deutsch  | Home | Sitemap | KIT


Publications (Peer-Reviewed)


Piper, D. and Kunz, M. (2017): Spatiotemporal variability of lightning activity in Europe and the relation to the North Atlantic Oscillation teleconnection pattern, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 1319–1336, doi:10.5194/nhess-17-1319-2017 , 2017.

Punge, H.J., Bedka, K.M., Kunz, M., Reinbold, A. (2017): Hail frequency estimation across Europe based on a combination of overshooting top detections and the ERA-INTERIM reanalysis, Atmos. Re., in press, doi: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2017.07.025.

Richter, A., Ruck, B., Mohr, S. and Kunz, M., 2017: Interaction of severe convective gusts with a street canyon. Urban Clim., in press, doi:10.1016/j.uclim.2016.11.003.

Mohr, S., Kunz, M., Richter, A., and Ruck, B., 2017: Statistical characteristics of convective wind gusts in Germany, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 957–969.

Barthlott, C., Mühr, B., and Hoose, C. (2017): Sensitivity of the 2014 Pentecost storms over Germany to different model grids and microphysics schemes, Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., 143, 1485–1503.

Kunz, M. and P. Geissbuehler, 2017: Chapter 2.3 Severe Convective Storms. In: Natural Catastrophe Risk Management and Modelling: A Practitioner's Guide (Eds.: K. Mitchell-Wallace, M. Jones,  J. Hiller, and M. Foote), John Wiley & Sons Ltd., Chicherster, UK, ISBN: 978-1-118-90604-0.

Hackenbruch, J., T. Kunz-Plapp, S. Müller and J.W. Schipper, 2017: Tailoring Climate Parameters to Information Needs for Local Adaptation to Climate Change, Climate, 5, 25.

Kunz, M., Mohr, S. and Werner, P., 2017: Chapter 7 -- Niederschlag. In: Brasseur G., Jacob, D., Schuck-Zöller, S. (Hrsg.). Klimawandel in Deutschland: Entwicklung, Folgen, Risiken und Perspektiven. Springer, Berlin/Heidelberg, Germany, S. 57-66.



Piper D., M. Kunz, F. Ehmele, S. Mohr, B. Mühr, A. Kron and J. Daniell, 2016: Exceptional sequence of severe thunderstorms and related flash floods in May and June 2016 in Germany. Part I: Meteorological background Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 2835–2850.

Fleming, K., Parolai, S., Garcia-Aristizabal, A.,Tyagunov, S., Vorogushyn, S., Kreibich, H. and Mahlke, H., 2016: Harmonizing and comparing single-type natural hazard risk estimations. Ann. Geophys. 59, S0216.

Breunig, M., Kuper, P. V., Butwilowski, E., Thomsen, A., Jahn, M., Dittrich, A., Al-Doori, M., Golovko, D. and Menninghaus, M., 2016: The story of DB4GeO – A service-based geo-database architecture to support multi-dimensional data analysis and visualization. ISPRS J. Photogramm. Remote Sens.,117, 187-205.

Thieken, A.H., S. Kienzler, H. Kreibich, C. Kuhlicke, M. Kunz, B. Mühr, M. Müller, A. Otto, T Petrow, S. Pisi and K. Schröter, 2016: Review of the flood risk management system in Germany. Ecology and Society, 21:51.

Puskeiler, M., M. Kunz and M. Schmidberger, 2016: Hail statistics for Germany derived from single-polarization radar data. Atmos. Res., 178-179, 459-470.

Kunz-Plapp, T., J. Hackenbruch, and J.W. Schipper, 2016: Factors of subjective heat stress of urban citizens in contexts of everyday life, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 977-994.

Nisi L, O. Martius, A. Hering, M. Kunz and U. Germann, 2016. Spatial and temporal distribution of hailstorms in the Alpine region: a long-term, high resolution, radar-based analysis. Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., doi: 10.1002/qj.2771.

Punge H. J. and M. Kunz, 2016. Hail observations and hailstorm characteristics in Europe: A review. Atmos. Res. 176, 159–184.

Grosfeld, K., P. Lemke, P. Braesicke, A. Brauer, K. Dethloff, M. Kunz, M. Latif, B.M. Ratter, T. Sachs, H.-P. Schmidt,  R. Treffeisen and R. Schwarze, 2016: The Helmholtz Regional Climate Initiative REKLIM from a Polar Perspective – a Preface. Polarforschung, 2016, 85, 65-68.




Mohr, S., M. Kunz, and B. Geyer, 2015: Hail potential in Europe based on a regional climate model hindcast. Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, 10904-10912.

Brugnara Y., R. Auchmann, S. Brönnimann, R. J. Allan, I. Auer, M. Barriendos, H. Bergström, J. Bhend, R. Brázdil, G. P. Compo, R. C. Cornes, F. Dominguez-Castro, A. F. V. van Engelen, J. Filipiak, J. Holopainen, M. Kunz, J. Luterbacher, M. Maugeri, L. Mercalli, A. Moberg, C. J. Mock, G. Pichard, L. Řezníčová, G. van der Schrier, V. Slonosky, Z. Ustrnul, M. A. Valente, P. Winkler, A. Wypych and X. Yin, 2015: A collection of sub-daily pressure and temperature observations for the early instrumental period with a focus on the “year without a summer” 1816. Clim. Past, 11, 1027-1047.

