Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung
Dr.  Julian Quinting

Dr. Julian Quinting

  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
    Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research
    Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
    76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen

About myself

My Diploma and PhD research, which I conducted in the PANDOWAE research unit, concentrated on the extratropical transition of tropical cyclones. In 2015, I received my PhD from KIT for the thesis entitled “The impact of tropical convection on the dynamics and predictability of midlatitude Rossby waves: a climatological study”. As a PostDoc at ETH Zurich, I worked on upper-level frontogenesis, Rossby wave dynamics, and MJO teleconnections. In addition, I helped preparing the NAWDEX field campaign and contributed to flight planning and forecasting during the campaign in autumn 2016. My research focus during the last 2 years at Monash University shifted to the understanding of physical processes driving extreme events in the Australian region (e.g., heat waves) and southern hemispheric Rossby wave dynamics. In the SPREADOUT project at KIT, we will study the representation of physical processes in global NWP data sets, their modulation by global teleconnections (e.g. MJO, ENSO), and how they affect sub-seasonal predictability for Europe.


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Curriculum Vitae

  • since 02/2018: Research Associate, IMK-TRO, KIT, Germany, supervised by Christian M. Grams
  • 01/2016-01/2018: Research Fellow, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, supervised by Michael Reeder
  • 01/2015-12/2015: Postdoctoral Researcher, IAC, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, supervised by Heini Wernli
  • 11/2011-01/2015: PhD student, IMK-TRO, KIT, Germany; supervised by Sarah C. Jones
  • 10/2006-10/2011: studies of Meteorology, KIT, Germany

Complete CV can be found here.


Quinting, J. F., & Grams, C. M. (2021). Towards a systematic evaluation of warm conveyor belts in numerical weather prediction and climate models. Part I: Predictor selection and logistic regression model, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, . Retrieved Feb 20, 2021, from

Hochman, A., Scher, S., Quinting, J., Pinto, J. G., and Messori, G., 2021: A new view of heat wave dynamics and predictability over the eastern Mediterranean, Earth Syst. Dynam., 12, 133–149,

Hochman, A., Scher, S., Quinting, J., Pinto, J. G., Messori, G., 2020: Dynamics and predictability of cold spells over the Eastern Mediterranean. Clim. Dyn..

Mohr, S., Wilhelm, J., Wandel, J., Kunz, M., Portmann, R., Punge, H. J., Schmidberger, M., Quinting, J. F., and Grams, C. M., 2020: The role of large-scale dynamics in an exceptional sequence of severe thunderstorms in Europe May–June 2018, Weather Clim. Dynam., 1, 325–348, External Link

Spensberger, C., Madonna, E., Boettcher, M., Grams, C.M., Papritz, L., Quinting, J.F., Röthlisberger, M., Sprenger, M. and Zschenderlein, P., 2020: Dynamics of concurrent and sequential Central European and Scandinavian heatwaves. Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., 146, 2998-3013, doi:10.1002/qj.3822 External Link

Hauser, S., Grams, C.M., Reeder, M.J., McGregor, S., Fink, A.H. and Quinting, J.F., 2020: A weather system perspective on winter‐spring rainfall variability in southeastern Australia during El Niño. Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., 146, 2614-2633, doi:10.1002/qj.3808 External Link

Andersen, H., Cermak, J., Fuchs, J., Knippertz, P., Gaetani, M., Quinting, J., Sippel, S., and Vogt, R., 2020: Synoptic-scale controls of fog and low-cloud variability in the Namib Desert. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 3415-3438, 

Catto, J. L., Ackerley, D., Booth, J. F., Champion, A. J., Colle, B. A., Pfahl, S., Pinto, J. G., Quinting, J. F., Seiler, C., 2019: The Future of Midlatitude Cyclones. Curr. Clim. Change Rep., 5, 407-420,

Babić, K., Kalthoff, N., Adler, B., Quinting, J. F., Lohou, F., Dione, C., and Lothon, M., 2019: What controls the formation of nocturnal low-level stratus clouds over southern West Africa during the monsoon season? Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 13489–13506,

Parker, T. J., Quinting, J. F., and Reeder, M. J., 2019: The synoptic-dynamics of summertime heat waves in the Sydney area (Australia), J. Southern Hemis. Earth Sys. Sci., 69, 116-130, 

Quinting, J. F., & Vitart, F., 2019: Representation of synoptic‐scale Rossby wave packets and blocking in the S2S prediction project database. Geophys. Res. Lett., 46, 10701078.

