santos JA (2014) High resolution climatic zoning of the portuguese viticultural regions. In Proceedings of Xth International Terroir Congress, 6-11 Tokaj, Hungary. 2:12-15.

[18] Santos JA, Fraga H, Jones GV, Pinto JG (2013) Future scenarios for wine production in the Douro (Portugal). International Symposium GiESCO 2013, Group of International Experts of Viticultural Systems for Co-operation, In Ciencia e Tecnica Vitivinicola, 18, Porto, Portugal. Ciencia e Tecnica Vitivinicola, 28:315-318. ISSN: 0254-0223.

[17] Xoplaki E, Trigo RM, García-Herrera R, Barriopedro D, D’Andrea F, Fischer EM, Gimeno L, Gouveia C, Hernández E, Kuglitsch FG, Mariotti A, Nieto R, Pinto JG, Pozo-Vázquez D, Saaroni H, Toreti A, Trigo IF, Vicente-Serrano SM, Yiou P, Ziv B (2012)  Large-scale atmospheric circulation driving extreme climate events in the Mediterranean and its related impacts. In: The climate of the Mediterranean region - From the past to the future (Lionello P, editor). Elsevier, 347–417. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-416042-2.00006-9 link

[16] Ulbrich U, Lionello P, Belušic´ D, Jacobeit J, Knippertz P, Kuglitsch FG, Leckebusch GC, Luterbacher J, Maugeri M, Maheras P, Nissen KM, Pavan V, Pinto JG, Saaroni H, Seubert S, Toreti A, Xoplaki E, Ziv B (2012) Climate of the Mediterranean: Synoptic Patterns, Temperature, Precipitation, Winds, and Their Extremes. In Lionello P. (Ed.) The Climate of the Mediterranean Region. From the Past to the Future, Amsterdam: Elsevier Netherlands, 301-346, doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-416042-2.00005-7 link

[15] Malheiro AC, Santos JA, Fraga H, Pinto JG (2012) Future scenarios for viticultural climatic zoning in Iberia. Acta Horticulturae 931:55–62.

[14] Santos JA, Malheiro AC, Jones GV, Pinto JG (2011) European viticulture geography in a changing climate. World Congress of Vine and Wine: the wine construction, In Le Bulletin de l’OIV: Revue Technique Internationale. Porto, Portugal.

[13] Malheiro AC, Santos JA, Pinto JG, Jones GV (2011). European viticulture geography in a changing climate. In World Congress of Vine and Wine: the wine construction, 34, Book of Abstracts. Porto, Portugal.

[12] Jones GV, Santos JA, Malheiro AC, Pinto JG (2011) Viticultural zoning in Europe: inter-annual variability. In International Symposium GiESCO 2011, Group of International Experts of Viticultural Systems for Co-operation, In Ciencia e Tecnica Vitivinicola. Asti, Italy.

[11] Santos JA, Malheiro AC, Karremann MK, Pinto JG (2010) Gravepine productivity modelling in the portuguese Douro region. Proceedings of the VIII International Terroir Congress, 5:113–118.

[10] Malheiro AC, Santos JA, Fraga H, Pinto JG (2010) Future scenarios for viticultural climatic zoning in Europe. Proceedings of the VIII International Terroir Congress, 3:90-95.

[9] Ulbrich U, Leckebusch GC, Paeth H, Pinto JG (2008) Veränderung der NAO und ihrer Wirkungen in Klimaszenarien. PROMET 3/4:138–142.

[8] Leckebusch GC, Kapala A, Mächel H, Pinto JG, Reyers M (2008) Indices der Nordatlantischen und Arktischen Oszillation. PROMET 3/4:95–100.

[7] Leckebusch GC, Donat M, Ulbrich U, Pinto JG (2008) Mid-latitude cyclones and storms in an ensemble of European AOGCMs under ACC. CLIVAR Exchanges 13:3–5. link

[6] Pinto JG, Freund E, Axer E. (2008) Nordrhein-Westfalen: Stürme nehmen stark zu. Versicherungswirtschaft 63:106–109.

[5] Ulbrich U, May W, Li L, Lionello P, Pinto JG, Somot S (2006) The Mediterranean climate change under global warming. In: P. Lionello, P. Malanotte-Rizzoli & R. Boscolo (Eds), Mediterranean Climate Variability, Amsterdam: Elsevier, pp. 399-415. doi:10.1016/S1571-9197(06)80011-X link

[4] Pinto JG, Klawa M, Ulbrich U, Rudari R, Speth P (2001) Extreme precipitation events over Northwest Italy and their relationship with tropical-extratropical interactions over the Atlantic. Deidda R, Mugnai A, Siccardi F (eds.) Mediterranean storms (Proceedings of the 3rd EGS Plinius Conference), link. Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Roma, 327–332.

[3] Boni G, Parodi A, Pinto JG, Rudari R, (2001) Phenomenological validation of rainfall - Regional frequency analysis: Application to Northwest Italy. Deidda R, Mugnai A, Siccardi F (eds.): Mediterranean storms (Proceedings of the 3rd EGS Plinius Conference), ISBN 88-8080-031-0. Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Roma, 219–224.

[2] Pinto JG, Ulbrich U, Speth P (2000) The variability of cyclonic activity in the mediterranean area in the last 40 years and its impact on precipitation. In: P. Claps, F. Siccardi (eds.), Mediterranean storms - Proceedings of the EGS Plinius Conference held at Maratea, Italy, 14-16 October 1999, ISBN 88-7740-296-2.. Editorials Bios, I-87100 Cosenza, 29–40.

[1] Ulbrich U, Christoph M, Pinto JG (1998) Abhängigkeit des Winterniederschlags in Portugal von NAO und barokliner Wellenaktivität. Deutsche Meteorologentagung 1998, Leipzig, September, 14–18.