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Prof. Dr.  Peter Knippertz

Prof. Dr. Peter Knippertz

Professor of Meteorology
Group leader
Room: 13-15
CS 30.23

Phone: +49 721 608-43565
Fax: +49 721 608-46102
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WG "Atmospheric Dynamics"



                         

 

Education & Employment

  • since 2013
Professor of Meteorology, IMK-TRO at KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • since 2012
Professor of Meteorology, Univ. of Leeds, UK
  • 2011-2012
Reader in Meteorology, Univ. of Leeds, UK
  • 2009-2011
Lecturer in Dynamical Meteorology, Univ. of Leeds, UK
  • 2008
Habilitation in Meteorology, Univ. of Mainz, Germany
  • 2003
PhD in Meteorology, Univ. of Cologne, Germany
  • 1999
Diploma in Meteorology, Univ. of Cologne, Germany

Detailed CV can be found here

Publications

List of Publications (PDF)

Publications


2017
The Dynamics-Aerosol-Chemistry-Cloud Interactions in West Africa field campaign: Overview and research highlights [in press].
Flamant, C.; Knippertz, P.; Fink, A. H.; Akpo, A.; Brooks, B.; Chiu, C. J.; Coe, H.; Danuor, S.; Evans, M.; Jegede, O.; Kalthoff, N.; Konaré, A.; Liousse, C.; Lohou, F.; Mari, C.; Schlager, H.; Schwarzenboeck, A.; Adler, B.; Amekudzi, L.; Aryee, J.; Ayoola, M.; Batenburg, A. M.; Bessardon, G.; Borrmann, S.; Brito, J.; Bower, K.; Burnet, F.; Catoire, V.; Colomb, A.; Denjean, C.; Fosu-Amankwah, K.; Hill, P. G.; Lee, J.; Lothon, M.; Maranan, M.; Marsham, J.; Meynadier, R.; Ngamini, J.-B.; Rosenberg, P.; Sauer, D.; Smith, V.; Stratmann, G.; Taylor, J. W.; Voigt, C.; Yoboué, V.
2017. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, BAMS-D-16-0256.1. doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0256.1
Extreme precipitation in the West African cities of Dakar and Ouagadougou - atmospheric dynamics and implications for flood risk assessments [in press].
Engel, T.; Fink, A. H.; Knippertz, P.; Pante, G.; Bliefernicht, J.
2017. Journal of hydrometeorology, JHM-D-16-0218.1. doi:10.1175/JHM-D-16-0218.1
Revisiting the synoptic-scale predictability of severe European winter storms using ECMWF ensemble reforecasts.
Pantillon, F.; Knippertz, P.; Corsmeier, U.
2017. Natural hazards and earth system sciences, 17 (10), 1795–1810. doi:10.5194/nhess-17-1795-2017
A meteorological and chemical overview of the DACCIWA field campaign in West Africa in June-July 2016.
Knippertz, P.; Fink, A. H.; Deroubaix, A.; Morris, E.; Tocquer, F.; Evans, M. J.; Flamant, C.; Gaetani, M.; Lavaysse, C.; Mari, C.; Marsham, J. H.; Meynadier, R.; Affo-Dogo, A.; Bahaga, T.; Brosse, F.; Deetz, K.; Guebsi, R.; Latifou, I.; Maranan, M.; Rosenberg, P. D.; Schlueter, A.
2017. Atmospheric chemistry and physics, 17 (17), 10893-10918. doi:10.5194/acp-17-10893-2017
New Saharan wind observations reveal substantial biases in analysed dust-generating winds.
Roberts, A. J.; Marsham, J. H.; Knippertz, P.; Parker, D. J.; Bart, M.; Garcia-Carreras, L.; Hobby, M.; McQuaid, J. B.; Rosenberg, P. D.; Walker, D.
2017. Atmospheric science letters, 18 (9), 366–372. doi:10.1002/asl.765
Birth of the Biscane.
Maier-Gerber, M.; Pantillon, F.; Di Muzio, E.; Riemer, M.; Fink, A. H.; Knippertz, P.
2017. Weather, 72 (8), 236-241. doi:10.1002/wea.2995
Global climatologies of Eulerian and Lagrangian flow features based on ERA-Interim reanalyses.
Sprenger, M.; Fragkoulidis, G.; Binder, H.; Croci-Maspoli, M.; Graf, P.; Grams, C. M.; Knippertz, P.; Madonna, E.; Schemm, S.; Škerlak, B.; Wernli, H.
2017. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 98 (8), 1739-1748. doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-15-00299.1
Large-eddy simulations over Germany using ICON: a comprehensive evaluation.
Heinze, R.; Dipankar, A.; Henken, C. C.; Moseley, C.; Sourdeval, O.; Trömel, S.; Xie, X.; Adamidis, P.; Ament, F.; Baars, H.; Barthlott, C.; Behrendt, A.; Blahak, U.; Bley, S.; Brdar, S.; Brueck, M.; Crewell, S.; Deneke, H.; Di Girolamo, P.; Evaristo, R.; Fischer, J.; Frank, C.; Friederichs, P.; Göcke, T.; Gorges, K.; Hande, L.; Hanke, M.; Hansen, A.; Hege, H.-C.; Hoose, C.; Jahns, T.; Kalthoff, N.; Klocke, D.; Kneifel, S.; Knippertz, P.; Kuhn, A.; van Laar, T.; Macke, A.; Maurer, V.; Mayer, B.; Meyer, C. I.; Muppa, S. K.; Neggers, R. A. J.; Orlandi, E.; Pantillon, F.; Pospichal, B.; Röber, N.; Scheck, L.; Seifert, A.; Seifert, P.; Senf, F.; Siligam, P.; Simmer, C.; Steinke, S.; Stevens, B.; Wapler, K.; Weniger, M.; Wulfmeyer, V.; Zängl, G.; Zhang, D.; Quaas, J.
2017. Quarterly journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 143 (702), 69–100. doi:10.1002/qj.2947
Why Do Global Climate Models Struggle to Represent Low-Level Clouds in the West African Summer Monsoon?.
Hannak, L.; Knippertz, P.; Fink, A. H.; Kniffka, A.; Pante, G.
2017. Journal of climate, 30, 1665-1687. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0451.1
2016
Drivers for the deepening of severe European windstorms and their impacts on forecast quality.
Pirret, J. S. R.; Knippertz, P.; Trzeciak, T. M.
2016. Quarterly journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 143 (702), 309-320. doi:10.1002/qj.2923
Dust Devil Sediment Transport: From Lab to Field to Global Impact.
Klose, M.; Jemmett-Smith, B. C.; Kahanpää, H.; Kahre, M.; Knippertz, P.; Lemmon, M. T.; Lewis, S. R.; Lorenz, R. D.; Neakrase, L. D. V.; Newman, C.; Patel, M. R.; Reiss, D.; Spiga, A.; Whelley, P. L.
2016. Space science reviews, 203 (1-4), 377–426. doi:10.1007/s11214-016-0261-4
Identifying errors in dust models from data assimilation.
Pope, R. J.; Marsham, J. H.; Knippertz, P.; Brooks, M. E.; Roberts, A. J.
2016. Geophysical research letters, 43 (17), 9270-9279. doi:10.1002/2016GL070621
Can we trust climate models to realistically represent severe European windstorms?.
Trzeciak, T. M.; Knippertz, P.; Pirret, J. S. R.; Williams, K. D.