Keller, J.H., C.M. Grams, M. Riemer, H.M. Archambault, L. Bosart, J.D. Doyle, J.L. Evans, T.J. Galarneau, K. Griffin, P.A. Harr, N. Kitabatake, R. McTaggart-Cowan, F. Pantillon, J. Quinting, C.A. Reynolds, E.A. Ritchie, R.D. Torn, and F. Zhang, 2018: The Extratropical Transition of Tropical Cyclones Part II: Interaction with the midlatitude flow, downstream impacts, and implications for predictability. Mon. Wea. Rev., 147, 1077–1106,

Quinting, J. F., Reeder, M. J., and J. L. Catto, 2018: The intensity and motion of hybrid cyclones in the Australian region in a composite potential vorticity framework. Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., 145, 273287, doi:10.1002/qj.3430

Quinting, J. F., Catto, J. L., and M. J. Reeder, 2018: Synoptic climatology of hybrid cyclones in the Australian region. Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., 145, 288302, doi:10.1002/qj.3431

Quinting, J.F., T. Parker, and M.J. Reeder, 2018: Two Synoptic Routes to Subtropical Heat Waves as Illustrated in the Brisbane Region of Australia, Geophys. Res. Lett., 4510,70010,708,

Schäfler, A., and Coauthors, 2018: The North Atlantic Waveguide and Downstream Impact Experiment. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 99, 1607–1637, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-17-0003.1

Portmann R., B. Crezee, J. Quinting, H. Wernli, 2018: The complex life cycles of two long‐lived potential vorticity cut‐offs over Europe. Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., 144, 701–719,

Evans, C., K.M. Wood, S.D. Aberson, H.M. Archambault, S.M. Milrad, L.F. Bosart, K.L. Corbosiero, C.A. Davis, J.R. Dias Pinto, J. Doyle, C. Fogarty, T.J. Galarneau, C.M. Grams, K.S. Griffin, J. Gyakum, R.E. Hart, N. Kitabatake, H.S. Lentink, R. McTaggart-Cowan, W. Perrie, J.F. Quinting, C.A. Reynolds, M. Riemer, E.A. Ritchie, Y. Sun, and F. Zhang, 2017: The Extratropical Transition of Tropical Cyclones. Part I: Cyclone Evolution and Direct Impacts. Mon. Wea. Rev., 145, 4317–4344,

Quinting, J.F. and M.J. Reeder, 2017: Southeastern Australian Heat Waves from a Trajectory Viewpoint. Mon. Wea. Rev., 145, 4109–4125,

Schneidereit, A., D.H. Peters, C.M. Grams, J.F. Quinting, J.H. Keller, G. Wolf, F. Teubler, M. Riemer, and O. Martius, 2017: Enhanced Tropospheric Wave Forcing of Two Anticyclones in the Prephase of the January 2009 Major Stratospheric Sudden Warming Event. Mon. Wea. Rev., 145, 1797–1815,

Quinting, J.F. and S.C. Jones, 2016: On the Impact of Tropical Cyclones on Rossby Wave Packets: A Climatological Perspective. Mon. Wea. Rev., 144, 2021–2048,

Quinting, J.F., M.M. Bell, P.A. Harr, and S.C. Jones, 2014: Structural Characteristics of T-PARC Typhoon Sinlaku during Its Extratropical Transition. Mon. Wea. Rev., 142, 1945–1961,

Other Publications

McTaggart-Cowan, R., C. Evans, S. Aberson, H. Archambault, L. Bosart, S. Camargo, J. Doyle, P. Finocchio, J. Gyakum, N. Kitabatake, T. Loridan, F. Pantillon, J. Quinting, C. Reynolds, E. Ritchie, R. Torn, and C. Zarzycki, 2018: Extratropical Transition. Ninth International Workshop on Tropical Cyclones of WMO, available at

Quinting, J.F., 2015: The impact of tropical convection on the dynamics and predictability of midlatitude Rossby waves : a climatological study. PhD dissertation, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, available at

Quinting, J. F., 2011: Structural characteristics of Typhoon Sinlaku (2008) during its extratropical transition: an observational study. Diploma Thesis, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, available at