Research Interests

  • recurrent droughts over Iberia
  • user-relevant climate change information
  • wind energy projections for Europe
  • development and application of statistical-dynamical downscaling methods to climate change projections
  • decadal climate predictions (MiKlip)


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

Curriculum Vitae

  • since 2017: scientific assistant, IMK-TRO, 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 practicals, since 2017


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, nph.17522. 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

Further 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. link
  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. link
  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. link

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. link

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.