2016. Climate dynamics, 46 (11-12), 3431-3451. doi:10.1007/s00382-015-2777-9
Weakening and moistening of the summertime Saharan heat low through convective cold pools from the Atlas Mountains.
Redl, R.; Knippertz, P.; Fink, A. H.
2016. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 121 (8), 3907-3928. doi:10.1002/2015JD024443
On What Scale Can We Predict the Agronomic Onset of the West African Monsoon?.
Fitzpatrick, R. G. J.; Bain, C. L.; Knippertz, P.; Marsham, J. H.; Parker, D. J.
2016. Monthly Weather Review, 144 (4), 1571-1589. doi:10.1175/MWR-D-15-0274.1
Modeling haboob dust storms in large-scale weather and climate models.
Pantillon, F.; Knippertz, P.; Marsham, J. H.; Panitz, H.-J.; Bischoff-Gauss, I.
2016. Journal of geophysical research / Atmospheres, 121 (5), 2090-2109. doi:10.1002/2015JD024349
A process-based evaluation of dust-emitting winds in the CMIP5 simulation of HadGEM2-ES.
Fiedler, S.; Knippertz, P.; Woodward, S.; Martin, G. M.; Bellouin, N.; Ross, A. N.; Heinold, B.; Schepanski, K.; Birch, C. E.; Tegen, I.
2016. Climate Dynamics, 46 (3-4), 1107-1130. doi:10.1007/s00382-015-2635-9
2015
The importance of rare, high-wind events for dust uplift in northern Africa.
Cowie, S. M.; Marsham, J. H.; Knippertz, P.
2015. Geophysical Research Letters, 42, 8208-8215. doi:10.1002/2015GL065819
An objective detection method for convective cold pool events and its application to Northern Africa.
Redl, R.; Fink, A. H.; Knippertz, P.
2015. Monthly Weather Review, 143, 5055-5072. doi:10.1175/MWR-D-15-0223.1
The importance of Harmattan surges for the emission of North African dust aerosol.
Fiedler, S.; Kaplan, M. L.; Knippertz, P.
2015. Geophysical Research Letters, 42, 9495-9504. doi:10.1002/2015GL065925
The West African Monsoon Onset : A Concise Comparison of Definitions.
Fitzpatrick, R. G. J.; Bain, C. L.; Knippertz, P.; Marsham, J. H.; Parker, D. J.
2015. Journal of climate, 28, 8673-8694. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0265.1
Idealized large-eddy simulations of nocturnal low-level jets over subtropical desert regions and implications for dust-generating winds.
Heinold, B.; Knippertz, P.; Beare, R. J.
2015. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 141, 1740-1752. doi:10.1002/qj.2475
The possible role of local air pollution in climate change in West Africa.
Knippertz, P.; Evans, M. J.; Field, P. R.; Fink, A. H.; Liousse, C.; Marsham, J. H.
2015. Nature Climate Change, 5, 815-822. doi:10.1038/nclimate2727
The DACCIWA Project: Dynamics–Aerosol–Chemistry–Cloud Interactions in West Africa.
Knippertz, P.; Coe, H.; Chiu, J. C.; Evans, M. J.; Fink, A. H.; Kalthoff, N.; Liousse, C.; Mari, C.; Allan, R. P.; Brooks, B.; Danour, S.; Flamant, C.; Jegede, O. O.; Lohou, F.; Marsham, J. H.
2015. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 96, 1451-1460. doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-14-00108.1
Lagrangian dust model simulations for a case of moist convective dust emission and transport in the western Sahara region during Fennec/LADUNEX.
Sodemann, H.; Lai, T. M.; Marenco, F.; Ryder, C. L.; Flamant, C.; Knippertz, P.; Rosenberg, P.; Bart, M.; McQuaid, J. B.
2015. Journal of geophysical research / Atmospheres, 120 (12), 6117-6144. doi:10.1002/2015JD023283
The sensitivity of nocturnal low-level jets and near-surface winds over the Sahel to model resolution, initial conditions and boundary-layer set-up.
Schepanski, K.; Knippertz, P.; Fiedler, S.; Timouk, F.; Demarty, J.
2015. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 141, 1442-1456. doi:10.1002/qj.2453
A parameterization of convective dust storms for models with mass-flux convection schemes.
Pantillon, F.; Knippertz, P.; Marsham, J. H.; Birch, C. E.
2015. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 72, 2545-2561. doi:10.1175/JAS-D-14-0341.1
Cloud banding and winds in intense European cyclones. Results from the DIAMET project.
Vaughan, G.; Methven, J.; ANderson, D.; Antonescu, B.; Baker, L.; Baker, T. P.; Ballard, S. P.; Bower, K. N.; Brown, P. R. A.; Chagnon, J.; Choularton, T. W.; Chylik, J.; Connolly, P. J.; Cook, P. A.; Cotton, R. J.; Crosier, J.; Dearden, C.; Dorsey, J. R.; Frame, T. H. A.; Gallagher, M. W.; Gooduff, M.; Gray, S. L.; Harvey, B. J.; Knippertz, P.; Lean, H. W.; Li, D.; Lloyd, G.; Martinez-Alvarado, O.; Nicol, J.; Norris, E.; Öström, E.; Owen, J.; Parker, D. J.; Plant, R. S.; Renfrew, I. A.; Roberts, N. M.; Rosenberg, P.; Rudd, A. C.; Schultz, D. M.; Taylor, J. P.; Trzeciak, T.; Tubbs, R.; Vance, A. K.; van Leeuwen, P. J.; Wellpott, A.; Woolley, A.
2015. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 96 (2), 249-265. doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-13-00238.1
Disagreements in low-level moisture between (Re)analyses over summertime West Africa.
Roberts, A. J.; Marsham, J. H.; Knippertz, P.
2015. Monthly weather review, 143, 1193-1211. doi:10.1175/MWR-D-14-00218.1
Quantifying global dust devil occurence from meteorological analyses.
Jemmett-Smith, B. C.; Marsham, J. H.; Knippertz, P.; Gilkeson, C. A.
2015. Geophysical Research Letters, 42, 1275-1282. doi:10.1002/2015GL063078
2014
How important are atmospheric depressions and mobile cyclones for emitting mineral dust aerosol in North Africa?.
Fiedler, S.; Schepanski, K.; Knippertz, P.; Heinold, B.; Tegen, I.
2014. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 14 (17), 8983-9000. doi:10.5194/acp-14-8983-2014
A climatology of dust emission events from northern Africa using long-term surface observations.
Cowie, S. M.; Knippertz, P.; Marsham, J. H.
2014. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 14 (16), 8579-8597. doi:10.5194/acp-14-8579-2014
The formation of a large summertime Saharan dust plume: Convective and synoptic-scale analysis.
Roberts, A. J.; Knippertz, P.
2014. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 119, 1766-1785. doi:10.1002/2013JD020667