Mohr, S., M. Kunz, and K. Keuler,  2015: Development and Application of a Logistic Model to Estimate the Past and Future Hail Potential in Germany. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 120, 3939–3956.

Annegret H. Thieken, A. H., T. Bessel, I. Callsen, D. Falter, I. Hasan, S. Kienzler, Th. Kox, Ch. Kuhlicke, M. Kunz, H. Kreibich, M. Max, V. Meyer, B. Mühr, M. Müller, A. Otto, I. Pech, Th. Petrow, S. Pisi, K.-H. Rother und K. Schröter, 2015: Das Hochwasser im Juni 2013: Bewährungsprobe für das Hochwasserrisikomanagement in Deutschland. DKKV-Schriftenreihe Nr. 53, Bonn, DKKV and University of Potsdam, Germany, ISBN: 978-3-933181-62-6.

Martius, O., M. Kunz, L. Nisi and A. Hering, 2015: Conference report 1st European hail workshop. Meteor. Z., 24, 441–442.

Schröter, K., M. Kunz, F. Elmer, B. Mühr, and B. Merz, 2015: What made the June 2013 flood in Germany an exceptional event? A hydro-meteorological evaluation. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 309-327.

Kunz, M., and P. I. S. Kugel, 2015: Detection of hail signatures from single-polarization C-band radar reflectivity. Atmos. Res, 2015, 153, 565-577.

Ehmele, F., Ch. Barthlott, and U. Corsmeier, 2015: The influence of Sardinia on Corsican rainfall in the western Mediterranean Sea: A numerical sensitivity study. Atmos. Res, 2015, 153, 451-464.



Girard, T., F. Wenzel, B. Khazai, T. Kunz-Plapp, J. E. Daniell, and S. A. Brink, 2014: Near-Real-Time Analysis of Publicly Communicated Disaster Response Information, Int. J. Disaster Risk Sci., 5, 165-175 .

Kreibich, K., K. Schröter, P. Bubeck, M. Kunz, H. Mahlke, S. Parolai, B. Khazai, J. Daniell, and T. Lakes, 2014: A review of multiple natural hazards and risks in Germany. Nat. Hazards, 74, 2279-2304.

Punge, H.J., K. Bedka, M. Kunz, and A. Werner, 2014: A new physically based stochastic event catalog for hail in Europe. Nat. Hazards, 73, 1625-1645.

Merz, B., F. Elmer, M. Kunz, B. Mühr, K. Schröter, and S. Uhlemann, 2014: The extreme flood in June 2013 in Germany. La Houille Blanche, 1, 5-10.



Mühr, B., C. Ehmann, P. Bissoli, D. Parker, J. Kennedy, S. Tanaka, K. Yoshimatsu, 2013: Cold Spell in Eurasia in Winter 2011/12, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 94, 182-183.

Mühr, B., C. Ehmann, P. Bissolli, A. Hov - sepyan, D. Parker, J. Kennedy. 2013: Middle East, in State of the Climate in 2012, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 94, 180-181.

Mühr, B., C. Ehmann, P. Bissolli, D. Parker, J. Kennedy, R. Trigo, 2013: Eastern Europe, in State of the Climate in 2012, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 94, 179-180.

Mühr, B., C. Ehmann, P. Bissolli, S. Sensoy, M. Demircan, P. Simeonov, A. Obregón, J. Kennedy, D. Parker, M. Dacic, 2013: Mediterranean, Italy, Balkan States, in State of the Climate in 2012, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 94, 178-179.

Trigo, R.M., D. Barriopedro, A. M.Ramos, D. Parker, B. Mühr, C. Ehmann, P. Bissoli, J. Kennedy, 2013: Iberian Peninsula, in State of the Climate in 2012, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 94, 176-178.

Achberger, C., B. Mühr, C. Ehmann, P. Bissolli, D. Parker, J. Kennedy, 2013: Nordic and Baltic Countries, in State of the Climate in 2012, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 94, 175-176.

Mühr, B., C. Ehmann, P. Bissolli, D. Parker, J. Kennedy, 2013: Central and Western Europe, in State of the Climate in 2012, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 94, 173-175.

Mühr, B., C. Ehmann, P. Bissolli, A. Obregón, H. Nitsche, D. Parker, 2013: Europe and the Middle East - Overview, in State of the Climate in 2012, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 94, 171-173.

Kunz, M., B. Mühr, K. Schröter, T. Kunz-Plapp, J.E. Daniell, B. Khazai, F. Wenzel, M. Vannieuwenhuyse, T. Comes, T. Münzberg, F., J. Fohringer, C. Lucas, and Jochen Zschau, 2013: Investigation of Superstorm Sandy 2012 in a Multi-disciplinary Approach. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 13, 2579-2598.

Vogel, H., J. Förstner, B. Vogel, T. Hanisch, B. Mühr, U. Schättler, T. Schad, 2013: Simulation of the dispersion of the Eyjafjallajökull plume over Europe with COSMO-ART in the operational mode, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 13, 13439-13463.

