Dr.  Julia Mömken

Dr. Julia Mömken

Research Interests

  • User-relevant climate change information
  • Extratropical cyclones
  • Recurrent droughts over Iberia
  • Wind energy projections for Europe
  • Development and application of statistical-dynamical downscaling methods to climate change projections
  • Decadal climate predictions (MiKlip)

Current Projects

Past Projects

  • Impact of recurrent extreme drought events and shrub invasion on Mediterranean cork-oak ecosystem functioning and resilience. German Research Foundation (DFG), Germany
  • MIKLIP II - Regional Decadal Prediction. BMBF, Germany

Curriculum Vitae

  • 04/2022-10/2022: Visiting Scientist, Dept. of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University, Sweden (in Gabriele Messori's group)
  • Since 2017: Research Associate, IMKTRO, KIT
  • 2014-2017: Scientific Assistant, IGMK, University of Cologne
  • 2014-2017: PhD Student, IGMK, University of Cologne
  • 2011-2014: M.Sc. Student „Physik der Erde und der Atmosphäre“, IGMK, University of Cologne
  • 2008-2011: B.Sc. Student „Geophysik und Meteorologie“, IGMK, University of Cologne


  • Climatology exercise (BSc), since 2017
  • Climatology lecture (BSc), since 2023


Windstorm losses in Europe – What to gain from damage datasets
Moemken, J.; Messori, G.; Pinto, J. G.
2024. Weather and Climate Extremes, 44, Article no: 100661. doi:10.1016/j.wace.2024.100661
Recurrence of Drought Events Over Iberia. Part II: Future Changes Using Regional Climate Projections
Moemken, J.; Koerner, B.; Ehmele, F.; Feldmann, H.; Pinto, J. G.
2022. Tellus A: Dynamic Meteorology and Oceanography, 74, 262–279. doi:10.16993/tellusa.52
Recurrence of Drought Events Over Iberia. Part I: Methodology and Application for Present Climate Conditions
Moemken, J.; Pinto, J. G.
2022. Tellus A: Dynamic Meteorology and Oceanography, 74, 222–235. doi:10.16993/tellusa.50
Non‐linear plant‐plant interactions modulate impact of extreme drought and recovery on a Mediterranean ecosystem
Haberstroh, S.; Caldeira, M. C.; Lobo-do-Vale, R.; Martins, J. I.; Moemken, J.; Pinto, J. G.; Werner, C.
2021. The new phytologist, 231 (5), 1784–1797. doi:10.1111/nph.17522
The regional MiKlip decadal prediction system for Europe – Hindcast skill for extremes and user‐oriented variables
Moemken, J.; Feldmann, H.; Pinto, J. G.; Buldmann, B.; Laube, N.; Kadow, C.; Paxian, A.; Tiedje, B.; Kottmeier, C.; Marotzke, J.
2021. International journal of climatology, 41 (51), E1944-E1958. doi:10.1002/joc.6824
Skill and added value of the MiKlip regional decadal prediction system for temperature over Europe
Feldmann, H.; Pinto, J. g.; Laube, N.; Uhlig, M.; Moemken, J.; Pasternack, A.; Früh, B.; Pohlmann, H.; Kottmeier, C.
2019. Tellus / A, 71 (1), Article: 1618678. doi:10.1080/16000870.2019.1618678
Development and prospects of the regional MiKlip decadal prediction system over Europe: predictive skill, added value of regionalization, and ensemble size dependency
Reyers, M.; Feldmann, H.; Mieruch, S.; Pinto, J. G.; Uhlig, M.; Ahrens, B.; Früh, B.; Modali, K.; Laube, N.; Moemken, J.; Müller, W.; Schädler, G.; Kottmeier, C.
2019. Earth System Dynamics, 10 (1), 171–187. doi:10.5194/esd-10-171-2019
Impact of climate change on backup energy and storage needs in wind-dominated power systems in Europe
Weber, J.; Wohland, J.; Reyers, M.; Moemken, J.; Hoppe, C.; Pinto, J. G.; Witthaut, D.
2018. PLoS one, 13 (8), e0201457. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0201457
Future Changes of Wind Speed and Wind Energy Potentials in EURO-CORDEX Ensemble Simulations
Moemken, J.; Reyers, M.; Feldmann, H.; Pinto, J. G.
2018. Journal of geophysical research / Atmospheres, 123 (12), 6373–6389. doi:10.1029/2018JD028473

Earlier / other publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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


PhD Thesis
Mömken J (2018): Wind speed and wind energy potentials over Europe: Regionalisation, decadal predictability, and long-term future changes. IGMK, University of Cologne.

Master Thesis
Mömken J (2014): Dekadische Vorhersagbarkeit von Windenergiepotentialen für Deutschland. IGMK, University of Cologne.

Bachelor Thesis
Mömken J (2011): Der Einfluss von Stratospheric Sudden Warmings auf die Kopplung von PNA und NAO. IGMK, University of Cologne.