Other Publications


2017
Mineral dust generation across Northern Africa and its impacts.
Knippertz, P.
2017. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science. Ed.: H. von Storch, Oxford University Press, New York (NY). doi:10.1093/acrefore/9780190228620.013.516
The West African Monsoon.
Lafore, J. P.; Biascutti, M.; Knippertz, P.; Taylor, C.
2017. The Global Monsoon System. Research and forecast. Ed.: C.-P. Chang, 35-49, World Scientific Publishing, Singapore
Dust.
Knippertz, P.; Hamza, I.; Kassimou, A.; Laurent, B.; Orji, B. N.; Osika, D. P.; Schepanski, K.; Tegen, I.; Fink, A.
2017. Meteorology of Tropical West Africa : The Forecasters’ Handbook. Ed.: D. Parker, 175–203, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester. doi:10.1002/9781118391297.ch5
Synoptic Systems.
Cornforth, R.; Mumba, Z.; Parker, D. J.; Berry, G.; Chapelon, N.; Diakaria, K.; Diop-Kane, M.; Ermert, V.; Fink, A. H.; Knippertz, P.; Lafore, J. P.; Laing, A.; Lepape, S.; Maidment, R.; Methven, J.; Orji, B.; Osika, D.; Poan, E.; Roca, R.; Rowell, S.; Smith, R.; Spengler, T.; Taylor, C. M.; Thorncroft, C.; Vincendon, J.-C.; Yorke, C.; Thorncroft, C.
2017. Meteorology of Tropical West Africa : The Forecasters’ Handbook. Ed.: D. Parker, 40–89, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester. doi:10.1002/9781118391297.ch2
2016
Evaluation of cloud processes over West Africa in climate models.
Fink, A. H.; Kniffka, A.; Knippertz, P.
2016. Workshop on "Application of Satellite Climate Data Records in Numerical Modeling", ECWMF, November 15–17, 2016, Reading, UK
The challenge of modeling and observing low-level cloudiness in the West African monsoon region.
Knippertz, P.; Fink, A. H.; Redl, R.; van der Linden, R.; Hannak, L.
2016. HD(CP)2 Understanding Clouds and Precipitation, 15–19 February 2016, Berlin, Germany
The role of moist convection in the West African monsoon system.
Marsham, J. H.; Parker, D. J.; Birch, C. E.; Knippertz, P.; Garcia-Carreras, L.; Provod, M.; Roberts, A. J.
2016. HD(CP)2 Understanding Clouds and Precipitation 2016, 15–19 February 2016, Berlin, Germany
Decadal hindcast over tropical Africa.
Bahaga, T. K.; Fink, A. H.; Knippertz, P.
2016. MiKliP II Kick-off meeting, Hamburg, Germany, 17–19 February 2016
Towards the assimilation of KITcube data.
Gläser, G.; Knippertz, P.; Kalthoff; N.; Hoose, C.; Khodayar, S.; Fink, A. H.; Kohler, M.; Barthlott, C.; Handwerker, J.; Maurer, V.; Adler, B.; Gantner, L.; Wieser, A.; Kopmann, A.
2016. COSMO User Seminar, 7.-9. März 2016, Offenbach
Convective cold pools over the Atlas Mountains and their influence on the Saharan heat low.
Fink, A. H.; Redl, R.; Knippertz, P.
2016. 31st Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, 18–22 April 2016, San Juan, PRI
The representation of low-level clouds during the West African monsoon in weather and climate models.
Kniffka, A.; Hannak, L.; Knippertz, P.; Fink, A. H.
2016. EGU General Assembly, 17–22 April 2016, Vienna, A
On the relationship between tropical moisture exports and extratropical cyclones.
Knippertz, P.; Wernli, H.; Gläser, G.; Boleti, E.; Joos, H.; Binder, H.
2016. EGU General Assembly, 17–22 April 2016, Vienna, Austria
How well do analyses capture dust-generating winds in the Sahara and Sahel?.
Roberts, A.; Marsham, J. H.; Knippertz, P.; Parker, D. J.
2016. EGU General Assembly, 17–22 April 2016, Vienna, A
Convective cold pools over the Atlas Mountains and their influence on the Saharan heat low.
Redl, R.; Knippertz, P.; Fink, A. H.
2016. EGU General Assembly, 17–22 April 2016, Vienna, A
The challenge of modelling the meteorology of dust emission: Lessons learned from the Desert Storms project.
Knippertz, P.; Marsham, J. H.; Cowie, S.; Fiedler, S.; Heinold, B.; Jemmett-Smith, B.; Pantillon, F.; Schepanski, K.; Roberts, A.; Pope, R.; Gilkeson, C.; Hubel, E.
2016. EGU General Assembly, 17–22 April 2016, Vienna, A
Modelling convective dust storms in large-scale weather and climate models.
Pantillon, F.; Knippertz, P.; Marsham, J. H.; Panitz, H.-J.; Bischoff-Gauss, I.
2016. EGU General Assembly, 17–22 April 2016, Vienna, A
Identifying Errors in Dust Models from Data Assimilation over Northern Africa.
Pope, R.; Marsham, J. H.; Knippertz, P.; Brooks, M.; Roberts, A. J.
2016. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 17–22 April 2016
Disagreements in low-level moisture between (re)analyses over summertime West African.
Roberts, A.; Marsham, J.; Knippertz, P.
2016. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 17–22 April 2016
Statistical postprocessing for precipitation forecasts during the West African Monsoon.
Vogel, P.; Gneiting, T.; Knippertz, P.; Fink, A.; Schlüter, A.
2016. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 17–22 April 2016
Modelling convective dust storms in large-scale weather and climate models.
Pantillon, F.; Knippertz, P.; Marsham, J. H.; Panitz, H.-J.; Bischoff-Gauss, I.; Pope, R.
2016. 2nd International Conference on Atmospheric Dust, 12–17 June 2016, Castellaneta Marina, Taranto, Italy
Identifying errors in dust models from data assimilation over northern Africa.
Pope, R.; Marsham, J. H.; Knippertz, P.; Brooks, M.; Roberts, A. J.
2016. 2nd International Conference on Atmospheric Dust, Castellaneta Marina, Taranto, Italy, 12–17 June 2016
The importance of synoptic-scale storms for desert-dust emission in North Africa.
Fiedler, S.; Kaplan, M. L.; Knippertz, P.
2016. 2nd International Conference on Atmospheric Dust, 12–17 June 2016, Castellaneta Marina, Taranto, I
Aerosol physical-chemical properties in Southern West Africa: Recent findings using the SAFIRE ATR42 aircraft within the DACCIWA project.
Brito, J.; Duplissy, J.; Denjean, C.; Freney, E.; Dupuy, R.; Bourrianne, T.; Burnet, F.; Chazette, P.; Dominutti, P.; Borbon, A.; Colomb, A.; Sellegri, K.; Flamant, C.; Knippertz, P.; Schwarzenboeck, A.
2016. European Aerosol Conference, 04–09 September, Tours, France
Global Assessment of Sand and Dust Storms.
Terradellas, E.; Baklanov, A.; Kang, U.; Sprigg, W. A.; Nickovic, S.; Boloorrani, A. D.; Al-Dousari, A.; Basart, S.; Benedetti, A.; Sealy, A.; Tong, D.; Zhang, X.; Shumake-Guillemot, J.; Kebin, Z.; Knippertz, P.; Mohammed, A. A. A.; Al-Dabbas, M.; Cheng, L.; Otani, S.; Wang, F.; Zhang, C.; Ryoo, S. B.; Cha, J.
2016. (G. Shepherd, Hrsg.), United Nations Environment Programme, Nairobi
2015
Paramétrisation de tempêtes de poussières convectives.
Pantillon, F.; Knippertz, P.; Marsham, J.; Birch, C.
2015. Ateliers de Modélisation de l'Atmosphère (AMA), Toulouse, France, 19–23 January 2015
2014
Defining and predicting the West African monsoon onset.
Fitzpatrick, R.; Parker, D.; Marsham, J.; Knippertz, P.; Bain, C.
2014. The World Weather Open Science Conference (WWOSC 2014), Montreal, CDN, August 16-21, 2014
