Dr. rer. nat.  Christoph Braun

Dr. rer. nat. Christoph Braun

Research Interests

  • Human-centered climate change information: How can we put knowledge about future climate change into practice regarding climate adaptation?
  • Regional climate modelling: What is the added value of applying regional climate models at convection-permitting resolutions?

Current Projects

  • NUKLEUS: Nutzbare lokale Klimainformationen für Deutschland / RegIKlim: Regionale Informationen zum Klimahandeln
  • CyclEx: Intensity and structural changes of extreme mid-latitude cyclones in a warming climate / ClimXtreme


  • Tutorial for Numerical Methods in Meteorology (BSc, 2019-2020)
  • Tutorial for Climate Modelling and Dynamics with ICON (MSc, 2023/24)

Curriculum Vitae

  • Since 04/2023: Postdoctoral researcher, IMK-TRO, KIT
  • 2018-2022: PhD student, IMK-TRO, KIT
  • 2015-2018: M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, KIT
  • 2011-2015: B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, KIT


Vereist oder nicht - das ist hier die Frage
Bayless, J.; Braun, C.
2023. (KIT-Zentrum Klima und Umwelt, Hrsg.). doi:10.5445/IR/1000162294
How does cloud-radiative heating over the North Atlantic change with grid spacing, convective parameterization, and microphysics scheme in ICON version 2.1.00?
Sullivan, S.; Keshtgar, B.; Albern, N.; Bala, E.; Braun, C.; Choudhary, A.; Hörner, J.; Lentink, H.; Papavasileiou, G.; Voigt, A.
2023. Geoscientific Model Development, 16 (12), 3535–3551. doi:10.5194/gmd-16-3535-2023
Controls on subtropical cloud reflectivity during a waterbelt scenario for the Cryogenian glaciations
Braun, C.; Voigt, A.; Hoose, C.; Ekman, A. M. L.; Pinto, J. G.
2022. Journal of Climate, 35 (21), 3457–3476. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-22-0241.1
Waterbelt scenario for the Cryogenian glaciations questioned by uncertain mixed-phase clouds. Dissertation
Braun, C.
2022, September 1. Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT). doi:10.5445/IR/1000150229
Snowball Earth Initiation and the Thermodynamics of Sea Ice
Hörner, J.; Voigt, A.; Braun, C.
2022. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 14 (8), e2021MS002734. doi:10.1029/2021MS002734
Ice-free tropical waterbelt for Snowball Earth events questioned by uncertain clouds
Braun, C.; Hörner, J.; Voigt, A.; Pinto, J. G.
2022. Nature Geoscience, 15, 489–493. doi:10.1038/s41561-022-00950-1