Dr. rer. nat. Alexander Lemburg

  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
    Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung
    Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
    76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen

Research Interests

  • Predictability of mid-latitude weather phenomena, especially heat waves over Europe
  • Heat waves in a future climate: Role of dynamical versus thermodynamic contributions
  • Mid-latitude atmospheric dynamics with a focus on blocking
  • Tropical meteorology, in particular West African monsoon dynamics

Current Projects

  • ClimXtreme project A5 DesAttHeat: "Towards an improved description and attribution of the most extreme Central European Heat Waves"

Past Projects


  • Tutorial for Tropical Meteorology (MSc, 2020-2023)
  • Tutorial for Climate Modeling & Dynamics with ICON (MSc, since 2020)
  • Tutorial for Methods of Data Analysis (MSc, 2021, 2024)
  • Tutorial for Numerical Methods in Meteorology (BSc, 2022-2023)
  • Introduction Week for MSc Meteorology and Climate Physics (MSc, since 2021)

Curriculum Vitae

  • Since 08/2020: Postdoctoral researcher, IMKTRO, KIT
  • 2016-2020: PhD student, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg
  • 2013-2016: MSc in Meteorology, University of Hamburg
  • 2010-2013: BSc in Meteorology, University of Hamburg


Quantifying uncertainty in simulations of the West African monsoon with the use of surrogate models
Fischer, M.; Knippertz, P.; Linden, R. van der; Lemburg, A.; Pante, G.; Proppe, C.; Marsham, J. H.
2024. Weather and Climate Dynamics, 5 (2), 511–536. doi:10.5194/wcd-5-511-2024
Sahel Rainfall–Tropical Easterly Jet Relationship on Synoptic to Intraseasonal Time Scales
Lemburg, A.; Bader, J.; Claussen, M.
2019. Monthly Weather Review, 147 (5), 1733–1752. doi:10.1175/MWR-D-18-0254.1
The climate of a retrograde rotating Earth
Mikolajewicz, U.; Ziemen, F.; Cioni, G.; Claussen, M.; Fraedrich, K.; Heidkamp, M.; Hohenegger, C.; Jimenez de la Cuesta, D.; Kapsch, M.-L.; Lemburg, A.; Mauritsen, T.; Meraner, K.; Röber, N.; Schmidt, H.; Six, K. D.; Stemmler, I.; Tamarin-Brodsky, T.; Winkler, A.; Zhu, X.; Stevens, B.
2018. Earth System Dynamics, 9 (4), 1191–1215. doi:10.5194/esd-9-1191-2018
Deforestation decreases resistance of simulated Easter Island climate to drought
Lemburg, A.; Claussen, M.; Ament, F.
2016. Climate of the Past Discussions, 1–18. doi:10.5194/cp-2016-68