Dust emission from deep convection and low-level jets over West Africa during summer.
Heinold, B.; Marsham, J. H.; Knippertz, P.; Fiedler, S.; Dixon, N. S.; Schepanski, K.; Laurent, B.; Tegen, I.
2014. International Conference on Atmospheric Dust (DUST 2014), Castellaneta Marina, I, June 1-6, 2014
The impact of Atlas mountain cold-pool events on the position and intensity of the summertime West African heat low.
Schuster, R.; Fink, A. H.; Knippertz, P.; Marsham, J. H.; Parker, D. J.; Flamant, C.
2014. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, Wien, A, April 27 - May 2, 2014 Geophysical Research Abstracts, 16(2014) EGU2014-6191
Can we trust climate models to realistically represent severe European windstorms?.
Knippertz, P.; Trzeciak, T. M.; Owen, J. S. R.
2014. The World Weather Open Science Conference (WWOSC 2014), Montreal, CDN, August 16-21, 2014
The DACCIWA project: dynamics-aerosol-chemistry-cloud interactions in West Africa.
Knippertz, P.; DACCIWA Team.
2014. The World Weather Open Science Conference (WWOSC 2014), Montreal, CDN, August 16-21, 2014
The challenge of modeling the meteorology of dust emission: Results from the desert storms project.
Knippertz, P.; Marsham, J.; Heinold, B.; Schepanski, K.; Cowie, S.; Fiedler, S.; Roberts, A.; Gilkeson, C.; Jemmet-Smith, B.; Pantillon, F.
2014. The World Weather Open Science Conference (WWOSC 2014), Montreal, CDN, August 16-21, 2014
Climatology of continental stratus over the southern West African monsoon region.
van der Linden, R.; Fink, A. H.; Schuster, R.; Knippertz, P.
2014. 31st Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, San Diego, Calif., March 31 - April 4, 2014
The role of the stratosphere in explosive deepening of extratropical cyclones.
Knippertz, P.; Wilbraham, R.; Trzeciak, T.; Owen, J.; Odell, L.; Fink, A. H.; Pinto, J. G.
2014. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, Wien, A, April 27 - May 2, 2014 Geophysical Research Abstracts, 16(2014) EGU2014-8934
A climatology of dust emission in northern Africa using surface observations form 1984-2012.
Cowie, S.; Knippertz, P.; Marsham, J.
2014. International Conference on Atmospheric Dust (DUST 2014), Castellaneta Marina, I, June 1-6, 2014
Dust emission associated with North African cyclones, atmospheric depressions and nocturnal low-level jets.
Fiedler, S.; Schepanski, K.; Knippertz, P.; Heinod, B.; Tegen, I.
2014. International Conference on Atmospheric Dust (DUST 2014), Castellaneta Marina, I, June 1-6, 2014
Are vegetation-related roughness changes the cause of the recent decrease in dust emission from the Sahel?.
Cowie, S.; Knippertz, P.; Marsham, J.
2014. International Conference on Atmospheric Dust (DUST 2014), Castellaneta Marina, I, June 1-6, 2014
The formation of convectively generated dusty episodes in the Sahara during summer.
Roberts, A.; Knippertz, P.; Marsham, J.
2014. International Conference on Atmospheric Dust (DUST 2014), Castellaneta Marina, I, June 1-6, 2014
Towards an offline parameterization of convective dust storms.
Pantillon, F.; Knippertz, P.; Marsham, J.; Roberts, A.; Fiedler, S.
2014. International Conference on Atmospheric Dust (DUST 2014), Castellaneta Marina, I, June 1-6, 2014
Global potential of dust devil occurrence.
Jemmett-Smith, B.; Marsham, J.; Knippertz, P.; Gilkeson, C.
2014. International Conference on Atmospheric Dust (DUST 2014), Castellaneta Marina, I, June 1-6, 2014
Large eddy simulations of the nocturnal low-level jet over desert regions.
Heinold, B.; Knippertz, P.; Marsham, J. H.
2014. International Conference on Atmospheric Dust (DUST 2014), Castellaneta Marina, I, June 1-6, 2014
Model evaluation of meteorological processes important for North African dust emission.
Fiedler, S.; Schepanski, K.; Knippertz, P.; Heinold, B.; Bellouin, B.; Bellouin, N.; Tegen, I.; Woodward, S.
2014. The World Weather Open Science Conference (WWOSC 2014), Montreal, CDN, August 16-21, 2014
The role of moist convection in the West African monsoon.
Marsham, J.; Birch, C.; Parker, D.; Knippertz, P.; Dixon, N.; Garcia-Carreras, L.; Lister, G.
2014. The World Weather Open Science Conference (WWOSC 2014), Montreal, CDN, August 16-21, 2014
Disagreements between moisture distribution in (Re)analysis products associated with surges of the West African monsoon.
Roberts, A.; Knippertz, P.; Marsham, J.
2014. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, Wien, A, April 27 - May 2, 2014 Geophysical Research Abstracts, 16(2014) EGU2014-2772
Global potential of dust devil occurence.
Jemmett-Smith, B.; Marsham, J.; Knippertz, P.; Gilkeson, C.
2014. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, Wien, A, April 27 - May 2, 2014 Geophysical Research Abstracts, 16(2014) EGU2014-7232
The DACCIWA project: dynamics-aerosol-chemistry-cloud interactions in West Africa.
Knippertz, P.; DACCIWA Team.
2014. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, Wien, A, April 27 - May 2, 2014 Geophysical Research Abstracts, 16(2014) EGU2014-8879
Can we trust climate models to realistically represent severe European windstorms?.
Trzeciak, T. M.; Knippertz, P.; Owen, J. S. R.
2014. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, Wien, A, April 27 - May 2, 2014 Geophysical Research Abstracts, 16(2014) EGU2014-4593
A climatology of dust emission in northern Africa using surface observations from 1984-2012.
Cowie, S.; Knippertz, P.; Marsham, J.
2014. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, Wien, A, April 27 - May 2, 2014 Geophysical Research Abstracts, 16(2014) EGU2014-1647
Towards an offline parameterization of convective dust storms.
Pantillon, F.; Knippertz, P.; Marsham, J.; Birch, C.
2014. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, Wien, A, April 27 - May 2, 2014 Geophysical Research Abstracts, 16(2014) EGU2014-2998-1
How important are atmospheric depressions and nocturnal low-level jets for North African dust emission?.
Fiedler, S.; Schepanski, K.; Knippertz, P.; Heinold, B.; Tegen, I.
2014. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, Wien, A, April 27 - May 2, 2014 Geophysical Research Abstracts, 16(2014) EGU2014-3815
Satellite-based climatology of continental stratus over the southern West African monsoon region.
Fink, A. H.; van der Linden, R.; Schuster, R.; Knippertz, P.
2014. The Climate Symposium 2014, Darmstadt, October 13-17, 2014
Impact of dust radiative forcing upon climate.
Miller, R. L.; Knippertz, P.; Perez Garcia-Pando, C.; Perlwitz, J. P.; Tegen, I.
2014. Knippertz, P. [Hrsg.] Mineral Dust : A Key Player in the Earth System Dordrecht : Springer Science+Business Media, 2014, 327-357
Meteorological aspects of dust storms.
Knippertz, P.
2014. Knippertz, P. [Hrsg.] Mineral Dust : A Key Player in the Earth System Dordrecht : Springer Science+Business Media, 2014, 121-147