Mohr, S., and Kunz, M., 2013: Trend analysis of convective indices relevant for hail events in Germany and Central Europe; Atmos. Res., 123, 211-228, DOI:



Kapsch, M.-L., M. Kunz, R. Vitolo and T. Economou, 2012: Long-term trends of hail-related weather types in an ensemble of regional climate models using a Bayesian approach, J. Geophys. Res., 117, D15107.



Kunz, M., and S. Wassermann, 2011: Moist dynamics and sensitivity of orographic precipitation to changing ambient conditions in an idealised perspective. Meteor. Z., 20, 199-215.

Kunz, M., 2011: Characteristics of Large-scale Orographic Precipitation in a Linear Perspective. J. Hydrometeor., 12, 27-44.

Heneka, P. and T. Hofherr, 2011: Probabilistic winter storm risk assessment for residential buildings in Germany. Nat. Hazards, 56, 815-831.



Schipper, J. W., and B. Mühr, 2010: Observation of a complex halo phenomenon in central Europe, Weather, 65, 335-338.

Rauthe, M., M. Kunz and Ch. Kottmeier, 2010: Changes in storm climatology over Central Europe derived from a small ensemble of high resolution regional climate models. Meteor. Z., 19, 299-312.

Kunz, M., and M. Puskeiler, 2010: High-resolution Assessment of the Hail Hazard over Complex Terrain from Radar and Insurance Data. Meteor. Z., 19, 427-439.

Kunz, M., S. Mohr, M. Rauthe, R. Lux, and Ch. Kottmeier, 2010: Assessment of Extreme Wind Speeds from Regional Climate Models. Part I: Estimate of Return Values and their Evaluation. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 10, 907–922.

Hofherr, T., and M. Kunz, 2010: Assessment of extreme wind climatology for Germany. Clim. Res., 41, 105-123.



Kunz, M., J. Sander and Ch. Kottmeier, 2009: Recent trends of thunderstorm and hailstorm frequency and their relation to atmospheric characteristics in southwest Germany. Int. J. Climatol. 29, 2283-2297.

Marsham, J. H., C.M. Grams and B.Mühr, 2009: Weather, 64, 80-181.



Kottmeier, Ch., N. Kalthoff, U. Corsmeier, Ch. Barthlott, J. Van Baelen, A. Behrendt, R. Behrendt, A. Blyth, R. Coulter, S. Crewell, M. Dorninger, C. Flamant, Th. Foken, M. Hagen, C. Hauck, H. Höller, H. Konow, M. Kunz, H. Mahlke, S. Mobbs, E. Richard, R. Steinacker, T. Weckwerth, A. Wieser and V. Wulfmeyer, 2008: Mechanisms initiating deep convection over complex terrain during COPS. Met. Z., 17 (6), 931-948.

Meißner, C., N. Kalthoff, M. Kunz and G. Adrian, 2008: Initiation of shallow convection in the Black Forest Mountains. Atmos. Res. 86, 42-60.



Kunz, M., 2007: The skill of convective parameters and indices to predict isolated and severe thunderstorms, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 7, 327–342.

Browning, K., A. Blyth, P. Clark, U. Corsmeier, C. Morcrette, J. Agnew, D. Bamber, Ch. Barthlott, L. Bennett, K. Beswick, M. Bitter, K. Bozier, G. Brooks C. Collier, C. Cook, F. Davies, B. Deny, T. Feuerle, R. Forbes, C. Gaffard, M. Gray, R. Hankers, T. Hewison, N. Kalthoff, S. Khodayar, M. Kohler, Ch. Kottmeier, S. Kraut, M. Kunz, D. Ladd, J. Lenfant, J. Marsham, J. McGregor, J. Nicol, E. Norton, D. Parker, F. Perry, M. Ramatschi, H. Ricketts, N. Roberts, A. Russell, H. Schulz, E. Slack, G. Vaughan, J. Waight, R. Watson, A. Webb and A. Wieser, 2007: The Convective Storms Initiation Project. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 1939-1955.



Heneka, P., T. Hofherr, B. Ruck, and C. Kottmeier, 2006: Winter storm risk of residential structures ­­– model development and application to the german state of Baden-Württemberg. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 6, 721–733.

Kunz, M., and Ch. Kottmeier, 2006a: Orographic enhancement of precipitation over low mountain ranges, Part I: Model formulation. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 1, 1025-1040.

Kunz, M., and Ch. Kottmeier, 2006b: Orographic enhancement of precipitation over low mountain ranges, Part II: Simulations of heavy precipitation events. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 1, 1041-1055.



Löffler-Mang, M., M. Kunz and W. Schmid, 1999: On the performance of a low-cost K-band Doppler radar for quantitative rain measurements, J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 16, 379-387.



Löffler-Mang, M., M. Kunz and M. Kossmann, 1996: Eine nächtliche Kaltfront über orographisch gegliedertem Gelände und die Veränderungen der Ozonkonzentration am Boden, Meteor. Zeitschrift, 5, 308-317.