2013 and older


Knippertz, P., 2013
Dust may cool polar regions
Nature Clim. Change, 3(5), 443–444. doi:10.1038/nclimate1880 (solicited)

Schuster, R.; Fink, A. H.; Knippertz, P., 2013
Formation and maintenance of nocturnal low-level stratus over the southern West African monsoon region during AMMA 2006
J. Atmos. Sci., 70(8), 2337–2355. doi:10.1175/JAS-D-12-0241.1

Fiedler, S.; Schepanski, K.; Heinold, B.; Knippertz, P.; Tegen, I., 2013
Climatology of nocturnal low-level jets over North Africa and implications for modeling mineral dust emission
J. Geophys. Res., 118(12), 6100–6121. doi:10.1002/jgrd.50394

Heinold, B.; Knippertz, P.; Marsham, J. H.; Fiedler, S.; Dixon, N. S.; Schepanski, K.; Laurent, B.; Tegen, I., 2013
The role of deep convection and low-level jets for dust emissions in West Africa
J. Geophys. Res., 118(10), 4385–4400. doi:10.1002/jgrd.50402

Fröhlich, L.; Knippertz, P.; Fink, A. H.; Hohberger, E., 2013
An objective climatology of tropical plumes
J. Clim., 26(14), 5044–5060. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00351.1

Cowie, S.; Knippertz, P.; Marsham, J. H., 2013
Are vegetation-related roughness changes the causes of the recent decrease in dust emission from the Sahel?
Geophys. Res. Lett., 40(9), 1868–1872. doi:10.1002/grl.50273

Marsham, J.; Dixon, N.; Garcia-Carreras, L.; Lister, G. M. S.; Parker, D. J.; Knippertz, P., 2013
The role of moist convection in the West African monsoon system - insights from continental-scale convection-permitting simulations
Geophys. Res. Lett., 40(9), 1843–1849. doi:10.1002/grl.50347

Davis, J.; Knippertz, P.; Fink, A. H., 2013
The predictability of precipitation episodes during the West African dry-season
Quart. J. Roy. Meteorol. Soc., 139, 1047–1058. doi:10.1002/qj.2014

Knippertz, P.; Wernli, H.; Gläser, G., 2013
A global climatology of tropical moisture exports
J. Clim., 26(10), 3031–3045. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00401.1

Odell, L.; Knippertz, P.; Pickering, S.; Parkes, B.; Roberts, A., 2013 The
Braer Storm revisited Weat
her, 68(4), 105–111. doi:10.1002/wea.2097

Baker, L.; Martinez-Alvarado, O.; Methven, J.; Knippertz, P., 2013
Flying through extratropical cyclone Friedhelm
Weather, 68(1), 9–13. doi:10.1002/wea.2047

Schepanski, K.; Wright, T. J.; Knippertz, P., 2012
Evidence for flash floods over deserts from loss of coherence in InSAR imagery
J. Geophys. Res., 117, D20101, doi:10.1029/2012JD017580.

Roberts, A.; Knippertz, P., 2012
Haboobs: Convectively generated dust storms in West Africa
Weather, 67(12), 311–315. doi:10.1002/wea.1968

Waliser, D. E.; Moncrieff, M.; Burridge, D.; Fink, A.; Gochis, D.; Goswami, B. N.; Guan, B.; Harr, P.; Heming, J.; Hsu, H.-H.; Jakob, C.; Janiga, M.; Johnson, R.; Jones, S.; Knippertz, P.; Marengo, J.; Nguyen, H.; Pope, M.; Serra, Y.; Thorncroft, C.; Wheeler, M.; Wood, R.; Yuter, S., 2012
The "Year" of Tropical Convection (May 2008 to April 2010): Climate variability and weather highlights
Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 93(8), 1189–1218. doi:10.1175/2011BAMS3095.1

Gläser, G.; Knippertz, P.; B. Heinold, 2012
Orographic effects 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. doi:10.1175/MWR-D-11-00315.1

Berkes, F.; Knippertz, P.; Parker, D. J.; Jeans, G.; Quiniou-Ramus, V., 2012
Convective squalls over the eastern equatorial Atlantic
Wea. Forecasting, 27(3), 770–783. doi:10.1175/WAF-D-11-00086.1

Tompkins, A. M.; Parker, D.J.; Danour, S.; Amekudzi, L.; Bain, C. L.; Dominguez, A.; Douglas, M. W.; Fink, A. H.; Grimes, D. I. F.; Hobby, M.; Knippertz, P.; Lamb, P. J.; Nicklin, K. J.; Yorke, C., 2012
The Ewiem Nimdie Summer School series in Ghana
Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 93(5), 595–601. doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-11-00098.1

Brindley, H.; Knippertz, P.; Ryder, C.; Ashpole, I., 2012
A critical evaluation of the ability of SEVIRI thermal IR RGB rendering to identify dust events. Part A: Theoretical analysis
J. Geophys. Res., 117, D07201, doi:10.1029/2011JD017326.

Fink, A. H.; Pohle, S.; Pinto, J. G.; Knippertz, P., 2012
Diagnosing the influence of diabatic processes in the explosive deepening of extratropical cyclones over the North Atlantic
Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L07803, doi:10.1029/2012GL051025.

Knippertz, P.; Todd, M. C., 2012
Mineral dust aerosols over the Sahara: Processes of emission and transport, and implications for modeling
Rev. Geophys., 50, RG1007, doi:10.1029/2011RG000362.

Wiegand, L.; Twitchett, A.; Schwierz, C.; Knippertz, P., 2011
Heavy precipitation at the Alpine south side and Saharan dust over central Europe: A predictability study using TIGGE
Wea. Forecasting, 26, 958–974. doi:10.1175/WAF-D-10-05060.1

Schepanski, K.; Knippertz, P., 2011
Soudano-Saharan depressions and their importance for precipitation and dust: A new perspective on a classical synoptic concept
Quart. J. Roy. Meteorol. Soc., 137, 1431–1445. doi:10.1002/qj.850.

Stein, T. H. M.; Parker, D. J.; Dixon, N.; Hogan, R.; Knippertz, P.; Maidment, R.; Marsham, J., 2011
The vertical cloud structure of the West African monsoon: A four-year climatology using CloudSat and CALIPSO
J. Geophys. Res., 116, D22205, doi:10.1029/2011JD016029.

Knippertz, P.; Fink, A. H.; Schuster, R.; Trentmann, J.; Schrage, J. M.; Yorke, C., 2011
Ultra-low clouds over the southern West African monsoon region
Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L21808, doi:10.1029/2011GL049278.

Marsham, J. H.; Knippertz, P.; Dixon, N.; Parker, D. J.; Lister, G. M. S., 2011
The importance of the representation of deep convection for modeled dust-generating winds over West Africa during summer
Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L16803, doi:10.1029/2011GL048368.

Knippertz, P.; Tesche, M.; Heinold, B.; Kandler, K.; Toledano, C.; Esselborn, M., 2011
Dust mobilization and aerosol transport from West Africa to Cape Verde – A meteorological overview of SAMUM-2
Tellus, 63B, 430–447. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0889.2011.00544.x.

Heinold, B.; Tegen, I.; Schepanski, K.; Tesche, M.; Esselborn, M.; Freudenthaler, V.; Gross, S.; Kandler, K.; Knippertz, P.; Müller, D.; Schladitz, A.; Toledano, C.; Weinzierl, B.; Ansmann, A.; Althausen, D.; Müller, T.; Petzold, A.; Wiedensohler, A., 2011
Regional modelling of Saharan dust and biomass burning smoke – Part 1: Model description and evaluation
Tellus, 63B, 781–799. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0889.2011.00570.x.

Knippertz, P.; Chagnon, J. M.; Foster, A.; Lathouwers, L.; Marsham, J. H.; Methven, J.; Parker, D. J., 2010
Research flight observations of a pre-frontal gravity wave near the southwestern UK
Weather, 65(11), 293–297. doi:10.1002/wea.632

Knippertz, P.; Todd, M.C., 2010
The central west Saharan dust hotspot and its relation to African easterly waves and extratropical disturbances
J. Geophys. Res., 115, D12, doi:10.1029/2009JD012819.

Müller, D.; Weinzierl, B.; Petzold, A.; Kandler, K.; Ansmann, A.; Müller, T.; Tesche, M.; Freudenthaler, V.; Esselborn, M.; Heese, B.; Althausen, D.; Schladitz, A.; Otto, S.; Knippertz, P., 2010
Mineral dust observed with AERONET sun photometer, Raman lidar, and in-situ instruments during SAMUM 2006: Shape-independent particle properties
J. Geophys. Res., 115, D07202. doi:10.1029/2009JD012520

Emmel, C.; Knippertz, P.; Schulz, O., 2010
Climatology of convective density currents in the southern foothills of the Atlas Mountains
J. Geophys. Res., 115, D11115. doi:10.1029/2009JD012863

Lafore, J.-P.; Flamant, C.; Giraud, V.; Guichard, F.; Knippertz, P.; Mahfouf, J.-F.; Mascart, P.; Williams, E., 2010
Advances in understanding atmospheric processes over West Africa through the AMMA field campaign
Quart. J. Roy. Meteorol. Soc., 136 (S1), 2–7. doi:10.1002/qj.583

Lavaysse, C.; Flamant, C.; Janicot, S.; Knippertz, P., 2010
Impact of the mid latitude circulation on the intra seasonal pulsation of the West African Heat Low
Quart. J. Roy. Meteorol. Soc., 136 (S1), 141–158. doi:10.1002/qj.555

Cuesta, J.; Lavaysse, C.; Flamant, C.; Mimouni, M.; Knippertz, P., 2010
Northward bursts of the West African Monsoon leading to rainfall over the Hoggar Massif, Algeria
Quart. J. Roy. Meteorol. Soc., 136 (S1), 174–189. doi:10.1002/qj.439

Knippertz, P.; Wernli, H., 2010
A Lagrangian climatology of tropical moisture exports to the Northern Hemispheric extratropics
J. Clim., 23(4), 987–1003. doi:10.1175/2009JCLI3333.1

Knippertz, P.; Fink, A. H.; Pohle, S., 2009
Reply to “Comments on Dry-Season Precipitation in Tropical West Africa and its Relation to Forcing from the Extratropics” by T. Spengler and J. Egger
Mon. Wea. Rev., 137(9), 3151–3157. doi:10.1175/2009MWR3006.1

Knippertz, P.; Fink, A. H., 2009
Prediction of dry-season precipitation in tropical West Africa and its relation to forcing from the extratropics
Wea. Forecasting, 24(4), 1064–1084. doi:10.1175/2009WAF2222221.1

Reinfried, F.; Tegen, I.; Heinold, B.; Hellmuth, O.; Schepanski, K.; Cubasch, U.; Hübener, H.; Knippertz, P., 2009
Density currents in the Atlas Region leading to dust mobilization: A model sensitivity study
J. Geophys. Res., 114, D08127. doi:10.1029/2008JD010844

Knippertz, P.; Trentmann, J.; Seifert, A., 2009
High-resolution simulations of convective cold pools over the northwestern Sahara
J. Geophys. Res., 114, D08110. doi:10.1029/2008JD011271

Flamant, C.; Knippertz, P.; Parker, D. J.; Chaboureau, J.-P.; Lavaysse, C.; Augusti-Panareda, A.; Kergoat, L., 2009
The impact of a mesoscale convective system cold-pool on the northward propagation of the inter-tropical discontinuity over West Africa
Quart. J. Roy. Meteorol. Soc., 135, 139–159. doi:10.1002/qj.357

Meier, F.; Knippertz, P., 2009
Dynamics and predictability of a heavy dry-season precipitation event over western Africa - Sensitivity experiments with a global model
Mon. Wea. Rev., 137(1), 189–206. doi:10.1175/2008MWR2622.1

Knippertz, P.; Ansmann, A.; Althausen, D.; Müller, D.; Tesche, M.; Bierwirth, E.; Dinter, T.; Müller, T.; von Hoyningen-Huene, W.; Schepanski, K.; Wendisch, M.; Heinold, B.; Kandler, K.; Petzold, A.; Schütz, L.; Tegen, I., 2009
Dust mobilization and transport in the northern Sahara during SAMUM 2006 – A meteorological overview
Tellus, 61B, 12–31. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0889.2008.00380.x

Ansmann, A.; Tesche, M.; Knippertz, P.; Bierwirth, E.; Althausen, D.; Müller, D.; Schulz, O., 2009
Vertical profiling of convective dust plumes in southern Morocco during SAMUM
Tellus, 61B, 340–353. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0889.2008.00384.x

Heinold, B.; Tegen, I.; Esselborn, M.; Kandler, K.; Knippertz, P.; Müller, D.; Schladitz, A.; Tesche, M.; Weinzierl, B.; Ansmann, A.; Althausen, D.; Laurent, B.; Massling, A.; Müller, T.; Petzold, A.; Schepanski, K.; Wiedensohler, A., 2009
Regional Saharan dust modelling during the SAMUM 2006 campaign
Tellus, 61B, 307–324. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0889.2008.00387.x

Kandler, K.; Schütz, L.; Deutscher, C.; Ebert, M.; Hofmann, H.; Jäckel, S.; Jaenicke, R.; Knippertz, P.; Lieke, K.; Maßling, A.; Petzold, A.; Schladitz, A.; Weinzierl, B.; Wiedensohler, A.; Zorn, S.; Weinbruch, S., 2009
Size distribution, mass concentration, chemical and mineralogical composition, and derived optical parameters of the boundary layer aerosol at Tinfou, Morocco, during SAMUM 2006
Tellus, 61B, 32–50. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0889.2008.00385.x

Kahn, R.; Petzold, A.; Wendisch, M.; Bierwirth, E.; Dinter, T.; Esselborn, M.; Fiebig, M.; Heese, B.; Knippertz, P.; Müller, D.; Schladitz, A.; von Hoyningen-Huene, W., 2009
Desert dust aerosol air mass mapping in the western Sahara, using particle properties derived from space-based multi-angle imaging
Tellus, 61B, 239–251. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0889.2008.00398.x

Petzold, A.; Rasp, K.; Weinzierl, B.; Esselborn, M.; Hamburger, T.; Dörnbrack, A.; Kandler, K.; Schütz, L.; Knippertz, P.; Fiebig, M.; Virkkula, A., 2009
Saharan dust absorption and refractive index from aircraft-based observations during SAMUM 2006
Tellus, 61B, 118–130. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0889.2008.00383.x

Tesche, M.; Ansmann, A.; Müller, D.; Althausen, D.; Mattis, I.; Heese, B.; Freudenthaler, V.; Wiegner, M.; Esselborn, M.; Pisani, G.; Knippertz, P., 2009
Vertical profiling of Saharan dust with Raman lidars and airborne HSRL during SAMUM
Tellus, 61B, 144–164. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0889.2008.00390.x

Freudenthaler, V.; Esselborn, M.; Wiegner, M.; Heese, B.; Tesche, M.; Ansmann, A.; Müller, D.; Althausen, D.; Wirth, A.; Fix, A.; Ehret, G.; Knippertz, P.; Toledano, C.; Gasteiger, J.; Garhammer, M.; Seefeldner, M., 2009
Depolarization–ratio profiling at several wavelengths in pure Saharan dust during SAMUM 2006
Tellus, 61B, 165–179. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0889.2008.00396.x

Müller, D.; Heinold, B.; Tesche, M.; Tegen, I.; Althausen, D.; Alados Arboledas, L.; Amiridis, V.; Amodeo, A.; Ansmann, A.; Balis, D.; Comeron, A.; D’Amico, G.; Gerasopoulos, E.; Guerrero-Rascado, J. L.; Freudenthaler, V.; Giannakaki, E.; Heese, B.; Iarlori, M.; Knippertz, P.; Mamouri, R. E.; Mona, L.; Papayannis, A.; Pappalardo, G.; Perrone, R.-M..; Pisani, G.; Rizi, V.; Sicard, M.; Spinelli, N.; Tafuro, A.; Wiegner, M., 2009
EARLINET observations of the 14–22-May long-range dust transport event during SAMUM 2006: Validation of results from dust transport modelling
Tellus, 61B, 325–339. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0889.2008.00400.x

Knippertz, P., 2008
Dust mobilization in the West African heat trough – the role of the diurnal cycle and of extratropical synoptic disturbances
Meteorol. Z., 17(5), 553–563 (solicited). doi:10.1127/0941-2948/2008/0315

Fröhlich, L.; Knippertz, P., 2008
Identification and global climatology of upper-level troughs at low latitudes
Meteorol. Z., 17(5), 565–573 (solicited). doi:10.1127/0941-2948/2008/0320

Knippertz, P.; Fink, A. H., 2008
Dry-season precipitation in tropical West Africa and its relation to forcing from the extratropics
Mon. Wea. Rev., 136(9), 3579–3596. doi:10.1175/2008MWR2295.1

Bou Karam, D.; Flamant, C.; Knippertz, P.; Reitebuch, O.; Pelon, J.; Chong, M.; Dabas, A., 2008
Dust emissions over the Sahel associated with the West African Monsoon inter-tropical discontinuity region: a representative case study
Quart. J. Roy. Meteorol. Soc., 134, 621–634. doi:10.1002/qj.244

Ansmann, A.; Tesche, M.; Althausen, D.; Müller, D.; Seifert, P.; Freudenthaler, V.; Heese, B.; Wiegner, M.; Pisani, G.; Knippertz, P.; Dubovik, O., 2008
Influence of Saharan dust on cloud glaciation in southern Morocco during the Saharan Mineral Dust Experiment
J. Geophys. Res., 113, D04210. doi:10.1029/2007JD008785

Todd, M. C.; Washington, R.; Raghavan, S.; Lizcano, G.; Knippertz, P., 2008
Regional model simulations of the Bodélé low-level jet of northern Chad during the Bodélé Dust Experiment (BoDEx 2005)
J. Clim., 21(5), 995–1012. doi:10.1175/2007JCLI1766.1

Knippertz, P., 2007
Tropical–extratropical interactions related to upper-level troughs at low latitudes
Dyn. Atmos. Oceans, 43, 36–62 (solicited). doi:10.1016/j.dynatmoce.2006.06.003

Knippertz, P.; Martin, J. E., 2007
The role of dynamic and diabatic processes in the generation of cut-off lows over northwest Africa
Meteorol. Atmos. Phys., 96, 3–19 (solicited). doi:10.1007/s00703-006-0217-4

Knippertz, P.; Martin, J. E., 2007
A Pacific moisture conveyor belt and its relationship to a significant precipitation event in the semi-arid southwestern United States
Wea. Forecasting, 22, 125–144. doi:10.1175/WAF963.1

Knippertz, P.; Deutscher, C.; Kandler, K.; Müller, T.; Schulz, O.; Schütz, L., 2007
Dust mobilization due to density currents in the Atlas region: Observations from the SAMUM 2006 field campaign
J. Geophys. Res., 112, D21109. doi:10.1029/2007JD008774

Kandler, K.; Benker, N.; Bundke, U.; Cuevas, E.; Ebert, M.; Knippertz, P.; Rodríguez, S.; Schütz, L.; Weinbruch, S., 2007
Chemical composition and complex refractive index of Saharan mineral dust at Izaña, Tenerife (Spain) derived by electron microscopy
Atmos. Env., 41, 8058–8074. doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2007.06.047

Knippertz, P.; Fink, A. H., 2006
Synoptic and dynamic aspects of an extreme springtime Saharan dust outbreak
Quart. J. Roy. Meteorol. Soc., 132, 1153–1177. doi:10.1256/qj.05.109

Evan, A. T.; Heidinger, A. K.; Knippertz, P., 2006
Analysis of winter dust activity off the coast of West Africa using a new 24–year over water AVHRR satellite dust climatology
J. Geophys. Res., 111, D12210. doi:10.1029/2005JD006336

Knippertz, P., 2005
Tropical–extratropical interactions associated with an Atlantic tropical plume and subtropical jet streak
Mon. Wea. Rev., 133, 2759–2776. doi:10.1175/MWR2999.1

Knippertz, P.; Martin, J. E., 2005
Tropical plumes and extreme precipitation in subtropical and tropical West Africa
Quart. J. Roy. Meteorol. Soc., 131, 2337­–2365. doi:10.1256/qj.04.148

Knippertz, P., 2004
A simple identification scheme for upper-level troughs and its application to winter precipitation variability in Northwest Africa
J. Clim., 17, 1411–1418. doi:10.1175/1520-0442(2004)017<1411:ASISFU>2.0.CO;2

Knippertz, P., 2003
Tropical-extratropical interactions causing precipitation in Northwest Africa: Statistical analysis and seasonal variations
Mon. Wea. Rev., 131, 3069–3076. doi:10.1175/1520-0493(2003)131<3069:TICPIN>2.0.CO;2

Knippertz, P.; Fink, A. H.; Reiner, A.; Speth, P., 2003
Three late summer/early autumn cases of tropical-extratropical interactions causing precipitation in Northwest Africa
Mon. Wea. Rev., 131, 116–135. doi:10.1175/1520-0493(2003)131<0116:TLSEAC>2.0.CO;2

Knippertz, P.; Christoph, M.; Speth, P., 2003
Long-term precipitation variability in Moroc­co and the link to the large-scale circulation in recent and future climates
Meteorol. Atmos. Phys., 83, 67–88. doi:10.1007/s00703-002-561-y

Knippertz, P.; Ulbrich, U.; Marques, F.; Corte-Real, J., 2003
Decadal changes in the link El Niño, NAO and European/North African rainfall
Intern. J. Climatol., 23, 1293–1311. doi:10.1002/joc.944

Fink, A. H.; Knippertz, P., 2003
An extreme precipitation event in southern Morocco in spring 2002 and some hydrological implications
Weather, 58, 377–387. doi:10.1256/wea.256.02

Knippertz, P.; Ulbrich, U.; Speth, P., 2000
Changing cyclones and surface wind speeds over the North-Atlantic and Europe in a transient GHG experiment
Clim. Res., 15/2, 109–122. doi:10.3354/cr015109

Other publications


Lafore, J.-P.; Biasutti, M.; Knippertz, P.; Taylor, C., 2014
The West African monsoon
In: Chang, C. P.; Johnson, R. H.; Lau, G.; Wang, B.; Webster, P.; Wheeler, M. (eds.) World Scientific Series on Asia-Pacific Weather and Climate

Knippertz, P., 2014
Meteorological aspects of dust storms
Chapter 6 in: Knippertz, P.; Stuut, J.-B. (eds.), Mineral Dust – A Key Player in the Earth System, Springer, Dordrecht.

Knippertz, P.; Stuut, J.-B., 2014
Introduction
Chapter 1 in: Knippertz, P.; Stuut, J.-B. (eds.), Mineral Dust – A Key Player in the Earth System, Springer, Dordrecht.

Miller, R.; Knippertz, P.; Pérez, C.; Perlwitz, J.; Tegen, I., 2014
Impact of dust radiative forcing on climate
Chapter 13 in: Knippertz, P.; Stuut, J.-B. (eds.), Mineral Dust – A Key Player in the Earth System, Springer, Dordrecht.

Cornforth, R.; Mumba, Z.; Fink, A. H.; Knippertz, P., 2014
Synoptic systems
Chapter 2 in Parker, D. J., Diop, M. (eds.), The Forecasters’ Handbook for West Africa, Wiley-Blackwell.

Knippertz, P.; Tegen, I.; Schepanski, K.; Laurent, B.; Osika, D.; Orji, B.; Abdou, K.; Hamza, I., 2014
Dust
Chapter 5 in Parker, D. J., Diop, M. (eds.), The Forecasters’ Handbook for West Africa, Wiley-Blackwell.

Ulbrich, U.; Lionello, P.; Belušic, D.; Jacobeit, J.; Knippertz, P.; Kuglitsch, G.; Leckebusch, G. C.; Luterbacher, J.; Maugeri, M.; Maheras, P.; Nissen, K. M.; Pavan, V.; Pinto, J. G.; Saaroni, H.; Seubert, S.; Toreti, A.; Xoplaki, E.; Ziv, B., 2012
Climate of the Mediterranean: Synoptic patterns, temperature, precipitation, wind and their extremes
Chapter 5 in Lionello, P.: The climate of the Mediterranean region – From the past to the future, Elsevier, 301–346 pp., ISBN 978-0-12-398466-1.

Born, K.; Fink, A. H.; Knippertz, P., 2010
Meteorological processes influencing the weather and climate of Morocco
Pp. 150–163 in: Speth, P.; Christoph, M.; Diekkrüger, B. (Eds.): Impacts of Global Change on the Hydrological Cycle in West and Northwest Africa. Springer Berlin-Heidelberg, Germany, doi:10.1007/978-3-642-12957-5.

Born, K.; Christoph, M.; Fink, A. H.; Knippertz, P.; Paeth, H.; Speth, P., 2008
Moroccan climate in the present and future: Combined view from observational data and regional climate scenarios
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